Monday, November 30, 2015

LeapTV: LeapFrog ahead #LeapFrogMom

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Holiday Gift Idea: LeapTV: LeapFrog ahead #LeapFrogMom
Samples were provided to facilitate my review as a LeapFrog Mom. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated.
I can really say this year we have been blessed with amazing toys, games and educational devices for my five year old. If you have, children between the ages of 3-8 LeapFrog has a gaming system just for them called LeapTV. We planned a little party & invited a few playmates over to try it out!  It’s entertaining, colorful, interactive, personalized and FUN! There are lots of games along many different themes, including some with popular characters like those from Frozen, Sofia the First,  Jake & the Neverl and Pirates and more.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Richard Leeds Seasonal Pajamas + Giveaway

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We house a tradition of new PJ sets to wear on Christmas Eve.

“This is a sponsored post for Richard Leeds International organized by Southern Mom Loves.”
I love to join in and purchase fun character PJs to wear along side my kiddo! I found some great sets by Richard Leeds International.They are licensed character long-sleeved plush pajama sets with matching socks.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Good Dinosaur Movie Review

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We are so excited today "The Good Dinosaur" movie! We were lucky to attend the premiere showing on Monday and boy was it good! It is family friendly, with amazing graphics and a story that will have you laughing and crying!This film is so extremely life like you have to blink to make sure it is in fact a movie and not real life.

#GlutenFreeHoliday Review & Giveaway

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I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Gratify Gluten Free Foods. I received Gratify products to facilitate my review.
We love the GratifyGluten Free Snacks! Once you taste them you’ll be surprised to know they are gluten-free. They look feel and taste like pretzels with gluten! I was so excited to host these at a baby shower I threw for a friend of mine!All the guests LOVED them.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Gift Idea: Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World

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 Holiday Gift Idea: Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World
 Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World brings these castles and characters brilliantly to life, capturing the magical worlds that have enthralled audiences for decades. This is one book you will be simply amazed at it's quality and details.

Holiday Gift Idea: Grow & Glow Groot

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Holiday Gift Idea: Grow & Glow Groot
 Create and grow your very own Guardians of the Galaxy,Groot plant using real sprout and vine seeds! We love gardening so this was rather exciting to try out. Learn how to grow two different kinds of plants. The instructions are very easy to follow.
 Then, turn off the lights and watch as Groot glows in the dark. Includes packet with real seeds and beans for sprouting. They started to sprout right away and every day my son gets more and more excited to watch it grow.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Holiday Gift Idea: NIKKO R/C WWE John Cena Rolling Ring

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Holiday Gift Idea: WWE Rolling Ring
 So excited to give the new NIKKO R/C WWE John Cena Rolling Ring to my nephew. It is a Full-function truck that can bring "the match" anywhere! You can enjoy three different fun action packed styles: The Rock, John Cena or Sheamus.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Idea: PLAYMOBIL NHL Hockey Arena

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 What do you get your child for Christmas? I have been going back and forth with that question in my mind. I wanted something that the whole family could participate in. We decided the PLAYMOBIL NHL Hockey Arena would be a perfect gift!

Skate into action with your own hockey match at the NHL Hockey Arena. Each of the four NHL players feature a movable arm and hockey stick for even more realistic game play. Simply pull back the lever to swing the stick and fire the puck down the rink towards the opposing goal. Use the goalie to defend against offensive plays by clipping the player to the goal and then using the joystick to maneuver the goalie from side to side for some game-saving blocks! Thanks to the included team decals, kids can customize each player to represent their favorite NHL team. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Travel- El Gave, San Diego

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Traveling to San Diego from New York was a long trip. After settling in and meeting Tiffany, we decided to grab some dinner. We headed to El Agave, which happens to be the largest tequila museum in the United States - boasting 2,500 tequila bottles on display. The restaurant is nestled within the museum located in Old Town, San Diego.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Glo Wubble Ball Review #GloWubble

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The Glo Wubble Ball arrived at our house in time for the first snow fall. It looks like a bubble, but plays like a ball. Inflating up to a huge 3 feet, kids and adults will love bouncing it around, especially after dark when the glowing ball takes on a magical blue hue.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Recipe: Belvoir Lime & Lemongrass Mojito

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I was sent 5 different flavors of Belvoir Fruit Farms single serving Lemonades!
 **I received a free product to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
They are all made with lots of real fruit juice, blended with sparkling Belvoir spring water. Today I am going to share a Lime and Lemongrass Mojito recipe.
What you will need:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Western Union “Chain of Betters”

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 Giving back has always been a big part of my life.
They say: "those who give have compassion and enduring love for others".


We purchase and collect items throughout the year for our annual 500 Care package donation. We spend our own money to bless others. We believe that when money moves, better things happen! This is what lies at the heart of the new Western Union “Chain of Betters” project. It’s an idea that empowers people with the opportunity to change the lives of others. As the money moves around the world, creating a chain of good deeds, together we can start to change lives in ways we wouldn’t have imagined was possible.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Travel - Rancho Bernardo Inn

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After traveling two long flights from New York to California,
I headed to a Spa nestled in San Diego. 
My room was not ready so I took off to explore the glorious grounds!
Fountains spread over the entire grounds even in the California drought.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Recipe- Easy to cook Turkey

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Cooking a turkey can be a daunting task but have no fear it is SUPER easy! This year my six year old washed, prepared, seasoned and help cook ours.
What you will need:
1 Melted butter stick
Parsley
Salt & pepper
 Paprika
Rosemary

Friday, November 6, 2015

Baby Shower & HP Social Media Snapshots

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I have been just a plugging away on the *NEW* HP Social Media Snapshots App. My dear friend is having a baby soon and I threw her a pink photo infused Baby Shower! I found several pictures from her Facebook and sent them to my printer to create these 4x5 lovelies above.
HP provided the products to introduce the new sticky-backed photo paper.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
I also hung "laundry" consisting of new clothing for the sweet new baby. Just look how adorable these are. And perfect for Baby Showers because now they have a keepsake to place in he guest book or photo album.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

See the IAMS Visible Difference

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Meet Lily, our family addition.
“Sponsored post by Lunchbox.”
The picture above is from when we first got Lily. She had never had water, lived off scraps she found on the ground and had health issues. It is amazing how even though she had a week to live, she fought even this small in size. We needed to act fast and get her back to health! We took the IAMS visible difference guarantee (100% money back) and I am so happy we did!  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Care Bears & Cousins on Netflix #streamteam

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While in New York this past July I was able to meet a few members of the *NEW* Care Bears & Cousins series on Netflix. "The whole huggable gang is back, bringing tales of caring and sharing to a new generation. And now the Care Bear Cousins are here to join the fun!" These episodes have been extremely helping getting us back in the school swing of things. My son loves to fight going to bed at a early time. Who can relate?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Christopher & Banks holiday collection

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 Enjoy Christopher & Banks *New* holiday collection.
 In a few weeks the hustle of Black Friday will be in full swing. Enjoy discounts & $10 off your next purchase, by joining the mailing list HERE. Christopher & Banks holiday collection is out in stores with a wide range of festive styles! Did you know Christopher & Banks offers missy, women and petite sizes from 4P - 24W? 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Travel- San Diego Harbor Tour

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 Once, I landed in San Diego and settled to jet lag I set off to explore. I had never been to California and wanted to sight see! I headed down to the harbor and found this amazing statue. There was easy to find parking and I set off to try out a cruise.
 I decided to take on the 2 hour Flagship cruise. 
Visiting both the North and South bay tours!