We’re Hatchimals Worth It? 

My kids have only recently hit that age that they start to care about Santa and what they will be getting for Xmas! I only just started getting interested in getting them what they want. I’m not sure if it was really them or me that wanted the Hatchimals. They were both only 3 and I think I wanted them more for them, lol. 


With all $50 Hatchimals sold out ans not much time until Xmas I decided to splurge and found some Hatchimals on Amazon.com for $185/each. Some may think I’m crazy and in retrospect maybe I was. Seems stupid now that they barely play with them but what child’s toy isn’t short lived? My kids get toys all the time that they love for the first 5 minutes and then after that they are moving onto the next thing! 


I’ve wasted a lot of money on useless toys but the kicker was the 24 hours it took for the Hatchimals to hatch. One of them seemed to have been knocked off the track and took longer then the other. Before we could get them to hatch we all fell asleep. I mean hatching these eggs was hard work. I’m the morning we continued where we left off and spent the better part of the day finishing our hatching! It was a long arduous process, especially after I found out its only supposed to really take up to an hour 😵


Overall, We liked our Hatchimals but would have been much happier purchasing them at $50 instead. My girls loved them and were so excited for them to hatch! They loved watching and taking care of them. They do amazing things and If they work and do what they say they are worth it and fun to play with! I think they were anxious and tired of waiting toward the end but they waited, lol

Anyone have a Hatchimal that didn’t hatch? 

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Hot Pink Pencil Case!

I have tons and tons of cored pencils, gel pens, watercolor pens, and so much more and they can begin to get cluttered and everywhere! I usually try to keep them inside the cases they come in but some don’t come in cases and others come in cases that fall apart before you take them out the box so to alleviate all that I have found a great case that works well. I’m somewhat OCD so I like having a place for everything.

First off it’s pink, I’m a girl and I love pink! It’s also a lot smaller and compact then I anticipated which is great. In the picture it looks much bigger but is around the same size as an iPad mini, maybe smaller. I actually like that it’s smaller so it’s fits inside things easier. I also have 2 kids and this is perfect to take with you traveling and keeps things organized.

This case opens like a book with each compartment having a separate zipper. I like that I can separate the different kinds of art supplies I’m using by page. It works like a book minus the zippers. Each zipper opens up and inside there are little elastic bands on each sides of the pages where you slide the pencils in and out. The elastic holds them tight and keeps them from falling out! The zipper also keeps them all inside!

The case will hold 72 pencils and comes in hot pink, light pink, and blue. It also has spots for things like erasers and pencil sharpeners. It’s great for artists, students and as a gift. The case has a small handle strap to make it easy to carry! I think I may even like it better then those pencil wraps. It’s cool though and it works well and I like better then having different types of pens, pencils, and markers everywhere. I’ll probably need 2 since my girls fight over everything, lol. I would definitely recommend it! Makes life easier.

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Turtle Baby Bath Temperature Reader

This is the best temp gauge for water that I have found. Forget that it’s a cute little turtle this thing tells you the temperature instantaneously and it’s always on the money. I have young children so it’s really important that I test the temperature out before I let my kids in the water to take a bath. What’s even better is they love the turtle and use it as a bath toy.

When I first received it I couldn’t figure out how to get the batteries inside. When I flipped it over there is only one cover with a bunch of screws and I couldn’t imagine I was supposed to remove them all and pull it off. I finally figured it out that it’s all ready to use right out of the box. I’m not sure what type of batteries it takes but I’ll cross that bridge when it comes!

When you place the turtle into the water it instantly lights up either blue, red or green and tells you exactly what the temperature is. Green is cold, blue is warm, and red is hot. It makes it so easy to test the temp and clearly tells you by color and digital reading what the temp is. It can also be used in other areas including pool temp and other things. It really is a great buy and definitely a great gift for new moms and moms to be and if your a parent in general you should have one. I received this product at a discount.

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Magnetic Plate!

Why would I need a magnetic plate? Well, if you have kids and own any of those magnetic tile sets like Stick n stack or Magnatiles you’ll need one of these. The plate is 12″x12″ which is actually a decent size. Before we had this we used to use the square tiles to make a floor and it would take up a lot of pieces so this is much better.

The plate has little magnets all within it. It works great with the magnet tiles and they stand up surprisingly well. Now we can build homes, towers, and apartment buildings, lol. I was able to get a bunch of other sets with this plate and when you have the plate, the tiles, the cars, the little yellow figurines, and different shape sets it’s a great all day worth of fun.

My girls love playing with them and they can be very educational. They build all types of different things and love building ice cream trucks with the cars. The plate makes building much better and easier so it’s worth having if you have the tiles. I definitely recommend having at least one magnetic plate. It’s great quality, a solid plate, and works well. It works so well I literally almost ended up in the hospital because of it.

Now this plate is plastic and slippery so if you have steps inside your house I advise you to keep this plate as far away from them as possible. My wonderful daughter decided to leave this on our stairs. The stairs are steep since upstairs was a renovated attic. Upon coming down the stairs and not seeing the plate I stepped on it and you would’ve thought I stepped on a skateboard because I went completely airborne and after 4 days I am still feeling it, lol 😂. It’s ok to laugh, after jumping around in pain I decided it was an accident an no one would get in trouble. It was one for the books!

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Mermaid Blanket Craze!

So what is the big craze with these mermaid blankets? I have no idea but they are pretty cool and I am not disappointed. It was hard to get my hands on one of these so people obviously really like them! The HQdeal mermaid blanket is super comfortable and warm and what girl doesn’t like pretending she’s a mermaid.

I have 2 little girls so of course I liked it for them although I’m pretty sure I would’ve got it with or without kids, lol. These are so nice to lay in bed or on the couch with. This one is hand crochet which is awesome and has a great design. We love the pink being girls but they have it in a blue as well.

The mermaid blanket has a beautiful and detailed tail and also has a slit down the back to make it easier to get in and out of so I thought that was nice so it doesn’t become more of a hassle. I love that it keeps your feet nice and toasty down in the tail and it makes a great travel blanket for cars, buses, and even planes! The quality is great but it is crocheted so you should be careful with it. They are great for sleeping bag insulation too!

 

These are great for kids and adults, don’t let anyone tell you different 😄 These are perfect  for the elderly or people in wheels chairs too so they stay warm and cozy. The smaller ones are even great as stroller blankets so they are very multi use and just great to have! I definitely recommend having one. I’m a total mermaid blanket on the couch with a fire, movie, and drink in hand kind of girl! I received this product for a discounted price, this opinion is based solely on my experience.

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