Baby’s 1st Halloween + Great Costumes!

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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.   Baby's 1st Halloween + Great Costumes! This Halloween will be my baby girls 1st Halloween. I am so excited to see how she does with people in costume, how she likes the candy thing and just to see her experience all that goes with this fun Holiday. I am also excited to show off our matching Rag Doll costumes we got at Oriental Trading! They are so awesome and comfy!   This is the first year that I have received a costume from Oriental Trading. I was unsure what to expect and was excited to give the costumes a try. So..ok. Here is the low down. I am honestly in love with the quality and just how much came with each costume. Usually when I purchase a costume it has this awesome picture on the front but then you get to reading and the bag/picture lists items that is “Not Included”. That was NOT the case with either of these Rag … [Read more...]

Oriental Trading for your Halloween Needs!

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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. Oriental Trading for your Halloween Needs! It's another year! Can you believe it! Some of you might remember my Oriental Trading post from last Halloween...or even the Halloween before that! I am obsessed with them and purchase from them ALL THE TIME. Especially around Holiday's like Halloween. I think that in this day in age it is safer to give kids toys and stickers vs. some of the candy's that might contain nuts and such. Also if I do give candy I want it to be something that they have never seen before. Something different! This year was no exception. I received some amazing toys and treats from Oriental Trading to hand out to the kiddos. I even scored 2 more Gnomes to add to my collection! Yippee! When my box of goodies arrived I could not wait to get it open and give everything a try. Of course I have to taste test the candy before I hand it … [Read more...]

Ornaments With Love Review

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** I was sent an ornament for the purpose of this review. Ornaments With Love Review     If you have read my blog for the past few years then you know how important it is to me to purchase my daughter a new Christmas Ornament each year. I love to do this because it will not only give her something to hang on her own tree when she grows up and moves away. But every ornament has something to do with her year. This year was the first year that my daughter and I decided to home school. It was not an easy decision but it is one that I am very glad we made. It has been fun to have her home every day and I can see just how much she is learning. That is why we decided to get her an ornament that would show off her big choice this year to be home schooled.   Ornaments with Love is always my "go-to" place to get my daughters Christmas ornament because of the large variety they have to offer. I love that I can customize hair color, clothing colors, skin color … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season with the World Vision Catalog + $150 Value Zakale Ornament Set from Nairobi Giveaway!

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  Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season with the World Vision Catalog + Zakale Ornament Set from Nairobi Giveaway! As each of us get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the shopping, parties and gifts. I want us to each take a step back and think about those who are less fortunate then we are. Because, no matter what we have going on in our lives there are some who have it much worse. With the craziness of life it is easy to take for granted the every day luxuries that I have. Such as running water, a roof over my head, a heater in my home as well as food on the table. These are simple everyday items that others are struggling to get and would do anything to achieve. That is why I am so passionate about the company World Vision. World Vision has a Gift Catalog that offers over 250 items that can help you fight poverty and save lives. Either with your purchase of livestock and animals that can help those in need or in the form of a financial … [Read more...]

Room on the Broom Kids Halloween Book Review!

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 ** I was sent a copy of this book and movie for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaffler   Halloween is fast approaching and I have been trying to build the excitement with the kiddo's. We have been working on Halloween costumes, crafts and treats the whole week. Along with these fun treats and such we have been watching Halloween movies and reading Halloween type books. One of my most favorite Halloween type book this year is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaffler. I found Room on the Broom to be one of the cutest Halloween books ever. I love the helping hand that the witch gets from these fun creatures and the help they eventually give her in return for her kindness. Plus with the fun does not stop with the Room on the Broom book....nope....there is also a Room on the Broom movie! The fun will never have to end this Halloween season! I … [Read more...]

See’s Candy Review + $25 Gift Card Giveaway! Ends 4/2/13!

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  My Thoughts on See's Candy I am so excited for Easter this year. With Easter comes warmer months and spring time flowers. Oh and don't forget Easter Candy! Yum! Recently I was sent an amazing package from Sees.com. They are my one stop shop this year for Easter Candy and I must say that I was thrilled with the quality and taste of everything that arrived. Sees Candy Lollypops - The Sees Gormet Lollypops come in 4 different flavors. Butterscotch, Chocolate, Vanilla and Cafe Latte. The box was stuffed full of lollypops and contained 3 of each flavor. They were also a good sized lollypop and I was able to enjoy the flavors for a long time! Yum! My favorite lollypop flavor is the vanilla. It has a milky and smooth taste. Positively amazing! These are truly something I will be purchasing in the near future. See's Candy Awesome Nut & Chew Bar - Oh my...this is my new favorite candy bar. I am not even joking. It really is amazing. This chewy candy bar contains … [Read more...]

Help PAAS and Heinze Vinegar donate to Make-A-Wish Foundation!

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Help PAAS and Heinze Vinegar donate to Make-A-Wish Foundation! Can you believe it? Easter is in just two weeks! Where has the time gone? Guess it's time for those great Easter traditions....this includes PAAS! As a child I grew up with PAAS?? I knew without a doubt that my parents were going to purchase the great PAAS products every year to decorate our eggs with. Purchasing PAAS is a tradition that I continue with my child now. I know that when I purchase PAAS I am going to get stunning, vivid colors that will stand out. Plus there are so many fun kits to choose from like their A Touch of Velvet kits and Volcano Eggslosion Kits! Paas is very easy to use. Just place the capsule in a cup along with Heinz Vinegar and water! It's that simple! Heinz Vinegar and PAAS know just how important this season is and together they have partnered to give back to those in need.  From now until March 31st when you use the The Easter Egg Decorator iPad app (for those who don’t have an … [Read more...]

Ride Along the Dinosaur Train Book Review and Giveaway + Free Dinosaur Train Valentines Printables!

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My Thoughts on Ride Along the Dinosaur Train! Dinosaur Train is at it again. This time with an all new episode and an amazingly fun book that the kids will love! Have you seen the all new Dinosaur Train Submarine Adventure on PBS? It is a new amazing one hour special that can be found this month on PBS! (Air date is Feb 18th) But wait, that is not all that Dinosaur Train has to offer! You can also score a new Ride Along the Dinosaur Train book from Grosset & Dunlap. This book is super cute and creative in a way that will let the kiddo's interact with them! What I mean by that is there is fun tab's at the top and a train that the kids can really drive down the track to visit all the great dinosaurs they meet along the way. What a cute, ingenious idea! I love it! Still can't get enough....there is even MORE! Yep that's right. With Valentines Day around the corner you can print off these super cute Free Dinosaur Train Valentines for your little one and their friends! … [Read more...]

Pajanimals Play Date DVD Review & Giveaway + Free Pajanimals Valentine Printables!

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My Thoughts on Pajanimals Play Date Sprout is one of my all time favorite channels ever when it comes to kids cartoons. One of my favorite shows to watch is Jim Henson's Pajanimals. Recently another amazing Pajanimals DVD was released. You can find Pajanimals Play Date in stores now. Plus it is just in time for Valentines Day and I am happy to say that you can also score some free valentines cards as well! Yippee! Pajanimals is a super cute show that is set around preschool aged children. Together the kids will have fun singing songs and learning about imaginative play. The Pajanimals will help your child learn how to react in situations that are geared toward their age group that will help them solve problems in their daily lives. On the Back The Pajanimals love to play games, sing songs and go on greta adventures to meet new friends. Each story resolves a challenge typically encountered during every preschooler's day. Throught their imaginary journeys, these friends … [Read more...]

Merry Madagascar, Shrek the Halls and Dragons Gift of the Night Fury Review!

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My Thoughts on DreamWorks Merry Madagascar, Shrek the Halls and Dragons Gift of the Night Fury WOW! Three great cartoon favorites all in one place! Plus these fun loving cartoons are centered around the holiday's to make this even more special and fun! Recently I was sent a copy of DreamWorks new holiday themed DVD! I was so excited to have a Christmas movie night with my family. We were able to watch all the great cartoons with over an hour of holiday filled antics! In Merry Madagascar the team gets a run in with Santa....although Santa does not know he is Santa! Will the gang be able to save Christmas? Or, will they take Santa's sleigh and head home to New York where they long to be? In Shrek the Halls, Shrek is having a hard time this holiday season. He wants everything to be perfect for his new family but, things are not going how Shrek has planned. Will he be able to have the holiday that he has always dreamed about or will his friends mess up everything? In Dragons … [Read more...]

Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups Review!

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My Thoughts on Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups   I love the Santa Paws movies. They are very cute and filled with Christmas cheer. I received Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups for the purpose of this review. I was so excited to review this movie. It arrived just in time for me to take it on our vacation for Thanksgiving. We were staying with my Grandma over the holiday and we were able to have a movie night at Grandma's house. This was super special for my family. I'm so glad Disney made yet another amazing family movie! In Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups, The pups can't wait to get their very own Christmas magic. They are so excited about what they can do with their magic but instead of doing the things they are supposed to do to get their magic they decide to do it in a not so good way...by stealing someone else's magic and going on an adventure that no one knows about..... As the pups arrive to their destination they decide to use their stolen Christmas magic to grant every child … [Read more...]

Scooby-Doo 13 Spooky Tales Holiday Chills and Thrills Review!

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  My Thoughts on Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Holiday Chills and Thrills Scooby-Doo is my daughters favorite cartoon of all time. She loves the mysteries and tries to solve them before Scooby and his gang. In Scooby-Doo Tales Holiday Chills and Thrills contains 259 colorful, mystery filled minutes and more then 10 Scooby episodes AND a new 22 minute movie! Episodes include: Disc 1- Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holiday's (All-New Original 22-Minute Movie), Scooby-Doo! Christmas, Tenderbigfoot Snow Job Too Small, The Nutcracker Scoob. Part1, The Nutcracker Scoob Part II, A Scary Night with a Snow Beast Fright Disc 2- Scooby-Doo Meets Laurel & Hardy AKA The Ghost of Bigfoot, There's No Creature like Snow Creature, Rocky Mountain Yiiiii, That's Snow Ghost, Whatta Shocking Ghost and Toy Scary Boo On the Back The snow is falling and a chill (and plenty of thrills!) is in the air - it's wintertime with Scooby-Doo! Scooby-Doo and the gang have a merry mystery to solve in the … [Read more...]

Prep & Landing AND Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice Review!

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My Thoughts on Prep & Landing AND Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice Last year before Christmas I was able to review Prep & Landing. My family loved watching the little elves and their fun-loving antics. This year I was excited to see the new addition to the Prep & Landing adventure! Naughty vs. Nice is a story about two brothers who you would never think were even related! But, they are and together they will work to save Christmas! Prep & Landing and Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice are both 23 minutes long for a total of 46 minutes of wholesome Christmas fun! Disney has done it again with yet another great Christmas story! Enjoy! On the Back Prep & Landing- On Christmas Eve, a high-tech team of elves from an elite unit known as 'Prep & Landing' ensures homes around the world are prepared for Santa's visit. But when two hilarious little elves face unexpected challenges and are pushed to their limits, it'll take a great big effort to save the season. … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Gift of Christmas Review and Giveaway – 3 Winners!

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  Chicken Soup for the Soul The Gift of Christmas I love the holidays! Christmas is such a magical time of year and I love getting caught up in the joy of the season. There is something about the magic I see in the eyes of the children and the warm feeling in my heart when I give a gift that brings a loved one joy. It is truly amazing! Chicken Soup for the Soul The Gift of Christmas is a great book to help get you into the holiday spirit! With a large collection of holiday stories you will love to read. Chicken Soup for the Soul The Gift of Christmas will have you laughing and crying during their great collection of stories! On the Back "Chicken Soup for the Soul has done it again, with an extra-large collection of joyful Christmas stories." - Santa Claus A special gift collection to spread the joy of the holidays! Share the magic and joy of Christmas. You'll love these entertainment and inspirational stories of Christmas miracles, family reunions, charity, the … [Read more...]

Yummy Gummy Search for Santa Review!

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  My Thoughts on The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa Recently I was sent a copy of The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa for the purpose of this review. I must say that I was not expecting much and I did not get much with this DVD. To be honest I am a strict parent when it comes to what the kids watch on T.V. The truth is I have lots of cartoon's blocked because I can not stand to listen to the rude and vulgar language of many of today's cartoons. Rude and vulgar is exactly what I got with this DVD. I should have expected that since the front cover of the DVD case shows a gummy bear in his underwear. Within the first 10 minutes of this DVD there was farting noises as well as weight jokes about Santa. Defiantly not the Christmas cheer that I want to share with my family before Christmas. I know that I am uptight when it comes to cartoons but I honestly can't see any age that this would be appropriate for. On the Back When Santa vanishes on Christmas Eve Gummibar and his … [Read more...]