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Make Them Smile with DVD's from Nickelodeon #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

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Just in time for Christmas, Nickelodeon has released a few DVD's with the character your kids know and love.  Lucky for us, I get to give you the chance to win one!!  SpongeBob and the crew at Bikini Bottom as well as Max and Ruby, each DVD will be sure to put a smile on someone's face ...    Keep on reading to see what should be under your tree this year!
Just fill out the rafflecopter form below for your chance.

Wonder Pets!: Save The Nutcracker
In the movie-length episode “Save The Nutcracker,” the Wonder Pets! enter into the beautiful picture book world of the Mouse King, set to the classic music of Tchaikovsky.  In addition to this movie-length episode, enjoy three additional episodes from the Wonder Pets!

Special Features:
          ·  "Waltz of the Flowers" Music Video
          ·  "Decorate the Christmas Tree!" Game

Max & Ruby: A Merry Bunny Christmas!
Max & Ruby are back to celebrate Christmas and the Holiday time in this 4-episode DVD relea…

Education Toys @MindWareToys #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

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As the holidays get closer and closer, we start thinking about fun things to do with the kids while they are out for break.  No, we should not just plop them down in front of a television.. Nor can we afford to go all sorts of places, remember that we have 4 boys to buy for, not to mention everyone else on the list...
I was visiting the MindWare Toys website to look at all the educational toys they had...   I wanted to see if I could host a review and giveaway.  Lucky for us, they said yes!!!!

We were sent the Imaginets.  Okay, let me just tell you that could be one of the neatest things. 
I guess I am slacking in that department.  We have magnets, but the ones Broxton plays with are the alphabet ones.  Well, not any more!!!
Imaginets are just so neat!  They are magnetic blocks that go in this cute little carry case that is a magnetic board.  The case is the playing area!  Yes, you read that right... THE CASE IS THE PLAYING AREA.  Not to mention that the magnetic board is also a dr…

Nickelodeon Favorites on DVD #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

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Just in time for Christmas, Nickelodeon has released a few DVD's with the character your kids know and love.  Lucky for us, I get to give you the chance to win one!!  From Dora and Diego to the Backyardigans and more...   Keep on reading to see what should be under your tree this year!
Just fill out the rafflecopter form below for your chance. 
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure
Filled with original songs and exclusive extra scenes, this Christmas special will become a holiday favorite for the whole family! When Swiper tries to swipe the Christmas Star from Dora’s Nochebuena Party, he lands on Santa’s naughty list. To get back on the nice list, Dora must help Swiper travel to the past, the present, and the future to discover the true spirit of Christmas.

Special Features:
          ·  Music Videos: “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
          ·  Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: Young People’s Chorus The Backyardigans: Christmas With The Backyardigans!

Fuzzwipper Find Good Listeners Review

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We were sent the second book in the Fuzzwippers series and we quickly opened it to see what was in store.  (Broxton seems to still have a problem listening, so I wanted to see if this might help him out.) The book is called Fuzzwippers Find Good Listeners.   The book starts with one of the Fuzzwippers (fuzzoola )and his friend.  They were worried that others would not be able to  understand each other like they did, so fuzzoola helped to write a book helping other kids and fuzzwippers understand each other.  They actually helped one another to explain to others....  Best of all, they teach that you need to listen... as they whispered an important message...
Nope, not going to tell you what it is... You need to read it to find out. 
The author even has added listener tips for kids and parents at the end of the book.

Here are a few lessons for kids in the classroom, from the author:
1.Smile, be still and relax. Don’t worry or think about anything other than what the teacher is saying.…

Good Times At Hell In a Cell @WWE Supports the Troops #TTTT

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I was so excited when I found out that we were going to be going to Hell In A Cell.  Broxton is still into wrestling, so I knew he was going to be happy.  We bundled up and headed to the Arena to see what we going to happen.  I have been to wrestling matches before.. and we went to WrestleMania last year, but I had no clue what Hell In A Cell was going to be about. Of course, we got there and had really great seats...
So, I got my camera ready for when they lit up and sign and I think I got a decent picture...  If you have been here before, you know that I really respect John Cena and all he stands for.  From Supporting the Troops to being VERY active in Make a Wish Foundation.  I was not surprised when he took his "Never Give Up" phrase and used it to help support Breast Cancer Awareness... He had all of his apparel in pink.  (We found out the next week that the WWE donated 1 million dollars to Breast Cancer Research!)  After all the "drama" with the storyline wi…

Barney -Let's Go to the Doctor #Holidaygiftguide #giveaway

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I am not sure who loves Barney more... As I love watching Barney with Broxton.  I love the fact that they have regular kids on the show... not adults playing as kids... and not a bunch of famous celebrities... just kids... and the purple dinosaur everyone knows!
In the latest DVD, Barney and his friends show us all how doctors and dentists can be fun...  If you have a fan of Barney and his friends... or a little one scared about the dentist..
This would be a great addition to your library! Lucky for us all, one lucky reader will win a DVD copy! 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Everyone’s favorite dino-mite pal is back with the perfect prescription for family-friendly fun:  the all-new Barney®: Let’s Go To The Doctor, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment.  Let Barney and his friends show that going to the doctor is important to growing up happy, healthy and strong. The DVD includes three themed episodes plus three …

Angelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

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Calling all Angelina Ballerina fans... The latest DVD, Superstar Sisters, is now available... and would make a great Christmas gift... Luckily, I get to host a giveaway of a copy for one of you.. Are you feeling lucky?  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Preschool favorite Angelina and her sister Polly dance up a storm of fun and family bonding in Angelina Ballerina®: SuperstarSisters, a new, five-episode collection on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.   An established publishing brand with over 25 years of success selling over 1.5MM books and printing over 50 titles, Angelina Ballerina is perfect for girls, embodying dance, music and performance while inspiring girls to achieve their dreams. SYNOPSIS Stay in step with Angelina and Polly! Will Princess Polly be able to forgive her sister when Angelina breaks her special music box? Angelina’s sisterly instincts kick in when Polly goes missing and Polly proves she can be a big inspiration to h…

Thomas and Friends 4 Disc Set #holidaygiftguide

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With the holidays getting closer and closer, Thomas and Friends has a 4 disc set that was just released on November 6th.  The thing I like, besides the fact that it is 4 discs in one set?  The BONUS POSTER... a MAP of SODOR ISLAND!!!! I just think that is too cute and bound to be a hit with the Thomas fans in your life!!!!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONPreschool favorite Thomas the Tank Engine® and his engine friends on the Island of Sodor are celebrating new friends, exciting discoveries and thrilling adventures in an all-new collection, Thomas & Friends®: Let’s Explore With Thomas 4-DVD Set, available on November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. This is Thomas & Friends first DVD set to include a collectible map of Sodor so that little engineers can track the engines as they travel around the island. Filled with loads of bonus content, the Thomas & Friends®: Let’s Explore With Thomas 4-DVD Set is available for the suggested retail price of $24.98. For over 65 years, t…

Sterling Children's Books #HolidayGiftGuide

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Broxton loves reading his different books and we try to take a couple in the car for road trips.  Yes, that includes trips to the store and all that.  We normally have a book or two in the pocket of the back seat of the car just in case Broxton needs to read something!  When we went to visit my parents last weekend, Broxton and I went to watch Georgia football with my dad... so, that meant we had to take books for the ride. We had two new ones from Sterling Children's Books and Broxton enjoyed them both!     ---------- Up first:  1-2-3 Dinosaurs bite. 
This cute little board book introduces us to 5 dinosaurs...
On the first pages, we learn the dinosaur name and how to pronounce it. Then, we count, as the dinosaur takes a bite off the page!!!
Once we hit 5, the numbers 6-10 are told about them biting and walking and to watch your 10 fingers...   I thought it was a cute book and I see how it ended up being able to teach about all 10 numbers, I was beginning to wonder how they we…

Thank a Veteran - Veterans Day

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With today being Veteran's Day, I wanted to remind everyone to try and Thank a Vet... Whenever you see one.  It doesn't just have to be in November.  If I ever see someone in a military ball cap, I always stop and say thanks... Be it the grocery store or the gas station... Whenever I can, I try...
Also, please remember that while I am lucky enough to have my Hero home... There are tons of families out there that are not so lucky... Their hero might have given the Ultimate Sacrifice... They might have a hero that is currently deployed..   Especially with the holidays getting closer and closer, it gets especially hard for those in the military...
So please, keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. 

I am from a military family, grandfathers served in the military, Two Uncles served, My Father-In-Law served and now my husband serves...    Back when I worked at Diggers, I would make it a point to thank all of the "regulars" that I knew had served...   They can never…