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3.4.14

Nuclear Cowboyz Are Headed Back to #Atlanta

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If you remember how much fun we had last year - you will be happy to know that Nuclear Cowboyz are headed back to town.  

1.4.14

Gift Basket Cuteness - @eos Products!!!!

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I will be the first to admit that packaging / presentation is a major factor when it comes to me buying things. If you think about it, it has to grab your attention... right?  I am not quite sure how or when eos came into our lives... but it did... and it has not left.  Nope- not at all.  I believe someone gave me an eos sphere and from that moment on, I was hooked.  I did make the mistake of leaving a sphere easily in reach of my preschooler and he took it upon himself to open it and take a chunk out of it.  LESSON LEARNED.  I started putting it out of reach... but he would still ask to have "lipstick" each morning and night.  I guess he gets it honest, as that is the main times I will ALWAYS apply it.  I have noticed that I put it on while in the carpool line at school and he has started using it before he hops out too!  The eos sphere applies effortlessly to my lips.  It feels as though it absorbs into the lips, not just coat it and sit on top.  That is great to me!
I was recently sent the limited edition eos spheres- LOVE the packaging design... This would be AWESOME in an Easter Basket!!!
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eos Strawberry Sorbet and Limited Edition Passion Fruit Smooth Sphere Lip Balm 2-pack is 100% natural and USDA-certified organic. It's packed with nourishing shea butter, vitamin E, and jojoba oil for super-soft, smooth lips. Makes a perfect springtime gift.

I was also sent the eos lotion. Now, I will say this.. The lotion was wonderful.  It absorbed fast.  It was non-greasy.  It had a great scent... but - I am not sure if I will be one to buy it to have around all the time.  To be honest - as much as we all use lotion in our house, it would not be economical for us ...  (We buy the LARGE BOTTLES when we buy lotion.)  But--- it was super cute and once again... that packaging just sucks you in!   I think that this would be great for an Easter Basket - or for Stocking Stuffers! It is never to early to start thinking ahead!  You could also throw this in a purse or something to be a little extra if gifting a pocketbook /luggage to someone.  The gift giving reasons are endless, but as I said - for me to keep on hand, this probably will not be our go to choice.  
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Keep your hands soft as ever this season with the eos Every Day Hand Lotion.  It comes in three soothing scents; Fresh Flowers, Cucumber, and Berry Blossom.  Each hand lotion is made with 97% natural ingredients including aloe, oat, shea butter, and vitamins E&C. 

Have you ever seen / used eos?  Which is your favorite?
Make sure to follow eos on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

Walking With Dinosaurs - A fun way to learn!!!

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I will start this post by saying that Broxton is not as "into" dinosaurs as other kids.  He likes them and thinks they are neat,but he could not tell you all the different kinds if he had to.  That being said - the other day, he spotted Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie and decided that he really wanted to watch it. 
Now, I fell asleep after about 20 minutes or so ... I don't know if it was because I am not a dinosaur fan or what, but I did wake up a few times and he was totally in a dino-trance!  Once the movie was over, he immediately asked if I could let him watch it with his daddy...  (No, he did not get to watch it back to back!)  But - we did go to a dinosaur exhibit the next day (review to come on that one) and he had to tell EVERYONE he could that he had watched this movie and he really, really liked it.  

I have to admit, I really liked the way they did this movie... 
We get to go with Patchy and learn all about the different dinosaurs of that time period.  I liked how they introduced them all,it was educational - but in a fun story way, not boring and "teaching" if you know what I mean.  I thought it was a fun and cool way to tell about the different dinosaurs without it being boring.  I know that sounds weird since I admitted I fell asleep - but when I was awake, I thought it was pretty cool!  


31.3.14

Keep Those Memories Fresh with Air Wick Familiar Favorites

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I don't know about you - but if you enter a house that smells good, you just get this extra Welcome feel to the place.  I know that whenever I go home, I notice that my mom has this certain scent to the house... It is a welcome scent and it always makes me smile... 
Well, our house never has the same scent - except for when Marc decides he wants candles- then it is the same scent.... but for me, I like to rotate the smells and I have been totally in love with the Air Wick Line.  
We have been having the National Parks collection. I admit, I am a bit obsessed with them.  They just ALL smell so good!!!! 
Recently, I was informed that they had decided to release a "familiar favorites"  collection and oh my.  Talk about a tough choice.  They have snuggle fresh linen, baby magic clean baby and cinnabon classic cinnamon rolls.  I hate to say it, but I am not really a big fan of the food scents - just because it triggers a craving for me to want it...  I know. sorry excuse!  But at least I am honest!!! 
I was so excited to get Snuggle and Baby Magic for review. We have the Automatic Sprays in several rooms and then the scented oil warmers in others.  I love the Automatic Sprays and I have been happily enjoying these new scents... Maybe even a bit too much - as I have noticed a huge smile whenever my nose catches a whiff of either one of them!  
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Come home to the warm, comforting aroma of world famous cinnamon rolls. It's the irresistible smell of freshly baked dough, one-of-a-kind cinnamon and cream cheese frosting that makes Cinnabon cinnamon rolls so unforgettable. Now, you can enjoy that sweet scent whenever you want, every day.
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New moms describe the first few months with their baby as a "shining golden moment" in their lives. One of the things they remember most is the deep bond formed while bathing them with Baby Magic®. Enjoy one of the most powerful "memory scents" - the comforting scent of a clean baby.
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There's nothing as comforting as the familiar smell of fresh laundry, especially when it has Snuggle® softness and freshness. When the scent of clean laundry, sunshine and pure white flowers blend together, your home will have the freshness you love.

With Spring Cleaning time here, why not change up the scent that describes your home? Which one would you pick?  What would  you suggest for a new Familiar Scent if they decided to make more?

Walking With Dinosaurs - Dinosaur Facts

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Walking with Dinosaurs 101 -- Educational Facts for the Family!


Dino fans of all ages will be ‘herding” to get their own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, releasing on Blu-ray™ and DVD March 25th. This movie is known for it’s explosive visual achievements and bringing dinosaurs back to life! The gigantic voice talents of Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise) and John Leguizamo (Ice Age franchise) take you on a thrilling prehistoric journey the whole family will enjoy! In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a playful Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi — embarks on the biggest adventure of his life. As he tries to find his place in a spectacular world filled with fun-loving friends and a few dangerous foes, Patchi will discover the courage he needs to become the leader of the herd...and a hero for the ages.

Did you know?

1. A stegosaurus was twice as heavy as a car, but had a brain only as big as a kitten?

2. Dinosaurs were not alone! Alphadons were small mammals, similar to possums, that roamed the earth with dinos!

3. Some believe that the Tyrannosaurus rex might have had feathers!

4. Pachyrhinosaurus (the kind of dinosaur Patchi was) means “thick nose reptile”, probably named for the pad of bone it had on its face, instead of horns or a brow!

5. Carnivores are believed to have lived to be about 30 years old, while herbivores lived even longer than that!

You can learn more facts like these when you watch Walking With Dinosaurs! Are your children learning about dinosaurs in school?  Want to teach them more? You can use our activity sheets to test your knowledge and play some fun games!

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30.3.14

Walking With Dinosaurs - Now Available

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If you have any dinosaur fans in your family...
Get the movie, Walking with Dinosaurs - they will totally thank you for it!!!

Synopsis:
The gigantic voice talents of Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise) and John Leguizamo (Ice Age franchise) take you on a thrilling prehistoric journey the whole family will enjoy! In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a playful Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi — embarks on the biggest adventure of his life. As he tries to find his place in a spectacular world filled with fun-loving friends and a few dangerous foes, Patchi will discover the courage he needs to become the leader of the herd...and a hero for the ages.

The film’s run time is approximately 87 minutes and is rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild, rude humor.

Deluxe Edition 3D Combo package includes Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD
 Feature film in high definition, standard definition and 3D
 Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features:
  Ultimate Dino Guide
  Interactive Map
  Match the Call game
  Brainosaur Trivia Track
  Cretaceous Cut (the movie in its “natural” version)
  Nickelodeon Orange Carpet Dino Rap
Blu-ray™ Combo includes Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD
 Feature film in high definition and standard definition
 Blu-ray™ Special Features
  Ultimate Dino Guide
  Interactive Map
  Match the Call game
  Brainosaur Trivia Track
  Nickelodeon Orange Carpet Dino Rap
DVD
 Feature film in standard definition
 DVD Special Features
  Dino Files
  Match the Call game

Marvel Heroes Books for Reading Fun!

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As I mentioned before, we are still pretty new to the "World of Reading" series... but I am really enjoying the books so far!  I love how the levels mature with the kids... We were recently sent World Of Reading - This is Captain America  from Disney Books and I personally enjoyed it.  Broxton is a big fan of the Avengers - Captain America being his favorite, but I never really knew "how" Cap became who he was...    Reading this book gave us the background on Cap and we both really enjoyed it.  I know that this will be awesome for him when he starts actually reading next year.  


Up next was the World of Reading - Spidey's New Costume.  Being that we are not really "that" into Spider-man, this was rather interesting to read and hear all about the costume that might be evil!!!!  We thought it was sort of crazy and in our world, we might have questioned it... but that would not make for a good story, so Spider-man had to figure this out on his own...  We did enjoy it though!!!  (I am not sure if you noticed the cover of this, but if you notice the bottom, it says "A Marvel Reader."  Several of these books are also offered as "e-readers." )  


 The final book we were sent dealing with the Marvel characters was a Read and Play Storybook - Super Adventures.  This was a great one, as it was a padded hard book... and it had four stories included all in the book.  We ended up reading two stories each night before bed!  Broxton enjoyed this book as well, and since I am always eager to learn about the characters he enjoys, I loved them too!  I do think that the favorite book to me was Spider-man... Although I think Broxton liked Iron Man the most!   
This book has us following Spider-man on a journey as he faces off against the Green Goblin... The next story has Wolverine visiting his Sensei and having to face the Silver Samurai , Broxton's favorite was Iron Man having to use Crimson Dynamo to help himself out and defeat Crimson Dynamo and finally we have Hulk against the Abomination!!!  Talk about action packed excitement!!!!

Make sure you check them all out now, great books and perfect ways to incorporate reading into fun days!!

Go on an Adventure - Dora in Wonderland

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Broxton still enjoys watching Dora and Boots and I love that he is learning Spanish while being entertained! I know that Dora is very popular among girls, but as long as he is loving it... I am too!   Actually, one of his teammates on the baseball team has a little sister that is a HUGE Dora fan - she has the backpack, the shoes and all the other things...  I think it is awesome that they incorporate educational things, such as learning Spanish, in this show... you can imagine the benefit for kids that are learning additional languages...  When they are adults, it will really help them out!!!  At least I think it will!  Well, Nickelodeon is helping you help entertain and educate your little ones!  Head out and grab the latest Dora in Wonderland DVD today, just in time for Easter Baskets and Spring Break!!!


Dora the Explorer: Dora in Wonderland! Episode Synopses: 
Dora in Wonderland! (Double-Length Episode)Join Dora and Boots on a double-length adventure through the magical, mixed-up world of Wonderland to help them catch Dora’s kitties at the Queen’s Tea Party all while watching out for the Knave of Hearts (Swiper)!
 
Book Explorers!
Leap into classic stories with Dora and Boots to help Peter Pan, Dorothy, and Little Red Riding Hood while finding missing objects for the library’s Story Wall. 
 
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