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Baby Shark | Singing Plush Toy

- - Christmas, Kids

I first learned the “Baby Shark” song more than 10 years ago at Girl Scout camp as an adult volunteer.

Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo…

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I thought it was adorable with its catchy tune and fun hand motions. Nobody I knew outside of Girl Scouts had even heard of the song.

Now the “Baby Shark” song is EVERYWHERE after it went viral!

“Baby Shark” A Global Sensation

After billions of views on YouTube, it’s safe to say it has become a global sensation!

Kids and adults alike know all the words, and it’s being played at sporting events. My boys and I attended Hot Wheels Monster Trucks LIVE, and they played it there too!

My youngest niece who is turning two years old loves to dance to the Baby Shark song. She can listen to it over and over and over again.

That is why for her birthday I am giving her this adorable Baby Shark Singing Plush Toy! (Also comes in Mommy Shark and Daddy Shark versions.) All she has to do is squeeze it, and she can listen to the song as many times as she wants.

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Website Full of Ridiculous & Unique Gifts

Not too long ago, I came across the website that inspired me to write a post called Website of Weirdly Awesome Gifts.

I’ve recent come across another website www.thisiswhyimbroke.com that is full of ridiculous and unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

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When you take a look at the website, you’ll see how people could easily be tempted to buy items that could make them go broke. They may be ridiculous but they’re also funny and cool!

Let me give you a sample of the ridiculous gifts, and there are tons of them!

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Jumbo College Mug | Graduation Gift

We’ve had several graduations in our family this year, and it reminded me of one of my favorite graduation gifts.

The funny thing is… I gave the gift to myself in celebration of earning my Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

I wanted a gift with my alma mater’s logo that I would use for years and years to remind me of my college experience.

I bought myself a jumbo college mug with the OU logo and name. The size was perfect for soup, cereal and coffee!

It was thick, heavy and durable, and I knew it would last forever.

As I grew older, my OU shot glasses stopped getting used as much, and my OU shirts competed for wear time with my Oklahoma City Thunder basketball shirts.

I continued to use my beautiful crimson jumbo mug. When I brought it to work people would comment on it. Who would have thought it would make a great conversation starter?!

If you are looking for a graduation gift with a lot of staying power, give a jumbo college mug to a graduate from the school they will be attending or the school where they graduated.

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

– Dr. Seuss

Website of Weirdly Awesome Gifts

Have you ever been clicking around on the Internet and accidentally stumbled across an amazing website? That happened to me recently, and I thought to myself, “Jackpot!”

The website, www.Vat19.com, sells all kinds of weirdly awesome gifts you would never find anywhere else. You have to check out for yourself the unique gifts, food, toys, home decor, clothing, and gifts they sell.

If you’re looking for weird or awesome gifts for children and adults, Vat19.com has something you’ll think is perfect.

Food Gifts

Let me give you a taste…

They have the World’s Largest Sour Gummy Worm weighing in at 3 pounds and a Gigantic Lollipop that is 65 times larger than a normal sucker. They also sell Bacon Popcorn!

Novelty Games

The website sells the Human Slingshot which turns human bodies into bouncing pinballs inside a giant stretchable band. Not crazy or wild enough for your needs? How about the “What’s That Smell? Party Game” that includes scents of toe cheese, diaper blowout, B.O., and hot chunky vomit. I dare you to play that game!

Home Decor Gifts

The Gummy Bear Chair is an inflatable arm chair that looks like a gummy bear, and the Hatching Dinosaur Candle melts to reveal a baby velociraptor.

Prank Gifts

They even have prank gifts like the “Prank Thank You Card” that plays music that can’t be turned off. The music plays on for 3 or more hours until the battery dies. For a tricky twist, if the person tries to rip up the card to get to the battery to make the music stop, a hidden glitter bomb inside the card will explode in their face.

The Stank Prank Candle also has a tricky twist. It starts off with a wonderful scent of sweet apples and then a few hours later it smells like farts.

Can’t decide on just one weirdly awesome gift? Then go with the Mysterious Box of Mystery!

Whether it’s something one-of-a-kind for him, her, or the kids, there’s a gift for everyone at Vat19.com.

Weird is a side-effect of awesome.

Buddha Board Enso Infinite Art

It’s rare to come across something that you’ve never seen before or experienced anything like it. The Buddha Board Enso definitely caught my eye!

Imagine drawing, painting and writing on a board with a water brush and creating images with a rich, inky Japanese look. As the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear allowing you to create a whole new masterpiece.

My BFF, Linda, and I met in 1976 and are complete opposites. She is quiet. I’m loud. She loves to read. I love to dance. She enjoys museums. I enjoy snow skiing. Get the picture?

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Grandparents & Grandchildren Photo Session

There’s nothing like going to visit Mimi and Papi!

When I tell my kids I’m taking them to their grandparents house, they whoop and jump around as if I’ve just told them I’m taking them to Disney World.

Grandchildren have a special bond with grandparents that is unique from the parent/child relationship.

My two young boys are lucky to be growing up with their Mimi and Papi living only two miles away. Since the day each of my sons were born, their grandparents have been a huge part of their lives.

They are there for the big moments–holidays, birthday parties, and soccer games. As well as the small moments–learning a new game, trying a new food, or kissing a boo boo to make it feel better.

I know one day my sons will look back on their childhood and realize how much their grandparents influenced the men they became.

Capturing Precious Memories of Grandparents With Grandchildren

As uncomfortable as it is to say… grandparents won’t be around forever. Before time slips away from us, I wanted to capture this moment in their lives so my husband and I gave his parents the gift of a Grandparents & Grandchildren Photo Session.

Mimi, Papi, and my two sons had a photo shoot just for them!

Look at these precious moments so artfully captured! We will treasure these keepsakes forever.

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Cubcoats | Stuffed Animal Turns Into Cozy Hoodie

Remember PillowPets? A stuffed animal that can also be used as a pillow?

The new hot item for kids are Cubcoats!

What are they? Cubcoats are stuffed animals that transform into soft fleece hoodies. They’re super adorable!

One of my good friends recently bought them for her two young children and loves them so much I had to write this post.

She said when her son unzipped his Spider-Man Cubcoat, he said, “Wow!! There is so much inside this little guy! I didn’t even know all this was here!”

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Pillow Talk Celebrates How Couple Met

Where did your love story begin? Have a “pillow talk” that celebrates the start of something special. 

I was 13 years old when I met my future husband. He was 16 years old and rode a Yamaha 55 motorcycle. (The motors were small back then).

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Celebrate the Beginning of a Couple’s Love Story

He was visiting his cousin and gave all the boys on our block a ride on his motorcycle while I watched from my front porch.

I decided I wanted a ride too so I walked across the street and asked if he gave girls a ride on his motorcycle.

He, of course, said, “Yes!”

When we returned from our ride all of the boys including my two brothers were complaining Randy gave me a longer ride.

What Randy said next made me swoon. “She’s prettier than any of you!”

That was in 1967. We married in 1971 and will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary this year. 

Personalized Pillow for Valentine’s Day and Anniversary Gifts

Personal Creations will personalize a pillow that brings back sweet memories of how a couple met.  

Our pillow reads…

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Clever & Comfy Men’s Underwear for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is mostly about girlfriends, wives, jewelry, flowers and chocolates. That means the guys are usually left out.

How about a package for their package?!

Yep! I can’t believe I just said that! I’m talking about men’s underwear, people! And not the boring white cotton briefs either.

My husband, Randy, and I were looking for men’s workwear clothing in Duluth’s Trading Co. when we came across some men’s underwear.

I started reading the names and descriptions of the underwear and started to giggle. The giggle became a laugh and eventually turned into an all-out snort-filled, eyes crying, bent over laughter extravaganza!

My husband just stood there acting like he didn’t know me.

Judge for yourself whether these are as funny as I thought they were.

Underwear For Him That’s Too Funny

Buck Naked Underwear – Like wearing Nothing at All.
No Pinch
No Stink
No Sweat
The next best thing to working in your birthday suit! Drop your drawers and go Buck Naked!

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Rockabye Lil’ Biker Motorcycle Rocker

This is not your parent’s rocking horse rocker they grew up riding because today’s rockers are soft and waaay cuter!

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Rockabye Lil’ Motorcycle Rocker

It’s been 14 years since we’ve had a baby in the house for our family’s Christmas Eve gift exchange.

I was looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew, Rogan, when I found the Rockabye Lil’ Biker Motorcycle Rocker. I looked no further!

My excitement just couldn’t wait to see him on the rocker, even though he’s not quite six months old yet!

The soft plush fabric feels like velvet to the touch so little Rogan will never get hurt if he ever bumps his head on the motorcycle dashboard.

The Rockabye Lil’ Biker Motorcycle Rocker features four educational songs that teach ABCs, 123s, colors and more. Today’s toys certainly make learning lots of fun!

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