My Christmas Wish List

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The kids Christmas wish lists are done and have been sent out to or loved ones. My wish list tends to be the last thing I think about it. I swear its the same every year. The number one thing I want each Christmas is a gorgeous red Kitchen Aid. I just think about all the yummy baked goods that I plan on making with it. Hopefully Santa will take the hint this year and leave it for me underneath the Christmas tree, otherwise he and I are going to have to have a long conversation. Its the only thing that's been on my list for going on six years now.
 
What's on your wish list this year? I would love to hear it. I hope this gives you some ideas for Christmas.




Beauty:



Ariana Grande perfume



Fashion:


Cream Knit Hat (similar) & Gloves
 

Michael Kors bag (similar)


Home:


 

 


Holiday Gift Guide: Toys Ages 4 and Up

This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Seasons Greetings! The Christmas tree is up. The house smells like cinnamon and it finally feels like the holidays are upon us. This time of year is my absolute favorite. There is just something magical about the Christmas season.

I hoped to get this post up days ago but due to work, traveling for Thanksgiving, and decorating the house for Christmas it got put on the back burner. I enlisted the help of my two sons with this gift guide and hope that it aids you with your holiday shopping. There are some good deals going on right now for Cyber Monday so check them out while you can.
 
Happy shopping my friends!



 1. Lego Star Wars game - This is a hot ticket item for my boys. Its number one on their list. Currently $49.99 + 15% in cart offer.
 
2. Hot Wheels - What little boy doesn't love Hot Wheels? We have hundreds and they entertain my boys for hours.
$3.88 at Wal-Mart.
 
3. Kidizoom Watch - My oldest son Amari thinks these watches are the coolest. I combed the net for the cheapest price and Target wins.
Right now its $44.99 + an additional 15% off in cart offer.
 
4. Hatchimals - Seriously, these things are hot, hot, hot! I doubt we will find one in time for Christmas, but if you do, shoot me a tweet or a snap.
They are the cheapest at Target (when they are in stock) at $49.99 a pop.
Good luck trying to locate one of these babies.
 
5. Legos - My boys love Legos! Its a must every year.
Right now Legos are 20% off at Target.
 
6. Chewbacca Electronic Mask - My boys think this mask is hilarious and who doesn't love Chewie?
Right now its $27.99 + an additional 15% off in cart offer at Target.
 
7. Marvel Super Hero Mashers Action Figures - These toys are the coolest. My boys have Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, and a few others. They love to mix and match the pieces.
$10.39 + an additional 15% off in cart offer at Target.
 
8. Pokémon Throw 'N' Pop Poke Ball - My oldest son is really into Pokémon. He loves the idea of having his own Pokémon and ball.
$12.99 + an additional 15% off in cart offer at Target.
 
9. Star Wars Walkie Talkies - $13.39 + an additional 15% off in cart offer at Target.
 
10. Cat Mini Worker 3pk Trucks - $4.99 at Toys R' Us
 
11. Gas Out game - I don't know what it is about little boys and farts, but they think its hilarious. They get a hoot out of this game every time they see it at the store.
$9.99 at Walmart.
 
12. Dinosaurs - What little boy doesn't love dinosaurs? My youngest son is obsessed with these foam dinosaurs from Animal Planet.
$19.99 + free shipping.
 
$29.99 + an additional 15% off in cart at Target.
 
14. Pie in the Face game - I don't know why, but my boys really want this game.
Right now its on sale for $14.89 + an additional 15% off in cart offer at Target.

Holiday Gift Guide: Toddler Girls

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links below and make a purchase, I will receive a small compensation from the following companies: The Land of Nod, Project Nursery, Gymboree, Crazy 8, Primary, and Bazzle Baby. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
 
I wanted to get this post up a couple of  weeks ago but sadly I procrastinated. I  put together a holiday gift guide for toddler girls. Most of the items listed below, my daughter Aurora found and I quote, "Sooo cuteeee!" I hope you can image her little voice in your head as you read this. She loves  the color pink and all things super girly. I tried my best to find most of the product images on the list but it was a challenge. I hope this gift guide is helpful  to you and helps with ideas for the toddler girl(s) in your life.
 
Happy shopping! 34 more days until Christmas.
 
 
 
1. My Pet Unicorn Ride On, $149.00 -
The Land of Nod
 
2. Pull Toys (Zebra, Hippo, Elephant), $24.95
The Land of Nod
 
3. Lace Teepee with Garlands, on sale for $159.97
The Land of Nod
 
4. Confetti the Unicorn (Harmony the Mermaid), $56.00
Project Nursery
 
Project Nursery
 
The Land of Nod
 
7. Personalized Nod Chair, $88.00
The Land of Nod
 
8. The Peasant Top, $20.00
Primary
 
9. The Tunic Tee, $16.00
Primary
 
Primary
 
11. Unicorn Knit Hat, $28.00
Project Nursery
 
Bazzel Baby
 
13. Convertible Mittens (coral, sweet mint, lavender), $19.95 originally but on sale for $8.00 now
Gymboree
 

14. Bow Pocket Jacket (coral and sweet mint), $64.95 originally but on sale for $32.48 now
Gymboree
 
15. Shimmer Boots, $39.95 but on sale for $18.50
Gymboree
 
16. Slip On Sneaks (metallic gold, plum, and navy), originally $29.95 but on sale for $11.90 now
Gymboree
 
Crazy 8
 
18. Pajamas, $19.88 on sale now for $10.00
Crazy 8


"Happy Band - Kids Music & Nursery Rhymes" App Review

This post is brought to you by AppelsInApp. I was not financially compensated for this post; however, received app for free. Photos belong to AppelsInApp. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
 

I love education apps for kids, especially now that we finally caved a purchased a new tablet. I am glad that we did because it has come in handy lately. The boys no longer argue over who gets to play the learning app on my phone when we head up north to visit family. Now both boys can educate their minds on our two hour road trips and mom and dad don't have to listen to them bicker back-and-forth anymore. Its wonderful!  
 
AppelsIn Apps reached out to me again to test out their latest app Happy Band with my toddler and preschooler. To read my other review on Bobo's Garage, click here. If your kids are like mine and love anything that has to do with music than this app may be for you.

Happy Band is designed for children five and younger. My two-year-old and preschooler both love to play with this app and it focuses on the following skills for young children:

- Recognize musical sounds
- Recognize instruments
- Recognize animals
- Improves memory skills
- Improve motor skills

The cool thing about Happy Band is that there are original kids songs and nursery rhymes and the kids can choose the band members to play along with each song. Each animal character plays their own instrument. My daughter Aurora loves the Tiger because it plays the tambourine and sings. She's obsessed with cats and meows along with the Tiger as she performs. My son Talan loves the Elephant because it plays the drums and is his favorite animal. 

In total, there are nine animal characters and what I love about Happy Band is that it's geared towards both girls and boys and focuses entirely on music. It's easy for young children to figure out how to navigate without the help of mom and dad and it also keeps them entertained for a good amount time.

 
I highly recommend this app to all parents. Its so cute and its perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners! To purchase your own Happy Band app from the iTunes store, click here. Its both compatible with IOS and Android.