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March Snow in Indiana

I woke up this morning to a March Snow in Indiana of around 9 inches of beautiful white snow. The weather man was finally right this time. It’s so pretty to look at as long as I don’t have to get out in it. When I was young I enjoyed getting out and playing in it but the older I get the more I don’t like to drive in it. This is what my grand-kids love to play in. AmericanToyBoutique.com has toys that they can play with in the snow, rain or whatever the weather, because they are made to last. Most are wooden and have a non-toxic, water based finish. They can put a lot of snow in this American Made Toy Dump Truck.dump-truck-made-in-america Or our Kids Fire Truck to come to the rescue.kids-fire-truck-made-in-america They don’t rust and will last a long time instead of the plastic trucks that break very easily. You can mix or match any of our trucks. In the summer they can put dirt or sand in them for a lot of dirty fun. AmericanToyBoutique.com has many American Made toys for all ages. 😀

Easter Letter

Easter is almost here and  AmericanToyBoutique.com is giving away Free Personalized Easter Letters for anyone who likes their Facebook page. Kids enjoy getting mail and especially from the Easter Bunny! Easter Letter0001website Offer only good until Monday 3/25/2013.

Information on Facebook page.

What is Made in the USA?

WOW!! There are so many things that are Made in the USA that I had no ideal about. For years I just bought things without even thinking about it, once I started checking where things are made I found out we can get almost everything we need made right here in America. The internet allows us to find anything we want with ease. TherBig Bunny Made in the USA 1e is a shopping site that only has Made in America Stores in it Petriot, it has a lot of unique items. American Made Everything is another shopping site and is also a directory that has stores that carry American Made items. Made in the USA Challenge has tons of stores and even has a Master List of Stores that carry Made in America items.  That is just to name a few there are more shopping sites and stores online that carry American made items. There is a lot of information about American Made products on the internet, just Google it and you will find it. AmericanToyBoutique.com is of course my favorite store for kids. We are always looking for more Kids toys, games, furniture or anything Kids enjoy that are Made in the USA and Eco-Friendly. Most things Made in the USA are safe and well built to last. Sometimes they do cost a little more but if you look at the big picture they are worth it. Buying Made in the USA products also boost the economy and that helps with the unemployment that America is dealing with right now. I am so much more aware now then I ever was before about how important it is to buy American made items. So I try to always look before I purchase. If you are looking for American Made Toys please visit AmericanToyBoutique.com 🙂

Checkers – Board Games Made in America

I remember growing up playing Checkers with my dad. He usually won but it was fun just hoping to beat him, plus spending the time with him. My brother would get so mad when dad would win (which was most of the time) he was not a very good sport. I don’t think he ever really grew out of that. It was always fun though. I wish more kids played the simple games like Checkers. There are so many video games they would rather play and a lot of them are fun but it’s just not the same as sitting down having the interaction with another person.Checkers Made in America  A simple game of Checkers can stimulate the brain development in younger children and promote healthy brain function in the elderly. Checkers requires a lot strategy to be good at it. You have to try to figure out where your opponent is going to move next. So many questions to ask yourself. Which jump is best for me? How can I get a double jump? Where is my opponent going to move next? It can be mind boggling! Thinking like this kicks your brain into overdrive and will force critical thinking. Most children that have been exposed to this kind of thinking at an early age show more potential in school. Young or old everyone can appreciate a good game of Checkers its one of the best games to play. Go get your old Checker set out or go to www.AmericanToyBoutique.com to purchase an American Made Checkers Set that with last a lifetime.

A Mother and Grandmother

As a Mother and a Grandmother my heart breaks when I see any of my kids or grand kids hurting.  My youngest son and his kids are hurting today and it probably won’t end anytime soon. I know God is in control and they will be fine. I am sure they will be better but it hurts to see them go through it. I think now more then ever we need to be there for them and take the time with the kids to let them know that no matter what they are loved. I have some little American Made Cars that I had bought to display for AmericanToyBoutique.com but I think I will probably play cars with my grandson today. I try to give all my grand kids attention as much as I can but most of them are older and only wants Grandma in short doses and that is OK a little is better then nothing. I love my grand kids with all my heart and all of them know it.

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Checkers Board Games Made in America