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Check out the Netflix show, Spirit Riding Free (We love it!)

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You know, its funny how kids gravitate towards things.  I am not sure how or why, but Savannah has fallen in love with horses. I am not sure how she came to love them, but she does.  When I heard they were releasing a show "Spirit Riding Free" on Netflix, I knew I would be checking it out to see what Savannah thought about it.
This new show came out on Netflix May 5, 2017.  We decided to watch the first episode and Savannah was HOOKED!  She wouldn't even sit to watch it, she just stood right there and watched the whole episode!  
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Each episode of SpiritRiding Free will be filled with frontier adventures and fun -- from inclement weather like flash floods and blizzards, to human malfeasance from train robbers an…

Give the gift of pain relief with @SalonPas

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I have spoken in the past of my mom and her "need" for Salon Pas.  She has had aches and pains and the one that caused her the most trouble was her knee.  I was able to review Salon Pas in the past and once my mom got to try it out, she was hooked.  She said all of the products she had tried in the past did not even come close to Salon Pas.  A friend of mine mentioned aches and pains and I suggested Salon Pas and spoke of my mom singing praises all the time! 
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If you are not sure what product you would need, you can click on their "Symptoms" button and go from there.  SalonPas has great products and appears to have a pretty amazing website to help you out. As I mentioned you can click on the Symptoms butt…

Skin Care and more from @SeabuckWonders (Plus tips to reduce tummy trouble!)

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I never really had skin problems growing up, but good grief... Savannah and Broxton both have eczema and it is not fun trying to help them out.  We have tried different products and some have worked, while others not so much.  I have tried a few products from Seabuck Wonders in the past and was eager to try out their lotion to see if it might help her out. So far, so good!

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Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion: Intensely moisturizing, Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion rejuvenates and replenishes the skin’s natural balance, softening and nourishing for silky, touchable skin. Its high concentration of sea buckthorn oil allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from signs of aging and the effects of exposure to the sun. Mois…

Enter to win a @ZeroWaterFiltration Pitcher

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When I first moved to Atlanta a million years ago, my first apartment had smelly water.  That meant I would only drink bottled water and would never use the ice from the ice machine.  Fast forward to today and we are long out of that first apartment.  I also found that I could use a water filtration system and not have to constantly be buying water bottles.  For several years now, we have used the ZeroWater pitcher and I absolutely love it.

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ZeroWater isn't just a water filtration system.  They have such cool products!
Look at what they offer:
ZeroWater has pour pitchers that are available in 6, 10 or 12 cup sized.
They also offer a 23 cup dispenser.
Another product is their Tumbler on the Go.
Finally, you can buy a water me…

Kinsa Thermometers make caring for a sick one a little easier.

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A few weeks ago, we had a rough time with Broxton. He kept complaining about a sore throat and a headache. I grabbed the thermometer, but no fever.  I thought he was just trying to get out of school, but he would be burning up, I think the thermometer was broken! I took him to see the doctor and she said his throat was really red, but that was about it.  He missed 2 days of school. The next week, same thing.  He even had a fever to go with it that time and it kept creeping up higher and higher.  I was so thankful when we were sent a Kinsa thermometer for review, as it was actually keeping the correct temperature!   Savannah was so happy with the ELMO KINSA Thermometer!  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.
As I said, Broxton kept not feeling well, so of course …

Around the world with Peppa Pig

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Peppa Pig is a big hit in our house.  We love watching Peppa Pig and it seems like we watch it at least one time per day. If she's not watching Peppa, she's reading Peppa books or playing with her Peppa toys!! I am happy that we were sent the latest Peppa Pig DVD for review.  She has a portable DVD player in her play area that she will bring to me when she is ready to watch her favorite pig and family!!! This DVD has several shows on there sure to hold her attention!

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PEPPAPIG: AROUND THE WORLD
Fans of Entertainment One’s (eOne) popular preschool show are in for a treat with a new Peppa DVD complete with a 15-minute special episode! In the extended “Around the World with Peppa” special, Peppa, her brother George, Mumm…

Farmer's Pantry Cornbread Crisps

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Farmer’s Pantry, the proudly American new snack brand, debuts the first snacks of their kind: 100% American grown first-ever FarmersPantry Cornbread Crisps and the revolutionary, innovative  FarmersPantry Meal Snacks, a first in offering meat and veggies in one package. Farmer’s Pantry is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be hungry – and to be fed well. Americans are a driven people, always clamoring for new ideas, new things to try and the “best” of our obsession with food. Being hungry and finding satisfaction isn’t just a condition, it’s a cultural lifestyle.
Committed to your hunger, Farmer’s Pantry offers hearty, wholesome and crunchy snacks that are made with ingredients that are grown exclusively on American farms: ingredients you can recognize as some of the oldest and most beloved food staples found in a farmers pantry.   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 fo…

Already making movie plans for the summer #DespicableMe3

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Did you know that Despicable Me 3 is headed our way this summer???
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!  The release date is set for June 30th. Broxton and I always laugh at these movies, so you better believe that we will be planning a movie date to go see it!
I just thought I would share with you, so that you can plan a movie date too!


This summer, villainy runs in the family. Steve Carell is Gru and Dru. DESPICABLE ME 3 is in theaters June 30

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award…

Keep your child safe with these water safety tips

I don't think you can ever be too safe when it comes to water safety. I say "water safety" in general and not just children.  When Broxton played baseball, his team had a pool party. Many of the kids (and some parents) didn't know how to swim.  Of course that meant that I jumped in with them. I wasn't about to have a kid getting injured while I was there!  Broxton has had swimming lessons and I plan on Savannah having them soon as well! Until then, I can share these tips and maybe help out someone.
9 Tips To Keep Your Child Safe
Around Water This Summer
Few things are as much fun as splashing around at the beach or in a backyard pool, but not every child is confident about taking the plunge. “For some children, the idea of getting in the water and trying to swim can be a bit frightening,” says K.J. Hales, author of It’s Hard to Swim, the second and most recent addition to the Life’s Little Lessons by Ellie the Wienerdog educational picture book series. “But with t…

Cars love being passed down #Cars3

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When Broxton was little, he was so in love with the movie, Cars. Lightning McQueen was just so super cool to him. That was why I was excited to get to take him to Disney and let him get his picture in front of him, years ago.  My "baby boy" might not be a "baby" anymore, but when Cars (or Cars 2) comes on, he will watch it with us, as we always stop to watch it out of habit and love.
I am so excited that Cars 3 is headed our way, so I wanted to share this with you all.
I think Savannah is going to love it as much as her brother, as she has quickly laid claim to all of his "CARS" cars and plays with them all the time!

CARS 3 opens on June 16, 2017

Fun with the ABC Melody Maker from @LearningJourney

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Savannah is at the age now where she is really getting into playing with her toys.  Of course, that means we have toys here, there and everywhere.  I was thrilled to see her excitement when the ABC Melody Maker arrived for her to play with! Are you looking for a great toy that not only provides fun, but is also educational?  Let me tell you about this, then!  

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 The ABC Melody Maker is an exciting electronic toy featuring five fun games sure to entertain your youngster. This colorful interactive unit features an activity selector that puts kids in charge of choosing their fun. Children won’t even realize they’re learning! Available in orange and pink, the ABC Melody Maker includes games that develop language skills, build mo…

Unwind after school testing with #Storks

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Broxton's school has been testing for the past week and a half, so I thought I would share with you a cute and funny movie to go out and buy to enjoy for a family movie night.   We have the Storks movie and we have cracked up every time we watch it, it is super cute!!!  We love watching cute movies like this.  Grab a pizza, make it a movie night (after homework) and unwind watching this while you have dinner!  Have you seen it?  
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Storks has a great voice cast:
Andy Samberg (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Hotel Transylvania”), Katie Crown (“Clarence”), Kelsey Grammer (“Toy Story 2,” “The Simpsons”), Jennifer Aniston (“We’re the Millers,” “Horrible Bosses”), Ty Burrell (“Finding Dory,” “Modern Family”), Keegan-Micha…

Know what happened on May 2, 2017?? #giveaway

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Know what happened on May 2, 2017?  Rugrats Season 1 and 2 were just released on DVD, that's what!!!  I remember seeing this when I was a kid (I would have been 12 in 1991) and as soon as I see the word "Rugrat" I immediately think of Tommy and Angelica!  How fun is this????

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A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do in the all-new DVD releases of Rugrats: Season 1 & Rugrats: Season 2.  Told from the perspective of a group of adventurous and imaginative toddlers, Rugrats transformed the most mundane activities into unforgettable adventures. Led by fearless leader Tommy Pickles, the gang can turn an ordinary trip to the park into a journey across the Sahara in search of water, a visit to the plant nu…