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Beachin' it with @aquaballdrink #ad

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When we started planning our trip to the beach, I knew that we would want to take a cooler down with drinks ready for those long hot days.  I also knew that I did not want to take a cooler of soda, so I thought it would be great to bring along AquaBall! 
We were sent several for review and I am glad we got to try them out. The reason I say that is because I knew that the strawberry lemonade was going to be my go to flavor... I was surprised when it was my least favorite and I really liked the grape the best!  Of course the kids loved them all and the images on the bottle was a big hit!
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AquaBall comes in 4 flavors- Fruit Punch, Grape, Strawberry Lemonade and Berry Blast.
Each flavor has its own theme of characters - 
Fruit Pun…

Summer Travel saved with @plugable #ad

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I don't know if your family likes technology as much as ours does, but I wanted to share with you a couple pretty neat products I have recently learned about.  Are you familiar with Plugable?  We were recently sent a couple products to check out and I am telling you, the 3 port smart charger (pictured below) was a huge help! 

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We recently took a family vacation and made a trip to the beach.  In my car, you can just plug the phone cord into the car, but in the car we took, I needed an adapter.  I don't know about you, but when you are ready to go, you really don't want to stop to buy things as you head out of town.  That was where the plugable 3 port smart charger came in to help save the day!

This is awesome. It h…

The Great Summer Campout with Nickelodeon Friends! #ad

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I love when Nickelodeon makes a DVD that has several of our favorites on one DVD.  I mean, I love these shows, but there is only so much a mama can take at once!  At least with the DVD's that have several different episodes, we can change it up a bit!!!!  Check out the one being released this June, perfect for any summer vacations! 


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Nickelodeon's beloved preschool characters are heading onto DVD for a collection of outdoor adventures in Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout!, available June 12. Filled with episodes from popular preschool series Bubble Guppies, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sunny Day and Nella the Princess Knight, fans can join their favorite friends for sleepovers, camping, …

Summer Reading - Book One - Drawn Together #ad

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As you know, we love reading and with summer now here, I want to kick off a summer reading extravaganza!  Today I want to share the first of many books that you should read this summer. 
Up first, drawn together, it was written by Minh Le and illustrated by Dan Santat.  I will admit that this book is not one I would make a point to purchase, but I am glad that we were sent the book.
It shows that although there are many things in life that will make things difficult, if you look hard enough, you will find a way to draw closer together.         


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Critically-acclaimed author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat join forces in DRAWNTOGETHER(Disney-Hyperion | On Sale June 5, 2018), a heartwarming story of a grandf…

Bubble Guppies - Bubble Puppy's Awesome Adventures #ad

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Man, I did not even realize Bubble Guppies was still around. I can still hear "What time is it?!"  When I was surprised with this DVD, I knew it was a show I was going to have to introduce to Savannah!  I loved watching it, but then Broxton was " too old" to watch and we moved on.  Are you familiar with Bubble Guppies?



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The Bubble Guppies are swimming back to DVD for a new release starring everyone's favorite aquatic dog, Bubble Puppy. Available May 8, Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy's Awesome Adventures includes five fluffy, deep-sea adventures that find Bubble Puppy in in all sorts of situations that he must overcome with the help of his fellow Guppies. Whether they're working together to build …

Summer Rescues with #PawPatrol #ad

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Summer break means summer fun!! That also means that Summer Rescues is now available from Nickelodeon featuring those lovable pups from Paw Patrol. Do you have any plans lined up for the summer?  Make sure to pack a DVD with your favorite characters!

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The PAW Patrol pups are ready for warm-weather fun in the new DVD collection PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues, available May 1. Whether they're tracking down missing fireworks or embarking on a wacky windsurfing rescue, the pups are always ready to save the day under the summer sun. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution.  PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues contains the following episodes: Pups Save the Fireworks - Ryder and Marshall …

Who is your favorite Pup? #PawPatrol #ad

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Paw Patrol is a great kids show that both boys and girls seem to love. Broxton liked it a bit when he was younger.. Savannah likes it when its on and was even invited to a Paw Patrol themed party! ( I wish I had the creative drive to decorate and come up with the fun ideas they did!)  I love that the shows kids love are on DVD.  If we are invited to a party, I try to give a couple gifts in one.  Normally I will do a book or a DVD and then a toy. Bonus points if the theme is something that I can grab a DVD or book on!   Paw Patrol keeps putting out the DVDs and we love having them on hand!
Who is your favorite pup?  Mine is Marshall, always has been!!!! 


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Nick's paw-some pups are back to save the day in PAW Patrol: Sea Patr…

It Gets Louder - #TheLoudHouse #ad

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Hectic schedules means you can't watch as much as you want when it is on it's scheduled time. Good thing for us, Nickelodeon has plenty of DVD's that keeps the kids happy!  (Happy Kids means a Happy Mama, too!)  I know Broxton started watching The Loud House at his after school care, so when we received this DVD, I knew it was going to make for a happy boy!  He has been working so hard at school, it is nice to be able to treat him from time to time for a job well done! 


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The laughs are back this spring with the highly-anticipated release of The Loud House: It Gets Louder - Season 1, Volume 2 on DVD, which is following up last years' release of the first half of the season. This two-disc set comes out on DVD Ma…

Are you familiar with Sunny Day from Nickelodeon? #ad

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Nickelodeon has totally thrown me for a loop! We just received SUNNY DAY from them and I am totally clueless as to this show.  I will tell you this, the little characters on the case look so cute and fun, so I am excited to watch this with Savannah!  I think this is going to be super cute and we might learn a new hairstyle!    Are you familiar with this show?



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Nickelodeon's hit animated preschool series, Sunny Day, makes its DVD debut on May 22, with a collection of four episodes from the series' first season which follows 10-year-old master hairstylist and entrepreneur, Sunny. Along with the help of her best friends Blair and Rox, and her loyal and lovable puppy Doodle, Sunny confidently takes on any challenge thrown …

Beyond the Rainbow with Shimmer and Shine #ad

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I love seeing the little kids get so excited with the characters that they love.  I know that Savannah is not familiar with Shimmer and Shine, but Broxton was once invited to a little girls party and that was the theme... I guess the show is still bringing in new fans as I have seen kids with them on their book bags! Good news for Shimmer and Shine fans, they are still putting out DVD's to help when you really need to watch and episode and it isn't on! 


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Discover magic in the most unexpected places in the new Nickelodeon DVD release Shimmer and Shine: Beyond the Rainbow Falls. In this fantastical collection of episodes, Shimmer, Shine and Leah travel beyond the Rainbow Falls for all-new magical adventures where they&#…

Avatar - The Complete Series available at Best Buy NOW!!!

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I have actually heard some pretty great things about this series, so I am glad to be able to share with you that the complete series is available to own now at Best Buy!  (It will be available nationally on June 5th, so don't fret!)  Are you familiar with this show?  Let me know if you are!


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12-year-old Aang is back with the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series. This summer, every episode from this fan-favorite show will be available on Blu-ray with over 24-hours of element-bending fun! Fans of this classic will be able to relive the full three-season saga, as young Airbender Aang fulfills his destiny of being the long-lost Avatar! Join Katara and Sokka, siblings and members of …

Nightly bedtime story rotation - #TheBackupBunny #ad

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We have been reading more than normal these days.  I really do need to sit down and do an update post for you all, but that is for another day.  Anyways, like I said... reading more than normal.  Savannah asks for a couple books each night before bed and you know that makes the book lover in me so happy! 

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A recent book that has made it into our nightly rotation?  The Backup Bunny by Abigail Rayner
We love it!!!!  Lucky for me, my kids never really got into having a certain "lovey" that was their go to carry around toy.  They both love toys and have to take something with them, but it was never really the same thing.  Broxton would have cars or trains or an animal of some sort.  (He has been on penguins for a …

Lost for Mothers Day Ideas? Let @zulily help! #ad

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I don't know when I was first introduced to Zulily, but they have yet to let me down (and its been years!) !!!  I am constantly surprised with the wide variety of items that you can find on there, not to mention the prices! They always have really good deals going on and oh my, what I would do if I had unlimited funds to shop for everyone I wanted to! If you have anyone to shop for this Mothers Day (or yourself, I am NOT here to judge!) Zulily has you covered! 

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Hello?!  Did you see the above image that I posted?  Wicked- Broadway-NYC...  Yes!  Did you know that for The Social Butterfly  in your life,  Zulily even has tickets and events???   I had NO CLUE, until now! I am even more convinced in saying they have you cover…

Own #Paddington 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD on April 24, or Own It Now on Digital! #ad

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This past weekend was a busy one, let me just tell you know.  Savannah had a couple doctor appointments earlier in the week.  Friday she had surgery to put tubes in. (Yeah, I know it is a normal procedure and super fast, but this mama was freaking out about them having to put her to sleep.)  Anyways, Saturday we had Broxton's first soccer game of the season.  He had a great turn out of people there to support him for game one.  More on all of that later... Right now, I want to tell you what we did Saturday night.  After an emotional and busy week, we decided that Saturday night was going to be a nice quiet night at home.  We had just received Paddington 2 for review, so we knew what movie it was going to be... 
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We saw the…

Fun Times at @infinite_center with @atlgladiators #ad #advancethelegacy

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If you are ever in or near Atlanta, you really should take advantage of all the area has to offer. For example, did you know that in Gwinnett, they have the Atlanta Gladiators? (They are an ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins!)  Yes, great action HOCKEY... right here near Atlanta.  The venue is smaller than some, so you really get to get close to the action... the prices are not crazy... it really is a great event to plan to take the whole family to!!!!  

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We recently attended a game and while we are not huge "hockey fans," I thought it would be a great family event to go and make memories!!!  We loved it, Savannah is constantly telling everyone she got to go to a hockey game and Broxton has asked if we can go back …

Coco the Movie is out now! @PixarCoco #review

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Have you seen a good movie lately that you can't stop talking about?  That is the way I am right now with the movie, Coco.  I knew it was a Disney Pixar movie, so I knew it was going to be a good one.  I also saw posts from friends where they warned of people cutting onions in the theater or them being awful dusty because their eyes were watering...  PEOPLE - I thought I had dusted well and that the onions had been thrown away, but I was wrong.  Coco will pull at your heartstrings!   YES, it will!

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I loved the movie.  You immediately fall in love with Sweet Miguel and his love for music.  He doesn't mean to go against the wishes of his family, but he has a serious love of music and wants nothing more...   I really don…

Have you tried @Krusteaz ? #Review

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It seems as though there is a NATIONAL day or month for everything these days.  I was excited to learn that February was National Hot Breakfast Month.  Krusteaz sent us a great gift to try and make the most out of it and I will tell you now, we are Krusteaz fans!  I had heard of, but never used, Krusteaz... but now it will be in our house! 
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I hate to admit that Broxton and I really never did much in the kitchen together. He will ask for pancakes from time to time and honestly I would just buy a thing of frozen ones and throw them in the microwave super fast. Now, I can proudly say that I can whip up a batch of fresh ones whenever he wants them! 


Savannah saw I was in the kitchen and she wanted to help me out.  Next thing I …

Rugrats Season 3 and 4 NOW on DVD!!!!

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Following last year's release of the first two seasons of Rugratson DVD, fans will love the next set of baby adventures withRugrats: Season ThreeandRugrats: Season Foureach available on DVD February 6, 2018.   
I am about to introduce Broxton to this show!  I actually had a customer come in the other day wearing a Rugrats jacket and we got to talking about the show being on DVD now, this is just a classic!
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Rugrats: Season Three contains all 52 episodes from the show's third season and features classic episodes like "Naked Tommy" and "Angelica Breaks a Leg." Viewers will have a blast as they join Tommy, Chuckie and the gang as they grab a screwdriver, break out of the playpen and embark on over ten h…