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4.7.15

Need a Vacation Spot? Why Not @BeauBiloxi ?

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Normally at this time of the summer, we are planning our vacation to Biloxi.  Nothing like the beautiful weather and great time at the Beau Rivage.  Well, this year, we had  a surprise, when we found out that our little girl would be coming... So the trip was cancelled.  I have been looking back at all the photos from last year and man, I hate that we will miss it...
I did want to share with you a little, so maybe you can plan a side trip for a few days to enjoy!
  

A view of the Beau at night from their parking deck.
 
We normally go to Biloxi and spend a few days there. The staff is always so nice.  They have plenty of dining options, a kids arcade and a great pool.  (That is besides the casino.  They also have a spa and other amenities, but having a child with us on the trip, we normally only visit the arcade and dining options. Yes, I check out the casino at times, but its more a family vacation than a casino trip.) 
If you are not familiar with the Beau Rivage, they have several dining options.  We normally always check out the buffet, as it is great and if you can't fill up on things you love, well, you must not like food!  We also go to the café and eat at least once or twice.  Normally our tradition is breakfast down there.  Of course, we head to the Roasted Bean!  Nothing like fresh beignets and coffee to get you going.  This last time we went (last summer) we had to go and check out Scoops. 
It is their little Ice Cream Parlor (right outside the arcade) and it was oh- so - good!
  
The face of a happy kid enjoying his Ice Cream from Scoops! 
 
Each year, the Beau Rivage has new show come for a couple weeks.  This year, they have a show called YAYE.  I am not sure what it is, but we have never been disappointed in a show yet, so I would recommend it.  Also, don't forget that Biloxi has a local baseball team there now.  They are right across the street from the Beau Rivage and the view (from Instagram) looks pretty amazing!
Make sure to follow the Beau Rivage on their social media -
Facebook  &  Twitter
 
If you decide to go, make sure you send me some Beau Rivage baby items!    :)
Seriously, tell me if you have been or if you plan to go soon!

Healthy Options (Even if you are on the go) from @theprobar

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If you are looking to try and eat a bit more healthy these summer days... Look at the options from ProBar!    Maybe you are choosing a healthier lifestyle, maybe you are just on the go so much since it is summer and the kids are out, either way...  ProBar probably has a product for you to enjoy!  Have you tried ProBar yet?


Easy to digest energy gummies that are all-natural, delicious and scratch the itch for high-intensity workouts/races. Certified USDA organic, Vitamin B-rich, caffeinated with yerba-mate extract, and infused with apple, acai, blueberry and pomegranate powders to create a delicious all-natural flavor. Absolutely zero nasty, unrecognizable weird stuff. Flavors include: Berry Blast, Orange, Raspberry, and Strawberry.

PROBAR packed 20 grams of plant protein and plenty of real, recognizable ingredients into this bar. And it does more than build your strength – it boasts chia seeds for hydration and recovery too. With flavors like Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Mint Chocolate and Brownie Crisp, CORE will be one of the best-tasting protein bars you'll ever eat.

The original meal-replacement bar now comes in four new and delicious flavors: Oatmeal Raisin, Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut and Superberry & Greens. These meal-replacement bars are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger and deliver plenty of clean-burning natural energy.
 

Couple Book Selections Featuring #InsideOut from @DisneyHyperion

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Summer break doesn't mean break from reading.  We still love books and of course, interest is more if it is a subject that brings excitement!   We were sent a couple books based on the new Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out.  We loved the movie, so I was excited to get the books!  I am sharing two today and will share two more tomorrow!  This would be great for summer reading, or to make a fun bag for road tripping! 

 
This is a hard back book with pages full of colorful illustrations that are sure to grab your attention. Each page lets us follow Joy and Sadness as they understand why Sadness is such a big part of life. One thing I loved about this book is that the comment bubble for each character is in the color of their character, so you are sure to know who is saying what.  Broxton and I enjoyed this book and it was a great way to discuss feelings. 
 
 
This is a paperback book that is square in shape.  It comes with a CD in a plastic envelope on the inside front cover.  This introduces us to Riley as soon as she is born and then lets us meet each of the different emotions.  Of course, Joy was first and then the others follow behind.  The CD has sound effects and the voices from the movie!  What a great way to get kids into reading!  (This would be great for road trips this summer!)
 

3.7.15

Make it a PERFECT DATE NIGHT with The Longest Ride #Giveaway #InsidersLongestRide

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If you have been to this blog before, you might know that Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors.  I fell in love with his writing when my mom first bought The Notebook (when it first came out.)  I loved it so much, she gave it to me and I have made it a point to purchase every book of his since that very first one.  My mom even tracked down a very hard to find book of his and gave it to me one year for Christmas.  To say that I am excited that another of his movies has been made into a movie is an understatement... 
Yep!!  The Longest Ride is headed our way!   To help prepare you for the chance to have a perfect date night, I was even sent an image with a few things you can do. (If you are like me and are not creative.)  Lucky for you, one lucky reader gets to win a copy for your personal library!  Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. 
What would you do for the love of your life? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you to grab the bull by the horns in THE LONGEST RIDE, which releases on Blu-ray and DVD July 14.  Up-and-coming stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood will tug at your heartstrings as they bring Nicholas Sparks’ beloved novel to life. 
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
 
 
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Who is ready for the Party Edition of Home? We are!!!! #Giveaweay #HomeInsiders

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Can you believe it is already JULY?  That means that summer break is almost over for us... but that also means that we will be getting ready to watch the movie, HOME, at our house.  We have already decided that we will make this a movie night to gear up for back to school, so we are pretty excited!  (We already saw it and thought it was cute, so we are ready!) 
To help you enjoy summer break and not be sad if it is ending your way, a lucky reader is going to win a copy of HOME for you to add to your home library!  I added a few fun activities for you at the end of this post.  Enjoy!

GET THE PARTY STARTED AND GROOVE LIKE THE BOOV WHEN THE SUMMER MOVIE ADVENTURE- DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S HOME- ARRIVES ON DIGITAL HD JUNE 26 AND BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DVD JULY 28

The HOME PARTY EDITION is Packed with over and Hour of Hit Music and Fun Dancing Content that will Get the Whole Family Shaking Their Boov Thing! 

LOS ANGELES, CA - Celebrate family, friendship and fun in the surprise smash comedy hit of the year from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon and Shrek! In DreamWorks Animation's HOME, Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time...the journey HOME.



Most all kids enjoy Connect the Dots. 

Broxton enjoys Spot the Difference, hope yall do too!

Enter to win a copy of HOME by entering on the Rafflecopter form below:
 
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Lose those pounds and see the the difference on the scale @EatSmartScales #eatsmartcalpal

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Summertime means swimsuits for some people.  I know many people go on diets to try and look their best for swimsuit season...  Others have a wedding to plan for and want to look their best.  Then, there are others that are trying to be healthy and want to be at their best not only on the scales, but in life. 
We were sent the CALPAL
scale from Eat Smart and it is pretty fancy!  (Says the girl that usually just buys a random scale and it is the one we have had for years and years. Not even sure how accurate it is these days.)  Not only does it look nice, it is full of information for you!  Check it out:
 
 

Image Credit - Amazon
 
What makes the CalPal unique: 
Whether you are looking to gain or lose, this high-tech gadget is an essential tool in weight management. The Precision CalPal gives users the ability to work towards long term weight goals, while monitoring body mass index and estimated caloric intake — often the motivational tool needed to achieve success. 
 
Innovative features include:
 
  • At each weigh in, the scale will display three readings: current weight, body mass index, and estimated caloric intake needed to maintain current weight.
  • Automatic User Identification: privately stores personal data for up to 4 users and automatically identifies the person standing on the scale.
  • Sleek design and easy to read display, its got the “smart scale” look.
An exceptional value at $35.00, the Precision Cal reinforces the belief that weight management is not a quick fix but part of a long term commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
 
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2.7.15

How to stop those little chompers from messing up the crib railing @GoMamaGoDesigns

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When Broxton was a baby, he used to love to stand in his baby bed and "talk" to us...  Another favorite thing he enjoyed doing?  Gnawing on the railing on the bed.  Once we put the bed into a toddler bed, I quickly forgot about the damage those teeth caused on the crib.  We kept the crib, in case we had another baby, or for when a grandbaby would come into our lives...  Now that we are having our baby girl, we got the crib down and ready to use...   That was when it hit us...   That baby boy of ours did some major damage!!!! 
I started looking to find something to hide the damage that was done, but then I was reminded that I could not find anything when he was a baby, so I doubted I would find something now... 

Enter GO MAMA GO DESIGNS!  I found that they carried what is called "teething guards" and they work perfect!!!!  The teething guards come in several different color combinations (we went with the brown and cream one for her room.) 
 
 
If you look, you can see the damage that Broxton made on the railing of his baby crib. Yep, those are teeth marks all over the side!!!! 
 
 
You purchase the teething guard from Go Mama Go Designs and you simply tie them on where you need them.  I loved that they were big enough that they would fit on a wider piece of wood and they also came with the ties that were pretty long.  We tied them along the front and had plenty of room in case they had been larger, but it wasn't so big that it made it an issue. 
 
The final result.  I think it looks great and the material they use to make the teething guard is so super soft, I can see me leaning on it to watch Savannah!!!!  

If you are like us and need a teething guard to keep your little one from messing up the railing, you really want to check out the ones from Go Mama Go Design! 

Return to NYC with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are at it again... Coming out with a brand new DVD to add to your collection!   I thought that Broxton had left TMNT behind for other things, but I was quickly informed by a 6 year old that this is a show he just LOVES and he loves the Ninja Turtle items he has!   It has been noted, we still love the turtles here!  
 
DVD Information:
 
The beginning of season three found the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles honing their skills and fighting off threats in the woods. Now, it’s time for them to return to New York and defend their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC!, which picks up with the next seven episodes of season three. In these episodes, the Turtles search for their lost master Splinter and defend NYC from the criminal world that is terrorizing the city and its people. This DVD also includes the “Mutation Of A Scene” special feature, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into every episode. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC! is available on DVD July 14, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC! includes the following episodes:
  • Vision Quest–Leo takes the Turtles to train in the woods in an advanced ninja ritual where they must overcome their weaknesses and face their greatest enemies in order to become true ninjas.
  • Return to New York–The Turtles return to the city to search for Splinter, only to find that the city is overrun with Kraang.
  • Serpent Hunt–As the Turtles search for Karai, they have to deal with a city filled with Kraangdroids as well as Zeck and Steranko, who hunt Karai for their own means.
  • The Pig and the Rhino–Donnie finishes a new batch of retro-mutagen, hoping to save Karai, but the Turtles find themselves hunted by Shredder’s new vengeful henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady.
  • Battle for New York – Part 1–Leo doesn’t trust Slash when he emerges leading a team called the “Mighty Mutanimals.”
  • Battle for New York – Part 2–While the Mighty Mutanimals lay siege to TCRI, the Turtles must brave the bizarre world of Dimension X to save the enslaved people of New York.
  • Casey Jones vs. the Underworld–Casey Jones thinks he can take on the criminal underworld on his own, but when he discovers the Shredder is behind the growing crime wave, he finds himself in over his head.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC! Fast Facts:
Street Date: July 14, 2015Catalogue: 59170832000 (USA); 59170831000 (CN)
DVD SRP: $14.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 157 minutes

DVD Special Features:
·       Mutation of a Scene: Vision Quest                     
·       Mutation of a Scene: Return to New York                     
·       Mutation of a Scene: Serpent Hunt                     
·       Mutation of a Scene: The Pig and the Rhino                 
·       Mutation of a Scene: Battle for New York Pt. 1             
·       Mutation of a Scene: Battle for New York Pt. 2             
·       Mutation of a Scene: Casey Jones vs. the Underworld                 
 
Are the Ninja Turtles popular in your house? 
Did you grow up with them when you were younger? 

1.7.15

Cooking and Drinking - Using @CommunityCoffee ( + Recipes!)

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Marc being from Louisiana, Community Coffee is a name he knows all to well.  I had heard of it, more than likely from him, but that was about it.  Well, if you are from the Louisiana area, you take great pride in your area and try to support as much as possible.  That is a main thing I have learned since being married to him. 
I was recently given the chance to review Community Coffee and while I can not drink it right now.  (Remember, pregnant and staying away from caffeine.)  Marc was happy to see a taste of back home had arrived at our house and I was happy to know that when we have visitors, I can offer a tasty coffee for them to enjoy.  The best is that we have a couple different flavors, so I am sure to have something to please most people.
 
My parents recently came up to visit and I was quick to offer them a choice of one of our new flavors we had.  My mom decided she wanted to try the Roasted Hazelnut.   I made her a cup and she said that the taste was really good.  She commented on it having a very smooth taste and that there was no bitter aftertaste like some coffee she drinks from time to time.
I can tell you that the smell was AMAZING! 
I never would have thought of using coffee to cook with, but if you are one to try new things, check out the recipes that you can make using Community Coffee.  I have added two on here for you to check out (I want to try them later on)  but there are more online. 
 
 
Maple Pecan Pie :

  • Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
  • Preparation: 30 minutes

  • Ingredients
    • Pie dough - rolled out (homemade or otherwise)
    • pecan halves - 2 cups
    • pure maple syrup - 1 cup
    • butter - 2 tablespoons
    • eggs - 3 large
    • brown sugar - 1/2 cup
    • Community® coffee Private Reserve French Roast - 1 tablespoon finely-ground
    • vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon

    DIRECTIONS

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Transfer dough to pie plate, trim edges and bake for 5 minutes. Watch carefully and set aside.

    Toast pecans by adding them to a large, dry frying pan. Heat moderately until they start to brown lightly, stirring occasionally.

    Melt butter into syrup in small saucepan on medium low heat. Once butter is dissolved, remove from heat and cool until at least room temperature.

    In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and ground coffee.

    In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk eggs, vanilla and syrup mixture.  Once combined, add brown sugar mixture. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into prepared piecrust.

    Place pie on top of baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes. The edges should be slightly browned and the middle of the pie should be firm to the touch but still jiggly. 

    Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

    Coffee and Chili Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers:
  • Cooking time: 15-18 minutes cooked to medium-rare
  • Preparation: 25 Minutes

  • Ingredients
    • chili powder, preferably Ancho - 2 teaspoons
    • Finely ground Community® coffee Café Special® - 3 teaspoons
    • dark brown sugar - 2 teaspoons
    • Dry mustard - 1 teaspoons
    • Ground coriander or cilantro - ½ teaspoon
    • Salt - ½ teaspoon
    • Freshly ground pepper - ½ teaspoon
    • Granulated garlic - 2 teaspoons
    • Skirt or round steak trimmings (1/4” cubes) - 6 pound filet
    • 20 skewers - metal or bamboo (soaked in cold water) 

    DIRECTIONS

    Preheat well-oiled broiler to 350°F.  In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Dip and coat steak pieces so that all sides are covered. Skewer the meat leaving a small gap to ensure even cooking.

    Broil steak on a well-oiled broiler. Cook to desired doneness. When done, serve with ramekins ½ filled with grain mustard and wild flower honey or BBQ sauce on the side. 

    NOTE:  This rub can be used for steaks, ribs, pork chops or chicken


    Not only does Community Coffee do a great thing with their product as far as taste and quality, they go a step further.  Just check out their "Giving Back" link and see what all they do.  From supporting farmers and schools and honoring a MILITARY MATCH program, they really do help the community! 

    Do you use coffee when cooking? 

    What flavor of Community Coffee would you like to try some time? 

    30.6.15

    Plan for a Bunch of Play Dates with #Nickelodeon Friends

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    Nickelodeon has done it again!  A brand new DVD with the characters our little ones love!  We have Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, Dora and more in a " Bunch of Play Dates!"  Check out the information below.  This DVD will be released on July 7th. 

     
    Everyone’s favorite Nick preschool stars are ready to party and play in this one-of-a-kind DVD collection, Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates. This three-disc collection is jam-packed with over seven hours of educational and musical fun. Viewers can explore their musical side with six song-and-dance filled episodes, take a trip out west for a rootin’ tootin’ good time, or explore their imaginations with six nursery rhyme and fairy tale-themed episodes. Featuring eighteen episodes from Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, Go, Diego, Go!, The Wonder Pets!Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, The Fresh Beat Band, and Blue’s Room, this exciting collection is available at a hot, low price!  Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates will be available on DVD on July 7, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $19.99.

    Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates includes the following:

    • Disc 1: Dance to the Music
      • Dora the Explorer – La Maestra de Musica            
      • Team Umizoomi – Butterfly Dance                       
      • Bubble Guppies – We Totally Rock                     
      • Go Diego Go! – The Iguana Sing-Along    
      • Wonder Pets – Save the Beetles/Fiddler Crab on the Roof              
      • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan – The Ants Dance          
      • Special Features:
        • Bubble Guppies: Sing-Along Music Videos              
        • Bubble Guppies: I Need to Rock!               
        • Bubble Guppies: Rock It!                           
    • Disc 2: Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West
      • Bubble Guppies – The Cowgirl Parade                  
      • Team Umizoomi – Shooting Star!             
      • Dora the Explorer –Pinto, The Pony Express                   
      • The Fresh Beat Band – Hip Hop Hoedown            
      • Go, Diego, Go! – The Great Roadrunner Race                  
      • The Wonder Pets! – Save the Pony Express                      
      • The Wonder Pets! – Help the Groundhog!  
    • Disc 3: Once Upon A Rhyme
      • Bubble Guppies – Who's Gonna Play The Big Bad Wolf?             
      • Team Umizoomi – The Umi City Treasure Hunt               
      • The Fresh Beat Band – Royal Wedding                 
      • Dora the Explorer – Dora Saves The Three Little Piggies             
      • The Wonder Pets! – Help the Cow Jump Over the Moon/Save the Unicorn                       
      • Blue’s Room – Little Red Riding Blue             

    Summertime Snacking with @superpretzel

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    Broxton loves Prezels...  All of them. The ones you can buy from the mall that are the big, hot, soft, fat ones are the best for him, but we don't go to the mall that often and lets be serious.. I am not spending several dollars on a snack each time we go. 
    Lucky for Broxton, we had the chance to review the soft pretzels from
    Super Pretzel and he LOVED them..   Not only did he love them, they are affordable enough to be a nice treat for him and we don't have to go to the mall or somewhere to get them!   
    I like that the Super Pretzel Soft Pretzels come frozen. Then you just heat them up when you are ready to have a nice treat.  Top it off, you can choose if you want to make a cinnamon and sugar one, or if you want a salty one. Yes!  You just grab a pretzel out and them make it the way you want.  You don't have to buy different boxes depending on the flavor!  LOVE IT!!!
     
     
    I know not everyone is a fan of the pretzel, so they also make them in pretzel bites for you!  This would be a great snack to take to the pool, or even a special treat for a family movie night at home! 


    What would you think is a great occasion to have these warm and soft pretzels?
     

    29.6.15

    MAM #Giveaway #BringingHomeBaby #babyevent

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    When Broxton was born, we did not even think about getting any pacifiers for him.  We eventually did, but he never really took to them.  Maybe it was because we took so long to introduce them, who knows.  All I know is that I think babies with pacifiers in their mouth are just too stinking cute and we are going to be prepared this time around!   I know that pacifiers are like bottles, they say don't stock up on one brand until you know for certain that your little one is going to like that style/ brand.  That doesn't mean not to have any at all, they have to try them out!!!   We have a couple different ones from MAM BABY to try out.  (They even sent us an anti-colic bottle as well!)  Just take a look at how we are getting ready for #BringingHomeBaby! 
    Remember how I talked about loving a bag full of different goodies?  MAM did just that for us!!!   We were sent so many goodies, I loved going through it all!!!!  We have an anti-colic bottle, a training cup, pacifiers and even pacifiers with clips to keep that paci close by!!!!  The thing I love about these pacifiers, besides how cute they are?  THEY COME with little travel cases that are also sanitizing cases!   YEP! Nothing like a pacifier in the bottom of your purse (or diaper bag) grabbing all the random pieces of dirt and all those germs!  NO MORE!!! Now, just throw it in the case and you are good to go! 


    Easy switch between Mom and MAM  

    • BPA- free

    • Can be sterilized in the microwave in just 3 minutes!

    • Wide openings and 5 parts make for easy cleaning

    • The MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple makes for an easy switch between breastfeeding and bottle-feeding

    • Base ventilation systems provides a smooth milk flow which reduces air swallowed by baby, gas and burps

    • Comes with a slow flow nipple

    • Available in a single pack, double pack or triple pack

    • Removable plastic cap helps keep nipple clean when not in use and features measurement tick marks
    STARTER CUP-
    Getting started is easy. Together with developmental pedagogues, MAM designers have developed the ideal first cup for the needs of the youngest children
    • 150 ml - extra light and easy to hold
    • With removable handles - designed especially for baby’s small hands
    • Spill-free (with valve) or free-flow without valve
    • With a soft spout for an easy switch from bottle or breastfeeding to a cup


    • Designed to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth
    • Developed with Orthodontists & Paediatric Dentists
    • Clinically tested by the Dental University Clinic of Vienna
    • Extra thin and super soft thanks to the unique, symmetrical Dento-Flex® nipple neck 
    •  Available with MAM‘s patented Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple - incomparably comfortable in baby‘s mouth
    • Unique design developed with designers of the Vienna University of Applied Arts
    • Good for the skin thanks to the large ventilation holes
    • Delivered with high quality transport box
    MAM Attitude
    Lively sayings baby wants to exclaim
    • Two BPA-free pacifiers
    • Curved shield allows the pacifier to sit comfortably on baby’s face
    • MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple stays comfortably in baby’s mouth due to the anti-slip texture 
    • Symmetrical nipple ideal for baby’s jaw development
    • Textured surface and multiple small openings on the pacifier shield allow air to circulate and baby’s skin to breathe 
    • Storage case is reusable and can be used in the microwave to sterilize pacifiers
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    To get everyone excited about MAM products, MAM is hosting a great giveaway!!
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    Cocktails to Hit the Spot During these Summer Months @SkinnyGirl

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    Before you go jumping on me saying I am pregnant and I don't need to drink, let me start by saying that I did not drink any of this.  It was gifted to friends and from the ones that have tried it, they really enjoyed it.  I did want to share with you, in case you were looking to have a little cocktail or two this summer. 

    Skinnygirl Cocktails have been in my mind for some time now.  I am not sure if it is because of Bethenny Frankel being the mastermind behind it or what, but I have heard good things about it and I want to share with you.  Now, you be the judge! 

    Skinnygirl Cocktails is more than just a cocktail. 

    Their line now includes ready to serve cocktails such as margarita's, sangria, mojito's and even pina colada's.   They also have a great wine list, such as pinot noir, Prosecco, California rose blend, chardonnay and more!   Finally, they have flavored vodka to satisfy those that enjoy a nice cocktail.  The flavored vodka's include bare naked vodka, meyer lemon vodka, cucumber vodka and others!  

    If you are one that likes to try out new drinks, you can check out the link to different recipes that they have available.  Make sure to also follow Skinnygirl Cocktails on Pinterest to see what all they have going on over there!  

    Here is a recipe from a friend that I might try one day...

    Peach Sangria
    Bottle of Chardonnay
    half cup peach schnapps
    half bottle lemon lime soda
    add fruits such as peaches, berries and kiwi
    add a bit of sugar (depending upon sweetness you desire) 


    Have you tried Skinnygirl Cocktails before?




    28.6.15

    Reading and Snuggling- #KohlsCares #BringingHomeBaby #Babyevent

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    I am not one that shops at Kohl's that often, just because it is not located in a place I go frequently.  I do know one thing though, whenever I do head in that direction, I always have to go to the register to see what books and stuffed animals they have for their Kohl's Cares Program. 
    Are you familiar with Kohl's Cares?  I learned of it a few years ago and I love the program because of what sales do - 100 % of the net profits go to kids health and education initiatives nationwide.  Another (selfish) reason I love it?
    It is a great way to stock up on your kids library and makes reading more fun with stuffed animals that go along with the books!!!! 

    I am not sure, but I believe they change out the selection of books and stuffed animals every month, or at least every few months.  The great thing is that the books are hardback (meaning keepers) and they come with sweet and cuddly stuffed animals that go along with the story.  Each book or stuffed animal is only $5 each.  We all know how expensive toys and books can be, so this is a great money saver. Not only are you making a gift to your child by adding to their library and love of reading, because it is part of the Kohl's Cares program, you are giving even more since the profit helps others!!! 

    In " and then it's spring" we meet a little boy and his dog. They are tired of the cold winter and are ready for spring.  They plant seeds and hope for spring to hurry up and get here.. waiting, waiting, waiting.  Join them as they wait for spring and you can see the changes that take place as the new season arrives. 
     
     
    In, "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" we have a friendly old man that goes to the zoo daily to spend time with each of the animals.  One day he is sick and can not go.  His animal friends all miss him, so they decide since he always goes to take care of them, they should do the same.  They all leave the zoo to go and take care of their sick friend.  It was a cute book that we enjoyed and the soft elephant makes for a great snuggle buddy when you are reading a night time story!   

    Broxton and I had a chance to check these books out, but they are now in Savannah's room awaiting her arrival.  I though they were cute and can not wait to read them to her!  If you visit the Kohl's website, they show a couple other books  and toys. I am not sure if that is from the previous campaign, or if they are the new ones headed our way, but you better believe I will be making a point to check into it to see. 

    Have you purchased books and toys from Kohl's Cares before? 
     
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