The boys and I have reviewed toys here in the past and today is no exception. With the holidays just a few short weeks away, I wanted to make sure to share a fun toy concept with all of our readers. Today – we introduce you to Max and Landry, the Buddy Balls.
Buddy Balls was created by a little guy named Max. One day, he came home with a school project and had to create the “best toy ever”. He decided to combine two of his favorite toys – his love for sports and his beloved plush sleep buddy. With a little help from his parents, Buddy Balls were born. MaxLand Toys was inspired by Max’s creation with a goal of producing a high-quality plush toy that would become a childhood favorite. And, in our household – it certainly has.
The original collection of Buddy Balls includes four stuffed friends – Max, Landry, Sam and Eva and MaxLand Toys has since added four more additional buddies in the Sports Collection. With a few twists and flips and a push and pull – Max and Landry transform into a bright colored plush ball.
The twins absolutely love their new furry friends. Each of the buddies are so plush and soft and they use their friends’ zipper area as storage for their favorite toys – cars, legos, etc. The bears come in four different colors and the pattern on their paws show what color the ball is.
“Zip it, Flip it, Love it!”
The twins have found a new cuddly buddy and love sleeping with Max and Landry because their fur is so soft and smooth. Each bear we received is very plush and would make the perfect gift for any child or child at heart. And, did I mention that Buddy Balls offers accessories for their buddies? Sports uniforms & jerseys are available for purchase to give your buddies clothes and extra love and care.
Buddy Balls are Award Winning and have been honored with a Parent’s Choice Foundation Award. Buddy Balls also helps to support Child Life Services Hospitals and chronically ill children. Do you have someone in your life that would love a Buddy Ball? This would make a great gift for anyone.
You can learn more about Max, Landry and MaxLand Toys as well as purchase your own Buddy Ball as a gift or for yourself here: http://www.buddyballs.com/
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration and feature. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
Have you ever had a sound or smell, sight or color engulf your mind with memories of your past? It amazes me how many things that I deal with on a daily basis remind me of my past and get me reminiscing of fond memories that I love. Years ago my grandmother gave me a sock monkey as a gift and it’s something I have never forgotten. Since my grandmother has since passed over 20 years ago, I keep those and many other memories close to my heart, so when I see a sock monkey, it floods my thoughts with happy memories. Recently I was introduced to a handmade sock monkey creator and it instantly warmed my heart. As a fellow crafter, I know how much love goes into work like this so I am excited to share it with you. Missy’s Monkeys has a monkey for your favorite team, color or to just remind you of your childhood memories and I’m sharing it with you today.
Missy’s Monkeys is a company that makes unique handmade monkeys and has been doing so since 2013. Each monkey is made with great care and handmade in a clean, smoke-free environment. Missy hand stitches each monkey using double-ply thread twice over in each area to ensure durability and each monkey is unique. Handmade by Missy Wanamaker who is a stay-at-home mom of two, each monkey is made with all new materials including knit socks, hypo-allergenic fiberfill, buttons, ribbon and more. Missy’s Monkeys meets CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) requirements and creates original Rockford Red Heel Sock Monkeys as well as new novelty patterned, super hero characters, licensed sports teams, Mini Monkeys and many more fun designs.
If you’re looking for a revamped, handmade vintage product as a gift or to add as a part of your collection, Missy’s Monkeys are nostalgic with a modern flare and handmade with love. These great and fun pastime gifts are made with a twist to provide comfort, happiness and fun for all ages. Missy’s Sock Monkeys retail from $14 – $84 depending on the design and the type.
It’s obvious that we are Oakland Raiders fans in our household, so it was our first choice for the monkey we decided to go with. Our sock monkey is well made, sturdy and durable but most importantly – his sock is soft and cozy making it an ideal choice for anyone as a gift or cuddle buddy. But the quality of our monkey is so great that I have a list of others I plan to order for my sons as well as others who I am planning to gift for the future.
There are a plethora of designs available and custom designs as well. Missy’s Monkeys is a small business that truly provides a piece of your childhood, team spirit or happiness to any household. Head on over to: www.etsy.com/Shop/MissysMonkeys and browse the many designs available for you. Whether it be for a gift to treasure, your biggest sports fan or a little piece of your childhood, you’ll find a design you can surely treasure.
Thank you Missy’s Monkeys for sharing your beautiful gift with me. I’m thankful to have it as a part of our Raiders collection and look forward to buying more from you in the near future. My sons have absolutely loved this Monkey friend and I know they’ll enjoy the gift as will anyone else.
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased.
It’s been a few years since I have had the twins, well – almost 7 years to be exact and while they are growing too quick for me to fathom, my pregnancy with all of my children are still dear and near to my heart. Each pregnancy I have had have been challenges and that doesn’t count the numerous miscarriages I have had over the years. So – when I look back at those memories, I’m always thankful for the little keepsakes I have from that time. Recently my family and I were introduced to the My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear, a company that offers adorable stuffed animals (bears, monkeys, giraffes, hippos and more) that come with a heart shaped recording device. I thought the idea was such a wonderful thing to have as a mother or for any loved one, that I wanted to share it with you.
So – what is the My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear?
The My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear is a cute and adorable stuffed animal in available in a variety of types – bears, monkeys, giraffes and so much more. The stuffed animal comes with a heart shaped recording device that a mommy can take the device to their ultrasound appointment and use it to record the sound of their baby’s heartbeat in utero. The recorder is t hen inserted in the stuffed animal (through a Velcro and drawstring closure in the back) and you can simply press it at anytime to hear this precious sound.
There are more than 16 cute creatures to choose from – we got the Monkey, because – well, monkeys are adorable. Baby’s Heartbeat Bear was created by Purusha Rivera, an OBGYN Ultrasound Technician who wanted to make the experience more special. The bears are sold online, in hospital gift shops and at ultrasound studios across the country. Each My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear kit comes with your stuffed animal friend and a red “heart” recorder. You can order a second recorder to include a voice message from someone special if you would like. You can easily capture 20 seconds of your baby’s heartbeat or in our case, I recorded my voice telling the twins good night, saying I love you and reminding them to say their prayers. At the touch of your Baby’s Heartbeat Bears belly, your recording will play.
The My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear makes an excellent shower gift and a great addition to the nursery decor. It’s safe for children 3 and older and will also become a source of fascination for growing kids who love to know what they were like as babies. The bear is so easy to use and the little red heart recorder is as simple as pretty the button to record. The stuffed animal is crafted from the softest, highest quality fleece-like material and polyfill. It’s soft and perfect for cuddling.
Since I’m not expecting a new baby any time soon – I thought this would be the perfect addition to the twins collection of stuffed friends. They loved him and absolutely cherish the fact that they can hear my voice any time they want. This is especially ideal on those nights when they are having a hard time sleeping or a bad dream… because just a press of Monk’s tummy and my voice will soothe them right back to sleep.
I wanted to share My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear with all of you, my beautiful readers because this wonderful stuffed friend can mean so much more to many people than just recording a baby’s heartbeat during an ultrasound. As I mentioned before, I use it as a way to calm the twins at night so they can hear my voice, but as a mother who has also lost children through miscarriage, I know how much this keepsake could bring happiness and peace to someone who has suffered similar lost.
A mom named Kailee reached out to My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear. Her baby was dying and she hoped to make a recording of her daughter’s heartbeat before she passed away. With a video of the baby’s heartbeat, the My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear team was able to preserve the sound of Kailee’s daughter’s heart so she will have a memory to treasure forever.
My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear and the creator – Purusha Rivera offer a Gifting Program for those that could use this wonderful gift. And, you never know what this could mean for another mom, dad or loved one. You can learn more about the Gifting Program here and watch some videos from those that benefited from this wonderful Gift. (P.S. They are tear jerkers, so grab your kleenex)
My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear is a wonderful gift for anyone expecting a beautiful child to come into this World or anyone else. I highly suggest this gift to anyone that could benefit from it and our new monkey friend named “Monk” has bought many days of joy since he has joined our family. These lovely friends retail anywhere from $29 – $40.00 depending on the style and type you get and as I mentioned before, they are made well and are soft and ready to cuddle.
Do you know someone who could benefit from a new friend? Head on over to http://mybabysheartbeatbear.com/ and take a look at all of the wonderful stuffed animals they have available. If you are looking to pick up a gift for a soon to be mom or a loved one, I highly suggest checking them out. After my sons have had Monk the last month, I realize how much they love and appreciate him and I know that I will be ordering from My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear for years to come for loved ones to cherish.
Disclaimer: This product mentioned / featured was sent for review consideration. Any compensation or product sample was received for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything on this site. I was not obligated to write a favorable review and if I have done so, it is because I have genuinely enjoyed the product.
I’m a huge lover of soft and cuddly things and teddy bears or stuffed animals are no exception. As a child, I still remember my stuffed dog I called “Dukie Dog” and I had him until I was 18 (it was a gift to me on my first Christmas) and my very big (bigger than me) stuffed teddy bear I got from my husband on our first Christmas we had together, almost 20 years ago. There is something comforting about a stuffed animal or teddy bear and you can’t help but smile when you hold one in your arms. Having children, I instilled in them that having a stuffed animal buddy is a great way to grow up – my eldest son still has his Wicket and Horse we got on a trip to Disney World when he was just 6 months old… I have patched them both on many occasions, stuffed them with fluff and even added more hair to the bald spots – lol. The twins have their own set of stuffed friends as well and they have take them and their blankies cross country and to even visit President Obama in the White House. My sons love their cuddly friends.
Recently I was introduced to a brand new company that makes gift giving sweet. They offer these fun and adorable teddy bears in a unique gifting way. Teddy Canz offer cute, very plush and soft teddy bears that come in really cool designed cans. Each bear comes with a theme and today I’m going to be sharing our new friend with all of you.
A New Spin on an Old Favorite!
There are at least 10 different designs available to choose from Teddy Canz. The boys received “Bear and the City” who they have named Teddy. He is a sweet little friend dressed denim shorts and a cool looking hoodie that go perfectly with the theme of his can which is the city streets. This is the perfect little guy for the boys and they have been absolutely loving him since he arrived.
Don’t worry about your teddy bear being stuffed or hurt while inside of his can. They fit well inside and fluff up nicely once they come out. Our can was bent a little in shipping, but Teddy was well cared for and nice and safe on the inside. He wasn’t mashed at all while in his container. The Bear and the City that we received is really really well made. If I had to commend the company on the quality of the bear, I definitely think it’s stellar. His stitching was well in tact when we took him out of the can and he is absolutely soft and perfect for cuddling. The twins noticed immediately how soft he was and they couldn’t wait to snuggle up with him.
The twins have absolutely loved Teddy Canz since he arrived and have been taking turns sleeping with him and carrying him around each day. The can can be used to store your new friend if you would like, but the boys chose to keep it on their shelf to hold some of their toys. Honestly, he’s so cute, I don’t know who would want to store him away – unless they were using him to collect.
Teddy Canz would make an awesome gift for anyone, child or adult alike. The company offers custom designs should you be interested in doing something fun for your company or for an event and if you decide to choose the styles available, there are at least 10 to choose from. Teddy Canz retails for $24.99 each and shipping is also reasonably priced (about $6.50 for USPS Priority Shipping).
Designs available from Teddy Canz include:
It’s a Boy
It’s a Girl
Get Well Soon
Dog Gone It
To get your own Teddy Canz or to check out the selection and get more information, visit Teddy Canz at TeddyCanz.com. You can also follow the brand on Instagram and check out all the children and adults that have found new friends from Teddy Canz.
So – whether a parent or a child or someone who just absolutely loves adorable things… Teddy Canz offers you a variety of new friends to take home. Do you like this fun idea of Teddy Canz? Are there any styles you think you may want to pick up for yourself or as a gift? Comment below and let me know.
I want to thank Teddy Canz for making two twinnies happy with their new buddy!
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration and feature. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this item. Affiliate links are posted through out.