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April 23, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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Mega Bloks First Builders Deluxe Building Bag Review

Building blocks are basic toys which teach your children so many important lessons. And the Mega Bloks First Builders Deluxe Building Bag is unique because it provides younger children with building block fun, without delivering the safety hazards that come from smaller toys. Plus, they’re uniquely designed in a much larger form factor than traditional interlocking building blocks, making it easier for younger hands to handle. Let’s take a closer look at the Mega Bloks First Builders Deluxe Building Bag and see exactly what you can expect.

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Key Elements of the Mega Bloks First Builders Deluxe Building Bag

  • Can be combined and is compatible with other Mega Bloks First Builders products
  • 160 First Builders blocks offered in multiple bright colors
  • The primary color scheme is the basis for the set
  • Hours of enjoyable and educational building play with endless possibilities
  • Quick and easy storage is provided by a PVC-free duffle bag

Why is the Mega Bloks First Builders Deluxe Building Bag a Smart Buy?

Built in the LEGO block and peg tradition, the Mega Bloks First Builders are called “mega” for a reason. LEGO blocks are wonderful building and educational toys, but are not recommended for very young children. Their small size simply makes them a choking hazard. Plus, young children just don’t have the fine motor skills and hand strength to be able to use LEGO blocks well.

Mega Bloks created the First Builders line to give children as young as 1 year old the ability to fine tune motor skill development, eye-hand coordination, independence and their own creativity, by creating building blocks which are larger than normal.

This allows easier manipulation for younger children but still provides enjoyment for those in the 5 to 7 year range as well, as attested by my own 7 year old. This Deluxe Building Bag includes 160 pieces, which are broken down into two different heights. Standard block and 1/3 standard block heights are included.

Also, the Mega Bloks come in different configurations. These include 1×1, 1×2, 1×3 and 1×4 blocks, as well as 2×2 blocks with straight and sloped fronts. These different widths and lengths are offered in both heights, providing for a truly limitless number of building capabilities.

Since all the primary colors are available, your child will enjoy making visually colorful and rewarding creations. Parents love the fact that these larger building blocks make for safe play, and children can sit and stack blocks for hours of quiet independent and imaginative creation.

For even the youngest children, stacking and building simple objects is rewarding in so many ways. Problem solving, eye-hand coordination and self-esteem are all boosted. Add those incredible rewards with the simple enjoyment your children will get from these brightly colored and easy to manipulate blocks, and you can see why the Mega Bloks First Builders Deluxe Building Bag is a smart buy for your young builders.

April 22, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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This Is Not Going to End Well Wordless Wednesday

thisisnotgoingtoendwell My husband was on the road and sent me this photo. Now who on earth said that business travel isn’t glamorous?

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April 22, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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iPhone Manners: Not Everyone Wants to Hear Your Device

Technology is being used as an escape clause for being rude. When phones starting taking over the landscape, there were tons of articles talking about how rude people are practically yelling into their phones on the bus, waiting rooms and what not. Then smart phones took over. Suddenly we had to listen to everyone playing Angry Birds. Yeah. I don’t care that the pigs died and you were victorious. But now the plague is reaching our children, and we are teaching… even encouraging them… to be rude and inconsiderate.

Once a week, I take my boys to a gymnastics training facility. It’s the kind of facility that you see serious gymnasts training in. Because of its size, they can pack in more than a hundred students at one time, utilizing every square inch (and balance beam) for the kiddos.

This facility has a waiting room complete with bleachers and massive windows running the length of the room so you can watch what your child is up to. We are packed in here like sardines. Inevitably, there are many parents here with young kids who wait out the class. Parents need to keep these kids entertained, so what do they do? Pull out the iPad!

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The iPad isn’t inherently a bad thing. I love my iPad for the kids with its awesome educational apps and ability to keep my kids engaged. But then the kids turn their devices on full blast. Before you know it, the room is overpowered by blips, bloops, crashes and sometimes Elmo. It is so invasive that you can see people’s heads whip around toward the sound…. But no one says anything! They all sit there and stew in silence.

Not me.

Every week I have to approach a mother and child and explain that their device is simply too loud. A couple of times the child has even asked me why, and I’ve sweetly explained that it is bad manners to play your device so loud that everyone has to listen to it. The moms often act a bit put out, but I believe in killing them with kindness (while thinking what complete jackasses they are).

When did it become acceptable for parents to put their own needs above an entire group? What really gets me is they don’t even give it a second thought as if the people in the room don’t matter in the slightest.

As a parent, I believe part of our job is teaching our children how to treat others, which means thinking about how our actions affect those around us. We don’t live in a bubble. I have asked my children to turn down their iPads more times than I can possibly count. I’ve carried headphones in my purse for years because I’m aware not everyone wants to listen to my children’s ABC program. I’ve even taken back the iPad when they’ve refused because that’s my job — to teach them how to be considerate, active and good citizens of the world.

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I must admit I’ve had wild fantasies of showing up in the waiting area with my souped up 1980s boom box slung over my shoulder. I would crank that mother up and blast everyone out of the room. What? Am I playing my music too loud? Am I hurting your ears? You should have thought about that before you unleashed the noisiest children’s game on earth onto the room. Now suffer the consequences! Hahahahahahaha <evil laugh>

But I don’t.

I smile and gently explain that their device is extremely loud and would they please turn it down. And when they hesitate, I explain that not everyone wants to hear their game and it’s only polite to think of others.

HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE A SITUATION WHERE KIDS ARE PLAYING THEIR IPADS LOUDLY?

April 21, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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Cooking Easy Family Dinners Summer Americana Style

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine.

My family and I have been dreaming of summer. It has been an incredibly long and frigid winter here in Chicagoland. We need to know there is light at the other end of the Polar Vortex! So when I was given the opportunity to shop at Walmart and try out some healthy summer easy family dinners and meals, I jumped at the chance.

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When I think of my childhood, I think of watermelon, warm breezes, frozen treats and simple suppers. When I bit into the Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars, I was reminded of enjoying summer as a kid, running in the backyard and catching fireflies. Laid back summer nights are what old-fashioned American summers are all about.

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I want to be able to give my kids the same memories of summer but without all of the sugar. How can I not love the fact that Edy’s Outshine Fruit and Veggie Bars are made with real fruit and have no sugar added? You can find them in the Novelty Ice Cream section at Walmart.

Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars

Plus, I don’t want my kids to think of me in the kitchen all summer, so I’ll be using Stouffer’s Skillets. We first discovered Stouffer’s Skillets shortly after my first child was born. I wanted to provide great dinners but didn’t have the time. Stouffer’s made it possible for my husband and I to eat healthy without all of the hassle. Great protein, flash frozen vegetables and no preservatives make these meals an easy yes for me to serve my family. Best of all, it’s a quick meal solution without all the oven prep.

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Why not even through a blanket down and enjoy dinner outside picnic style! In the end, I’ll spend less time in the kitchen this summer and more time getting outside with the kiddos creating those wonderful memories. Considering I have two boys, I have a feeling I’d better brush up on my pretend light saber skills. There are sure to be some “duels” in the backyard.

A special thanks to #CollectiveBias for this #SummerGoodies opportunity. We’ve been big fans of Stouffer’s Skillets for years and found a new summer treat my boys love with the Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars.

April 21, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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Let Them Eat Pie For Breakfast

My family has a long-standing tradition of eating pie for breakfast. In fact, it’s encouraged.

Before you get all up in arms about eating dessert in the morning, pie was originally a breakfast meal. My grandmother, who grew up on a farm, would wake up first thing in the morning and start making fruit pies in the kitchen while the men went to work in the fields. Sounds like it came out of an old novel? But it’s true. About mid-morning, the men would come back to the house where the pies would be baked and cooled, ready to eat.

Let Them Eat Apple Pie (For Breakfast)

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My grandmother was a whiz in the kitchen, creating the most amazing pie crusts you’d ever tasted. Making pie crusts from scratch is a culinary art form that has disappeared. Nowadays, you can buy a pre-made pie crust in the freezer. And honestly, I don’t know the last time one of my friends attempted to make their own. My father managed to learn some of her tricks before she passed away. But alas, I haven’t caught on to the homemade pie crust.

Whenever my grandmother would make pies (of course, she never just made one), we would all get up early the next day to make sure we would get in a piece of pie for breakfast. My grandfather was the worst. It didn’t matter if there were grandchildren dying for a slice. If he got up before us, that last slice of pie was his… no exceptions. He was such a jolly man. And when he declared that we had slept too late, you couldn’t help but laugh thanks to the mischievous glint in his eye. He had beat you to the pie, fair and square.

When I got married, my husband thought I was a bit off my rocker, saddled up to the table with my breakfast slice. Trust me. It didn’t take him long to see things my way. Last night, we had pie with Easter dinner. After dropping off the kids, I opened the fridge to give in to a small slice of apple pie. And what should I discover? A huge hunk of pie missing! The family tradition continues.

The next time your family has pie for dinner, feel free to grab and plate and fork and dig in to that dessert for dinner. That’s how they did it in the olden days. They couldn’t have been wrong, could they?

WHAT FAMILY TRADITION DO YOU HAVE THAT YOUR SPOUSE NOW EMBRACES?

April 19, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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Tiny Love Mobile Take-Along Arch Review

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Available in 3 different colorful models, the Tiny Love Take-Along Arch is exactly what it sounds like. An arch shaped bar which can be clamped onto just about anything, also providing access to hanging play toys, this reach-and-grasp toy for brand-new babies and young toddlers is also attractively priced. For use on a crib, bassinet, swing, stroller and high chair, the versatile and bargain priced Tiny Love Take-Along Arch merits a closer inspection.

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Key Elements of the Tiny Love Take-Along Arch

  • Available in Sunny Stroll, Princess Butterfly and My Nature Pals Stroll models
  • Includes transparent prism for catching the sun’s rays
  • Flexible arch and angle adjustments make for numerous configurations
  • Baby-powered propeller promotes motor skill development and eye-hand coordination
  • Sturdy attachment clips are easy to use

Is the Tiny Love Take-Along Arch a Smart Purchase?

Considering price alone, this fun and colorful portable playset is a parent’s dream. Offered in three different models, the bargain bin price tag can easily justify multiple purchases. And when looking at the Tiny Love Take-Along Arch as a simple and fun toy which promotes healthy child development in a number of areas, the toy passes that test as well.

The U-shaped attachment clips on either end of the arch hold steady and are easy to attach and remove. The arch itself has multiple joints, allowing you to configure it in many different shapes and positions, regardless where you attach it.

Children in the first 18 months of existence love to reach, grab and grasp. The soft cloth toys are made to withstand the grabbing, pulling and chewing that your young ones will give them as they explore their environment. And because of the unique but durable ball joint attachment mechanism, coupled with the virtually endless number of positions offered by multiple adjustments, you can deliver hanging toy fun for your child just about anywhere.

Installation and removal is simple and fast, and you can employ forward or backward positioning to deliver a couple of different experiences. Tiny Love makes some other cloth covered hanging toy devices that use a clothespin-type attachment. Responding to customer critiques, this new plastic ball joints group was created, and effectively holds the arch in place, even with the most aggressive children.

The child-activated propeller boasts colorfully painted birds, a rattling ball attachment is also present, and the prism in the center of the arch is surrounded by a smiling sun. The hanging pieces are mounted with Velcro, allowing you to interchange with other Velcro-equipped toys if you like.

The Tiny Love Mobile Take-Along Arch is a very versatile and engrossing toy which makes a smart purchase for moms and dads that don’t want to break the bank but still appreciate a well made and multi-sensory portable toy which promotes healthy development in so many important areas.

April 18, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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130+ Easter Crafts, Activities, Games, Free Printables for Kids {Kids Co-Op}

Every week you can find amazing projects, crafts and activities to do with your kids on the Kids Co-Op, and I’ll be highlighting some of them with a common theme. This week’s theme is Easter! Oh my goodness. Who doesn’t love all of those Easter crafts and activities?

I had pulled together the Ultimate gathering of Easter activities earlier this season, but boy I wasn’t finished. I’ve more than doubled the list! Now if you’ll excuse me…. I think I need to go to bed ;-)

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Easter Bonanza! 130+ Easter Crafts, Activities, Games, Free Printables for Kids

Crafts

  1. DIY Yarn Easter Eggs | The Jenny Evolution
  2. Eggshell Craft With A Multi-age Group | Triple T Mom
  3. Button and Pom Pom Easter Egg Craft for Kids | Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  4. Easter for Preschoolers | Sorting Sprinkles
  5. Easter Basket Egg Shell Art | Craftulate
  6. Potato Masher Egg Print | Treading on Lego
  7. Plastic Easter Egg Chicks | Crafts by Courtney
  8. DIY Easter Pom Pom Decorations | P is for Preschooler
  9. Easter Straw Painted Baby Chick Hand Print Craft | The Keeper of the Cheerios
  10. Chick and Bunny Wind Up Toy Painting | Tutus and Tea Parties
  11. Bunny Finger Puppets | Reading Confetti
  12. Egg Lantern | Sparkling Buds
  13. Egg Decoration with Stickers | Sparkling Buds
  14. Pom-Pom Easter Eggs | Minne Mama
  15. DIY Easter Candy Dish | “Born Again” Farm Girl
  16. Sparkle Dot Eggs: An Easy Easter Craft | My Nearest and Dearest
  17. Easter Sponge Painting | Buggy and Buddy
  18. Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft | School Time Snippets
  19. Easter Bunny Grass Cup | Le Baby Bakery
  20. Colored Egg Shell Luminaries | Triple T Mum
  21. Peeps Finger Puppets | Lalymom
  22. Carboard Tube Bunny | There’s Just One Mommy
  23. Paper Plate Easter Egg | We Made That
  24. Painting with Eggs | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  25. Avocado Pit Egg Carving | Edutainment At Home
  26. Construction Paper Egg Suncatcher | Edutainment At Home
  27. Bunny Tail Pom Pom Painting | House of Burke
  28. Grassy Easter Block | The Messy Root
  29. Egg-a-Rrific Chalkboard Picture | The Messy Root
  30. Bakes Cotton Ball Easter Eggs | Two Much Fun
  31. Oval Bunny Craft | Lovely Commotion
  32. Scrapbook Paper Eggs | Raising Kinley
  33. Plastic Egg Sculptures | Fun-A-Day
  34. Crystal Egg Easter Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning
  35. Toilet Paper Roll Easter Egg Prints | House of Burke
  36. Inkpad Easter Prints | House of Burke
  37. Easter Egg Chick Craft | Plain Vanilla Mom
  38. Homemade Bunny Bookmarks | Joyfully Weary
  39. Paper Plate Spring Chick | School Time Snippets
  40. Easter Wreath Craft | There’s Just One Mommy
  41. Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Chick | Fantastic Fun and Learning
  42. Frozen Watercolor Easter Egg Paints | Minne-Mama
  43. Toddler-made Paper Easter Egg Garland | Spark and Pook
  44. Egg Paint Bombs Process Art | The Fairy and the Frog
  45. Salt Dough Easter Egg Garland | Our Dandelion Wishes
  46. No Prep Play Doh Easter Egg Art | The Mommy Talks
  47. Thread Spool Carrots | Crafts by Courtney
  48. Recycled Easter Egg Crayons | Crafts by Courtney
  49. Textured Easter Rabbit Artwork | Dabblingmomma

Activities

  1. 40 Ideas to Fill Easter Eggs without Candy | The Jenny Evolution
  2. Glowing Egg Shakers| Happily Ever Mom
  3. Buttons and Eggs Simple Easter Activity | My Nearest and Dearest
  4. Easter Egg Memory Game | Happily Ever Mom
  5. Easter Bunny Counting Activity | The Chirping Moms
  6. Reverse Easter Egg Hunt | Crystal & Co.
  7. Easter Sensory Play | ABC Creative Learning
  8. Egg Carton Math Activity | There’s Just One Mommy
  9. Easy Easter Sensory Bin | There’s Just One Mommy
  10. Peep Science Experiment for Kids | Lemon Lime Adventures
  11. Easter Egg Planter | Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
  12. Spring Sensory Bin – Egg Hunt and Count | Tutus and Tea Parties
  13. Easter Monessori Learning Activities | Gift of Curiosity
  14. Easter Lacing Practice | Totschooling
  15. Egg Color Sort | Minne-Mama
  16. Easter Practical Life Activities | Triple T Mom
  17. The Easter Bunny Song | Let’s Play Music
  18. Easter Bath Bombs | Making Mama Magic
  19. Build a Bunny Bathtub Fun | Making Mama Magic
  20. Counting Activity with Plastic Eggs | Spark and Pook
  21. Protect an Egg | Planet Smarty PantsEaster Tot Trays | Lovely Commotion
  22. Plastic Egg Scoop | Plain Vanilla Mom
  23. Easter Egg Number Matching | 3 Dinosaurs
  24. Montessori-Inspired Easter Egg Sound Shakers | Living Montessori Now
  25. Easter Egg Hunt Contact Paper Play | Minne-Mine
  26. Peek-a-Boo Eggs Sensory Bin | Minne-Mama
  27. Outdoor Easter “Cooking” | An Idea on Tuesday
  28. Eggsplosion Experiment | Between a Dog and a Hard Place
  29. Egg Drop Challenge | Buggy and Buddy
  30. Plastic Easter Egg Number Matching | Rubberboots and Elf Shoes
  31. DIY Easter Nesting Eggs and Play | B-Inspired Mama
  32. Plastic Egg Guttering Fun | Adventures of Adam
  33. Fine Motor Easter Egg Hunt | In the Playroom
  34. Molded Egg Crayons | Stella 123

 

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Reading

  1. 10 Favorite Easter Picture Books for Children | Generation iKid
  2. 15 Books About Spring, Easter Animals For Children | Generation iKid
  3. 10 Books about Chickens | Rubberboots and Elf Shoes
  4. iPhone Story Book Apps About Bunnies and Rabbits | Generation iKid
  5. Books about Bunnies | Play Dr Mom
  6. Easter Books for Kids | Play Dr Mom

 

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Games

  1. Easter Egg Dominoes | The Pleasantest Thing
  2. Easter Game- Egg Toss Bottles | JDaniel4′s Mom
  3. Hopping with Chalk Bunnies | JDaniel4′s Mom
  4. Easter Gross Motor Egg and Spoon Game | Gift of Curiosity
  5. Plastic Eggs Easter Name Game | Fantastic Fun and Learning
  6. Beginning Sounds Easter Egg Game | Growing Book by Book
  7. Find the Chick Easter Number Recognition Game | Little Bins for Little Hands
  8. Easter Egg Alphabet Game | Pre-K Pages
  9. 4 Learning Games with Plastic Easter Eggs | Creatiful Kids
  10. Bunny Hop ABC Game | Fantastic Fun and Learning
  11. Easter Bingo | This Sweet Life
  12. Oviparous Animal Egg Hunt Game | Pre-K Pages
  13. Bunny Listening Game | Pre-K Pages
  14. Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Learning | The Pleasantest Thing

 

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Cooking

  1. Easter Bunny Cupcakes | Crystal & Co.
  2. Easter Popcorn Treats| Craftulate
  3. Easter Cupcakes | We Made That
  4. Easter Egg White Chocolate Fudge | Kandy Kreations
  5. Easter S’mores | Growing Kids Ministry
  6. Chocolate Covered Easter Peeps | Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
  7. Easter Bunny Cake | Julie’s Lifestyle
  8. Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Eggs | In the Playroom
  9. Easy Oreo Easter Chick | Lou Lou Girls

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Free Printables

  1. 10 Free Printable Easter Bookmarks | Generation iKid
  2. Easter Printable Pack | Gift of Curiosity
  3. Rhythm Game for Easter | Let’s Play Music
  4. Easter Alphabet Match File Folder Game | 3 Boys and a Dog
  5. Easter Free Printable Bingo Cards | Play 2 Learn with Sarah
  6. 5 Little Bunnies Finger Rhyme | Let’s Play Music
  7. Free Easter Printables for Toddlers and PreK | Tot Schooling
  8. Easter Soduko Free Printable | Gift of Curiosity
  9. Free Printable: Easter Pattern Match | Play 2 Learn with Sarah
  10. Free Easter Playdough Mats | Totschooling
  11. Free Do-A-Dot Spring Printables | Totschooling
  12. Free Easter Count and Graph | Teachers Pay Teachers
  13. Free Easter Printables | Edutainment At Home
  14. Simple Dot-to-Dot Easter Pages | Kids Activities Blog
  15. Easter Do-A-Dot Printables | Gift of Curiosity
  16. Easter Egg Coloring Pages and Craft | Kids Activities Blog

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April 17, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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Friday Flash Blog No. 64 {Plus Features}

Something about the promise of Spring makes me want to sing. We have hopefully passed our last snow fall (and hail storm). And for some reason, I’m walking around the house singing songs from West Side Story. What does that have to do with Spring I have no idea. All I know is warmer weather makes me so happy! :D

Now on to the Friday Flash Blog!

How to Make Your Own Silly Putty Tutorial By Crystal & Co.

How to Make Your Own Silly Putty Tutorial By Crystal & Co.

DIY Upholstered Bench Made From Old Pellets and a Crib Mattress. Terrific tutorial from My Love 2 Create

DIY Upholstered Bench Made From Old Pellets and a Crib Mattress. Terrific tutorial from My Love 2 Create

Super Easy Earth Day Suncatcher Kid’s Craft from Scruggbug Corner

Super Easy Earth Day Suncatcher Kid’s Craft from Scruggbug Corner

Rustic Chicken Marsala Bake Recipe from A Dash of Sanity

Rustic Chicken Marsala Bake Recipe from A Dash of Sanity

Optimizing Your Blog Posts for Pinterest in 8 Easy Steps! Tutorial from Lamberts Lately

Optimizing Your Blog Posts for Pinterest in 8 Easy Steps! Tutorial from Lamberts Lately

DIY Yarn Easter Eggs and Garland. Tutorial on The Jenny Evolution

DIY Yarn Easter Eggs and Garland. Tutorial on The Jenny Evolution

iPhone Story Book Apps About Bunnies and Rabbits Recommended by Generation iKid

iPhone Story Book Apps About Bunnies and Rabbits Recommended by Generation iKid

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April 17, 2014
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Win a Shark Pro Mop, $25 Starbucks Card, Plus 30 More Giveaways!

Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop April + May 2014

Welcome to the Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop!

Hosted By: MPM Network Bloggers

While many of us are looking forward to spring, it doesn’t mean we are looking forward to spring cleaning. To make spring cleaning a bit more fun, the MPM Blogging Network has joined together to make spring cleaning even more fun! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique spring themed giveaway, including spring cleaning items, fashion accessories, and even gift card for purchasing your own Spring treats!

To increase your chances of getting something fun, make sure to visit all the blogs linked below. Also, don’t forget to enter to win our grand prize, a Shark PRO Steam & Spray Mop!

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The Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop ends on 5/1/14 at 11:59 PM. The MPM Blogging Networks is not responsible for prize fulfillment and associated bloggers are responsible for their own giveaways. Good luck everyone and happy spring!

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I am so thrilled to be a part of this giveaway blog hop, where you can enter 60 more giveaways in addition to mine. You’re going to find some awesome prizes just by visiting the fabulous bloggers listed below.

As part of this tremendous blog hop, we’re adding a little something to the mix to help you stay energized during all of that Spring Cleaning! The Jenny Evolution is giving away the gift of coffee…. $25 worth to be exact. Enter to win a $25 Starbucks gift card good only in the US.

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April 17, 2014
by Jennifer Hughes
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Win a $500 The Children’s Place Gift­card AND Nick­elodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2014 Pre­sen­ters Swag Bag ($800 Value)

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