Posts Tagged ‘kids’

we love this Music!

A.J. Jenkins, singer/songwriter

Listen and watch on You Tube or visit the website.

Terrific songs for toddlers. Educational and fun in a soothing folk music style.

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Tomi Ungerer

Phaidon Press

Hardback, 32 pp

An intriguing visual game for children aged 2‐5 to find the simple shape of a shoe in Ungerer’s charming and retro illustrations

Not what I expected. Even putting my expectations aside, it just doesn’t have any wow to it. Only the first and last page of the book has text. The illustrations are simple and drawn to hide a shoe(s). Aside from a few, most of the “shoes” don’t really look like shoes. At least not to me. I wouldn’t recommend this title. (giving this one the boot)

Phaidon provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.


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SpoonSpreader™ is the first folding spoon designed to easily scoop and spread.  With its “living-hinge” design, the SpoonSpreader™
can fold in your hand turning the flat spreader into a scoop.  It effortlessly fits through narrow jar openings to scoop out jam, peanut butter, icing and more!  After scooping out your favorite food, simply unfold the SpoonSpreader and use the flat, smooth surface to spread and smear mustard, mayonnaise, hummus, guacamole, Nutella® or soft cheeses.  With no sharp edges, the lightweight, kid-friendly, mom approved, SpoonSpreader™ is the perfect two-in-one scooping & spreading tool to let kids play little chef in the kitchen and create their own masterpieces. The SpoonSpreader™ is also a baker’s dream tool for frosting cupcakes to get that perfect swirl!

Wow! How cool is that? Available in 5 colors, the SpoonSpreader™ is a handy kitchen gadget that I’d recommend for kids. It’s dishwasher safe and BPA free. Best of all, it’s only $5.00.  Check out all the wonderful kitchen products on the Fusionbrands® website.

“They design to make your everyday experiences a whole lot cooler.”



Read my previous review of the cute CitrusPod™ by searching CitrusPod™ or Fusionbrands® in the search box at the top of this page.

I received the Fusionbrands® SpoonSpreader™ to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Evenly Rolled Dough Made Easy!

Simply place your dough between the DoStix of the desired thickness, make sure your rolling pin contacts the sticks on both ends and roll away, the DoStix will stop you when your dough is properly rolled.


Who couldn’t use some help during the holidays?  Here is a great kitchen product to use for your baking creations.

Each set of DoStix contains six plastic guides for assuring a pastry thickness of 1/8″, 1/4″, and 1/2″. And 1″ thickness by using the 1/2″ sticks on the side. Pronounced dough sticks, this is a made in the USA product that is perfect for cookie making.

They are easy to use. Just place the DoStix size you need on both sides of the unrolled dough. The DoStixs work as a rack for the rolling pin and will allow you to only roll to the thickness of the sticks. Success!


I don’t think they’re necessary for experienced bakers; however, this is a terrific idea for those new to rolling dough. New bakers, eager kid-helpers, and young adults can use these guide sticks for “evenly rolled dough every time”.

Thanks everyone for entering!

Congratulations Mary W. 

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2012-12-10 11:50:16 UTC

Add DoStix to your wish list, shop DoStix for someone you know, and enter the DoStix Giveaway here!

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(1) Like DoStix on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did this.

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Pick the entries you would like to participate in and remember to leave a separate comment for each one so I can use to pick the winner! Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. Contest ends December 9 @11:59 pm est. (available only to US residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.

I received a set of DoStix to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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I wanted to start this review with pictures because

this guy is just too cute for words.

Maggie’s Organics sells apparel that includes pants, wraps, hoodies, dresses, camisoles, scarves, and socks. And Co-op Animals.  These animals are created with re-purposed materials from production. The excess fabric, irregulars, and scraps are made into animals by Opportunity Threads, a 100% worker-owned sewing cooperative in North Carolina. Together with Maggie’s Organics, something fun gets created from the raw material that otherwise would end up in the landfill.

Various animals are available as determined by materials. Currently, chickens are ready for homes. Another great idea for the Easter basket.

Embroidered details are securely sewn on to make them safe for all ages. (No buttons) Can be machined washed.

I received a co-op animal from Maggie’s Organics in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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