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Joy! Joy! Joy!!!! #GuestPost

Not a sponsored post... Just thought everyone might like a little joy in their life!!!

‘Doing’ Happy – 4 Steps for Pumping Up  Your Joy in Life ‘Don’t Just Wait for It to Happen,’ Says Former Executive
Happiness isn’t a state of being, says former Johnson & Johnson executive Lynda Wallace; happiness is something happy people do. “Some may say that mimicking people is not good enough – that simply wearing Michael Jordan’s jersey doesn’t make you Michael Jordan – and they’re right. But if you behave more like Jordan in his playing years, including practicing, competing, and working out, then you’ll be that much better as a basketball player, and more like Mike,” says Wallace, a certified positive psychology coach and the author of “A Short Course in Happiness: Practical Steps to a Happier Life,” (www.lyndawallace.com), which topped Amazon’s Self-Help Best Seller list. Wallace describes four steps we can all take to live happier lives: • Focus on the Positive: If you have only five minutes …

Spend the Night In Cowtown with Bailey!!!

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Movie dates with Broxton are always favorite times for me...  We snuggle under the blanket...  
We pop popcorn...  We enjoy entertainment and it is these little moments that I will treasure forever, because before you know it... The movie dates with mom will be of the past... 
We recently had the chance to watch Adventures of Bailey - A Night In Cowtown.   It is the third movie in this series, but it was the first we had seen.  Being part of the series didn't deter us from watching and honestly, it did not seem like you needed to see the previous ones to enjoy.   I will say it wasn't the best as far as acting...  but it wasn't horrible either...  I thought it was cute... and Broxton enjoyed watching it! This was…

Fuzzwippers Make Good Travelers - #DigIntoReading

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We love the Fuzzwippers Books by Marilynn Halas.   We just received the latest book in the series...   Fuzzwippers Make Great Travelers.
The Fuzzwippers Make Great Travelers is another awesome book.
In this book, Fuzzany and her friend, Alexandra head to Hawaii.   The thing I loved most in this book was that it said "new place with new experiences and sights waiting to be explored."  At this point, we were talking about how you should always try new things (including food!)
Fuzzany and Alexandra made new friends in Hawaii and even learned how to surf.  Instead of giving up when the first did not succeed, they tried again... with support from her new friends!
This was a cute book and I loved reading it to Broxton!
As a…

Cars Life 3 - The Royal Heist @eOneHomeVideo

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It never really surprises me what shows up in our mailbox from time to time... Broxton loves all sorts of transportation things... so when I saw it was "Cars Life 3 - The Royal Heist" I knew he would like watching it.    We enjoyed it... and it was cute to see who stole the jewels...  

SYNOPSIS: Queen Limousine is coming to town to attend a charity drag race, and everyone‘s caught royal fever, even Sparky. But the excitement turns to dread when the queen’s jewels go missing, and every car becomes a suspect. Join the world’s favorite little red sports car on a turbocharged whodunit adventure that packs more hairpin turns than an Alpine speedway – and a shocking final twist that no one sees coming!

Simon Mall - EPIC EVENT August 3rd

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SIMON KIDGITS CLUB HOSTS INTERACTIVE, BACK-TO-SCHOOL-FOCUSED ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG STUDENTS AND PARENTS AT TOWN CENTER AT COBB
Children Will Also Participate in Fun Activities tied to the film ‘EPIC’ on Blu-ray and DVD August 20th
Kennesaw, GA, 7/31/2013 Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, is holding a special celebration to help young students and parents across the country ‘make the grade’ even before the school year begins. Families are invited to score an “A+” in preparedness and entertainment with Simon Kidgits Club®’s annual Back-to-School event at Town Center at Cobb on August 3. Simon Kidgits Club’s Back-to-School event will feature a variety of interactive activities for child…

Part This Part That @blueapplebooks - #DigIntoReading

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Talk about a cute book! What Is Part This, Part That by Harriet Ziefert is so much more than just a book!
This book is colorfully illustrated and the text is amazing!!!
When you open the cover ... before the book even starts.. you know you are in for a treat!!! "Just like dancing is part step and part swing, When you put parts together you get a new thing!
Put on your thinking cap.  Use all of your smarts!  Follow along and imagine both of the parts!"
I absolutely loved the creativity in this book... As you turn the pages you have the rhyming of each line.. but it also provokes thought ....
What is  "PART push or PART pull?"  SWING :) I know it tells you, but it was fun to read with Broxton so that we c…

The Adventures of Lisbeth #DigIntoReading

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I have mentioned before that Broxton keeps talking about wanting to learn Spanish...  I know that is a good thing, but I don;'t know Spanish...  (It was years since I was in Spanish class...)
We hit a two for one with one of the books we were recently sent!!! The Adventures of Lisbeth ... Remember to say Thank You!!!
First of all, it is a cute book about a little girl that spends the day at the beach.   She is there with her family when she sees a friend from school... they spend the day together (hence the "adventure")  While playing at the beach, Lisbeth discovers stones that are in different shapes...   She collects them all....  and in the end has a special message to her family...
The great part?  It is also …

Need A #GRILL?

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Welcome to Wednesday!!!! So, you know how we bought our first house?  One thing... We have been SO EXCITED that we would now be able to grill!!!! Only problem... No grill... 
That was, until my brother graduated college...
Long story short...  My dad (AVID GRILL MASTER!)  had a grill for ages...  that he gave to my brother when he got his first apartment...  now, my brother just gave it to us...  (he will be getting a new one as a graduation present.)    We were thrilled to go and get it...  We drove to get it... loaded it up... and by the time we got home...  The rust had blown off (thanks to riding in the back of a truck)  and we noticed the huge holes left all over the grill...  hey, this is a grill that has been LOVED for years and years... 


My husband decided that he would repair it for the time being....
By buying a grill grate to fit into the grill :)


Gotta Love it!!!!
So........   Yes... we need a new grill... At some point we will get one!!!

Family Travel Tips

**** I have worked with Cold EEZE before...   Even gave some to Broxton's teachers last year...  Just to help them beat any sickness going around! This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to remind everyone to enjoy summer vacation!!!  

Family Travel Tips for a Healthy End of Summer Vacation Provided by: Dr. Jennifer Collins New York based Physician specializing in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Exercise Is Important, Even on Vacation: A great secret to staying healthy is exercising on a regular basis; this actually helps to boost your immune system!  No time for the gym because your shopping too much? Take the longer route when walking to and from your car to the stores. Hitting the club scene? Dance the night away! Average 30-minutes of dancing can actually burn 150+ calories!  Upping Your Zinc Intake:  Zinc Gluconate is clinically proven to short duration of a cold by almost half and if you start feeling symptoms of a cold, taking natural, homeopathic remedies such as Cold-EEZE …

August 20, 2013 Full Of Digital Download Releases

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Having worked with this PR Company in the past, I was excited to share this with you!  I was not compensated for sharing this with you.  
These are all available On Digital Download or Video on Demand Only.  

Pingu Learns A Lesson -  Available Digital Download and Video on Demand August 20, 2013 Synopsis:
See everyone’s favorite little penguin - Pingu - in these 12 hilarious fun-filled adventures! Watch as Pingu and his friends learn some chilly and important lessons while away on their class trip, and when Pingu pretends to be sick to avoid school, the doctor knows just the cure to send him on his way. See what happens when a simple penguin prank backfires and when Pingu has a day off and must choose between playing outside and helping his mother. All of these and many more fun and important tales in Pingu® Learns A Lesson. Episodes Include:·“Pingu on the School Trip” ·“Pingu and the Stranger” ·“Pingu's Museum Visit” ·“Pingu Pretends to Be Ill” ·“Pingu the Painter” ·“Pingu's Prank” ·“Pi…

American Playground - Tunes Make Me Smile

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Is it wrong to admit to everyone that I was totally jamming to the cd that was sent for review for Broxton? I know... I am just a kid at heart, so it was okay... but I tell you ...  I LOVE IT!!!! American Playground is just the upbeat and "patriotic/ americana" music that we need to hear more of these days!!! I put the cd in and immediately was singing right along... at the top of my lungs...
American Idol auditions?  No... they weren't... but I was having a great time... So that was all that mattered... Well, that and the fact that Broxton was smiling and laughing, so it was fun!  Out of all of the songs, I loved Keep On the Sunny Side by Elizabeth Mitchell.  Her voice is amazing!!!!   If you want to listen before…

Outdoor Fun - Rose Art Sidewalk Chalk

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We love sidewalk chalk here...
It is fun.  It gets us outside.  It allows for creativity!
I was given the opportunity to try out the Rose Art Surprise Inside Sidewalk Chalk and Broxton was SO EXCITED to try it out!!!
The one we were sent was in the shape of a flower.
Each petal had a different color of sidewalk chalk...
The middle part of the flower was also the place where the surprise was left!  
Broxton kept trying to figure out what he had to do to get the walker ready...
We colored with all of them, but settled on the white one, as it was where the surprise was!!!

He worked and worked.. Since we were both going to be surprised, I was fine letting him have a blast with the chalk... even if it did mean getting dirty!
Aft…