Friday, April 29, 2016

Hallmark's Star Wars Itty Bittys to Delight Young Nephews and Nieces

I know that some of my nephews and nieces haven't seen the Star Wars movie yet. I'm sure the same goes for you guys. Some of the little ones aren't old enough yet, but they just know about all the hype! I have my 4 year old nephew talking about Jabba the Hut. He even "gurgles" like Chewbacca, but he has never seen the films. It's pretty hilarious! I know that the kids would really love to snuggle a Star Wars Itty Bitty.

It's sweet that these Itty Bittys Star Wars Han Solo and Princess Leia come in a pair. I wish they'd paired back up again sooner.. while there was still time..

Okay, this is my favorite the Itty Bittys Star Wars plush collector set. It has a touch of everything from Obi-Wan to C-3P0. Plus they're so cute! I kind of want these for myself, honestly. The original Star Wars has a very special place in my heart, and I know that once I show the movies to the kids, they will feel the same.

I know for sure this fuzzy Itty Bittys Star Wars Chewbacca plush would make my nephew smile! He even makes me happy, he's just precious.

Never in my life did I think I would I say that Darth Vader was adorable. This Itty Bitty Star Wars Darth Vader plush is so darling and I really want him to sit with me at my desk while I work.

The other famous face from the movies is a little green man. This Itty Bitty Star Wars Yoda plush needs to be part of my collection! I think the kids would really enjoy having all the Jedi to play with. You could also tell them the story about the Jedi Knights, which would be a fun activity!

Onward to the new Star Wars movie! The Itty Bitty Star Wars BB-8 plush is a must have! He's friendly looking and a fun character. I know the kids would really enjoy having BB around.

I am the most excited about the Itty Bitty Star Wars Rey plush. I can't wait to show my niece the plush doll and to show her the movies when she's a bit older. Rey is a great role model, in my opinion!

There are more Itty Bitty Star Wars characters that I left out, so check them all out on Amazon. The Itty Bitty's Star Wars plushies are really a great way to introduce the whole Star Wars universe to the kids. You could even sneak in a couple for yourself!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Silly, Whimsical and Imaginative Playclothes from Wild Things

I needed to drag myself away from this website because it's just so wonderful. When I was a kid, the best outside activity was always role playing. My siblings and I would run around being characters from all sorts of video games, movies, or books. The only thing that would have made it extra special would have been wearing a fun outfit. These character play dresses from Wild Things Dresses on Etsy are so exciting!

I picked these two first because I think a lot of us have dogs. My kids love my puppies and play with them virtually all day sometimes! A fun idea would be to dress your little nephews in a Blue puppy dog dungaree costume and nieces in the Puppy Dog Girls dress and let them roam free with some of their best friends! Just the thought of this is absolutely adorable!

What does the fox say? Oh my goodness this is so cute! The Girls Fox Dress costume and the Fox Dungaree Costume are great little costumes for little campers out there. I can see making camping a little extra special by playing hide and seek with your little foxes. One of my nephews loves foxes - I wish he wasn't so big for this!

Now you can have a monsters on land and sea! The Dragon monster dress is great for little girls! Especially if you have some tomboys on your hands like I do. What a great way to play hot lava monster too. On the other hand, this Shark dungaree would be an awesome outfit to take with you to the beach. I love the cute little fin on the back! My nephew would love to run around like a shark.

These are practically the same except for the cut. There is a Children's Tiger Dress and a Children's Tiger Dungaree. I like being able to have options, because you know how picky kids can be with certain articles of clothing. Both are precious and very silly which is always a winner!

My personal favorite the Panda girls play dress! Why can't they have it in my size? I'm going to have to get this for my niece, because it says auntie all over it!

If you like this idea of playful dress up clothing, you should really check out Wild Things Dresses on Etsy. These are so much fun and very creative! I know that this would be a great way to spark their imagination. What animal is your favorite or your kiddos' favorite? I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Let's Play Ice Cream Parlor!

Summer will be fast approaching and I know it's always good to prepare! I always end up taking care of a bunch of kids during the summer. One of the most important things during the season is ice cream!

When I found these ice cream parlor play sets, I thought they would be a fun addition to normal ice cream time.

Make sure that you don't accidentally mix real ice cream into this Play-Doh Perfect Twist Ice Cream Playset! The kids can learn how to make those fun little twists with Play Doh. They definitely would enjoy putting decorations on the all the different treats. If there is such a thing as rainbow Play Doh, I would definitely try to find it specifically for this playset.

I have a little weak spot for playsets. Check out this Old Fashioned Sweet Shop Playset. Sometimes I get complaints when I tell the kids we have to build it before we can play, but it ends up being a fun project. I always feel like paper dolls really inspire playing make-believe.

My older cousins used to play with Playmobil when they were little. This Playmobil Super Set Ice Cream Parlour would be an awesome addition to a Playmobil city set. I love all the little tiny pieces that come with it and how you can accessorize all your people in your Playmobil town!

Many of my nieces are starting to get into the My Little Pony phase. This colorful My Little Pony Ice Cream Dream Supreme With Rainbow Swirl would definitely make an ice cream sundae day with auntie very exciting! I hope they don't mind the older Rainbow Dash model, because this play set is really fun! It even comes with tiny ice cones and an ice cream scoop.

Is American Girl still in? Because this American Girl - Samantha's Ice Cream Parlor would be a great dolly playset! I love how elegant the parlor looks. There are nine scoops of pretend ice cream in chocolate, strawberry, and mint. It can be served in the pair of cones, bowls, or glass cups with shiny cup holders.

I know my niece would love this Mega Bloks Hello Kitty Ice Cream Parlor. This could also be a great addition to other Mega Bloks sets that you might have. The clean up for this would be very easy. It would also be great for travel!

Check out more ice cream parlor items on Amazon to make ice cream time even more fun! Who thought that would even be possible? What do you guys think? Let me know down below in the comments.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Finding Dory Activity Books

When I said I was going to make a big deal out of the new movie "Finding Dory," I really meant it! Let's take a look at the Official Trailer!

Can you see why everyone is so excited? Everyone loves Dory! Where did she come from, anyway? At any rate there are so many Finding Dory activity books on Amazon that can be used for a pre-movie party! Or mail them to your far-off nieces and nephews as an out-of-the-blue surprise.

Of course, this Disney Pixar Finding Dory Mega Coloring Book would be a huge hit with your nieces and nephews. Sometimes it's hard to get them to sit still, but if you have a group of them over and then host a coloring contest it makes it even more entertaining!

If the mega coloring book above wasn't enough, this Disney Pixar Finding Dory Colouring Book should give you even more coloring material! A little variety never hurt anyone.

It's no secret my favorite activity tends to be the messiest. The kids and I would love the Disney Pixar Finding Dory Paint Palette Book. Don't you like the fish shape the paints come in? Super clever.

Why just color when you can have stickers too? This Disney Pixar Finding Dory Just Keep Swimming Book lets us color and put stickers all over the pages. I know my busy little ones like to alternate creative outlets - it keeps their attention longer. This would be a really fun activity to do.

I think that Finding Dory Life's a Rainbow Book is the ultimate activity book! There are all sorts of games, like matching or completing puzzles. This book comes complete with stickers that you can use all through the book.

There are quite a few Finding Dory children's activity books on Amazon. Take a look and plan your pre-movie party now!

Do you guys have any plans for the new Finding Dory movie? I'd love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

Fun Fruit-Shaped Pillows for Auntie's Summer Playroom

I've noticed that I've neglected to talk about things that older kids can enjoy too. I am an auntie of some teenagers and even older! I hate to admit that, but that's beside the point. I know these Fruit Pillows on Amazon would be fun decor for all ages. Plus, cute fruit "objects" have become a bit of a sensation lately.

It's so hard to choose which fruit is my favorite, but this Watermelon Home Decor Pillow is pretty cute. In fact, it looks fairly comfortable too. I definitely like the "cartoon" design, because I think the kids would like it better than a more realistic looking watermelon.

I have a friend who would instantly buy this Strawberry Pillow. She already has a strawberry purse! This is clearly a decorative pillow. It seems quite bulky. This would be cute to use in a strawberry themed bedroom.

This Peach Pillow almost has a very Japanese feel. It looks like it came straight from an anime! This would also make a great decor pillow for college kids or even little kids. This fruit pillow looks as soft as an actual peach.

I think this Apple Pillow would be a great gift for any college kids going to school to be a teacher. Also, apples are like every kid's favorite fruit! Overall, this would be a great choice if you do decide to get any fruit pillow.

I can't get enough of this Banana Peeled Pillow! It's very close to being my favorite out of them all. It's darling and hysterical at the same time.

Didn't see your favorite fruit here? Take a look at other Fruit Pillows on Amazon. What do you guys think of this fruit fad? Tell me about it, I would love to hear your opinion.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Awesome Star Wars Bento Boxes to Make Lunch Fun!

So, it's possible I may have to do this for my own sake. I know the kids liked Star Wars, but probably not as much as I did! I think some of these rad Star Wars Bentos would be a great hit for my next lunch date! Maybe some of your nephews and nieces would love these as a gifts. Check these out!

Well, this Japan Lunch Box 4 Tier Bento Box Star Wars Face would be an awesome way to have lunch! If any of your kids really enjoy the classic Star Wars, this would be the best bento box set to give. Boba Fett and C3P0 is are my favorite designs. They're adorable. I'll have to get this for myself!

The Star Wars R2-D2 Bento Box comes with all sorts of stuff. There are three containers and a Death Star press to darken your sandwich if you wish. This was just brilliantly put together. I know my nephew would really enjoy this purely because he enjoys putting things together. This bento would make lunch really fun!

I really like the art style for this Star Wars sealed container. My favorite is probably the one with all the stormtroopers on it! I can see myself getting a few of these for all the kids and having a big party!

Admittedly, this Japan Lunch Box 4 Tier Bento Box Star Wars Comic Cover will probably be used by me. I think once the kids are old enough to read comics I could whip these out as a surprise! I can always save these for a later time. Right now, it would be for myself! Every Aunt needs to spoil herself too of course.

Take a peek at all the Star Wars Bentos on Amazon. I'm sure you'll find something your kids would love. It'll make lunch more fun! Let me know what you think below in the comments section.

Adorable VW Camper Van Lunch Boxes for Kids

Sometimes being old school is cool! I love sharing stories with my nieces and nephews. I even enjoy pointing things out that I liked doing or seeing when I was their age. The classic VW Camper is something they know I love and they have started to like them too. These awesome lunchboxes by The Monster Factory would make packing lunches so exciting!

I want one of these VW Camper Van Lunchboxes for myself! I know my nephews would love these to take their lunches in. They're actually quite big, measuring 6 x 4 x 12 inches. Another cool thing about these lunchboxes is that they are fully insulated. You can put cold items in there, or even a fresh warm meal and it should stay that temperature until lunchtime.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Really Amazing Playhouses by Imagine That Playhouse on Etsy

Springtime is here, which means my nephews and nieces will be playing outside almost exclusively.

I've had so many moments where I've thought "Man, I wish I had this as a kid." I run into so many awesome things, but nothing even comes close to these Playhouses by Imagine That Playhouse on Etsy. They're so creative, and they remind me of a Dr. Seuss book! Check it out!

This Extra Large Playhouse is the most tame out of all the playhouses. Yes I know, that's pretty funny right? I think I would have a hard time dragging the kids out of this thing when it gets dark. If I were younger I would try to convince my parents to let me live in this playhouse.

This farm-themed playhouse brings me back to my youthful summers, when I spent most of my time with my grandparents. The Silo Playhouse would make a great addition for anyone that already lives on a farm. This would have been so much fun to play on. Plus I think it's tall enough that a kid might be able to see all the farm animals roaming around!

This is what I call the Dr. Seuss house. The BIG Playhouse has the funkiest windows. This would be great for my yard! I really enjoy the additional touches, like the climbing wall.

Now this Pirate Playhouse would inspire some great role playing games! I really wish we could see what the inside looks like, but after seeing the rest of them, I'm sure it would be impressive. Can you imagine really large get togethers with the kids and the look on their faces when you show them this? It would be such a blast.

This Dollhouse Playhouse is the monster of all playhouses! This might as well be on a school playground. I love having a swing set, because all of my kids love them. The only problem is I don't know if I have room for such an amazing playset! It would take up much of the yard.

Check out more Playhouses by Imagine That Playhouse on Etsy! What is your favorite playhouse? Tell me about it in the comments below!