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Menu Tasting at Olive Garden #Atlanta

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The other day I got an email asking me to come and taste a few of the delicious creations that Olive Garden has to offer.  Of course, I was not going to turn that down... Just a few reasons as to why I just "had" to say yes :) One reason - it was in my old stomping grounds and (hate to admit it) the last time I had actually visited that location, I was pregnant with Broxton and a dear friend and I went there for lunch one day! Second reason- I love Olive Garden. Third reason- We recently (within the last year or so) had the first Olive Garden location open up in my hometown... So, I thought it would be great to try out their dishes that I might not otherwise order, then I could…

New Osh Kosh Opens in Buckhead - #Atlanta

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Living in Atlanta gives us plenty of shopping options...  I was lucky enough to be able to go to the new opening of the Osh Kosh store in Buckhead for a back to school party!   I had never actually been in an Osh Kosh store before, so it was nice to get to check it out and see the options and prices.    I actually asked friends about jeans for boys and heard that Osh Kosh makes great ones.  Broxton wasn't feeling the festivities that day, he said after being in school all day, he just wanted to play with toys... not look at clothes!  So, we did not get to try any on, although I love the selections.
See this bin at the front door?
Check this out:  B’gosh Jeanius--- Customers can bring …

Only 18 Weeks Till Christmas - Look at Zoob Toys! #MakingMyList @alextoys

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I don't know about your house... but around here, Broxton is always adding things to his Christmas list... I guess it is my fault..  Every-single-time you turn around, he sees something he thinks he just "has to have" and instead of listening to him ask about it, I tell him to add it to his Christmas list... Then, once it is closer to Christmas, we actually write a list and see if he remembers everything.    (Thanks to INFOMERCIALS, we always have a nice long verbal list going!)
Well, not that long ago we went to an event and saw some pretty new (to both of us) toys.  I loved watching him play with them all and I loved making mental notes as to what he really REALLY enjoye…

Creativity Day in #Atlanta - RECAP - Creativity In a Can

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I was not required to post this.  I just wanted to share this event with you guys!  
A bit ago, we were invited to go to a free event at Learning Express.  We decided to make a day of it, so off we went!  We had friends meet up with us and we had a blast.   First of all, I had NEVER been to a Learning Express, so that was new to me.  I was also not familiar with the Creativity for Kids- so I was thrilled!  
This was part of the email I received.... 
The Atlanta budget agreement puts money back into the community. However, the CRCT scores continue to lag in many metro Atlanta Schools. Many elementary and middle schools along metro Atlanta's southside continue to have trouble meeting standards in several subjects, particularly math, according to Georgia Department of Education data released Tuesday.  
That is why, Faber Castell Creativity for Kids selected Atlanta for 'Creativity Day' being announced this Saturday. Faber Castell, is the leading imagination brand in the country for…

Ready for a Little FLAG FOOTBALL???? #MakingMyList

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Over the summer, Broxton was invited to one of his best friends house for the coolest birthday party!  They are big Georgia Fans... (Go DAWGS!)  They decided to do a "football themed" party and we had a blast!!!  While there, towards the end, they busted out a little Flag Football game for the boys and at that point it hit me...   THIS WOULD BE AWESOME FOR MY WILD BOYS AT CHRISTMAS!    At that point, I started thinking more and more about it...  Great gift idea - CHECK
Great way to have them active - CHECK Great way to cut down on injury - CHECK 
 So, I decided that would be a great way to get smiles out of them....
Luckily for us, I saw that they have a "flag football" …

World of Reading- Marvel - Volume 1

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World of Reading - Marvel 
Boxed Set - Volume 1  As I mentioned, Broxton is in Kindergarten now... Part of his nightly homework is for us to read a minimum of 10 minutes together.  I love this time with him and as we all know, if a kid is interested in something, they will pay more attention to it... That is one reason I let him pick out his books for us to read each night.  (There is not much worse when it comes to reading than when you have to read something that does not interest you at all!)   Last night, he decided that he wanted to go with the Boxed Set of Marvel books.  He thought it was just one big book and he was THRILLED when he opened the box and saw that it actually has 6 books in there... I couldn't even tell …

Thinking Thursdays

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Okay, so I used to do "Aloha Friday" but it seems that it has died down... I have random questions of things that run through my head and I am going to start asking a question each week...  Would love to hear your answers!!!!!   I would also love for you to join in with me... Ask a Question of your own - either here in the comments or on your blog (leave me a link so I can visit and answer)  If it seems that a couple of you start doing this with me, I will totally put up a linky, but for now, I just want to know your thoughts...
Today's Question -  What is your favorite Disney Movie?

My answer -
I would say that it is a toss up between Frozen and The Little Mermaid.
I love the musical parts in them both... and the story of both of them are great...  I love almost all Disney Movies, but these are the top ones right now!  

Leading the Way With Gillette Flexball - #SmoothSummer #Shop

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.
As most of you know, Marc is Army, so that means a clean shave is a normal thing around our house.  Luckily, he is now National Guard, so it isn't an every day thing... But still... When it is time to shave, it is time to take care of your face and shave right, right? That means a trip to Wal-Mart is planned...   Luckily for me, they had the Gillette Flexball on the end cap, so it made for easy locating, but other razors aren't so lucky!  
I was lucky enough to surprise Marc with the latest Gillette Flexball Razor, working with #CollectiveBias  and let me tell you this... I thought Broxton was going to fall out from excitement!  He kept saying/yelling "I can't BELIEVE you got dad a flexball!  I saw that on a commercial!" (I can't believe he did not know they were at Wal-mart, since we go there often and if you ask him... EVERYTHING is at Wal-mart!)  I was ac…

Diaper Cakes Make it Awesome

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If you have a friend having a baby, take it a step further...  Instead of just a box of diapers, make it a center piece at the shower...  Go with a Diaper Cake!    I think these are just so cute and so adorable!  
The one we received was from McKenzie's Diaper Bakery out of Atlanta.  



This is a Diaper Cake that we went with a Neutral Gender.... 
I know you can do pink for girl and blue for boy, but I wanted to see what making it neutral would do as far as the decorations.... I loved the extra touches...
They added travel sized lotion, shampoo, baby powder and more!
A gifted this to a friend of mine and everyone who saw it thought it was just the cutest...
Talk about making something special!  
Have you ever given or received a dia…

Baby Buddy - Natural Bath Sponge #BringingUpBaby

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If you know of someone that is having a baby, don't you like giving them gifts that they will need?  I know when I was pregnant with Broxton, I really had NO CLUE what to register for.  Sure, I registered for the big items (like a swing / stroller and what not) but then I really had no clue what I might need that were smaller items.  I did not register for diapers, since I was not sure what brand I would want to go with.. That ended up biting me in the butt, as we were a bit unprepared on that end for a minute, but I am glad I didn't register, as the brand I thought I would want to use ended up being the ones I didn't want...   Anyways, I could ramble on forever...   But let me tell you something - the gift bask…

Left Behind - In Theaters October 3rd

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Not a sponsored post.   Looks like a good movie and I love Chad Michael Murray from One Tree Hill days, so I want to see it.


LEFT BEHIND follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.