Help Kids Express Themselves with Hallmark Jumbo Poster Kids Cards! #KidsCards #shop

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Help Kids Express Themselves with Hallmark Jumbo Poster Kids Cards! It is no secret that I am surrounded by children. From running an in home daycare to overseeing 78 children at my church. of course being surrounded by so many kids also means that I get the privileged of going to a lot of birthday parties. Because of that I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gifts to surprise each and every child with. But not every child in my life lives near me so I always have a stack of cards on hand to mail out at a moments notice. Recently (Thanks to #CollectiveBias) I went shopping for #KidsCards at my local Walmart and I came across these amazing Hallmark kids cards that will not only be fun to open but also be a great way for the kids to express themselves.  In fact I was there shopping for a birthday card for my 8 year old brother as well as a few more that I … [Read more...]

$2 Coupon for Dr Pepper Snapple Group & Mars Candy #ScarySavings #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. $2 Coupon for Dr Pepper Snapple Group & Mars Candy There is still time to take advantage of the #ScarySavings coupon good for $2 off  (1) 6pk. 8oz cans or (2) 2L of participating soda and (2) bags of Mars® candy. Thanks #CollectiveBias for letting me know about this great savings! I'm going to take advantage of it NOW..are you?? Just click on the image above to save! *If coupon does not work on Google Chrome, you will need to use a different browser to print it (e.x. Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer).  … [Read more...]

TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST

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TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST     About ‘“Gruff”:  The heartwarming story explores the ancient myth of a mysterious creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell’s friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to rescue the NeverBeast before time runs out.   The fairies meet Gruff who is a massive creature and the subject of an ancient Pixie Hollow myth. Hidden in a dark lair on the fringes of the fairies’ beloved home, Gruff is discovered by curious and empathetic animal fairy Fawn, who sees something special in his glowing green eyes. His penchant for stacking rocks mystifies Fawn and her friends—but Gruff’s true purpose is the real surprise.   The film, releasing in-home March 3, 2015, also features the voices of Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Megan Hilty (Rosetta), Lucy Liu (Silvermist), Raven Symone (Iridessa), Anjelica Huston (Queen Clarion) and is directed by Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”) and produced by Makul … [Read more...]

DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Review & Giveaway!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Review & Giveaway! It is no secret that the holiday season is usually filled with sugar and sweets. That is why it is especially important to teach healthy eating on all of the other days. One of the ways that I can know my family is eating healthy is to purchase DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls! These delicious fruit bowls are not sweetened with artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Instead DOLE has opted to sweeten their fruit with Monk Fruit! Plus the fruit is packed in water instead of syrup! Wondering what Monk Fruit is? Monk fruit is a melon which is vine ripened in Central Asia. The Monk fruit is harvested by hand and has been used by Monks (hence the name) for over 800 years for its health benefits. Oh and of course the sweetness since Monk fruit is 150 times sweeter then … [Read more...]

Put Your Kids Health First With Nature Made! #ad

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I received a sample of Nature Made Children’s Vitamins for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Put Your Kids Health First With Nature Made!   If you are an avid reader of my blog then you know that this year I have committed to taking healthier steps in my life. This not only includes focusing on my health but also the health of those in my family.  This includes making sure that we are all getting the vitamins and minerals that we need to stay healthy. Recently I visited a local health food store and started talking to one of the employee's about vitamins for my daughter. The first brand that the employee picked up was the Nature Made vitamins. She told me that it was her "go to" brand for her children because Nature Made offered everything she would need to stay healthy. We of course also discussed how cold it is getting here in Colorado and how all of the kiddo's seem to be getting sick....except for … [Read more...]

Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Dangers of Distracted Driving I have lost three friends to drinking and driving. It was a heart breaking incident in my small town where everyone knows everyone. Drinking and driving has always been a problem but most recently that is not the biggest driving mistake that I am seeing on the news. More and more there are adults and teenagers getting in trouble for texting and driving. Many drivers think that they can handle focusing on their phone and on the road at the same time. They think that they can pay attention to both things at once. Unfortunately that is just not the case. I don't care how good of a driver you are...or how quick of a texter. It is still dangerous and should be avoided at all times. Is there really a text message so important that it is worth your life or the life of others? Many states have taken a stand on texting and driving. But unfortunately I don't think they are doing enough. Drinking and driving is outlawed in all states while texting and driving is … [Read more...]

Fusion of Religion and Technology

Fusion of Religion and Technology    The pulpit is no longer the only platform for spreading the word of God to Christians. Many pastors take advantage of modern technology in order to reach out to other followers. It's common practice for a small congregation to have a professional website that provides people with a variety of resources. For example, virtual calendars can be posted in order to inform members of weekly services and other special events that might go on. Church leaders also utilize mobile technology to stay connected to followers. For instance, text messages can be sent out to all individuals who have chosen to receive reminders about Sunday service, special ceremonies and other select gatherings. Taken to another level, some pastors might even join forces with IT programmers who can develop custom mobile apps. Each day, a passage from the bible can pop up on smartphones and tablets that have downloaded applications designed and developed by church … [Read more...]

Enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4!!! This giveaway is sponsored by BuyDig.com and hosted by Bay Area Mommy. Special thanks to our cohosts Jenns Blah Blah Blog, Jays Sweet N Sour Life, Finger Click Saver, What's Up? Reviews and Giveaways, and Deliciously Savvy! Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Black 16GB 10.1" Tablet - 1.2 GHz Quad Core, Android 4.4, Kit Kat -- an affordable tablet designed to be everything to everyone. Endless entertainment options, new multi-user mode and a brand new design will make this tablet hard for anyone to put down. Brilliant 10.1" widescreen HD display delivers clear text & bright colors Perfect for the family to enjoy games, movies, books, magazines & more Sleek, light design with expandable memory, Multi-User mode, and Multi Window capability SPECIFICATIONS: - Android 4.4, Kit Kat - Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core - Memory: 1.5GB RAM & 16GB on-board memory - microSD … [Read more...]

50′s Vintage Style Tea Party Dress

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50's Vintage Style Tea Party Dress   ** I was sent a 50's Vintage Style Tea Party Dress for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   My Thoughts On The 50's Vintage Style Tea Party Dress From Hip Hop 50's Shop   I have to say I rarely wear dresses, it's not that I don't love them, because I do. But mainly on other women, just not myself. I have a hard time finding the right style to fit my body type and be comfortable enough to keep me from self doubting myself the entire time it's on. It is what it is but when I received this adorable 50's Vintage Style Tea Party Dress I had a feeling it might just be a match made in heavenly bliss.   First let me start off by saying this dress was designed with a woman's body in mind. The straight cut across with the accent bow was a great touch. It wasn't too goddy or frilly by any means and with the hint of black netting on the bottom it became my ultimate … [Read more...]

New Coupons – Scrubbing Bubbles, Listerine and More!

New Coupons - Scrubbing Bubbles, Listerine and More! Don't forget to print your coupons before heading out on your shopping trips this week! FEATURED COUPONS COUPONS.COM$1.00 off any Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Product$2.00 off any (1) LISTERINE NATURALS Mouthwash$0.75 off any LISTERINE NATURALS Antiseptic RinseSAVING STARSave 20% on any single purchase of loose Pears at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 10/27/2014.Save 20%.IBOTTAEarn $0.50 when you purchase Boulder Canyon® Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Other Great Places to Print Coupons Coupons.com RedPlum SmartSource  Cellfire Add the coupons you want easily to your store savings card. Coupons will come off when card is scanned. Sign up for SavingStar and score digital coupons.   … [Read more...]

I Love Living In Colorful Colorado!

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I Love Living In Colorful Colorado!   Colorado is so beautiful this time of year. This past weekend I was able to spend some time in the mountains with my family. Check out some of the beautiful colors that we were able to see! The drive up the mountain was simply beautiful! My family and I had never been up this mountain before so everything was new to us. It was stunning! There was moss blanketing many of the rocks. One of the last days for this little flower. As of today that mountain flower is covered in snow....... Even the grass is changing colors for fall..... The Yellow colors were breathtaking My Mom was also taking pictures of the stunning colors. The kids had a blast running all over the mountain. Morning dew was gathered on many of the fallen leaves. So many beautiful colors! I love you Colorado! Do you enjoy looking at fall colors? … [Read more...]

Pass Out More Then Just Candy This Halloween!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Pass Out More Then Just Candy This Halloween! This year instead of passing out plain ol' candy I have decided to change things up a bit. Thanks to Oriental Trading Company I was able to score some amazing toys, crafts and fun candy for the kids to enjoy! I can't wait to see the looks on the trick or treaters faces this year as they are handed fun candy and a few toys!  This year we will also be having a huge Halloween party at church and I decided to host a fishing game booth...of course all of my fishing game prizes came from Oriental trading. I can't wait! I have read a lot of reader comments on previous posts recently telling me that they want new ideas for passing out at Halloween instead of candy. With so many food allergies and such it is hard to make sure you have something for everyone. That is where Oriental Trading Company comes … [Read more...]

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS SETS SAIL WITH “MOANA”

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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS SETS SAIL WITH “MOANA”     Ron Clements and John Musker (“Aladdin,” “The Princess and the Frog”) Helm the Epic Comedy-Adventure   BURBANK, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2014) Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Frog," "Aladdin”).   “John and I have partnered on so many films—from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog,’” said Clements. “Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania."   In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with … [Read more...]

Chuggington: Snow Rescue on DVD 12/9!‏

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Chuggington: Snow Rescue on DVD 12/9!‏   Chuggington: Snow Rescue The All-New Winter Collection Arrives on DVD December 9, 2014  BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum are ringing in the holidays with the Dove Family approved CHUGGINGTON: Snow Rescue as it rides its way on DVD December 9, 2014! Embrace the spirit of the season with this all new festive winter adventure with beloved characters Wilson, Koko and Brewster. In the most wonderful time of the year, watch old and new friends go on a magical ride in these five specials filled with fun and heartfelt lessons enjoyable for kids and parents alike! It's wintertime in Chuggington and the Chuggers are busy making preparations for the Parade of Lights Festival, adorning themselves in glowing colored lights for a special procession through Chuggington! But, when freezing fog traps Koko and a snowy avalanche derails Fletch, that’s when Wilson and the Chug Patrol team must set out on a wild winter … [Read more...]

Dress like a Veggie Event At Family Christian Stores!

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Dress like a Veggie Event At Family Christian Stores!   It is no secret that I love VeggieTales. If you are an avid reader of my blog then you know that I have been posting about VeggieTales for the past 5 years! Although my daughter is now 9 we still love to cuddle on the couch and watch VeggieTales. No matter your age the moral of each story is still something we all need to hear and try to do in our own lives. That is why I am pleased to announce that on October 31st ALL Family Christian Stores will celebrate Dress Like a Veggie Day. On October 31st you are encouraged to bring your children dressed like their favorite VeggieTales character. You can even take a photo of them and share it on Twitter and/or Instagram! Want ideas on how to dress your child like a veggie? Check out this great pinterest board of ideas:  http://www.pinterest.com/familychristian/dress-like-the-veggietales/ All kids who stop by our stores will receive small goodies (non-edible so no allergy … [Read more...]