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Mash’Ems & Fash’Ems Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

As you gear up for holiday gifting, you’re probably thinking about what to buy your kids. I tend to focus more on the gifts that go under the tree and that often leaves me forgetting about my kids’ stockings. It’s always a last minute rush to find the perfect stocking stuffers, but not this year. Stocking fillers are on my mind and I’ve found that Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems make the perfect stocking stuffers.

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~I received samples to help facilitate this post. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Do you do the same thing I do, and forget about stocking stuffers until the last minute? Let’s change that! I recently discovered Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems, and immediately knew they would make the perfect stocking stuffers.

What are Mash’Ems & Fash’Ems?

In a nutshell, Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems are soft, squishy, must-have collectibles. Mash’Ems are fun to stretch and squish, making the characters look funny, but they always return to their original state when you’re done. Fash’Ems are soft and squishy too, but they bring some fashionable fun for the little ladies who love dress up.

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Both are available in a wide array of characters, each set consisting of 6 different characters. Each one comes in a blind capsule, so you never what you’re going to get until you open it.

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Mash’Ems

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Spider-Man
  • Peppa Pig
  • Disney Emoji
  • Pac-Man
  • PJ Masks
  • Cars 3
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Thomas & Friends
  • PAW Patrol
  • Avengers
  • Transformers
  • Batman
  • Justice League
  • And more!

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Fash’Ems

  • My Little Pony
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Care Bears
  • Barbie
  • Monster High
  • Hello Sanrio
  • Disney Princess
  • Frozen
  • DC Superhero Girls
  • And more!

Twist’Em, Squish’Em, Collect’em!

Want to collect them all? It’s easy to keep track of your collection with Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems Official Collector’s Guides and Checklists (available on Apple and Android). Check each character off as you collect it and add the ones you still need to your wish list. You can even read and learn more about each character.

Making Time 2017 Holiday Gift Guide | #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideTheir small size makes Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems perfect to fill up a kid’s (or collectors) stocking. Buy 6 and your child may be able to complete a whole collection. You won’t know until the capsules are opened!

Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems retail for $2.99 each and are available at a variety of retailers including, Walmart, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon, and more!

Which collection will your child like?

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*I received samples to help facilitate this post. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.


Give Them a Gift They Want with Loop & Tie

Is there someone on your holiday shopping list who is just impossible for buy for? Ya know, the type of person who returns your gift every holiday for something they really want? Not anymore! Give them a gift they want with Loop & Tie.

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Loop & Tie is the new way to appropriately gift those hard to buy for people on your holiday shopping list. How do you know the person will like the gift? Well, because they’re choosing it themselves!

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Loop & Tie is really easy to use. You choose how much you want to spend on a gift ($25, $50, $75, $100, $150, $250, or $500) and make the purchase. Shipping is already included, so it’s just a flat price. Each amount has a whole collection of items for the recipient to choose from, with products ranging from categories like home, bath, travel, accessories, drink, eat, and social good.

Once you purchase a collection, the recipient is notified via email of your gift and then they get the chance to view the collection and choose which gift they want. It’s as easy as that!

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Along the way, the recipient gets updates of the entire process, from confirmation after choosing their gift, right down to shipping, tracking, and delivery. After choosing which gift they want from the collection, they also get the opportunity to send you a thank you note. This is built into the Loop & Tie process, so it’s easy for the recipient to thank you.

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I recently got the opportunity to try Loop & Tie myself and I love it. I chose to gift myself the $25 collection and after browsing through the entire collection, decided to go with the Sputnik Sea Urchin Duo Kit. I’ve been wanting to add some plants to my kitchen’s window sill and these were perfect.  Give Them a Gift They Want with Loop & Tie | #LoopandTie #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Give Them a Gift They Want with Loop & Tie | #LoopandTie #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

After choosing my gift, it was maybe a week before it arrived and I love the little addition of  the air plants to my kitchen. It definitely helps that since they’re air plants, they’re very low maintenance.

Making Time 2017 Holiday Gift Guide | #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideAs for gift giving, when you use Loop & Tie, no recipient will ever return your gift again! Loop & Tie is great for gifting to Him or Her, and some of the gifts are even great for the Home.

Do you have a hard to buy for person on your holiday shopping list?

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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan

Do you have a kiddo who absolutely loves Disney Junior? My kids watch the Disney Jr. channel every single day and have become big fans of all the characters – Mickey and the gang, Doc McStuffins, The PJ Masks, Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina, and more. Whether your kids have a favorite or like them all, this ultimate holiday wish list is for every Disney Junior fan.

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Before we get into this epic wish list, just a heads up. The prices listed are MSRP, but SOME of the linked prices are much lower. So here’s to all my fellow Disney Junior fans and their parents who love to save!

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideMickey and the Roadster Racers Racing Adventures Mickey Plush – $39.99

Calling all racers! This Racing Adventures Mickey Plush moves his head from side-to-side, does 360* spins, stands, waves a flag, moves his arms up and down, talks, sings, and makes racing sounds with a touch to his light up helmet. Think you can beat him in a race? Give it a go and you might take the flag! As a special surprise, Mickey will show you a special victory dance.

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideMinnie’s Walk and Play Puppy – $39.99

Any Happy Helpers in your house? Straight from her role as a Happy Helper, Minnie trains and walks cute and fluffy little Snowpuff. Use Minnie’s clicker to teach Snowpuff to bark, spin and dance, or even go on a walking adventure. Minnie also sings and talks to Snowpuff, who responds by making happy dog sounds.

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideDoc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery – $79.99

Time for a checkup! Doc McStuffins is a great role model for all young aspiring doctors, as she cares for toys and dolls, alike. This complete nursery has everything a toddler will need to care for their own baby dolls. Included are a light and sound stethoscope, a scale for measuring height and weight, a sticker bandage dispenser, and even a portable electronic laptop for diagnosing. The laptop lights up and plays sounds and lullaby music. When it’s time for baby’s nap, give the cradle a rock and the mobile a spin. Before you know it, your toddler will be giving you a checkup!

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuidePJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset – $39.99

It’s your turn to head into the night to help the PJ Masks save the day! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko are always battling nighttime villains and with the Rival Racers Track Playset, it’s they have to save the museum from Night Ninja. Use one of two built-in mega launchers to zoom the Cat Care through the loops and curves of the track to reach the museum. But watch out for Luna Girl and Romeo along the way!

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuidePuppy Dog Pals Doghouse Playset – $29.99

Join the fun-loving pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, as they play and explore in their doghouse. Ride the tire swing, take the elevator up and down, play on the seesaw, slide down from the second floor to meet A.R.F. (doubles as a vehicle), or fly around the roof on a glider. There’s plenty of fun to be had and don’t be surprised if your kid asks for their own playhouse after playing with the Puppy Dog Pals Doghouse.

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideVampirina Scare B&B Playset – $59.99

Does your kid love the newest ghoul on the block , Vampirina? Now they can join her at her family’s Scare B&B. It’s three floors of spooktacular fun, including magically rising food in the kitchen, a moving and shaking record player, a spinning living room TV, a bookcase that transforms into a guest day bed, magic portraits, and more. Place Vampirina on six special spots throughout the B&B and she’ll glow, or if she gets a little batty, hang her upside down. Many characters must be purchased separately, but Vampirina and her best friend and neighbor, Poppy, are both included.

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Which toy will your Disney Jr. fan love?

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for LeapFrog’s Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

My kids absolutely love LeapFrog, from the tablets and interactive books, to the Number Lovin’ Oven and now, the Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart. Because LeapFrog is all about keeping learning fun, I have no problem letting Santa know when there’s a LeapFrog product on my kids’ holiday wish list. Besides, what could be more fun than managing your own ice cream cart?

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For any small ice cream lover, managing their own ice cream cart would be an amazing adventure. But if they can learn while doing it, all the better, right? That’s exactly what the LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart offers!

First, take a quick look at the Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart in action.

 

Pretty cool, huh? Not only are kids having fun putting together ice cream creations, but they are learning numbers and counting, color (and flavor) recognition, matching, and even enhancing memory skills by taking unique orders. And the whole time your child is running their ice cream cart, it’s interactively speaking and following along. Learning has never been so sweet!

How does it work?

In true LeapFrog fashion, the Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart is very user-friendly. Use the magic scooper to scoop up the ice cream and toppings to build customer orders, and the scooper recognizes each color and flavor. Then press the pump to add pretend syrup while counting to ten.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for LeapFrog's Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart | #LeapFrog #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

And there are always orders to be filled, no matter who’s around. When not fulfilling your order, your child can build their memory and sequencing skills by choosing from six cute animal order cards and following the order instructions for each one. When an order is ready, ring the bell so customers will know their order’s up!

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Oh, and did I mention you’ll always know when the ice cream cart is in your area because it plays fun music. As your child moves from location to location (room to room), they can either place the accessories in the correct places or put them in the two storage drawers (I’d hate my kids not to have the flavors and toppings I like). And while pushing the cart around it plays upbeat songs and music. It’s like having an ice cream truck right in your home!

What’s included?

  • Ice cream cart with interactive magic scooper and register
  • 4 ice cream flavors (yellow vanilla, brown chocolate, pink strawberry, green mint)
  • 3 toppings (orange sprinkles, red cherry sauce, white whipped cream)
  • 3 syrup flavors (blue blueberry, golden caramel, purple grape). These are not actual pieces, but flavor options on the syrup pump.
  • 6 activity cards/order instructions

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for LeapFrog's Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart | #LeapFrog #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

The only thing you’ll need to purchase extra is 3 AA batteries, but that’s easy enough. I like that it’s not the kind of toy that takes multiple D batteries or 9V batteries. LeapFrog keeps it nice and simple for us.

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideasThis year the LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart not only made it into my Holiday Gift Guide, but made it onto my own kids’ holiday wish list. Lucky for them (and me) it’s only $29.99 on Amazon! That’s definitely a price Santa can work with. It’s the perfect gift for kids this holiday and a gift you won’t feel guilty about getting them because learning has never been so sweet!

What will your ice cream order be?

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Make It a Throwback Holiday by Gifting Your Favorite Childhood Toys

Have you noticed that so many of the toys we all played with as kids are still popular today, or are making a comeback? This holiday season, we have the opportunity to provide our kids with some good ol’ fashion fun. Check out some of my “throwback” picks and let me know if any of these were your favorite!

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Make It a Throwback Holiday by Gifting Your Favorite Childhood Toys | #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea #TeddyRuxpin #CareBears #CabbagePatch #FisherPriceFisher-Price Classic Tape Recorder – MSRP $19.99

Remember the days when you’d carry around your Fisher-Price Tape Recorder, record yourself singing and then play it back?

The Fisher-Price Classic Tape Recorder is a timeless toy lets your kids play music, sing along, and record their own voices! They’ll love singing and dancing along to the built-in music, and
then using the microphone to record themselves! (Does not play real cassette tapes.)

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This throwback is one that I personally had. Teddy Ruxpin is an icon and is making a comeback this holiday season.

He may have a slightly updated look, but just as he did back in the ’80s, he still reads stories to your kids with his motorized mouth. And since technology has grown so much since he first debuted, fans of all ages will benefit from his new Bluetooth technology,
LCD eyes with over 40 animated expressions that are synced to the stories, and touch sensors in his
hands and vest that allow children to start, pause, and fast-forward through stories and songs.

Teddy includes 3 built-in stories and there are 7 seven additional stories available for purchase through the free app.

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Make It a Throwback Holiday by Gifting Your Favorite Childhood Toys | #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea #TeddyRuxpin #CareBears #CabbagePatch #FisherPriceCabbage Patch Kids – MSRP $34.99

Where are all of my Cabbage Patch mommies? The newest addition to the Cabbage Patch family are these Cabbage Patch Kids, who are full of fun, fashion and love, and are ready for adoption.

Each kid comes with a name, birth date, birth certificate and official adoption certificate from BabyLand General® Hospital. Cabbage Patch Kids also feature a bracelet with a heart shaped key that interacts with the Kids’ newest best friends – the adorable Adoptimal Pets (sold separately).

Make It a Throwback Holiday by Gifting Your Favorite Childhood Toys | #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea #TeddyRuxpin #CareBears #CabbagePatch #FisherPriceLimited Edition 35th Anniversary Care Bear – MSRP $24.99

Who didn’t love the Care Bears as a kid? The Care Bears are celebrating their 35th anniversary with the new Rainbow Heart Bear in a commemorative package with a certificate of authenticity. Rainbow Heart’s lush and huggable royal purple fur has special glittery speckles, and her heart-shaped nose is a shimmery purple metallic color.

Another way fans 12 and under can
celebrate the Care Bears’ exciting milestone is by participating in the Create My Care Bear Contest to inspire an all-new character who will join the collection in 2018! From September 1 through December 31, unique Care Bear designs will be collected at www.CareBearsContest.com, and one Grand Prize winner will receive $3,500 and have his/her design turned into a real Care Bear character!

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Did you enjoy any of these toys as a kid?

*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.


Kids Get Creative with Magic Sketch #HolidayGiftGuide

When the kids need something to do, do you usually turn to electronics? I do. We have a variety of tablets and electronic gadgets the kids play with, and they watch TV all the time. In all honesty, we’ve never really set a limit on the amount of electronic or screen time our kids get. But we still realize the importance of simple creativity and Magic Sketch is helping our kids express their creative side.

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It was a few months ago that I realized my son felt pressured to be perfect when drawing. I’d give him crayons and paper and tell him draw me a picture, or he’d draw on his chalk board or dry erase board, whatever medium he chose. He’d always ask me what to draw and when I’d request something he’d just stare blankly like he didn’t know where to start.

This was a little concerning to me because even if he drew a few lines or shapes and tried to make a picture of something, I would have went with it. But it wasn’t even that. He couldn’t come up with anything because he wanted his picture to look exactly the way it was supposed to.

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If I wanted him to draw a car, he wanted his picture to look just like one of his Hot Wheels cars. I can’t even draw a car to look that realistic, but he didn’t even want to try. This was a red flag that we needed to work on his imagination and creativity, so that’s what we did.

Magic Sketch,  a colorful tablet/boogie board with a transparent LCD screen that allows kids to draw, play, create and learn, has been a big help with him lately. It comes with various drawing tools and stamps, as well as fun stencils – learning stencils, game stencils, and even art stencils.

Magic Sketch includes:

  • Magic Sketch Boogie Board
  • Protector Guard
  • 4 Styluses
  • 1 Roller
  • 3 Stamps
  • 20 Learning Stencils
  • 20 Games Stencils
  • 20 Art Stencils

 

 

My son’s favorite thing to do with his Magic Sketch, aside from writing his name, is tracing the art stencils. The stencils slide right into the Magic Sketch and because the screen is transparent, he can trace right over the stencil and create something amazing.

It caters a little more to his need to be perfect, but I’ve also noticed him trying to draw the images himself without the stencil. And erasing his artwork and starting with a clean slate is as easy as pushing the round black button. It’s like magic!

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Kids Get Creative with Magic Sketch | #MagicSketch #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide #giftidea

My favorite thing about Magic Sketch is it’s kid proof durability. It can be dropped, stepped on, spilled on, and none of this will affect it. Plus, the battery lasts for seven years! Thank goodness for no chargers or constant battery changes.

And just imagine how perfect it is to carry along during car trips, or to use at restaurants or in waiting rooms. You don’t have to worry about battery life, there are no annoying sounds, and your child is learning to express their creativity.

 

While we still have some work to do, my son has come a long ways with his creativity. Now that he’s started kindergarten he comes home with drawings all the time. Of course, I have to ask him what they are, but if he can give me an answer, I’m happy. I can at least now recognize his creativity is starting to show. And when he asks to use his tablet, he’s not talking about his electronics anymore, but is wanting to draw on his Magic Sketch.

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideasMagic Sketch has helped my son so much that it’s earned a spot in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. It’s the perfect gift for kids! Magic Sketch retails for $29.95 and can be purchased directly from the Magic Sketch website or Amazon.

Do your kids struggle with creativity?

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It’s Never Been Easier to Find Your Lost Stuff #GiftIdea

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea
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Do you know someone who’s notorious for losing stuff? Maybe their keys, or wallet, or maybe even your child has a tendency to lose their favorite toy from time to time. If that happens I know it’s pretty hectic until the toy is found.

Guess what! You don’t have to worry about losing anything important anymore. Just tag it with Tile! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. If and when that something gets lost, recovery is easier than ever.

Tile uses Bluetooth radio waves to communicate with a companion app that’s downloaded once you activate your Tile(s). Anytime the app discovers a Tile, it updates the Tile’s location and notifies you via the app. So for anything you have a Tile attached to, you’ll know its location.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Let’s take keys for example because my boyfriend is ALWAYS misplacing his keys. With Tile attached, if your keys are within 100 feet of where you are (standard Bluetooth range), Tile has the ability to communicate with the companion app and your phone will locate it. Simply ring the Tile and it will sound a tune, alerting you audibly of where it and the keys are.

If your keys are outside of the 100 feet range, you can check the companion app to see their last known location (the last time you and your keys were within 100 feet of each other). This allows you the opportunity to retrace your steps and find your keys. You’ll actually be able to see a map of the last known location and if you want, can even get directions how to get there from where you are.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

There’s always the possibility that you get to the last known location and your keys aren’t there. No worries because Tile isn’t done helping yet! Using the companion app, you can enlist the help of the Tile community. If I’m a Tile user and happen to come across your lost keys or near them, the location of your keys and attached Tile will update and the companion app can alert you of that. How cool is that?!

The best part about this is that it all happens behind the scenes. I will never even know that I’m helping you find your lost keys, unless you send me an anonymous thank you, which is another cool feature of Tile.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Common Uses for Tile:

  • Clothing
  • Toys/Stuffed Animals
  • Laptop
  • Purse
  • Cell phone
  • Keys
  • Camera
  • Wallet
  • Car
  • Tablet
  • Remote

Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal or toy that he just can’t live without, or even a favorite blanket? Some Tile users have inserted or sewn a Tile into the stuffed animal. So when your child loses said toy, it’ll be much easier to locate and reunite your child with his cherished friend. It would be just as easy to sew a Tile into one of the corners of your child’s favorite blanket. I mean, if you can avoid a hysterical toddler breakdown, then why wouldn’t you?

This makes me think of Toy Story 3 when Daisy’s family is traveling and they stop for a rest. Daisy falls asleep during the rest stop and her parents forget to grab her best toy friends when they get back on the road. One of those toys becomes a mean, crude, power hungry dictator at a local daycare, making other toys’ lives miserable. This could have been completely avoided if Daisy’s parents had Tile to keep track of her beloved toys and they could have been reunited with Daisy.

Buy Tile Today!

Now that I know you want a Tile or two (or 10! because I know you have someone in mind to gift some to), here’s where to get them. Simply visit Tile online and place your order.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

There are actually two Tile design options to choose from. You can get a Tile Mate, which is designed for attaching to objects like a key chain and features a ring hole in one corner. This option is great for attaching to keys, backpacks, purses, etc.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Or you can choose a Tile Slim, which is thin enough to be slid into tight spaces, like a wallet. Its thickness is equivalent to that of two credits cards, so it’s pretty thin. You can even stick it to your laptop by using the double-sided adhesive face.

Both Tile Mate and Tile Slim range in price from $25 for one, to $130 for eight (35% savings). But my favorite deal, is the combo where you can get 2 of each for $70 (30% savings). Want more than that? No problem! There are also 8 count and 16 count combo options. Get the whole family covered!

What will you use Tile to keep track of?

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Who Needs to Go Shopping When You Can Have Your Own Trendy Butler #GiftIdea

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~This post is sponsored by Trendy Butler and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Product was provided for review, but opinions are still 100% my own.~

My boyfriend is by far the hardest person on my holiday shopping list to buy for. For starters, he doesn’t ever ask for anything (not that this is a bad thing) and on top of that is fairly picky about his style. Anytime I purchase him a shirt or pair of pants, I never know if he’ll really like them until I see his reaction.

Starting right now, I don’t have to worry about this anymore. I’ve decided to get him a Trendy Butler so he can have his own personal Stylist to pick and choose new outfits for him, and then have his very own Butler deliver them directly to the door every month.

Sounds amazing, right? I think I want one too! So how exactly does Trendy Butler work and how do you get one? I’ve got all the answers!

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is an exclusive monthly subscription service for men (sorry ladies) that delivers two pieces of clothing to your door every month. And not just any pieces, but only the most fashionable pieces from today’s highly influential and trendsetting brands. And get this – both pieces are worth a combined $150+!

Since Trendy Butler is like having your own personal fashion consultant, you’re probably wondering how they determine what to send each month. It’s actually very easy. Just have him fill out an online style profile which consists of choosing his favorite looks, and provide sizing and measurements where appropriate, then Trendy Butler will do the rest. Using the style profile, a Stylist will pick and choose pieces that best fit his style. He may not receive a full outfit each month, but the pieces are meant to help him build a fashionable wardrobe.

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

If there’s ever a time where he may have a special request for a particular piece, for example, say he has a special event coming up and is looking for a great new jacket. He can simply submit a special request and his Stylist and Butler will work their magic.

On the flip side, if he receives a piece that he just doesn’t love or perhaps the fit is a little off, he can return it for free and get a replacement piece delivered in next month’s package, along with the new month’s pieces.

Who knew it could be so easy to have a high end closet with no effort at all?

Here’s a peak at what my boyfriend’s Stylist picked out for him this month.

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

He received a Thomas Payne short-sleeved button up shirt in a red and blue plaid design, and a black pair of Union Brigade chino pants. Of course in his casual as ever style, he modeled his new threads with his shirt untucked. That’s so him! And I never would have picked out this shirt for him, but he really likes it.

The fit of the shirt was perfect, but the pants were a little long. That’s an easy fix, though. Or he could exchange them with Trendy Butler and request the same, or a similar, pair of pants with a shorter inseam.

It just goes to prove how great Trendy Butler really is. This is unlike anything I would ever buy for him, but it still fits his own style preferences and both pieces are so versatile, making them great additions to his wardrobe.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Trendy Butler Now!

Want to join me and mark that hard to buy for, special guy off your holiday shopping list? Visit Trendy Butler and sign him up today for just $65/month. This may seem a little steep, but don’t forget that he’ll be getting $150+ worth of clothing every single month.

In fact, the two pieces that came in my boyfriend’s most recent Trendy Butler package were worth a whopping $200 combined. That’s a 67% savings because the package was only $65!

And to make the deal even sweeter, you can save an extra $15 off your first delivery by using promo code STYLIST15!

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Is there a guy on your holiday shopping list who could use his own Trendy Butler?

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Holiday Adventures with The Cat in the Hat + Giveaway #GiftIdea

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing product for my review. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all of the Christmas themed movies. From the old school animated cartoons, to modern movies and even episodes of TV shows. I love them all! In fact, I’m no stranger to watching Home Alone during the summer.

This year, NCircle Entertainment is helping us expand our holiday movie collection by adding a few children’s favorites, including a handful of holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat. How classic is that?

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold offer almost two hours of combined fun filled holiday entertainment. And of course, it wouldn’t be The Cat in the Hat without appearances from Fish, Sally and Nick, and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Oh, and don’t let me forget The Thinga-Ma-Jigger. We can’t go on any holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat if we don’t have The Thinga-Ma-Jigger!

Here we go go go go,

on an adventure!

The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away.

Go go go go,

on an adventure.

We’re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Yesterday the kids and I sat down to enjoy our new holiday features and then took a break for some coloring. Not only does NCircle Entertainment provide DVDs, but they also offer tons of educational activities, including coloring pages, mazes, word puzzles, matching and spot the difference activities and even fun online games. It’s all-around “Entertainment that Educates!”

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Since we’d been watching some holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, I thought it was only fitting that we each work on a coloring page that featured The Thinga-Ma-Jigger and all of our favorite characters. It was very easy to print the coloring pages right from NCircle Entertainment’s website and we all had a great time expressing our creative side.

My kids and I had quite the day with The Cat in the Hat and your family can too! NCircle Entertainment is giving 1 lucky Making Time reader their very own copies of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold! Simply enter using the giveaway form below. And don’t forget to check out all the fun little extra activities and games NCircle Entertainment has to offer!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy The Cat in the Hat now!

When I was a kid I could always count on my mom (or Santa) to fill my stocking to the brim with all kinds of treats and goodies, and DVDs make perfect stocking stuffers! If you want to ensure your child gets to enjoy these holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, or browse some other holiday titles, simply visit NCircle Entertainment.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! – $8.99

The Cat in the Hat: Told in the Cold – $5.99

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Does your family enjoy taking adventures with The Cat in the Hat?

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This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

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Ecocentric Mom – a Gift That Keeps on Giving #GiftIdea

Ecocentric Mom is a gift that keeps on giving! Choose from 3 motherhood stages (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom) and give a mom or mom-to-be the gift of a non-toxic, all natural, healthier lifestyle. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to Ecocentric Mom for providing product for my review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

It’s that time of the month again – my December Ecocentric Mom subscription box came! The last time I talked to you about Ecocentric Mom I was showing you my Mom & Baby Box. But this time I’m doing something a little different and showing what’s inside the December Mom Box.

I still qualify for the Mom & Baby Box which is suitable for moms with children up to age 18 months, but with Christmas right around the corner, little Sadee is going to get her fair share of goodies. So this month, I switched to the Mom Box so I could get a little extra love myself.

Let’s jump right in and take a look at what’s inside the December Mom Box!

Juggling travel, shopping, family and fun around the holidays can be tough. Your box this month includes items to make this time a little more festive and a little less stressful.

 

This month’s box came with 6 products, some of which are full sized and some that are large sample sized. No matter which subscription stage you choose (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom), every month the box comes filled with 5-9 products to try.

Ecocentric Mom is a gift that keeps on giving! Choose from 3 motherhood stages (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom) and give a mom or mom-to-be the gift of a non-toxic, all natural, healthier lifestyle. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

What do they all have in common? Promoting a non-toxic, all natural, eco-friendly and healthier lifestyle. The products range in nature from health and beauty, to personal care, baby care, home essentials and even food and drink. Regardless of anything else, there will always be something in there to give mom a little pampering and that’s just what mom needs!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Ecocentric Mom now!

Ecocentric Mom is the perfect gift for moms and moms-to-be this holiday season. Choose between a month-to-month subscription or sign up ahead of time for a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription. It really is a gift that keeps on giving!

Did I mention that right now you can even get 40% off the first box of a month-to-month subscription? You totally can! Just use promo code ECOHOLIDAY at checkout!

Which item would you like to try from the December Mom Box?

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