Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sophie the Giraffe - The Best Baby Toy Ever?

I've written about Sophie the Giraffe before as I think she is wonderful.   At about 50 years old Sophie the Giraffe has somewhat of a celebrity status in many households around the world.   What makes Sophie special?
It's something about her quirky looks combined with the fact that whether your baby likes to chew on her ears or her feet she offers great baby-gripability (wow, I'm even making up words today!)

You can read all about why I like Sophie on - Sophie the Giraffe.

What appears to be happening now, however, is that Sophie the Giraffe is achieving a different kind of celebrity status thanks to Jessica Alba.   Yummy Mummy Jessica Alba has been singing the praises of Sophie the Giraffe via Facebook and Twitter as her baby Honor loves it.   Well Jessica I could have foreseen that Honor would choose Sophie as her favorite toy as do many babies around the world, but I think far more people will pay attention to you spreading the word than me LOL.

So there you have it, if you're looking for a baby teether for your own child or you just want a great gift for a baby then Sophie the Giraffe is what you want to buy - don't take my word for it, listen to Jessica Alba!

Jessica Alba
my mom friends: Sophie has magical powers I haven't found one baby able to resist her chewable legs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Disney Princess Figurines

There are some fantastic Disney Princess figurines available to buy and they all have one thing in common - they're gorgeous!   I recently came across the Disney Princess Birthday Parade set and I wished I'd found it when my daughter was first born.  It's designed as a train and starts off with the first piece to celebrate the birth of a little princess and then there's a piece to celebrate every birthday up to six.   I fell in love with it.

There are lots of other Disney Princess figurines to choose from though like this Snow White figurine -

Heigh Ho, It's Off To Play We Go - FIGURINES

Or even this Princess Jasmine figurine -

You Make All My Wishes Come True - FIGURINES

There are so many different Disney Princess figurines to choose from it's hard to know where to begin.   Personally I love Cinderella so I looked for some Cinderella figurines and I was surprised at how many great ones I could find online - a far wider selection than I could find at my local mall.  

This inspired me to collate all of my finds and present them on a webpage for you so if you love Cinderella then check out - Collectible Cinderella Figurines.   The Cinderella figurines featured include the Precious Moments Cinderella ornaments (like the Precious Moments ones featured above), along with collectible figurines from Lenox and even Cinderella figurines from Jim Shore's Disney Traditions range of Disney figurines.    There is bound to be at least one Cinderella figurine that you love in there and if you're like me you'll have trouble narrowing down the one you absolutely can't live without!

My daughter on the other hand has never been that enamored with Cinderella instead she's always loved Snow White - I tried to tell her she was more like the Evil Queen looking in mirrors all the time and the look I recieved (bear in mind that she's now a tween) would have put Medusa to shame, I swear I'm amazed I'm not turned to stone.

Anyway in deference to my daughter's preference for Snow White I also looked for Snow White figurines and guess what?   Yes, just like Cinderella there is a plethora of choice available online and so to make things easier for you I've compiled another webpage this time it's called - Collectible Snow White Figurines - I'm not that inventive with my titles am I?

Like the Cinderella page this website includes some fantastic Snow White Figurines from the likes of Precious Moments, Bradford Exchange and Jim Shore along with others and for a Cinderella person like myself I was surprised at exactly how many Snow White figurines I wanted to personally own!

Monday, May 9, 2011

101 Alice in Wonderland Quotes

Have you heard of the ebook 101 Alice in Wonderland Quotes? In this book author Tuula Olin, a long time fan of Alice in Wonderland, looks at some of the quotes in Alice in Wonderland and offers insights into them.

Alice in Wonderland is a literary classic that has been enjoyed by millions over the years. The wonderful characters that Lewis Carroll has created are quite eccentric and the book is full of quirky quotes.

Have you ever wondered what some of the sayings that are instantly recognizable such as “Curiouser and curiouser!” actually mean? Well Tuula Olin looks at 101 famous quotes from Alice in Wonderland and provides insight as to their meanings in her interactive ebook - 101 Alice in Wonderland Quotes.

As the movie Alice in Wonderland plays at cinemas around the world it is a great time to be able to sprinkle little Alice in Wonderland quotes throughout your conversations. You will be quite amazed as to how often Lewis Carroll’s words seem appropriate.

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s latest collaboration in the adaptation of Alice in Wonderland into a hit movie has made now the time to ‘know’ all of the Alice in Wonderland quotes. See if they are all used in the movie or not. I can’t ruin it for you as I have yet to see this movie, but it would be interesting to know.

When you purchase Tuula Olin’s 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland you actually receive a buddle of 4 titles which includes The Wasp in a Wig. The Wasp in a Wig is a long lost chapter that Lewis Carroll wrote that he never added into the book.
The bundle of ebooks includes:
  • 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • The Wasp in a Wig
Order 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland now and receive a special price as well as three bonuses –
  • Coloring Book (fantastic to keep handy for the school holidays)
  • Computer Desktop Wallpapers
  • Surprise Bonus
Do you have a favorite Alice in Wonderland Quote?   I like the Mock Turtle when he says, ‘well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.’   What exactly is uncommon nonsense????
Some of the quotes are just plain common sense such as – ‘Start at the beginning and go on til you come to the end: then stop.’   What could be clearer than those instructions from the King of Hearts and it’s so true for so many situations in life.
“We’re all mad here” is another quote that can be used in many situations……we used to use it a lot in one of my previous jobs as we were all a little …shall I say quirky!!!!

Of course if you prefer to get this book in an actual book form you can order the paperback through Amazon.   If I’m honest I actually prefer having a book in my hand than reading ebooks, but then I grew up before the word ebook was even invented!!   Having said that the ebook version is interactive which means that you can click on a quote and be automatically taken to the page that the quote originated from….something that an actually hold in your hand book can’t do!

One of the great things about a book on quotes in this day and age is that they are great things to tweet!   Some days when I haven’t done much I still like to send out a quick tweet so that friends overseas know I’m still breathing and a quote I like fits the bill really well.

I think either of these books - the ebook or the 'actual' book would make a great gift idea for any Lewis Carroll fan.   This actual blog post (except for this last paragraph) is actually a cut and paste from one of my hubs.   Changes occurring at Hubpages has meant that they don't like to see certain affiliate links and the ebook is unfortunately from one of their banned sites.   The author of the ebook, however, is someone I have met online as we have written on some of the same sites and it's one of the 'good products' from this merchant which unfortunately aren't promoted as often as the other type of products this merchant provides such as 'how to guides' for 6 pack abs, getting your ex back and getting rich quick!