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Round-Up of Kid CD's --- Makes Great Stocking Stuffers! #MakingMyList

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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. Just in case you are trying to figure out a couple stocking stuffer ideas...  Or maybe you are looking for a couple of gift ideas for a teacher in your life.. Why not make a cute gift basket for the teacher, but include a cd for them to use to get excitement in the classroom???  Here is a list of some that have recently been released!  
Brady Rymer(who also plays with the Laurie Berkner Band and From Good Homes) makes music with a “rock and roll heart” (New York Times). Just Say Hi will be his seventh album for families, crowd-funded by Brady's legions of fans.
Every track on Just Say Hi! is an expansive and life-affirming musical experience, fueled by the joyful “Lil’ Wall of Sound.” Brady and The Little Band That Could …

Trip Down Memory Lane (Music Edition) #MidnightSpecial #Motown25 #MakingMyList

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I might be dating myself here, but I was recently sent an email with a couple of great DVD sets that are sure to be on Christmas lists for those in your family.  I was not familiar with many of them, but Marc seemed to know all of them as soon as I mentioned them and he was quickly headed down memory lane.   I thought it would be great to share with you some of these so that you might know what to buy that person that is hard to buy for this year!   


A "must-have" for fans of '70s music and '70s pop culture,  THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION is priced to add to every music lover's home entertainment collection  at $99.95, and features eight discs of 130 incredible live performances from the e…

It's Bo Time - @Bojangles1977 #giftcard #giveaway

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I know I can't be the only one that enjoys the convenience and ease of pulling through a drive -thru and grabbing dinner from time to time.  If I am the only one, I am shocked.. but I am going to guess I am not alone.  I was recently contacted to check out Bojangles and I was pretty excited.  We love trying new places and I have driven by Bojangles on numerous occasions... but the thing about it was that no one ever talks about it, so I guessed it wasn't that good.  You know? If people would talk about it, I would want to check it out!  Once I was invited to check it out, I was all about it.  Why turn down an opportunity to learn of something new? I told Marc I was getting dinner and then "BO Time" was on.

Movie Night - How to Train Your Dragon 2 #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

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The other night we were lucky enough to have a movie night at home.  We were recently sent a box of goodies for the newest movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Broxton was pretty excited.  He has a habit of talking too much in class (he gets it honest) so we kept having to put movie night off... But he came home with a note saying he had a great day, so what better way to reward him?  He was excited and we got to see a new movie!   HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, the next chapter to the Academy Award® nominated film released in 2010, is “sensational…an instant animated classic,” proclaims Access Hollywood. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® a…

5 Minute Minnie Tales @DisneyReads #MakingMyList

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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 are looking for a great book to have around for bedtime (really any time, but I was thinking bed time for the title)  you really need to check out 5 Minute Minnie Tales,  This book is a hard covered (padded) book that includes several great short stories featuring our lovable Minnie Mouse!  I say it is a great bedtime book, because in our house "1 story" before bed turns into "JUST ONE MORE" and this would be a great way to help.  Let them pick 2 stories and that is 10 minutes of reading!  Great to get a couple stories in, but know that it won't last all night long.  
I love that although this is "MINNIE" tales, it really covers all of the gang, so it is a great book for all Disney fan…

Hey Y'all - #PaulaDeen #Giveaway

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few photos from a pretty cool luncheon I was able to attend today.  None other than Paula Deen herself was there!  She was just as sweet as the tea I drink and just as friendly as I would expect being that we are from the same hometown!  (Yes, I did have to tell her that!  Hometown pride!)   We were able to watch as she made what appears to be a super easy meal.  ( I will let you know once I attempt to make it!)   It was a chicken and sausage jambalaya using Springer Mountain Chicken!   I was one of those not familiar with this chicken, but after tasting it, I will be looking for it at the store.
While Paula was there cooking (and chatting, LOVE the chatting.. it was like …

The Curse of the Princess Ivy @DisneyReads

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Sofia the First is a popular princess around Broxton's school these days.  When I go to volunteer, I see lots of fans and even this past Halloween, I was able to see friends have their kids dress as Sofia!  That being said, I thought it was great to get to read another Sofia the First book!  This one is The Curse of Princess Ivy and I was excited to learn who Princess Ivy was, since that was a new to me name!
In this book, we learn that Sofia was given the Amulet of Avalor when she became a Princess.  The thing about it was that it allowed her to talk to animals, but it was a secret... Until Amber over hears her one day and decides that she wants to try it out, even if it means STEALING it!   You will have to read the b…

What if Santa's Suit was Purple, Not Red? @dksimoneau #MakingMyList

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Last year, I started the new tradition of doing a book countdown with Broxton.  I mix it up with new books and old books, as well as books that are "Christmas" theme and then other books as well.  This year, we have a new book to add to our collection.  We were sent the book, Santa's Zany, Wack, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas and as soon as he spotted the book he asked for me to read it to him.   

Santa's Zany,Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas is a great book!  It was cute, since it shows Santa having to go and do his own laundry!  It was funny... The power is out and he has to do his laundry before he goes to deliver the gifts... The only problem is that he can't see and he makes the m…

Harvest Snaps

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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 are a fan of trying different snacks, you need to add the Snapea Crisps and Lentil Snaps. They really take snacking to a whole new level and they offer a great (and healthy) alternative to snacking.  I know we always reach for chips...  The flavors and the crunchy of it all... well, now we reach for these!   I personally do not care for the Lentil Snaps.  I love the flavors of Onion Thyme and Tomato Basil, but the Lentils just don't grab me... Offer up the Snapea Crisps and I will love them all day long!  I can even get the boys to eat them!  My favorites? Wasabi Ranch and Caesar!
I have sent these in for lunch side items... but have also sent them in for the teachers!
The great thing is that they offer several fla…