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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Is Coming to Philadelphia @ldcphiladelphia #LDCPhilly

Attention all LEGO fans! There is a new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center coming to the Philadelphia area in the spring of 2017 and we couldn't be more excited! As you know, we are huge fans of all things LEGO, and having a LEGOLAND® close by for our kids to play is going to be simply awesome. 

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Plymouth Meeting Mall 

This past Tuesday, Oct. 25 they held a groundbreaking ceremony at Plymouth Meeting Mall for the 33,000-square-foot location.   First-grade students from nearby Plymouth Elementary School were on hand to dig their shovels into the pile of over 50,000 LEGO bricks spilled by a Turner Construction dump truck to officially mark the start of construction.  {Did you see it on social media? That's a lot of LEGO bricks! So fun!}

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Pictured left to right, in back Bertie, LEGOLAND Discovery Center mascot; Joe Coradino, CEO, PREIT; Wendy Klinghoffer, Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Dean Eisenberger, Chairman, Plymouth Township Council; Rachel Schwartz, Special Projects Manager, Visit Philadelphia; Josh Shapiro, Chairman, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners; Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Vice Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners; Michael Taylor, General Manager, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia  Photo credit:  Kelly & Massa Photography

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Pictured left to right:Wendy Klinghoffer (Executive Director  of Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce),Joe Coradino (CEO of PREIT), Dean Eisenberger (Chairman, Plymouth Township Council),Rachel Schwartz (Special Projects Manager),Dr. Valerie Arkoosh(Vice Chair of Montgomery County Board of Commissioners),Josh Shapiro (Chairman of Montgomery County Board of Commissioners),Michael Taylor (General Manger, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia), and first grade students from Plymouth Elementary  Photo credit:  Kelly & Massa Photography

Representatives from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center announced First to Play Annual Passes are on sale now and offer exclusive access to Annual Pass weekend before the Discovery Center opens to the public, anticipated in spring 2017.

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Photo credit:  Kelly & Massa Photography

They also announced the opening of the MINILAND Vote, a competition held on the Discovery Center’s Facebook page, that allows members of the public to nominate and vote for their favorite Philadelphia landmarks they would like to see built and featured in Philadelphia’s MINILAND. Voting started Oct. 25, and winning landmarks will be announced on Nov. 30.  

Which of your favorite landmarks do you think should be included?  Head over to vote now.

About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia 

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia will include 10 LEGO Play Zones,  a first-of-its-kind LEGO-themed ride; a 4D cinema; MINILAND, a miniature replica of landmarks in Philadelphia; and thousands of LEGO bricks to build with in themed Play Zones.  

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“With the start of construction, families from across the Greater Philadelphia region are one step closer to experiencing the ultimate indoor LEGO playground,” said Michael Taylor, General Manager of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia.

“The Discovery Center captures the innate magic of LEGO and brings children’s imaginations to life through playful learning. We anticipate LEGOLAND® Discovery Center to be among Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, and we are committed to making the experience hassle-free, including convenient timed ticketing and annual passes, which are available starting today.”  

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First to Play Annual Passes

A limited number of First to Play Annual Passes are available for purchase at a discounted rate of $54 (regularly priced $59) through LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia’s website. 

Pass holders will receive unlimited access for 12 months and benefits including café, LEGO Shop and birthday party discounts.  Regular one-day tickets will also be available for purchase in the near future.   These will probably go quickly, so you'll want to scoop them up while you can!

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Purchase your Annual passes at www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/philadelphia/holding

I'll share more info. as I hear about it.  In the meantime, you'll want to follow their social media channels for the latest updates.

No compensation was received for this post.   All information provided by the Brownstein Group

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Thanksgiving #Giveaway Event @southernmomlove

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Put some fun in your fall with this great giveaway event.  I've teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers for this event which is even better than trick-or-treat or a turkey bowl!

Welcome to the $50 of Choice Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves
Co-Hosted by: Dorky's Deals

One winner will receive $50 via Paypal cash or eGift Card of choice! If Southern Mom Loves can purchase an eGift card or code online and email it to you, you can choose that store, or you can choose Paypal cash!

Enter below, and good luck.

Giveaway begins on 10/27/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 11/23/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open Worldwide (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner's List here.

TROLLS Free Family Fun Events #DreamworksTrolls

My family is excited about the upcoming release of the movie TROLLS to theaters November 4th!   There are some upcoming free family events in the area celebrating the release that I'd like to share with you.

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From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, a smart, funny, and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.  

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embark on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps - trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. 

Utilizing music to further the film's narrative, the Trolls soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake and features five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani in addition to a number of classic hits from the 60's - 80's.  

Free Family Events:

Deptford Skating Center 
510 Deptford Ave.
Westville, NJ 08093

When:  Wed. Oct 26th
Deptford Skating Center family fun night from 6 PM – 8 PM

They’ll be playing the catchy soundtrack “Can’t Stop The Feeling” as well as giving away TROLLS wigs, mini posters, and a raffle for passes to see the movie once it opens in theatres!

Le Cat Cafe 
2713 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

When: Sat. Oct 29th

Le Cat Cafe National Cat Day celebration during their monthly “Kitten Saturday” 12 PM – 2 PM

The last Saturday of the month, they bring in the kittens who are too little to live at the cat café.  There will be tuna fish cake for the kittens and cupcakes for the kids. They will also be giving away TROLLS wigs, posters, and Halloween treat bags. Plus a costume contest for the customers AND the cats! 

No compensation was received for this post; all info. provided by Allied Integrated Marketing 

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Kate and Mim-Mim: A Christmas Wish {Holiday Gift Guide} #sponsored #holidaygiftguide

I received a copy of Kate and Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish for review.  All opinions are my own.

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In the story “A Christmas Wish,” which is a special extended adventure, Tack’s letter launcher is used to send Christmas wishes to Santa. After blasting off for the North Pole, the letter launcher malfunctions, landing in the wrong location and destroying the beautiful Christmas tree Kate and Mim-Mim decorated with their Mimiloo friends. With their Christmas tree ruined and no way to send their letters to Santa, can Christmas be saved? 
In addition to “A Christmas Wish,” this DVD features two more exciting tales in which Kate and Mim-Mim go snow bowling, get stuck inside an ice cave, and try to find their friend Chilly in order to prevent the Winter Waterfalls from melting.A CHRISTMAS WISH” will be available on DVD October 4, 2016.

Both of my daughters love Kate and Mim-Mim because of the fun adventures they go on together.  I mean, who wouldn't want their favorite stuffed animal to come to life and bring them to a magical land?   

In "A Christmas Wish", Kate and Mim-Mim try to send letters to Santa, but the letter launcher lands in the wrong place.  Kate isn't sure how to get the letters to Santa, but with the help of her Mimiloo friends, she finds a way to save everyone's special Christmas wishes.  There are some heartwarming moments that show the spirit of Christmas and true friendship. 

My girls loved all 3 episodes {a total of 45 minutes}, including the music video, which they asked to watch over and over again.  This DVD will certainly get you in the mood for some Christmas magic!

Where to Buy:   You can look for Kate & Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish in stores and on Amazon.com for $6.99

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For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 10/24 #giveaway #linky

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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! 

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

Peppa Pig Sun, Sea & Snow DVD US only Ends 10/28
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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.

Ice Age: Collision Course Now on Blu-ray {Holiday Gift Guide} #IceAge #CollisionCourse #sponsored

I received a copy of Ice Age: Collision Course to review.  All opinions are my own.

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Your favorite ICE AGE heroes are back and spacier than ever in this all-new animated adventure that's mammoth-sized fun for the whole family! Leave it to our beloved scavenger Scrat to launch Earth into a cosmic catastrophe only Manny, Sid, Diego and friends can solve. Get ready for adventure when "Ice Age: Collision Course" collides on Digital HD September 30th and on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on October 11th.

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We are huge fans of the Ice Age movies!  I think Scrat is our family favorite because of his hilarious antics while chasing after acorns.  This latest blu-ray Ice Age: Collision Course had my daughter in stitches of laughter.
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Scrat has a major "oops" moment while chasing an acorn that just might change the fate of everyone.  There are new characters that your kids will love.  And there are some heartwarming moments as you see Manny dealing with the fact that his daughter Peaches is all grown up.

My family loved the latest edition in the Ice Age series!  It would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.

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Where to Buy:

Ice Age Collision course is available on blu-ray currently for $25.99 at foxconnect.com 

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For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

Kosmo's Christmas Delivery by Deb Kalmbach #HolidaygiftGuide #sponsored

I received a PDF of Kosmo's Christmas Delivery for review from Litfuse Publicity.  This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Have you heard of the tradition 25 Days of Christmas books?  It's a fun way to count down to Christmas (or any Dec. holiday your family celebrates) with your family throughout the month of December.  You simply purchase 25 holiday themed books and wrap them individually.  Then starting December 1st, your child opens a new book each day.  It not only gets kids excited about the holidays, but also about reading!

If you're looking for some book ideas for holiday gift giving, you will want to check out the latest children's book from author Deb A Kalmbach:  Kosmo's Christmas Delivery.  


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Kosmo, the king of troublesome terriers, takes trouble to a whole new level! He's a one-of-a-kind, corn-on-the-cob nibbling, ice cream licking, always-into-mischief dog. Kosmo's Christmas Delivery is told from the point-of-view of an older, but not necessarily wiser dog, Kramer, who laments the acquisition of Kosmo by his family, especially his girl, Emily Jean. When the inquisitive Kosmo jumps on board the Yellow Package delivery truck a few days before Christmas, Kramer, secretly wishes the pup will be lost forever. He reluctantly agrees to help Emily Jean search the snowy streets of their small town for Kosmo. Through a series of unusual events, the missing terrier finally comes home, but not a moment before his older sibling realizes how much he cares about his young friend.

About the Author:

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Deb Kalmbach considers herself an "expert" in not-so-perfect marriages. She's passionate about helping other women take one step forward, then another to find healing and wholeness in their lives. Real hope for real life is what Deb strives to communicate to her readers.

Deb and her husband Randy can see the half-century milestone (a miracle!) for their marriage on the horizon. They live in a tiny town in rural Washington state with Kosmo, their Jack Russell Terrier, who has inspired a new children's book series.

My Review:

This is a great read-aloud with young children.  It is short enough to keep their attention and has appealing and whimsical illustrations.  Both my two-year-old and my five-year-old love animal stories, and the cute terrier and his funny antics was definitely a hit with them.   

My oldest daughter could really relate to the theme of jealousy when a new family member arrives.  She felt the same way when we brought her baby sister home for the first time.  This opened up a great discussion about sibling rivalry and how both girls can share their feelings when they are jealous.   We also talked about how each family member is equally important and special, even though they have to share mom and dad's attention.

I highly recommend this book for children, especially for those that are expecting a new sibling in the family.

Where to Purchase:  

Kosmo's Christmas Delivery is available in paperback for $12.60 on Amazon.

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For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland 2016 #DWFamilyFun #DutchWonderland #spon

I received tickets to Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings for my family to review. All opinions are my own.

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Fall is our absolute favorite time of year as a family to enjoy outdoor activities here in PA.  The weather is {usually} cooler, the leaves are beautiful colors, and there are lots of local pumpkin patches, fall festivals, and amusement parks with Halloween/fall themes.  We love Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings for our little ones because it is perfect for this age group {not too scary and lots of fall photo opportunities too}.  

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It was our first time taking our two-year-old and five-year-old together to Dutch Wonderland.  I was a little nervous with AB because of her serious food allergies {she is allergic to peanuts & eggs and can have an anaphylactic reaction if she ingests it or in the case of peanuts, touches it}.  

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We packed a small lunch bag with safe snacks and drinks for her, along with her action plan from the allergist and her Epi pens.  The people at Dutch Wonderland were great about it and we had no problems getting through security at the gate.

Trick or Treat Trail

We headed to the Trick or Treat trail on Exploration Island first in the hopes that it wouldn't be too crowded right when the park opened.  The trail was completely different than when we went on our first trip {the dinosaurs were not there a few years ago}.  

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The trail wound along the dino dig area and through the dinosaur path.  Many of the dinosaurs were dressed in cute costumes; my girls laughed at the T-rex with a tutu and the dinos dressed as Minions!  Employees were also dressed in cute costumes to match the dinosaurs and were very friendly.  AK's favorite was the Star Wars theme with a dino dressed as Darth Vader.

I was pleasantly surprised that my two-year-old wasn't too afraid of the dinosaurs.  It was nice to take our time through each station and not worry about her getting run over by any older excited kids.  

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If your child has food allergies, you need to be aware that the candy may not be allergy friendly {Kit Kat bars, Reece's peanut butter cups, lollipops with bubble gum, etc}.  There was one station where the employee asked about food allergies and offered an alternative toy whistle.  AB's eyes lit up and she was very happy about that!   The candy wasn't really an issue since I brought special treats for her from home.  As she gets older and is more aware, we will need to have more discussions about why she can't have the same foods as her sissy does.

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There over 30 rides in the fall for different ages throughout the park.  Parents can ride on many of them with their little ones, which was great for our youngest.  Our oldest loved being higher up on the chart this year and being able to ride alone.  The lines weren't too bad for most of the rides {other than the Fun slide, that seemed to take a long time waiting for people to return their mats}.

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My favorite family ride was the gondola ride around Exploration Island.  We saw the dinosaurs along the trick or treat trail and other fun Halloween displays.  AK loved the Joust roller coaster, frog hopper, Sunoco Turnpike cars, and Off-Road Rally trucks.  

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AK and her daddy have a tradition of riding the sky ride together, which is always a favorite too.

Character Meet & Greets

Seeing Duke the Dragon is always a hit with my girls.  This year, we saw Duke with the Knight {we missed the Princess somehow}.  AB couldn't stop staring up at him and pointing, which was very cute.  There are several opportunities to see Merlin the Wizard, the Knight, and the Princess throughout the day {they walk through the park as well at certain times}

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Food Options

There are many food options during Happy Hauntings including Merlin's Restaurant and the Millstream Eatery.   Bean Sprouts has some great healthy choices like sun butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese and veggies and smoothies.  

Since we have a little one with food allergies, we packed her food and bought a few snacks and a drink for her sister.  If you look at the website, they do not make any guarantees about their food being allergen free.  You can ask a manager about specific food allergy questions, but we found it easier to pack our own.

You can also save a bit of money if you pack snacks/meals and go out to your car and return to the park; they will stamp your hand at the gate.

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My family had so much fun at Happy Hauntings this year!  It's a wonderful place to make memories with your little ones this fall.

Save on Tickets

You can save on tickets to Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings {Oct 22/23, Oct 29/30} by clicking on the link below or using this online promo code:  momhauntingsblog16 
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Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 10/18 #linky #giveaway

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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!

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

Peppa Pig Sun, Sea & Snow DVD US only Ends 10/28
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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.

When Calls the Heart: Hearts in Question DVD @WCTH_TV #Hearties #sponsored

Thank you to Edify Media for providing When Calls the Heart: Hearts in Question on DVD for review.  This post contains affiliate links.

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The wait for season 4 of When Calls The Heart series is difficult, but in the meantime you can watch your favorite episodes from season 3 all over again. The fifth DVD When Calls The Heart: Hearts in Question is now available. (Haven't watched the first two seasons? You can check out episodes from Season 1 and Season 2)

In case you need to catch up on Season 3, here are the DVD's in order:

When Calls The Heart: It Begins With Heart
When Calls The Heart:  Troubled Hearts 
When Calls The Heart: Heart of a Hero
When Calls The Heart: Forever in My Heart
When Calls The Heart:  Hearts in Question 


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!

An air of discord settles over Hope Valley when Jack’s spirited mother, Charlotte, pays an unexpected visit… and stays with Elizabeth. While Charlotte “helpfully”, critiques Elizabeth’s skills as a housekeeper, pie-maker and teacher, Rosemary has become a bit of a taskmaster herself for those helping with her imminent wedding to Lee. Meanwhile Gowen comes under suspicion for “irregularities”, in the bank’s bookkeeping, and as he and Nora prepare to leave town, Bill and Jack must contend with a violent storm, rising flood waters and the collapse of the Silverton mine!

There is a lot going on at the end of this season.  Jack's mom comes to pay him a visit, which keeps Jack on edge a bit wondering what his mom is going to say or do around Elizabeth.  Elizabeth is under pressure, hopeful to please her possible future mother-in-law.  I love that Brooke Shields plays Jack's mom; she is an amazing actress!   (Can you imagine having her as a mother-in-law?)

While that plays out, Rosemary is stressing about her upcoming wedding and becoming a bit of a bridezilla.  No surprise there really. Rosemary is a bit of a drama queen so of course she brings drama to her own wedding preparations.

There is a huge mudslide and flooding in a mining town nearby, which causes the settlers to evacuate.   It's wonderful how the people of Hope Valley help out their neighbors with generosity, sacrifice, and teamwork.  That's just one of the things I love about this show!  {Jack is in danger, but I won't tell you what happens!}

I was disappointed that there is still no wedding between Jack & Elizabeth, but maybe in season 4 things will get moving along in that direction!

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If you're a fan of the series, follow #hearties on twitter for all the latest buzz.  

Where to Buy: 

When Calls the Heart: Hearts in Question is available in stores and at FamilyChristian.com for $19.98.

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Peppa Pig Sun, Sea & Snow DVD #Giveaway #sponsored #PeppaPigDVD

I will receive a Peppa Pig DVD as a Fox Insider. All opinions are my own.
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Both of my girls love watching Peppa Pig on Nick Jr. every day.   They are excited for the release of Peppa Pig Sun, Sea and Snow on DVD Oct. 18th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Entertainment One.  It's perfect for this time of year!

It's always perfect weather for Peppa Pig's amusing adventures. Not even snow, rain, or fog can stop the wintry fun! Join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig as they enjoy a most unusual trip to the seaside, a super ski day, muddy puddle-jumping and more! Kids and parents alike will love all 12 fun-filled peppasodes!

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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 10/28/16 at  11:59 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.  Prize may take 6-12 weeks to ship from the sponsor. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story New Trailer #RogueOne #StarWars

Yesterday, my daughter was outside talking to one of the boys in our neighborhood who was wielding a light saber.  When AK told him that she wanted a light saber, he told her "they aren't for girls."  I couldn't believe it.  Has he not seen Rey from The Force Awakens?! 

Well he is in for a shock when he sees the latest Star Wars movie trailer.

We are incredibly excited about this sneak peek at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming to theaters December 16!   This is definitely one you don't want to miss.  And it features a girl on the poster!  {who says Star Wars is only for boys?}

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th!


Will you be heading out to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this holiday season?

Celebrate #Halloween with #Ghostbusters Answer the Call #BooItForward #sponsored

I received a Ghostbusters Answer the Call Blu-ray & Boo It Forward kit.  All opinions are my own.

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It's October and we are enjoying all things fall, including Halloween, which is coming up soon!  Ghostbusters Answer the Call is now available on DVD/Blu-ray & Digital format {Oct 11th} so you can binge watch all your favorite Halloween movies.

The extended edition includes the theatrical & extended editions as well as gag reels, commentaries, and alternate scenes.

I have never seen the original, so this will be my first time seeing Ghostbusters{shocking I know}.  I have however, heard the original music, which conveniently is stuck in my head.  "When there's something strange, in the neighborhood...Who you gonna call?  GHOSTBUSTERS!"  I dare you to get it out of your head.

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In celebration of the release, Sony Pictures BOO'd my family.  Not sure what that is?  I wasn't either. 

The tradition of “Booing your Neighbor” has been around for several years now and it has really grown in popularity as a fun, safe, family-oriented activity. It’s also known as “Ghosting” or “Boo-gramming.” It has been a hit with mommy bloggers and their families. They would put together a home decorated bag of treats including a note with instructions on how to “boo” and a poem and deliver it anonymously to their neighbor, friend or relative. The recipient would then have 48 hours to do it to their next door neighbor or friend which creates a chain throughout the neighborhood.

If Halloween isn't your thing, you can also make a fall/autumn themed treat basket to surprise your neighbors.

I'm all about spreading some fun around the neighborhood!  So we will #BooitForward this week!

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So who you gonna boo? Visit Walmart.com/BooitForward to learn more.


New Care Bears Products from Vandor {Holiday Gift Guide} #holidaygiftguide #sponsored

I received Care Bears items from Vandor for review. This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own.

Meal times can be a struggle at our house.  My oldest daughter is a very picky eater.  There are times when she will only eat one type of food and ask for it over and over again.  On any given day, every meal time is a struggle to get her to eat a better 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 way to make meal times more fun is to use cute characters for tableware.  We already love our My Little Pony & Mickey Mouse Bamboo cups from Vandor

Now Vandor has licensed Care Bear products to add to their eco-friendly line.  And my girls couldn't be more excited!
Vandor Care Bears Licensed Gifts

I loved Care Bears growing up and now I get to enjoy them all over again with my daughters.  Can you believe that Care Bears have been sharing the love for 35 years?   We watch Care Bears & Cousins on Netflix all the time and are excited about all of the new products available for a new generation of fans!

Vandor Care Bears Bamboo Mealtime Set

Vandor's Care Bears mealtime set  includes a small cup, bowl, divided plate plus two utensils: a fork and a spoon.  The set is made from bamboo and corn starch.  Bamboo is a biodegradable, renewable resource that offers an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic.  And best of all, it is BPA free, break resistant, and dishwasher safe!  With little ones, those are very important features! 

Vandor Carebears Bamboo Mealtime Set

AK hates for any of her food to touch {as do I}.  She loves the divided plate so that none of her food mixes.  Sometimes she will share the set with her little sister.  The small bowl and cup are just the right size for toddlers and five-year-olds alike.

AK also loves the Care Bears 14 oz. water bottle.  It is made from
Durable Eastman Tritan plastic and is BPA free.  It has a spill-proof sport lid with straw, and a wide mouth for easy filling and cleaning.   It's great for toting to school and for outdoor fun at the park or the zoo.  My favorite feature is that it is top rack dishwasher safe, which is a time saver for this busy mom!  

Vandor has a fun variety of Care Bears licensed gifts for fans of all ages including mugs, totes, retro lunch boxes and more.  You'll definitely want to check them out this holiday season!

Where to Buy:

Vandor Care Bears Bamboo mealtime sets are $31 and Care Bears 14 oz. Water Bottles are currently $14.98 at Amazon. 


For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. 

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