Saturday, December 7, 2013

Tek Recon Blasters Review

For those of you that don't know, Tek Recon is the newest kid on the block when it come to kid's blasters. Thanks to Tek Recon, my kids and I got to check them out. We were lucky enough to receive both the Hammer Head and the Havok blasters.  We were so excited when they arrived, I couldn't get them out of the box fast enough for my kids!

At first glance, the guns look absolutely awesome, I love the bright green and black! They look unlike any of the blasters that my kids have (with 2 boys and gun loving husband, we have a ton), totally in a good way! I love how unique and cool they look!
Tek Recon takes blasters to another level with high performance blasters combined with live online game play experience!

They include an add on stand to attach your smart phone for a truly unique gaming experience--  Just download the FREE Tek Recon "Live Action Online Gaming" app for your smart phone and simply connect your phone to the blaster to bring video game styled play to life through mobile and GPS technology. Tek Recon gets you off the couch, away from the games, and on the run! The app truly enhances your play experience!

The NRG rounds are specially designed for these blasters, they are small little rubbery oval rings that are coated in powder to keep them from sticking to each other. They can be fired safely up to 75 feet!  I love that the bullets do not leave any marks when they hit the walls, my kids leave enough marks on their own!
The Tek Recon Havok is the larger of the larger of the two blasters. It is a high performance semi-automatic blaster with real trigger and recoil barrel action, an adjustable shoulder stock, quick flip cartridge change, and it has a 72 round capacity.

The Tek Recon Hammer Head is the smaller blaster and is sold alone or in a two pack.  It features a functional trigger, real recoil kickback, rapid fire mode and a 25 round capacity. The Hammer Head was the perfect size for my almost 5 year old.

Either of the Tek Recon Blasters would make an excellent Christmas or birthday gift. Since we now have one of each, my boys asked Santa for another set so that the 4 of us can have an all out battle-- an opportunity to blast my boys and my husband?? I am all about it!!
My favorite thing about these blasters is how they get my kids excited to have some active fun and willingly turn off the television. Why play video games when you can live inside them with the Tek Recon Blasters?
For more information and to order yours, check out their website at

Disclaimer:  I have received this product for review purposes only.  I have in no way been paid for my opinion. My opinion and thoughts are that of my own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Snowman Ornaments-- Their Noses Light Up!!

Here we are in December and Christmas is less then 3 weeks away. I LOVE Christmas and so do my kids (what kid doesn't? LOL).
Pretty much everything we do this month revolves around Christmas-- Christmas crafts, making Christmas movies, making Christmas cookies, wrapping presents, Christmas shopping, counting down Christmas in at least 5 different ways... The list goes on... With that being said, of course all of our playdates are Christmas playdates of some sort! This week, we made these cute little guys.
Is he not the most adorable snowman ever?
He was a big hit at our last playdate!
All of the kids got to make their own (with help from mom) to take home and hang on their Christmas tree.
They are quick and easy to make too! All you need is a battery operated tea light candle, some ribbon, a pipe cleaner, some little pom poms, and glue. These can easily be done with the hot glue gun, I opted for glue dots since I was making these with kids.
Cut a piece of ribbon, fold it in half, and tie a knot to form a loop. The loop will be your hanger for the tree.

Glue the ribbon around the outside of the tea light and tie the loose ends in a knot to form his scarf.
Using a permanent marker, add eyes and a nose.  

Glue the ends of a small piece of a pipe cleaner and 2 small pom poms on to create ear muffs.
Turn your snowman on and watch him glow!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Sensory Tub

With Christmas right around the corner, I put together a Christmas Sensory Tub for my son.
For those of you that do not know what a sensory tub/tote is, it is a tub or a bin that you fill up with various items to let your child be hands-on. Sensory activities provide children with another meaningful avenue of learning.
This sensory tub is loaded with all things Christmas!
There is fake pine needles, little presents, little beaded candy canes that my son made, bells, and more!

I used Christmas shaped pasta as the filler.

For added fun and exploration, I added a Santa hat, reindeer ears, and a Rudolph nose.
My son wears these as he plays.

Do you have a toddler or preschool aged child? Put together a simple Christmas Sensory Tub for them! You'd be surprised  how easily you can throw one together with items that you already have!
Merry Christmas!
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Pumpkin Dump Cake-- A Holiday Favorite!

A friend of mine made this for a Thanksgiving party that we went to and it was a huge hit! It requires limited preparation and it is so delicious! I made this pumpkin dump cake on Thanksgiving and I definitely will be making it again!

Pumpkin Dump Cake


15  ounce can of pumpkin puree
12  ounce can of evaporated milk
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
4 eggs
3/4 cups sugar
1 box of  yellow cake mix
1 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2  envelopes of Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal                                                  


  1. Mix pumpkin, evaporated milk, spice, eggs and sugar. Pour into ungreased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with dry cake mix. Sprinkle oatmeal on top and then pecans. Pour melted butte on top. 
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until firm.

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