It was gorgeous out this morning when we went to the gym, but when we came out it was raining. I was really hoping to spend some of the day outside working on the rose bushes. Maybe tomorrow!
He is adorable!
So, instead I figured I would share this really neat company with my neighbors here At the Fence. It is called Happy Toy Machine. You actually get to design your own stuffed toy. I made Webster, our new puppy. But, I am getting ahead of myself. Let me back up and tell you more about the company first. When you visit their website, you sign in, and then start creating. It is actually quite a bit of fun! Be sure to let your child help, they will enjoy this. You can choose a bear, puppy, cat, bunny, cow, robot, monster, alien, or a surprise. I actually created a moose using the cow shape. And a really cute cat! You choose what you want to start with, and then go in and change different features and body parts. I started with the head. So far there is only one torso shape. Next you can change the arms and legs. It is fun watching your creation being made right there. Then comes the tail, optional wings, and horns. After completing the body you can work on the head. Eyes, ears, eyebrows, nose, mouth, and facial features have several options to choose from, so feel free to play around until you get it right. The facial features include, moustaches, whiskers, freckles, and pink cheeks. Hair is an option they are working on, but is not available right now. Clothes and sound are also upcoming features. They do have designs, that you can add to the torso of your creation. There are stars, paw prints, hearts, targets, etc. You can also add writing. I put a paw print in white with Webster underneath in blue. You can change the color of your creation, and I mean just about any part of your creation can be a different color. I did Webster in black, with white paws, white muzzle, blue eyes, and of course his name in blue. When you are done, you can save your project and create another. You can share your completed toys with friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
"Happy Toy Machine lets you create your own cool, cute, and crazy custom plush (stuffed) toys.
Design as many toys as you want for free, share them with your
friends, and only buy one when you're ready. When you order we'll make
your one-of-a-kind custom toy and ship it straight to you."
I think I lost him to M!
Happy Toy Machine allows you to create a unique gift for that special child. What child would not like to have their very own, one of a kind creation! You can create a toy for them, or give them a gift certificate and let them create their own. Or maybe you could let them design and play around and then order something they created without them knowing! A regular size toy 10-15 inches tall costs $29.99. The large toy, 20-26 inches, is $49.99. There are no extra charges for the embroidering of a name. Everything I mentioned above comes in the cost of your creation. It usually takes between 7-10 days to receive your plush toy.
M with Webster and Webster!
Be sure to follow Happy Toy Machine on Twitter and "like" them on Facebook.
Now, here is the great news! One neighbor will get a regular size Happy Toy Machine plush of their own. (Your own design of course.) Tweeting in only allowed once a day on this giveaway per sponsors request. Please pay attention to the information below. Giveaway will end 10/10
will have six months to redeem the small toy from Happy Toy Machine.
Winner must have completed the mandatory entry in order to all other
entries to count. Giveaway is for US residents with a non-P.O. Box
shipping address only. Winner will have 72 hours to respond and provide
shipping information or a new winner will be selected.
Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat gift idea for someone with a young child. Here we have I Can Sign (First Words) from Baby First TV. Now, I am just going to share right here that we have friends who have taught two of their children to sign at a very young age. And it works! Their children could sign before they could talk. The Dvd will teach your child many useful words that will be used in day to day life. Words like: eat, water, milk, cookie, ear, feet hands, kiss, sleep, book, mother, father, and many other words. Each word is taught in a short video clip where they will see pictures of the word/item and people signing. There is also a little character at the bottom corner of the video signing along. The Dvd can be done on English or Spanish. Also included on the Dvd are printable coloring pages that you can print off by inserting the Dvd into your computer. Inside the cover of the Dvd case is a little booklet that covers some of the words you and your child
When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy
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