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Great Sale at

Just wanted to share with you that Kushies is having a pretty good sale going on right now!
It ends on December 17th, so you want to hurry on over!
The sale is on their ZOLO toys line and some are 50% OFF!
Talk about a great deal to finish your Christmas shopping!
Head on over now!

VivaBox - BBQ - Review

So, My dad is loving life right now!
LOL, I just got the BBQ VivaBox for review.
I am not sure who is more excited about it...

My dad loves it!
Had I known about VivaBox beforehand, I would have TOTALLY got him one for Christmas!

Have you ever heard of VivaBox?
Let me fill you in...
Talk about a great concept!
VivaBox is THE perfect gift... and it keeps on giving!

Say you have someone like my dad... He loves, make that LOVES to grill... You get him the BBQ VivaBox. When it arrives, he opens it to find 3 wonderful, yet totally different spices. That was nice and thoughtful, but wait! There is more! Now, he can pick, YEP, I said PICK the other part of his present! There is a gift card enclosed. You choose between more spices from Urban Accents OR some YUMMY meat from Omaha Steaks!
We are going with the meat!
My dad and I agreed, the presentation was very nice!
It comes in a very nice and sturdy box, once you open it, the spices are nicely displayed with the gift card up top.


The One Year Did You Know Devotions 2 - Review

Working with Tyndale Media Center, I received a complimentary copy of The One Year Did You Know Devotions 2 book for review.
This is the COOLEST thing!
There are silly facts or bits of trivia posted for each day in the year. Underneath the paragraph explaining the information... There is a Bible verse that explains it and relates it to the biblical message.
This book targeted for the 6-10 year age range, but I tell you what... I wake up excited to read what is for that day!
Yesterdays trivia... How did Spam get its name? You want to know the answer and how it relates? Head on out and buy one so that you can find this out ... and SO MUCH MORE!

I can not wait until Broxton is older and I can share all of this with him!
It is like a mini-Sunday School lesson for each day!

I really like the concept. If you think about it, all kids LOVE trivia!
This way, you get their attention with the fun trivia/facts... and then you teach them important information with the Bible verse.
This wou…

Aloha Friday #13 - Twitter

It is time for a bit of Relaxation!

Head on over and see Kailani

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
My question... Do you "twitter"? I just started a few nights ago...
Seems pretty easy so far, I am just not brave enough to get it on my phone... Not sure how that works, would it go off with every tweet? I do not think I can handle that!
(I am @jumpinbeans09 if you want to follow!

Have a great weekend!

Bea's Gift Baskets Twitter Party

Guess what?!
I am FINALLY on twitter...
Yep, I made the BIG leap!
( Go ahead and follow me, you know you want to... and it will make me smile so BIG feeling the love!)
Okay, Okay... Enough about me.. Want some really great news? Remember when I told you about all the great things at Bea's Gift Baskets?
Well, Can you say... P-A-R-T-Y?!
Yes, you are invited to a twitter party!
This Monday, December 14th at 8 PM EST.
What am I talking about?!
The fact that I just invited you to hang out with us!
There will be fun questions, great conversation... and oh yeah, AWESOME PRIZES!

Now, that I have your attention... Okay, back to the prizes...
Here are just a few:
Two Gift Baskets from Bea’s Gift Baskets and Gifts Ciao Italia Five Ingredient Favorites cookbook Food To Live By Organic cookbook Cooking up Holiday Fun Christmas Ornament $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card A pack of Holiday Ring Pops A coupon for a free pack of Nancy's appetizers A five pack of incense and MORE!

W/W # 2 - Afghanistan

Okay, so Joanna TOTALLY called me out last week with my Wordless Wednesday not being Wordless...
So, this week,
I am linking up with Wordless Wednesday at 5minutesformom and Wordful Wednesday at Angies Circus!

This is a picture that my hubby sent me from Afghanistan. Do you notice anything?

Random Tuesday Thoughts

It is Tuesday...
So, randomness it is!
Check out the Un Mom for more!
First things first... With Marc being deployed, I really, really HATE the fact that postage keeps going up! Luckily, " Price of First-Class Postage Will Not Change", but the price in shipping will!
I spend, on average, $12 a week on mailing him stuff.
Not that I am complaining, I just wish that they could give a military discount. I do LOVE the fact that he can mail a letter home for free, mailing a box will still cost.. But, at least a letter is free...

I think I forgot to tell you, I took Broxton to Sams to get his "official Santa" picture... I know, we have a snapshot with him, but with this being his FIRST CHRISTMAS, I wanted the whole, Picture Package deal... Yep, I was "that mom!" First of all, Broxton wanted to check out the tree, play in Santa's beard...
Anything and everything, besides look at the camera!
So, I turned into "that mom"... You know, the one maki…

Bea's Gift Baskets - Review

--> With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share a great website I stumbled on… They are based out of North Carolina and the basis of the company is the love of making gift baskets filled with love! They are a web based business with customer service that is rare these days. Please take a look at all that Bea’s Gift Baskets has to offer! If you are looking for ANY gift basket, Bea’s has it! The holiday baskets come in a variety of sizes and at different prices to meet anyone’s budget.

I particularly like the “Home for the Holidays” basket.
This seems to have a little of everything:Just a sample of SOME of the items inside: Fudge, Coffee, Cocoa, Salami, Cheese, Cider not to mention the cute keepsake basket!
For the one who loves Christmas Decoration:I suggest the Seasons Greeting Holiday Sleigh.
Besides all the yummy treats inside, it comes nicely packaged in a decorative sleigh. Keep this to reminisce through the years the yummy goo…

A little Christmas Meme

Christmas MEME Here are a couple of questions about me pertaining to Christmas...Enjoy!!!

1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping? I can thankfully say, I AM FINISHED! I think that this is the first year I have been done so early! I had to pat myself on the back for that one!
2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions. We go to my moms side of the family for Christmas Eve... As we leave, my grandad tells us to watch for deer. We get home, open our gifts to each other... Go TO SLEEP! Wake up on Christmas Day and go to my dads side of the family for Christmas lunch.

3.) When do you put up your Tree? Never really have a set date, just whenever we get around to it...

4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper?
NO!!!! I can not deal with the madness, I would get shot, because I can NOT keep my mouth shut!

5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
Travel, but last year stayed home.. Due to me be pregnant and my work schedule 6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory?
I guess last year whe…

Playmobil Pirate Advent Calendar

I recently received the Holiday Gift Pack from MomSelect.
( I will post more about all of the WONDERFUL contents soon...)
I just wanted to share this one first.

If you read my previous post about a sweet little boy, Ward Wright....
You will agree that this was perfect.
You see, Wards family already decorated for Christmas for him to be able to fully enjoy it. I emailed Wards Aunt Jen and asked if she thought Ward might like this...
How about, Ward loves....

So, Broxton and I loaded up and went to give Ward something to help count down the days until Christmas.
The Playmobil Pirate Advent Calendar is too cute!

It says it is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Perfect for Ward!) What exactly is it?

Well, starting on December 1st, each day you open another box with a special toy inside.
As the days wind down to Christmas, you continue building a scene! Then, after the holidays are over, you still have the cool set to play with!

The only drawback to this wa…

Recipe Club - Book Review

I recently received a copy of The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship
by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel from FSB Media.

I really enjoyed this book, I thin k one reason I did so was because it was different from most that I read. It is about these two girls who are friends and decide to start a "Recipe Club." The story is basically told through the correspondence of letters through the years. It starts with today, and as we all know, the art of letter writing is dying, so of course it is through email. Then, it back tracks to actually tell the story and that is where the letters come in. They would send a letter and with the letter a recipe that just so happened to be named by what was going on in the letter.
The recipes seem pretty good and I know I will be trying some out!
Chocolate Chip Cannolis, Starry Night Scampi, Confetti Spaghetti... those are just a few of the recipes that are shared in this book.
I did have a hard time relating with either of the girls...

16 x 20 Print - Winner

Thank you to all who entered!
The winner, selected by was comment # 11

Katrina said...Wall Stickers and Canvas Prints would also be cool to have and/or to give as gifts!! You have been emailed!
Do not forget to check out my other contest going on now.Homestead Company Gift Certificate