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The Cheeky One - Thomas and Friends FULL LENGTH MOVIE

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Calling all Thomas Fans!!!  Thomas and Friends are in a brand new Feature Length Movie!  Thomas and Friends - King of the Railway!!!
I know kids of all ages love the "cheeky one" and would love to have this under the tree this year!!!
SYNOPSISJoin Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary movie adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about theIsland of S…

Fun the Whole Year Long @Zing_Toys

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It looks like I might be pretty much done with all of my Christmas Shopping this year!  I still need to figure out what to get my grandparents, as they are so hard to buy for... but everyone else is pretty much done...   Luckily for me with Broxton, he is getting plenty of toys!!!  The latest sent here for review?  A couple of awesome products from Zing Toys!!!!
Up first : The Zoom Zooka. This is pretty awesome and it is so much more than just one toy.   (You know how I love when you get your money's worth!!!) This is "Kid Powered"  so you don't need to worry about batteries or anything like that... All you need is the product and the kid!!    Also, it comes with a plane, rockets and darts!  The best thing about …

Barney's Most Huggable Moments

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As Broxton gets older, I realize more and more that my little boy is growing up.  Each day, I see things -  how he is changing in his likes and dislikes and how he is a big boy now.   I tried long enough to try and hold on to Barney moments... I know he teaches kids things and there is just something about that big Purple Dino!!!  
If you have a Barney fan at your house... Head on and grab the latest DVD - Barney:  Most Huggable Moments.  It is a 2 DVD set and will make kids of all ages smile!!!!
SYNOPSISIn this Super-Dee-Duper collection of the most huggable moments, Barney brings preschoolers on journeys big and small and reminds everyone that they’re special just the way they are! Barney shows Ryan that he doesn’t need to …

Merry Christmas, Splat - A Read Along DVD

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When the book fair came to Broxton's school, I learned of a new (to me) character... Splat the Cat.   Now, I had never heard of Splat, but Broxton was all to familiar!   I was recently able to review Merry Christmas, Splat from Scholastic and Broxton was pretty excited!  
Merry Christmas, Splat is a Read Along DVD with 4 stories on there...

MerryChristmas, Splat (written and illustrated by Rob Scotton, narrated by John Keating): Splat is trying hard to be good before Santa's arrival so he can get all the presents he's dreamed of onChristmas Day!Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas (written by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke, narrated by Katherine Kellgren): It'sChristmas Eve and Fletcher wonder…

Frozen - OUT Now

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We were invited to go and see Frozen before it was released ... and it took everything I could not to tell you all about it as soon as I walked out the door of the theater, but I couldn't... Lips were sealed until it was released.
Well, it was released yesterday... SO I can tell you all about it!!!!!
We had been watching the trailer before we left to go see it and Broxton and I were loving the part where Olaf (the snowman) says "Do me a favor....  Grab my butt."  Once we were seated,  the 2 kids next to us struck up a conversation with Broxton and all 3 of them loved that part and the one where Olaf is talking about his "ittle bitty nose" Of course, as soon as it happened in the movie, the 4 of us were…

Angelina Ballerina- Mousical Medleys Would Make a Great Christmas Gift

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With the holidays almost here...  You need to remember that there are several DVD's that would make great Christmas Gifts!!!  Up first - Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys! SYNOPSIS With musicals, dance-a-thons, parades and more, there’s always a reason for Angelina to enjoy the spotlight! See what happens when the mouselings’ plans to welcome the stars of Mousical the Musical are ruined…or are they?  Watch as Gracie puts the dance-a-thon in jeopardy when she becomes an enthusiastic recycler.  Get in on the fun when Viki finds her inner artist in dance but with lots of paint!  Join Angelina and her friends as they take center stage and enjoy the show!
Episodes: ·“Angelina and the Musical Theater” ·“Angelina and the Art Sho…

A Christmas Tree Miracle - Available December 3rd

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Just in time for the holidays....
Green Apple Entertainment will be releasing "A Christmas Tree Miracle" on DVD and Video on Demand December 3rd, 2013.
We were sent an advance copy for review and I was excited to see the movie...
(I love Christmas movies!!!)

When the movie started, I will admit that I was a bit put off by the acting... It seemed as though it could have been better, but as the story unfolded, I realized that I was paying no attention to the acting and was following the story...  and I am so glad I did!!!! ( I did fall in love with the little girl that played Nina... I see her going places...  She just made you feel the part!)

A Christmas Tree Miracle is about a family that seems self absorbed... …

First Time for Smores!

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Some time during the summer, Broxton started mentioning that he wanted us to camp out... He kept talking about wanting Smores and to sleep outside.  You know, living in an apartment for so long, we never had the opportunities to do things like that in our own back yard...   Now, we can.
Marc told Broxton that once it started to get colder, he would plan for a fun night outside.
Luckily for us, we have a fenced in back yard, so it was easy to plan!
The best part?  It was spur of the moment and it was a night full of memories!!! 
Up first, Broxton had to help daddy gather up fire wood to make a mini bon-fire in the back yard: 
Once the wood was gathered, Marc made a small fire for Broxton to roast marshmallows!!!
 Broxton was so excited!  We put down a picnic blanket and got the ingredients for the smores ready!
 Broxton was so excited to watch the marshmallow roast...   He wanted the whole thing charred.. not a spot of white on there... So, he kept working on his...
 Once it was done,…

See Where You Can Purchase Paparte Personalized Products

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While at Americas Mart, I was able to be totally impressed by a company that goes above and beyond with personalized gifts.  Paparte was the name of the company and I am so glad that I stepped off that escalator and met Joe!   Paparte has a little bit of this and a whole lot of that.  
Paparte is your personalized gifts headquarters!
Now, the think is, you can not just go on their website and order items...  You can request to learn more about where to shop and purchase their items, so head on over to see how to get something...
But here is the thing...
With most personalized items, you really do not get to totally personalize it.  Normally, you have the print already selected, then you get to pick the font (and if you are lucky, …

Still Shopping at #Emory Point

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Yesterday, I told you a little (okay, maybe a lot) about my trip to Emory Point and all the cool shops they have there...   I wanted to finish telling you about it, but I did not want to overload you with all the information in one post...   I ask you to go and read my first emory point post, if you missed it...  Then, come on back to today!!!

After we left Fab'rik, we continued on with our tour and at some point, we found ourselves at Tin Lizzy's.  Now this place was pretty cool.  I believe they called it "Tex-Mex"  I will say, this is when I decided that I do NOTHING anymore... I always hear people talking about Tin Lizzy's... but I had never been there... Well, you can mark that off my list, as I have…

Hang'Em and Hatch'Em Eggs - Great Fun and Making Memories

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This past Easter, we were lucky enough to review the Hide and Hatch Em Easter Eggs...  Well how lucky are we that they reached out to see if we wanted to check out the Hang'em and Hatch'em Christmas Eggs?!  These eggs come in 3 different designs per box:  Red, Green and then a White with Gold Flecks!  
The eggs are made with a loop on them so that you can hang them on your Christmas Tree... or you can be like us and decide that the temptation to see what is inside is a bit too much and go ahead and get them to hatch!!!  See, Broxton is ready to go!!!!  We added each egg to a clear cup (doesn't need to be a clear cup, but he wanted to be able to watch to see when they would start hatching!)
We learned with the Ea…

Really Quick- Huge Thanks to @mail4rosey

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If you remember, I posted about going home for the big announcement from Easter Seals...
They were releasing the 2013 Christmas Ornament and it was in honor of MY Grandaddy!!!
(Happy Tears!!!!)
Well, my dear friend Rosey, over at Mail4Rosey asked if she could share this story with her readers...
Of course, you know I said yes...

Well, share she did...
This story has great comments... and has been retweeted on twitter...
I love it and love that the love of my grandaddy gets to shine on more now!!!!  
I just wanted to shout out a big THANK YOU to Rosey for sharing this..
It makes my heart proud and I can admit I have shed a couple tears reading the comments from her readers! ( I will be headed over soon to comment back to them soon, it makes me smile!)


Head over and visit Mail4Rosey when you can....
She's an awesome mom, blogger and friend!
(If we are ever near each other, cupcakes will be shared... guarantee!)

Atlanta Shopping at #EmoryPoint

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If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that a few of us local Atlanta bloggers had the chance to have a meet up a few days ago... We were headed to take a tour of Emory Point. While there, I determined that I do not get out that much anymore, as many places were new to me...I had heard of some, but had been to none.   Today, I am going to tell you about some of the places we got to learn about.  Fa First up, let me tell you a little about Emory Point.   I will admit, having lived in Atlanta for over 15 years, I am not one to really travel around Atlanta.  I know my surrounding area and can use GPS to get me places, but as far as knowing all the hidden gems Atlanta has to offer, I am still learning...  and to me, Emory Point was…

Give A Gift Card and More - @snomee

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When I was at Americas Mart, I got to learn of a pretty neat product,  Snomee!   Snomee is more than a snow globe... It is a snow globe that is also a gift card holder...  and also has a spot for you to make it a card to keep, instead of one that is quickly tossed in the trash!  
Snomee has snow globes that are sure to grab the eye for the gift giver and the recipient!
Snomee comes in many different scenes:
Multimedia, Reading, Music & Entertainment, Dining Out, Home Improvements, Fashion, Health & Beauty, Sports & Fitness, Coffee Breaks, Mall Buddy and Mystery Gift.  
I love that they were heavy enough that you can tell they are of a great quality, but they are light enough that kids will be able to shake an…

Salonpas Gel Brings Comfort to Those Who Need It

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As a blogger, I get to learn about all sorts of new products and items...  One item I was thrilled to learn about was Salonpas.   If you remember, a bit ago we were sent Salonpas patches for review and both Marc and my mom were rather impressed...  My mom has issues with her knees and her back...  sees a doctor for it and is on medication.. but she swears by these Salonpas patches.  
Anyways, I was contacted to see if I wanted to review their newest product...  Salonpas Gel.  I was eager to get my moms opinion on it, since she is in love with the patches and guess what... She is sold on this now too!!!  
I thought for sure that she would not like this (since the patch just seemed so easy to put on)  but according to her, this wor…