A meeting of the minds with Tryazons’ SmartGamesUSA party.



I am so excited to be a part of the Tryazon SmartGames Party. I am 100% a family oriented person. My kids are my world, and will always be, no matter what the age. We have been playing games together, and with friends, for as long as I can remember. Everything has become so electronic oriented, though, and it is harder to stay connected because of that. That’s why I really love, we really love, board games, hands on games. These three games from Smart Games are not only fun, but they are also exercise for the brain. That is suggested for all ages now, too. No matter how old we get, we need to exercise our games, and the best way to do that is with games. The games that were sent to us to try out and experience are:

• 2 sets of IQ XOXO

• 2 sets of Busy Bugs

• 2 sets of Ghost Hunters

These games are slated for 1 player each, so it’s great to have more than one, so you can compete and challenge each other, if so desired. Games like this are great for large and small families. A child can keep themselves occupied by themselves this way too. Which is great for my youngest! We had a lot of laughs, and silliness throughout the party. It was a lot of fun. My favorite comment of them all, at the end is: “Wow, that was a lot more fun than I thought it would be.”

IQ XOXO is a game that entails challenges. You are given a booklet of challenges that you need to complete. There are 120 challenges too. Each board consists of 10 puzzle pieces that fit into a built-in grid on the game board. The pieces are solid plastic and highly durable, and everything is self-contained in a small plastic container, for storage. This is a 1 player games slated for children ages 6 through adulthood. My son really like this game. This one is pretty neat. The pieces are nice vibrant colors. You have to fit them into the matching sequence as shown in the puzzles. It’s actually very fun, and enjoyable to do. My son loved the pieces. Probably because they reminded him a lit bit of Legos, lol.

BUSY BUGS is a 1 player game for ages 7 through adulthood. It is also self-contained game, in a book like form, which snaps shut. There are 4 magnetic game pieces that you move around the magnetic board to solve/match up to the many, many challenges set up in this book. There are 48 to be exact. They can be redone, and redone, too. By the time you work your way through, the first one will again be a challenge. The further up you move in the numbers, the more challenging it becomes, too. This is a great one for traveling, and for sitting on the couch, because it can be done on your lap. It really doesn’t get more convenient than this one. There is even answer pages in the back of each puzzle section. Don’t look until you’re done, or you’ll just be cheating yourself.

GHOST HUNTERS is also a 1 player game for ages for ages 6 through adulthood. I love the name of this game, and was drawn to it immediately. This one was my first choice. There are 60 challenges to this game. The challenges, or puzzles, are printed in a foldout pamphlet. I am going to cut the pages apart and laminate them, eventually, so they last longer. You need the puzzles to last, since they are integral to the game. The bottom half of the board opens up to reveal the other game boards, that rest on the top half of the unit. After you place your chosen game board on the platform, you have 6 hard plastic games pieces that cover the board. You will need to find the coordinating puzzle challenge that matches your chosen game board. You need to move them around to reveal the ghosts as shown in your current challenge. I love everything that is Halloween, so I love the game boards, lol.

These games are great to boost and strengthen your cognitive skills and abilities. It’s great for kids, because they don’t even know that they are doing this. It’s just fun for them. The colors, and designs are fun, and engaging. From what I have seen, this applies to all ages. Most brain games for adults are boring to look at, and it’s easy to lose interest. I have been enjoying this set as much as my son. His favorite is different from mine, and it’s fun to see who can do the challenges faster. Overall, these games are well thought out and put together. They most definitely can be used from child through adulthood. They can be used solely, or as entertainment in a group environment. You can create a game/event, where you have to complete a challenge to move on to the next event. That would be fun at birthday parties, rainy days, and more. These have really been an enjoyable set of games. I was very pleasantly surprised, and I am truly glad I was able to share them with you.


Check out their games here: http://www.smartgamesusa.com/

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So cuddly soft. – Homestarts’ Lil’ Jumbl Children Play Mat.


Talk about cute! I absolutely love this mat. It’s such a cute purple lamb. I no longer have a tiny one, but I have 3 kids. Fortunately, my husbands’ boss just had a little girl, so this purple beauty went to her. This mat is so, so soft. I can’t express enough how soft it is. It has this silky feel to it. The plush material is so fine, and that causes the luxurious feel. The mat is quite large as well. It measures out at 47” long and 35” wide. The thickness varies depending on where you are on the mat, but it is all so soft. The ears were sewn on well, and can be grasped, and crinkled, and chewed on. They make a crinkle sound when you manipulate them. This is a great tactile, and sensory stimulator. I can see this being used as a play mat, snuggle mat, and even a napping mat. It is that soft and comfortable. You can even use it as a stroller liner when it’s cold out. Beware, if you have a pet, they may try to claim it as their own, it’s that soft. Because it’s like a blanket, it’s easy to fold, store, and take with you. It had no odor to it upon arrival, at all. All of the stitching was done tight and on point. I had no stains, tears, or snags on this blanket at all. They even have it available in a blue bear, and orange lion. There are no little pieces to come off and be a choking hazard. It really is a great blanket/play mat.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. : Homestarts’  Lil’ Jumbl Children Play Mat, Baby Nap Mat, Tummy Time Mat, Toddler Crawl Playmat, Portable And Easy To Carry. Plush Material.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lil-Jumbl-Children-Portable-Foldable/dp/B01J92QSW8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

The much needed bling for your finger. – Parati’s Women’s 18K Rose Gold Plated CZ Cut Diamond Anniversary Engagement Ring.


What girl doesn’t love sparkly jewelry. I’ve never met one. This particular ring by Parati has wonderful sparkle and shine to it. I love how it is Rose Gold plated, and 18KT Rose Gold plating in fact. It really makes it an affordable, but really pretty ring, for almost any lady. I ordered it in the size 7 so I could wear it on any finger. I also have a ring sizer. I find this ring to be true to size. That is always a relief when ordering online. I hate wasting money and time. They currently offer this ring in both White Gold, and Yellow Gold plating as well. The sizes they are offered in currently range from 5 – 9. There is one large stone on this ring, encircled with smaller ones. The smaller ones even go partially down the band. All of my settings were done well. I do not have any loose or chipped stones. They used Cubic Zircon for the stones. It turns out that it is harder than Crystal, which is a fun fact to know. The large, centered stone, is set up higher from the smaller ones. It makes for a grand look. If you were pressed for money, this could easily be your engagement ring or wedding band; it’s that pretty. I do not know what metal alloy was used in the fabrication of this ring. Since it is Rose Gold plated, it hasn’t bothered my skin. It has so much sparkle to it, especially when the light hits it just so. It makes a great gift, as it arrives in a very pretty velvet ring box. Just perfect for gift giving.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Parati’s Women’s Ring Band 18K Rose Gold Plated CZ Cut Diamond Anniversary Engagement Ring, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Anniversary-Engagement-Promise-Parati/dp/B01AC7IA84?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

What a blast. – Prextex’s Fishing Game- Deluxe Fishing Game with Lights and Sound.


I remember playing the original fishing game with my 2 older children. Now, with my 3rd, who is only 8, I get to play it again, but with the newer, updated version. We love this game. It’s a lot of fun. The new twist to the game is 2 levels. Not only is this a 2 level game, but the fish are different styles, and catching them is different as well. There are 5 fishing poles and baskets to this game. So, a large family can play together. Each fishing pole has a magnet on the end of it, but only the small fish have magnets in them. The larger fish are actually trickier to catch. They have larger mouths, obviously, and so, they have teeth. The trick is to catch the string between their teeth to catch them. That is a challenge, lol. When everyone is going after a fish, your magnets end up catching on the magnets of your opponents’ fishing pole, lol. It is really funny too. Both levels spin, and the fish go around and around. As they do their mouths open and close. On the walls of the second level, you get an aquarium affect, which is really pretty to watch actually. This game does play music while you are playing. There are several different songs that play. You cannot adjust the volume, or play without the music. This did not bother us at all. You get used to it fast, and forget that it’s playing. After all, you are too busy laughing and chasing fish. This game by Prextex needs three AAs to operate. You need to supply the batteries, and you will also need a smaller Phillips Head screwdriver to access the battery compartment. We are really having fun with this game. We can all play it together. Age really doesn’t matter. Obviously, it’s not toddler friendly with the little pieces. But for school aged children on up, it’s a blast.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Prextex’s Fishing Game- Deluxe Fishing Game with Lights and Sound, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, you can find it here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Prextex-Fishing-Game-Deluxe-Lights/dp/B019G6W9DY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage