WOW…110 Years Old!! That’s how old Crayola is turning! Think of all the generations that have used Crayola to be creative, I’m sure you did, and I’m sure your children do…
In honor of their 110th birthday, Crayola is celebrating with the 8 original crayons who are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world’s only interactive Crayola family attraction.
The original 8 are on a colorful adventure to spread the news about the party, and they want YOU to join in on the fun!
You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!
Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click “enter now” for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.
The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child’s creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It’s an experience your kids will never forget – and neither will you!
All opinions are my own, Crayola has provided me with information for this posting.
April 22, 2013 – 9:49 PM - | Posted in promotions | 2 Comments »
Happy Birthday Ginger!!!
Yes, it’s Talking Ginger’s birthday!! Who? Talking Ginger! Wait, you don’t know who Talking Ginger is? If you have kids you MUST!! Both of my girls are OBSESSED with the entire Talking Friends line of apps that they can play with on my tablet.
They’d play with the Talking Friends app for hours on end, and when I was approached about Talking Ginger’s birthday, I asked the girls, who’s Talking Ginger? They knew right away, “That’s Talking Tom’s nephew” they told me… And they were right!
Talking Ginger is Talking Tom’s younger nephew, who as well has his own app, fun like the rest, but he’s also there to teach kids things, like brushing their teeth! Talking Ginger’s app has a toothbrush timer, GREAT for getting kids to brush their teeth, but this isn’t the last of Talking Ginger, oh no… A BRAND NEW app is on the way…
The girls were lucky enough to receive an entire Talking Ginger package in honor of Talking Ginger’s birthday, and they were excited as ever when it came and they opened it up. One of the most exciting things it came with was the Talking Ginger stuffed toy. This toy is not only cute, but it interacts with the Talking Ginger app, you simply connect it to your device and away you go with tons of fun! He sings, he talks, and you can even play with Ginger when he’s not hooked up to a device, he has things he does all on his own.. And parents….There IS a volume control so you can turn it down at any point while your kids still have a ton of fun with him.
How would you like to celebrate Talking Ginger’s birthday too? If you visit the Talking Ginger website you (or your kids) can send him a birthday card. But you also have the chance to win a Talking Ginger prize pack just like the one we received.
The Talking Ginger Prize Package is valued at over $150 and includes the following: Talking Ginger Toy, iPhone Case, Magnets, Notebooks, Keychain, water bottle and more…
This awesome package includes a Talking Ginger Superstar toy, and Iphone Case, magnets, notebooks, and more – it’s valued at over $150!
All you have to do is enter via the Giveaway Widget below, and make sure to do the mandatory entry of leaving me a comment on this post, just tell me who in your household would love this prize package most?
April 22, 2013 – 10:34 AM - | Posted in Giveaways, Reviews | 42 Comments »
Finding activities for the classroom isn’t always an easy task. There’s websites, blogs, and even Pinterest, but it’s great to have information all in one place rather than scouring the web for hours…Teachers just don’t have the time!
TeachHUB is a one stop shop for teachers for up-to-date education and information. Teachers can visit TeachHUB and share their ideas with other teachers, they can see what other’s are doing in their own classroom, or just a place to to go to find things for your educational purposes.
TeachHUB recognizes that teachers don’t have a lot of time, and their mission is to help teachers improve the quality of education by helping and providing them with the most current, complete and affordable resources for all K-12 educators. TeachHUB.com provides the latest in education technology, news and tools. It’s a great free resource for all K-12 teachers.
TeachHUB was built by teachers, for teachers. You can find free lesson plans, professional development and even real teacher blogs. You’ll find just about everything an educator needs to maintain a level of excellence in their own classrooms.
TeachHUB is a very easy site to navigate, at a quick look you can find the top stories on the home page, as well as the newest topics. TeachHUB asked some of us to survey children in our classrooms with a variety of different questions. Like what they’d like to be when they grew up, their favorite books, what their favorite subject was, and more. For the younger kids it was a little challenging, my favorite was the “what is a card catalogue for?” question, most were clueless….
TeachHUB took all of our surveys and created the first infographic made by kids:
TeachHUB.com is a free resource for teachers and parents who want the latest in education news and technology. You can see the latest articles from TeachHUB by subscribing to their Facebook page or following them on Twitter.
I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, and content and opinions expressed here are all my own. To learn more about the TeachHUB.com, visit their website. #CleverTeachers #NLW13
April 20, 2013 – 10:24 PM - | Posted in daily life, Reviews | 1 Comment »
A few days ago you may have seen a post I wrote about wanting to get back to the gym. I still do, but then the financial part of my brain kicks in, and asks me could it be a waste of money?
I already pay for Zumba, I do DDPYoga at home, I have a Total Gym in my basement that I use. Do I really need to pay for a gym membership as well? Could I just get away with purchasing gym equipment and creating my own home gym in my basement?
It’s options I need to weigh in on. How much could I save myself by shelling out money now, creating an investment and finding some wholesale gym equipment?
Would I use the equipment at home?
My answer, probably not. From what I’ve found out about myself, is if I have to go somewhere to workout or weigh in, I do a whole lot better sticking to my routine, to my goals. I don’t know what it is about being home, maybe I’m more comfortable, maybe I just find too many excuses and other things to do instead of working out. Especially in the basement, I can see the laundry that has to be done, I can see other housework that I need to do. Put off my workout to help the kids with something.
Excuse after Excuse is what I’ll find at home, so maybe a home gym isn’t for me. Is it for you? Where do you workout? Would you rather do it in the gym or at home with your own equipment?
April 19, 2013 – 10:58 AM - | Posted in daily life | 4 Comments »
I didn’t think much of birth announcements when I had my girls. Maybe I’m an odd duck, but it just wasn’t something we thought of, however, today it’s something I wish we had done. Considering we live so far away from most of our family and friends, it probably would have been a great idea, seeing as Facebook wasn’t as largely used then as it is today.
There are so many choices for customized birth announcements today, you can include a photo, include all of their birth information, just about anything you’d like to include, you can. I bet there’s even places that will send them out for you as well taking the work out of almost everything.
If you have a little one coming soon, I really advise you to check out birth announcements. What a great memory to keep in the baby book and to show your child when they’re older, I’m sure they’d enjoy it. You can check out Photo Birth Announcement Cards from Little One Prints for some ideas. They have many stylish ideas, and just about anyone would find something they like. I searched around a bit and found so many cute announcements that I could have used, and included their photos in when they were babies.
Little One Prints has an amazing selection of cards, definitely a place worth looking into if you’re on the hunt for your birth announcements.
April 19, 2013 – 10:51 AM - | Posted in daily life | No Comments »