The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray Giveaway!

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies!  The blog app fun continues with the release of the The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-RayMouse over the Interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the new quiz to find out if you’re Brave like Bilbo!  Also, check out the special feature clips below.

About The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray:

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers

Buy It!

 The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies is now available on Blu-ray in stores as well as online!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on April 15, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE Blu-ray The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win!  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Hallmark Itty Bittys Easter Sale!

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Easter is the perfect holiday for tiny gifts and if one company knows holiday gifts it is Hallmark.  One tiny gift that is sure to result in big smiles is one of Hallmark’s Itty Bittys.  The only thing better than one of these tiny cuties is several!  That is why I am excited to tell you that Hallmark Itty Bittys are Buy 1 Get 1 50% off through Easter Sunday.

March 2015 512We have been collecting Itty Bittys for a little over a year now and my kids love for these cuties continues to grow.  Needless to say, they were elated to find our Bunny in a Basket brought an Itty Bittys Elsa to our house recently.  My little Frozen fan will never “Let it Go!”

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Itty Bittys are popular with both adults and children, so the list of Itty Bittys has grown to be quite BIG!  A few of Bambi’s pals are now Itty Bittys and I must say that Flower is stinkin’ cute.  Thankfully it is not scented!  What Itty Bittys are on your wish list?

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It is a good thing Hallmark Itty Bittys are B1G1 50% right now because Mickey and Minnie belong together….just ask Little Miss C!  This Itty Bittys promotion is good online and in Hallmark stores through April 5, 2015.  No promo code needed!

I received a Hallmark Itty Bittys sample for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet

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Looking for stylish teething jewelry?  Then you will want to check out this necklace and bracelet set by Beabies.  This set will allow you to be prepared to soothe your babies gums wherever you go with the added bonus of you looking great while doing it.  Now, that is style with a purpose!  All of my kids love to play with my jewelry when I wear it so I simply quit wearing most of it unless I was going somewhere kid free….which is almost never.  For this reason, I like to wear this teething set even when my baby girl is not teething because it is simply nice to wear jewelry that I don’t have to worry about her destroying.  The Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet is BPA Free and is a FDA approved teether.  The Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet available in four different colors.  It is available in classic black, as well as in a vibrant blue, magenta, or turquoise.  I have this set in the turquoise color and I absolutely love it.  The color is very pretty and design is surprisingly appealing.  I am not the only person in our household who loves this jewelry.  My one year old daughter seriously loves this set…..especially the bracelet!  I often have to sneak the bracelet from my daughter’s room because she has claimed it as her own.

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My daughter is getting in a couple molars right now so I recently caught her putting some of her toys in her mouth.  She never does this so it was a huge red flag that she was teething.  I told her it was okay to chew on this special necklace and bracelet set and she gave me a look that said, “Are you serious?” She cautiously put the necklace into her mouth and kept looking up at me to be sure I did not want her to stop.  After trying out a few different angles and getting familiar with the texture, she forgot all about me and started focusing on relieving her sore gums.  My daughter really likes the feel of the material.  The necklace and bracelet are sturdy yet have some flex to them.  I only wish I had found this set when my daughter was younger so she could have relieved her gums during all of her teething months!

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The Beabies necklace has a subtle design that gives this teething necklace a more fashionable look.  The bracelet is more angular in design and really is a cool looking piece of jewelry.  It is also very easy for my daughter to hold.  My daughter loves bracelets so I was not very surprised when my daughter fell in love with this bracelet.  She has clearly taken ownership of it by storing it in the drawer of her vanity in her bedroom.  However, she wears it almost every day!

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This is a really great set of teething jewelry.  If you have a little one in your lap, he or she can easily grab onto your necklace and chew on it or you can hand over your bracelet and let them go to town on that.  Just remember to never leave your little one alone with any of this jewelry.  It is designed quite well but it is not a toy.

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The Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet is available for purchase online at Amazon.  It is eligible for Prime shipping and free returns!

I received a Beabies Teething Necklace and Bracelet for review purposes via Tomoson and Dot & Dot.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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Thumper Goes A-Thumpin’

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Disney created one lovable bunny in Bambi’s buddy, Thumper.  This cute little rabbit won many hearts in the Bambi movie and continues to make us smile in Disney animation and books.  If you hare looking for a fun book to put in your little one’s Easter basket this coming April, I highly recommend The Bunnies story, Thumper Goes A-Thumpin’.  This cute little board book is the perfect size for a basket and the pull tabs will delight young children.  This short story is charming and you can’t help but enjoy seeing the bunnies thump!

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My hubby and I purchased the Thumper on the left in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 2008 and my husband got his there in 1987.  Our kids love both of these Thumpers and this new Thumper story has those bunny feet a thumpin’!

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Disney Bunnies: Thumper Goes A-Thumpin’ is available for purchase in stores as well as online at many retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I received a copy of Thumper Goes A-Thumpin’  for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the book I reviewed.

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The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Digital HD Release & Giveaway!

The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Digital release of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies.  In celebration of this new release Warner Bros. has also created a cool blog app for you to explore middle earth and other fun Hobbit related activities.  Mouse over the Interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the quiz to find out what is your Middle-Earth weapon of choice!

About the movie:

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Buy It!

Own it on Digital HD NOW!  The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies is available on Blu-ray March 24th.

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a (Digital Copy) of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on March 31, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE  (Digital Copy) of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win!  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

 Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Try Your Luck with these Amazing Giveaways!

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Today is a day of luck so be sure to enter all of our giveaways!  Why not take a chance at winning free Pediped shoes, Disney books, kaboom! Entertainment DVDs, and more!  If you have entered them already, be sure to get your free daily entry.

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We have some really fun Easter giveaways this month and the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser Giveaway is ending tonight!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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Disney Easter Books Review & Giveaway

 

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Disney Publishing has a great selection of Easter themed books for your Disney Junior fans this spring!  Two of my daughter’s favorites right now are Minnie’s Easter Bonnet Parade and Doc McStuffins: Bunny in a Basket.  Both of these books are sturdy hard pages that are perfect for young readers.  The illustrations are cute and filled with spring colors.  These two stories featuring two very sweet Disney characters are the perfect way to get your little one excited for Easter!  Once you’ve finished reading this cute story, download the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint & Play app!  This is now one of my daughter’s favorite apps to play.

The Minnie’s Easter Bonnet Parade book takes place at Minnie’s Bowtique where she and Daisy are finishing up making bonnets for the big Easter parade.  When a customer’s bonnet is taken, Minnie shows her grace as always by not panicking and getting creative with the resources on hand.  Minnie and friends manage to create a beautiful bonnet so everyone can enjoy the parade!

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The Doc McStuffins: Bunny in a Basket story is a lift-the-flap book.  My kids love these type of books.  In  Doc McStuffins: Bunny in a Basket, Doc and her pals are participating in an egg hunt when someone’s bunny toy goes missing.  Your little one gets the chance to help Doc search for the bunny with all of the interactive lift-the-flap fun!  No matter how many times we read this book, my kids get excited when they find the Easter eggs under each flap.  The only thing they may love even more than this story is an actual egg hunt!

Buy It!

Both Minnie’s Easter Bonnet Parade and Doc McStuffins: Bunny in a Basket are available for purchase in stores as well as online at many retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Win It!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the Minnie’s Easter Bonnet Parade and Doc McStuffins: Bunny in a Basket books!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on April 1, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped via the sponsor.

I received a copy of both Minnie’s Easter Bonnet Parade and Doc McStuffins: Bunny in a Basket for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the books I reviewed.

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pediped® Shoe Giveaway and a Chance to Win a Family Getaway!

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In celebration of the all new movie “Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”, pediped® invites you to enter for a chance to win a Funjet Vacations family trip for four to San Diego!

Pediped is celebrating the launch of its new Spring/Summer 2015 collection along with this amazing giveaway.  Their new shoe collection features the Adventure Line that is perfect for outdoor adventures.  This shoes line is both beach-friendly and water-safe so your child can explore both sand and surf in the comfort of his or her Adventure Line shoes!

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My son has the Flex Delmar blue and lime colored shoes from the pediped Adventure Line.  My son loves the color combination as well as the comfortable fit.  I love that these shoes are machine washable and the flexible rubber soles combined with the portions of mesh material make these shoes perfect outdoor activities on a hot day.

Buy It!

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The Adventure Line is available at the pediped website and retails at $49. Over 20 different styles are offered for both girls and boys in sizes EU 20-36 (US kids 4 – Youth 4.5).  With that many color and style selections to choose from for both boys and girls, our biggest problem is usually just narrowing our choices down to one pair of shoes per child!  Once my son got his Flex Delmar shoes, my daughter announced that she wanted the girl’s Canyon Dewberry shoes from the Adventure Line.  Happy Shopping!

Win It!

Enter for a chance to win a Funjet Vacations family getaway for four to San Diego with accommodations at the Catamara Resort Hotel and Spa.  Official Sweepstakes Rules can be found at the pediped website.  All sweepstakes entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2015.  Good Luck!

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One lucky reader here at The Children’s Nook is going to win a pair of pediped Originals shoes!  These shoes are available in shoes sizes 0-6, 6-12, 12-18, or 18-24 months.  Winner will get to choose if he or she wants boy or girl shoes and the size but the style of shoe will be determined by the sponsor. 

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on April 1, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped to the winner via  the sponsor.

I received the Pediped Flex Delmar shoes featured in this post for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.  All product and sweepstakes information was provided via the sponsor. 

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Easter Basket DVD Giveaway

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HOP, POP and JUMP into Easter with kaboom! Entertainment!

 

Kaboom! Entertainment has a festive selection of DVDs they are giving away this month here at The Children’s Nook.  We recently featured the new Zack & Quack DVD as well as Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles, so you already know how excited my kids were to get their hands on these DVDs.  Holidays are a big deal in our house so holiday themed episodes of all of my kids favorite shows are always the most requested. 

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 My kids love the Zack & Quack Egg Hunt episode and you can’t help but giggle when everyone is jumping in muddy puddles in Peppa Pig.  Guess How Much I Love You: The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare – Someone Special is yet another great addition to our Easter viewing line up.  This hoppin’ video will have your little excited for Easter with seven wonderful stories based on the beloved books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram.  The classic animation is so pretty and whimsical.  It has me dreaming of spring flowers and warmer days to come!

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a kaboom! Entertainment Easter Prize Pack!  This prize pack includes:

Zack & Quack: Popping Hopping Easter  DVD

Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles DVD

Guess How Much I Love You: The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare- Someone Special DVD!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on March 28, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped to the winner via  the sponsor.

All Product information was provided by kaboom! Entertainment.  All prizes will be shipped via the sponsor.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil

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I received a free product sample in exchange for a honest review.  All opinions are mine alone.

GoPURE Naturals is a new company that has created quality products from natural ingredients.  I recently had the chance to try their Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil and I am loving it!  It is made up of 100 percent natural Carrier Oil or pure base.  GoPURE Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil is the first oil I have ever used that honestly does not feel oily.  It is simply amazing.  It pours out of the bottle like oil but once you rub it onto skin or hair it is not greasy at all.  The fractionated coconut carrier and massage oil by goPURE creates a barrier on your skin, but does not clog your pores.  It absorbs so well that you are left without a hint of oily residue.  This simple fact makes it a product of many uses.  One my favorite uses for goPURE Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil is to tame unruly locks.  It has been a long cold winter here in Wisconsin and my youngest son’s hair is often full of static.  If I put a dab of this oil on my fingers and run them through his hair, his hair is instantly styled and no greasy residue is left behind.  You would not even know I put anything in his hair.  My daughter and I both have naturally wavy hair, so this fractionated coconut oil works great at keeping our curl free of frizz.

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This coconut oil feels light and silky when applying it to skin, so it makes an excellent massage oil.  My kids do not require any body lotions but this winter has left my entire family with dry skin.  Therefore, I have been giving my little ones massages using this Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil.  My kids do not like the wet feeling of lotion on their skin so they love how this coconut oil does not leave their skin feeling greasy or wet.  I have also found that my kids really relax during these massages so love to give them to the kids before bed time.

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GoPURE Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil needs to be stored in a cool location, out of the direct sunlight.  If you store it properly, the shelf life of this product is indefinite!  Since a small amount of this oil can be used for so many uses, it is sure last quite some time in our household.

Buy It!

Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil by goPURE can be purchased online at Amazon as well as on the goPURE Naturals website.  To learn more about fractionated coconut oil, watch the informative video on the goPURE Naturals website.  Also, check out the goPURE Facebook page for promotions!

I received a bottle of goPURE Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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