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A Serving of Chicken Soup #Giveaway

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For me, I love reading. Everything from books to magazine articles.  Short stories to one liners...
Chicken Soup has always been there and through the years they have evolved so much from their original books.  From animal lovers to getting in shape, the Chicken Soup series is bound to have several books just for you!
The latest in their ever growing series: Devotional Stories for Tough Times  and Find Your Happiness.
I think we can all use a "helping hand" when times get a bit tough...  I love that Chicken Soup has come out with a devotional series.
This book is broken down into 10 Chapters: 1- Lean on Me 2- Be Strong and Courageous 3- Surrender to God 4- Power of Prayer 5- Divine Signs 6- His Healing Grace 7- Renewed Faith 8- Answered Prayers 9- Truth in the World 10- Count Your Blessings

With this book, you have the short stories from everyday people that we have all come to love and expect from the CSS series... but then you get a prayer.  Just simple. Short. To the poin…

Travelling Abroad?

I never had the chance to study abroad or anything like that when I was in school..
I did have the opportunity to travel to NYC (it was actually my first time on a plane) once, but that was about it.  I would have LOVED the chance to do something like that... You know, study abroad, do a "semester at sea" or anything like that... It would have been awesome... and you can not ignore the memories to be made.

I received an email that I just thought would be nice to share with you...
I don't really know much about the whole study abroad  (also, I see lots of mission trips going on right now with kids going to places around the world...)

Hope this might help you out:
I literally just copied and pasted this for you:
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Most Moms and Dads want to give their kids every opportunity, like youth travel or study abroad experiences with a program that can widen horizons. But are they aware that no federal or state laws protect their kids when they go overs…

Timmy Time: Timmy Needs a Bath

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I have discussed my love/hate relationship with that crazy show called Timmy Time. You know, I have never heard one single word on that show... Just the noises from those silly kids!
We received Timmy Time: Timmy Needs A Bath for review and Broxton has been cracking up watching!  We took it to a friends house, when Broxton went to play with her little boy. My friend was like, "Oh we love that show! It is so funny!"   Needless to say, the boys were playing, so no DVD was watched.  But, we had it just in case! 

The latest has Timmy and his friends getting pretty messy!  From making a mess at art time to cleaning up the school yard.  While watching this, I have been talking to Broxton about how he REALLY NEEDS to be cleaning as he goes playing with his toys... so that he does not have a big mess like that at the end of the day. We are really having a hard time with that, as he feels he needs to have several activities going on at once!
SYNOPSIS:
Enjoy some good clean fun with …

This weekend, in the Southeast...

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Just got this email...  So, if you live in the Southeast...  Go ahead and click to see if one is near you...  Then, head out to check and see for yourself just how much your little ones will love it! (Broxton's favorite is the Wagon Wheels... )

Kidfresh will have 50 FREE Sampling events for parents and children happening throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama!
People will have a chance to try our Wagon Wheels Mac & Cheese and our Spaghetti Loops Bolognese.
More details on our blog: http://www.kidfresh.com/2012/02/08/try-kidfresh-meals-with-your-kids-at-publix-this-weekend

***** I was not required to post this, just wanted to share with you, so that you too could enjoy a favorite of Broxtons! ***

And I thought I had ... Curious Cargo

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I always say that I travel with Precious Cargo...  As Broxton and Marc both fit into that category...  But, it isn't always just us.... Broxton has to bring different friends on all the adventures we go on. We have had all sorts of different characters ride along and now Broxton can compare it to his buddy, Thomas!  I know he is going to love figuring out what Thomas does when it comes time to transport the giraffe! 
The latest DVD from Thomas and Friends: Curious Cargo.
Broxton has not watched this yet...  We have been working on our story time right now...  Well, that and a few other DVD's.
(He cracks me up how he wants to watch the same one several times first!)
He will be getting this for his Valentines Day treat!!!!
What better than Thomas and animals?
That is love, right? :)
Synopsis: All aboard for a wild ride on the Island of Sodor as Thomas and his engine friends deliver some Curious Cargo - from giraffes and cows to birds and bunnies and more!  Thomas meets a tall challeng…

Angelina Ballerina : For Your Little Valentine

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Do you give your children a Valentines Day gift?
I know my mom used to always give us a sweet Valentines Day Card... and a heart of chocolate...
We would wake up in the morning and it would be on our nightstand.

One year, my brother sent me a Valentines gift to school.

It was a balloon with a teddy bear in it!
See, I do remember these things!!!!

Well, if you have a Little Ballerina of your own, why not treat them to a surprise of Angelina Ballerina: Sweet Valentine.
I have not decided about this yet... Broxton enjoys watching Angelina and I really do not mind it.
Yes, it it for girls... but hey... boys dance too!
He laughs and dances with them, but I think we might be surprising the little girl across from us.
You see, Madison loves Angelina Ballerina, so we might have this DVD with a Valentine card waiting on her when she wakes one morning... or maybe as a surprise when she gets home from school...

SYNOPSIS:
Love and friendship take center stage in these sweet stories! Angelina uncover…

Barney: I Love My Friends

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For some reason, the past month or so, Broxton has really been into Barney.  I am not sure why, but he is always wanting to watch him and it is absolutely ADORABLE when he starts singing with them!
The other night, he was telling me all about his friends, Riff and BJ.  I admit, it took me a minute, then I figured it out!
I was happy to see that he was enjoying the latest DVD from the Big Purple Dinosaur!

The latest that we have is, Barney: I Love My Friends.
This was good for us, since it shows how your actions can affect those around you.
In one scene... the children are showing a drawing they did to Barney of all their friends.
Well, BJ comes and has his feelings hurt when he notices he isn't on the drawing.
The children said it was of all their friends, so he must not be a friend of theirs?  He leaves, instead of telling them about how he was feeling.  Barney and the children eventually talk to him, as they find him outside upset.  I thought it was good to show children tha…

Homeless Pets

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A friend of mine is trying to spread the word....
If you live in/near Atlanta...  Or know anyone that does...
(If you can, please share this post: Tweet, Facebook, Email, whatever...  would love to help tell more people about it)

On March 3rd, Georgia Homeless Pets is holding a charity event and raffles at Meehan's in Vinings. Online to be drawn at the event will be a Les Paul JR Guitar! Go to www.gahomelesspets.com to buy raffle tickets for that. Other AMAZING raffles to be held at the event-$50 punchline gift certificate, Mary Kay Microderm Abrasion Kit, $100 Six Feet Under certificate, $50 Meehans Certificate, Jazz concert plus wine basket, Hawks VS Clippers tickets and more!!!! 
Please come out and have a great day to support a great cause!  Patio is dog friendly.



This is not a paid/sponsored post... Just sharing this to help a friend out.

Nutritional Tips for Healing

You can read my Topricin Review here...  But, I wanted to share an email I received from them the other day:

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In the Northern hemisphere, it’s now peak time for the flu and colds, which grip millions of Americans each year. And contrary to common belief, the best way to combat viruses and bacteria is not in your medicine cabinet – it’s in your kitchen.
Topical BioMedics, makers of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, has partnered with Roufia Payman, the director of outpatient nutritional services at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, to provide a list of nutritional tips for top immunity-boosting foods that can help you achieve optimum healing and wellness.
We’ve all heard the saying “Starve a fever and feed a cold”…Or is it, “Feed a fever and starve a cold?” The actual phrase, which dates back to the middle 1500s, claims we should starve a fever and feed a cold. But there’s no reason to be confused because the good news is that starving is nev…

Phantom Of the Opera #Giveaway

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THE LONGEST-RUNNING BROADWAY MUSICAL OF ALL TIME CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF ROMANCE WITH A SPECTACULAR LIVE PRODUCTION ON ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST LEGENDARY STAGES THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL.
An Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on February 7, 2012
Broadway’s longest-running production of all time celebrates a triumphant quarter century on stage with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, coming to Blu-ray – with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound – DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on February 7, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. On October 2, 2011, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh marked the 25th anniversary of their beloved musical extravaganza, “The Phantom of the Opera,” with a lavishly staged production at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall that was beamed live via satellite to cinemas across the globe. THE PHANTOM …