Bring The Beach Indoors (no, really)

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Winter is wearing on our last nerve here in Texas.  We natives like our sunshine and warm weather, our lizard-on-a-rock heat, so we get itchy when we the weather forces us indoors for long stretches. Polar Vortex, round three, is upon us. What to do?  What to Do? Bring the outdoors in…specifically, THE BEACH! (who […]

Sea Plane! Sea Plane!

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~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ Y’all know I’m a sucker for Green Toys.  I also think you know by now that I’m an early Christmas shopper.  You […]

More Mason Jar JibberJabber?!

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I know!  I just got done telling you that I thought mason jars had jumped the shark and now you come here to find another mason jar post?!  Have I lost my mason jar mind? Kinda. Two truths: 1) I have a box of unused mason jars that mock me in my cabinet.  Grow a […]

Big Wheel Keeps On Rolling

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When we were kids, my baby brother, who came 10-years behind me, had a Big Wheel.  It was a much coveted possession and one that almost every kid in the neighborhood took a turn on, no matter how old we were. When Boy was old enough for one, he had a Big Wheel and once […]

HABA Toy Review

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This is a NON-compensated product review post.  Again, I just love this product so much I don’t care if I’m getting paid, yo! Last week, Husband and I headed to Sweet E’s house for a weekend visit (yesh, Boy and Girl were also there.) and while we were there, Girl and I headed to a […]

Toy School Bus = Hours of Play

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When Boy was an itty-bitty he had a toy school bus.  It was one of his favorite toys.  It was indestructible, captured his imagination, but most importantly, for a small boy, the wheels on the bus went round and round. He pushed that bus all over our house for a good part of two years.  […]

Stackable Crayons? Done!

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Remember in the waning days of summer, when your mom would come home with the upcoming school year supplies?  Remember the much coveted BIG box of crayons (with sharpener, whoohoo!) that you hoped would be yours to show off to your friends?  These are even cooler than those. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon […]

Booga-who?

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Boogaloos! (photo credit: blabla) These adorable knit dolls are handmade by artisans in Peru and sold in blabla ( a retail store in Atlanta).  Go HERE to have a look around and order. While those are quite tempting, they also have Hold Me Tight Tear Pillows: (photo credit: blabla) Boy had something conceptually similar to […]

Comics + Coloring Book + Adventure = Donut Cravings

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A dear friend stopped by last week to drop off a shower gift for FB* and then pulled out a delightful surprise written by her grandnieces and grandnephews: The Adventures of Nuzzle & Luigi vs Evil Feline Fritzapaw (ages 7-13) ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through […]

Reader Recommended Toy Company

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Two well-trusted friends clued me in and have nothing but high praise for Fat Brain Toys. #1: LOVE the name. #2: LOVE the name! As an educator-at-heart and lifelong self-learner, Fat Brain Toys appeal to my desire to share toys that serve more than one purpose, ie play.  Yesyesyes, play is important (ahem, Mrs. Tucker […]