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Adventures Await! Earth to Echo #Giveaway #EchoInsiders

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If you remember... I love movies and I love movie nights!   I wanted to share that with you...So here is ANOTHER giveaway for you to enjoy!  Now, the question... Will you keep it as a gift this holiday, or will you go ahead and enjoy it now???  It is up to you!!!!

Earth to Echo is beaming down to Blu-ray and DVD October 21st! 
Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the …

So excited for #TheBestofMe ($25 Gift card + Prize Pack #Giveaway!)

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The other day, I was excited to share with you that Nicholas Sparks has yet another movie headed to the big screen... This one is The Best of Me.  If you have been around my blog for any time, you might know that I am a HUGE Nicholas Sparks fan, so when I heard about this movie, I was thrilled... I was even going to get to go to an advance screening!  But then -- life happens and I was not able to go.  I still shared about the movie, since I am so excited to see it!  (If I have to go solo, I WILL be seeing this movie soon!)  

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The BestofMe tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apar…

Rio2 Singalong - Headed Our Way Soon #MakingMyList

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*** This is not a sponsored post, just wanted to share since we reviewed Rio 2 and loved it.  This would be great for those that really get into the music!

Bring it Home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD November 4!
Rio 2 Sing-Along
Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more! Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!
Blu-ray™ Special Features●Rio 1 Refresher●Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2I Will Survive multi-language music video
Rio 2 Sing-Along Blu-ray™Street Date:November 4, 2014Prebook Date:September 30, 2014Screen Format:Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)Audio:English DTS-HD-MA 7.1Spanish (Latin) DD 5.1Portuguese (Brazilian) DD 5.1French (Quebecois) DD 5.1Subtitles:English / Spanish / Portuguese / FrenchU.S. RatingGTotal Run Time:100 minutesClosed Captioned:Yes

Looking for SAFE Skincare for your littles? @BabyMantra is the answer! #BabyMantra #sponsored #MC

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“I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BabyMantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”
Created by two sisters on a mission to provide safe and ecologically sound skincare, BabyMantra is a certified natural, cruelty-free and gluten-free baby skincare line that offers environmentally conscious products from ingredients to packaging. All products are made in the U.S. and are inspired by all-natural home-based remedies.
I was pretty excited when I learned that I would be getting the Baby Mantra product line for review.  I know that my "baby" isn't technically a "baby" anymore since he is 5 now, but the way I see it, if it is safe enough for a baby... It surely must be safe enough for MY BABY!   Not to mention that he has the eczema starting to flare back up again, so I wanted to try and go ahead and deal with it sooner rather than later.  Whenever his eczem…

The Best of Me - October 17 #TheBestOfMe

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*** This is not a sponsored post.  I just LOVE Nicholas Sparks Books and wanted to share that this movie is headed to the theaters October 17th.


Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, TheBestofMe tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.
TheBestofMe stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato
Rated PG-13


Come Alive @cirque (Famly 4 pack ticket #Giveaway) #Amaluna #Atlanta

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This past weekend was full of adventure for us.  I was so excited to get to take Broxton to one place in particular.  It seems like every single time we head into Atlanta...  He spots the big yellow and blue tent and he ALWAYS has to ask me what is in there ... and when we can go check it out.  Well, this time... the surprise was on him!  We were going and he was going to get to see what all the excitement was about!!!
The other night, we headed into the city to #MakeMemories and that is exactly what we did!  Yes!   Cirque Du Soleil is back in Atlanta!  Until November 30th, you have the opportunity to go and see something that is truly amazing!   Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014, Cirque du Soleil brings a new show to …

Mr. Peabody and Sherman #Giveaway #PeabodyInsiders

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One thing I love to give during the holidays?  Movies!  They make great gifts (even stocking stuffers if you want to go that route) and it is more than a gift... You can make a "movie night" and instead of just a gift of a movie, you have now given the gift of a great memory as well!   Throw in a cute blanket or a couple bags of popcorn and you have a great little gift basket!   With the holidays quickly approaching, I will be giving away a few great movies to make your holidays a little more entertaining!  No worries if you don't want to wait and use it as a gift...  You could plan to do a movie night over one of the school breaks that will be happening soon!  Hope you enjoy!   MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based …

Make It A #MovieNight with Earth To Echo #EchoInsiders

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Available on Digital HD™ October 7 and Blu-ray and DVD October 21
Earth to Echo
This wonderful journey, “full of adventure, bravery, excitement, and friendship…has something for audiences of all ages” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). The “lively and likable” (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times) tale is told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.
Blu-ray Special Features●Creating t…

Spend Halloween With Mickey and Minnie

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Two more books that we were sent to get us in the mood for Trick or Treating?  Well, let me just tell you that they have special characters... also known as Mickey and Minnie!    Yes!!!  I know some people go to Disney for Halloween and if you do, these would make great books for the road trip!  If you are like me and will not be headed down to Disney, you can still check out the books and get ready for a fun night!   
 Mickey's Spooky Night is a great book from Disney Publishing that has a Mobile App included in the purchase!  This is a hard cover book with thicker than normal pages... Not a board book, but thicker than others...   Each page is full color illustrations that are sure to get you ready to throw a Halloween P…

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Activities #PeabodyInsiders

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Have you seen Mr. Peabody & Sherman yet?  We wanted to see it, but then time got away from us... BUT - lucky for us, it is headed to DVD soon and we will be getting to watch it soon!  To get us all geared up for a fun family night, I am adding a couple fun activities to get things started!   Make it a movie night soon!!! MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward. 




COME BACK SOON TO ENTER A GIVEAWAY TO WIN A COPY OF MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN FOR YOUR FAMILY!!!!

Grab A Book AND A Purse for your little Diva! #MakingMyList

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Disney has decided to do it again... They have now released books that are shaped like purses for the little Diva in your life!  The "books/ purses" are hardback and inside each are short stories/ scenarios that are a few pages each with plenty of stickers!  I did love that the pages are more of a glossy cardstock, so that the stickers will work great on them!  

Minnie's Purse  has us follow Minnie on her different adventures.  She always seems to be prepared in her purse with whatever she might need... No matter if it is just a day at the beach or if it is for a party!  Minnie and her bows are always there and ready to save the day!  
Sofia's Purse is a cute book that is --- you guessed it!  Shaped like a pur…

Time for a Bath!

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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. Knowing how much we love books, I was thrilled when I was contacted to review the next book from Phillis Gershator and illustrated by David Walker, Time for a Bath.   Broxton and I love their other book, Time for a Hug , so I was eager to get this one.   As soon as it arrived, Broxton saw it and asked me to read it to him...
Of course I did!  

In Time for a Bath, we get  the colorful illustrations that we fell in love with in the first book.  We also get the cute rhyming of each page that makes it great for kids of all ages!  
"Rise and Shine!  We'll work and play all year long and every day."  
As the pages turn, we see little bunny make a mess in the kitchen, playing outside in the garden, at the beach, having ice c…

Halloween Reading With Disney #DocMcStuffins #SpiderMan

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Whenever we go to the store during the holidays, we always see plenty of books that are themed with the upcoming holiday.. and they always have the characters we know and love.  This time around, we get to have some of these books in our house!!!  Halloween is one of Marc's favorite holidays and I love knowing that we can have Halloween themed books out for Broxton to get into the season and enjoy reading at the same time!  
Up first?  A perfect Touch and Feel Doc McStuffins book!  Boo to You! 
This is a great board book for young ones, with adorable illustrations!   
In Boo to You, we are greeted with Doc and her dad getting ready for Halloween.  The problem is that one of their decorations isn't working...   Doc takes…