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Effortless Holiday Entertaining #SimplyHolidaysAtSamsClub #ad

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and Simply Orange Juice Company.

I can't believe that it's December and that holiday festivities are in full swing with parties, get togethers and Kenzie's birthday parties, of course. It seems as if we try to see all of our relatives and longtime friends in such a short span of time that effortless holiday entertaining tricks and tips are a must. What I love is Sam's Club has everything you need for the holidays from decor to food and gifts. 

TrueBalance Coordination Game + #Giveaway

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It would be an understatement to say that I have a competitive family. We can turn any normal activity, such as walking or eating, into a competition! With that being said, the True Balance coordination game fits right in with our family.

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope + #Giveaway

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As a stay-at-home mom who was formerly a biologist, I was beyond excited to have my kids try the My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope. I wanted to expose them to the world of science that I know and encourage them to look at everyday things with a new interest. My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope seemed like it would be a great tool to start them off on their science adventure. And, it did not disappoint!

Strictly Briks + #Giveaway

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I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get my 5 years old daughter, Kaitlyn, interested in building. She has outgrown Mega Bloks and Legos are just a bit advanced for her. Strictly Briks’ Big Briks™ seemed to be a good in-between step for her. The blocks are smaller than the Mega Bloks so it doesn’t appear too “babyish” for her. Yet, it’s bigger than the standard Legos, making it easier for her to hold and build with.

2017 World Vision Gift Catalog + $500+ Box #Giveaway #WVGiftCatalog @WorldVisionUSA

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While we get wrapped up in all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, we tend to forget the main purpose: to give. Why not combine the task of checking off your holiday gift list with meaningful contributions to world wide charities with the World Vision Gift Catalog.

When a donation is made to World Vision's “Where Most Needed” fund, donors can choose from different items (like the below) to receive as a meaningful memento of their gift.

The Heaton Hope Bracelet ($100) – This year, everyone’s favorite TV mom, Patricia Heaton, has partnered with World Vision to design the Patricia Heaton Hope Bracelet. The name was purposely chosen to encourage people to feel hopeful about our world and to give hope, through generosity, to those in need.

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