Monday, December 10, 2018

HGG-Your dog needs a present too this year.

Do you have a dog? I don't have any pets other than my husband :) but my son has a beautiful dog that I just love. Her name is Sierra and she now has a really nice new bed and she loves it. Its the perfect size for her. This is the Bolster Bed, Studio Collection in size large.

Isn't she beautiful? She is part wolf and part husky. She is so well trained she is almost human. She talks to me all the time and most of the time I know what she wants. Of course my son and daughter in law know better than I do. She never barks, never bites, she just loves to get rubbed on the head and scratched under her chin. She comes right to me when they visit and of course she knows I am going to give her a treat.

Anyhow the bed she has now comes from Messy Mutts The beds have a natural odor controller via probiotics. You can machine wash and dry the bed too which makes it super unique.


This overstuffed dog bed is also the perfect place for your messy mutt to chase their dreams. A beautiful addition to your living space, this bed is constructed using premium, heavy-duty upholstery that is removable for easy cleaning – and features a reversible cushion! The nonslip bottom keeps the bed in place for your lively mutt. Snoozing at its finest!

All MESSY MUTTS™ beds use patented EVERFRESH® technology.


EVERFRESH® probiotic technology to continuously provide natural, non-toxic odor control

Generously stuffed with filling for ultimate comfort

Removable and machine washable covers

Reversible cushion for a new perspective

Durable fabric in colors and textures hand-selected to complement your home

Non-slip base prevents shifting and keeps bed in place


Small – 20 x 16 x 7.5 in

Medium – 24 x 20 x 8 in

Large – 30 x 27 x 9 in

She looks so comfy. My son said she really loves the bed and the one she had was a bit on the smaller side so this is so much better for her. I know if you have a large dog this is what you need too. There are different sizes and colors so if you dog is a bit smaller then you are still ok, they have smaller beds too. Check them out. This is the one I received. Bolster-Bed-Collection

Okay Sierra says its time to rest now so we have to leave her be. Thank you for allowing me to make you famous on my blog Sierra.

She said thanks for reading and maybe you will be a lucky winner for one of these beds too. Your dog will love you for it.

One lucky person in the US Or Canada will be winning one of these beds. So enter today and good luck everyone.

Friday, December 7, 2018


Christmas is fast approaching and I know there are still some who are looking for ideas for gifts for the kids. Well here are a few game ideas for you that will be loads of fun.

First we have Tic Tac Tongue

Now are you ready for a battle between lizards? Introducing Tic Tac Tongue from Yulu You have to be quick to lick. Put on the lizard mask and get ready for a game of speed and skill. One player flips over a number card. The other two players face off to knock down the correct insect card. The player that knocks down the most insects the fastest is the winner.
Each Tic Tac Tongue game comes with four lizard masks with washable mouthpieces and tongues, ten target cards, ten game cards and game rules.
For ages 4+ In US $17.99 in Canada $19.95 Watch the little clip on how the game is played.

Next we have Cut the Wire
Put your skills to the test with this game. This is a new game from Yulu A device is ticking and its about to go off. Players will compete to see who cuts the correct wire, defuses the device and saves the day. Use secret clues for hints to help you figure out how to avoid cutting the wrong wire and losing the game. Its the ultimate race to see who can defuse... or lose... before its too late.
For ages 6+ US $24.99, Canada $29.99
Watch the short clip here to see how to play this game.

We have now Pace Maker Extreme

Race the pace, or face the shock!
Pace Maker Extreme is a fast-paced multiplayer game, where players try to outwit their opponents by thinking quick and keeping the pace. The game starts slowly, but quickly speeds up and requires concentration. Watch out, it can be a little shocking!

If you’re looking for a fun game that tests your coordination and rhythm, this is the game for you!
Check out this clip to see how the game is played.
Now this is a game for older kids and adults alike.

Suitable for ages 14 and up
Two to eight player game
15 minutes game time
Fun, unpredictable game play
Finger shock game

Pack Includes

1 x Pace Maker Extreme
1 x game rules

3 x AAA batteries required.

Other games Spy Code Hackathon
Keep talking to decode!

Hackathon, one of our latest games is mission #4 of the Spy Code range.

Your identity has been stolen by a group of villains and is saved inside a super-advanced console. You are in possession of the console and your Spy Code squad has instructions to hack and retrieve the secret information. However, only one person can see and work on the console at a time. You can only hear each other.

Work together, keep talking and start decoding the console. There are eight modules. You have limited time and there is no room for mistakes. What are you waiting for? Get hacking, quick!

How to play

Pick a player to be the operator. The operator is the one who is alone with the Hackathon console. Only he/she is allowed to interact with the Hackathon console. All the other players are the advisors. They are not allowed to look at the Hackathon console.
Check the clip here

Two to nine player game
Great family game, suitable for ages eight and up
Easy set-up

Pack Includes

1 x Hackathon console
1 x motherboard core
1 x flash drive
1 x screw key
8 x advisor instruction cards
1 x game rules

Those are just some of the great gift ideas for this year. Hope you see something you like.

Friday, November 30, 2018

We're Giving Yarn to Your Good Cause US/CAN

We're Giving Yarn to Your Good Cause

We’ve just started our 2nd Annual event of giving yarn to individuals and groups who knit or crochet for good causes.

In partnership with Bernat & Patons Yarn we’re giving away $2000 worth of yarn and are hoping to get as many applicants as possible to ensure it goes to whoever it will have the maximum impact.

We know so many wonderful people knit and crochet for good causes. We'd love to hear your stories and help out!

We've partnered with Bernat Yarn and Patons Yarn to give 12 individuals and groups a total of $2000 worth of yarn to use towards their good works.

Since we get requests from all over, and we'd like to do something nice for our neighbors, this is open to Canadians and Americans.

Here’s the yarn we’ll be giving away:

1 x $500 of yarn to a Canadian group who knits or crochets for a good cause

1 x $500 of yarn to an American group who knits or crochets for a good cause

10 x $100 of yarn to Canadian or American individuals or groups who knit or crochet for a good cause

All you need to do to apply is fill out the form below and tell us your story. What will you use the yarn for, what impact has this or previous projects had, and anything else important to your story.

If you have any photos we’d love to see them too.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Titles - Raincoast Books Review....

If you still have someone on your list that you don't know what to get them here are a few ideas from I was sent two delightful books for for children aged 2-6 and 3-6.

The first one is I Got the Christmas Spirit By Connie Schofield-Morrison, Illustrated by Frank Morrison

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and a mother and daughter are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The little girl hears sleigh bells ringing and carolers singing. She smells chestnuts roasting-CRUNCH! CRUNCH! CRUNCH! and sees the flashing lights of the department store windows-BLING! BLING! BLING! She spreads the spirit of giving wherever she goes.

And when she reaches Santa, she tells him her Christmas wish-for peace and love everywhere, all the days of the year.

Christmas spirit is expressed in joyous and reflective onomatopoeic exclamations in this new holidy staple...Snowflakes flutter across bright illustrations, encouraging readers to inhale, feel, taste, and listen to all things Christmas as embodied in loving detail in the rhythmic language...soul-stirring and sure to put readers in a festive mood.

The second book I received is Sparkle's First Christmas by Amy Young.

Its's Sparkle's first Christmas and Lucy is showing him how to celebrate. Make a snowman. Check. Make a unicorn snowman. Check. Hang stockings, make cookies, and, of course-buy presents! (But don't eat them.) Check.
In pure Sparkle-fashion, nothing goes as planned, but Lucy ends up learning the love--not presents-- is what Christmas is all about.

The joy of giving permeates Lucy's first Christmas with her unicorn in this series third after A New Friend for Sparkle. Lucy is a little girl of color with light-brown skin and springy black hair. Merry and bright.

These are two wonderful books for any child to find under the tree at Christmas. This is a review only.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

HGG- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 100 Years

I know everyone loves Ripleys Believe It or Not books so when I was approached about doing a review/giveaway for it I immediately said yes for sure.

Since the release of the first "Believe It or Not" cartoon in 1918, Ripley's is the company that made the unbelievable, and we're celebrating 100 years.
Filled with stunning, never-before-seen photography and behind-the-scenes stories, this book is a unique compendium of everything odd, unusual, and just plain weird that has been a part of us along the way.

Ripley’s is celebrating 100 years of everything odd, unusual and just plain weird and what better way to give back to those who have believed along the way!

Filled with never-before-seen archival images, behind-the-scenes stories, and awe-inspiring fold-outs and attachments, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 100 Years allows you to reminisce on the days of Robert Ripley’s travels and broadcasts, the creation of the first Odditorium and the company’s expansion into a household name.

Here are a few of the things you will see in this hard cover colorful book.
Our Founder:
Robert Ripley lived a life most only ever dream of, popularizing one of the most recognized and used phrases in the English language and laying the foundation for a company that carries on his unbelievable legacy.

Ripley started out as a simple newspaper cartoonist depicting sporting events, but during the winter of 1918, he launched a new themed panel that eventually became the iconic "Believe It or Not" cartoon.

The runaway hit led to a life spent traveling to 201 countries in 35 years, earning him the nickname "The Modern Marco Polo." The fame of this first book gave way to a career in radio and in the new medium of television. His extensive travels enabled him to bring home hundreds of exotic artifacts from around the world, and in 1933 more than 2 million people visited Ripley's first museum, and "Odditorium," at the Chicago Word's Fair.

Ripley Entertainment directly traces its roots back to Robert Ripley, and today the company is a leader in the family entertainment industry, with hundreds of attractions worldwide, including 30 Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums in 10 countries.

There are so many interesting facts and pictures in this book that I could post all night but instead you will have a chance to win this very same book to read at your leisure. Good luck everyone.
Open to US/Canada and ends Dec. 9/18