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Merry Christmas!

From our house to yours... 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Sorry if I am absent for a few days... 

Just trying to enjoy time with the family!!!!

Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? Look No Further! @consciousbox

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If you are looking for a great gift idea...
I have one for you!

Have you heard of  Conscious Box?
It is just one of the greatest ideas!

You pay $12 per month (plus $7 shipping) and you get a random goody box each month.
You have no clue what is in it... but let me tell you...
I was able to get the chance to review one.
I was very impressed with everything that is included!

I will say, at first, I was thinking that $19 was a bit steep for a small box like this...
BUT, when you think about it...  everything in here is pure and natural...
We all know that "pure and natural" products normally cost more than the unhealthy options!
(At least that has been the case for me.)

Let me tell you how it went here...
We received a box in the mail...  I knew it was coming and I tell you, I was like a kid at Christmas to see what was going to be in there!!!
I opened it up and was very impressed with the presentation.  It comes inside a nice box with a cut out on it... They add a bow to it …

Time to Zumba - Wii Game Review

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Remember when I told you about taking the Zumba class?
I was having so much fun, but we just haven't been able to go and get memberships yet...
Well, I was so excited to know that the Wii game of Zumba would be coming out!

It is just like the Zumba class, just in your living room instead of in another setting!
I had the boys try it out...
They were not really into it, as they thought it was a game...
Will I like it? YES!

There are two things that I do not care for...
One - having to put your weight on there when you are making your setting.
Now, I understand WHY... but I have not made my character yet, as I did not want that out there for all to see.
Two- I thought that it would have more of today's popular music on there.
I was expecting it to go back and forth with more hip hop options...

As for what I like:
One- I love how it has the different speeds and songs... Including the calm down ones!
Two- I was so happy that it showed you how many calories you burned during the c…

Craft Time is Also a Great Gift Idea

Shirley's PrePackaged Crafts has a great thing going!
Broxton LOVES arts and crafts time... Each day, we have "school" and we go work on his easel. We work on shapes, numbers, letters, colors.
We also have different craft activities that we do. From coloring in our coloring book to glue and leaves...
Each time, it is something fun and different.
I was so happy to have the chance to review for Shirley's PrePackaged Crafts.
It was a relief to me... Each time I try to come up with something, I get nervous.

Not now! We reviewed a box from them and it was awesome! There were craft projects... The items we needed were included.
Broxton was SO EXCITED that one of our crafts was to make a train.. We colored the train...  Then, we used the sticks (that were included) and connected them together...
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN more about Shirleys PrePackaged Crafts.
Sorry that this post is rather boring, but I can not seem to locate any of the pictures that were taken on draft d…

Transport Yourself to Hawaii

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It might be cold where you are... It is JUST starting to get that way here...
One day last week it was in the mid 70's...
Then, yesterday it was like 31.

Either way...
Stop with all the hustle and bustle and take a minute of me time.
Transport yourself to Hawaii.
How?
By stopping and enjoying a nice snack on Hawaiian Kettle Chips!

We were sent all four flavors of Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips and the boys and I loved them.
Now, I had tried them before, but none of us have ever tried Wasabi flavor...
I am not a fan of hot/spicy...   I gave them to the boys first!
No, I am not evil.... They like hot/spicy more than I do...
They said it wasn't at all... So, I tried them.
Wow! I never in a million years would have bought them, but after trying them...
They were really good and we will have them again!
 My favorite of them all?
The Sweet Maui Onion.
Now that is so good!  I loved them!  I will admit, I am not that nice... I did not share!
They had the Wasabi and the BBQ, I…

The Changing Colors of Amos #giveaway

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Talk about a cute book!
I love reading with Broxton!
Each day we read and explore all the different books!
We now have a new one to add to the mix.

The Changing Colors of Amos!
It is adorable and I love how it is presented!

Each day presents Amos with a new day full of colors!
Not only is this a great book for you to work on colors with your children...
It is also great to teach them the days of the week.
As if that was enough...
In my mind, it is great to allow the children to use their imaginations... Explore their creativity...
Talk about their dreams and so much more!!!!

The illustrations throughout the book are so nice...
It conveys the story, but doesn't take away from the written part!

Broxton and I have been having "school" each day.
Each day we explore a new color.
Yes, he knows his numbers, alphabet and colors, but we pretend each day!
This book just adds to the excitement!!!

We are enjoying it...
and now..................

One lucky reader will win a copy of  T…

My First Hymnal

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What better time than Christmas to give an amazing gift?
Today, you can give your little ones their very own hymnal.
We were sent a copy of My First Hymnal for review from Concordia Publishing.

My First Hymnal has more than Hymns in it..
It includes scripture...
It also covers morning and evening prayer.

As for the Hymns:  Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Holy Trinity, Jesus, The Church, Baptismal Life, Heaven.

Each page is colorfully illustrated.
Yes, that means the pages with hymns as well.
Some simply have a decorative border, but each page is colorful and will grab the attention of young ones.

It is suggested that this book is great for children up to age 10.
There is even a records page that allows you a space to write who it was given to, the date it was given and who the giver was!

If you are looking for a thoughtful gift...
Click HERE to order one today.



FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of c…

Glee Concert Movie and Shazam?!

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Okay, so I have never heard of Shazam (guess I am back under that rock again...)
But, when I saw what you could get with it...  I had to share...  Hope you enjoy! 

Enjoy the sold out concert in the comfort of your living room  Experience your favorite stars, more performances and GLEEful moments using Shazam for GLEE: THE CONCERT MOVIE Blu-ray, DVD and 3D Blu-ray on December 20th
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has teamed with Shazam® to present an industry first – the premiere of the first Shazam-enabled Blu-ray and DVD with the release of GLEE: THE CONCERT MOVIE on December 20th. GLEE: THE CONCERT MOVIE stars Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Darren Criss, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris and the rest of the GLEE cast and is packed with new exciting never-before-seen and extended performances, clips of fans’ favorite characters, exclusive extras and more. Fans watching GLEE: THE CONCERT MOVIE on Blu-ray and DVD will see Shazam prompts…

Kung Fu Panda Makes for Great Family Time

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We all absolutely LOVED the first Kung Fu Panda, so when I saw that the second one was about to come out, I was hoping to get the chance to review it.
We watched it here one night... I kept wanting to watch, but Broxton kept telling me that we had to wait for daddy to watch.  It was so funny, he even had to go put the DVD under the tree until Marc was home...
So, we finally got to watch and it was another great movie.
I will say that I felt like it wasn't as funny as the first one...
It was still good, but it had a more serious tone than the original.
In this movie, Po goes to China to help out... While there, he learns of his origins...
Think about it, we never knew in the first one how he came to be where he was...
This is a great movie and you can also get it as a 2 disc set...
With the second one, you can also purchase the set which will include the Secrets of the Masters DVD.
Now, I did not watch this one, but Marc and Broxton were enjoying it.
In the other disc, you learn …

Pamper and Prepare with Little Work

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Most of the time, I just wash my hair and go.
If I am going out to meet friends or to dinner or anything, I do try and make my hair look decent.
Meaning, I Flat Iron it.
I reviewed an amazing Flat Iron not too long ago and was so surprised when they asked if I wanted to review a curling iron from them.
I got to thinking about it and realized that I no longer even own a curling iron, so of course I said yes!

When it arrived, I noticed the color first of all...
It is black and red ... I bleed red and black for UGA, so that made me smile!
It was the new Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron.
I was just as impressed with it as I was their flat iron I reviewed!
I plugged it in and next thing I know, it was hot and ready to go!
From their site:
The Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron is rated #2 on our Best Curling Iron list for one reason alone and it is the price. If price wasn't a factor, this curling iron will for sure be the #1 choice. The Babyliss Tourmaline Ceramic C…

Snackin' With Tyson #tysongoodness, #cbias

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Broxton isn't at the age that he goes to school yet, but the boys do...
So, I know that they like to eat, I was trying to get suggestions...
Last time they were here, I sent home several easy recipes for them to make in the crockpot...

This time, I am sharing my new secret...
Tyson Chicken Mini Sandwiches!
You can read my Google Plus Story all about my adventure to get them this week.

No matter what the occasion, they really are great to eat! Broxton could not wait until his brothers were here... He had to go ahead and enjoy one before they arrived.  He loves them, but more often than not... He eats them plain!

The boys arrived and they were able to try my newest find...
One wanted mayonnaise and mustard.   Plain.  Everything is always Plain. Not very picky... However I prepare it, as long as it isn't totally nuts, he will try it. When you have different schedules and kids coming and going at all different times, it makes sense to have something simple to fix.  No matter the …

For the Love of Apples! Sidral Mundet Review

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If you love apples, you might want to give the Sidral Mundet family of drinks a try!
I tell you, I love apple juice... but just don't drink it that often.
I was excited to try the apple flavored Sidral Mundet, but I was most excited about the fact that they now have a green apple flavor!

Let me share a bit of the Sidral Mundet history with you:
It was started in 1902... Talk about a milestone!  It has long since celebrated its 100th birthday!
Sidral Mundet is an apple flavored soft drink from Mexico.  They originally had the apple flavor, and get this...
Mexican moms used to give it to their kids when they had upset stomach's to keep them hydrated... Actually, the grown ups still drink it today when dealing with the need to be hydrated!
As I mentioned, Sidral has now brought a great new flavor...
Green Apple!

I was able to review both and although the apple tasted good....I do not see me buying it again...
I will for sure be buying the green apple again.. It was that good!!!