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It's never too soon to start thinking about summer. Save BIG on camp next summer when you take advantage of our pre-season sale - the lowest prices of the year on everything from camp to online courses to housing. Lock in this early bird pricing today when you purchase your Pre-Season Voucher and redeem it as early as November 1st when we announce our 2017 camp lineup! Your pre-season voucher is fully refundable until March 31, 2017 and can be transferred to any of your friends or family in case your plans change (or you want to get a head…
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Applebee’s Best Date Ever #Sweepstakes

I'm excited to partner with Applebee's to share with you their new Best Date Ever Sweepstakes. Now through September 9th, Applebee’s will be rewarding 20 lucky fans with date packages and gift cards to come on back and enjoy the Best Date Ever. Just snap a photo of you and your date and share on social media using the hashtag #BestDateEver and #Sweepstakes, fans are automatically eligible to win this prize! For more details, just visit the Best Date Ever Website! We have an Applebee's restaurant near us, and we love to stop in for date night, or order take…
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$25 Target GC #Giveaway {Ends 9/15}

Welcome to the Time for School Giveaway Hop, hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views. This hop will run from Sept 1 through Sept 15, 2016. The prize at this stop will be a $25 Target GC.  The Game of Life Junior Game Scrabble Junior Game Monopoly Junior Board Game Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Combinations! Hasbro Connect 4 Game Charades for Kids Candy Land - The Kingdom of Sweets Board Game Sequence for Kids HedBanz Game - Edition may vary Hasbro Pie Face Game Classic Operation Game Classic Chutes and Ladders Board Game Hi Ho Cherry-O Paw Patrol Adventure Game Classic Trouble Board Game & Entry-Form
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Groovy Girls Gift Ideas

Welcome to the Groovy Giveaways Blog Hop, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island. This hop will run from August 17 through Sept 7. The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon GC. This is a physical card my sponsor will ship to the winner. Since the theme of the hop is Groovy Giveaways, I thought it would be a great time to share with you a round up of Groovy Girls Gift Ideas, so you can start some early preparations for your holiday shopping!  Bundle - 3pc Groovy Girls Bailey Fashion Doll Bodacious Bed…
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Top 10 V Tech Toys for Toddlers

V-Tech makes many wonderful toys for babies, toddlers, and beyond. When you are shopping for baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, and holiday gifts for the little ones in your life this holiday season, be sure to check out the Top 10 V-Tech Toys for Toddlers!  VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging) VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck VTech Stack and Sing Rings VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Deluxe Track Playset VTech Pull and Learn Car Carrier Pull Toy VTech Turn and Learn Driver VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset VTech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train VTech Baby Lil' Critters Roll and Discover Ball VTech Go! Go! Smart…
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Harry Potter Gift Ideas & School Supplies

  The prize at this stop is a Hardcover Copy of the newly released book, Harry Potter and the Cursed own kids are BIG Harry Potter fans, and have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. I pre-ordered it from Amazon for them, and they were beyond excited when it arrived. I also have many friends who dressed up to attend release parties at midnight, because they too are obsessed with all things Harry Potter. If you have Harry Potter fans in your life, here are some gift ideas (and themed school supplies) that they might enjoy :) Harry Potter Gift…
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Best Beach Reads

I LOVE going to the beach, and it's essential to have one of the best beach reads tucked away in my bag (or loaded on my Kindle). There's not much that's more relaxing to me than reading a great book while sitting on the beach. When selecting the perfect book to take with me to the beach, I tend to choose from a handful of genres. I like chick lit, suspense/mystery, humor, and legal thrillers. My list of preferred books is probably different than those full of the newest releases, because my list tends to favor my favorite authors. There…
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Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies

Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies Each year on March 2, we celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday. It's a nationwide celebration with NEA's Read Across America Day. Thousands of schools, libraries, and other childhood organizations participate with many Dr Seuss themed activities. In the area we live in, many teachers let the kids dress up as their favorite character, they read many of the favorite Dr Seuss books, bring in themed snacks, and play games. As a child I loved reading Dr Seuss books, and later enjoyed reading them to my own kids. I'm looking forward to the day when I can…
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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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