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Minecraft T Shirts

Minecraft T-Shirts

Minecraft T-Shirts

My boys are all in Middle School, and Minecraft is still a BIG THING. They have an after school Computer Club they can go to once a week, to play Minecraft on the computers, with their friends ūüôā All the kids play the game, watch youtube videos of other kids playing the game, read the books, and wear Minecraft T Shirts, etc.

I love that Amazon carries Minecraft clothing for boys, such as Minecraft T Shirts and Minecraft Hoodies, because they can be hard to find in the correct sizes, in stores. There are a variety of sizes, from young kids all the way up to Adult sizes. I selected a few so you could see the designs your kids are sure to love!

¬†Official Minecraft Sprites Boy’s Black T-Shirt (11-12 Years)¬†Minecraft Big Boys’ Tee Shirt, Black Periodic, Youth Large¬†Minecraft – Run Away Youth T-Shirt – Youth Medium (7-8) – Black¬†Minecraft Big Boys’ Short Sleeve Tee Shirt, Red, youthLarge¬†Minecraft Creeper Glow in the Dark Youth T-Shirt, Black Small¬†Minecraft Men’s Statues Heather Navy T-shirt S¬†Creepers Gonna Creep – Minecraft Youth T-shirt: Youth XL (18-20) – Black


Giveaway Winner: Anne T.
Total Entries: 24810
If your kids like Minecraft, don’t miss my other Minecraft related posts!
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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.

Board Games for Kids

 The Game of Life Junior Game Scrabble Junior Game Monopoly Junior Board Game Apples to Apples Junior РThe Game of Crazy Combinations! Hasbro Connect 4 Game Charades for Kids Candy Land РThe Kingdom of Sweets Board Game Sequence for Kids HedBanz Game РEdition 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


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 Bubbles Bathtub Manhattan Toy Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Becca Butterfly from Manhattan Toy Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Maddie Mermaid Fashion Doll Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Fantasy Themed Doll Seraphina Groovy Girl Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Reagan Fashion Doll Groovy Girls Groovy Girls Brooklyn Fashion Doll Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Coolicious Closet Fashion Doll Accessory Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Style Snazzy Sleeper Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Julia Fashion Doll (New for 2016!) Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Bailey Fashion Doll Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Princess Ariana Fashion Doll Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Jaunty Jeans Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls dolls, Lakinzie Groovy Girls Sleepover Club #4:: Rock and Roll: Divas Supreme Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Blissful Bubbles Bathtub Fashion Doll Accessory Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Ever After Princess Gown Groovy Girls Fuchsia Fashion Doll Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Myla Fashion Doll Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Be Relaxed Butterfly Chair Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Wheelin’ in Style Doll Vehicle Manhattan Toy Groovy Style Bodacious Bed from Manhattan Toy Manhattan Toy Groovy Boys Logan Doll (New for 2016!) Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Shadow Horse Doll Accessory (New for 2016!) Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Brenna Fashion Doll Groovy Girls Royally Ritzy Bed

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 Animals Grow and Learn Farm


Winner: Darlene
Total Entries: 16448

Disclosure: Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Baby & Beyond Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

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 Child.Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildMy 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 ūüôā

Harry Potter Gift Ideas:
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection
Harry Potter Halloween 12 potion label stickers scrapbooking crafts
Hogwarts School Badge Vintage Wax Seal Stamp Set
Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set
TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World of Harry Potter Edition
Harry Potter Playing Cards

Harry Potter School SuppliesHarry Potter School Supplies:
Harry Potter Spells and Charms, Hogwarts Inspirational Pencils
Magic Wand Note Pad A5 Notepad Notebook with Wand Pencil Novelty Gift
Harry Potter Vintage Diary Planner Journal Book Agenda Notebook Notepad
Harry Potter School Pencil Case
Harry Potter Gryffindor & Slytherin Crest Order of the Phoenix 6 Pen Set
6 pcs Bookmark Paperclip Page Maker Set
Harry Potter Set of Six Character Pens With Illustrated Caps

Winner: Susan L
Total Entries: 8533

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Best Beach Reads

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 are a handful of authors whose collections I have in hardback, and I re-read them. I like the continuity of their stories within series, while others just write so epically that I don’t want to miss a new story.

This list is not inclusive of ALL of my favorite authors, or their books, but when I’m going to the beach this summer, these are books in my actual TBR (to be read) pile that I choose from. ¬†These are books I have physical hard copies of. When I’m reading at home, or on the go, you’ll usually see me with my Kindle, because it’s lighter and more portable.¬†The Paperwhite performs really well outdoors, with no screen glare, but because I’m with children at the beach, I have a fear of them getting sand in it, so I tend to take hardback books with me.

Here are some of the best beach reads, in case you are looking for one to take with you ūüôā

Best Beach Reads:

Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel
Here’s to Us
The Beach House
The Rescue
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
My Sister’s Secret: An addictive, gripping and emotional read
See Me
X (Kinsey Millhone Book 24)
Rogue Lawyer
Finding Audrey

What is YOUR favorite book or genre to take to the beach?

Giveaway Closed
Winner: Cindy A
Total Entries: 11174

Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies

Dr. Seuss Themed School SuppliesDr 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 read them to my grandchildren (in MANY years, I have tweenagers now, haha!). These also make great gifts for new parents at baby showers, or birthday gifts for young children. They are excellent for new readers to practice learning to read with.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

Favorite Dr. Seuss Books


I have fond memories of reading many Dr. Seuss books to my children, and later them learning to read them to me! These 5 books are my Favorite Dr. Seuss books, and I still have copies of them ūüôā If you’re shopping for Dr Seuss Themed School Supplies for your favorite student or teacher, these would make a great addition to a home or classroom library!

Dr. Seuss Books:

The Cat in the Hat
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Green Eggs and Ham
Hop on Pop
Fox in Socks

¬†Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on¬†Oh, The Places You’ll Go!¬†One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)¬†Green Eggs and Ham¬†Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!¬†The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))¬†Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books)¬†Happy Birthday to You!¬†Hop on Pop (I Can Read It All By Myself)¬†The Cat in the Hat¬†Dr. Seuss’s Second Beginner Book Collection¬†The Lorax (Classic Seuss)¬†Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))¬†Fox in Socks (Beginner Books)¬†There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! (Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes)¬†Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!¬†Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss)¬†The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites¬†Go, Dog Go (I Can Read It All By Myself, Beginner Books)¬†Horton Hears a Who!¬†A Classic Case of Dr. Seuss¬†How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)¬†Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)¬†Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics



Favorite Dr. Seuss School Supply Items

Dr Seuss School SuppliesSome of these fun items are great gifts for teachers, especially in elementary school. Others would be fun additions for students to use in the classroom, or at home while doing homework.

Dr. Seuss School Supplies:

The Cat in the Hat Computer Paper
One Fish, Two Fish Assorted 5-Inch Paper Cut-Outs
Dr. Seuss Back to School Stationary Kit
Four Dr. Seuss Pencil Sharpeners
Dr. Seuss Classroom Rules Bulletin Board Sets
Bundle of 5 Dr. Seuss Stretch Bookmarks Too
The Grinch 20″ Backpack

¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss Vertical Classroom Banner, Cat in The Hat Welcome, 4 ft.(849664)¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat 36 Large Elementary Grades K – 1 Name Plates¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss Classroom Rules Bulletin Board Sets, 4 Panels 17 x 24¬†Eureka Cat in The Hat Characters Clings¬†Dr. Seuss Flash Cards Super Set Toddler Kids — 144 Flash Cards (4 Packs) with Dry Erase Board (Dr. Seuss ABC Flash Cards, Numbers Flash Cards, Colors and Shapes, Match and Go Fish!)¬†Dr Seuss Oh the Places You’ll Go! Pencil Set, 72 Pieces (67816)¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss Punch Out Reusable Decorative 4-Inch Letters, Stripes, Set of 200 (487215)¬†Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat 19¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss ABC Tented Name Plates¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Adhesive Name Tags, Package of 40 (659750)¬†Eureka The Cat in the Hat 5-Inch Paper Cut Out Hats, Package of 36 (841300)¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish Assorted 5-Inch Paper Cut-Outs, Package of 36 (841218)¬†Eureka Dr. Seuss Vertical Classroom Banner, Growth Chart, 45 x 12 Inches (849667)¬†Dr. Seuss Books Mini Bulletin Board Set¬†Dr. Seuss School Supplies Set – Dry Erase Board & Book Marks¬†Eureka Dr.Seuss Sticker Book¬†Dr. Seuss¬†* DR. SEUSS CLASSROOM RULES BB SET¬†Dr. Seuss Jumbo Retractable Pen – 12 Per Pack¬†Bundle of 5 Dr. Seuss Stretch Bookmarks Too


Additionally, I have some fun Dr. Seuss themed crafts and recipes on my Dr Seuss Day Pinterest Board, be sure to follow it!

Winner: Deborah Pa.
Total Entries: 19299

Disclosure: Hosts & participating hop bloggers are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

Stella & Dot

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Stella & Dot Stylist Signup

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. Personally, I think the sign up bonuses are a great way to help you jump start your business. When you wear the items out, people will ask about them, and you can promote your website. You can also use them as demonstration pieces for trunk shows or craft fairs. Many people like being able to see sample pieces before they buy!

An additional $100 in initial Sample Credit is accessible to Stylists immediately upon signing up. Sign-up options are as follows:

‚ÄĘ Online and On-The-Go Sign-up: $199 for $450 in Sample Credit
‚ÄĘ Trunk Show Essentials Sign-up: $499 for 1,100 in Sample Credit
‚ÄĘ Business Builder Sign-up: $699 for $1,600 in Sample Credit

Additionally, you’ll be able to earn an additional $300 in product credit when they you¬†$1,000 in your¬†first 30 days!


In addition to getting special discounts on the jewelry and accessories that you love, you will also have the freedom to style your own financial future when you become a Stylist with Stella & Dot. Other perks include:

‚ÄĘ An incredible business to call their own
‚ÄĘ The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry, accessories, and fashion trends that they love with others
‚ÄĘ Training and support from amazing and successful women
‚ÄĘ Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
‚ÄĘ Expense paid vacations
‚ÄĘ A personal website and online business center
‚ÄĘ and so much more!

Thomas & Friends #Giveaway {Ends 3/18}

Enjoy these great Thomas & Friends themed crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, & gift ideas
Thomas & Friends
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 the theme, and ask for gifts and school supplies as well. It can be challenging to look for all of those things with all the craziness of day to day life, so it’s my hope that my themed round ups help some of you save some time! Some of the links may be affiliate links, and I invite you to visit my disclosure policy to learn more about that.

Thomas & Friends Craft Ideas:

Thomas Photo OP Frame
Paper Plate Thomas The Train Craft
DIY Train Engines that kids can play in!
Tissue Box Train Tutorial
Thomas & Friends Snacks:
Thomas the Train Cupcakes
Thomas the Train Drink “Fuel” TanksV
Thomas the Tank Table Decoration Ideas
Holiday Candy Trains

Thomas Lunch Box
Thomas & Friends School Supplies:
Thomas the Train Go Go Thomas Backpack with Thomas the Train Pull-top Water Bottle Back to School Gift Set
Thomas the Train Full Face Shaped Lunch Bag
Thomas & Friends School supplies -11 pcs Value pack
Thomas and Friends Unsharpened Pencils 6pk

Thomas Start Your Engines
Thomas & Friends Movies:
*I have to tell you, we have many, many Thomas movies in our home. We have VHS, DVD’s, and Blu-Ray’s. My kids have enjoyed the Thomas themed movies most of their lives. We used to watch it on PBS every day (is it still on?!), then they’d watch the videos when it wasn’t on live TV. I asked them to name a few of their favorites for me to highlight, but there are just too many out there! Instead, I’ll feature the new release this week, and then a link to ALL of the movies on Amazon ūüôā
Thomas Start Your Engines
Thomas on Amazon

Thomas Party Favors
Thomas & Friends Party Supplies:
Thomas and Friends Treat Bags Party Supplies (8 Count)
Thomas & Friends Bouquet Of Balloons
Thomas the Tank Centerpiece
Thomas the Train Hanging Swirl Value Pack
Thomas the Tank Party Favor Value Pack Party Accessory, 48 pcs
Thomas and Friends Party Hats (8ct)
Thomas and Friends Treat Stand, Assorted
Thomas Birthday Candle
Railroad Train Tracks Paper Party Tablecover Table Runner
Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Party Pack Supplies for 16 Guests
Thomas and Coal Car Deco Set
Thomas the Tank Engine Pinata, Pull String
Thomas the Train Tank Engine ( Thomas & Friends ) Birthday Party Favors Pack Including Blowouts, and Party Cone Hats – 8 Guests
Thomas the Train Tank Engine ( Thomas & Friends ) Birthday Party Supplies Pack Bundle Kit Including Plates, Cups, Napkins and Tablecover – 8 Guests

Thomas Gift Idea
Thomas & Friends Gift Ideas:
Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends – Thomas Blue Mountain Coal Mine Building Set
Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends Happy Birthday Thomas! Building Set
Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Exclusive THOMAS’ FAVORITE FRIENDS 10-Die-cast Vehicle Gift Set
Thomas the Train Tough Trike
Thomas the Train Play Vehicle
Thomas and Friends 26085-GROU Spy Adventure Kit
Marshmallow Furniture, High Back Chair, Thomas & Friends
Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Take-n-Play Daring Dragon Drop
Thomas The Tank Activity Table Set
Thomas & Friends Plush Thomas

Be sure to follow my Thomas & Friends Board on Pinterest for more great themed ideas!

Giveaway! One lucky reader will win a copy of Thomas & Friends Start Your Engines!

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 I could find. I’ll keep searching and update with links when I find them for you :)*
Pencil Case
Kung Fu Panda Valentine’s Day Cards

Kung Fu Panda Movies:
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda 2
Kung Fu Panda 3 – Releases in theaters on January 29, 2016. I’ll include a link to purchase a copy when it’s available ūüôā

Kung Fu Panda Party Supplies:
Tiny Figurine Set – I’ve used these to decorate cakes or individual cupcakes, and they work great!
14 Piece Birthday CAKE Topper Set
Cupcake Toppers
Happy Birthday Banner
Kung Fu Panda Centerpiece
Kung Fu Panda ‘2’ Invitations w/ Envelopes (8ct)
Cupcake Holders
Table Cloths
Treat Box
48 Piece Party Favor Pack
Kung Fu Panda 2 Blowouts (8)
Paper Masks
Mylar Balloons

Kung Fu Panda Gift Ideas:
Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Novelization
Plush Panda Bear
Battle Palace Play Set
Golden Kung Fu Cannon
Action Figure Star Throwin Po
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends – Nintendo 3DS
Po Slippers

Kung Fu Panda Costume Ideas:
Panda Po
Disguise Tigress

Be sure to follow my Kung Fu Panda Board on Pinterest for more great themed ideas!

World Vision Turquiose Necklace #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

World Vision Turquoise NecklaceDisclosure:  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 always done, in whatever way I could. Being able to give them clean water, clothing, education, and medication makes me feel comforted, knowing basic life needs are being met. I knew I wasn’t in a position to do all of those things on my own, but as part of a group of women who went in together, each donating the amount they could and pooling it together, we are able to do that for some!

World VisionTHIS LINK will take you to a page where you can make a monthly or yearly donation. At just $20/mo, the donation will go to the area with the most urgent need to help a child.

Are you looking for a special holiday gift for someone special?  Do you know someone who appreciates when a purchase allows you to also give back to those in need?  When you buy a gift from the World Vision Gift Catalog, you not only give to your loved one, you also help those around the world who need support the most.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They work in early 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. 85% of total operating expenses are for programs that directly benefit children, families and communities.  That is a huge statistic that you want to check when deciding what organization to donate to.

The 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. This holiday season, encourage your readers to give help where it is most needed and receive beautiful handcrafted jewelry for themselves or their loved ones, such as:

Royal Silk Scarf

Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace

Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet

Silver Vines Cuff

African Soapstone Box

The money raised from the purchase of these hand-crafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s programs around the world.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTSFREE or visitb! 

Which item would you like to gift to someone?

Dinosaurs are Different #Giveaway {Ends 12/31}

Dinosaurs are Different

 Dinosaurs are Different

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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

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, body language,¬†and other identifying factors. When an adult sees these identifiers, they can point them out to the child, in a kind and loving way, to help them learn to recognize what they are feeling and how that matches their physical expressions. I like that¬†he Moodsters were created to help young children learn to identify these moods, the way kids learn best ‚Äď through play.

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!
These cute and adorable toys each come with a book that has special coated pages to make them more durable. The illustrations are fabulous, and my kids enjoy them. In each story, there is a little boy named Zach who goes on a mission to solve a mood mission.

MoodstersI was sent a copy of the Moodster Meter to use with my own children, and an additional toy to give away to one lucky reader.

Moodster MeterMoodster Meter: Slide the pointer to the Moodster you feel like! It will give you advice and feedback in the same friendly voices.

Each toy speaks out mood validating quotes, such as ‚ÄúAll feelings are okay, how do you feel today?‚ÄĚ M has even learned some new feelings related words from it! He walks around saying ‚ÄúBe Brave!‚ÄĚ, although I don‚Äôt think he really knows what that means (yet.)

Each book includes prompts and conversation starters for adults. 

Teaching your child to identify feelings and moods from the start paves the way for better communication and emotional health. The Moodsters make it easy and fun ‚Äď for both of you!

Be sure to visit the Moodsters Website, Purchase one of your own at Target, Like them on Facebook, and Follow on Twitter.

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!

Books Make Great Gifts

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus РAvailable in book and DVD (or Blu-ray) formats.

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Timothy Mahoney that chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt as his team attempts to corroborate the biblical text. The film explores one fundamental question: Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Twelve years in the making, this provocative documentary reveals new or rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites descent into slavery, their Exodus from Egypt and their ultimate conquest of the Promised Land. Although many scholars and archaeologists deny the validity of the Exodus story for lack of proof, Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus builds a case that sheds new light on the story.

The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge: A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques¬†

Debbie Bliss is one of the world’s most respected knitwear designers, authors, and teachers‚ÄĒand The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge is the distillation of her decades of experience into a single, indispensable reference. With information on everything from needles and yarns to tensioning and casting on, from basic stitches to buttonholes and beading, from cabling and entrelac to finishing embellishments, it’s the ultimate guide for beginners and experienced knitters alike.

The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking: Grill, Cure, Bake and Serve with Himalayan Salt Blocks 

Revealing the tasty dishes you can make with your Himalayan salt block, this book details how to get the most out of this hot, new chef ’s tool. With The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking, you will become the master of savory and inspire guests with professional techniques and mouthwatering recipes.

‚ÄĘCURE Block Cured Salmon
‚ÄĘBAKE Garlicky Soft Flatbread
‚ÄĘSEAR Rib-Eye Steak
‚ÄĘSEASON Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche
‚ÄĘROAST Salt Roasted Radishes
‚ÄĘSERVE Charcuterie Plate

Including tips on how to prep, care, and cook with the Himalayan salt block, this book serves up flavorful and eye-catching appetizers, vegetables, meats, seafood and even desserts.

Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time: Inspiring Stories about Quilters and How They Have Touched Lives

Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, ‚ÄúBut what can I do?‚ÄĚ can do something to reach out and help others.

Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook: Over 150 Quick, Simple, Delicious Recipes

Nearly everyone is looking for quick, simple recipes that can be prepared in a snap, and people with diabetes are no different. To meet this need, there has been an explosion of healthy, low-step recipes‚ÄĒsimple, low-ingredient meals that can be prepared quickly and with a minimum of complicated techniques and steps. Unfortunately, a number of these recipes either skip steps at the cost of taste, or stretch the concept by combining a number of steps into one.

Nancy S. Hughes, author of eight books for the American Diabetes Association, including bestsellersThe 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook and 15-Minutes Diabetic Meals, has pulled together a book that doesn’t just do the concept right, but does it better. In Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, she has over 150 recipes that use everyday ingredients to make quick, delicious, and healthy meals in just two steps.

Perfect for weeknight meal plans or last minute dinners, this cookbook is a fantastic resource for those looking to better manage their diabetes and eat healthier. Quick, healthy, delicious recipes include Ham and Swiss Savory French Toast, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Bites, ‚Äú2-Minutes-To-Fix‚ÄĚ Italian Meatloaf, Creamy Pasta Parmesan with Bacon, Portobello Burgers with Blue Cheese Garlic Spread, Peppermint Chocolate Java Frozen Pie, and much more!

With the Two-Steps Diabetes Cookbook, there’s always enough time and ingredients to create a healthy, delicious, and diabetes-friendly meal everyone will love.

Exclusively Kamado: 50 Innovative Recipes for your Ceramic Smoker and Grill


Impress your guests with these creatively delicious dishes you can only make on the amazing kamado ceramic grill. This book’s recipes and techniques take wood-fired cooking to the next level, including:

Mouthwatering Meats
‚ÄĘHickory-Smoked Beef Tri-Tip
‚ÄĘChimichurri Spiced Ribs

Show Stopping Seafood
‚ÄĘBlackened Salmon
‚ÄĘSalt Block Grilled Bass

Delicious Veggies
‚ÄĘProsciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
‚ÄĘGrilled Stuffed Artichokes

Baked Delights
‚ÄĘBrie in Puff Pastry
‚ÄĘShrimp Scampi Pizza

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Flirty Aprons

Holiday Gift Guide: Flirty Aprons

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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.Flirty Apron

I have a wish list of Aprons that I’d like to have. They hold up well in the wash, but I like to have several, since I am cooking at least 3 meals a day in my kitchen, and often baking in between. I have ruined many, many shirts over the years due to spills or splashes,¬†but once I started using an¬†apron while cooking, and I haven’t lost a shirt since.

Flirty Aprons are made from high-quality fabric and 100% cotton to make you feel comfortable while looking stylish in the kitchen. Our ahead-of-the-trends designs are a mixture of distinctive geometrics, artful floral elegance, exciting patterns, and modern high-fashion flair; making our aprons a must-have to add to your kitchen want list. Flirty Aprons create lasting impressions and leave you feeling glamorous, confident, and gorgeous!

Whether you are hosting a swanky garden party, planning a backyard BBQ, having an adult sleepover with your besties, or a Stay-At-Home-Mom chasing after your excited toddler ‚Äď we have you covered.¬†

My kids like to help their dad grill, so they all put on an apron when he does, so they don’t get anything on their clothes. They are NOT fans of wearing my aprons (I can’t imagine why, haha), but they do enjoy the fun children’s aprons, with fun sayings, such as “My Cape is on Backwards” or “World’s Best Helper”.

The men in your life will love these stylish men‚Äôs aprons from Flirty Aprons. For the chef of the house, get some cooking and chef apparel for him that he can wear while showing off his mad cooking skills. From ‚ÄúI Turn Grills On‚ÄĚ to ‚ÄúMaking Things Sizzle,‚ÄĚ you‚Äôre sure to find a BBQ apron that makes him happy!¬† Not only are these cooking aprons for men hilarious, they are made of quality material. Our mens aprons have three strong pickets and will definitely last.

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CURRENT DEALS: Happy Holidays! HOLIDAY70 code for 70% Off + Free Shipping : December 14th till Christmas Eve at midnight at Flirty Aprons {Ends Dec 24}.

SAVE! Get 40% off AND free shipping on any purchase this month with code HOLIDAY40. Great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. {Ends Dec 31}.

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