When I was a little girl my favorite thing to play with was my doll house. I loved rearranging the tiny furniture and playing my own version of “house” via my doll house. When I was a teenager my mother had to work to convince me to give my doll house to my neighbors daughter. I had at least 12 excuses for why I wanted to keep it, but eventually she wore me down and my treasured toy was passed along to another little girl that played with it for many years too. From time to time I still think about that dollhouse and all of the fun I had with it… okay I wish I still had it, I admit it!
When I heard about the free My Doll House Game app on Google Play my heart skipped a beat. I am still a kid at heart and I couldn’t wait to explore this app. Sure it isn’t exactly the same as my beloved childhood toy, but this app brought back the magic of playing with a dollhouse for me.
There are 30 cute houses to play with. Imagine being able to decorate hundreds of rooms with toys, carpeting, flowers, furniture and more. The decorating power of My Doll House Game appeals to my need to decorate and I know it would be even more fun for a little girl.
The concept is simple, you decorate your house from top to bottom, then share on Facebook or Google+ with your friends, then you earn smiles for playing and sharing. The smiles unlock additional houses and categories. The My Doll House Game app will provide hours of entertainment for your kids, you always have your phone handy, so this is a great way to keep your kids busy when needed.
Not only is this a fun game, but it is a great way to encourage creativity and perception in kids. I like that it gives children a chance to try their hand at decorating a space of their own. I love the vibrant illustrations and the element of surprise the app offers. You can explore the objects in your doll house by tapping them and some of them will have hidden fun for you!
The best part about the My Doll House Game app is that it is free! If you have a little girl that likes playing with a doll house or that enjoys decorating things, install this app for her on your phone. She will love it and you will love seeing what she can create.
There was one thing that I wasn’t crazy about with the app. If the children playing are very young they most likely don’t have Facebook or Google+ accounts which might making sharing to earn smiles tricky for them. Overall I think My Doll House Game is a great app. It is a great outlet for creativity and imagination that won’t cost parents a dime.
Bonfires, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and cloves. Warm vanilla, cookies baking in the oven, flavored coffee, gingerbread, and pine trees. This time of the year is full of amazing scents. Smells that make me feel all warm, fuzzy, and reminiscent of family, friends, and great times.
Bonfires, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and cloves remind me of my favorite season, fall. The crisp air, sweaters and jeans. But, best of all, Thanksgiving and being with my family. Everyone gathering together to have fun and eat delicious food.
This morning, it’s a big steamy cup of peppermint tea. It makes me think of tea parties with my Grandma when I was a little girl. She would make tea and then crush up peppermint candies for me to stir into my cup. Everyone has a favorite scent that brings back a great memory. I’d love to hear what yours is!
This year, as you’re preparing for guests to come over, or to head to a relative or friend’s house for the holidays, I wanted to share with you some great scented items from Suave. Suave Naturals are available at Walmart, so they’re easy to pick up while you’re out shopping anyway, and make you and your house smell great! They also make a quick and easy gift basket or hostess gift if you’re headed to someone else’s house.
This past week I had the pleasure of hosting 14 other bloggers to introduce them to a great new product, the Graco Little Lounger. I found myself wishing I had this awesome product right when all of my babies were born. The Little Lounger, while a simple product, has some of my favorite features that I looked for in a few different products, and then some!
I was compensated for this post and to host this event. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We all gathered at a local Dallas park, enjoyed lunch, and I went over the details of how the Graco Little Lounger works and it’s features. We were also joined by the super sweet Amanda Foose from Baby Boot Camp who shared with us some realistic ways we can get in a little exercise while our babies are happily entertained or resting in the Little Lounger.
Remember I said it felt like the Graco Little Lounger had features I loved from what you’d normally find in a few different baby products? It’s true. I love the simplicity of the seat. It has a quick and easy multi-position recline, going from more of an upright position to laying almost completely flat with the pull or release of a tab. If baby happens to be soothed to sleep by the included 2-speed vibration included in the Little Lounger, it’s really simple to flip the Rock Locks down to keep the lounger from rocking back and forth. (Or keep the seat from accidentally moving by being bumped by siblings or pets and startling baby awake.)
For safety the Graco Little Lounger has a 3 point harness, and for entertainment, it has a detachable and adjustable toy bar included. The comfy seat cushion is also removable and washable for the inevitable diaper accident or spit-up. I also love how quickly and easily the Little Lounger folds up. It’s compact and and easy to carry or transport to another locations, like visiting Grandparents or friends. And, my absolute favorite feature, it holds babies up to 30 pounds. This mama of big babies LOVES that it will support any size baby and you won’t even have to worry about them outgrowing it weight wise before you’re ready to be done using it. My one and only wish from the Little Lounger is that the legs would be able to be removed easily and the whole thing would fit into a carrying bag. If they added that feature, it would be amazing to take with on long trips or flights. Other than that, I’m in love with the Graco Little Lounger and all of its features!
The Graco Little Lounger in my favorite style, Caraway, pictured above, can be found exclusively at Babies R Us. You can also find it at Target in the Dakota or Elm fashion, buybuy BABY in the Astoria fashion, and then general line in the Ardmore fashion at other retailers.
So, if you had 15 extra minutes, where your baby was safe and content, what would you do with your time?