Learning Train Plum District Deal: $29 for $55 worth of books, toys & games

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This is such a great deal for holiday shopping for kids, I had to fit in a post on it!  The Learning Train Plum District deal today is good for $29 for $55 worth of books, toys & games plus free shipping!  You can buy up to 5 vouchers and this deal could seriously save you BIG on toy shopping for the kids for the holidays.

Check out the site, it’s a great place to go for educational learning materials. Learning Train carries many toys, games, arts and crafts (huge in our house!!), and puzzles all which make perfect holiday gifts.

In addition to educational materials in the areas of math, language arts, science, and social studies, Learning Train also offers fiction and nonfiction books, activity kits, and creative play items (also huge in our house!!) You can even shop by age. Love this site, love this deal.

Click HERE to buy it…scroll to the bottom of the page to see the deal.  You might want to buy the $30 for a one-year subscription to US Weekly while you are at it!


Voucher must be used in 1 transaction* May not be combined with other offers * One voucher per transaction * May purchase up to 5 vouchers * No refunds or cash back on unused portions of vouchers

[Disclosure: Plum District is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor / Affiliate.]

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Gift Idea: The Wicked Big Toddlah

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One of our friends got this beautiful, hardcover book, “The Wicked Big Toddlah” by Kevin Hawkes for Morgan’s first birthday and it has become such a hit in our house, I had to write about it and give my mommy review.  I am always looking for great gift ideas for kids and sometimes find myself stumped on the age or sex (I have no idea about boy stuff!) Therefore, when I discover a great gift that could be for a boy or girl, and could be given to a child ages birth through at least age 4 or 5,  it is like hitting the gift idea jackpot!

I personally love getting and giving books for birthday presents because you know it is a gift that will last a long time. And selfishly, after reading the same books again and again, as a mom I love to throw some different titles into the bedtime mix.  It is also nice to have books that I actually enjoy reading too. And this book is just plain fun to read!

With hilarious illustrations with clever detail, it tells the story of an overgrown baby named Toddie growing up during his first year in Maine {therefore the use of local vernacular like “wicked” and the pronunciation of “toddlah.”}

The book opens with a stork delivering a VERY large baby to the hospital and the baby’s uncle Bert yells, “That’s a wicked big toddlah ya got theyah, Jessie!”   The book had me laughing from page one.   Toddie is so big he takes baths in lakes and takes bites out of trees when he starts eating solids.  And the diaper changing page is hysterical.  Let’s just say it really does take a village.

Although Morgan at one is too young to appreciate this story just YET, big sis Emma, at 4 years, thinks this book is an absolute riot. I  have read it every night to her since we got it and she giggles at every turn of the page. Even trying out her own Maine accent, like Toddie, when he learns to speak and says, “Hihowaahya?” {Translation: Hi, how are you?”}

If you are like me and trying to simplify your life these days, pick up a stash of this title to have on hand for birthday parties, and you will not only give a great gift but will avoid a last minute dash to Target!  Buy enough to total $25, and you get free shipping on Amazon too!

Seriously, it’s wicked funny.

{Disclosure: We received the book as a gift and I wanted to share this fun find.  However, I am signed up as an Amazon Affiliate, which means if you click the link to the book above and purchase it online through my link I receive an itsy-bitsy sort of commission. You can click this link here too…The Wicked Big Toddlah…thanks!}

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Yes to Carrots Yes to Cucumbers Yes to Tomatoes!

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A few months back I stumbled upon a baby lotion at Target called Yes to Baby Carrots that had me shouting it’s praises from the rooftops.  Light, all natural and affordable. I have used lots of baby care products over the past few years and I have to say this one was the best.

Since I loved this moisturizer so much I went to the Yes to Carrots website to see if there were more “Yes to Carrots” products and found there was MUCH more to the “Yest to” brand than met the eye on the shelf at Target!

I connected with @YesToCarrots on Twitter and they ended up sending me some additional products to try for baby and me too!    I was curious if my passion would equaled. It was a lot to live up to. But after trying them all for about a month, I am now a loyal “Yes to” consumer for life and consider myself a YES WOMAN!

Here are a few of my absolute favorite products for ME!  I will do another one on the baby products.  All equally fabulous. But first, some important notes on the company…

There are four different collections…

Yes to Carrots, Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Tomatoes and Yes to Baby Carrots are designed to meet different, specific skin types & needs.  You can even go on their website to find your own unique recipe!   And “Yes to” uses high quality organic fruit and veggie ingredients with a natural elixir from the Dead Sea to hydrate NATURALLY!

“Yes to” gives back….

A portion of the profits goes to the Yes to Seed Fund, a non-profit organization that provides grants to schools and communities to help them build gardens and promote a healthy lifestyle.  Um, like I needed yet ANOTHER reason to buy their products, but this one gives me a certain warm fuzzy!

“Yes to” is affordable…

For the quality and fact that these products are all natural and paraben-free, they are extremely affordable. And, all orders online over $50 comes with free shipping!

So these are some of my top picks!

Yes to Cucumbers Completely Cooling Body Butter

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love. First off, I am probably one of the few adults that cannot actually stand cucumbers.  Weird, huh?  I don’t like the taste, even in those “spa waters!”    So I was a little hesitant to spread cucumber lotion on my body. What I found was that it doesn’t smell like cucumber, but the cucumber ingredients {along with green tea and aloe vera} make it an absolutely luscious moisturizer!  I love the fresh scent (so does my hubby.) It is extremely moisturizing and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin.  My new personal favorite lotion.

Best part: it’s paraben, petroleum & SLS-free & $12.99.

Yes to Carrots Carrot Rich Moisturizing Body Scrub

I have used body scrubs in the past, but many times have been turned off by how harsh they are for my skin.   This is the first exfoliating scrub I have used for my body that has been gentle enough for me.

Used in the shower, the exfoliating grains are tiny, not rough, but enough so that you can feel it working.

It deeply cleanses, then exfoliates and moisturizes leaving your skin silky smooth and ready for your Yes to Cucumbers Body Butter!

Key ingredients include Dead Sea Minerals, Ginko & Green Tea.  And all “Yes to” products contain a full list of ingredients you can check to see what you are putting on your body.

Again: Free of the above chemicals, and are you ready? Only $9.99.

Yes to Tomatoes Tender Touch Hand Cream

This moisturizing hand cream uses avocado & lycopene from organic tomatoes to make your hands feel like baby-soft skin!

I don’t know if this is just me, but all of a sudden when I turned 35 I felt like my hands were really showing my age! Fine lines and just a little wrinkly.

This hand cream is LIGHT. Not heavy or greasy (AT ALL) and I use it right before bedtime.  Goes on smoothly and has a nice light scent.

It doesn’t take away my hand’s 35 years, but it sure makes my paws feel more pampered!

Again: paraben, petroleum and SLS-free & $9.99!

Yes to Carrots Pomegranate Lip Butter with SPF 15

So I am a little bit of a SPF freak with the amount of time I spend outdoors with my kids in the summer.

Not just in summer but really year round, as we know from living in OC, we are lucky enough to get to spend a LOT of time in the So Cal sun.

This lip butter is very moisturizing, light and fragrance-free.  I use it on my kids too, especially for beach or pool outings.

Best part: AGAIN, 100% natural & $3.49!

So there began my love affair with the “Yes to” brand.  I think you will love it too.  If you have some time it’s interesting to Google about parabens and skin care products.  There is some thought-provoking information out there.

It makes me FEEL good to know that I am putting products like this on my body that are made from natural ingredients.

So want to be a “yes woman” too? Click here to shop online or find a store!

{Disclosure: The products in this post were provided free of charge by Yes to Carrots, but these opinions are my honest ones and it all started with a product I purchased myself!}

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Dear Sweet Child Letter Box

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Today is my daughter’s 4th birthday.  I don’t know if this is normal, but every year on her birthday I get very emotional and sentimental!  The day she was born was a day that changed my entire life.  And, one of the three best days of my life.  I never knew such a love existed before I had kids.   Or, such joy.

I am starting a tradition today that a family member shared with me.  When she told me about it a few months back, it made me get teary-eyed because it is so sentimental and special!  

It is called “Dear Sweet Child Letter Box” by a company called Once Upon a Family. Most places sold it for around $58.  I Googled it and ended up buying it on this site because orders over $50 get free shipping.

I just received it yesterday.  It is a pretty box with 21 ivory booklets inside.  On the night of your child’s birthday, you are to write them a letter about the past year.  Funny memories, special things they did, your feelings about them and what they mean to you.  On the outside there is a space for a photo.  I plan to put a photo in of my girls on the day of their birthday each year.

Then, when they are turning 21 years old (gulp), you have this as a surprise gift to give to them, and they will have 21 years of memories to cherish.   It makes me cry now as I type this because I think it is the most beautiful tradition.  And I get to start with my first one tonight!

Of course, you don’t need this box to do this, you can always write your own letters each year and include them in your own box.  I just loved the pretty ivory booklet and the space for their photo. 

So, that is my fun idea to pass on.   Now I have to get ready for our little celebration!  Happy weekend everyone!   See you back on Monday!

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Say Yes to Baby Carrots!

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I just happened upon this baby lotion at Target a couple weeks back and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!  It is by a company called Yes to Carrots.  It caught my eye in the baby care aisle and my daughter and I got a chuckle out of the name so we thought we should test it out!

It is an absolutely fabulous baby lotion!  Very light, not a heavy scent, very moisturizing and it says it is 100% natural and Paraben, SLS and Petroleum-free.  The key ingredients which make it so yummy are organic carrots, organic aloe vera & coco butter.

And, at $7.99 it won’t break the bank either.  I am dying to try their baby SPF (it says product coming soon) and SPF for me too!

Click here to find a store or shop online.  Home page says get 20% orders of $50 or more with Yes to Carrots coupon code “YESTOYES” and free shipping on all orders over $50.

I definitely say YES to Baby Carrots!

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