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@FrenchToastcom Clothing #Giveaway - #Back2School

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When planning on kids going back to school, one thing is to always check on their wardrobe for the new school year.  Last year, we had a chance to work with French Toast in hosting a review... and I am so excited to get to host a review and giveaway this year!
Let me tell you, the clothes that we received last year still look almost like new, so this is a brand that has stood the test of our house!   (We loved the shirts that we got last year so much that he wore one of them for his school photos! )  The great thing was that his Sunday School teacher asked what brand he was wearing, since it looked so great on him and when I said French Toast, she was quick to tell me that she was familiar with that brand from when her kids …

Disney Publishing - Sticker Collection #Giveaway #MakingMyList

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I am not sure if your kids like stickers, but around here... Stickers are like gold! I actually went and made Broxton a sticker book, since he had so many...  and he loves getting them!
Lately I have been seeing more of a "themed" sticker book versus the 3 ring binder type from my days...  The newest to us?  Disney has released Minnie's Bow-Tastic Sticker Collection... and Sofia's Royal Sticker Collection!
 In the Minnie book, we are just in time for the Grand Opening of Minnie's Bow-tique!
The pages have places for you to place the stickers of the characters being discussed... Such as Daisy, Figaro, Clarabelle and others!   As the grand opening happens, we get to see the Fashion Show with all the m…

Gift Ideas with Health and Beauty

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With teen and tweens, it can be hard to buy for...  I remember when I got to that age, my grandmother started giving us beauty packs with soap and lotion and what not... As the holidays approach, why not head over to BomaSense and see what all they offer?  The fragrances they offer are Lavender, Mango and Unscented.   If you are one that pays plenty of attention into the ingredients, I believe you will like what you see!  
BomaSense Shampoo is protein enriched to maintain your hair's natural moisture balance. It has been formulated with the purest ingerdients, including organic herbs and extracts to nourish and revitalize. BomaSense Hair Care products deliver the benefits of naturally therapeutic properties with fresh botan…

Good Earth Beauty - Coconut Lime Shampoo

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Now that summer is closing on us, that doesn't mean that the scents of summer can't be with you throughout the year to enjoy!  Good Earth Beauty has a scent, Coconut Lime, that immediately takes my imagination (and senses) to a beach with the water splashing and the sun shining!   
I was sent the Restorative Shampoo to review and I definitely fell in love with it.  At $15 for a bottle, I did not use it each time I washed my hair (I chose to rotate it in and out with other products.)
I loved the way it left my hair feeling and smelling.
This would be a great addition to any care packages you may be sending to a loved one away at school.
This also comes in conditioner, so it would make a great gift idea for the upcoming…

A Lesson on Grandparents Day @edible Helps you Treat them to something special!

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You know the old saying, "You Learn Something New Every Day?"  Well, it seems to be more and more true for me as the days go on...  This Sunday is Grandparents Day and to be honest, I just presumed that Grandparents day had been around for ages...  Well, throw in the "learn something new" and here you go:
Grandparents Day did not become official until 1979 -- meaning that I have been around for each of them! Whew, glad to know I did not miss any!  Seriously though... It became official in 1979 and it is designated to be honored on the first Sunday in September, after Labor day!  
The cool thing I learned was that the FORGET-ME-NOT is the official flower for Grandparents Day!
(After looking it up, I think th…

Awesome Way to Give a Gift to Help with Young Development @AustinLloydBox #BringingUpBaby

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One of the greatest things about blogging is learning more about new products.  I was recently introduced to Austin Lloyd and talk about impressive!   Austin Lloyd is a subscription box that you can purchase for little ones you know and love.  They have 3 different plans and I think they are affordable for what all is inside.  Honestly, I wish I had known of this when Broxton was younger...   Austin Lloyd specializes in gifts for young kids.  Up first, you pick your plan.
1 month subscription - $49.99 3 month subscription - $46.99 6 month subscription - $44.99 The subscription automatically renews and is delivered the 3rd week of the month.  That is right!  Engaging Surprises for Young Minds!
Next, you pick the play level for you…

@REACHProducts - Great for #Back2School (Great Care Package Additions!)

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Kicking off back to school also means that NEW TOOTHBRUSHES!   (You do know you are supposed to change your toothbrush every 3 months, right?)  Reach has a new concept in oral care and I get to share it with you!   What better way to remember to change them, than with a kick off of school?  Then again AFTER HALLOWEEN --- all that candy, you can remember that, right?
The reach complete brushes come in your choice of a 2 pack or individually packaged.  
The new Reach Complete Care Line?  
Floss -  Special Floss bristles.  Clean Deep Between Teeth.
Pro - 3 angles.  For Superior Plaque Removal.  

BOTH BRUSHES: 
13° triple angled neckTriple angled bristles maximize contact with each toothSoft thumb rest for comfort and performanceTongu…

Poppy Cat Birthday Treasure on DVD for the FIRST TIME EVER

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Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasures (and Other Adventures) welcomes pre-schoolers to the fantastical world of Poppy Cat with 7 fun-filled episodes.  In the title episode, "Birthday Treasure", it's Poppy's birthday and one of her presents is a treasure map.  Hop on board the hot air balloon for an exciting ride to Mystery Jungle, plus lots more adventures to enjoy!  It's an action-packed adventure that is full of not only humor and great heart, but will also bring children a glimpse of their own potential for imaginative play and creativity. 
Episodes:
Birthday Treasure 
Bad Robot  Magic Show Sunken Ship Bumble Fumble Cheese Mountain Marshmallow Mines

Organic Snacking Made Easy - @BobosOatBars #Back2School

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A new back to school snack for us has been the Oat bars from Bobo's Oat Bars.  I was excited that they sent us a few different to try and I have enjoyed them more than anyone else.  I thought that my favorite would be the Peanut Butter and Jelly, but as soon as I tried the Apple Pie, I knew I was hooked!  
 We were sent Bobo's Oat Bars in Original, Peanut Butter & Jelly and even Apple Pie.  Make sure you visit the store locator to see where you can purchase these near you!  Each bite is individually wrapped (and labeled, so you can throw them in a bowl or container for easy access!)  I love that each one I have had has been just as moist and tasteful as the first one I ever tried!  
The size of the Bobo's Bite…

A is for Airplane #MakingMemories

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Over the summer, I was able to let Broxton experience something pretty neat.  
We had recently seen Planes - Fire and Rescue, so he was still all excited about seeing Dusty CropHopper on the big screen again... but then my dad A.K.A. "Papa"  was able to allow Broxton (and one of his big brothers) to have a summer to remember!!!!!

In Albany, Georgia, there is a company there that has been around for over 40 years, THRUSH AIRCRAFT ... and they specialize in making agricultural aircraft  A.K.A. Crop Dusters a.k.a. other "Dusty CropHoppers" for those of you with younger children!!!  
When we walked in, I am not really sure what I was expecting to see, but I was blown away with being impressed, that was for certain!
There was this huge hangar/warehouse whatever you want to call it that had the assembly lineS going producing different things, but we just sort of walked by there... That was when we entered the area that made Broxton's face light up!  I thought there woul…

Feelings Alphabet? F is for Feelings!

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F is for Feelings is a great book that we recently received for review.  Free Spirit Publishing has pulled through again and I think that this is a perfect book for my son as he is just starting Kindergarten.
Why now?  Well, he is still coming into his own person... even more so now that he has started "big kid school"  and it actually has opened up conversation for us.
F for Feelings goes through the entire alphabet and gives a colorful illustration of the feeling being discussed.  Each feeling comes with one or two sentences to explain the feeling...
"A is for AFRAID.  I am scared."    - We were able to talk about when he was afraid and how that feeling moved into another feeling... Being happy!  (First …

Educational Snacks - @DickandJane_Edu #Back2School

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Everything seems to be a struggle around here lately, so I am always up for great suggestions!  Since Broxton has started kindergarten, each day is new as to his likes and dislikes and I have to just sort of  go with the fact that he is really becoming his own person.
One thing that also changes?
His hunger... Some days he walks in "starving to death" as he says... and other days he is " still really full" and doesn't want to eat.  I have several varieties of snacks and treats so that leaves an endless opportunity for him to snack if need be.  I was excited to learn about Dick & Jane Educational Snacks and was eager to see how Broxton would like them.   Dick & Jane Education Snacks are cute coo…

Let's Get #Back2School Ready! #giveaway (Over $125 value)

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To kick off another round of back to school posts, I wanted to start with a really cool giveaway!!! If you remember, I posted about loving that my  5 year old can watch a show and although it is entertaining, he is getting educated as well.. and he isn't mad with me sitting down trying to teach him things. (No need to bash me if you disagree, but kids need down time too!)  Anyways...  We love the Nickelodeon line of DVDs and now you can too!


Dora the Explorer and Blue’s Clues: Dora Musical School Days and Blue’s Big Musical Movie Double Feature Enjoy this all-new musical double feature starring Dora and Blue’s Clues!
DVD Running Time: Approximately 176 minutes

Let’s Learn: Colors
Kids will be tickled pink to learn their color…

VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch - #Giveaway #MakingMyList

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The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech.
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While the end of summer is finally here... That doesn't mean that fun and memories have to end.  We were recently sen the KidiZoom Smartwatch from VTech for review and it is just the coolest thing!!  I am amazed at how much kids toys advance from year to year!  I was excited with a coloring book and crayons when I was 5 ...  and here he is with a SMARTWATCH that is perfectly sized just for him!  
The KidiZoom watch is available in 4 colors, perfect for the budding fashion star you know!  

The colors offered are WHITE, GREEN, BLUE or PINK.  
We were sent the blue and Broxton has had a great time with it.  I had planned on taking i…