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Hello Kitty & Friends: Let's Learn Together Giveaway @sentaikids #Sponsored #HoHoHoHop #HolidayGiftGuide #HelloKittyFriends

Hello Kitty & Friends: Let's Learn Together, a two DVD collection for preschoolers, is now available on DVD just in time for holiday gift giving.   One of my favorite characters growing up was Hello Kitty.  I am so excited to share Hello Kitty with my daughters! 

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I received a copy of Hello Kitty & Friends: Let's Learn Together for review.  This post contains affiliate links.

The iconic Hello Kitty cartoon is coming to Preschool!  An all-new video collection of everyone’s favorite Japanese cat will help preschoolers learn letters, numbers and colors.  “Hello Kitty & Friends: Let’s Learn Together” is a two-DVD collection that lets millennial parents share Hello Kitty with their own children.

Two all-new home video collections bring the winsome Hello Kitty characters to life for preschoolers, as the first offering from the new distribution label Sentai KIDS.

Each DVD collection, with no fuss, parent friendly, POP N PLAYsm functionality, features over an hour of educational, engaging entertainment content geared toward preschool learners.  The series explores numbers, shapes, animals and other age-appropriate concepts like good manners and making friends, all with the engaging antics of Hello Kitty and her friends: Mimi, Amy, Eric, and Harry. 

In stores and online on November 20, the two DVD collections will be available at online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores including Best Buy, Target and WalMart.  Hello Kitty: Let¹s Learn Together will also be available on digital sell-through outlets including Amazon and Apple iTunes.

My four year old really enjoyed Hello Kitty and her friends!  They are cute and colorful, and just as much fun as the Hello Kitty I remember growing up.  I love that it reinforces learning concepts in math, science and reading!

Where to Purchase:  

Hello Kitty and Friends: Let's Learn Together Collection 1 and Hello Kitty and Friends: Let's Learn Together Collection 2 are available on Amazon

Be sure to visit our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for more great gift ideas!

Holiday Gift Guide


One reader will win a copy of Hello Kitty and Friends: Let's Learn Together



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New Growth Press Spirit of Giving Youth Package #Giveaway Week 1

Do you know any bookworms that would love some new reads this holiday season?  Books make a great gift for those members of the family who need a break from all the electronics in the house. 

We all need to unplug every once in a while, don't we?

Even if there aren’t kids in your own house, I’m sure you know some young people who would enjoy these books. Maybe you are a youth leader or teacher with young people on your Christmas list.

New Growth Press is jumping into the gift giving season by giving away THREE children’s book gift boxes (retail value of $125 each). All of their children’s books are beautifully illustrated, entertaining, teach a lesson, and most importantly, are biblically based!

From November 19-25, you can enter to win one of three children’s gift boxes. 

Each gift box includes five of New Growth Press’ new children’s releases and two of their best sellers:

This playful children’s book serves as a beginner’s theology book for young readers who love numbers and patterns. By discovering numbers in God’s world and in his Word, parents help their children foster a deeper love and knowledge of who God is and how he counts them as his. With countable illustrations and an easy-to-learn structure, children who are always seeking, finding, tracing, and counting numbers will be captivated by God Counts.

These three books are a part of the Good News for Little Hearts series. This is a new series of hardback, illustrated children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds—each centered on an animal family. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure, bringing biblical counsel and hope to issues every child faces. Together children and parents will be guided by the stories into meaningful conversations about living by faith in everyday life.

God Made Me and You invites kids to explore God’s design for ethnic diversity. Because Scripture teaches that ethnic diversity is not something that should be tolerated but rather enthusiastically embraced, Christian hip hop artist Shai Linne helps children, parents, and caregivers to celebrate this biblical truth through a lyrical, rhyming style and colorful illustrations.

God Made All of Me is an invaluable resource and beautifully illustrated story to help families talk about sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. This helpful guide starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. With the help of God Made All of Me, parents and caregivers can begin conversations with boys and girls about their bodies, navigating a discussion that can so easily be warped into confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy.

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls ages eight and up. Vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas, this interactive book competes with screen time by stimulating children’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure! Along with the many fun and exciting stories of historical figures, young and old readers alike will learn about the roots of our faith and the importance of the gospel in our lives.

In case you don’t win the prize pack, sign-up for New Growth Press’ e-news at https://newgrowthpress.com/ to receive information about their Countdown to Christmas discounts so that you can order copies. 

Be sure to follow them on social media as well where they will be sharing daily deals throughout the Christmas season 

The Attic Girl received no compensation for sharing this giveaway and it not responsible for prizing.

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 11/19

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Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

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!

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The Christmas Chronicles Comes to @Netflix Nov. 22nd #TheChristmasChronicles #ad #rwm #NetflixPartner

One of our favorite holiday traditions is watching Christmas movies all snuggled up on the couch.  We have many favorites that we watch over and over again.  The Christmas Chronicles, a new Christmas movie coming to Netflix Nov. 22nd, has been added to our favorite holiday movie list.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Review Wire Media for Netflix. 

The Christmas Chronicles is a wishful, hilarious, family festive adventure. This is our first live action family film with a well established director and big profile actor in Kurt Russell.

From producer Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, "Harry Potter") and director Clay Kaytis ("The Angry Birds Movie"), The Christmas Chronicles, tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa - as you've never seen him before - and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it's too late. The Christmas Chronicles premieres on Netflix, November 22, 2018!

I don't want to give any big spoilers here, but I will warn you, the film deals with the children's loss of a parent. If this is a sensitive topic for your kids, you may want to watch the film with them so they can process those feelings. {The holiday season is definitely a hard time to deal with the loss of a loved one!} While The Christmas Chronicles deals with loss, it also has some light hearted adventure. There are elves, reindeer, and all of the things you expect to see in a classic Christmas movie. I've been a fan of Kurt Russell ever since I was a kid. I loved seeing him in the role of Santa Claus! He was lovable, funny, and a fresh take on Santa's perspective at Christmas. Definitely a "hip" Santa.

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There is a little bit of language in the movie, if you have young children. Other than that, there is nothing scary or inappropriate for little ones. It kept my four year old's attention the whole time!
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We really enjoyed The Christmas Chronicles, and think your family will too.  

Thanks to Netflix for sending us a fun gift box with some cozy Christmas socks and a light-up ornament to enjoy the film together and put us in the holiday spirit!

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Be sure to visit our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for great gift ideas!

Holiday Gift Guide

PhotosonGold Photo Engraved Bracelet #Giveaway @Love_MrsMommy



Happy weekend!  Are you looking for gift ideas for the women in your life?  Then you will want to check out this great giveaway!  By the way, have you checked out the great gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide yet?  Be sure to stop by and check out all our holiday gift ideas.

Holiday Gift Guide

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*2 Winners* Will Receive: 

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Poldark Season 4 Now Avail on Blu-ray @masterpiecePBS @poldarkTV #Sponsored #PoldarkPBS #HolidayGiftGuide

Thank you to PBS Masterpiece for a copy of Poldark Season 4 for review.  This post contains affiliate links and all opinions are that of a Poldark fan.

It's no secret that I am a long-time fan of the PBS Masterpiece series Poldark.  I am so excited to binge-watch Poldark Season 4 now available on blu-ray to keep me occupied until season 5 {the FINAL season, which makes me sad}!

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With the country gripped by political uncertainty and fresh elections, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) seeks to challenge George Warleggan's stranglehold over Cornwall while also repairing his marriage with Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson). Hugh Armitage remains in love with Demelza and is hopeful for more. Dr. Dwight Enys and Caroline plan to start a family while Elizabeth seeks another child to secure her own marriage to an ever-suspicious George. Meanwhile, Morwenna desperately tries to protect herself from Osborne's advances by threatening their son, and a heartbroken Drake is encouraged by his brother Sam to find new love.

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.
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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 fiancĂ©, 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.

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!

In Season 4, Ross and Demelza are working on repairing their marriage.   Ross takes on a different role than we have seen him before; he gets involved in politics.  George Warleggan is still bent on destroying Ross {what's new?}.

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Dwight and Caroline go through some very sad, very serious family issues.  You will need tissues, and lots of them.

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Drake and Morwenna continue to go through some serious problems as well.  Morwenna's husband is a monster.  Drake is encouraged by his sister to find another love.  There are so many barriers to their relationship; will either of them ever be happy?  

I absolutely loved this season and can't wait until Season 5!

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

Where to Buy:

Poldark Season 4
is available on Shop PBS website and Amazon.com

Be sure to visit our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for more great gift ideas!

Holiday Gift Guide

Make Your Holiday a Masterpiece with PBS @masterpiecepbs #Sponsored #HolidayGiftGuide #PoldarkPBS #VictoriaPBS

Thank you to PBS Masterpiece for copies of Victoria and Poldark for review.  This post contains affiliate links.

Do you have a period drama fan on your holiday gift list?  I have a great list of the latest PBS Masterpiece dramas that will make your holiday gift giving as easy as a few clicks.

Victoria Seasons 1 & 2

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Queen Victoria is one of the most powerful women the world has ever known. Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young queen at the outset of her epic reign, which set the stage for an entire era that would be named in her honor.


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Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, and set against the background of a country divided, “Little Women” follows the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman. Starring Emily Watson, Michael Gambon, Angela Lansbury and Maya Hawke.

The Durrells in Corfu, Seasons 1, 2, and 3

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In “The Durrells in Corfu,” Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs, Wives and Daughters) stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21, in this adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.


Poldark Season 4

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With the country gripped by political uncertainty and fresh elections, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) seeks to challenge George Warleggan's stranglehold over Cornwall while also repairing his marriage with Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson). Hugh Armitage remains in love with Demelza and is hopeful for more. Dr. Dwight Enys and Caroline plan to start a family while Elizabeth seeks another child to secure her own marriage to an ever-suspicious George. Meanwhile, Morwenna desperately tries to protect herself from Osborne's advances by threatening their son, and a heartbroken Drake is encouraged by his brother Sam to find new love.


Any of these PBS Masterpiece dramas would make a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer!

Be sure to visit our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for more great gift ideas!

Holiday Gift Guide

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