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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 am…

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?


ProBar- Bolt 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, Raspbe…

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!

Inside Out - Sadly Ever After 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 i…

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 creativ…

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 A…

Lose those pounds and see the the difference on the scale @EatSmartScales #eatsmartcalpal

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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. 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 ess…

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... 
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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 mas…

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 …

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 BunchofPlayDates. 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 episod…

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 …

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 ge…

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 pin…

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 b…