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Blankie Tails Giveaway @mamathefox #HolidayGiftGuide

10/31/17

Giveaway

  

The weather is getting cooler and everyone needs a comfortable and warm blanket to snuggle up with.  These adorable blankets will make a great gift this holiday season!

Enter for your chance to win (1) Blanket Tail

***  2 Winners!   ***

Runs 10/31 - 11/14
Open to US residents, Must be 18+ to enter
 

Sponsored by: Blankie Tails

Hosted by: MamatheFox.com

Co-Hosted by: Homeschool Insights & Sonya's Happenings

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Blankie Tails are the perfect gift for anyone! They are super cozy, warm and fun. With sizes ranging from toddler to adult, you are sure to find the perfect Blankie Tail. Check out the newest tail featuring a My Little Pony design.  

Head over to MamatheFox to read more about why Blankie Tails are the best option.

 

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 10/30

10/30/17
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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.

Happy Halloween! So glad you could join us!

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.

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Peppa Pig Coming to Macy's at King of Prussia Mall @KoP_Mall #PeppaPig

Attention all Peppa Pig fans!  

Macy's at the King of Prussia Mall will be holding an event with Peppa Pig this coming Saturday November 4th.


You are invited to a fun-filled afternoon featuring everyone’s favorite pig, Peppa Pig. 



Customers can stop by to meet Peppa and take a photo with her, then take a seat at the reading circle for a reading of Peppa's new book, Princess Peppa.* 

Plus,  you will be treated to Earth’s Best Organic® toddler snacks and more, while supplies last.  Those who make a purchase at Macy's KOP Mall of $35 or more in the Kid’s department {November 4th, 2017 only}, will receive a special Peppa Pig gift bag complete with their very own copy of Princess Peppa.

Event subject to change or cancellation. 

*Check-in will begin at 10am. The first 150 customers to check-in will be given a time-slot to come back and meet Peppa starting at 11am. 



When:  Saturday, November 4th at 11am

Where:  Macy's King of Prussia
               Kids Department, Lower Level
               680 West DeKalb Pike
               The Court at King of Prussia
               King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Jim Henson Fun Halloween Activities #HensonHalloween

Halloween is almost here!  Have you figured out your costume yet?  I have some fun costume ideas for you as well as some family activities from Jim Henson that you will love!


PBS Kids


Dress Like Buddy for Halloween

Is your little one looking to dress up like their favorite T-Rex for Halloween? Have no fear! We've got an easy, no-sew pattern for you to try.




Jim Henson Halloween Activities




Make your own Sid the Science Kid costume


Are you a curious boy like Sid? Try these Sid activities or make your own Sid the Science Kid costume that is sure to make your little one’s Halloween memorable.



Jim Henson Halloween activities

Carve Your Own Splash and Bubbles Themed Pumpkins!


Jim Henson Halloween Activities
Halloween is just around the corner and we've created templates for your family to carve their own favorite Splash and Bubbles characters! Make your very own Bubbles, Splash, and Dunk themed pumpkins.





Yucky-Mucky Goo!







The ocean is filled with loads of interesting creatures and some can be downright spooky and yucky.  For example, our yuckiest Splash and Bubbles character Boo the Hagfish expels goo when she feels threatened! Make your own Yucky-Mucky Goo this Halloween season!


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Happy Halloween!




Disney Princess Pley Box #Giveaway #DisneySMMC

10/28/17
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Giveaway  


Enter for your chance to win (1) Disney Princess Box from Pley

***2 Winners!***



If you are as Disney obsessed as my family is, you will be super excited about this giveaway!  

Little girls  {especially mine} love Disney Princesses! Imagine official Disney Princess toys, activities, and/or accessories delivered right to your door.



With Pley's Official Disney Princess Subscription boxes you can provide screen free entertainment to your child every month.  You can sign up for 1, 3 or 6 month packages or just buy 1 of the previous month boxes. 

This bi-monthly subscription contains official Disney Princess toys, activities, and/or accessories delivered right to your door for just $24.99 (plus the cost of shipping). 

Learn more about these amazing Disney boxes here.   You can also purchase a Disney princess Pley Box here.

Scroll down to enter to win a box now!  

Sponsored by: Pley

Hosted by: MamatheFox

Co-Hosted by: The Importance of Being Rees, Lynchburg Mama, Sonya's Happenings and The Artisan Lifestyle

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WONDER The Movie in Theaters November 17th #Sponsored #WondertheMovie #ChooseKind

10/25/17
I received promotional materials for Wonder the movie.  All opinions are mine.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and in my daughter's classroom they are focusing on kindness.  It's such a simple concept but so important to model with our children.  They are like little sponges that absorb everything.  I want my children to have empathy for others and treat people the way they would want to be treated. 

WONDER, which deals with these themes, has been adapted from a book into a movie coming to theaters November 17th.  And it's a movie you {and your kids} need to see.

New York Times Bestseller, books made into movies


Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.


Lionsgate, New York Times Bestseller

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
R.J. Palacio

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”
R.J. Palacio

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I love the powerful messages in this film!  I highly encourage you to also read the book too, if possible, before seeing the movie.  And bring tissues.   I have a feeling you'll need them.  {I tear up just watching the movie trailer}



Get a “Choose Kind” shirt and support the wonderful work of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center at http://omaze.com/choosekind.

We can't wait for WONDER to hit theaters November 17th!

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Princess Peppa Now available on DVD #Sponsored #PeppaPig

10/24/17
I received a copy of Princess Peppa for review.  All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.

Peppa Pig is watched daily in our home.  Both of my girls love Peppa so much that they sometimes start speaking in the same accent.  It's incredibly cute!    We recently visited with Peppa at a local toy store for AK's birthday and she was in heaven.

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My girls absolutely love the new DVD that released October 10th called Princess Peppa!  They are all about dressing up and playing princess, and it's perfect that it is out right before Halloween.

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In the new DVD, preschoolers join Peppa and her little brother George as their bedtime story turns them into “Princess Peppa” and “Sir George the Brave”! Together, they meet a wizard, encounter a scary dragon and celebrate a huge party! The fun continues with a visit from the tooth fairy, a trip to a castle and a special drive to find a rainbow’s end!


Episodes Include:
  • Princess Peppa
  • The Tooth Fairy
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Windy Castle
  • George’s Balloon
  • The Rainbow
  • The Queen
  • Perfume
  • The Wishing Well
  • The Blackberry Bush
  • Chloe’s Puppet show
Bonus Episode: 
  • The Frog Prince from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom


The episodes are a good length to keep my preschooler's attention.  She was incredibly excited to see Peppa wearing a crown and going on adventures with George as a knight!   I downloaded some fun coloring pages and activity sheets for her to do after we watched the DVD together.   My oldest particularly liked the Tooth Fairy episode, as she was recently visited by the Tooth Fairy after losing a very wiggly tooth.

We need to make another Peppa Pig mask soon too!

Each Peppa Pig: Princess Peppa DVD also comes with an “oinktastic” surprise – a limited edition princess Peppa plush, for even more imagination-inspiring play!  This limited edition set is sure to be a hit with your little ones!

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Tuesday Giveaway #Linky 10/23

10/23/17
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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.

How's your week going so far?  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!

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Thank you for linking up!

   

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Now Avail on Blu-ray Plus #Giveaway @disneyjunior {Sponsored} #DisneyJunior

I received a copy of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and plush for review.  All opinions are mine. This post contains affiliate links.

Fall is all about the pumpkins.  Halloween just wouldn't be the same without them!  And if your kids are anything like mine, they love watching their favorite tv specials like It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  Alongside this classic, my girls have made it a new tradition to watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin on Disney Junior.

For the first time, Spookley the Square Pumpkin is now available in a Blu-ray combo pack and digital HD from Cinedigm.

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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN, written and created by Joe Troiano, tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Although Spookley initially faces ridicule from his fellow patch-mates, he goes on to save the day during a terrible storm. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

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In a world where the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins, Spookley is teased because of his square shape. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. But Big Tom and Little Tom, the pumpkin bullies in the patch, continue to tease and taunt Spookley.

Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. When the storm blows the round pumpkins across the patch towards the raging river, Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day.

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE 5 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PICTURE BOOKS*:
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly
The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg
The Legend of Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug
The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens

This is the perfect length to keep little ones' attention with such an important message!   Spookley encourages children to learn to embrace their differences and know that it's okay to be who you are.  It also teaches about treating others with kindness, being strong and courageous, and the power of friendship.    

My first grader has had to deal with feeling "different" when she got her first pair of glasses and some boys told her she looked weird.  Kids will be kids, but they also need to know that bullying is not okay.  Spookley is a character with whom all kids who have been teased or bullied can relate.



This year, Spookley the Square Pumpkin also returns as the "Official Spokes-Pumpkin" of National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.  For more information on Spookley’s activities with PACER, visit: www.PACER.org/Bullying/



The animated television special, based on the bestselling Spookley book series, has been a long time Halloween tradition for families.  You'll want to bring home a copy today!


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Giveaway:

One reader will win a copy of Spookley the Square Pumpkin on Blu-ray plus one plush

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Just use the Giveaway Tools form 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, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. Giveaway Ends 11/1/17 at 1AM 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.



Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings 2017 Family Fun {Sponsored} #DWHappyHauntings #DutchWonderland

10/19/17
I received tickets to Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings for my family to review. All opinions are my own.

Happy Hauntings

My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and the chance to enjoy outdoor activities with my family.  This year, the weather has been much warmer and has fluctuated a lot.  But we made the best of our cloudy day and headed out to Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland this past weekend.

If you arrive when the park opens, you'll see Duke, Princess Brooke, Merlin, and the Knight to the right of the entrance.  There wasn't a line and the characters were all very friendly, although my three-year-old refused to have her picture taken.

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Trick or Treat Trail

We headed for Exploration Island soon after our quick visit with the characters at the entrance.  

The trail wound along the dino dig area and through the dinosaur path.  Each child gets a bag to put their treats in, and adults get a ticket to turn into one of the employees for candy too.


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The dinosaurs were dressed in cute costumes; we recognized one from last year but there were also new ones like Smurfs, Beauty & The Beast, and Ghostbusters.  Employees were also dressed in cute costumes to match the dinosaurs and were very friendly.  AK's favorite was the Smurfs and AB loved Beauty and the Beast.


Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings

They offer non-candy treats for those who have food allergies {just ask the employee when your child walks up}.  We forgot to tell the employee at the first few stations, but they had stickers, yo-yos, spiders, poppers, bubbles, and spider rings.



Rides

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.   


Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings

Since this was opening weekend, it was very crowded and many of the lines were long.  {We waited about 30 minutes in line just for the Sunoco Turnpike cars.}  It's easiest to divide and conquer when you have two different age groups.  We had each child pick rides that they wanted, and we would split up and each take one to a different line.

AB loved the Monster Trucks and the train ride.  AK loved the frog hopper and the carousel.  




Character Meet & Greets

My girls had a really tough choice to make this year.  We usually visit Duke for his meet and greet, but since it was at the same time as Princess Brooke's story time, they chose to visit her.  {At least I got one photo with Duke so we didn't break our tradition}


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Princess Brooke read a fun Peppa Pig story and posed for photos after.  My girls loved it!


Food Options

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

I suggest saving a bit of money by packing snacks/meals and going out to your car and returning to the park; they will stamp your hand at the gate. 



Tips:


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  • Measure your child to find out what color Gem they are.  The map and each ride has a sign to show how tall you have to be to ride and whether you must ride with an adult.
  • Merlin's Mahem has not been completed yet, but the train ride is now open again.
  • It's worth buying a Dutch Wonderland cup; it costs $7.99 and refills are only $.99 all season!
  • Visit the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Exploration Island as soon as you can (we went right when the park opened).  The lines get really long as the day goes by.
  • Save $ by packing your lunch and leaving it in a cooler in the car.  There are picnic areas outside the park and you can have your hand stamped to re-enter.

Check out this re-cap of our day:




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


Dutch Wonderland

Happy Hauntings Schedule:


Oct 14-15, 21-22, & Oct. 28-29


Saturdays 2PM-9PM and Sundays 2PM-8PM



You’re invited to a Spook-tacular Halloween Dance Party at the Celebration Theater on Sunday, October 22nd & 29th at 7pm! Join Duke, Princess Brooke, and the Knight of Safety for a kid-friendly Halloween bash featuring music, dancing and fun. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

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You can save on tickets to Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings by clicking on the photo below or using this online promo code:  AtticGirlhhBlog17




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PBS KIDS Halloween Episodes Plus Pumpkin Activities @pbskids #PBSKIDS

10/17/17
Some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters are celebrating Halloween with spooky new episodes, games and activities.  These will also be available on PBS KIDS digital platforms, with a variety of Halloween-themed games on the PBS KIDS Games app and pbskids.org.

PBS KIDS is also offering PreK-12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their instruction with a range of curriculum-aligned videos, lesson plans and games that can be used to enhance homework assignments and kick-start classroom discussions. These free resources are available to teachers nationwide on pbslearningmedia.org.



Episode Line-Up:


ARTHUR AND THE HAUNTED TREE HOUSE

Premieres and streams October 23; re-airs October 25 and October 27-31



Halloween episode, PBS KIDS

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating,

Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted…but by what?

ODD SQUAD
Premieres and streams October 16

Odd Squad 2

“Haunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods”In “Haunt Squad,” Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost. In “Safe House in the Woods,” Owen and new recruit Ozlyn wait out a storm while transporting a dangerous creature.


SPLASH AND BUBBLES
Premieres October 16 and streams October 20

Splash and Bubbles
“Yuck or Treat/The Thing From Above the Reef” – In “Yuck or Treat,” after visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know, the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. Then, in “The Thing From Above the Reef,” Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it’s a monster, only to discover a Baby Sea Urchin who is hiding from a giant “Thing” that circles in the waters above the reef – Mayor Sting!

CYBERCHASE
Premieres on the 24/7 channel and streams October 23 and airs on October 28, 29

A new Halloween episode marks the premiere of CYBERCHASE Season 11!

“Watts of Halloween Trouble” It's Halloween Haunt-O-Rama on R-Fair City, and Hacker has a wicked treat up his sleeve: to keep the kids out of Cyberspace forever by crashing Motherboard’s portal system. But when Buzz and Delete make a mistake, the portal system crashes too late, and the kids and Digit are trapped on R-Fair City! Now, the kids must find enough energy to power Digit’s portal rebooter and keep the amusement park going. But with the celebration in full swing, can they find big and small ways to save enough energy? And can they get back to Earth again?

Returning Favorites

CURIOUS GEORGE: A HALLOWEEN BOO FEST
Airs October 23, 25, 27 and 31
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT HALLOWEEN!
Airs and streams October 24, 26 and 30-31
 
Halloween-themed episodes from PBS KIDS favorites will also be streaming all month long on PBS KIDS digital platforms.
 

PBS KIDS Family Night Schedule
These specials will air on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream in October.
 
ODD SQUAD: AGAINST THE ODDS
Airs/streams October 6, 7 and 8
 
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT HALLOWEEN
Airs/streams October 20, 21 and 22
 
ARTHUR AND THE HAUNTED TREEHOUSE
Airs/streams October 27, 28 and 29



ALL ABOUT PUMPKINS

What would Halloween be without pumpkins? I'm sure you all are in the process of visiting pumpkin patches so you can decorate your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

Check out these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas from Grow with Samantha's YouTube channel:



Have you ever wanted to roast your own pumpkin seeds?  Grow with Samantha shares her special recipe:

Have little ones at home?  Check out these pumpkin crafts and activities for preschool.

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