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Sterling Publishing Talks about the Universe in #ABC Universe

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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. Image Credit - Amazon It might be spring break, but that doesn't mean that the reading ends, or the learning for that matter! We were sent a really cool book from Sterling Publishing, ABC UNIVERSE and we could not wait to check it out!  (We already have the ABC ANIMALS  book, so we knew we would love this one as well!)  This was a really great book with lots of information.  As we read each page, Broxton was surprised to know that there was plenty of information he already knew.  I loved watching his face as he told me what he knew, then we would read about it! He does pay attention in class!!! This is a sturdy board book that has great information on it, with photos to accompany the alphabetical word.  Some pages only …

Building with Eitech

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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. Building and playing are great ways for kids to have fun, learn and even express themselves.  When we were given the opportunity to review one of the kits from eitech, I knew that Broxton was going to be head over heels excited when I saw they had a motorcycle. I wish I could have recorded his face when he was given the chance to open and play with his new toy!   So excited with the motorcycle. Opened the box to find lots and lots of little pieces!
No need to worry, it comes with all the tools needed to put together. Daddy started working on putting it together.  The motorcycle kit we chose said it was for ages 8 and older.  This kit comes with over 270 pieces to construct one of 3 motorcycle options.  I am not sure who wa…

Dealing with Death - Dragon Fire

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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. Dragon Fire Death is always a hard thing for me to talk about.  I know I get emotional for selfish reasons, but I can't help it.  When we have had to talk to Broxton about death in the past, it was hard for me to do, but I managed...  I love when you find books that can help with talks like that. 
When we were sent the book, Dragon Fire, I knew that this would be great to have on hand for any future conversations.
In this book, we meet a family of Dragons... Mom, Dad and their two kids.  Dragon Fire puts a new spin on it, with them enjoying blowing their flames each night... it is their way to bond.  From breathing the farthest to who makes the most beautiful flame, they share this time together... Until mommy gets sick…

Skypony Press is already stocking our baby library!

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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. As a huge book lover, I am always up for reading new books and sharing with you guys all that we get to review.  Broxton has a fantastic library and it will be great to pass down to his younger sibling when it makes its arrival this summer.  I did want to have a few books to go in the nursery that would be the babies books and not ones from Broxton as well, so when I received a few new books for review from Skyhorse Publishing, I knew two that were going to be for the baby and not Broxton... Check them out: The Tiny Traveler - France.  This board book is going to be a great book for our little one.  It is perfectly sized for little hands and I am not sure about you, but board books are great for little ones in my opinion. Thi…

The Mystery Hat from Skypony Press

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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. The Mystery Hat If you are looking for a silly and fun book to read, then you want to check out The Mystery Hat.  In this book, we follow three friends as they have a fun day in the woods.  They stumble upon a hat that was left out there.. it is wet and has been lost / forgotten.  They think the hat looks familiar and they each tell a story of who they think the hat belongs to and why it is out there in the woods.  You will have to get the book to see who was right. 
(It really is a cute story !)  I know when I surprise Broxton with this book for bed time one night soon, he is going to enjoy me reading it to him. 

KIDs + TECHnics = KIDITECH

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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. Having a child means that we have lots of "building toys" and he loves playing with them all the time.  We have all sorts of toys and I love that it is letting him use his mind to create... and it is away from technology.  We were sent a new (to us) toy for us to play with and build.
It is Kiditec and it really is kid friendly.  I loved that the pieces were big enough to be enjoyed by both he and I.... but they were not so big that they would be called "baby toys."  Lucky for us, it was easy to assemble a car and he thought it was the coolest thing, being able to build it pretty quickly!   His finished creation.
Large pieces, easy to hold and perfect for both kids and adults.
Love the face that was on the…

#TeenTitansGo Available April 14

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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. Broxton was so excited when he opened up his Easter surprise.  I am not sure where he learned of Teen Titans, but he loves it and his smile made me so very happy!   We used to have some of the Teen Titans on our DVR, but I hate having so many shows recorded, so we deleted them... Now, we can just put the DVD on and everyone is happy!!!! In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new…

Kid to Kid #Dunwoody

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Do you have any children? Do you shop for children?  If so, I have something to tell you!!!  This Thursday, April 9, 2015 there is a new store in town.  In Dunwoody, Georgia to be exact!   Yes!!!  It is called Kid to Kid and it is located at 4498 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. in Dunwoody.  Will you be checking it out anytime soon?

Local residentMary Campbell, isexcited to announce the grand opening of her secondKid to Kid store, on Thursday, April 9 at 4 pm. The grand opening will feature a special visit from Anna and Elsa from Disney’s hit movie Frozen along withface painting, balloon animals, and door prizes. The first 100 shoppers will also receive a coupon for 10 percent off all purchases made throughout 2015.  Located at 4498 Cha…

Fan of #DOWNTONABBEY ? Enter the #NOBLE #Giveaway

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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. Are you a fan of Downton Abbey?  I was a bit late to the game, but once I watched one episode, I was hooked!  I love this show and love the characters.  If you are a fan of Mr. Bates, you will be happy to know that he is going to be in a movie coming out this May!   The movie is called NOBLE and it sounds like a pretty good one to me.  Synopsis:
They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream. NOBLE, the award-winning feature film, is the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision to escape the slums of Ireland and risk everything on the streets of Vietnam.

I was so excited to get an email offering me a chance to give one lucky winner a chance to win a pretty awes…

Mall Cop 2 #Giveaway

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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. Mark down April 17th as a movie night!  Paul Blart is back in Mall Cop 2.  Did you see the first one?  Pretty funny!  When I was contacted about this giveaway, I had not seen any previews here, but now that I am getting ready to post this, Broxton has spotted the preview on TV and thinks it is hilarious and that he needs to go see it.  I loved seeing Kevin James on King of Queens and he has not let me down in any of his movie roles that I can think of...  So yes, we will be seeing this one too! 

It’s a great plot line....After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and wh…

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

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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. Talk about a cute book!   The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever from Parragon is a cute book that has a totally different ending than what you think. In the book, an adorable little bunny heads out to go on an Easter egg hunt.  Mother Rabbit told her little bunny rabbit that there were "lots of eggs to find.  There are stripy eggs and spotted eggs, sky-blue eggs, pale pink eggs, and eggs as bright as buttercups!"  The eggs were all beautiful and little rabbit wanted to find the most special egg out there.   She looked everywhere, but ended up helping her smaller animal friends get the eggs they found.  Instead of filling her basket with eggs, she ends up filling it up with odds and ends... Feathers, flowers, sheeps wool an…

Bug Detective by Maggie Li

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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 have a fan of bugs in your house, then I have the book for you!!!  We were recently sent the book, Bug Detective for review and let me tell you, I am so glad it is an illustrated book versus a photo book.  I can't hide that I am NOT a fan... and lucky for me, Broxton likes looking at them, but he isn't one to want to hold them or have them for pets. 
Bug Detective is clearly a kids book, since the pages are all packed full of information.  I think the kids will like that all of the pages are covered with illustrations and information, adults will love that they are learning while having fun!  An added bonus is that on the cover of the book, they have taped a mini magnifying glass to help read the hints and di…