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#HolidayGiftGuide - Tiny Revolutionary

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I love cute kids clothing...
I love it even more when it is soft.
I also love when it is local!

I hit the jackpot when I learned of the company, Tiny Revolutionary.Have you seen their clothes before? If you read my Day Out With Thomas 2011 post, you saw lass="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">Broxton in his...
From their Site: Our organic baby tees and cute baby clothes are made from the finest and most fashion-forward fabrics available. Browse our beautiful selection ing-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">oforganic baby clothes that are produced sweatshop free. Our eco-inked hip baby clothes make the perfect shower gifts while our childrens charity line, The Giving Tee, will make a child or adult birthday more special than ever before.

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The Deep Black Pond - Book Review

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Have you heard of the book, The Deep Black Pond by Morgan Kostival?
We were able to review it and I tell you, the photography in it is very vivid.
Hard to figure out what some things are, but interesting to look at!
I thought Broxton would like it, since it was about a pond and the fish, since he likes them... But, he was not really into it.
Actually, he could have cared less...
So, I read it, as I wanted to try and understand it...
The story is about a couple of creatures that live in the Deep Black Pond. There is so much Pond Scum that it is all dark and nasty... Which leads to the creatures not being able to see much around them. That makes them a bit nervous as to what is going on around them and not being "social" with the others living in the pond.
There is a King... and a Queen... and a Baron... but none socialize with each other!
The photos show the King and his gold.. The Queen and her mask... the Baron and his protective bubble... and "cuddles" the angry fis…

#HolidayGiftGuide - Ornaments With Love

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Do you have traditions at your house for Christmas?
My grandmother used to give me a Christmas ornament every year... My mom used to give my brother and I Christmas Ornaments every year....
So, once Marc and I got married, I tried to get an ornament or something special to go on the tree for the boys... My mom gave them UGA / LSU ornaments one year... We have been doing pictures for a couple years.... Then, last year...
We received an Ornament from Ornaments With Love.

Have you ever seen the ornaments that they have? You can find a personalized ornament for each and every family member!
The boys absolutely LOVED the ornament that we received last year and I know they will love the one that I picked out for this year!!!

I had a tough time narrowing one down, as they are all so cute!!!

If you have a loved one serving... You can choose from several of their Military Ornaments. (I wish I had known this when Marc was deployed, we had a yellow ribbon on the tree in our front yard, this o…

#HolidayGiftGuide - The Planet Gazimbo #Giveaway

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Do you know what makes Broxton laugh?
Crazy silly words!
Yes... and laugh he did when we reviewed the book, The Planet Gazimbo In Galaxy Zamz!

With characters like the Gumblies, Gazoopers, and Gams!
Just saying them out loud, don't you see?
They live in a Galaxy far from Earth. Well, the Gumblies started getting greedy and had the others all needy...
Which started them into fighting with one another. Who could build bigger and better? Who had more money? Long story short.... they had a visitor show up in the sky... They fought it and nothing would work... UNTIL they worked together... Come to find out, it was PEACE, and at that point, they learned they needed one another!

It was a cute book... (Broxton loved the illustrations and the funny words!)
I thought it was a good message and I enjoyed reading such a silly sounding book with him!!!!
Targeted for ages 8 and older. Synopsis: The Planet Gazimbo in Galaxy Zamz is a story of how the people on another planet had come to the brink of war, but in…

Minnie's Bow-Toons Premieres November 14th

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"Minnie's Bow-Toons," follows the adventures of Minnie Mouse and her good friend Daisy Duck as they run Minnie's Bow-Tique, a specialty shop stocked only with colorful bows and bowties. The series premieres with a new episode airing at 8:55 a.m., ET/PT each day during Minnie's birthday week,NOVEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com. In honor of Minnie's birthday, Disney Junior will be airing a block-long marathon featuring the new shorts and Minnie-centric episodes of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on Minnie's actual birthday Friday, November 18 from 8:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET/PT, as well as the following day Saturday, November 19 from 6:30 – 9:00 a.m., ET/PT.

#HolidayGiftGuide - I Believe In You by Marianne Richmond

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October was National Anti Bully Month... But that doesn't mean that we should forget about it now that it is over... Each day, a kid somewhere is being bullied... Be it at home or school... From a loved one or a peer. It is quite sad when you think about it... Our kids need to know that we believe in them.
We are there for them, cheering all the way!

Marianne Richmond wrote yet another wonderful book. (We have another of her books that we bought right before Marc deployed that I read to Broxton every night before he went to sleep...)
The latest book from her?
I Believe In You.
As with her other books, it has simple childlike illustrations that are cute enough to capture the attention of the reader, but not so elaborate that it distracts. This book starts off with:
"You came into our family with a big, BIG job to do, the one of growing up into the one and only you!" It then takes us from having a bad day to thinking you aren't smart enough to do something.
It also deals with w…

#HolidayGiftGuide - Shaun the Sheep - We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas

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I still do not get the whole Shaun the Sheep, but Broxton laughs, so that is all that matters, right?It isn't violent. It isn't nasty. It is something that makes him smile. Makes him laugh...
So, he watches it every now and then.
I still don't get it...
But, guess what Broxton WILL be GETTING for Christmas?
The Shaun the Sheep - We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas DVD!!!

It was released on October 18, 2011 and for $14.98 a DVD, not a bad price!!!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONCelebrate with Shaun the Sheep™ as he revels in his first holiday-themed DVD in Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas arriving on DVD October 18, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.The sheep make sure The Farmer isn’t alone on Christmas, help to free him from his snowed-in house, take care of Bitzer, find him the perfect new hat and make merry in these seven hilarious episodes -- the perfect way to join Shaun and his barnyard buddies in ringing in some holiday “shear”!Five minute shorts of the series curr…

W/W - A Boy in the Dirt

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I got to thinking about it...
Living in an apartment, Broxton has never really had the chance to play in dirt... Our playground isn't the best... So, we stick to the porch and plenty of cement!

About a month or so ago, Broxton got it in his head he really wanted to play in the dirt...
So, we went on the OTHER SIDE of our porch... Hey, we don't have much to work with here!!!! Then, daddy decided he wanted to clean it up a bit for Broxton to play in.... Now, we have a "construction zone!" Then, daddy had to tell Broxton what each tractor did and they played in the dirt... Broxton loved it!!! He would have stayed out there for hours! A boy and his dirt! Come back next week to see what we ended up doing!!!! Happy Wednesday!

#HolidayGiftGuide Keeps On Going!!!!

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If you noticed my Holiday Gift Guide Button is gone... That is because the Holiday Gift Guide has been extended! So, if you see the image above, it is still a Holiday Gift Guide Post!!!
Yay!!!!

#HolidayGiftGuide- Nalgene Outdoor Water Bottles #GIVEAWAY

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No matter what, we all need to drink water.
I try to drink plenty each day and I admit, I sometimes fall short.
I have realized that I do better at my amount of water if I have it in bottles.
Because of that, I keep several water bottles in our fridge. You know, like if I finish off a juice bottle, I refill it with water.
That is good for the house, but I am not going to go to the gym or out to run errands with that big ugly thing!
Now, I do not have to!
Thanks to NalgeneTranslucents I can drink my water with pride!
It is BPA free too!

Do you have a cute and fun water bottle?
Or is yours plain?We reviewed the 16 oz and the 32 oz.
Nalgene even gives you an option of a wide mouth or a narrow mouth.
Want to hear something?
At home, I like the narrow mouth, as I am not gulping....
But, when I was at the gym (or out walking) I like the wide mouth!
Water just tastes so much better and I can not seem to get enough then!
Wide Mouth: I like because I can add ice cubes!
Narrow Mouth: I like because I am less…

#HolidayGiftGuide - VeggieTales #Giveaway

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I will just go ahead and admit it... I have never really watched VeggieTales. Broxton was given several VeggieTales gifts for his birthday last year... but that is the extent of it. We don't go to the movie rental places or anything, so we never rent them and I do not recall seeing them on television..
We were so lucky to have been given the chance to review two of their DVD's for my holiday gift guide.
First Up:
Larry Learns to Listen. I really liked this one, as Broxton has a problem with listening to mommy and daddy all the time. He is very independent and thinks he can do it all... He is learning that he needs to listen and we tried to discuss that a bit more while watching this movie.
Quick OverviewWhen Larry's new Space Squadron game finally arrives, he's so anxious to play that he forgets to read the directions. When his friends do their best to tell him, Larry refuses to listen! What happens? His games goes 'KERPOW!' That's when Larry learns a valuable…