Truly Scrumptious by Heidi Klum Review

A big thank you to ToysRUs for providing a sample for this review.  All opinions are my own.


With the holidays come photo ops, and my baby girl loves all of the attention.  She's only a year and a half, but I can already tell that she's going to be a "girly-girl"; always wanting to dress up and twirl - don't get me started on her love for shoes.

When the opportunity to review the Truly Scrumptious line by Heidi Klum came up, I couldn't say no.  The little outfits and accessories truly are "scrumptious" - these are some of the cutest little outfits I have ever seen.

We received the Black/Ivory Glitter Brocade Print Long Sleeve Dress and Diaper Cover and the sweetest little faux fur jacket.


What I like most about this line, is that while the clothing is absolutely adorable and high quality, the prices are very affordable.  Take the dress for instance, full price is $24.99 but it is on sale right now for $11.98.  Both prices are amazing for a holiday dress!

It fits well, made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, and has a three layer skirt (plus the solid white diaper cover) to make sure that there's no diaper print peeks during those holiday pictures.  The dress is machine washable, and can go in the dryer on low - huge plus.  


"From apparel and accessories perfect for mixing and matching, to furniture, bedding, room decor and gear featuring fun, colorful patterns, as well as optimal functionality, the Truly Scrumptious collection by Heidi Klum, a Babies'R'Us exclusive, is designed for newborns, infants, toddlers and growing kids. The collection offers a fresh look, feel and practicality that moms will love, and Heidi has applied her very own mom stamp of approval to each and every item."
I will definitely be purchasing more outfits (and adorable hair accessories!) from the Heidi Klum collection - I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and cuteness of this dress! They have clothes for baby boys and girls, as well as toddler clothes. 



You can check out Truly Scrumptious at ToysRUs, and connect on Facebook and Twitter!

X Out Review

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for X Out. I received samples of X Out to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

My niece, Abby, is one of the coolest kids I know.  She worked with me for this review, and my sister is the one who wrote this:

Acne is one thing that almost all teens go through. It's almost like a right of passage into life as a young adult. There are so many events that a "Zit" goes to but is not exactly welcome. Dances, dates, a class debate, or a recital. Black head breakouts are so embarrassing as well. My daughter has struggled with them both.

As a mother it's painful to see her struggle with these issues when regular treatments aren't doing the trick. Over the counter face washes, peels, strips, the 1, 2, 3 treatments, oral medications, you name it, we've talked about it. Not all of that stuff works. Not only are some of these time consuming, they can be very expensive. That's why we love X Out.

X Out is a unique one-step Wash-In Treatment that washes powerful breakout fighting medicine (8.5% benzoyl peroxide)  into pores to help kill the bacteria that causes pimples while moisturizing and helping to protect the skin.

She is so busy between school, homework, Marching Band, Girl Scouts, Baby sitting, and church, there are some days she doesn't get home until almost bed time. She is a normal active teen, adding  skin treatments hasn't worked, until now....

This once a day face wash has not only helped out her skin in a noticeable amount, it is soft, not dried out like some of the other harsh treatments we have tried in the past.

 X Out is a realistic skin treatment that fits in with her busy life and makes her happy, confident, and brings out her amazing radiance. Her self esteem is growing. I see her smiling more and sparking up conversations with other kids instead of keeping to herself. My beautiful baby is finally starting to see just how beautiful she actually is.


She loves X Out because it works and it's dependable. It keeps her skin even balanced and she doesn't need to add anything to it. She can wear her make up without worrying. It doesn't leave any residue on her face.

Here's what she had to say about it:



For more information on X Out - Visit their website at XOut.com.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

OshKosh B'gosh #GiveHappy

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation.



I was an OshKosh B'gosh kid.  Most of my baby pictures are of me running around in adorable little overalls, getting into trouble.  My mom has always sworn by the quality of their clothing.

Straight from '89 - Rockin' my OshKosh B'gosh Jumper!
Now that I have kids of my own, I buy a lot of OshKosh too.  The superior quality, great prices, and adorable styles - you just cant go wrong with them!  My little guys are rough on clothes, but OshKosh's durable denim withstands my little hurricanes no problem.  That's why they're one of the brands I know I can always depend on.


OshKosh B'gosh provided us with a $100 gift card to shop with, and I immediately perused their site. They have so many wonderful holiday outfits and just plain cute clothes, that I had a hard time picking items for my two little ones.  I wanted to find a couple of outfits that were appropriate for holiday events with the families, yet something they could wear the rest of the season.

Whether it's for holiday pictures, family events, or just new clothes for Christmas, OshKosh has gorgeous outfits at great prices for sizes NB to 12!



Their site has this great section, Outfitting, that shows you complete looks.  Also, when you find an item you love, they have recommendations on the side that would make great outfits.  That ended up being how I shopped; I found the cutest pair of overalls for Kaya and then they recommended a long sleeve top that will be so precious with them!


In all, we got a pair of sneakers, two pairs of jeans, one pair of overalls, two shirts, two pairs of yoga pants, and a sweater - all for under $100.  That's amazing!


My little guys were so happy about their new outfits, and wore them to their Nana's for Thanksgiving dinner.  Sammy kept showing off his new "green light up shoes!" and Kaya wouldn't take her sweater off because it was pretty.  


OshKosh wants us to remember to #GiveHappy this holiday season.  Whether it's giving hugs, giving memories, giving cookies, or just giving smiles - #GiveHappy is about celebrating the holidays and delighting in the simple joys of childhood this Christmas season. It’s in the simple, everyday moments that #GiveHappy lives.



One way they're helping #GiveHappy is by offering a 25% discount on all orders $30 or more.  Just click the coupon to print and bring in store (store locator) or use the promo code GIVE25 in their online store.


Be sure to connect with OshKosh B'gosh on Twitter and Facebook!

How will you #GiveHappy this holiday season?

Jay Companies #Giveaway

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Sponsored by Jay Companies

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The holidays are upon us. When we think about the parties that we will have, we want to have great items around. Jay Companies is the place to get some great items for your entertaining. They have a wide range of items from dinnerware, to bar ware, to home decor and everything you would need to have a party with. Weather you are entertaining 5 people or 50 people you can expect great things from them.

For over 50 years The Jay Companies has specialized in fine and casual dinnerware, crystal stemware and giftware, table charger plates and decorative accessories. Quality and fashion have been the hallmark of the Jay brand for over half a century.

Founded in the early 1950’s by Paul and Erna Jay, The Company began doing business in Italy, Portugal and Spain. The Jay Companies has since added the Czech Republic and Turkey to its list of European sources as well as product from the Far East. Their ability to manufacture all items in very large quantities presents us the unique opportunity of bringing designer products to our customers at extraordinary pricing. They are always mindful of ever changing styles. Jay’s design team pays great attention to the latest trends and fashions. The company’s quality control department pays careful attention to both product and packaging, ensuring customer satisfaction.

Jay Companies has graciously offered to give one lucky person this awesome gift package. That one person will receive: 2- 16 piece Dinnerware sets 1 Beverage dispenser 2 Set of 4 Champagne Flutes


Disclaimer: The participating bloggers have not been compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions or comments.

Disney Frozen Canopy Toddler Bed & Upholstered Chair Giveaway


Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with a handful of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway just in time for the Holidays! Special thanks to our co-hosts Our Piece of Earth, Bayou City Mamas, Metro Detroit Mommy, The Stuff of Success, and Found Frolicking.
Sponsored by Delta Children!

Everything Mommyhood received both Disney's Frozen Upholstered Chair & Canopy Toddler Bed, make sure to check out her review! Disney's Frozen Upholstered Chair Review and Disney's Frozen Canopy Toddler Bed Review

Disney's Frozen Upholstered Chair 
A cool chair fit for a (snow) queen, this Frozen Upholstered Chair from Delta Children will cast a stylish spell on your girl's room. Featuring colorful graphics of Anna and Elsa, this comfy chair boasts a sturdy hardwood frame and plush seat, making it the perfect place for any Frozen fan.
  • Recommended for ages 3-6
  • Holds up to 100 lbs.
  • Features a hardwood frame and padded seat
  • Assembled dimensions: 23.5"L x 17.5"W x 18.5"H
  • Wipe clean with mild soap and water
  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards set by the CPSC


Disney's Frozen Canopy Toddler Bed 

With fun graphics along the canopy, headboard and footboard that feature Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, your child will love the Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa Canopy Toddler Bed. Two attached sleep rails help keep your little one from falling out of bed while sleeping, and the sturdy steel frame and high-quality plastic construction are easy to assemble and provide durable support for your child. The bed meets or exceeds ASTM and CPSC safety standards.
  • Two attached guard rails provide safety as your little one sleeps
  • Colorful Frozen graphics feature Princess Anna and Queen Elsa on the canopy, headboard and footboard
  • Low to the ground design helps make the bed easy to get into and out of
  • Steel frame and high-quality plastic construction provide a sturdy and durable design
  • Fits a standard-sized crib mattress (sold separately)
  • Simple assembly
  • JPMA certified to meet or exceed ASTM and CPSC safety standards
  • Recommended use: up to 50 lbs.
  • Product dimensions: 54"L x 31"W x 29"H

Buy it: You can purchase the Frozen Upholstered Chair at Toys R Us for $69.99. You can purchase the Frozen Toddler Canopy Bed at Toys R Us for $79.99.
Make sure to follow Delta Children on Facebook!


Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Frozen Upholstered Chair AND Frozen Toddler Canopy Bed, Retail approximately $150.00. Open to US only, 18 and up. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household/IP Address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends 12/20/2014 at 11:59pm CST



Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received the items mentioned above for the posting and promotion of her review and giveaway. This blog didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the promotion of this giveaway. All opinions are 100% our own and were not influenced in any way. Everything Mommyhood and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment, Delta Children is responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. Only one entrant per household, per address may enter. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond in a timely manner, a new winner will be chosen and you will forfeit your prize. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Preserve Your Memories with YesVideo

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of YesVideo, but all opinions are my own.

Christmas 1982. My big sister was rockin' around the Christmas tree at our Great Gramma Velma's house. This was the place of all of our family's Christmas memories. To us, this was the most amazing place on Earth and adding this great of a holiday to it, there was nothing better.

Aunt Donna and Uncle Gary brought their kids, someone was always video taping with the big video recorder and my great Gramma's camera with a flash cube on top; it was like a photo shoot all night long. It was always into the new year before we got to see any pictures of the eventful night because there wasn't any 1-hour photo or digital camera service. To be honest I don't think we EVER got to see Gramma's pictures debut until the next big holiday at her house being on Easter.

Its been over 30 years since this picture was taken. It is one of the very few pictures that are left of our childhood Christmases because of a house fire in the late 1980's.  We lost nearly everything. There were no back ups. The only copies were the ones we took in to get with the negatives. What I wouldn't do to be able to see all of young faces again. To be able to see the faces of the loved ones past that aren't here to spend the holidays with me.

I know first hand what that kind of loss feels like. The couches, beds, clothes and toys were all replaced, but the pictures and videos - the priceless stuff - can never be. None of that will be able to be shared after this generation is gone. We were the youngest ones there that remember it.

That's why YesVideo is such an amazing company. It's so important to back up the family video's to be able to share with our kids what it was like when they were little. To show our grandchildren what their mommy or daddy looked like when they were "that age".

Don't wait until it's too late to preserve those memories, or they may be gone forever.  Dust off those old videos and send them in to be preserved.

YesVideo accepts VHS tapes, camcorder tapes, movie film reels and 35mm slides. YesVideo’s process is very safe & secure. They handle customers’ memories as if they were their own. Their Memory Factory contains surveillance cameras at every stage, and digital copies of the transferred videos are archived for added security.

For your convenience, you can place your order at the photo counter of any Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Sam’s Club, or Walmart.

Home movie memories make a special and unique holiday gift. While orders typically take 3-4 weeks to complete, please allow extra time as Holiday season is a very busy time in the Memory Factory. Learn more about Holiday ordering deadlines at www.yesvideo.com/yvsymmary_social.html

Spaghetti Headz Review

A big thank you to Spaghetti Headz for providing their hair accents for review.  Another huge thank you to my sister, Amy, for reviewing these for me.



Hi everyone!  Amy here.  I have two daughters, ages 9 and 13.  They both have their own unique style, but neither want to actually "fix" their hair.

Spaghetti Headz are so fun and exciting to accent any hair style. They can be cut to the length you want and then you just wrap them right in place - so they're perfect for short or long hair!  With a variety of colors and themes, girls can jazz up their 'do for any occasion.



The coil is holds itself in place and doesn't slip out, but if it does - they're super simple to put back in. If you twist the hair a bit when wrapping it in the coil, it even leaves a nice little curl when removed.

The little charm on the end of it is so cute and adds that much more detail to your hair.  My girls LOVE them and want to wear them all the time.   There's themes for just about every occasion: Cats, Dress up, Merry Christmas (my favorite), and many more coming soon -  Music, under the sea, ballerina, cup cakes, puppies, and flowers just to name a few.


I highly recommend these for anyone that like to dress up their hair and make it different.  My girls want to fix each others hair now when before they would never dream of doing each others hair. That makes getting ready for school SO much easier for me and I can focus on actual crises like "Where is my left shoe?!"

To buy your own Spaghetti Headz - check them out on Morphmallow

Blogger Design Makeover #Giveaway {2 Winners!} #SantasHelper 12/4-12/18

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this Event I’ve teamed up with more of your favorite bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs on the linky at the bottom of this post and don't miss the Santa's Little Helper Grand Prize from Step2!

Do you have a blogger friend that could use a blog makeover?  What about you - do you have a blog that needs a little sprucing up?  That's what I'm offering in this giveaway - a full custom design for your blog!

CluelessMomma Designs is my own blog designing service, where I take your ideas and turn them into a blog style you'll love.  So whether you're looking for a vintage header, a complete mom blog look, or even just some new social media icons - I will work with you until we come up with a look that is all you, all your own, and something you will love completely!

Here are a few of my favorites that I've done:



Because I'm also a blogger, I understand the necessity for an inexpensive design as well.  That's why my blogger design packages are inexpensive, without losing quality. 


But that's enough self-promotion!  I'm giving away two Deluxe Blog Design Packages, to give your blog a completely new makeover!  Just enter for your chance to win on the rafflecopter below and good luck!

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Make sure you check out the Grand Prize Giveaway on Blogging Mamas and enter to win a 


Since this is a hop, lots of other bloggers have teamed up to bring you even more chances to win some awesome prizes!  Check them out below:




So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Santa's Little Helper participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Platino Juicer + Sorbet Maker #Giveaway 11/26-12/10

Welcome to Our Platino Slow Juicer Plus Sorbet Maker Sweepstakes~

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Hosted By Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More, Queen of Savings, Vegetarian Mamma and Tales of a Southern Mom.

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Sponsored By Fagor America

We live in an age where everyone is trying to lead healthy lives by watching what they eat and making their food and drink just a little more healthier. You can read Tammie's review of this product by going HERE.

Wholesome Fresh juice from the Platino Plus is an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients and minerals that the body needs. Fresh sorbet from the Platino Plus contains no added sugars or artificial sweeteners.

On To The Sweepstakes~

  • 1 reader will win a Fagor America Platino Slow Juicer Plus Sorbet Maker rv $200

  • This is open to the U.S. only

  • This Sweepstakes will end on 12/10/2014 at 7 p.m.

  • All entries will be verified

  • Winner will be notified by email and have 24 hours to respond or another will be chosen. [email protected] is the email it will come from.

  • Must be 18+ to enter

  • Void where prohibited by law

  • Full terms and conditions are the entry form below

Enter Below and Good Luck to you~


Disclosure: Momma Without a Clue is not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery nor did I receive compensation. Only 1 prize per household. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

Swiss Colony #Giveaway - Winner's Choice!

Swiss Colony Giveaway

Sponsor: Swiss Colony
Prize: Winners choice of bakery item up to $75 value
Dates: 11/26-12/10
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!
 
 

Your Life After 25 #Giveaway

It's the most wonderful time of the year, a time where we can all go shopping without guilt in the name of "holiday spirit" lol. The number one thing about the holidays in most people's mind is their family EVEN those family members that drive you crazy you enjoy them that much more . If your anything like me you wait until there are AWESOME coupons, discounts and deals... so many holiday savings. We know that there are many last minute shoppers SO hurry over and check out all the savings AND get all those gifts for the family that you love! No need to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, just check out the coupons and deals on Your Life After 25's coupons & discounts page. NOT only are we spreading the word about all of those amazing deals we are also giving you the chance to Win: Your Life After 25 Holiday Savings and Coupon Giveaway!

Whether you're shopping for a new mom or babies, looking for the right present for the kids or trying to find something for co­worker or in­laws, you're sure to find coupons and deals to help! And the savings isn't just for the holidays, we've all watched or seen those extreme couponers who save TONS of cash on groceries or every day items... you can do the same just start clipping coupons now :)

*Coupons open to USA, coupon codes open to USA/Can*



• 3 Prizes Available; Grand Prize: $100 Amazon e­gift card + $20 The Pocket Sous Chef e- gift
• 2nd Prize: $50 Amazon e­gift card + $20 The Pocket Sous Chef e­gift
• 3rd Prize: $50 Amazon e­gift card + $10 The Pocket Sous Chef e­gift
• Open to US & Canada. • Winners will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. • Giveaway ends December 18th at 11:59pm ET. • Winners will be notified via email or Twitter DM. • Mom Powered Media & associated bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. • Each winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. • Must be 18 years or older to enter. • Unlimited Entries • Void where prohibited. • Entering the giveaway means you agree to terms above. • Good Luck!

Holiday 2014 Hair Trend Giveaway

Welcome to Holiday 2014 Hair Trend Giveaway brought to us by Effortless Extensions and Giveaway Monkey



If you are looking for the easiest way to add volume and length instantly to your hair then Weave Hair Extensions from EffortlessExtension is the answer. EffortlessExtensions has been featured in numerous TV Shows and Magazines as the easiest and damage-free Weave Hair Extensions. It's a No-Clip, No-Tape, No-Glue, No Sewn-In Hair Install Hair Extensions - just 1 strand of Clear MonoFilament that sits securely on the crown of the head!

Visit EffertlessExtensions to know more and to see their wide variety of hair style and colors, here. 



EffortlessExtensions is generously giving 2 lucky entrants of this Hair Trend Giveaway a free FEELsoREAL™ Synthetic Effortless Extensions in your choice of color and style. Just complete the rafflecopter entry form below to be in the chance of winning. Giveaway runs from November 24 to December 14, 2014 and is open worldwide! Good luck!


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Rileyroos - The Cutest Toddler Shoes!


As any woman will tell you, sometimes you just need a cute pair of shoes.  My toddler?  No exception to the rule.  She already owns probably more shoes than I do, and can be found trying them on at any time throughout the day.  That's why I reached out to Rileyroos for a review for this year's Holiday Gift Guide.

Rileyroos are developmentally-friendly shoes for babies and toddlers.  That means that the shoes mimic being barefoot, with a flexible sole that curves around a baby's toes for leverage as they begin crawling.  Better yet, the bottoms provide traction for toddlers to keep them from slipping when they walk (or run) and they aren't bulky or heavy like most.



We received the Savannah in Tangerine for Kaya to try out, and she wouldn't let me take them back off!  The bright color just pops, and the style is so sweet.  They are a classic t-strap with floral petal cutouts - best for spring or summer.  I think they go perfect with a pair of tights for colder weather too, so these are shoes she'll be able to wear year-round (or until her feet grow out of them!


Rileyroos Savannah shoes are:

  • Handcrafted with high quality, durable leather uppers with accent colored stitching
  • Super soft and lightweight
  • Padded leather collars for added comfort
  • Velcro closure for secure fit and easy on and off
  • Flexible and form-fitting leather with accent colored rubber padding
The Savannahs also come in Lily, a white shoe with cream-colored accent stitching.  

These shoes are so soft and flexible and they bend and move with my baby girl's feet.  No more red spots on the tops of her feet from hard, stiff shoes.  The padding inside the collar provides a little bit of ankle support, without being rigid or hurting her.  She loves them, and I do too!

Check out Rileyroos.com for more information, and to buy some for your little one (they have boys shoes too!)

Connect with Rileyroos: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram




Get in the Holiday Spirit with Six Flags Over Georgia's Holiday In The Park

I am so excited to tell you guys about Six Flag Over Georgia's holiday attraction that I was able to get a sneak preview of last night.  "Holiday in the Park" was the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, even for someone (like me) who is usually "bah humbug" for the whole Christmas season.  I was invited to a special VIP/Media Event with complementary tickets for the family so I could share with you all just how magical it was.



We're talking more than a million Christmas lights, holiday music, holiday themed rides, Santa, and SNOW!!  Being from Illinios, I'm used to snow on Christmas, but down here we'll only get a little flurry if we're lucky.  Seeing the little guy's face light up when he realized there was snow coming down was so fantastic.  Seriously, look at how happy he is:



Behind him?  That's the 25ft Christmas Tree on Main Street.  As soon as it was dark, they lit it - it was absolutely gorgeous!



Holiday in the Park highlights include:
  • A Main Street Christmas park entrance experience with a light canopy featuring 165,000 lights, more than 15,000 feet of garland, artificial snow, and a huge Christmas tree
  • A magical train ride through 140,000 twinkling lights on the North Pole Express, destined for the North Pole to see Santa Claus where every child can leave their wish-list for the season 

  • Peppermint Plaza, featuring red and white holiday lights and fresh scents of peppermint, special holiday Peppermint Funnel Cakes and the chance to ride the Georgia Scorcher roller coaster
  • A 130-foot high cable-wired lit Christmas tree, special Military tribute, Hometown Holiday’s new live show, two of the park’s most popular rides – Goliath and Dare Devil Dive – and a 15-foot Snow Globe walk-through experience in Retro Christmas USA;
  • A brilliant display of peach-colored lights paying homage to Georgia’s roots as the Peach State in A Georgia Christmas, along with the event’s signature live show, “Because It’s Christmas” in the historic Crystal Pistol Music Hall, Peach-flavored Holiday Pies at Big Mo’s and Monster Mansion

  • A one-of-a-kind stained-glass Nativity Scene in Rejoice! which depicts the reason for the joyous season and the Dahlonega Mine Train which has been at the park since opening day in 1967;
  • The opportunity to warm up by the open fire, ride the classic Georgia Cyclone roller coaster and roast s’mores in S’mores Village;
  • A kaleidoscope of lights choreographed for a brilliant display in the innovative British Arbor;
  • A garland-archway featuring dozens of mistletoes, more than 100,000 lights and chandeliers that make up the most beautiful outdoor holiday ball of all in Georgia in A Merry Mistletoe;
  • And, the iconic topping of the event – the historic 1908 Riverview Carousel at Candlelight Carousel featuring more than 100,000 lights, artificial snow, more than 150 Christmas trees and more than 250 luminary candles for the ultimate family holiday experience.

We really had a blast, and that's with a three year old.  There's something for everyone, and so much fun to be had.  I think we'll be going back a little closer to Christmas to spend an entire day.

This all-new celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and many of the park’s most popular rides from November 22 through January 4, 2015 on select days.

Six Flags Over Georgia 2015 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits to Holiday in the Park and all of 2015. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack or more, guests will receive free admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, along with free season parking and visits to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

Find Six Flags Over Georgia on Facebook and Twitter!

Canvas Night Light from Oopsy Daisy {Review}



Well, I'm still having trouble getting the toddlers to sleep in their room (vs. cosleeping with daddy and me) and one of the biggest concerns from the three year old was that "dark is scary."  So when the opportunity to work with Oopsy Daisy for a review came along, I knew exactly what I wanted to get them.


Oopsy Daisy offers "Fine Art for Kids," from canvas and wall art, to growth charts and wall decals... and their adorable lighting.  Almost all of their products can be personalized with your little one's name, and can brighten up any little one's room!  
"All our wall art is manufactured in the United States, and an independent laboratory tests each piece to ensure quality and safety guidelines are met. Our prints are custom made once you order them, which means we can provide some degree of personalization upon request."

Our Cherry Blossom Birdies canvas night light came in a sweet little box that would make a great gift under the tree,  


As you can see from the grubby little paw in the picture, ours didn't stay hidden until Christmas - the little guys were so excited to see their new night light in action!  The print is absolutely gorgeous and is made with a stretched canvas over a wooden frame.  The light-bulb base swivels to make it easier to plug into almost any socket:



What I liked most about this night light is that the switch to turn it off and on is easy for little hands to work.  The three year old made sure to test it out over and over...

This beautiful night light has helped my little ones be less afraid to be in their own room at night.  They love the soft warm glow, and the 1.5 year old points and shows me the "birdies."  It's been a big hit!

To be honest, I'd say it might be a little impractical if you have grabby little hands - I'd say this would be more suited in a bigger kid's room just because of how easy it is to pull out of the wall.  But it is so cute and really brings a sense of style to their room, so we're just working on the "no touch" thing.



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Lemon-Pepper Chicken with Pineapple and Green Beans


When I was in high school, I took a Foods and Nutrition class - not only for an easy A, but because I've always loved inventing recipes.  It was my junior year, and we had to come up with a stir-fry recipe.  Everyone else was going with the classic onion, carrot, and pea mix - but I've never been one to stay inside the box.

What I created was a combination of pineapple, green beans, lemon pepper, and chicken.  I was so in love with this recipe that I used it almost every time I wanted to impress someone with my cooking. Seriously, the first time my dad was meeting my new boyfriend when I was 19 (whom I swore was my soul mate) I made this amazing spin on stir-fry and the whole atmosphere was happy go-lucky instead of the tension-filled  disaster I was expecting.

If you want to taste some transformed, spicy pineapples, and some delicious juicy chicken - this is definitely a recipe to try.


Ingredients:
boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
one 20oz can of pineapple chunks (or Tidbits), drained
1/2 bag frozen whole green beans
lemon pepper seasoning
salt
soy sauce
rice, cooked

Add the chicken to a large pan or wok on medium high heat.  Season liberally with lemon pepper and stir until cooked through.  Add in pineapple and green beans and add a little more lemon pepper to layer flavor.  I like to add a pinch of salt here too.  When the green beans are fork tender, add in a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce (use your own discretion - add as much or as little as you like!)

Serve over white rice.

Oh, did I mention it takes less than 30 minutes to make?!?



This is one of those great recipes that you can do so much with - it can be served over rice, you can add in some bell peppers for a sweet kick, or you can eat it straight out of the pan (like me!)