When we know that a new child or grandchild will be entering our home, we need to make sure that every part of our home is safe for that little one. Childproofing is great from crawling age all the way up to toddler and sometimes even past depending on what item of safety you are using. When I was approached by the Child Safety Store for a feature on the blog there was a few particular items I was in search of having 3 little ones under 7 and more importantly a very, very curious 20 month old. She gets into everything and touches everything.
The first product that I picked are the Kidco Swivel Cabinet and Drawer Locks. I picked these because I live in an apartment and only needing them currently on one set of cabinets where I keep our tools and cleaning supplies, I can still remove them when I move. These locks can swivel when they are not in use and put back into position when in use.
Another product I was in desperate need of is the Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers (set of 5). My youngest one is very determined to touch everything she comes into contact with. My kitchen is very small so my kitchen table is close to my stove so I get worried when she gets on the chair she will accidently turn on the oven and will either hurt herself or burn the house down. These covers are oversized to fit most modern stove/oven knobs, and are heat resistant to withstand repeated use. Simply pop open the cover’s hinged lid to access the knob when it’s time to cook. They will keep your little one from turning them.
Another necessity I feel like myself and every parent should have is the Safety 1st Blind Cord Wind Ups. Us having so many window and blinds in our apartment, making sure the cords don’t hang low enough for the kids to pull on, or “eat”. The blinds came with our apartment so I couldn’t cut the blind cords short so they can’t reach them, so I found these that wouldn’t ruint the landlords property and still make the blinds useable. Just store the access cord and twist to make short or long.
Everyone has a power strip in their home somewhere. I have several- one behind my tv and another that is for my fish tank and bearded dragon. My little one loves to flip the switches to turn off the whole power strip and turns off the heaters, lights and everything! So, no matter how many times we tell her no, not to touch, get away- she will still touch! When I was going through the Child Safety Store and saw this I flipped out and knew I needed this for my pets! It fits over your whole power strip to and adjusts to any size strip. This sure peaked her interest to what it was but after a few minutes she walked away and hasn’t bothered with it since. It’s been a Godsend!
Radz: Radz are one of our favorite treats for the kids. They recently sent over 4-in-1 Deluxe Smooshy Mushy Blind Bags. They are perfect size for Easter Baskets which is just around the corner! In each blind bag comes with 0.7oz candy bag that is found with the Radz heads and a mini poster + 2 super awesome surprises; 1 squishy best friend (13 different ones to collect) & 1 bracelet and charm (13 different ones to collect). I like that of all the ones we opened for my daughter and her bestie, the squishy and the bracelet weren’t alike. Available to purchase at Target and Walmart.
My kids love it when we make breakfast for them in the morning because they get bored every morning with just the same bowl of cereal. My kids are constantly asking for pancakes and we were looking for new ways to make breakfast fun. When we saw that Blender Bottle now makes Whiskware, we knew we had to check it out! We received a Pancake Art Kit and an extra Pancake Shaper. We have seen so many pancake art videos on YouTube and my kids are constantly asking me and my husband to try and make different shapes and animals out of their pancakes so with these products, we can finally try it out!
The Pancake Art Kit from Whiskware comes with two pancake shapers, a pancake art bottle, and a batter mixer bottle. The two shapers that came with the kit are a dinosaur and a person and the extra shaper we got is a unicorn! The first thing we tried to do it just make a normal pancake to use the batter mixer to see how it works. With this mixer, all you have to do is put your ingredients in and shake it up! The ball on the inside makes it easy to get the batter all mixed on the inside and the easy pour spout makes it extremely easy to get the batter into the pan without making a mess.
After making normal pancakes, we decided to kick it up a notch and use the shapers. My son loves dinosaurs so we made dinosaur shaped pancakes for him and then switched to unicorn shaped pancakes for the girls. I was thinking about using the person shape as sort of a dessert pancake and decorating it with icing and sprinkles but definitely not for breakfast! I tried my hand at the pancake art with the bottle but let’s just say I need a little bit more practice with that part of it! My entire family loves these because it makes breakfast fun and easy! I love Blender Bottle and now I love their Whiskware and will definitely be looking at more of these products!
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Walked onto the stage for the first time at 5 years old
From that day on, he was hooked
Plays the piano
Putting on a show in his DNA
Been a while since moms had his poster on their bedroom walls
Dear friend Michael Jackson
Reinventing himself as someone no one has seen before
“Never too late for this showman to make a comeback”
A lot of different incarnations of his career
Everyone thinks they know him
Bodyguards behind him marching
Started out as a teeniebopper
More than meets the eye
Was in dramatic roles
Black and white pictures of fans
Afraid of heights
Without the mask, everyone recognizes him and wants to chat.
It’s like his entire career disappeared into thin air
Rides into the competition masked and ready for battle
Winning would mean everything to him
His opponents better step up their game because he is.
Has been getting fan mail since he was young
Started as a showbiz prodigy
Has lead him down different magical paths
The book he is writing his note on says pH.D
Performed on stages, screen, and hosted award shows.
Fans all over the world including knights, kings, and queens.
“A big yay”
He wants it badly
‘The Greatest Show’ from The Greatest Showman
‘Counting Stars’ by One Republic
‘All of Me’ by John Legend
‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weeknd
Clues from the Judges:
Has performed in a magic act
Has performed in Vegas
Wig: “This wig sent me to jail.”
Moment of Truth:
Someone has a tattoo of his face on their body.
Neil Patrick Harris:
Neil is always on stage so he would love the spotlight. He was also a child actor so he’s been in showbiz for a very long time. Neil also plays the piano and sang ‘Piano Man’ on an episode of Glee. He also loves magic and is known for loving magic; he was previously the President for the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Women who are moms now would have had his posters on their walls from him being Doogie Howser. Neil was also on the Lip Sync Battle Michael Jackson episode. Him and his family have a few dogs and at least one that they rescued. Neil has been on stage and on screen as many different characters and specifically recently as Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events where he dresses as different characters or “incarnations.” When the bodyguards were marching behind him, it could be a nod at the Doogie Howser episode ‘When Doogie Comes Marching Home.’ With the “more than meets the eye” clue, it could be a nod toward his Count Olaf character as he has an eye tattoo on his ankle and there is a lot of eye symbolism in the show. Neil has also been in a lot of dramatic roles whether it be on screen or on stage. He also faced a fear of heights with Reese Witherspoon. Everyone would know who he is because of everything he has been in and still is in, he has things for everyone. With the rainbow flag, everyone knows Neil is gay so it is no surprise he would show the rainbow flag. If you search ‘Neil Patrick Harris Ready for Battle’ you find a YouTube video where he is just playing with little army men. In Doogie Howser, he played a teen prodigy doctor. He has also hosted many award shows. The fans around the world that are kings and queens could mean drag kings and drag queens. Neil has also performed many magic acts and has performed in Vegas. With the wig, it could mean about Wigstock 2018 where Neil attended and performed as Hedwig from his musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. And of course there is a fan who has Neil’s face on their body.
Has performed since he was 5; his start was in a Cracker Jack commercial. He performed in a Chippendale’s show in Vegas. He has performed in shows onstage. He comes from a performing family and has been in tv shows and movies with his brothers. The dog could mean Oliver and Company where he did a voiceover as Oliver; he was also in Sk8 Dog. All moms would have had a poster of him on their walls because he was and still is very good looking. He was also a teenage heartthrob in Blossom. Michael Jackson is one of his biggest inspirations in music.
He has been performing since he was young. He dressed as the Peacock mascot on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He and Michael Jackson were in a Pepsi commercial when he was younger; he was a “Young Michael Jackson.” He hasn’t been doing much performing so this could be his comeback. The way the Peacock sings matches Alfonso’s liquid “u” sounds.
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From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.
Check out the new teaser trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2.”