Child’s Play Dinner’s On Us and Bloganthropy Awards

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 21, 2010

After attending a very fun brunch by Child’s Play last year, my first blogging event ever, I was invited to the Child’s Play Dinner’s On Us and Bloganthropy Awards a day before BlogHer 2010 in New York City.

It was an intimate gathering of leading bloggers and a select list of top sponsors, which included Nickelodeon, Cuisinart, Baby Boom, Cold Stone Creamery, K’NEX, Hershey’s/Kraft, Giddy Up, Backyard Safari Outfitters/Zillionz, California Strawberry Commission, and Toyota.

I didn’t get to stay long, but it was so much fun to see a blogging friend, Courtney from One Bored Mommy, and an honor to meet Adam Cohen, who writes DaDa Rocks, and Kristine McCormick (Cora’s Story) who I tweet with but had never met in person.

We got to review some amazing products, like the new Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Programmable Kettle that brews the perfect tea.

Did your know that every kind of tea needs to be brewed at the proper temperature to get the maximum flavor? This smart, pretty kettle has one-touch controls on the handle that offers settings for six different kinds of tea: delicate, green, white, oolong, French press, and black.

I really like the e.l.f. makeup I got to try. I use it as blush and eye shadow every day now and love the fact that e.l.f. makeup is cruelty free.

Landon’s favorite thing I brought home: the new Dora DVD — Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure. He adores Dora, so of course this DVD was a hit.

I was exited that we got to try out the Summit Toy’s Counting Money Jar. I’ve always wanted one of these for L but was too frugal to buy him one. Landon loves that the jar counts the coins he feeds it and displays the total — and I like that this bank makes saving money fun for Landon.

Thanks, Stephanie, for inviting me!

I was given samples of the mentioned products but did not receive any other compensation. This is my honest opinion.

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