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2011 Top 5 Kids Real Tool Sets

Monday, November 28, 2011    Gifts, Kids    Add a comment »

2011 Top 5 Kids Real Tool Sets

Update: Some of these tool sets have been discontinued or are out of stock. For my 2014 picks, see my new blog post, Top 6 Kids’ Real Tool Sets. In what is becoming an annual tradition here on Fun Finds For Mom, I’m happy to share my Top 5 picks for Kids Real Tool Sets. […]

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The story of a cake

Tuesday, November 22, 2011    Food & Drink    3 Comments »

The story of a cake

Several months ago, I joined a group of girlfriends to celebrate our friend Deb’s birthday. When we were all seated at the table, Deb handed out a wrapped gift for each of us. Yes, it was her birthday, and she was handing out gifts. When we opened them up, we saw that we each had […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Tuesday, November 22, 2011    Food & Drink    Add a comment »

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Pumpkin cheesecake bars are some of my favorite treats to make at this time of year. I just bought the ingredients to make them yesterday. In case you’re looking for a Thanksgiving dessert recipe (other than pumpkin pie, of course), here you go… PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS Ingredients: 1 cup All purpose flour 1/3 cup Brown […]

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Monday, November 21, 2011    Kids    2 Comments »

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I ordered this book to read with the kids at bedtime about a month ago, and it is fantastic. The story is about a young orphan in Paris who lives in the hidden tunnels and passageways inside a train station. His job is to keep the station clocks running, but he also has a secret […]

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two girls threads

Thursday, November 17, 2011    Fashion, Gifts    1 Comment »

two girls threads

Have I told you about my friends? I am constantly amazed and impressed at their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. I could probably have a whole website dedicated to their baked goods, home remodels, photography, quilt and sewing patterns and more. Today, I want to tell you about my friend Sarah, the photographer and now skirt-maker. […]

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TOMS sparkly new holiday collection

Thursday, November 17, 2011    Fashion, Kids    1 Comment »

TOMS sparkly new holiday collection

As you can see, TOMS now has a holiday collection of sparkly glitter shoes for adults and kids. They come in silver, pink, gold, turquoise, red and black. If you live in Phoenix, you now have a great reason to go shop at the super cool shop Frances Vintage (be sure to duck in and […]

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Fun new products from flip & tumble – and a giveaway

Tuesday, November 15, 2011    Decorating, Food & Drink, Giveaways    4 Comments »

Fun new products from flip & tumble - and a giveaway

Did you know that flip & tumble, the company who makes reusable bags that roll up into a ball-shaped pouch, now sells other fun products? Well they do. And they sent me some. And I’m going to give one away to you. Up above, you see the Salt and Pepper Squeezers — squishy little salt […]

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IdeaPaint White Board Paint

Thursday, November 10, 2011    Activity, Decorating, Kids    2 Comments »

IdeaPaint White Board Paint

Do your kids like to write on the walls? If so, give them a wall of their own to doodle away on. IdeaPaint White Board Paint is being featured on the website Curisma until noon Friday 11/11/11 at half price. Curisma is a site that helps you discover and buy cool new tech products. You […]

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Nina & Grapey sock monsters and dolls

Monday, November 7, 2011    Gifts, Kids    Add a comment »

Nina & Grapey sock monsters and dolls

Meet Dalia and Marvin — the handmade doll and monster I got for my kids at this weekend’s Hissyfits Craft Fair. They were made by Jannine Doto of nina & grapey, and are just about the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. I intended to give them as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, but couldn’t resist […]

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My new Etsy shop: Hip Happy Home

Saturday, November 5, 2011    Decorating    2 Comments »

My new Etsy shop: Hip Happy Home

Sometimes I wonder if all bloggers are destined to open an Etsy shop. If so, I am the latest. The shop is called Hip Happy Home, and here you will find my latest vintage treasures. So far, I have three items for sale: this blue apothecary jar, a set of lemon yellow dessert cups, and […]

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