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Discover, “The Girl Who Saved Christmas” Today! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Oh my, Christmas is definitely in the air! I know we still need to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, but the excitement is surely palpable. I was out shopping yesterday, and certainly felt that Christmas magic!

It is so fun to share Christmas themed books with my children. If that is something you like to do, I cannot wait to share a new book with you.

If you are a fan of Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, you will fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming holiday tale that is destined to become a Christmas Classic. Author Matt Haig  previously explored the origin story of Santa Claus in his highly praised bestseller, A Boy Called Christmas which is now being adapted for film.

Haig’s new book, The Girl Who Saved Christmas serves as a stand-alone sequel that imagines the story of the first child to ever receive a Christmas present. 

About The Book:

Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble.

When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel, without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It’s not long before her hope begins to drain away.

Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, magic levels dip dangerously low as Christmas approaches, and Santa knows that something is gravely wrong. With the help of his trusty reindeer, a curious cat, and Charles Dickens, he sets out to find Amelia, the only girl who might be able to save Christmas. But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . .

Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Girl Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.

Praise for the Book:

Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book

 “The story is fast-paced and playful, peopled with interesting characters and unique details . . . but what sets this story apart are the genuine emotions exhibited by all—loss, fear, sadness, and, ultimately, love.” —School Library Journal

“With a little bit of naughty and a lot of nice, this Christmastime yarn is a veritable sugarplum.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Like stockings hung by the fire, this spellbinding opus may well become a yuletide tradition.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Father Christmas’s backstory is revealed in British author Matt Haig’s fantastic tale of magic, treachery, disgruntled elves, Truth Pixies and a land where “impossible” is a swear word.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred

“A heartwarming holiday adventure.”Booklist

We love this book so much, we have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.  As an early gift to you, we are also holding a giveaway for one copy of this magical book. 

Giveaway:

Random House Children’s Books is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of, The Girl Who Saved Christmas! Thank you to Random House for the review book and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

 

 

 

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Discover The Nocturnals Books & Plush #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

I am so thrilled that all of my children enjoy reading. More than enjoy reading, we are the kind  of people who think, one can never have too many books. Anyone that even hints that we may have too many books, is not our kind of people. We just need more bookshelves is all, never too many books! Speaking of which did you ever see the bookshelves we made out of plastic rain gutters?

Okay, back to books. I recently discovered The Nocturnals. These books feature three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint-sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship and humor in every adventure.

The books are entertaining to both parents and kids alike, since I like to read aloud to my kids, they are perfect. The stories follow these three as they work together to find solutions for problems or mysteries.

The Moonlight Meeting is a banter-filled early reader (level 2) that describes the first meeting between shy Tobin, brash Bismark and kindhearted Dawn. This book works well to set the stage for continuing adventures between this brigade of friends.

After a random encounter with a blood-thirsty snake, the three animals form a brigade of the night. Alarmed that animals are disappearing without a trace, the brigade gets help from a band of coyotes and many others to solve a high stakes game that will determine all of their survival. Read all about it in The Mysterious Abductions.

Moving on to The Fallen Star where Dawn, Tobin and Bismark awaken one night to a disaster: all of the forest’s pomelos have been mysteriously poisoned. The Nocturnal Brigade sets out ot investigate and find answers and the cure before pomelo blight hurts them all.

The Ominous Eye has the Nocturnal Brigade investigating the source of a violent jolt that fractured the Earth. In their search for answers they come across an unfamiliar reptile named Polyphema, who tells them the cause was a giant beast who will soon strike again. Polyphema also states that she is the only one that can stop the fearsome predator…but can she be trusted?

On The Nocturnals website you can even find and download educational resources and activity kits that you can use with the books. You can also read or listen to  a chapter of each book, join reading programs and much more.

We love these books so much we are adding them to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.  You can enter for your chance to win all four books and the plush Dawn fox below! You can check out our video below to see even more about everything you can win.

 

Giveaway:

Fabled Films is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win all four books and a plush Dawn fox! Thank you to Fabled Films for the review items and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

 

 

 

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Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition- Save 15% Now!

Looking for a different game for your family or for a gift for the someone on your holiday gift list? If so, we have a great recommendation. The Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition is the evolution of the original, wildly popular, hilarious Watch Ya’ Mouth game.

Rather than just speak phrases, players now go head-to-head with hilarious and challenging tasks – while wearing mouthpieces. Throwdown Edition takes competition – and laughter – to the next level and builds on the multigenerational gaming phenomena.

Throwdown Edition has already been Awarded Top Holiday Toy of 2017 by Toy Insider & selected for the 2017 Amazon Holiday Toy List. We have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

The icing on this cake is that you can save 15% Off when you use the Coupon Code 15THROWDOWN when you check out on Amazon.

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Help For Your Aching Back-#HolidayGiftGuide

If you suffer from back pain or just love a good deep tissue massage, keep reading. The Gideon Shiatsu Massager is a full size massaging cushion that is easy to customize. Use with heat or without, get a Shiatsu deep tissue massage of your full back or just your upper or lower back. The seat cushion vibrates in 3 speeds.

The cushion can be used on your office chair, recliner, couch or even your vehicle seat. Use at home, in the office or on the go thanks to the AC power adapter and vehicle power adapter.

Have a problem area that you need to target? No problem, just choose spot massage on the remote and pinpoint where you want a deep penetrating massage. You can increase the intensity by how hard you press your back against the cushion. The attached remote lets you easily control all the available options including a timer.

I have been using this when I am working, and it feels great! When you press against it, you get a really deep, intense massage. The cushion is made well, no loose seams or shoddy workmanship. It looks great on my office chair, and I can use it on the couch too! Very portable, it can go wherever I do. Cannot wait to use it on long road trips.

Makes a great gift, we have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Let me know what you think? Could you use something like this?

I received this massager at no cost in order to facilitate my review. As always, my words and views are 100% my own.


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Epson’s Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One Printer is the Ultimate Family Gift — #Giveaway

Do you give family gifts for the holidays? Many families do, gifts of smart TVs, gaming systems, special trips, trampolines, cameras, etc. make great family gifts. The Epson XP-8500 Small-in-One Printer is a really great family gift. This printer has such a small footprint, but don’t let that fool you, this printer will allow you to wirelessly print, scan, copy and fax and so much more!

Quickly print high-quality photos with top-of-the-line performance in a compact, space-saving design. You can share all those great shots with everyone easily, print borderless photos up to 8” by 10” with six-color Claria Photo HD inks for smooth gradations and amazing skin tones. Since you only need to replace individual ink cartridges as they run out, it makes it much more affordable.

 

This printer is perfect for all kinds of projects , you can even print on heavyweight card stock by loading  it through the rear specialty paper feed. You can also print to a CD/DVD. Talk about ease of use, you can edit your photos right from the printer to remove red eyes, restore old photos and more.  This printer has so many fun features, like the ability to make coloring pages from a photo.

 

The Creative Print Mobile App lets you easily create custom borderless photo collages from Instagram, print stationery and more. This printer is a gift that keeps on giving because with it, you can make great gifts for others!

This printer is your ultimate wireless solution, you can print from anywhere  using and iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smartphone, it includes Wi-Fi Direct for network-free printing. Scan and share automatically to Facebook and the cloud with the bonus software.

Check out our unboxing and demonstration video below:

This printer is the ultimate family printer and a great addition to any home office. We think it makes such a great gift, we have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

Giveaway:

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Help Make Her Mermaid Dreams Come True with Sun Tails

Well, if you have a little girl in your life that is obsessed with mermaids, you can make her dream come true! Let her live out the fantasy of being a mermaid, complete with a beautiful mermaid tail.
Sun Tail Mermaid has created the world’s best swimmable mermaid tails and mermaid flippers. Their mermaid tails are soft, comfortable, and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. They are made of high quality swimsuit fabric with 4-way stretch. She can actually swim in this tail, how cool is that?

Sun Tail Mermaid’s monofins are very comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.

Mommy Ramblings’ readers can save 10% on their order at www.SunTailMermaid.com by using coupon code: BestGiftEver. It makes a great Christmas, holiday or birthday gift!

So what do you think? Do you know someone who would love this?

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:Holiday Hearts DVD #Giveaway

Can you believe it is November 1st? I can’t, especially with the unseasonably warm temperatures we have been having in the Northeast. Regardless of how far the mercury rises, the calendar is moving forward, and the holiday season is almost upon us.

Tis’ the season to celebrate with family and your very best friends, just like Twilight, Sparkle, Spike, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy.  Of course, I am referring to My Little Pony and their new Friendship is Magic: Holiday Hearts DVD that debuted last month.

This DVD has six exciting adventures sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Episodes Include:

Applebuck Season

Winter Wrap Up

Castle Sweet Castle

Hearthbreakers

A Hearth’s Warming Tail

Not Asking For Trouble

Bonus Feature:

Sing-Along

Shout! Factory is sponsoring a giveaway for 2 lucky Mommy Ramblings’ readers.  That’s right, 2 lucky readers will each win the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Holiday Hearts DVD. Thank you to Shout! Factory for the review DVD and for sponsoring this heartwarming giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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The Perfect Gift For Loose Leaf Tea Drinkers #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide #LibreTea

When a product is good, it stands the test of time. The Classic 9 oz Libre Tea Infuser is the first model that Libre Tea introduced back in 2009. Today, it is still a customer favorite. I can understand why, the clean glass interior, durable BPA-free poly exterior and removable stainless steel filter take hydration to a whole new level.

I got this tea glass for my daughter who loved one just like it that we reviewed in 2011. Unfortunately it was stolen, it was in her car that was also stolen and that story did not end well. Anyhow, I knew how much she loved it and so I am presenting her with this one! She is going to be thrilled!

You can see my video review below:

This tea glass has a beautiful gold tone floral holographic image on the lid. It is the perfect size to fit in most car cup holders, handbags, bike water bottle holders and of course, hands. With this tea glass you get the durability of plastic with the luxury of glass. This tea glass makes a perfect gift for any tea lover so we added it to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings!

 

 

Libre Tea is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Classic 9 oz Libre Tea Infuser Glass. Thank you to the Libre Tea for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Great Boots For The Guys-#Giveaway #Lugz

Looking for a great gift for the hard to buy for guy on your gift list? How about something to keep his feet warm and dry all year-long? The Empire Hi WR from Lugz is a water-resistant, slip resistant, fleece lined high-top boot that features their patented Flexastride memory foam technology. This boot has the perfect blend of style and comfort to protect his feet year round.

I gave my husband an early Christmas present of these boots in the Black, heavy tumble permahide upper. The feature a padded tongue and collar and have a Mark II tested slip resistant rubber sole for safety.

He really likes them and says they are perfect for this winter weather Mother Nature is throwing our way! They come in other colors and materials so you are sure to find one that fits his style. We like them so much we are adding them to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings! Right now you can get 30% Off with code 30HOLIDAY. Spend $60 for free US Ground shipping.

Would you like a chance to win a pair? If so, enter the giveaway below.

Giveaway

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Elephant Yoga Exercise Ball For Babies-#Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Designed as part of the Brain Builder Series from the People Toy Company, the Baby Yoga Exercise Ball is for babies 4 Months and up. The ball encourages your baby to push and pull using their hands and feet. The soft belt can be attached  to your child’s leg, using your child’s natural desire to play and catch with their feet to help develop muscle coordination.  The soothing rustling sounds will stimulate their ears as they perform their baby yoga poses. Baby will be able to stretch out their muscles and help achieve Zen.

See my video review below:

This fun baby toy is colorful, keeps baby limber and flexible and is easy for your baby to grasp. The adorable elephant design is pleasing to baby and the ball is soft and washable to keep it safe and hygienic. We are adding the Elephant Yoga Exercise Ball to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings! You can enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one.

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People Toy Co. is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win an Elephant Baby Yoga Exercise Ball! Thank you to the People Toy Co. for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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