Saturday, December 15, 2018

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

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

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!

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
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.

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES:
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.


Stocking Stuffer Idea! An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Favorite Yuletide Quotes & Traditions

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If you're looking for a sweet stocking stuffer, An Old-Fashioned Christmas is the perfect little hard cover book to tuck into the sock of someone you like or love. It's chock full of favorite quotes and traditions by people you know such as Carrie Fisher, Mother Teresa and so many others in between!

Rescue Guard 351-Piece Survival Pack

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We live in Florida, so we know what it's like to have to prepare for natural disaster. Preparation is key when the time comes because I guarantee that if you wait too long, there's going to be nothing on the shelves for you to buy at any store, that has to do with safety or care for when those lights go out (and they always go out). I'm talking about boards for windows, shutters (for the same), non-perishable food, bread, water, you name it. If it has to do with what you'll need during a hurricane, the stores are going to be sold out. That's why the Rescue Guard Survival Pack is something that would be relevant and important in every home where natural disasters are common occurrences (hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, etc.).

Friday, December 7, 2018

Love Does for Kids with Giveaway: 5 Winners!

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I like a book that is real, something that we can relate to when my son and I are reading together. Bob and Lindsey Goff Viducich are a father/daughter pair who bring real life stories to us, infused with faith, love and laughter in their book Love Does for kids. It is the follow-up to the best sellimg book, Love Does.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sparkle & Change Sequin Bible Giveaway

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5 lucky winners are going to get a chance to win this wonderful Sparkle & Change Bible for kids.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to the following winners whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:
Theresa: Caprista Espresso Machine
Jodi: Legacy Letters
Terry: Paul Cardall Christmas CD

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland. My Oldest Son's Perspective

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My son is writing from his point of view today,
on how wonderful it was to experience the Legoland Bricktacular.
Visiting Legoland with the kids is always great, but it's extra special this time of year,
when everything is decorated and all lit up for Christmas.

Florida is a beautiful state packed with theme parks and attractions.  There is entertainment available for any age you may be. This post is all about Legoland, located in Winter Haven, Florida, about an hour southwest of Orlando.

Everyone knows my mom, Rose…as she’s the owner of this Blog. I’m her oldest son, Carmelo, and we took my daughter, Zoe as a complete surprise to her.  Days prior to the mini-vacation I informed my daughter that Grandma Rosey and I had a surprise for her but we wouldn’t tell her where or what it was.

Friday, November 30, 2018

I Have Hit the Jackpot with this RazorX Surprise!

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To me, the best kind of surprise to give the kids is the one you know they're going to love, but they didn't ask for and don't have a clue that they're getting! This Christmas, my tween who loves to skateboard will be getting a RazorX Cruiser Electric Skateboard (lithium-powered) with a remote control. It's unlike anything he's ever had before, and I know he's going to flip (haha, I mean that figuratively, not literally, though he might be excited enough to do that too).