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Funny breastfeeding stories? Use a breast pump? Gift Card #Giveaway

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Do you remember when you found out you were pregnant?  If you were like me, you were overwhelmed with all the products out there and you started researching to find out the best for you and your baby.  Breast Pumps, diapers, toys, clothes, lotions, baby carriers and so much more. So much to look at and learn about and it is constantly changing.  What is the "best" out there today might not even be in production a year or two down the road!
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You know I like to ramble, so let me move along... The registry is being made and you need to decide what is best for you.  Did you know that there are many different breast pumps out there?  You and I both know you want the best portable breast pump for you to use. Let me go a…

Larry Gets Lost in Prehistoric Times

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I love finding books in a series for Broxton (and Savannah) as I know that I love books by the same author, so I am sure they will too.  We were recently sent Larry Gets Lots in Prehistoric Times and I thought it was super cute.  It is a great way to let the kids read and have fun, but also sneak in a fun bit of education as well!  


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Larry Gets Lost has several books.  I hope we will add more to our collection down the road.  It says that this book is for 3-6 year olds.  Are you familiar with Larry?
In this book, he falls asleep in the lap of his person, Pete.  Pete is having to read and do homework.  Well, seems that Larry hears Pete reading and dreams of him being in the times that Pete is reading about!   It was a su…

Central Park Tales

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I know people like to give books for gifts, so here is one I thought I would share about Central Park. I know I loved visiting it when I was there, so I am sure kids would love to read about the adventures!
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One of the most wonderful things about children is the magical lens through which they view the world. Even the simplest of activities or plainest of places can be turned into an enchanted experience in the imagination of a child. Imagine when a child dreams about a location as large and extraordinary as Central Park, nestled in the heart of New York City. What must come to life in their imagination? Marcus Meesters captures this magic in his newest children’s book, The Central Park Tales. Reminiscent of the classic books…

Kidz Entertainment will be a great place for them to spend that Christmas money!

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Once the presents are all opened, that money they received will start burning a hole in their pocket. Want a cool website to send them to so that they can spend it?  Look at Kidz Entertainment.  They really do have "kidz entertainment" and I know kids will love it.
Savannah will be getting the 3 in 1 cuddly fun brown dog for Christmas this year.


She loves stuffed animals right now, so I know she will like this. Not only is it a cute dog for her to play with, it is also a bag and a hand warmer!   She will love it!   I can't wait to see her face with it. She has decided she likes bags now and Marc even said she needed her a little girl purse.  ha ha ha.  



Broxton was pretty excited about the Kidz T shirt I got…

Han's Old Fashioned Crumb Cake for the win!

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Now that things are pretty much set for the holidays, you need to make sure you have a gift covered for the host or hostess for your get togethers.   I am not one to cook and bake things, but I try my best to make a good Christmas meal.  As far as the dessert, I leave that up to buying something at the stores.  I have tried, I really have... but it just isn't meant to be for me to be in charge of making something.

Want to know what I have found that is absolutely AMAZING?  Han's Old Fashioned Crumb Cake.  You order it online and ship it fresh to them. You can set up a date you want and then give them a card telling them that once the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, you have an amazing treat headed there …

Dress the family with less stress thanks to @nanotex #ExpectationsExceeded

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If you are like me, the gifts are wrapped, the day is planned and then it hits you... What will everyone wear???  I was lucky enough to get a chance to review a couple pair of nice pants for Marc and Broxton, so they are finally covered.  It hit me, I don't know when Marc got new dress pants, so I was so excited to see him wearing them.

Marc has new Nanotex Wool Pants from Banana Republic.  I love when he reviews for me...
He said "They were heavy enough to keep me warm when it got windy, but they were breathable enough to not make me sweat in South Georgia."    He also said he liked the fact that they were lightweight and seemed to be pretty roomy, great for the over 3 hour road trip home.
Nevermind the ba…

Feel the need for SPEED with @lootcrate

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Loot Crate is at it again, rolling out another box of awesomeness just in time for me to put a few gifts under the tree this year!!!  Everyone knows that our house loves speed, so I was beyond thrilled for this box to arrive.  (Not to mention the box transforms into a car!) 

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As soon as I opened the box, I knew it was filled with amazing things.. and look, see the car printed on the box? Yeah, just like a kid with excitement!!!  
Broxton has claimed the box as his and that is fine with me. Savannah likes them too, for stacking, but since this was a car, he has enjoyed playing with it.  You can't say that it doesn't look awesome.
I think I am still loving the pins and we have quite the collection now!  I just wish it ha…

The perfect gift for a smartphone photographer

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You know how you see something and you want it really, REALLY bad?  You get it and you are so excited...   then BOOM-- things happen?  Yeah, that is totally what happened with me.  I have been seeing people posting awesome pictures from their phone using Limelens smartphone lenses and I knew I just had to have it.  I was so lucky to get to review one for you guys...  Then, my phone lens cracked and I could not use my camera... so I had to postpone it.  Finally got a new (refurbished) phone and was all excited, boom... it broke... got a new (refurbished) phone and again... BROKE. Can you tell I am not having much luck?  Anyways, I wanted to tell you about Limelens, so I am sharing, but I don't have photos to show from my experience.  Stay tuned...  on instagram... I am NOT giving up!  
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Isabella, Girl in Charge is a MUST HAVE #JBGiftGuide

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Do you have a little girl in your life that you know and love?  Daughter, granddaughter, niece, family friend?  I mean ANY little girl that is important to you??  If you do then you need to stop what you are doing and go to the store (after you read this!) to purchase the most amazing thing. A book, but not just any book!  Isabella, Girl In Charge.  

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I was totally not familiar with the Isabella line of books, but as soon as I read the first one, I was totally in love.  The author, Jennifer Fosberry and the artist, Mike Litwin , know exactly what they are doing. It is amazing and I hope you fall in love as fast as I did.  This seriously is a MUST HAVE.  
Seriously, you know how I love books?  Well this is going to be my go to…

Make it mean something with @Shutterfly Gifts this year! #JBGiftGuide

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I know that we love Shutterfly for our Christmas Cards, but did you know that they are SO MUCH more than just stationery?  Yes!  They have tons and tons of gifts and so many ways to make the gift extra special for that loved one!




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Did you know that Shutterfly has a wide selection of photo gifts for everyone on your list?   I actually had my eye on a mug filled with chocolate to give to Broxton's teacher, but ran out of time trying to get pictures of all the students!!!   
I did actually get several gifts marked off of my list with the options at shutterfly!   One is for Broxton.  When he entered the PTA competition this past year, he ended up going all the way and winning first place in photography for the state.…

Christmas All Over Again #MovieNight

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The boys are here for the holidays.  Savannah seems to be getting over being sick. Broxton is finally out of school. Know what that means??  Time for a MOVIE NIGHT!!!!
Look at the cute movie I have found for the family to enjoy:




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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Sleigh bells will ring year-round when Christmas All Over Againarrives on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD on December 13 from Lionsgate. Waking up to Christmas every morning may sound like a wonderful life, but what happens when there are no presents to wake up to? Earning the Dove Family Seal of approval, this heartwarming story brings new meaning to holiday cheer. Starring Sean Ryan Fox (TV’s “Henry Danger”), Amber Montana (TV’s “Haunted Hathaways”), Sean Ryan Fox (TV’s “Henry Da…

Future so bright you have to wear @sunstaches @jbgiftguide16

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Want to know how to score major mom points?  Give out just the coolest sunglasses and you will be pretty awesome!  Let me just tell you now, Broxton knows how to push my buttons and he can drive me bonkers on some days, but at the end of it all, he has a heart of gold and is a great kid.  I love the pure enjoyment and excitement in his eyes and voice when he get a treat and that was my excitement when he was able to open up the new Sun-Staches we received for review.
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In the beginning, I was overwhelmed by all the different styles of Sun-Staches that they had.  I was going to see about ordering him Pokemon ,since we know all the kids love them... but then I thought about some cool ones for the holidays.  Want to know what I…

Heads up! @PercyVites now has #Shopkins!!!!

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Are you familiar with Shopkins?  I guess they are really popular these days, but they are totally new on my radar.  Over Halloween, I saw kids getting all excited over these costumes, I had to look at the tags to see it was Shopkins related!

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Now, did you know that Shopkins is available on PercyVites?  
PercyVites offers quick, convenient and efficient party planning all with a click of a button and is now offering the popular Shopkins™ license to their roster of personalized invites and thank yous. Nobody loves a party more than PercyVites and in honour of this celebratory time of year, Cakes.com, PercyVites and Shopkins™ have come together to make party planning easier than ever all while getting your little one excited abo…

4 Tips to Keeping Your Home Safe During Holiday Travel

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Do you go out of town for the holidays, or do you stay home? If you travel, I bet you are like me and are a bit concerned with the safety of your house while you are gone.  I know I worry and I can not be the only one!!!  Lucky for us all, I was contacted by Ooma—a leading internet home communications hub—with the opportunity to deliver 4 tips for keeping your home safe and secure when you're on the road this holiday. Before you lock your doors and hop in the car, make sure you follow these steps to ensure your home is safe. TIP #1: DON'T TURN YOUR THERMOSTAT OFF Before leaving for an extended trip, it's important to lock in a safe temperature in your central heating system. If you live somewhere with cold wint…

Stay Charged with @mychargepower #JBGiftGuide

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Tablets, Phones and more... Oh My!!!
It seems like everything we do these days needs to be charged at some point or another. Know what you need to look into??  No?  Well,  let me tell you...  Just head over to the myCharge site and take a look around.  That is what you need to look into!  They are "the ultimate in portable power solutions!"  I know they will have something to finish off your list!  
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Maybe you bought a tablet or a phone for a couple people this year.  Well, think about making everyone happier and adding a portable charger to the gift basket!  Broxton has a tablet that we take on road trips... for some reason it WILL NOT charge in the car, so if we don't have it charged, it dies on us and then we…

Unlock the weird with Ripley's Believe it or not!

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Ripley's Believe It or Not Books are always so much fun for everyone. The things that make you cringe, the things that make you gasp... it is always an adventure to look in one of their books and they have done it again with their latest.  I love that we flip through and check it out, but then we donate it to Broxton's school so they can all enjoy it as well!

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Read about one man’s attempt to take a break from reality, spending three days climbing the Swiss Alps on all fours as a goat!Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots!Savor the flavor of sheep dung spitting, an I…

Organic Clothing from @simplychickie #jbgiftguide16

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Have you heard of Simply Chickie?  They are an organic baby clothing line that I wish I was familiar with when Savannah was younger.  The clothes are cute and oh so soft. I made the mistake of letting Savannah see the shirt I got her, she carried it around kissing on it and once she finally put it down, I was able to get it put up for the holidays!
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My cousin is having twin girls soon. I am for sure to tell him to check out this site.  As a first time mom, I was worried about what Broxton was eating when I caught a crayon in his mouth once.  The nurse told me that he was fine and I would be surprised what all ended up in there over time and what a "toddler diet" was at times.  Now, with Savannah, I know it to be tr…