Perfect Gift For Babies: Teach My Baby Learning Kit and a Giveaway! #HolidayGifts

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Perfect Gift For Babies: Teach My Baby Learning Kit and a Giveaway! #HolidayGifts

teach my baby learning kit Perfect Gift For Babies: Teach My Baby Learning Kit and a Giveaway! #HolidayGifts Looking for a thoughtful and useful gift for that new baby this holiday season? Sick of buying that special baby in your life clothing or toys? If so, I have the perfect gift idea for you this holiday season! It will not break the bank, and will benefit your child in ways you cannot imagine. This awesome gift suggestion is from Teach My Baby Learning Kit from the well known Teach My company.

Teach my baby kits Perfect Gift For Babies: Teach My Baby Learning Kit and a Giveaway! #HolidayGifts The Baby Learning Kit is for babies 6 months and up. This very reasonably priced kit will help your baby’s develop his or her fine motor skills, and get an early start on basic educational building blocks.The best part is, this easy to store kit contains EVERYTHING you need to get your baby ready for school at an early age. Plus, The Baby Learning Kit is totally hands on and requires no screen time. With just 20 minutes of fun learning and bonding time, your baby will be on their way to becoming a little genius!

How does the Teach My Baby Learning Kit Work?

Teach my baby kit Perfect Gift For Babies: Teach My Baby Learning Kit and a Giveaway! #HolidayGifts  The Teach My Company has been featured on The View, The Dragon’s Den, and Women Owned™. The Teach My Baby Learning Kit has currently won 4 awards including the Parenting Media Award. Teach My kits are currently available nationwide at retailers like Toys R Us, Target, Staples, and Amazon.com. Their learning kits retail for $39.99 which is an amazing price for all you get! Let’s try to move kids away from the tv or computer screen, and get them participating in some good, fun, old fashion learning.

You can purchase the Teach My Baby Kit right on the Teach My site! Shipping starts at just $3! It is also available on Amazon for $39.97 with FREE Prime Shipping!!

The folks at Teach My have also given us an extra Teach My kit for one lucky winner! Stay tuned for a great giveaway!

Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Men’s Boots

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Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Men’s Boots

Empire lugz boots Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Mens BootsThe overall quality of a good pair of Men’s boots should be measured by their durability and comfort. I’m a firm believer that you often get what you pay for when it comes to products that are made to function one way or another. Boots are one of those examples. A cheap pair of boots are pretty much useless. They look cheap, are uncomfortable to stand and walk in, fall apart quickly, and likely wont even resist water. I just started wearing my new pair of Lugz EMPIRE HI WR boots. They are a “work boot” style high-top boot. With a retail price of $89.99, it delivers the quality and comfort of a boot that could easily demand a 50% higher price.

Lugz winter boots Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Mens BootsThe Lugz EMPIRE HI WR comes in a wide selection of different colors to meet just about any guy’s style. I chose the “Chocolate/ Bark/ Cream/ Gum” variety, and really like the way it fits in with most of my clothes.

The boot has a thick slip resistant rubber sole. It provides great grip on wet, uneven, or loose surfaces. I wore my boots outside in the rain the other day. When I walk into my house from outside, wet shoes on my hardwood floor usually are pretty slippery. The Lugz EMPIRE HI WR wouldn’t slip around my floor even as I tried to make them slip. The slip resistance of the EMPIRE HI WR rubber sole is legit!

Lugz mens boots Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Mens BootsRegarding comfort; the Lugz EMPIRE HI WR has what they call a “Flexa-stride memory foam sockliner”. It’s basically a memory foam inner sole. The instant you put your foot into the boot, the memory foam conforms to the bottom of your foot and feels supportive and comfortable. My day consists of both standing, sitting, and a lot of walking. At the end of each work day, my feet feel great – no soreness, fatigue, or general un-comfort. This can be said even from day 1 before the boots were fully “broken-in”.

Lugz boots  Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Mens BootsDurability will truly be tested over time. My initial impression is positive. The EMPIRE HI WR is constructed very well. The outer material of the boot is genuine leather of an adequate thickness. Lower portions of the leather is triple stitched for added durability to the areas of the boot that will take the most punishment. The lace eyelets are metal, and should stand the test of time. The inner materials are nice and tight and thick – appearing to have the capability of withstanding many many days of putting the boot on, and taking it off. All too often, the inside heal section of a boot or shoe will fail on me, so I pay extra attention to this area when choosing a new shoe or boot. The Lugz EMPIRE HI WR look like they will hold up for a long time!

Lugz Empire Hi Wr Hitting the Pavement In My New Lugz Empire Mens BootsTo summarize, Lugz EMPIRE HI WR give me what I’m looking for in a quality boot. Plus, they don’t break the bank! I own several pairs of Lugz now and have been satisfied with all of them, so they are one of my trusted brands. If you’re in the market for new boots, whether for style or work, don’t overlook Lugz. Give them a shot.

Last Call: Enter to Win a Glam Bag from U By Kotex and Walgreens #UByKotexSweeps

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Last Call: Enter to Win a Glam Bag from U By Kotex and Walgreens #UByKotexSweeps

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Kotex u Pads Last Call: Enter to Win a Glam Bag from U By Kotex and Walgreens #UByKotexSweepsPeriods, monthly gifts, or Aunt Flo..if you are a girl you know exactly what I mean when these enlightening terms are used for our “times of the month”. When it comes to periods, it is totally not a fun time for us girls. Between the headaches, bloating and cravings things can get pretty annoying fast! To help make my periods a whole lot easier, I use heating pads, eat lots of chocolate (haha), skip the salt, and depend on the protection of U By Kotex.

Seriously, ever since U By Kotex first came out, I have been a huge fan. Their pads and tampons are exactly what I want when it comes to Aunt Flo protection. I love the bright colors, one of a kind 3D Capture Core technology, unique shape, and softness U By Kotex Pads provide.  Plus, unlike most other brands of pads, they actually stick and stay in place…we have all heard those horror stories of pads sliding out of pants ladies..save yourself form that kind of torture!

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I also love the Super U By Kotex tampons because quite frankly they don’t hurt! Plus, the electric purple, green, pink and black wrappers just look pretty in my purse or bathroom. Between the U By Kotex Pads, and tampons I feel totally empowered and assured that my time of the month will go by as smoothly as possible.

Wanna know something super cool? Today is the LAST day to Enter to Win a Glam Bag from U By Kotex and Walgreens!!! That’s right—they are giving away a whopping 120 Glam Bags courtesy of Walgreens and U By Kotex! I don’t know about you, but I love buying my U By Kotex products at Walgreens because they always have coupons and sales! Right now, there is a Kotex coupon in the IVC Coupon Booklet at your local Walgreens–whoohoo for saving money!!

Ok, so about those Glam Bags–check out what is inside:

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  • A Walgreens gift card
  • Goody hair ties
  • EOS Shave cream sample
  • U By Kotex maxi pad samples with 3D Core Capture technology
  • Lady Speed Stick samples
  • Bic Razor sample
  • A cute makeup bag

To enter to win a Glam Bag from U By Kotex and Walgreens head HERE, BUT do so TODAY because this amazing sweepstakes ends tonight at Midnight!!!

Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUS

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Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUS

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LG OLED Ultimate Display TV Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUSI was fortunate enough to attend an LG OLED TV event in Boston on October 22, where the folks at LG gave myself and a small group of other bloggers and journalists a close look at their new OLED TV. Being the self-proclaimed technology geek that I am, I found myself falling in love with LG’s new TV line before the night was over. OLED which stands for organic light-emitting diode is an emerging technology in the electronics market. OLED displays emit their own light, so there’s no backlight unit, like a traditional LCD display.

LG OLED TV review Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUSOLED displays have a much simpler structure and don’t use liquid crystal. This simple structure allows for much thinner displays. OLED displays generate their own light and can shut pixels on and off. This means that there’s no light leakage, which produces far more accurate colors regardless of image brightness vs. an LCD display. But to me, one of the greatest improvements of OLED vs LCD are their deep blacks. Since OLED displays shut off pixels, you are left with the deepest of blacks! OLED TVs have infinite contrast ratios, free viewing angles, and super quick response times. To put it another way – OLED is state-of-the-art display you can have in your home today.

LG Tv side by side comparison  Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUSI was able to see a side-by-side comparison of LG’s OLED 55EC9300 (1080p) TV vs. a 55″ Samsung 4K LCD TV, and the visuals were astounding. Both TVs were running default picture quality settings that you get straight out of the box, and both TVs sported curved displays. During the demonstration I was mostly concentrating on color reproduction, viewing angle, and black levels. These qualities are what truly define a quality display in my opinion.

LG oled tv Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUSThe difference in picture quality was astounding. Both TVs showed great clarity and sharpness when viewing the display from straight on or at a slight angle (within 20 degrees or so), but at extreme angles of 60 -80 degrees off center, the LG OLED 55EC9300 blew the 4K Samsung away! Picture clarity is virtually unaffected at any viewing angle I tried. If my eyes could see the display, I could see the image perfectly.

Smartshare tv Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUSColor reproduction and black levels amazed me as well. I would have never noticed the upgrade in color reproduction and black levels from LCD to OLED if I hadn’t had the opportunity to view both displays side-by-side. The LG OLED produced bright, vivid, accurate colors at all viewing angles. The color reproduction of the LCD was competitive from a face-to-face viewing angle, but quickly lost its edge to LG’s OLED from about 20 degrees and greater.   The LG OLED 55EC9300 hands down has the deepest blacks I’ve ever seen on a TV. As you can see from the images above, the Samsung 4K TV on the left produced grayish blacks that were shamed by LG’s OLED on the right.

tv 3 credit cards wide Why My Next TV will be an LG OLED Smart TV #LGOLED #LGUSThe LG 55EC9300 might just have the best picture of any TV on the market right now! But, don’t just take my word for it. The 55EC9300 was named by CNET as having “…best picture quality of any TV we’ve ever reviewed”. That’s quite a statement! What’s also great, is that LG’s OLED has the lowest priced  MSRP in the market for OLED TVs! Not only are you getting the best, but it costs the least – that’s my kind of deal!

A couple of other great features to mention about the LG OLED TVs is it’s smart capabilities. All LG TVs come equipped with webOS. webOS is LGs “smart platform” that organizes all of your entertainment devices and apps into one place. The webOS was super intuitive to use. My 5 year-old daughter and 85 year old grandmother could easily pickup the Magic Remote and start using webOS in a snap. The Magic remote projects a pointer onto the TV screen that makes navigating webOS as easy as moving a pointer around your PC. Within seconds, anyone can easily learn how to use the smart features of the LG OLED.

Bottom line is, if you’re shopping for a TV, go for an OLED TV. OLED is the future of TV. It’s thinner than LCD, uses less energy than LCD, and has superior picture quality! For my next TV, I’m going with an LG OLED TV like the 55EC9300. It beats out the competition and its priced at the most affordable – a win-win!

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Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits!

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Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits!

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PomTree Village Pets  Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits! Now that many of you are most likely planning on gift ideas for those very special little ones in your life, I wanted to share a personal favorite. I know we can probably all agree that shopping for young children is so much fun! When they are under 10ish,they have yet to reach that age where they request pricey, or over the top gifts. Thankfully, young children are happy with inexpensive gifts that allow them to use their imaginations. I know my girls have requested craft kits for this Christmas so it has made my shopping job so much easier!

PomTree Felt Pillow puff kit  Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits! If you have some little crafters in your life I must suggest that you check out the newest line of mess free, and glue free kits from the PomTree Village Pets line. Their products are the BEST for little ones because as mentioned above, they do not make sticky, yucky messes! Pompals Owl kit  Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits! There are no paints, glues, or scissors needed which is such a relief when you have very messy little crafters. The only mess that needs to be disposed of from the Pom Tree Pets is the wax paper backings from the sticky pieces.

Pom Owl Craft Kit Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits!

Owl Mommy and Baby pieces.

That’s it! Isn’t is super neat how your child can assemble their very own puppy, owl, or kitty depending on which kit you purchase! The best part is, each kit is just $13 which will not break the bank! Your child can essentially get two things out of this toy too! First off, they get a one of a kind crafting experience. While the directions do suggest where to stick on the pieces, your child could get a little creative and create a one of a kind plush. Secondly, your child will get a toy that they can treasure for years!

plush DIY owl Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits!

Finished Owl Mommy!

I know my girls are so sentimental and keep everything they make, so I anticipate our PomTree Felt Kitty and Mouse Pillow Puff Kit and Mommy and Baby Owl Pom Pals kit friends to stick around for a while.

plush owl diy kit  Inexpensive Holiday Gift Idea: PomTree Pets Mess & Glue Free Owl and Kitty DIY Kits!

Aww, look at Baby!

If you are interested in purchasing these PomTree Village Pet kits, you can learn more on their official site. At just $13, they are the perfect donation gift, white elephant gift, or children’s gift idea.

Family Friendly “Must Watch” Fall Movie and Show Releases

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Family Friendly “Must Watch” Fall Movie and Show Releases

new fall tv and movie releases  Family Friendly Must Watch Fall Movie and Show Releases Isn’t it one of the best feelings to curl up with your family on the couch and watch a good movie or show? I LOVE rainy or cold weekend days where I have very little motivation to actually get things done. Movies, snacks, and hot cocoa carry me through those type of days, but that is totally fine because we have a pretty big movie stash at our home, and we are not afraid to use it. We recently received a ton of great new releases that are totally family friendly.

Check out what you can buy, or pre-order in-stores, or online at retailers like Amazon in regards to the latest Fall Movie and Show Releases :

Maleficent: Available November 4th Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie transforms into one of Disney’s greatest villains in MALEFICENT. This wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” comes with spellbinding bonus features including: deleted scenes, “Building An Epic Battle,” the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent’s elaborate head wraps in “Classic Couture” and more!

So far, we have watched this movie twice together, but I have to admit it is a tearjerker, and will make you feel bad for the villain! You must watch this soon to be release with your entire family! We also loved the deleted and bonus scenes which were not shown in theaters.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Beginning:  Join Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, better known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, are an unstoppable crime-fighting team in the first season of Nickelodeon’s hit CGI-animated series.  Fans can relive the non-stop ninja fun as the Turtles take down robotic kraangdroids, mutated villains, and the merciless leader of the Foot Clan, Shredder, in this complete collection of all 26 episodes from season one.  Plus, over ten minutes of new bonus content (accessed online)  and a sample of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History” coffee table book gift with purchase (while supplies last)! Filled with excitement for all ages, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First Season makes the perfect holiday gift.

My son is starting to get very interested in the TMNT which is great because my husband and I used to watch this show as kids growing up. This complete first season set would make the ultimate gift for any TMNT fan!

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Pee-wees Play House Seasons 1 & 2Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition.

Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content, debuts on home entertainment shelves October 21, 2014 from Shout! Factory. Also available to own on the same day is Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVED the craziness of Pee-wees Play House as a child! It was one of the weirdest shows ever, and still is if you ask me! However, it is so entertaining and perfect for kids who don’t yet know Pee wee Herman and friends…I LOVE it and am so glad to have both season 1 & 2 to keep.

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks  Family Friendly Must Watch Fall Movie and Show Releases Tame your ponytails because it’s about to get rocky! Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory partner with Screenvision to bring “everypony” a sequel from the successful feature of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls comes … MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: RAINBOW ROCKS in theaters September 27th! Dance in your seats, wiggle your tails, and get ready to rock out as Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Princess Twilight form a new rock band that’ll go head-to-head with the newest girl group in Battle of the Bands at CHS.

I grew up with a very different My Little Pony, but the Equestria Girls are certainly colorful and entertaining. My girls love this DVD, and I admit, I do love the music too!

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Paw Patrol Winter RescuePrepare for an icy adventure this holiday season! The PAW Patrol pups are back for 7 wintery missions that include a double-length adventure to save Christmas in this new DVD set. From a ski-lift rescue to tracking down a snow monster, no job is too big and no pup is too small. Plus, see how Rubble first joined the team by helping out in a snowy situation! Full of festive fun that fans won’t want to miss out on, this DVD set makes the perfect holiday gift for fans.  Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution in the US. PAW Patrol: Winter Rescues will be available on DVD on October 7, 2014.

My son LOVEs watching this show on TV each and everyday. It is great to have the Winter Rescue DVD which is roughly an hour and a half of entertainment for him. I don’t mind watching this show with him either early in the mornings on the couch.

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