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Just learned of Basket of Care

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If you know me, you know I help when I can... I have not worked with this company before, but when I read their story, I just had to share.. Maybe you or someone you know might benefit from it?
Imagine two women touched by cancer, each on their own very similar—but separate—missions. When a mutual friend brings them together, magic happens. Carol Taylor is a breast cancer survivor. During her post treatment slump, Carol carried a basket of items that she needed around the house with her. Now in remission, she was making her own baskets for cancer patients going through the same thing she went through. Joni Aldrich is a cancer widow, author and speaker, who started her business—Basket of Care—after sending a basket to a friend who was unemployed, but needed some practical items for his upcoming cancer treatment. Now we walk the same path together. .... Let us take the worry out of this very special giving. Instead of a poinsettia or fruitcake, why not send a Basket of Care? These baskets…

Movie news... Just a few fun things :)

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Calling all movie lovers:
Just a couple quick announcements: One - Want to make a special poster? To help kick off the release of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Visit the APES facebook page and create something special!!!

Two- Everyone thinks their father is strange, but it doesn’t get any stranger than when Mr. Popper inherits six penguins and turns his home into a penguin habitat. It may be unconventional, but the experience brings Mr. Popper closer to his children. In this feature, we'll examine dads in movies that do strange things and go to extreme lengths to be better dads, leading them to have a better relationship with their children. We'll include dads such as Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in The Tooth Fairy, and Tim Allen in The Santa Clause.Jim Carrey (A Christmas Carol) stars in MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download December 6th. The whole family will be full of laughs watching Mr. Popper, a driven b…

Modern Family on DVD is a For Sure Laugh #HolidayGiftGuide

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I will admit, Modern Family isn't a show that I watch on a regular basis, but the times I do watch, I catch myself cracking up! You know, LOL... but really OUT LOUD!!!
Even when they show clips of the show before the different actors appear on talk shows, it is just that funny. When they won all sorts of awards (how many did the end up with? All of them?) I knew that it was because the deserved it. You know how sometimes a movie gets all the recognition, but ends up being a dud? This is not the case with this television show...I am sure you wonder why I think it is THAT funny, but I am not a regular watcher...
Well, truthfully, I have another show that I watch at that time...
Anyways... If you love TV on DVD or know someone who does... This is a great set to add!!!!!


Summary: America's favorite extended family is back for even more laughs when Modern Family: The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Pac…

Black Friday Specials with Fox Connect

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You know we watch plenty of movies in this house... When the boys come to visit, they have to pick a different one to watch each night as they get ready for bed...
So, if your DVD/Blu Ray collection gets plenty of use... Why not take advantage of these great deals?!
FoxConnect.com has tons of great savings today!!!! This includes:
Full TV Seasons starting at $8 From the delightfully twisted creative minds behind Family Guy comes American Dad, the animated tour de force featuring CIA operative Stan Smith, his outrageous family, and Roger, the alcoholic extra-terrestrial who lives with them! Follow the adventures of the Smiths from the California desert where Stan's wife Francine relieves her wild youth at the Burning Man Festival to Saudi Arabia, where the entire family is sentenced to death by the Vice and Virtue Police! Whether it's rigging elections, erasing memories, chasing sleazy strip clubs, or staging "bum fights," it's all in a day's work for Stan, and it…

Hickory Farms Brings Back Memories - #HolidayGiftGuide

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Many of the memories from my childhood involve my Nana.She was more than just my "grandmother," she honestly was my best friend.
One thing that still reminds me of her? To this day... Gift baskets with cheese and sausage around the holidays. My uncle would get one every year with his job. Then, he would bring it and give it to her. It would be full of a wonderful variety of cheeses and sausages and it all just tasted so special.
So, when I saw the chance to possibly host a review of Hickory Farms, I jumped at it!
The nostalgia of it all... Yes, we do eat cheeses and sausage, but it is just different opening a gift basket with it in there... I will tell you, we normally dig in and devour everything when we get treats like this, but truthfully, I have been a bit more reserved on this one... I guess to keep that feeling and those memories around a bit longer.
You know, when I think of sausage and cheese, I always think of Hickory Farms, but until this opportunity, I nev…

Hit Entertainment Friends and Family DVD - #HolidayGiftGuide

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I have to tell you about a MUST HAVE DVD for your library... Hit Entertainment released on November 8, 2011 the Friends and Family DVD. This DVD has all of the characters we love:
Thomas and Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Barney, Fireman Sam, Kipper, Roary the Racing Car and Timmy Time!!!!
You get 99 minutes of entertainment for your little one!!!
Love it!!!!
Just another great gift idea for you from Hit Entertainment!
DVD SYNOPSISEnjoy quality time with friends and family with these warm-hearted tales. Share birthday surprises with Thomas and the Percival Twins, while Angelina and Polly choreograph a special show for their parents. Then join Bob the Builder and Barney as they show their friends how to be the best big brother and sister they can be. Siblings, friends and parents alike will delight in these stories celebrating love, friendship and fun!DVD EPISODESThomas & Friends - "Duncan and the Hot Air Balloon"Fireman Sam - "Danger By The Double"Bob …

Steam Team Collection #HolidayGiftGuide

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Just in time to go under the tree!!!
Hit Entertainment does it again!
You can now purchase the 4 DVD Set, Thomas and Friends The Steam Team!

I am so in love with all of the Thomas Episodes on DVD, there are some times that he isn't on and that is all Broxton wants to watch! So, that is when the DVD is a help to us!!!
The Steam Team consists of 4 DVD's
Splish, Splash, Splosh: (46 minutes) Even when it's wet outside you can still have plenty of fun, especially when you share your adventures with Thomas and Friends. Grab your galoshes and join your favorite engines as they prepare for rainy-day visits, sudsy spills, snowy situations and more in these stories from the Island of Sodor.
The Lion of Sodor:
(48 minutes)
Join Thomas as he roars down the tracks with his most special delivery yet, the Lion of Sodor. But can the other engines convince Thomas in time that his special delivery is not a real lion? Hop on board and learn the importance of listening to others in these lionhearted …

Timmy Time - Go Kart Timmy DVD #HolidayGiftGuide

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Okay, I admit it....
The more I watch these Timmy Time shows, the more I start to see why it is so amusing for kids... There, I said it. It is actually a bit humorous... and geared at children 2-5 years old, can you beat it? It makes them laugh and there is no harm....
Timmy Time has a new DVD out... Go Kart Timmy... So, if you have a young one in that age group...
You might want to keep this in mind for a great gift/stocking stuffer!!!!

DVD SYNOPSIS:Hold on tight for more fast-action fun with your pal Timmy and his preschool classmates! Enjoy the ride as Timmy speeds off in a brand new go-kart and runs into a big, smelly problem. Then it’s off to the races at the nursery’s Sports Day, helping Otus with soccer and learning that winning isn’t everything. Surprises and laughter shift into high gear in these five delightful adventures the whole family will love!·Go Kart Timmy” -There’s a brand new pedal go-kart in the playground, and all the animals are desperate to have a go – especi…

#HolidayGiftGuide - Warner Home Video Brings You the Classics

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As the holidays get closer, that means we will start to see all of the Holiday Classic Movies start to come on the television. I don't know about you, but I like the enjoyment of hitting PAUSE when I need to... and not having to worry about commercials...That being said, I wanted to remind you that you can stock up on the classics on DVD/BluRay and then watch at your convenience. Do you have any particular movies that you just have to watch?
We used to watch whatever was on, but with Broxton getting older, I would like to start traditions. Also, so many of the new movies are NOTHING like they used to be, so I say... Keep the classics in the traditions too!
There are so many different movies to watch, it would be nice to have different movies counting down until Christmas... Or maybe certain movies to watch going to certain houses...

I wanted to share a couple of the classics that you should remember:

Frosty's Winter Wonderland Deluxe Edition: Synopsis:
Andy Griffith, Shelley Win…

W/W - Broxton's first UGA Game

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If you know me at all, personally or through my blog... You know that we "bleed red and black."
I was so excited that Broxton finally got to go to his first UGA game... We had so much fun and it was such a great day!!!! Before the game, the main men in my life: My dad, my brother, my son and my husband!!!!
It's Saturday In Athens!!!!! The Dawgs running on the field!!! Broxton and Mommy during the game. We won!!!! SEC EAST CHAMPIONS!!!!!
We had such a great day!!! Do you go to college football games?

Change it up with Jarritos!

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Have you been over to check out the new exciting website at Jarritos.com?Broxton loves it because as you click on the bottles, you hear what they have to say... Not to mention the clinking of the glasses when the mouse gets near them!!!

Jarritos has changed up their whole site and I think it is very user friendly!
If you want a silly laugh, click on the Fuerte Vision Link... I don't get it... but it made Broxton laugh!

We were sent several of the Jarrito's Mexican Sodas and as always, we enjoyed them... They also sent us a Mask of one of their characters... Marc has enjoyed wearing that playing with Broxton. I would post a picture, but it is rather scary... (So scary that I deleted it when I took it... Not attractive!)

So, head over to Jarritos.com and see their new site... Then, head to your fridge (or if you need to go buy some first, your closest store) and then enjoy a nice cold Jarritos!!!!
* Don't forget to look under your cap and upload your points!!!! FTC Compliant Review Poli…

Have you read any of the Lima Bear Books? The Cave Monster #HolidayGiftGuide

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I just finished reading The Cave Monster... Part of the Lima Bear book series. I have never read it, nor even heard of it, but I am glad I had the chance to learn! Lima Bear is a little green bear (like a Lima bean) He along with a couple other key characters are the base for all of the Lima Bear Books. In The Cave Monster, Lima Bears cousin, L. Joe Bean gets captured by The Cave Monster. Lima Bear, along with his friends, work to come up with a plan to rescue him. The bottom line of the story? Be there for your friends and find the courage within yourself. At least that was what I got from it.
I though the story was cute... The illustrations were great... Best part? The end. They have a section just for parents... It is called "extend the learning" where they give you activities to do that relate to the story... as well as conversations to have about it.
I loved that part!!!! We will be reading more from here... I especially want to learn more about how back back got his name! :)
Fro…

#HolidayGiftGuide - World Vision #Giveaway

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Have you heard of World Vision?I hate to admit it, but I haven't... and they have been around since 1950. From their site: Who we are
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.Who we serve
We serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.Reflecting Christ in each community
Today, You have the chance to win
Wherever we work, our prayer is that our efforts will be used by God to heal and strengthen people’s relationships with Him and with one another. We do this by demonstrating God’s unconditional love for all people through our service to the poor — which includes providing for daily needs, working to build peace and promote justice, and partnering with churches and individuals to encourage spiritual transforma…

Art of Getting By #Giveaway - Available for purchase 11-29

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The Art of Teaching Experience this Touching and Unconventional Tale of Teen Romance On Blu-ray and DVD November 29th
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, What’s Wrong with Virginia), a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.Ms. Herman (Alicia Silverstone, Clueless) can’t seem to get George (Freddie Highmore, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) to do his homework or pay attention in class. She knows that he is a bright student with lots of potential, so she tries to engage him as much as she can. In this feature, we will take a look at the most memorable teachers in film that we all grew to love, but who also tried very hard to inspire their students.
---------------------------Ms. Geist from CluelessMs. Geist (Twink Caplan) is one of Bronson Alcott High's teaching staff in 1995’s Clueless. Ms. Geist is…