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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 12/26

12/26/17
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Happy Holidays!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family!

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.

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P.King Duckling DVD US only Ends 12/27

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Put some Poldark in Your Stocking! Poldark Season 3 Blu-ray Now available @masterpiecepbs #Sponsored #PoldarkPBS

12/21/17
I received Poldark Season 3 for review.  All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.

Poldark fans rejoice!  Poldark Season 3 {full-length UK edition} is now available on Blu-ray so you can binge watch and get through #Poldarkness until Season 4.  {Sigh.  Why oh why PBS Masterpiece do you make us wait so long in the US?}

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1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace and repair their relationship at Nampara. However, the arrival of Demelza's brothers disturbs the fragile truce and Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George's ascent to continue unchecked. Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?


Not sure what Poldark is all about?  Let me clue you in.  If you're a fan of high quality period dramas, this is one you do NOT want to miss.

PBS Masterpiece's series Poldark is based upon the popular book series by Winston Graham.  It follows the story of Ross Poldark {Aidan Turner}, a British Army officer who returns home to Cornwall after the American Revolution.  He finds that his fiancé, Elizabeth{Heida Reed}, thought he was dead, and is engaged to his cousin Frances.  Thus begins a whole host of drama, as Ross is still in love with Elizabeth.  Ross' obsession for Elizabeth affects his life in many ways, including his marriage to Demelza {Eleanor Tomlinson}.  I will not say much more so that I don't give any spoilers if you haven't caught up on Season 1 and 2.



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There are many layers to Ross' story, and each layer reveals more about his character.  Sometimes you cheer for him, and other times you get angry with him.  But it's such a beautifully woven tapestry that you can't stop watching it unfold.  With the gorgeous views of Cornwall, beautiful costumes, superb {and not bad looking either} actors, and gritty true-life contrast between rich and poor during the 18th century, this is my absolute favorite series since Downton Abbey ended!


Season 3 begins in 1794, with revolution rocking France and impacting Britain.  Not only is there a physical battle going on, but there is a personal one at home for Ross.  He and Demelza are trying to repair their tenuous relationship.



Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner play Demelza and Ross Poldark (Mammoth Screen/BBC)
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Ross' nemesis, GeorgeWarleggan, is doing everything in his power to gain power and crush the Poldark family, continuously struggling with his jealousy.  


“Mr. & Mrs. Warleggan”
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We also see the tumultuous love
 story of Morwenna and Drake.  While the plot is a little more slow moving in Season 3, there are many simmering issues explored.



Drake (Harry Richardson) gives Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) a flower in an episode of 'Poldark' Season 3 on PBS
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The blu-ray includes over 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus video:


  • Roscoff Rescue
  • Jeff Tessler (Production Designer)
  • Howard Burden (Costume Designer)
  • Pippa Woods (Make-up and Hair Designer)
  • The Women in Poldark
  • Favourite Locations
  • Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark)
  • Eleanor Turner (Demelza Poldark)
  • Demelza and Hugh Armitage
  • Drake and Morwenna
  • George and Elizabeth



Put some Poldark under the tree or in her stocking this holiday season.  It makes the perfect gift!


Where to Buy:

Poldark Season 3 is available on Shop PBS website and Amazon.com






And don't forget to check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for more gift ideas!

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 12/18

12/18/17
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The countdown to Christmas is on...have you finished your shopping yet??

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 Giveaways

P.King Duckling DVD US only Ends 12/27

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Despicable Me 3 Blu-ray Plus Stocking Stuffer Ideas @despicableme #Sponsored #MerryMinions #HolidayGiftGuide

I received Despicable Me 3 and promotional items for review. All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.




Despicable Me 3 is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, and my two girls couldn't be more excited!  Those funny minions are making it a #MerryMinions holiday indeed.

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Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. 


Despicable Me 3

The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax)Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Despicable Me 3


Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of Gru and his family in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt Trey Parker, “South Park,” Team America: World Police), the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother — a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps — the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad.




Academy Award® nominee Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) reprises his hilarious role as reformed criminal mastermind Gru, as well as his newly discovered twin, Dru. The all-star voice cast also features Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Despicable Me 2), Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 1 & 2, School of Rock), Steve Coogan (The Secret Life of Pets, Philomena), Jenny Slate (Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets), Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 1 & 2) and legendary singer and actress Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins). 


BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:



  • All-New Mini Movie The Secret Life of Kyle
  • Minion Moments — Watch the Minions cause more hilarious mayhem with Gru
  • Deleted Scene — With intro by Dana Gaier, the voice of Edith
  • Character Profiles — The inside scoop on the most popular characters, from the actors who play them
  • The Making of Despicable Me 3 — A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie
  • Developing Dru — Behind the scenes character development of Dru
  • The AVL Files — Through the lens of the Anti-Villain League’s hi-tech database, this ultra secret, interactive surveillance briefing showcases all of the agency’s amazing creations and top agents
  • Freedonia Visitors Guide — Welcome to Freedonia! See all that the town has to offer with this interactive map. From its world class cheese, to its beautiful coastline, Freedonia has it all!
  • Despicable Me TV — Tune in for some fabulous fun with these Despicable Me 3 infomercials. Includes “Balthazar Bratt Action Figure,” “Bad Boy Bod by Balthazar Bratt” and “Agnes’ Super Cute, Incredibly Amazing Toy Sale.”
  • Doowit” Sing-Along Sing along with Pharrell Williams as the Minions plot their escape from prison
  • Yellow Light” Music Video — Official music video by Pharrell Williams
  • Minion Mugshots The Minions add to the long list of celebrity mugshots in their very own “rogues gallery.”
  • Wanted Posters Have you seen these Minions wanted for various crimes?

Despicable Me 3 is chock full of laughs, from the 80's references and songs, to the adorable minions we all love.  My girls cracked up over Gru's twin brother and his antics, and watching the minions end up in jail.  Though I think their favorite part was the unicorn quest (I mean, what little girl doesn't want her own unicorn?).  

My favorite line in the movie, “Life is just like that sometimes. We’re hoping for a unicorn and we get a goat.”- Gru to Agnes

Despicable Me 3

On a family friendly scale, I will warn you: there are naked bottoms, quite a few of them.  I'm not sure why naked bum humor is needed, but my girls noticed it right away and commented every time.  There is also the usual adult humor that will be over your younger kids' heads.  

My girls also loved the bonus mini movie starring their pet Kyle!  It was very cute!

We received some fun holiday activities to go along with the movie, including this adorable Minion hat that lights up, activity mats, stickers, and decorate-your-own paper ornaments.  Doesn't AK look adorable in this hat?  Such a cute stocking stuffer idea!

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Speaking of cute stocking stuffers, here are some great Despicable Me 3 items that you'll want to tell Santa about:

  • MINEEZ Despicable Me Blind
    Box
    Moose, Ages 5+
    Stocking Stuffers

    Stocking Stuffers
  • Despicable Me 3 Lip Balms with
    Bonus Bag
    Townley, Ages 3+

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  • Despicable Me 3 Dress Up Set
  • Townley, Ages 6+

Stocking Stuffers
  • Despicable Me 3 Nail Polish Set
    Townley, Ages 3+





Download these fun holiday activities for Despicable Me 3:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vUehIJ7rSHd-KST9VHgfC7gZ6eOxccOk/view?usp=sharing

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Hilton Hotels is promoting the release of Despicable Me 3 with a national sweepstakes offer with a Grand Prize trip to Los Angeles, hotel stay and tickets for four to Universal Studios Hollywood!

Contest ends 11:59 PM PST on December 31, 2017. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. & D.C., 21+. One prize available to be won. Blackout dates apply.

Additionally, select hotels in Southern California, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington D.C. and Houston will be displaying photo backdrops featuring the Minions in the lobbies and distributing Minion sticker sheets, luggage tags and holiday bags while supplies last! 
To learn more, visit Go to www.HiltonHonors.com/DM3
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P.King Duckling Discovery Duck Now Available on DVD @shoutfactory Plus #Giveaway #sponsored

12/12/17
I received a copy of P.King Duckling: Discovery Duck for review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine.
Discovery Duck

Disney Junior is known for its fun and educational preschool series.  My youngest loves watching Disney Junior and has discovered a new show called P. King Duckling.  P. King Duckling and his animal friends make her laugh and she is excited about the DVD release of P.King Duckling: Discovery Duck to DVD today.


Leap into the awesome adventures of P. King Duckling! He and his pals are coming to DVD in P. King Duckling: Discovery Duck in the U.S. and Canada, on December 12, 2017, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with UYoung. P. King Duckling: Discovery Duck contains 6 episodes from Season One, along with four fun music videos, and is available for pre-order now on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com.


Brought to you by the award winning Josh Selig (Sesame Street, Wonder Pets!) in collaboration with James Chen Gu, General Manager of UYoung Animation,P. King Duckling encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children with his funny, family-friendly adventures. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get quacking- hop in the Hilly-copter and join the fun!

Broadcast in the U.S. on Disney Junior, where the series enjoyed high ratings, the preschool comedy series has a learning-focused curriculum created by media specialist, Dr. Christine Ricci (Dora the Explorer), that centers on overcoming challenges and inspiring creative thinking.

Spend some time in Hilly Hole with your favorite day-seizing duck…P. King Duckling! Along with his two best friends- Chumpkins, the tech-savvy pig, and smart, sensible Wombat- P. King travels the globe in search of excitement and fun…even if they do ruffle a few feathers along the way!




This fun series is perfect for ages 3 to 6.  P. King Duckling and his quirky friends live in a town called Hilly Hole.  There are all kinds of silly situations and challenges for him and his friends.  I love how not only does the show make us laugh, but it teaches my little one important lessons about creative thinking, problem solving, and being yourself.   It also encourages kids to challenge themselves, learn to express themselves creatively through music and dance, and to use their imagination.

Where to Buy:

P. King Duckling: Discovery Duck is available on Amazon





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Giveaway:  3 Winners will receive a copy of P.King Duckling: Discovery Duck on DVD
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This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/27/17 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.  By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of the DVD for review. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 12/11

12/11/17
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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.

The countdown to Christmas is on!  Are you ready?

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.

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Get a Package From Santa @santaletters1 #Sponsored #HolidayGiftGuide #PackageFromSanta

12/9/17
I received a platinum Package From Santa.  All opinions are mine.

The other day my six year old came home from school and told me that there isn't a Santa Clause.  I knew it was inevitable that one of her classmates might say this to her and we'd have to have "the talk."   But I'm not ready for the magic to disappear in our house, especially since she has a younger sister.   I told her that maybe others don't believe in Santa, but I wouldn't take that risk, especially if we are going to see him at breakfast this weekend!

Recently I was given the opportunity to spread a little Christmas magic with Package From SantaAnd let me tell you, her face lit up like a light bulb!  She literally ran up the steps to show me the box.
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Not only did she receive a special box directly from the North Pole, including her name on it, a special return address sticker, and a Santa stamp, but Santa called her on the phone and sent her a special personalized video.  


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Package From Santa allows you to keep that Christmas magic for as long as possible!   



Look at the cute goodies your child gets in the Platinum Package:

Platinum Package


You can choose the message for your child's Santa letter and personalize their Nice List certificate.  Her eyes lit up when she found out she was on the nice list!


Package From Santa


Package From Santa

AK was super excited about all of the items, but her favorite was the reindeer food.  She wanted to go outside and sprinkle it around right away, but I told her she had to wait until Christmas Eve.  We haven't done this before, so she is really looking forward to it!


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The sleigh bell is great quality, and a lot heavier than it looks.  There's a cute card from Rudolph too.


Package From Santa


If your child has allergies, be aware of the labeling on the cocoa and the cookie.  {my youngest has peanut and egg allergies and they are not safe for her}

Package From Santa


If your child is on the fence about Santa, this is a great gift to bring back the holiday magic!   Once they open that box and see a personalized letter from Santa along with all of the special items, that doubt will fly out the window.

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Package From Santa has three different packages.  The platinum package is the most expensive;  there are add-ons as you go through the process that I really wish they would include in this box (like snow you can make).  I think it would add more value for the cost of $69.95.  That being said, it makes a fun and magical Christmas gift for your little ones if you're willing to splurge.  

Definitely take advantage of the 25% off with code!  There are only a few days left to order and still receive the included phone call and video from Santa.

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Order Package From Santa for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com?affil=USF and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMP17 at checkout.


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And don't forget to check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for more gift ideas!

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