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Gamestop ~ All your gaming needs!

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As part of a review campaign at Mom Central, I was given a $30 gift card to spend at Game Stop.

If you haven't been to Gamestop, you are really missing out. They have such a huge selection, I was seriously blown away. They carry games for every system that is out right now. Including Wii, PS2 & PS3, Gameboy advance & DS, Sony PSP, Gamecube even PC games.

One thing I like is that you can exchange your used games for new or new to you games. I found out that you can even return a used a game if you change you mind. Which is a rare option if you have ever purchased games before. The sales people are also very friendly and helpful. I wasn't really sure where to start when I walked in, my salesman really helped point me in the right direction.

My daughter still uses her Gameboy advance. I was able to pick up My little pony used and fashion dogz used with my gift card. Both girls were ecstatic!

On hot days it is nice to have the option of the girls being able to play…

Under Construction

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I wanted to change my columns to both be on the same side. Now blogger won't let me update my html, so sorry for the look!

UGH! Hopefully it will let me tomorrow, I can't stand all my widgets missing :(

Who am I? + MomDot Launch Info

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Trisha over at Momdot wants to know about us, so here is my post ~

1) who are you? I'm Ginny. I'm a wife, stay at home mom that occasionally works from home, avid reader & scrapbooker.
2) how many kids? pictures? I have 2 beautiful daughters. My youngest just turned 7 & my oldest is about to be 11.
3) what do you blog about? why do you blog? I started blogging to keep track of my scrapbooking. It has evolved into so much more! Being a scrapbooker, blogging seemed a natural progression.
4) Something terribly interesting about you everyone should know ~ I never wanted kids, I really never even wanted to get married. I wanted to be a criminal psychologist. My family was quite shocked when I got married at 19 & had my first daughter, lol.
By the way MomDot has a great contest going on, check it out here.

Make sure to check out the launch party that they are having as well.


Sunglasses

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During the summer, there is nothing I love more then sunglasses. Actually in the winter too, that white snow sure reflects the sun. When I was in high school, I got a second job working at a sunglass shop. I learned so much about the importance of wearing sunglasses. I also found out then there are sunglasses that cost 100's of dollars. I thought that was just crazy at the time. Of course after my second or third paycheck, I was the new owner of some sunglasses that cost almost $250. Crazy right, they had awesome lenses though. The entire time I worked there, I believe I bought at least 4 pairs of sunglasses, I had to have spent just over $1,000 on shades alone! I had a couple pair of Revo's and a couple pairs of Serengeti's.

Now I like to change my sunglasses to much to buy those expensive ones. I also have 2 kids that seem to suck up all my money :) I like to have a variety, and I don't mind the cheaper versions. As long as they protect my eyes, and of cou…

Review & Giveaway ~ Preserve Toothbrushes

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I received some Preserve toothbrushes to try out recently thanks to Mom Central. These unique toothbrushes are made by the company Recycline. Preserve products are made from 100% recycled plastics and 100% post-consumer paper. All products are also made in the USA!

The toothbrush handle is made from 100% recycled plastics. They have a partnership with Stonyfield Farm, so they are actually using yogurt cups to make the handle. The packaging is also a reusable carrying case which I love.


The Preserve tooth brush was developed by dentists and engineers. The dentist-recommended 45° curved handle and soft bristles guarantee a thorough and even cleaning of your teeth.
My favorite feature of this brush is actually the angle. It makes it very easy to get your back teeth. It is also makes it really easy to clean the roof of your mouth (supposed to help allergy sufferers). The only downside I have found to the toothbrush is the head seems just a tiny bit too small for me. It really is…

Review ~ Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake

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I was fortunate enough to be allowed to review the wonderful dvd, Prima Princessa presents Swan Lake. It was created by two moms, Mary Kate Mellow and Stephanie Troeller after struggling to find ballet movies for their children.

Prima Princessa narrates this fun 40 minute long movie. The animated fairy ballerina, magically transports a group of pre-school girls to see the ballet Swan Lake, performed by the world famous Paris Opera Ballet. Prima Princessa narrates the story of Swan Lake to the girls. In between each act, the children return home, dress up in fun pretty tutus, and learn a simple ballet step. Each step is playfully shown mixed into a colorful montage of toys, animals, birds, children and young dancers from the School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet.

My daughters were mesmerized by this movie. They instantly fell in love with Prima Princessa. I tried asking them a question during the movie and they shushed me. Then my youngest wanted a …

Take Control Stem Cell Innovation for Women

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Have you heard about the new form of collecting stem cells in woman? I was reading the CNNMoney article on it recently. Basically, C'elle's exclusive and revolutionary service provides women with the opportunity to collect and preserve vital stem cells that can be harvested from the body's menstrual fluid during the menstrual cycle. These stem cells can potentially be used later in life to help you and/or your close family members with various disease.

There has been some new research that shows that menstrual fluid contains self-renewing stem cells that can be easily collected, processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may emerge in the future. Scientists are currently working on ways of using these stem cells in future therapies for a host of serious diseases.

The collection process is non-invasive. There are several plans to choose from. Upon ordering, you'll receive an attractive, discreet C'…