American Girl Bitty Twins

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American Girl sent us two of their Bitty Twins for review.  As with anyone shopping for these gorgeous, well made dolls, we were able to choose the skin tone, eye color and hair color for our dolls.  These 15 inch dolls are gorgeous- very well made, nice, soft bodies, strong stitching (the kids have put this to the ...

Educational Insights 48 Piece Microscope Review/Giveaway

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Micropro 48-piece Microscope Set 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x, and 600x magnifications With the GeoSafari MicroPro, young scientists can investigate everything from cells to crystals! Perfect for individual or classroom use, the glass eyepieces and power setting from 50x to 600x provide users with superior precision viewing. The built-in light and rack and pinion focusing help deliver ...

Member’s Mark 4x Probiotic Update #DigestiveHealth

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Its been a few weeks since I started using the Member's Mark 4x Probiotic and I have to say, while things aren't perfect (are they ever?) I have been quite pleased with the results. Lack of results? I haven't had any stomach issues, and I'm feeling really good about taking myself from the bottom of ...

Nintendo 3DS goes Flame Red

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Nintendo Gets Fired up for the Holidays with New Flame Red Nintendo 3DS New Color, New Price and Great Games Make Nintendo 3DS a Must-Have We are loving our 3DS (black)- so many features, and honestly at times I think its almost like a miniature laptop!  I actually used it as a pedometer when I went for ...

The Help opens today, 8/10- my thoughts, my reactions, my tissues..

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The Help is an amazing novel written by Kathryn Stockett and turned into what I think will be THE movie of the summer by her childhood friend Tate Taylor. I'd heard of The Help for a long, long time before reading it- always good things, and I knew I had to read the book before I saw ...

American Girl introduces Cecile & Marie-Grace Historical Characters

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American Girl has introduced two different historical characters- Cecile Rey, an African American, and Marie-Grace Gardner a Caucasian, who "reach across the boundaries of race and calss to help their beloved city of New Orleans in 1853." I think its really cool that they are introducing two characters at once- and in such a great way.  ...

Cupcake Diaries from Simon & Schuster (Prize Pack Giveaway)

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 Simon & Schuster sent us a sweet and adorable board book called Who's My Cupcake and two chapter books from the Cupcake Diaries,  Katie and the Cupcake Cure and  Mia in the Mix. Introducing the Cupcake Books: Middle school can be hard… some days you need a cupcake. Katie Brown is miserable when her best friend is invited to join the ...

National S’mores Day – Kids Frugal Fun style

Each week Momondealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. August 10th is National S'mores Day and since I LOVE s'mores I thought this would be a cute activity-and a yummy one! Sun Baked S'mores Materials: Shoe Box Plastic Wrap Tin Foil 1 Sheet of Black Construction Paper Graham Crackers Hershey's Chocolate Bars (save $1/2 with this coupon) Marshmallows Craft Knife (adult use ...

Girl Frenzy Designs Address Stamp Giveaway

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You already know I LOVE personalized things.  I've not told you but I've always wanted an address stamp.  I love my labels, but there is just something about a stamp that has always made me want one- and of course, with today's world, there are a billion options and colors and shapes and sizes...Lucky for ...

GoodNites® for Good Mornings (Prize Pack Giveaway $100 Amex GC)

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My oldest was not night trained until she was well over 5 1/2 years old.  She was day trained at 22 months, but the nighttime thing, well, it just wasn't there, no matter what, until quite recently.  She was, right up until she night trained, a very heavy wetter, which meant that we very quickly ...