ALEX Toys Alex DIY Do Dats Review_3

Review: ALEX DIY Do Dats

Overall, these make for a fun craft that turns into a toy. For my kids specifically, I think this toy is a little too old for them. The box says ages 6+. So it’s too old for Wyatt (age 2) for sure, but Clara (age 4) was borderline able to assemble it with my help, which caused a lot of frustration for her because she wants to be able to do it herself.On the other hand, she really liked that the dolls were sparkly, pretty and that one of them involved her one true love – cupcakes. So for the price, it’s worth trying one out to see if your 4/5/6 year old can manage it.

SLOCAL Storyteller_San Luis Obispo County tourism

Becoming an Official Central Coast Tourism Ambassador

As a SLO CAL Storyteller, the region’s tourism district will be arranging monthly adventures for us to try out along California’s awesome Central Coast. This ranges in anything from water excursions and horseback riding to nature tours in the backcountry expanses of our region. Then we will take pics and video along the way, write about it, and post it on our blog & theirs.

The Alilo Happy Buddy Bunny Review_1

Review: Alilo Happy Buddy Bunny

Designed by Hong Kong company @alilo.ig, this Happy Buddy Bunny is marketed as an interactive toddler toy that’s a “Built-in Music/Song/Bedtime Storyteller.” We were #gifted one bunny in exchange for our review. While it’s fun for its classic-sounding songs and drum beats, it’s high in price and the storytelling function has weird English translation.

Two In Tow & On The Go Review: Petite Maison kids tent playhouse_3

Review: Petite Maison Kids Tent Playhouse

Overall, this tent playhouse is a beautiful item. It satisfies all the things I look for in kids stuff: fun factor + style. AND it was so easy to put together. More on that below. But first back to the style …  I like that it boasts the Scandinavian look I endlessly search for but is so surprisingly hard to find. And that scalloped roof detail is oh-so-sweet. That’s why I was so happy when I found Petite Maison — a company that just so happened to be looking to push an expansion into the U.S. this year. Woot.