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The Cookie Thief

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Looking for a great DVD for the younger crowd?  You can't go wrong with Sesame Street!!! Just released, The Cookie Thief looks like a cute DVD that we will be enjoying.  Maybe I can make cookies to go with it and get the big brother to help me out!   This sounds super cute and will be a great addition to her Easter gift!  

There’s an all-new cookie museum in town and your favorite furry friends are excited to start exploring! Cookie Monster leads the pack in this nail-biting, cookie-munching thriller that guest stars Rachel Dratch ofSaturday Night Live fame and celebrates the arts. Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief is a fun, action-packed special in which Cookie Monster explores self-regulation concepts – such as impulse control, following directions, and managing emotions. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder, will release Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief on DVD March 1, 2016 for $14.98 SRP.

In Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief, a cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, like “Girl with the Cookie Earring,” and the “Muncha Lisa,” The museum is full of excitement with learning opportunities around each corner. Cookie Monster and his friends feel like they’re in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can Cookie Monster clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time, or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever?

“Warner Bros Home Entertainment is excited to share the latest addition to the Sesame Street collection, Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief,” said Jeff Brown, WBHE Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise Marketing. “Cookie Monster continues to help preschoolers develop essential skills in creativity and imaginative play all while keeping children laughing and having fun.”

Now in its 45th season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television and the number one top-of-mind preschool show with moms. Sesame Street also has the highest "co-viewing" experience - meaning adults watching with kids - of any preschool show. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award honoring the 40th year.


A few DVD's from Nickelodeon for your kiddos!

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Nickelodeon has released a few new DVD's that I would like to share with you.  Perfect for Easter gifts or even for any road trips that might be in the works!  Enjoy!!!
I know some people are looking for a couple non candy idea's for Easter gifts. Maybe even trying to find a couple DVD's for a road trip.  Just wanted to give you a heads up on a few that have recently been released from Nickelodeon. 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge!  includes thefollowing episodes: 
  • The Noxious Avenger- A new mutant called Muckman starts to gain notoriety as NYC's "Monster Hero."
  • Clash of the Mutanimals- Shredder kidnaps and experiments on the Mighty Mutanimals.
  • Meet Mondo Gecko- Mikey and Casey are befriended by radical skateboarding reptilian kid, Mondo Gecko.
  • The Deadly Venom- Karai is brainwashed and starts hunting the Turtles.
  • Turtles in Time- The Turtles get whisked through time by apprentice Time Master Renet and must all work together to defeat the evil Time Master Savanti Romero.
  • Tale of the Yokai- The Turtles are accidentally transported to the past and they cross paths with a familiar ninja clan.
    • Metal Mutants Battle Royale: Season 4 Sneak Peek
    • The Mutation of a Scene: The Noxious Avenger
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Clash of the Mutanimals
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Meet Mondo Gecko
    • The Mutation of a Scene: The Deadly Venom
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Turtles in Time
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Tale of the Yokai
  • Attack of the Mega Shredder!- Leo decides to sneak into Shredder's Lair, only to face the biggest mutant threat yet.
  • The Creeping Doom- After an accident, Donnie finds himself slowly losing his intelligence.
  • The Fourfold Trap- The Turtles are baited by an unknown enemy into deadly traps.
  • Dinosaur Seen in Sewers!- When Raph makes a new friend in Zog, an alien Triceraton, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
  • Annihilation: Earth!-Part 1 and Part 2- When the Turtles get word of the Kraang's return, they realize there is an even bigger threat coming to Earth!
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Attack of the Mega Shredder!
    • The Mutation of a Scene: The Creeping Doom
    • The Mutation of a Scene: The Fourfold Trap
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Dinosaur Seen in Sewers!
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Annihilation: Earth! - Pt.1
    • The Mutation of a Scene: Annihilation: Earth! - Pt.2

Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers and Paws includes the following episodes:
  • Shimmer and Shine: Abraca-Genie - Leah notices Zac's magic tricks aren't going quite so well, so she calls on her genies for some real magic assistance. Shimmer and Shine don't get the tricks right either, and suddenly more than a rabbit pops out of Zac's hat-- a whole zoo of animals! The girls have to find a way to fix the magical mess before Zac's big performance.
  • PAW Patrol: Pups Leave Marshall Home Alone/ Pups Save the Mischievous Kitten - While at the Lookout by himself, Marshall gets a distress call-- Katie's kittens are on the loose! Can Marshall use all the Pup Packs to save the day on his own? / To win the Spotless Town award, the PAW Patrol pups must save Adventure Bay from Mayor Humdinger's naughty Kitten Catastrophe Crew!
  • Dora and Friends: Puppy Princess Rescue - When the Puppy Princess of Doggie Land goes missing, it's up to Dora, all her friends, and their puppies to settle a feud between the canines and the cranky cats!
  • Fresh Beat Band of Spies: Bunnies Go Bananas - When a bundle of bunnies accidentally turn Bo Monkey's banana plant into a gigantic banana monster, the Fresh Beat Band of Spies must work together to create an antidote solution before it's too late! 
  • Bubble Guppies: Bubble Kitty! - Molly and Gil find a lost kitten named Bubble Kitty and the Guppies learn that house cats are related to big cats. When Bubble Kitty's owner calls, the kids take Bubble Kitty home to Meownt Rushmore, a rocky tribute to cats!
  • Blue's Clues: ¡Un Día Con Plum! - A visit from Plum, Periwinkle's bilingual friend, gets kids to learn new Spanish words. Meanwhile, Plum and Periwinkle are building a marionetta together and kids play Blue's Clues to figure out what kind of marionetta Blue thinks it should be.  Kids figure out what certain words mean in Spanish by helping to identify missing body parts from Plum and Periwinkle's marionetta.

PAW Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues includes the following episodes:
  • Pups Save Jake/Pups Save the Parade - Jake and Chase explore a deep cave, but their adventure takes a turn when Jake ends gets his ankle stuck between some fallen rocks. Ryder, Rubble and Marshall need to get to the cave and save him. The Adventure Bay Parade Day goes awry when Alex puts too many balloons on Katie's bathtub float and Cali and Chickaletta float away.
  • Pups Save A Mer-Pup - At a beachside camping trip, the PAW Patrol spots a Mer-Pup in trouble. The team transforms into Mer-Pups under the magical Mer-Moon to save their new underwater friends.
  • Pups Save a Friend/Pups Save a Stowaway - Feeling like he has four left paws and that his clumsy ways are constantly messing up his friends' fun, Marshall decides to take a break from the PAW Patrol and goes off to the woods. The pups notice Marshall is gone and jump into action to find him and bring him back to the Lookout. InPups Save a Stowaway, the PAW Patrol are on a road trip in the Paw Patroller to the Icy Tundra to help Jake count penguins. Little do they realize, Cali has been packed up as an unsuspecting stowaway. In an effort to get home, Cali finds herself on Everest's plow and the pups have to rescue a kitten.
  • Pups Bark with Dinosaurs - The Paw Patrol is on a big excavation dig in the jungle with Cap'n Turbot looking for dinosaur fossils when they unearth three fossilized eggs. The eggs hatch and the three baby pterodactyls begin running around Adventure Bay.  The PAW Patrol is on the case and soon all the prehistoric creatures are found.

Which ones are most likely to be watched at your house?

Ice Age- The Great Egg Scapade #IceAge #InsidersEggscapade

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Featured Guest Voices Taraji P. Henson, Seth Green, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Lili Estefan and Blake Anderson
Join Original Herd, Including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer and Queen Latifah

Exclusive Sneak Peek at All-New Animated Feature Film Ice Age: Collision Course to Air During Special 

ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE Also Available on Digital HD the Day After Broadcast Featuring More than an Hour of Fun, Family Extras

Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and a few new friends from the blockbuster animated franchise “IceAge” return for an hilarious, all-new holiday adventure, ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE, airingSunday, March 20 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), leading into THE PASSION (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

In ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE, harried mom Ethel (Taraji P. Henson, EMPIRE) entrusts her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid (John Leguizamo). When she recommends him to her neighbors – condor mom (Wendy Williams), Cholly Bear (Gabriel Iglesias) and Gladys Glypto (Lili Estefan) – business booms at his new egg-sitting service. However, dastardly pirate bunny Squint (Seth Green, FAMILY GUY), who is seeking revenge on the ICE AGE gang, steals, camouflages and hides all the eggs. Once again, with Squint’s brother, Clint (Blake Anderson), assisting, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and the rest of the gang come to the rescue and take off on a daring mission that turns into the world’s first Easter egg hunt.

During the special, don’t miss an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming, all-new animated feature film “Ice Age: Collision Course,” premiering in theaters, Friday, July 22, 2016.

Ice Age: The Great Egg-
Scapade arrives on Digital HD the day after broadcast at iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Amazon Video.

SCAPADE is a production of Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. Lori Forte, Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha are executive producers. John C. Donkin serves as producer and Ricardo Curtis serves as director.

  Stay tuned!!!
 I will be hosting a giveaway for a digital download!!!!


Weekly Roundup - #Giveaway

There is so much going on these days! Just wanted to try and help you out with a little round up this week.  Make sure to enter the giveaways, plan to enjoy a different dinner experience at Ikea and then come back next week to hear about our trip to Legoland!!! 

Up first, make sure you head on over to enter to win The Peanuts Movie!!!!

Then, if you are local (and have newborns in your life) head on over to enter to win two tickets to the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo.

Tickets to the buffet for IKEA FAMILY members cost $12.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 and under; for non-IKEA FAMILY members, the cost is $16.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 and under.

Get all the baby info you need at #AtlBabyExpo #Giveaway

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Having a baby is a very special event.  I know that although I had baby number one, when I found out we were expecting again, I wanted to know what all was out there.  Things seem to change so much and I wanted to know what I had been missing out on in the past.  Actually, a friend of mine is expecting now and she posted on facebook asking for any suggestions on "must have" items. She is also on baby number two, but again... times they are a changing!!! One thing I wish I had done when we were expecting was to attend a baby and child expo. There is so much information to see and learn about.  
That will not be an issue for you, just keep reading to see what I am talking about.  

Back for its sixth year, the annual Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is
considered THE premier event for expecting and new parents in the
Southeast.  We bring in the ultimate in parenting and baby products and
professionals.  It’s an elite experience, intimate in setting and not
overwhelming.  We like to think of it as a party for expectants, new
parents, grandparents and their family and friends.
When: April 16, 2016 11 am - 2:30 pm  (VIP ticket holders get early entry,
starting at 10:30 am)
Where: Fox Theatre Ballrooms, 660 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Tickets: has all the details and tickets
This event features a Cravings Corner, Red Carpet Photos of attendees as
they enter, awesome baby gear to buy and try, thousands of dollars in
giveaways and so much more!

Hope you are feeling lucky, because I get to host a giveaway for one lucky reader to win two tickets to the 2016 Atlanta Baby and Child Expo.  
Just enter on the rafflecopter form below:

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Captain America - Civil War - Coming Soon

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Fan of The Avengers?  I have found that I am. I am more of a Thor or Captain America fan though, who is yours? Just wanted to let you know there is a new movie headed our way this May... Enjoy!!!
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in twocamps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire  for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.


Peanuts Movie #Giveaway #PeanutsInsiders

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Broxton with Snoopy

We have been waiting for The Peanuts Movie to be released.  Do you know how hard it is to try to plan a movie night at the theater with a baby?  I grew up with the Peanuts comic strips... and of  course we love the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, to know a movie was coming out was pretty awesome.  I was thrilled when we had the chance to meet a few key characters from The Peanuts Movie. (You can read more about it here...)  That being said, I was so excited when The Peanuts Movie was finally released, but it was so much cooler when I found out we would be having a Peanuts Movie Night. (Hope you saw some of the photos on Instagram!)  Another cool thing?  I get to host a giveaway for one of you to win a copy!!! 
Broxton with Steve Martino and Craig Schulz

For a limited time, get a Snoopy Flying Ace plush toy with THE PEANUTS MOVIE DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD combo pack on March 8.
In THE PEANUTS MOVIE, good ol’ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang appear as you’ve never seen them before in a brand-new feature film from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of Ice Age. Join everyone’s favorite eternal optimist, Charlie Brown, as he embarks on a heroic quest, while his beagle pal Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, the Red Baron. It’s a hilarious and heart-warming adventure! 
THE PEANUTS MOVIE is directed by Steve Martino (Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!) and produced and written by Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Paul Feig (Spy, The Heat) and Michael Travers are also film producers. 
With the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD fans can go deeper into the world of THE PEANUTS MOVIE with these fun-filled special features! Watch all-new Snoopy Snippets, check out the delightful documentary about the film’s extraordinary journey from the comics to the big screen, learn to draw Peanuts characters, sing along to music videos, choose your favorite songs from Snoopy’s Playlist and more!
Winner will win:
Limited Edition Gift Set equipped with the Flying Ace Snoopy Plush!!!

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Fun activities with The Peanuts Movie #PeanutsInsiders

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We are so excited about The Peanuts Movie being released!   Not only did we get to enjoy it this weekend, we get to host a giveaway for one lucky winner to win a copy!!!!
To get you all as excited as we are, I have a few fun activities for you to enjoy.
Just click to enlarge!

Life advice from Lucy.

Peanuts Gang Essentials

Flying Ace Maze

Seating Chart

Out of the activities above...  Which will you enjoy the most?
Stay tuned for an awesome giveaway!!!


Looking for a good night sleep? @nanotex #ExpectationsExceeded

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You know how to tell you have sure enough reached maturity?  When you get super excited when you receive new sheets!  It was like it was my birthday or something, I was so thrilled to get them!!!!  Not even joking!  
While I do enjoy most of you (being honest here)  I am not going to invite any of you into my bedroom.  That being said, I do want to tell you about the new sheets we received. (Again, love ya, but not bringing you in to see them...)  
I  have been looking for new sheets for our bed for some time now, but King sheets are no joke. Those suckers cost money if you want good ones.  That meant  we would hold off until I knew we found the right ones.  

I was given the opportunity to review a set of sheets, but not just any set of sheets...  these sheets are ah-maz-ing!!!  These sheets are made with " Nanotex's Coolest Comfort and Wrinkle Defense technology!"  What does that mean??

Sheets made with Nanotex’s Coolest Comfort and Wrinkle Defense technology help you stay dry and comfortable all night long, while keeping smooth and strong. Their advanced moisture wicking system pulls moisture away from your skin and keeps you dry, helping balance your body temperature. Nanotex® uses nanotechnology to transform the molecular structure of fibers, creates fabrics with remarkable performance and comfort, while preserving the natural breathability, comfort, hand and durability of textiles.

Now, the king set was around $100, but once you lay on them, you know they are worth it. Not pointing any fingers, but if you are like others I know (don't mind washing / drying, but getting that dryer empty poses the challenge) you will like these for the fact that when you finally get them out, they don't show the true amount of time they were left balled up waiting to be dealt with!  When you are able to get more sleep because you're not tossing/turning trying to find that cool spot, or you aren't spending forever doing laundry to make the sheets look better, you have more time...  As in more time for things like this:
Spending the day at the park, knowing there is a nice comfy bed waiting on you at the end of the day.

Having a photo shoot on your kitchen floor trying to enjoy every second before she is grown and too busy for spending days at home.

What am I saying?  Enjoy every minute... playing outside, photo shoots and cuddles in bed. Bedtime cuddles are the best, aren't they??  For real though, we love these sheets and were really impressed with the quality.  They've been washed numerous times and are just as great as the first time we put them on the bed!!!
You can purchase these at stores like Walmart, as well as Cabela's.

Organic baby food you can afford from @sproutsfm

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When Broxton was born, I was a first time mom trying to figure things out while my husband was off fighting in a war.  I was lucky to have my parents to help me, but lets be real... Things change so much from day to day, did I really expect them to have ALL the answers when their "baby" (my brother) was approaching his twenties?  I think I did pretty good, but that doesn't mean I know it all now for Savannah.  
I know with Broxton I waited for the doctor to tell me to do most things. Not everything, but introducing foods and the sippy cup were most certainly waited for.  Once I was given the go ahead on baby food, I was going to let him try it all.  Hello world!!! Lots of different brands and several different menu items to try out as well.
I was lucky that he loved veggies and we still don't have a hard time getting him to eat them.  (He even requests me to send in salad for his lunch some days at school! Yes!!!)  One thing I did notice was when I decided to try the organic route with him, it was a bit difficult.  He was NOT a fan... and that stuff is expensive.  Talk about wasting my money. I stocked up one trip and after numerous tries with much crying, we gave up organic on him.  

Enter Savannah.  I figured I was not even going to attempt to try the organic baby foods, as I knew it was a waste with her brother.  That was until I was sent a great selection of the organic baby food line from Sprouts Farmers Market.  

First up, I want you to read one section of the email I received about their baby line:

Healthy beginnings can lead to bright futures. That’s why you’ll find baby food that nourishes and meets quality standards from your trusted Sprouts Brand. From sweet potato to tropical mango, it’s easy to give your little ones balanced nutrition with tastiness to boot. You can find eight varieties as you stroll through the aisle—all organic and for the everyday low price of 79¢ each.

Our buyers go to great lengths to ensure the most wholesome products for all of our shoppers--including our tiniest ones. Sprouts Brand baby food is packed in Central California, in the midst of fresh fruit and vegetable growers. Find comfort knowing that every spoonful is packed with wholesome ingredients and nutrients to support a happy, healthy baby.

Building a promising future for your little ones is important. By taking eco-friendly steps to make our packaging 100% recyclable, we do our part in creating a healthy place to live and grow.

Choose from these eight organic flavors:
·         Spinach & Sweet Potato
·         Sweet Potato
·         Tropical Mango
·         Pear
·         Carrots
·         Applesauce
·         Apple Mango
·         Apple Banana

Second thing I want to tell you?
If you didn't have yummy food, you would not get such cute pictures!   

She decided she wanted to help me feed her this time around. 
I wish I would have gotten a picture of her eating her favorite, that would be spinach and sweet potato if you were wondering.  I have been so happy with the line from Sprout.  She enjoys every flavor that they have and they are organic!!! Yay for me!!!  I do hope that they expand their baby food line to increase more options. At the very affordable price, I know that many people will be happy knowing they can stock up on food for the whole family while at Sprouts!

When you have healthy foods going in, you have happy babies!   
Thanks to Sprouts, I can make sure she's eating great and not have to worry about breaking the bank to do so!  
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