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CAT Motorized Job Site Machine & Road Rippers – Gift Guide Picks

Little boys, big boys doesn’t matter their age; if it makes noise, lights up and goes vroom, they love it …. right?!  And I have no doubt that if the little boy in your life loves vehicles, CAT Motorized Job Site Machine toys will be a hit under the tree this year.

I got to review the Dump Truck, suitable for children ages 3 and up.  You see all the buttons in the middle?  Well that’s what makes this Dump Truck make noise, flash lights and go vroom!

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F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire – Gift Guide Pick

Unwittingly chosen to join an army of fairies, who fight for the Light of the One, a teenaged girl learns about spiritual warfare as she attends a military academy with fantastical beings.

FROM THE BACK COVER:

Here lies a most precious treasure,
Awaiting one Chosen to deliver.

Seek out the red cousins in the East,
For on this your greed mustn’t feast.

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Spend a Minute With Millstone Coffee K-Cups – Gift Guide Pick

The holiday merry making is in full swing around our home.  The decorations are up, stockings hung, presents wrapped and goodies baked.  And with all of that…I need caffeine. LOL!

But seriously ask my husband and daughter what’s on my Christmas list every year and you’ll find coffee.  If I’m not mistaken one of the presents currently under my tree currently has some in it…or perhaps coffee accessories, but whatever it holds, I’m pretty sure it’s coffee related.

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Teflon Non-Stick Cookware Goes Gold – Gift Guide Pick – Giveaway

So I just shared with you not long ago about DuPont’s Teflon SHIELD Wiper Blades, and now I’m all about the Teflon Non-Stick Cookware, and this particular line is holiday shiny!  To celebrate a Golden Anniversary (50 years!), you can pick up some Teflon Non-Stick pans with a beautiful gold toned finish.  Check this skillet out.

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Matchbox Smokey the Fire Truck – Gift Guide Pick

Smokey is a real working fire truck brought to life.

This interactive buddy talks, tells jokes, eats, exercises and sings, oh yeah and farts (yes, farts), and he’s great fun for kids.

Get ready for hours of imaginative fun with Smokey the Fire Truck from Matchbox.  It is well constructed and easy for kids to play with.  The levers work smoothly and stay locked in place when they are supposed to.  The cannon comes with three “water” balls that fire well, but don’t hurt too much when you are the target. 

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Post-it Full Adhesive Notes – Stocking Stuffer Pick

Post-it Full Adhesive Notes stick securely and stay put over time.  Reliable, versatile and mobile, you can stick an entire pad in a binder, calendar or journal for on-the-go access.  Or, you can securely mount a pad in a common location such as a wall, cabinet door or refrigerator, so a note is always within arm’s reach.

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New ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Book – Gift Guide Pick

Jeff Kinney’s popular series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” has a new book out on the shelf Cabin FeverCabin Fever is the sixth book in the series.  Released on November 15th, 2011 by Abrams Publishing, Cabin Fever sold over 1 million books in its first week out!

In Cabin Fever, Greg Heffley is in big trouble.  School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect.  But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent.  Or at least sort of.

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Petjamas and Snugglebags – Gift Guide Pick

When our daughter was little she had certain stuffed toys that she took EVERYWHERE. I was constantly concerned about keeping those plushies from getting filthy.  Oh how I wish she would have had Petjamas and a Snugglebag for her soft ‘friends’.

SnuggleTime is a newly created, woman-owned business offering the newest accessories designed specifically for plush pillow toys and other stuffed animals.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times – Giveaway

The holiday season isn’t always ‘holly and jolly’ for everyone.  It may bring about thoughts of a loved one that has died, or perhaps there is an incurable illness in the family, a loss of a job may mean economic hardships.  Whatever that ‘tough time’ might be, Devotional Stories for Tough Times would be an encouraging gift for that person you know or perhaps even for yourself.

For years Chicken Soup for the Soul books have been resources for those looking for comfort and hope.  This particular anthology of stories shares the circumstances of those who have struggled with tough times, sharing how their faith has brought them through it.  Each story concludes with a short prayer.

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My Favorite Bible – Gift Guide Pick – Giveaway

My Favorite Bible is a delightful Bible story book for children.  This book is endorsed by MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).

This collection of best-loved Bible stories will get children excited about God’s Word by introducing them to the basic truths of Scripture.  Fun and colorful illustrations are featured throughout and My Favorite Bible includes activities and questions featured on “Family Talk” and “Family Fun” pages to share with your children. 

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