Gamestop Holiday Hub Page – Did You Know They Have Layaway & Gift Givers Guarantee?

GameStop is almost unavoidable for my family around the holidays. My dad, my husband, my 3 boys….all gamers. So maybe it’s a new game, a new controller, a gift card, controller grips, whatever I’m usually spending some money there.

GameStop, Inc.

GameStop holiday hub page is up and running with information like:

  • shipping deadline countdown (can you believe it!) for each type of shipping
  • Their 2019 Gift Guide (In case you’re not sure what’s hot this year)
  • Store pick up info
  • Gift Cards
  • Layaway info (Did you know they had lay-a-way? I didn’t)
  • Gift Givers Guarantee Info (Again, had no idea this was a thing!)

So circling back to the Layaway thing. It’s zero fee layaway. So maybe your want to get your kids a game system or a turtle beach headset but don’t have all the funds right now. No problem just put it on layaway to pay a chunk at a time.

The Gift Givers Guarantee is shocking to me especially since I’m an early Christmas shopper. My middle son (teenager) has a birthday a week before Christmas so I always hope no one goes and buys him something I already got him for Christmas. But if they do, it’s nice to know about this guarantee.

Check out the GameStop Gift Guide here:

Added savings tips:

Every Wednesday and Saturday you they offer a new “Deal of the Day” with up to 65% off a certain product!

Also PowerUp Rewards lets you earn points with each dollar spent. It’s free. Or pay $14.99 a year for the Platinum Rewards Pro to earn more back on trade ins, special Pro Day deals, and 10% off pre-owned games and accessories. I’ve found this actually pays for itself just with holiday shopping savings.

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RJ Watches Designs Spiderman Watch For MARVEL for The Grown Fan

There are those that love watches, then there are those that appreciate the craftsmanship of haute horology. If you understand the term “haute horology” then this post will peak your interest. If you don’t understand it then you’ll learn a couple things in this article.

Haute horology is the science of time or watches. The term “haute” refers to high end or high quality. So the phrase haute horology basically refers to high end watches.

MARVEL Studios chose RJ Watches to create Haute Horology watches inspired by Spiderman. This marks the Swiss watchmaker’s first movement manufactured completely in-house. This innovated watch is a first for the company to have a Spiderman inspired central tourbillon movement.

For those that don’t know the term “tourbillon” simplified it’s a high-end movement mechanism that can be expensive and add to the visual appeal of the watch itself. Tourbillons are used often is Swiss watches and are used to help with precision and accuracy in watches.

The MARVEL X RJ Spiderman inspired watch hints at the amazing Spiderman while offering the sophistication of a high-end watch. Subtle touches on the back of the watch like a spider and Spiderman wording add to the fun of the watch. The hands have been shaped to mimic the legs of the spider icon.

An interchangeable strap

The strap of the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is made of black polyamide and recalls the texture of the superhero’s suit. It is embellished with the Spider icon which has been thermoformed on the bracelet in-between the lugs and reinforced with a black rubber inlay for optimal durability and comfort. 

The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon is equipped with the interchangeable ARRAW strap system, allowing the strap to be released with a simple ‘click’ no tools required.

You have the black carbon and red design picture above but there is also the option of one entirely made of carbon in stealth black. I personally love the blacked out design but that’s just me.

The open work design of the watches is made to mimic the look of a spiderweb.

A webbed watch box

For the first time the ARRAW watch box, characterized by its round shape and the iconic four RJ BUMPERS™, has been customized with Spider-Man’s attributes.

Made of black wood, the watch box resembles a spider thanks to the eight spider legs fixed to the side. Spider-Man’s web and logo are also engraved on the lid. 

Inside the box, the watch appears captured in a spider web made of steel. This part is removable, making the watch box easy to repurpose as desired.

While these watches are amazing, they’re also quite pricey. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these watches you can’t go to just any jeweler. Only a select handful of boutiques offer these watches. The MARVEL X RJ Spiderman Inspired watches will set you back $97,700. Unfortunately that is way out of my reach but I do enjoy the look of a well made watch.  


Sculpey Shape-It, Bake-it, Wear-It Party with Tryazon

I received a Sculpey party kit at no cost as part of the Tryazon program.

All the gals in my family, well we like to get a little crafty. I’m not saying I’m Martha Stewart, not even close. I just like to get creative. Particularly I like to get creative with something functional or fun. Like jewelry, for instance.

We had a chance to host a Sculpey Shape-it-Bake-it-Wear-it Party with Tryazon. My nieces, future sister-in-law, and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. My brother and my dad enjoyed watching the kids design and create.

I’ve used Sculpey products in the past for other craft projects. I can honesty say I’ve never tried making jewelry with it before. We had a pretty pearlized white sculpey clay and the pearlized aqua color you see in the pics.

We received everything we needed to each create a bracelet with 3 charms each thanks to Tryazon.

It was fun to see the interesting designs that each person came up with. Everyone had different design ideas truly making each piece unique. The kit came with fun decals that let us add designs to the charms easily. After we’re done creating all we had to do was bake them and attach them to the bracelets!

This was my finished bracelet. I went pretty basic with mine. I’m more minimalistic when it comes to my jewelry. My daughter on the other hand loved adding embellishments and her own clay creations to her charms.

Check out Tryazon for your chance to host parties like these. There were 99 other Sculpey parties happening this month. If you see my posts with the #charmedbysculpey hashtag, I’d love it if you’d share it on social media.

Check out these and other Sculpey product on the Sculpey website. Have you used Sculpey products before?


LEGO is Building Up Their Game With LEGO Hidden Side

LEGO is one of those toys that are timeless. Kids enjoy building with LEGOs as much today as they did 30 years ago. I still enjoy sitting down and playing with LEGOs with my kids. I love to see the ingenuity, the creativeness, and the problem-solving skill come into play.

Once you get a masterpiece completed sometimes it’s hard to decide, Do you smash it or do you display it? LEGO Hidden side lets you increase the enjoyment of your accomplishment by ridding it of the unwanted guests. Yea you read that right. After you build your creation, LEGO Hidden Side uses AR technology via a free app that lets you detect and catch ghosts in your new creation.

LEGO Hidden Side offers 8 different sets from budget friendly J.B.’s Ghost Lab to the large haunted high school. My 10 year old son already has a few sets on his Christmas wish list.

Check out the LEGO Hidden Side Comic-Con trailer:

I’m no toy expert but I have a hunch that these will be the hot LEGO sets for Christmas. If my 10 yr old son and my 6 yr old daughter already want one, you know they’ll be talking about them too.

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80s Girls A Freaking Out Barbie X Caboodles Collab!

I loved my Caboodles in high school. I honestly don’t even know why I got rid of mine. When caboodles became more widely available again I’ve had my eyes on them. I couldn’t decide what size or color to get. But this newest collab just made it easy.

There are several different shades and color combos of pink like the shimmery pink one above or the hot pink one pictured below. Ulta has a hot pink and white Barbie caboodles.

I remember my caboodles was dark purple. It was a decent size and held a lot of stuff. If I remember correctly it even has some silver glitter in it.

Did you have a Caboodles?

It doesn’t seem that every store that sells caboodles, has the Barbie Caboodles though and one of them are already sold out on Caboodles site! While stores like Target, JC Penney, Kohl’s and other retailers sell Caboodles not everyone has the Barbie version.

This could be an amazing gift for the beauty lover this year. Grab a caboodles and hid some beauty blenders, nail polish, nail file, etc in it for a super fun gift!

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