Daughters First Collectible: Precious Moments Care Bears Figurine

*Thanks for taking a moment to read this honest review. I received product from Precious Moments in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% mine. 🙂
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Childhood is so magical. I still remember having a beautiful little precious moments doll as a child. My grandmother gave it to me, along with a sweet little figurine. I cherished those gifts and loved the beautiful messages that went along with each figure- lessons on hope, sharing, caring, and love.

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This morning I woke up with a little coffee and spent some time with my daughter. We love to talk about kindness and why it is so important, along with other values and virtues. When the Precious Moments box appeared in the mail, I was SO excited for her to open these two sweet figurines because I knew she would love them!

As we opened the box my daughters face lit up! These are the first figurines that she has been gifted. I feel she is at the perfect age for her first figurine- almost five, and able to care for her things better. She LOVED the sweet little faces on the girls, and was super excited and surprised when she saw the Care Bears! These Precious Moments Care Bears Figurines are just adorable, a little bigger than I expected, and very well made. They are more durable than you would think, and perfect for a decoration for a desk or dresser.

We ended up playing make believe with the figurines for about thirty minutes before she excitedly asked to go find a place for them in her room. She asked me all about the figurine; what it said, what it meant, and who the Care Bear was.

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One of her little figurines said, “Sharing is Caring”, and the other said, “Perfect Harmony”. She loved the tiny details of each figurine and spent much time simply looking at the figurines.

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We were able to talk about what sharing means and what harmony is. It was a very special and sweet dialogue.

I was most excited about the dinner plans we had that evening. A friend of hers was coming over for a play-date, and to my delight she brought out these cute little figurines to show her friend. They played together, ate dinner, and had a wonderful time. At the end of the evening my kiddo ran to her room, grabbed the two figurines, and brought them out. She took the Sharing is Caring figurine and handed it to her friend Zoe, and told her she wanted to give it to her as a special gift. As a mother, my heart warmed and I was SO proud! I couldn’t believe my daughter wanted to give away one of her new special figurines, but then realized we talked about what sharing meant earlier. She recognized from one simple conversation the power of sharing and wanted to share with her friend.

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My daughter beamed when she saw the look on her friends face. Zoe was so excited! I told Lillian how proud I was of her for sharing her special new figurine, and then Zoe said every time she comes over she will bring her figurine to play with my daughter.

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As a Mom I know there are so many toys out on the market today, but these Precious Moments Care Bears Figurines really reminded me how much kids pay attention to kindness and virtues, and reminded me why I love Precious Moments so much!

I will be buying her another figurine for her birthday. She asked for the whole collection. We will see about that. But I am happy to have found a sweet collectible that means a lot to her!

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Items featured in this post:

Perfect Harmony

Share the day with this sweet little one and Harmony Bear™. Makes a great gift for someone that loves you just the way you are! Resin. SRP: $20.99

Sharing Is Caring

This pigtailed cutie is dressed up in polka dots and a smile as she accepts a delicious cupcake from Share Bear™. Share this sweet treat with someone who always shares with you! Resin. SRP: $20.99

These adorable figurines connect together to create a fun and happy scene from the land of Care-A-Lot.

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The figurines are available at Carlton Card stores and Amazon. Buy them here: Perfect Harmony Sharing Is Caring

Beautiful baby keepsakes for Mothers: MyKeepSet

I am a total sucker for baby keepsakes. There is something about capturing memories about my child that makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. Every year I have made it a habit to make a family photo album for Christmas. I love knowing that I can share these precious moments with my daughter for the years to come.

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Today I am thrilled to share with my readers a sweet new memory keepsake. MyKeepSet is a beautiful memory kit perfect for busy moms just like me. I came across this set recently and am SO impressed by how adorable the design is! The set is perfect to record little one’s pictures and memories from conception to preschool.

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Each set comes with the following:

  • (1) Baby Memory Book Of Firsts with room for a Big front cover picture – guided journal with colorful illustrations

  • (1) 9-inch picture frame box – to safely store & display the Baby Memory Book

  • (1) No-mess Air Dry Material Clay – hand or foot print keepsake

  • (10) DIY picture hanging frames – exciting way to hang the baby pictures

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I found the set really cute and gender neutral and thought it would make a wonderful gift for an expecting mother. In fact,  intend to gift one to my sister in law with some other cute baby items such as a super adorable baby beanie and a board book. I LOVE the DIY paper photo hanging frames and think they are perfect for a birthday party! Of course, the clay hand print keepsake is just precious and every mother should have one if possible! I still have one I use as a Christmas ornament every year.

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Capturing memories in my daughter’s life is one of my favorite things to do, and I love baby books. It is such an amazing gift to pass along to a child down the road or cherish together at bedtime. I think this set is just perfect for baby’s first memories.

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If you are interested in snagging your own MyKeepSet, here is a coupon code just for you!

-Exclusive 15% Off Coupon Code: DWELLINGTREE15
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***I am also thrilled to be giving away (1) sets of MyKeepSet to my readers!
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Go-To Holiday Appetizers

The holidays are such a busy time of year! Between ugly sweater parties and holiday events, I think everyone is looking for easy ways to entertain. I’ve attended several parties and hosted a couple, and needed to come up with simple and fun party appetizers. This year I made an easy Christmas Tree Guacamole Appetizer that was a huge hit, along with some Pita Tree appetizers with Feta Cucumber Dip and veggies. These make delicious and easy snacks for adults and kids!

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I made the Guacamole Trees for a holiday party my friend and I hosted. They were so good that as I was making them my daughter (who is four) and I consumed enough for lunch. Adults and kids loved these little appetizers, which consisted of minimal prep and about five minutes of work. I simply diced fresh tomatoes and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. The crackers were lavash crackers from Sprouts. Perfect for guacamole as they are crispy and did not get soggy. I then spread a thin layer of GoodFoods Chunky Guacamole on each cracker and sprinkled cheese or tomatoes on top! So Good!

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My favorite combo was the guacamole and cheese. I could eat a million of these! Having a “savory” snack at holiday parties is great since so much of the food consists of sweets around this time of year. Plus, there is some nutritional value to these awesome little tree appetizers!

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The second appetizer that is super easy and yummy are little tree pitas. I simply cut up the pita bread into triangles and spread the GoodFoods Feta Cucumber Dip on top. I diced some fresh red bell peppers and sprinkled on top. The flavor combo was simple and amazing! These appetizers went super fast, and I was amazed how many people commented how delicious they were!

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I found GoodFoods Chunky Guacamole and Feta Cucumber Dip at my local store Sprouts. We shop at Sprouts all the time and love all of the healthier options! I also grabbed the other items needed to make my appetizers, as well as some gifts for the hosts of the parties we were attending!

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Click on the link to find a GoodFoods Store near you!!! From our family to yours, have a very happy holiday!