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Tapple - A Fantastically Fun Game

Hey Neighbors! Here is a fantastically fun game for family game night, or when you get together over the holidays!  Tapple is done by the same company who did Telestrations , which is also a favorite of ours.  Some of you may remember our review of Telestrations a couple of years ago.  Anyway, Tapple is a self contained game, that is so much fun.  I actually had my first chance at trying this game a ChiTag in Chicago.  You really need to try to go next year if you can! I played Tapple with the representative that was present and another blogger.  Our card was - Things at a Party.  The first player picks the card and chooses the category (this was Things at a Party).  They then tap the red timer button in the center of the game and call out an item found at a party that begins with one of the letters found on the outside of the Tapple game.  They name the item and push down the lever with the appropriate letter, then tap the timer for the next person.  The next person the

Imagine I Can Roll and Bowl Anywhere

Hi Neighbors! Hope you have had a Happy Thanksgiving and are headed in to a beautiful weekend.  I have a cute game to share with you from Manhattan Toy the Imagine I Can brand.  Designed for ages 3 and up, it is a portable tabletop game of mini bowling and a marble obstacle course.  (Please be careful of young children around the marbles.) The mini bowling is set up with 6 colored pins and a wooden ball for knocking the pins over.  I am sure you can create many different ways to play this.  See who can knock over the most pins with one roll.  Or perhaps give a time limit in which they have to knock over all the pins before setting them back up to try again. The marble obstacle course is a little harder.  You have a wooden bridge, a small wooden tunnel and a wooden cup.  Set the course up in the manner you like and then see how quickly you can complete the course.  You could also put a large sheet of paper or poster board under the course and draw lines or paths you must s

Bommerscheim Buddies, So Adorable

Hey neighbors! Here is the perfect holiday gift for an expectant mom, infant or toddler.   It is a Bommerscheim Buddie!  They are cute, cuddly and just the right size.  How many moms out there remember their youngster dragging around a stuffed animal.  The Bommerscheim Buddies will meet the needs of a toddler.  The long ears make him easy to grasp and carry around.  He is of course soft and cuddly, being made of a flannel or fleece.  There are many patterns and colors to choose from. The best part of a Bommerscheim Buddie is, he comes with a removable cover for washing!  When you purchase your Buddie just choose an extra cover either the same print or another of your choice.  Then if your child's Buddie should get dirty or soiled, you can remove the cover, replace it with the spare and throw the other cover in the wash.  Bommerscheim Buddies have no snaps, zippers or buttons to hurt that tender skin, he closes with hook and loop (velcro) on his tail and feet

KiteReaders Black Friday Deal

Hey Neighbors! Check out the great Black Friday Deal at KiteReaders! Beatrix Potter’s children’s books have been classics for decades, and now you can get 3 of her most famous titles for only $0.99! Award winning children’s digital publisher  KiteReaders    is offering an exclusive Black Friday Deal TODAY ONLY. Simply use the coupon codes below for your preferred book version at checkout on the  KiteReaders Store !  Original Value:  $8.97 With Coupon Code: $0.99 Both coupons are valid only on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 12 am PST – 11:59 pm PST. Kindle 99¢ Deal Coupon Code  :  krbfkin iBooks 99¢ Deal Coupon Code  :  krbfibk Get this fantastic deal while it lasts! Redeem your exclusive code on the  KiteReaders Store   now! Be sure to use the code above to get this great deal! Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just want to take a moment to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my neighbors and friends here At the Fence!  May you have a peaceful day filled with family and friends! See you tomorrow, At the Fence!

Famosa Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge and Snow Adventure Car and Tow

Hi Neighbors! One of our most recent finds is the Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge and the Pinypon Snow Adventure Car and Tow.  My daughter and I had a great time setting up the Ski Lodge.  The Car and Tow just need a few stickers added. The two sets can be played with together, so we quickly combined and mixed up the accessories.  The Pinypon characters are so much fun,because you can swap them around, change accessories, hair, clothing, even remove their hair and turn their head around for a different expression.  (Yes, they actually have two faces!)  There is a tree, snowman, picnic table, fireplace, and ski rack.  A snowmobile is also included, along with a cute little dog.  The Ski Lodge set comes with 3 Pinypon and one dog. The Ski Lodge has a small hill the Pinypon can ski down and it has an ice skating rink.  I am talking you add water and freeze, so your Pinypon can go ice skating!  I recommend a parent fill this and freeze it.  There is a small lift on the side

At the Fence Update!

Hey neighbors! All Monday I was down with a bug, so I am presently playing catch up!  All winners have been contacted and I am going to try to get up three posts today, as I will not be posting tomorrow, other than a scheduled Thanksgiving post.  I will be back Friday with more reviews and of course giveaways. I am also going back to listing giveaways in the sidebar as the page was more difficult to maintain and the sidebar is easier for readers.  Please continue entering, tweeting and sharing the giveaways.  Thank you again, especially to my regulars! See you soon, At the Fence!

Novica, New Premium Gift Wrap and Giveaway

Hey neighbors! Do you like to shop handcrafted items?   Novica has artisans from around the world! Now, they also offer premium gift wrapping.  for approx. $3.95-$5.95 you can add premium wrapping with you gift from Novica. Novica Premium Gift Wrap: Turn your gift-giving into an art form with our new premium gift wrapping service!   Delivering a beautiful handmade treasure, wrapped by hand in exquisite packaging will make your gifts truly unforgettable.   Above all, it's EASY! Just select the premium gift wrapping option during checkout and we do the rest. No more last minute worries about presentation - your gifts will be the best dressed every time!   Most premium gift wrap is only $3.95 - $5.95 per item. Now, I received a $25 GC so I could have a chance to experience the new premium gift wrapping.  I have already ordered, but have not yet received my package.  I ordered the bracelet below, when it comes in I will be sure to share it! Novica would also like to give o

Super Duper, Super Gift Ideas!

Hey Neighbors! Looking for that special gift idea?  Something more than just a toy or electronic gadget?  How about an educational game?  Take a look at the great games Super Duper Publications has to offer.  We received Hopping Frogs!, Turtle Talk, and some Tongue Twister Pencils.    What parent would not enjoy their child receiving a game that encourages learning? Hopping Frogs is the Hippity-Hoppity Language and Articulation Game for P, B, T, D, K, G, and F (PreK and up).  Hopping Frogs will help your child with their language development, by using Vocabulary Building, Simple Analogies, and Naming.  With a colorful board, lily pads and plenty of leaping frogs, this game will be sure to hold your child's attention as they learn.  This is a game, I personally would set up on the floor.  Set up the board and pace as many frogs as you would like on the trees, plants and flowers in and around the pond.  Set the lily pad cards around the game board.  As a player answers one of

Sunny Side Design Giveaway

Hi Neighbors! I found this etsy shop called Sunny Side Design .  This shop was opened by Angel after she adopted her puppy, Cooper.  As a busy mother of three children, Angel wasn't really sure a puppy would fit into the family equation, but after a few months of pleading and careful consideration, they adopted Cooper through a rescue agency.  Now a year later and they wouldn't trade him for anything.  He has enriched their lives. So, according to Angel, she was inspired by her situation and started Sunny Side Design.  Here is a quote from her Etsy Shop about page: You often hear the saying “Who Rescued Who?”. That was the thought behind the Rescue Me jewelry line. Ask most pet owners and they will tell you that their lives are truly enriched by their furry friends...that they even feel “rescued” by their pets unconditional love &affection. Now Angel has made available a bangle bracelet with charms to show your affection for your adopted pet.  Not o

Image 3D I Love It!

Hey neighbors! I have just got to share this unique company with you.  Talk about a special gift idea!  It is called Image 3D.  Now, I am sure many of you remember Viewmaster reels, right?  I do!  Well, Image 3D lets you create your very own special reels!  Now how great is that?  You can create a family reel and send it to friends and family, or you could design one around a special event for your child, recognizing a milestone in their life.  Maybe you want to share baby's first step, or your ballplayers year, or a music recital, we did a Tae Kwon Do competition and also a photo shoot. They really are reasonably priced also for what you receive.  For $29.95 plus shipping, you can create one reel and receive a viewer in your choice of color (white, black, blue or red), which you can personalize, all packaged in a nice white gift box.  The design program is so easy to use.  Choose your pictures to upload, or if you wish to have a slide with just words or narration, they have