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Keep Your Kids Entertained and Having Fun Outdoors! #TRUPowerUpFun

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Duracell/Hasbro/Toys’R’Us. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Summer break for kids has either started or is close! With that comes long summer days, and finding ways to keep your kids entertained, and having fun outdoors! Today, I wanted to share two awesome NERF N-Strike toys that might be perfect for entertaining your child! Head to Toys “R” Us and get a NERF N Strike MEGA Mastodon Blaster and the NERF N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster!

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These two toys are the hottest items for summer fun, and don’t forget to pick up some Duracell batteries to power up! Plus, 6/11-6/17 you can find Duracell batteries on sale at your local Toys “R” Us! Make sure to stock up on batteries, to use for the summers hottest toys! 

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You may think NERF toys are just for kids, but even you parents out there might enjoy these new NERF toys up for grabs! The NERF N-Strike Elite Terrascout Drone Blaster is amazing. It is a remote controlled tank that will fire up to 18 darts per load, and can send live feed to what is in front of the tank! Awesome, right?! 

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Invite some friends or family members to come over, and have fun with these two NERF toys this summer! 

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NERF N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster

What makes this one of the most popular toys of summer, you ask? Many things, this blaster will keep you entertained for hours! Like I said above it is a remote controlled tank, so you can navigate it to wherever you want, and see live feed of what is in front of you! You can use the live view to shoot darts at the enemy, or find the perfect hiding spot, to hide your drone blaster!   

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It features a high speed, all terrain track (not meant for wet conditions). Kids and even adults will have a lot of fun maneuvering their drone blaster around, searching out the perfect target. You fire a dart by pressing and releasing the trigger, or if you want a continuous fire, then hold it down for extreme fire! This toy is meant for being used outdoors, and is a great way to get kids out and active! This does need batteries to operate, so pick up some at Toys “R” Us when you stop in! You can buy add on and accessories as well! 

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NERF N-Strike MEGA Mastodon Blaster

The MEGA Mastodon Blaster is another great toy for the summer, it is the first ever motorized blaster! It offers rapid fire speeds, for thrilling fun! It has a shoulder strap that is great for maneuvering when playing with other friends, when under attack! The MEGA Whistler darts scream through the air when you send a dart shooting to an opponent or target! Again, make sure to pick up some Duracell batteries, as this does require them! The darts can fire for up to 100 feet, which is so much fun watching to see where the dart will end up landing! This NERF toy will as well give you and your kids endless hours of fun this summer! 

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Join Me For A Twitter Party!

Want to learn more about fun summer activities for you and your kiddos? Join us on Wednesday, 6/14 at 2pm EST where we will be talking about favorite summer games, toys, plans and how to have the best summer ever. We ask that you promote the Twitter Party in your post, as well as participate on 6/14. The hashtag for the party will be #TRUPowerUpFun.

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Giveaway Time 

Giveaway Prize Pack Includes:

  • (1) $250 Toys“R”Us gift card
  • (1) Duracell Coppertop AA pack of batteries
  • (1) Duracell Coppertop D pack of batteries

Giveaway Ends: June 23, 2017
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Duracell/Hasbro/Toys’R’Us. The opinions and text are all mine.

Let’s Celebrate 40 Years of Fun with Chuck E. Cheese’s, Plus a fun Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

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If you ask my kids on any given day what they want to do, the answer is “go to Chuck E. Cheese’s” 100% of the time.
They love eating pizza, playing games, and crawling through the tubes.
I love that I can take them there when I really need to get some work done, but they’re full of energy.  I take advantage of the free Wi-Fi while they play and then we end it with pizza for dinner.  Chuck E. Cheese’s has been my “work at home mom” saving grace, but on May 19th I won’t be working during our visit, I’ll be celebrating!

Chuck E. Cheese’s is celebrating its 40th birthday by hosting a world-record breaking party!

A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM record attempt

Chuck E. and friends have teamed up with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM to attempt A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title in stores nationwide on May 19!

Families are invited to visit their local Chuck E. Cheese’s to be a part of the “Most People Blowing Party Blowers Simultaneously for 10 Seconds” world-record breaking event.

Every child that comes in on May 19th will receive a free slice of cake and 40 free tickets, while supplies last, regardless of participation in the record-breaking stunt.

So lets head over and celebrate with Check E. and make his birthday as special as he makes ours!

40 Days of VIP Birthday Giveaways

In honor of its own birthday, Chuck E. Cheese’s is hosting a daily sweepstakes to celebrate 40 years of fun!
In the 40 days leading up to the milestone on May 19, Chuck E. Cheese’s will be giving fans a chance to win a free VIP birthday party experience. 
To enter, upload an image of your receipt showing that you visited a Chuck E. Cheese’s between 4/10 and 5/19 for a chance to win the VIP party for up to 20 kids.

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Birthday Parties is What Chuck E Cheese’s Does Best!

We have had so many birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s that I’ve lost count.  Anthony’s first birthday was there 12 years ago tomorrow and ever sense it’s been my go to party spot for an easy and fun kid’s birthday party.

Why I love Chuck E. Cheese’s Birthday Parties:

  • Online reservations, right from the start it’s simple.  I have 3 loud kids, I don’t want to be on the phone with anyone trying to make reservations.  Chuck E. Cheese lets me book my entire party online.
  • I can order the goodie bags through them if I don’t feel like making them myself.  Time saver!  Plus, Chuck E. Cheese’s now has bigger and better goody bags.
  • I can also order my cake at Chuck E. Cheese if I don’t want to order it somewhere else, or (don’t laugh) bake it myself.  
  • The kids get to run around and have a blast without tearing up your house.
  • Their new pizza recipe is delish.
  • Best of all, no clean up!  Literally I get to pack up my kids and the gifts and head back to my still (semi) clean home.

Chuck E. Cheese has come out with some great new party features including VIP parties that include having the entire party area to yourself before the restaurant opens.  Eat more Play more packages geared towards the older kids, which gives them 3 slices of pizza each.  Also they have come out with exciting new party themes to choose from including: Party Like a Rock Star, Dressed in Pink Party, Sports Sports Sports, and Chuck E. Super Fan.

Plus for a limited time only the Birthday Star gets 1,000 tickets!

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The New Eat & Play Express Package

During my usual weeknight visits, I anticipate the spending a few hours between the kids playing, eating, and visiting the prize counter.  Because I am going to make the most of my time with work, this usually doesn’t bother me.  However, there are nights that I would love to bring the kids into Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate small accomplishments or because I really want the pizza but I just don’t have the entire evening to set aside.  
Chuck E. Cheese’s has rolled out a solution, new Eat & Play package.  Visit Monday through Thursday and order the Eat & Play Express package for just $31.99-$32.99, depending on the Chuck E. Cheese’s location. 
(If your pizza does not arrive within 20 minutes, receive a FREE dessert)

Package includes:
1 Large 1-topping Pizza
4 Drinks
2 20-minute Play Pass Cards/45 tockens (for non-play pass stores)
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1 Dessert (giant chocolate chip cookie or cinnamon dessert pizza, based on availability)

I will definitely be taking advantage of this package during busy weeks that I want to add a little fun to!

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Will you be joining the 40th anniversary celebration?   Make sure you snap a quick picture while you’re there!   

I am hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader who goes in-store on the 19th!  Take a picture at Chuck E. Cheese’s and post the picture in the comments section below.  One lucky winner will be chosen a random.

Winner will receive a swag bag with two guest passes, 1,000 tickets, a Chuck E. Cheese’s shirt and a goody bag.

Head over to 40YearsofFun.com for more details on Chuck E. Cheese’s birthday celebrations and enter for a chance to receive special offers.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

Where Jesus Slept {Book Review and Giveaway}

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The holidays are upon us, and in my home that usually means nightly snuggles, hot chocolate, and Christmas stories.

We were excited to have the chance to add a beautiful new faith based book to our library and the children have truly enjoyed this beautifuly illistrated story.
“Where Jesus Slept” is an easy to read story that helps remind children about them amazing story of Jesus’ birth and the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
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About the Book
“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.
Page count: 32
Retail price: $16.99
Reading age: 4-7

About the author
Norma Lewis is the author of ten books. She lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.
Illustrated by Katy Hudson.

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All three of my kids, ages 7 to 11, thoroughly enjoy this books.  We have read it several times over the last week, and I anticipate it being opened many more times over the next couple weeks.  Untill I wrap it up and put it in our Advent Book Basket.

Then each night during the month of December, the kids will unwrap a book from the basket to read.  Most of the books have been put away with our holiday decor all year long, so it is an exciting moment each night for the kids.
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Want to win a copy of “Where Jesus Slept” for your family?  Here’s your chance!

Giveaway:
“Where Jesus Slept” Story Book
Giveaway ends: November 25, 2016
One winner from the U.S. or Canada will be chosen at Random.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Disney Magic Holiday Line Giveaway!

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Two of my favorite things are Disney World and Christmas.  Now with a quick trip to Lowe’s, I can enjoy them both when I decorate with Disney Holiday Magic.

The Disney Holiday Magic collection offers a variety of different light projectors and lawn decor options.  My favorite are the light projectors, they are super easy to use and keep my husband off the ladder from trying to hang string lights.  Also they are energy-efficient and feature LED lighting.

The Countdown projector is my children’s favorite because they love checking the days till Christmas each night!

Also how cute is this Olaf Lawn decoration?  I’m obsessed!

Do you want to show off your Disney Spirit this holiday season?  This first ever Disney themed holiday lighting line is available at all Lowe’s locations and online at Lowes.com.  Plus the price points are great, ranging from $29.99-$99.99.

Want to enter to win your own Disney Magic Holiday Light Projector?
Here is your chance!
Giveaway Ends: November 21st 2016
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Disclosure:  A product was sent to us to help facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% my own.

 

War Room DVD Review and Giveaway!

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
I am so excited to share this War Room review and giveaway with you.  From the first time I saw the preview, I couldn’t wait to see this movie and was counting down the days till it was released on DVD.
If you havent seen the preview take a look:
About War Room:
From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOMa compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.  
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house.  But appearances can be deceiving.  Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.  While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth’s bitterness only increases. 
But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth’s newest client, Miss Clara, challenges Elizabeth to a prayer “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family.  As Elizabeth begins to fight for her family, Tony must decide if he will make amends.
As Miss Clara wisely says, “Victories don’t come by accident!” A #1 movie in theaters, WAR ROOM is filled with more of the authentic characters loved by millions in previous Kendrick Brothers’ films and a vivid reminder that prayer is a powerful weapon.  

What I Thought:
I watched War Room over the weekend with my husband and we both loved it.  It is such an empowering and moving movie that spoke to us in so many ways.
The power of prayer is incredible and this movie brings that to life and puts it in front of us in an entertaining way.  As the movie ended, I thought to myself “man my prayer like is luke warm too” and this movie gave me a boost to get my passion for the Lord back on fire.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see this movie yet, I definitely recommend seeing it!
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Now for some fun, a Giveaway!
Enter to win a copy of the DVD War Room
Giveaway ends December 28, 2015
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification

Trrtlz Bracelets Share Your Adventure ~ Review and Giveaway!

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Have you seen these cool new animal stretch bracelets yet?  Colorful, meaningful, and fun, Trrtlz has taken the “friendship bracelet” concept to a whole new level!
Trrtlz bracelets are available in 12 different lines, each with different animal beads.
Trrtlz CLASSIC, Trrtlz FLUO, ELEPHANTZ
OWLZ, MONKEYZ, PENQUINZ
PIGZ, FROGZ, GIRAFFEZ
DRAGONZ, WHALEZ, SKULLZ
Each animal line is available in different 10 soft pretty colors.  Each color symbolize a different personality trait.
The concept is that you give them to friends and loved ones while sharing lives adventures.
As you wear them, the color fade and become truly unique to each bracelet.  Then as you find someone you want to give a bracelet to, your sharing your adventures with them.
These are have such a meaningful concept and a fun accessory.
Learn more about Trrtlz here!
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Enter to win a set of Trrtlz Bracelets!
Giveaway ends: December 21st, 2015

“Disney Princess A Magical Pop-Up World” Book! A Peak Inside + Giveaway and Coupon Code!

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If you have a Disney Princess fan in your life, then you have to see this ultimate story book.  Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World is the best pop-up book, I have ever seen!
I have never seen such a beautiful book, each page showcases a different magical world full of surprises and our favorite princesses.

When I first opened the book, I was in awe of the main pop up display on each page, however that was just the beginning.  Each corner has more surprises as you pull down or open up each story.
Both Ariel and Aurora’s scenes transform as you pull on the pages!
Then came Lilly and I’s most favorite part, you can pull on the page and Cinderella is transformed by the Fairy Godmother!
This is an amazing masterpiece that was put together by Matthew Reinhart, award-winning paper engineer.  “Disney Princess A Magical Pop-Up World” retails for $65.00 and features twenty seven amazing pop-ups.  
Visit Insight Editions to learn more about “Disney Princess A Magical Pop-Up World” and save 35% using 
Coupon Code: IEFRIENDS and save 35% using 
Coupon Code: IEFRIENDS
Both Lilly and I fell in love with this book and it has become a nightly story we share.  It includes all the stories we both love, plus it has such incredible illustrations.
This would be a fantastic addition to any Disney fans book collection.  Or take a little princess fan’s breath away this Christmas.
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Enter to win a Copy of your Own!
 “Disney Princess A Magical Pop-Up World”
Giveaway Ends: December 21st, 2015

Getting Ready for Winter with My Favorite PJs + Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post for Richard Leeds International organized by Southern Mom Loves.
Every mommy deserves to have a pair of super soft and comfy pajamas to change into at the end of a full day of cooking, cleaning, kissing boo-boo’s and raising amazing little people.

There is nothing better at the end of the night, after all the kids are tucked into bed, than taking a shower and putting on your most comfy pj’s, grabbing a cup of tea and lounging around.


I recently received a pair of Richard Leeds International pajamas and they are my new go to jammies.
First and foremost they are SOFT, like softer than a babies blanket soft! When I am curled up on the couch this winter, this is the material I want on my skin.
The design is also great, they are long sleeved tops with pants sets. They come in cute prints, and have a hood on them, how cute is that!

I love my Donuts print, however they are also available in Leopard, Camo, Dots, Hearts, Skulls, Bears, & Dinosaurs.

These Richard Leeds International Pajamas are available at Walmart stores in the sleepwear section or online at Walmart.com

Best of all, these are extremely affordable at just $10.00 a pair. These are great holiday gifts, give a great comfy gift without breaking the bank.
Plus, like me, head over to Walmart and stock up for yourself! It’s going to be a long cold winter, and I am prepared for snow days with the kids snuggling on the couch watching movies all day while I wear my Favorite PJs!

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Now onto the fun part, the Giveaway!
It’s time for you to enter to win some fun pajamas of your own.


GIVEAWAY PRIZE INFO:
1-(One) 1st prize: 4 pair of Pajamas
2-(Two) 2nd prizes: 3 pair of Pajamas
3-(Three) 3rd prizes: 2 pair of Pajamas
13-(Thirteen) “Bonus” prizes: 1 pair of Pajamas
19 winners total
Designs are randomly chosen (from the styles above) and sent to the winners in the size they state in the giveaway widget.

Giveaway begins on 12/7/15 at 7:00 am CST and ends on 12/21/15 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform. The participating bloggers were compensated for this post.

ESV Journaling Bible Giveaway! #JournalingBible #FlyBy

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
The ESV Journaling Bible is a great bible option for those who like to reflect, highlight, and take notes while reading their bible.
I know some people like to read and study internally or in a separate notebook, I personally like to take notes directly into my bible.  This makes the ESV Journaling Bible perfect for me.

Prior to using this bible, I was trying to squeeze my notes into the tiny margins of my previous bible I was using to study.
This bible gives you so much room, I have been able to keep my notes, praises, and prayers directly next to the passage I am reflecting on.
The ESV Journaling Bible is also perfectly constructed with a beautiful cover, quality paper, and a one-year bible reading plan.
The retail price of this beautiful bible is $37.99, and is available for purchase on Crossway’s website
Giveaway:
Win a ESV Journaling Bible of your own!
Ends: November 20th, 2015
Disclosure: Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

We Can’t Wait to See the Shaun the Sheep Movie! Plus a Prize Pack Giveaway! #ShaunTheSheep

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 Have you been seeing the previews for the Shaun the Sheep Movie release?  My kids have and they can not wait to see it!
Honestly, while the movie is geared towards children aged 4-10, I’m pretty excited to watch it too.  It looks like such a cute and funny movie that is perfect for our next family outing.

The movie will be released on August 5th nationwide.  Luckily we are still on summer break up here in New England, so I have a fun movie date planned to beat some of the kid’s mid summer boredom.


The story is about a sheep named Shaun who wants to take the day off from the farm and have a little fun.  However when he ends up in the Big City, he gets more action than he bargained for.  Watch as Shaun tries to return everyone to the green grass of home safely.
I love how the movie incorporates team work and problem solving into a comical movie full of fun adventures.  These are great educational aspects that are shown through out the Shaun the Sheep Move.  However judging by the giggles coming from my kids while viewing the trailer, kids likely will be to busy laughing to realize their taking in some great lessons.
Giveaway
Enter to win a Shaun the Sheep Movie prize pack
(Containing a Shaun the Sheep Movie adult t-shirt, child t-shirt, headband, storybook, poster, and a serta sheep plush)
As you can see Aidan loves his prize pack. 
 He has been wearing the sheep headband for a week now!  I probably wont be able to tear it away from him until after he gets to go see Shaun and all his farm friends on the big screen.
Make sure you head out to your local cinema and see the Shaun the Sheep Movie!

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