An Exploring We Will Go

The other weekend we thought we would travel out into the woods and check it out! At first I started walking off into the woods by myself with my orange hat on for protection from them hunters and then Ki slowly started to follow, next was J and the boys.

Spending about an hour in the woods we found old metal tins, old hoses, a river looking thing at the bottom of a long, steep hill, and then we started to walk along the stone wall border of the boundary line for our property and neighbors property. That is when exploring went a little further than what we had ever experienced before.

your hip bones connected to your??

Yes we found bones, assuming these are animal bones, looks like what a hip bone? There is also some pieces of bone here and there in the pics. We took another pic of the longer bone shown in above picture …

And last but certainly not least we found one other bone out on the other side of a stone wall just buried lightly with pine needles and dirt … please tell me someone that these really are animal bones … right? Please!

I did send the pics to my Dad who assures me they are some animals bones and I have to listen to him because it’s really the only thing that makes sense living away up here in the hilly landscaping with animals everywhere, coyotes howling at night … but part of me wonders … what if … they … are … not … animal … bones ….

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Three Winners Announced

Three giveways have ended and today I have used Random.org to randomly select a winner based on number of entries for each giveaway ….

Jell-O giveaway winner is: Julie from Momspective

TANGLED giveaway winner is: Owen’s Mom from Adventures in all things Food

Funrise Tonka Strong Arm Truck giveaway winner is: Barb J from A Life of Contentment

ATTENTION WINNERS: Please complete this form. I will then forward information along to the sponsor!

The Search For Santa Paws Review

Get ready to have a fantastic family movie night with Disney’s The Search for Santa Paws! An adorable holiday movie that is a must have for any holiday movie lovers collection. I have been talking about this movie before it’s release on Facebook so many times, my friends on there know how much I have fallen in love with this movie that was released on November 23, 2010 on both DVD and Blu-ray hi-def.

One of the extras on the DVD my family loved the most is the sing along feature. Simply visit the Bonus Features section of Disney’s The Search for Santa Paws and click to have the sing along activated, watch as your children follow along with the words at the bottom of your television screen each time a song is sung in the movie! My family is a big sing along and dance along kinda family and so this was our most favorite bonus feature on the DVD.

Bonus Features:

  • An interactive Animated Pop-Up Book – ‘Buddies’ puppy star Rosebud reads a holiday story featuring new canine friends from The Search for Santa Paws.
  • Sing-Along Mode – colorful lyrics added to the film’s song sequences, so audiences can sing along to the film’s fantastic new songs.
  • Music Video – tween favorite Debby Ryan performs a great new arrangement of ‘Deck the Halls’.
  • Deleted Scenes

The Search for Santa Paws follows in the tradition of Disney’s classic holiday tales with a heartwarming story about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas. An exciting prequel, the movie allows kids of all ages to discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began – as it is the inspiring original film (in a timeline it precedes 2009′s Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws)

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Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
Rated: G
Language: English, French and Spanish

Click Communications provided me with the products referenced in this review in order for me to fully experience the product and relay my 100% honest opinion with you all. All opinions are that of my own & based on my family’s experience with the product.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

A neatly decorated Christmas cake.
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It happens every year, you visit stores and everyone is saying “Happy Holidays” to you probably starting in November. Too many people are worried about offending another person that it’s no longer acceptable to say “Merry Christmas” to a customer in a store, or to someone in passing walking down the street. Last year I recall going into Walmart and other stores to find that most every cashier was saying Merry Christmas! I was excited, happy and it was exciting to see that for once it was a merry season in the stores!

I get it, many people celebrate a variety of holidays, yes it is true, but I know if someone said to me Happy Hanukkah I wouldn’t get offended, because I would realize “oh that must be what holiday they celebrate”. Who cares, to me the words Happy Holidays is fine when shopping, the only reason is because to me it covers Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all in two simple words.

The problem that I have is that now companies are pushing the phrase “Happy Holidays” onto consumers in creating a variety of Happy Holiday decorations and less Merry Christmas decorations. Last couple of years we had looked for a Merry Christmas sign that lights up to add to our lights we put up on our house and do you know how hard it was to find that saying?! It was extremely difficult!

I get it, we are a very diverse culture, the United States of America is the land of the free, the brave and we all have different customs & traditions since so many people from other countries have moved here. I get it, I respect that, but what the heck is wrong & offensive with saying Merry Christmas to another person during the Christmas season? Would it bother you if someone were to say Merry Christmas to you if you celebrate a different holiday or no holiday at all? To me I would accept it as a kind gesture, a seasonal greeting and an act of kindness for one to say Merry Christmas to me.

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Enter to #win Giveaways & List your #giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! This week the linky is live and ready for everyone who wants to win and wants to get more entries! So here is the form – fill it out to list your giveaway or click to enter some!

I am full … got my fest on Thursday and still loving me some turkey! Hope you all are having a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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