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Bella Sara- Emma's Wings #Giveaway

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I have never in my life heard of this... but it must be pretty cool.. Lucky for you, one reader will win this copy.

BELLA SARA: EMMA'S WINGS, the first ever feature-length movie based on the trading card sensation, takes viewers on a magical journey to "North of North," a mythical, horse-filled land where earthling Emma comes face to face with the evil Ivenna, who is out to destroy the herds, steal their magic, and take possession of the land herself. Now, it's up to Emma (the voice of rising country music star MacKenzie Porter) and her new friend, Sara, to overcome all odds, rescue the horses and learn her true destiny.
This first-ever movie based on the multi-million selling trading card series (160 milli…

Creativity Day in Georgia - FREE EVENT

*** This is not a sponsored post.  I just thought it would be cool to share if you are looking for something to do this weekend and you are near a location...

CREATIVITY DAY IN GEORGIA
New research suggests kids' test scores for creativity are falling and while Atlanta school’s CRCT scores are also declining, some parents wonder if might have something to do with the prevalence of smartphone and tablets.
A nationwide movement designed to unleash kids' natural curiosity and introduce them to the world of creativity is underway across Georgia this weekend.
Creativity for Kids was created nearly 40 years ago by two moms who had a dream of providing creative opportunities for all children especially when access to the arts in many schools is diminishing. Studies link creativity to academic performance and their mission is to get kids making things to unlock their potential. "So far, we’ve even seen children using the can itself in Atlanta and the results are awesome. Kids have cr…

Skin Tight - Body Serum from @mioskincare

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Life eventually wears your body... but there are things you can do to help prevent aging... or rather "aging beautifully."  I was sent the Mama Mio Eye Know Serum for review... long story short, it took some time to finally get to us, and now I see that it has been discontinued.  Now, I see that they have a product, called SKIN TIGHT,  that sounds about the same.. but this is a "tightening BODY serum" where the product we were sent was an "eye serum."  The thing is... this body serum says it is facial quality... so that is a great thing!  I will say that I liked the way it felt, but I did not use it regularly enough to notice a difference.  

How to use
Use once (or twice!) a day for 30 days for ma…

I'm gonna check your ears check your eyes find out how much you've grown #DocMcStuffins

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Now that I have the theme song in your head... Or maybe its just in mine... Side note, I LOVE hearing Broxton singing the Doc McStuffins Theme song...  "The Doc Is In... and she'll fix you up... If your a TOY- YOU'RE IN LUCK!"  Well, now we are singing the song even more, because we have a few new books from Disney Books!   We love Doc and I love that the creativity of kids is shown in this character!  Broxton has said at one point he was going to be a doctor when he watched this show...

First book? Doc McStuffins - Starry, Starry Night  (Ages 3-5) I LOVED this book!!!!  It starts off with an introduction of the characters on the show, so for you parents /grandparents that aren't familiar, here you go...…

Looking to Plan A Party???? @MyMainEvent

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Last week we were able to go to the official opening of Main Event Entertainment in Alpharetta... What you didn't know is that we were there just a few days before learning what all is offered when you have a birthday party there... (You also might not have known that we went back last weekend when my parents came to town...  We really love that place... Also, we had friends that saw our review that headed there today...  we might have tried to meet them, but it was just not happening today.)   So - today I want to tell you about their birthday party options... 
The day of the party was our first time at Main Event and you pull up to a massive building, it is very festive looking and let's face it... Who isn't read…

Latest Release from @LilTeammates? Lil' Troops - #Giveaway

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We have plenty of little collections of toys and what nots around here... Since Broxton loves sports, we have several of the Lil Teammates that we have reviewed in the past...   Back when I went to the AmericasMart, I learned that they would eventually be releasing Lil Troops and you know we were SO EXCITED!    After the LONG WAIT...  We finally got an awesome toy to review!   Since daddy is Infantry, you know that we were thrilled to get the Infantryman for review...   The other we received?  The dessert trooper.  You know that we were thrilled with them and Broxton has been playing with them over and over again... I thought he would for sure add them with his Lil' Teammates, but nope... they have not socialized with th…

Body Exfoliator from @MioSkincare

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Summer time means needing to take better care of your skin... I say that, but at the same time, I know that winter also means taking care of your skin... In actuality, we should all be taking care of our skin- every day.  We received the Mio Body Buff for review and I was surprised that Marc let me use it on him...  It was a gritty type lotion... that I rubbed on him. I was able to rub it on his back and his shoulders/legs... Then, he got in the shower and was able to enjoy a nice shower with fresh buffed skin!  I have actually used it on myself a few times and I tell you, the smoothness my skin feels is great!  
• softens and hydrates for skin that feels brand new • perfects and brightens uneven skin tone 
• fine formula that …

Encyclopedia of Disney Characters

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Disney has been a name we have loved for as long as I can remember. I had tons of the movies on VHS (yep, totally dating myself now!)  and now we are trying to add to our DVD / Blu-Ray Collection.  With all Disney movies, you get to learn... and fall in love with... all of the characters.   In this Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters, we start with ABU and end with ZURG.  This Encyclopedia is a hard back book that features fun facts, tricky trivia, and cool quotes about over 150 Disney heroes (and villains!)
I loved that it even had Jiminy Cricket in there, he was always a cute character to me.  This book is so up to date, it even had SVEN in it (from Frozen!)   Besides the character pictures, it also has:
"Tricky T…

Graduations All Around!!!!

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I am not sure how your summer has been going, but ours has been fun... and so very busy!
If you remember, we started summer off with Broxton graduating Preschool and finishing up his first season of baseball....
Then, we have had birthday parties, play dates, getting to go to Comic Con in Atlanta, Lego KidsFest and SO MUCH MORE.....
As I have said, life is about making memories... and I love the opportunities of the memories I am getting to make with him!
One thing that I have yet to share with you???
One of Marc's other boys recently graduated High School!!!
Can you believe it?
One graduating High School while One graduates Preschool... The same year!
Where does the time go????  Not the best of pictures, but I thought it was a great capture of how exciting that night was!  
Both of the graduates!  
We are so very proud of him and know that there is so much out there for him!

Live Well Equipped with @Boltwell

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Ice storm of 2014 --- Do you remember that at all?  I know I for sure do.  We had like back to back issues... Marc's dad had just passed and we had to make an emergency trip to deal with things... leaving us stranded in a hotel for days (since the roads home were closed.)   Luckily for us, we were in a hotel... Others were stuck at home and were having other issues of their own.  As a mom, I like to think that I am pretty much prepared for whatever might happen our way, but truth be told, I didn't have a "go to kit" or anything like that...  

As I said, we were lucky that we had power and were safe, but there were many people left stranded... In their homes, in their cars.. at school... you name it...  and th…

Organize the Bathroom - @ToiletTreeProd

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You would think I would be better at terminology than I am... but I will not even try.. That being said, our bathroom has a nice big tub... but it also has the separate shower that is in the glassed off area.... (Whatever that is called.) Anyways, having that stand alone shower is great, but it also doesn't give much room for my bath products and Marc's too.   Think about it---  I need shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and face wash...  He needs his own shower gel and whatever else we think we may need...  All of that and we just have one little square to put everything...  When I was contacted to review the Shampoo and Soap Shower Dispenser by Toilet Tree Products, I was so excited!!!  Marc came home and he was just …

What Type of Robot Would You Like?

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Robots are pretty cool to me, but lets be honest, it is the kid creations of robots that I love the most.  We were recently sent a Time for Kids Explorers - Robots for review and I hate to say it... but it made me happy and sad at the same time.
It was neat to see the robots of the past --  an automatic man in the 1900's (to pull a carriage)...  a "robot" from a play in the 1920's...  the list goes on and on...
I thought that was neat, but then I started seeing the robots around today...
Fireman robots, Police officer robots, even soldier robots.  I think that is neat, but at the same time, the more the robots do things, the less need of actual humans ... then what will we be around for?  It was pretty cool …