Delicious Candy Crush Crafts & Sweets

Delicious Candy Crush Crafts & Sweets

Candy Crush Candy Crafts and Sweets

Candy Crush crafts are happening people. I had a feeling this was going to happen as soon as I saw how popular the Candy Crush game has become – people are addicts! Have you seen how many lives people are giving on Facebook?  Similar to how Angry Birds exploded, this game is doing the same thing and is on it’s way now to commercial success.

When people start making crafts of games – you know it’s a hit.  Candy Crush candy make fun crafts and these are still in their infant stage. I predict many more will be added – and we will make sure to keep this page up featuring the latest and greatest that we find!

From fabulous Candy Crush candy topping adorable birthday cakes to DIY color bomb rings – here is the round up of the latest Candy Crush Crafts and Sweets. Get crafting and baking – you have 30 minutes between lives to waste (or until your Facebook friends give lives!)

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Why is this game so popular and why is it so addicting? Read more in our post about Candy Crush Saga App.

Angry Birds Crafts and DIYs

Have a craft to link up? Drop a comment and we’ll add to our post!


Samsung ES8000 – It’s Not Just For Adults!

Samsung ES8000 – It’s Not Just For Adults!

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Samsung ES8000 Smart TV Review

The Samsung ES8000 Smart TV was designed with the family in mind!  In addition to the great features for adults – there was special attention given to creating elements for kids.

With kids ages 9, 7, 2 and 1 – each have varied tastes, but Samsung has thought about everyone when creating this TV.

Your Samsung smart TV will come preloaded with multiple options for entertaining and educating the kids. Check out the Kids icon on your Smart Hub. Don’t think those are your only options! By accessing the Samsung apps, your ES8000 will give you endless options for entertaining your children with both educational and fun programs, games, apps and eBooks. While some apps do cost money, the majority of the apps that we use (and list below) are FREE! (more…)

Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!)

Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!)

MISSING TODDLER TEETH. Scary thought, right? Wanna know something even scarier – IT HAPPENED TO US. Crazy story that I have to tell you about our toddler, Izaiah. I’ll give you the whole run down, but the Cliff Note’s version is that he knocked his teeth into his GUMS. That’s right, insane. Keep reading… 

Missing Toddler Teeth

OMG, what a week it has been. Well actually, since last Thursday we have been in a downward spiral – grasping at any positive we can get.

teeth knocked into gums

Last Thursday, Izaiah had fallen asleep for his nap on the floor. He hadn’t been feeling well – and anytime this boy will sleep – we take it, even if it means it’s on the floor. And you don’t move him because well – he won’t go back to bed.

I am on the couch talking to our realtor when I hear a blood-curdling scream. I am running thru the house trying to find Izaiah. I find him on the floor of the kitchen, crying. I pick him up, still on the phone and go to tell our realtor I’ll call him back when I notice my arm is covered in blood. Oh the panic in both me and him was too much.

toddler knocked out teeth

It appears that Izaiah was half awake when he went to sit on the chair (something he does several times a day) and fell (which he has done before). Poor buddy!

The first thought I had, was Izaiah must have hit his head. We experienced staples in the head before with E, so immediately jumped to that conclusion. Nope. No bleeding from the head. Oh, he must of bit his lip or tongue. I go to look in his mouth and sheer horror when I see that Izaiah has missing teeth. It looks like 2 or 3 of his teeth are broken off. I am in a state of FREAK OUT at this point.

Fortunately, my husband was working from home and Zeke was napping. We scoured the kitchen floor looking for his teeth – our toddler’s teeth were nowhere to be found.

Teeth Knocked Into His Gums

We made a few phone calls and rushed Izaiah to the pediatric dentist. The pediatric dentist was amazing. There was a room

There was a room set up for us in the back to not disturb other patients. They must have known he can be a screamer. This gave us have privacy while being treated, which for this kid – is essential. 

toddler teeth dentist

Izaiah went thru x-rays to find that his teeth actually were still in his mouth. The white spots that I thought were broken teeth are actually his baby teeth just knocked back into his gums. His gums were just EXTREMELY swollen as well due to the injury.

Boy Injury

Izaiah’s baby teeth were knocked into his gums. They are still there, and what I was seeing when I thought his teeth were knocked out were his teeth. CREEPY. CRAZY. PAINFUL. Yes. Yes and more YES. KNOCKED into his gums is the last thing I could ever imagine.

So if you are the praying type, please say a little prayer for Izaiah.

The dentist explained that the teeth should re-emerge when they want to. He is on antibiotics to help prevent infection. Poor buddy is dealing with this better than I thought but is not liking having to be on a “soft” diet for a week. (He learned the hard way when he snuck a Frito why he shouldn’t eat chips!!)

My poor little boy, with 2 missing front teeth, how my heart hurts for your pain.


Have You Experienced Toddler Teeth Terror?

Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!) is part of the Digital Mom Blog series Toddler Talk

Review: BitDefender Total Security AntiVirus Software

Review: BitDefender Total Security AntiVirus Software

This post brought to you by Bitdefender. All opinions are 100% mine.

Both the hubs and kids use PCs and we are in a constant state of annoyance with our antivirus software. Now to name names, but it starts with an A and ends with a G and, well – it’s lame and constantly causing issues. When we were asked to try out BitDefender AntiVirus, we were stoked and interested in seeing if it was all antivirus software that was annoying – or just the one we were using.

Come to find out – it was the one we were using. 

BitDefender AntiVirus software has been fabulous. Installing this software was easy peasy. There was no hiccups or head scratches and took just a few minutes to download and get running our machine. 

Bitdefender’s line of 2013 security solutions provide state-of-the-art, proactive protection from e-threats, such as viruses, spyware, hackers, spam, and phishing attacks. They also offer more advanced safeguards and rich features, including parental controls, online backup, social networking protection, and more! We are using the BitDefender Total Security software suite.

With the Bitdefender Total Security package you receive: 

  • Bitdefender AutoPilot
  • BitDefender SafePay
  • Antiphishing
  • Search Advisor
  • Social Network Protection
  • Parental Controls
  • Two-Way Firewall
  • AntiSpam
  • Device Anti-Theft
  • BitDefender SafeBox
  • Tune-Up 

With the Safepay feature, my online purchases are now protected with an extra layer of security.

BitDefender’s Autopilot let’s us surf and work and not have an annoying pop-up every few minutes like we did when using a previous anti-virus software. 

Bitdefender Anti-Theft: BitDefender protects you from more than just online threats; it can track lost or stolen devices!

BitDefender is ranked #1 in Antivirus software and that Bitdefender earned CNET Editor’s Choice and PCMag Editor’s Choice

Social Network Protection: Filters the links you receive from your Facebook and Twitter friends and monitors your privacy settings.

Parental Control Options: BitDefender allows you to block inappropriate content, restrict Web access between certain hours, and it helps you remotely monitor your children’s online activity – even on Facebook!

Network safety is important in keeping our computers protected as well as our children! 

Our favorite feature has to be the parental control options. These far exceed what we were previously using. Little eyes don’t need to be exposed to everything on the world wide web!

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Helping Get Technology Into Schools

Helping Get Technology Into Schools

education technologyI am a big proponent of technology used in schools. While I may not like my child being asked to bring their own iPad to school, I do believe that technology will reshape how our children learn.

As a major fan of Target (see How Target Steals All of Our Money), I was excited to learn how Target us supporting local schools – specifically 150 in-need elementary schools through the Target School Library Makeover Program.

I had the chance to interview Reba Dominski, director of community relations at Target, and learn more about the Target School Library Makeover Program. Here is our interview: (more…)