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    Pop Up Some Family Fun with Lord & Taylor and Get 25% OFF During Friends & Family Event

    Spending time together as a family is what seems to make the holidays the brightest, and who doesn’t love popcorn?

    Whether it’s stringing popcorn garland for the Christmas tree or gathering around a big bowl of homemade popcorn for family game night, poppin’ up some fun is sure to be a hit in any household! If you are looking for a fun family gift, we think that one of these Popcorn Machines from Lord & Taylor would be a big hit, plus right now take an extra 25% OFF regular & sale items during Lord & Taylor’s Friends and Family event with code FRIENDS, and you can have them shipped right to your front door with the courtesy of FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) when you check out using ShopRunner!

    Offer expires 12/12/12.

    Unique Gifts for the Little Ones on Your List at FAO Schwarz

    If you are looking for unique gift ideas for the little ones on your holiday shopping list, FAO Schwarz might have just what you are looking for! With a wonderful selection of this season’s most popular toys, they also have some toy options and gift ideas that might provide just the right gift for that hard to buy for child on your list. Plus, right now they are offering $20 off of your purchase of $100 or more when you use coupon code: 955904 at checkout. (some exclusions apply)

    And of course, you will enjoy FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) when you check out using ShopRunner!

    15% OFF Family Matching Pajamas for the Holidays from Sleepyheads.com

    The holidays are a family affair, so why not cuddle up in style this winter with matching pajamas! Shop at Sleepyheads.com for family matching pajamas for everyone in the family, including the dog! Can you say photo op?  We love this idea for a fun-loving and merry holiday greeting card to send to your friends and family!

    Right now get 15% OFF Family Matching Pajamas from Sleepyheads.com when you checkout with Code: SHOPRUNNER-FAMILY. Offer ends 11/30/2012. Adult pajamas are 100% Cotton Flannel. Infant and Kids pajamas are 100% Knit Cotton. Shop with confidence knowing that you will get FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) when you check out using ShopRunner!

    Share with us any of your fun family traditions, or your favorite family matching pajamas, by leaving a comment. Happy Holidays!

    Pumpkin Carving: A Fun Family Tradition

    It’s that time of year when the fall air is getting cooler, leaves are turning red, orange and brown, and kids are ready to get into costume and head out Trick-or-Treating. But before they go, have some family fun carving this year’s Jack-o-lantern with a few tips, ideas and stencils.

    Here are a few helpful tips for your pumpkin carving activity:

    1. Safety first. Always make sure an adult is present during pumpkin carving. Adults should make the harder cuts and let the kids scoop out the seeds. Also, a good pumpkin carving tool set comes in handy (only ($5.99 at CostumeExpress.com and FREE 2-Day Shipping with ShopRunner.)
    2. Simple, simple, simple. You don’t have to carve a Picasso-like design to have fun, keep things simple and make a silly face or check out these printable pumpkin stencils for great ideas.
    3. Be creative! A crooked mouth is ok. One eye could be fun. Use penne pasta as teeth (just hot glue a toothpick to the pasta, let it dry and stick the toothpick in the jack-o-lantern’s mouth.)
    4. Stickers and paint. Some younger children will enjoy decorating pumpkins with stickers, paint, pipe cleaners or other craft items. Let your kids use their young imagination to create their monster-piece!

    Share your pumpkin carving tips or ideas by leaving a comment.

    Oh and if you need some ideas for treats, decorations and goodies, we’ve pinned a collection of Halloween Tricks and Treats on our Pinterest board, go check it out.

     

    Find the Best Buys for Your Bundle of Joy + Save 15% off Your Purchase of $100 or More at Babies “R” Us

    When shopping for little ones, there is so much to consider. They outgrow items so quickly, and yet quality and comfort is a top priority when buying for them. When you shop online at Babies “R” Us you will find not only guidelines for age and size, but also helpful reviews from other consumers.

    For example, we found this Bestever Bear Baby Mat on sale for $44.99 and it is also endorsed with a five star review based on the input of 9 other purchasers. Even better, this item and most others at Babies “R” Us qualifies for FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) from ShopRunner, giving you even more piece of mind when shopping for just the right items for the little one on your shopping list!

    Right now, you can save 15% off your toy or baby purchase of $100 or more online at Babies “R” Us! Online Only, no coupon code needed! Expires 9/15/12.

    Family Game Night

    Family Game Night

    If you are anything like me, I often find myself wondering how I am going to be able to juggle everything that life throws at me. Between going to work, taking the kids to school, doctor’s appointments, extracurricular activities and making dinner, I sometimes feel like the Ring Master of a circus. With weeknights and weekends full of things to do and the television and video games for when there’s not, I think it’s important to set aside designated time with the family, once a week, to spend quality time together. Our family has set up a Family Game Night for either Friday or Saturday nights, depending on what’s going on that week, and it’s our time to spend together, relax and have fun without any interruptions.

    Games:  It’s important to pick games that are fun for all ages, which will help to alleviate fights among the kids. However, since this can be a challenge at times depending on your kids’ ages, you can always play on teams, this will satisfy the older kids and still make the younger ones feel like they’re involved.

    Below are a couple of options that will help to contemporize your family game night, as well as a few of my favorites. You can find all 5 Ways to Bring Family Game Night Into the 21st Century by clicking here.

    1. Digital Games: The most important part of family game night is the game itself, but what should you play? If you’re not feeling traditional games of cardboard and plastic, there are plenty of digital options.Sure, games like Scene It? include a multimedia aspect, but you can go even further. Digitize your night by setting up an iPad in the middle of your table to play your favorites in a new way.Be sure to check out UNO HD, one of the hottest board game apps for iOS. Or if each family member wants to use his or her own device, download a game like Ludo (for iOS or Android) and play each other for some high-tech family bonding.
    2. Dice Rolling Apps: Everyone loves a classic: MonopolyYahtzeeClue — you name it, these games have stuck around for a reason. But how many times have you chosen a different game because someone in your family lost the dice a long time ago?Well, have no fear. As long as you have a smartphone handy, you’ll always have dice at the ready. There are multiple apps for both Android and iOS devices. Check out Teazel’s Dice app for Android and Mystery Coconut’s Pip app for iPhone and iPad.Using a BlackBerry or another brand of smartphone? Access websites with similar dice rolling services, via mobile web or your computer. Random.org’s virtual dice roller will generate random numbers for up to 60 dice.
    3. And who could forget about the Classics? Here is a list of some of our favorites mixed with some of the classics. What is your favorite game to play with the family?
      1. Monopoly
      2. Apple to Apples
      3. Scrabble
      4. Uno
      5. Skip Bo

    What are some of your fun family game night ideas? Leave us a comment.

    *Editorial Source: Mashable