Dec 232012

Designer Band-Aids And Neosporin Lip Health

Views From the 'Ville 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: BandAids and Neosporin

When I was little I always loved to receive a box of character Band-Aids in my stocking at Christmas.  If you’re going to wear one it should be fun, right?  Band-Aid is always adding to the mix when it comes to character prints and this year is no different.  Both The Muppets and Cynthia Rowley have joined the line up.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Designer Bandaids and Neosporin Lip Health

Additionally Neosporin has a few products out that I never knew existed!  I always thought Neosporin was mostly just the antibacterial spray but they have a Lip Health line.  I am absolutely in love with the Daily Hydration Therapy.  My lips were really dry but after just a couple days of use I could notice a big difference.  It’s a nice bonus that it contains sunscreen, too!

If you need a few more stocking stuffers for anyone on your list you’re sure to find items in this collection that your recipient will really appreciate.  Know someone on their feet all day or that does a lot of walking?  The Friction Block would be a welcome treat.  Anyone that spends time outside – maybe someone who hits the slops all day? – would really like the Lip Health line, too.

I received products in order to facilitate my review.  No additional compensation was received and all opinions, as always, are 100% that of myself and my family.

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Dec 132012

We love reading Christmas books and are always looking for new ones to add to our collection.  The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie is a new one for us this year and it’s a beautiful book.  It’s been a great reminder that not every gift comes from a store and that sometimes doing for others is the best gift you can give yourself.

The Sparkle Box (A Christmas Book)

The story centers around Sam and his family.  Sam is a young boy who is very excited for Christmas.  He loves the traditions, the parties, the holiday foods, and, of course, presents!  He’s very interested in a sparkling gift box that is beneath the tree but all his parents will tell him is that they will open it together on Christmas morning.

The Sparkle Box Christmas Book by Jill Hardie

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Dec 112012

Aurora’s Plush Marinna Mermaid Doll

From what I remember and what I’ve been told, I wasn’t that big into dolls when I was a kid.  Action figures, yes, but dolls, no.  A1 also wasn’t much of a player of dolls when she was little, either.  So having a daughter that already carries around and takes care of two baby dolls is kind of a new thing for both my husband and I.

Honestly, I didn’t even really know many doll brands.  I was happy, then, to learn about Aurora.  Aurora considers themselves to be one-stop shopping in the toy and gift markets, and with good cause!  They have nearly every kind of plush that you can imagine, and many of the favorite characters you grew up with.  Some of their brands include Lamb Chop, Raggedy Anne & Andy, Sock Monkeys, YooHoos and many more.

Marinna Plush Sea Sparkles Mermaid by Aurora

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Dec 062012

I’ve mentioned before that we are huge Gooseberry Patch fans in our house.  I’ve also previously shared a couple of reviews of their books, and today I have another one to introduce to you!  I get excited each time I get a new Gooseberry Patch book because they’re filled with wonderful recipes and lots of personal stories.  Their Christmas books also include tips, decorating ideas, memories, and more.  The newest one, “The Christmas Table“, is no exception.

Newest Christmas cookbook from Gooseberry Patch: The Christmas Table

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Dec 052012

Win a Melissa & Doug Trunki – A “Terrific Twenty” item!

Views From the 'Ville 2012 Holiday Gift Guide - Melissa & Doug Trunki

A bit ago I shared with you Melissa & Doug’s “Terrific Twenty” list of the top toys for the holidays.  I hinted at the time that you should keep checking back for a giveaway – and here it is!  We are kicking off our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide and one lucky winner is going to receive a Melissa & Doug Trunki Suitcase of their choice!

Melissa & Doug Trunki Giveaway - 2012 Holiday Gift GuideMelissa & Doug Trunki Giveaway - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Giveaway closed.

I received a promotional item thanking me for sharing the Terrific Twenty list and this giveaway. No additional compensation was received and all opinions, as always, are 100% that of myself and my family. The giveaway is solely sponsored by Melissa & Doug.