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How to Lose a Lemur #LemursAreComing

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*** I did not receive a review copy.  I have just really enjoyed the books from Sterling Publishing and thought this might be a great addition to your library.  This sounds like a super cute book... and I LOVE the message "give new friends a chance."  




HOW TO LOSE A LEMUR (Sterling Children’s Books, April 2014) by Frann Preston-Gannon is the tale of a little boy who has struck the fancy of a bunch of adoring lemurs!  While walking through the park one day, a friendly lemur starts following the boy – uninvited.  Before he knows it, even more lemurs are on his tail.  He does everything to ditch the playful creatures, from jumping on a train, to flying in a hot-air balloon, to climbing the highest mountain… but nothing works.  The parade of lovable lemurs stick by his side no matter what.
When the boy realizes he’s traveled too far and has gotten lost, his constant companions show why they make the very best of friends!  Can knowing a lemur be a good thing after all? 
Delightfu…

Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

There is no denying that we need to eat healthier.  I know it, but it can be so hard at times.  If you let the kids (or husband) see / know that healthy is even a thought, you would swear that they are thinking you are trying to poison them... At least that is how it goes in our house!    When I was contacted about reviewing a new Gluten- Free Veggie Muffin from Garden Lites, I was thrilled.. but was secretly hoping that they would arrive when no one noticed so I could serve them without the box being seen...  Let's be real "Veggie Muffins" is not something that my husband will jump at!   So- they arrived and I was thrilled!!  The Veggie Muffins come frozen - but let me tell you, they sure don't taste that wa…

Brunch? Try #bajasalbany

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*** This is not a paid / sponsored post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since visiting this location, I have asked the owners if we might be able to work together in a review... but this post was just something I wanted to share with you...

We recently went back home - one of the boys was graduating high school (different post about that soon!)  and we had to go home to celebrate...   We also had to hurry home to be back in time for Marc to be back for work... but before we left, I had to try out a new restaurant.
You see, I asked friends where to go for lunch (wanted to try something different) and was told of Baja's Albany.  I had NO CLUE what they were talking about, but after looking them up... I knew I wanted to try their brunch..  Why?  SALMON EGGS BENEDICT.
That right there got me... I love, love - LOVE Salmon and eggs Benedict... come on... It is hard to find a good eggs Benedict... the Hollandaise has to be JUST right...

Anyways - so we showed up, right when they o…

How Savvy are You When it Comes to Beach Safety

This is not a paid or sponsored post.
This is a guest post - We can never be to safe, can we?


Since June 1 - 8 is National Beach Safety Week, below is an easy—or enlightening—quiz courtesy of Wrightsville Beach, a North Carolina beach that offers families crystal-clear waters and smoke-free air. After passing (3 or more right) or failing (2 or less) the quiz, learn more by watching this short video — Clean Beach and Clear Waters—or read here to learn about how Wrightsville Beach goes above and beyond to eliminate worry for parents who deserve a less-stress summer vacation

How Savvy are You When it Comes to Beach Safety?
TRUE or FALSE 1.Water-resistant sunscreen is the same as waterproof sunscreen. 2.Wearing a white cotton t-shirt is not as effective at blocking UV rays as wearing SPF 15. 3.If you find yourself caught in a rip current, the safest way to get back to the beach is to swim parallel to the shore until you’re out of the current. Then it’s okay to swim towards shore. 4.Most beach li…

Dora and Boots - Best Friends Forever

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
If you have a Dora Fan - get ready to buy a new DVD!!!  Dora and Boots - Best Friends Forever- out on DVD May 27th.  Get ready to be the one putting smiles on your little ones face as you wow them when you gift them the latest from Nickelodeon.  

Join best friends Dora and Boots on EIGHT of their greatest adventures in the all-new DVD Dora and Boots – Best Friends Forever.  Come along with the inseparable duo as they explore a magical rainforest amusement park, celebrate Best Friends Day, rescue Boots’ beloved shiny red boots, recover Boot’s lost cuddly dinosaur, and much more! Enjoy more with this set including over three hours of fun with Dora and Boots. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramoun…

Little Free Library, Jumpin Beans and @hdatlanta #SummertimeFun #DIGINTOREADING

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
I am so excited to be telling you more about the Little Free Library and how Jumpin Beans Blog will be working together.  If you read my earlier post - about Alpha Bits Cereal and Little Free Library, you knew something was headed this way... Now to tell you more!!!
We were sent a Little Free Library (that Marc put together for me!) and we will be putting it up soon, for the community to enjoy!    I am so lucky that I will be working with our local Harley Davidson on this!   You see, long story short- Little Free Library is all about sharing the love of reading!  
Say you are on a road trip (or visiting friends) and your younger one needs a book to enjoy.  You can just visit the Little Free Library and see if there is one near …