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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: A Center Stage Pop-Up Book #Giveaway #Sponsored #HolidayGiftGuide #ChristmasHop

Books make the perfect gift any time of year.  My girls love cuddling up and reading a Christmas or holiday book in their pajamas and drinking some hot cocoa.  It's a fun family tradition!  We recently discovered a new pop-up book from Disney's live action film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

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I received a copy of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: A Center Stage Pop-up Book for review.  This post contains affiliate links.

The Ballerina of the Realms dances on every page of this magical book! From Disney's all-new live action film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, follow the elegant Ballerina of the Realms as she dances center stage in this artistic pop-up book, celebrating each of the unique and picturesque Four Realms. This beautiful format is a perfect holiday gift for fans of this classic tale, full of colorful characters and no shortage of surprises.

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The pop up image is the ballerina; as you turn the pages the scenes change around her, giving the appearance of her dancing.  The book is short, only ten pages, but good for my ballet-loving preschooler who easily loses attention in lengthy stories.  The illustrations are beautiful with soft pastels, very appealing to young readers.  

My second grader also enjoyed reading the book to her sister, although some of the vocabulary was a little challenging with words like chateaus, radiates and reenacting. 

This makes a great companion book after seeing the movie, or can spark an interest in seeing the Disney film.

Where to Purchase:  

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: A Center Stage Pop-up book is available on Amazon.


One reader will win a copy of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: A Center Stage Pop-up book

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This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/28/18 at 11:59 EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **24 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.  By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Adora Adoption Babies for Creative Play @adoraplay #Sponsored #HolidayGiftGuide

Creative play is very important with preschool children and is a huge factor when we select toys for our daughters. 
Both of my girls love dolls; from baby dolls up to 18" dolls.
I received Adora Adoption Baby Handsome doll for review.  This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are mine.
AB especially loves baby dolls and role play. She was super excited when a special delivery arrived at our home:  Adora Adoption Baby Handsome.

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This 16" baby boy encourages nurturing and pretend play.  He has a cute little face, eyes that open and close, a cuddly bean bag weighted body, and comes dressed in a sleeper and hat with an Adoption Certificate, a pacifier, a diaper, a hospital bracelet, and a cardboard crib. 

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Adoption is dear to our heart, as my friend adopted her son a few months after AK was born. I love that the set includes an adoption certificate that you can help your child fill out.  It is a simple way to show your little ones what adoption is about and can open up great discussions about how people have different kinds of families.
AB named him Louis and from the moment she opened the box she was smitten with her new baby. 
This adoption baby doll is pretty realistic; he smells of baby powder, and his weighted body gives the feel of holding a real baby.  He even has detailed finger nails!   AB loves that Louis opens his eyes and closes them when she lays him down to sleep.  His hair is blonde with painted on ridges underneath his little hat.

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The accessories in this set are cute, but AB really wants a bottle to feed the baby like the Adoption Baby Essentials: It's a Girl! set and there isn't a boy accessory set on their site.  The cardboard crib did not hold up well; my daughter flattened it {probably from sitting on it herself} within a day.  You'll want to have another baby crib for this doll to sleep in just in case.
Adora adoption baby dolls are high quality, BPA free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic for ages 3 and up.  You can choose a boy or girls with different skin tone and eye colors {currently there is only one boy to choose from}.  

They make a great gift under the tree for your doll-loving little ones!

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Adora's Spirit of Giving
Adora not only donates dolls to sick children and those in need, but the Adora Team also donates time to support amazing causes.
Adora recently participated in the “Play Your Part LA” to support foster youth.  During this event, the Adora team wrote hand-written notes of comfort, support and inspiration to include in every toy filled bag. The note cards for the children had special messages from that were designed and made fun with colorful pens, markers and colored pencils.  They also recently participated in the “Go Share Foundation” campaign and donated hundreds of dolls to children in the Philippines.
When you buy one of Adora’s fabulous toys, your heart can be full knowing that a child in need is enjoying the same high quality and lovable toys as your kiddos.

Where to Purchase:  
Adora Adoption Baby Handsome is available on the Adora website and on Amazon.

Make sure to visit our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for  other great gift ideas and giveaways!

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 12/10

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How are you doing this week with your holiday preparation?  

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

Hobby Lobby Holiday Giveaway #HomeJobsByMom #HobbyLobbyFinds

$100 Hobby Lobby Gift Card Giveaway

The countdown to Christmas is on!  Are you a fan of Hobby Lobby?  We love it and know many of you do too.  You'll be super excited to enter this Hobby Lobby giveaway!  It's great to give as a gift or use for yourself to do some holiday shopping.

Still looking for great gift ideas?  Check out our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!


Prize: $100 Hobby Lobby Gift Card

Hosted by: Home Jobs By Mom

Rules: Use the Giveaway Tools form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/31 and is open to the United States. Entrants must be 18 years old to enter. Winner will be notified via email.

Good Luck! Enter Below

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Are you enjoying all the giveaways in our Holiday Gift Guide this year?  

If you have a book lover in your life, they will be excited for this giveaway for audiobooks!  You can listen to your favorite reads while on the go this holiday season.

It’s the most wonderful — and busiest — time of the year. In between dealing with uncooperative wrapping paper tangled twinkle lights and shuttling from each holiday party to the next, it can be a challenge to find time to truly do the things we love with the people we love. 

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Audiobooks.com makes it easy to incorporate reading into everyday life, even if your holiday season is hectic. No matter how big your little ones are or what genre they love most, they have tons of exciting kids’ content that will please even reluctant readers, as well as content that the whole family can enjoy together. 

Make your holiday traditions even more memorable by incorporating fun audiobooks with fun holiday activities. If you’re planning on taking a family drive to look at neighbor’s light displays, Homer and the Holiday Miracle is a heartwarming audiobook that will make you feel extra warm and fuzzy. Baking cookies or making a gingerbread house pairs nicely with an equally cozy audiobook like The Polar Express. 

The options to enjoy audiobooks with your family are endless. How will you choose to listen during the holidays? 


Enter The Giveaway! 

THREE lucky entrants selected by the entry form will win a gift from Audiobooks.com! 

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a FREE One-Year Subscription, One First Runner-Up will receive a FREE Six-Month Subscription, One Second Runner-Up will receive a FREE Three-Month Subscription! 

That means 125,000 premium audiobooks of your choice that you can instantly stream and download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get listening tips, recommendations, and more. 

Open to entrants in the US. Open for entry from December 5 to December 21, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST. Each selected winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email and follow the directions to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected.  

Best of luck!

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