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A Day at the Park with LÍLLÉbaby

Let’s talk baby carriers. As a mom of three I’ve had my fair share of baby carriers and have actually written about some on the blog. But you guys, there is NO baby carrier that compares with LILLEbaby. This was made very apparent to me when I spent a day at the park with the my youngest two.

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You’ve probably heard or seen LILLEbaby somewhere at some point. I’ve actually been eyeing them for about two years, but I had been gifted other baby carriers (various slings and traditional carriers) and just used those with my now two year old. Now that kiddo three is here and we’ve decided he’s going to be the last, I knew this would be my last chance to see what the LILLEbaby hype is all about. The hype is everything it’s said to be!

Design

I decided to go with one of LILLEbaby’s COMPLETE All Seasons carriers and there are so many amazing features, I don’t even know where I want to start. How about design? LILLEbaby carriers come in all different colors and designs, whether your style is plain and simple, or you like to have a little fun with prints, LILLEbaby has lots of designs to choose from.

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I have a lot of simplicity in my life, but sometimes like to stand out a little, so I opted for the Mickey Classic design from the Disney Baby Collection. My kids love all things Disney, as do I, and I’m sure my newest little guy will be no different. I think the Mickey Classic print is just as cute as can be and when we visit Disney World in the next few months, my little mouseketeer will fit right in.

Versatility

None of the carriers that I used with my first two kids were so versatile that I could use them in six different positions. With the LILLEbaby COMPLETE All Seasons baby can be carried in front-fetal, front-infant, front-outward, front- toddler, hip, and back carry.

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It doesn’t look like it from this angle, but my little guy is in there, sitting comfortably in the front-fetal position.

 

My son just turned one month so we’re currently using the front-fetal position. While you can purchase an infant insert, it’s not needed. All it takes is a rolled up swaddle blanket and we’re in business. And I have to tell you, I’m pretty stoked that I’ll be able to use this same carrier through his toddler years. In fact, my two year can be carried in the back position.

Comfort

When it comes to LILLEbaby, comfort comes two-fold, comfort for baby and comfort for mom and dad.

Baby

  • Always in a seated position. This is important for proper growth and development, and not all baby carriers take this into consideration.
  • Fabric is made of microfiber and breathable 3D mesh, so baby stays comfy and won’t overheat.
  • The extendable torso helps provide back and neck support, not just for infants who can’t hold their heads up, but for taller babies too.

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Mom and Dad

  • The wide, padded shoulder straps and waist belt make carrying baby so much more comfortable since baby’s weight is distributed evenly for maximum comfort.
  • The little piece that goes on the lower back is such a simple addition, but makes a world of difference in lumbar support. I’m able to carry my little guy in his LILLEbaby for prolonged periods of time without straining my back because I’m maintaining a healthier posture and alignment.
  • Easy to adjust straps make getting settled in a breeze. From the time I start putting our LILLEbaby on, I have full and easy access to the straps and buckles I need to adjust so that the fit is tight, but comfortable. Some adjustments are as easy as reaching over and behind my shoulders, or simply by my side/ribs or hip, and baby stays calm the whole time. Thank goodness for no more frustrating finagling!

Extras

I’m not going to lie, when I had my first look at LILLEbaby carriers I was intimidated. I was thinking how in the world am I going to figure out how to use all the buttons and buckles. It just seemed to be like a complicated contraption that I didn’t want to deal with. But now that I’ve taken a little bit of time to learn about all of the features and just how everything works, I’m in love. Even the extra components come in handy.

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Pockets have become an exciting accessory in dresses, so why wouldn’t they be exciting on a baby carrier. You are wearing it.

Friend: “I love your dress.”

Me: “Thanks, it has pockets.”

In LILLEbaby terms –

Friend: “I love that baby carrier.”

Me: “Thanks, it has pockets.”

See what I mean? Haha! The LILLEbaby COMPLETE All Seasons has a large zippered storage pocket and an easy to reach pocket for storing the hood and other essentials. Leave the purse behind and carry your phone, cards, and keys in a pocket!

And I just mentioned the hood, which is great for supporting and shading baby’s head while sleeping, and also provides privacy while nursing. It’s totally an optional thing and can be removed if you don’t need it, or simply when not using it. I breastfeed my son, so it is definitely handy to have around.

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Oh, and did I mention it’s machine washable? What a lifesaver. We haven’t had any blowouts or spit up incidents in our LILLEbaby yet, but after three kids I know it’s only a matter of time.

So I ask, what’s not to love? I’m telling you, the hype is real. LILLEbaby is literally the ONLY baby carrier you will ever need. The quality is great and it will last from infancy through toddlerhood. That’s why a price tag of $170 doesn’t even phase me and shouldn’t phase you either.

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How did our day at the park go? It was hot as heck, but I unzipped the back of the LILLEbaby to expose the mesh material so my son could get some ventilation. He slept the entire time. It took no time at all for him to fall asleep after I got him settled in and started walking. Of course, this made the day easy and I could focus my attention on my toddler while she played on the splash pad.

What is your favorite feature of LÍLLÉbaby?

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DuckTales Destination Adventure! on DVD Woo-oo!

If you grew up in the ’90s you probably know exactly what it means to be excited to watch DuckTales. I mean, as soon as I hear someone say DuckTales I automatically start singing “DuckTales, Woo-oo!” over and over and over again. While the classic version isn’t on TV anymore, the reboot on Disney XD is still fun to watch. And guess what! As of today, June 5th, DuckTales Destination Adventure! is available on Disney DVD! “DuckTales, Woo-oo!”

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So, what is this DuckTales Destination Adventure! all about? Well, it wouldn’t be DuckTales without the traditional characters and they’re all still around – Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad, and more. Even the Beagle Boys are still causing trouble.

In the featured adventures, Scrooge and the gang leave the safety of Duckburg to globe trot, visiting legendary locations on their death-defying expeditions. They get into some messes, but as always, find a way to make it out.

It didn’t even take me watching any of the adventures to get the them song stuck in my head, but with over 2 hours of quacktastic thrills on this release, I’m sure you won’t be able to get it out of your head either (scroll down and I’ll help get you started, if you’re not already singing).

Featured Episodes

  • The Beagle Birthday Breakout!
  • The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!
  • The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!
  • The Spear of Selene!
  • The Missing Links of Moorshire!
  • Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!

Classic Bonus Episodes

  • New Gizmo-Kids on the Block
  • Ducky Mountain High

Did you enjoy watching DuckTales as a kid?

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Molang Season 2 on DVD + Giveaway

Best friends, Molang and Piu Piu, are at it again with 52 new everyday experiences in Molang Season 2. They may be different in every way possible, but they are the best of friends, embracing and turning bad situations into good ones, and doing nothing but enjoying life together. Everyone deserves a friendship like Molang’s and Piu Piu’s, and I have the chance for you to win a Molang Season 2 Prize Pack to share with your little ones, so they can see just how a true friendship should be!

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Molang Season 2 on DVD + Giveaway | #giveaway #Molang #NCircleEntertainmentMy toddler absolutely loves watching Molang on Disney Jr. and oftentimes she specifically requests to watch it. I suppose it’s a good thing she has season 1 on DVD and now we’ve added season 2 to her collection. Now available from NCircle Entertainment is Molang Season 2, with 52 new short stories – from baking, to golf, to kung fu and more, this pair is doing it all.

I love that at such an early age my daughter can see the relationship between two unlikely friends and how they go about enjoying daily life. It’s so heartwarming to see her laughing at their silly antics. I can only hope she’ll have the same kind of friendship with someone as she grows older. But for now, outgoing Molang and shy Piu Piu are great friendship role models (#friendshipgoals, haha).

Want to share all of the fun with your little ones? Use the giveaway form below to enter to win a Molang Season 2 Prize Pack! Also check out these free printable Molang activity sheets for even more fun.

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One lucky winner will receive a Molang Season 2 Prize Pack consisting of 1 Molang Season 2 DVD, 1 “Molang Loves” Book, 1 Push N Peel Pop, and 1 Best Friend Charms!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on April 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

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We’re Going on a Mission #PuppyDogPals

You probably already know that my kids absolutely LOVE Disney Junior. And one of the newer shows, Puppy Dog Pals, has quickly become one of my daughter’s favorites. We are a puppy loving family so it was no surprise to me. So when I learned Puppy Dog Pals was coming to DVD (officially on April 10th), I jumped at the chance to get her a copy.

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I tried to hide it for a little while so it would be a surprise, but one day she started going bananas, jumping up and down (or doing her one leg jump since she hasn’t quite mastered jumping), and as soon as I saw that she had the DVD in-hand, I knew exactly why she was so excited. It was immediately, “Watch Bingo and Rolly.”

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I popped the DVD in and she was quite content for a while, joining Bingo and Rolly on their missions to help their owner, Bob. Day after day Bob has a dilemma of some sort, so Bingo and Rolly make it their mission to fix the dilemma while Bob is away at work. And let me tell you, they take their missions seriously.

From traveling across the world to find the missing pyramids or bringing Bob some sand from Hawaii, to fixing Bob’s beloved plush puppy, Bingo and Rolly are determined to complete every mission. Spoiler alert – they DO accomplish every mission, haha. Sometimes they even pull their “big sister,” Hissy, and other friends along for the adventure.

Puppy Dog Pals will officially hit DVD tomorrow, April 10th, so if you have a little adventure or puppy lover, this would be a nice surprise for them. And check out these fun (and free) printable activity pages, too!

Do your kids like the Puppy Dog Pals?

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“Lady and the Tramp” Joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection

One of my favorite things to share with my children, is my love of Disney. As a child I remember my grandma had a collection of original Disney movies on VHS and we loved watching them over and over every time we visited. As time and technology changes, the timelessness of original Disney movies never does, including the story of “Lady and the Tramp.” That’s why it’s the latest addition to my kids’ Disney movie collection.

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Who could ever forget the iconic scene in “Lady and the Tramp,” where Lady and Tramp share a plate of spaghetti and an accidental kiss while slurping the same spaghetti noodle? It could very well be the greatest love story to ever hit the screen, and it’s now available on DVD, Digital, and Blu-ray. That’s quite the step up from my childhood VHS’s.

 

And not only do we get to see the classic movie, but there are tons of extras to enjoy too.

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL (Bonus features may vary by retailer):

Film Versions

  • Original Theatrical Edition – Enjoy this cherished Disney classic that captivates audiences of all ages.
  • Sing-Along Mode – Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
  • Inside Walt’s Story Meetings – As you view the film, hear reenactments of Walt’s story sessions with animators and see how their ideas were realized on-screen.

New Signature Bonus

  • Walt & His Dogs – Through archival recordings and photos, hear the tales of the dogs Walt Disney owned and loved over his lifetime.
  • Stories from Walt’s Office – Take a tour of Walt’s office suite on the Studio lot, carefully re-created to look just as it did when he occupied it.
  • How to Make a Meatball and Other Fun Facts About “Lady and The Tramp” – Watch a delicious lesson on how to make perfect meatballs with teen chef Amber Kelley and Oh My Disney Show Host Alexys Gabrielle.

 

 

Songs

  • “Peace on Earth”
  • “What Is a Baby/La La Lu”
  • “The Siamese Cat Song”
  • “Bella Notte”
  • “He’s a Tramp”

Classic Bonus Features

  • Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad – Walt’s daughter shares memories of her father and Disneyland’s early days, as well as a look at his apartment above the firehouse.
  • Never-Recorded Song – “I’m Free as the Breeze” – Take a listen to a song originally meant to be sung by Tramp.

Deleted Scenes

  • Introduction of Boris – Tramp wasn’t always meant to be Lady’s only suitor. Meet Boris the aristocrat and Homer the peasant in this deleted scene.
  • Waiting for Baby – Lady watches as Jim Dear plans out his new son’s future in this early storyboard.
  • Dog Show – See the storyboards for this deleted scene in which Lady and Tramp unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of a dog show.

Classic Bonus Features on Digital Only*

  • Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of “Lady and the Tramp” – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film based on an original story.
  • Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard – Explore the origins of the storyboard and how they’re used by filmmakers today.
  • Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film – View a unique presentation of the original 1943 storyboards for “Lady and the Tramp.”
  • PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs – Wild and wacky comedian Fred Willard takes us on an outing to the dog park to learn all about dogs and their owners.

 

 

Deleted Scenes

  • Turning the Tables – In this story-reel presentation, Tramp dreams of a world where dogs run the show and humans are on the other end of the leash.
  • The Arrival of Baby – In this alternate scene re-created from original storyboards and with original voice talent, Lady makes way for a new arrival.
  • Baby Arrives – Lady is baffled by the strange goings-on in the house—the arrival of a squealing bundle only deepens the mystery.
  • Lady’s Sweater – Lady gets a new sweater for her birthday and must figure out an ingenious way to lose it for good.

Trailers

  • 1955 Original Theatrical Trailer – More than just a trailer, this preview features several minutes of footage from the film and introduces each major character.
  • 1972 Theatrical Re-Issue Trailer – This trailer from the 1972 rerelease heralds Disney’s “happiest motion picture.”
  • 1986 Theatrical Re-Issue Trailer – Released theatrically for the 1986 holiday season, this trailer highlights the love story between Lady and the handsome Tramp.

Who will you enjoy watching this classic tale with?

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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan

Do you have a kiddo who absolutely loves Disney Junior? My kids watch the Disney Jr. channel every single day and have become big fans of all the characters – Mickey and the gang, Doc McStuffins, The PJ Masks, Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina, and more. Whether your kids have a favorite or like them all, this ultimate holiday wish list is for every Disney Junior fan.

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Before we get into this epic wish list, just a heads up. The prices listed are MSRP, but SOME of the linked prices are much lower. So here’s to all my fellow Disney Junior fans and their parents who love to save!

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideMickey and the Roadster Racers Racing Adventures Mickey Plush – $39.99

Calling all racers! This Racing Adventures Mickey Plush moves his head from side-to-side, does 360* spins, stands, waves a flag, moves his arms up and down, talks, sings, and makes racing sounds with a touch to his light up helmet. Think you can beat him in a race? Give it a go and you might take the flag! As a special surprise, Mickey will show you a special victory dance.

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Any Happy Helpers in your house? Straight from her role as a Happy Helper, Minnie trains and walks cute and fluffy little Snowpuff. Use Minnie’s clicker to teach Snowpuff to bark, spin and dance, or even go on a walking adventure. Minnie also sings and talks to Snowpuff, who responds by making happy dog sounds.

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideDoc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery – $79.99

Time for a checkup! Doc McStuffins is a great role model for all young aspiring doctors, as she cares for toys and dolls, alike. This complete nursery has everything a toddler will need to care for their own baby dolls. Included are a light and sound stethoscope, a scale for measuring height and weight, a sticker bandage dispenser, and even a portable electronic laptop for diagnosing. The laptop lights up and plays sounds and lullaby music. When it’s time for baby’s nap, give the cradle a rock and the mobile a spin. Before you know it, your toddler will be giving you a checkup!

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuidePJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset – $39.99

It’s your turn to head into the night to help the PJ Masks save the day! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko are always battling nighttime villains and with the Rival Racers Track Playset, it’s they have to save the museum from Night Ninja. Use one of two built-in mega launchers to zoom the Cat Care through the loops and curves of the track to reach the museum. But watch out for Luna Girl and Romeo along the way!

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuidePuppy Dog Pals Doghouse Playset – $29.99

Join the fun-loving pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, as they play and explore in their doghouse. Ride the tire swing, take the elevator up and down, play on the seesaw, slide down from the second floor to meet A.R.F. (doubles as a vehicle), or fly around the roof on a glider. There’s plenty of fun to be had and don’t be surprised if your kid asks for their own playhouse after playing with the Puppy Dog Pals Doghouse.

The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for the Disney Junior Fan | #DisneyJunior #Disney #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuideVampirina Scare B&B Playset – $59.99

Does your kid love the newest ghoul on the block , Vampirina? Now they can join her at her family’s Scare B&B. It’s three floors of spooktacular fun, including magically rising food in the kitchen, a moving and shaking record player, a spinning living room TV, a bookcase that transforms into a guest day bed, magic portraits, and more. Place Vampirina on six special spots throughout the B&B and she’ll glow, or if she gets a little batty, hang her upside down. Many characters must be purchased separately, but Vampirina and her best friend and neighbor, Poppy, are both included.

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Which toy will your Disney Jr. fan love?

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CARS 3 Cruises Home in Digital HD

Get your engines revved because “Cars 3” is cruising home in Digital HD, today (October 24th)! I’ve been a “Cars” fan since day one and the recent release of “Cars 3” is no exception. Even my kids have come to love Lightning McQueen and his crew.

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Without giving the movie away, in case you haven’t seen it yet, my favorite thing is all of the new characters we get to meet. And yes, the classic characters make their big screen appearances too (it just wouldn’t be right without Mater). But it’s the new characters, like Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, and Miss Fritter that make the movie so much more fun.

I will tell you that this time around, Lighting finds himself pushed out of racing by a new generation of faster and younger cars (oh, the joys of growing older), and goes on a journey to discover where he belongs in this new type of high-octane competition. You might be surprised at where he ends up, but I guarantee you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Digital HD Extras:

  • Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool (Exclusive new mini-movie) – Enjoy blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8’s, touting the transformative impact Miss Fritter’s Racing School has had in reshaping the direction of their lives.
  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” – When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy. – Get schooled in the world of demolition derby, the “rules” of figure 8 racing, and how Pixar puts the crazy in the Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 race. This piece is hosted by Lea DeLaria.
  • Legendary – A close, historical look at the racing legends Wendell Scott and Louise Smith, whose tenacity and perseverance got them into the race even when they weren’t invited.
  • Ready for the Race – Disney Channel’s Olivia Rodrigo and NASCAR Racer William Byron check out the Hendrick Motorsports campus to showcase how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers.
  • World’s Fastest Billboard – Blink and you will miss all of the graphics and “car-ified” advertisements created by Pixar’s Art team to make the ”Cars 3” world as believable as possible.
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could – Join Cristela Alonzo and the filmmakers on their journey to create a race-car trainer turned champion racer.
  • Generations: The Story of “Cars 3” – For the story team, creating Lightning McQueen’s next chapter didn’t involve just a tune-up, but a complete overhaul.
  • My First Car – A collection of illustrated first-car stories as narrated by members of the “Cars 3” cast and crew. “A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington,” “Old Blue,” and “Still in the Family.”
  • 5 Deleted Scenes – Each deleted scene is set up with an introduction as to why it was removed from the film. Deleted scenes include “The Boogie Woogie,” “The Jars of Dirt,” “Lugnut,” “The Bolt,” and “More Than New Paint.”
  • Cars To Die(cast) For – Take a look at the phenomenon of die-cast toy collecting and the more than 1,000 unique designs that exist in the Cars universe.
  • Commentary – Brian Fee (Director), Kevin Reher (Producer), Andrea Warren (Co-Producer) and Jay Ward (Creative Director)
  • And more…

In the spirit of Halloween, check out these fun free “Cars 3” printables. The print and play pack includes a Trick or Treating Guide, two fun pumpkin carving stencils (Mater and Lightning), and a page of puzzles.

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Who is your favorite “Cars 3” character?

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Disney’s Newest Ghoul on the Block Hits DVD Today #Vampirina

Do you have a Disney Jr. fan on your hands? If so, then you’ve probably met the new girl (or ghoul) in town, Vampirina. My kids were awaiting Vampirina’s arrival well before her family hit the block and now that she’s here, they couldn’t be more happy. At least I didn’t think they could. Just in time for Halloween, Vampirina is being released on DVD today! Now my kids can have all the fangtastic fun they want.

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Vampirina just made it into town on October 1st, when her family moved from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. For obvious reasons, they’re kind of the odds ones out in the neighborhood. Vampirina tries her best to adapt to her new school and making human friends, and along the way learns to appreciate how unique she is.

As of today (October 17th), we can all follow Vampirina on her new adventures in Pennsylvania because she’s now available on DVD. Get ready for music videos, party planning, sleepovers, and a little battiness now and then.

Here’s a sneak peek, if you haven’t had the chance to check out Vampirina yet.

 

Want to have a little more fun with Vampirina? Check out these fangtastic print and play activity pages.

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Have you had the chance to meet Vampirina yet?

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AquaBall’s Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes

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What better way to start the school year, than with a fun, kid-friendly sweepstakes win?! AquaBall is giving 16 people that very chance! AquaBall is the only naturally flavored, zero-calorie, sugar-free, and preservative-free children’s beverage currently on the market.

AquaBall is available in four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade; and the bottles feature fan favorite characters from Disney’s “Frozen,” Disney Princesses, Marvel’s “Avengers,” and Disney Classic Characters. AquaBall is a drink your kids will love and you’ll feel good about giving them. Plus, they’re perfect for packing in lunch boxes or enjoying with an after school snack!

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Sweepstakes Prize

  • 6 lucky participants will win a one month’s supply of AquaBall (one 6-pack of each flavor). Winners will be drawn every Monday, between August 14th and September 18th.
  • 10 winners will receive a one year supply (twelve 24-count packs). Winners will be drawn Monday, September 18th.

How to Enter

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Underwater Adventures with the Octonauts + Fish Biscuit Recipe {Giveaway}

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~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing the new Octonauts release for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I receive commission for your purchase.~


Octonauts, to the launch bay!

If you have a little Disney Jr. fan at home, you’ve probably seen your fair share of the Octonauts. Captain Barnacles, Kwazii, Peso and the rest of the Octopod crew explore the ocean in search of fun and adventure.

Along the way, they find many different species of marine creatures who are in need. From helping a frogfish and other creatures with an artificial reef to call home, to cleaning up garbage from the ocean to help protect a flock of seagulls, there’s never a dull moment with the Octonauts.

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And you can enjoy all the fun and adventures at home with the new NCircle Entertainment release of Octonauts: 12 Rescue Missions! Just released earlier this month, Octonauts: 12 Rescue Missions includes 12 episodes from the beloved children’s series.

  • Mariana Trench Adventure
  • Barracudas
  • Artificial Reef
  • Siphonophore
  • Urchin Invasion
  • Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
  • Pelicans
  • Red Rock Crabs
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Harbor Seal
  • Yeti Crab
  • Over Under Adventure

It’s hard to choose which one is our favorite, but there’s one thing that remains consistent through many of the episodes – fish biscuits to the rescue!

Ever heard of the term hangry? Just like we can get a little moody when we’re hungry, the same goes for some of the underwater creatures the Octonauts encounter during their explorations. But never fear! Tunip and the Vegimals have the perfect fish biscuit recipe to calm the hunger and ease the aggression of these creatures, helping to save the day.

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Fish biscuits even help eliminate hangry behavior in my house! And I thought it only appropriate to munch on some fish biscuits while we joined the Octonauts on their adventures today. If we want to be productive honorary members of the Octonauts, it’s always good to be prepared!

Underwater Adventures with the Octonauts + Fish Biscuit Recipe & Giveaway | NCircle Entertainment

Underwater Adventures with the Octonauts + Fish Biscuit Recipe & Giveaway | NCircle Entertainment

Underwater Adventures with the Octonauts + Fish Biscuit Recipe & Giveaway | NCircle EntertainmentUnderwater Adventures with the Octonauts + Fish Biscuit Recipe & Giveaway | NCircle Entertainment

 

4.5 from 2 reviews
Octonaut Fish Biscuits (Sugar Cookies)
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Recipe type: Sweet Treats
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Serves: 120
 
Honorary Octonauts have to be prepared for any kind of creature they encounter on their Octopod adventures, so I've taken a cue from Tunip and the Vegimals and baked up some Fish Biscuits just in case they come across some hangry marine life.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Prepare a cookie sheet and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the sugar and softened butter until smoothly mixed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add the baking powder and salt, mix well.
  5. One cup at a time, mix in the flour until the cookie dough consistency is thick but not too crumbly.
  6. Prepare a surface sprinkled with a little flour and be sure to lightly flour your rolling pin so it doesn't stick to the dough.
  7. No chilling of the dough is required so this is quick and easy! Just take a nice big handful of dough and roll it out evenly on the floured surface.
  8. Using a small fish cookie cutter, cut enough fish biscuits to fill your cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 7 minutes and then remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Place the fish biscuits on a cooling rack and after a minute or two enjoy!

 

This fish biscuit recipe yields about 120 fish biscuits if using these small cookie cutters I got from Amazon. I used the larger of the three that come in the pack. I like these because they’re the perfect bite size and will help us feed more hangry marine creatures on our adventures with the Octonauts! If using a larger cookie cutter, the recipe will obviously yield fewer fish biscuits.

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