6 Reasons Santa is Better than the Easter Bunny

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Planning for Easter always makes me look back fondly on the Christmas holiday season. Here’s why is Santa better than the Easter Bunny as a result. 1. The Easter Bunny always seems to look disheveled. Santa has a nice bright, velvet suit, with shiny boots and snow white beard. The Easter Bunny looks like he has […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers – Toys

Just 36 hours and counting! Each of these last minute stocking stuffers are under $20 and have tremendous play value – so those presents under the tree won’t get all the glory! You can see them in action in my TV interview on The Rhode Show here. And here is the recap of everything I […]

Hot Toys 2014: HoliDAY of Play

It is a lot of fun to be the co-host of the HoliDAY of Play, but it is more fun to just play! Can you imagine being in a room with the coolest toys that hit the market this year? Whether it’s toys for little tots or toys for your teen, all of the products […]

Ten Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Not only do I need to finish my holiday shopping, but I need to start getting things for stocking stuffers. This is the first year we will be doing it as a family since my son is old enough now and it seems worth the effort. I just bought some stockings from PotteryBarn (on sale, […]

Personalized Santa Video: “Your Santa Story”


I want to share with you something that will knock your Christmas stockings off. If you’ve done Elf on the Shelf, or those personalized letters from Santa, then this is totally for you. It is a personalized Santa video called, “Your Santa Story.” It is a customized DVD featuring Santa Claus (think real white beard, […]

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

So are you getting stressed out yet about your holiday shopping? Especially shopping for the people on your list that you just don’t know what to get for them? The best thing to think about for those hard-to-buy for people on your list is not to think about what object to get, but what service […]

Smilebox Review

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The slogan for company Smilebox is “Create a Little Happiness”. A few years ago, when I got a Smilebox email from my Dad with pictures of him in Afghanistan, it was the way I could see him (before Skype became mainstream) in an element that an ordinary email attachment couldn’t do. Music, pictures that told a […]

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