Sunday, November 23, 2014


 ill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise.

Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry the Cable Guy; Cars, Tooth Fairy 2) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his eight-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel’s new stepfather wants to keep it that way — so he can be the one to make her holiday wish come true. When Larry learns all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he’ll stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams…Co-starring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Jingle All The Way 2 is heartwarming and hilarious fun for the whole family!

Jingle All The Way 2 is directed by Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, The Tooth Fairy 2) and produced by Michael Luisi (Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Christmas Bounty, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown) and Vicki Sotheran (The Sandlot 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home).

The holiday cheer continues in the Blu-ray Combo and DVD bonus features including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a mock Public Service Announcement from Larry and Santino advising how you can stay safe while shopping this holiday plus a special Harrison the Bear TV commercial and an exclusive interview with the hottest toy of the season.

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The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a DVD/Blu-ray combo of Jingle All the Way 2. To enter just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end 12/9/14. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Fox Home Entertainment for offering this fantastic prize.

Holiday Gift Guide - CoverYourHair Infinity Scarves - Review & #Giveaway

CoverYourHair sells a variety of hair coverings, clips, and accessories. Whether you have hair loss due to alopecia or you're covering your hair for religious reasons, they can help you with your accessory needs. Choose from bandanas, headbandsberets, hats, turbanshead scarves and more. They have accessories in every color and style, shop now and always look your best!  Now their selection even extends to shawls and scarves.

If you're looking for something to keep you toasty and warm throughout the holiday season, one of these beautiful infinity scarves would be a fantastic choice. They come in a variety of vibrant colors including red, purple, tan, white and blue to name only a few.   With temperatures plummeting across the county, this is the type of gift that will really be put to use to good use this winter. It's extra warm and soft, but still makes a fashion statement.  I really like that this scarf is long enough to loop twice. So many of them are way too short. This one is a great length and will work for women of all different shapes and sizes.  Made with 100% polyester, this high-quality, stylish scarf will be a staple of your wardrobe for many years to come.

In addition to their head accessories, CoverYourHair also carries belts, brushes, baby hats, and even mirrors.  Here are a few other item on my holiday wish list.

At CoverYourHair, prices are always low, but for even more savings check out their sale section. Gift certificates are also available. If you have an extra minute,  head over to their blog for some interesting style related articles. There are tons of ways to stuff those holiday stockings at CoverYourHair, so check out their fabulous selection and get the most bang for your buck.

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The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a Surprise Pack of hair accessories valued at $25.   To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will  12/14/14 and is open to the US only.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to CoverYourHair for offering this fantastic prize.

Holiday Gift Guide - Pop the Pig from Goliath Games

Pop the Pig — Pop the Pig has “popped” into the hearts of children around the world. After all, what child can resist an adorable pig who hungrily chomps so many hamburgers his belly pops? Everyone takes turns rolling the die to see how many chomps the pig will take. Push down the pig's head to eat the burger. With every pump, the pig's stomach will get bigger, bigger and bigger. But don't feed him too much, because if he pops ... you lose! It's sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart, Menards, Meijer and ShopKo. Ages 4 and up; 2 to 6 players. $29.99;

My Thoughts

Pop the Pig is an interactive game with no assembly required. The concept behind the game is simple. Everyone feeds the pig until his belt pops. You do this by selecting one of the hamburgers at random. Each one has a number on the bottom. Whatever your number, that's how many times you pump the pig's chef hat. This inflates his belly. When it gets really full, the belt loop will pop open. The hamburgers are color coded. You roll a die and whatever color you get, that's the color hamburger you'll be feeding the pig.

My children loved this game from the start. It's not too complicated for preschool kids, but even my older children enjoyed playing. There's no work involved in setting it up and the instructions are easy to follow. It's also educational. It helps kids practice both color recognition and  counting. We did have a little trouble with the pump. Sometimes the younger kids had a hard time getting it to press down all the way, but not enough to take the fun out of the game.   If you're looking for a fun board game for younger kids, this is a great choice.

Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls to Celebrate Friendship and Girl Power this Holiday Season

Fun with purpose…! Girls from coast-to-coast are about to meet their new best friends: Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls, a beautiful new collection of soft dolls that support personal style, diversity, friendship – and girl power! Colorful and lovable with lots of personality and “just-like-me” appeal, the debut line from YOTTOY Productions, Inc., a leading designer of premier plush playthings, is now available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and online at, and

Made with the softest, highest-quality materials, Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls (SRP $19.99 each) are designed to grow with girls and are ready to go wherever their imaginations, aspirations and adventures take them. Each contemporary and fashionable doll proudly wears her iconic Girl Scouts sash – and comes complete with dozens of detailed stickers with awards, insignia, troop numerals, pins, and badges, so girls can personalize the doll’s sash to match their own achievements, or set their own goals for the Girl Scout experience. 

Each doll is packaged in a color-coordinated box that showcases her favorite Girl Scouts activities – and even her favorite Girl Scout Cookie! This new trio of friends includes:

*        Carina
*        Dresses in a bright purple and light blue Girl Scout knit tee, velour shorts with twill cuffs decorated with the Girl Scout Trefoil design, striped pink leggings and vivid purple vinyl shoes with lavender grosgrain ribbon and light blue corduroy fabric soles
*        Loves being a Girl Scout because “it teaches me to be honest and fair so I can make the world a better place!”
*        Likes being active and setting goals to keep fit
*        Favorite cookie-selling skill: Helping my troop and community
*        Favorite cookie: Peanut butter & chocolate

*        Chloe
*        Wears a bright pink Girl Scout knit tee, blue twill cuffed shorts decorated with the Girl Scout Trefoil design and vivid light blue vinyl shoes that are trimmed with pink grosgrain ribbon and pink corduroy fabric soles
*        Loves being a Girl Scout and “learning to be considerate and caring, so I can make the world a better place!”
*        Likes listening to music and making her own songs
*        Favorite cookie-selling skill: Talking, listening and working with different kinds of people
*        Favorite cookie: Thin Mints®

*        Carly
*        Dons a bright orange and teal Girl Scout knit tee, an orange velour skirt decorated with the Girl Scout Trefoil design and vivid yellow vinyl boots that feature Trefoil emblems and teal corduroy fabric soles.
*        Loves being a Girl Scout and “learning to be courageous and strong, so I can make the world a better place!”
*        Likes writing poems and stories to share with friends
*        Favorite cookie-selling skill: Setting goals and organizing orders
*        Favorite cookie: Caramel & coconut stripes

Additional new Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls from YOTTOY will launch in fall 2015. For more information about Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls, visit, “like” Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls on Facebook and follow Girl Scouts Friendship Dolls on Twitter.

My Thoughts

My ten year old daughter is in Girl Scouts, and was super excited to get this doll.  She sells Girl Scout cookies every year, and can't wait to take this doll with her when she is selling them.  She now wants to get all the Girl Scout Dolls.

When at one of her Girl Scout meetings, my daughter took her doll along with her, and all her fellow Scouts went crazy over her doll.  They immediately wanted to know where they could get one.  I am quite certain that with Christmas so close that Santa will be putting some of these beauties under their Christmas trees.   

These dolls are great gifts for any girl, especially Girl Scouts!  They come in a soft rag doll like, or in Barbie dolls.  Each doll has a name and stickers of awards and insignia for their sash are included.    The rag doll would be great for small toddlers, as the Barbie girl scout dolls are great for the older girls.


 The winner of the Chuggington Giveaway is:

The winner of the Tickety Toc Giveaway is:

The winner of the Culturelle Giveaway is:

The winner of the Quit Tea Giveaway is:
Shannon Cowher

 The winner of the Gollywood Giveaway is:
June S.

The winner of the KIND Bars Giveaway is:
Angela Cash

Holiday Gift Guide: Beaded Bungee Bookmarks

Beaded Bungee Bookmarks are sold as a Themed Set of Four Bookmarks+ for only $20.00 MSRP - each individually packaged to keep all for yourself or share with friends and family! Our unique and cleverly designed bookmarks not only affordable, but wonderful and personal gifts because they are:

  • Adjustable to fit both hardbound and paperback books.
  • Great for traveling and reading in bed. 
  • Available with a variety of themed pewter charms.
  • Are made entirely in the USA by hand!

Here is a link to a quick video on how the bookmarks work: How to use your Beaded Bungee Bookmark+. We offer a wide variety of themes for kids and adults.

Beaded Bungee Bookmarks are available at and at various boutiques and bookstores across the USA.

Our Thoughts

I love real books. I love the smell of them, I love the feel of them in my hands, I just love them. I hate that I either have to dog ear pages to save my spot or I have to use a loose bookmark that falls out every time I pick up the book. I know that this is a frustration that a lot of people experience, including my kids. This frustration has lead me to using my iPad for reading. 

My oldest kiddo is a bookworm. He loves his books and because of being in school, he has to read physical books. With Bookmarks+ he doesn't have to dog ear his pages. The best thing about Bookmarks+ is that it doesn't matter what size book Mr. R has, he can adjust the Bookmarks+ due to the bungee string it comes with! He just loops the bungee around the left side of his book and can keep his place easily. He also has a choice of which Bookmarks+ he wants to use since they come with charms! If he's feeling like a soccer charm he can use that one, or he can use one of the other three we currently own. 

If you're looking for a stocking stuffer for your own bookworm, Bookmarks+ is a great idea! There are many different combinations available for everyone! They also offer essential soaps on their website. Check it out here to see more. You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter

Holiday Gift Guide- Noodle & Boo "Our World" Tee & Believe Honey Bar @noodleandboo #circleoflove

Noodle & Boo has created the Circle of Love campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) programs in Africa. This means that babies born to HIV-positive moms will not contract the virus because moms will receive the necessary antiretroviral immunizations and care.

Noodle & Boo will donate 100% of the profit from the sale of the Believe Honey Bar and “Our World” Tee to this campaign.

To learn more about the Circle of Love program and the people they are helping, visit the Noodle & Boo website.


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My Thoughts

Noodle & Boo was awesome enough to send me a little holiday stocking filled with some special surprises.  Inside was my very own "Our World" Tee as well as a few bars of the delicious Believe Honey Bar soaps. This soap is really something.  Not only does it have an aroma to die for, it also leaves your skin feeling soft and touchable.  Each bar is also stamped with the uplifting words "Love, Faith and Hope". What a way to start off your day!

Besides being a quality bath & beauty item, the Noodle & Boo Circle of Love products offer an important benefit. Every time someone orders one, they are helping prevent children from contracting AIDS from HIV positive mothers. That is the kind of hope that those mother's need for their little ones. Every child deserves to be born with the hope of having a wonderful future. You can help these families yourself just by grabbing a wonderful bar of soap or a cute tee! That is a holiday gift that will truly keep on giving.