Ducks 'n a Row

28 July 2016

Big Recipe Sharing Party Today!

Hey you foodies, food bloggers and chefs everywhere ...ready for a great party?
Let's share some recipes!

Thanks to our participating blogs, all of our guests get their recipes seen in FOUR locations PLUS we all pitch in to yum and pin them!  Lots of  "bang for the buck" so to speak, and it's FREE!   

Here are the easy party rules...

  • Add up to TWO recipe posts of your own that we have not seen.
  • Visit ALL of the others (Please bookmark this party to come back a few times for late-comers.)
  • Yum every recipe and Pin every recipe.
  • Why Yummly? It is a huge source of food blogging traffic.
  • To make it quicker, you may want to add a Yum button to your toolbar. How To Add A Yum Button
  • Please tweet and share our party to spread the news.
  • Thank you for coming to our party! 
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The Recipe Sharing Party is hosted on 4 great blogs. Visit us? We'd love it if you'd follow us on social media while you're there!

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26 July 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #185


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This week we say "farewell" --but NOT "goodbye"-- to four of our awesome cohosts. A great big "thank you" is due each one for being faithful members our team. They will still be attending our party as guests and are active bloggers and on social media. If you have not followed them yet, this would be a great time to do it (links below)!


Simple Guidelines ...
  • Please follow our hosts on social media - it may take a few weeks but we sure do appreciate it! (social media links below) 
  • Please TWEET our party.
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. NO giveaways, Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit two or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • When you are PINNING, please remember to do it from the original post. 
  • Follow our Wonderful Wednesday PINTEREST board, if you'd like (below) 
  • If you are new,  let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. 
  • And, thanks for joining us!
Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row
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Saira from Mom Resource and Bath Time Fun Time  

Tammy of My Life Abundant

CD of CD's Country Living

Emma of Adventures of Adam

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Niki of Play And Learn Every Day

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Kim of 2JustByou

Shannon of Crafty Mama In Me

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Marilyn of Marilyn’s Treats

Candace of Musings Of Candace Jean

Rachel of Busy Mommy Media

Jennifer of Engineer Mommy

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Give The Best Little Kid Gift Ever!

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You all know how much I love little children. My favorite parties to go to are baby showers and "little kid" birthdays - each time I can hardly wait to see what goodies the tiny recipients will get. Is it any wonder that when I discovered RockAbye™ Rockers that I was just blown away with their cuteness? 

Do your little ones love plush toys and stuffed animals like mine do?  Well, RockAbye's idea to make them into these whimsical children's rockers is sheer genius. Think about it. Don't they make the best presents ever? Imagine the "oohs" and "ahs" of delight at the next baby shower, birthday party or holiday celebration! I was thrilled to be asked to write about these lovable, huggable toys and then got the best surprise of all!  I found out that I would have four of them to give to the sweeties in my family*! 

So, I was asked to pick which 4 of the 20+ rockers I would get. You have got to be kidding! Only 4? I wanted all 20...sounds really selfish, doesn't it? OK,  I made the tough decision and selected the Flutter Butterfly, Ahoy Doggie Pirate Ship Play and Rock, the Carousel Horse Rocker and Poof the Lil Dragon Rocker. Adorable, every one of them! 

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But you MUST see the rest of them, too. They have princess carriages, knight's horses, fire engines, dinosaurs, woodland creatures, farm friends and on and on. You can even put in a suggestion of a new rocker you think they should develop. I suggested a few. Go to their product pages and give them yours!

I was so excited when my rockers arrived that I decided to catch the unboxing on film. See how easy it is to remove one and set it up? Took seconds!

The Great Rocker Unboxing

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Now to introduce the toys to the children - or introduce the children to the toys? Whatever.  I cleared out the dining area of my kitchen of all furniture and set up the four rockers. Then I invited the family to bring their littles over. This first photo is called "the 3 Amigos!" LOL You should have seen them. They went from rocker to rocker, trying out each and every one. 

Really Cool Features: Within moments, Littlest Miss E (four of them have E names) found the embroidered buttons to play the songs! Each rocker plays catchy tunes teaching the alphabet, numbers and colors! Listen here!

The blur in this photo is Little L rocking so fast that my camera couldn't keep up. She sure was enjoying herself!

Do you have pets that love stuffed toys? Well, my yellow lab Sadie instinctively knew she wasn't allowed to play with the enchanting Ahoy Doggie Pirate Ship but she sure got as close to it as possible!

Yes, our yellow lab Sadie loves plush toys...she wants this one to be hers!

Littlest E age 2

Big brother E age 4

The patented RockAbye Rockers are designed with children ages 9 months to 3 years old in mind - 80 pounds maximum. My nephew Mr. E is 4 but well under the weight limit and he was enjoying him self bigtime!

This little gal, age 2, loves the Carousel Horse Rocker. Let me tell you how relieved I was when these two sisters -Miss L and Miss N - liked the horsey best and the little E sisters both loved the butterfly rocker most! Phew!

Take a look at the rocker part in the picture of this toy. It is solid wood, made by American craftsmen right here in the USA. Each rocker is uniquely designed reflecting the childlike imaginations of its creators. You won't find anything like them anywhere. These toys make great keepsakes. Each family will remember exactly who their rocker came from and when. 

Another blurry action shot... LOL. 
That little Poof the Lil' Dragon is on the move! :)

Give the best "little kid gift" EVER!
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This little guy, baby E, is a bit too young for this new rocker -- you can see that he's being held up by Daddy's steady hands --but in just a few months he will be rocking right along with his big brother and sisters! 

Another sweet family 4 year old - my great granddaughter Miss N - enjoys her new baby brother's Ahoy Doggie Pirate Ship Play and Rock. It is one of 9 rockers that are part of the "Lil' Rider Vehicles" collection. 

Time to start thinking. What occasion do you have coming up where an adorable rocker would be the perfect gift? Buy a RockAbye Rocker now and save 40%! (YES, you read that right .... you will save 40%) Buy it in advance and stash it away for the day that baby shower, birthday party or holiday celebration arrives.  Use this coupon code to GET 40% OFF if you purchase your rocker(s) by August 31, 2016. COUPON CODE: summer40

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This post was sponsored by RockAbye™ Rockers company. The opinions are 100% my own!
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