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Have you seen #TheBossBaby

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You know how you go to a hotel and they have the "new movies" that are like $18.99 to watch? Well, over the summer, we paid the price to see Boss Baby!   Broxton had been BEGGING to go see it in the theaters and we just had so much going on that we never made it.  Once he saw the 9 million ad's for it at the hotel, I figured let's just go ahead and see it so he can stop asking about it.  Savannah fell asleep and we enjoyed room service and a movie.  We LOVED it!  Was it worth the $18.99?  I sort of have to say yes, since we knew at that point we would have to add it to our home theater collection.
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I was so excited to learn that we would be having the chance to review it and share with you guys! Once the p…

Time to declutter!!!

Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin, founder of dClutterfly, has 10 tips and tricks to declutter and organize your home in preparation for kids to go back to school, including:
Before the onslaught of this school year’s crush of homework and artwork, make sure you have decluttered last year’s!After a summer of “I’m bored” you’ll have a great idea of what toys your kids really play with.  Time to donate (or toss if they are broken) toys that didn’t get touched.  And don’t forget the holidays (more stuff) are just around the corner.  3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally.Did summer reading lists create a glut of books in your home?  Time to do a purge of the books that won’t get read again or won’t ever be read.  Also, return the overdue library books!Running around in bathing suits and sprouting up like weeds means your kids have outgrown a lot of last year’s clothes. Time to do a deep dive on their clothes and donate the clothes the…

Shimmer and Shine - Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls

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Savannah is still young enough to not be into all of the Nickelodeon shows, but she does have some that she likes.  We have not introduced Shimmer and Shine on a regular basis, but I have seen the kids going crazy over it and she loves it when she does get to see it on TV.  Lucky for Shimmer and Shine fans, Nickelodeon  has released a new DVD.
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The fascinating pets of Zahramay Falls come out to play in the new DVD - Shimmer and Shine: Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls. In this magical DVD collection, viewers are introduced to Shimmer and Shine's exotic animal friends including a rainbow tiger, a color-changing fox and more! Fans can join their favorite genies-in-training and their fur-ever friends as they compete in a tale…

Almost time for #TheNutJob2

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We love the First Nut Job, so we are so excited to see this one! Just thought I would share with you! Maybe I can take the kids as a treat to celebrate my birthday?  It comes out August 11, so get ready!



THENUTJOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE In Theaters August 11 Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where theevil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. THENUTJOB 2 also features the voice talent of Katherine Heigl (TheNutJob), Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda 3), Peter Stormare (Penguins of Madagascar), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man), Isabela Moner (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life), and Maya Rudolph (TheAngry Birds Movie). 
Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Sebastian Maniscalo, Peter Stormar…

So much fun @BeauBiloxi

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If you remember me talking about how much we love the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi, you might be curious as to why I take my kids to a "casino."  There are some people that just don't realize how much there is to do there.  Today, I want to share more about "The Beau!"

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First of all, as I have mentioned before, The Beau Rivage Resort and Casino is so much more than just a hotel and casino. When we went to Biloxi to handle things after the death of Marc's dad (years ago), we were lucky to be stranded there. Not sure what I am talking about?  The weather was bad and that was when the Ice Storm hit the south. We were stuck at The Beau and it could have been worse.  They have several restaurants…

Fun night with the @BiloxiShuckers

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Life has been pretty hectic lately around here. (Saving that for another day!)  I just wanted to recap about an amazing time we had over summer break and share a bit with you.  If you have been here for a while, you might know that we love Biloxi, Mississippi. In 2015, they went and upped their game, bringing in a Minor League Ball team!  (See what I did there?) You read that right, they now have a baseball team!  Last year, we were not able to make it to a game, so when we planned our summer trip for this year, we planned it based on their home schedule and I am so glad we did!
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When we got to Biloxi, we came right in time for bad weather. It ended up changing our plans some, but it all worked out for the best and we made the most of it!  We were able to make it to a Friday night game and the tickets we were given were amazing seats! Broxton had so much fun he…

Elly and the Smelly Sneakers - (Would you choose Sneakers or Slippers?)

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Not all little girls want to wear dresses and play princess, I am learning that these days!  Savannah will just as soon grab her brothers cars, trains and army men to play with as fast as she will play with her barbies or dolls.  I don't force either on her and figure she can play with whatever makes her happy.  Another cute book arrived for us to review from Sterling Publishing and it keeps on with that theme for us. In a different take on the Cinderella Story we know, this one is opposite.  Elly and the Smelly Sneakers has us meet Elly...

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Like I said,  Elly and the Smelly Sneakers by Leslie Gorin is a tale totally opposite of another "princess" we love.  I personally love Elly as she doesn't want to be …

In Atlanta? #MakingWavesATL @ChildMuseumATL final weeks of summer events

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Running out of fun idea's to do with the kids over summer break?  Don't forget that Atlanta has a pretty cool children's museum (AIR CONDITIONING!!!!) and you can spend hours there.  I got an email with a run down on what is going on there right now and thought I would share with you. (This is not a sponsored post, just trying to help get you idea's of what you can do and stay cool as well!)

Savor the final weeks of summer with Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s August programming - 
Families can celebrate music, friendship and Fido with special programs ATLANTA(July 13, 2017) –The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to keep the summer fun afloat with a month filled with sun-sational events. Little ones will have the opportunity to play with puppies, celebrate their besties, explore multi-sensory exhibits and dance along to silly songs while they soak up the last few weeks of the season!

Feature Exhibit: Blue Man Group – Making Waves
Through September 4, 2017
The nati…

What would you do if an alligator walked in your dance class?

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Another awesome book we have had the pleasure to add to our rotation these days is Dance is for Everyone.  The funny thing about this is that Savannah LOVES to dance and starts moving as soon as she hears music.  ANYWHERE we are!  If we are in the car, she will call your name until you acknowledge that she is dancing there too!  

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In Dance is for Everyone by Andrea Zuill, we see a cute group of kids having fun time at dance class when an alligator shows up!  I mean, seriously, what would you do if an alligator showed up to YOUR DANCE CLASS?  The alligator doesn't speak, nor does it seem to understand them... but that reptile sure can follow along with the dance moves!  

Savannah loved this book as well and was quick to p…

Mini Collection now available @HessToyTruck #hesstoytruck #2017MiniCollection

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A few years ago, we were introduced to the Hess Toy Truck Line.  Since then, we all seem to notice the Hess locations whenever we travel and everyone who sees their toy trucks go on and on about them.  Not only are they fun toys for the kids to play with, they are great to look at and are superior in the quality department.
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From HESS:

For 17 years, Hess released a toy that was an essential part of any Hess toy truck fan’s collection: the mini version of the iconic holiday toy truck. The most recent one was offered for sale in 2014 but, after three years of fans sending a clear message that they want their mini toy truck back, Hess is heeding the call. Not only is Hess bringing back the Mini Hess Toy Truck, but they’re doin…

Are you near Woodstock, Georgia? Back to School Bash Benefiting the EOD Warrior Foundation

In or near Woodstock?  Here is a fun event that also allows you to give to others! Try to go if you can!!!! (This is not a sponsored post.)Back to School Bash Benefiting the EOD Warrior Foundation
WHO: EOD Warrior Foundation               
WHAT: Back to School Bash Benefiting the EOD Warrior FoundationGather for some family fun before the new school year starts! There will be a Back-to-School Bash open to the entire Woodstock community, benefiting the EOD Warrior Foundation, on July 29, 2017, starting at 4:00 p.m. The Back to School Bash will take place at the Eagle Watch Main Park in Woodstock, Georgia. This family friendly event offers free admission, and will have food trucks, games, a rock climbing wall, DJ, and a movie night (bring your own chairs/blankets). The movie will be “The Boss Baby,” a 2017 PG-rated comedy starring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, and Steve Buscemi. You can also meet bomb technicians, see their response vehicles and try your hand at operating a bom…

Iconic Wooden Roller Coaster at @SFOverGeorgia To Go Away Forever

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Alert! Alert!

Just wanted to share with those of you that are fans of Roller Coasters, and/or those of you who have great memories of Six Flags Over Georgia...

Six Flags Over Georgia - the Thrill Capital of the South - today announces the iconic wooden roller coaster, the Georgia Cyclone, will go away forever after Sunday, July 30th. The Georgia Cyclone is nearly 100 feet tall and reaches speeds of 50 miles per hour. The classic coaster has given nearly 8.7 million rides since opening in 1990. Six Flags Over Georgia is open daily through August 6th.

Ella Who? A great book on friendship (and listening!)

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Summer slump happening yet?  Around here, we have books a' plenty to read and we have also been visiting the library each week!   While I do love that both my kiddo's love books, I am not all about Savannah having a book from the library yet, as she isn't the best with them.  (She either gets too excited turning the pages and messes them up, or she chomps on the board books like its a big candy bar... I can't win with that one these days!) We were recently sent a couple great books from Sterling Publishing and I wanted to share the first one with you now....
Ella Who is the title and it is super cute.  I know we will be reading it plenty of times, but down the road, it will be passed on to my sweet baby cousin that was recently born named Ella!


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