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The Sparkle Box

The Sparkle Box is an amazing book written by Jill Hardie and illustrated by Christine Kornacki that tells a story of a young boy named Sam who learns the real gift of Christmas. Sam is super excited for Christmas and really wants a toy train, but when he notices the sparkly box sitting on the mantle his curiosity is sparked. In the midst of all the Christmas festivities, Sam and his family partake in many different acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, when Sam finally gets to open the Sparkle Box, he finds only pieces of paper that have recorded the family's good deeds. Sam's mom explains that the things that they have been doing are, in fact, a birthday gift for Jesus, for Jesus said that whatever we do for those in need, we do for Him. Jill Hardie started to see her family get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays while forgetting about the deeper reason for Christmas. Once she noticed that, she started the Sparkle Box. The Sparkle Box was a great t…

Mind Over Matter- Believe

M.O.M. (Mind Over Matter) are wonderful children's books that are written by Kasey Crawford Kellem, illustrated by Janet Hill, and published by Halo Publishing. M.O.M. books are meant to teach preschoolers to be buoyant, to believe in oneself, and to have faith that anything is possible, at least that's the way I see it. These books are there to be used as tools for parents to ensure that their children are properly prepared to face any of life's challenges, any adversity, and to overcome any and all obstacles. All of the Mind Over Matter books are also designed to be beautiful decorations in your child's room to constantly remind them of those very important resiliency values.
Mind Over Matter has 5 books in the collection with each one emphasizing on a different "value". Believe, Love, Laugh, Relax, and Dream are each meant to teach children how to be resilient. BELIEVE will teach a child to believe in their possibilities and that anything is possible. LOVE

I See Me! Personalized Story Books

Give your child the gift of imagination this holiday season with I See Me!'s personalized story books. My Very Merry Christmas is a personalized board book (perfect for children aged from 0-6 years) that portrays forest animals coming together to put on a very merry Christmas for your special child. Some of the forest friends make sure to deliver a note to Santa to remind him that it's your child's Christmas while the others stay behind to trim your child's tree. "Goose added Xylah's star. Oh how did it shine! It sparkled on top of the great Christmas pine", is just one of the pages in this beautiful book. 
This made in the USA story book is written by award-winning author Jennifer Dewing andillustrated by Mati Rose McDonough. If this book is meant for a child's first Christmas, I See Me! will be sure to incorporate "first Chirstmas" throughout the book as well as changing the title to My Very Merry First Christmas. My Very Merry Christmas co…

Relax and Revamp with T Spheres

t spheres were created by a professional massage and craniosacral therapist of 22 years named Stephanie Whittier LMT, CST. Stephanie also has been studying the movement in relationship to pain relief for over 22 years.

t spheres are portable all-natural aromatherapy-infused massage balls that have many different purposes. t spheres can be used to relieve muscle pain in just about any part of the body at just about any place in the world. 17 years of research and development of a natural way to relieve pain and stress have gone into this perfectly weighted double-purified rubber ball. Each massage ball is infused with aromatherapy essential oils which are released on contact. Upon release of the aromatherapy oils the central nervous system responds by adjusting stress levels the natural way. 
I was pretty excited to try out t spheres seeing as I have quite a bit of muscle pain from carrying around a toddler. I really didn't think that 2 little rubber balls could do anything to help …

Get 100 Photo Prints From MailPix for Just $1!!!

Join MailPix today and get 100 4x6 photo prints for a measly $1 and a FREE 4x6 Brag Book! MailPix in an online  photo print shop where you can turn your images into everlasting memories. Tunr your photos into blankets, canvases, mugs, calenders, puzzles, and much much more! Perfect for the upcoming Holidays!  Also, be sure to check out MailPix's awesome Facebook contest for a chance to win a $500 CASH prize for the best Halloween photo!

Enter the "ABC What Will You Be!" photo contest!

Enter the "ABC What Will You Be!" photo contest sponsored by I See Me on Facebook! All you have to do is upload a photo of your favorite little monster with the caption, "When I grow up, I want to be _________", and you'll be entered to win. Grand prize is a $100 Visa Gift Card. 10 runners up will receive a copy of I See Me!'s new "A-B-C What I Can Be!" personalized storybook.  Be sure to "like" I See Me! on Facebook to be eligible to win!  Hurry, Contest ends November 2nd! Enter HERE. Good Luck everyone!

I See Me! Giveaway!

Personalized Preschooler's Prize Pack Includes: 1 Personalized Coloring Book 1 Personalized Placemat
Host:  Confessions of a Messy Mama
Sponsor:  I See Me, Inc.

Find out what Messy Mama thought of the Coloring Book and Placemat in her Review.
One Lucky Reader will win a Personalized Coloring Book AND a Personalized Placemat. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Open to the US and must be 18+
Good Luck Squashie-Dipity Fans!
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Celebrate OctoNovemCember with RetailMeNot

The Pumpkin Headed Turkey Clause is the king of OctoNovemCember which stands for the amazing deals from one day only holiday sales. The Pumpkin Headed Turkey Clause signifies everything great about the holidays from the soft glow of a jack-o-lantern to the hunger of a Thanksgiving turkey to the gift-giving spirit of old St. Nick. RetailMeNot's Pumpkin Headed Turkey Clause is 100% dedicated to making sure all the shoppers around the world save tons of muhla on holiday gifts and much, much more. 

Check out the Deal of the Day which will happen now through the end of the holiday season, exposing new deals everyday at 10am for some of the largest retailers nationwide. Some of the deals are exclusive to RetailMeNot so you will want to check back daily as you won't find them anywhere else.

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card from RetailMeNot to help jump start your holiday shopping. 
By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publi…

Save, Spend, and Share with Moonjar

In 2001 Eulalie Scandiuzzi, a Seattle Native, created Moonjar LLC to help teach children the financial value of saving, spending, and sharing their own money. The name Moonjar came from the idea of “Shooting for the Moon”, creating big dreams, and the ancient custom of placing hopes and dreams in a jar. Moonjar's belief is that children should be taught financial values at an early age by teaching them the practices of saving, spending, and sharing. all of Moonjar's products are made from recycled materials. 
I think this is a really awesome idea since I never really grasped the concept of saving my money until I was already in debt. I was always spending and sharing but never saving so I'd love for my daughter to learn some financial values before she ends up in a horrible rut like I was. I have been pretty spoiled my whole life and even though my daughter is as well, I know now what to watch for to ensure she spends her money wisely and saves her money considerably. The M…

Made From Earth Grapefruit Glycolic Wash

The Grapefruit Glycolic Wash by Made From Earth is an organic facial wash made to remove surface impurities from the skin with it's high concentration of Vitamin C. The Grapefruit Glycolic Wash also has jojoba beads to help stimulate the skin and activate the glycolic acid. Glycolic Acid has been proven to regenerate the skin's natural renewal process by diving deep into the epidermal layer of the skin, preventing future skin problems. The Grapefruit in the glycolic wash has very powerful antioxidants that help to fight off free radical damage and kill the bacteria in the skin that causes redness and acne. Grapefruit antioxidants have also been known to treat skin allergies and irritated skin.  For best results with the Grapefruit Glycolic Wash by Made From Earth, it is recommended to be used 2-3 times per week both morning and night. Wet face and neck with warm water then apply a small amount to the face and massage in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Rinse off and go about y…

Advanced Scar Serum by Dr. Max Powers

The Advanced Scar Serum by Dr. Max Powers was created to promote cell renewal and rebuild collagen in existing scars. The Advanced Scar Serum has been known to reduce hyper pigmentation, decrease the effects of aging, decrease the appearance of blemishes from acne and scars, and treat burns. It is recommended that you apply the Advanced Scar Serum by Dr. Max Powers right after any surgery to avoid the formation of keloid scars. The Advanced Scar Serum should be used on any newer skin problems 3-4 times a day for 8 weeks and 3-4 times a day for 3-6 months on existing or old scars. 

All the ingredients in the Advanced Scar Serum are organic, hypoallergenic, and non-irritating with organic rosehip being the main ingredient. The Advanced Scar Serum by Dr. Max Powers is high in essential vitamins A, B, C, and E which will help to repair the skin. No preservatives are present in this product as well.

With that being said, my 21 month old daughter has a nice little scar on her cheek from a bit…

Black Friday Ads Released!!!!

Woohooooo!!!!! Some of the Black Friday Ads have been released already! Check them out; new ones are added periodically.

Giveaway for a Good Cause!

A sweet group of bloggers teamed up to help a friend raise some funds for her parents to help with their added travel expenses for her father's new Cancer treatments! Thanks ladies ! Now, a few have donated some great prizes for you to win in celebration raising awareness for Lung Cancer and ALL OTHER types of Cancer ! Unfortunately , too many of us have been effected in one way or another by this horrible disease and it is nice when people get together to help each other out ! Thanks ladies , You ROCK and Cancer SUCKS!
  TWO lucky winner will receive the prizes listed below ! The first winner selected will get their choice (the 3 Sibu products can not be split up) . Giveaway runs from 10/22 - 11/3. In order to enter you must be 18+ and a US resident. All entries are verified. Winner will be announced her, emailed and have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The prizes are being shipped by the blogger who has sponsored them. More pictures of the pr…

Have Happy Feet With Nowali Moccasins!

Nowali has been around for over 60 years and they are the largest moccasin manufacturer in Sweden. Ake Johannson started Nowali in 1950 right from his small farm house. Since then, Nowali has grown considerably and now distributes all over Europe and the United States.
Nowali Moccasins are made from real leather and are non-slip and machine washable. Their children's moccasins come in a variety of styles and colors for ages 6 months up to 6 years. Nowali moccasins are practical and extremely comfortable footwear that stay on and look super cute. All of their moccasins are hand stitched in Sweden with Oko-Tex 100 certified yarns that contain no toxic chemicals or dyes. Nowali is also 100% committed to sustainability!
Recently I was given the opportunity to check out a pair of Nowali's Owl Moccasins for my 21 month old daughter and let me just say that these moccasins are absolutely adorable! I love how cute my daughter looks walking around the house in a pair of Nowali Moccasins!…

Trick or Treat With Mike and Ike's Mummy Mix!

Press Release of Mike and Ike's Split
Bethlehem, PA (October, 2012) –Just Born, Inc., makers of the MIKE AND IKE®, PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® brand candies, confirmed that the legendary candy duo, Mike and Ike have parted ways. The pair cited irreconcilable creative differences, which has been confirmed, suggesting that Mike and Ike will stop collaborating on their famous fruit chewy candies.
MIKE AND IKE® candy, with varieties such as Original Fruits, Tropical Typhoon®, Berry Blast®, Red Rageous!™ and others, will continue to be offered at retailers this Halloween despite the split. Consumers will see no changes in flavors or distribution. These tasty treats are perfect for Halloween trick or treaters!  

Before Mike and Ike split, they developed a new product for Halloween 2012 called MIKE AND IKE® Mummy's Mix.  Ike created Halloween themed artwork complete with a scary mummy on the front of the box.  Mike picked the 5 most appropriate autumn colors fro…

The Bronx Naturals

The Bronx Naturals are 100% all natural hand-poured soy candles made with a cotton wick. Each 11oz candle burns fragrant for approximately 40 hours. All of their candles can also be used as a massage oil once cooled a bit. Some of the Bronx Naturals candle scents are Fresco, Temptress, Velvet Rose, Lemon Energy, Bella, Classic Vanilla, and Classic Lavender. The scent I was lucky enough to try was Fresco. The Fresco scented Bronx Naturals candle is a blend of exotic florals with a hint of ginger. Mind you, I am not a fan of strong floral scents but the Fresco candle had such a beautiful smell to it. The Fresco candle smelled more sweet and fresh than overpowering and I absolutely fell in love. My whole house smelled of fresh Fresco and it was so very calming! The Candle burned evenly and lasted for quite a while. I think the 40 hour burning time was a safe call but my candle lasted quite a bit longer than it was supposed to. I burned it for about 6 hours the first night I had it but it …