Make a GREAT Big Heart Pet Brands Carrot Paw Print Treat Bag to #TreatThePups

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Disclosure: Post sponsored by Lunchbox but as always, all opinions are my own.   I *love* dogs. I've had a dog in my family since I was a toddler and can't imagine life without my furry buddies! I am the proud dog-mom of three rescued dogs- Molly, a black pug; Roscoe, an elderly Havanese; and Fibi, a Chiweenie mix. I love to include our furry friends in our family activities and I especially love giving them treats! (I think they like it too!) So I was happy to find that Big Heart Pet Brand Products had produced a website designed … [Read more...]

The Santa Dilemma- to Ho Ho Ho, or not to Ho Ho Ho

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When you have your first Christmas as a parent, it seems like such a huge decision whether to start up the Santa Claus engine. It seems like so many kids react badly to finding out that Santa isn't real, and some kids end up harboring real resentment about being lied to. Like so many other things in parenting, it's become a polarized debate, with parents on all sides weighing in with strong opinions and concern over the eventual repercussions to their children. Santa used to be so simple! Well, I feel like it can be again. When my daughter first … [Read more...]

NYR Organics Giveaway

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I have been plagued with bad skin my entire adult life. I have tried every over-the-counter remedy and skin care regimen out there and nothing has ever made a difference. I've changed my diet, taken supplements, nothing helps. This has been a source of real distress to me- it's ridiculous to be in your thirties and dealing with something like this. A little over a year ago, a good friend of mine offered to let me sample a couple of items from a skin care line she was investigating. As a licensed cosmetologist, she'd gotten tired of using cosmetics … [Read more...]

Twisted is FREE November 14-16th

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Maya Anderson has faced more than her share of tragedy and heartbreak. For the past six years she’s constantly been on the move with her mom. When another disaster strikes, she finds herself back in her childhood hometown of Beaumont, living with her older sister for her senior year. A chance meeting reacquaints her with Ben McCaffey, a long-forgotten classmate from her past. After the murder of his girlfriend, Ben has become a social outcast. He’s despised by some and feared by most. Determined to become Ben’s friend, Maya begins to break … [Read more...]

Two Peppa Pig DVD\'s Giveaway

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  Peppa Pig Giveaway for 2 DVDs I jumped at the chance to work with What U Talking Bout Willis to help with this Peppa Pig giveaway! My son loves Peppa Pig. I am not as fond but even I can tell how cute the show is. Peppa really shows family togetherness and I think that is awesome. She is always talking things out with her parents and little brother and it teaches some nice lessons. Here is a brief synopsis of both DVD for the Peppa Pig Giveaway: Peppa's Christmas- Your child will love this All-New fun-filled holiday special as she … [Read more...]

Nickelodeon Let\'s Learn Colors DVD Giveaway

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Calling all colors! From painting and drawing to mixing colors, kids will discover the art of color identification with these six Nick Jr. play dates! Nickelodeon Let's Learn Colors DVD is just fun for kids. They'll jump into coloring books with Dora and the Wonder Pets, they'll learn color mixing with the Bubble Guppies and Blue, and they'll search for colorful shape pieces with Team Umizoomi! I know my kids love all those shows. In fact, my middle son used to hate television. He wouldn't watch anything. The closest thing we could get him to watch … [Read more...]

Favors and Lies Book Blast & Giveaway

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Dan Lord is a forty-year-old private detective with a law degree working the blurred line between right and wrong in the Nation’s Capital. As a self-employed solutions broker and legal consultant, he works for a very select clientele. He doesn’t advertise and only takes cases on referral. But when two people close to him are murdered, Dan’s work becomes very personal. With the assistance of a newly hired female intern, extracting clues from a ladder of acquaintances, Dan bounds through both the underbelly and elite of society, each step bringing … [Read more...]

Four Awesome New VTech Products

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I was recently asked by the 'toymasters' at VTech to review four of their new toys for babies and young children. All four were perfect for my daughter's age so I jumped at the chance! I was sent one each of the four toys I am reviewing here, but all opinions are my own.   VTech® Chomp & Count Dino™ (Age 12-36 months, MSRP: $19.99) Amazon               VTechKids This Vtech Chomp & Count Dino toy does so much for that price which I have seen for as low as $14! It teaches numbers, shapes, food and colors and is a great … [Read more...]

Interview with Jeff Howard & Paul Gerard of PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE #FireandRescue #DisneyInHomeEvent

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If you haven't snagged your copy of Planes: Fire and Rescue yet, you need to go get it! It was released on Nov 4th with tons of extra bonus content and deleted scenes. You probably already read my interview with Bobs Gannaway and Ferrell Barron where they talked about the casting of the characters and how they developed certain scenes to be accurate.  That same day at DisneyToon Studios, we also got to meet with the Director of Creative Development Paul Gerard and Co-Writer Jeff Howard.  They were both characters let me tell you.  Take two funny … [Read more...]

Special Occasions with FabKids

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Do y'all remember my son's fashion review last month about the fantastic new children's clothes website FabKids? They are the fantastic new 'one click' shopping experience to find fresh new clothes for your kids at a great price! We have been wearing the fool out of the first outfit we chose and it's really holding up so well! So I was so excited to get my second outfit delivered straight to my door last week. I loved so many of the outfits that I had a hard time choosing! I was looking for a great outfit for fall that would be perfect for … [Read more...]