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#HolidayGiftGuide - Bottlehood #Giveaway

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Have you ever wondered what happens to all the empty glass bottles out there? Yes, some get thrown away, some get recycled, some are saved and some are sent to the bottlehood!
I found bottlehood on line and I tell you what, I can not believe that in all the years I spent in the bar industry, this never crossed my mind!
What is bottlehood, you ask... Bottlehood takes empty glass bottles and Upcycles them!
In turn, you can purchase anything from jewelry to glasses, spoon rests to light fixtures!
It says that these glass bottles take over 4,000 years to decompose, look at how much landfill is being saved now!

They have it all and although back in the day, it would have been neat to have had the different alcohol bottle glasses...
Seriously, when I was working... We did secret Santa every year and this would have been awesome if I knew about it!
The owners (two brothers who both love vodka) would have loved something from bottlehood! Especially to go in their pool room/ bar area in their basement!!!

Scared Shrekless

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Just in time for Halloween!!!!
Join in the fun with a double play of cute movies!

If you are having a Halloween Party or just want to get into the "spirit" of it all... You will love this!

We were sent the Dreamworks Party Pack for review and Broxton was so excited. Not only did we receive the movies for review, we also enjoyed the Halloween Pack that was included!!!!
We enjoyed:
Shrek Candy, Shrek Trick or Treat Bucket, Shrek Hands and Ears and Popcorn.
See how cute the candy is? Ha ha!
Look at their names! Daddy feeding Broxton the "swamp slugs" with the Shrek Hands! We (the older boys, my parents, Marc and I)love the Shrek movies, so I thought Broxton would like this Halloween take on it... Not so much. He was scared by it.
The movie has Shrek and his buddies go to an old abandoned place and tell scary stories to see who is the bravest one there.
I laughed, but Broxton wasn't having it... He ended up playing with his toys while I watched it, but once it was over, he …

#HolidayGiftGuide - Gyro Bowl #Giveaway

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With the holidays, that also means travel. At least for some families... With travel for us, that means snacks in the car.
Have you seen the commercial for the GYRO BOWL? You know the one, the kid is running around, down a hill and everything, carrying snacks and NOTHING falls out of the bowl? Well, every single time we see this, we mention it would be great... IF it worked!
Now, I can say... It is great!!!

We were sent a Gyro Bowl for review and have enjoyed it so far... No, I have not made Broxton climb a mountain and run down it to really test it out, but around the house and in the car, we have had no problems!!!
Okay, I take that back...
We have had one spillage. That was totally my fault though!
I filled the bowl up to the point of overflowing. So, when I was walking to give it to him, I spilled a couple of pretzels. That being said, don't overflow it...
:) lesson learned!!!

We even gave it to him for a road trip.
Goldfish in there and none in the car seat!!!
Score one for the Gyro Bowl!!!

So…

#HolidayGiftGuide - Family Matrix offers One of a Kind Gifts

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If you are looking for a one of a kind gift this holiday season...I have a great company for you to check out!
Family Matrix!!!!

I saw them online and I think they are awesome...Family Matrix makes crossword designs on several different items!
From t-shirts and sweatshirts to plastic cups and coffee mugs!
You design it however you want with whatever names you want...
For review, I ordered a coffee mug for our family...But, you can order one for whatever.
I wanted to get one with all the grand kids names on it for my great grandparents...
But then I learned that they no longer drink coffee, nor have I ever seen them in a t /sweatshirt. I got to thinking... This would be great:
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts - Wedding Party NamesSorority/Fraternity - Sister/Brother NamesGraduation Gift - Group of "besties" names.Family Reunions - All family names.
Corporate Gifts- All staff members names Mommy and Me Groups - either all the kids names or just mommies.. or both!

The options are endless!!!…

#HolidayGiftGuide - Snorg Tees #Giveaway

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I always love seeing funny shirts.Some, I know what they mean and others, to be honest... I just have no clue. I guess it is that I am getting older.
Either way, I had fun looking at all the funny shirts that Snorg Tees had to offer.
So, don't shoot me... But, this one totally cracked me up:
I don't know... Do I have a weird sense of humor? ALL College Kids (that I have ever known) need a shirt like this at least ONCE during their college years:
If you are a looking for TV t-shirts, you will know this is from "How I Met Your Mother"
See? I told you they were funny!
We received one for review and it was super soft.
If you are anything like me, you will have a hard time trying to pick one that you like the best!!!

Now, one of you will be able to have that problem!!
Snorg Tees is offering a shirt to one lucky reader!
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Take a Ride on the Dinosaur Train - Night Train!

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Just in time for Halloween... The Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid have new episodes heading our way!!!

For Dinosaur Train Fans:
It premieres October 20, on PBS! With repeats airing on the 24,28,30 and 31! Synopsis:
In Haunted Roundhouse, dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decoratedtheir Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. And in Big Pond Pumpkin Patch, the Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.
Click HERE to go to the PBS site to make your own Dinosau…

Freschetta #supportpink #giveaway

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One thing I love about October is seeing PINK everywhere.It makes me proud to see companies taking a stand and helping. Wherever you look, the pink is around and makes me smile. One company that I just learned of that is "Proud to Support Pink" is Freschetta Pizza! If you look in your freezer aisle, you will see the pizza with pink on the packaging! I have actually never had Freschetta before now, so I was really surprised by all of their flavors! We will for sure be trying other types out soon!!!!
We tried the Chicken Club. It was delicious... but truthfully, I don't know how I like the name chicken club.
I don't know... I feel like it should be called something different... Either way, no matter what it is called on the package, I call it YUM! I could go on and on about that pizza, or the other flavors they offered... That good! But for now, I wanted to tell you how Freschetta is helping YOU be proud to support pink. I was sent a Freschetta Pizza Pack and now one of you will w…

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan on Blu-Ray/DVD Nov. 1

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Snow Flower and the Ancient ProverbsComing to Blu-ray & DVD on Nov. 1
Growing up in 19th century China, Lily (Bingbing Li) and Snow Flower (Gianna Jun) are brought together in a Laotong friendship—a lifelong bond between two women who rely on each other for companionship and comfort. Amid the civil unrest and gender discrimination of the era, the pair deals with life’s hardships together until they are separated by marriage and childbirth. As sworn sisters, however, the women continue to communicate through the secret Chinese language of nushu, hiding their stories and messages within the folds of delicate silk fans.
Snow Flower’s best friend Lily learns about a Laotong from her aunt, who describes it as a “relationship made by choice for the purpose of emotional companionship and eternal fidelity.” Playing on this quote, and to celebrate the release of SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 1, we will compile a list of other Chinese proverbs to live by, including, “…

Fresh Breath with Thera Breath - #giveaway

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Okay, let me start this post by saying that I do not think that I have bad breath.
Now that I have cleared this up... I will admit that when I am sick, I am always wanting to brush my teeth and rinse my mouth, as I know my breath isn't awesome then!

I saw TheraBreath and I wanted to try it out. Why? Well, to be honest... To see how it worked and to see if it would help me during the cooler months when I get sore throats, that lead me to dry mouth and yes, bad breath!
I will say, I am not a huge fan of the toothpaste. I know, it is a mental thing, but I love the minty flavor of toothpaste. I have always been that way and this doesn't have it. No, it isn't a nasty flavor, to tell you the truth, there is really no flavor. I brush and brush... Then, I move to the rinse. I do like it. It doesn't have an overpowering flavor, but it does have a hint. The rinse doesn't burn, nor does it cool.. It is just right. I have enjoyed that!
My favorite of the products that I was…

#HolidayGiftGuide - Curious Critters Book

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Broxton (and Mommy) have a new book we love!!!
We just received Curious Critters by David Fitzsimmons for review and Broxton was quick to want to read it.
Have you heard of Curious Critters? It is a children's book that has great photography throughout it...
Of, you guessed it... Critters!

Maybe it was the HUGE FROG on the cover, I don't know... We sat in the chair and read the book.
He laughed at the pictures, as mommy made some interesting sounds when we saw a few of them!
This book is awesome!

I for one love the photography. It is simple.
David Fitzsimmons takes pictures of these critters...
White background. Up close and personal.
Then, each page has the picture of the critter and a little paragraph about them.
From their color to their name, all very interesting and quite funny. This would be AN AWESOME book for any nature lover. Let me change this.. This would be an AWESOME book for anyone. I hate bugs and critters, but I loved this book.
Broxton did as well. As soon as we were finished…

W/W - Making Memories

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I love my family.Although I do not see them often, I love them, I really do!

We went home a couple weeks ago since Marc had drill. My grandparents came over to visit and see how much Broxton had grown. We had discussed Broxton, Marc and my Grandaddy going fishing one day, but we can't do it yet... So, I jokingly told my mom we should have a little play fish area for Grandaddy and Broxton to fish.
My mom was on a mission!
She found a little fishing game, remember them?
Well, we set it up and it was kinda hard!
Needless to say, Grandaddy gave up on it pretty early..
BUT - My Mema played and boy, she laughed!
Not sure who had more fun.. Broxton or Mema...

Ahoy!!!! You can Be A Pirate Too!

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Jake Costume Materials:Red fabric 17” square or bandanaGrey fabric (long enough to wrap around your child's waist)Black yarn or ribbonYellow duct tape4 large buttonsWhite T-shirtDark blue vest or jacketBlue jeans or pantsBrown bootsBrown cardboardInstructions:1. Cut out collar ribbing on white T-shirt and remove2. Make a V shaped cut in center front of the collar3. Make a few V shaped cuts in the sleeve4. Using a needle with a big eye, thread the black yarn or ribbon. Stitch an X center front V at collar5. If using a dark blue jacket, cut out the sleeves to turn it into a vest6. Use the yellow duct tape to cover the buttons and attach to vest7. Tape the outline of the vest using the yellow duct tape. Don’t forget the lapel8. Cut out a “J” from the yellow duct tape, and attach to the boots.9. Add a yellow strap on the boots using the yellow duct tape10: Draw a sword shape on the cardboard and cut outPutting it all together:1. Wrap the red fabric or bandana around forehead leaving t…