The legacy of Götz dolls continues with HABA

Some girls play with dolls; others make friends that are dolls.  My daughter is definitely in the latter category, and she treats each of her dolls like a beloved playmate.  Her dolls each have personalities of their own, which she will likely tell you all about should you ever ask. According to her, some of … Read more

From toddler to teen: the answer is the Zazoo Kids photo clock

Up until just a few months ago, our kids were a parent’s dream at night.  We would literally pop them in their beds after their bedtime routine and not hear from either one again until I would have to wake them up in the morning.  Yes, true story.  But, while my son is still firmly … Read more

LINCOLN on DVD and Blu-ray now

Remember last November when I was raving about the new Steven Spielberg film, LINCOLN?  The huge Lincoln fan in me has been eagerly awaiting the DVD and Blu-ray release so I could see the movie again {and again, and again}, so I was thrilled when LINCOLN hit shelves last month. As one of my favorite … Read more

4 strollers in one with the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight {Review}

You know when you get something that just clicks so well that you wonder how you ever did without?  That was the exact way I felt when the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight arrived for review.  As slim as a single stroller and more versatile than any of our other double strollers we’ve ever used, the … Read more

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Starbucks #DeliciousPairings

I used to write poetry.  Really, really awful poetry that ranged from flower-y preteen stuff to angst-y teenage poems that were written in the margins of my term papers.  I have since come to my senses and admitted that writing poetry is not my forte.  Don’t get me wrong, I still like reading poetry and … Read more

DIY No-Sew Tutu Flower Girl Dress {Tutorial}

Planning a wedding and thinking about a tutu flower girl dress?  These little beauties came about as a necessity as we were trying to clothe 4 flower girls for my cousin’s wedding and not finding anything that had the style or price tag we were hoping for.  I had never made a tutu before, so … Read more

Sound the Octo-Alert: Octonauts toys are here!

Remember my post about how much my kiddos adore the Octonauts TV show?  Well, the love they have for the show has only grown deeper in the past few weeks and it’s now the only thing my daughter wants to watch these days.  Her world has shifted from one of unicorns and rainbows to something … Read more

Cast Iron Roadster Mechanical Bank from Wind & Weather

I’m a saver, not a spender.  Sure, I have things I like to splurge on, but I also love the feeling of saving and building a financial safety net.  While my kids know that we always buy with coupons and shop sales, they don’t get the concept of saving up for something and I wanted … Read more

What We’re Playing With: Motorworks Customizable Wooden Cars

This little car-loving guy spied something fun on the counter and asked me to get it down "so he could hug it".  Clearly, he's got me all figured out. And then he noticed a second Motorworks customizable wooden toy car on the counter and of course he wanted that one, too.  Because, you know, "they … Read more