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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy {12/12}

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I have clear childhood memories of browsing the holiday selection at my local Hallmark Store. As soon as they were unveiled for the season, I would go in and marvel at the ornaments, carefully choosing which ones I would put on my wishlist. Since I always wanted to be a baker, I usually chose the ones that featured holiday cookies or kitchen utensils. And the Barbies…oh, the Barbies. Continue reading

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Hallmark Recordable Storybooks: Quite possibly, the best gift ever.

Last year, my son received a Hallmark Recordable Storybook as a gift. The story was Frosty the Snowman, the voice was my Dad’s, and the tears that fell when I heard it…well, I couldn’t begin to count them.

Watching my son’s face light up as he turned the pages and heard Pop Pop’s voice was enough to turn me into a tearful mess (and that’s a pretty out-of-character response for me.)

When I heard that “Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump” in my Dad’s voice (which is also pretty out-of-character for him), I just melted. My mom said he retreated to a private area downstairs and recorded the whole book without anyone  listening. I’m sure he felt a little self-conscious, but he did it for his grandson, and I honestly can’t imagine a more meaningful keepsake. (And, by the way, my often-tech-challenged father said it was really easy to do and it turned out flawlessly!) I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anything more touching.

So, given that these books make such thoughtful gifts, I’m including them in my Baby Guide as one of the best new baby gifts I can think of. Continue reading

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Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop: Season’s Greetings Prize Package! {Ends 11.29}

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Welcome to the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Life With Two Boys!
The holidays will be before you know it, so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet, my blogger friends and I decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year!  After you enter on this page, make sure you hop around to the rest of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

Please note: Along with each blog’s prizes, there are TONS of awesome Grand Prizes for everyone on your list, including baby, kids (boys and girls), teens, and adults. You can win a Babyhome Emotion Stroller, Little Tikes Classic Castle, Pillow Pets Dream Lites, Pillow Racers, Furby, $50 The Children’s Place Gift Card, Nokia Lumia 900, and a Keurig Elite Brewing System!

Now, let’s get down to business. Who wants details on MY giveaway!?
Today,  I give you the best in Season’s Greetings and Season’s Eatings! (sorry, couldn’t resist… :lol: )
No matter what holiday you celebrate, my two sponsors never fail to bring a little more cheer to the celebration.

Hallmark

From heartfelt and sentimental to just plain FUN, Hallmark always has the right gift with the right sentiment. Check out Hallmark for any holiday you choose to celebrate, or even “just because.”
Prizes include:
On the Night You Were Born Recordable Storybook (See my review post here.) {$29.95 value}
Madagascar 3 ornament {$14.95 value}

King Arthur Flour

What better way to greet your holiday guests, friends and neighbors than with freshly baked goodies? It’s the most cookie-filled time of the year! :D
Prizes include:
Coupon for a free 5-lb bag of flour {$5.95 value}
Sparkling Sugar Set {$20.50 value}
{Total prize package value: over $90.00} One winner takes all! (US only.)
Enter to win using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Please note that the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. While we are not responsible, we will make every effort to assist the winner in obtaining their prize. ABCs and Garden Peas received no compensation for this post.

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