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Jarlsberg Cheese #Giveaway Ends 12/31/2015

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Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, celebrates the holidays with a fantastic, simple and festive contest that can win you great prizes for  holiday entertaining.  Jarlsberg® Cheese announces the Great Holiday Giveaway consisting of (1) Grand Prize: Sony DSLR Camera and (8) Charcuterie Party Kits (1 kit per week) starting November 1 and running through December 31, 2015.  Simply enter at www.Facebook.com/Jarlsbergusa/ for a chance to win. You may enter once a day.  Winners will be notified by email.

Fantastic 4 #Giveaway! #FantasticInsiders

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Synopsis
The FANTASTIC FOUR make a triumphant return with MARVEL’s next generation of heroes — four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe, their physical forms altered in shocking ways. Their lives changed forever, Reed Richards (“MR. FANTASTIC”), Sue Storm (“INVISIBLE WOMAN”), Johnny Storm (“THE HUMAN TORCH”) and Ben Grimm (“THE THING”) must harness their incredible new powers and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy, the infamous DR. DOOM.

I was excited to get the chance to review this, as I know how much Broxton enjoys everything "Marvel," It was pretty cool too, since Marc remembered Dr. Doom and the cast from his younger days.  We decided to watch it when the brothers wer…

Fun at Home With Fantastic 4 Activities #FantasticInsiders

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Being part of the Fox Home Ent. Insiders group, we get pretty cool things from time to time to go along with the movies we are reviewing.  This time, we were sent a great box full of fun things to do over Christmas break.  Box full of fun activities. Up first? The invisible ink pen.   ***  He asked if I used it if I would become invisible. Don't know if it was for the cool factor having me invisible, or if he was hoping to get rid of me.  I was scared to ask!  
We have now been enjoying making SLIME!!!  Did you know if you switch the M and the L you get SMILE???  Yep,.. that is what we have been doing. Laughing and smiling A LOT!!!!  We tried this first, but did not have much luck...   ended up moving on to another form…

Fantastic 4 activities to enjoy #FantasticInsiders

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Just wanted to share a few fun assets for the new Fantastic 4 movie.   Make sure you click on them to open them up larger before printing.   Leave me a comment telling me which was your favorite activity.
Then make sure to enter the giveaway, it will be posted later today!!!!   
Cut Out Activity 
Science Cards 


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Make It a Movie Night #ScorchInsiders

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Christmas break means lots of time at home with family. With the weather being rain, rain and even more rain... We have not been out much, but that means we have been watching more movies and making more memories!  I heard of The Maze Runner movie, but had never seen it. Then, it was on one night and we watched it.  Lucky for us, because the next day, The Scorch Trials arrived and we were all ready to watch it!
Synopsis
The Maze was just the beginning. After the harrowing adventure of escaping the maze, the Gladers find themselves right in the center of an epic mystery in MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS.  There’s more action, more excitement and more spectacular effects in this thrilling new chapter of the epic Maze Runner sa…

My very own little helper! #SantaInsider

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Synopsis
May the best elf win! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios present outrageous holiday fun when SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER arrives on DVD and Digital HD™ on Tuesday, November 17.
Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE®  Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin®, WWE Diva Paige™ and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime—to be Santa’s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he’ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the gig for herself!
The SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER DVD is stocked full of behind-the-scenes featurettes that are sure to bring holiday cheer.

If you rem…

Some may say I'm a Gamer... But I'm not the only one @lootcrate #GiftGuide

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Are you a "gamer" or a "geek" or a "nerd?"  If you are, you are going to want to check out Loot Crate.  I know Christmas is almost here and for some people that means they are just now getting ready to start shopping.  Others have been finished for months, but there are some still looking for that one AWESOME gift.  Look no further if you have someone on your list that fits one of the words I first mentioned.   We had the chance to review Loot Crate and this is a subscription box that many will enjoy! Don't let the plain black box fool you.  You are getting ready to be blown away by what all is inside.
If you purchase just one month, with shipping and everything you are looking at right under …

Hey Good Lookin, What Ya Got Cookin? @DelMonte

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Do you have certain holiday traditions that you do each year?  Growing up, I remember ours just like it was yesterday.  We would go to my moms parents house on Christmas Eve, have dinner with moms side of the family and do our gift exchange with my grandparents.  Then, we would load up and drive home.  Once home, we would do Christmas with each other and then go to bed.  The next day, we would go to my dad's moms house and do Christmas with my dads side of the family.  After exchanging gifts with my grandma, we would go home and rest, play with our gifts from everyone and when younger, my grandparents would all come over that afternoon to see what Santa brought us.  Of course the tradition continued like that until I got…

Runaway Santa and Bricks? Yes, Please! @skyhorsepub #GiftGuide

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With Christmas almost here, I have two final Christmas books for you.  (I tell you, every single time I walk in a store, I am tempted to buy even more... we love books!)  These are two that I know will be a hit for years to come. One is for the younger crowd for sure, but will be enjoyed by all ages.  The other is one for every single age you can imagine, aren't we all kids at heart?  
Up first is a cute and fun one... The Runaway Santa . We loved it as much as we loved The Runaway Pumpkin that we reviewed for Halloween.  In this book, Santa has so much to do and half of the fun of reading it is to see where Mrs. Claus is hiding on each page.  I wish there was a way to capture the excitement on Broxton's face as we tu…

Perfect Christmas Books For Little Ones #GiftGuide

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With Christmas just a few days away, you might be trying to think of a few last minute gift ideas!  Well, if you are looking for something for the younger ones, you know the ones that can't tell you what they want this year... Look at these two cute titles from Capstone!   Christmas Surprise is a cute board book that combines the love of a pop-up book with the wonder of a lift the flap. ALL IN ONE!!!!   From an adventure skiing to peeking out from behind the curtain, each page is full of surprises to get little ones giggling!   
Baby Face Christmas is one you will treasure for years to come!!!  It is a board book that allows you to put your babies picture (or any picture you choose) As you flip the pages, the person of you…

PillowCape - For Home or Travel #GiftGuide

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Do you travel during the holidays?  Do you travel throughout the year?  I know when my mom goes on a road trip, she has to have blankets and pillows and everything else under the sun. THAT STUFF ADDS UP for storage space, you know?  Well, there is a solution that we were recently introduced to and I think you guys need to know about it.  
It is PillowCape and it is a travel pillow with a blanket too.  If you are not cold, you can turn it into a cape and have a blast playing with it too! As I said, PillowCape is a nice sturdy travel pillow but... they went even further and added a strip of Velcro to each end.  This makes it perfect to keep the blanket in place, if you are looking to catch a few zzz's... but it makes it tur…

Do you send Holiday Cards?

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Are you a fan of holiday cards?  I am a fan of "snail mail" in general and during the holidays, I get so excited every time I go to the mailbox.  I can't say that the rest of the year, since it seems like no one likes to send written letters and all that is in the box is bills or junk mail.  Christmas though, yep...  Every time I see a card, I get all giddy... I love the photo cards, as it is so cute to see the photos that were chosen for the cards. 
Growing up, I remember my parents would get so many cards, I loved the thought of the older I got the number of family photo cards that I would receive.  Seems as though facebook and text messaging is killing my dreams man!    Now, more and more people just post a &…

Quality Photo on Canvas Printing from @CanvasPop #GIFTGUIDE

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I love photos and I am so in love with photos on canvas.  We have a couple photographs that we have hanging up in our house.  (Actually have a few that are not of people, but are beautiful scenery photos that we took that are on our main wall in the living room.)  When Savannah was born, I knew that I really, really, REALLY wanted a nice large photo of her and Broxton - on canvas.  There is just something about a large canvas print. It speaks volumes to me.  Anyways, we had pictures taken of them at the hospital (they change so much those first couple of days!) and I knew that I had the perfect one of them that I wanted blown up large.  Make it even better, I love that it was done in black and white.  I was so excited to hav…

Dora and Friends Season 1 #GiftGuide

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Looks like Dora and Friends will be in our house for a while.  Broxton used to enjoy watching them, but "it's for girls" and "it's for babies" has taken over many of the shows these days.  He is 6 going on 26, you know!!!   I love when Dora is on and it is cute to come in and see Savannah curled up with daddy and hear different shows on in the background. I love Dora, because it teaches Spanish too and we all know that the younger they are, the more they absorb!    Now we have Season One of Dora and Friends!!!
Make sure you grab a copy, perfect for a gift this season!!!!!

DoraandFriends: The CompleteFirstSeason DVD includes the following episodes: DISC 1 (DoraandFriends)We Save a Pirate Ship! - To …

Baby Probiotics - Now Available from @MommysBliss

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A blogger friend of mine sings praises about probiotics and to be honest with you, I have heard of them... but have never used them.  Until now... Let me clarify that though.  I have yet to use them for me (I know I need to and that is on my to do list, but I have been giving them to Savannah.)  I read online it was great to give it to them even more so after they were on antibiotics to try and help with adding the good bacteria back. I have yet to notice any difference, but then again, we are just now getting started with using them.
I wanted to share that Mommy Bliss has released BABY PROBIOTIC DROPS. (I thought this was very informative to read about probiotics and c-section babies.)  We use several of their products.... …

I can mark that off my list @CrossPens #StarWars #GiftGuide #MakeYours

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I work hard at making sure my loved ones get just the right gift for Christmas.  Yes, I know it is NOT about the gift, but I love seeing their face when they open up the gift I got them.  It is most exciting to see the joy on my sons face, as it is all still so magical to him. (and now we get to see the magic all over again with our daughter.)  Well, this year, I have a bit of a dilemma.  I was sent an AWESOME  DARTH VADER gel ink pen from Cross. As soon as I was told about it, I knew it was going to be a gift - to me, from me!  It arrived and I was impressed.  (I am a new Star Wars fan, I will admit that, but I know of all the characters from my husband and son!)    I sat it over on the bookshelf, as I was going to use it t…