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Few More Items To Think About from @AmericasMartATL

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to touch base on a few more of the vendors that were are AmericasMart this past summer....   Many of these vendors only sell wholesale, although some have where you can buy online.  The purpose of me sharing this is two fold... One - so you know these products exist and can look for them.  Two - in case any of my readers own stores (or frequent some and might want to request that they carry certain items.)


One of the cool vendors I saw when I was at AmericasMart was Tin Toy Arcade. As I started looking at all the items they had, I immediately thought it was a site that my mom and dad would enjoy checking out to take a little trip down memory lane!!!
I was given a Partridge Whistl…

Power Rangers - Products for All Price Ranges #giftguide

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Growing up, my kid brother loved him some Power Rangers...  He even had a party with that as the theme one year!  Well, as we can see, Power Rangers are still around today and are just as popular!    They have Power Ranger things like you would not believe...  I think that there will be several kids that are hoping for Power Rangers Gifts under the tree this year!

 I thought that the Red Power Ranger was pretty cool...  Within one second, you can change what he looks like and he now has his chest exposed with an animal coming out!!! 
With the Power Rangers being ranked as the number 1 Nickelodeon show right now...
There is no surprise as to the amount of products that are available!!!
From board games to scooters...  From figurine…

The Holiday Heist - Make It A Movie Night

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Broxton has been wanting a movie night, so I thought what better night than the one to kick off our Thanksgiving Break?  I honestly don't know if he has seen the original Home Alone, so I was excited to see how he was going to react to the lastest version: Home Alone - The Holiday Heist. Actually, I wanted to see how it was going to be like the original... and I actually enjoyed it!

We started watching it early afternoon and had to leave for a bit... the WHOLE TIME we were gone, he kept asking how much longer until we would be home so that he could finish the movie!  
In Home Alone - The Holiday Heist , we meet Finn and his family...
Broxton was a bit scared when Finn was under the impression that his house was haunted by …

Fitness On The List? @myhandana #Giveaway

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If you remember last year, I had the chance to review a Handana...  I tell you, those that work out, this is a great gift!!! 
It is a bandanna for your hand... you get it?  A handana!!! The material is breathable - meaning DOES NOT MAKE YOUR HAND SWEAT.... and it is very great for absorbing.... all that sweat you will be making as you go walking/running/biking.
Anyways... last year I got to review one, but this year... I get to host a giveaway!!!
One lucky winner will win a gift certificate for a handana of their choice!!!

Just enter the rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Sparkle Box - Tradition Starts This Year #ChristmasCountdown

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We have THE PERFECT book to read to START our Christmas Countdown.   What book is that?  It is The Sparkle Box.   I am sad to say that I have never heard of The Sparkle Box before... But, I am so glad that I am aware of it now...
In the day and age where many people have forgotten that "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" it is nice to know that this book is out there. Not only is The Sparkle Box a great book to read for our Christmas Countdown, this is a great reminder for us to all take a look at our selves a bit more.
The Sparkle Box is going to be a tradition that we read each year, as a friendly reminder what the season is all about... Don't get me wrong, my son knows that it is Jesus' Birthday and we go to…

See's Candies Featured on Designing Spaces

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***** UPDATE - AIR DATES HAVE CHANGED!!!!
New Dates:  
 Wednesday November 27th and Thursday December 12th.  With the holidays sneaking up on us, keep in mind that there are tons of great gift ideas... and that See's Candies is a great one to keep in mind!  I was introduced to See's not too long ago, and I am loving it!!!   I have never heard of Designing Spaces, but come to find out, they will be re-airing an episode which features See's Candies ... 



In this episode, “Sweet Holiday Gifting”, Tracy Cioffi and Natalie Brown from See’s Candies will show viewers See’s wide assortment of year round favorites like boxed chocolates, gift packs offering something for everyone in the family, as well as seasonal and unique…

Lone Ranger out 12/17

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I was not sent a review copy of this...  Just thought there were a few Johnny Depp fans out there and wanted to share... Although I hope to see this soon!!!!


Synopsis:   Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in The LoneRanger, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It’s a wild ride of high velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes. TheLoneRanger(Hammer), the last ofhis kind, teams with Tonto (Depp), a dark and mysterious vigilante, to seek vengeance after justice has failed them. It’s a runaway train of epic surprises, as these two unlikely heroes must learn to work together before the ultimate showdown between good and evil explodes.
Bonus Features: (BD, DVD, Select Digital retailers)

Blooper Reel (RT 4:12) – BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Deleted Scene - BD & Select Digital Retailers Only
Riding The Rails Of The LoneRanger(RT:10:36) – BD & Select Digital Retailers Only For the production …

Giveaway Roundup For You

Just wanted to highlight a couple giveaways that are current over here...
Free to enter, free to win!!
Just enter the rafflecopter form!!!
One ends tonight (Nov. 21st) so make sure you enter!!!!

Heat Holders (AWESOMELY WARM SOCKS!)

VTech Switch and Go Dino (So cool, I enjoyed playing!) ENDS TONIGHT

Rite Aid Photo Gift Code (Who doesn't love photo cards and photo on canvas?!)

Turbo on Blu-Ray / DVD Combo (Great movie for family night!)

Keep Your Feet Warm With @HeatHolderUSA

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If you were here a  few months ago, you might remember that I posted about the most awesomely warm socks that I have ever put on my feet....   
We absolutely love them....  Both Marc and my brother had no shame in sporting these womens maroon socks around when nights were cold and they wanted to warm their feet up... 
Truth be told, when I had my ear surgery a couple weeks ago, I made it a point to go back in the house and grab them for me to have during surgery...   
Well, guess what you guys?! Since I was SO IN LOVE with these socks... and I knew colder months were headed our way... 
3 winners will each win One Pair!!!! Yes!!!!  Three of you guys will get to choose between mens/womens/kids original and the color of your choice!!…

Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise #ChristmasCountdown

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Another book we will be unwrapping for our Christmas Countdown is Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise.  This book was cute and I will admit, I had no clue where the story was going...
Brownie the Groundhog heads off to hibernate for winter and tells Fox NOT to eat Bunny, as it was his company...
Next thing you know, Fox is at Brownie's... asking questions... waking Brownie up...  (You can tell Bunny is not comfortable with this at all!)
Fox keeps borrowing things from Brownie and Bunny is the one interpreting correctly what is being said! I was so lost (in a good way!)  and was eager to see what was going to happen!
Of course, after being constantly bothered... Brownie is awakened...  and comes out to see what is go…

Fast Giveaway - VTech Switch and Go Dino

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Want to know a gift Broxton will be opening this holiday season?
The VTech Switch and Go Dino!!!! Right now (not sure how long it will be, so hurry up!)  this is going for $11.29 on Amazon!!!  To be honest, that seems really inexpensive!   It is like you are getting two toys in one... and it is from VTech.  (The few VTech items we own have been high quality, so I am thinking this will be as well!)  

 The one thing that I noticed quickly was that when you turn it on, the digital screen turns to interact with what shape it is in... Meaning, when it is in dino mode, it will have eyes on the digital screen, when it is in jet mode, you will see a pilot.  Oh, the best part to me?  There is an ON/OFF switch on the bottom!  (For those…

Rite Aid Photo - Great Gift Ideas!!! #Giveaway

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If you are trying to come up with a great gift idea for this year...
Why not think photo gifts? I absolutely love the photo gifts and I always have!!!
This year, Rite Aid Photo has a couple great codes for you to use online to snag great deals!!! From calendars to photo cards, puzzles to blankets, you will be sure to find a great gift idea for you or a loved one!  I am already trying to figure out what photo I want to make into a gift as we speak!!!!
Check it out:
Deals are listed with valid usage dates in parenthesis...
·25% off all photo gifts, GIFTS25 (Nov 17-23) ·8.5 x 11 calendars $12.99, CALENDAR (Nov 17-23) ·60% off all canvas wall art online only, CANVAS66 (Nov 24-Dec 2) ·buy 10 4x8  photo greeting cards 10 4x8 photo cards fr…

Local Easter Seals Ornament Honors My Granddaddy!!!

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This is totally going to be a WORDFUL Wednesday Post... It is about my family and I am so very very proud! Let me give you the run down...
Family - My dad's dad used to own a bicycle shop in my hometown.  He owned it for over 40 years and people all over town have memories of getting their bikes from him.  He passed away over 20 years ago, but his memory lives on!!!
Easter Seals - I am not sure about everywhere else, but at least in my hometown, each holiday season, Easter Seals of Albany releases a new Christmas Ornament.  They some times have the ornament represent something in the city.  For around 10 years now, I have received one of these beauties for my personal tree.  (They $18 each, that includes shipping and $11 can be written off as a tax write off, if my memory serves me right.)   This year, my mom put a lot of thought into it and decided to write Easter Seals to see if there was anything that could be done to recommend making an ornament to honor my grandaddy's …

The Gifts They Gave - #ChristmasCountdown

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Adding a  Christmas book to our Christmas Countdown, we will be reading The Gifts They Gave from Sterling Publishing.    Talk about a super sweet book!  
Kids don't always think of the gifts that were given to Jesus that night...
I love that The Gifts They Gave help to share more than just the physical items...

Like the donkey...   "I carried his mother uphill and down. I carried her safely to Bethlehem town."

This is a great book to invoke conversation about that wonderful night!
I can not wait to read it with Broxton and to discuss all the glorious things that happened that night!!!!
Geared for ages 2-5


Jesus our brother, kind and good, Was humbly born in a stable of wood, And the friendly beasts around him stood, Jesus…

Fuzzwippers Book 6 - Fuzzwipper Have Feelings Too

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We have several of the Fuzzwippers books .... (Mental note, need to look into getting the ones we are missing!  I think there are 2 we need.  There will be 10 in the series once it is completed.)   The latest book that has been released from the Fuzzwippers is "Fuzzwippers have feelings too"
This was a great book with a really important message.
In this book, one fuzzwipper tells the other that no one is going to like him, because of his color fuzz...
That made the blue fuzzwipper so sad and he thinks about changing who is he to fit in...
That is something that you should never do!!!!  Long story short, the first one was worried that the blue would get friends and he wouldn't, so he was trying to hurt his feelings!…

Hess Toy Truck Revealed!!!! #HessTruck2013 @HessExpress

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Okay, as a blogger, I learn so much about things that I have never heard of... Not only from other blogs, but from the emails I get talking about different products... Well, for a couple of years now, I have heard of  "Hess Trucks" and this year, I get to tell you about it!!!
Hess Trucks have been around since the 1960's.   The first one was made to be affordable for families ... and here we are, all these years later... with a great toy that comes with a great price tag!  

The 2013 Hess Toy Truck is AWESOME!!!  At first, I was thinking that $27.99 might be a bit pricey...  
Then, it arrived!  This toy seems like it is made to last and I am so very impressed with it!  The price tag no longer was a factor!!!

For $2…