Ninja Squirrels Family Board Game Review

I love board games and one that is fun for all ages, that’s a definite bonus!

This Ninja Squirrels Family Board Game is recommended for ages 7 years and up.

The game reinforces color recognition and motor skills — This fast paced game is about color matching and acorn snatching by RoosterFin.

The object of the game is to collect the most acorns. Players take turn flipping cards looking for a color match. Be the first to grab the right acorn and you may be on your way to becoming the winner of the game.

Ninja Squirrels is for 2 to 4 players and consists of:

  • 60 cards
  • 4 Ninja Character cards
  • 4 Battle Ring pieces
  • 20 Acorns
  • Instructions

This is a fun game for all ages and would be great for your family game night.

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Silly Street — The Award Winning Game Review

Silly Street gets you up and moving and being creative and just plain silly.

This sounds like a fun game to have to play this summer!

The game consists of:

  • 1 40 inch puzzle board
  • 55 silly cards
  • 4 wood game pieces
  • 1 cotton storage bag

This is an excellent game for building confidence, communication skills and uses imagination to continue moving down Silly Street.

It’s a good family game for preschool and up. It’s a game grownups like to play, too.

The game begins by drawing a card and performing the action to move the game piece down the silly street game board. Some of the tasks include:

  • making up stories about characters in silly situations
  • finding and explaining things on the board
  • contests between players
  • acting out animals doing silly things

I do recommend this game for a fun family game night and for children to play together.

I usually can’t buy just one game, so here are some helpful links:

This should get things going on the right foot. I always liked playing games with the neighbor kids during the summer. We’d play on the front porch and sometimes indoors, but we had a great time being outdoors and playing a variety of games. This might be a fun summer tradition to begin in your neighborhood.

Or maybe a regular family game night is something you’re into or would like to begin. I enjoyed playing card games with family as a kid and as an adult. It’s a fun way of spending quality family time.

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All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa Product Review

Amazon has a kid’s tablet, but once they reach 5 years of age, they want a grown-up tablet.

These tablets are going to be released on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 and Amazon is having a great discount if you buy 3 tablets. This is for a limited time and while supply lasts. I believe if you are in the market to buy 3 tablets it would be worth your while to click the image on the right and check out the discount code and jump right in. They all don’t have to be the same tablet, but I’m sure they could be — just don’t miss out! A 20% discount for buying 3 is something serious!

This would be wonderful for the kids to have this summer to keep them busy and for the new school year coming up . . . If possible, you can save them for birthdays and Christmas. Important Note: The deal is only one per customer . . . but at this price . . . if you need a couple of more . . . it would make an excellent gift. With Alexa, this tablet has become more valuable in my eyes.

Let me get to my review, if any of you are still here — you probably ran off to get 20% off for buying 3 tablets. I don’t blame you!!! You can read all about it on the link I’m sending you to by clicking the image to the right.

Did I lose a few more? I don’t mind. I want everyone who wants this tablet or any other tablet for that matter to get it while the supply lasts — I think these are going to go fast!!

Well, before I lose more of you, let me get on with my review.

This Fire HD 8 is brand new, engineered by Amazon and designed for entertainment. And, did I mention, it comes with Alexa . . . that is just sooooo cool!!!

I’m not going to get into all the technical stuff, but with Amazon Prime (if you have it, great, if not, you can get a 30 day free trial)  you’ll have access to movies, music, audio books, etc. that makes your tablet truly special. I can see this truly coming in handy while you’re waiting to pick up the kids or at appointments — time will just fly by while your Fire HD 8 keeps you entertained and on schedule with Alexa on board.

I can’t image for the busy mom or dad how they could get along without this!!

Click the picture over to the right at the top of the page and find out about buying 3 with a 20% discount . . . You can even upgrade from 16 GB to 32 GB. Wow! No wonder this is an Amazon #1 Best Seller.

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Here are just a few of the colors for the cases. You really do want to personalize it with a great case. I’ll let you continue your shopping. All you need to do is click one of the links and you can read all about them and decide what other accessories you want with your new tablet.

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Cool-Shop Premium Easy Grip Jar Opener Product Review

I definitely need an Easy Grip Jar Opener for soda bottles.

I’ve been using my kitchen scissors — they have this grip thing between the handles. It works but scrapes up the bottle top.

I’ve decided to get something that is made for the job intended.

%he Cool-Shop Premium Easy Grip Jar Opener gives that extra leverage for easy opening and it fits most jar sizes. That’s excellent for just about every jar and bottle in your house.

I believe this would be an excellent gift for some family and friends who have complained about opening jars. I know how annoying it is — you want that jelly for your toast — or that apple sauce to just bought and has cooled in the refrigerator . . . or whatever it is you have found difficult to open.

I may get a few to put in the Christmas Stockings — if they don’t think they need it, they’ll be glad to have it when they do come across a stubborn lid that won’t come off!!!

I highly recommend this product.

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Video Vs. Blog

I know some who blend their videos into their blogs quite nicely.

I don’t believe it has to be one or the other.

As much as I’d like to, video doesn’t seem to be for me. It seems easier to record doing some task than stopping every few minutes to take a picture.

I think, for me, it has to do with my comfort level. While I’m doing a paper craft, I don’t have a running commentary as I’m cutting, scoring, folding, gluing, etc. I may make a casual comment here and there about it coming together nicely or perhaps a bit of frustration when the pieces don’t line up correctly. But as far as doing a video others want to see . . . I don’t think I have what it takes.

As, I said, it’s a comfort thing.

I love blogging.

I find it relaxing and fun.

Now video makes me a bit uptight. I don’t know why I become all thumbs, I’m alone in my office. I’m not broadcasting anything, but I’m all nervous and uncomfortable.

I’ve done the power point-type videos, but I’ve had to re-record the commentary several times to get it right.

I attended a live presentation of a YouTube crafter.

He was having a good time answering questions.

He was relaxed and jovial.

This is what people want to see, not someone who is nervous and awkward.

Well, the reason I brought this up . . . a crafter was making comments in the live feed chat about how she hates her blog. She does live feeds on her channel and also videos her crafts and reviews.

It may be unkind of me to say this, but I’m not a real fan of her crafts. But as long as she’s having fun, go for it!

Many of you may think my blog stinks, that’s fine. I’m going to continue working with it, because I enjoy it more than doing videos.

I have to hand it to those who do both. Yet, I’ve found myself turning to videos over blogs when it comes to paper crafts and product reviews. They are quick and easy and to the point. I spend hours looking at YouTube videos and I’ve also added some on this blog and my other blogs.

Sometimes it is easier to show others how to do it on a video than with pictures and written instructions. Yet, there is something to be said about those written instructions and the links to PDFs or other products. I believe, for me, it works better.

But . . . like I said, it is about one’s comfort level. And setting up the camera correctly and having the right set up in your office or craft room. It also comes down to one’s personality. Some people are instantly likable . . . and then there are others.

I was doing pretty good with my YouTube channel telling ghost stories . . . but I lost my password . . . couldn’t remember which email address I used . . . plus, it was a lot of work. I think blogging, for me is easier. I can sit where I’m comfortable. I can walk around, take a break and no one knows I’ve been multi-tasking the whole time.

Maybe I’m not organized enough to do videos.

I’ve heard others share about the amount of work that goes into making a video and the editing  . . .

I do like it when a cat or dog or kids come in to see what Mom or Dad is doing. It’s always fun when nature takes over and on a windy day lawn furniture or trash barrels are rolling down the road. Some people have stopped what they were doing to look outside and share with their audience.

I don’t have the answers for all of you. I just know, however much I’d like to, I don’t believe I’ll be doing any videos of my paper crafts. I’ll leave it to those who have a stronger desire than I to do them.

I’ll do my blog. I just have to remember to have my camera nearby and take pictures of my crafting project from start to finish. It will also be interesting to see where I am each step of the way. I do move around my house as I’m crafting. It’s all about my comfort.

I do wish all the bloggers success and the YouTubers with their videos and those who do both.

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Please leave me a comment with your thoughts about videos vs. blogs when it comes to tutorials or reviews.