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Neater Feeder, Mess Proof Pet Feeder Review & Giveaway!!!


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Tired of kicking over your dog or cat’s water bowl or having water on your floor from messy drinkers?  If so the Neater Feeder is what you need.  The Neater Feeder is the only feeding system on the market that manages the mess by containing and separating spilled food from spilled water!    The Neater Feeder provides a healthier eating environment for your pet. First, it keeps their dining area neat, clean, and more sanitary. It also deters pests from getting to your pet’s food or water and reduces the spills and mess that attract them in the first place. Further, the Neater Feeder for dogs is elevated, improving comfort, improving digestion, and reducing neck and joint strain.

In the past we have tried a Neater Feeder with our large American Bulldog and loved it so we were eager to try the cat Neater Feeder with our Pixie Bobcat, Max.  The Neater Feeder comes with leg extensions you can use or leave off.  We left them off and Max seemed to do very well with his eating.  It was nice to have his food and water contained where it would not be kicked or dumped.  The Neater Feeder works just as well for cats as it does for dogs and our Maltese who is actually smaller than Max would be fine with a Neater Feeder of this size as well.  If you are looking for a better solution for feeding your dogs and cats, Neater Feeder can help you achieve that.  Mommy Ramblings likes it so much we are adding Neater Feeder to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Emerson Creek Pottery, Honey Pot Review & Giveaway!!!

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My little ones love whole milk plain or vanilla yogurt with honey drizzled on it.  They have that for breakfast a lot and they like to put the honey on themselves.  A honey pot can be a great way to  serve your honey whether you use it in tea, on toast or any other way.  Emerson Creek Pottery has some beautiful honey pots in many different designs and colors.  I especially like the Summer Peaks Honey Pot because it reminds me of the mountains where I live, in my favorite season of the year.  This hand-painted Honey Pot is so beautiful and will delight your family and guests.  The honey pot is microwave and dishwasher safe, 100% lead free, and made in the USA.  The wooden honey dipper makes it so easy to dispense the honey.  This honey pot would make a wonderful gift for a tea drinker or any one that loves honey.  Mommy Ramblings is adding the Emerson Creek Honey Pot to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

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SmartLab Toys, Car Design Studio Review & Giveaway!!!

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For boys and of course, girls too that like to design  dream cars, the SmartLab Car Design Studio will be a huge hit.  Even though my five-year old is younger than the suggested starting age of 7 for this toy, he was able to still have a lot of fun and was very proud of his car.  The design studio comes with car bodies and then tons of cling on wheels and other car parts kids customize their ride with.  When they have it the way they want, they can put it on the LED light tablet and trace their design, then they can color it in and put the finishing touches on. Best of all the cling car parts can be used again and again so they can create an endless fleet of dream machines!  Mommy Ramblings thinks the Car Design Studio is a great gift idea for the creative kids on your list this year and so we are adding it to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Kids can create countless cool rides using 101 car parts and a high-tech, custom-designed LED-powered light tablet! From Mustangs to Civics, from Lamborghinis to Beetles, it’s a crash course in detailing out custom cars from scratch.

Components:

  • A book to customize a garage full of cars
  • 4″ x 9″ LED light tablet
  • 6 acetate car bodies
  • 95 car body accessory clings
  • 10 colored pencils
  • Sketch paper

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*Winner of the Creative Child Preferred Choice Award
*Winner of the Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
*Winner of Parenting Magazine’s “Top 25 Toys of the Year”

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Winning Moves Games, Super Big Boggle Review and Giveaway!!!

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One of my favorite memories from when I was younger was playing Boggle and then Big Boggle with my family and friends.  It was my mom’s favorite game and it always reminds me of her when I see those games.  It is amazing that no matter how many games go by, it is always a go to game to play.  A friend I have not seen in ages told me recently that one of her favorite memories of my mom is how she always played Boggle with us.  So, I was really excited to find Super Big Boggle at Winning Moves Games.   My mom is no longer here with us but we all love this game in our family and like I said it gives us great memories.  One thing we always liked was that it is not a mindless game, it makes you think and it is so much fun!  Mommy Ramblings thinks Super Big Boggle would make a super family game for under anyone’s tree this year and we are adding it to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

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A super-sized 6×6 grid including the NEW double letter cube and NEW blank cube! Thirty-six letter cubes and a 4-minutes timer provide a fresh challenge with every game!

 

  • Ages:8 and up
  • Players:2 to 4
  • Contents:36 letter cubes, stylish cube grid and dome, 4 minute sand timer and instructions.

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EatSmart™ Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale Review & Giveaway!!!

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Do you hate scales that give you a different reading every time you step on or off or if you position changes so does your weight?  If so, you would be very happy with the EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale.  This great scale does more than give you a consistent reading, it will track your weight.  You can now easily manage your weight loss progress as this scale will display three readings: current weight, your weight change from last weigh in and the total weight loss you have achieve based  on your starting weight.  The scale has a touch screen and auto person identifier!  This scale can help you with your weight loss plan.  This scale would make a great gift for anyone wanting a precise bathroom scale with the bells and whistles to help them with their weight loss goals.  Mommy Ramblings is adding the  EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

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EatSmart™ Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale

The EatSmart Precision Tracker is an essential tool in weight management – giving users the ability to track their weight over time. After each use, the scale will display three readings: current weight, weight change from the last weigh in, and total change from the starting weight. For those working toward a healthier weight, keeping track of your progress can be the motivational tool needed to achieve success. The touch screen interface and automatic person identifier makes the Precision Tracker one of the most unique and user-friendly bathroom scales on the market today. Track progress, stay motivated and achieve long term weight goals!

Features

  1. Measuring Functions: Short Term and Long Term Weight Tracking Capabilities
  2. Proprietary Automatic User Identification Technology; Stores personal data for up to 8 users
  3. EatSmart “Step-On” Technology – Get instant readings!
  4. Large, 3.5″ LCD display with white backlight – Easy to read.
  5. 4 High Precision Sensors – Consistent and accurate measurement
  6. Measurement Modes: Pounds / Kilos
  7. Graduation Increments of .2 lbs. / .1kg
  8. Ultra thin, sleek design with high quality tempered glass platform
  9. Max Weight: 400 lbs / 180 kgs
  10. Auto Calibrated; Includes 4 AAA batteries

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Lehman’s, Wrought Iron Mitten Tree Review & Giveaway!!!

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Living where it gets cold and snowy in the Winter, I sure know what it is like to have soggy mittens coming in along with rosy-cheeked, kids after playing in the snow.  Lehman’s has this great wrought iron Mitten Tree I just had to try.  This nifty tree will air dry your mittens so they are dry and ready for your next adventure.  I like to put ours in front of the fire (not too close) so they are dry in a jiffy but you could put this rack anywhere and it will help your mittens or gloves dry fast.  Mommy Ramblings thinks this great Mitten Tree would make a great gift and so we are putting it on our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

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  • Air-dries up to 4 pairs of mittens or gloves
  • Works great for hats, too
  • Set near your woodstove or heater for warm, toasty mittens, gloves and hats
  • Lightweight and sturdy – will last many years
  • Adds a decorative touch to the hearth
  • Use to dry baby bottles or plastic bags, too
  • 28-1/2″H, 11″W, 1-1/2 lb

A Little Background on Lehman’s:

At Lehman’s, being old-fashioned is always in fashion. That’s why our massive, 32,000-square-foot retail store contains four pre-Civil War era buildings, including a Buggy Barn cinema, where you can relax on Amish-made hickory church pews while learning about organic gardening, oil lamp restoration or wood stove maintenance.

Museum-quality antiques line the walls and thousands of products you thought they quit making years ago fill the shelves. You’ll fall in love with our oil lamps, handmade pottery and copper cookie cutters; marvel at our wood-burning cook stoves and retro refrigerators; and reminisce with our wooden and tin toys, cast iron cookware, hand tools and water pumps.

Lehman’s ships old-fashioned, non-electric merchandise all over the world through our catalogs and website. Our diverse customer base includes missionaries and doctors working in developing countries; homesteaders and environmentalists living in remote areas; people with unreliable electricity living on islands and mountains; second home owners, hunters, fishers and cabin dwellers; the ‘chronically nostalgic,’ and even Hollywood set designers looking for historically accurate period pieces.

If you think it isn’t made anymore, check with Lehman’s before you give up. And next time you’re in Ohio’s Amish Country, stop by our store on the square in Kidron. We’d love to show you around.

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North Star Games, Wits & Wagers Party Game Review and Giveaway!!!

If you are looking for a great party game to give as a gift this holiday season or to have on hand as you entertain friends and family; take a look at Wits & Wagers Party from North Star Games.  With Wits & Wagers Party  Game you don’t have to know the answers to play, in fact most people won’t know the answers.  All the answers to the questions will be numerical, for instance the questions may be; How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?  Everyone writes down their best guess and then everyone bets on the answer they think is the closest.  Packed with all new questions this game will be the life of any party!  Available at WalMart, Barnes & Noble and most specialty toy stores!  You can find Wits & Wagers Party on our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

 

You don’t need to know the answers to love this party game!  All you need to do is bet on the answer you think is closest. With all new questions and simpler rules, Wits & Wagers Party will get any large group cheering and laughing!

 The Latest Edition of the Most Award-Winning Party Game in History!
  1. 1.A question is asked… everyone writes down their guess.
  2. 2.Place your bets… whose guess is the closest?

Feeling confident, bet on your guess.

Think your friend knows better, bet on her guess.

Have no idea… bet on ANY guess and hope to get lucky!

 

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Ravensburger, Animal Xoomy Fantastic Portable Illustrating Machine Review & Giveaway!!!

 

The Animal Xoomy Fantastic Portable Illustrating Machine is great for the creative child.  This illustrator is very portable,  it is excellent to take on trips so your child has something fun to do.  The design foils all store inside so they are safe and secure, the powerful zoom lamp makes it easy to trace the foil design as it is projected on to the drawing paper with the included felt tip pen.  You can zoom in on the designs and mix and match to create unique designs.  Mommy Ramblings thinks the Animal Xoomy from Ravensburger makes a great gift for the budding designer or illustrator on your holiday gift list.  You can find the Animal Xoomy on our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

The fabulous portable drawing kit! With the compact Xoomy kit, budding illustrators can copy all kinds of figures and designs onto paper. You can zoom in on each design and mix and match them with pictures from different theme sheets. Xoomy is really easy to use – a dream come true for aspiring young designers! And when you’ve finished, you can pack everything away safely and take it with you wherever you go.

Contents: child-friendly drawing case with powerful zoom lamp, sun shield, 20 design foils, 10 sheets of drawing paper, 1 black felt-tip pen, detailed instructions

 

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The Company Store, Company Kids, Pillowcase Friends Review and Giveaway!!!

My five-year old just started sleeping with a pillow, up until now he refused to use any type of pillow.  If you want to make pillows friendly and fun for your child, Company Kids has Pillowcase Friends that truly make a pillow a huggable, lovable buddy.  You can choose from a bright green frog or a sweet brown monkey.  The soft cotton case is soft and comfortable and so easy to care for because they are machine washable.  My kids both love these cases and I like that they are very high quality with a zipper closure to keep the pillow perfectly covered.  This is also great to use as a pillow in your family room for your child to use for watching TV or just relaxing.  Mommy Ramblings thinks these Pillowcase Friends make wonderful gifts for all the kids on your holiday list this year.  We are adding Pillowcase Friends from Company Kids to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

  • Fun animal pillowcase for kids.
  • Kids’ pillowcase turns an ordinary pillow into an adorable frog,monkey, dog or butterfly.
  • Pillowcase made of soft cotton with polyfill.
  • Slips over any standard-size pillow (pillow not included).
  • Machine wash.
  • Imported.
  • CompanyKids Exclusive

Your child will be leaping into bed every night with this adorable frog pillowcase! Just slip this super-cute kids’ pillowcase over your child’s pillow and turn it into a fun friend! In bright green, printed with all the characteristics of a friendly frog, our kids’ pillowcase is made of soft cotton with polyfill. The pillowcase slips over a standard pillow (not included). For extra bedtime fun, stock up on our other Pillowcase Friends, including Dog, Frog, Monkey or Butterfly (sold separately). Available exclusively at Company Kids.

 

 

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Challenge & Fun, Charlie Hope CD: Songs, Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play! Review & Giveaway!!!

If you are still looking for something for the little ones on your gift list, I have something for you to consider. Charlie Hope’s third album, Songs, Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play! is full of fun and adventures, with a story thread throughout. This CD is a Juno Award 2012 Winner – Children’s Album of the Year and the Independent Music Award’s nominee for Best Album AND Best Song (Best Friends)!

If you have heard any of Charlie Hope’s music, you will be excited to hear that her 3rd album, Songs, Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play!. This CD is a work of love, which includes wonderful new, original music, spoken verses, and even a story.  The CD takes children on a journey of fun, imagination, and adventure, weaving themes such as friends, dogs, picnics, hot air balloons, into a coherent whole that takes children from start to finish.

You can listen to tracks by clicking HERE!  Mommy Ramblings thinks this CD makes a great gift that will have parents and kids singing along together.  We are adding it to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!!!

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