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Think Outside the Box with @TheBouqs #bouqlove

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If you are trying to think outside the box on a great gift, I have a perfect solution for you!   The Bouqs roses would be a great way to show how much you care.  This doesn't even have to be for Christmas, it can be New Years, Valentines, Easter, Just Because, Anniversary and so much more...  The Bouqs are roses that are straight from an Eco-Friendly farm ON an active volcano.   I don't know about you, but doesn't that sound so much more "out there" than just regular roses?  I know, I am all about the different...   Anyways, I was excited to try them out, so I picked the Confetti Flower Bouquet.  I eagerly waited for them to arrive and when they did I was so excit…

A few (new to me) books from Margaret Wise Brown @parragonbooks

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Talk about learning something new every day.... 
I have always known that Margaret Wise Brown was the author of Goodnight Moon, but I was not familiar with her other books... until now.  I had no idea she had so many!  Last month I was able to share with you Jingle Paws... Well, this month get ready for 2 additional Margaret Wise Brown books!   
The Noon Balloon is a very colorfully illustrated book that has a couple kids set off for an adventure in a hot air balloon.  (If you know me, you know I absolutely LOVE hot air balloons, so I was excited to check this one out!)  As we turn the pages, we see the hot air balloon travel all over, from the city to the country, past a circus and into a storm, before finally reaching their …

Tips from Doc McStuffins @disneyhyperion

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The Doc is in!   At least that was the case at Career Day this year at Broxton's school!  I am telling you, if I saw one Doc McStuffins, I saw 20 of her!!!  I love that kids have a cute character they can relate to and I love that the end of her books have tips for the kids.   Blame it on the Rain - Tips on being safe in the rain...   Training Army Al - Tips on staying fit...    Each book leaves me guessing the diagnosis for her "Big Book of Boo-Boos" and these books are great for both boys and girls!  

Doc McStuffins - Blame it on the Rain:
 In this book, Doc gets to spend the day with her friend.. but it is raining, so they are inside.  Then, the sun comes out and they get to go out to play, that is when they f…

Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas #VeggieTales

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With the holidays approaching, we need to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  No, it isn't about Santa... or Rudolph, or cookies or presents... it is about family and that Christmas celebrates the Birth of Jesus!    I love Veggie Tales and I love when they show Veggie Tales at our church... This is a great DVD to have under the tree this year, so make sure you head out and buy one today!  
Larry The Cucumber is a Christmas elf at the Spring Valley Mall who just wants to spread joy at the holidays. When he meets a little girl with a big heart whose only Christmas wish is to help a friend in need, "Merry Larry" sets off on adventure that will light up the holidays like never before and show the town of Spring…

One on One Workbooks for Kids of all ages! #SpectrumBooks

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Has holiday break started at your child's school?  It did here, today and I am very excited!  Yes, I love when he is in school, but I love our time together too!  We play, we laugh, we sleep, we watch movies, we snuggle, we read and we even do a little homework!   Yes, you read that right!   We work on homework a bit too!    It doesn't bother Broxton and I love that although we have LOTS of play time, we still do educational things as well!   Maybe we will write a letter, or color a picture... Work on counting or even work on shapes and colors.  Each day is something different, but the great thing is when I have " homework sheets" for him to work on as well!   I was recently sent several work- books for revi…

Personalized Vitamins? #VousVitamin

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Are you unfamiliar with Vous Vitamin?  I was until recently...    I think it is awesome that you can create a vitamin just for your needs.   They have a survey you fill out and then they create one specifically for you!    From their website:

With new knowledge about the role of different nutrients always evolving, safety surrounding the use of certain supplements is always a foremost concern.  Finding the right vitamins in the right amounts can be a challenge. Vous Vitamin will provide you with a medically sound, premium product that is of the highest quality. As well as helpful resources and posts.
Besides Personalized Vitamins, they also have "situational supplements" that could be just what you need!   Head on ov…

Disney's Christmas Storybook Collection from @DisneyHyperion

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Do you need a Christmas Book?  Every house should have one to enjoy over the holidays! With the Christmas Storybook Collection, you are sure to please all Disney fans!!!
The stories include :
Toy Story, Tangled, Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Cars, Wreck-It-Ralph, Monsters Inc, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Lady and the Tramp, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Robin Hood, Pinocchio, Wall-E and 101 Dalmations. This is a hard covered book (so it would make a great gift idea) and the text to picture ratio is perfect to keep kids of all ages excited and entertained!   This would be a great gift idea this year to a group of kids (or even a classroom!)   Disney Christmas Storybook Collection  Celebrate the season wit…

Long Day? Need a Heating Pad for those sore muscles? #ThermophoreHeatPad

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Do you have the aches and pains when cold weather sets in?  Do you always have sore muscles after working out?  Maybe you have a physical job where you are a bit sore at the end of the day? Whatever the case may be, I am sure you wish you had a bit of relief when all is said and done, right? Marc is always hard at work taking care of our family, be it working his daily job or when he does Army training,  not to mention a 5 year old isn't the easiest on the back!    So what is a person to do?  
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What you do is hope that someone you know reads this post and decides that you really need a Thermophore Heat Pad to help you at the end of the day!  (Feel free to forward this post along if they need a hint!)  
We were sent a Ther…

Lock in Moisture this Winter with @VaselineBrand

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I love lotion.  There is no denying that.  I will always have at least a couple different brands / scents at all times in the house. One - I love the smells of it.  Two - I love the way it makes my skin feel.  Three- I have a slight obsession.  I have been working with Vaseline Lotions for a while now and their products never seem to disappoint.  The latest that was sent to me was their "Intensive Care Advanced Repair" in lightly scented and fragrance free.  I actually have the lightly scented sitting on my nightstand now. I love it.  It is very light, like a milky feeling... and it seems to quickly absorb into my skin.  I normally put it on right as I get ready to go to bed and then I can drift off to sleep with a…

Princesses and Cooking - Pretty awesome Christmas! Find out from @DisneyHyperion

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Having a son means not really being up to all the knowledge of Princess type things, but that doesn't mean that I don't love them!!  I was excited to get the book, Prefect Princess Christmas, if only to read it to my self!  Hey, I love the little Mermaid and Cinderella isn't a new princess... So, I could justify my excitement!  
In the princess book, I loved reading about how the Princesses were so excited for the holidays... and none of them were excited for what they were going to GET, instead, they were bubbling with excitement on what they were giving!  Isn't that what Christmas is all about?    Disney's Perfect Princess Christmas Now little girls can celebrate the holidays with the Disney Princesses! Fr…

If you can dream it... You can build it! @ogosport

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I am all about Broxton using his hands and his brain in being creative and having fun.  We love different toys that allow him to express himself in many different ways, so when I saw the OgoBild box, I thought this would be perfect for him to play with!    I was so excited when the chance to work with them arrived and I know that you will love it too!  
First up, let me give you the "overview" of OgoBild from their website:  We are designers. But we don't just design products.
From award-winning classics like the Super SportsDisk to newer creations like OGOBILD, we don't just design toys or sporting goods - we design something more...We design active play for all ages. We design endless hours of fun for your c…

From Sea to Shining Sea #EllisTheElephant

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I hate admitting this, but I was not a fan of history growing up.  I thought it was boring and I wanted nothing to do with it. Now, I wish I had paid more attention, since Broxton seems to have a million questions.  My answers are one of 2 -   First up- go ask your daddy.  Marc loves history and seems to know a lot about it.
Second response?  Well, lets look it up together and see!   I think part of the reason it was so boring was not only the way the teachers taught it, but also the books were so cut and dry and had nothing to offer.  That was why I was eager to see what this book, From Sea to Shining Sea by Callista Gingrich was all about.  In this book (which is book four in the Ellis the Elephant Series) we follow Ellis as …

Celebrate Christmas with Doc and Jake @DisneyHyperion

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Nothing better than Christmas books with your favorite Disney Junior characters, right?   We were sent a great selection of Christmas books to get the holiday mood just right and I must say, they are super cute!    We have Doc McStuffins, it is a cute paperback book that has her leaving her home and heading to the North Pole to help an elf fix a broken present on Christmas Eve!  (She even gets to meet the Big Man himself!)   The other book is a board book featuring Jake and the Neverland Pirates!  This book has Hook up to his old ways of trying to steal what isn't his... But no worries, Jake and his crew won't let Hook ruin their Christmas!   A Very McStuffins Christmas Christmas Eve is full of surprises at the McStuffin…

Feel Good with Easy Meals - @SpaghettiOs #UhOhSpaghettiOs

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With the holiday break approaching, you might want to start thinking of simple and easy lunch / snack ideas to get through the break.  I was sent a great array of Spaghettios Micros and think this would be great.  You know you don't want to spend all of your time in the kitchen when you could be doing other things - last minute Christmas shopping, decorating cookies, doing arts and crafts, watching movies, you get the point... Let Spaghettios Micros fill their bellies with yummy hot food while you fill the time making memories!   We all know Campbells is MMmm Mmmm  Good, let the kiddo's know it too!  (No judgement from me when you grab a portion for yourself.  I may or may not have enjoyed some myself recently!   Spag…

Looking for a Study Bible? #Giveaway

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I do not know about you, but I think Bibles are amazing gifts.  I have had several through the years and was so blessed when Marc gave me a beautiful one as a Mothers Day gift one year.  Last year, I took a Bible Study Lesson at church and while I know some of the Bible, there is much to learn... My mom gave me a Bible of hers, since it had lots of information that would be great to help me in my spiritual journey.  (Have I ever mentioned that I really do have an awesome mom?)

Well, my dear friend Rosey is hosting a review on a Beautiful NIV First Century Study Bible. I am adding her post after this, so that you may enter and win!   Good Luck to you all!

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Not long ago, a close friend and I were talking about Bible interpretation, and …