California Wine Club Premier Membership (Discount, Freebie & Giveaway)

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The California Wine Club is the first monthly club I've ever joined.  I may never leave.  Wine of the month, people.  Do you know what this means for people like me who are kind of clueless about wine and wine pairings for things?  We have help!  We have suggestions.  And, most importantly, we have wine ...

American Girl: Cécile & Marie-Grace Boxed Set (Giveaway)

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In August, American Girl introduced us to Cecile and Marie-Grace, two friends that I fell in love with instantly, and have been enjoying reading about with my oldest ever since.  The girls are from New Orleans circa 1853 and while they are from different walks of life, the stories of their friendship bond them together.  ...

THE LION KING: Diamond Edition (Giveaway)

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When I first saw The Lion King, I was in college and fell in love instantly, as I do with most Disney movies.  There's just so much to this film- the storylines, the characters, the amazing casting, the humor, the drama, the messages- its all there, and its in a really entertaining package.  I was ...

Educational Insights Playfoam® and Alpha Catch™ (Giveaway)

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My 4 year old attends a Peer Model Preschool Program at our local elementary school.  One of the things I love the most about this program is that all of the children are treated equally, and the special needs of the children are incorporated into the entire classroom.  Some of the children have sensory issues, ...

ScentSicles Scented Ornaments

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I grew up with fresh cut Christmas trees purchased locally to support the local volunteer fire department. My mom had 2 kinds of trees that were her preference, and we had cathedral ceilings in our house. We had some monstrous trees over the years. Part of Christmas, to me, is the smell of a fresh ...

Share & Scare: Personal Creations (Giveaway)

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Personal Creations never fails to have great personalization items at affordable prices.  With Halloween coming, we decided to go with some themed items, and chose some personalized Treat Bags for the kids (not here quite yet, but I've not ever had anything from Personal Creations that wasn't awesome so I'm sure they'll be great) and ...

Real Steel Prize Pack Giveaway

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If you haven't heard of Real Steel yet, well, maybe you've been under a rock.  I got to sneak a peek when I was in LA back in June, and while I haven't gotten to see all of it, what I did see was full of heart, family friendly (although I think for older kids ...

Cranium Brain Breaks: Great for #FamilyGameNight (Giveaway)

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Another great game from the folks at Cranium is here- and you're going to want to grab it fast!!  Full of over 200 different games that are all able to be played in under 1 minute, CRANIUM BRAIN BREAKS offers family friendly fun for all ages, and the small packaging means its totally portable- teachers, ...

Quest for Zhu (DVD) Party! (Giveaway)

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We've been partying like rockstars around here of late!!  That's ok- any excuse for a celebration is a good one, and the ZhuZhu pets are beloved play friends of all three of my children, so naturally when I asked if they'd be interested in watching Quest for Zhu on DVD they were very excited. I don't ...

Nintendo Select Games are priced for any budget!! (Prize Pack Giveaway)

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Congrats Abbigail R for winning!! Enjoy!! I'm loving the new, lower Nintendo Select pricing on more and more Nintendo favorites- it makes the Wii line more affordable and therefore, accessible to more families- and I think the Wii offers a fun way for families to play together and be at least a little active through the ...