Happy 30th Birthday Snuggle (+Birthday Party fun!)

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Snuggle is turning 30 and they have a fun party in store! You are invited! Follow @Snuggle_Bear tomorrow at 12 noon on Twitter! The hashtag for the party is #HappyBirthdaySnuggle

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My family uses Snuggle! I love the smell…we’ve been using it forever…and it’s a smell that makes me feel like a kid again…It reminds me of my great grandmothers house. Her towels were always Snuggle fresh! I always add an extra sheet when I wash towels or sheets! Love it!

Save at Just Between Friends Mckinney Sale – Sept. 17-21st

10670179_862242597119242_4674439533630227842_n Just Between Friends Sale is going live in McKinney THIS week! You do NOT want to miss out on this sale! I have sold and scored awesome deals in this resale. This year the sale will be at the Frisco Discovery Center, located at 8004 Dallas Parkway.

You get to PREshop when you volunteer!

Wednesday, September 17th
9:00pm  16hr Helper

Thursday, September 18th
10:00am  Special Sorting Shift for Sorting Helpers
11:00am  12hr Helper
12:00pm  Setup/Breakdown Shift
1:00pm  8hr Helper
2:00pm  4hr Helper
4:00pm   Consignor Presale + 1 Friend
5:00pm   Prime Time Shopping ($10 Cash Admission, available to the public)
6:30pm   Teacher Presale + 1 Friend
7:30pm    First Time Parent/Grandparent/Foster Parent Presale +1 Friend

Sale date and times are as follows:

9:00am – 8:00pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ($3 admission, or bring Free Admission Pass)

Saturday, Sept. 20th

8:00am – 5:00pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (FREE admission)
5:30pm
Team Member Half Price Presale
6:00pm
Consignor Half Price Presale
6:30pm – 10:00pm
HALF PRICE SALE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ($3 admission)

Sunday, Sept. 21st

8:00am – 12:00pm
HALF PRICE SALE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (FREE admission)

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Consignor pick up of unsold items
(Items not picked up by 8:31pm will be graciously donated to charity)

Follow JBF McKinney on Facebook for more info. You can also follow them on Instagram as well!

Memories Made at Pine Cove Camp in the City

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I was so excited when I heard that Pine Cove Camp in the City was coming to my church. I couldn’t wait to register my girls and made sure to wait and make our summer travel plans around that week. I had heard great things about Pine Cove and the Camp in the City was sounding a lot like a very active fun week.

I signed my kids up and began looking at the weeks events. As the months slowly passed, I grew more and more excited about the things that they would get to experience. The physical activity, friends, and spiritual growth were all thing I looked forward to hearing about.

As I drove the girls there the first day, chills came over my body as we pulled into the parking lot. There were tons of staff members out by the entrance cheering us in and welcoming us. They were singing and dancing and full of energy. I cried. I knew my girls were going to have a great week and make memories that would last a lifetime.

As each day came and went, I grew more and more excited hearing all about their adventures. They LOVED it! When they got in the van, they would explode telling me everything that unfolded through out the day. I had to slow them down so I could hear from each one individually.

The highlight for me happened the last day. I went to pick up the girls and knew they would have a little video for the parents to watch. We loved seeing pictures of the week all put into one slide show…and they gave each kid a copy of the DVD as well. I got to hear the counselors exhort my girls. They said the sweetest things about each of my girls and when I got to the oldest, Chloe….I cried. Her counselor, Lexi began crying as she shared how Chloe asked Jesus into her heart. This is something that we have been talking thru and praying about for a while. I love that Chloe felt confident to step forward at Camp in the City and take the big step! What a proud moment for me!

We are so excited that we are going to be attending Pine Cove Family Camp this summer. I am so excited about it! The family fun activities, the parents night outs and so much more have been counting down the days… no really…as of today we have 316 more days!

Follow Pine Cove on Facebook and Twitter for more info!

Nice Work if You can Get it at Dallas Summer Musicals

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Dallas Summer Musicals has Nice Work if You can Get It coming to Music Hall at Fair Park September 2-14.

It’s the Roaring Twenties, and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don’t go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes! NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin.

For Dallas tickets: Single tickets, priced from $15-$85, are available at The Box Office, 5959 Preston Royal Shopping Center #542 in Dallas, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.dallassummermusicals.org. Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount and priority seating. Please call 214-426-GROUP (4768) or email [email protected]

Dining at the Music Hall serves a sumptuous buffet before each performance. Reservations are recommended, but not required; call 214-413-3940 or click here for online reservations.

The price for Dining in the Music Hall is not included in your event ticket price. Dining at the Music Hall opens 2 hours before show time, 11:30am for matinee performances and 5:30pm for evening performances at the Music Hall. The restaurant closes at show time. The buffet ranges from $21.95 – $23.95 (prices subject to change) depending on day and time. The Broadway Cafe is a lighter fare before each performance and during intermission. Sandwiches, salads, desserts, and snacks are sold from price points of $3 to $10.

Currently Dallas Summer Musicals allows beverages inside the theatre, food may not be taken into the theatre.

*Note, parking will be tricky as they are currently setting up for the State Fair of Texas. You will want to arrive early and give yourself plenty of time for parking!

Exciting Changes in our House!

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We have had a busy last few weeks! Getting ready to go back to school has been eventful in our house! Our youngest, Maci, broke her leg the week before school started. Poor thing did it a week before her 6th birthday…which of course was very sad because her Birthday party was a POOL party! It has been extra eventful for us because her break is high on her Tibia and she is in a FULL leg cast…this means she has to be pushed in a wheelchair, has to have help going to the bath room, and pretty much has lost all independence. If you have a 6yr old, you know this is a BIG problem! She will be casted until mid-October. Besides this crazy unexpected change for our family.

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The next exciting thing that has kept us busier then normal is that we got a Foreign Exchange student! She’s 15 and from South Korea! The girls are loving having an older sister! She’s super sweet and so far it’s been very easy! She’s a teenager, so we do expect a few bumps in the road! She will be with us thru the first week of June. We are excited for her to join us in our crazy adventures!

Any of course, we’ve had the first week of school this week! Here are the girls picts! 11th grade, 4th, 2nd, and 1st!

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Chickfila: Fun Boredom Busters

Check out this fun that Chickfila has created for familys to enjoy together.

Disney’s Club Penguin Frozen Party

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Oh my goodness! i might not see my kids for the next few days! Why you ask? Because there is Disney Club Penguin Frozen Party going on right now!!

From August 21-September 3, your kiddos can dress up like their favorite characters from the film, participate in a snowflake quest, and decorate their own Ice Palace Igloo. This fun and exciting party will also feature a special instrumental performance of “Let it Go,” and even give members the chance to create their own snowman Puffle!

During the Frozen Party, Club Penguin and “Disney’s Frozen” fans can:

· Choose from a number of member-only costumes to dress their penguin characters in, including Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff themed outfits
· Search for seven magic snowflakes that will give members special powers to freeze items around the island. All players can thaw frozen objects by using the heart emote
· All players can visit Elsa’s Ice Palace igloo to hear a special instrumental performance of “Let it Go,” as well as decorate their own free Ice Palace themed igloo
· Members will also be able to transform themselves into Marshmallow or Olaf or even create their own snowman Puffle

Check out this video review that my daughter did for you! She is SOO loving this! (As a mom, I am totally cool with this VERY safe Club Penguin play time!)

Club Penguin, is Disney’s #1 virtual world for children. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The award-winning virtual world of Club Penguin contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. Club Penguin, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is enjoyed by children around the world, and can be played in English, German, Portuguese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party Fun

We were sent a few Frozen themed items for the purposes of this review. 

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You are not surprised to read that we had a Frozen party today for my (almost) 6 yr old! Frozen has been a very  popular party choice for the past year and it’s still the first choice of many. With it being so popular, it can be difficult to find party supplies. I am fairly creative and can accent with simple colors and basic items. The plates and napkins are hard to find instore….so I went to my favorite online party supplier, Oriental Trading and they had plenty and it was IN STOCK! They have free shipping often and I was able to score all that I needed for our party! Their prices are great and I love that they offer such a huge variety of options.

I also got the fun blue rock candy and pink striped straws from Oriental Trading. Check out their whole line of Frozen items!

Right now you can get FREE shipping on orders of $39 or more when you use coupon code: CY1480014

*If you are near North Dallas and want the most delicious cake pops around, reach out to Megan at BlackFlour. Those pictured above are from her amazing bakery! She is super talented and make almost anything!

Handmade Frozen Jewelry for Little Girls

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I have a friend who has an amazing talent for making adorable jewelry! She posted this one today and my girls were smitten! The Frozen craze is still going strong and of course finding adorable custom handmade jewelry like this is not so easy. Check out Playful and Posh on Etsy! You can custom order yours by contacting her thru her store! There is are so many options! She has other princess and Minnie Mouse ones as well as Sofia!

Go like her Facebook page Playful and Posh, LLC for your chance to WIN a necklace for the little girl in your life!

 

AD: Pay it Forward with Tyson Hunger Heros

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

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As you have read in my last few weeks of posts, we are working hard to get everything organized and ready for back to school craziness! In order to stay organized and feel prepared, I have been stocking up on lunch box foods and more important quick and easy meals for those evenings that we are dashing off to a ball game, or other school related function. I will admit, it only took one trip to Sam’s to feel stocked! There is a new campaign that you will want to hear about and it’s awesome because not only do you score a great deal on kid friendly foods that you love, but you also get to help pay it forward and help hungry kids!

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This past weekend, we were able to sample some of my kids favorite items: Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese, Tyson Chicken Nuggets, and Capri Suns. My kids would prob eat this for every meal if they could! You can check out this awesome sampling again THIS weekend, August 9-10th.

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While we were sampling, we noticed this awesome promo:

Tyson and KRAFT have partnered for an awesome Champions for Kids initiative! Tyson and KRAFT will help feed a child in need each time these products are purchased: Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag, a KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. 12-pack, and/or a Capri-Sun 6 oz. 40-pack are purchased at Sam’s Club during the month of August.

The prices are great, and we were buying these items anyways! I love that we can pay it forward and help feed hungry kids! It’s a real problem in Texas.

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This inspired us to pay it forward even more! We bought the 5 lb bag of Tyson Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets, the 12 pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners, and the 40 pack of Capri-Sun and we donated them to the local food pantry. Texas has a large number of kids who go hungry. In fact, there are many churches that help the food banks out and pack backpacks with food for the kids to take home on the weekends. This is heart breaking to me.

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Together with Tyson and Kraft we can pay it forward and help hungry kids! Stop by your local Sam’s Club and pick up the Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag, a KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. 12-pack, and/or a Capri-Sun 6 oz. 40-pack!

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Read more about how to partner with Tyson to be a Hunger Hero! And follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see post under the hashtag #HungerHero to see how others are paying it forward!