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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! I’m Five, Wooohoo!

12 Oct

Well, the big day is here. Yours truly is now officially a five year old. It’s so great that I had to sing myself a little birthday song. This is just a quicky video I made  this morning, but STAY TUNED…

Because, I’m sure I’ll be making some great birthday present toy reviews for OLUVS TOYS very soon. Oh and one more little thing– as you may have noticed from my little countdown in the sidebar, I am going to DISNEY WORLD tomorrow!!!  I’ll make sure Poppa Joe and Mamoo take lots of videos and pictures for my blog.

Ok I gotta go. It’s almost cake time. And then you know what comes next… PRESENTS! Yay!



The Many Faces of O

27 Sep

Want to know what I like to do when I’m bored?   I like to sneak off with Mommy’s iPad or phone and take lots of random photos. And I mean lots of photos. Like I’ll take them until it won’t let me anymore because I’ve filled the whole thing up– or sometimes just until the battery dies. This, of course, drives mommy crazy because she gets stuck with a phone and/or ipad that’s either dead (and usually difficult to find) or has no room left on it (and sometimes  if I’ve been really busy, it’s both). That’s why I have to be sneaky about it.

When I got home from school yesterday, I still wasn’t allowed to watch t.v. So, I decided it was a good day to do a little photography, to keep my brain from being bored. This time I decided to do self portraits. 89  of them to be exact. At least, that’s what Mommy told me when she busted me in the middle of my photo shoot.

She wasn’t very happy about my sneakiness, but she did admit she liked my work. This video is a slideshow she made out of all my photos from yesterday. I hope you like them!

[NOTE FROM MOMMY: Please ignore my sloppy editing. I wanted to polish this up a bit, but didn’t have time. I had to throw this together pretty quickly– though I think it still turned out pretty well, all things considered..   Oh, and I promise Olive is NOT wearing lipstick or makeup in these pictures! It kind of looks like she is because she shot these in an app with a photo filter. Enjoy!]

Olive’s “Self-Portraits” Slideshow:

[ANOTHER QUICK NOTE:   The song in the video is A-Punk by Vampire Weekend.  Adding music to the slideshow was kind of an afterthought, but this song fit so perfectly, I couldn’t help myself!]

Vampire Weekend official  band website

Vampire Weekend on Facebook

A Little Evening Video from Weird-O: No More X’s

24 Sep

I was bored so I made this little  video earlier.  I might be making a lot of these because after my recent school shenanigans, I’ve had my internets and tv taken away for the rest of the week. Plus I have to go to bed at 7:30 all week! I told Mommy and Daddy that 7:30 is a silly bedtime, but they didn’t seem to care whether it was silly or not. Oh well, I hope you enjoy the video. Goodnight!*

*FYI: I know it’s now after 9pm, but Olive did go to bed on time. We wrote this earlier, I just didn’t get around to uploading her video and posting this ’til now.

– M

Today is Random Video Day

16 Sep
{A post from Mommy…}

Olive reviewed her new Rainbow Dash Pony over the weekend, but it’s going to be another day or two before I get it posted (She did it in several separate clips and I’m having to do more editing than normal). So, in the meantime I thought I’d entertain you all with a few random videos that I found when doing a little file cleaning / maintenance on my mac this morning.

I will do my best to get the latest OLUVS TOYS review up very soon. ‘Til then, please enjoy yourself on Random Video Day!



VIDEO 1     One of the many “practice” toy review videos Olive made this summer (on toys she already owned). Features excellent, melodramatic use of the thick-framed, black glasses O inexplicably decided to sport while making this video.*

VIDEO 2    A little blast from the past–  Young Baby O, singing her short-cut version of The ABC’s (in between laughing fits and cracking up at herself). Includes a bonus version of  The  ABC’s with some sweet drums added.

VIDEO 3     Another oldie but goodie– Olive is singing the Baby O Classic, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  The last two videos were both taken around the same time– which was in the summer of 2010, a few months before O turned two.

*A quick note on O’s toy reviews:  We’ve had a couple of people who have asked how much of the videos are scripted– or if Olive is being fed lines.  To answer those questions– none, and nope.  In fact, most of the time, she makes us go into another room. If we ever talk to her while she’s recording, it’s usually just to tell her to wrap it up because she’s gotta go to bed. So it’s just her, and she’s pretty much winging it as she goes –  it helps that she’s picked up a lot of toy industry lingo and youtube-lingo from the gazillion toy reviews she’s watched. 

Oluvs Toys: My Very First Toy Review

13 Sep

I have been wanting to make my own toy reviewing “company” for a long long long time. Since I was three, probably.  Well now I finally am doing it! I am naming my company  Oluvs Toys… get it?! o-LUVS Toys?! It’s like you mix up saying Olive’s toys and  O love’s toys and I love toys. I made it up myself! What do you think?

Well, I don’t want to keep you waiting. Here it is, my very first toy review posted to The Internets. I hope you enjoy it. I will be making lots and lots more. Hopefully about a hundred more. Because if I made a hundred more toy reviews that means I might have a hundred new toys!

My Little Pony, Masquerade Ball “Rarity”

Where to find My Little Pony Toys

You can see all the cool My Little Pony toys (and accessories!) made  by Hasbro here.  This is the Masquerade Ball Rarity figure I reviewed in my video. The Hasbro MLP toys are available all over the place pretty much– stores like Target, Walmart, Toys-R-Us, a lot of grocery stores (mine came from our local Wegman’s grocery store).

Of course, you can always use the magic of The Internets to find what you’re looking for.  Amazon and ebay are good places to go for Ponies.  Amazon is nice because you can find almost anything you’re looking for on there.  Then again, eBay is pretty sweet, because not only can you find the most recent (G4) My Little Ponies– you can also find all the older My Little Ponies… like even the super duper old ones that my mommy used to play with (G1). Holy cow those things are old– they were made in the 1980’s!

There are also some collector’s edition ponies and other merchandise made by Funko, which is all really awesome. Their regular vinyl figures look just like the ponies that are on the show, My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic (one of my favorite shows of all times!). Funko also makes bobble heads, “TinTastic Activity Sets” and all sorts of other stuff. I don’t have any of the Funko pony toys yet, but a kid can dream can’t she?

…What?! You say you want to know even more about My Little Pony toys?! 

Ok.  This link will take you to the My Little Pony wiki at, where  you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about My Little Pony Toys.



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