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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: B.Toys


Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve been a fan of B. Toys for about as long as I’ve been a mom. Not only are the toys unique and just plain cool, but the company has a conscience. Couple that with their commitment to providing the most imaginative play experience for kids, and I’m a B-liever! Continue reading


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Down to Earth Toys: Labyrinth Balance Board Junior Review

I’m always on the lookout for new online retailers that carry quality eco-friendly toys that promote creative, educational play…but I’ll admit, it always gets a little worse in November. 

In fact, it might be accurate to say I get “toy fever.” Yeah, I never thought it would happen to me, the former GRINCH! But hey, holiday gifts are important, right? Especially when you’re an energetic 3-year-old and it’s your last holiday as an only child! (I just might be tempted to spoil my little man a little bit this year.)

This year, my hunt led me to a particularly fun treasure: Down to Earth Toys. They carry a really extensive selection of safe, non-toxic, truly interesting and unique wooden toys for girls and boys…and 90% of them are toys made in USA! (That’s a great plus that often seems like too much to ask, don’t you think?) Continue reading


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ABE3 is here! Enter to win an eco-friendly toy prize package!

Welcome to A Blogtastic Extravaganza!


Just imagine it.

Fast forward to December, 2012. The holidays are here, and everyone you know is scrambling to shop for their kids. But not you. You’re calm, cool, collected. The gifts are ready, your budget is intact. And you didn’t even have to compromise – the toys you have, already wrapped and ready to go, are top quality, eco-friendly, non-toxic and COOL.

All you have to do is pour yourself some egg nog, sit back, and wait for the unwrapping to begin.

Sound too good to be true? No way! I did it last year, and now you can too! The answer is starting early. Super early. Like January early. No kidding. NOW.

And I’m here to help! With my January Jumpstart prize package, you’ll get that momentum started and be well on your way to a worry-free gift-giving season! Continue reading


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ABE Sponsor: Green your toybox with Green Toys!

Do plastics weird you out? They sure do make me feel icky. I think you start looking at them differently once you have a child taste-testing everything in the house. For a while, I said NO plastic. But then, with a little research, I learned that there are options out there for moms like me who want cute, fun stuff but still say NO WAY to BPA!

When I found Green Toys, I thought they might be too good to be true. But then I contacted the company, and asked a few questions. Then I checked some of the great eco-conscious websites I follow, and most of them endorsed Green Toys. I was sold!

Here are just a few of the fun, classically styled toys made by Green Toys.

Check out this chunky pink and lavender dumptruck. She’s cute, sturdy, and she means business!

I don’t think we could live without the tool set. We tried felt tools, but what little boy wants to play with a floppy screwdriver? :? My son loves that he can use these to be just like his Pop Pop, and I love that they have the names of the tools spelled out in big clear letters on each piece. (The set comes in pink, too! Not that I’m implying that there should be any gender assumption there, but it’s nice to have choices, right?)

From play food and garden sets to tableware and even a recycling truck, Green Toys has something to make every kid smile! (Mom, too! :D )

Here are some key things you need to know about these eco-friendly toys:

  • Made in USA (which also means less transportation, less energy wasted, and a smaller carbon footprint.)
  • All toys are made from 100% recycled milk jugs, which results in a plastic called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE), one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.
  • All Green Toys products are minimally packaged in easy-to-open corrugated boxes that are recycled and recyclable.
  • All Green Toys are tested by independent, third party labs in the USA, and they contain no traceable amounts of phthalates or BPA…and no paint! That means no possible lead. Ever.


Don’t forget to stop by during A Blogtastic Extravaganza on Jan 23rd when you can enter to win my January Jumpstart prize package, including a Green Toys tool set and pink dump truck!





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New Tegu Mobility: This idea has wheels.

ABE is right around the corner, and YOU have the power to impact my prize package! Read on to find out how you can help me secure a BONUS prize to give away during A Blogtastic Extravaganza! (It’s easy – I promise.) Continue reading


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