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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Decor

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $25 #Holidays2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

HelloBible #Holidays2017

Go on a journey through the bible with your child. Grow closer to the Lord along the way. HelloBible subscription box has thoughtful lesson plans. Keepsake crafts. Fun activities. Conveniently delivered each month. All materials included. With every purchased box, they donate to provide education for children in need.
Callan is very interested in his faith and God andis very much enjoying Awanas and learning about the Bible. So this was a great gift for him. Hands on, visual. A great teaching tool, but also something wonderful and fun for him to.

Check it all out at HelloBible on Facebook.
 

12 Days Of Giveaways - Day 10 - Home Depot #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from Home Depot! 
 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Limited Edition Softsoap Holiday Body Washes #Holidays2017

The new holiday body washes from Softsoap are out in stores! I am so excited! I love just Softsoap, and when they have special limited edition soaps, I scoop them up!
The Iced Kiss Body Wash has a peppermint fragrance to really get you in the holiday spirit.
The Frosted Wish Body Wash has a sweet cherry fragrance. Perfect for the winter season! Great stocking stuffers, or just something for you! *wink*
Did you know Softsoap also does custom hand soaps? You can personalize the bottle, and even select the scent! How fun is that? And again, great unique stocking stuffers!


 

12 Days Of Giveaways - Day 9 - fitflop #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from FitFlop! 
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bookroo #Holidays2017

Stimulate Your Child’s Love of Reading This Holiday Season

Build your little one’s book collection with Bookroo. When things like video games, television and the Internet are clamoring for your child’s attention, how do you get them excited about reading? Foster their love for the written word with Bookroo – a monthly, curated children’s book subscription! As book explorers, Bookroo discovers the hidden gems not already on your shelves and brings them straight to your door. With help from a panel of approximately 12 families attending Stanford University who read the books with their own children and rate them, Bookroo uses those ratings to help select the best books in each box every month!
Living in a studio in New York City, Tiffany and her husband had their first son. To prepare for the baby, Tiffany picked out five books – classics, like Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and remembered thinking, “Five books for a newborn? That’s a lot!” However, the couple started reading the books to their little one every day – reading and re-reading them. After while, they realized, we need some more books! With a desire to grow their library, they quickly discovered it was harder than they thought. There weren’t many bookstores in an easy, walking distance and a trip to the bookstore with a baby wasn’t exactly ideal, so they turned to online sources. Eventually she realized, there had to be a better way to build her son’s library without this much hassle, yet still be sure to get great quality books. Teaming up with her sisters-in-law Jane and Rebecca, the three of them set out to build Bookroo to meet that exact need: to make it easy for parents and magical for kids to fall in love with reading, and consistently grow their home library!
Dedicated to making the world a better place one page at a time, discover the different monthly boxes from Bookroo: 
Picture Book Box
Perfect for kids age 2-6
Contains 2 hardcover picture books, individually gift wrapped! Chosen with the help of the Bookroo Review Process. Retail value of books exceeds subscription price.
Board Book Box
Perfect for kids age 0-2
Contains 3 board books, individually gift wrapped! Chosen with the help of the Bookroo Review Process. Retail value of books exceeds subscription price.

Encourage your child to read with Bookroo! Available starting at $15.99, with month-to-month subscription at $17.99 in both US and Canada.

Check it all out at Bookroo on Facebook, as well as Bookroo on Twitter.

Get Some Great Sleep With Tanda #Holidays2017

As part of Tanda's quest to achieve a good night’s sleep, their research revealed how important the right temperature is. Sleep comfort begins the second you climb in bed, yet mattresses are not made naturally cool and actually make you hot and sweaty. It just doesn’t make sense. So they set out to find a temperature regulating technology for a mattress that is scientifically proven to work.
I get some comfy sleep with the Complete Cool Pillow: Breakthrough ATROS technology for an all over cool sensation. Tencel infused fabric is ultra soft and comfortable. Opti-Breeze foam formulation for superior comfort and hug-ability.

Check it all out at Tanda on Facebook, as well as Tanda on Twitter.
 

12 Days Of Giveaways - Day 8 - Macy's #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from Macy's! 
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pets Love The Holidays Too #Holidays2017

Jackson Galaxy's Butterfly Ball is a mentally stimulating toy that provides your cat with visual entertainment, similar to that of the outdoors, for the ultimate satisfying hunt play.
Using sensor-activated action to set the butterfly fluttering within the ball, this playful sphere taps into your cat's natural instincts to observe and track prey. The realistic fluttering will keep your cat engaged and the weighted base provides a fun wobble, while keeping the butterfly upright.
Check it all out at Petmate on Facebook, as well as Petmate on Twitter.

Holiday Bucket Full Of Toys From Sniff & Barkens/Hartz #Holidays2017

Imagine a holiday gift that will delight dogs - and their two legged parents! Envision a 5-gallon easy-to-open, yet dog-proof reusable Bucket covered with delightful dogs created by TADO and celebrated designer, Paul Budnitz, sure to become a collectors' item. Visualize this Bucket is filled with six favorite dog toys from Hartz! The toys include the Hartz Tuff Stuff Nose Divers, Quackers, SqueakerZ, Dura Play Ball, Dura Play Bone, and Chew 'N Clean. What you've imagined is Barkens Bucket, a Bucket full of goodies named for one of the signature dogs in possibly the fastest growing dog-focused social media platform in the last two years: Sniff & Barkens.

"Our passion for pets is at the forefront of everything we do and we are excited to partner with Sniff & Barkens on this Holiday Bucket, which will benefit the Pilots 'n Paws Rescue that helps animals in need," said Stacy R. Kisla, Senior Director of Marketing for The HARTZ Mountain Corporation. 10% of the proceeds from each Bucket helps save innocent displaced animals! Sniff & Barkens, along with presenting sponsor Hartz, created this Bucket full of toys as a unique holiday gift that also helps save dogs' lives. This $50+ value is being offered to Sniff & Barkens' millions of followers for $34.99, with a portion of the proceeds going to Pilots N Paws, a nonprofit organization that provides life-saving transports and rescue missions for dogs.

"Our goal is to bring joy to furry family members while supporting an organization that helps save the lives of other dogs," said Joe Pappalardo, founder of Sniff & Barkens. "We're delighted Hartz came on board as our presenting sponsor, helping us raise funds for Pilots N Paws, which provides invaluable services, especially in times of crisis like the recent hurricanes that devastated communities and displaced not only thousands people, but also thousands of dogs."

The Barkens Bucket will be available for order at https://shop.SniffandBarkens.com/ until November 28th.

Check it all out at Sniff & Barkens on Facebook.
 

12 Days Of Giveaways - Day 7 - Paper Mart #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from PaperMart! 
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

#MamboSavings On Mambo Sprouts

Mambo Sprouts is your one stop resource for healthy and organic living. They feature the latest natural health tips and healthy organic food product news and information. Discover articles on natural health & wellness and green living, healthy recipes and printable organic food coupons on your favorite healthy, natural and organic foods and products. There are great savings available on natural and organic products from Mambo Sprouts. The coupons are redeemable at Whole Foods stores.
Also, you can get more great Mambo Sprouts offers in your Valpak envelope that comes in the mail, so keep an eye out!  

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy With @Culturelle

Culturelle helps your digestive system work better. With the #1 most clinically studied probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. Culturelle isn’t just any probiotic supplement. All Culturelle products include live Lactobacillus GG – a unique strain of probiotic that’s naturally sourced and scientifically proven to work in harmony with the human body. It's the #1 clinically studied probiotic strain with demonstrated digestive and immune benefits for people of all ages. Take charge of your digestive health with Culturelle, at the core of your daily wellness routine.
Here are a few of the products I am currently digging! Culturelle Pro-Well Immune + Energy is formulated with ingredients that work naturally with your body to promote overall health and normal energy production. Immune Health: 10 billion live active cultures of the #1 clinically studied probiotic, Lactobacillus GG, helps to safely restore the natural balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract, where 70% of our immune system lives.
Culturelle Pro-Well Health & Wellness safely and naturally restores the balance of good bacteria and non-beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. Balancing the bacteria in the intestines not only helps optimize your immune system and supports your natural defenses, but also helps your digestive system work better. With 15 billion live active cultures of 100% Lactobacillus GG, the most clinically studied probiotic strain, each capsule contains a clinical strength serving of probiotics.

Check it all out at Culturelle on Facebook, as well as Culturelle on Twitter.
 

12 Days Of Giveaways - Day 6 - Zales #SDC12Days

Win a gift card from Zales! 
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Great Books With Candlewick Press For #Holidays2017

Classic books to share anew with your children. New books to discover together. Whatever it is, Candlewick has you covered!
The Greatest Opposites Book on Earth
Author: Lee Singh
Illustrator: Tom Frost
This fabulously clever novelty book is full of surprises. Ingenious paper engineering and gorgeous artwork combine to make an enormously fun opposites book for all readers. Tom Frost’s razzle-dazzle illustrations make this pop-up, fold-down, pull-out book something to be treasured. Step right up and feast your eyes on opposites like you’ve never seen them before!
About The Author: Lee Singh is a self-taught paper engineer whose previous titles include ABC & Do. He lives in the U.K.
About The Illustrator: Tom Frost is a printmaker whose retro style has garnered him a lot of attention. He lives in the U.K.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Author: Margery Williams
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse, who explains how toys can become “real” if they are loved enough. The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen, and one day he finds that he has become the Boy’s very favorite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer, Rabbit becoming shabbier and shabbier as he becomes real to the boy who loves him. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise - how can Rabbit be real when he can’t leap and hop? When Boy takes ill with scarlet fever and Rabbit must be discarded, a magical fairy appears to transform him into a real, wild rabbit, though her parting words remind him that he was always real to the Boy. A perfect gift for delivering an old favorite to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated version of Margery Williams’s time-honored tale is the first in a series of Nosy Crow classics. This beautiful gift edition includes an exclusive downloadable reading by Juliet Stevenson.
About The Author: Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. During her lifetime she lived in England, America, and Italy and wrote numerous books for adults and children. This book, The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real, was her most well-known and was first published in 1922.
About The Illustrator: Drawing has been a lifelong habit for Sarah Massini that has seen her through careers in corporate design, children’s book design, and now illustrating, which is what she loves best. Sarah lives in Sussex, England, with her husband, Peter; her young son, Mathew; and her utterly mad terrier, Tess, who stands guard as she draws.
The Wonderling
Author/Illustrator: Mira Bartok
Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name - a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck - it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home’s loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name - Arthur, like the good king in the old stories - and a best friend. Using Trinket’s ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur’s true destiny. Richly imagined, with shimmering language, steampunk motifs, and gripping, magical plot twists, this high adventure fantasy is the debut novel of award-winning memoirist Mira Bartók and has already been put into development for a major motion picture. In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.
About The Author: Mira Bartók is a writer and artist whose New York Times best-selling memoir, The Memory Palace: A Memoir, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. The Wonderling is her first novel for young readers. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!
Author/Illustrator: Martin Handford
Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places - the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world. Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?
About The Author: Martin Handford is the creator of Waldo. He began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes - and the rest is history. He lives in England.
A World of Information
Author: Richard Platt
Illustrator: James Brown
Series name: A World of... How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.
About The Illustrator: James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker who worked in textiles for ten years before turning his talents to illustrating for children. He lives in London.

Check it all out at Candlewick on Facebook, as well as Candlewick on Twitter.