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Finding the Perfect Mother's Day Card and a Giveaway #MothersDay #lovehallmark

On Mother's Day I receive a card from Hubby and from each of the kids...all four of them.  My daughter, the Little Old Lady, always gifts me with the prettiest card with the most flowers.  The oldest of Los Tres Amigos seems to find a card to fit his frugal lifestyle.  The middle of Los Tres Amigos is a wordsmith and he manages to find the most eloquently worded cards.  The youngest of Los Tres Amigos is a comedian and his cards make me laugh.  Hubby...my darling husband, always gifts me with a card that reads as if the writer took the words right out of his heart.  Funny how each of their personalities come through in the cards they gift. Keep reading to enter giveaway

A Weeklong Salute to Mom

This week is dedicated to Mom.
As Mother's Day 2015 approaches we pay homage to the favorite woman in our life by sharing.  Sharing recipes for the perfect Mother's Day brunch, gift ideas and even a couple of giveaways. 











Nickelodeon’s Wallykazam! Now on DVD

The series follows the adventures of Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest among giants, goblins and other fantastical creatures. Wally has a magic stick that makes words come to life on the screen playfully transforming the world around him. Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon’s first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies. 

Tips to Help Your Child #ConquerBedWetting

Each year our school hosts a uniform drive.  Parents are encouraged to donate worn uniforms to our children's closet.  The closet holds children's clothing in various sizes and there is roughly 1 complete outfit for each student from Pre-K to 5th grade.  When kids are in daycare and preschool, parents are often asked to provide a change of clothes.  However, when kids begin elementary school many times they come to school with the clothes they have on and if they have an accident, parents rush from their job to the school to drop off a change of clothes.  Our Children's Closet has helped remedy this problem.

By providing polo shirts, blouses, skirts, skorts, pants, shoes, socks, undies and more.   Why undies and more you ask?  Lots of kids have *ahem* accidents at school.  These accidents may be signs of enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting.  

Many children experience incidents of bedwetting while being potty trained.  However, bedwetting in older, school-aged childre…

Mi Bella Reina 24K Collagen Face and Neck Mask Combo Review

When it comes to facial masks, I consult my beauty partner in crime, El Divo.  He has a knack for all things beauty and is always up for a challenge.  Mi Bella Reina is the latest product we've reviewed together.  Check out our review below.

Go WILD with National Geographic Kids Books + #Giveaway

National Geographic Kids Books has become THE go-to publisher for nonfiction that entertains and engages on every level. From pre-school to middle school, NG Kids Books offers something for every reader, whether they be of the reluctant variety or a voracious book lover. This Spring, kids can go WILD with these latest additions to some of NG's most in-demand series, all featuring the fluffiest to the most ferocious animals children love:

NG Readers: Lions -- Part of the National Geographic Readers series, this level one reader ($3.99) is perfect for those just starting to read. Joining the many dozens of titles in this series, Lions, features beautiful photos of lions and cubs accompanying simple but informative text, fun facts and jokes to make kids ROAR with laughter. 


There are four more new reads from NatGeo I'd love to share with you from their Chapters, Look and Learn, Everything and Sticker Activity book series.  

The newest addition to the Chapters series is Kangar…

Fashionista Alert: 5 Stylish Timepieces for Spring

The Fashionista in Training is back and this time it's all about keeping time with stylish timepieces by JORD wood watches.  Not only are wood watches by JORD stylish but because wood is the key piece to each piece, every wood watch is a unique piece of wearable art.  JORD is a leader in wood watches and has mastered the fine art of classic timepieces.

JORD offers fine watches for men, women and unisex.  Check out these fab stylish timepieces available just in time for your Mother's Day.

The Cora

The Cora features a maple timepiece featuring sapphire crystal base coupled with beautiful Swarvoski crystals to mark the hour.  JORD touts The Cora as their first automatic timepiece for women. 















The Ely


The Ely is another JORD wood watch features Citizen Myota Quartz Movement and a date feature. 

I love the look of The Ely wood watch in natural green and maple, but it also comes in black, maple and cherry. 


Pujols Family Foundation

Want style and charity?  Then check out the Pujols Famil…

5 Proven Housecleaning Tips Using Vinegar, Lemon and Salt

Spring is here and after being held hostage in our home by Mother Nature, I'm ready to get out and enjoy some sunshine.  Spring cleaning is full of chores we loathe but here are a few housecleaning tips using vinegar, lemons and salt to help you save time and money plus get you out the door for some Springtime fun.

Giveaway: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray DVD Combo #TheHobbit

Are YOU brave like Bilbo?
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


Own it on Blu-ray NOW

Win It:  Enter the easy entry giveaway below


* * *G I V E A W A Y*** One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady reader will win a Blu-ray combo pack of The Hobbit:  The Battle …

Nickelodeon’s Wallykazam! Debuts on DVD April 28, 2015.

Nickelodeon’s hit preschool literacy series Wallykazam! makes its DVD debut on April 28, 2015.

The series follows the adventures of Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest among giants, goblins and other fantastical creatures. Wally has a magic stick that makes words come to life on the screen playfully transforming the world around him. Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon’s first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies. 

Each of the four adventures features a new set of words and the DVD contains a free gift with purchase of customizable Wallykazam! name labels while supplies last. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Wallykazam! will be available on DVD on April 28, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Wallykazam! includes the following episodes: •Naptime for Borgelorp – Wa…

What do you get when you cross reality TV, music videos, comics, Andy Warhol style pop art and the Bible?

All You Want To Know About The Bible In Pop Culture Finding Our Creator In Superheroes, Prince Charming, And Other Modern Marvels
What do you get when you cross reality TV, music videos, comics, Andy Warhol style pop art and the Bible?  You're bound to get the book, All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture.  This in your face reference to biblical references found in some of our favorite songs, movies, television shows and more is sure to raise some eyebrows.  Author Kevin Harvey does a superb job illustrating how the Bible weaves its way into pop culture.   Book Description
   Somehow, it's hard to picture pop culture and Christianity going hand-in-hand, but maybe we simply aren't looking at things the right way. All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture reveals places where readers may be surprised to find redeeming values and gospel messages in today's movies, music, popular TV shows, and much more!

When you look closely, past the outrageous outfits …

Candy, Loans and the Middle School Mafia

My youngest son comes in my room and ask for $3.  Of course, I ask why he needs $3.  It's not the amount, I mean I've got $3 change buried in the living room couch, it's just a rather odd amount and hey, I'm a mom... I can ask questions.

He proceeds to tell me a kid reminded him during lunchtime that he owed him $3.

"Why do you owe someone $3", I asked.

"Oh, I bought some gum from him..."

"Whoa, what", I stopped him midstream.  I know my kid and knew there had to be more to this story.  Seriously, $3 for a pack of gum.  My kid goes on to weave a tale like Mark Twain complete with intermittent exclamations of "but Mommy" in response to my questions.  

After a few minutes, it became crystal clear my kid took out a loan and the Candy Boss let him know it was time to pay up to the Middle School Mafia.  Hubby and I are constantly having to quell our youngest son's sweet tooth.  He is the "Not Me" in our home whenever the ques…

Religious Freedom, Indiana, Arkansas and a Book Review: Square Affair

It's not often I read a book and stop because it's just not me.  However, reading Timmothy Holt's Square Affairwas daunting.  I struggled from page 1 til the very end.  The book touched upon subjects that were so taboo to me.  I put the book down and commissioned myself to not doing a review at all.  However, the recent uproar over the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts being passed in Indiana and Arkansas gave me a new perspective and I challenged myself to read it all the way through.




Background:  In the small Midwestern town of Dewers, amidst the turmoil of the 1960s, the casual conversations of five men lead to public sex in the courthouse restroom. Their arrest for public indecency takes the town on a journey through good and evil that will alter it, as well as the five men and their families. 


Book Review: We Are the Destroyers

Many thousands of years ago on a planet in the Belt of Orion, Captain Bel'lar accepts a monumental task. Overconsumption is destroying his home planet, and synthetic foods are turning his people into degenerated mutants. As one of the few remaining but persecuted Organs, Bel'lar and his small crew are sent to find the semi-mythical blue-white planet and discover if it is really a place for humanity to begin again.

But the visions of his beautiful companion Ry Sing, a mystic and seer shake Bel'lar. She tells him that eons ago, Bel'lar was faced with the burden of saving his people from their own greed. Only then he was the Great One, the sacred head of their religion. He had seen no other way to liberate them than to destroy the planet in a great cataclysm. . . But could this vision be true?

Bel'lar and his crew find the blue-white planet, a wonderful, habitable place. They return home but 350 years have passed. The Synthetics have taken over the planet and Organs do…