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Toy Tuesday GoodNCrazy $250 Giveaway! CLOSED

December 1, 2009
I am Super Excited!

I love a great sale as much as the next girl….
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…this is Awesomeness in an online jingle BOX!

It’s Called Toy Tuesday and it’s hosted by Bill Me Later.

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It’s totally simple.

Tuesday December 8th (Toy Tuesday Ya’ll!)
Click over and find deals from over 12 fabulous sites all featuring the toys you and your kids are excited about…. for a discountSCHWEET! Different discounts from each shop site…
(Did you mark your calendar yet?)


I’m scheming and planning about what I’ll be buying this year for my Little Tikes. I have a 5yrold little boy who is ne-ar-ly read-ing. He’s there. He almost has it down. And he is in LOVE with anything building, creating, science-y project-y…. bottom line he loves learning. He hasn’t discovered it’s WORK yet!

{SHHHH! We are NOT telling him.}

The other day my oldest kid in Jr. High told him she doesn’t like her science class. (The teacher’s a grump.)

His eyes nearly bugged out of his head! ‘You don’t like Science!?‘ I could see his brain smoking! He was thinking.. I’m in KINDERGARTEN what I would give to have science class!

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On my 5yrold Gift List:
Fisher Price Trio Sets from
Marbulous Marble Machine from
Skeleton Floor Puzzle from giveaway contest

(please see ToyTuesday for details on the rest of the giveaways!)

Are you ready?
It gets better.
Gift Cards and Giving.

YOU have the chance TODAY to win a $250 Gift Card from!
There have already been 4 $250 Gift Card giveaways! And there will be a total of 12 leading up to Toy Tuesday!
Guess who’s on the hot seat for tomorrow’s giveaway??
My Good friend Linda From! So don’t worry, if you don’t win today you still have SEVEN chances to win!!

Each winner each day also gets to choose a local charity (food bank, children’s hospital, etc..) in their own hometown and Bill Me Later will donate a $500 Gift Card to the charity in the winner’s name! I am super honored to be a small part of this amazing campaign. Good Luck!

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REQUIRED: Please leave a comment…
Share with me something new your kids are learning right now.


Times Tables?
State Capitols?

My oldest is learning about Egypt.
What are your kids learning?


Entries are due December 1st (TODAY!!) by midnight PST. No purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be selected by BILL ME LATER Randomly. Entries are invalid if there is no email attached. Only one entry per person. The winner will be notified and have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If no response is received within 24 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to participants 18 years and older.


*disclosure: Bill Me Later has provided GoodNCrazy compensation for joining in the Toy Tuesday campaign.

Science For Christmas??

November 28, 2009
What do Diet Coke and Mentos have in common?

Watch this video and find out!

NOTE the 24 second mark or you’ll miss the action!!
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I keep raving about how much my little boy is all over anything hands on. He wants project books for Christmas. He begs to look up project ideas online. He won’t let me check out picture books from the library anymore!

Well guess what?
I’ve found the perfect gift idea for my little science geek.

Review: Steve Spangler Science Kits
Price: $4.95 – $19.95 and up
Size: Small… from test tubes to small canisters to 4″x5″ boxes
Mess Factor: can be high, but with supervision nothing 5yrolds can’t handle

PhotobucketAha Factor: What’s NOT surprising and fun here? A Diet Coke Bottle Eruption!!? The teeny tiny frog robot kit (Robotikits) worked great! And look how cute this is? Hop Hop Hop… we found out it doesn’t work through windows only outside. Great observations to be made.

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Something else we loved playing with was the ‘Insta Snow‘. Talk about fun to watch, fun to play with and if you put it in a big enough bowl it wasn’t messy either. And hey if you order any product today from you get a container of Fake Snow free!

The last thing we had a ball playing with were the test tubes full of growing polymer experiments. From color changing beads to growing orbs, to a tiny alligater that GROWS! All with instructions and explanations and ideas for how to chart your ‘projects’. Was my little boy in Heaven?? OH YEAH.

PhotobucketThumbs Down Thoughts: The frog kit was seriously hard to put together. Partly because the parts were so small. The instructions were good, but no way even my 12yrold could have done this kit. Plus there were no extra parts, and at one point we lost a little screw… had to use a magnet to find it! (extra science lesson there huh?) The rest of our experments were easy and fast and though slightly messy, FUN for my kids!

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PhotobucketYGWYPF: (yougetwhatyoupayfor) I think the experiments are priced well. You do have to go buy your own Diet Coke, but the Mentos and tube are provided and $5 is a great stocking stuffer price. The frog solar robot is $14 and so far still working and entertaining us. The Insta-Snow is $10 for a small container but it’s big enough for a LOT of fun, and perfect for stocking stuffing too!

PhotobucketWho is Steve Spanger?
Nobody has more fun teaching science than Steve Spangler. He earned his credentials as a science author, teacher, professional speaker, toy designer and an Emmy award-winning television personality. But, he remains a big kid at heart as he teaches people how to launch potatoes, whip up the perfect batch of slime and turn an ordinary bottle of soda into an erupting geyser of fun. His best-selling science kits and educational toys help to get kids excited about science at home…. (and he) demonstrate his true passion for making learning fun. — website

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