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.  ...

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 ...

Tom Arma Costumes (and you could win one too!)

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I have heard of Tom Arma's gorgeous costumes for infants, toddlers and children for years - even before I was a mom, I believe.  As you can see on the left here, the costumes are seriously stunning in color, in construction and detail, and the cute factor?  Oh goodness.  This is clearly a biased opinion ...

Green Works Oxi Stain Remover

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I've said it before and I'll say it again- with three kids and a dog, plus a husband who does a lot of DIY projects, my laundry gets dirty.  I was reminded yet again of how much I love Green Works Oxi Stain Remover just this weekend, when I was pulling the new "seasons" of ...

Megabloks Blok Squad – Review

  The holidays are quickly approaching and I am always on the lookout for great gift ideas.  Particularly ones that involve creativity and imagjnation.  When I had the opportunity to try out the new Megabloks Blok Squad Sets I immediately thought of my 5 year old.   He is always building and inventing new things.  Megabloks ...

Activia Selects

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I almost never have a refrigerator without yogurt in it.  Even last week travelling to a hotel with the kids, we packed a cooler with some yogurt smoothies and Activia Selects.  Why?  Its a nutritious snack full of protein and good for the body in so many ways- almost always quick and easy to prepare, ...

Share& Scare: CostumeSuperCenter.com for your Halloween & Dress Up Needs

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Not only are we fast approaching Halloween season, but we're also in redecoration mode around the Bargains house. You may wonder what on earth one has to do with another, but, my friends, I have a little man who is semi obsessed with superheros, and we are in the process of creating a little boy's ...

AnimalPlanet.com Halloween Pet Parade

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AnimalPlanet.com is celebrating Halloween with a Pet Parade- and Tobey the Bargains dog is participating!!  He's a Triceratops, if you can't tell.  (He accidentally received the wrong size costume so we had to make do- while hilarious as is, this does look super adorable on a bit smaller dog...)  Cute, funny, why not pop over ...

Check out my awesome dENiZEN jeans I WILL be wearing by Halloween!!

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I really really wanted to post that I have these awesome new jeans and how great they fit me.  I DO have awesome new jeans, and they fit my legs really well.  The thing is that they don't um...well, with my little setback on my weight loss journey last month, I gained a few pounds ...