Thursday, December 18, 2014

#Review: Birthday In A Box-Tomas Party Kit

My Grandson just celebrated his 2nd birthday this December. As any toddler would be, he was thrilled with the candles, presents, and attention. His Mom and Dad got him things 'that go', think trucks, cars, trains, because his room is full of those things and he likes them a ton.

Apparently one of the things my Grandson absolutely loves right now is anything Tomas the Tank. That made his Grandma or Nanee as he calls me, one happy camper.

You see, Birthday In A Box  had just sent me a pinata and of course it was Tomas the Tank. What a great idea for boy parties or girl parties too! Don't you think?

What I wanted to do is give him the pinata for his birthday so that candy or small toys could be filled in it and given away as treats for the party goers. That would have been so easy to do as there is a built in hole in the back to easily fill.

However, I did not get it in time for his birthday. No matter though, his Mom has other ideas just to hang it in his room for him to enjoy. The nice thing about that is she can do that easily too as it came with a sturdy plastic hanger built right in. I am sure that it is meant to it can be put high in a tree or a long pole, but we are improvising here.

My Grandson is going to also love the strings that hang off of Tomas. Any Tomas the Tank fan knows this is not part of Tomas but I know he will love batting at the strings for awhile before he pulls them completely off.

I do recommend that you remove the strings all together if you are going to let a young toddler just play with this. It could potentially be a choking hazard if they stuffed the strings in their mouth. We certainly would not want that!

I just know my Grandson is going to love this as much as I do. It is well made and I think a good item to include for all your kid's 'on the go' celebrations. Even though he did not get it for his birthday, Christmas is coming and that will be good enough for him!

  • Size: 19" L x 8" W x 10"H;
  • Includes 12 pull-strings
  • Matching, colors, number, and face

Disclosure: I received this product from Birthday In A Box for my open and honest review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mondays Music Moves Me...Holidays Just Got Better! #Hanukkah #Christmas #ChristmasSpirit #MondaysMusicMovesMe #BeTheMatch

Hello one and all! It is Monday and that means a new week and more music to be had. If you read my Sunday blog you found out that this week is all about "JOY". It is always with a joyful heart to join the ladies at the 4M's, hosted by Xmas Dolly and her co-host, Cathy, Stacy, Becca, and Colette.

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STACY (who had a b-day last week) AND TO CATHY (her b-day was yesterday)!

I am continuing on with my month long holiday music. This Tuesday my Jewish friends begin the celebration of Hanukkah so my first couple of songs are to be in unison with them as they celebrate!

First up:
I discovered this flash mob/ orchestra. This took place in Chicago. The mash-up of songs is great and to me gives the spirit of the eight days.

Next up:
I love the Maccabeats. This was a new song for Haukkah in 2013. Note the not-so-underlying theme.

The Maccabeats supported an 8 days match donation in 2013, which they encouraged people to not only donate money, but to sign up to be a bone marrow donor. I am in full support of this effort no matter what time of year. My nephew has leukemia as well as my ex-husband. If it had not have been for a donor, my nephew would not be alive today and in remission. Please sign up to be a donor or at very least, donate for the cause. Thank you! You could #BeTheMatch!

Back to your regular scheduled program...

Moving on:
Next up this song speak nothing but joy. *grins*

And finally...
A friend of mine posted this song on Facebook. It was done to celebrate Christmas but it was also done to break a world record. 1000+ people came together to sing and perform this beautiful piece.
I am including it in my post today because it also speaks of great joy.

~Tis the season...Naila Moon

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Sayings: 3rd Sunday of Advent... Joy #Christmas #music #Joy #Advent #Christmas Spirit

Here we are into the 3rd Sunday of Advent and the word for the day is 'JOY". Today is also what they call Gaudet Sunday. This means that there is only one more week before the baby Jesus is born and it is time to rejoice!

The question is, are we ready to rejoice? Are we bringing joy into our lives or are we mumbling and grumbling about world events?

In truth, it is all about what we choose for ourselves. I could complain because it is snowing today or, I could be joyful that the Earth is being watered and is decorated beautifully for the coming season.
It is all perspective and again, what we choose.

Here is one other thing to ponder. Do not let anyone steal your joy. Others try to do it all the time and often succeed. Why? Because we let them! If you are happy about what you are doing at this very moment, the rejoice!

Have a great week this week and find your joy.

~Tis the season...Naila Moon

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

#ChristmasSpirit ...Wreath Making

When my Mom was here over Thanksgiving, we went thrift store shopping. Now if you know me at all, I love a good thrift store. I usually am looking for something to be creative with or books. As it turns out (and usually does) I found both.

I found the following:
*some embroidery hoops
*green garland
*pinkish wood bells with red ribbons

I put together a extremely short video of what I did with them. Enjoy and happy Friday. (link up)

~Tis the season...Naila Moon

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advent Revlog...The Santa Keys #Santa #Christmas #Advent

When I posted Wordless(ish) Wednesday yesterday, I forgot to post my Advent re-vlog memories. SO what better time than right now!

This one is a story I told about my son when he was real little. For the record, my son is now 25 and has a child of his own who is full of wonderment. Hope you enjoy!

~Tis the season...Naila Moon