May 26, 2015

SpongeBob SquarePants Triple Feature and Dora the Explorer: Whirl & Twirl Collection @NickelodeonDVD #Giveaway




It's nice to see so many of our favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes coming to DVD in the all new SpongeBob SquarePants Triple Feature DVD. Take a trip back in time to some of SpongeBob’s most exciting adventures with SpongeBob SquarePants Triple Feature: SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric, Home Sweet Pineapple, Where’s Gary? This three-disc DVD set, filled with over a whopping 4.5 hours of SpongeBob adventures and swims onto DVD on June 2, 2015. Plus, Dora the Explorer also has a brand new DVD being released on June 2 as well.  The Little Old Lady is excited for Dora the Explorer: Whirl and Twirl Collection.

Keep reading after the jump for details on these  fab DVDs and an easy entry giveaway...


May 24, 2015

Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car Now on Nickelodeon DVD @NickelodeonDVD @NickJrDVD

Milli, Geo and Bot are back with all-new friends and adventures are back in a brand-new DVD, Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car.  The Little Old Lady and the Littlest One are so excited.  They love all their Team UmiZoomi pals and I love watching our kids enjoy  learning. 
 

Preschoolers are invited to join Team Umizoomi as they use their mighty math powers to find Shark Car and return him to their friend Jose. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car will be available on DVD on May 19, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car includes the following 4 episodes:

  • Shark Car – Team Umizoomi jump into action to find Shark Car and get him back to their friend Jose before the ferry leaves.
  • Umi Toy Store – Team Umizoomi travel through a giant store to find their friend Colin’s coins so he can purchase his favorite toy, Sparkle Pup.
  • Stompasaurus – Team Umizoomi must travel to the aquarium, bowling alley and ice cream store to find Stompasaurus’ toy pieces and bring them to their friend Wyatt.
  • Lost and Found Toys – Team Umizoomi set out to return missing toys to their rightful owners in Umi City.

Buy It:  Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car Now is available wherever Nickelodeon DVDs are sold including Nick.com, Amazon, Walmart and more.

Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car Fast Facts:
Street Date: May 19, 2015
Catalog: 805954 (U.S.)
S.R.P.: $14.99
Running Time: 91 Minutes





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May 21, 2015

Devotions from the Garden Book Review

Devotions from the Garden
Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life
By Miriam Drennan
Published by Thomas Nelson


Book Description

Come to the garden alone, and fill your soul with His presence.

There's nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It's the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world into His loving arms of beauty and serenity. Devotions from the Garden takes you to that place where senses are restored as dewdrops settle and butterflies gather to witness the miracles of God's creation bloom and grow. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with the elements of the garden to help you see God, to sense His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day. Included are striking photographs with a fresh, contemporary design for timeless appeal.

About the Author:  Miriam Drennan is the author of Devotions for the Beach and the Days You Wish You Were There and Soar Above the Madness: Surviving Office Politics Without Losing Your Mind, Your Job, or Your Lunch. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she enjoys gardening and playing with words. Drop her a line at www.that-writer.com.

My Thoughts:  I love devotionals.  They're perfect for daily reflections, always timely and perfect for gift giving.  When I first received this book, I immediately thought of the Master Gardener at our local library.  The garden is where she finds solace among nature and where she connects with Our Heavenly Father.  The reflections throughout Drennan's 
Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life are sure to lift a downtrodden spirit.

Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life contains about 100 reflections and scriptural references.  Which is perfect for a season.  Whether it's Summer, Winter, Fall or ... Spring.  Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life a beautiful reminder of the renewal of the Springtime season.   Like other devotionals each day begins with a scripture and reflection.  However, it is the beautiful pictures that make this devotional special.  Photographs of vividly color plants are featured throughout the devotional.

Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life would make a wonderful gift for the gardener in your life and is a great coffee table book sure to spark conversation.  Overall an excellent read.

Buy ItDevotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life is available at bookstores everywhere and at several online bookstores including Zondervan.




Disclosure: Many thanks to BookLook for the opportunity to review this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. The thoughts expressed above are mine. Visit http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/2010/01/advertisecontact.html for the complete Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog.

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May 09, 2015

$25 and under Gift Ideas for Mothers Day plus a #GreatGifts4Mom Giveaway

Card  ✔
Flowers  ✔

Now that we've found the perfect Mother's Day card and flowers, it's time to shop for the perfect gift.

Here are a few thoughtful gift ideas sure to make mom's day extra special and won't break your budget.

Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a pair of earrings from Cost Plus World Market, a $5 Starbucks gift card and a travel size item from Bath and Body Works.
9 Thoughtful Gift Ideas that Won't Cost a Dime

1. Create a coupon book
             Create a coupon book just for mom.  This is a great idea for little ones.  Be sure to include coupons for free hugs because sometimes Mom just needs a hug.
 
2. Relaxing Bath
             Run a nice, warm bath for mom.  Bubbles to the max, if she likes.  A couple drops of her vanilla to scent her bath and a drop or two of baby oil to leave her skin feeling silky smooth.
 
3. Breakfast in Bed
           I am pretty lucky as hubby serves me breakfast in bed practically every Sunday morn.  This Mother's Day is a great day to treat mom to breakfast in bed.  A nice mix of her favorite breakfast items, some fresh fruit, perhaps a breakfast casserole and her favorite beverage.  Don't forget to clean up the kitchen.  After all it's Mother's Day and it's HER day.
                                          
4. Shhh... Don't Wake Mom
           Mom's sure to appreciate a little extra rest on her special day.  Pop in a DVD for the kiddos and let mom sleep in today.
 
5. Hand over the Remote
           NBA Playoffs are in full swing but today is mom's day so let her have reign over the tv just this one day.  Watch her favorite movie with her or let her catch up on some of those DVR recordings. 
 
6. Spruce up the Mom-mobile
           Mom's ride gets an extra workout.  She's in charge of shuttling kids to and fro and she's got little time to wipe up that icky, sticky candy residue stuck to the side of the rear window near the car seat.  Maybe you can find the source of that lingering odor in mom's car.   
 
7. Super clean the house
          Three simple chores sure to put a smile on mom's face: make the bed, vacuum the carpet and sweep the kitchen floor.  Trust me mom will notice and if you spray a little air freshener or light a candle she'll have to do a double take when she enters the house.
 
8. Laundry Free Day
           Seems like I am doing laundry every single day of the week so a day of no laundry would be an ideal gift for this busy mom.  Just one day sans loading, drying, folding, hanging up, oh the thought makes my heart flutter.  Oh, if the clothes could make it off the floor and into the laundry basket.  OMG!!! What a day!  What a day that'd be!
 
9. A Family Play Day
          Spring is here and what better way to celebrate Mom and the glory of Spring than with a day of play.  Visit your favorite park and snap a few pics of Mom against a backdrop of the beautiful colors of Spring.  Check out an outdoors game kit from your local park and challenge the kids to a game of volleyball.  Grill a few hot dogs and kick back and watch the sunset.
 
These are just a few fab FREE gift ideas for Mother's day.  

Looking for spend a little cash on 
mom without busting your budget?  
Check out these fab Mother's Day gift ideas (see slideshow below) from some of my fave stores Cost Plus World Market, Jonathan Adler, Uncommon Goods and Pottery Barn.  Each is priced below $25.

Win It: One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will win a pair of earrings from Cost Plus World Market, a $5 Starbucks gift card and a travel size item from Bath and Body Works.
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    Igniting the Music Within with My Bedphones Headphones

    Los Tres Amigos are in the school band.  It's a joy for me because I have absolutely no musical talent whatsoever beyond an occasional butchered version of "Chopsticks".  The youngest play the clarinet and the eldest plays the baritone.  This school year has been full of competitions and performances which have kept the kids quite busy.  

    Prepping for performances requires reading, listening and studying the pieces to be performed.  It amazes me how their young minds are able to play such complicated pieces.  Los Tres Amigos have mastered the classics by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and others and even managed to learn a few popular pieces by Brittany Spears, Madonna, Drake and more.  This year's final performance will be like none other.  This year, they're learning Ray Charles. *screams OMG* 

    The kids were headphones while practicing or listening to pieces.  The over the head headphones are heavy and not practical for wearing for long periods of times.  Ear buds often fall while wearing them so we needed another option.  Thanks to the folks at Bedphones for introducing us to a light, soft headphone option.
    http://www.bedphones.com/
    Bedphones are 1/4″ thick, lay flat against your ears and are covered in a soft foam which molds comfortably around the ear to stay put. Bedphones are perfect for late night listening, or in our case, perfect for long hours of wear. 

    Bedphones come packaged in a travel pouch complete with 2 cushions and a sleep mask.  A sleep mask?  That's because Bedphones are marketed as earphones for sleeping and travel.  Truth be told, I kept the sleep mask and use my kids' Bedphones whenever I can because they are much more comfortable than my ear buds and they stay in place better than my other over the ear headphones.

    For more info on Bedphones, check out:


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  4. Bedphones may be purchased online at www.bedphones.com and Amazon







    Disclosure: Many thanks to the Tomoson for providing this product for review. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. The opinions expressed above are mine. Visit http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/2010/01/advertisecontact.html for the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog. The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I received a product in exchange for this review and post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising



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