Showing posts from November 25, 2012

I Want @Albert_Bartlett On My Table! Yum

We are a "Meat and Potatoes" family around here...
There is no denying that...

When I was given the opportunity to review the "Rooster Potatoes" from Albert Bartlett, I was eager to try them... I mean, Rooster Potatoes?  I have never heard of such!!!!

Oh My Goodness.
They are SO GOOD.
But here is the deal... these little spuds of love are new to the US.
You see, they are a household name in the UK (for over 60 years) and now, the lucky residents of Georgia and Colorado get to try them out... The drawback?  As with everything that deals with farming and crops... they are only harvested for a limited time... meaning that when they are no longer on the shelves at Wal-Mart, you are just out of luck...

We used them to make smashed potatoes... YUMMY...  and I also used them to make a dish my mom makes from time to time...Just chunk up the potatoes, chunk up some onions and add butter.  Then, bake in the oven!!!!

Now, Let me tell you what I want to try... Thanks to the Alb…

Toy State Keeps Rolling Out the Toys! #Holidaygiftguide

We have been working on Broxton's Christmas list for a bit now and I thought we were pretty much finished adding items to the list...
Then, about 2 weeks ago, he decided to mess it up and add a dump truck to the list...   Not really sure why it popped in his head... and there is no worry, he has several of them already... but sure enough, he asked for a dump truck! 
That made me pretty happy... want to know why?

Because we were sent a box of goodies for review... and one of those items just happened to be a DUMP TRUCK from Toy State.  Yes... they have a CAT Dump Truck!   It lights up and even moves forward!  There is a little button on the side that you press and all the excitement starts!
The truck bed of the dump truck has what appears to be a pile of rocks...   In the rocks is a light, so when you press the button, it lights up and will make kids of all ages smile with fun!!!

We were also sent a DUB Garage RIM Rockerz... 
Once again, this is a great size to be a stocking stuf…

Scooby Doo - 13 Spooky Tales #holidaygiftguide

Not too terribly long ago, Broxton decided that he likes watching Scooby Doo.  Not really sure where his fascination comes from, but he enjoys watching when he has the chance. 
When I saw that Scooby Doo: 13 Spooky Tales  Holiday Chills and Thrills was available, I was eager to try and get it for Broxton.  I was trying to get Christmas presents wrapped, so I thought it would be a great way to keep his eyes off of what I was doing... so, I started the movie for him. 
Little did I know that I was going to have him entranced like I had cast a spell over him.  As soon as I started the DVD, he was zoned in and did not take his eyes off of it, until I turned it off a couple shows into it.  The DVD is 2 discs, so I know there is still plenty left to be enjoyed later!!!!

In the all-new Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, Scooby and gang face a chilly and frightful holiday season when they try to solve the mystery of a sinister snowman, which has come alive in a downtown area and appears intent on de…

Falling In Love with the Voice Of Elizabeth Mitchell

I do not get to listen to music that much these days..
If we are in the car, it is either Marcs music or Broxton talking, or Broxtons music or a show/movie...
Well, I have to tell you something... I wanted to review the CD, Elizabeth Mitchell & you are my flower:  Blue Clouds,  for Broxton.. but now it is for me too!
As soon as I put the CD in, the song, "Hop Up, My Ladies" immediately had me hooked! 
It says that this is a CD that is traditional folk and classic rock... for kids...
But I am for real enjoying it!!!
The Hop Up song has been going on a loop in my head... Not a bad way either...
Each song has you falling more in love with the voice of Elizabeth Mitchell and the CD has been on replay over and over again....
Put it this way, we do not listen to CD's in the house that often... but we have been since blue clouds arrived!

I had no clue that some of these songs were covers (I am not a big classic rock listener)  but after learning this, I wonder what Marc wo…

Photo Gifts With @MailPix #Giveaway #holidaygiftguide

If you know me at all, you know that I love personalized gifts... and photo's are just wonderful for me!!!  I have loved the photo ornaments that we have from the years of the boys... I really love anything to do with pictures... They really are worth a thousand words in my book!
I recently had the chance to review for MailPix and they had so much to choose from that I was able to get a couple great gifts!!!!  (Yes, they might be for me.. but still great gifts!!!  I just know how to shop for what I want!  lol!)
 MailPix has such a great variety of products.  Not to mention that they are not only great gift ideas, but they seem to have really good prices if you want to get photo prints! 

You know one thing I got?  A photo puzzle for Broxton. 
I figured it would be something fun to do with him... and something for him to be able to enjoy for years to come.  I went with a picture of him... with his brothers and his daddy!!!  Yes, I do realize that the puzzle is a bit to young for…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #Giveaway #holidaygiftguide

Told you I would  be back with a giveaway!  Are you excited about it? 
I love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, I sure hope you are too! 
This looks like it will be just as great as the others!!!!
Everybody’s favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg’s dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn’t stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse! For starters, Greg’s in over his head when he pretends to work at the swanky country club where Rowley’s family has a membership. Things don’t go much better on a father-son camping trip with the Wilderness Explorers, and then there’s the Heffley’s new dog, Sweetie, who fetches even more trouble for Greg in this hilarious family film!
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Road Rippers Are Loads of Fun!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

Broxton is going to be one happy kid this Christmas!  We were sent a Road Rippers Blaze Craze Ford F-250 and he is going to flip!  It is a Remote Control Truck... that also lights up!   There are three buttons on the top.  They play music and they also light up... Not just the basic headlights or something, but the full on looks like a disco party going on lighting up in the truck!
The great thing about the Road Ripper Blaze Craze? 
They are available not only in the F-250 truck model, but they also have a Chevy Camaro, Dodge Viper and Ford Mustang!!! 

They also have a bunch of smaller models. 
There is a whole bunch of Road Rippers Flash Rides!  They have all sorts, from 4 wheelers to motorcycles to emergency response vehicles!  The thing with these are they are great sizes to be stocking stuffers and they also light up and make sounds too!

If you have a younger child that is really into transportation vehicles, the Road Rippers line would be a great gift for them to unwrap on C…

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

I am not sure about your household, but around here, we love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series.  I have read one of the books and we have watched the movies, it is just cute and relatable by everyone of all ages. 
We watched some when the boys were here and Broxton and I have watched when it was just the two of us. When I saw that they were releasing Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, I knew it was one we would want to see... I can not wait to check it out... Those boys crack me up!!!
To get ready for the new release, here is a fun post for you to read..
Come back tomorrow, as I will get to hold a giveaway for someone to win the Blu-Ray copy!!!!
Band of Misfits

Relive your summer this December 18th with Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy
Everybody’s favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg’s dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn’…

Christmas Angel on GMC - Family Movie Night

Before you stop reading because of the dates in the picture...
Let me START by telling you that CHRISTMAS ANGEL will broadcast on the GMC channel Friday December 7th. 
We had the chance to review this early and it was a great movie..

It stars Della Reese and Tamera Mowry-Housley as the two names I knew. 
Kick off the holiday season with a great family movie!!!

Here is the Synopsis:
Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a bustling local bakery run by her good friend Daphne, the mother of Olivia’s best friend and classmate. Olivia has a heart of gold that shines through in her good intentions – and her imagination. During the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, a mysterious lady quietly moves into the house next door. The house has been uninhabited since the owner, Dr. Nathan Davis, left town abruptly. When some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes suddenly begin to come true, Olivia is convinced that the tow…

ToyState Fills Stockings! #holidaygiftguide

While I can always do pretty good at getting Broxton gifts, Stocking Stuffers are always so hard to figure out... That was why I was happy to have a few ideas in mind thanks to the wonderful gifts we received from Toy State. 
Up first was the Gundimals Frog.  It is just the cutest and it is so soft!!!!  
Then, we were sent an ADORABLE Curious George
We love him in this house... Lots of books and he has a large curious George that he has had since he was a baby...

Finally, we were sent the 007 The Spy Who Loved Me Car! 
It has 3 buttons on top, so you can press the button and have the car light up, play sounds ....
and yes, IT PLAYS The BOND MUSIC!!!!!
Broxton is going to love this, as it plays the sound.. and then speeds away!!!!
In true Bond fashion, the 007 Die Cast comes in a couple different versions.
You can chose between the Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin DB5, Lotus Esprit and the featured car from the latest Bond, Skyfall!
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Love Toy Trains? @Videos4Kids @giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

If you know anyone what so ever that loves Toy Trains... I have THE. BEST. GIFT. EVER. to tell you about.  Broxton loves trains and he will watch video of real or toy ones... It does not matter... You can tell by his love of trains that we watch all the time. 
When I heard of the DVD set, Lots and Lots of Toy Trains, I knew Broxton would love it.
We already have one DVD that he watches, so I was ready for his excitement.
When I put the new DVD on, he was NOT very happy.  It was not the one he normally watched, so he wanted me to turn it off.  I didn't, so he watched for a few more minutes and was hooked!!!! We actually took Volumes 1 and 2 on a road trip with my dad.  I did not know how Broxton was going to do riding for such a long trip and I did not know how my dad or his friend would like riding with a kid, so I was trying to be prepared.    We packed the new DVDs, a couple of true favorites, books and other activities for the trip. 
Well, all the other stuff was not neede…

Love Styling Your Hair? @Hotironholster #HolidayGiftGuide

If you style your own hair, or if you have  a daughter... or even a son with long hair...
You want to read this!  I recently had the opportunity to review the Hot Iron Holster and I tell you, it is a must for all houses where hair care goes on!!!!
This is just the coolest product!!!! The Hot Iron Holster is basically a MUST HAVE pouch to hold your Hot Iron...
Be it  a flat iron or a curling iron... It is a need!!!!
I was sent one in white and I think that I need to get a couple in other colors to add a spice of color to our bathroom.  (They come in other colors:  Black, Purple and Pink.)  What makes this so special is that it sticks to the sink or counter top with out any suction cups or anything...
The Hot Iron Holster is like a really thick rubber material "cup" with a rubber "mat" that you lay on the counter.  I love that it is wide enough that I could lay my flat iron on the top while working on my hair, but that it isn't so wide that it makes it hard to ma…

Ice Age - Continental Drift #giveaway #holidaygiftguide

Just in time for the release of Ice Age: Continental Drift, we have a list of the Top Pirate Kids Movies.. What do you think they are? 1 - Muppet Treasure Island 2- The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3-  Peter Pan 4 - The Goonies 5- Hook 6- The Princess Bride and now... Ice Age: Continental Drift
Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
Showcasing the coolest cast of all-time, ICEAGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, stars Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge), Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”), Queen Latifah (The Secret Life of Bees), Seann William Scott (Planet 51), Josh Peck (“Drake & Josh”), and Simon Pegg …

Cyber Monday Discount Codes

I know this is short..
But, I just wanted to share these discount codes with you:
Paper Coterie:  Also: 
Snorg Tees  Coupon code is cybermonday15, and it gives you 15% off your order when your order includes 2 or more shirts. Remember, it's for Monday only and it ends at midnight ***** I was not required to post this, just thought you might want a discount this holiday season!

Core Bamboo and a Discount Code

While Christmas gets closer and closer, we need to not only remember to get great gifts to make those faces smile when they unwrap their gifts, but we also need to make sure that we are prepared for hosting all those people at your house! 
I saw Core Bamboo online and I was immediately hooked at the different designs that they had! 
Up first, I was checking out the bamboo banana hanger.  We eat tons of banana's here and we could really use this!  The ones I have seen are like cheap looking plastic, so the fact that this was bamboo made me know that I would not mind having it sit out on the counter for guests to grab a banana while visiting! 
We were sent a very chic 3 part entertainment set and I love it.  I am telling you, it is so nice and classic.  The design of the natural bamboo and the crisp white ceramic bowls.  This is such a great item.  I think it would be great to have sitting out for guests.  You could fill it with snacks of some sort for guests to munch on.  You …