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Tuesday Giveaway Link up 12/29

12/29/15
Tots and Me
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. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 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!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaway


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials US only Ends 12/31



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


When Calls The Heart Season 2 Box Set {Holiday Gift Guide} #sponsored #holidaygiftguide #hearties

12/22/15
I received the When Calls The Heart Season 2 box set for review purposes.  This post contains affiliate links.


Hearties fans can enjoy their favorite moments from season 2 all over again with the When Calls the Heart Complete Season 2 Box Set (Collector's Edition)!  

When Calls the Heart Season 2 Collector's Edition


From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, "a beautiful story with roots in relationships, self-empowerment, and the enduring power of love" (Common Sense Media).

Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) is a strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city and
found a joba home - and a bit of unexpected romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack - in the small frontier town of Hope Valley. But life on the frontier can hand you many tough turns, and 
so it is for Jack and Elizabeth as they face their very different upbringings, the pressures put upon them by family, rival suitors and even various criminal counterfeiters and kidnappers in their quest to find their place in this remote and rugged land.

This 10 DVD collector's edition includes: (links to my reviews)

Disc 1: Trials of the Heart (Movie Version)
Disc 2: Heart and Soul (Movie Version)
Disc 3: Heart of the Family (Movie Version)
Disc 4: Heart and Home (Movie Version)
Disc 5: Follow your Heart (Movie Version)
Disc 6: Episodes as aired on the Hallmark Channel
Disc 7: Episodes as aired on the Hallmark Channel
Disc 8: Special Features; exclusive featurettes with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast & crew
Disc 9: Journey to Jamaa; short film by Michael Landon Jr. & Brian Bird
Disc 10: Instrumental CD 
 


When Calls the Heart Season 2 Collector's Edition Box Set


This collector's edition has everything a Heartie could want!  I love that all of the movie versions are included as well as the Hallmark Channel episodes so you don't miss anything from this season.  Even if you don't have the Hallmark Channel, you can see all of the exciting moments from season 2!

Plus there are some great bonus features!  I enjoy watching the interviews with the cast and seeing behind-the-scenes of one of my favorite shows.  I like the easy-listening instrumental CD with 15 tracks.  It's great for holiday parties and just cuddling on the couch while looking at the Christmas tree.  It's soft mood music for any occasion.

The When Calls the Heart Season 2 Collector's Edition box set will make a great gift for the fan in your life!

I can't wait for the 2 hour "When Calls the Heart" holiday special December 26th at 8/7c on the Hallmark Channel!





Where to Buy:

In stores and online at Amazon



The Attic Girl's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
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Tuesday Giveaway Link up 12/21

12/21/15
Tots and Me
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. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 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!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Happy Holidays!

Featured Giveaway


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials US only Ends 12/31



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


Disney's Zootopia Free Holiday Printables #Disney #Zootopia

12/18/15
Can you believe that 2016 is almost here?  This past year was a great one for movies, and I'm sure that 2016 will be just as exciting!  One of a number of films slated for the near year is Disney's Zootopia is coming to theaters March 4, 2016.  

Disney's Zootopia


Here's a little more about the movie:


The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. 

 But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”).

 
This looks like a cute movie that I know my five year old daughter is going to be asking to see!



To get your kids excited about the upcoming movie, here are some fun holiday character ornaments, gift tags and snow flake patterns you can print at home.  Plus you can print a Party Animal pack for your New Year's celebrations with the munchkins!  

Happy Holidays!








Can't get enough Zootopia? 


No compensation was received for this post. All information provided by Walt Disney Pictures and used with permission.

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Blu-ray #ScorchInsiders #sponsored

12/17/15
I received a copy of Maze Runner the Scorch Trials as a Fox Insider.  All opinions are my own.

Maze Runner the Scorch Trials Blu-ray

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is now available on Digital HD December 4th, and Blu-ray™ and DVD December 15thIf you were wondering what happens next, wait til you see The Scorch Trials! 


The Maze was just the beginning. After the harrowing adventure of escaping the maze, the Gladers find themselves right in the center of an epic mystery in MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS.  There’s more action, more excitement and more spectacular effects in this thrilling new chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga by James Dashner. 
 
They may have escaped from the Maze, but Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers now face a greater challenge: searching for clues about the secret organization known as WCKD. Their journey leads them to the Scorch, a desolate wasteland filled with unimaginable dangers.  The mystery deepens at every turn as the Gladers work together to discover their purpose and battle to survive in this must-see, electrifying adventure!

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials

Real Gladers are in line for the greatest of presents this winter, as the MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Ultimate Fan Edition on Blu-ray includes an exclusive, 24-page printed comic-book with two new prequel stories from BOOM! Comics.  In addition, two hours of thrilling bonus content, including deleted and extended scenes will take fans further behind-the-scenes of the suspense and action-packed journey through the Scorch and more!  


Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Trivia


I recently participated in a twitter online screening with author James Dashner.   It was wonderful to hear his thoughts about the movie and to see how it differs from his novel!  


Maze Runner The Scorch Trials


While I haven't read the books, I have enjoyed both movies so far in the series.  You will definitely want to get your small children to bed before watching.  It's PG 13 with some scenes with zombie-like people that will be scary for kids.  For your older teens, the action-packed film will keep them on the edge of their seats!

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Movie Guide


Maze Runner fans will enjoy the extended and deleted scenes on the bonus features.  They give more insight into the story line.

This is definitely a must-have gift for fans! 


Giveaway:

One reader will win Maze Runner The Scorch Trials on Blu-ray

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials Bluray

Just use the Giveaway Tools below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/31/15 at  4 PM 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 **48 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.

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Disclosure:  I will receive a copy of the movie as a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.


Six Months of Netflix Giveaway Event #StreamTeam

12/15/15
 Nanny to Mommy is a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and receives complimentary products as such. All opinions are her own.  The Attic Girl did not receive compensation for this post.


Nanny to Mommy Netflix Giveaway

Six Months of Netflix Giveaway Event!
Hosted By: Nanny to Mommy
Sponsored By: Netflix

"Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 44 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments."


It's no secret that my family LOVES movies and tv shows and we are happy to team up with Nanny to Mommy to offer readers the chance to win 6 months of streaming from Netflix!

Happy movie watching & Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

 

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 12/14

12/14/15
Tots and Me
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. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 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!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways



6-pack Kwik Stix US only Ends 12/18


Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace US only Ends 12/21


Fantastic 4 Blu-ray US only Ends 12/18


$25 Starbucks Gift Card US only Ends 12/18


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


Put Me In The Story Personalized Books for the Holidays {Holiday Gift Guide} @putmeinthestory #sponsored #holidaygiftguide

I received personalized books from Put Me in the Story for review.  All opinions are my own.


It's a holiday tradition to give my kids at least one book for Christmas.  Books are very important to me and I want them to be important to my kids too.  They truly are a gift that last and become a part of their memories for years to come.  This year I am giving them personalized books from Put Me In the Story, one of my Holiday Gift Guide top picks!

Twas the Night Before Christmas personalized book


Put Me In The Story has hundreds of personalized books and gifts for newborns, kids, and even grown-ups! With a diverse selection of personalized story books, activity books, adult coloring books, adorable plush and more, Put Me In The Story is a fantastic spot to find personalized gifts that become beloved keepsakes.

We received one of their new holiday books, Twas' The Night Before Christmas as well as Twas' The Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street.


Twas' The Night Before Christmas 

  
Put Me In The Story Twas The Night Before Christmas Personalized Book 


It’s the night before Christmas and Father Mouse is stirring in YOUR house to the sound of Santa Claus and eight tiny reindeer! Cozy up as Father Mouse shares his story of what happens next. You’ll get a peek at Santa and a glimpse of your gifts under the tree, too. With illustrations that began as original ink drawings, this new spin on a classic Christmas tale is sure to be a hit for the holidays!


Put Me In the Story Twas The Night Before Christmas


Put Me In the Story Twas The Night Before Christmas


Put Me In the Story Twas The Night Before Christmas




Twas' The Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street 

Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street
Bring the magic of Christmas Eve to life with your favorite furry friends—Cookie Monster, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and everyone on Sesame Street!

It’s the night before Christmas and Cookie Monster is nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of cookies dance in his head. When, all of a sudden, he’s certain he hears Santa outside! There’s only one problem: he’s already eaten all of Santa’s cookies! If only he had an elf helper or two…

Come help save Santa’s cookies with Cookie Monster and the rest of his Sesame Street friends in a Christmas adventure! - See more at: http://www.putmeinthestory.com/personalized-books/twas-the-night-before-christmas-on-sesame-street.html#sthash.hWc2nNiR.dpuf



It's the night before Christmas and Cookie Monster is nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of cookies dance in his head.    When all of a sudden, he's certain he hears Santa outside!  There's only one problem, he's already eaten all of Santa's cookies!  If only he had an elf helper or two..

It’s the night before Christmas and Father Mouse is stirring in YOUR house to the sound of Santa Claus and eight tiny reindeer! Cozy up as Father Mouse shares his story of what happens next. You’ll get a peek at Santa and a glimpse of your gifts under the tree, too. With illustrations that began as original ink drawings, this new spin on a classic Christmas tale is sure to be a hit for the holidays!
- See more at: http://www.putmeinthestory.com/personalized-books/twas-the-night-before-christmas.html#sthash.WSDpe7Y2.dpuf


Put Me In The Story Twas The Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street



Put Me In The Story Twas The Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street


These adorable hard back books have a special dedication page and a message that is just from you.   You can also add a photo that will appear on the dedication page as well as in a special cut-out ornament in the back of the book.  Plus you can preview your book before you order to make sure you got it just right. I just know my girls are going to LOVE these! 

Personalized books are just so special!  I love seeing my girls' eyes light up when they see and hear their name.   The illustrations are appealing to little ones with a great story that includes them and is appropriate for their age level.

I have several personalized books for AK that we take out and read over and over again.  She never gets tired of them.  I am excited to start building upon our little library collection for AB too and make these holiday books a part of our Christmas traditions!

Put Me in the Story has a great selection of personalized books as well as plush gift sets.   These make a great gift from moms, dads, grandparents and other family members! 


Where to Buy:

Twas' The Night Before Christmas and Twas' The Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street are available at putmeinthestory.com for $29.99 each.

And you can save 40% off books with code CYBER now.   They are great for all occasions so you can think ahead for birthdays too!

The Attic Girl's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
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Bring the magic of Christmas Eve to life with your favorite furry friends—Cookie Monster, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and everyone on Sesame Street!

It’s the night before Christmas and Cookie Monster is nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of cookies dance in his head. When, all of a sudden, he’s certain he hears Santa outside! There’s only one problem: he’s already eaten all of Santa’s cookies! If only he had an elf helper or two…

Come help save Santa’s cookies with Cookie Monster and the rest of his Sesame Street friends in a Christmas adventure! - See more at: http://www.putmeinthestory.com/personalized-books/twas-the-night-before-christmas-on-sesame-street.html#sthash.hWc2nNiR.dpuf

PBS Kids Holiday Toy Collection at Whole Foods {Holiday Gift Guide} #sponsored #holidaygiftguide

12/10/15
I received PBS Kids holiday toys for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

We watch PBS Kids on a daily basis because of their great programming and commitment to children's education.  This holiday, PBS Kids has launched a new holiday toy collection of safe, sustainable and educational toys, including PlanToys, for children ages 1 to 5


PBS Kids holiday toys at Whole Foods Markets

Like their excellent programming, these toys inspire creativity and imaginative play.  Plus they are made using responsibly-sourced materials.  Here is more info from their press release:

PlanToys® uses every piece of wood—down to the shavings on the factory floor—from rubber trees that are felled past their prime. These wooden toys are assembled using certified formaldehyde-free E-zero glue in place of traditional wood glue, and do not use chemical dyes containing lead or other heavy metals. Additionally, PlanToys® sources all materials within a 40-mile radius of its factory, which runs on bioenergy. 

I am a big supporter of companies that give back, and PBS is no exception.  One hundred percent of net proceeds will support PBS Kids' mission to empower children to succeed in school and life.  And Whole Foods Market will donate 1% of total sales, up to $25,000 to Whole Kids Foundation, which is dedicated to improving children's wellness and nutrition.

“Our partnership with Whole Foods Market allows us to provide families a diverse array of resources that foster play, which is essential to a child’s learning and healthy development,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager of Children’s Media at PBS. “Along with PlanToys®, PBS KIDS is proud to offer holiday gift-givers a meaningful toy option that is safe, educational and fun.” 

This year's collection features a variety of classic wooden toys, many might describe as "old school" but I love their simplicity and how they encourage active play without batteries!  Some examples include a camera with a keleidoscope lens, colorful bath and water-play boats, fruit-shaped musical instruments, moving animal pull-toys, and mini golf and ring toss game sets.

PBS Kids Holiday toys at Whole Foods Markets


My two girls were excited to receive the Sailing Boat-Walrus and the Jumping frog pull toys!  Both girls love bath toys and the sailboat floats really well in the bath water.  My youngest likes to put toys in her mouth, so I have to be careful that she doesn't try to chew it {if she does at least I know these are are safe from harmful dyes or paints}.  The flag and the walrus both can be removed from the boat.

PBS Kids Sailing Boat Walrus Wooden Toy

AK likes to play with the jumping frog more than AB, since she hasn't quite figured out how to pull it behind her as she walks.  It reminds me of the old toys my grandparents had when we were little.  He "jumps" as you pull him across the floor.   It works really well on hard surface floors but can be pulled across carpet too.


PBS Kids Jumping Frog Wooden Toy


These toys make great gifts for the little ones in your life!


Where to Buy:

PBS Kids Shop and Whole Foods Markets nationwide $12.99 {Walrus Sailing Boat} and $19.99 {Jumping Frog}


  The Attic Girl's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
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Vandor Eco-friendly Bamboo Character Cups {Holiday Gift Guide} #sponsored #holidaygiftguide

12/8/15
I received Vandor Bamboo cups for review. This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own.


My preschooler is a picky eater.  On any given day, every meal time is a struggle to get her to eat a variety of foods.  I will bend over backwards to find new ways to make meal time fun and interesting in the hopes that she will attempt to eat a healthy meal.  

One of the ways I try to make meal times fun is by giving her cute plates, cups and utensils.  It's good to change things up now and then with her age group since she easily loses interest. 

Vandor Bamboo My Little Pony Cups

We recently were introduced to Vandor LLC's eco-friendly Bamboo line of cups and plates featuring favorite licensed characters.    My preschooler adores My Little Pony and Mickey and was very excited to get these cup sets!   And she can share them with her baby sister who will be drinking out of a cup in no time.

Vandor Bamboo Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends Cups


These 10 oz. cups are just the right size for little hands.  They are made from bamboo and corn starch. Bamboo is a biodegradable, renewable resource that offers an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic.  And best of all, they are BPA free, break resistant, and dishwasher safe!  With little ones, those are very important features!   On one side is the character, and the other shows the logo.

Vandor Bamboo Cups

AK asks for her My Little Pony cups all the time.  I'm glad that she is able to use them to get water from the fridge all by herself now;  our larger glass cups were more difficult for her.   These make meal times fun and she is proud of becoming more independent. 

Your kids will love all of the characters to choose from:  Star Wars, Disney's Mickey and Friends, My Little Pony, and Marvel Comics! AK already has the My Little Pony dinnerware set on her wish list.   These will make a great gift this holiday!


Where to Buy:

Vandor LLC My Little Pony Bamboo Cup sets and Mickey Mouse & Friends Bamboo Cup Sets are $20 and dinnerware sets are $24 at Amazon. 


  The Attic Girl's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide 

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 12/7

12/7/15
Tots and Me
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. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 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!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message.

Featured Giveaways



(A New Giveaway Every Weekday from now through December 18)


Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace US only Ends 12/21


Fantastic 4 Blu-ray US only Ends 12/18


$25 Starbucks Gift Card US only Ends 12/18


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


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