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Hollar if you love Hallmark Peanuts Collectibles at Unbelievable Prices!

I love the Peanuts gang. I have been collecting Hallmark Peanuts merchandise for years. I almost passed out when I saw that Hollar has Hallmark Peanuts collectibles at clearance pricing. They are also eligible for free shipping! Check them out below:

Lucy on patrol with her “common sense patrol” box car, ready to join the rest of the Peanuts gang. Regular price $19-Only $6 at Hollar!

  • Cute collectible box car water globe featuring one of your favorite Peanuts characters—Lucy
  • “Common Sense Patrol” written on the side
  • Made from cold-cast resin and 55-mm glass globe
  • Measures 2.4″ x 3.4″ x 4.7″
  • From Hallmark

Pigpen rides in with his pickup truck box car, ready to join the rest of the Peanuts gang. Regular price $19-Only $6 at Hollar!

  • Cute collectible box car water globe featuring on of your favorite Peanuts characters—Pigpen
  • “Peanuts-6” written on the license plate
  • Made from cold-cast resin and 55-mm glass globe
  • Measures 2.2″ x 3.5″ x 4.2″
  • From Hallmark


Are you the forgetful sort? Don’t be a blockhead and forget everything. Keep all your tasks on Charlie Brown’s head with this handy memo globe. Only $4 at Hollar!

  • Memo globe is perfect for writing all your “to-do” tasks
  • Features a mini globe design with Charlie Brown’s head
  • Includes dry erase marker
  • Measures 8″ H x 4″ W
  • Peanuts licensed product
  • By Hallmark

Aren’t they adorable? I have to get that Charlie Brown Dry Erase Globe for my daughter, she will love it! Check out all the Hallmark items they have including Muppets and The Wizard of Oz. If you are a Disney Lover check out The Big Disney Shop. They also have Star Wars collectibles and toys as well as Melissa & Doug merchandise and so much more!

While you are at it, check out the whole site, you will be amazed how far your dollar goes at Hollar! Let me know what you think.

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Save Big on Gorgeous, Sterling Silver Charms at Soufeel

What are your favorite things? Your family, hobbies, lifestyle, career and pets are probably some things that come to mind. You might remember past posts where I shared charms that represented my family, hobbies and pets. I really love Soufeel charms because they are beautiful and they have such a wide range of charms. You can add photos to their charms and personalize them with custom engraving which makes them truly unique and so special.

All of Soufeel’s charms are made of 100% 925 sterling silver. Swarovski and colored gems are also used to create stunning, works of art to wear around your wrist.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on Soufeel’s website and ordered several new charms to add to my charm bracelets. I even received a free gift with my order, a Pink Travel Car which you can see below.

Soufeel is having an amazing sale and most of their charms are on sale. The Red Travel Suitcase  that I have been eyeing for a while is 50% off and one of the first I added to my cart.

I chose the Diving Mask because I love swimming, snorkeling and live on a lake.

The Bicycle charm really appealed to me because I love the style and I wanted to have a charm that represented my love of cycling. 

I thought the Travel Car in Blue was a great way to represent the fun and exciting road trips we take as a family.

I received a Pink Travel Car as a free gift and so that was a nice surprise that I can put on my second charm bracelet or give as a gift.

I am a huge tea drinker so the Lemon Tea charm was one I had to have.

I truly believe With God All Things Are Possible so when I saw that beautiful charm, I wasted no time adding it to my cart.

Last but not least, this Pink Forever Love flower charm was on a super sale of only $9.99! No wonder it is sold out but Soufeel has great Charm Deals, where you can find charms at 90% off! 

Soufeel even has a rewards program where you can earn points you can use toward jewelry. They have more than charms, they have a wide selection of necklaces, earrings, rings and more. I hope you check out their website.

Do you like charms? If so, what kind appeal the most to you?


Soufeel provided me with the above charms at no cost. As always my words and views are 100% my own.


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Check Out The New Design of the Lundby Smaland Doll House #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide #Lundby

My house is not the only one under going  some home improvements this year, The Lundby Smaland Doll House got a new look for 2016. The wall and door between the kitchen and dining room was taken away to reveal a great room. Wallpaper was changed and new furniture sets were also introduced. If you forgot what the old house looked like, you can check out our past Lundby posts HERE.

I created a whole series of Lundby videos you can view to get an up close and personal look at everything:

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Unboxing Video

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Assembly by Mommy Ramblings Part 2

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Kitchen and Dining Room Set Review by Mommy Ramblings Part 3

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Selecting Lights by Mommy Ramblings Part 4

Lundby New Style Smaland Doll House Lights On by Mommy Ramblings Part 5

Mommy Ramblings Reviews The Lundby Smaland Doll House Nursery & Kids Bedroom Part 6

Mommy Ramblings Reviews The Smaland Dollhouse Family by Lundby Part 7

Mommy Ramblings Reviews The Smaland Dollhouse Living Room Set by Lundby

Mommy Ramblings Unboxes and Sets Up The Lundby Smaland Doll House Bathroom

Mommy Ramblings Unboxes and Sets Up the Lundby Smaland Doll House Fishtank

Mommy Ramblings Lundby Smaland Winter Garden and Winter Family Doll House Unboxing

Mommy Ramblings Unboxes and Sets Up The Lundby Christmas Tree Set

Mommy Ramblings Lundby Unboxes The Smaland Gingerbread House Kit and Look at House

Lundby Doll Houses are adored by adult collectors as well as older children. They are very realistic with real working lights and functional furnishings. Doll Houses encourage kids to be creative and use their imagination. My kids love playing with these doll houses and so do I!

So what do you think? Do you love the new style as much as we do? We are adding it to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings! We have great news, you can enter to win a Lundby Smaland Doll House and accessories below.


Lundby is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Smaland Doll House, 3 Furniture Sets (TBD) and a Lundby Bluetooth Speaker! Thank you  for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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A Doll House That Fascinates Adult Collectors & Children Alike! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

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I have always loved dolls and doll houses. I did as a child and as and adult, I am still an avid lover and collector of both. I am amazed at the number of adult collectors of Lundby Swedish Doll Houses. There are many groups on Facebook alone dedicated to long time and brand new Lundby Doll House Collectors.  I have been collecting Lundby for a few years now. You  may remember my previous posts about my Lundby Smaland Doll House. Lundby smaland Doll House stock


I am here to show you some new additions to our Lundby doll house. First the biggest addition is really getting ready for Winter and swapping our Garden for the Winter Garden. We put away the trampoline and the race car because the garden is covered in sparkling snow. There is a small hill where the family has fun skiing and sledding. A snow-covered stone wall with a stylish gate surrounds the garden. Smaland Winter Garden

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We added the Winter Family so that Mommy, Daddy, Sister and Brother are properly dressed for their winter activities.  Then of course the Smaland Winter Accessories with backpack packed with two thermal containers, plus 2 sets of skis. The set also includes a sled, a snowman and a “snowball pile” with real light!

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We added some new interior furnishings as well. A set of Nursery Baby Furniture with a crib, bedding and changing table/dresser combination. This collection includes an adorable Chest with 3 drawers, a Crib with bedding, plus a sweet Teddy Bear to cuddle at night or during naps. Lundby Baby Furniture

We added the Lundby Smaland Aquarium Set as well. The realistic aquarium is filled with 3 colorful fish and a seahorse. The aquarium is pre-wired with a working light and looks wonderful when lit.  Two potted geraniums are included to spruce up our Smaland house decor. To complete the look,  a gorgeous painting by artist Lisa Rinnevuo is included. This exquisite work of art is reproduced from one of the artist’s real paintings.



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For more than 65 years Lundby Smaland – pioneers in doll house lighting and design – has for offered high-quality collectibles, inspiring creativity to stimulate play and design. This accessory set is appropriate for children ages 4 and over, with adult supervision. Lundby gets its name from the Swedish village where Grete and Axel Thomsen first began creating and selling clever dollhouse furniture in 1947. Lundby continues to delight children and adults alike with lovely, high quality dolls houses, furniture, dolls, and accessories.

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Lundby is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Lundby Smaland Winter Doll Family and Christmas Tree Set! Thank you to Lundby for the review products and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Elf On The Shelf-Worst Parenting Fail!!!

I love the Elf on the Shelf but not for the reason you may think.  I love them because they remind me of my absolute favorite childhood Christmas decoration. My parents had the kneehugger elves from Japan and every year I would arrange them hanging with acrobatic skill through the house.  I remember telling my mom they were my favorite and she told me they were hers too.


When I had my own family she and I were shopping one day and found some very similar elves of which I scooped up more than a few to decorate my home.  So, when the Elf on the Shelf came out, I loved it just on its looks.  I am not one of those over the top parents who cannot wait every night to plan some elaborate hijinks that the kids will find the next day.  Truth be told, my husband and I forget half the time to move them (we have 2) and have to tell the kids things like,”I guess he likes the top of the picture frame so much, he went right back.” or “He is really being tricky, guess he thought you would not look there since he was there yesterday.”

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My kids love elves too, in fact I picked up several more this year and my little guys was so cute.  In the store they asked if they could touch them and if they were the real elves.  To which I answered, “No, they are just adorable decorations.  Which ones should we get?”  So I have elves all over and the irony is in my biggest confession which I will tell you next.

Last year, someone I know posted on Facebook that her children were traumatized when going through the Christmas decorations to find the Elf on the Shelf packed away with the ornaments.  He was supposed to be at the North Pole, not in a box that was in their basement all year!  The magic was spoiled and I am not sure if the mom or the children was more upset.  So, last year I told my husband we could not put our Elves away with any of the Christmas decorations.   Instead we hid them really good, in fact we hid them so good, we don’t even know where they are!

I am so mad now, because I either have to buy 2 more and you can’t just buy replacement elves, you have to buy the whole set up and I have the books and boxes because they do not take those with them to the North Pole.  I would still need to come up with a story of why they are so late, but I am good at stories so that is not the part that bothers me.

My husband found my childhood kneehugger  elves and a bunch of others along with an Annalee Santa that looks like an elf and asked why don’t I just spin some yarn with these characters.  I have thought about some very elaborate tales, like telling he kids that one of the older and very wise kneehugger elves just made it here, he is old and his magic is not so great any more.  He brought a note that our elves Jingle and Jangle had a very odd thing happen right before they were leaving to come to our house.  They were decorating the tree and their legs got caught in some of the lights in a way that twisted them and they both broke both legs.  They were in excruciating pain and the doctor could not clear them to travel.  That is when the wise but old elf said he would make the journey to explain.   It took him a long time to get here and he cannot possibly fly back every night, so he will just phone in reports and ride back with Santa on Christmas Eve.

No matter what this goes down in the parenting fail book.  I am sure they will both be found January 1st.


A few hours after writing this Jingle and Jangle were found.  They were tucked inside a santa hat behind some of my dolls that were on a shelf.  Hubby tucked them back there and it was like a Clark Griswold moment when he thought about the switch being off when he remembered.  Now they are perched one in the tree and one hanging from a cabinet door handle for the kids to see in the morning.  Better late than never!


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Doll Houses Are Not Just For Kids!


I was introduced to the world of Lundby doll houses a little over a year ago.  A doll lover and collector all my life, dolls and doll houses are something I never outgrew.  I am not alone, Lundby has a wide collector base of women and men who collect the houses, furnishings, restore older houses and love to talk about and share their collections on online forums.

There are several Facebook pages where Lundby lovers and collectors do just that.  Lundby is timeless, loved by children, tweens, teens and right up to adults, the charm of Lundby just grows over the years.  Enjoyed by generations, Lundby love is passed down and these quality Swedish doll houses become family heirlooms.  Today, you will find older Lundby doll houses in great demand and many collectors are enthusiastically restoring the older homes to their modern glory.  Much more than a hobby, Lundy collectors have a passion!

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Last year you may remember our review of the Lundby Smaland Doll House and accessories.

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Well, this year our Lundby Smaland doll house expanded with the addition of two rooms, garden area, several new furniture sets and great Christmas sets.  In fact our Lundby home is decked out or should I say the halls have been decked with Christmas magic.  The floor addition was easy to assemble, my young son even got in on the action and helped to secure the walls.  The house has real working lights which add a warmth and the new Christmas sets are a festive touch with a glowing fire in the fireplace and candles that light up on the tree.  Under the tree, wrapped in shiny paper and gold cord are gifts and you don’t need to peek to see there is a Smaland doll house just ready to be unwrapped come Christmas morning.

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The details on the furnishings are amazing, the kitchen cabinets have real working drawers that you can put things in, the refrigerator opens, the pots, pans, dishes and utensils are realistic and even the bathroom has toothbrushes and rubber ducks. Lundby 2014 5

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Lundby 2014 1 The house is sure to draw oohs and ahhs from young and old and is the perfect gift this holiday season that will bring joy for years to come. Mommy Ramblings has added the Smaland doll house and accessories to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Some of the new additions to our Lundby Smaland Doll House were: Smaland Garden smaland Garden   Lundby Smaland Floor Extension Lundby Home Extension Lundby Smaland Kitchen Furniture Set Lundby Smaland Kitchen Furniture Set Lundby Smaland Childrens Bedroom Set Lundby Childrens Room Set Stock Lundby Smaland Fireplace Set Lundby Smaland Christmas Fireplace Set Boxed Lundby Christmas Fireplace Set Unboxed Lundby Smaland Christmas Tree Set Lundby Chrismas Tree Set Boxed Lundby Christmas Tree Set Unboxed   Smaland TV and Accessories Lundby Smaland TV and Furniture set Lundby Smaland Garden Furniture Set Smaland Garden FurnitureOf course with the new addition we had to expand the family so we welcomed two bouncing babies! Lundby Smaland Babies The older kids needed some attention too!  Sibling rivalry gets bad when a new baby is brought home, imagine two!  They were so happy to have a trampoline and pedal car to focus on. Lundby Smaland Trampoline Pedal Car Lundby 2014 3     Can’t get enough Lundby?  You can download the Lundby Living Magazine HERE! Are you ready for some exciting news?  Lundy is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own Smaland doll house, Smaland 2 room floor extension, both of the Christmas sets and 2 sets of furniture of their choice (subject to availability)!  Isn’t that awesome?  I thought you would think so!  Thank you so much to Lundby for the review products and for sponsoring this incredible giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.    Lundby Smaland Swedish Doll House, Extension, Christmas Sets & Furniture Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings Rules: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!! Continue reading


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Gamesformotion’s Chocolate Classic Games Are Sweet!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Do you feel that in our high-tech world families are losing connection with each other?  Do you see families out at dinner engrossed in text chat, Facebook, games or email instead of having quality face time with each other?  If you are looking for a way to bring the family together, I may have the answer.  Chocolate! You must be thinking, “What?”  Hold on though, because I’m not finished.  Chocolate is just the start. What about combining chocolate not with peanut butter but with classic games?  Now, I’m sure you think I have lost my mind but I truly want you to keep reading.  This month in major retail stores like Target, CVS, Kmart,, Meijer and Fred Meyer, Bed Bath & Beyond and select smaller distributors with retail prices starting at only $9.99. you will find just that.  Gamesformotion puts a sweet spin on our favorite childhood games by releasing them with Belgian chocolate playing pieces.

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Candy Land, Monopoly, Clue, Guess Who?, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit and more will feature game pieces you can eat.  The games will have all the essential features as their famous counterparts, except that the cards and letter tiles have been replaced with the finest Belgian milk chocolate encased within playing piece printed wrappers.  The rules for he games have been slightly modified to ensure they are fun and easy to play.  So now instead of playing solely for the bragging rights of winning, you can win all the chocolate you could hope for.  Now that’s something to pass GO for!

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How fun would these games be at your holiday parties and gatherings or to have a family game night to connect during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?  Bet the family would come running to check out and play for chocolate and in the process spend some quality, fun time together.  Now that would be sweet in more ways than one!

I recently had a chance to see these games for myself and I guess I should say taste them too, yum!  They look like the classic games but there is a chocolatey good surprise under the lid.  How fun to give as gifts and to enjoy as a family!  Mommy Ramblings likes them so much we are adding them to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!  Check them out at a store near you and let me know what you think.

Disclosure: I was provided with product samples for this review, as always my words and views are 100% my own.

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Free Shipping at Winterland and LEDgen Lighting with Coupon Code in Post!!!

winterlandMy little ones are so adorable, when we go into a store and they see all the Christmas decorations they want to buy everything to decorate, they are so excited!  I think the best part of the holidays is seeing that wide-eye wonder in the faces of your children.  If you are looking to do some Christmas shopping for decorations and lighting, check out Winterland and LEDgen Lighting.


Winterland, Inc. was started more than twenty years ago with a passion to create holiday decorations that make a dynamic and awe-inspiring statement. Concept after concept, they dare to be different. How? They’re committed to listening to their clients and working hard to provide solutions that are tailored to their needs. Winterland thinks about Christmas every day of the year. While they’re putting the decorations away in January they are already planning for next Christmas. Their team of  designers are constantly looking for the latest trends, while at the same time remembering the classic elegance that many people look for during the holiday season. Whether it’s decorating the tree in the corner of the living room, putting up a 50 foot animated tree in the center of a shopping mall, or creating a fantastic drive through light park experience for your community, Winterland has been there, done that, and is here to make it easy for you.




Their goal is to exceed your expectations for creativity, personal service, value, and delivery. They do it with every single customer because they take the holiday season seriously. Winterland’s flexible and willing to accommodate their customer’s ideas. They are willing to create custom designs for their customers!

LED lights  are the most efficient light source available to date  and represent the greatest breakthrough in lighting technology since Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb. LEDs are rapidly replacing incandescent and fluorescent lighting in a variety of functional applications including traffic lights, vehicle lights, industrial lighting, and emergency exit signs. LEDs are a low-maintenance, energy efficient solution for anyone looking for dynamic lighting displays. They are also versatile and can be used in many creative applications featuring a variety of brilliant colors and decorative styles to choose from. More reasons why LEDgen Lighting LEDs are the better choice for seasonal and decorative lighting:


Get Free Shipping on your order this holiday season at Winterland or LEDgen Lighting Holiday Stores. Use code GUIDE  when you checkout!  You can find Winterland and LEDgen Lighting on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

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All Things Christmas And More is Offering Free Shipping on All Orders Until December 11th!!!


It snowed here today!  I cannot believe how quickly we are approaching winter and the holidays.  I feel like it will be Thanksgiving before I can blink and full court press to Christmas!  If you are looking for great Christmas decorations and products, take a look at All Things Christmas And More!  A family run business for over 5 years they pride themselves on offering the best Christmas products around at affordable prices.  They stock 2,500 items year round and expand their catalog every year.  This year for the first time they added Halloween products and they are looking to expand and carry a Spring and Summer Catalog next year! They are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed November 1-December 11th 2014!  Look for All Things Christmas And More on Mommy Ramblings 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!





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anaMalz Wooden Creature Review & Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide


You might just get overloaded with cuteness in this post so fair warning given. anaMalz, are the cuddliest wooden creatures you will set your eyes and hands on!. Designed by Louise Causon-Scott and her partner Tim Scott in Australia, these little heartbreakers were first brought into the world in 2007.  anaMalz have legs you can move and fabric embellishments along with the cutest expressions.  They open up a world of imaginative, creative play for kids and as a parent I love that!

anaMalz has won more than 15 industry awards including the Australian International design award.  The poseable figures each have their own unique markings that make anaMalz unique, individual and fun to collect.  anaMalz wants to give everyone a chance to help make nature grow so a part of the proceeds of every anaMalz is donated to preserving nature forever


When you enter your registration code found on your anaMalz hang tag and become an anaMalz Guardian, you will receive a real Guardian certificate. Help anaMalz protect nature!

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anaMalz are made from a wood known as schima superba or “needlewood” (also known as Chinese Maple) – a fast growing tree harvested in a forest plantation in China. All waste wood from the manufacturing process is given to a local farm to grow mushrooms.  All anaMalz are carefully hand painted using child friendly paint, tested under EN71, ASTM, CPSIA accreditation.  The glues used are formaldehyde free and pass all EN71, ASTM, CPSIA testing. Fabrics are tested and have passed EN71, ASTM, CPSIA standards and contain no AZO dyes.




We have a lion, giraffe and alligator living with us and they are so much fun, we will definitely be expanding our family!!!  Mommy Ramblings thinks aniMalz are a marvelous gift choice this holiday season so you will find them on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.




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