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    Friday
    Nov042016

    Two hot picture books for kids from popular hit songs for adults (Brief book review)

    Everything old is made new again. Sometimes such creations stink (nearly every remade movie), sometimes they soar.

    The following two fantastic new picture books for kiddos based on popular songs for grownups belong firmly and forever in the latter category. (They make great holiday gifts, too.)

    FOOTLOOSE by Kenny Loggins, illustrated by Tim Bowers (Music & Lyrics by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford)

    footloose picture book ...

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    Wednesday
    Nov022016

    Stocking stuffer for Hot Wheels® fans: PlayTape® Track & Curves

    My grandsons have hundreds of Hot Wheels® vehicles. Race cars, trucks, emergency vehicles, and more. Literally hundreds filling buckets and boxes.

    I used to carry a new one for their collection to give them each time I arrived at their door. No more. They have plenty, I think.

    What they don't have, though, are roads on which to roll those nifty mini machines. And though Hot Wheels® are plenty of fun to roll and race sans tracks, the new PlayTape® Track and accompanying PlayTape® Track Curves will be a fabulous and fun addition to their collection.

    playtape track and curves

    InRoad Toys rolled out the nifty Hot Wheels® PlayTape® goodies...

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    Wednesday
    Oct192016

    Trio of treats: Three interactive Halloween picture books (Brief book reviews)

    Little Bee Books offers up a bevy of Halloween-themed books for little (and big) readers. Here are three brief book reviews on treats I recently received from the publisher just in time for sharing this spooky season.

    WHERE IS OWL'S SCARF by Brandy Cooke, illustrated by Valentina Belloni

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    IF YOU'RE SPOOKY AND...

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    Friday
    Oct142016

    ETEKCITY Digital Kitchen Scale: The key to perfect portion control

    Portion control is key to a better bottom line, whether we're talking one's budget or body. Buying in bulk and portioning out pieces and servings saves money. Portioning out the correct serving sizes when gobbling goodies at snack time saves calories.

    It takes a precise kitchen scale for perfect portioning, though, as eye balling just doesn't cut it. The ETEKCITY Digital Kitchen Scale — a handy dandy tool I recently received free for review — portions precisely, perfectly. Every time.

    etekcity digital kitchen scale 

    The sleek Digital Kitchen Scale has an 11-pound capacity and measures ingredients by grams, milliliters, pounds and ounces. It also has...

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    Friday
    Sep302016

    Brief book reviews: Two school story series for boys and girls

    Award-winning children's author Rachel Renee Russell — along with daughters, co-writer Erin and illustrator Nikki — offers an update to her bestselling Dork Diaries series and a brand-new series boys will love, too.

    Meet Max and the "Super Squee Edition" starring Nikki:

    THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY: LOCKER HERO by Rachel Renee Russell

    max crumbly

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    Friday
    Sep232016

    Make memories — and boost memory — with Gigamons from Blue Orange Games

    I used to have an amazing memory. I could recall faces, names, numbers, events, location of pictures and text on printed pages, a fair amount of trivia, and more. Age and MS have done a number on my noggin', though, so you won't hear me bragging about my sharp skills in that area any more.

    Instead, I seek out ways to continually sharpen my short-term memory. Playing games certainly helps. And is fun. Especially games enjoyed with grandkids. Double that when played with my grandkids and my adult kids.

    Which is exactly what I recently did with Bud (grandkid) and Brianna (adult kid). I received an intriguing game free for review from Blue Orange Games — Gigamons this time — and recruited Bud and Brianna to go a few rounds with me on the magical memory boosting game.

    gigamons game review 

    The official description of Gigamons, The quest for magical Elemons!...

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