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Get The Perfect Gifts For Your Little Princess This Easter


Easter is coming soon! You might not believe it, if you were slammed with the Blizzard like we were in the northeast but, it really is! If you are looking for quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12, SmitCo LLC has a nice selection of diaries with lock and keys in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun.

One of their new products, a Mermaid themed scrapbook kit is making a big splash! They also have 3 unique princess dress up sets that are very popular.

SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls – all packed in cute gift boxes.

Browse all their great products HERE! I am sure you will find some great gifts to put in your little girl’s Easter basket to make her feel like a princess.

Mommy Ramblings’ readers can take 20% Off Their Entire Cart Of Gifts when they use coupon code N3CQD6AE at checkout. Check them out and let me know what you think.

 



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Great Easter Basket Treat For The Whole Family-#Giveaway

Are you looking for something that won’t cause cavities and sugar highs for your kid’s Easter basket? If so, you might want to take a look at Capture The Flag, a fun-filled space adventure that arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand March 1, 2016!

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CAPTURE THE FLAG is approved by the Dove Foundation for family audiences, the film weaves a fantastical tale of a boy, his father and grandfather who come together to protect the legacy of the original moon landing.  With reimagined animated scenes of the famed Apollo 11 mission, CAPTURE THE FLAG offer fans of all ages an entertaining take on NASA and space exploration.

Space travel runs in Mike Goldwing’s family: both his father and grandfather were astronauts. But the plucky 12-year-old’s estranged grandfather, Frank, has lived a life isolated from his family after missing out on the chance to make history as a member of the Apollo 11 crew.  However, when Mike discovers that an eccentric billionaire plans to fly to the moon, claim its vast, valuable mineral resources, and destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo 11 astronauts, the countdown to a spectacular adventure begins!  Mike, teamed with his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and a clever chameleon, blasts off on an incredible moon-bound mission, determined to thwart the billionaire’s evil plan, capture the flag, and reunite his divided family.

An ideal gift for Easter, the CAPTURE THE FLAG DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

 

 

CAPTURE THE FLAG

Street Date:                     March 1, 2016

SRP:                                   $29.99 U.S.

Runtime:                           97 minutes

U.S. Rating:                      PG for action, language and some thematic elements

Canadian Rating:            G

 

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Easter Burlap Bunnies Craft Ideas Even Young Children Can Help With

My kids are on spring break this week and we are still experiencing single digit temperatures at night!  It sure doesn’t  feel anything close to spring.  Believe me when I say, we’re looking for all of the spring crafts we can do to hopefully bring spring our way.  Easter is next Sunday and I want to share some cute burlap bunny crafts you can sew and your kids can help decorate and paint. Below is a supply list of what you need to make the bunnies.

 Burlap Bunnies Supply List

Let me share what we have made so far.

I purchased a roll of burlap, cut two pieces and folded them in half

The pieces are folded in half and look deceivingly smaller in these photos than the actual size.

The pieces are folded in half and look deceivingly smaller in these photos than the actual size.

Next you cut a V in the middle.

Next you cut a V in the middle.

Then I trimmed the tops to look more like rabbit ears.

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Next, I just took it to my sewing machine and sewed each side up to right under the ear.

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Turned it right side out.

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Then I stuffed it with fiberfill.  If you want you could also used dried beans.

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Off to the sewing machine where I sewed around the ears and in between to securely hold the filling.

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You then tie with a ribbon of your choice. Next, you can paint, color with markers or paint pens the inside of the ears and make a face.  I added buttons for cuteness, you can really have fun here and the kids love to help!  You can add a white cotton ball tail to the back side of the bunnies.  These make adorable country inspired decorations or you can make one for everyone with their name as place holders for dinner.  There are so many great ways to use them and they are simple to make.

 

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Next, I wanted to make a bunny to hang on the door.  This nearly turned to a Pinterest Fail but I turned it around.  I just found a basic bunny template online and printed it out.  I had to extend it because it was too large for the paper.  I pinned and cut the pattern out of the burlap.

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Then off to the sewing machine to sew around the bunny.  Leave a part open so you stuff it.

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After you stuff it, just sew the opening close and trim your threads.

Here is the almost Pinterest fail.  We had wanted to put polka dots on the natural burlap with the spouncer brushes but it did not go as planned. LOL

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 Back to the drawing board and we painted the bunny purple, leaving the edge natural and adding pink polka dots.

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Then you want to find a ribbon to hang it with.

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We decided to continue the polka dot theme.

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 I attached the ends of the ribbon to the bunny some machine stitches.

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You can add a ribbon around the neck or other embellishments.  I chose to keep ours plain country simple for the side door.  Let me know if you try some burlap bunnies and how they turn out. If you want to make things really easy they have burlap already printed with polka dots or you could make egg shapes and use with multi color burlap or chevron stripe.  Happy Easter! Please if you are in a warm part of the country would you send some spring our way!  Let me know what you think and if you tried any of these crafts.

 


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Easy Easter Treats To Make With Kids

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Is it wrong to dip tender, sweet marshmallow Peeps in melted chocolate?  If it is…I’m guilty!  I wanted to share how much fun we had with colorful Peep Bunnies and Chicks, some sticks, sprinkles, decors and our imagination. There are so many fun things you can do with Peeps but making Peeps Pops has to be near the top of the list.

 

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So easy and you can decorate and make a nice centerpiece for a dessert buffet with them.  Just melt your chocolate and put your Peep on a stick and let your imagination run.  You can dip them totally and sprinkle with decors and sprinkles or you can dip just the bottom of the chicks so it looks like a nest.

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Whatever you decided this is a fun and tasty Easter project the whole family can take part in!  So grab some Peeps and get read for some dipping and sprinkling in the kitchen festivities.  With Peeps, chocolate and sprinkles…you can’t go wrong.  Later Peeps (sorry couldn’t resist).

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Celebrate National Siblings Day with an I See Me! Personalized Big Brother/Sister Book Giveaway

April 10th is National Siblings Day and in honor we are featuring a giveaway for an I See Me! Personalized Sibling book.  There are 2 great personalized sibling books to choose from: What Big Sister Does Best and What Big Brother Does Best by renowned author-illustrator team Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger.

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I See Me Big Sister Book

I recently ordered What Big Brother Does Best and when it arrived I was blown away with the cuteness.  The charming text and adorable illustrations make it a delight to read and it promotes the special sibling bond.  You can add your “Big Brother’s” picture and special dedication to the inside page.  The books are perfect for celebrating a special big brother or big sister, make a great gift when a new baby arrives or make a candy free but sweet addition to an Easter basket.

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Whether it’s a big sister or brother, these books will make them feel so proud and honored.  With the personalization you can add that special older sibling’s name throughout the story which makes it really magical for kids.

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Customers purchasing for more than one big brother, enter coupon codesibs25” at checkout to receive 25% off orders with 2 or more personalized sibling books. Books are 20 pages long and perfect for ages 0 to 8. Oh joy! Free Shipping for Easter is here. Use code SPRING. expires 3/27/15

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“Guess How Much I Love You” Celebrates 20 Years-Easter Giveaway-3 Winners

I don’t know who loves the Guess How Much I Love You books more, my husband, myself or our kids.  This is one of our absolutely favorite books and it can actually make me tear up at times.  It so perfectly explains a parent’s love for their child.  No matter how much they love us, we love them more.  The beautiful illustrations and simple but endearing story makes it a timeless classic.

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This anniversary edition book is perfect to put in your baby or child’s Easter basket. You can print out a special Guess How Much I Love You Easter card your child can make HERE. For more fun check out this PAGE for lots of Guess How Much I Love You theme crafts, activities and snacks!  To celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratneyCandlewick Press is graciously sponsoring a giveaway for 3 lucky blog readers!  Each winner will win the prize pack below! Thank you Candlewick Press for the review book and for sponsoring this beautiful giveaway!  To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget. Open to US residents.  Good Luck!!!

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The Beginner’s Bible DVD Giveaway For 3 Winners!

 The Greatest Stories Ever Told Have Just Arrived On DVD!

The Stories Come To Rich, Animated Life  on DVD, Perfect for Introducing Young Children to The Timeless Tales of  The Nativity, Moses and Easter!

THE BEGINNER’S BIBLE

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Available Just in Time for Easter, the DVD Single Features an Original Theme Song by Kathie Lee Gifford, as Well as English and Spanish Versions of All Stories!

 

Created to help you share the most important lessons from the greatest stories ever told, THE BEGINNER’S BIBLE™ is a delightful way to introduce young children to the Bible’s timeless stories of inspiration, courage and faith.  Featuring an original theme song from Kathie Lee Gifford, memorable songs, vivid animation and heartwarming characters all come together to bring the true wonder and joy of the Bible to rich life in this DVD single from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

The three featured episodes include:

The Story of EasterReturn to old Jerusalem to witness Jesus’ triumphant entrance into the city and his eventual capture by Pontius Pilate’s Roman soldiers. Then experience the wonder of the fulfillment of God’s promise to His chosen people as Jesus ascends into Heaven in the glorious miracle of the Resurrection!

The Story of Moses — Experience a time in ancient Egypt when Baby Moses is plucked from the reeds of the Nile River and grows up to become the hero of the enslaved Israelites. Then witness Moses’ struggle to free his people from the wicked Pharaoh-and their thrilling journey through the wilderness in search of the Promised Land they would one day call their own!

The Story of the Nativity — Relive the miraculous events surrounding the very first Christmas as Mary receives a heavenly visitor and learns that she, of all women, has been chosen to be the mother of God’s son on Earth. Then travel with Mary and Joseph to a lowly manger in Bethlehem and marvel as God’s promise to His people is fulfilled and a heavenly host of angels proclaims the joyful news: Jesus Christ is born!

Running Time: 90 minutes

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Easy, Festive Easter Cupcakes & Baking Eggs For Coloring!!!

If you are looking for an easy, festive treat to make for Easter, you still have plenty of time to make these adorable cupcakes.

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Just make your favorite flavor cupcakes and then get your frosting ready.  I use my own buttercream but you can use canned if you do not like to make your own.

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Get a decorating bag ready and use  a Wilton Multi-Opening Decorating Tip 233.  Tint your frosting green with Wilton Gel Coloring or you can use liquid food coloring if you want.  Then just squeeze and pull up to create grass.  

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In the grass you can put a PEEPS bunny or chick, little M & M eggs,  Robin’s Eggs, Jelly Beans, or chocolate covered almonds.  You can also use some white buttercream and make little nests with an open crown tip and fill with candy eggs.  You can sprinkle the nests with sugar decor to make them sparkle or coconut flakes.  

Another great tip I got from a friend is to bake your eggs instead of boiling for coloring. You just put your eggs in a muffin tin and bake at 325 degrees for exactly 25 minutes. Do not over bake!  You will get great eggs with no cracks!  I tried it and love it!

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Special Easter Giveaway From Mohawk Valley Trading Company & Crooked Brook!!!

I am so thrilled to bring you a great  giveaway from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company and Crooked Brook!!!

The winner of the giveaway will win:

Two, 100% Pure Beeswax Taper Candles…10″ – $10.00 Pair

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One, Decorative Easter Egg, 100% Pure Beeswax Candle…$13.00

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One, Pink colored, 50” x 60”, 100% polyester Personalized Fleece Blanket, embroidered with 1.5″(W) x 4″(H) Easter Bunny and Happy Easter (15,000 stitches) …$30.00

Easter Fleece Blanket

SRV with SHI of the giveaway is $65.00

Cant to wait to see if you won? Receive a 20% discount on all Mohawk Valley Trading Company 100% Pure Beeswax Candles, Raw Honey and Maple Syrup from 3/11/14 to 4/5/14 with the Coupon Code “Mommy Ramblings MVTC Easter Giveaway”.

Receive a 20% discount on all Crooked Brook Personalized Fleece Blankets and a 10% % discount on all Wholesale Fleece Blankets from 3/11/14 to 4/5/14 with the Coupon Code “Mommy Ramblings MVTC Easter Giveaway”.

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Margery Williams’ “The Velveteen Rabbit”, Deluxe Gift Edition Review & Giveaway!!!

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A few weeks ago the little ones and I began to add Spring and Easter bedtime story books to our routine.  Experiencing an Arctic blast here in the Northeast, I found it very promising to read stories about springtime.  Many of the stories were about bunnies, ducks and the rebirth experienced each spring.

Along the bunny theme we recently were sent the beautiful Deluxe Gift Edition of The Velveteen Rabbit.  The first time we read it, my little guys were all ears (no pun intended). They wanted to know why all the boys things needed to be burned because of germs, and wondered why they couldn’t just wash them.  They were very glad to know the Velveteen Rabbit was not burned and was made real because he had been so special to the boy.  This is a delightful story to share with your children or to give as a gift.  Would make a beautiful addition to put in an Easter basket!

The Velveteen Rabit Gift Edition Random House

 

A deluxe gift edition of one of the most beloved children’s stories. With illustrations remastered from a 1922 first edition and a beautiful cloth binding with gold accents, this lovingly reconstructed classic is the ideal collectible gift for baby showers, birthdays, and holidays throughout the year. Includes a book plate for personalizing your gift.

At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes “Real,” a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity. Treasured for generations, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love, newly available with the luminous color of the original edition.

The Velveteen Rabbit Inside of Book

Excerpt From The Book:

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room.  “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse.  “It’s a thing that happens to you.  When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.  “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse.  “You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

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