Have a Blast this game night with Morphology! Great Gift Idea

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Games are one of those gifts that anyone younger or old can enjoy. my family and I enjoy getting together, plane games and having a yummy dinner. What better way to have fun then to enjoy a new game. Excited to work with PlaSmart, and try out there morphology game. Here is a little about the game from their website:

The idea for Morphology first emerged during a snowstorm in Minneapolis, MN. Morphology inventor and recent Macalester College graduate Kate Ryan Reiling and two of her friends were stranded in their apartment and decided to play a board game.They wanted to do something creative (and help their friend learn Spanish) so they opened a Spanish-English dictionary and built words using Jenga® blocks and Pente® pieces. Inspired by how much fun they had and how amazed she was at what they could build, Kate spent the next years prototyping what would soon become Morphology.

The game that I received from them was morphology this is a fun game that has a lot to it you pick it, build it, animate it, and guess it. how fun does that sound?
1This game is a lot of fun to play the first thing I want to do is divided up into teams. The most popular way to divide up at my parents house is boys against girls. Mainly because that’s something that my daughter can easily divided up into. next you’ll select a frog and place it on the starting lily pad. My daughter loves that they use frogs for their game pieces. And the rest is really where the fun begins you’ll decide what words to use they have two options depending on the level of people playing there’s an easy or hard. since we have a little one playing with us that really does want to help we always play the easy.
This game comes with everything you need and when you see the list you’ll think its a lot. It comes with 6 wooden blocks, two black circles, 9 glass beads, 12 cubes, 240 word cards, 4 wooden people, one piece of green felt, a timer, 4 frogs, a dice, a game board and of course the rules. all of the pieces are very high quality an ad to how fun this game as. Purchase this game today for someone on your gift list and enjoy the fun that morphology has to offer. My family always has a blast with morphology it has become one of our favorites.
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5 great gifts for under $10.00

Marking off your Christmas list and keeping some cash in your pocket never seemed easier with the amount of inexpensive gifts available these days. If you’re looking for some great gifts for under $10.00, check out these ideas that  can quickly fill up the bottom of your Christmas Tree and knock items off your gift-giving list.

Board Games – For the kids on your list, have you checked out the board games available? Many people are reaching for expensive electronics and tablets for their kids, but what happened to good, inexpensive, family fun and bonding time? Try picking up a few board games, like Sorry, Candy Land, and even Monopoly, which all go on sale this time of year. They are fantastic ways to create a family-fun night and they serve the same function (educational benefits) as many of the electronic games you can buy- at a fraction of the price!

Comfort Items – Slippers, socks, scarves, gloves, hats, and other such items are always a hit. Plus, people actually use them! These are cheap gifts that don’t look cheap and that are very much appreciated, especially in the colder months. You could make a great package of a scarf, a pair of fuzzy socks, a hat, and a pair of gloves for $10 or less.

Food Items- You can’t go wrong with food- and it saves a bundle! Bake some cookies or make a Cookie in a Jar recipe. You can even buy someone their favorite candy and place it in a cute basket, or combine a variety of different foods in a basket to make a family gift pack for that family-fun night.

Home decor – Picture frames, candles, throws, and other home decor items are always appreciated, but make sure you know the recipient well enough to match their decorating style. If not, you could get them something they’ll just re-gift or keep in the closet. If you don’t know them well enough to purchase something like this, you can play it safe and just buy a really nice candle or oil diffuser. Those are always a hit!

Electronic covers – Around Christmas time plain covers for cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices go on sale- some as cheap as $3! Decorate them and personalize them for the gift recipient on your list who loves their electronics and wants to keep them protected in style.

Get Organized with Tailor Made White Boards! Awesome Boards for a Busy Family!

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Keeping a busy families life organized is beyond hard. Over the years I have tried many different methods from an organizer in my phone, an organizer my touchpad or computer, a paper calendar that I print out every month, a white board where we write things down and the list goes on and on. So excited to learn about Tailor Made Whiteboards and see the variety of different things they had to offer from meal planning boards to calendar boards and more they have just with your family needs to get organized. Here is a little about their company from the website:
 Tailor Made Whiteboards add a personal touch to your home with customizable dry-erase boards. With various artistic and functional designs as well as elegant frame choices, our dry-erase boards will help simplify your life while matching any home décor. Whether it’s planning meals for the week, scheduling practices or family events, or even keeping track of chores around the house, a Tailor Made Whiteboard is the perfect household communication tool. Make it your own by adding your favorite photo to any of our designs at no additional cost!
Tailor Made Whiteboards offers a wide variety of options for household Chore Boards, Activity Planners, or Menu Planners. I selected one of their activity planner boards as a way to keep track of the families activities. This board with going to be put in an area where everyone would see it, our pantry. That way at a quick glance everyone in the family knew what we have going on for the whole month. When this arrived I was blown away at how beautiful and well crafted their calendar board was. (please note that I was unable to get good photos of the product in my pantry so I had to take it down for the photos).
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In addition to being well made they have a large variety of different colors and styles to choose from. I have never seen such a variety in one place before. In addition they have a system setup where you can open up the border / frame and easily change the theme or style of you’re bored. In addition to can add photos to the design to customize them even more. How awesome is that.
So if you find the calendar is no longer working for you and want to try a meal plan you can easily do that with a smaller investment. The ability to interchange the pieces really impressed me as well. I loved the large place at the bottom of the board to hold all of your markers. We decided that each member of the family would have a color for their specific things, and we would have a family color identifying which event/activity was for all of us.
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Tailor Made white boards made it very easy to hang your beautiful new board. As you can see from the photo below they have nice notches where the screw easily slide into you and hold your board place. In addition they provided you with an easy outline of the board on paper and clearly identified where to place the holes making it very easy to hang.
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If you or someone you know is struggling to keep things organized or keep on budget I would strongly suggest that you check out the variety of boards that they have to offer. The calendar board will help people keep things straight and never miss an event again. the meal planning board will help families plan out their meals, create a grocery list, and stay on budget. Although these boards are little pricey think of them as investment. Here is a short video on how these boards work and how easy it is to change.

When you spend the money for something nice now you know it will last for many many years to come. We have been using this board for almost 3 weeks now and are in love with it. As I mentioned before it is well crafted, sturdy, good looking and just helps make our life easier. click here to learn more about the board I selected. And if you’re in need of a gift be sure to browse around and find one that will fit your style or the recipient’s need.
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 I received this game in order to complete this reviewzumba kidsZUMBA® KIDS, THE ULTIMATE ZUMBA® DANCE PARTY FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS,


As I recently shared with you guys. As a family Christmas gift last year, we purchased the Xbox 360. So we have slowly accumulated games for the whole family. I was so excited to get Zumba® Fitness World Party, and then I learned that there was a verson for Kids, I knew my daughter would love it! Zumba® Kids, based on the popular Zumba specialty program that inspires kids to express themselves through movement, gets families moving together with 30 high-energy routines, imaginative mini-games, and diverse dance styles set to rockin’ hits from artists like Justin Bieber and Willow Smith!

Although this kids is intended for younger players age 7-11, my 3 1/2 year old daughter loved Zumba® Kids. This great game features kid-friendly choreography that encourages freeing movement, builds self-confidence and enhances coordination.  My daughter loved trying to follow along and dance with them. This games helps to encourage kids to discover new rhythms as they move. It is packed with 20+ easy-to-learn dance styles, including hip-hop, swing, surf, disco and salsa.

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I am so grateful that they have developed such a game, “With millions of children facing weight issues around the world, we are introducing a high-energy video game to the market that we hope will help decrease the global obesity epidemic and provide kids with a new opportunity to move and get fit,” said Alberto Perlman, CEO and co-founder of Zumba. “Zumba® Kids makes exercising fun and is the perfect opportunity to replace snacking on chips and soda with something healthy and entertaining.”

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Zumba Kids can be played in three different game modes:

  • Play: Dance a single routine from the 30 included in game.
  • Full Party: Choose from 30 pre-set classes or create your own custom class of your
    favorite routines. You can also mix up the fun with 3 motion-based mini games including: Freeze Star (musical statues), Power Up (repower the generator to get the music going again) and Move Like A (mimic a robot, chimp, etc.)!
  • My Zumba: View all of the rewards and points you’ve earned during gameplay, and follow your game progress against your family’s and friend’s.

Zumba Kids is E for Everyone.  This is a fun, and will create hours of laughter and silliness dancing with your kids.  Zumba Kids is available on Kinect for Xbox 360, and Wii, retailing at $29.99, and would make a GREAT gift for any child in your life.

Check out the New Sprouts® Dinner Basket + ENTER TO WIN – New Sprouts® Dinner Basket (Valued at $24.99)

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I have been working with Learning Resources for a while now, and am so thankful for the opportunity, my daughter and I love their products and are always excited to try out another. Just in case you missed the last reviews here is a little about Learning Resources From Their Site :

Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company’s 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets. Among the Company’s brands are Pretend & Play®, Smart Snacks®, New Sprouts™, Gears! Gears! Gears!®, Primary Science, now! Board™, simple technology, Hands-On Standards® publications, Rainbow Fractions® and Reading Rods®.

This time I had the amazing opportunity to review New Sprouts® Dinner Basket

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This is a great addition to any play kitchen or play food collection that your child might have or be receiving this holiday season. here is the product description from the company website:
It’s dinner time! Mouth-watering, healthy dinner foods are made of soft, durable plastic and sport a contemporary look! Includes a glass of milk, steak, grilled chicken breast, asparagus bundle, baked potato, broccoli, corn, empty bowl, 3 lettuce leaves, 2 tomato slices, 2 cucumber slices, pineapple ring and ice cream sandwich.
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This collection is full of 18 pieces and a great storage basket to keep it all together. I love the meal items provided in this dinner basket are all healthy options such as a grilled chicken breast vegetables as well as a side salad and many more. All the food pieces are very realistic and made out of high quality materials. My daughter has had a lot of fun making delicious dinner for us all to enjoy.
Priced at $24.99 this dinner basket would make a great gift for any little ones on your holiday gift list that likes to make food in their kitchen or just make meals and have fun dinner or tea parties  and is available on their website HERE.


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Games make GREAT Holiday Gifts – Check out some awesome games from Winning Moves Games and ENTER TO WIN a Game Prize Pack!

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Having a weekly or even monthly family game night is a great way to bring the family together. So to help get that game night started why not give everyone in your family a new game this Christmas. I had a great opportunity to work with winning move games and try out some of the game that they offer. Here is a little about this company from the website:
Winning Moves is a leading maker of board games, card games, and puzzles. Since our first year of operation in 1995, we have forged a close relationship with one of the world’s largest game companies, Hasbro, Inc., owner of Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley. As a result, many long-lived Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games are now made exclusively by Winning Moves!
I received three different games Totally Crazy Eights, Rubik’s 2×2 and Pig Party. the first one that I was excited about was the rubrics 2×2. I had the traditional Rubik’s Cube growing up and could never figure it out so I thought the smaller version might be easier. Here’s the product description from their website:
New mechanical design, smoother play, faster and more reliable – and there are NO STICKERS! No stickers means no cheating!
and just so everyone knows just because its smaller doesn’t mean it’s easier. After mixing it all up we’ve been unable to get it back.  Priced at $9.95, This would be great as a stocking stuffer, and also tied to the outside of a gift.
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the next one with the totally crazy 8’s, we used to play Crazy Eights all the time with a deck of cards so this one intrigue me having the cards shaped like the number 8. I knew this one would be lots of fun for everyone in the family. Here is the product description from a company website:
Innovative “8” shaped cards add a new dimension to the all-time favorite game of Crazy Eights by allowing players to see two cards at once! A “hole” new kind of card game!
 CrazyEights-504x504Card games are always very popular, and this one was too. This game would be great as a stocking stuffer or an add on to another gift. I love all the colors that they used to make this set a lot more fun. This one is $5.95, and well worth it. I would suggest getting a couple of these and giving them to some of those hard to buy for kids. They will enjoy hours of fun playing this with friends and family.
Pass the Pig 1The last one intrigue me more so because of the name Pig Party. this game was a lot of fun and had some fun colored pigs. You can play it with up to four player. check out this short video to see how it’s played.

So why not get some games and give them to your family members this holiday season and in 2014 start having a family game night for all to get together enjoy some laugh and have lots of fun. Overall I was very impressed with all of the games that I received from Winning Moves Games. They have an amazing variety of games, and can easily be your one stop shop for games this holiday season.
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Check out the Awesome Zumba® Fitness World Party – I tried it on the XBox 360 and Loved it!

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Last year as a family Christmas present we decided to get the Xbox 360 with Kinect. Over the past year we have collected new games for the whole family, and a few for each of us based on interest. This holiday season I planned on getting new games for each of us. The one game that I’ve been excited about and couldn’t wait for it to come out with the Zumba Fitness World Party. This is a great workout game, and is all new for 2014 with 40 hot songs including song from Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Marc Anthony and more. This game works out your entire body while having fun. After about 15 minutes of using it, I was sweating and having fun. You can’t say that too often!
Here is the game description from the company:
Zumba® Fitness World Party invites you to escape on a global fitness journey to exotic locations including Hawaii, Brazil and India—set to 40+ new high-energy routines and more than 30 international dance styles. Players can immerse themselves in an exhilarating at-home workout packed with fitness features to maximize results, while jamming out to a world-class soundtrack highlighted by Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee and Zumba originals. Additional new features include the World Tour mode and an incredible visual presentation that parallels a real-life experience on location alongside Zumba’s celebrity instructors.
I love that this game help take your workout beautiful places such as Brazil and others around the world. So not only am I getting a workout but I am also traveling!  Since it is packed with over 30 dance styles this game will help make your at-home workout a party, and never boring. You can enjoy this with one to two players and you can even use xbox live to work out with friends and score achievements. if you have somebody on your holiday list that is wanting to lose weight, get in shape, or maybe even dance this is for them.
Zumba® Fitness World Party is rated E for Everyone and is available now on Xbox One for $49.99 SRP. Zumba® Fitness World Party is also available on Kinect for Xbox 360, Wii™ and Wii™ U. To find out more, please visit the official site at zumbafitnessgame.com. You can order it on Amazon for $29.99

Relax and Enjoy with the Large Royal Sack from The Bean Bag Chair Outlet! Great Gift Idea!!

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As I have shared with you guys multiple times my family and I love our weekly movie night. One thing that we love is cuddling up or lounging and watching a family friendly movie. I was so excited to get an opportunity to work with the bean bag chair outlet and try there large royal sack. this is an awesome bean bag chair that is large enough for one to two people. Here is the product description from the company’s website:

The Large Royal Sack™ is a foam chair perfect for a person of 8 years old and up. Also called a foof chair, our Royal Sack™ comes in many different colors and fabric choices. We offer embroidery for only $10.00 more! The Royal Sack™ fombag ships within a few days of your order.

These fombags are filled with with shredded foam and made from the highest quality fabric available. King Beany™ is the industry leader in foam chairs and giant bean bag furniture.

When the chair first arrived I could not believe how small the box was compared to how large the chair was going to be. But I quickly learned as we open the box that the items inside would expand to make the sack the size it was supposed to be. The chair was easy to assemble and was comfortable right away. I put together this chair while my daughter was at school. when she came home she ran and jumped right on it. This sack has become the place in the house that everyone wants to sit and relax. Now we have to flip coins or play rock paper scissors in order to get a chance to lounge on this awesome sack.
One thing that my husband enjoys is playing his video games from the sack it’s comfortable, maneuverable, and just downright a great place to relax. I love to relax on the sack and cuddle up with my daughter while we watch her favorite shows or read a Christmas story.
5Overall I’m very impressed with how amazing the large real sack is. this act is filled with phone bags that contain shredded foam so that ight hold its shape but still can be formed and maneuvered the way you want it. this gift would be great for just about anyone on your holiday gift list.
Although the site recommends this chair for a person of the age of 8 or older my three and a half year old is in love with it. In addition myself and my husband also enjoy it. You will be pleased with the high quality fabric that is used to cover the sack, we selected the chocolate animal fur fabric as we felt this would be one of the softest options.
Many more options available from animal print, camouflage, flame, solid colored fabric which include denim, black, navy blue, red, and so many more there’s only one to fit everyone on your holiday gift list. Click here to check out the many options available and order yours today. Another thing that I love about these sacks, is that they are made in the USA. I love to support companies that offer products made in America. The Large Royal Sack starts at $134.99!
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Check out the innovia automatic paper towel dispenser – Must have in any kitchen!

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As I have decided it’s important for myself and my family to eat healthier I find myself cooking a little more at home. One thing that I always need on hand well I’m cooking our towels weather there paper towels or cloth towels I need an easy and accessible especially when I have messy hands. so excited to learn about innovia automatic paper towel dispenser. here is a little about them from the company website.

Innovia Products brings innovation, quality and affordability to home and business appliance users everywhere. Innovia products are designed with you in mind. Careful attention is paid to ensure that quality design and technology are united into easy to use, affordable appliances. Intelligent, Sleek, Simple Solutions.

The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser was researched, designed and developed in the U.S. by Innovia Products LLC which is happily based in Charlotte, N.C.

when it first arrived I was a little worried that it was going to be difficult to install. To be honest its at in the box a little longer than it should. Once I finally opened up the box I realized it wasn’t going to be that bad to install. They provided us with an awesome tool to make sure that you put it in the right spot, from the right holes and not mess it up. It was so easy to install I wish I hadn’t waited.
I really like that this paper towel dispenser accepts all standard rolls so no buying any special paper towels to make this work. It’s very easy to use, all you have to do is wave your hand and it delivers you your paper towels quick and easy. When you have a mass and you don’t want to ruin the whole roll of paper towels all you have to do is wave your hand and watch for them to come out for you.
towel-dispenser-product-shot-new_large_largeThis unit looks amazing under any cabinet and would be perfect for anyone on your holiday gift list. This unit would also make a great gift for wedding or housewarming. And priced at $99 with free shipping you can’t go wrong. Click here to learn more and order yours today. This amazing dispenser comes in silver black white and red so they’re sure to be one that matches your decor.
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Looking for Amazing flowers to send this Holiday Season? Give BloomNation a Try! I tried Willow Branch Florist of Riverside and LOVED them! Check it out!

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I love to send and receive fresh flowers from a florist, there is nothing better (well to me). But finding a good florist can be very difficult for years now my Husband has been sending me flowers, sometimes just because and other times for things like our Anniversary or Birthday. But to be honest I have not always been Wowed by the flowers, or enjoyed them the way I should. After looking around for a new way to order flowers I came across BloomNation, this is a great site that offers the customer a marketplace to shop local florist. Its a great site and I would strongly encourage you to check it out, and see who you have available as a local florist. For my area I selected Willow Branch Florist of Riverside, here is a little about them from their page:

Our vision is about meeting client needs and making that special occasion an easier, more enjoyable moment, with that beautiful, unique, exquisite look and feel with floral designs for that special moment.

To me picking the florist was easy because they have the most beautiful arrangements in my area. And with arrangements price that $35 and up I knew I was sure to find something that I would love. It wasn’t easy but I did find a gorgeous arrangement to order it was called brighten your day. One thing that I love about this florist and Bloomnation if you see real photos of arrangements that this floor has done. other sites nearly show you stock photos. After selecting my arrangement I had to patiently wait for it to arrive. And when it did it was more beautiful than expected.
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The person who delivered the flowers was very friendly and professional. The arrangement was beyond gorgeous. It surely did brighten my day. I loved that they used a square vase, provided two different packages of flower food to extend the life of the flowers, the gorgeous oversized bow hanging from the vase and not buried in the flowers to take up room and of course all the beautiful flowers used to create this beautiful arrangement.
Flowers 4This florist used very high quality flowers to create this arrangement. The reason I can say that with confidence is four days later this arrangement still looked like it had just been delivered. Some of the flowers from this arrangement lasted 3 weeks. I can’t tell you the last time I had an arrangement last that long.
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another thing that really impressed me about this florist was that instead of the cheap plastic card holder that you typically find an arrangement. They made their own out of a branch, place the slit in the top of the branch, and slid the card in. For all these reasons and more I will definitely give this florist multiple more orders. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had ordering flowers, and receiving them.
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For more information on the florist I used to order flowers from them in the Riverside area click here. If you are not lucky enough to be in their delivery area I strongly encourage you BloomNation to find a florist in your area you can do so by clicking here.