Where did the Classic “Rubber Ducky” Originate?

From the moon!  Just kidd’n.


Classic Rubber-Ducky Toy

But seriously, or as seriously as we can get discussing rubber-duckies.  I am seeing rubber ducks everywhere lately and not even going out to find one.  I stayed a hotel last weekend with my daughters on a short trip.  The hotel we stayed at had a pool and were giving out a complimentary rubber -ducky-toy in each room.  And just on this very evening, I took the picture below at the hardware store.  Hey!  It is NOT even  Real-Rubber-Ducky.

Inflated Rubber Ducky at the Hardware Store in Victoria BC

Which has me leading to ponder the question below:

Why is the rubber-ducky the most popular of all the other water toy animals?
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5 Top Recommended Kiddie Play Pools this Summer!

Some of my earliest memories are splashing in a kiddie pool with family or the kids of whoever my mom invited over for tea.  I think I remember it (even though I was so young) is because it was SO MUCH FUN, especially if you had other kids to splash around with!

There are a wide spectrum of different types of kiddie pools for the youngsters on the market.   Many are more than big enough for adults to cool off with the young people too! Below is a list of 5 different kids pool centers that are among those trending right now that I want to recommend for reasons I will specify.

1.  Intex Rainbow Ring Inflatable Play Center

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Premium Original Poop Emoji Float for Adults and Kids

I promised to suggest a FUN & AWESOME water toy every Thursday so here it is:

An Original Poop Emoji, Pool Lounger for Adults and Kids!

Melt you stress away floating around on this premium giant float.  One of the best features of this particular float and why i decided to recommend it as “water Toy of the Week is that the company; SweetTooth, claims this emoji to have :

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How to Inflate your Inflatables Without an Air Pump at the Lake

We have all been there.  We are at the lake, its a hot day and we are ready to jump in the water on your large inflatable, but we messed up big time and forgot our pump at home.

Obviously the best case scenario is that we have a decent portable air pump on us or someone yells out that you can borrow there’s.

Here is a clickable link to my recommendation for BEST PREMIUM PORTABLE AIR PUMP FOR SUMMER 2017!
However if its just not in the cards for you to be able to use a pump when you need one, there still  is a better way than just  blowing it up old school.

Plastic Bag Hack:

This better way involves a plastic bag.  Often if your out with friends there is one person who has a plastic bag on hand.   Here is a good very short video on this plastic bag hack:

I figure if I save even one person’s day at the lake with this advice, this post was surely worth the time.   It took a lot quicker to make than it did blowing up a air mattress without a pump!   Lol, I had to throw that one in there!

Unicorn Float, Giant Outdoor Inflatable Ride-on Raft by LUOLAX

Every Thursday I will be adding a new Water Toy of the week to talk about in this section.   It could be something that could fall under any one of the given categories.   It will be something that is currently available and often new to the market. So feel free to check back weekly to see whats fun and new I chose to feature!

This week I chose to feature a HUGE Inflatable Unicorn, (108″ -275 cm to be exact) because who doesn’t need a little magic in their lives?   This inflatable is great for the pool or the lake.

Product: Unicorn Float, Inflatable Ride-on Raft by Loulax
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Water Noodles are an Invaluable Aid with Moving Heavy items on Vehicle Rooftop!

A few weeks ago, I needed to pick up a heavy kitchen table that I had bought off someone and transport it back to my house.

My vehicle is an SUV, a Honda CRV that has roof-racks. Even though the table surface unscrewed from the base to make for easier transport, the table surface had too large of a diameter to fit in the back of my SUV, even with the seats down flat. It was going to need to go on my vehicle’s roof rack to get it home with me.


Water noodles saved the day!



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