Monday, December 17, 2018

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa: Huge Suites for Very Reasonable Prices

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Photo: Courtesy of Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
A lot of friends, family and co-workers here are planning trips to Orlando over the holiday break, and why not? It's the ultimate place to go, with so many theme parks and different shows/activities to visit, and it's the perfect time to go, with the kids out of school, and the weather being absolutely perfect for exploring places that may be outside (like the Disney World theme parks, which is where we went on this particular trip!). When we go to Orlando, we always check availability with Sky Hotel & Resorts. Though we have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of their sites we have stayed at, The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is 100% our absolute favorite. I suppose because it is where a very special event took place for our family (we stayed in a family suite when my 2nd oldest proposed to his girl on Valentine's Day a couple of years ago), but also because you can get a VERY spacious 2-bedroom suite, for a price comparable to that of what you would pay for a standard room elsewhere. Plus, the location there is everything!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

$25 Gift Card of Choice: Giveaway from Nutrition

HueTrition is concerned with good health, and that makes me like them right from the get-go. With all the food temptations that are around during the month of December, January is a great time to create a plan to get healthy! Huetrition is going to make this a lot easier for you with lots of resources to make your journey to health easier.

Private Reserve Holiday Jazz Coffee Giveaway

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Our holidays here revolve around good food, tradition, spending time with family, and after all is said and done, kicking back at the end of the day together to enjoy a high quality cuppa joe. Some of you may know that Community Coffee puts out these great holiday flavors and blends, and I really look forward to trying them year after year. For the 2018 season, one selection they have is the recurring (which must mean it's popular, and I can see why!) Private Reserve Holiday Jazz blend that is absolutely tasty-delicious.

More often than not, I end up crying the blues when the season is over and they are no longer selling them (oh Bread Pudding coffee from seasons past, I miss you so!) but this year, I've gotten smart and after tasting this blend, and loving it so much, have decided to stock up and have a few bags on hand that will get me long past this glorious (I do love this time of year so very much) holiday season. 

Top 5 Unique Game and Gift Ideas for Kids

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#1). 'Tis the season to shop for games...because who doesn't like to give or receive games? In addition to traditional selections, we always make sure to add some unique games into the mix too. Games the kids don't expect, but that are a barrel of laughs, or unique in some other way. The Tic Tac Tongue game from YULU is both of those things, and first on my list of (5) gift buying suggestions. I saw it on Live with Kelly and Ryan (via YouTube) and I laughed, and knew I had to get it for my niece and nephew (brother and sister) because this kind of game is right up their alley! What a silly and cute game to give the younger kids this year!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Teleflora is Always the Perfect Gift

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We have 2 weekends left until Christmas shopping is officially over, and we did have good intentions to get out there and start buying gifts for our friends and loved ones, but it's raining. A lot. So today, I'm staying home and ordering my gifts to be delivered. I have no worries though because the perfect gift option that you can get right from your computer, that is touching, personal, special and useful (because the vases are reusable) is Teleflora. If you haven't taken a look at them lately, please do! The flowers are amazing and gorgeous, and they arrange them to be oh so lovely, but it's those keepsake vases that rock my world!! Seriously, I just cannot get enough of them! Take a look and you'll see what I mean. The ornament vase above with the sweet little Cardinals on snow-covered trees is the perfect example.

Throw a Party in the Garage: Decorating Tips for a Memorable Time

You might have a small home without much square footage. Throwing any sort of party is a challenge, but there is an option in the garage. It may not be the most beautiful room in the house. However, you can decorate the space so that partygoers feel energized and welcomed. It takes only a few creative ideas to make the party a success.

PopCorners Exclusive Deal at Costcos!

If you have guests coming over to visit this time of year, it's probably a given that someone doesn't eat something because it's bad for them, they are allergic, or as a personal preference. I know that even as a teacher I come across that dilemma when I try to bring a snack in for the kids. Finding something that works for everyone and still tastes delicious can be a challenge. Not anymore with these PopCorners! Everyone loves chips and/or popcorn, and with these, you get the spectacular best of both worlds!

Just a heads up for you! 

PopCorners, is having a special deal exclusively at Costcos nationwide from Friday, December 13th – Sunday, December 23rd! A must for anyone looking for healthier snacking options over the holidays, this limited-time offer is buy one get one free on the brand’s 20oz. bags of sweet & salty Kettle Corn (SRP: $5.89/bag). 

These snacks are always popped—never fried—and have only 4-ingredients. This popular item also has no nuts, no dairy, certified gluten-free, no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, vegan, and more.

Pick some up while you're out shopping this weekend, won't you? They're the perfect treat to put out for holiday gatherings, or to munch on at home while you're resting from all the delightful hustle and bustle of the season.

Comments for this post are turned off. Its just an FYI post that will hopefully help you find great snacks while you're out and about shopping this weekend and through December 23rd. I know we're excited about this deal, and I thought you might be too!

LEGO DC Super Villains Deluxe Edition for XBox One Giveaway

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We've got games! My son has been asking for an XBox One for a couple of years now. I have been hesitant because I don't really like him to be online live (he's only 11). However, after a conversation we had with his friends over, that I had nothing to do with and didn't orchestrate, I found out that most of his friends do not go online, or even have the option to do so in their home (their parents didn't pay for/hook up the 'live' option), so I am thrilled to say we now have it sitting under our Christmas Tree, all wrapped up with a child who has no clue he's going to get it for the holiday. And if you have a console, you have to have games!!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Child Safety Store Safeguard Your Home Set with Giveaway

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Child Safety Store has everything you can think of to keep baby safe. They have very big items like safety gates for the pool, large items like gates for inside of the house, and then a whole array of smaller items to make everyday things safe for the little ones in your life.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hello Kitty DVDs from Sentai FilmWorks

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Do you have a Hello Kitty fan in your house? You too can find Hello Kitty (and so many other anime selections) at Sentai Kids. I don't per say, but I DO have a granddaughter in her own home who LOVES Hello Kitty, so this year, she's going to get DVDs from grandma for Christmas. Or maybe it will be from Santa, I haven't decided yet (if they go in the stocking, Santa did it). ;) 

Ravensburger makes Gorgeous Jigsaw Puzzles!

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Ravensburger has all of these great jigsaw puzzles to choose from, and we have (2) of them in our house right now. I used to sit and put puzzles together with my grandmother when I was a kid, and I loved it, but outside of the preschool puzzles, this for some reason isn't really something I've done with my kids much, until now. The only question I have for myself is: Why did I wait so long? We're having so much fun putting these together.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mobo Triton: The Perfect Big Gift Idea from Santa

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The Mobo Triton Cruiser (adult and kid sizes) makes the perfect "Santa Gift!"
Up to 40% off through December.
Do you give a big gift from Santa Clause to your kids each year? We used to, for as long as they believed. Now that my youngest son is older, I still give him a big gift, and I still say it's from Santa, he's just on to me now, about who it's really from... 😉 

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the following winners whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:

BRIO 1st Railway wooden train: Katie
Ya Blew It family game: Antoinette
Five Little Fish: Lisa Ann
Java House: AmSamm
Moosh Moosh: Ed
Pop Culture Cards: Amy
The Community DVD Set: Bernie

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Welch's Christmas-Themed Fruit Snacks

Welch's makes fruit snacks in fun holiday shapes that I know my students are going to love. I passed their seasonal shapes for another season out in October, and the classes who saw the wrappers in the garbage were not at all happy that I didn't bring enough for them too. :) It's amazing to me that older kids like these as much as younger kids, but if we're being completely honest, I really think they're cute and like to eat them too. Come to think of it, I can see all of my kids, including the one who has a child of his own, picking these up and eating them if I have them in the snack bowl while they're here to visit. They surely add to the festivity of the season, and Welch's mixed fruit Fruit Snacks are always so de-li-cious!

The NEW 28-count and 5-count Welch’s® Fruit Snacks Christmas-themed boxes now feature custom pieces in seasonal shapes including an ornament, Christmas tree, snowman, Santa Claus and a snowflake. These festive fruit snacks are the perfect snack for parties or to gift in any stocking this season!

The Welch’s® Fruit Snacks Christmas-themed box and pouch have custom graphics with fun shapes including a snowman, ornament, Santa, snowflake, and Christmas tree. These fruit snacks are perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday entertaining.

ü  Made with REAL fruit
ü  Fruit is our first ingredient
ü  Gluten-free
ü  No preservatives
ü  Fat-free
ü  5-count box $1.00
ü  28-count box $4.49
ü  Available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Christmas Tree Shops and other local retailers.

The Community on Blu Ray: The Complete Series with Giveaway

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We don't watch a whole lot of TV and when we do turn it on it's usually a sports show. Right now I have Pandora running through a playlist of Christmas songs through the television, and that's nice. So while this show, Community, may be awesome, I honestly don't know!!! I looked it up on YouTube and saw that Chevy Chase is in it. I know people like him. I also saw that it is a comedy, and that it got great ratings from consumers who purchased it. So...when the chance came to give a complete series BluRay DVD set to one lucky winner, I decided to go for it! A big thank you to Mill Creek Entertainment for the opportunity!

Slime is a Very Touching Gift, Don't you Think?

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As an educator and as a parent, I can tell you slime is all the rage right now, so what better thing to tuck into their Christmas stocking, or wrap up to gift for the holiday season, than slime?! The title is a play on words I got from the manufacturer, Kangaroo Manufacturing and I thought it was really cute. It's accurate too. Kangaroo goes all out with their slime production, bottling not only the original Super Cool Slime, but also selling wonders such as Glow in the Dark Slime and Jurassic Park Slime (say what?!?) that the kids are sure to love!

The Harlem Globetrotters Sure Put on a Good Show!

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We recently went to CFE Arena, on the University of Central Florida campus, to see The Harlem Globetrotters. This venue is a great one for watching shows because it is one of those places where there really isn't a bad seat in the house! 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Personalized Little Book of You

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The Little Book of You is so charming, and it's 100% personalized for your little one. It would be a wonderful keepsake to give to any child for Christmas, and there is still time to order to get yours in time for the holiday! 

Light Up UCF in Orlando: Christmas Fun for the Whole Family

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We recently took a trip to CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida (on the University of Central Florida campus) to visit their Light Up UCF event. There's my darling grandbaby, acting like she's a Gingerbread cookie. She gives me sweet smiles when I take her picture.

Moosh-Moosh Softest Plushies Ever! FLASH GIVEAWAY!

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Look we found moosh-moosh plushies that levitate!! Just kidding. But we did find the softest, cutest plushies for holiday gift giving that I've ever seen. Seriously, these are so very soft and squishable! They're officially called Moosh-Moosh but we call them friends.