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Raising Boys By Design

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Having all boys around here, you would think that I would go crazy...  I won't lie, it does get nuts around here when they visit... but, there mom does a great job of raising them, so they are good kids!!!!
I was sent a book, Raising Boys By Design for me to check out...  I honestly have not had time to do much lately, so I have yet to read it ... ( I will be reading it in the new year... I know Broxton is a good boy, but who says you can't use a little help?!)
This was the email I received introducing me to the book....
For every girl in a correctional facility, more than eight boys are incarcerated. Boys are expelled from public school at almost three times the rate of girls. Almost twice as many boys struggle with com…

Need a Light? Panther Vision Light Up Hat Has You Covered!

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Marc is not one to say that he "wants" much.. but when he finds something that he thinks he wants or needs, he will stay on it... until it is his..  A few months ago, he spotted a hat in a store... but not just any ballcap, it was a hat that had lights in it!  No, not some crazy looking thing, but a practical hat for those that work in dark areas.
With him working on the railroad, I thought it would be a great idea for him to have one.  (*He works crazy hours so there are times when he is working at night.)   I was contacted about a chance to review a "Panther Vision" hat and Marc was pretty excited when it arrived!!!
Of course he opened it and immediately wore it to work that night... and nights since the…

Duck Dynasty - Available as a DVD Set

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I have no shame in saying that we love Duck Dynasty here...
I was hesitant to watch it when people first started talking about the show, but as soon as I watched one episode, I was hooked!  It is a great show that I can watch with any of my family and we can laugh and joke and it is CLEAN and entertaining!  

The first time I watched Duck Dynasty, I was at my parents house... and I cracked up laughing and immediately had to watch another one...  You know, from time to time, they will show several of the shows back to back and I get sucked in, watching like I had never seen it before!!!  The boys like it and even Broxton enjoys seeing what the Robertson family is up to!!!  (That is GREAT for me, as I can let them watch it togethe…

Light Up Links #Giveaway

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You know h0w you visit a website and they have a video playing as soon as you pull up their site? Well, that is what happened to us when I went to check out Light Up Links!!! I had never heard of Light Up Links before, but as soon as I clicked on the website, Broxton was over watching the video just as fast as he could... and he did not bother to move his eyes, until the video was over and he had added light up links to his Christmas list!!
Luckily, he will be getting a set, since we were sent one for review...  The unlucky part?  He has to wait to Christmas to get it!!!
I did open it up and check out the toy as soon it arrived!
It was pretty neat... You get 3 different lengths of the links... you get several of the light up ligh…

Attention, Attention- More #Photo Deals at Rite Aid

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As a HUGE fan of Photo Gifts, I had to tell you about a couple discount codes that will help you save a little money at Rite Aid this holiday season... 
Check out the deals at Rite Aid....
The deal  - then the code to use online to get the special , followed by the valid dates:
* 8x10 canvas for $10, code: CANVAS10 (12/3-12/7) * calendar for $12.99, code: CALENDAR (12/8-12/14) * 20 4x8 photo greeting cards for $9.99 with envelopes included, code: CARD999 (12/15-12/21) * buy 1 8x10 print and get 2 5x7 free prints, code: PRINT810 (12/22-12/28) * 35% off cards and calendars with minimum 10 cards, code: CARDCAL35 (12/29-1/4) * 100 digital prints for $9.99, code: PRINT100 (1/5-1/11)

Don't forget I have a Rite Aid Photo Giveaway going …

Skin Fitness? Clean Slate by Mama Mio

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For the past while, I have been using a new (to me) skin care line...
Clean Slate from Mama Mio.  
Clean Slate is not only a skin cleansing product, it is a skin CARE line... Included in your box from Mama Mio, you get a guide to show you how to either wake up your face or to relax your face... I threw the paper to the side, but then curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to read to see what it said... Boy am I glad I did!!!
Now, each day, I do my face exercises ... (The Scream in the morning and The Lioness at night)
I have really enjoyed using this product and although it doesn't work miracles (like turning my face into the face of a model) it does make my face feel clean and fresh without being weighed down from soap …

World Vision Makes A Difference #Giveaway

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When you start planning for all of your Christmas gift ideas, why not try and think outside the box...
There are many ways to do that, but one way that stands out is great to me.
What might that be? Oh - World Vision!!! From their site:  The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight poverty and save lives here in US and around the world. With a financial contribution, donors can select one of the 30+ Handcrafted Gifts that can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in need. 


Ornament Set: This set includes three handmade Zakale wire and bead animal trio ornaments from Nairobi. Help where it's needed most ... AND get a gift for yourself or someone you care about! With you…

Denzel and Mark - Together in 2 Guns

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Denzel Washington (Safe House, Flight) and Mark Wahlberg (Contraband, Ted) star in2Guns, an adrenaline-fueled picture that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who must team up for their mutual benefit and survival. 2Gunswill be available on Digital HD starting November 5, 2013, two weeks before it’s available on store shelves.  Fans can own the movie on Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as rent it On Demand starting November 19, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent. Suddenly, everyone on both sides of the law wants them dead, and …

Get in the Christmas Spirit - Angels Sing

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Oh how I love me a Christmas movie!!!  Christmas movies always make the heart feel good and tell a great message... We were recently sent the movie Angels Sing and I knew nothing about it... All I knew was that it had Harry Connick Jr in it... and he cracks me up, so I was excited to see it based on that... I chose not to read the synopsis prior to the arrival, as I wanted to be totally surprised... Actually, I do that for many movies these days!!  I just grab them based on the cast and then get surprised with the story of it all...  When Angels Sing showed up, I was excited to watch it... and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!!!  I put it on to get myself more into the Christmas Spirit and it surely did!!!
Little did I k…

New Approach on Alphabet Cards - @Heisallboy

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I will be the first to admit that there are several words in our vocabulary that are considered "bad words"  just because I was raised that way...  Take the "F-word" for example... (shh.... fart)   When I was a kid that word was just as bad as that other f-word if you asked my grandparents...  so, not even thinking about it... I realize that these words are not to be used by my son... I know some boys like saying "nasty" words like booger and fart, but honestly... my kid brother used to get grossed out by the word "snot" so like I said, words are picked carefully around here...

I will admit, I was quite excited to get the Alpha Cards, He's All Boy package...
I thought it would be a …

Several Giveaways- Can't Win If You Don't Enter

Several great Giveaways going on....
Make sure to enter (nothing wrong with SAVING money during the holidays!!!)

RITE AID Photo Codes  - Winner will win codes for free canvas and 10 4x8 photo cards

Heat Holders  - Winner will win color/size of choice of some of the warmest, most comfortable socks

Handana - Winner will win a gift certificate to purchase a Handana of choice

Teeny Mates Packs - Winner will win an assortment of Teeny Mates (mini sports figures)

I Jig Interactive Puzzle - Winner will win an I Jig Interactive Puzzle

Merry Christmas, Splat - Winner will win a Read Along DVD - Merry Christmas, Splat

Masik Collegiate Fragrances-  Two winners - will win 1 school scent of choice

Art Park

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A few weeks ago, we went back to Albany (Georgia) and while there, I said I wanted to go and check out our "Art Park."  I had heard about it, but was really unsure what it was...
From what I gathered, anyone (and I mean, anyone) can go in there and do any form of "art."






 I think they are supposed to go and paint over it, to make clean canvas for people to go and express themselves... I can not wait to go back and see what it looks like next time!!!!

Do you have anything like this where you live?

The Magic Christmas Key @WendellAugust

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As a mom, I am always learning about new trends and products daily...  A bit ago, I learned of The Magic Christmas Key... I had never heard of it before and I tell you, I am so excited that I was made aware...

The Magic Christmas Key is more than a key... and more than a book...
The Magic Christmas Key is a new tradition getting ready to start at our house!!! This book tells the story of a little boy that spots a Magic Key while out with his grandfather.  He asks his grandfather about it and is given the special key, as long as he BELIEVES in the Magic Of Christmas...  He is told to guard the key with extra safety, as it can cause trouble if in the wrong hands...  
The story line of it all is that with the Magic Key, Santa can ent…

Thanksgiving Break and #TurboFastFun

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the Turbo gifts that we were sent... It included a Turbo notebook, a stopwatch (that Broxton immediately had to grab so it was not pictured,)  magnets, Turbo headband and even a chart.   We set it up to do exercises and Broxton loved getting to put his stickers on it daily marking off what he had completed.  (His exercises included jumping jacks, running up/down the stairs, pushups, army crawling and of course running laps!) 

I know I should have used the chart to do chores, but since it was Thanksgiving Break, I thought doing the exercises would be more fun!  We really had a great time and it was all because of the turbo theme!  (We sure do love this movie!)
Working on his push…