Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Getting kids back into a routine after Winter Break! #backtoschool

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The holiday season is just about over and soon it will be time to get the kiddos back into their normal daily routines. Needless to say, this can be less than thrilling for most kids so here are a few tips to get them motivated and started back to school on the right foot!

Communication about going back to school
Hopefully you talk to your kids about school and other topics on a regular basis, but now is the time to make sure you know how they feel about going back to school after a long break. If they are like my oldest son, they will be more than ready and can't wait to get back to their classroom and friends, but on the other hand, maybe there is something that is preventing them from looking forward to school. Whatever the case is, talk and listen. Most importantly, communication with your child on a regular basis is key!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Protect you Child from Sunlight & Heat while on the GO! #Giveaway #OutlookBabyUS

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Busy parents have enough to worry about without worrying about harmful rays from the sun while riding in the car. Our main concern is to keep our babies and children as comfortable as possible no matter where we are...after all, as long as baby is happy, Mommy is happy!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Test your Bible Knowledge with the #WISDOMANTICS Game ~ Review & #Giveaway!

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Do you enjoy a great board game? How about one that tests your knowledge? 


If your family loves to spend time together playing board games and having a little friendly competition, then Wisdomantics is the perfect game for you! This interactive DVD game is based on the Proverbs of the Bible's wisest man, King Solomon and on the New King James Version of the Bible and is great for those of various faiths. 

#Nintendo is so much more than Video Games!

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Did you know that Nintendo products are capable of much more than video games? It's true! Many media outlets are predicting that Nintendo's Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are two of the hottest gaming systems of the year. This means that tons of kids (and adults) will be receiving new gaming systems this holiday season. Nintendo users should definitely get the most from their gaming systems and parents should feel confident that their investment is being put to good use. 

Check out the information below to find out what an awesome source of fun and information Nintendo is for kids and adults alike!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dreams won't work unless YOU do! #NewYear #2015

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Hassle-Free payments with your Phone ~ #Softcard #IC #ad

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"I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Softcard. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation."

I often wonder what we would do without all of the modern day technology that we have become accustomed to having. For instance, can you imagine not having your cell phone? Without giving my age away, I can clearly remember a time when a cell phone was unheard of! Now as long as you have a cell phone and the right apps, you can do almost anything online, no matter where you are. Amazing! 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Take a step away from messy powders Guys! @FreshBodyUS #freshbodyus #Giveaway

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You don't really want to talk about it, but sometimes there are things that bring even the roughest, toughest man to a grinding halt. That uncomfortable feeling "down there" that just doesn't seem to go away sometimes. Yeah...not a pleasant subject to talk about, for me or for the guys that it affects, but let's face it...they need a solution! Well, I've discovered a great solution!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Give the Gift of BLING from @MyBlingPlace! #Accessories

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Every girl needs a little bling in her life! That's why I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a couple of items from My Bling Place. I love that you can customize bracelets, key chains, pet collars, lanyards and even rings. I received the cutest key chain for my daughter with a Cream Crackle strap and plain silver letters, using her initials. I also added a cute "scissors" charm for her because she is attending Cosmetology School and I know she will just love it!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Awesome Interactive Toys from WowWee Toys! @MyElektrokidz @WowWeeWorld

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When you find awesome toys with a bit of personality you can't help but LOVE them! I received a couple of interactive toys from WowWee Toys...one of the leading companies for robots. They have an amazing selection of innovative toys that are so much fun, not only for the kids but also for the adults in the house! 

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New Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Reality Shock!" #Book

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Prepare for a dose of shock as Ripley Publishing's new book Reality Shock! is now on sale!

I received this awesome book for review and it's definitely something to read! My son loves to read fun and interesting things and I enjoy getting new books for him that are not only fun to read, but also filled with countless facts to expand his knowledge and education. 

Chuggington: Snow Rescue on #DVD! #KidsActivities

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Your kids will beat the cold winter days of their Winter Break with these fun train activities from Chuggington!


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The Ideal Gift for Young Explorers ~ Dinosaur Fossil Dig Kit @DiscoverDrCool

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Do you have a really cool kid that you're buying for this year? I do! While I think all of my kids are pretty amazing, my nine year old son is really cool! He is so fascinated with discovering new things and prehistoric animals so when I was sent the Dinosaur Fossil Dig Kit from Discover with Dr. Cool, I knew it was perfect for him.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Create Night-Time Adventures with Dino Hunter UV Night Vision Goggles from @UncleMiltonToys

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Little boys love Dinosaurs...my two sons think Dinosaurs are really cool! Maybe it's the intrigue of prehistoric creatures and something that isn't familiar to them, but they love watching movies and playing with anything Dino related. 

Old Factory Soy Candles ~ Perfect for any Occasion! #oldfactory

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I absolutely love having scented candles in my home...at any given time of the year, I will be burning at least one candle on a daily basis. To me, they make my home seem more cozy and I adore how the scent from a candle can linger throughout the house. I was sent a set of candles from Old Factory in the Fall Harvest collection. The scents included with this particular set are Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry and Autumn Leaves. 

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal! @FiveFingerTees #Giveaway

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I love comedy and a funny shirt is the best! I was able to review a t-shirt from Five Finger Tees and I chose one with one of my favorite movie quotes..."Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" from the movie, Home Alone. I've seen that movie (and that particular scene too many times to count, but I find it hilarious every time! 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch N Shout - Leonardo #TMNT

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Boys love action figures and they love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! My two young sons have the best time playing with action figures and don't miss a beat when it comes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I received the TMNT Stretch N' Shout Leonardo action figure for review from Toys R Us a few weeks ago and I can't wait to see my boys faces when they see Leonardo! 

This fierce turtle wields his traditional twin katana for battle and you can hear his iconic battle cry when you pull his arms apart. The more you stretch his arms, the higher he shouts! Awesome! This is the perfect holiday gift idea for young active boys like mine! This nine inch tall action figure is sure to be a hit with any Ninja in training and will keep your kiddos occupied while they practice their battle cry!

Visit Toys R Us to purchase Leonardo and other awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys!

Get social with Toys R Us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!

Disclosure: I received the above product for review purposes, however, all opinions are entirely my own.

Comfy Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas! #Christmas

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I bet these boots are super comfy and cozy! 



Hasten Down Slipper Boots are the ultimate in luxury for your feet! These cozy 100% cotton boots are filled with a blend of 75% white down and 25% sea bird feathers, and feature a ribbon in the Hastens' signature blue check pattern. Give the gift of luxury this year! 

Visit Hastens for more cozy and luxurious items!

Affordable Handcrafted Jewelry from Clever Expressions! #Giveaway

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Clever Expressions Jewelry is being featured once again! Why do you ask? Well, that's simple...I LOVE it! This time I received a gorgeous Marble Necklace that is perfect to wear with a wide variety of outfits...whether I'm casual or dressing up a bit for the holidays, this necklace will look great!

@CHARM-IT! is the "IT" Gift this Holiday Season! #Giveaway

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Is there a young girl on your holiday shopping list that loves to express herself through fun and cute jewelry or through her personal style? If so, then CHARM-IT! is definitely something to check out! 

I received the most adorable charm bracelet, complete with a group of fun charms from CHARM-IT! for review and it makes me wish I was young again...it's so cute! 

#Crayola Sketch Wizard ~ Draw Anything!

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Give the gift of art with the Crayola Sketch Wizard! 


My son, Dominic, loves to draw and create so when I was sent the Crayola Sketch Wizard for review, I thought this was perfect for him. He is an excellent artist for his young age and his free-hand drawings are awesome but I thought the Sketch Wizard would give him the opportunity to draw things from a new perspective and I was right...he LOVES it!

Skylanders Trap Team ~ The Latest & Greatest #Skylanders Game! #videogame

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Skylanders are back and with an whole new cast of characters! My sons are completely obsessed with Skylanders and we have practically every character made for all of the different versions. Now that Skylanders Trap Team is on the scene, they are more than excited!

Let your Sparkle show this holiday season with #Kohl's Jewelry! #Giveaway

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Welcome to Put Some Sparkle in Your Life with Kohl’s Giveaway.  

Sponsored by Kohl’s
Giveaway by Jenns Blah Blah Blog

Gorgeous jewelry is always in style and this one is extra special! Whether you are interested in an engagement ring or an extra special gift for someone or even yourself, this one is too good to pass up! Enter today!

Jenn’s Blah Blog has teamed up with Kohl’s to bring one person a chance to win a Diamond Square Frame Engagement Ring in 10k White Gold (2 ct. T.W.). To learn more about this amazing sponsor, Kohl’s, and all the exceptional products that they offer, check out Jenn’s Blah Blog’s Put Some Sparkle In Your Life With Kohl's post. review. 

Give the Gift of Technology with the PadFone X Mini! #Giveaway

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Do you know someone who would love to receive a great little tablet for Christmas? I bet you do! Enter to win the PadFone X Mini and make someone's holiday one to remember! 

#Combi Catalyst Multi-Purpose Stroller #Giveaway!

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Welcome to Combi Catalyst Multi-Purpose Stroller Giveaway

A good stroller is a must for new parents...you LOVE your new addition to the family, but even the smallest baby gets a little heavy when shopping, taking a walk or even on vacation. Now is the perfect time to enter to win this awesome stroller from Combi...keep it for your travels or give it as a gift to your favorite new parents! 

Star Wars Mini-Speaker ~ Cute Holiday Gift! #eKids

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Attention all Star Wars fans! The Star Wars Mini Rechargeable Speaker is one gadget that is a must for your collection! This powerful little speaker is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the classic movie. Connect this little droid into any audio device using the provided audio cable and get ready for mind-blowing sound that is definitely worthy of R2-D2 and any musical choice. The mini design is will fit in to any space so it's super convenient and adds to the decor of the man-cave, kids room or office with ease! 

Check out the eKids website for the Star Wars Mini Rechargeable Speaker and may the force be with you! 

Product Features:
  • Power and charging LED indicator
  • Supplied cable for charging speakers and connecting to audio source
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Size defying sound
  • Plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack
Disclosure: I received the above product for review purposes, however, all opinions are entirely my own.


Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Beverage #Recipes!

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Holiday parties...Family gatherings and Festive celebrations are all in order! Entertain your guests with delectable and yummy beverages that can be made for adults or children. Each one will enhance your holiday entertaining to keep guests merry and bright!

Candy Cane-Tini

  • Cascade Ice Cranberry Pomegranate
  • Vodka 
  • Lime
  • Mini Candy Cane
Preparation: Enjoy this treat while appetizers are served. To mix, use 3 ounces of Cascade Ice Cranberry Pomegranate, 2 ounces of Vodka and the juice of a lime. Stir the contents in your shaker with a handful of ice and garnish with a candy cane and crumbs.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES on #DVD FEBRUARY 17, 2015

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Nickelodeon's new preschool series, Blaze and the Monster Machines, makes its DVD debut with Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory. The first preschool show on TV to feature an in-depth STEM curriculum, Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ. 

In Blaze and the Monster Machines, Blaze and his driver AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each action packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs. 

Watch for it February 17th!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jillian Michaels Holiday Shopping! #eKids #iHome #Primadonna

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Jillian Michaels was spotted filling her truck with holiday gifts...a Magical MP3 Frozen Microphone and Kermit Rechargeable Speaker from eKids, and an iBT4 Boombox from iHome while looking super stylish in an affordable Shop Prima donna hat

Peter Pan Live on #DVD ~ Bring it Home for the Holidays! #PeterPanLive

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Get ready to Fly to Neverland out today on DVD!


Fly into adventure as NBC presents a bold new production of the classic Broadway musical that has delighted audiences for generations. Filmed and broadcast live from New York, this wondrous adaption of the original Broadway musical tells the beloved story of Peter Pan, a mischievous boy who ran away to have adventures in Neverland and never grow up! 

Online Shopping ~ Interesting Facts! #Holidays #Christmas

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Monday, December 15, 2014

InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum & Youth Express Eye Gel Review! #InstaNatural

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Anti-aging Products are a blessing in my opinion!

 

I received a couple of great anti-aging products from InstaNatural for review and like the InstaNatural Facial Vitamin C Toner that I've tried in the past, these two were just as effective and I had great results. The Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum is a product that I use on a daily basis before my moisturizer. It absorbs into the skin quickly and without a greasy or tacky feeling so my moisturizer goes on just as it should. My main focus for using the Vitamin C Serum is to help diminish those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that have started to creep up, but even if you don't have those signs of aging, it also helps with shrinking pores and evening out your skin tone for a more youthful glow.

Vitamin C Facial Toner Review #instanatural

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Large pores are not something I am proud of...so when I was able to review the Vitamin C Facial Toner from InstaNatural, I was pretty excited! The Vitamin C Facial Toner is a great way to tone and hydrate your skin while still providing the benefits of Vitamin C and other anti-aging elements. 

Designer Fragrances any time of the Year! @FragranceNet

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No matter if it's the holiday gift giving season or any other time of the year, awesome fragrances are always in style! Once again I was able to review a couple of designer fragrances from FragranceNet.com and once again, they are both heavenly! 


I received an amazing Coach Signature Gift Set  that includes the 3.4 ounce Spray, 5 ounce Body Lotion and 2 ounce Mini-Roller. I love with this scent...every time I find a new scent it amazes me that there are so many wonderful fragrances available and it makes it so difficult to choose just one. Signature by Coach is a timeless sophisticated scent that greets you with the luscious scent of fresh citrus and guava, and the delicate fragrances of lily and jasmine. After settling in, the earthier notes of wood and vanilla are there to tantalize you. The Coach Signature fragrance is the perfect scent to make an elegant first impression in any situation.