Holiday Gift Guide for 4 Year Olds

Holiday Gift Guide for 4 Year Olds

A few hot items this year for kids in the preschool age bracket

This is just a general quick gift guide for 4-year-olds since my youngest is now 4. It will reflect the things she has been interested in and may not be what your children enjoy.

 

1. Cotton Candy Machine

One of the things my daughter has been asking for is one of these Cotton Candy Machines so we got one from Hawaiian Shaved Ice! It is so easy to use and clean up is a breeze. Makes the fluffiest cotton candy right in the comfort of your own home. We opened it up early so we can enjoy it during movie and game nights and the kids love it! Makes the perfect gift for the whole family.

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Gatsby Chocolate is Tasty and Good for You

Gatsby Chocolate is Tasty and Good for You

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When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

I know chocolate is a favorite by many, but I love chocolate in all flavors and forms! And one of my current favorites is Gatsby Chocolate since it has the decadence of premium chocolate but with significantly less calories and sugar.

Did you know that dark chocolate has these benefits?

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How to Boost Your Immune System by Starting With Your Gut Health

How to Boost Your Immune System by Starting With Your Gut Health

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What do think about when you read the words “GUT HEALTH”? Is it fiber and water? Veggie cleanse? Maybe probiotics and prebiotic? I used to think it was so simple!
Your digestive track is completely made up of bacteria good and bad! Ever heard the word micro-biome or leaky gut?
When you have an over production of bad bacteria it can cause a lowered immune system which can make weight loss extremely difficult, cause depression and make your mind foggy, and make you more susceptible to catching colds!

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Breath Right With FEND

Breath Right With FEND

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I am sure we have all experienced breathing issues at one point or another, whether we’re sick or just from everyday contaminants that we’re constantly inhaling. My nostrils aren’t the widest so I sometimes have to use breathing strips at night to open up my airways to get a decent amount of air so that I am not mouth breathing while I sleep. Or I have to constantly blow my nose to get rid of the dreaded boogers during the day. With FEND, I don’t really have to do that anymore as it provides enough moisture to keep my nose clear.

 

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Wildlife Safari in Oregon: Our Weekend Getaway Post

Wildlife Safari in Oregon: Our Weekend Getaway Post

Have you ever been to the wildlife safari in Oregon?

I knew when my birthday came around that we would probably do another trip to Winston Wildlife Safari since Arya didn’t really remember the first trip and Delilah had never been yet. We all love animals, so it seemed like the best choice as a weekend getaway.

I decided to keep it simple and book the last place we stayed at since it was family-friendly and fun, which is surprisingly the Seven Feather’s Casino. They have a big pool, had a decent arcade (we noticed they moved it to where the previous tiny gift shop used to be and now it’s kind of “meh”) and of course, they have restaurants and a spa that I didn’t try out.

We got to borrow a two-tone black and red 2021 Chevy Trailblazer RS for a few days for our trip which made the drive a little more fun and exciting! It had plenty of room for our luggage with a max cargo volume of 54.4 cu ft. and had ample space for our legs and feet. The kids loved the color and being able to use the internet wifi signal while driving 3.5 hours to the casino. Streaming our music from our pandora subscription was also cool since our 2 cars aren’t equipped with such features since they’re a 2005 and 2013. I could tell a difference with the trailblazer vs the normal car I drive since it has a little more oomph to get up and go quickly. It has 3 drive modes; normal, AWD (snow on fwd), and sport. One of these days we’ll be upgrading my husband’s car. Until then, we get to try out cars we wouldn’t normally think to try out.

 

We arrived at the hotel, checked in, and then decided we should probably eat go eat dinner and decided on Cow Creek Restaurant in the casino, and 5 hours later, I was running to the bathroom from food poisoning. Way to ring in the evening on my birthday! LOL

The next day I was feeling much better, which was great because we had to be at the safari before 10 am to do the cheetah photo experience. Let me just say, it was not worth the price per person but we didn’t really know what it entailed. If we didn’t get a deal on Groupon, I probably would have been upset we spent a huge amount just to have a mediocre photo of a cheetah standing like 20 feet in front of us on 2 leashes staring directly into the sun. They did a lot of talking about facts about cheetahs but my kids were getting bored and wanted to see the animals. They weren’t interested in standing there for 30 min listening to a guy talk. So, if your kids are impatient like mine, I would probably skip this one. We haven’t tried the others, but I imagine it’s more of the same.

The kids loved the safari drive-through and of course, being able to feed the animals. One of the emu’s ended up stealing Delilah’s food cup out of her hand, so now she loathes emus. It traumatized her for a good couple of weeks since she just couldn’t stop talking about the mean emu!

Despite the mean emu and me getting food poisoning, we had a good time and will do it again in another couple of years.