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A Review of the S107G Gyro Helicopter Toy

June 5, 2011

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The boys were pretty excited to get a remote controlled helicopter in the mail! This model is the S107G Mini Gyro Remote Controlled Helicopter by Syma, sold by Xenon Project online. It’s got 3 channels, which is helpful to avoid radio interference (of which we have in our town). The toy costs about $25 (shipping […]

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They’re Never Too Old for Toy Story…

July 2, 2010

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My kids are teenagers. Well, one turned 20 this year (OMGOMG!!). We remember when the *first* Toy Story movie came out. Oh dear, my eldest went on a “Woody” binge. EVERYTHING had to be like a cowboy. We were dirt poor back then, and couldn’t afford a Woody doll. Oh, how I looked and looked […]

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Piggy Banks Go High-Tech

April 22, 2010

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Sheesh, when I was a kid, I had a PLAIN OLD piggy bank. You know the kind: But like so many things, piggy banks are going really high-tech today! Wanna see a very cool piggy bank? It’s called Ekonomi interactive money box. It’s adorable, I want one! I think it’s adorable! Basically, you insert 3 […]

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My Review of Family Dollar Store Toys

December 13, 2009

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I recently wrote about our shopping excursion for toys to our local Family Dollar Store. I go to that store all the time, but I haven’t checked out the toy section in a while. I was impressed! Family Dollar has an entire section of toys specially priced at $5. Some toys are lower priced and […]

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Frugal Hack Tip: Dollar Store Toys!

December 10, 2009


I do not see why parents have to go nearly bankrupt this time of year, buying extravagant toys for children. We also have two children who have birthdays during this time of year, and it is VERY easy to totally break our bank. We don’t “do” Christmas, but we do give gifts for Thanksgiving. We […]

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Good Prices on Toys

October 24, 2009

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I’ve always been an early gift shopper. We don’t “do” Christmas, but we do “do” Thanksgiving– it’s our biggest holiday of the year. I do buy presents for the kids, but we strive very hard to keep the holiday centered around thanks to God and not gimmegimmegimme presents. I much prefer to get the gift-shopping […]

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Back By Popular Demand: Destroy Your Enemy With Nerf

June 21, 2009


This older post of mine has been getting some attention in the search engines. Maybe people are looking for this cool game because it is a summertime activity. It’s one of my favorite product reviews, and since it’s an older one that some of you may have missed, I thought I’d be lazy and not […]

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Very Cool Toys

January 5, 2009

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The boys got a bunch of gift cards for the holidays and they were burning holes in their pockets, lol. (The cards, not the boys, LOL!). Soooo they dragged me out to the local toy store. Holy cow, things have changed! I’m used to buying stuff online– this walking through a stocked-to-the-brim-with-loud-and-colorful-toys was quite the […]

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The MEGA Wishlist

November 25, 2008

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Whoa! I went to the MEGA Brands website for the first time today. (My sons are very familiar with the site, lol). I caught my youngest trying to make a wishlist… uh, a wishlist for things to get his cousins, that is! He was having a bit of a hard time. See why. MEGA Brands […]

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