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Corolle Good Night My Mini Calin Doll Set Giveaway

We have another Corolle doll set to tell you about. This one is pint size baby with adorable clothing that is just the right size to tuck in a bag or even a large pocket making it great for traveling and playdates. Good Night My Mini Calin comes with a Mini Calin doll, a sleeper and a blanket sleep sack.

Good Night Mini Calin Doll Giveaway

Mini Calin has a soft body and vinyl head and limbs. She has the signature, delicate vanilla scent that Corolle is infamous for. Calin’s soft body mimics a heart print romper. The clothing is easy to put on and take off, even for little hands. Hook and loop fasteners are simple to open and close during the dressing and undressing process. Little ones can role play just like mommy or daddy in getting baby ready for bed.

Good Night Mini Calin Doll Giveaway

Check out my video below to see more.

You can find Good Night My Mini Calin Doll Set on our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide on Mommy Ramblings!

Giveaway:

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Magna-Tiles & Magna-Qubix Magnetic Building & Design Sets Giveaway

Magnets are fascinating, kids and adults find them so intriguing. Magna-Tiles are amazing magnetic building and design sets where math, science and creativity meet. Since 1997 Valtech has been delighting kids with their 3D building tiles.

Magna-Tiles’ translucent tiles add another element to kids’ creations because they can be illuminated with a flashlight. All new to the Magna-Tiles product line are the Magna-Qubix, featuring an array of new 3D shapes including cubes prisms and pyramids.

magna-qubix

Check out my video about the Magna-Qubix 19 Piece Set and Magna-Tiles House Set:

We love these magnetic building sets and you will find them on Mommy Ramblings’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

magna-tiles, magna-qubix

Giveaway

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Best Classic & Retro Toys For Kids

Social media feeds are filled with posts from desperate parents looking for the latest toy fad their kids have to have, and is impossible to find. Why not go the other direction and take a stroll down memory lane? The very same toys you and the generations before you enjoyed, continue to delight kids today! Let’s take a look at some of the best classic toys.

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You might think of shopping Amazon for the season’s hottest toys, but they also have a large inventory of the top classic toys. Who can forget the appeal of Mr. Potato Head?

Mr. Potato Head

I still remember where I got mine, and how it was one of my favorite toys. The spud is still a hot potato today. Today there are larger sets, a wife, kids and even Marvel Potato Head sets that add to the staying power of this creative toy.

Marvel Potato Head

 

For little ones who are just starting to walk the Fisher Price Corn Popper with it’s popping balls and fun sounds entertain and encourage walking, as well as counting and visual tracking. This classic has been a hit with toddlers for years.

The Chatter Telephone was introduced by Fisher Price in 1961. The ringing rotary dial and friendly interactive design make it the ultimate pretend play toy decades later. I remember my Chatter Telephone that I had as a child, and it was a favorite of mine. My kids had their own and loved it just as much as I did. With eyes that roll up and down, it is funny to think we had an Eye Phone way before Apple was even a company.

fisher price chatter telephone

The Fisher Price Music Box Record Player was another favorite of my childhood, and one my children love as well. This iconic, musical toy has been a hit since it was introduced in 1971. Record player includes 5 playable records and is a great take-a-long toy thanks to the convenient handle.

fisher price record player

The next toy was one of my absolute favorites, I loved it so much I still have mine! My kids were big fans of the Pull-A-Tune Xylophone as much as their mother. With two ways to make music, this is a budding musicians delight. Tap the color bars with the attached mallet or pull it to hear a happy tune.

fisher price xylophone

What child does not love blocks? Amazon has so many different kind of blocks to choose from but one kind that I remember fondly as a child and my kids love today are the wooden ABC blocks.

Browsing Amazon , I found so many classic toys that are as perfect today as they were decades ago. Who didn’t love playing with the Magic Screen Etch A Sketch growing up? Today’s kids will enjoy it just as much!

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The Spirograph Deluxe Design Set is still going strong. First introduced in 1965, the distinctive wheels and rings of the Spirograph cleverly combine the principles of art and mathematics in a way that has inspired and captivated generations.

spirograph deluxe design set

Monopoly is definitely a board game classic! The appeal of building a fortune buying, selling and trading the world’s most favorite properties never goes out of style!

Another toy standing the test of time is LEGO Building Bricks. These creative building blocks let kids design and build whatever their imagination desires.

Lego Classic Blocks

Play-Doh is another creative toy that has kept generations of kids entertained. There are more fun accessories than ever before! Who can forget the thrill and then smell of opening a brand new can of Play-Doh?

Amazingly Barbie, looks as youthful today as when she was introduced in 1959. No matter her real age, the iconic doll shows no signs of slowing down or retiring.

Barbie Do

My kids love wagons, let’s face it, most kids do. A wagon has so many uses and really seems to be a childhood favorite of many. What child would not want to find the Classic Radio Flyer Red Wagon under the tree on Christmas morning?

radio flyer wagon

Let’s not forget the classic baby doll. While there are many dolls that do all sorts of things, the classic baby doll has lasting appeal for kids.

Classic Baby Doll

There is a reason these toys are as popular today as when they were introduced. They have staying power that lasts long after the tree and the decorations have been put away.

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Connecting Imaginations with Brackitz Bugz Playpark #Giveaway

If I told you about a park for bugs, would you think I was losing my mind? Probably, but I am going to tell you about something like that. The Brackitz Bugz Playpark has 47 pieces including a motorized vibrating bug, using the direction you can build over 20 different play parks and obstacles. Race your motorized bug through fun and crazy obstacles like the Toppling Tower, Super Spinner or make your own unique creation. Every race and playpark combination is different, the possibilities are endless. Best of all, no helmet required!

The bug has 2 skins that you can put on the motorized unit so you can change-up your bug’s look. This set is a lot of fun and we had a blast with it. We put it on our 2017 Gift Guide because it was such a hit at our house for kids and adults (big kids). Enter below for your chance to win this same set.

 

 

Giveaway:

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Wild Republic Huggers Plush Pets Hug You Back #Giveaway

Kids love huggable, plush friends. How about a lovable, cuddly plush animal who hugs you back? Well, Wild Republic’s Huggers Pets do just that.

These soft, cute, stuffed animals will wrap their arms or wings around your wrist, backpack, ankle, doorknob and more. These detailed stuffed friends conform to your wrist or whatever, so one size fits all!!! Huggers come in so many different kinds of animals, they are all so cute, you will want to collect them all.

Huggers make great gifts & kids love them! it’s like having a stuffed animal, and an awesome bracelet in one! everyone loves hugs! We like them so much, they were added to our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. 

Giveaway:

Wild Republic is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win 2 Random Wild Republic Huggers Plush Pets! Thank you to Wild Republic for the review Huggers and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Mini Cupcake Surprise Dolls -Little, Sweet & Don’t Cause Cavities #Giveaway

Mini Cupcake Surprise Dolls transform from  festive decorated miniature cupcakes into beautiful mini princess dolls.  The dolls are available in 12 styles with 6 different scents including: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, grape, chocolate, lemon and caramel.

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These dolls are so sweet and fun we added them to our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. They make perfect stocking stuffers!!!

Emco is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win 2 Mini Cupcake Surprise Dolls! Thank you to Emco for the review dolls and for sponsoring this sweet giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Express Your Creative Side with Clickformers #Giveaway

In the past, we have told you how much we love Magformers. This year we were asked to review another construction toy that is made by the same company. This new construction toy clicks together to make many different creations and is called Clickformers.

Clickformers are very secure when clicked together properly. In fact, the only issue we have with them is that they can be a challenge to unclick. You can purchase Clickformers in sets that include wheels and colorful pieces of different shapes and sizes to build something from the booklet or your own unique design.

We have Clickformers on our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings. You can also enter the giveaway to win a 50 piece set of Clickformers below.

Clickformers is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win a 50 Piece Basic Clicformers Set! Thank you to Clickformers for the review set and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Inspire Future Engineers with the Gadgets & Gizmos Invention Kit #Giveaway

We really like to choose toys for our kids that are fun and educational. That is why when we saw the Gadgets & Gizmos Invention Kit, we knew it was one that our kids would love and let’s face it, I knew my husband would love it too!

This is the ultimate kit for every aspiring inventor! The open-ended kit is packed with parts that kids can mix and match to make tons of gadgets and gizmos.

The step-by-step guide is easy to follow to create 8 projects, like a catapult, helicopter, hydraulic lift car and so much more including their own unique creations.

When they build and invent with this kit, they are exploring exciting science and engineering concepts. My son Ethan is interested in becoming an engineer so this is very exciting to him. The first thing they built with this 180 piece kit is an air powered rocket launcher. After building it, the testing it was super fun for all the boys!

We love this kit so much we are adding it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

Giveaway

Lakeshore Learning  is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own Gadgets & Gizmos Invention Kit! Thank you to Lakeshore Learning for the review kit and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US residents.

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Classic Toys Like Baby Dolls Are a Cherished Part of Childhood-#Giveaway #Corolle

If you follow Mommy Ramblings you know we love Corolle Dolls! Corolle has been a premium doll brand with dolls designed in France for over 30 years.

Every Corolle doll is designed with great care, love and affection because Corolle knows that a doll is more than a toy; it is a cherished part of childhood:  A doll encourages a child to explore different roles through caring for and sharing hopes, dreams and experiences with an always-understanding friend and playmate.

In the past we have introduced you to several dolls in their amazing line as well as had some very popular giveaways! I am so excited to share Lia Interactive Baby Doll and Goodnight My Mini Calin.

Lia Interactive Baby Doll

Let’s take a look at Lia first. Lia is an extra sweet, large interactive My Classique Corolle doll, who, with a simple touch, acts like a real baby. She can speak 13 phrases and sounds in 4 different languages (English, Italian, French and Spanish).

She has a face, arms and legs made of soft to the touch vinyl that has the trademark delicate vanilla scent Corolle is known for.

She has a cloth body and wears leggings with a long-sleeve T-shirt and sweet headband. She has sleep close eyes. She comes with a bottle, spoon, potty and 3 bracelets that change the language she speaks. Lia can wear any of the 17 inch doll clothing and accessories in the My Classique Corolle Collection. She is made for ages 3 and up.

You can see exactly how she works in my video review below:

Good Night My Mini Calin

Good Night My Mini Calin is such a precious set! I remember how I loved little dolls like this as a child that had accessories and clothing. They were so fun because you could bring them anywhere with you.

The Good Night My Mini Calin gift set includes an 8 inch mini doll, a pair of pajamas and a sleeper – perfect to make up stories and replay the bedtime ritual. This Little doll has a head and limbs made of the incredibly soft, delicately scented vanilla. These gift sets are designed for ages 18 months and older.

Learn more about Good Night My Mini Calin in my video below:

Corolle is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win an Interactive Lia Baby Doll! Thank you  for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Check Out The New Design of the Lundby Smaland Doll House #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide #Lundby

My house is not the only one under going  some home improvements this year, The Lundby Smaland Doll House got a new look for 2016. The wall and door between the kitchen and dining room was taken away to reveal a great room. Wallpaper was changed and new furniture sets were also introduced. If you forgot what the old house looked like, you can check out our past Lundby posts HERE.

I created a whole series of Lundby videos you can view to get an up close and personal look at everything:

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Unboxing Video

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Assembly by Mommy Ramblings Part 2

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Kitchen and Dining Room Set Review by Mommy Ramblings Part 3

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Selecting Lights by Mommy Ramblings Part 4

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Lights On by Mommy Ramblings Part 5

Mommy Ramblings Reviews The Lundby Smaland Doll House Nursery & Kids Bedroom Part 6

Mommy Ramblings Reviews The Smaland Dollhouse Family by Lundby Part 7

Mommy Ramblings Reviews The Smaland Dollhouse Living Room Set by Lundby

Mommy Ramblings Unboxes and Sets Up The Lundby Smaland Doll House Bathroom

Mommy Ramblings Unboxes and Sets Up the Lundby Smaland Doll House Fishtank

Mommy Ramblings Lundby Smaland Winter Garden and Winter Family Doll House Unboxing

Mommy Ramblings Unboxes and Sets Up The Lundby Christmas Tree Set

Mommy Ramblings Lundby Unboxes The Smaland Gingerbread House Kit and Look at House

Lundby Doll Houses are adored by adult collectors as well as older children. They are very realistic with real working lights and functional furnishings. Doll Houses encourage kids to be creative and use their imagination. My kids love playing with these doll houses and so do I!

So what do you think? Do you love the new style as much as we do? We are adding it to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings! We have great news, you can enter to win a Lundby Smaland Doll House and accessories below.

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Lundby is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Smaland Doll House, 3 Furniture Sets (TBD) and a Lundby Bluetooth Speaker! Thank you  for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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