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21.8.14

Ready for a Little FLAG FOOTBALL???? #MakingMyList

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Over the summer, Broxton was invited to one of his best friends house for the coolest birthday party!  They are big Georgia Fans... (Go DAWGS!)  They decided to do a "football themed" party and we had a blast!!!  While there, towards the end, they busted out a little Flag Football game for the boys and at that point it hit me...   THIS WOULD BE AWESOME FOR MY WILD BOYS AT CHRISTMAS!   
At that point, I started thinking more and more about it... 
Great gift idea - CHECK

Great way to have them active - CHECK
Great way to cut down on injury - CHECK 

 So, I decided that would be a great way to get smiles out of them....
Luckily for us, I saw that they have a "flag football" all in one kit type... and now I get to tell you about it!
Their description:
Flag football is a classic game loved by people of all ages! This set features a soft and durable 9.5 inch foam football for safe play. Using a foam football is great for developing kids’ throwing and catching skills without having to worry about bumps and bruises! The foam football even has molded laces to simulate the feel of a real football. This set includes 2 different colored sets of 8 clippable flags – perfect for 4 on 4 games. A great outdoor game for kids 5 years old and up!

 There are clips in green and orange... BRIGHT colors, so that if the game lasts a bit longer than expected, you can still see them and be good to go!  I love that they are plastic and look as though they will hold up to the roughness of a group of kids / grown men.  
The highlight for me?  They include all these clips... and the football.. but they also have a great drawstring bag to store it all in!  With this house, that is a major plus!  You can throw it all in there and hang it on a hook outside or even on a doorknob.  

I know that this is going to be an awesome gift for the boys this year... But I think it would be a great gift for any football fan anytime.  Perfect for the summer... Or with football season coming up, a great time for a little pregame fun?  I know a football is always tossed around at our Thanksgiving get together, this would make it a bit more interesting!
Are you a fan of flag football???

World of Reading- Marvel - Volume 1

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Boxed Set - Volume 1 
As I mentioned, Broxton is in Kindergarten now... Part of his nightly homework is for us to read a minimum of 10 minutes together.  I love this time with him and as we all know, if a kid is interested in something, they will pay more attention to it... That is one reason I let him pick out his books for us to read each night.  (There is not much worse when it comes to reading than when you have to read something that does not interest you at all!)  
Last night, he decided that he wanted to go with the Boxed Set of Marvel books.  He thought it was just one big book and he was THRILLED when he opened the box and saw that it actually has 6 books in there... I couldn't even tell him that with this set, he also gets a Marvel e-book as well!  

The books included in this set?
This is Spiderman!
This is Thor!
This is Captain America!
This is Wolverine!
This is Iron Man!
These are the X-Men!
 

I love the books because they are simple and will be great when he starts reading them to me. They are all Level 1 books, meaning beginner reader: Pre-K - Grade 1.  I know that these will be shown lots of love, as he loves Super Heroes and gets so excited learning about them!   I love it too, since I can honestly say I am not "Super Hero Savvy" and now I can start to be!  


This is a great set of books for any Marvel fans you might know!    You could even have them make their own super hero mask --- and come up with a name... Then let them be a superhero while you read about other ones!!!  If they are new to these characters, after you read the books, have them come up with their alter ego!  

Thinking Thursdays


Okay, so I used to do "Aloha Friday" but it seems that it has died down...
I have random questions of things that run through my head and I am going to start asking a question each week...  Would love to hear your answers!!!!!  
I would also love for you to join in with me... Ask a Question of your own - either here in the comments or on your blog (leave me a link so I can visit and answer)  If it seems that a couple of you start doing this with me, I will totally put up a linky, but for now, I just want to know your thoughts...

Today's Question - 
What is your favorite Disney Movie?

My answer -
I would say that it is a toss up between Frozen and The Little Mermaid.
I love the musical parts in them both... and the story of both of them are great...  I love almost all Disney Movies, but these are the top ones right now!  

20.8.14

Leading the Way With Gillette Flexball - #SmoothSummer #Shop

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As most of you know, Marc is Army, so that means a clean shave is a normal thing around our house.  Luckily, he is now National Guard, so it isn't an every day thing... But still... When it is time to shave, it is time to take care of your face and shave right, right? That means a trip to Wal-Mart is planned...   Luckily for me, they had the Gillette Flexball on the end cap, so it made for easy locating, but other razors aren't so lucky!  
I was lucky enough to surprise Marc with the latest Gillette Flexball Razor, working with #CollectiveBias  and let me tell you this... I thought Broxton was going to fall out from excitement!  He kept saying/yelling "I can't BELIEVE you got dad a flexball!  I saw that on a commercial!" (I can't believe he did not know they were at Wal-mart, since we go there often and if you ask him... EVERYTHING is at Wal-mart!)
 I was actually telling Marc the other day that I love him both fresh shaven, as well as with a "little fur" on his face... The moments he creates with Broxton... Well, that just melts my heart!  Not only was this a great opportunity to use this new razor, it was a great time for him to make those special memories with Broxton!  He knew that the "big shave" was coming, so he went and got a pretend razor for Broxton, as he wanted to show him a perfect way to shave!  
 Broxton was THRILLED to have this time with daddy ... and I was so excited that I was able to snap these memories to treasure forever!  
 Of course, with getting Marc the Gillette Flexball for a #SmoothSummer - I had to treat him to the Hydra Gel to let him enjoy and get the best shave possible.  He gave Broxton a little and they set out to have a great time.  
 Yes, I love knowing that Broxton has a great daddy to look up to.  He has a great role model to show him how he needs to be!  
This photo here melts my heart seeing the look in his eyes watching daddy...  You can tell he is proud of him, always!  The last time he returned home in his uniform, Broxton begged him to go out to eat with him in his uniform... and even had to tell him that some kids might want to get their picture taken with him!  
Broxton trying to shave just like daddy... He kept asking dad about the flexball and how it was going to move, to keep it from hurting him... and I kept joking with Broxton to quit talking and be careful, as I did not want him to cut himself with his razor!   
 We were quick to notice that with the Gillette Flexball Razor, the razor blades had the up-down motion that we were used to, but it also had the flexball that would also rotate it left to right, allowing for a smoother shave as he used it to get his entire head and face "Army" approved!  
 Yep!  He is a keeper!  Smooth once again and ready to go!  
Yes, the Army has certain standards that they expect ... but Marc is so much more than that...   The tough exterior of the "Army Soldier" isn't always what he is... I always heard about how women would fall more in love with their husband once they see them as a daddy... boy is that ever true!
I know that Marc takes the time to clean up for the Army, but he also does on other days...
Birthdays, when he is home and able to go to church... and it is so sweet to me... When he is home and is able to attend functions for Broxton, he always shaves and says he wants to make Broxton proud of him...
I know for a fact that Broxton is proud of him and it makes my heart so happy....
The Army might have molded him into the man he is today.. but it is so much more... He is setting the example for the man Broxton will become.

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Diaper Cakes Make it Awesome

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If you have a friend having a baby, take it a step further... 
Instead of just a box of diapers, make it a center piece at the shower... 
Go with a Diaper Cake!   
I think these are just so cute and so adorable!  
The one we received was from McKenzie's Diaper Bakery out of Atlanta.  




This is a Diaper Cake that we went with a Neutral Gender.... 
I know you can do pink for girl and blue for boy, but I wanted to see what making it neutral would do as far as the decorations....
I loved the extra touches...
They added travel sized lotion, shampoo, baby powder and more!
A gifted this to a friend of mine and everyone who saw it thought it was just the cutest...
Talk about making something special!  

Have you ever given or received a diaper cake? 

19.8.14

Baby Buddy - Natural Bath Sponge #BringingUpBaby

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If you know of someone that is having a baby, don't you like giving them gifts that they will need?  I know when I was pregnant with Broxton, I really had NO CLUE what to register for.  Sure, I registered for the big items (like a swing / stroller and what not) but then I really had no clue what I might need that were smaller items.  I did not register for diapers, since I was not sure what brand I would want to go with.. That ended up biting me in the butt, as we were a bit unprepared on that end for a minute, but I am glad I didn't register, as the brand I thought I would want to use ended up being the ones I didn't want...  
Anyways, I could ramble on forever...  
But let me tell you something - the gift baskets with random items were the ones I loved the most... and since then, I try and do that when I have baby gifts I need to give.  A bag / basket full of a little of this and a little of that...   A new to me product that will be making the gift list?  Baby Buddy Natural Bath Sponge!


A Baby Buddy Best Seller! Babies and moms will love our premium quality, natural sea wool sponge, specially selected and sized for baby. Super absorbent and unbelievably soft, this sponge produces great lather and makes rinsing baby quick and easy. Natural sponges are more resistant to bacteria than are synthetic sponges. All natural, recyclable and renewable. MADE IN USA.

18.8.14

Left Behind - In Theaters October 3rd

Not a sponsored post.  
Looks like a good movie and I love Chad Michael Murray from One Tree Hill days, so I want to see it.
  


LEFT BEHIND follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother. 


 
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