Do you remember drawing pictures when you were a little girl or boy? I remember I would always draw monkeys or mermaids. How I wish I had Cryoow! around when I was a little girl. Just imagine having one of your child’s drawing/picture come to life, how cool is that?
Cryoow! is a unique company that turns your child’s drawings into a doll. It all began when Cryoow’s owners seven-year old daughter, Nora asked for a real doll of a drawing she created. The little girl told one of the tailor’s that it is no fun to kiss and hug a “piece of paper”. Nora’s doll was created and Cryoow! dolls was born!
“Each Cryoow-doll is unqiue and is never reproduced. By transforming your drawing into a Cryoow!-doll we follow your drawing as close as possible. The artistic value of the character shown in your drawing will always have the highest prioirty for us. All dolls are professionally tailored, in best quality and made from durable fabrics. They even could be handwashed…”
I asked my son to draw a picture of anything he wanted. I wanted the doll to be a surprise so I didn’t tell him what would happen with his drawing. He said it was a “zombie”. I submitted his drawing image via the web.
We received the package after a few weeks (the company is located in beautiful Bali). I was so excited to show my son his surprise. The doll comes in a cute little pouch with a rubber bracelet.
Cryoow! dolls will make a great gift for any little kid this holiday season. It is a unique gift they can cherish for years to come. Each doll is uniquely made by tailors that hand-stitch each doll.
Below are some other examples of some of their work.
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Cryoow! was nice enough to provide one of my readers their very own Cryoow-doll! Giveaway will run until 12/20/2013.
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The adorable clan from the Octonauts have come to life in a new Octopod Playset! Both of my kids (age 5 and 1.5) loved the Octopod Playset. They loved pressing the Octoalert button that comes with the playset. The device says the same phrases as Barnacles (they have the cutest accents!).
Not familiar with the Octanauts?
The OCTONAUTS are a team of undersea adventurers who are always ready to dive into action! Their mission: to explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect the ocean.
The Octopod playset comes with Barnacles and Kwazii plus other accessories, as well as different sea sea animals to explore – for endless adventures and discoveries! The Octopod is the Octonauts home-base where all adventures begin. Just press down on the Octoalert to begin a new adventure! My son and daughter loved pressing the Octoalert button and clipping it to their clothing.
- Explore the world of the Octonauts with the Octopod playset.
- Removable Octo-Alert plays phrases and sounds
- Launch the Gup-A out of the Octopod.
- Lift and lower the rescue tools to bring the sick creatures back to the Octopod
- Includes Octopod, Barnacles, Kwazii, mini Gup-A, removable Octo-Alert, fiddler crab, sea turtle, eel, stretcher, anchor, barrel and net
Parents, why would you like it?
- It allows for imaginative play
- The characters are Captains, Lieutenants, or Medics
- Teaches kids about sea life and protecting or oceans
- Shows teamwork
You can find more information on the Octonauts on the Disney Junior website. There are coloring pages available to print as well as episodes!
The Octonauts Octopod Playset is on sale right now on Amazon for $23.37 (free shipping with $35 or more purchase)! The product has excellent reviews on Amazon right now.
This is a compensated collaboration with Johnson and Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions stated here are my own.
What does it mean to be “La Familia de Hoy“? Being a “modern family” or “family of today” can be identified differently by many people but to me, being a modern family means having goals and aspirations yet remembering family traditions.
My family consists of myself, my husband and my two children. My husband and I both work outside the home but we still remember to spend time together. If it means missing out on an event, so be it. We know our children will grow up so fast! I want them to see that with hard work and dedication they can achieve their goals. I went to college and their daddy is currently working on finishing his degree. The modern family remembers that life is a work in progress. We know that weekdays are always busy with work and school. My five-year old son plays baseball (and has been since 3 years old!) on the weekends and we are there every time to support him. My husband helps coach, as well. I think it is important to lay that foundation – work, education, extra-curricular activities, as well as helping others. The Jiménez family demonstrates all of these qualities.
Johnson & Johnson and Univision have launched a campaign to find an authentic, modern and active family to become “La Familia de Hoy.” One of my favorite families was the Jiménez family. Los Jiménez, who are predominantly Mexican, are composed of three families whose houses are connected by their backyards. It is so incredible to see that all of the children will grow up with their cousins around, their aunts/uncles, and their grandparents. They are all there to support Diego on his love for sports. What is our favorite thing about the Jiménez? Their sense of family union, their laughter and love for life.
I encourage you to take the time to read about the three families and make your decision on who is “La Familia de Hoy”? Please visit the “La Familia de Hoy” voting site to learn more. After you vote, there will be an option to print some Johnson & Johnson product coupons!
Let me ask you – What is “La Familia de Hoy” to you? Tell me what does it mean to you?
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The Holidays are right around the corner and it is my most favorite time of year. The family gatherings, watching classic holiday movies, listening to Christmas carols, and most of all reading the Nativity story. My son is five years old and is just starting to learn how to read. I love reading books to him because I enjoy reading (I carry my Nook everywhere!). I had the opportunity to try out a new app called, “The Nativity Story“.
Isn’t it fantastic to be able to read a story on your phone? How about having an app read to you or your child? The Nativity Story does just that! You have the choice to read on your own or have it read aloud to you or your child. The Nativity story is an interactive story book that follows Mary and Joseph as they plan for Jesus’ arrival.
About the App
Where will baby Jesus be born? At the market? At a restaurant? At the inn? Readers of this book app can follow Joseph and Mary on their search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Along the way they encounter a variety of colorful local people and animals. This is a fun and engaging way to share the original story of Christmas with the young generation.
My son loved clicking on the different parts of the story pages. It was also nice to hear the characters talk by clicking the quote bubbles. The app also has three languages – English, Spanish, French. We’re teaching our son how to talk in Spanish, since my husband and I are both bilingual. I love that I have the app to help me with that.
Why do kids love the app?
- It’s like a vintage pop-up book, with classic woodcut-style illustrations
- By tapping and swiping, kids can help Joseph and Mary find a place to stay.
- Knock on doors… Pull on the rope… Ring the bell… Open windows… Make people talk…
- Create music! Help a band of angels play their instruments.
- Lots of characters to get to know: Innkeeper, Merchant, Shepherds, Chef, A Band of Actors, Neighbourhood Children, Mary’s Donkey, Farm Animals and of course… Angels!
- Funny sound effects!
Want to learn more information about The Nativity Story App?
The Nativity Story App: http://puddletap.com/apps/miracles/nativity/
Watch a video on The Nativity Story App: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtBhge8DWFA