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Stella & Dot

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $750 in FREE accessories when you sign up in April! I have several friends that I grew up with, who rave about Stella & Dot, and a couple of them have signed up to become Stylists, because it's something they are passionate about. Some of them do in home shows, others prefer craft fairs, and some prefer a mixture. There are many possible ways to personalize your business.…
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Thomas & Friends #Giveaway {Ends 3/18}

Enjoy these great Thomas & Friends themed crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, & gift ideas Thomas & Friends Kids are excited about the release of Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! Movie today, and I'm excited to offer a copy to one lucky reader! I've gathered some Thomas & Friends themed ideas, such as crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, and gift ideas for you as well! I know when my own kids become fascinated with a movie, they really enjoy doing crafts, making snacks to look like the characters, and then want to have parties around…
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Kung Fu Panda

Kids are excited about the release of the upcoming Kung Fu Panda Movie. If you have someone in your family who is a BIG Kung Fu Panda fan, this is the place for you! I've gathered some Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas, Kung Fu Panda Snack Ideas, Kung Fu Panda School Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Party Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Gift Ideas, and Kung Fu Panda Costume Ideas. Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas: Paper Plates Lantern Projects Kung Fu Panda Snacks: Panda Cupcakes Marshmallow Treats Fake Sushi Kung Fu Panda School Supplies: *Some of these aren't available online yet, that…
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World Vision Turquiose Necklace #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

Disclosure:  World Vision sent me this amazing turquoise jewelry set to review and it is stunning. Please go to the World Vision site and see what they do to help children, it’s incredible. A couple of years ago, I was at a conference, and met with some women who had been on a missions trip, and were able to see firsthand the difference that World Vision makes to some impoverished areas of the world. They shared stories, photographs, and I immediately knew that I wanted to help participate in some small way. For me, personally, helping children is something I've…
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Dinosaurs are Different #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

 Dinosaurs are Different *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Details: Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don as they discover cool features and adaptations that make every dinosaur species different. This motley crew of eager explorers will uncover the 'how' and 'why' of features such as feathers, specialized teeth and large frills by asking questions and proposing their own theories - ideas they can test. The Pteranodons learn that everyone is unique, even the dinosaurs within their own family. Buy It Now at Amazon.…
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Meet the Moodsters! #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

The Moodsters are a team of five lovable little detectives who use their special sleuthing skills and detective gear to help kids navigate the emotional maze of childhood. If feelings are on the line, the Moodsters are on the case! Meet the Moodsters! Many children struggle to understand their moods and express their feelings when they are young. It can be confusing, and they don't always have the vocabulary or capacity to comprehend what they are feeling. When they are struggling, it's important for the adults in their lives to be able to recognize identifying factors such as facial expression,…
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Gift Ideas: Books!

Gift Ideas: Books! Books make great gifts for everyone. There are books to meet most any category of interest. If you are struggling to come up with an idea for a gift for someone, a gift certificate to a bookstore is an idea, or to be more personal, purchase them a book in an area that appeals to them. Here are some ideas for some books that would make great holiday gifts this season! Patterns of Evidence: Exodus - Available in book and DVD (or Blu-ray) formats. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Timothy Mahoney that…
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Flirty Aprons

Holiday Gift Guide: Flirty Aprons *The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you! Details: Flirty Aprons make Womens Holiday Aprons, but they also have Aprons for Men & Children too. They are fashionable, reasonably priced, adorable, functional, and do a great job of protecting your clothes while you cook, bake, or serve food. They make EXCELLENT hostess gifts too, so the hostess can look fabulous, but not worry about ruining a nice outfit while she serves during a party. I have a wish list of Aprons that…
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Things Remembered

The personalized Baggallini® Avenue Tote Bag from Things Remembered will soon be your go-to bag. Lightweight and roomy, this purse has a place for everything, with interior organizational pockets, a padded compartment for laptops up to 15", and a zippered smartphone pocket. Holiday Gift Guide: Baggallini® Black Avenue Tote Details: Things Remembered, the nation's leading retailer of personalized merchandise, is offering customizable gifts this holiday season. I received a Baggallini® Black Avenue Tote, monogrammed with my initials on it, and I am infatuated with it! Should you see me out and about around New England or at a Conference, I'll be happy…
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Christmas Movie #Giveaway {Ends 12/24}

I really enjoy watching Christmas movies, and try to watch at least one a day during the holiday season. I am pleased to share with you a couple of DVD's that I have enjoyed, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. I really love classics and slapstick humor, and many of the WC Fields Collection are among my favorites to enjoy. Fields: Comedy Essentials Collection Format: DVD # of Discs: 5 Background: • Celebrating Field’s 100th Anniversary in film. • Featuring a comprehensive 18-film collection of Fields comedies together for the first time ever: • Million Dollar Legs, If I Had a…
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Minions Blu-Ray & Huggable Plush Bob #Giveaway {Ends 12/21}

Welcome to the "Pink&Blue: Babies are Two" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. Two years ago this December we celebrated the birth of Michelle's daughter and Heather's son, and now they're turning TWO! In honor of their birthdays, this hop has a toddler theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs for the kiddos 1-4 yrs old! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have…
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DIY Books

I love watching home improvement and real estate shows on television and Netflix. I get inspired by projects, and excited to try some on my own. Sometimes though, I need more detailed instructions on how to bring ideas to life. I have found some great DIY books at my local library and bookstore to help me (digital are great, but sometimes I need a physical book to look at during the process). I am excited to share with you some books that would make great gift ideas for the DIY fan in your life. Before looking at 5-Gallon Bucket Book:…
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Minecraft Story Mode #Giveaway {Ends 12/16}

Minecraft Story Mode is a collaboration between TellTale Games and Mojang, working together to create new characters in familiar themes. It's a 5 part episodic series, rated E10+. I have three boys who are all Minecraft Maniacs. They LOVE to play, and I love the educational aspects of the game. Minecraft Story Mode is a collaboration between TellTale Games and Mojang. They worked together to create new characters in familiar themes. It's a 5 part episodic series, rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language. The MSRP is $, and I've seen it priced pretty close to that around town…
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Gold Rush Gold Planning Kit & Dirt #Giveaway {Ends 12/8} #PFHGG #GoldRush

We enjoy watching educational TV shows in our home, especially those that focus on a variety of career opportunities and those that show how people in other areas of the country (and world) live. I feel like it shows our kids that there are options and possibilities outside of those they may see locally or within our group of friends and family. We're not really trying to steer them into the careers we see on the various shows, but more wanting them to know just how many different possibilities exist so they broaden their horizons. It's important to us that…
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