Craft City DIY Slime and Crafting Kits


Craft City DIY slime and crafting kits are practically science homework disguised as FUN and are available nationwide at major retailers Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, JoAnns, Michaels, and more. They’re interactive, educational, sensory activities that allow kids to be artistic and most importantly, OFFLINE. A win-win for parents this holiday season… more green slime and less screen time!

They have so many amazing kits that would make GREAT gifts for the kids on your holiday shopping list.


Pre-Made Slimes – Includes 4 tubs (3 oz each) of different pre-made slime varieties depending on which set you purchase. Choose from scented, mythical, gemstone, unicorn, metallic and more.  Recommended for children 8+.


DIY Mini Slime Kit 12 Pack – Includes a collection of 12 brightly colored mini slimes and a variety of 5 fun add-ins, including styrobeads, glitter, and a liquid scent. This kit is perfect for kids who love to customize and personalize our Craft City assorted slimes! Includes everything needed for fun, personalized slimes. Recommended for children ages 8+.

DIY Make Your Own Bath Bomb Crystal Geode Craft KitDIY Make Your Own Bath Bomb Crystal Geode Craft KitContains art supplies needed for DIY bath bombs including 2 molds, 3 colors, 1 scent, a measuring spoon, a stir stick, a dropper & bath bomb ingredients. Recommended for children ages 8+.

Kool Aid DIY Edible Slim Kit

Kool Aid DIY Edible Slim Kit (Blue Raspberry & Cherry Flavors) – Includes 2 different Kool Aid flavors so you can create, delicious fun AND edible slime! Recommended for children 8+.

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Great Books to Gift from Quarto Publishing

Looking for some excellent books for the loved ones on your holiday shopping list? Check out the list below for great reads from Quarto Publishing for kids, women and men.

How to Build Brick TV & Movie Cars: Detailed Lego Designs: Ford designer and LEGO master builder Peter Blackert provides step-by-step instruction for 15 fun builds for a range of levels featuring the most famous rides from the big and small screens.


Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy: A detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.

Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale: Tells the inspiring journey of the die-cast vehicles that started out as a new twist on toy cars and became a worldwide phenomenon. Officially licensed with Mattel, this in-depth retrospective reveals what makes these cars unique, how the models are designed, and all the work that goes into the play to ensure Hot Wheels maintain their position as the greatest toy cars ever made.

Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Makers You Need to Know: This essential book for film buffs handpicks 50 notable figures in the world of cinema and explores the creative genius that earned them the ‘cult’ label, while celebrating the movies that made their names. The book features both industry heavyweights like Tim Burton and David Lynch to the strange and surreal imaginings of filmmakers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ana Lily Amirpour. Discover the minds behind such beloved features asMelancholia, Easy Rider, Lost in Translation and more. From little knowns with small, devout followings, to superstars walking the red carpet, each is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonize and delight.

Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work: In this celebration of one of the most remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, film critic and journalist Ian Nathan explores the depths of Burton’s imagination and inspiration.


Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Covering a broad array of landscape plants, including edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens, and perennials, horticulturist Jessica Walliser takes a deep dive into the emerging category of compact plants.


Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening by Matt Mattus (Hardcover; 272 Pages) is your “201” level course in cultivating produce. Prepare to encounter new varieties of common plant species, learn their history and benefits, and, most of all, identify fascinating new edibles to grow in your own gardens.

The World at Night by Babak Tafreshi (Hardcover; 240 pages) is full of spectacular photographs of the night sky. In it, Babak uses the context of night sky to bridge Earth and sky, art and science, cultures and time. See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world.

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The Berenstain Bears: Lend a Helping Hand on DVD


The Berenstain Bears new DVD will include 6 episodes including “Lend a Helping Hand“. In this episode, Brother and Sister Bear learn about helping others when they run into the frail and elderly Widder Jones on their way to a friend’s house. She recruits the duo to help with chores, which doesn’t excite the siblings. However, they soon learn that helping others can be truly rewarding.
Other adventures on this DVD include:
  • Think of Those in Need – Stuff in the closets, stuff in the drawers, stuff in the attic–too much stuff everywhere! Mama Bear convinces the family that cleaning out the house can not only simplify their cluttered lives, but also benefit those who are in need!
  • Hug and Make Up – Brother, Sister and their friends all have acts to practice for a backyard circus they’re putting on. Sister has perfected a bicycle stunt that looks very impressive – that is until Brother does the same routine riding a unicycle. In the interest of a better show, Sister graciously bows out to make room for Brother’s more entertaining act. When Brother comes to realize how he’s hurt Sister’s feelings, he apologizes and makes an effort to teach her how to ride the unicycle before the big show.
  • Moving DayJoin Mama, Papa, and Brother as they pack up, say heartfelt goodbyes to friends, and move from the mountains and into their beloved tree house down the sunny dirt road.
  • Big Bear, Small BearBrother gets his own key to the treehouse which causes him to think strongly about growing up. When he helps Papa with some grown-up work, Sister and the other cubs think he has no more time to play with them. Papa shows Brother that just like grown-ups, cubs have important jobs too.
  • The Birthday Boy – Sister decides to do her ‘Tell Us About A Family Member’ school assignment on Brother. However videotaping him for her project not only allows her to see a side of him she never saw before, it helps her realize just how much her big brother really means to her.
Run Time 80 minutes.  You can purchase the DVD on Amazon here.
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Ellis James Designs Makeup Train Case Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my giveaway. Any opinions are mine and not influenced in any way.


The Ellis James Designs Makeup Train Case is made of a soft quilted nylon and has 12 multi-sized brush or tool slots, a large main compartment with 4 removable velcro dividers and a removable zip pouch for all your on-the-go essentials.


I personally had never heard of the term “Makeup Train Case” before but this blog post explaining the history of the makeup train case was a really fun read.


The 2 things I love the most about this case is how many spots it has for brushes and all the different ways you can make the sections because of the Velcro dividers. It really makes it adaptable for different sizes of makeup.


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Now onto the giveaway….

One reader is going to win an Ellis James Designs Makeup Train Case of their own.

To enter, leave a comment stating who in your family loves makeup.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 12/10 at 5 pm EST.

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Winners of Peanut Butter Falcon and Akita


Peanut Butter Falcon

Author: Michele Pineda (micaela6955@…)
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Akita Smart Home Watchdog

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