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$10 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 1/31}

Welcome to the Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds. Each site will be highlighting some great releases from 2016! The prize at this stop will be a $10 Amazon GC you can use towards the purchase of a book on your own wishlist! You can see some of the books I read last year on Goodreads in my Year of Books. It's linked to my Kindle, and I try to rank them when I'm done. Most of these are books I found free on Amazon, part of the Kindle First Program, or books I was fortunate to be…
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Book Review

New Years Resolutions for your Home

    New Years Resolutions for your home Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook: Record all your important information for easy, one-stop reference Last year, I featured some DIY Books in my Holiday Gift Guide. I have thoroughly enjoyed these books throughout the year, and have used & recommended the Black & Decker Home Planner and LogBook countless times. I have several friends in real estate and every time we discuss real estate, I encourage them to keep a few of these on hand to offer to their clients as gifts at closings. A couple have tried it and then called…
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Kids

How to organize and store Legos

Ideas and suggestions on How to Organize and store Legos, so they don't overtake your home! How to organize and store Lego's LEGO STAR WARS Imperial Assault Hovertank 75152 My boys LOVE Lego's and the Lego Sets. Especially those that are themed around their favorite movies. They spend hours putting them together, carefully following the directions - which is awesome to see when they're done. The problem comes soon after though. We don't have space to keep all of the completed creations displayed, so they need to break them down, to build again another day. Then, the pieces get mixed in…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Storks Movie Gift Ideas

The Storks Movie is so cute! I've seen several people searching for Storks Movie Toys to give as holiday gifts, so I've rounded up a few suggestions, that will hopefully bring joy to someone on your list this year! I hope these Storks Movie Gift Ideas make your shopping experience a little easier, and I'd love to know which items you chose and how much your recipient enjoyed it! Storks deliver babies -- or at least they used to. Now, they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company's top delivery stork, lands in hot…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Angry Birds Movie Gift Ideas

Angry Birds Movie Gift Ideas Oh Angry Birds. How my children love you. Even though they're in Middle School, they still laugh and enjoy playing the game on their phones/ipods and we have some of the other games in our game closet too! When I was picking them up earlier this week, I even saw some of their peers who'd traded gifts, walking around with some of the plush characters :) These Angry Birds Movie Gift Ideas are not just for the holidays, but also great for birthday party gift ideas or donations to the school if they have a…
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Disney

Finding Dory Gift Ideas

Finding Dory Gift Ideas When my kids were little, Finding Nemo was one of their FAVORITE movies, so when we heard Finding Dory was being released, we couldn't wait to see it :) Of course we had to buy a copy when it was released! We were so excited, I even posted the movie Finding Dory was "Coming Soon" way back in 2013! Finding Dory - BD Combo Pack (2BD + DVD + Digital HD) When kids are young, they really like having toys and games with their favorite movie characters on them and collecting the movies too. Even though my kids…
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Book Review

Epic Big Nate

Epic Big Nate Age Range: 8 - 12 years Grade Level: 3 - 7 Hardcover: 472 pages Epic Big Nate As a parent with boys in the 10-14 age range, I speak from firsthand experience with these books. My kids have enjoyed this series for several years, and continue to read them. We have an array of Big Nate books, activity books, and board games in our home. They love that they're written in comic book form, with colorful graphics and stories they can relate to. The publishing company generously sent me a copy of Epic Big Nate to preview and…
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Book Review

National Geographic Kids Books

National Geographic Kids Books My kids are very fascinated with learning about topics that interest them. They each have different subjects that are their favorites, but most topics fall into categories that National Geographic covers. As a mom, and former education major, this thrills me! I love that my children love to learn. They enjoy learning facts and trivia, so the six books in this set were perfect for them. When I opened the box, they immediately wanted to browse through each book, and they were shouting out different facts that they found intriguing as they came across them. These…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars The Black Series Edition

Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars The Black Series Edition My boys have been big fans of Star Wars for practically their entire lives. They have watched the movies countless times, enjoy reading books about the storyline, and quizzing each other to prove who knows more! Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars is a perfect game for them to play against each other, and they have a blast playing it! Star Wars themed Trivial Pursuit game 1,800 questions from the Star Wars saga Features iconic Star Wars movers The Black Series edition For 2 to 4 players Includes gameboard, 300 cards, 1 die, 4…
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Book Review

The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story I LOVE  watching all of the home improvement shows on HGTV, and my favorite by far is Fixer Upper. It is so nice to see how CHip and Joanna Gaines interact with one another, the love their family shares, and of course they turn houses into beautiful homes! It makes me want to move to the Waco Area, so they can design the perfect house for us! In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new,…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Project Lead The Way’s 2016 STEM Gift List

Project Lead The Way’s 2016 STEM Gift List Many of you know that my boys are all in Middle School this year, and each of them is taking Project Lead the Way (PLTW) as one of their elective courses. Two had this course the first quarter, the other will have it the last quarter of the year. The two that have already taken the course enjoyed it immensely, the projects that they did were engaging, fun, and creative. They cannot wait until they are able to take the next phase of the course next year. I love that our school…
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Book Review

Poptropica The Lost Expedition

My boys LOVE the Poptropica The Lost Expedition Book! Poptropica, is a virtual world for kids to travel, play games, compete in head-to-head competition, and communicate safely. My kids first heard about this in school, it's on the list of recommended kid safe websites they can explore to have fun while learning! It's been around since 2007, and there are many offline ways to enjoy the Poptropica World too! When I was offered the opportunity to feature the latest Poptropica book release, The Lost Expedition I knew right away it would be a great fit! In Poptropica: Book 2: The Lost…
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