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SOA New Season September 10th

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Sons of Anarchy is a popular show around here...
Is it where you live?
I have said that I want to get the first couple seasons, so that I can watch them all..
When I learn of great shows that have already been out, I try and watch them all as fast as I can, since I have very little patience!!!   Just a heads up to all Sons of Anarchy Fans...
New Season starts September 10th!!!!
(You know that means Season 5 is now available on DVD!)

Photo of the cast, led by Kim Coates  and Theo Rossi, riding their motorcycles Sunday, August 25 in Los Angeles in support of The Boot Campaign.

I Can See Just Fine

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We recently were sent a book from Abrams Appleseed and as soon as I started reading it, Broxton and I were cracking up turning the pages.  The book that had us laughing?   I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay.

It is a great book to discuss with kids the importance of eye sight... and it gives a great way to talk about kids that need / wear glasses.  The thing that had us laughing were the eyes in the picture of her in music class... It was just too funny...  Broxton and I loved flipping through the book, noticing all of the things that Paige missed because of her poor vision.  I know that new things and going to see an eye doctor can be scary, so this was great to share with a little one beforehand, so they know what to expect!�…

Pleased To Meet You

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Having worked with this PR company in the past, I thought that this was a great CD to share with you!!!  I was not compensated for posting this.  

This sounds like a pretty neat CD to add to your collection! 
PleasedToMeetYoureflects Key Wilde and Mr Clarke’s musical versatility, which can skillfully move from rockers like the title track and “Bigga Bagga” to quieter tunes like the bluegrassy “Chuckers” and the ukulele lullaby (tinged with toy piano), “Falling Star.” Most of the songs on PleasedToMeetYouare originals, the result of the duo’s offbeat and wide-ranging musical sensibilities. The “Railroad Medley” is a lively arrangement of well-loved train songs, and “Candyman” is a sweetly acoustic and child-friendly version of the Reverend Gary Davis blues classic. “Eggplant Man” exemplifies the Key Wilde and Mr Clarke sensibility, using creative rhyming and word play to tell the story about a “lumpy grumpy” gardener trying to stop the wily John the Rabbit from munching away at his veget…

Shrek The Musical On DVD October 15th

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I hope to receive a complimentary Shrek The Musical DVD for review.  I wanted to share this with you in advance.   The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and d…

Happy Birthday To Me... W/W

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Well, my birthday was a couple weeks ago and I was treated to a nice little mini vacation with Broxton to Biloxi.  It was a great time and we have done this before, I guess we could somewhat call it a tradition now, but I don't know how much longer we will do this, with his being ready for "big kid school" next year...   Anyways, we stay at the Hard Rock and I know Broxton and I both love it...  As soon as you walk in, the bed calls for you to take a nap, or at least lay down and relax!!!



One of the highlights for us is the first morning there...  We normally order room service and enjoy it sitting on the floor, looking out the window at the pool down below.  (Yes, we request a pool view to add to this as it really is a great time for the two of us...)  


Of course, with a pool view, we can see when it is open and busy and we love going down there... If you look towards the left of the water, you can see it is like a lighter shade... that is actually the "beach"…

Happy Healthy Baby Series - Reach & Eat #DigIntoReading

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 I told you I would be back with the other 2 books that Elizabeth Verdick has released in her Happy Healthy Baby Series!  Books 3 and 4 are Reach and Eat!  Right now, you can purchase the first 4 books in the series for only $25.16.  I am not sure how long that is going to last... so head on over and grab it now!)

Wiggly baby on the floor. What is baby reaching for? Celebrate the many ways that babies reach out to discover and learn about the world around them. With lively rhyming text and vivid photos of babies in action, this book is sure to engage babies and grown-ups alike. A great baby board book for floortime or anytime!Every day, in every way, babies eat. From bottles and breasts, trays and bowls. With fingers and wi…

Smooth Shaving - @SomersetsShave

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I have to start by saying that I love how silly Marc can be when he knows I am taking pictures for the blog... Like, seriously... He makes the faces that he never does in day to day life... For example.. I needed  / wanted pictures to show this new product that we were sent (that he had been going on and on about since it's arrival)  I asked him to wait a few days and then shave, so I could photograph him...
Here he is giving me this look for the first photo:
With Marc being military, you know that means he needs to be clean shaven and ready... Well, he waited a few days to shave, just so we could see this product in action...
 We were sent the Grooming Selection from Somersets...
Somersets Grooming for Men provides every…

Happy Healthy Baby Series- Books 1 & 2 #DigIntoReading

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We have loved working with Free Spirit Publishing and with that, we have several books by Elizabeth Verdick...  (Toddler Tools and Best Behavior Series)  Well, Elizabeth has done it again!!!  She has recently released The Happy Healthy Baby Series!!  (The current deal is to buy all 4 books for $25.16.  I am not sure how long this will last, so you might want to grab them now for a baby gift down the road!)
Up first?
Books 1 & 2 : Move and Cuddle.

With soothing photographs and gentle, rhythmic language, this book depicts the many loving connections that come from touch. Rock, baby, rock. Tender as can be. Snuggle, baby, snuggle. Rest your head on me.Babies and grown-ups will love the warm-and-cozy images of babies snuggli…

Think Outside The Box- Beating the Lunch Box Blues

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I was excited to find out that Beating the Lunch Box Blues by J. M. Hirsch would be headed my way... It is so hard to pack lunch for Broxton... I have decided that my teenage years are already coming back to get me now... If I ask him what he wants, he tells me crazy things... Like he wants candy and chips.  Now, we all know that is not an option, so then I tell him we will do apples and a sandwich... No matter what I pack, most times, that same lunch comes back home.  I hate that, but I do tell him what I am packing and even get his opinion...
 The other day, he was so excited, he wanted me to pack him a sandwich in the shape of a butterfly, so I did... but you better believe it that butterfly was still in his bag after I picked him up...   With all of…

Boogie Wipes #Giveaway

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If you have been around lately, you know that I have been kind of sick...  
I am slowly feeling better, although it was a rough couple days to start with.

You want to know something funny?  We were sent some of the Boogie Wipes for review.
I had all plans to send some in for Broxton's class... and then to keep some in our car, since Broxton had been having a bit of a runny nose.  Well, of course, I noticed that I was using them more than he was, so they never made it to his class... they were being used here!!!
Wow, I love them... It cleans my nose... and it doesn't hurt when I am blowing and wiping millions of times a day.  (Okay, millions might be one or two more than what I really did, but it was quite a few times!)

Right now, Toys R' Us has …

Towel Shorts Draw Attention!!! @KikisNation

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We were lucky enough to have a pair of Kiki's Nations Towel Shorts sent for us to check out...  I have never seen a pair before, so I was a bit curious as to how they would look, fit and feel... When they arrived, Broxton was pretty excited to put them on!  I tell ya, this kid will try most things out for me... For the most part!  

I requested the Red Hibiscus Jammers, as the red, white and blue colors were just really calling me (Imagine that!)  They arrived and I was in love!
We ordered the 4T, but looking back, I wish I had requested the 5T as he is growing so fast and might not be able to wear these next year...  


We actually took them to the pool with us the other day..  After Broxton was finished swimming, I was able to get him to dry off and ju…

Disney Planes and Disney Cars - Start Stocking Up Now !!! #WorldOfPlanes #shop #Cbias

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If you remember, we went to see Disney Planes the Movie and Broxton fell in love.  I did too, as the movie was so cute!!!  During the movie, Broxton mentioned a couple times about how he really wanted he planes toys, so I was excited to see that they are now available at Walmart!
Luckily for me, I am a part of the Collective Bias Shop, so I was able to go and purchase a few for our house!!!   (I would love to have you stop over to my Google + album to see how that shopping trip went! ) Of course, I had to get the Disney Planes Dusty, but that is put up for Christmas!

I had a hey day there shopping... Hope you saw the fun with that on my google + album.    I came home and immediately hid the different toys that I bought... In my mind, it is NEVER too early to start stocking for Christmas gifts!!  I know that p…

Let's Keep In Touch

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Let's Keep In Touch!!!
With so many ways to follow a blog these days, I just wanted to make sure to give you a couple of ways to keep up with me...
Hope you will...

BlogLovin:



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Obviously, I still have my facebook and twitter ...
(Links on the side! )

Check Out Heart of the Country with @KramerGirl

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While everyone was getting ready for Football Season to start (okay, I was too.. but not as much as the past... remember, I am still sick!)  and Broxton was busy watching Read Along DVD's... I was quietly preparing to enjoy seeing Jana Kramer break out from her One Tree Hill image in my mind to see how she would handle the big screen...

Yep, I was sent the Heart of the Country DVD and I was excited to see it... Not to mention, I love her voice, so I knew I was going to get to enjoy her singing!!!!
Sure as to be expected, the movie started with her singing and I was smiling all ready!

I will admit, I have decided to try and forget what all the different movies are about, that way when I watch them, I have no expectation and…

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late - Read Along DVD

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Here is yet another secret I want to share with you... 
I have never read a Mo Willems book before...
I have heard of them... but that was about it... 

Well, now we are in the loop of the wonderful Mo Willems!!!
We were just sent the Mo Willems "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late"  Scholastic Storybook Treasure Read Along DVD.
I will tell you this...  Broxton was IN LOVE with the Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late story (I was in love with Knuffle Bunny)  so I believe that we will be trying to purchase Mo Willems books at his school Scholastic Book Fair this year...


DON’T LET THE PIGEON STAY UP LATE! (Featuring the voices of Mo Willems and John Scieszka) It’s getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going…