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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.

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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:

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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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Check Out These New PJ Mask Toys & Apparel In Stores Now! Plus Free Printable Activity Sheets!

My kids love that I am an Official PJ Masks Blogger because they get to test out the newest toys and apparel with me. Recently we received their favorite sampling of PJ Masks merchandise ever! They were amazed when the saw the box had the PJ Mask Headquarters Playset! This huge playset was easy to put together and my son Ethan did it almost all by himself. My kids have been having a blast with this set that includes Catboy and his Cat Car! The PJ Picture Player when activated says fun phrases and plays the show’s theme song. The zip-line, hanging rings, pop out hatches and working elevator help get the super heroes to their quest fast! The winding ramp is so much fun and the Cat Car speeds down over and over with the help of my boys.

They also loved the PJ Masks Vehicles which all came with the matching PJ Masks action figure. They got Owlette, Cat Boy and Gekko along with their trusty vehicles that they were able to use with the Headquarters Playset. The vehicles have room to fit all 3 action figures in one so they can head off together on missions.

Last but not least, they both received a set of PJ Masks Sleepwear that had their favorite crime fighting bedtime super heroes on them. They loved these so much they didn’t want to take them off on a lazy weekend morning and wore them almost all day since we were snowed in.

 

Now our gift to you-These PJ Masks Holiday Tips and Fun Activity Sheets! Enjoy them with your kids today!

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Holiday 2016 Card Activity Sheet

Holiday 2016 Ornament Activity Sheet

What do you think of the new items. I would love to hear your thoughts, please tell me in the comments.


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Handmade Stuffed Animals Made From Reclaimed Wool in Canada #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Have you ever felt a stuffed animal so soft you could not stop yourself from touching it over and over? If you have not, you have not been up close and personal with a Cate and Levi’s Stuffed Animal. We recently welcomed a Cate and Levi Handmade Stuffed Bunny into our family. Our bunny is one of a kind because they are all handmade of premium reclaimed wool i Canada, no two are the same! The fun thing is that you never know what your bunny will look like until you open the package. I love the color/pattern combo we were sent.

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This bunny reminds me of a bunny my daughter has had since she was very little. I can see how a child would love a bunny like this for life and how it would find its way to a college dorm room just as my oldest daughter’s bunny did. My little kids love this and I do too. It also makes a lovely room accent. We love it so much we are adding it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

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This bunny is no small fry, it is approximately 22″ in height. The bunny can be hand or machine washed and you can machine dry on low.

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Check out my video review of this adorable bunny:

 

Cate and Levi is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Cate and Levi Handmade Stuffed Bunny!  Thank you to Cate and Levi for the review bunny and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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A Building Kit That Teaches Kids About Engineering! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

My kids are very interested in building things, when I saw the Survive the Quake Engineering Kit, I knew they would love it. I was not wrong, this great kit puts their building skills to the ultimate test. They need to build structures that will survive an earthquake! quake

Building on the earthquake simulator that simulates quakes in 5 levels of intensity they have to think about what kind of structures will remain standing despite the shaking. The kit comes with 30 plastic building blocks in a variety of shapes and sizes. quake-1

I really like all the information that is in the activity book. It talks about engineers who design buildings to withstand earthquakes, the reason earthquakes occur and more.quake-book

I think this would be a great kit to have in a classroom as well. My kids really like this and they quickly learned the best way to build buildings that could withstand even a level 5 simulated earthquake.

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See our video below:

We like this set so much we are adding it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. If you think this looks good, you can enter to win one of these kits below.

Giveaway:

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Lakeshore Learning is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Survive the Quake Engineering 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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New PJMasks Products Just In Time For Holiday Shopping!

As an Official PJ Masks Blogger, I am really excited to share some new products in the PJ Masks Line. My kids love PJ Masks and if yours do too, you will love these new products. See my video below for the reveal of these newest wonders.

 

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The PJ Masks Collectible Figure Set is available at Toys “R” Us and includes Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, Luna Girl and Romeo. All figures are in dynamic action poses so your kids will be able to act out creative scenes with the characters.

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The PJ Masks Night Sight Game by Wonder Forge is fun for kids and adults to play. I played this with my sons and what I liked best is that we are playing as a team to stop the mischievous Romeo from stealing the city’s toys.
My boys are very competitive so this team game of us against Romeo was a welcome change to the distress that happens when you have one winner. This game also has fun masks that let us see the hidden toy pictures. This is a fun memory team game that would make a great gift.

 

 

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For creative fun the PJ Masks Crayola Color and Sticker Book. There are so many great 2 sided coloring sheets as well as sheets of stickers. My kids love to color so these are perfect for times when they want to just sit down and spend some time creating their own masterpieces.

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Having a budding reader the Ready To Read Book, Time To Be A Hero lets kids join their favorite heroes as they work together to save the day in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on PJ Masks, the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior!

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Comment and let me know what you think of the new arrivals.

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Finally a Pinto Horse That You Can Keep In Your House!

 

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What kids would not like their own Pinto Horse? How about one sized small enough you can keep it in the house and large enough to handle 150 lb riders? If you think it sounds good, how about no stall clean up duties are needed. You probably think it is not possible but it most certainly is. Magic Cabin’s 28″ Pinto Horse is all you need!

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This beautiful horse is as much fun to care for as it is to “ride.” When it is all decked out in its removable saddle and bridle, kids can use it for a chair, stool, or magical mount that carries them boldly into imagined adventures. The beautifully patterned brown and white Pinto features a handsomely detailed Western saddle. Take a look below at some photos I took of this great horse toy.

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This horse is a lot of fun and my kids love it! It also make a great prop for photos for parents and photographers. If you are looking for a very unique and sure to be loved Holiday Gift, this would fit the build perfectly and it is going to be added to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide when it debuts next week. Horse is for ages 3 and up. Total measurements of the horse are 31″ x 9″ x 28″.

 

Check out all the other great items available at Magic Cabin. So what do you think, can you see what a great gift this would make?

 

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The Perfect Gift For Your LEGO Brick Lovers!

Do your kids love LEGO Building Kits as much as my kids do? If they do, they are probably something they are asking for all the time. Can you imagine their delight getting a box of their favorite building bricks and figures delivered right to your door? There is a new subscription box company for LEGO and Brick fanatics named Brick Loot! Subscribers receive a monthly box that is packed with unique, custom and never before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Every month when your child opens the box they will find 4-8 items hand-picked by Brick specialists who search the world for the newest, coolest products for kids to collect.

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Brick Loot was founded by a 9-year-old and these boxes are for ages 6-99. If you are 100, I guess you are out of luck.  If you would like to try this great subscription service I have good news. Mommy Ramblings’ readers can save 10% off Brick Loot by using the code “usfamily” at checkout.

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I would love to hear your thoughts. We think it is great and with the holidays coming up, it would be a great gift idea. What do you think?

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Hot Wings Are Perfect For Little Pilots #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

Do you have any little pilots or astronauts on your holiday list? If so you might want to check out Hot Wings from Just Think Toys. Every Hot Wings plane comes with a collector card, plus proprietary connectable runway system that allows collectors to build their own runways and airports. Seven distinct series, dating from the earliest Bi Planes to the newest Space Planes, plus taxiways and hanger accessories, make Hot Wings the most exciting collectible planes available.

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I was amazed at the quality of these metal planes and our boys just love them. We have a lot more that we want to get the for Christmas as they want to collect them all. The runway pieces are really cool and the card teaches them facts about the different planes. Mommy Ramblings likes Hot Wings so much we are adding them to our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Would you like a chance to win 3 Assorted Hot Wings Planes? Just enter below!

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A Fun Kid’s Toy That Helps Build STEM Skills! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

If you are looking for a really fun toy for kids on your holiday gift guide, you might want to check out BathBlocks by Just Think Toys. These BathBlocks come in a variety of sets and when they are wet they stick to each other and surfaces like magnets.

They have sets like the Ball Run that present so many options to create ball runs and drops all while taking a bath. They are soft without any sharp edges so they are safe and there are a few different sets to choose from including a cooking set, a Coast Guard Set and more.

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BathBlocks bring classic block play into a fun, fascinating, new, watery environment. BathBlocks empower children to create their vision and build STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as they experiment with geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, balance, structure and cause-effect.

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BathBlocks have won Oppenheim Gold awards. BathBlocks are made from bacteria and mildew resistant EVA and contain no PVC or phthalates. BathBlocks have won Oppenheim Gold awards. BathBlocks are made from bacteria and mildew resistant EVA and contain no PVC or phthalates.

 

We have added BathBlocks to our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. If you would like to try to win a set, enter our giveaway below.

Enter The Giveaway!

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