Build-A-Bot Bunny Is HERE!

Christmas Pick LogoI absolutely love toys that encourage creativity and mix in learning as well as direction following. Build-A-Bot does just that.

BuildABot Toys

Like most parents and grandparents our favorite toys to buy are the challenging ones. Something super easy and most kids, including Alice lose interest.

Build-a-Bot buddies are so cute! Not only cute, but your kids build it!! Build it and watch it come to life!

The Build-a-Bot box has a note on the bottom that says: 5 to 7 may need help. 8 to 10 can assemble the robot on their own. We found that to be very true. 6-year-old Alice needed some help to get the legs attached. She did great with the other steps.

When your robot is complete you can add your own personal touches like different color eye stickers, and other sticker embellishments. Then add 2 AA batteries, flip the switch under the chin of the rabbit then push upwards on her tail and watch her hop around.

That’s not all, move the ears around and watch her hop in different ways. It’s super cute to watch!

You can even take the robots apart and reassemble them or even  mix and match the other character Build-A-Bots to create a unique original character of your very own.

Build-a-Bot takes robotics to the next level by building and personalizing your very own pet.

I’m impressed with the easy to follow directions which include pictures in each step.

There are 20 easy click together pieces to assemble.

Each of the robot pieces has a number inside making the building easy.

WHINES

No whines here!! There are real benefits to this robot other than FUN!
•Discover technology through hands on activities
S.T.E.M. Learning Mixed with Fun – Bringing building & learning for more play value and long-term benefits.
•Activity-focused to create real learning experiences.
•Gives children confidence to take apart and play with mechanical parts, to create a strong grasp of technology.
We love that we can take “Sparkle” the Robot Bunny apart and put it together again. We can mix all the robots pieces and create another UNIQUE robot!
Awesome!!

Build-A-Bots are available at Walmart!!

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Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

Abatons Animals – Collectibles Review

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The Abatons are coming!! If you have kids you are probably aware of BLIND BAGS! These are small Mylar bags with mystery toys or collectibles. 6-year-old Alice goes nuts for blind bags! She can barely container her excitement when we are in the store. From choosing which bag to pick to the final moment of truth when the scissors come out and she opens the bag. Trust me, I get a happy girl while shopping, I get homework done without a single whine, blind bags are GOLD where Alice is concerned. We have a new series to add to our bribe I mean treasure hunting!
Abatons Animals

So, exactly what are Abatons Animals? Exclusively available at Target.

Abatons are clans of animals in the shape of totems. 25 characters and 15 additional variations, which are rare and ultra rare in Series 1. These include the chase and base characters. The chase characters include the rare, gold-plated Abatons and the ULTRA rare, transparent characters. That means there are 35 Abatons to collect in series 1.

Your Abaton’s Clan name is engraved on the design and the Abaton’s name is on the sticker that is included in the blind bag along with the clan information, two stickers and collection number.

Each of your Abaton’s have their own character profile AND magical powers that protect them! They each live in a specific clan based on their natural environment.  Desert, Ocean, Jungle or Mountain.

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THE CLAN OF SAVANA

If you visit the heart of the Savannah, without knowing it, you will be treading MASSAKKI territory. But surely you will not find them in the Serengeti or in the Masai Mara, for they are annoyed at the continued harassment of the visitors’ chambers, and they are fed up with the Masai feasts. MASSAKKIS like to remain invisible to the human eye and only appear in a photograph if they feel like spoiling tourists’ memories. They are a little playful!

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Abaton Animals Blind bags Abatons blind bags available at Target

GAMES!!

Yes, you can collect them and trade them AND you can head over to the website for directions to play games using your Abatons! Domino’s in our house is a HUGE pass time so we are anxious to play Triple Dominos with our characters.

Abaton Animals and dominos

OR! How about teaching some patience and dexterity? It’s not as easy as it looks to hold Abaton’s together. How many can YOU hold side by side??

Abaton's animals play games with themAlice and I will be back soon with a video and up-close photo’s of our Abatons!

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

10 Best Christmas Movies To Watch On A Toumei C800 projector!!

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Here is the very official, very eclectic and comprehensive list of the best 10 Christmas Movies! EVER!  (Okay, how official did that sound?) What the list is in truth is MY top favorite Christmas Movies.

The first Christmas movie that always comes to mind is:

 

#1.  It’s a Wonderful Life. To me, this movie says it’s Christmas!

#2.  The Bishops Life. Cary Grant enough said.

#3.  Miracle On 34th Street.  Santa DOES exist!!

Okay, now that my old favorites are covered my new favorites just make The Bishop's Wifeme HAPPY!!

#4. Love Actually Eight different love stories in one delicious movie.

#5.  ELF. I know HIM!!!  If you have never seen Elf; let your inner child out and watch!

#6. Christmas With The Kranks  I love Jamie Lee Curtis AND Tim Allen.

#7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas  Cindy Lou Who and her big eyes! I melt!

#8. The Santa Clause I adore Tim Allen. Watching him become Santa…. priceless.

#9. The Family Stone This must be how people feel when they have a holiday with my family!

#10. A Bad Mom’s Christmas Which cracked me up SO much, I must see it again!! & Again!!

Which movies do you agree with or disagree with.  Which movies did I forget?

Now, that I have several of my favorite movies loaded up in my Netflix, I’ll be watching them is amazing on my new Toumei projector!!

Projector

It may be a SMALL projector; as in 6¼” by 3¼” but it’s a power house of crystal clear picture!!! Who needs a big screen tv? Not me! I can project this on wall and have a HUGE picture. Not only compact in size but also only weighs in at 0.58 pounds. Less than a pound for crisp, clear 100 ANSI luminous picture!!!!!

This projector is so amazing. From the ability to watch a movie directly from Netflix, just sign in. To connecting with a USB, HDMI cable, AV input, SD card.

The projector comes with remote controller which is super easy to use. You won’t need a zillion page manual to figure out. Also included is the power adapter and a small tripod along with an easy to understand and follow user manual.

Alice wanted to watch Boss Baby at noon! So, the room is bright! But the picture is still GREAT!!!!

Added bonus is the fact I can use this projector completely wireless for almost 3 hours without recharging. Or plug it in and watch movie after movie!! ANYWHERE I want!!


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