Saturday, December 7, 2019

Axol and Friends - Plush Toys with a Purpose



Hey neighbors!!

Take a minute to learn about Axol And Friends. This startup company is working at teaching children and adult alike about endangered plant and animal life.  They have designed some plush creatures, Axol, to help raise awareness.  Axol is an Axolotl, a type of salamander only found in a series of lakes and canals in Mexico.  The population of Axolotl is dwindling due to loss of their natural habitats.  The plush Axol is adorable.  Super, cute gift idea!!




Axol & Friends is more than a brand, it’s a movement to empower youth to be activists and environmentalists. We also fight for sustainability, environmental conservation, animal rights, human rights, and social justice.  A portion of each sale goes toward two different non-profit partners, one in Mexico and the other in Thailand. Home of Axol and his friend Java, a Pangolin.




When you visit their website, you will be able to find out more about Axol and Java.  They even have some coloring pages to download and color.  As well, you will find the other plushies they have available.

You can purchase them on the website, or you can find Axol and Friends on Amazon.

Social Media:
Facebook - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Great to see you, where neighbors share!!


Friday, December 6, 2019

ThanKiu2 Has Some Great Gift Ideas

Hi Neighbors!!

Check out these two items from ThanKiu2!  Both of them would make a great gift this season.

The first is a Slime Making Kit!  I was totally amazed at all I found in the box when it arrived.  It is 3 lbs. of total fun!!  There are 18 little tubs of colored slime.  There are six different sea animal molds.  Included are loads of little balls, foil shapes, glitter and even google eyes to add to the slime.  The nice thing is the slime itself is ready to go, your child just needs to add whatever they want into the slime.  The slime is non-toxic and hypoallergenic.




The other item is a 16 Color Changing Cinematic Light Box.  This is such a great idea for pre-teen or teenagers.  The Runs on battery or the included USB cord.  It comes with a remote control that works up to 32 feet away.  Also included is a 240 piece set of the alphabet and emojis, perfect for a teens bedroom, party decor or your family, movie night.





You can visit the ThanKiu2 website, but both products can be purchased on Amazon.  The Slime Making Kit - HERE and the Cinematic Light Box - HERE.




Thanks for visiting today, where neighbors share!


World's Smallest as Stocking Stuffers

Hi All!!

I LOVE these little toys!!  They are the World's Smallest from Super Impulse and many are toys from childhood.  They work and can be played with, but they are super tiny.  If your daughter has American Girl dolls, some of these would be appropriate size for her dolls.

Super Impulse has, World's Smallest, World's Coolest, Micro Arcade, Tiny Arcade, and Boardwalk Arcade, just to name a few.  Many of the toys and games are retro, but I think kids today will enjoy them just as much as the adult who fondly remembers them and displays them at their work desk or at home.

I have UNO, which comes in an Uno box, has the cards and instructions and can be played like a regular UNO game.




Next is a Nerf Super Soaker.  This also works.  It is easier to hold the soaker down in a bowl of water to fill it, than it is to try and pour water in the tiny hole.  My daughter could not believe how far it could spray.

Last up is the Micro Arcade, Tetris.This handheld game comes with a USB charging cord.  Sort of neat because you can see the components inside.  Has an on/off switch, as well as a volume switch.




This is not all that the World's Smallest has of course.  I have a previous purchase of a Etch-a-Sketch, and a Yo-Yo.  I collect Schoenhut dolls, that are antique dolls that are made of wood with spring/metal joints, so they can be posed.  They are 12"-21" and are from the early 1900's.I love to use accessories like this with the dolls.

These tiny toys are perfect stocking stuffers.  You can choose from the World's Smallest Barbie to a World's Smallest Lincoln Log Set.  They are amazing!!  They carry tiny handheld electronics as well as mini Boardwalk Arcades, like Skeeball.

Visit the Super Impulse website and then you can purchase these items on Amazon or at a local retailer.  Be sure to give them a follow on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Glad we could meet today, where neighbors share!


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Janie Bee Quilted Nap Mats - A Gift Idea



Hi Neighbors!!

This is one of my favorite gift ideas this year!! Janie Bee Quilted Nap Mats are exactly what the young toddler or pre-schooler needs.  Their very own nap mat.  Whether it is nap time at daycare or pre-school or even at home, this nap mat gives your child their own special quilt to use for naps.



Each one of the Janie Bee Quilted Nap Mats are 100% hand made.
From their website:
  • Mats are filled with 100% 2" polyester quilters' batting.
  • Nap Mats measure 20" - 21" across and are 53"-55" long.
  • Minky blankets (double thickness) and pillowcases are attached to mats at left side.
  • Blankets measure 48" X 30" Pillowcases measure 17" x 13"
  • A pillow (11" x 16") is included in order. Pillow may be machine washed but must be air dried
  • Mats roll up and secure with top stitched fabric ties and convenient shoulder straps.
  • Completely machine washable/dryer safe.
  • All pricing includes personalization with an embroidered name plate which can be seen when rolled.
Be sure to read the care instructions on their website, so you do not ruin your beautiful nap mat.




When you visit the Janie Bee website, if you do not see a mat in a print or design that you like, they are more than willing to work with you and create a special design.



These nap mats are also great for trips, visiting gramma and grandpa, camping or just napping at home.  Each nap mat includes a name plate that can easily be seen when the mat is rolled up.  This is good for daycares and preschools, to help identify your child's mat.



We have a friend, who was given one of these for her son, who took it everywhere.  After her daughter was born she made sure to purchase her one too.  I highly recommend the Janie Bee Quilted Nap Mats.  They are well made and I just love the care that goes in to making one of these mats.  Mats are shipped within 48 hours of purchase, except for custom mats which you should allow 2 weeks.



After you visit the Janie Bee website to pick a mat, be sure to also follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

The most exciting news is, one neighbors is going to win a Janie Bee Quilted Nap Mat for their own!!  Be sure to enter and share with your friends and family so they can enter too!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CozyPhones Make a Great Stocking Stuffer



Hey neighbors!!

Still looking for that extra gift or stocking stuffer?  May I recommend CozyPhones?  CozyPhones have both wired and wireless headphones that are some of the most comfortable to wear that I have ever tried.  The speakers are in a comfortable headband!


CozyPhones work great for children and adults alike.  The way they are made allows you to adjust the actual speaker location to get the best fit and best listening experience.  The headbands are also much more comfortable for children than some bulky headphones that are hard or that do not adjust properly for fit.

My daughter loves wearing the wireless, Bluetooth CozyPhones when out for walks or jogging.  She also naps with them on to help block out excess noise.  They worked great on the cruise she took, because she was able to catch a quick nap during the day even with her sister in the same room.



CozyPhones for children come in several different designs, like Paw Patrol, unicorns, and pirates.  They are perfect for trips.  The headband headphones do not bang or catch on carseats.  They make listening easy and children can even doze off with them on without being uncomfortable.  Another nice feature is, the CozyPhones are designed, that should the headband get dirty, you can easily remove the speakers and wash the headband.  You can then re-insert the speakers after the headband dries.




Highly recommend CozyPhones as a gift or stocking stuffer.  Find out more on their website and then check out their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Instagram - HERE

See you soon, where neighbors share!!



Hearth Hounds Stockings



Hi Neighbors!!

So good to see you today!! Look at these unique stockings we found for dog lovers!!  They are from Hearth Hounds.  Ours looks like a Golden Doodle!!  Yes, They look like dogs!!  They do hang upside down, but they are so cute!!



My daughter loves this one that looks like her pet Jules!!  They are nice and big 10" by 21.5", so it will be easy to fill with a bunch of stocking stuffers for your favorite canine.  There is room for a large bone!!  🦴 The Doodle stocking is golden in color, and has longer faux fur on the front and a softer, shorter fur on the back of the stocking.  A beautiful ribbon collar with a bell attached is around the neck of the stocking.  A gold tone D-ring is attached for hanging your stocking.  It is very well made.

They have several breeds to choose from.  Hoping to see an Aussie in there soon!!  What a great gift for your own dog, or for a friend who has a dog.  Stockings are priced $34.99-$39.99 and there is free shipping until December 31st in the US.

Visit the Hearth Hounds website and then check out their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Thanks for stopping in where neighbors share!


USAopoly Has Games for the Holiday!



Hey neighbors!!

Looking for some games to give as gifts?  Check out USAopoly!!  They have games for all ages!!  We have Codenames Disney Family Edition, Match-O-Rama, and Telestrations.  Each of these are great family games.  We have played Telestrations before and have really enjoyed the game.

Codenames Disney is designed for ages 8 and up.  2 - 8+ people can play at a time.  Play time is approximately 15 minutes.  The Disney Family Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with some of Disney’s most beloved properties from the past 90 years. Two Cluemasters give one-word clues to help their teammates identify the Disney characters, locations and items from a 25 card game grid. Including both pictures and words, it’s family fun for Disney fans of all ages.



Match-O-Rama can be played by 4-8 players, ages 8+.  In this fun family game, you have to guess what the other players will say.  Game play is about 20 minutes.  We love games like this!!  here is a sample from one of the cards:
A. Something you see in a pirate movie
B. Something you look forward to in the morning
C. Something people complain about other than their job




Telestrations is basically like playing the telephone game.  This game is serious fun!!  The first player is given a word to sketch, they pass it to the next person who guesses what they drew and they write it down.  The next player then draws what the second player wrote down.  This goes on until the last player writes down what they see drawn.  Then you share the results.  We have had some really strange results after it has gone through several people.




USAopoly is a good place to shop for family games.  We used to have a game night every Friday night.  Now that everyone is older and several of the children are out of the house we do not do it once a week, but we still love to have random game nights when several of us can get together.  Games make great gifts, because they draw people together and usually a lot of fun ensues.  So grab a stack of games to add to your holiday gifts.

Visit the USAopoly website to find other fun games.  You will also be able to find out where to purchase the games.  Then take a moment to follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Thanks for taking time to visit awhile, where neighbors share!