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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift I Bought For My Dad #Giveaway

Valentines Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes I made for a Valentine’s Day Date Night

Saint Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you love the romantic feeling in the air. Even if you don’t have a significant other or spouse in your life, you can celebrate the love between yourself and your children, grandchildren, family and friends.

I think one of the best Valentine’s Day memories I have is the time my sister and I saw a pair of Valentine’s Day Boxers in a store window. They were part of a gift set, along with a chattering red heart, that had, “My Heart Beat For You” on the top. You could wind up the heart, and it chattered around a flat surface, much like infamous chattering teeth. I am sure it was the chattering teeth that made us beg our mom to buy them for my father. We carried on until she entered the store and bought them.

 

Valentine's Day

These are very similar to the set we bought my father. Photo Source Collectors Weekly

Excited, we wrapped them up as soon as we arrived home and gave them to our father. Our dad went on for our sake, about how much he liked them. I was very interested in trying out the chattering heart. After that night, I would go into my dad’s dresser where the boxers and heart sat in their gift box. Every so often, I would go in, wind up the heart play with it for a while, and return it to the box. I wondered why my dad had not yet worn those loud heart boxers. Year after year, they remained in the drawer, right up until they sold the house to move closer to my sister and I, now married with kids of our own. I am not sure where those boxers ended up after that, but it sure is a memory, I don’t think I will ever forget. He obviously treasured those boxers so much,  he could not bear the thought of wearing them. At least that is what I choose to believe.

These are similar to the boxers we bought my father. Photo Source Collectors Weekly

Linzer Cookies

Another Valentine’s Day treat I made for my family.

Giveaway

We have a very special giveaway sponsored by Catholic Central to share with you for a St. Valentine’s Day Kit

The St. Valentine Kit includes:

1 – Red Rose LED Glass Dome elegant table lamp.

1 – Gold tone “Love” bangle bracelet

1 – Perfume card

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Let me know your special Valentine’s Day Memory in the comments. 

Catholic Central is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One very lucky blog reader will win a special Valentine’s Day Gift Package. Thank you to Catholic Central for the St.  Valentine’s Day  gift set and for sponsoring this very special giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Residents.

 

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“My Magical Unicorn” Board Book Giveaway

Who says your days can’t be all unicorns and rainbows? Well, even if life throws you curveballs, you can escape with your child for a little while to a place that is beautiful with sparkles, and of course, a unicorn.

In this interactive unicorn novelty book, readers spin a wheel to animate the character on the front cover. Sparkly holographic foil creates a truly impressive effect as the unicorn’s horn, mane, and tail seem to flow with magical energy!

More interactive mechanisms are featured inside the book. Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through the unicorn’s enchanted land as she helps other magical creatures, clears away a rainy day, and plays with her unicorn friends. With gentle rhymes, bright colors, and a bit of sparkle and shine, this magical unicorn is sure to delight!

My Magical Unicorn will be available on February 12th but you can pre-order it now.

  • With their mystical appeal, unicorns continue to enchant and captivate young readers
  • Includes a special novelty and interactive element on every page, and sparkly holographic foil on the cover
  • Use of tactile elements not only invites the reader to participate in the stories, it also refines fine motor skills: readers can push, pull, spin, and slide their way through the unicorn’s enchanted land
  • My Magical Mermaid and My Magical Dragon will also be published as part of this adorable series for toddlers

Giveaway:

Abrams Appleseed is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own, My Magical Unicorn Book! Thank you to Abrams Appleseed for the review book and for sponsoring this magical giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Readers.

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Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch” Blu-ray Valentine’s Gift Set Giveaway #TheGrinch

Christmas may be over but  Illuminations heartwarming tale is one for all seasons!

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is available now on Digital via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE and on 4K Ultra HD Blue-Ray, DVD and On Demand on February 5th.

Get ready for more fun and laughs because it has three hilarious new mini movies featuring The Minions and Max.

From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships is one “the whole family can watch and enjoy,” (Kidsday/Newsday).

Watch the TRAILER HERE!

The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions.

It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more. Narrated by Grammy Award® winner and Oscar® nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, “Sherlock”) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.

The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family!

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM and DVD:

  • Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.
  • “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.

MINI-MOVIES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.
  • Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.
  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidently dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.

 BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – Mini in size but not in heart, these short films are fan favorites. From the Grinch and Max to the Minions – you’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them.
  • From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.
  • Illuminating THE GRINCH – Using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters.
  • My Earliest GRINCH Memories – The cast and filmmakers of Seuss’s The Grinch reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.
  • Grinchy Gadgets – From his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more… you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets.
  • “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video – A stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film.
  • Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.
  • X-mas Around the World – Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way. We’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe.
  • Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log – Nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.
  • Production Babies – A celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.
  • Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred!

About Illumination

Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films.  The company’s franchises include three of the top-eight animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide.

#TheGrinch Giveaway

I have a real treat for Valentine’s Day. Would you like the chance to win a Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Blu-ray Gift Set? I bet you would! Let me tell you more about this great gift set that is filled with Grinch fun!

Grinch Gift Set Includes:

    • Blu-ray
    • Grinch beanie
    • Grinch Valentine’s Day Candy Conversation Hearts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Gift Set! Thank you to UPHE for the review gift set and for sponsoring this Grinchy-good giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Open to US Residents.

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“Day-by-Day Chronological Bible” Giveaway

The new year is underway, many people have decided to make changes in their life. Embracing their spiritual side is something many want to do. One way to do that is to read the Bible.

However, many people are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how they fit together into the grand narrative of God’s World. God gave us the Bible to reveal truth about himself and about our lives, and he wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what he is doing in the world.

Day-by-Day Chronological Bible

I just received a beautiful Day-by-Day Chronological Bible with a Leathertouch cover. It arrived in a very nice box perfect for gift giving. I really am impressed with how this Bible make it easy to start on a weekly reading plan.

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a clear narrative approach to the Bible. Arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by D. George Guthrie.

In this plan, the books chapters and verses of the Bile are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day , from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and ow the grand narrative of Scripture applies to everyday life.

Day-by-Day Chronological Bible

Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific, so you can begin the reading plan at any point in the calendar year.

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by Dr. George Guthrie

Features Include:

  • 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week) in chronological order
  • Scripture presented in three main acts (God’s Plan for All People; God’s Covenant People; God’s New Covenant People) and seventeen total scenes
  • An introduction for each act and scene to orient the reader to its importance in the grand story
  • Single-column text with plenty of space for taking notes
  • Concordance
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Presentation page
  • Full-color maps

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others

Giveaway:

LEV3L Digital is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own Day-by-Day Chronological Bible! Thank you to LEV3L Digital for the review Bible and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Residents.

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Enter The MAM #babytroublemakers Contest Now Thru January 25th

MAM #babytroublemakers

Have you ever caught your baby doing something he or she knows they shouldn’t be doing, like scribbling a ‘masterpiece’ on your walls or throwing food ALL over the floor?

Share your story with #babytroublemakers and #contest on the MAM Facebook page  and they will select three lucky winners to win one of three $100 prepaid cards! And remember: as trying as these moments are now, they’re what we’ll look back at and laugh at together when they’re all grown up! Check out the Official Rules.

#babytroublemakers MAM Contest

Free Pacifiers & Free Shipping

Join the MAM Club today and receive a free 2-pack of pacifiers with $25 purchase + free shipping on shopmambaby.com and be the first to know on news of special offers, promotions and new product introductions from MAM!

More Good News

We have even more good news! You can enter our giveaway below for your chance to win $30 worth of assorted MAM products!

#babytroublemakers MAM Contest

 Giveaway:

MAM is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win a $30 of Assorted MAM Products! Thank you to MAM for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Residents.

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Corolle Good Night My Mini Calin Doll Set Giveaway

We have another Corolle doll set to tell you about. This one is pint size baby with adorable clothing that is just the right size to tuck in a bag or even a large pocket making it great for traveling and playdates. Good Night My Mini Calin comes with a Mini Calin doll, a sleeper and a blanket sleep sack.

Good Night Mini Calin Doll Giveaway

Mini Calin has a soft body and vinyl head and limbs. She has the signature, delicate vanilla scent that Corolle is infamous for. Calin’s soft body mimics a heart print romper. The clothing is easy to put on and take off, even for little hands. Hook and loop fasteners are simple to open and close during the dressing and undressing process. Little ones can role play just like mommy or daddy in getting baby ready for bed.

Good Night Mini Calin Doll Giveaway

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You can find Good Night My Mini Calin Doll Set on our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide on Mommy Ramblings!

Giveaway:

Corolle is sponsoring a Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own Good Night My Mini Calin Doll Set! Thank you to Corolle for the review set and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US residents.

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Best Chocolate Whipped Cream In Only 20 Seconds Recipe Tutorial & Giveaway

You all know how much I love my Mealthy Pot, and I have something super exciting to share. Mealthy has done it again! They created another kitchen appliance that has made it easier for me to prep and cook my favorite recipes. The Mealthy HandBlend is an immersion blender that comes with useful accessories to help you blend, chop and whisk  your way to create culinary masterpieces.

Mealthy HandBlend Mixer Giveaway

The Mealthy HandBlend comes with a whisk attachment, blending attachment, chopper bowl, smoothie cup and a recipe booklet. Use the chopper bowl to chop onions, garlic, ginger, nuts, greens, herbs and so much more. Blend up soups right in the pot, make your favorite fruit smoothies, mix up gourmet coffee drinks better than a barista and it even has a Turbo mode to make sure you have the power to get the smoothest blends.

Mealthy HandBlend Mixer Giveaway

I have made my favorite chai lattes with the Handblend and it will be working overtime this week helping me cook and bake for Christmas. One thing I just have to show you is how quick it makes whipped cream, not just any whipped cream, my family’s favorite homemade chocolate whipped cream can be made in about 20 seconds.

Mealthy HandBlend Mixer Giveaway

This chocolate whipped cream is so light and fluffy with a delicious decadent chocolate flavor that you can eat alone as a dessert or use it to top hot chocolate, cakes, use in parfaits and trifle and so much more. It literally tastes like the airiest chocolate mouse you have ever had.

Mealthy HandBlend Mixer Giveaway

Watch this video below and I will unbox the Mealthy and then make up a batch of this delicious chocolate whipped cream before your eyes:

Did you see how easy it was to make that delicious chocolate whipped cream? You have to try it, you will thank me! We added the Mealthy HandBlend to our Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.

There are loads of recipes and videos on the Mealthy Mobile App for iOS and Android. Smoothie Cup and Chopper Bowl are BPA free and you can trust Mealthy to rigorously test their products for safety, giving you peace of mind. 

Giveaway:

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Corolle Doll, Gaby Goes To Nursery School Set Giveaway

As a doll collector and doll lover, one of my favorite parts of compiling the holiday gift guide each year is checking out the Corolle baby dolls. This year we are bringing you another great doll and accessories from Corolle.

Corolle Gaby Goes To Nursery Doll

Gaby is a 14″ baby doll with the signature vanilla scent that Corolle is famous for. Gaby Goes To  Nursery School is a doll and accessories set that let’s little ones role play just like a real mom or dad. They can get Gaby ready and pack her included snacks (cookie and apple juice) in her backpack along with her security blanket and pacifier.

Gaby Goes To Nursery School

Gaby has eyes that close when you lay her down and a soft body with vinyl limbs and head. No hair to get dirty and tangled, she has molded hair that wipes clean. She comes wearing a one piece overall set that looks like 2 pieces. The back has hook and loop fasteners, so it is easy for little hands to dress and undress Gaby. Gaby has little vinyl flats on that come off to show her detailed, chubby feet.

Gaby Corolle Doll Giveaway

Corolle Gaby Goes To Nursery Doll Giveaway

Her little knees are full of little dimples and make her irresistible. Gaby’s thumb can fit and stay in her mouth if her pacifier is left at home and she is fussing. She is weighted so she can sit on her own.

Corolle Gaby Goes To Nursery Doll

Corolle makes many outfits for this 14″ doll in their mon grand poupon Corolle clothing collection . We could not resist the Happy Reindeer Dress and Coat along with the pink ankle strap shoes. You can find Gaby and her accessories on our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.

Corolle Pink Ankle Strap Shoes For Doll

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Giveaway:

Corolle is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own Gaby Goes To The Nursery Set, Happy Reindeer Dress, Happy Reindeer Coat and Pink Ankle Strap Shoes! Thank you to Corolle for sponsoring this amazing giveaway and for the review doll and accessories. Open to US Residents.

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Neptune & CO. Collar and Leash Set Giveaway

We are pleased to bring you a great holiday gift guide pick for your canine family and friends. Collar and leash sets from Neptune & CO. are functional and stylish. Even better, when you purchase a matching collar and leash set today you can save $4! Every purchase helps save dogs in need! Neptune & CO. donate $1 or more to a non-profit rescue organization for every product sold. That’s a gift you can really feel good about.

Neptune & CO. Giveaway

Check out my video below to see all the great features of these collar and leash sets.

We have added collar and leash sets from Neptune & CO. to our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.

Neptune & CO. Giveaway

Giveaway

Neptune & CO. is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky winner will win the collar and leash set in the size and style of their choice (subject to availability)! Thank you Neptune & CO. for the review leash and collar set and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Open to US residents.

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Red Chair Press New Book Series Giveaways

Recently, I was contacted by Red Chair Press and they wanted me to check out 3 of their newest book series. I really liked the new series of books. Let’s take a look at these three new series in depth.

Animals That Help Us is a series of 6 books that show kids that animals are more than pets. It explains how some dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and more have important jobs to do. The series connects to primary social studies and reading curriculum with a human-interest focus. The books are written by Alice Boynton.

Books in this series are:

  • Animal Detectives
  • Therapy Animals
  • Horses On Patrol
  • Service Animals
  • Guide Dogs For The Blind
  • Military Animals

The next series is called, Nature Is All Around Me. These books are a colorful feast of the nature all around us. From the color of an apple, the shape of the moon to small ant hills and tall mountains, readers discover the amazing surprises nature has all around us.  The series helps with compare and contrast and basic concepts. These books are written by Jennifer Marino Walters.

 

Nature Books Red Chair Press

Books in this series are:

  • Sizes In Nature
  • Shapes In Nature
  • Numbers In Nature
  • Colors In Nature
The third series is called First Chapters: The Jupiter Twins. This set of four books are written by Jeff Dinardo and illustrated by Dave Clegg. Thes first chapter books are perfect for young readers transitioning to longer stories. The Jupiter Twins books range from 850 to 1,200 words with 4-5 chapters. Each page beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Dave Clegg. Trudy and Tina are best friends. They are also twins. Trudy loves adventure and Tina is happy to go along for the ride — as long as it’s a smooth ride!
Red Chair Press Book Giveaway
Books in this series are:
  • Field Trip To Mars
  • Lost On Earth
  • Party On Pluto
  • Scout Trip To Saturn

Check out our video review of the books below:

You can find these great book series on Mommy Ramblings’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

Giveaway

Red Chair Press is sponsoring 3 Giveaways on Mommy Ramblings. Below there is a widget for you to enter one, two or all of the giveaways. Thank you to Red Chair Press for the review books and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Open to US Residents.

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