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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Melissa&Doug **Surprise Box** Part 1

I recently received a surprise box from Melissa &Doug and it was filled with some very amazing products that were primarily based on creativity and hand&;motor skills. It was Wooden puzzles, Kits and Craft sets as well as some magnetic items.

Woodland Princess Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - 24 Pieces

Princess Wooden jigsaw Puzzle ages 3+ it contains 24
wooden pieces perfect size for little hands to hold and control. I received this as a prize pack and my 2 yr old just loves puzzles but parent supervision is required. The colors are very vivid and colorful very eye appealing for little ones.

Deluxe Stamp Set
Deluxe Stamp set such a nice kit to be used for imagination play!! It comes with 16 stampers and a split stamp pad as well as a set of colored pencils so your little ones can add color and dimension to their pictures. It is geared for ages 6+ but honestly my 5 yr old, my 2 yr old and my olders had a blast stamping their hands and arms and paper with them. Paper pad is not included but most people have that. The ink was very easy to clean off hands and noses:) It comes in a very sturdy wooden box to keep everything seperated and the stamper is enclosed to keep it moist.

Sweet Hearts Bead SetSweet Hearts Bead set ages 4+ but like all the toys all my kids enjoyed this bead set. The beads were so plentiful for the 5 cords everyone was able to create their own unique braclet with no fighting over colors. The wooden beads were so easy to use and to hold onto for little hands. Great craft product for a classroom or birthday party even better to receive as a gift. This set was geared towards girls but even my boys had a blast threading the beads and tying. The beads are colorful and come in a variety of sizes to include small ones and is best for a little older group. parent supervision is a must with each and every toy!!

Minnie mouse Magnetic Dress up set (because I cant find the link no linky is provided)..Im going to assume the item is available at Disneyland but am unsure of the area of origin for it. It contains a  magnetic wooden minnie doll with a stand and 33 pieces of accessories interchangeable Disney princess dresses (which include Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Tiana). Minnie Mouse also has a few outfits. . The pieces stick very easily and stay where they are put without moving. I had never seen one before my surprise box but my 2 yr old enjoyed it for a long time taking off outfits and putting new ones on. The pieces are kind of symbolic of a puzzle where you put dress on a certain way the shoes fit below it, if the shoes are too close the dress covers her face, therefore the child has learned that everything has its own place. Great concept, we loved it

  **This review was done solely on the receipt of a PRIZE not as a REVIEW REQUEST. I appreciate everything that Melissa&Doug have so generously provided for my kids**

Monday, January 21, 2013

**Melissa & Doug Deluxe Kitchen Giveaway**

  Now this is a MUST HAVE for any family!! I love mine :)  
Welcome to the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Kitchen Giveaway and two runner up winners of $50 worth of products sponsored by Melissa and Doug,
A special thank you to all the participating blogs.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Loaded Coupon Binder Giveaway

What a great prize especially with coupons :) We LOVE coupons!!
Simply Southern Couponers Loaded Coupon Binder Giveaway

Are you new to coupons or a in need of a bigger coupon binder? If so, here is your chance to win a fully loaded coupon binder with $100 in coupons plus a $25 Gift Certificate to Insert Insanity to help get you started.

About Coupon Binder:
3-ring zipper binder with 2-inch O-rings
5-color tabbed removable expanding file
File's back panel flap becomes extra pocket
Built-in handle and shoulder strap
Unique angled zipper design for easy opening and closing

One lucky winner will receive a Red 3-ring zipper binder, divider tabs, coupon pocket pages, calculator, pens, highlighters, scissors, pen/pencil binder pouch, 1-2 page How To Use Coupons from Simply Southern Couponers, $100 worth of coupons, plus a $25 gift certificate to Insert Insanity.

Event Details:
January 15, 2013-January 31, 2013
Open to US only
Must be 18 years of age or older

To enter simply complete the Rafflecopter form below.
Good Luck!

A special thanks to Insert Insanity for providing gift certificate, to my Co-hosts and also to a great group of blogger friends for helping Simply Southern Couponers promote The Loaded Coupon Binder Giveaway.
 Please be sure to visit them all!!!

Disclaimer: The life and Times of a stay at home MOM :) is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Simply Southern Couponers is responsible for coupon binder prize shipment. Other sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. I did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Build A Bear*Merry Mint Pup


 I know when I was growing up we didn't have anything that even resembled a stuffed animal with clothes.  We had the dolls to dress and the animals to snuggle, unless you are like me and dressed my animals in baby clothes. As I had children I started realizing how much the toy world had changed and left me behind.
     I remember being on vacation and at a mall walking past a store that was so bright and eye catching and thought WOW look at that, I never had one of those:) I did take my child in to take a glance around and was amazed by all that I saw and you know where this story goes...needless to say that day we both got one for our collection (after all who says I need to grow up).

     The entrance to the Build A Bear stores is an appealing sight to any child and for the most part any adult looking for the perfect gift. They have dozens of animal shells to fit the boy or girl in your life and they come in all colors and designs of the season. After the child picks that special and oh so unique friend they take it to the stuffing machine and place a heart with a kiss and a wish inside the animal as well they can choose to make a recording to remember that special day. After the stuffing its on to the bath and dry where the child gets to give it their own special Build A Bear wash before the final dressing. These animals are so unique and individual its easy to create a special look that is just yours. The final and best part is looking for the wardrobe change..Yep..there are hundreds of outfits and accessories as well as furniture for your child to choose.
    I had the privilege of receiving a14 inch "Merry Mint Holiday Pup" also known dressed as "Sweet Stripes Merry Mint Pup" for review and I have to say the pup was dressed for the occasion Christmas. Perfect for a boy or girl
 thoughSweet Stripes Merry Mint Pup it was dressed in a very pretty satin ruffled bow embellished dress red stripes and dots for her occasion and soft slip on shoes on all fours. The pup has mint candy patterned ears and paws all soft and comes with a mint bone. They all come with a Lifetime Paw Pass and you make an adoption paper to show that it belongs to you. ** As with all Build a Bears the clothing and accessories are sold seperately that way your child can create their OWN animal.**
     If you are looking for a party place they do parties as well call to schedule yours today.
**As with all my reviews i did receive a product in exchange there is no other compensation for the review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others.**