Monday, December 11, 2017

Music Mondays All I Want For Christmas Is You By Mariah Carey

AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Perfect for all holidays is AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit is an innovative all-in-one Digital Decorating Kit has been updated for 2017, significantly improving an already simple and cost-effective way to digitally decorate. As the highest-quality standard-definition (SD) projector kit on the market, it packs everything you need to create stunningly original displays for Halloween, Christmas, and celebrations year round.  Ensuring even greater flexibility for adding additional content, the kit features an HDMI input, two USB ports, as well as a SD card slot compatible with high-capacity SD cards. It is entertainment ready capable of playing movies, music, or photos. The Digital Decorating Kit includes a projector, tripod, remote control, and Standard Window Projection Material. And, of course, the kit comes with an SD card pre-loaded with 14 AtmosFX Digital Decorations:

Let It Snow Brownie Gift Box from Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Let It Snow Brownie Gift Box from is a perfect give to give this holiday season, take to a party, or social gathering. What could be better than coming inside from shoveling snow and warming up with a cup of coffee and one of these delicious, freshly-baked brownies? Nothing! This gift box comes full of six different flavors of brownies and blondies 2 Fudge Walnut, 2 Chocolate Chunk, 2 Peanut Butter, 2 Chocolate Chip Blondies, 2 Butterscotch Blondies, 2 White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ghost Story Box Create Your Own Spooky Tale By Magma and Ella Bailey

Ghost Story Box Create Your Own Spooky Tale  By Magma and Ella Bailey from Laurence King Publishing. Create your own spooky tales based on a unique and award-winning format, this game contains 20 story-telling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be interchanged or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, and there are even three alternative endings! When all the puzzle pieces are used, they stretch out to over 8-feet long to tell your own mega ghost story! Can you help a friendly family of ghosts save their house? Can you evade the ghost catcher at the funfair and release all the captured ghosts or do the pieces hold another tale? Tell a different story each time you play!

RoseArt Charminis Deluxe Jewelry Studio Holiday Gift Guide 2017

RoseArt Charminis Deluxe Jewelry Studio for ages 6 and up with 140 pieces charm pieces which allows you to make your own jewelry with endless combinations. Select several sweet treat and fashion icons charm pieces that you want to turn into a charm. Brush with water, stack all the pieces together and watch as they instantly fuse! It’s as easy as that  no glue needed. When finished, add the jump ring so that you can wear your charm and allow it to set for a few minutes. Don’t forget to admire the charming cuteness of your creation! Use the jewelry stand as your work space and drying station. It’s a complete charm-making studio with a stylish design you will want to display in your room. 


LOKSAK is a water and waterproof bag that can be used with phones, tablets, cameras, or any electronic that needs protection from the elements. SUBSAK will keep your belongings dry as you take to the water. It is a durable ,denier nylon waste pack that includes 2 waterproof aLOKSAK bags inside it comes in the colors black, blue, red, and green. You can also customize these with a logo. It is waterproof certified for 200 feet by SCUBA Schools International, 100% protection from water, sand, humidity and snow. Touchscreens in sound quality functions 100% well protected in the aLOKSAK. Resealable, recyclable and hermetic airtight seal.
aLOKSAK helps keep electronics, personal items, and firearms damage from exposure to the environment. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Crooked Christmas Tree By Damian Chandler

The Crooked Christmas Tree By Damian Chandler from Hachette Book Group. In this thoroughly contemporary holiday story, a father lets his children choose the family Christmas tree. To his surprise, the kids pick one that is crooked. As he tries one thing after another to make the tree look right, he rediscovers the power of God’s love. He begins to understand Christmas in a new way, particularly when his family decorates their tree and crown it with a star, never even noticing the crookedness he spent hours in the garage struggling to hide. The tender and laugh-out-loud narrative of real-life relationships propel the reader through the most un-generic Christmas story. This upbeat and comedic treasure refreshes the Christmas message of love and faith.

You Are Beautiful By Ashley Reitz with Lorilee Craker

You Are Beautiful By Ashley Reitz with Lorilee Craker from Hachette Book Group.  Our world tells us that if we just look pretty and skinny, then we would be enough we would have value and worth. This message is dead wrong, but it took Ashley Reitz years to understand this. She spent most of her 28 years believe in that she was too chubby, boring, unseen and overlooked, not special, not enough. But when she underwent an emotional and spiritual transformation in her life a “model makeover” from insecure to confident in Christ. In this book, her heart’s desire is to help you discover that you, too, are loved and oh so beautiful. This book is for you if sometimes you feel like you are not then, pretty, good enough. You’ll learn Ashley’s story and its rawest, most vulnerable form, in the hope that you won’t feel so alone anymore.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Hoot Giveaway

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This outdoor game looking like such a blast to play and get some exercise at the same time.

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A Century of Progress A Photographic Tour of The 1933-1934 Chicago’s World Fair By Chicago Tribune Staff and Forward By Ron Grossman

A Century of Progress A Photographic Tour of The 1933-1934 Chicago’s World FairBy Chicago Tribune Staff  and Forward By Ron Grossman. Drawn from the Chicago Tribune’s vast archives, ACentury of Progress is a collection of rareand in many cases, previously unseen photographs that document the Century of Progress International Exposition, the world’s fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934. Conceived during the Roaring Twenties and born during the Great Depression, this sprawling event celebrated the city’s centennial with industrial and scientific displays, lascivious entertainment, and a touch of unadulterated bad taste.
During this time, more than 48 million visitors flocked to Chicago’s lakefront (the present site of McCormick Place and Northerly Island) to experience what turned out to be one of the most expansive displays of technological advancement and cultural diversity that took place in the 20th century. 

The Chicago Coloring Book By Chris Arnold Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The Chicago Coloring Book By Chris Arnold from Agate Publishing which featuring more than 50 illustrations, The Chicago Coloring Book is an adult coloring book that captures the beauty, history, and art of the Windy City. Take out your pens and pencils and get ready to tour Chicagofrom the towering skyscrapers of downtown to the hidden gems tucked away in city neighborhoods. Intricate patterns inspired by architectural motifs, museum exhibits, and local food and fauna offer hours of coloring fun for locals and tourists alike.
My Opinion: This coloring book is full of hidden landmarks and gems and the pages are easy to color along with being done with such detail.

Holiday Cookies Prize-Winning Family Recipes From The Chicago Tribune For Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More

Holiday Cookies Prize-Winning Family Recipes From The Chicago Tribune For Cookies, Bars, Brownies and more From Agate Publishing.  Every year, the Chicago Tribune asked their readers to submit favorite holiday cookie recipes that are unique, but also meaningful to them. Tribune judges review the entries, test the recipes and publish their top choices. Now, for the first time, home bakers can enjoy contest winning recipes from nearly 3 decades in just one comprehensive volume. With adaptations of classics to the new and intriguing, this collection is filled with treasured recipes that make a welcome addition to any holiday occasion. Some of the recipes you’ll find inside this book are Drommer (Dreamer) Cookies, Gingerbread Bears, Mexican Mice, Bess’ Christmas Kourambiethes (Greek Almond Shortbread Cookies), Lime Pistachio Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting, 

Glee Gum Pops & Penny Samples Gum Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Glee Gum Pops the world’s first and only 100% natural gum pops-hard candy lollipops are yummy, natural bubblegum centers. Each bag of Glee Gum Pops comes packed with 10 pops in a mix of three delicious flavors: Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple, and Juicy Orange. Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and vegan, these pops are made without artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. They’re certified kosher by the International Kosher Council, too. And, like the rest of the Glee Gum line, the gum centers get their great chewy texture from chicle, a tree sap harvested sustainably to help conserve the rainforest.  I also got a variety of Penny Samples that comes in 11 flavors and each package has 2-piece sample boxes in the flavors of spearmint, peppermint, tangerine, cinnamon, bubblegum, mixed berry and sugar-free bubblegum, lemon-lime, refresh mint, wild watermelon and wintergreen.

Grow Love With Me Holiday Gift Guide 2017

A Unique gift for someone who has everything is Grow Love with Me, Yoko Ono design of an uplifting and magical bean plant for her friends at LongHouse.  The directions are simple and when followed to a T, your plant will emerge within 5-7 days.   Once your bean sheds its brown shell, ½ reads the word “Love”, the other half is inscribed with a heart that has an arrow going through it.  All this delightful bean on a vine requires is a minimum room temperature of 68 degrees and daylight so it’s ideal for those who are rarely home.
My Opinion: I really like this as it is cute to see the words love on the plant and being designed by Yoko Ono will make a great gift for any fan of the Beatles or someone who needs something new and different.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hershey's Gold

Out now just in time for the holidays is Hershey’s Gold which is a new caramelized crème bar that is made with crushed peanuts and pretzels to give you a very fine crunch, indeed. You can satisfy your craving for sweet, salty, crunchy goodness.  In support of the Hershey’s Gold bars launch, and as a partner of Team USA, Hershey’s brand proudly welcomes Apolo Ohno, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time, and Rico Roman, 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Gold medalist, Army Veteran and 2018 Paralympic Hopeful, to its athlete roster of brand ambassadors.

Naked Energy

Naked Energy is a Pure Pre-Workout Supplement that is pure, unflavored that has been formulated with only premium, Non-GMO ingredients. Naked Nutrition’s #1 objective is to help you perform at your highest levels with the cleanest products available. This pre-workout supplement will give you the energy you need to take your workout to the next level. This has only 10 high-quality ingredients, designed to enhance athletic performance, guaranteed to impact your work out, soy free, gluten-free, has no added sweeteners, colors, or flavors.

Sniff & Barkens Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Dog Toy Collection & Bucket from Sniff & Barkens includes a collection of six high-quality dog toys from their campaign partners Hartz, delivered to your home in a reusable bucket that you can store food, toys or other dog supplies inside. The designer graphic for the bucket was developed in collaboration with TADO Studio and Paul Budnitz. Inside my bucket had Quackers it looks just like a duck and has real duck sounds your dog will make their favorite cuddle companion. Hartz Squeakerz this long critter toy features four squeakers and crinkly sounds to make playtime even more exciting. With its long shape and fluffy tail, it’s perfect for tugging and is stuffing-free for all the fun and none of the mess. It helps provide much-needed exercise and mental stimulation to beat boredom and stress, and you can also toss it and watch your pal go! And since its plush and snuggly, it’s the perfect cuddle buddy for those quiet times.

Freshpet Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Freshpet for all pets to enjoy in there stocking this holiday season and I have a Yorkshire terrier named Fiona and she is spoiled and I call her the diva of the house and she is my fur baby. I was sent Dog Joy Turkey Bacon is smoked to perfection along with being natural and a favorite of pups everywhere. Dog Joy Chicken Treats these are bite-sized make with real chicken with authentic barbecue smell and taste. Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe is made with fresh chicken, vitamin-rich peas, and carrots, and high fiber brown rice is a slice and serve rolls.

Meowchi Lemon Plush & Lanyard Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Meowchi Plush Lemon that stands 5.2 inches tall from ear to tip to tummy, Lemon is a sour kitten that is overstuffed  & made from super soft minky fabric with embroidered features. Sakura Meowchi Lanyard which is silky soft, dye-sublimated, and add a bit of 'you' to anything! Lanyards can be used to hold on to keys, ID tags, and badges at conventions! Add a charm, or buttons for even more pop! Images are permanent and will not wash/rub off!
My Opinion: These are so cute and I have a sister that loves cats so this lanyard will be perfect for her to put her keys on and also the plushie is adorable as well so soft and cuddly along with some bean bag materials underneath.

The Wizard’s Cookbook Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz and more By Aurelia Beaupommier

The Wizard’s Cookbook Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz and more By Aurelia Beaupommier from Skyhorse publishing. includes magical dishes that are both quick and easy to prepare for any occasion. Beaupommier provides a beautiful spread of festive themed dishes to enchant your guests. Recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-page color photographs of the delectable food and drinks. In addition to the sustenance necessary to battle your nemesis whether it be a dragon or an empty stomach this book also includes recipes to prepare divine desserts and devilish snacks, as well as intoxicating potions and elixirs to quench your thirst. 

Abandoned Hauntingly Beautiful Deserted Parks By Seph Lawless

Abandoned Hauntingly Beautiful Deserted Parks By Seph Lawless from Skyhorse Publishing. Through nearly two hundred gorgeous and elegiac photographs, Abandoned details Lawless’s journey into what was once the very heart of American entertainment: the amusement park. Lawless visits deserted parks across the country, capturing in stark detail their dilapidated state, natural overgrowth, and obvious duality of sad and playful symbolism. Previously self-published as Bizarro, this updated edition of Lawless’s photographic tribute to decaying American amusement parks contains new content and a new foreword. 

Plants That Can Kill 101 Toxic Species To Make You Think Twice by Stacy Tornio

Plants That Can Kill 101 Toxic Species To Make You Think Twice by Stacy Tornio from Skyhorse Publishing. Master gardener Stacy Tornio now takes a look at those plants that can actually kill you if you’re not careful. In this book, she offers up information on gardening for enthusiasts of all levels about common plants that are toxic, poisonous, and even deadly. While the level of toxicity varies from each plant, all are considered deadly in one way or another to wild animals, family pets and even humans. With its colorful, easy-to-read format, Plants That Can Kill will introduce readers to what these plants look like, smell like, feel like, and sometimes even taste like. 

Marshmallow Heaven By Tricia M. Arce

Marshmallow Heaven By Tricia M. Arce with Photography by Joanie Simon from Skyhorse Publishing. Since 2014, Tricia Arce has been serving handcrafted and creative marshmallow recipes from her shop and s’mores bar in Gilbert, Arizona. Her frozen hot chocolate topped with marshmallow cream, gourmet mallow pies, marshmallow bowls, and mallow pops have gained national attention, and now she’s ready to share some of her secrets so that marshmallow fans around the world can make these unique sweets in their own home.Recipes for marshmallow flavors for every day and even holidays are included in this collection, including churro, toasted coconut, mint chocolate chip, pumpkin spice, peppermint, gingerbread, and Mexican hot chocolate.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Realms of Arkania Blade of Destiny Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Realms of Arkania Blade of Destiny for XBOXONE from UIG Entertainment. A legend reborn as Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny returns! Blade of Destiny is a faithful remake of the1992 original, adored by a generation of Role Players and one of the most successful RPG’s of the 1990’s.Get ready to return to Thorwal, one of the oldest cities of Aventuria. Make sure your wits are sharpened before walking down the small alleys of Thorwal and Prem and prepare to stop the Orcisch threat while creating a mighty alliance between nations. Featuring a complete visual reimagining along with a comprehensive overhaul of every aspect of the gameplay, Realms of Arkania – Blade of Destiny is set to captivate a 21st-century audience of new and old fans alike.

Professional Farmer 2017 Holiday Gift guide 2017

Professional Farmer 2017 from UIG for XBOXONE lets you run your own farm in a rural lifestyle. Enjoy the life of a farmer with all its amazing task in challenges! Drive your original vehicles, cultivate your fields, take care of your animals and market your produce ! Delve deeper into your life as a farmer with the included add-on. Care for additional animals in enjoys many more exciting features in “cattle & cultivation”. Collect your experience as a farmer, use your know-how targeted and experience the absolute satisfaction of a farmer after a hard day's work! 

Lugz Brace Hi Boots Giveaway Ends 12/21

We are giving away a pair of Lugz Boots to one lucky reader, a pair of Lugz New Brace Hi Boots, Sweet!

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Voltron Legendary Black Lion Holiday Gift Guide 2017

For millennia, the evil Galra Empire has plagued the universe by conquering planets and enslaving other species. The only known threat to the Empire's power and plans was Voltron, a 100-meters tall warrior composed of five robotic lions, whose pilots were known as the Paladins. When the war reached a critical point, Voltron was disassembled and his lions sent to different secret locations to keep them safe from Galra’s emperor.Now, five unsuspecting teenagers from Earth have discovered the Blue Lion, and have been transported into the middle of this intergalactic war. Only by mastering their skills and forging themselves into a team can they unite their lions the Blue, Red, Black, Green, and Yellow and once again form the legendary defender, Voltron. 

Firefighters The Simulation Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Firefighters The Simulation from UIG Entertainment for XBOXONE
Burning buildings, screaming people, and meter high flames! Welcome to the professional fire brigade. Together with your team, you will experience the exciting everyday life of a professional fire brigade and will carry out realistic missions in which you can extinguish house fires, destroy highly toxic or contaminated pollutants and make them harmless and complete many other exciting tasks.From small fires to ABC operations, the fire department offers a wide range of types of operations. Detect dangerous goods and analyze them, safe transport of dangerous substances from and dams escaping liquids. Use the special robot to recover contaminated objects and save human lives!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Vellabox Review & Giveaway

Vellabox is artisan candles delivered monthly made from the finest American candle makers and delivered right to your door. The 4oz. candle monthly burns for about 25 hours and includes a surprise gift it cost $10/ month and a $2 S&H fee. The 8 oz. candle monthly has about 50 hours of burning time and includes a surprise free gift it cost $20/ month and a $2 S&H fee.  1 8 oz. candle and 1 4oz. the candle burns for about 75 hours and includes a free gift and offers free shipping.
The candles arrived wrapped in flannel cloth was such a nice touch.
I got 4-ounce Untamed Supply Chai &Spice the candle is made in collaboration with KC based Hugo Tea Co. and topped off each candle with aromatic spent Chai & Spice from a local small-batch tea merchant. With scents of cinnamon, clove, and anise.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Holiday Gift Guide 2017

For Nintendo Switch comes Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from UbiSoft. This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. To bring order back to a splintered Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds.Outwit unpredictable enemies in dynamic turn-based combat and co-op challenges, and solve puzzles along the way. Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone.Embark with your team of eight heroes on an epic quest to free your friends and put the Mushroom Kingdom back in order! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Stylophone GEN X-1 Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Stylophone GEN X-1 is the latest portable analogue synthesizer by Dubreq who is bringing retro back this holiday season.  Like the original Stylophone, users can make quirky and original musical compositions by using the metal keyboard with either the stylus pen-shaped tool attached to the battery-operated model, or they can use their fingers to sound the notes.  In addition, the GEN X-1 comes with a 3.5 mm jack, allowing users to connect the instrument to headphones or other gadgets. “Aside from the obvious fun factor, the GEN X-1’s versatility is its number one feature,” stated John Simpson, managing director, Dubreq. “It offers users of any musical background the chance to be creative and experiment with unusual mixes and melodies. 

Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition Holiday Gift Guide 2017 #USFG

Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition from Skyler Innovations will have you ready to take your game night to the next level. This game includes 100 throwdown cards, 42 phrase cards, 10 multicolored mouthpieces, 4 Straws, 4 noisemakers, 2 balls, 1 dice and 1 sand timer. This game is for ages eight and up and four more players can play at the same time. Amp up mouthguard gameplay more notches than you and your friends’ belts combined. Our head-to-head mouthpiece THROWDOWNS (challenges) are lit and legit.Throwdown Edition fuses the signature silliness of the original Watch Ya’ Mouth Game with spanking-new, side-splitting tasks and surprises.With Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition, 4-10 players face off in our mouthy mashup of all your favorite bar games, relay race activities, and acting, singing, and drawing throwdowns with some social media twists. 

Music Mondays Ho Ho Ho By Sia

Mucinex Ready For Flu Season

I live in Maine and the state has already recorded the first case of the flu back in September and I do not want to get the flu so I am using Mucinex at any signs of the flu. Mucinex Maximum Strength relieves chest congestion, thins mucus, loosens mucus, works for 12 hours and comes in 14, 28 or 42 count packs.  Mucinex DM Maximum Strength you can use one dose and with its unique bi-layer tablet, works for 12 hours to break up mucus and control and quiet your worst cough. Get relief  all day or all night.

Assassin’s Creed Origins Holiday Gift guide 2017

Out now from UbiSoft is Assassin’s Creed Origins which is set in mysterious ancient Egypt, this game is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hitting tombs across the country of Ancient  Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. You’ll also discover the origin story of the assassins brotherhood. Experience all new combat as the level up and master powerful weapons to take down epic enemies. Quest system delivers a new story every time you play. Some of the characters you will encounter in this game is Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Bayer and many more.

Just Dance 2018 Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Just Dance 2018 from UbiSoft is out now with 40 of the hottest tracks including 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, Naughty Girl Beyonce, ChantaJe Shakira ft. Malmua, Blow Your Mind DuaLipa, Swish Swish Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj, Bubble Pop! Hyuna, Side to side Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj,  Shape of You Ed Sheeran and many more.  300 plus tracks are at your fingertips with the included three month trial of Just Dance Unlimited, all you need is a phone to control your moves, and the free just dance control app scores them. Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro you can join the fun. Join the biggest online dance party on the revamped World Dance Floor, and compete to win rewards.

Mattel Bundle of Fun Giveaway Ends 12/25

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Quest for El Dorado Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The Quest for El Dorado from Ravensburger is for ages10-99 and 2 to 4 players can play at one time in the wind of time to play a game is approximately one hour. Will you dare to search for the Golden City? Assemble your expedition and lead it through the jungles of South America in this deck building board game. You will need to have a good plan, expert explorers, and the right equipment. Will you choose the scout, the photographer, or the prop plane? It is up to you to find the best route through the wilderness with your team to win the race to El Dorado. Every root is a new challenge. Every game needs a new strategy!

Pictopia Harry Potter Edition Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Pictopia Harry Potter Edition from Ravensburger will make family game time enchanting. Showcase your knowledge of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World when you encounter 1000 picture trivia questions feature in the beloved characters, extraordinary places, magical creatures, and enchanted objects from the epic Harry Potter movies. It’s a game of teamwork with a competitive twist! Sometimes you’ll work together and other times answer alone, but you’ll wager your points every time! How much you wager will depend on how well you know the pictures on the cards, before you hear the question! Along the way are guess my answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players? Some of the questions are which three of these Patronuses belongs to members of Dumbledore’s Army? Which one of these modes of transportation is reserved for first-year Hogwarts students? The player spotlights include which one of these characters what I most like to teach me magic?

Eye Found It! Despicable Me Board Game Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Eye Found It! Despicable Me Board Game from Ravensburger is for ages 4 and up, 1-6 players and takes 15-20 minutes to play. Hop in Lucy’s car and join the Minions on a wild road trip through the world of Despicable Me, from Gru’s lab and Paradise Mall to Minion Beach and more! Along the way, search for hidden objects there is over 1,000 things to find. Race to the end of the giant 6-foot game board before the amusement park closes to win! You will move through familiar locations from the Despicable Me films. The box contains 1 game board in three sections, 6 movers, 6 mover bases, 1 spinner, 12 Minion goggle markers, 30 search cards, 1 sand timer, and instructions.

Homer for the Holidays The Further Adventures of Wilson the Pug By Nancy Levine

Homer for the Holidays The Further Adventures of Wilson the Pug By Nancy Levine from SkyHorse Publishing.  Wilson the Pug has taught his many admirers some important life lessons and he practices what he preaches. One crisp winter day, Wilson comes across a baby pug, lost and alone. Determined to do “the right thing,” as it is written in the Tao Te Ching, Wilson sets out to help his new buddy Homer and together they embark on a quest to find the puppy a home. Their adventure takes them along comical and surprising paths, where they encounter many new friends as well as some unsavory characters who cause big trouble for the dual. Things start to look bleak for Homer until Santa Claus himself steps in to lend a hand. Homer just might get his wish after all.

A Dog for Christmas By Linda Byler Holiday Gift Guide 2017

A Dog for Christmas By Linda Byler from Skyhorse Publishing. One Christmas morning, while young Amish twins Henry and Harvey are sledding, they find a big black dog wandering in a field. They adopt the Newfoundland and name him Lucky, and he soon becomes their best friend and playmate. When tragedy strikes and Harvey drowns in a spring creek, Henry’s only source of comfort is his furry companion. To make matters worse, the Depression is especially hard on Henry’s parents who have more children than they can care for. He is sent to live with another family, where he becomes enchanted with Katie Stoltzfus. Eventually, Lucky passes away, leaving a hole in Henry’s heart, and he wonders if he will ever find another friend as faithful and loving. As Henry grows up, he has other dogs, but none are as special as the Newfoundland he and his brother once cherished. When Katie marries another man, it seems Henry will never be happy again. 

Colortime Crafts Be Yourself Backpack

Colortime Crafts and Markers has fun and empowering slogans, you can be sure that these ready to color kids backpacks will be a hit at just about any girl slumber party. Their great fun to make can last for years! Made of 100% cotton muslin backpacks are ideal to take on a camping adventure, a field trip, or an overnight stay at a friend’s house. Boys and girls will have fun decorating these personalized backpacks in almost any setting whether it is at a girl slumber party, at summer camp, an afterschool program, or birthday party.
I was sent Be Yourself Backpack that includes a peace sign on it in flowers on it and came with three markers in the colors of blue pink and purple these are permanent fabric markers.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Man Who Carried Cash By Julie Chadwick Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The Man Who Carried Cash By Julie Chadwick from Dundurn Publishing. The unlikely, rocky relationship between an American country superstar and his straightlaced Canadian manager.Before there were Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. The Man Who Carried Cash chronicles a relationship that was both volatile and affectionate between Johnny Cash and his manager, Saul Holiff. From roadside taverns to the roaring crowds at Madison Square Garden, from wrecked cars and jail cells all the way to the White House, the story of Johnny and Saul is a portrait of two men from different worlds who were more alike than either cared to admit.Saul handled the bookings and the no-shows, the divorce and the record deals, drugs, overdoses, and arrests. 

Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies from Reader’s Digest Store with an MSRP of $19.99. When it comes to smile-fetching sweets you can’t go wrong with cookies! From soft and chewy to crisp and crunchy, the buttery sensations always get thumbs-up approval. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth all year with this brand-new, fun-loving collection, Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies!Featuring hundreds of full-color photos, this must-see edition offers after-school snacks, coffee-break bites, classroom treats, bake-sale favorites and holiday delights that are perfect throughout the year.
 You’ll even find cookies that celebrate days such as National Potato Chip Day (March 14), Jelly Bean Day (April 22) and National French Toast Day (November 28). Best of all, a Christmas- Cookies Bonus Section makes this cookbook a home baker’s dream come true!

Santa's Helper Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Real soon you’ll be in the store and you’ll hear Christmas music playing in one song that comes to mind is “He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!” You can put Santa’s Helper with the suction cup attached to any window inside or outside to tell the kids to be good because Santa’s Helper will be watching! This elf could start a new holiday tradition for you along with sitting approximately 21.5 inches high from the pom-pom on the hat to the bottom of the shirt collar.