Celerate #GivingTuesday with Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

It's Pete the Cat's Grooviest Time of the Year! Focusing on the important message of giving, empathy, and community involvement, Pete the Cat will encourage all groovy families to join in the spirit of giving this holiday season. We’re spending now until Christmas thinking about how we can give back to our community in ways both big and small. On that note, we’re giving away a copy of PETE THE CAT’S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. To enter, comment with a way you’re giving back this holiday season, and use #GivingisGroovy!
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Pete the Cat's 12 groovy Days of Christmas Giveaway

Unique Kid Gift Ideas from Picket Fence Boutique

I have just been introduced to an awesome company called Picket Fence. Picket Fence is a small online boutique who carry popular kids lines, housewares / gifts, and some women's apparel and accessories. Items sell out quick and there is always something different, but I thought I would share some unique ideas with you to get your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild in your life this holiday season.

Books for the Whole Family from Studio Fun and Portable Press

Giving the gift of reading of my favorite! I like the gift giving idea of something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. This year I am giving everyone on my list a book because I truly believe if you sit down with a good book, then it can do wonders for the soul. Here are some awesome book gift ideas for the whole family!

Gift Ideas this Holiday from Tilbury House Publishers + Giveaway

I am a firm believer in giving children the gift of education. These titles from Tilbury House Publishers teach children about nature in a fun way. Please enter to win and share these fun gift ideas with your loved ones!

Sharing Personalized Joy with Ornaments with Love

I love personalized ornaments. When decorating my tree, I love seeing each and every special ornament. Whether they were from a special place, event, or from someone special, each one brings back so many memories and fills me with emotion.

This year, I decided to give my sister-in-law a hand painted ornament from Ornaments with Love to put on her tree since she is celebrating her first married Christmas. The ordering process is very easy. And they have so many beautiful, unique designs to choose from. In 2014, I ordered my son's Baby's 1st Christmas ornament from them.

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Giveaway

Here’s a very weird — but completely true! -- fact…. 99% of people can’t lick their elbows — but 90% of people who read this will try!

Entertaining and brain bending facts like that, coupled with visually stunning and eye popping photos and graphics, are the reason why the 35+ titles in the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! book franchise are considered the gold standard in educational, entertaining books for kids. With over 5 million copies sold, published in over 15 different languages, and featuring a broad range of topics from science to food to pop culture, Weird But True! books nab kids’ attention and get them reading.

Incredibles 2 Available Digitally October 23rd and Blu-Ray November 6th + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” the sequel to 2004’s beloved Oscar®-winning “The Incredibles,” received a mega-strong reaction from critics and audiences — earning a 93 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, rocketing atop the list of highest-grossing animated films, and surpassing $1 billion at the global box office. Family members of all ages will be hypnotized by hours of delightful entertainment, with never-before-seen “Incredibles 2” bonus material highlighting the beloved characters in the film and the filmmakers who bring them to life.

DreamWorks' "Trolls: The Beat Goes On" Season 4 on Netflix November 2nd + Giveaway

Our favorite Trolls are back in all new hair-raising adventures in the fourth season of DreamWorks "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" New episodes of this delightful musical series premiere on Netflix this Friday, November 2.

DreamWorks "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" returns with the voices of Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as “Branch”, Amanda Leighton (The Fosters, This Is Us) as “Poppy”, Kari Wahlgren as “Bridget”, Fryda Wolff as “DJ Suki” and “Satin/Chenille”, Walt Dohrn as “Smidge”, David Koechner (The Office, Anchorman) as “Buzby”, along with more of the colorful voice cast from the previous seasons. This season includes five new original songs and tons of more fun in Troll Village!

The Importance of Self Care in Mom Life

Being a mom of two, I have found that self care is the most important thing. It helps you keep your sanity and helps you be a better parent as well. Because I feel that it's important, I decided to share some ways for you to find ways for self care in your life. I have partnered with Robin McGraw Revelation for a Georgia Gift Box Review & Giveaway as well.

Tips to Self Care in Mom Life

Celebrate Hotel Transylvania 3 Coming to DVD with Entenmann's {Crafts, Activities, Recipes, & a Giveaway}

The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s®.

The Drac Pack is back with HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, which made its debut on Digital HD September 25, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 9, just in time for a spooky, fun, family movie night right before Halloween!

In partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Entenmann’s® is launching a frightfully fun offer to celebrate the release of "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (now available on digital and Blu-ray & DVD Combo on 10/9)! From September 1, 2018, through October 30, 2018, with the purchase of any three five-count Entenmann’s® Little Bites® or three eight-count Entenmann’s® donut products, you will have the opportunity to receive a free HT3 draw-string bag! A Drac’s pack-approved snack, Entenmann’s® Little Bites® are moist, delicious mini muffins that the whole family can enjoy while indulging in the newly released movie together.

5 Reasons to Buy Meal Subscription Boxes {EveryPlate Review & Giveaway}

I have been trying different meal subscription box services for almost two years now. I haven't found one that I have wanted to keep buying for little reasons whether it was the price point or the portion sizes or the meals were a little "out there" for our tastes. We love trying different food, but we feel like the recipes shouldn't be overly complicated.

I was recently introduced to EveryPlate and what makes it stand out for the rest first and foremost is it's price point. They provide an unbeatable price of $4.99 per serving and it's delivered right to your doorstep. Here are my 5 reasons to buy a meal subscription box:

Halloween Dress Ups and Gift Ideas from Little Adventures

YAY! It's finally October! Which means I can officially put up all of the Halloween decorations! The kids are SO excited about Halloween that they have already picked out their costumes! We save our costumes and use them for "dress up" or "pretend play". It is a great way for them to explore through imagination and can help them express their feelings as well.

I was introduced to Little Adventures last summer. I seriously feel in love with the company. Little Adventures sells soft, washable, affordable dress ups. The company was started 15 years ago by two moms who were tired of itchy, scratchy dress ups that fell apart and were not washable. They wanted dress up clothing that children could wear outside, take naps in, or even wear to the grocery store!

"SOLO: A Star Wars Story" Now Available on Digital HD, Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD & On-Demand {Coloring Pages, Recipes, Activities, & a Giveaway}

SOLO: A Star Wars Story is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand! To celebrate, we have some fun free printable coloring sheets, activity pages, recipes you can try, crafts, and an awesome giveaway so you can bring your own copy home too.

Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Ron Howard—the creator of unforgettable films, such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “Parenthood” and “Splash”—is an action-packed journey that explores Han’s first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The film takes viewers on a ride showing Han’s adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson).

Check out the trailer below:

Steps to Encourage a Child's Regularity + Pedia-Lax® Giveaway

This post has been sponsored by Pedia-Lax®. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Caring for your comes with a lot of concerns. When my daughter was a baby, I breastfed her and we were worried about constipation. Turns out we were wrong, but knowing the signs and knowing how to avoid it are key. Staying regular isn't always easy, but these simple steps help support good gastrointestinal health so your kids can be #1 at going #2.

Printing Memories with Canvas Champ + Giveaway

I have been working hard on getting better about printing pictures this year. I'm scared that technology will change and I won't be able to see my beautiful memories that I love so much. My favorite gift to give my family members is photo gifts of the kids. That way they can have the pictures they have been asking for, but in a fun new way.

Canvas Champ Review Giveaway

Turn your photos to canvas with CanvasChamp. Their photos on canvas are great for decorating your home or office and perfect as photo gifts! They have a fairly easy to use canvas prints designer. I do wish that it would tell you whether you had a high enough resolution picture to fit the canvas frame that you would like.

Fun Halloween Titles from Studio Fun International and Thunder Bay Press

Now that the kiddos are back at school, one of my favorite holidays will be here before I know it! Halloween! Do you like Halloween? What is your favorite thing about it? I love decorating and dressing up. I love fall, in general, with the hay rides, pumpkin patches, boots, and sweaters. Who doesn't? I am so excited to get in the spooky spirit with these titles from Studio Fun International and Thunder Bay Press!

Dive into the devilish thoughts of Disney’s most masterful villains and become a part of the story . . . for better or for worse, in Disney Villains: The Evilest of Them All.

WANTED: The most evil, wicked, abhorrent, vile villain to ever curse this world . . . or any others. 

Make Sure to Never Miss a Date with Pipsticks+Workman Planners

I am one of those people that has to write everything down in order to stay organized.

This product was featured in my Back to School Shopping Guide.

Pipsticks+Workman sticker gift line: A new line of 17-month planners with coordinating sticker books and notekeepers that are perfect for mom and tweens/teens who want to keep track of their school work. This is the first planner line where each planner’s interiors (monthly art and stickers) are unique to the theme.

Help Your Children Take Note! with Crayola + Giveaway

Crayola is excited to introduce Take Note! – a brand new suite of innovative writing tools designed to make colorful marks - just in time for back to school. Using color for note taking is proven to aid in memory retention and can be helpful for organizing tasks. The Washable Gel Pens feature a quick-dry formula for rich, vibrant color that is streak-free and the Erasable Highlighters’ bright colors will make a bold statement on homework and projects alike. Capture your thoughts, notes and doodles with Crayola Take Note!

Eliminate Stress This Back to School Season with Five Star + Giveaway

Back to school shopping can be hectic - there are so many different brands it’s hard to know what’s going to be the most durable, and give you the best value for your money. You want to buy something that your child will find useful while lasting through the school year. Last year my daughter went through TWO book bags because I was too focused on the cost to get her a quality bag. An expense I didn't want to have to worry about half through the school year.

But not this year because Five Star makes back to school shopping a little bit easier with their with durable and innovative products, so they eliminate the stress of organization by providing school supplies that last all year long. No need to worry about items breaking or losing their functionality, as all products and accessories support your academic achievements, especially when you need them the most.

Summer Activity Giveaway from Thunder Bay Press

Although school is back in session in our neck of the woods, summer is still in full effect for others! And Thunder Bay press wants you to have some fun stuff to do on those long road trips!

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