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Category: Toys & Games

Meet American Girl Kira Bailey – 2021 Girl of the Year

Meet American Girl Kira Bailey – 2021 Girl of the Year

We had a chance to review the new Kira Bailey doll and her comfy camping tent. True to the American Girl collection, each item of this playset is beautifully detailed, including Kira’s outfits and accessories.

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Each of my girls have gone through a baby doll stage. They love dressing up their baby dolls, cuddling them and tucking them in bed. The Feltman Brothers make a variety of super cute baby dolls that look lifelike. These dolls have soft weighted bodies […]

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a special time of year for our family. We usually decorate our house, put up lights, invite friends to come over, and bake yummy treats. As our kids have gotten older, I’ve tried to think of more meaningful gift ideas for them. I love gift giving and finding things I know my kids will truly enjoy. Here are some of my top kids gift ideas and interactive toys for kids.

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American Girl Doll Kitchen Review

American Girl Doll Kitchen Review

This American Girl kitchen has all the accessories to create a beautiful culinary space for 18″ dolls. Stocked with play food and tiny kitchen utensils, it’s the perfect interactive play set for girls who love to cook and bake!

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

Summer days are a great opportunity for casual family fun both indoors and outdoors! Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, parents can surprise their girls this Christmas with a customized gift box experience! This set comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. You can choose from a historical gift box set or some of American Girl’s Truly Me sets. I was invited to design an American Girl gift box for my own daughter. I’m excited to show you the details of this gift box set with our unboxing and review of the doll, outfits and accessories we received.

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5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Great toys help kids learn, imagine and make memories. We’ve enjoyed exploring several classic wooden play sets from Hape Toys. Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

Summer fun is easy to achieve at Fred Meyer. I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. These hot weather essentials help make our summer adventures and family life memorable and fun!

How to Detangle Doll Hair – Barbie Makeover Tips!

How to Detangle Doll Hair – Barbie Makeover Tips!

My girls love their dolls. We have quite a collection of Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, Polly Pocket dolls and classic baby dolls. One sad part of life as a well-loved doll is that their artificial hair can get tangled and matted somewhat quickly. I came up with some simple tips about how to detangle doll hair after my daughter found a pretty Barbie doll at a garage sale. We brought her home and gave this Barbie a hair makeover! Try this easy solution to detangle and revitalize doll hair. These tips are helpful for when your daughter decides to adopt a disheveled doll or when you want to clean up any doll that has enjoyed its share of love.

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Trolls Inspired Kids Toys & Sensory Activities

Trolls Inspired Kids Toys & Sensory Activities

It’s no surprise that kids like to stay super active. These Trolls-themed activities are a fun way to engage with kids who love color and glitter.

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter.

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega – 2018 Girl of the Year

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega – 2018 Girl of the Year

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega! She is American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year. Luciana loves science and she especially dreams of being an astronaut. She inspires girls to pursue their dreams and interests in the realm of math and science. My girls really enjoy learning about the world through play. Luciana is a fun pal to go on adventures with. Her storybook is about her experiences at space camp, making new friends and using brilliant thinking to solve problems.

American Girl created Luciana Vega to inspire girls to learn more about space, astronauts and scientific study. Luciana is an adventurous girl who is thrilled to attend space camp. She hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars someday. The Luciana Vega doll comes wearing a colorful outfit, shiny holographic boots and space accessories.

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Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell – 1941 BeForever Doll – 2017 Release

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell – 1941 BeForever Doll – 2017 Release

American Girl Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up in 1941. This BeForever doll has a heartwarming story and she’s fun to dress up in her tropical outfits and Hula accessories. See why American Girl is one of our favorite brands!

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

My girls love doing all sorts of creative activities. These fun sensory and STEM toys encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Little boys are full of energy and are eager for the chance to explore and go on adventures. My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing. A little boy with all this energy benefits from some toys and activities that live up to the excitement in a little boy’s life.

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