Tiggly Shapes are awesome! My three year daughter Fiona absolutely loves playing with my "hi-pad" so when we received toys that are interactive with her favorite gadget, she was pretty excited. The set came with a felt storage bag containing four shapes - circle, square, triangle and star as well as three free apps to download. Anyone can download … [Read more...]

LOVE this.  LOVE LOVE.  Who wants real roses that will just die?  This 8-Bit Rose is only $9.99 on ThinkGeek.com and hysterical!  Such a great Valentine's Day Gift. … [Read more...]

A fun one I've been testing out lately is this Google Nexus 7 from Staples ($229.00 with free shipping). It's a smaller tablet - the display is a 7" but I actually kinda dig the small size of it.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my iPad but I've come to appreciate having the Google Nexus too BECAUSE of the size.  Not only is it smaller but it's much … [Read more...]

Happened to notice that these Minecraft t-shirts at Kohls.com are now on sale - we paid full price a few weeks ago!  My kids get comments ALL. THE. TIME when they are wearing these.  Just yesterday in Hershey, Nate had one of his tees on and apparently some kid in line said to him, "dude, do you even hear me talking to you?  I'm talking to you … [Read more...]

You can now order Disney's Infinity which, if you haven't heard of it yet, is pretty much Disney's answer to Skylanders.  It's a multi-platform game that comes with interchangeable Disney figures that come to life on the game. Check out the list of retailers you can pre-order Disney Infinity on.  I like the Disney Infinity deal on Amazon, where … [Read more...]

Two years in and the Minecraft obsession in our house hasn't waned.  We have a server, Minecraft toys and regularly have someone playing at our house.  My 9 year old is the big player but my 6 year old has gotten into the action recently too. One of the ways they take Minecraft "offline" when we're in the car or on the go is via Minecraft parody … [Read more...]

iTunes celebrates its five year anniversary today (!) and to celebrate some otherwise paid apps are free.  I've downloaded a few today and they include: Tiny Wings (fun game for everyone in the family!  We had the free version up 'til now, happy to have the full version now) Traktor DJ - everyone seems to rave about this one! Infinity … [Read more...]

It definitely doesn't look like much - it literally can fit in the palm of your hand and while I had read some pretty decent reviews about the Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speaker ($129.99 on Amazon), I was skeptical. But a couple of months ago, our old speaker broke and we didn't have any means of listening to any tunes.  Hubby's 40th rolled around … [Read more...]

So this is totally fun - stickers for your otherwise boring keys on your keyboard!  It's $14 for a sheet of removable adhesives called Keycals that will fit one keyboard.  Kind of love this - how many hours a day are you staring at your keyboard/computer on any given day?  Probably a lot more than your cell phone or other item you have a decal … [Read more...]

We picked up an iPad this last Christmas for our family and my first concern was keeping it safe while in the kids' hands. I looked at a number of cases geared for kids, and while many of them looked like they would indeed keep the iPad safe, they didn't always look like a case I'd want to be seen with. Neon colors. Huge foam padding. They loudly … [Read more...]