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Couple of Great Preschool DVD's

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Just wanted to share a few more DVD's that are great for any collection for preschool aged kids.  We love them all and know you will too.


Ahoy! There’s LOOTs of fun to be had with Timmy and his mateys in this collection of woolly tales!  Timmy practices his pirate captain skills, accidentally leading his crew to special treasure.  There’s mis-arrrdventure on the hunt for treasure and the crew must get creative to get back on course.  Then when Timmy sets sail, he and his friends cause chaos on the seas.  Join Timmy for some swashbuckling fun and see that good mateys are the best treasure of all! 

Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew are Here To Help in this action packed collection as they get the job done and share tales of teamwork from the building yard. Scoop and Lofty learn that they can accomplish a lot with a little help from their friends; Scrambler is in for a big surprise when he accidentally frightens Lofty and must dig deep to repair his friend’s confidence; Scoop needs a …

The Sisters Grimm: The Council Of Mirrors

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I admit, I had never heard of The Sisters Grimm books...
So, I had to Wikipedia them to learn:  The Sisters Grimm ,Fairy tale detectives is an interesting story based around the mysterious lives of two young orphans, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm. This story continues to tell an adventurous story of the two girls journey.

Now that I have learned that, I also learned that the book, Council of Mirrors, is the last book. What?!  Guess I need to go to the library and read the series when I get a bit of time.. Until then, here is the synopsis on the final book: 


About the book In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how…

Caldrea Essential Collection: Smell Good and Decorate As Well

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Caldrea has an Essential Collection that I would like to tell you about.  
Found at select Target locations, you can purchase a kitchen fragrance diffuser, for less than $20.  This would make a great addition to your home, or a fun and funky gift.   They currently have four scents that range from Basil to Rosemary and all in between.  
I like that the holder is a basic white... with different colored stems to add the burst of color to your room.  

We were sent the Herbs of Provence (it has a blue stem on it.) I will tell you that I have not really noticed a smell.  I have had sinus problems for the past couple months.. So, I do not know if it is just a very subtle scent, or what the deal is...   I am guessing it is pretty subtle and just me, as Marc says he can smell it and he likes it...  oh and of course, Broxton says "it smells good!"  I hate that I am missing out on it wafting through the house, but then again, it might not be as strong as I would like...  I still just do not…

The Playdate Was Hard To Put Down

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Have you ever picked up a book and had the hardest time putting it down? That was the case with me when I was reading The Playdate by Louise Millar.
I mean, you look at the cover of it and see " You leave your kid with a friend, everyone does it, until the day it goes wrong."  Wow... that right there kinda sucks you in and you just have to keep reading it to see where it is going...
This book is about a girl, Callie and her best friend Suzy.  More than best friends, they are also neighbors.   As the book starts, you see that it takes place in London... With references to "the telly" and of  "tea."
You quickly learn that Suzy is a mom of three young kids and that Callie is a mother to one little girl....  Their children go to school together and it is as though the other mothers in the school are not very friendly towards Callie, as well as her daughter Rae.  We also learn that Rae has a heart condition that causes more concern for her to not get too excite…

Mrs. Meyer's Cleans With a Minimal Amount

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Apartment living has its ups and downs..
I could list tons of them for you, but I want to focus on one in particular right now.. Laundry Room Space. You see, we have no storage closets, so for the most part, our laundry room is storage too...  From wrapping paper to tools, they go in there..  So, when it comes time for necessities, smaller is better... I love buying toilet paper and things in bulk, as I know we will need them (and it's cheaper) but then, we run out of room!  
That was why I was excited to try Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Detergent.  This little bottle has 68 loads worth in it!  That is a great deal for a small bottle.    Not only is it small, so it takes up less room..  It is also great smelling... I love to wash my clothes and have a great scent on them when they come out of the wash.  You know, I don't see if detergents bubble up or anything, since we have a plain old washer that you can not see in.. (Not to mention that I heard it doesn't even matter about…

How Do You Define A Hero? Movie Review

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While visiting my parents, I had the time to watch a movie that we had received for review... I thought it would be nice to watch with my mom, as it said " they messed with the wrong senior citizen" for their tag line...  Well, she was at work, so I thought I would go ahead and watch it and then let her watch it later if she wanted too.. I am so glad I watched before her... the f bomb was used about 7 million times, that was in the first half of the movie...   I mean, I understand getting the point across, but wow... it was pretty foul and it was one that I know my mom would not enjoy, let alone watch... 
Let me summarize it for you: This guy goes and fights in Vietnam.  He was gone for like 7 years... between war and being a POW...  When he returns, to his sweetheart, he learns that she has moved on in her life and he is then just wandering aimlessly.  He is not having any luck in the civilian world, as he has no college education, nor any formal job training... it was hard to d…

Thanks Again to the Patriot Guard

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If you were here last week, you read about how awesome the Patriot Guard Riders were in getting Marc and the guys home from their deployment in Afghanistan of 2010.   Well, today, I am going to tell the other side of how they work... 


Remember when I posted about LCPL Steve Sutton giving the ultimate sacrifice?  

Well, there were all sorts of rumors about that "church" that protests the funerals of fallen military members... They had posted on their site to plan to go and protest the funeral for him...  Yes, we were all worried they would be there... and I even prayed for strength not to stoop to their level in dealing with them...


It was a relief to know that the cities of both Leesburg and Albany came together to show honor and respect to a hometown hero....  Not to mention, the Patriot Guard Riders were there...

They were there to welcome him body home from the airport... They escorted his body to the funeral home.  They lined the area for the funeral... I had to go meet someone …

Caldrea Palmarosa Wild Mint Smells Awesome

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Have you ever heard of the line, Caldrea, before?
Just a bit of information on their products, from their website:

We make a full line of homekeeping products in luxuriousfragrancesfor cleaning your entire home in a unified scent. We also make cleaningtools, have a full line of laundry care and a collection just forbaby. We use the finest plant-derived ingredients and essential oils to provide natural freshness and cleaning potency. Caldrea products are highly effective, consistently earth-friendly, and an absolute pleasure to use. Our products are not tested on animals and they are paraben-, formaldehyde-, ammonia-, chlorine-, phosphate-, petroleum distillate- and phthalate-free.

I have heard of Caldrea before, and as of late, I am now in love. We were sent a bottle of the Palmarosa Wild Mint and I tell you this.. I LOVE the way my hands smell when using it!
I actually have it in my kitchen and I notice me washing my hands for no reason what so ever, except to have the chance to enjoy the …

Del Monte Pineapple (Recipe and Coupon)

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Summer Time is grilling time... Do you enjoy grilled Pineapple?   I know I do, although I have to admit, it isn't something that we eat that often.....  Now that DelMonte's Facebook Page has a coupon on it, we can all check it out!   Here is a recipe you can try out as well:  
Pineapple Chicken Kabobs Recipe(Makes 6 (2 kabob) appetizer servings)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into (24) 1-inch pieces
Ground pepper to taste
2 cups DEL MONTE GOLD® EXTRA SWEET PINEAPPLE Chunks
1 medium Del Monte® red bell pepper, cut into (24) 1-inch squares
½ large Del Monte® sweet onion, cut into (24) 1-inch pieces
Peanut oil
To make basting sauce, in a small bowl whisk together honey, 2 tbsp. lime juice, and 2 tbsp. soy sauce until smooth.
Sprinkle chicken pieces with remaining 1 tbsp. of lime juice and soy sauce. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Marinate 15 to 30 minutes.
Directions:
Preheat grill to med…

Where In The World....@theellenshow Is Just One

Back before I was married and a mommy, I traveled. It was fun, but being where I am at now, I would not trade it for anything in the world...

Participating in Wordless/Wordful Wednesday, I have seen a couple pretty cool things that I have added to my "want to see that " list....


Have you ever seen a "SHOE TREE" before?   I thought it was just a crazy thing that a W/W person came upon, but then I googled it and shut your face... it is an actual thing that is in a couple different places..  Basically it is a tree that people have put shoes all over... 

Now, that might not sound that neat to you, but I would love to see it.. Truth be told, if I didn't think people up here would steal them, I would totally try and start one on my own...

(Actually, I am thinking about working on starting one somewhere else... True Story.)
Then, today, my friend Alissa posted pics of them in Chicago...

(One commenter called it " the bean" so I don't know.. maybe that is what it…

Brain Strong Reformulated Their Gummies!!!!!!!!!!

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Remember when we reviewed the Brain Strong Gummies? (I could not take them, nor could Broxton because of the smell/taste...) Well, get this.. We weren't the only ones! They have released a "New Great Tasting Formula!"   Now, I would not say they are great tasting, as that is still for candy.. 

but, they are much improved! Broxton can take them with no problem, as can I.. 
So.................


I thought that was pretty great!!!! Just wanted to share the great news with you!   (Yes, they sent us the new flavored ones to see if we thought they were better.)
FROM THEIR SITE: 

SUPPORTS BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION* BrainStrong Kids (for ages 3+), is the first DHA-plus-multivitamin in a great tasting citrus-flavored gummy that helps support your child’s brain development and function.* Just one BrainStrong Kids gummy contains 100 mg of life'sDHA™, the same safe, natural, premium DHA brand found in 99% of all infant formula sold in the U.S. BrainStrong Kids contains more DHA than an…

45 Minutes In and I was Crying : Machine Gun Preacher

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We saw the previews for Machine Gun Preacher on another movie we watched and both Marc and I decided that we wanted to see this movie.  Lucky for us, we had the chance to review it and I thought it was good.  Well, it is hard to say "good" about something so sad...
You see, Machine Gun Preacher is about this "white" man that is pretty much a bad guy at the start of the movie... It starts with him getting out of jail.. Well, there is PLENTY of profanity and then he eventually finds Jesus.  Or rather, Jesus found him... That was a turning point in his life and he starts changing his ways...
He eventually ends up in Sudan and sees the bad things that are going on...
(If you have heard anything about KONY, this is it right here... )
Childers, the "white preacher" sets out to try and help the people of Sudan because of all he has seen while there ... and feels as though it is his calling... As I said, it was a good movie.. but it breaks my heart, as it is based on …

Angelina Ballerina Fan? Musical Moves DVD #Giveaway

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For the Angelina Ballerina fan in your life...Angelina Ballerina Musical Moves DVD Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONStrike a delightful chord with your little dancer in the newest release featuring the mouseling with all the moves in Angelina Ballerina™: Musical Moves, a new, five-episode collection on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 12, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Step up and have a great time with Angelina, Gracie, Alice and all their friends as they get their groove on!
SYNOPSIS Move to the music with Angelina Ballerina and her friends as they explore the wonderful world of dance! Gracie loses herself to some disco grooves while Alice discovers the power of confidence through jazz! AZ hip-hops to a happy-birthday beat and Ms. Mimi takes her students on a modern dance journey. Angelina shows that friendship —like dance — is special, and best built one step at a time! Episodes: ·“Angelina and the Disco Dance Craze” ·“Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies” ·“Angeli…