Jul 162013

Filling stockings at Christmastime is one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday.  There were many stocking traditions in my family.  Some have evolved over time and some are still unchanged to this day.

Over 125 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for All Ages

As kids, we each had a Christmas stocking hanging in our bedrooms; they usually only had one or two items in them but they were great for kicking off the excitement as soon as our feet hit the floor.  Then we moved downstairs to the tree, where our stockings – beautiful, hand-knit stockings that my aunt made each of us – had been left hanging from the fireplace the previous night.  Now they would be lying on the floor, filled to bursting. Continue reading »

Nov 062012

Looking For Hot Toys For Christmas?

Melissa & Doug is a well-recognized name when it comes to toys for kids.  To help you with suggestions on what to buy all the littles in your life they have just announced their “Terrific Twenty” list of toys.  Check out the list: you’ll definitely find some hot toys for Christmas that your kids (and you!) would love to have.  Best part?  They’re also giving some away!

Top 20 Melissa & Doug hot toys for Christmas

Some of the top twenty are pictured above; visit their website for the entire list, which includes their popular Trunki, a train set with tunnel, and much more (I personally love the stamp set – am I too old to shop Melissa & Doug for myself?).  I think Bubbles would love that tea set pictured, or maybe the grocery basket set to use in her play kitchen.

You should also pop over to their Facebook page.  Their 20 Days of Terrific Twenty Giveaway starts today, and each day, they’ll be giving away one of their Terrific Twenty toys!  (Hint: keep checking back here – we’re going to be giving away one of the items, too!).

Which one of the Terrific Twenty items would you most like to win?

Jun 152012

Over 30 years ago Ocean Music produced The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection on VHS and it sold over a million copies!  For an old-school VHS, those are pretty significant numbers.  With newer technology, though, VCR players are nearly as rare in the home as a rotary telephone.

Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection

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