Little Tikes Cupcake Kitchen (Giveaway)

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The Little Tikes Cupcake Kitchen is a whole lot of sweetness in a compact package. With the smaller profile of this kitchen, it can easily be slipped into any sized room for hours of pretend play. The muted colors suit our living room far better than our former play kitchen (which now lives in the ...

My Publisher Photo Books (Giveaway)

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This fall, my oldest nephew got married (yes, my nephew.  I'm the youngest of 8, remember?  I'm kind of the generation in the "middle").  Needless to say we had a million and more photos from the wedding, maybe in part because all three of my kids were IN the wedding?!?!  and I love taking pictures.  ...

LeapFrog’s LeapPad and Tag Reader (We had another party!)

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LeapFrog has done it again. Or maybe I should say, done it still? LeapFrog is one of our favorite toy brands, and has been since Busy Bargains was a new baby. We've had countless toys and games from LeapFrog, and I forsee many more in our future. Recently we got some really cool stuff from LeapFrog ...

#Win Audiovox Portable DVD Player #ShoutMedia

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I had a post started last Saturday, right at this time, set to go live on Monday, 10/31, talking about the Audiovox Portable DVD player we got to review, and how its nice and compact, and works well. I just erased all that, a week later, because during my drafting of that post, we lost power.  ...

Shopping for running shoes at Finish Line! #CBias

  Can you even believe it?  Me, who isn’t a runner, or I guess haven’t ever been a runner, needed to go to the store to buy running shoes.  For running.  Since I’ve not done this before, I had no idea where to start or what to think.  I had the opportunity to check out Finish ...

Harmony Valley Vegetarian Mix Review

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  I am always willing to try different meat substitutes.  At about the age of 17 I ventured into the world of vegetarianism and now I eat a mostly plant-based diet.  At home I only prepare meatless meals but we still love tacos and big breakfasts with "sausage" and scrambled tofu.  I received two packages ...

Moon Dough Ocean Pals (Giveaway US & Canada)

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Moon Dough Ocean Pals are cute, fun, and, to my (pleasant) surprise, not super messy.  Moon Dough has a reputation for being tons of fun and also...tons of mess.  That typically means that it is an outside toy for us, played with on rainy summer days on the screen porch...although with the new formula for ...

FunKidsPajamas.com (Giveaway)

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Sleepwear.  With kids, you need many sets of pajamas for kids to sleep in.  Warm weather, cool weather- if you are like us and you keep your house on the cooler side, you want more sets of warm pajamas, especially footed pajamas and fleece sets.  In warmer climates, you'd want more cotton, more tank top ...

Udi’s Gluten Free Products (Giveaway)

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My friend's 5 year old daughter was recently told that due to food sensitivities and allergies, she needs to be eating gluten and dairy free.  Her sister who is just 18 months older than she is does not have any issues with dairy or gluten and this presented a whole new set of challenges for ...