Archive for September, 2011
I’m a member of the Amazon Vine review program and I thought I’d share my latest reviews on the Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll and the Fisher-Price Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera – Purple. Enjoy!
The Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll wasn’t that much of a hit with my 3 1/2 year old daughter. After playing with this doll for a day she’s been tossed in the toy box and hasn’t made a return. This doll talks a lot and where as saying lots of different phrases she gets through about all of them in 5 minutes and then starts repeating them again. It’s cute that she’ll give you hugs, kisses, eat, sleep, and needs an boo-boo to be fixed but like I said, after awhile all that kind of got old. Her movements are kind of loud and if not held in the right way can jam up. This doll is also very hard so she wouldn’t be a good toy for snuggling or sleeping with. Her clothes aren’t removable so that was kind of a downside because my daughter likes to play dress up with her dolls. I think this doll is an okay doll for about 30-35 dollars but no more than that. Three out of 5 stars.
The Fisher-Price Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera is the perfect gift for any 3-7 year old girl! My daughter was beyond thrilled that she was getting her own camera to use after always wanting to take part in taking the family photos. This camera gives her such independence and I love that I don’t have to worry about it accidentally getting broken because it’s super durable!
The buttons on the camera are very large, straight to the point, and easy to use! The special effect features are really fun as your child can add graphic stickers, frames, and more. The free pc software that comes from the manufacturer Web site has where your child can make books, cards, and other fun things!
We love this camera not only takes photos but videos too! This camera takes mildly decent photos and videos in low light but even better when outdoors or in more lighted areas.
The rotating lens on the camera is really neat because you can take pictures of yourself or whatever is in the front view of the camera. Overall this is a fantastic product and I’ll probably be purchasing one in the boy colors for my son when he’s older! Five out of Five stars!
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Over the weekend, I attended the seventh annual Flock and Fiber Festival located in Canby, Oregon. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it because both kids had colds all week! Thankfully on Sunday morning they were over their colds completely and I made it to the very last days of the festival. And I had a decent time considering it was very overcast and it was raining on and off. Luckily there was plenty to look at indoors as well as out.
I was mainly there to browse around since I had both the kids with me. Next year I’m going to attend some of the workshops if at all possible kid-free. I spent a few hours browsing the wares and seeing all the fiber animals which include Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, Llama, and Bunnies! It’s amazing to have seen the animals behind all the different fibers and textures like wool, angora, flannel, mohair, and more! We even got to see sheep being sheared!
There were people all over knitting, crocheting, looming, spinning with wheels and spindles! I was so blessed to be around so many creative people! Things being showcased and sold included many types of fibers, woven baskets, soaps, lotions, wearable items, looms, dolls, and so much more! There was so much to take in and I wish I could have stayed for a bit longer than i did. But plus side is I know what to expect for next time.
Being a loom knitter, it’s quite surprise I didn’t bring any of the handmade yarns and other fibers home with me this time! I’m trying to work with what I have before I purchase anymore yarn. I did purchase a Market Sized Bolga Basket from Kruger Basketswhich are hand-woven in the historic town of Bolgatanga, Ghana in West Africa. The weavers of the Bolga Baskets are mostly farm families who supplement their unpredictable crop income by weaving and selling these handcrafted works of art. I think it’s wonderful a farm in Oregon has linked up and is able to share these beautiful baskets with us!
Sadly while we are the festival my brand new camera got dropped and it broke. So I’m working on saving up for a new one. I was very upset but I’ve been browsing around and I see that my local Costco has a some reasonable priced cameras that I may be able to afford next month instead of next year….