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Email Roundup - All About the Women

Just another roundup of emails I have received  just wanted to share.  
PINK PUMPKINS for BREAST CANCER

Did you know that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women?  Well, I want to introduce you to a beautiful new product that is going to motivate and inspire your readers while helping raise funds for breast cancer research.  I work for a new foundation called The Pink Pumpkin Patch and we are promoting a natural pink-skinned pumpkin, which is debuting all across the country this October just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
These pink pumpkins are part of the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation’s national campaign, “Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer.” The campaign is designed to encourage everyone to join the fight against breast cancer by placing pink pumpkins on their porches and in their homes as part of their annual Halloween and fall décor.
In support of “Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch,” the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundatio…

Email Roundup... (All About Sept 29th)

Just a couple things in my email that I thought I might share with you: -------------------
FREE MUSEUM VISITS: Sept.29th

This Saturday, September 29th, museums nationwide will open their doors for free and local museums in your area are participating.  Museum-goers can download free tickets on the Smithsonian website, which grants free admission for 2 people. 
For a list of participating museums in your area and to download tickets please email me or visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. 

National Coffee Day is Sept 29th
In honor of National Coffee Day on September 29th, Eight O’Clock Coffee, America’s Original Gourmet Coffee,is demystifying coffee jargon—and explaining how to make a great-tasting specialty coffee drink at home, no fancy machines needed. Behold, your guide to creating a cafécoffee experience right in your own kitchen, courtesy of Eight O’Clock Coffee!
Latte-Traditionally, this is made using espresso and foamed milk. The milk to coffee ratio is 3:1. Make It At Home! Use a …

A New Take: Snow White and the Huntsman

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Just a reminder of another "Adult Fairy Tale."


SYNOPSIS: In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is SnowWhite, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by SnowWhite’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “A film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius and amazing battle scenes.”
Added Bonus for those that buy the combo pack: The Combo Pack includes an Extended version of the film not show…

Gogo's Crazybones - A Couple of Gift Idea's

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When I was younger, we played pick up sticks..  At least, I think that was the name of them...  I know kids before me played marbles and jacks... 
Truth be told, I had a set, I just did not know what to do with them, so I just collected the marbles! Well, kids today have so many different things to choose from, but one that is sort of like the two games I mention, but with its own unique system is GoGo's Crazybones! Have you seen or heard of GoGo's Crazybones?

They are the newest craze.... Basically you get them and they can bounce and all sorts of things when you throw them.  If you want to learn more about them, just head over to the GoGo's Crazybones site to read up... 
We used it to work with Broxton and his numbers...  In each package, you get a crazybone and then you get a sticker.
We used the sticker book to locate the sticker that we had and I had Broxton pointing out all of the numbers to me...  To make sure you have an "official" crazybone, you can jus…

October Baby - Available Now

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You know how you watch a movie and your heart just breaks for the character? Well, that happened to me this past weekend.

I was lucky enough to be able to watch October Baby and not even 15 minutes into it, my mouth hit the floor.  I really loved the chemistry between Hannah and Jason.  After looking it up on IMDB, I see that they worked together in the past... Well, it shows and it is great.  You feel as though they really are best friends.  In the movie, they have been friends since childhood and you really get that while watching! As the movie starts, you see a normal college kid..

Then, she just falls out while on stage for a play.  You know it isn't nerves, as she was just using an inhaler, so you get the feeling that something is wrong.  Throw in John Schneider and we are off!!!! We learn (back to my not even 15 minutes in and my mouth hit the floor) that she was actually adopted by her parents... after her birth mom tried to abort her.    Talk about a punch in the gut.   T…

Cheesier, Creamier, Yummier - Taste Test Accepted! #Giveaway

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I don't know if "Mac - N - Cheese" has a love or hate relationship at your house, but around here, it is as great as candy!  Meaning, as long as I can remember, everyone I know has loved Mac-n-Cheese!!!! I can remember as a child, my Nana would make it for dinner... Now, Broxton orders it from time to time when we go out to eat and of course, ALL the boys (including Marc) enjoy Mac-N-Cheese whenever it is offered up.  Come to think of it, I can not think of any family meal get-together (like Christmas or Thanksgiving) where it wasn't a side item!  Wow! That being said, I saw that there was an opportunity for us to take a Taste Test Challenge on Mac-N-Cheese and I was so excited to give it a try! When the "taste test" arrived, I was excited, but also a bit disappointed.  (Selfish... Just hold on and you will see where this is going)  I was looking forward to trying all the different ones out, but I was not looking forward to cooking 4 boxes of Mac-n-Cheese to g…

Christmas Shopping Yet? Ornaments With Love Early Bird Special

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Are you like me and starting your Christmas shopping now, or are you waiting a bit before jumping in?
I like to start early so that I can be finished early... One, so that I can enjoy it... But two, it makes it easier being finished before the boys get here!
Growing up, I can remember my mom (and grandmother at times) giving me a Christmas Ornament as one of my gifts... I loved it then, but I appreciate it so much more now...

You might wonder WHY give a child an ornament...  Let me tell you MY standpoint on it...
For starters, it filled our tree up with memories through the years as to why that particular ornament was given... But more than that... When I moved out on my own, it was a way for my mom to pass my childhood on to me.  You see, she gave me the ornaments for me to put on MY first tree.   I am now trying to do that for the boys... 

That way, whenever they have their own first tree, be it when they move out or get married or whatever life presents them... They will have orna…

Calling All Thomas Fans! Thomas Blue Mountain Mystery Movie #giveaway

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We love Thomas.   We have the trains, we watch the shows, we have the DVD's, we own the clothes, we even have our "tradition" of meeting my parents for the Day Out With Thomas each year. So, when I saw that we would be receiving a new Thomas MOVIE.. I was excited... Yes, we love the shows, but movies are great too! With the latest movie, we will also be having toys and other products that come out with the release..
Why not get the movie now.. and then plan on getting the additional new products for Christmas?!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION There’s a mystery engine on the Island of Sodor! Travel on an exciting journey with Thomas and his engine friends in this all-new movie adventure, tracking down clues, discovering a lost engine and revealing the power of friendship in the CG animated Thomas & Friends®: Blue Mountain Mystery– The Movie coming to Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand, September 18, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainm…

Barney Loveable Moments #giveaway

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I might be one of the few parents to actually admit it, but with Broxton getting closer to 4 years old... I still love Barney.  I know that some parents get tired of the shows their kids watch... but whenever he watches Barney, I feel like he is really learning... I know that lots of the kid shows out there "subconsciously" teach too, but I just love the way Barney does it.  He doesn't watch Barney all the time and it may be weeks before he watches again, but even though we have watched numerous times, I have yet to grow tired of him. I think that it's funny that my dad is so against Barney.. just because my brother was obsessed with him at one point and ANY parent can only take something so long... I have yet to reach that "breaking point!" Nothing against Barney, let me make that very clear... Just not everyone can take that loveable purple dinosaur for long times!
Hopefully you are just getting familiar with Barney, or maybe you are like me and you hav…

Getting Ready for Halloween - Awesome Adventures: Thrills and Chills #giveaway

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It is almost October... You know what that means? 
It means the stores have tons of Halloween items out... and they also have a bit of Christmas too!
To help get us all in the "Halloween Spooky Spirit"  I will be hosting a giveaway for your little goblins! Awesome Adventures : Thrills and Chills on DVD

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONHalloween comes early as preschool favoritesThomas & Friends®,Fireman Sam®andBob the Builder®get their spook on inAwesome Adventures: Thrills & Chills, an all-new collection of six episodes coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand September 11, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment.It’s happy hauntingas our favorite heroes and pals take on spirits, friendly frights and things that go bump in the night. So leave a light on and settle in for some scary-good fun! Featuring a bonus episode ofThomas & Friends– “Buzzy Bees” on Digital Download and On Demand, theAwesome Adventures: Thrills & ChillsDVD will be available on Sept…

How I Met Your Mother Available - October 2nd

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How I Met Your Mother Season 7 comes out on October 2nd...  In this season, Lily and Marshall are first time parents... Below, you will find the top 5 tips for first timers...

InHowIMetYourMother’s seventh season, first time parents, Lily and Marshall have to adjust to the rigors of parenthood and find out, like many before, justhowhard it is. So fresh from family naptime, here are the topfive Eriksen family tips for first-time moms and dads.
GET HELP. You’ll probably hear family and friends say things like “if you need help…” and “anytime you need a sitter…” Take them up on it! Also, it’s healthy to socialize. Do not feel guilty for it. THEY DO SLEEP. But they usually mix up nights and days during the first several weeks. What’s more, most babies do not sleep through the night until they are about four months old. Remember that too much sleep during the day will keep nighttime visitor Mr. Sandman away. And sleep when the baby sleeps! PLAN AHEAD. Meal time, bath time, bedtime, play tim…

Are You Active? @ACTIVATEdrinks

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If you have visited here before, you know that I am not the best at remembering to take my vitamins..
So, if there is ever any way to help me get what I need IN me... I am all about trying it out... If I forget now... I can surely remember to take it when I drink my water... Because with this... the vitamin is built right in!


Enter ACTIVATE. I hate to say it, but I had never heard of it, until it arrived at my door...  It is a bottle of water with Vitamins in the cap!
Yes, I know you can buy water that has the vitamins in it, but ACTIVATE did research and learned that over time, the vitamins lost their strength just sitting in water (be it on the shelves in the store or at  your house)  over time, so they found a way to have it together, yet separate until you are ready for it!
It really is a great idea and I was rather impressed!
They have several different flavors / focus area's...  You just pick the one right for you...  Then, when you are ready to drink it...  You just twist the…