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Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW Kids' Encanto Collection from @KEEN & #Giveaway

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Sometimes as a parent it is hard to find a quality shoe company that makes durable AND cute shoes for your children! Children tend to be hard on shoes - I know mine are with all the running, walking and playing outside that they do so I am always on the search for quality shoes for them that will last!

One of my favorite children's shoe companies is KEEN and they have recently launched their brand new Encanto Collection. This adorable collection of boots and kicks are made just for kids that love to be outdoors! They sound like they were designed JUST FOR MY KIDS - kids who like to get out and explore! Plus, they are SO CUTE and these boots and shoes definitely earn style points at school and durability points on the playground.

They have three new styles and each style was perfect for each of my children! Check them out below!

Encanto 365 Boot




The Encanto Waterproof Boot keeps feet dry using a waterproof membrane and water-resistant materials, making it 50% lighter-weight than most heavier boots made with rubber. Webbing loops make it easy for little kids to pull on the boot themselves and the adjustable bungee closes around the leg so kids can puddle-stomp all they want without water splashing into their boots. A protective toe-cap adds the durability KEEN is known for and the fun mix of colors will look cute paired with any outfit! 


My son LOVES the colors of these boots and how lightweight and comfortable they are! He isn't a big guy so these lightweight boots are perfect for him - he can still be really active in these boots while keeping his feet warm and dry! And I love the pull up loops so he is able to put them on all by himself and the tightening straps keep his feet protected from any rain getting in!

(MSRP $60.00; 8-13)

Encanto Sneaker


My littlest guy is sporting the Encanto Sneaker and looks like such a big boy in them! Now that he is walking like crazy, I have to have durable shoes for him - especially once it is nice outside again and he plays outside! 


Bright colors and graphic prints make the Encanto Sneaker adorable kick a hit for parents and kids! The hook and loop strap with bungee laces makes it easy for toddlers to explore their independence, getting shoes on and off “all by myself”. The padded collar, foam footbed and breathable mesh lining show attention to detail on this tiniest of sneakers. 

They are so cute and tiny and my son points at them all the time for me to put them on him!

(MSRP $50.00; Sizes 4-13)

Encanto Polka




And for my daughter, she gets the Encanto Polka shoes for her upcoming birthday!

Polka dots are always in style with this precious girls sneaker! Comfort elements include a padded collar and tongue plus a breathable mesh lining. The asymmetrical hook and loop strap makes it easy for little girls to get these shoes on by themselves. The rainbow pull loop at the heel and French binding throughout add darling finishing touches to this fun little sneaker.


I love that these shoes are easy for my daughter to put on and off by herself - that is a must when you have three little ones to try and get out the door! :) The polka dots are so cute and I love that these shoes are made to last but super cute at the same time! These will definitely be my daughter's "running shoes" this summer! She LOVES to run!

(MSRP $50.00; Sizes 8-13)

Overall, I LOVE the fun colors, designs and durability of these new KEEN shoes! The one thing I would keep in mind when buying these shoes (especially online) is that they do seem to run small. Definitely order a size bigger than your child normally wears!

Buy It:

You can purchase all Encanto shoes online at the KEEN website.

Win It:

KEEN is generously offering (1) pair of shoes of your choice from the Encanto Collection to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Pair of KEEN Shoes from the Encanto Collection 

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Spend Your Valentine's Day at TGI Fridays and Get 1/2 Price Wine & Great Deals on Food with the NEW 474 Menu!

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Date Night for my husband and I are very special and celebrated because they aren't easy to come by and are the only time we get time to talk as adults :) With three children under 6, quiet time between the two of us is much cherished! :)

So this Valentine's Day, we are hoping to head out on a date to one of our very favorite restaurants - TGI Fridays! We love their food, we love their unique tasty drinks and we are really loving their latest specials, including 1/2 price wine for Valentine's Day and their NEW 474 Menu!


Whether you are celebrating Galentine’s Day (2/13) with your gal pals or having a romantic night out with your love, TGI Fridays is offering half-priced wine from 2/8 to 2/14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day.



Plus, they have a great new, affordable menu - the 474 menu! This menu features apps starting at $4, entrees starting at $7, and desserts for just $4. That's what's up in the 474.

I love that I can get an affordable and delicious meal with this new menu! They have my favorite apps (Warm Pretzels with Beer Cheese) for only $4 plus my favorite entree (Jack Daniel's Chicken) for $7 and I will still have room for my favorite dessert (Brownie Obsession).


Plus, if you are looking for low-cal meals, they have a ton of choices with less than 550 calories, starting at $7.

So celebrate your Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day at your local TGI Fridays and save big on wine and your delicious food!

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You can find your local TGI Fridays here.

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Book Review: Keeper of the Stars

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About the book:

Because it's not always love at first sight!

When her mother died from pneumonia, Penny Cartwright was heartbroken. But now, after burying her younger brother just 12 years later, she is devastated. Anger, guilt, and sorrow cloud Penny's mind, and the last thing she wants is to be reminded of her pain---but that's exactly what happens when a stranger comes to town.

Trevor Reynolds has been chasing fame for more than a dozen years, but his musical career can't get off the ground. While on the road, an accident kills his young drummer, Brad Cartwright. Trevor wasn't behind the wheel, but he still blames himself . . . and so does Brad's sister, Penny. Now Trevor finds himself in Kings Meadow, determined to follow through on his final promise to his friend.

Still feeling the pain of Brad's death, Penny and Trevor must learn that forgiveness is the only thing that can heal their hearts. And if they do forgive, something beautiful may rise from the ashes of heartbreak.

Read a sample chapter: http://bit.ly/1X0pYQ6

About the author:

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over sixty novels.

My Opinion

Authors don't get much better than Robin Lee Hatcher and she has proven book after book to be one of the top Christian fiction authors out there!

Keeper of the Stars is such a moving book that had my heart feeling so much for the characters - pain and sadness from death in the family, blossoming love and survival mode for family left behind after deaths. This book was such a great reminder of the power of forgiveness, the destruction of hate, anger and blame, and the peace only God can give when we trust him with our lives and leave our burdens on his shoulders instead of our own!

This book was written beautifully and had me holding me breath hoping for pain to be replaced with love! Hatcher never disappoints!

Buy It:

You can purchase Keeper of the Stars for $7.97 from Amazon.com


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Non-Candy Gift Ideas for Children this Valentine's Day

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I am a big advocate for non-candy gifts for Valentine's Day. You can show love for your children without filling their sensitive bodies with so much sweets!

So check out my favorite non-candy Valentine’s Day gifts below:


Bumkins Finer Baby Products feature an array of great products for all ages, infant to little kids!

Items include waterproof Bibs, Art Smocks, Splat Mats, Reusable Snack bags, Placemats, Divided Plates, Silicone Teethers and so much more. Choose from a variety of fun prints, like DC Comics, Disney, Dr. Seuss, owls, turtles and butterflies.


My little guy received some really cute Dr. Seuss bibs and a super cute Cat in the Hat cloth diaper and he LOVES them!


I love the bibs because they are easy to put on, cover a big area in case of spills, wipes off easily and, best of all, PVC, BPA, phthalate and Lead free. Plus, they are SO CUTE!

And I am such a sucker for cute cloth diapers and this Cat in the Hat Snap-in-One Cloth Diaper is just that! It is easy to put on, is made of the softest material and adjusts for my growing boy! And did I mention it is SO CUTE??!!

 My son couldn't stop showing his new diaper off!


And my oldest is getting Dr. Seuss reusable bags for his lunch box and he is going to love them!


These are so great for putting snacks in for his lunch and I love how fun they are! They are easily washable and eliminate excessive waste and use of plastic bags.

You can purchase all Bumkins products from the Bumkins online store


One of my favorite gift ideas for anyone is personalized gifts! And one of my favorite companies for personalized products for my children is I See Me!

I See Me! personalized books and puzzles are perfect for your children this Valentine’s Day!


My daughter will be receiving some really cute personalized items from I See Me! and I can't wait to see her face when she opens her My Very Own Fairy Tale Coloring and Activity Book and Dreamy Day Personalized Puzzle! She LOVES coloring and doing puzzles so she is going to love it even more when they have her name on them!


And my youngest is just starting to love coloring and animals so the My Farm Friends Personalized Coloring Book will be so fun for him to receive this Valentine's day! He can stop stealing his sister's coloring books now! :)

I will be sending my children on a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt to find all these fun, new items from Bumkins and I See Me! and I can't wait to make their day and show my love for them...all without candy or sugar! :)

You can purchase all personalized I See Me! products from the I See Me! website

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Cuddle Up This Valentine's Day with a Warm Northwest Blanket and PB Cups from Justin's

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For me, it doesn't get much better than to cuddle up with my hubby under a warm, comfy blanket and snack on some delicious chocolate! You can be celebrating Valentine's Day just this way thanks to Northwest and Justin's!

Justin's has the most amazing ORGANIC Peanut Butter Cups and they are seriously addicting, sweet and amazing! And what's great is that they are available in BIG and bite size cups - perfect for whatever mood you are in!


Transform peanut butter cookies into White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, perfect for a party of 20 or a quiet dinner for two. Shape these into a heart and you have created an adorable and tasty dessert for the holiday.

These really are essential to give to any chocolate lover this Valentine's Day!



And for the snuggling part of the night, look no further than the super comfy, super fun blankets from Northwest!


The Northwest, known for making the best blankets in the game, has the perfect gift for everyone on your Valentine's Day list - whether child or adult. Whether you are looking for a NFL Neck Pillow for the on-the-go sports fanatic in your life or a Marvel throw for the comic enthusiast, The Northwest has got you covered. These high-quality products are truly the gift that keeps on giving!


They have a great selection of blankets, pillows and even bedding from all types of sports team to animated characters from Disney, Marvel and Dr. Seuss! They are all so fun and so comfy - I could look through their website all day picking out gifts for all the people I know! There really is something for everyone!

Buy It:

You can purchase Justin's products at your local retailer.
You can purchase Northwest products from the Northwest website.


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