2018 Holiday Gifts, Toy Reviews

Family Game Night with Brady Bunch and Home Alone Board Games

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Family Game Night with Brady Bunch and Home Alone Board Games


The Brady Bunch Game

Available at Target stores Ages 9+ Published by Big G Creative $24.99 MSRP

A blast from the past and my favorite blast ever!! I am a huge Brady Bunch fan and I could watch  a Brady Bunch marathon for days. Just as in the show, Alice is on top of it all and she is trying to find the Troublemaker in this game! Are you the Troublemaker?

This is played with a minimum of 3 players and best at closer to 8 players. 1 person play Alice and the rest choose a character (one of the Brady kids). This is a game of bluffing and deduction. Just think of the game ‘Clue’, it is along those lines. You can work to help Alice out or work to cover up for your ‘siblings’.


  • 48 Mischief Cards
  • 14 Snoop Cards
  • 8 Character Tiles
  • 8 Tile Bases
  • 6 Reference Cards
  • 4 Cookies
  • 3 Help Tokens
  • 1 Round Marker (1 full game is 4 rounds)
  • 1 Game Board
  • Instruction Booklet

Home Alone Game

Available at Target stores – Ages 8+ Created by Big G Creative $19.99 MSRP

“You Filthy Animal”! A classic for the holidays and now a board game for the family. This new game will be a hit on your next family game night. It is fun enough that those under 8 will enjoy watching over a shoulder and getting in on the fun. You play with 2-4 players.

Kevin needs to defend the house! As in the movie, the Wet Bandits want to steal loot. What will be your game position? Will you be a bandit and try to steal or be Kevin and defend with a variety of arsenal and contraptions? You bring the actual movie to life as you work through this game in a 5 step process: Draw, Loot, Kevin attempts, Bandits attempt and Clean-Up!

If I had to choose a game to relate this too, as different as it is I would say Battleship. Only because it is sort of a jab, jab- hit or miss type of game!


  • 2 Player Boards (Kevin and Bandits)
  • 74 Cards
  • 3 Location Tiles
  • 1 Die
  • Instruction Booklet

Reviews, Toy Reviews

ZingSortz Air Storm ZTek Bow and Arrow Set #GoPlayOutside

I was sent ZingSportz products for feature #GoPlayOutside

ZingSortz Air Storm ZTek Bow and arrow #GoPlayOutside

When we moved into this new neighborhood of ours last summer I had no idea how much it would grow so fast and everyone moving in had boys about my son’s age. There is a large group of boys ages 9-12 within blocks of each other. That is fantastic because it is easy to get my son outside playing as opposed to inside playing video games. However, it is not uncommon for me to hear massive commotion upstairs to realize that somehow half a dozen boys ended up in my home and are using every room upstairs as dart hideouts. I shove them outside where they should be as we live across from a huge neighborhood park field.

Darts and soft guns are a hit with this age and no doubt the ZingSortz Air Storm ZTek Bow is exciting these boys right now. What’s great is it sells for only about $19.99 at Walmart so as boys ask me where I got these they get excited to know the store down the highway has them. So far no patent has thanked me for sending their boys home with a Walmart wishlist-lol!

About the ZingSortz Air Storm ZTek Bow and Arrow set

  • Foam suction-cup arrows soar over 100 feet
  • High-strength bungee cords for control
  • Zonic Whistle Arrows
  • Power grip hold
  • More colors available

For more information on Zing Toys, visit their website. To order your ZingSortz Air Storm ZTek Bow, visit Walmart or Walmart.com

Back to School 2018, Education, Kids, Reviews, Toy Reviews

Bring Music Class Home with the VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine

 I have partnered with VTech for this feature

When you hear the word ‘music’ you probably think about tunes or your favorite radio station. But, did you know that the word music has such a beneficial meaning when you introduce it to children? Not only does music introduce  a new skill that involves the brain and body working together, it ignites all the senses. VTech has the Kidi Star Karaoke Machine that helps bring music class home.

Music helps children learn sounds and word meanings. Dancing helps children improve their motor skills as well as allow for self-expression. Then you also add the benefit of recall and memory skills.

One of the best features of this karaoke machine is the stand opinion. This makes it so easy to share the fun with a friend or sibling. The disco ball is a lot of fun too. Turn off the lights and like me, you will be amazed how well it illuminates around the room on the walls and even the ceiling too.

It is such an easy interface that it is usable for as young as 4 years old. The added computer-like screen adds an element of STEM play when you have to configure and toggle through options to bring our musical creation to life. With options like games to play and to connect to any device to bring the music library you already have created to the speaker is so much fun.

You can add audience sounds like applause, cheering and laughter so it really feels like you’re onstage at a concert! Record yourself for up to five minutes and add fun voice-changing effects, then listen to and enjoy your performance. Visit VTech for more fun and also find the VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine at Amazon.

Kids, Reviews, Toy Reviews

The New 2018 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection – Review

I have partnered with Hess Toy Truck for this feature. Product was sent and opinions are my own

Hess Toys Truck has just released their brand new 2018 Mini Collection of trucks. They all come with working lights and Energizer batteries so they work right out of the box. See them with lights on in my embedded Instagram post below.

Included in the 2018 Mini Collection of Hess Toy Trucks are the following!

Miniature Toy Truck and Racer

  • White articulated truck custom designed to transport the racer.
  • Truck features 27 lights and 10 wheels on 5 axles.
  • Chrome grille, bumpers, fender guards, wheel-covers, roll-bar, bed rails, cab step, and side exhaust pipe.
  • The white Racer features green accents, rear spoiler, and a speedy pull-back motor.

Miniature Fire Truck

  • A brilliant red likeness of one of the original fire engines from a Hess Fire Brigade.
  • 6 total lights, including a top-mounted red emergency light.
  • Rotating chrome fire nozzle mounted on top along with molded, fixed-position reel and side mounted fire hoses.
  • Fully chrome underside plus grille, bumpers, fender guards, and ladders and rear name plate.

Miniature Tanker Truck

  • The classic articulated Hess fuel delivery truck; a green tanker with a bold white wraparound, pulled by a solid green tractor on a red chassis and bright yellow fenders.
  • 10 bright red, free rolling wheels plus 8 total lights.
  • Chrome grille, cab exhausts, and tank ladder.

Connect with Hess Toy Truck and Buy your collection at their website.