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Ashley Hackshaw is the editor, designer and DIYer behind the wildly popular Lil Blue Boo. After spending six years in investment banking and getting an MBA in between, Ashley decided to pursue her passion in the creative world. Now she runs the successful Lil Blue Boo clothing line, clothing pattern line and DIY website. More recently she’s written The Cancer Chronicles, a detailed journey of her battle with a rare cancer Choriocarcinoma, intertwined with her creative lifestyle. Ashley also writes daily for Babble Home.

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Top 2013 Toy Trends for Christmas

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It’s such a positive feeling to see a child’s eyes light up when they receive a new toy! I can still remember a few of the top toys from when I was a child. Remember the Lite-Brite circa the 1980s? Once I ran out of all the pictures they included, I would cut black construction paper to fit. The little lights also made great “popsicles” for my Barbie Dolls. There are so many gifts I wish I’d kept now: the Spirograph, my Cabbage Patch doll, and my horse-themed Trapper Keeper (so rad!).

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Lite Brite c. 1980′s via Wikipedia 

So what’s hot for this year?

I did a survey of my friends to see what their kids were asking for and did some reconnaissance while out shopping. Lite-Brite wasn’t on anyone’s list, but I have rounded up some of the hottest toy trends for boys and girls right now. Maybe a few of these are on your child’s Christmas list … or maybe your kid is like mine and didn’t give you much direction. She even hid her Santa letter from me! I can never go wrong with items that are artistic though … like the Crayola Digital Light Designer. I would love that too actually.

So without further ado…

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Top 2013 Toy Trends for Christmas

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Ashley Hackshaw is the editor, designer, and DIYer behind the wildly popular Lil Blue Boo. She runs the successful Lil Blue Boo clothing line, clothing pattern line and DIY website, and she’s written The Cancer Chronicles, a detailed journey of her battle with a rare cancer Choriocarcinoma, intertwined with her creative lifestyle. Ashley also writes daily for Babble Home. Read bio and latest posts → Read Ashley's latest posts →

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