Holiday shopping is almost always a headache. Every year I say that I am going to start early and every year, I don’t. I think this is because the boys always change there mind about what they want. Last year, 3 days before christmas, Spencer decided he wanted something. While nodding at him, I am thinking to myself, “Really kid? I already bought it all, wrapped it all, and hid it all in places that I hope I can remember.” One year I am just going to wrap some Duracell Batteries and throw them in a box. Here ya go kiddo! Merry Christmas!
My Mom is notorious for buying the toys that do not shut off. I think this is secretly payback for all of the times I misbehaved as a child. You know the toys I mean. The ones that start going off at 3 am because the dog bumped them. The ones that are loud enough to be used as a tornado siren to warm the villagers. These toys are why Mom’s find a glass of wine at the end of the night. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Information ahs been provided by SheSpeaks and all stories and opinions are my own, as always.
How many times have you gone to a toy store, breathed a sign of relief when you finally got back in the car, only to co home and realize….. you forgot batteries. They can use the new toys without them right? It encourages the use of imagination. Right, that’s it!… No?
While I want their toy batteries to last as brief as possible, I do look for the longest lasting batteries I can find for other things. After all, I don’t like to get off my butt to change the channel on the TV. Do you? What do you mean that’s why we had kids? I thought that was to see how long we can keep all of our hair. If you have forgotten your batteries, have no fear! You can hop on over to Walmart and pick up some Duracell batteries! Yes, I am trying to help you not leave your couch for any reason tonight. Always happy to help a fellow Mom out. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a new app from BeiZ, Lola’s World, which launched on US, November 6th, 2014…perfect timing for holiday gift giving and adding Lola’s World to that new tablet you are giving someone special. Lola’s World is an extensive application that improves school readiness, targeted at children ages 3-5. Parents are able to easily monitor their child’s improvement with a progress tracker. Unlike previous Lola Panda apps from BeiZ, Lola’s World is a subscription-based app. You can download the app and start playing for free with limited content for 3-year-olds and basic access to the progress tracker.
Whenever you want, upgrade to the full version, you can order a 1-month ($1.99 per month) or 3-month subscription ($3.99 for 3 months). The subscription opens all VIP features, such as: more personalization with toys, clothes, food and all avatars. The subscription also gives access to the full range of tasks, including 4- and 5-year-old packages and also opens a parental section with a full progress tracker. You will also receive latest features by monthly updates.
Updates in every second week will bring exciting new interactive things like new mini-games, islands for adventure, or new fancy clothes and more toys to decorate your air ship. Lola’s World will also celebrate the big holidays with your child by giving seasonal updates with fun features.
Lola’s World provides hundreds of hours of educational and entertaining content designed by top educators in the US and Europe. The application has been designed so that it develops with your child – there is no need to choose areas or decide what level to play. The application adjusts automatically and rotates tasks in a child-friendly and logical way.
Learn math and geometry while adventuring from island to island. Choose your favorite avatar and hop on the air ship! Lola will guide you on a treasure hunt to explore beautiful islands with beaches, jungles and mountains. You will solve math puzzles to discover map pieces one-by-one and finally get ready to dig up a treasure chest with golden coins.
When you are safely back at Lola’s air ship, you can relax and use your treasure coins to decorate your ship by buying a new toy from the shop or finding fancy clothes from the wardrobe. You can also relax by making a delicious sandwich from the fridge, or be creative and draw a picture on the clipboard. When you get tired, you can go to sleep and start a new adventure fresh and perky the next morning. Read the rest of this entry »
What are you doing on Thursday, November 6th? No plans yet? Let me help with that! Grab your friends and family and head over to Outback Steakhouse to support a good cause. For one day only, Outback Steakhouse will be donating 15% of your check right back to the Detroit Zoo!
Stop in for a mouth watering sirloin or, my favorite, their famous Blooming Onion. Please be sure to give away the certificate to the winner AFTER the Give Back Night fundraiser event.
On November 7th, I will be holding a TWITTER GIVEAWAY for a $20 Gift Certificate to Outback Steakhouse! Follow me @DelightfulToni for updates!
Facebook: @Outback Steakhouse / @Detroit Zoo
Twitter: @Outback / @detroitzoo
Outback Hosts Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night Fundraiser
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Where: Detroit Outback Restaurants
Store Locations: http://www.outback.com/
Outback invites you to join them at any Detroit area Outback Steakhouse location for the Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night fundraiser. Relax and enjoy the fresh flavors at Outback and they’ll proudly donate 15% of your total check to the Detroit Zoo! Just say “Zoo Night!” to your server!
There are so many things that can make daily life a hassle, at least for me. Glasses are one of them. When I was 16, I started wearing contact lenses. I am now 36 and couldn’t live without them. When I do have to wear my glasses, for whatever reason, it’s a thorn in my side. The only convenience is that I can put them on and take them off at any time. I don’t have to think about rubbing my eyes etc. Acuvue Oasys has been a life saver for me.
Royal, my 12 year old, has been wearing glasses for a few years. He has already broken 3 pair. He’s a boy who does boy things so, it’s was inevitable that it would happen. He has always watched me put mine in. The most common thing I hear from him, and many others is, “I could never stick my finger in my eye.” I always laugh at this because you are not actually touching your eye. He has recently started wearing contact lenses and he loves them. He still wears his glasses off and on but, he laughs about how easy they are to put in now.