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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Disney Frozen Dolls and Toys Your Kids Will Love

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I know you have been seeing so much about Frozen these days. Well me, I really watch Frozen like everyday because Bella loves to watch it over and over again. She can even memorize the songs and the dialogues with matching actions. So, I created a round-up of Disney Frozen Toys from Amazon. I have collated dolls as well as other Frozen inspired toys for your little ones. Come take a look!
Disney Frozen Elsa Doll

1. Encourage your kid to let go of her Queenly side with this Disney Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll.

2. Or if she prefers to be a charming princess like Anna, then the Disney Frozen Sparkle Anna of Arendelle Doll  is for her.

3. Disney Frozen Color Change Anna Fashion Doll will surely be loved by your little princess since she can change the color of the colors using the magic wand!

4. And she can do it with Elsa too for this Disney Frozen Color Change Elsa Fashion Doll.

5. Explore Elsa's Snow Castle while singing Let It Go in this Disney Frozen Small Doll Elsa Castle Playset.

6. Or be simpler with the little abode of Anna in the Disney Frozen Small Doll Anna Castle Playset .

Disney Frozen Anna Doll

 7. It would be wiser to get both dolls like the one in this pack of Disney Frozen Anna & Elsa Fashion Doll 2-Pack Limited Distribution 

8. Another option for a set of dolls to give your kids the complete Frozen Fun! Get her the Disney Frozen Exclusive 12 Inch Doll 2-Pack Anna & Elsa.

9. Why not let your little one sing with the Disney Frozen Musical Magic Anna Doll

10. Or with the Disney Frozen Musical Magic Elsa Fashion Doll for combined music, fashion and fun!

11.This Disney Frozen Elsa Toddler Doll  is so cute! She really is pretty even as a toddler.

12.Let this Disney Frozen Anna Toddler Doll  sing "Do you wanna build a snowman."

Aside from dolls, your kids can also play with other Disney Frozen toys like a guitar, puzzles and others. Check out this list below.
Disney Frozen Toys

1. Strum this First Act Disney Frozen Guitar - FR286 along with any Frozen song you like!

2. Bella would love this Disney Frozen Finger Puppet Set!

3.  Disney Frozen Exclusive 6-Piece PVC Figure Play Set comprised of Anna, Elsa, Hans, Kristoff, Sven & Olaf. All your fave characters are here!

4. Feel like a Queen with Frozen Elsa's Musical Snow Wand. You might be able to build your own Snow Castle with this one.

5. Develop your kid's fine motor skills and cognitive skills with this Puzzle - Disney's Frozen - Trio Puzzles - Jumbo .

6. If you love Sven, then this Disney Frozen Exclusive 16 Inch Plush Figure Sven is for you.

7. This  Disney Store Frozen Classic Doll Hans & Kristoff Action Figure Set is best for boys who love these bachelors.

8. Love Olaf? I'll really recommend that you get this Disney Frozen Pull Apart and Talkin' Olaf .

9. This Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset is cute and will make playtime fun-filled!

10. Disney Frozen Exclusive Mini Doll Set  includes Kristoff, Anna, Elsa, and Hans.

So, were you able to choose a Disney Frozen toy for your kids? Both girls and boys can get their pick from above! Since these items are from Amazon, I'd be compensated if you get one but worry not, you'll get it at the same price. If you get these items through my link, you will be able to help me grow my blog! Hugs to all!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

{Guest Post} Gundam Robot Assembles: Lessons Learned and What Have Yah

Today, we have a guest post from a travel blogger, a good friend of mine and my partner for our new blog Dash de Petites. Jamae blogs at I Will Take You There. Take a look at her discoveries while she travels around Asia and the world! Take a peep at a parcel of her life and her personality which she shares on her blog. But before you do that, check out what she discovered about assembling Gundam Robots while she was in Singapore. Hmmm...I didn't realize the assembling these toys have life lessons too. Imagine that. This girl really get lessons from just anything and everything!lol. (winks*) But I think that is a good thing. Curtains up! Lights! Camera, here she goes...

The first time I heard about Gundams was way back highschool and college days when all the guys talked and assembled these toy robots. I shrugged at the thought. And then I met Boss Junior - Mr. Daryl Wee in Singapore- a 16 year old smart-industrious guy who is really into this. He captured my attention with his amazing interest in these robots. Well, I'm not really into gundams nor robots... I just came to a thought one day while I was reading posts from mommies and travel bloggers from around the globe.

Little girls and even grown-ups have this peculiar interest in dolls. Lalaloopsies to be particular. I have noticed this for the past travels that I have made. Little boys and even grown-ups are into video games and these robot toys which led me to a thought - can they be hobbies that's all worth it? Another thing I have noticed from going around is that parents have different tolerance to their children's hobbies or interests. Most of them join the fun! Which is actually a good thing. These stuff take too much of your time actually but from what I have noticed, it teaches kids and teens valuable lessons. Let me take you to a journey through to Gundams as I myself learned lessons big time and let me know what you guys think!

1. Patience. Looking at every piece of it to the desired output, I shook my head in disbelief. Growing up, I had my dolls, my cooking toys... I even had toy cars and stuffed animals or puzzles and board games - well, legos too! But I can't remember having been into building stuff as tedious as Gundam Building! Notice how Mr. Daryl Wee turn tiny bits and pieces of materials into a beaming piece of a Gundam Robot! Surely it will teach you the patience. As a traveler, I smiled to myself.

2. Perseverance. If you envisage something to turn out well, if you are into a goal, you'll get to indeed persevere. Well, with every step you need to hold on to that goal. It is quite inspiring at how they can suppress the difficulty, rather turn them into a game. I thought these stuff were boring but not to Daryl. It bores him when he's not building.

3. Focus. Not all kids or teens may be into the same hobbies or interests but you will be surprised at how focused they can be when they are into it! In today's generation, they have their own ways to shut their doors, windows and all that just to be wrapped up in their own worlds with their toys. Daryl can do that too and in just a few hours, after every tiny bits and pieces of gundam parts - voila!

These lessons were "Ouch" to me as a traveler. But then again, I ain't perfect but looking at it as a whole, you'll notice it's never easy to have that PATIENCE, that PERSEVERANCE and the FOCUS. We aren't always usually sure. Surely these lessons learned will even guide these kids/teens into the path they'd want to head to. It may confuse them at the moment but they've got the gift of parents. That's another thing I have noticed from these kids with these hobbies. They indeed have the support that they need. That's what parents should actually do - support their kids. Like what Kareen Liez does to Bella with its love for Lalaloopsies!

Well as for Mommies, would you think that a passion for toys and stuff is good for your kids? I'd wish to be a mom soon so I would appreciate if you share with us your thoughts. (*wink!) And of course! Visit me and my journey through my blog.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Looking Back to the Birth of Magical Lalaloopsy Dolls

Everyone is going crazy over these cute dolls. The first time I looked at them, I was wondering what type of dolls were those because it appeared like rug dolls. But yes, it was really inspired by rug dolls. A friend of mine even asked me why moms and girls go crazy over these dolls when they only have button eyes! Oh, well, aside from being cute, the stories behind each doll are also amazing. Maybe this Lalaloopsy craze is the effect of their being “magically sewn.”

Others look at them as Voodoo dolls which are used for witchcraft because of their rug doll look. But for me, they are not creepy looking at all. I bet, I am not the only one who looks at them with adornment. These dolls are totally different from the dolls during my age where Barbies where the stars. Today, as people become more creative, there are so many doll variations that  arrive and one of the most brilliant of all those creations is the Lalaloopsy Dolls.

So, today, allow me to take you back to the time of Lalaloopsy’s birth. Just in case you are not yet totally aware of this. Lalaloopsy dolls “were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn”. Each doll has a unique story on how they were created. They are also sewn on special days that greatly affect their look and personality depending on the type of fabric they were made from. Lalaloopy reside in a world full of silly surprises making their personality even more charming and lively. 

The magic of Lalaloopsy begun in 2010 when MGA Entertainment released them under the name Bitty Buttons with the tag line "Sew magical - Sew cute". But the name was changed after the launching making it more appropriate and attractive for both adults and little ones. The 13-inches or 33 cm dolls were launched last July 19, 2010. These were designed to encourage a child's imagination and creativity. MGA Entertainment pinpointed that these dolls also “teaches important life lessons such as diversity, individuality and the idea that everything deserves a second life”.

Bitty Buttons was the name of these dolls before they were called Lalaloopsy.

Well, we should be thankful for the brilliant minds behind the design and creation of Bitty Buttons which was more famously known as Lalaloopsy. For the first release of these dolls, there were eight of them namely, Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Jewel Sparkles, Peanut Big Top, Bea Spells-a-Lot, Mittens Fluff 'N' Stuff, Dot Starlight, Pillow Featherbed, and Spot Splatter Splash.

The first batch of Lalaloopsy immediately captured the hearts of many. People really didn’t care whether they are Bitty Buttons or Lalaloopsy because they still looked perfectly cute no matter how they are called. Regarding the change of name, I wondered about why it was changed but I found a post of Lalaloopsy in their Facebook page stating the reason. It says that, “We did change our name from Bitty Buttons to Lalaloopsy due to some unforeseen issues with the name”. So, that’s all they could tell us and let us not be bothered about it. Bitty Buttons or Lalaloopsy, they are still cute. No big deal.

The First Eight Lalaloopsy

Crumbs Sugar Cookie was made from pieces of a baking apron. She is super-sweet, has perfect manners, and loves inviting friends over for tea and treats. She has a pet mouse. Sewn on Date: December 4th (National Cookie Day)
Spot Splatter Splash was made from a painter's overalls. She's super creative and loves bright colors, big messes, and eating spaghetti. She has a pet zebra.
Sewn on Date: October 25th (International Artist Day, also Picasso's B-day)
Pillow Featherbed was made from pieces of a baby's blankie. She loves good stories, long naps, and her favorite snack is milk and cookies. She has her own pet sheep.
Sewn on Date: January 3rd (Festival of Sleep Day)
Peanut Big Top was made from bits of a brightly-colored clown costume. She is a silly prankster who's a little bit clumsy and loves to make her friends laugh. She has a pet elephant.
Sewn on Date: April 1st (April Fool's day) 
Mittens Fluff 'N' Stuff was made from pieces of an Eskimo's scarf. She loves hot cocoa, snow fights, and snuggling by the fire. She has her own pet polar bear.
Sewn on Date: December 21st (First day of winter) 
Jewel Sparkles was made from remnants of a real princess' dress. She is very graceful, a little bit bossy, and loves to dance and wear sparkly clothes. She has a Persian cat.
Sewn on Date: March 13th (Jewel Day)
Dot Starlight was made from a real astronaut's space suit. She's a dreamer who loves science, and she's always got her head in the clouds. She has a pet bird.
Sewn on Date: July 20th (First man on the moon) 
Bea Spells-A-Lot was made from a school girl's uniform. She is a real smartypants, who always follows the rules and loves to talk...A LOT!!! She has a pet owl.
Sewn on Date: October 16th (Dictionary Day)

These were the first introduction of Lalaloopsy to us. Today, there are already around 85 characters that show unique, fun and bright personalities, qualities that people of all ages can relate to. This includes 43 full size dolls, 17 Littles, 16 soft dolls, 14 Silly Hair dolls, 107 mini dolls, 6 Lala-Oopsies, and 4 Lala-Oopsie Fairy's. We’ll get to know each of them on the next articles! I’ll see you once again mommies!

Image No. 2 Credit:Ariisu81