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Love #Lego? @ldcatlanta is looking for Atlanta area kids to join the 2016 Creative Crew

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We really love the LEGO brand at our house.  We have lego toys, lego movies, we go to Legoland Discovery Center when we can. I know LEGO is a popular brand, so I wanted to share this with you all.  This is not a sponsored post, just me sharing a pretty cool thing for a few lucky children!   Will your child enter?


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta seeks area kids to serve on 2016 Creative Crew
Attraction’s Master Model Builder searching for artistic, LEGO® fanatics to join his team of junior Model Builders

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is seeking 12 new children between the ages of 5-12 years old to serve on its Creative Crew for 2016! Aries Viera, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta’s Master Model Builder, is looking for fellow creative minds to join his specialized team of junior Model Builders. Creative Crew members will have access to special events, provide insight on future activities at the attraction and be part of a group of opinion-leaders who will lead LEGOLAND Discovery…

Food to Go Containers from Trudeau Fuel line #FathersDay

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Do you have someone on your Fathers Day shopping list that is hard to buy for?
I know with my list it is pretty much just get what I think would be a hit and hope that they don't already have it ! When I saw the new (to me) products from Trudeau's Fuel line, I knew I had a hit.  I thought at first I would be using it for a "back to school" idea, but when my husband saw me taking it out of the box, he was oohing and ahhing over it for him.  (He takes his lunch with him to work each day, so this ended up being a great Fathers Day gift that he will be unwrapping soon enough!)
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Having worked with Trudeau in a review before, I should have not been shocked at the quality in these products.   They are the real deal…

Photo Books make great gifts for all occasions!

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I have been a lover of photography my whole life. I have tons of photos and while they are not organized, I love looking at all of my pictures and remembering the day they were taken. Some are in boxes, some are in my lazy version of a scrapbook and there are more and more on my computer that I have never printed.  I knew that I was slacking in the scrapbook department, so I wanted to print a mini yearbook / scrapbook for Broxton for each year he is in school. (At least the younger years where I am at school a good amount of the time.)  I was able to get a chance to work with MPIX to print a photo book for us!!!   It was super easy and he was so excited to get it!!!
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I will be honest, I am one of the last ones holding out o…

Send them off to school in style!! @Lootcrate makes a great gift #Quest

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Do you know someone getting ready to head off to school?  (Seems like the summers just keep getting shorter and shorter!!!!)   Anyways, if you know a cool kid heading to school, look at getting them a subscription box to Loot Crate!!!  We are still amazed each month at the different items that they seem to find that they put in the monthly box!!!  With Loot Crate they will not only get really cool items to decorate their place, they will also be the talk of the town with the clothing items that they include!!!
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I am still completely loving that they guarantee a shirt included in every Loot Crate that they send out.  I love that each month is a theme and they really do make sure you get your monies worth in your order!!!  We …

Cool down and enjoy the beverages from @CascadeIceWater #recipe

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It is officially summer here!  Yep, the temperature keeps rising, the sun is shining.  I have already had my "its summer cold"  I think we are good to go!   When it gets hot, I like to try and keep cool as much as possible. We try to stay hydrated, but this family right here is not the best at drinking, so we try to make sure to have fun treat style drinks as well.  Today on the blog, I am sharing a couple recipes from Cascade Ice to make fun tasting beverages this summer. ( I am sure you can mix it up and a little extra to it to make adult cocktails too, they all sound great!)  
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Here are the recipes from Cascade Ice

Melon Mixer
Pour 3oz of Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon.
Add 1oz of club soda.
Add several slices…

Spend the day at @ZooATL

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I am not sure about where you live, but around here we are officially in SUMMER BREAK mode.  I know some parents try to plan out the whole summer, others just go with the flow.  I am not judging either type, as I know you as a parent know whats best for your situation and your family.  That being said, we try to plan a few things...  KEY WORD IS TRY.  One thing we plan each year is Vacation Bible School, another we try to do is something fun and this year we will be hitting up Zoo Atlanta. Other than that, we just sort of let summer be full of random lazy days and adventure when we can. FTC Compliant Review Policy: 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.
We have been to Zoo Atlanta numerous times and no matter how long (or short) it has been between visits, we always have a great time.  If yo…

Grab your children and get to playing outside!!!!

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Outdoor play is very much needed for all children.  The following post is from an email I received about Special Needs children benefiting from outdoor play, but I honestly feel that this is good to know for all children.  That being said, get up, get out and PLAY!!!!!   Head outdoors, the yard, the park, somewhere soon!!!!  


LET THEM PLAY! CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BENEFIT FROM OUTDOOR PLAY
The Episcopal Center for Children, A Nonprofit Organization in DC, Offers Tips for Getting Kids Outside

WASHINGTON – Getting children with special needs outside is important for their development and growth, says the staff at the Episcopal Center for Children, a nonprofit organization that assists elementary and middle school aged children with special needs. It improves coordination and motor skills. Many children with special needs have developmental delays. Playing outside can improve flexibility, muscle strength, and coordination. It can also help them improve body awareness, motor skills and …

Mommy Camp? Farm Week? Help from the Bubble Guppies!!!

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You know what I have started noticing more and more, thanks to Social Media?  Mommy Camps!! In case you don't know, let me share with you!   Some moms have started doing themed weeks.  You pick a subject and do different activities to go along with the theme for the week.  Sort of like a summer camp at home.
I recently received the new Bubble Guppies DVD - Fun on the Farm and it would be great to tie in to a Farming week. You could read books about farming, watch this DVD, try to plan a garden at your house and if you look online, you might be able to find a farm near you that will allow you to take a little "Field trip" to work into the fun week!!!! 
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Bubble Guppies fans won't want to miss this new colle…

Blast to the past with TMNT

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In case you did not know it, those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have just released a movie in the theaters!!! It came out on June 3rd.  For those of us that just can not seem to find time to get to the theater (or those that like the animated turtles more) you can rest assured, you are being looked after too!!! Nickelodeon has recently released a new DVD - Blast to the Past!!!!   I don't know about you, but I really love the graphics on this cover!!!!  Don't the turtles just look like FUN????
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime when they accidentally time travel back tothe Jurassic Era in Half-Shell Heroes: BlasttothePast. During the 2D-animated special, the Turtles encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. Using their ninja skills and having some fun along the way, the four brothers must find a way to save the day and get back home. This special DVD comes …

Know a #ZulilyCutie ? Enter the contest!!!

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Do you think you have a #zulilycutie in your life??  Well, if so, you are in luck!!! Zulily is looking for the first ever official #zulilycutie and its pretty simple to enter.   Good Luck!!!  
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Here are some of the details:

Who - YOU
What - Official #ZulilyCutie campaign  When - June 6th - 17th Where - Social Media
Why -  Zulily is looking!!!!  


So, what is a #zulilycutie?  It’s an adorable kid with a unique style, personality and sense of fun. Above all, we’re looking for a cutie who embodies our zulily spirit. At zulily, what makes us unique is our use of real people as models to tell a story around the products our customers love. Our models are every day you and me, unique in all the best ways!
The winner of The Official #zulilyc…

Cirque du Soleil is back with #TORUK

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I have been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil show in the past.  Let me just tell you this, if you have never seen a show, you need to go ahead and put that on your bucket list now.  It is amazing. There really are no words to describe it other than awesome, so I will just have to leave it at that.   I received the email about this and wanted to share with you all. Let me know if you have ever been to a show.  Awesome, right??   The information below is about the new performance headed to the Atlanta area. 

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FOR SEVEN PERFORMANCES ONLY
JUNE 15 – JUNE 19, 2016

ABOUT TOURK:
TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil®, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creat…

Gardening Classes offered from @pikenurseries this june. Check it out!!!

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If you are near any of the Pike Nurseries locations, you might want to check this out.  I received this email and wanted to share,  This is not a sponsored post.
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Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes in June.  FREE classes are in full bloom at local garden center.  
Planting and Growing Marigold Seeds - Kids Class with Make & Take Project! Wednesday, June 8 at 9 a.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations *This class costs $3 per child (Cost includes potting soil, marigold seeds and 4-inch pot) School may be officially out for summer, but there are plenty of ways to keep kids learning outside the classroom! Gardening is a great outdoor activity and gives young ones the chance to learn more about the natural environment and an opportunity to play in the dirt! During this fun, family-friendly class, attendees will learn how to plant marigold seeds in a pot. Considered one of the most popular summer flowers, marigolds make a cheerful statement in the gar…