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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kids DVD Releases for Halloween (2 Pack Giveaway)

Hit Favorites: Trick or Treat Tales is another release from Hit Entertainment that you don't want to miss! The thrills start with Thomas & Friends(TM) in a ghostly adventure. Bob the Builder(TM) and Spud put on scary faces to protect a giant pumpkin pie from hungry crows. Barney(TM) and Fifi learn that there's more to a costume than just dressing up. Angelina Ballerina(TM) sneaks into a costume ball and Fireman Sam(TM) saves a furry friend from a chilling experience. Enjoy the season's sweetest collection of "Trick Or Treat Tales".

Bonus Episode: "Fireman Sam: Cat Magic".
Ages 1-5 with a run time of approx. 58 minutes.

Shaun the Sheep: Little Sheep of Horrors creeps onto DVD beginning September 1, 2009. What's black and white and goes bump in the night? Don't be scared - it's your woolly friend, Shaun the Sheep(TM)! Join Shaun as he leads his fearless flock through six new adventures that mix the spooky, the kooky, and the just plain funny. A troublesome tractor, freaky farm noises, and sleepwalking sheep are only a few of the weird and wonderful surprises waiting for Shaun and his barnyard pals as they creep, sneak and make mayhem in this laugh-filled collection.

DVD Special Features: Sheep-Shearing Game, Whack-A-Pig Game. Ages 2-60 (fun for all!!), approx. run time of 40 minutes.

These and many other releases from Hit Entertainment can be purchased at retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com.

Both DVD's are included in this spooktacular giveaway! Post a comment letting me know who you'd like to win these for. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 10/09/2009.

Friday, September 18, 2009

eebee Discounts, new and fun products, and more

eebee brings you fun and educational toys for baby! Check it out at eebee.com and take advantage of 10% off by using promo code: eebee.com!

Check out the eebee hats - I adore them!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Easy Stromboli Recipe

This is a great recipe that's quick to assemble and takes only 20-25 minutes to bake. This is one of Haley's favorite recipes. Now you can add any pizza toppings to make it a family favorite in your house.

Stromboli - serves 4

1 refrigerated pizza crust
1 lb. lean ground beef or pork sausage
1 C. shredded cheese blend (mozz. or cheddar)
1 can prepared pizza sauce
Pizza toppings: onion, ham, green pepper, mushroom, olives
Italian dressing
Parmesan cheese

Brown meat and drain. Roll out pizza crust. Spread 2-3 tbsp. of pizza sauce on crust. Layer with toppings and cheese. Roll dough over and seal the ends. Brush the outside with Italian dressing and sprinkle Parmesan cheese. Bake @ 425 degrees for 15-25 minutes (bake time will vary depending on the amount of toppings).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chores - Every child should have some!

OK, don't freak out.....we don't really make, or even allow Haley to mow the lawn but she thought it was pretty cool. We let her drive around the yard last week and thought to ourselves how wonderful it will be when she really IS old enough to cut the grass.

I think it's important for every child to help with chores around the house. These are things they'll need to know how to do when they get older and every family member should do their part.

If you don't know how to cook, it's probably because no one ever taught you. Having your kids help you around the house is also a great way to spend quality time with them and they'll love it.....well, most of the time!

Our favorite thing is cooking, baking, and gardening!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shaklee Review and Giveaway

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One lucky winner will win a bottle of Shaklee Basic-G Concentrated Germicide. Click here for product information. Post a comment telling me which Shaklee product you like best. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 10/31/2009.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Grandparents Day!

Grandparents are a true blessing! I look forward to the day when I become a grandparent! I'm not in any hurry but I do think it will be wonderful!

My grandparents have been very influential in my life and have touched so many other lives! My grandfather was a business man and leader in his church. He was very giving and loved helping others. My grandmother is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She always put her family first and has touched so many hearts throughout the years! They lived a modest lifestyle while giving to anyone who had needs. My grandmother taught me the joys of volunteering at a young age when we would go to low income apartments to deliver devotions to the residents. I always loved doing that!

Today I would like to celebrate grandparents as well as my grandmother's return home from the nursing home. She had a severe stroke a few months ago. She was at home taking care of my grandfather who has suffered from Alzheimer's for over 10 years. Every family member has been helping out with my grandfather and anticipating my grandmother's return home where she wants to be. She wants to be with her husband. Although she will no longer be able to take care of her husband, they will be together and I know that's where she wants to be.

I am so blessed to have them as my grandparents and as role models! Thank God for grandparents!

Don't forget to celebrate your grandparents and your children's grandparents today!