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Chicken Soup for the Soul : Messages From Heaven #Giveaway

Messages from Heaven is yet another book from Chicken Soup for the Soul's collection. I am eager to read this, as I want to see what all is inside it.

The Chapters Include: To Heaven and Back Miraculous Connections Signs from Beyond Dreams and Premonitions An Angel Told Me Love that Doesn't Die Saying Goodbye Heaven Sent Messengers and Angels Answered Prayers

My Nana and I were super close when I was growing up..  When she passed, I had a really hard time dealing with her death.
I have always wanted her to come to me in a dream or something, just to see her again... So, as I said, I am eager to read and see other people's experience in this situation.
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Chicken Soup : Here Comes the Bride #giveaway

Chicken Soup for the Soul has a couple new books out.  Lucky for you, I get to share them with you ... and offer a giveaway!
Chicken Soup for the Soul : Here Comes The Bride. Chapters Include:  The Proposal The Ring The Dress It's All in the Planning Meet the Parents The Wedding Party Marital Mishaps Bucking Tradition Never Too Late for Love  The Honeymoon
This would be a great book for someone who is engaged, or has recently gotten married. I also think that this would make a great read for anyone who loves a good love story!
(Or a good laugh, as there are some funny stories in there as well!)

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A Summer To Remember, With Help from Coca Cola and WalMart

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What are you all doing this summer?
Are you travelling?  Have family coming to visit?   Or are you just taking it easy and maybe planning a staycation?


No matter what you have planned (or have already done)  Coca Cola and Wal-Mart want to be with you to make it a Summer To Remember! As you know by now, Coca Cola is a given at our house...

Like knowing that we WILL have the Air Conditioner on... There will be air to breathe... and we will have coke to drink.  It is funny, if we go somewhere that doesn't offer coke (but brings us one when we order it..) We know the difference, call them out on it and then proceed to order something else... Like Sweet Tea.  :)
Did you know that Coca Cola is currently selling packs that contain 28 cokes in them at Wal-Mart?  I noticed the other day, but we had already purchased coke and had plenty at home... so, I did not grab any that trip.  (We will be going back in the next day or two, as our supply is low.)  When you purchase the 28 pack of Coca Cola fr…

Headed to the Beach? Don't Forget @theNoblo

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If you are one that takes an umbrella to the beach, you need to look at the Noblo. We actually planned a beach trip, so I was excited to get to try the Noblo out.. But, things did not work out and we were not able to make it...

I still wanted to tell you about the Noblo and if you are a beach person, you might even need to buy one for this summer.  Have you heard of the Noblo?  It is a nylon bag that you fill with sand.. You then attach it to the umbrella and face it towards the direction the wind is coming from.... In the picture, it looks like a leash on the umbrella. Watch their video to see how simple it is to use:

Why you should buy Noblo: Manufactured in New Jersey, USAAffordable for people and families retails at $14.99Packaged in Eatontown, NJ by CVR;  a local non-profit organization that hires mentally and physically handicapped individualsPortion of each bag sold to be donated  to USLA – United States Lifesaving AssociationInvented by momsIt’s super easy to useAvailable in y…

What In The??? Mother Knows Best

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Are you KIDDING me?!
I have always wondered about several things I have heard about through the years...
But I will tell you this...
I have been flipping through the book, Mother Knows Best by Sue Castle and I am TOTALLY shocked by several of the things I read in there!

BOOK SYNOPSIS: MotherKnowsBest? The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice By Sue Castle
Ever wonder if not making your bed actually will make monsters move in underneath them? If you go in the pool just after eating, will you really get a cramp and drown?MotherKnowsBest? The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice (Skyhorse Publishing, April 2012)is a must-have handbook bursting with hilarious facts and fiction as we put mothers’ wisdom to the test.  This book will have you laughing and crying as you questioning some of the commonly accepted notions you’ve been practicing for years … and your mother’s intelligence. Author Sue Castle takes some of mom’s most infamous pieces of a…

W/ Wednesday - Summer Fun

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Well, it is Wednesday, so that means PICTURE time... 
How have you all been enjoying your summer? We have been having a great time and I have 2 pictures to show you the fun going on.... 
One... 
When Marc's family was in town, we went to Chattanooga.   Will post about that later...  Had a great time, but it was H.O.T.
So, after the fun at Rock City, we headed over to the stairs over by the Aquarium...  Broxton needed to cool down... 

Another fun thing we have been doing?

Broxton got a "big boy bed." His crib converted into a "toddler bed" but we thought it was a good time (with him starting school) to get a "big boy bed" for him to sleep in now...  So, he now has an awesome twin size bed that we just love!   What was so fun about that?  Well, besides THE BED... We also had the box that the foot-board came in... Broxton turned it into a stage for him to put on a "puppet show" for us...

Hope you are having a great summer!!!!!

Don't forget my back to…

Back To School Bash

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Okay, I have spoken about it a little, but it is getting closer and closer...
I have been so lucky to have been able to be a stay at home mom to Broxton...
But, we have decided to enroll him into the Preschool Program at our Church.
He will only go half a day, but I think it will be great for him.
He will get to be with other kids and they teach out of the Preschooler's Bible, so it is Faith based.

Although I am so happy and excited, you have to know that I am a bit sad...
Broxton is my only baby.  This journey has been wonderful and I know we are just actually starting it.

There will be an actual "first day" when he starts real school, but come on...
This is real to me!
Of course, I will be taking tons of pictures... and getting all excited!

We actually got a letter the other day telling us who his teacher would be...
They even sent his little "school supply" list..
You know me, I wanted to tear up... but I held it in...
I know when that day comes that we t…

Greg Kinnear , In Thin Ice Available Now

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I love watching a good movie and I will tell you that I do not have favorite actors, but I do have some that I like more than others...  In the case of Thin Ice, I saw that Greg Kinnear was in it and I have loved the things he has been in before... (As Good As It Gets is an AWESOME movie!)
Well, I will tell you this... As soon as the movie started, I realized pretty quickly that I was not going to be a fan of his character in this one... Talk about a SHADY person...  Yep, he sure is!
Long story short, Greg Kinnear is an insurance salesman that isn't the most trust worthy guy...
As the movie unfolds, you learn more and more NOT to like him...  
I thought the movie was a really good one and I was glad that I had the chance to watch it.  After the last few movies that I could talk Marc into watching not being that great, it really was a disappointment that he did not watch this one.  I really think he would have liked it... So you know what that means?  It means that I hope to watch it …

Have You Heard Of Krill Oil Pills?

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I have to tell you, a bit ago, I got an email talking about "Krill Oil"   Okay, stop right there... Just what is Krill?
So, of course, thanks to friendly Mr. Internet, I had to check it out..  Seems as though they are small shrimp like creatures...



Well, it seems to me that Krill Oil is supposedly a little pill for you that is pretty good!  
From their website:


Clinical data has shown Krill Oil seems to possess numerous benefits and has the ability to: protect your heart, lower your cholesterol, fight PMS symptoms, combat inflammation,optimize your brain's capabilities, fight aging AND boost your overall health and well being!


Everest Nutrition’s Krill Oil leads the industry in superiority, purity and concentration. Don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself. In the graph below, you can note that we provide higher concentrations of DHA, EPA and the powerhouse antioxidant, Astaxanthin – than any leading competitor. To really hit it home – the Omega-3’s in Everest Nutritio…

Wild Kratts: Jungle Animal DVD Available Now

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We have never watched Wild Kratts before...
But, as much as Broxton is into watching shows about animals, I thought he would be very eager to watch this...   I am not sure why, but the first time I put it on, he watched for a minute and then decided he didn't want to watch that... and so he left to go play with his toys...  You will not hear complaints from me, as I would much rather him play than watch tv anyways, so I just turned it off and we went about our day...
Then, a couple days later, he asked me if I would put on Wild Kratts for him.
He watched for a few minutes and then again, he was off to explore other things...  I had no clue that it was both real television mixed with animation... I thought it was just animation the whole time.  I personally thought it was pretty cool, so I am eager to see if he wants to watch it again soon!  
Here is the description from the PBS Store Site:
Creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt will take families along on extraordinary animal-powered…

Comfy Shoes From Nature's Sleep #giveaway

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We don't walk with shoes on in our house...  As soon as you walk in the door, the shoes come off...  But, I will tell you, it is nice to wear comfy slippers when doing things around the house...  Especially when we go to my parents!  Marc normally wears his flip flops... (They don't have the no shoe rule, just at our house)  You see, my parents have hard wood floors... so it is normally cold!   When I was told I would get to review a pair of  Nature's Sleep Slippers, I automatically started looking at how comfortable they looked...
I decided to go with brown (thought it would make a great gift for Marc, shhhhh)   I think they are awesome... They are so comfortable... 


High quality Genuine Nature’s Sleep Next Generation Memory FoamProvides pressure relieving comfort all day longNaturally conforms to your foot in cool comfortDistributes weight to reduce pressure points and improve circulationIdeal for indoor use on multiple surfacesAttractive style and look

I do have to be honest...…

Char Crust is Perfect For Grilling #giveaway

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If you stopped over on Wednesday, you know that my dad loves to grill. I would say that we love it, but living in an apartment, we just do not grill. We can not have a grill on our porch, so grilling out is a treat when we visit my family.
A bit ago, we went to visit and I took a couple different Char Crust Dry Rub Seasonings for us to check out. We were having steak and I decided to add a bit of flavor to them. While we were enjoying our dinner, we did notice that we could not really tell that there was any extra flavor to it... So, when we went to a friends house to grill burgers, I brought along the Char Crust again... This time,  we added even MORE to see if it was a light hint or what the deal was...   Once again, none of us could taste anything, but every single one of us noticed how juicy the burgers were!  At that point, I decided that they were not "flavor boosters" but for sure were great at sealing in the juices.. Actually, we all decided on that....  I was very …

Caillou's Mysteries and Adventures Available July 10

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If you have followed my blog for a bit, you know that Broxton just loves Caillou.  To the point that Caillou is his "brother" from time to time.. We have to watch Caillou daily and he gets excited when he sees Caillou asleep when Sprout Shows all the characters sleeping at night.
We even have a Caillou doll that goes on adventures with us, so when I had the chance to add to our Caillou library, I was fast to jump aboard!
The latest DVD is Caillou's Mysteries and Adventures.
I wonder how they narrowed THAT down to just 12 episodes, as EVERYTHING is an adventure with Caillou.  I think that is one of the reasons I love Broxton watching this show... I feel as though Caillou gives him the desire to want to explore...
It amazes me how much Broxton's mind is growing and learning every single day and wow, he can come up with adventure too!

In this DVD:
Caillou the Detective:
Caillou searches for Gilbert when he goes missing, retraces his steps to find his missing toy car, and…