Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 is OUT on DVD & Blu-Ray

Yes you heard me right .. Fantastia/Fantasia 2000 is coming to DVD and Blu-ray today! I am so excited to share this information with you all! I will be reviewing this as soon as it arrives on my doorstep but for now here are some bonus clips for your viewing pleasure ….

Fantasia 2000 –

Rebirth of Destino (Bonus)

Walt’s Perfect World (Bonus)

Fantasia –

Walt’s Importance (Bonus)

Creating Volcanos (Bonus)

So will you be getting this four disc combo pack for someone you love this holiday season?

Stay tuned for my product review on this…

Having Your Own Website or Self Hosted Blog

When I first started blogging I chose to start with Blogger because it was free and a great place to start blogging. When I helped my Dad get started on his blog he chose to go with There are a variety of free platforms to start a blog with but what happens when  you are ready to start getting bigger and focusing on SEO? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very important if you are looking to reach a specific audience.

When you decide to make the switch from free blogging or website platforms to self hosted you must have web hosting. Having a hosting account allows you to use services like I do, with a domain name that you can work to get listed on search engines, add plugins to boost interaction between comments on site and so much more. I am not sure what cPanel Web Hosting is but I believe I have access to a cPanel in my hosting account which allows for easier use by someone such as myself who is new to dealing with hosting accounts.

I am not a website designer, I have not been trained to deal with hosting accounts but through two years of playing with my own blogs and setting up multiple client sites on I have slowly navigated myself through self taught directions. I think it’s best to have a self hosted blog because it simply opens you up to more options and more exposure in the end.

Easier To Wipe Now with Cottonelle Moist Wipes

I have a new love, they are moist, smell good and flushable! It’s the new Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes and they have made wiping my new potty trained kid a cinch! No more dealing with toilet paper that sticks to your bum and no more using half a roll to get my little one wiped up after going potty!

I have tested Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist wipes and must admit I have loved them! The family hasn’t all tried them but I have, my four year old has and my eight year old has. We found that these have made us feel cleaner than that of ordinary toilet paper.

I can say I highly recommend getting fresh with a friend! So have you gotten fresh with a friend yet?

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of the Cottonelle brand and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

CLOSED Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls Giveaway

Go! Go! Sports Girls are ready to teach your little girl a strong but subtle message to have healthy life skills, positive attitude and the determination to be strong & pursue their dreams.

My daughter is a soccer player and so we received Cassie the Soccer player Go! Go! Sports Girls doll. Cassie is speedy and loves to score goals! Her favorite soccer position is right forward. Before playing, Cassie always puts on sunscreen and stretches. During the game she drinks plenty of water and at half-time she eats a healthy snack, like an apple. When Cassie is off the field, she likes playing board games and swimming.

About Go! Go! Sports Girls

Jodi Norgaard has always been involved in sports and for many years has coached “Girls on the Run”, a program which encourages girls to make healthy choices in life through running. While working with the young girls, Jodi had an idea. “I realized there was a need for a positive doll for girls that would be age appropriate, proportioned properly and send a positive message about a healthy lifestyle – physically, mentally and emotionally – through sports.” taken from About the Founder

What Happily Blended Daughter Thinks

Miss Ki loves her Go! Go! Sports Girls doll and since she has played soccer for four years now this is the perfect partner for her to have during games and practices. We can take Cassie along next year to her soccer events, assuming fourth grade isn’t too young for this supportive doll and have Cassie cheer {for pretend} while Ki is out there trying her best in playing Soccer.

This is the perfect doll with a great message that I would highly recommend this holiday season for any family with a young girl they wish to give a little boost to and set them on the positive path to living a well rounded and healthy lifestyle!

Buy your own Go! Go! Sports Girls Doll

Click here to see a selection on or Visit Go! Go! Girls Website.


One random person who enters below will win their choice of GO! GO! Sports Girls thanks to Dream Big Toy Company  for sponsoring this giveaway.

Giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on 12/7/2010


  • Just leave a comment on this blog post. {1 entry}
  • Visit Go! Go! Sports Girls website and come back here telling me which doll you would choose if you won this giveaway in a comment below. {3 entries but leave 3 separate comments in order to count as 3 entries}
  • Follow Happily Blended through Google Friend Connect publicly (right hand sidebar). {3 entries but leave 3 separate comments in order to count as 3 entries}
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  • Like Happily Blended on Facebook & Like Go! Go! Girls Dolls on Facebook then leave a comment below with your FB profile name. {2 entries but leave 2 separate comments in order to count as 2 entries}
  • Leave a comment on another non-giveaway blog post here at & leave a comment below telling me which post you commented on. {1 entry each – can do up to 2 new posts each day}
  • Tweet up to 3 times max per day and leave a comment with link to your tweet, separate comment for each tweet please. Use Retweet button found on this giveaway post. {1 entry each}
  • Blog about this giveaway including a link to and this blog giveaway URL. {2 entries but leave 2 separate comments in order to count as 2 entries}


Dream Big Toy Company sent me this product for free in order to fully review the product with my family and provide you with my honest opinions. All opinions above are that of my own experience with the product.

Outdoor Fun Time Coming to an End

A NH winter is on it’s way, we had snow the other day which means there are becoming few days left to climb trees in the back yard …

And jumping in leaf piles? Oh you can just about already forget that because it is frost overnight which makes it no fun to jump in the leaves anymore …

And you can just plain already forget about eating the wild apples from our apple trees while jumping in the leaves …

Yes it is true! The dreaded NH Winter with pretty but freezing cold snow is on it’s way and Mama will be hibernating so no more hanging out in our backyard together for family fun …

So if you get snow, do you enjoy it or do you hibernate like me?

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