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Gift of the Month Club: $10 OFF any gift at ClubsGalore

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ClubsGalore Gift of the Month Clubs are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion for more than just one day. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, thank you, retirement, or other special event, the multi-touch programs allow you to show that special someone you care – again and again.

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ClubsGarlore offers a unique and vast selection of first-class gifts, including award-winning gourmet food clubs, wine and spirit gift clubs, monthly clubs with desserts and sweets, home delights, and more. Their “of the month club memberships” offer your recipient the joy of anticipation, discovery, and new culinary experiences with every monthly delivery.

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full-smallArtisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) don’t have the means to sell their work on the international market. NOVICA gives them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale. I personally love to see the majestic artwork from amazing artists from around the world. I respect their crafts and talent and love the beautiful products they sell.

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Whether you are looking for gifts for her or him, jewelry, paintings, or home decor, NOVICA is the perfect gateway to access wonderful work from around the world. NOVICA cares about its artisans. On every product page you’ll find a portrait and detailed biography of each artist.

Local sourcing teams in every region are tasked with finding the most unique and precious art traditions around. They look for originality, quality of workmanship, and pieces that customers will love.

Need some inspiration on what to purchase? Here is a great list of popular items! Or maybe your are looking for Gifts for Him or Gifts for Her. Decorating your home? Check out these sculptures.

 

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Zaycon Foods and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new relationship gives you delicious, nutritious and economical food.

I had the wonderful opportunity to review Zaycon Foods and their chicken. All I can say is WOW. This chicken is delicious! We have prepared it a number of ways since we received it including grilling, baking and using a slow cooker.

Zaycon Foods and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new relationship makes it easier for you to get fresh, wholesome food outside of the traditional retail channels.

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It was a very simple process to order from Zaycon. I did it all online HERE. (You will need to register first. Don’t worry, it’s free.)

Pick up was extremely simple. I picked my box up a a local and convenient location on my way home from an event. When I got home, we opened the box and began to sort the chicken into freezer bags. Check out how it came packaged and how much we got. The pieces were huge! Plenty to feed our family for a few months.

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With all this chicken, I needed some fresh ideas for recipes. I was fortunate enough to receive some Chicken Soup for the Soul products.

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I used Chicken Soup for the Soul Buffalo Barbeque Sauce along with my Homemade Season Salt for some tasty grilled chicken.

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If you need some ideas, check out some recipes at Chicken Soup for the Soul here.

When my kids tried the chicken, they actually complimented me. My kids hardly EVER Continue reading…

Disney on Ice was Spectacular!

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This is what I said before we saw the show: “Wow! What a great show this will be! I think I’m just as excited as my kids! I love how it is about the Princesses AND Heroes! The magic will be there for both girls AND boys!”

This is what I said after we saw the show: “Wow! That. Was. Amazing! I LOVED it and my kids did too!”

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We saw Ariel as Prince Eric broke Ursula’s slithering spell. I have to say that I was very excited to see Ursula along with Flotsam and Jetsam! Prince Phillip defeated the evil Maleficent as she transformed herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Now that was just cool to see. That was definitely a kid favorite!

My kids were very excited to see the dwarfs!

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Then we saw Olaf!  We all know the storyline and I have to say that the effects were amazing and really brought the movie to life right there on the ice. I was extremely impressed.

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It was a great show and my kids were in awe the entire time. On our way out we heard everyone talking about their favorite part. It was amazing to see how every person we passed was walking out smiling and saying how good the show was.

This is definitely a show to put on the list for next year.

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Kids will be surprised by a letter from Santa!

leaderboard_SWW728x90v2Start a new Holiday Tradition that will quickly be your child’s favorite! Santa is ready to send a beautiful package fully personalized just for your special loved ones.

Simply select the package you would like and watch your child’s absolute JOY when he or she receives a letter straight from the North Pole that talks all about them personally – what they want for Christmas and what they have done to be good. Watch your child’s eyes light up when they see their names on the Nice List!

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We recently had the opportunity to review this product and the kids loved it! It was very easy to order. I simply went to the website, chose the package I wanted and filled out my kids’ names and interests. In only a few days, we received the package!

Check out the cute labels and packaging!

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When the kids opened it, they were surprised to see a letter to them from Santa AND Rudolph, including an official Nice List certificate with their names on it. They played with the enclosed games, stickers and tattoos and talked about it for hours.

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They took the letters seriously and I heard them talking about it for days afterwards. It was such a fun and magical way to get them even more excited for Christmas.

Bring the magic of Christmas into your child’s life with santawillwrite.com.

Fun at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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Looking for a fun day out with the kids? The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a great place to go for all ages (including adults). We recently had the opportunity to go for the very first time with some friends of ours. We spent hours there and enjoyed every minute of it!

We began in the water room where they played with buckets, rain, painted with water and even played with snow!

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Next,they dried off and changed, yes, we definitely recommend taking bathing suits so that your child’s clothing doesn’t stay wet the rest of the day. Even though they have smocks and dryers, you never know how much water your child will get into while they are having fun.

They headed straight to the ant hill and climbed and climbed and climbed for at least 20 minutes. Up and down, down and up. They loved it!

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Then we visited the tiled room! WOW! That’s all I can say. It was so much fun, even for me. You literally have to tilt yourself 20 degrees in order to walk straight and not fall into the black wall. We kept going back to try out our tilted walking talents.

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In the bounce room they designed their own bouncy balls!

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They even took a break and listened to a story or two.

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This made my day. I found the puppet of urSol the Enchanter from the movie, “The Dark Crystal.” I LOVED that movie as a kid!

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Check out this short 11 second video of the virtual puppets we played with. It sensed our movement and we viewed our movements on the screen through puppets.

Even though we were leaving, the kids still posed for a final picture outside after their wonderful day of fun.

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Save on Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates

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Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

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“It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe,” Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. “I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'”

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

…In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

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“It was a difficult decision, especially for George,” Mrs. Cavanaugh said. “He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy – and could compete with – those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates.”

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence….
Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies.

We had the opportunity to try some of these chocolates and all I can say is “Mmmm. They were wonderful.” 20141121_22311120141121_223254Every piece of chocolate I ate was delightful. I savored each bite. Cream filled, caramel filled, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. The chocolate coating was very creamy too! Love!

I want you to enjoy these wonderful chocolates too. My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates use promo code: usfamily2014 http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

Dream Pets are an innovated kid’s sleep aid

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Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it’s an innovative kid’s sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed.

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Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night’s sleep.

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If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet.

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What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

We had the opportunity to try out the Dream Pet. My son was ecstatic when he saw the doggy. We read the book and we talked about how his job is to teach his new doggy how to sleep well at night. 20141205_182610 He named him “Wish.” What a cute name. At the end of the training, Wish was trained and slept in his own bed all night. We definitely recommend the Dream Team Pet for your child to help them be confident and feel safe at night in their own bed.

Click here to choose your child’s Dream Team Pet

Family game night got more fun. Plus FREE shipping until12/31/14

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WHAT?! You want me to spend time with my family?! That’s stressful and painful and long hours of talking about Grandpa’s latest ailment – how am I supposed to get through that?!

Hey, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Spending time with your family can be fun, especially if you have the right game to shake things up, get people laughing and enjoying themselves – and not talking about Grandpa’s foot fungus! The Haywire Group has just the games for you, this award-winning game company has a great collection of fun family games including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game .

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We had the opportunity to play Bodydoodles. The kids loved it! It was as easy as drawing a body card and a doodle card, picking the player you want to tattoo and drawing. Using the skin safe markers, a player draws the doodle on the chosen player while all the other players try to guess what is being drawn.

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Points are earned by the drawer and the guesser.

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Perfect for get-togethers with friend, sleepovers, birthday parties and anytime a child says, “Mom, I don’t have anything to do.”

Our only recommendation would be to have a wet washrag handy when playing this game. It came off most of us when we were done playing but a few of us had trouble getting all of the marker to wash off completely. We think because it had time to set, the color set in on our skin a bit more. It was still a lot of fun and we look forward to playing again and again.
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DICEcapades is a card game, a dice game, a trivia game, an action game and well, it’s just a game with about anything and everything in it, which is why it’s perfect for everyone. You may find yourself in a staring contest, answering obscure trivia or balancing dice on your hand while standing on one foot – you never know what your turn will bring (hint: you might want to start working on your hand charades skills!). This game will definitely have you looking forward to spending time with your family and if it doesn’t, give your friends a call for a game night, you can all escape your families together. DICEcapades! isn’t just the luck of the dice – it’s also the smarts of the roller.
For more exciting games from The Haywire Group – FREE Shipping through 12/31/2014, visit www.haywiregroup.com.

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Label Daddy offers amazing products!

labeldaddyLabel Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others.

We recently had the opportunity to try these labels out. We ordered the zipper tags knowing they would come in handy to locate our items when we go on our first trip to Disney World next year. My kids LOVED them! Mickey is on the front and our name is on the back.  They put them on their purses and bags right away and they have been holding up ever since.

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There are so many products available. The labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Our exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Order yours at Label Daddy!