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A Very Thomas Christmas #giveaway #holidaygiftguide

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We love Thomas.  I think Broxton has been a fan of Thomas for about as long as I can remember... Well, honestly it probably started when he was about 1 and a half... and his love for Thomas and all his friends just continues to grow.  I know it has to do with Marc working on the trains too, so I am happy that something brings him so much joy! I am actually excited to see the  latest DVD, A Very Thomas Christmas... PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONFaithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more! Who better to spend holiday viewing time with than preschool favorite Thomas and his engine friends!  Join the jolly engines and merry townsfolk of the Island of Sodor for an all-new collection of Yuletide-themed episodes in Thomas & Friends®: A Very Thomas Christmas, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand Oct. 9, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment.  For over 65 years, the award-winningThomas & Friendshas taught timeless life lessons of discovery, f…

Scribble It Down Creatively - Scribble Diary #holidaygiftguide

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As an adult, how do you "unwind" when you need to? I was sent a great book, it is called the Scribble Diary and I think it is so neat!   It is like a combination of a "diary/journal" added with a sketch pad!  
It isn't just for kids, but it isn't just for adults either... It is for anyone who needs/wants a moment to be "them!" My plan was to start "filling it out" when Broxton started school, but then so much has been going on that it was pushed to the back burner...   I am so excited to use it and I am going to be starting this on our Anniversary this year!  (It will be 5 years, so a great way to journal the next 500 more!)  I love how it even has a cute little calendar and clock on the side for you to document the date of your thoughts!   

What I also find neat is that not only do you have this really cool book to fill out...
(I am totally going to be doing mine in color pencil... I was thinking about trying to just do pencil for a neat…

Holiday Heroes #holidaygiftguide #giveaway

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Have you already started Christmas Shopping? If you are looking for a great idea for a preschooler you know...  Think about getting the DVD, Fireman Sam: Holiday Heroes. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Fireman Sam is on the job in his first ever holiday DVD! Pontypandy’s beloved firefighter and his brave crew are back for all new rescues in Fireman Sam®: Holiday Heroes, coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 9, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  No sleet, no snow, no cold of night will keep Sam from protecting his citizens this holiday season.  From finding friends lost on a mountain or trapped on thin ice to putting out accidental fires and stopping giant runaway snowballs, Sam’s the man to save the day! Featuring five-winter themed episodes, the Fireman Sam: Holiday Heroes DVD includes an all-new bonus Christmas music video, “Merry Christmas Everybody!”, and will be available October 9 for the suggest retail price of $9.98. DVD SYNOPSIS It’s the holiday season and Firem…

Oh My!! Explore Creativity and Imagination with Lazoo Books! #holidaygiftguide

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I would like to first say that we love toys...  We love imaginative play and we love creating new ways to play with what we have...  That being said, I really love arts and crafts projects too!   It is fun to watch their minds get creative and I love the end results...  Some are great to hang on the fridge and some are great to look at and later send to other places. Let me share with you the cutest gift!   I had the chance to review for Lazoo and I am glad we did! I originally contacted them about their clothing line that is just adorable...  But we ended up going with 2 of their books..  Mark my words now.... Every kid needs this!   (Okay, you caught me... adults need it too!)
First up, their Color Book.
Before you go thinking, "we do not need another coloring book!"  let me just stop you right there! This is far from the average coloring book. This book is magic!  Okay, it is NOT a magic book... but it is full of creativity and exploration just waiting to happen!    I w…

3 DVD Sets of the Characters Your Kids Love #holidaygiftguide

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If you are looking for a great gift to give your kids...
Or friends with children.
 Why not look at the 3 DVD Collections with the characters everyone loves? Just in time for Holiday Planning... 

CELEBRATE WITH THOMAS 3-DVD SET
Thomas & Friends: Carnival Capers Synopsis Join Thomas & Friends® as a carnival comes to the Island of Sodor!  Meet friends, Rocky and Rosie, and follow them as they explore their new surroundings and learn to work as a team with the other engines. DVD Bonus Features ·         Bob the Builder® Episode: “Roley’s New Friend”
Thomas & Friends: Thomas’ Snowy Surprise Synopsis On Sir Topham Hatt’s railway, the winter season is a very special time of year. Join Thomas and his Really Useful friends for some snowy adventures as they work to keep this winter season on track. DVD Bonus Features ·         3 Fun-Filled DVD Games: “Percy’s Order Fun,” “Match The Snowflake” and “Decorate A Christmas Tree” ·         “Winter Wonderland” Sing-Along Song
Thomas & Friend…

Genghis Grill Opens 100th Store! Is There One Near You?

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For the longest time, I would not try other foods...  To be honest, the first time I actually started ordering Steak was when I was pregnant with Broxton. Now, I like to try different foods.. Okay, I am not going all crazy, but I do try more than just chicken! That was why I was excited to learn about a new place near where we used to live... (We still go there to visit friends, so I am eager to try it out!) It is called Genghis Grill and it is a Mongolian Stir Fry and I am betting you it is GREAT! Are you familiar with Mongolian Stir Fry? We have been to one before...  You get there and pick what you want to be in your bowl.. They cook it right there in front of you. It is neat... Like, if you want just a little bit of broccoli, but you want lots of peas...  You put the amount you want into the bowl!   I really like the Genghis website.... You head over and make your own bowl online..  Then, it will tell you the Nutritional Value on it... Yes, you read that right!   That way, you can tell if you nee…

W/W - Fun Times

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The other day a package arrived for us...  Inside was that crinkled paper that comes in strips that you use for gift wrapping.
(As you can see, I have no clue what it is called!)
Anyways... Broxton wanted to play with it... So, I let him!
He played with it for over and hour before he decided to take a break for a little bit...
No worries, he did come and play with it again..
Talk about cheap entertainment!!!!

Guess that could be the same as playing with leaves to those that don't live in apartments!!!!
Of course, after playing and letting it rain on him, putting it in piles and everything else, we then had to use it as a wig!!!!!
Uh Oh! Where did Broxton go?! 
With all the hustle with the holidays coming, it is so nice to just sit back and watch..  Letting a kid be that... A Kid!!! Hope you are having a great week!

Classico Creates a National Pasta Day to Remember!

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No matter if you have family coming in from out of town, or if you are rushed for getting a meal on the table, you can always count on Classico to come through for you...  At least we do at our house! I was so thrilled to have the chance to review Classico for me to share with you all!
We were sent a pretty awesome package that had me feeling like it was Christmas morning...  I loved that they also included a couple recipe cards for us to, as I tend to look through what I have printed, versus what is available online when in a rush! We will be trying the recipes they sent soon! I will say that I was so excited to try their new seasonal sauce, Creamy Spinach and Parmesan. We actually could not wait to try with one of their recipes, so I used it when making spaghetti the other night.. OH MY GOODNESS!  It was like I was eating Spaghetti at an Italian Restaurant,  just not paying the price that I would have if I wasn't at home!  I love it and I know we will be buying it again the nex…

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted #holidaygiftguide

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If you are a fan of the Madagascar Movies.. You are in for a treat with their latest!   Whenever I see one of the movies on, I normally will stop and watch it... I think they are funny, so when I saw that they had a new one out, I was excited to see it!   In Madagascar 3, Europe's Most Wanted, Alex and the gang are in Europe with a mean old animal control lady chasing them all over!  They actually join up and pretend to be circus animals to try and find their way back to New York City...  It was nice to see new animals and I think I actually loved it more than Broxton did... Although, he is CONSTANTLY singing about the "Afro Circus, Afro Circus, Polka Dot, Polka Dot, Polka Dot..."  

If you are looking for a movie to get for a great movie night for the whole family, or if you are looking for a great gift idea... I say grab this now!!!! This would make for great snuggling during the cold winter nights ahead... UNTIL the music stops and you have to get up and dance with it…

Sensory Issues? Check Out @SoftClothing #holidaygiftguide

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If you know of any kids with sensory issues, I would bet you are always on the lookout for companies that are geared more to that than others... I do not know of anyone that I buy for that has any sensory issues (that I know of) but several of my friends have kids or loved ones that do deal with this... Soft Clothing has grabbed my attention for a number of reasons... One, they pay attention to detail.  For those with sensory issues, the tag might be a problem... Maybe the screen printing of a shirt may cause an issues and I have heard from multiple people that seams are sometimes a big deal!  Well, that is not the case with items from Soft Clothing.
First of all, no tags! They do a screen printing to eliminate that problem.  Second, they are totally honest!    FROM THEIR SITE: " We incorporated the most common responses into our designs and production. This does not mean that Soft clothing will work for every child--it just means it's a few steps closer to comfort. "

 T…

Silver Penny Series, Kids Classics #holidaygiftguide

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As long as I can remember, we have been avid book lovers in my family... My mom has enough books that she could open a library and we are on the path to being that way as well. Each time you turn around, there are new books and we love to read...but the classics are also great too!   I was happy to learn that Sterling Publishers (we have reviewed several books from them) was releasing a new series...   It is called the Silver Penny Series and it contains newly illustrated classics such as The Three Little Pigs, The Elves and the Shoemaker and so many more... They currently have 8 books available in the series with plans to release more in the Spring.   I might be showing my age here, but I remember my mom having a set of books that were classic stories that came in a set... I think it was Readers Digest or something, do you remember those? They had Little Women and other classic books...  Well, the Silver Penny Series is like a younger version to me... It is classic stories, with ill…

Gift Guide Kicks Off Today!

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Just a little note to let you know... My Holiday Gift Guide Kicks off Today!!! Make sure you stop over...  There will be reviews and giveaways!!!! Please feel free to Google + all the posts!!!! Also, I love comments...
Hint Hint Hint!!!!
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!