Review: Disney Girls’ “Frozen” Silver-Plated Anna and Elsa Pendant Necklace

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If you’re looking for a simple gift for a little girl who is a big fan of Frozen this holiday season, consider this necklace from Disney. My 4 year old daughter recently received this and she absolutely loves it! I had to tell you about it because it’s not like your usual plastic Frozen necklace-… Read More

Baby Shower Gifts for Mom (Not Baby!)

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Around 2004, when I got married, I rode the wave of endless bridal showers. Quiche, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, non-stick pans, silver ware, lingerie. Delicious food and fabulous friends all celebrating the bride-to-be. Gotta love a bridal shower. A few years later came the baby shower tsunami. Quiche, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, onesies, Diaper Genies, nursing bras.… Read More

The Top Ten Educational Toys for Toddlers

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For young children, learning is done through play. That’s how they grow. And toys are the tools they use to build their future selves. Why do you think toddlers are so active? They want to discover things. And the more they discover, the more they develop their minds. Toys can act as catalysts for intellectual… Read More

Christmas in July! Great Gift Ideas For Mom

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I love to browse other mamas’ wishlists, because they give me great inspiration about fabulous companies, products and of course, they are fuel for my birthday and Christmas list. So … welcome to Christmas in July! Here are some of my favorite things that are finding their way onto my wish list right now! Christmas… Read More

Favorites For Your Little Firefighter

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My daughter’s 4th birthday isn’t until this fall, but she’s already dreaming up her party theme and a list of gifts that she would like. Top of her list … a race car, play dough and a fire truck! I think her love of firefighters began in February when our homeschool group visited our local… Read More

9 Gifts Dad Will Say Are “Delicious!”

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With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, your dad or husband may be starting to drop hints about gift ideas. Or, maybe he’s made it clear that he doesn’t need anything … especially a new tie? So, what to get him when a new set of gold clubs isn’t in the budget and he… Read More

The Mother-in-Law Lottery Winner

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. Moms are amazing! Seriously, moms are the best, right? I’m not just saying that because I’m a mom because my appreciation for moms has multiplied 10 fold since becoming a mom over 9 years ago. The work, sacrifice, love and… Read More

Introducing Noonday Collection

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Have you heard of Noonday Collection? It’s not only the perfect venue for gift shopping or adding to your own closet, but it serves a purpose. “At Noonday Collection, we believe every child belongs in a family.” — How does a statement like that intercede with women’s fashion? Well, orphan care and prevention are foundational… Read More

Mamas Love Mason Jars

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Check Easter baskets off your list! Now it’s time for Mother’s Day! Mason jars are what they call “old school” – my grandma had about a billion and used them for everything. Mostly because that’s all she had on hand. She wasn’t doing it to be chic or creative. Mason jars just fit the bill… Read More

Great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Gift Idea

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Yesterday, I was at the in-law’s house for Easter and was once again mesmerized by a gift that we gave them about 8 years ago. Since this is a gift that we gave to both my parents and my husband’s parents and I just love looking at it when we visit, I thought it was… Read More

Baby #3 Wish List

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Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from… Read More

Mama’s Easter Basket

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In a few weeks a happy little bunny, in the form of a mama and dad, will hop into your home with little surprises for the children. But what about mama … the hard worker who often plans the seamless success of holidays? She deserves a little Easter treat too, right? Look no further than… Read More

American Girl Brocade Holiday Dress

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[onescreen item="5164808"] Sometimes older girls and tweens are hard to buy gifts for. That dreaded age for many parents between about 8-12 years old, when girls are coming into their own. Luckily, we have a lil’ guest video host today who just happens to know all about being 8. She has agreed to let you in on a… Read More

Baby Gizmo 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

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Our 5th Annual Baby Gizmo Holiday Gift Guide is here and this one is our biggest and best yet! You will find more than a hundred gift ideas for everyone on your family list from the adorable babies to the hard-to-shop-for mom to the grandparents who seem to have everything. We’ve assembled our top recommendations… Read More

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Dolls Video Review

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  We are focusing on the older girls today (ages 5-12) with our Baby Gizmo inside look at another hot, new holiday toy! My Little Ponies have been around for a long time but Hasbro has put a new spin on them for 2013. In the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls animated series, the… Read More

New Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle Review (VIDEO)

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This year the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle has been remodeled so it is new, improved and even better than before. It is still 3 feet tall and packed with 35 accessories, but the entire interior has had a makeover. This year’s castle has replaced the grand staircase with a cool “Spiraling Hair Elevator” and… Read More

Step2 Busy Bake Shop Kitchen Review (VIDEO)

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[onescreen item="5145865"]A play kitchen is one of the most popular gifts for a toddler. These mini-kitchens are usually decked  out with things such as a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, utensils, dishes, food and much more, to allow little ones to create, explore, and use their imagination. At Baby Gizmo, we are big fans of play… Read More

Peg Perego John Deere Front Loader Review (VIDEO)

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[onescreen item="5141905"] Most people look at this chain and pedal ride-on and just think about John Deere, right?!? They forget that it is actually made by one of our favorite baby brands, Peg Perego. As we continue our holiday toy video series, we are taking an up close and personal look at the Peg Perego… Read More

Fisher Price Little People Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable Review (VIDEO)

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Our video spotlight of the hottest holiday toys is continuing with the Fisher-Price Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable. With the never-going-out-of-style Disney Princesses, this play set is perfect for toddlers! Designed for 18 months – 5 years old, this “stable” will delight your little princess with sounds, music, phrases and unique “klip klop” action.  The… Read More

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Castle Quest Set Review (VIDEO)

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Thomas the Train is a hit with the littles and Fisher-Price brings him alive with the Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Castle Quest Set. This motorized train set designed for ages 3-8 is based on the Thomas & Friends movie, “King of the Railway”. This set comes with the Thomas engine, cargo car, the King’s crown… Read More