Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Big Games Bite Pinterest Sweepstakes - #HormelFamily

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The big game season is the perfect time to gather your friends and family for some delicious dips and appetizers. Enter the Hormel Foods Recipes Big Games Bites Pinterest Sweepstakes between October 1st and October 24th for a chance to win a prize pack that includes a slow cooker, assorted platters, serving utensils, lawn chairs and a VISA gift card all valued at $500! Starting October 1st, visit their Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/hfrecipes/ and locate the #HFBigGameBites board for more information on how to enter.

Monday, September 29, 2014

PetSafe Train 'n Praise Potty Training System - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Helen, our Labrabull, came into our lives nine months ago. She's been a welcome addition to the family and we enjoy her presence. Helen has been fairly good with learning commands. She can give a high-five like nobody's business and she'll usually sit when told. She has a stubborn streak though and has showed that several times when we've tried to keep her from jumping on people and going potty outside.

Potty training was becoming quite stressful. Helen would take her business outside...if she felt like it. If she didn't, she'd just find a spot in our house and go to town. She knew it was wrong because she'd immediately go upstairs. But it never stopped her. Drove me batty.

I received the PetSafe Train 'n Praise Potty Training System a few weeks ago and it's been somewhat of a lifesaver. Using the system, Helen is now almost completely housebroken and I don't have to stress about pet "surprises" in my home.

The Train ‘n Praise™ Potty Training System pairs an absorbent pee pad with a treat dispenser for easy house training and obedience training. This potty training tool uses treats to encourage good behavior and allows training to continue while you're away. As your dog pees on the replaceable pee pad, the moisture alerts an internal sensor in the pad, which wirelessly sends a signal to the treat dispenser. The treat dispenser then releases treats or kibble, rewarding your puppy for using the pee pad instead of your floor. Urine is trapped in the leak-proof bottom layer of the pee pad, leaving your floor clean and dry.

Included with the PetSafe Train ‘n Praise™ Potty Training System is a treat dispenser, a remote transmitter, ten moisture detection pee pads, a pee pad clip, 4 AA batteries, two lithium batteries, mounting hardware and a product manual. I strongly suggest that you read the manual before use. Although the potty training system is fairly easy to use, it has instructions that detail how to use it and the best method for maximum results.



The PetSafe Train n' Praise Moisture Detection Pads work exclusively with the Train 'n Praise Potty Traning System. When your pet urinates on the moisture detection pad, a signal is sent to the treat dispenser which automatically releases a reward. You can fill the treat dispenser with small pet treats. The Pee Pad Clip needs to be attached onto the designated area of the Moisture Detection Pads. If it's not attached in the exact place, it will not operate. The treat dispenser needs to be in close proximity, and direct supervision during the first two weeks is important.

Helen has done quite well with the Train 'n Praise Potty Traning System. After a few times of showing her what it was all about, she caught on and started doing her doggie business on the pee pads. The moisture detection pads don't leak and can just be thrown away when soiled. Although Helen still has a mess in the house from time to time, it's not near a problem it used to be. I feel the potty training system has been useful in getting her to take her business outside.

The wonderful thing about the PetSafe Train 'n Praise Potty Training System is that you can use the treat dispenser and remote after potty training is completed to train other commands and encourage good behavior.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mally Beauty - Makeup Review

I received products for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.


I've reviewed for Mally Beauty in the past and it's become a favored makeup collection for me. Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal learned at an early age the importance of accepting – and loving – who you are. Mally quickly moved to the top of the “it” list of “who’s who” in the beauty industry, quickly becoming one of the industries most dynamic and in demand talents. Mally has also been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, Isaac, the View, and many more. With the Mally Beauty makeup collection, Mally takes her message, and her makeup to women everywhere.

High-Shine Liquid Lipstick Pens are available in several shades. This 4-in-1 product includes your lip primer, lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner all in one formula. By twisting the bottom of the tube, color is brought up to the top. The tip of the lipstick pen is where the color rises up to and you apply it like you are brushing your lips. The lipstick pens leave a long-lasting, shiny color and leaves your lips feeling soft.


Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara is formulated to make your lashes long, lush, and full. The color is black and it leaves a striking effect on the lashes. I've noticed that it takes about three applications to the lashes for the mascara to have a really dramatic effect. It stays on for a long time and only clumps a little.
Mally Beauty Shimmer Shape and Glow Face Defining System includes three steps in each palette. Begin by applying the highlighter to the area just above your cheekbones, the center of your nose, tip of your chin and your brow bone. Next, take the darkest shade in the palette and apply to the hollows of your cheeks, and the temples of your forehead. Finally, add a glow by smoothing on the glow powder in a circular motion on the apples of the cheek, slowly getting bigger with the circular motion. Included with the palette is two makeup brushes. One has bristles on both ends and the other has bristles on just one end. Using this combination of colors on my face gives it a nice, subtle glow.

Mally Beauty makeup isn't weighty and gives my face a polished look. Have you ever used Mally Beauty makeup?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HERSHEY'S Yogurt Mix-Ins - #HERSHEYS Review

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I like yogurt and I like chocolate. Mix the two together and it's even better. HERSHEY'S Yogurt Mix-Ins combine the two for a satisfying snack.

HERSHEY'S Yogurt Mix-Ins are available in three flavors - Whoppers, Hershey’s Cookies n Crème, and Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. I've only been able to locate one in local stores, and that's the Whoppers variety.

The yogurt is individually sealed and so are the toppings. After opening both seals, you can add the toppings into the yogurt. The crunchiness of the Whoppers with the creaminess of the yogurt was is a good flavor pairing.

My kids enjoyed eating HERSHEY'S Yogurt Mix-Ins as part of their school lunch and I liked eating them as a snack at work.

Which variety of HERSHEY'S Yogurt Mix-Ins is your favorite?

Check It Out: Organo Gold OGLicious Contest

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Do you know a thing or two about cooking, mixing drinks or making desserts? Have an amazing recipe that you want to share with the world? Well now is your chance! All you have to do is create a recipe using any Organo Gold products and you could win Organo Gold BrewKups for a year, A Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and a featured profile in an OG publication!

To enter, simply submit a picture and the cooking directions of your recipe using Organo Gold products at the OGLicious Contest page. All entries must be in by September 30th.

Have you used Organo Gold coffee? Will you be entering the contest?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas - Book Review

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Book Synopsis:

Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book telling a whimsical tale of Santa's journey through a Christmas Eve that doesn't go as he expects. One small event leads to a series of surprises that change Santa and Christmas as we know it.

My Review:

Told in the same rhythmical format as the popular 'Twas the Night Before Christmas story, Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas tells of the zaniness that ensues when Santa's suit is turned purple. Among other things, stockings turn into old shoes and milk and cookies are replaced with tea and honey.

This hardback book with delightful illustrations will have kids giggling at Santa's antics. It's a wonderfully told remade version of the classic poem. This book would be fantastic for any small child this upcoming holiday season.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - #HormelFamily

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic MegaMex products! Serve up HERDEZ® salsa with tortilla chips for a quick snack or with WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® products on taco night.

Feeling more ambitious? Try your hand at homemade cheese and chili enchiladas with CHI-­‐CHI’S® enchilada sauce and CHI-­‐CHI’s® diced green chilies.
Do you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? What foods do you like to pair with salsa or guacamole?

Discovery Girls Receives Award - Discount and Giveaway



Discovery Girls is a magazine for tween girls that I find to be appropriate for my daughters to read. Emma and Juliann receive a subscription and read it faithfully every month. It is filled with advice, quizzes, and helpful tips. Discovery Girls has been in circulation for over ten years. It was created by girls, for girls ages 8 to 12. The U.S. subscription price to Discovery Girls is $19.95 a year for six issues.


Discovery Girls Guide to Growing Up: Everything You Need to Know About Your Changing Body, has just received the Mom's Choice Gold Award for 2014 — their highest honor! The book that helps prepare girls for puberty has been named as among the best in family-friendly media.

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More September Winners

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn. The winners have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or new winner(s) will be drawn.

The winner of the FireFly giveaway is #27, SnowflakeDay.

The winner of the Neighbors Blu-ray giveaway is #1, Joseph W.

The winner of the Barklogic giveaway is #32, Four Paw Savings.

The winner of the Snuggle Bear Birthday giveaway is #9, Kristin.

The winner of the Copper Fit Compression Sleeve giveaway is #3, Suburban prep.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered. Be sure to check out and enter my currently active giveaways, all listed at the top left hand side of my blog. There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flips Audio - #SoloToSocial Review and Giveaway

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I like to listen to music quite often. Sometimes I want to jam out by myself and sometimes I want the whole world to hear. That's where Flips Audio headphones come in. I can either put on the headphones and listen to my music solo, or I can flip out the earcups and bring the beat to a whole new level, allowing my friends into my world of music.

Available for purchase online or at Brookstone, Flips Audio lets you listen to your favorite hits or share them with your friends. They're the first solo to social headset.


Flips Audio comes in two colors, black and white. I received the black pair and was impressed with the sleek, modern design of satin black finish with electric lime green trim. A zippered carrying case of the same color was included. Also enclosed were instructions, which were easy to read and understand.

Flips Audio is compatible with any standard audio jack, so you can plug them into tablets, iPods, and phones. I tend to listen to Flips Audio headphones while they're plugged into my iPad. Custom vented earcups with soft cushion don't cause undue hurt or pressure on the ears. The sound quality is good and you can hear music clearly, whether you're listening in solo mode or social mode. When the headphones are in solo mode, only you can hear the music. When they're in social mode, the crowd around you can hear the beats.

A rechargeable ion battery provides several hours of playtime. If the battery is drained, you can only listen to music in solo mode. The battery lasts approximately three hours before needing to be recharged. By plugging the headphones into the USB charger they will go back to full power, with a red light indicator showing you that they're ready for full use.

Flips Audio headphones do have to be folded a certain way in order for them to correctly fit in their protective case. It took me a couple of tries to get it figured out. Flips Audio headphones are effortless to flip from solo to social mode, and they allow me to rock out how I want.

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman - #PeabodyInsiders Giveaway

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Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN! Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Directed by Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) and from the team behind family favorite franchises THE CROODS and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.

Sit back and go WABAC to experience the ultimate joy ride and loads of laughs when MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN arrives on Digital HD on September 23 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14. Jay Ward fans will want to get the 3D Blu-ray™ release which has everything for enthusiasts to celebrate the Jay Ward legacy including a 5-minute All New Rocky & Bullwinkle short and several original TV episodes.


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FLUROwater - Naturally Flavored Water Review

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Since starting roller derby almost a year ago, I've become more aware of what goes into my body. I'm not a health nut by any means but I have been more heedful of consuming better foods and getting the proper nutrients. My body tends to feel and work better when I stay more focused on a proper diet.

I recently discovered FLUROwater, naturally flavored water infused with fourteen essential nutrients. Drinking FLUROwater is a great way to get some needed vitamins in my body. It contains zero sugar, preservatives, chemicals or dyes.

FLUROwater is available in four flavors - Dark Cherry, Kiwi Cucumber, Macoun Apple, and Watermelon Raspberry. I've tried all but Kiwi Cucumber. FLUROwater tastes like lightly flavored water. There's just a subtle hint of each flavor in each bottle. I would have preferred a sweeter apple taste in the Macoun Apple FLUROwater but all of them were refreshingly good. There's less than 10 calories per serving, so I don't feel guilty about caloric intake.

I've been drinking FLUROwater during roller derby practice and so has my oldest daughter. We feel like it's a good drink choice for our bodies.

Which flavor of FLUROwater would you most like to try?

Sorry Cancer, You're Not Winning This One

I'm an emotional wreck. So if this post is way out in left field with rambles, sorry. Not sorry.

My world was thrown for a loop yesterday. A diagnosis of lung cancer on your mother will do that to a person.

I've already passed through the cancer bridge a few times. I'm not ready for another go round. I was 13 years old when my step-father died of pancreatic cancer. It was an agonizing two years of pain and suffering. My step-mother succumbed to cancer in 2003 and my father had his toll with cancer for three months before it took his life in 2005. I literally watched my step-father and father take their last breaths at home. So yeah, I'm a little emotional right now, hearing that my mother has it. She's my best friend, my pillar of strength, my go-to gal.

I've seen mom's health decline this past year. She's been in and out of the hospital with pneumonia three times in less than two months. Her COPD has worsened. She looks older. She acts older. Her health problems have taken a toll on her, and it shows.

Hearing the news of lung cancer was like a blow to my stomach. I've cried rivers of tears at home, while faking positivity when around her.

This isn't about me. I'm not the one with the cancer pronouncement attached to me. But I feel like my heart has been completely slammed against a wall. I know it's God's will and it's all in His hands. But I'm ashamedly selfish. I just want my momma to be okay. I want this nightmare to end already.

Tests start next Monday. Mom will be having a PET Scan to see how far the cancer is spread and an extensive breathing exam to see how well her lungs can input and output oxygen. We'll see where to go from there.

I'm not asking for a pity party. But I am asking for a boatload of prayers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wordful Wednesday - Fur Friend



I'd say that our dog, Helen, isn't spoiled. But I'd be lying!

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Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara - #AvonMakeup Review and Giveaway

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I wear makeup, including mascara, almost every day. I like experimenting with and alternating makeup to suit my mood. There are a couple of beauty essentials from Avon that haven't met my standards but Avon is, largely, a brand I'm fond of.

Recently released to their makeup line, Avon's Big & Daring Volume Mascara is designed for bold volume. It's available in three colors - Brown Black, Black, and Blackest Black. The new Big & Daring Volume Mascara features Avon’s Plumping Complex with Collagen, Amino Acids, and Proteins, in a luxe micro-emulsion crème-gel. This breakthrough formula creates a creamy, smooth, buildable lash experience.

After applying the Big & Daring Volume Mascara to each of my lashes two or three times, I am able to see a difference. My eyelashes are more pronounced and striking. The bristles are metal with a wedge shape, making it easy to apply the mascara. There is very little clumping and no smudging. The mascara stays on through almost anything, including a good cry session. That's a downside because it takes a good wipedown to get all the mascara off but it's also a bonus because it stays on through most anything. I like the volume and deep color I can attain with this mascara.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Papa Murphy's Now Offering Gluten Free Crust - #PapaMurphysMom

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Gluten Free fans, your dreams have come true! Now you can enjoy your favorite Papa Murphy's Pizza on UDI's Gluten Free Crust. It's only available at participating locations, and in medium pizzas only.

*Check with your local store for availability. Certified Gluten Free crust is topped in a shared kitchen that also handles gluten-containing ingredients. Find additional ingredient information at http://bit.ly/1s8R4sW

Will you be consuming Gluten Free Crust pizza from Papa Murphy's?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Little Caesars Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza - Review and Giveaway

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Little Caesars proudly introduces a large, soft pretzel crust, pepperoni pizza for just $6! Bringing two classic flavors, soft pretzel and pizza, together for a limited time. It has a flavorful, buttery, soft pretzel outer edge crust and is topped with creamy cheddar cheese sauce, a blend of 100% real cheese, and pepperoni. It's finished with a 4-cheese gourmet blend of Asiago, fontina, Parmesan, and white cheddar cheeses.

Hungry? Get to Little Caesars right now and try the new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza for a limited time, for just $6! HOT-N-READY 4-8PM or order anytime!

Little Caesars, world's easiest way to pizza!




My family loves to get our grub on with Little Caesars pizza. It's one of our favorite pizza chains, both for taste and affordability. Last week we tried a couple Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizzas and it gave us another reason to like Little Caesars. I wouldn't necessarily say it tastes like pizza but it's tasty nonetheless. The golden soft pretzel crust is salted on the edges and the yellow cheese sauce is deliciously warm and creamy. Topped with cheeses and pepperoni, it's a new take on pizza that we all liked. The ingredients were fresh and the overall taste combination worked.


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Video Contest To Form The Real-Life BIG HERO 6

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XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.

The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE invites young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics.

The six winners, the real-life “Big Hero 6,” will travel to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, go behind the scenes and meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, join a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other prizes.

Video Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected based on the highest scores resulting from preliminary scoring by XPRIZE judges. In mid October, a panel of luminary S.T.E.A.M. expert judges will evaluate the twenty finalists’ submissions and six (6) winners will be selected through a combination of the expert judges’ scores and public voting results.

In addition to the trip to Los Angeles, the six winners will receive reimbursement for one (1) Contestant registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2014-2015 in the US or Canada, and a Special littleBits® NASA Space Kit and cloudBit™ Starter Kit.

The contest is open for submissions from September 17, 2014, to October 12, 2014. Participating kids will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years of age), and Senior Division (13–17 years of age). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Registration details are available at xprizechallenge.org/bighero6.

The video submissions may involve a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever method best communicates the idea in the most creative way (please see Official Rules for further details, restrictions and limitations). They will be scored on how well they explain the problem, show their solution, and explain what they learned and the impact their idea would have on themselves and the world. The more creative and engaging their presentation is, the better their chance of winning.

HomeLogic - Natural Cleaning Products Review and Giveaway

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HomeLogic, a representation of products from Logic Product Group, offers natural and safe cleaning products for the home. Although I don't consider myself to be an expert of all things natural, I have been taking note of how I can live a life using products that are safer and more eco-friendly for my home and my body. HomeLogic uses only 100% plant and mineral-based ingredients.

I received a few products from the HomeLogic line and put them to the test in my home. I liked the idea of using cleaners that didn't contain chemicals, but I wondered if they actually worked. HomeLogic proves that you don't need strong chemicals to effectively and completely get rid of dirt, grease, and grime.

Natural HomeLogic Foaming Hand Soap - Citrus Grove is safe and gentle on the skin and leaves them smelling pleasant. One or two squirts from the pump is sufficient and it's effective in removing dirt and residue from hands.

I have a dog that inevitably leaves its mark everywhere. I have no intentions of guests walking into a house that smells of dog, and the Natural HomeLogic Odor Eliminator Spray - Citrus Grove helps eliminate that odor. The citrus grove scent is light and airy. I do wish the fragrance was a little more noticeable but it still mostly eliminates foul odors in my home.

Natural HomeLogic All Purpose Cleaner - Citrus Grove works wonderfully for wiping grime and residue from my countertops, sink, and stove. I use it often around my home to clean up messes and it leaves a light, airy scent.

The All Purpose Cleaner, Foaming Hand Soap, and Odor Elminator Spray are all clear in color and I'm pleased with how they work, without chemicals that could be damaging. All Natural HomeLogic products are Safe, Gluten Free, Vegan, 100% plant and mineral derived, and formulated for people with sensitive skin.

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The Beatrix Girls Themed Birthday Party - Giveaway

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The Beatrix Girls is a line of collectible pop-star dolls driven by original music. The Beatrix Girls' message is to empower and inspire young girls throughout the country through their music, fashion and goal-oriented lifestyle. The four band members of The Beatrix Girls includes Brayden, Ainsley, Lark, and Chantal. Kids can interact by collecting their music and joining their fan club.

The Beatrix Girls dolls are very highly stylized and uniquely designed to break the mold of 50 years of "me too" dolls. They are masterfully scuppted in a unique angular design style. Their proportions are differentiated with huge heads, lots of flowing hair, and very large expressive eyes.



The Beatrix Girls are an accomplished pop-star band with real music that young girls are sure to adore, and they just happen to be beautiful 12" dolls. They're young, they're real, they're spunky, and they're relatable to young girls. These 12" dolls not only interact in the real life-sized human world, but they also produce real music, real hits, and real sales.

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One person will win The Beatrix Girls Themed Birthday Party Kit that includes:
15 Beatrix Girls posters
15 Beatrix Girls stickers
15 Beatrix Girls Debut CD "Meet the Beatrix"
15 Beatrix Girls balloons
4 Beatrix Girls Dolls
Beatrix Girls Activity Book

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