Gift guide

Balancing Beans

July 28, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here, I believe this will be my last Gift guide post. I hope you enjoyed it and got some good ideas.

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Today’s gift idea is a fun educational game for kids called Balance Beans. This great game is fairly simple and straightforward as far as directions go (my favorite kind). I hate it when games get unnecessarily complicated. That being said some of the combinations are still slightly complicated for kids to figure out.

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Basically you get a card and on the card it tells you how to set up the game pieces that then won’t move (the red beans). The card also tells you which move-able pieces you are allowed to use to make the see-saw balance.

The cards range in difficulty from easy to super hard and all steps in between so the kiddos can start out easy and work their way up if it gets too easy for them but it also won’t be so hard that it is frustrating.

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I feel this game is a great balance between fun and education. My son didn’t even realize he was learning balancing principles but he told me that if he gets the same number on each side of the middle it works. Its slightly more complicated than that but I was pleased with his insight just the same.

I also love that its a solo game, he can get it out whenever he wants and play all on his own. Great alternative to tv and video games.

All in all I think this is a great gift, what do you think? What was your favorite gift from the gift guide? Thanks for hanging out with me.

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Gift guide: Espresso Tamper 

July 14, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here. I know I missed a few weeks on the gift guide, sorry about that. We took a break for summer. Today I’m sharing a gift I actually got for myself. 

 

Awhile back I watched an episode of Good Eats (great show!) and he was talking about espresso. I learned a ton from that episode and actually got a little metal pitcher to make cappuccino and lattes based on that episode. 

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tea set w tumbler

June 9, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here. This gift is for all those tea lovers out there. This great set not only comes with a ton of great teas to choose from, including one very special one, but also an infuser bottle. 

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Ceramic Knife Set

June 2, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here. Today I’m sharing a great knife gift set. Everyone can use a nice set of knives but this knife set is special as it is ceramic!

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Bodyglide

May 26, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here. Today I have a gift for all the runner’s we know and love. This would be a great small anytime gift. My hubby is a runner but he started running only about a year ago. When he first started running he had the obvious problem of building up stamina but he also had the problem of…. chaffing! I had no idea, he had no idea. I went looking for a solution by asking a runner work friend what he does to prevent it. 

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Key Smart

May 19, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here. This gift is for all those who have a million keys! Ok maybe not a million but if you have more than 3 or 4 they can get kinda messy. 

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I’ve also recently learned that people now days can make copies of keys just from a photo of your key, they never even have to touch it. If you have your key laying on the table they can take a photo and go make a copy on a machine. I imagine the chances of someone with that technology finding your key is low but why risk it. (you see I covered mine up just in case). 

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Game Day

May 12, 2016By 0 Comments

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Hi all! Kristina here, I’m sharing 2 gifts with you today because they are both games, ones indoor and ones outdoor. First we have Molkky, a game from Finland that you play outdoors with a group of people. Naturally we had to try it out first to see if it was any good.

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Escape the room: Stargazer’s Manor

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Hi all! Kristina here. I have a great gift for all my mystery lover’s out there. You may have heard of Escape the Room. Its a popular series of computer games and more recently live games (yes they lock you in a room) have cropped up. This is sorta like that but more imagination based. Its very much like a puzzle solving role play game.

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