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Pamper with smiles using @MyMasqueBar #hosted

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I know that I am not the first and I won't be the last to say that this year has thrown many a curve ball our direction.  I have had highs and lows... but one thing I am really working on is TAKING TIME FOR ME! Maybe that isn't a huge deal to some, but to me, it is something I tend to push to the back as I want to make sure my kiddos have everything they want or need... but that isn't always fair.  I have started to do a few "little" things that are just for me, because I feel that when I am the best of me, I can give and be the best for them! Just what am I doing?  Watching TV shows for ME :)  Reading books for ME ---  and PAMPERING myself now and then!  I have seen these cute masks before, but never bought them.. but you can guarantee I will in the future!  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 expresse

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood... #MisterRogersNeighborhood #hosted #Review

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Update - For some reason, I was feeling a bit nostalgic and wanted to watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood this weekend.  Maybe its the fact of simpler times (in a time when we need his words of wisdom more than ever.)  All I know is that I put it on and Savannah immediately said she did not want to watch it.  I went on about my plans and about half a minute into the show, she was once again glued to the screen.  It hit my heartstrings and I even had to post a small clip on my Instagram.  We ended up watching several episodes this morning and I am pretty sure that was just what I needed today!    When I was a child, my parents both worked and I went to daycare.  I can clearly remember us sitting to watch TV each afternoon while we waited for our parents to pick us up.  We would watch tv and they would call us one by one to wash our hands and face and fix our hair after a long day of learning and playing.. but what I also remember was watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  It was f

Javi's Alfajpores is a perfect treat #review #ad

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Have you ever heard of alfajores? It was new to me when I received an email introducing them to me...     but I am glad I gave it a try!  We were sent several to try... along with Dulce De Leche.  YUM!!!!! Alfajores:  (From Wikipedia)  An alfajor or alajú is a traditional confection found in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Andorra, Spain, Venezuela, Southern France, Southern Brazil and the Philippines. The archetypal alfajor entered Iberia during the period of al-Andalus. It is produced in the form of a small cylinder and is sold either individually or in boxes containing several pieces. Dulce De Leche : (from Wikipedia)  Dulce de leche is a confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that derives its flavor from the Maillard reaction, also changing color. Dulce de leche is Spanish for "candy of milk " FTC Compliant Review Policy:    The product(s) featured in this review were provided fr

Army Aviation Museum on Dothan Alabama @visit_dothan

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If you know my boy, you know I have raised him to be thankful and appreciative of our military.  When I found out there was an Army Aviation Museum near Dothan, I knew that I would do anything in my power to get him there to see what all was inside.  The first day, we got there and it was almost closing time, so we planned to go back the next day.  Seeing his excitement and interest in everything made it totally worth while... but let me just tell you ...  This is not like any musuem I have been in before!  It was awesome!   He was so excited to check it all out!   This was the Hall of Heroes.  No, I don't need any comments on her mask.. We were constantly trying to fix it for her, this was when we first got in side.  I thought this was so cool. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HOT AIR BALLOONS... and I had no idea they were first used in the military!   One of the first planes.  She was excited as she thought the map of the museum was a treasure map!  Again, no need to comment on the mask.   It

Short Trip to Dothan, Alabama @visit_dothan

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Let me tell you about a little trip I took the kids on recently.   We had planned to go on 2 different vacations this year, but COVID had other plans.  We ended up taking a short over night trip, just to get a change of scenery for the kids and I... and lucky for us, my mom decided to join us!  I don't know of every going to Dothan and hanging out, but it was a fun little trip.   We loaded up and started our journey with a much needed family break planned.  We went not really knowing much about Dothan, but we wanted to see what it was all about.   Once we got to Dothan, we took a visit to the Botanical Gardens.  It was outdoors and we were the only people there, so it was great.  They were doing things on the honor system, so we paid at a cash box and was able to stroll around and enjoy at our own pace... It was hotter than I don't even know, so we didn't stay as long as I would have liked.  BUT .. it was beautiful.   I will be honest, there were lots of areas that were rea

Look, See the Farm - #SummerReading #ad

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Another book to share with you is Look, See the Farm. I thought that this was going to be more of a see the cow, it moo's.  See the duck, it quacks kind of book.  I was wrong!  This book talks about the different birds on the farm.  We have a couple bird feeders / bird houses in our yard, so this is a fun one for us!  The illustrations are great!    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. Press Release:  Look, See the  Farm !  is the heartwarming story of two sisters visiting their grandparents’ organic  farm  during each of the four seasons, discovering the many interesting creatures that make the  farm  their home. Young readers will gain a look at  farm  life and the animals living on the  farm , as well as discovering the wild birds that thrive ther

Super Sonic Fast! #SonicTheHedgehog #Hosted

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One thing that the COVID Quarantine brought us was being able to watch Sonic at home. Savannah LOVES Sonic (not sure when they were introduced, but she has been eager to watch this movie since she saw the previews. )  so when we saw we could BUY it or RENT it as soon as available, the easy option was to go ahead and BUY!   To say we have made our money back in views is an understatement!    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. Get ready for epic fun and super- sonic   action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit   SONIC  THE HEDGEHOG... The Digital * , 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See  Sonic  the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of  Sonic  

Someone say Dance Party? @TrollsWorldTour #ad

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When the first Trolls movie came out, we were so excited.  We loved that movie and have so many toys/ coloring pictures/ memories singing the songs and quoting right along with the movie. We had planned on seeing Trolls World Tour in the theater... but COVID had other plans.  We have been planning to have a movie night to watch at home, but life has been a bit chaotic lately and we have yet to make the time to do that. With so many great activities that have been shared with me, I wanted to share with you and hopefully make plans to do the activities and then have movie night to enjoy.   (Can't beat the DANCE PARTY EDITION.)  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. Press Release Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick), Branch (Justin Timberlake), and the rest of your

Update/ Repost - Heat things Up with @PlayingWithFire - #familymovienight #Ad

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UPDATED TO ADD: Back in February we had a movie night and enjoyed Playing With Fire... I figured since we were going to pull the yard game out today to enjoy the Fourth Of July, it was a great time to remind you of this movie!  Since many places are cancelling fireworks tonight, maybe you can watch this and make it a movie night?  -------- When the older boys were younger, they were obsessed with watching WWE wrestling.  I watched with them and became a fan of John Cena.  Lucky for me, he started starring in more movies and while our days of watching wrestling are in the past, we can all still enjoy him showing his talent on screen!  We have made it a point of going to the movies at last once a month as a family.  While we did not see this one in theaters, it was on our list to try and do so..  To say that I was happy to review it would be an understatement. We were sent a viewing kit to make a weekend out of it.  Flavored popcorn was a hit with everyone and might be a tradition worth

Little People Big Dreams - Audrey Hepburn #SummerReading #ad

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I have always told both of my children that they can be anything they want if they put their heart and soul into it.  It doesn't hurt to dream... and when you dream you need to dream big!!!   There are so many male figures front and center for boys to look up to, but it seems as though females don't get the recognition they deserve.  I was excited to see a new series of books:  Little People, Big Dreams!   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. Press Release:  Little People, Big Dreams  series, which helps the youngest of readers discover the lives of outstanding women, from designers and artists to scientists.    Every person featured in this series began life as a little child with a dream and went on to achieve incredible things. From her early li

Summer Fun with #CampDreamworks #hosted

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If you are looking for fun activities to do with the kids this summer...  I have a heads up on a virtual summer camp you might enjoy!  Sorry I did not get it posted last week for you to enjoy the WELCOME WEEK... but this week is CELEBRATION THEME with TROLLS!!!  We love Trolls here, so I paid a bit more attention.  We still need to see the latest Trolls movie, but we have the first on repeat!  It is pretty easy to watch Dreamworks productions over and over, am I right? 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. I hope that you decide to check out CAMP DREAMWORKS .  Make sure to like them on facebook to stay up to date with events!    Upcoming info: Week 2 - Celebrations - TROLLS  Week 3 - Space - CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS Week 4 - Creatures - KIPO AND THE AGE OF THE WO

New Baby on the way? Dream #ad

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If you know us at all, you know how much we enjoy reading.  Broxton used to love it more, but has dwindled down lately (if you have any books / authors you recommend for a 6th grade boy, let me know!) We have so many books around the house, we could hold our own library.  That actually was beneficial to us when COVID first hit, as our library was closed...   School was closed... and there was no way to get books.  Yes, I know they could get them on their tablets, but they are plugged in so much already, I did not want to go that route. Add to it, I love the feel / smell of a physical book so much more.  I have yet to turn to the ways of reading on technology.   So - I want to highlight some of the books we have... Some I may have shared on here before, some will be new.  All will be great to read during the summer!    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