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Review ~ Higher! Higher! and Baby Happy Baby Sad

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YES! This must-have toddler title sheds light on some concepts with a comical flair that will make readers HAPPY.

A towering ice-cream cone makes Baby HAPPY. But when that delectable treat goes splat, it makes Baby SAD. And how quickly HAPPY turns to SAD when a favorite red balloon flies away! Even the littlest listeners will relate to this playful look at a pair of emotions that are part of every baby’s day.

Baby Happy Baby Sad (Leslie Patricelli board books)




The sky’s no limit in a witty picture book about a child on a swing and the wonders of the imagination.

One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go "Higher! Higher!" Add Leslie Patricelli’s wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pastime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy. How high can it go? Higher than a giraffe? Taller than a mountain? Is Earth the final frontier? The creator of a popular series of board books rises to the occasion with an ingenious picture book of very few …

Wolf Pack Revealed New Moon

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If you weren't team Jacob before, this might change your mind :)
Four actors (all with Native American heritage) have been pumping up for playing a gang of werewolves in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the sequel to last year’s supernatural sensation. The shirtless gang pictured left to right via USA Today: Paul (Alex Meraz), Sam (Chaske Spencer), Jared (Bronson Pelletier) and Embry (Kiowa Gordon).All the actors will be joining Taylor Lautner, 17, who returns as a hairier, scarier Jacob Black. New Moon is set for a Nov. 20 release date.

You Can Make This "What's in a Name" Giveaway

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You Can Make This is an online shop providing downloadable instructions for all types of projects. If you haven't stopped by You Can Make This, you are missing out. They carry instructions for every type of sewing project you can imagine, craft patterns, even digital scrapbooking items.

One of the newest patterns is the personalized pillows! Personalized pillows are the perfect accent to a child's decor and a treasured keepsake. Not to mention personalized pillows will help a child learn how to spell his or her own name. This downloadable book is written in a way that even first time sewers can understand and create something special for someone they love.

Product Description ~
The warmth and comfort of a favorite pillow…made better because it’s personalized for someone you love! The soft patchwork paired with a contrasting front panel and name appliqué give this pillow a high-end look at a price you’ll love. Give your child the security of a pillow all her own to help induc…

Review & Giveaway ~ Cart Stopper

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Have you ever been out shopping, you have a huge cart full of groceries and it is windy. You turn around and your cart is blowing away? Or worse, you have your baby in the cart, you turn & the cart with baby & groceries start rolling away?

I think this has happened to everyone. I remember with both my girls, I would be struggling with one foot on the cart, holding it in place while I tired to unlock my door. Unless it was super hot, I always put my daughter in the car first and I used to dread my cart rolling away.

The mom behind the My Lil' Monkeys came up with this idea of the Cart-Stopper after her son rolled away in a shopping cart towards traffic. After months of testing, she and her husband started selling these fantastic products!
I was sent a red cart-stopper to test out. What a fun little gadget, that is super handy. It is a very reasonable size, that easily fits in a diaper bag or leave in the car, etc. It just suction cups to your car & then you hook it…

Review ~ Planet Pixies

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We are big fans of fairies, fey, pixies, etc in this house. Stems from my mom and continues onto me and my daughters. When I came across Planet Pixies from I love My Planet, I knew I found an amazing series of dolls.

All over the planet, Pixies are losing their homes due to pollution, deforestation, and global warming. Now these Pixies need good homes and friends that will care for them and for the environment. Together you and & your Pixie can learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it to ensure no more Pixies lose their homes. Pixies are made with organic cotton fabric and natural materials. Packaging is 100% post consumer recycled cardboard and is recyclable.

I was sent the Planet Pixies Maya Doll for review. What a gorgeous little doll. She has brown hair, pretty read dress and shoes. Very high quality cloth doll, so she is good for many ages! I love that she has an embroidered face, very detailed. Plus the dolls are made of organic cotton, and th…

Review ~ 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

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Have you ever made a decision – regarding your family or your own life - that you later regretted? Felt guilty about? Wished you could take back?

Well who hasn't? I know I have made a ton. I, like many in the book 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea, usually follow my gut instead of thinking things out. Now I am all about following your gut instincts, but in order for that to work, you have to first think about your decisions.

As a transformative new approach to decision-making, 10-10-10 is a tool for reclaiming your life. The process is clear, straightforward, and transparent. All it takes to begin are three simple questions: When faced with a complex dilemma, stop and ask, "What will the consequences of my options be in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years?" Yet the outcomes are illuminating, and seldom predictable.

This book by best-selling author Suzy Welch, a mother of four and a columnist for BusinessWeek …

Review ~ Plum Spooky A Between the Numbers

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It felt like I waited forever for Plum Spooky (A Between-the-Numbers Novel) to arrive at my library. Luckily, it was the first book I got with BookSwim membership.

The First Full Length Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers Novel from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich.
Turn on all the lights and check under your bed. Things are about to get spooky in Trenton, New Jersey. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He’s chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he’s chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He’s now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body ha…

Book Review ~ 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

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Have you ever made a decision – regarding your family or your own life - that you later regretted? Felt guilty about? Wished you could take back?

Well who hasn't? I know I have made a ton. I, like many in the book 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea, usually follow my gut instead of thinking things out. Now I am all about following your gut instincts, but in order for that to work, you have to first think about your decisions.

As a transformative new approach to decision-making, 10-10-10 is a tool for reclaiming your life. The process is clear, straightforward, and transparent. All it takes to begin are three simple questions: When faced with a complex dilemma, stop and ask, "What will the consequences of my options be in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years?" Yet the outcomes are illuminating, and seldom predictable.

This book by best-selling author Suzy Welch, a mother of four and a c…

Review ~ Sam-e Discover your Good Mood

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I was sent a 30 day box of Sam-e made by Nature Made to try out. I've never battled depression, however I do get mood swings from my thyroid issues. I thought Sam-e would be a great choice to help control my mood swings.

What is Sam-e?

SAM-e is a naturally occurring compound that is found in all living things. It’s distributed throughout the human body and it contributes to maintaining mood levels. SAM-e levels tend to decline as people get older and certain groups of people, including those with low mood, tend to have lower levels of SAM-e in their bodies.When the body doesn’t make enough SAM-e on its own, taking a SAM-e supplement can support many important functions. SAM-e Complete is a daily over-the counter dietary supplement available from retailers everywhere, as well as online. SAM-e is best known for restoring a healthy mood by promoting a balance of brain cell functions. Nature Made also claims that SAM-e promotes joint health, too along with promoting a heal…

Library Loot ~ April 15 - 21

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Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by A Striped Armchair and Alessandra's Place.

Picked up a few more books this week ~






I have too many books to read, lol

Book Review ~ Mojo Mom

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Mojo is that feeling you get when you’re at the top of your game, juggling the kids, life, and your own needs—even for one glorious afternoon. --Author Amy Tiemann

Before I got pregnant with my oldest, I picked up that ever popular book What to Expect When You're Expecting. Since I was a new mom, I read a few different parenting books while pregnant. I quickly learned that most of those don't really help. I did get a few nuggets of wisdom, but the books tend to only go through one train of thought. I do however enjoy a parenting book every now and then. Especially when they have to deal with my feelings!

In fact, as Amy Tiemann, author of the new book Mojo Mom: Nurturing Your Self While Raising a Family points out, a major question in the face of these drastic changes becomes “Who am I, now that I am a mom?” Amy’s new book provides some answers. A mom herself, Amy has a PhD in Neurosciences from Stanford University, is a spokesperson for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work…