Giveaway~ Our Favourite My Little Pony Finds

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My girls (and I, if I’m completely honest) absolutely LOVE My Little Pony and with Christmas fast approaching, they have been making their wishlists. It was no surprise when numerous MLP toys made it to both their short lists.
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Needless to say that when this little surprise arrived at our door earlier this week, the girls were thrilled!
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I asked the girls which MLP toys the love the most. Getting them to narrow them down was a lot harder than I expected.

Here are their TOP 5 choices:

My Little Pony: The Movie Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle

Hiding far beneath the ocean, Queen Novo rules over the underwater kingdom of Seaquestria. Imagine adventures from My Little Pony the Movie with Queen Novoand Spike the Pufferfish figures, and this 2-worlds-in-1 playset. Put the figures on the slide or in the bubble-shaped elevator and have them ride from Canterlot down to the kingdom of Seaquestria! Place the figures on the dance floor and spin the tower to pretend they boogie down! The figures can also fit on Jamal, the spinning octopus ride. Kids can also push a button to open the treasure chest and jellyfish chandelier to hide treasure inside. Keep the pony fun going with 30 plus accessories for bedtime, beach time, tea time, and more!

Includes playset, 2 figures, and 32 accessories.

• Pretend to play in 2 worlds: Canterlot and Seaquestria
• 29-inch tall playset
• Playset features an elevator, spinning octopus ride, and slide on lower level
• 30 plus accessories includes throne, waveboard, and vanity
• Includes seapony figure Queen Novo and Spike the Pufferfish figure

Ages 3 and up.
Warning: Choking hazard – Not for children under 3 years.
Adult assembly required

My Little Pony the Movie Fluttershy Land & Sea Fashion Styles – This is Pixie’s favourite set that arrived today.
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Fluttershy has style for both a land and sea pony! Inspired by the My Little Pony the Movie, this 3-inch Fluttershy seapony figure has a beautiful mermaid-like tail with a stylish, colorful design and cutie mark on her back fin. Pinch the clip and slide the tail towards her head to reveal the Fluttershy figure in pony form! Imagine movie-inspired adventures with My Little Pony friends (Each sold separately. Subject to availability).

Includes pony figure and accessory.

• Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie
• Fluttershy seapony figure
• 8 points of articulation
• Character-themed accessory
• Imagine land or sea adventures

• Ages 3 and up.
• Warning: Choking hazard – Not for children under 3 years.
• Not intended for water play.

My Little Pony the Movie Glitter and Glow Princess Celestia
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Princess Celestia brightens everypony’s day as she lights up Equestria! Light up movie-inspired adventures with this Glitter and Glow Princess Celestia figure. Press her sun-shaped cutie mark and watch her lights twinkle and change colors. Dress her up with her tiara and necklace to help her look her best and pretend she’s attending the Friendship Festival!

My Little Pony and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
My Little Pony: The Movie. Copyright 2017 My Little Pony Productions, LLC. Licensed by Hasbro.

• Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie
• Princess Celestia figure features lights that change color
• She has glittery wings
• Necklace and tiara accessories for imagining royal adventures

Includes figure, tiara, necklace, and instructions.

Figure scale: 8 inches

• WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
• WARNING: Contains button or coin cell battery. Hazardous if swallowed – see instructions.
• Includes 3x 1.5V Alkaline Batteries
• Ages 3 and up

My Little Pony the Movie Glitter & Style Seapony Fluttershy – This is Fifi’s favourite surprise in drop.
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Fluttershy loves fresh seapony style! Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie, this 6-inch Fluttershy seapony figure has a beautiful mermaid-like tail and her signature cutie mark on her back fin. Her eyes and wings are detailed with glitter! Keep the stylin’ fun going with her long, colorful hair and underwater-themed accessories, too.

Includes seapony figure and 3 accessories.

• Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie
• Fluttershy as a seapony figure
• Glittering eyes and wings
• Underwater-themed accessories

• Ages 3 and up.
• Warning: Choking hazard – Not for children under 3 years
• Not intended for water play

My Little Pony: The Movie Swashbuckler Pirate Airship – Pixie has been asking for this since the movie came out last year!
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The guardians of the Elements of Harmony are ready for adventure, and…shiver me timbers! Inspired by My Little Pony: The Movie, this Swashbuckler Pirate Airship can detach into a pirate ship, airship, and skiff so kids can imagine Rainbow Dash and the pirate ponies (Sold separately. Subject to availability.) travelling by air, land, or sea! Deploy the dual sails, drop barrels from a secret chamber, and launch projectiles from the cannons during battle play. Then, move the cannons from bow to stern to turn them into engines! Clip figures to zip around and stow pirate loot in the treasure hideaway. The Rainbow Dash figure comes with adventuring accessories, including a sword, treasure chest, and spyglass. Imagine telling swashbucklin’ stories on this versatile vehicle!

My Little Pony and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
My Little Pony: The Movie Copyright 2017 My Little Pony Productions, LLC. Licensed by Hasbro.

Launch projectiles from cannons that double as engines
Dual sails, plank, and treasure hideaway
12 pirate-themed accessories including a sword, anchor, and treasure chest
Comes with Rainbow Dash pirate pony figure

Includes vehicle, Rainbow Dash figure, and 12 accessories.

• Ages 4 and up
• WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
• CAUTION: Do not aim or shoot at eyes or face of people or animals. Use only the projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile blaster.

COMPETITION IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF SOUTH AFRICA ONLY
COMPETITION CLOSES ON 15 NOVEMBER 2018
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 16 NOVEMBER 2018 AND BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL
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ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VETTED
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Giveaway ~ Johannesburg #MeetUp with Meg Faure

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Many, many, years ago, I was fortunate enough to go to the very first Baby Sense Seminar held by Meg Faure. I was then lucky enough to go to her Toddler Sense seminar. It changed the way I saw parenting and child stimulation and has guided me through many parenting panics.
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This year I have been invited to attend the Meet up with Meg and I’m thrilled to announce that, in celebration of our first collaboration, Monsters Ed and Meg Faure are giving away 2 Tickets to the #MeetUp with Meg Faure is taking place on Saturday, 29 September 2018 at the Kyalami International Convention Centre!
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Expect fast-paced, entertaining talks by leading childcare experts, guest appearances by celebrity parents, and opportunities to engage with top baby brands.
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The event offers a full day of entertaining and educational talks divided into four themes:

08:45 Pregnancy Sense sponsored by Medela
11:00 Baby Sense sponsored by Colief
13:30 Parent Sense sponsored by Old Mutual
15:20 Sleep Sense sponsored by Floradix

Limited Early Bird Tickets Available HERE

The #MeetUp with Meg Faure ticket includes entry to all 4 #MeetUp sessions and access to The Baby Show Expo on Saturday.

The tickets to the #MeetUp with Meg Faure include:

* access to a full day of entertaining and educational talks divided into four themes: Pregnancy Sense presented by Medela, Baby Sense by Colief, Parenting Sense by Old Mutual and Sleep Sense by Floradix. Each theme will see parenting experts, medical specialists and celebrities present 15-minute thought-leadership talks providing a unique experience for new and expectant mothers, parents, grandparents and caregivers.
* access to the Baby Show which is set to deliver a unique family-friendly shopping and advice experience, featuring 1000s of products and 100s of brands,
* each attendee to the #MeetUp with Meg Faure receives an awesome goodie bag and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including a Babies R Us Gift Registry worth R35 000!

COMPETITION IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF SOUTH AFRICA ONLY
COMPETITION CLOSES ON 31 AUGUST 2018
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 AND BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL
MONSTERS ED RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SELECT ANOTHER WINNER, SHOULD THE WINNING ENTRY NOT MEET ALL THE CRITERIA
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Paper Jet Challenge: Win a Trip to Zanzibar #BeAKidAgain

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In celebration of Youth Month, Travel Start is challenging you to get in touch with your inner child by taking part in the Paper Jet Challenge. Submit a video of your best paper plane flight video, challenge your friends, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Enter by clicking HERE. You have until 7 July 2018 to enter.

I was challenged by Travel Start to share my favourite childhood memories and what better memory to share than my favourite childhood adventures on my grandparents farm.
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Growing up in the 1980’s and 90’s we were fortunate enough to have grandparents that lived in Rural South Africa and farmed sheep. I remember my brothers and I having, almost, full reign of the farm. I remember finding old bricks at the wind pump and deciding that we were going to build a house. We spent hours and hours building this little, dilapidated house with only 4 short “walls” only about 3 bricks high. We spent the whole weekend playing in our little house den. Our imaginations ran wild with all our little adventures.

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Dad readying the horses for someone to ride and my Aunty Sharon ready to ride.

Having the freedom to explore the farm and watch our grandfather work with the sheep was definitely an advantage I didn’t realise my peers and other children weren’t exposed to. Something my children don’t have exposure to today. I remember feeding lambs that had been abandoned by their mothers with my grandfather. Its a memory I treasure to this day and have shared with my children on numerous occasions (probably to the point of annoyance).

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Feeding the lambs with Grampa

The kidlets have had different experiences that we never had as children. My mother used to co-manage a game farm in the Upington area and we spent many holidays there. They have many fond memories of going on game drives, walking up to giraffe and watching them from a short distance.

One thing I would love to add to our family holiday memories is a trip to Zanzibar. What a beautiful place! There is so much to sea and what better way to make new memories than on beautiful beaches and museums.
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Zanzibar: a romantic island paradise of aromatic spices, tropical beaches, and exotic African rhythms

Zanzibar is a unique paradise. Beyond the dreamy turquoise and raw coconut coastlines and delectable cinnamon-vanilla aromatics, it is a place of dazzling colour, spellbinding culture, and bewitching soul. Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania and is home to an estimated population of 1.5 million. Attractions include Stone Town, Mnemba Atoll, and Kendwa Beach.
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Get ready to lose yourself in the sultry rhythm and shabby decadence of this tropical African paradise with cheap flights to Zanzibar. Zanzibar is home to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), which is 10-minute drive from the centre of town. The airport serves Kenya Airways, Mango Airlines and Precision Air. Popular domestic flights to Zanzibar depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is approximately 3 hours, 35 minutes.

Win a Trip to Zanzibar

In celebration of Youth Month, Travel Start is challenging you to get in touch with your inner child by taking part in the Paper Jet Challenge. Submit a video of your best paper plane flight video, challenge your friends, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Enter by clicking HERE. You have until 7 July 2018 to enter.

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Product Review ~ Secure-A-Kid Harness & GIVEAWAY

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As a parent, belt safety in public transport is something we are constantly faced with. We use Uber a lot (at least 4 times a week), and though you can request a vehicle with a car seat, these seats are not booster seats and my kidlets are to big for the seats they do offer. Traveling with 3 booster seats is impractical for us in this particular situation. Enter the Secure-A-Kid Harness.

A few years ago we bought Koko and Fifi each one for when they travel with friends and/or family. These have worked really well for us and are easy to store and take along when we go out for the day. We now have a 3rd harness for Pixie.
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The reason I like the harnesses so much is that all 3 kidlets can sit side by side and be safely buckled in, in any vehicle that has 3 full seat belts in the back. They are super easy to install and the kidlets can do this by themselves. We have a bag that travels with us that we store the harnesses in and because they are made of a light canvas fabric, they aren’t heavy to lug around when we are out and about.

We were sponsored a new harness for Pixie and I must say, I much prefer the new size. Its slightly smaller than the original harness and much more comfortable than the ones we have for Koko and Fifi.
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Secure A Kid harness black is a seatbelt adjuster as well as comfort harness for toddlers and children. Thereby allowing the seatbelt cover to reposition the shoulder belt for a more comfortable fit while traveling and keeps the belt away from the neck and also face.

Every motor vehicle must be fitted with SABS approved seat belts according to South Africa law. Every passenger being transported must also use the seat belts and strap themselves in.

The design, manufacture and designation of all seat belts fitted in cars in South Africa are made with adults in mind, making it unsuitable and inappropriate for children less than 12 years of age or under 1,5 meters tall. Koko is 11 and is much to short to even consider him going without a booster seat. The Secure-a-kid harness has made using public transport with all 3 kids much safer and easier.

Product Details:
* Suitable from 4 years up, once the child has outgrown the baby seat. Even adults can use it!
* Ideal for daily use in mom or dad’s car, school lift schemes, grannies cars as well as more.
* Fully portable and easy to install.
* Crash-tested overseas and has passed according to international and European ECE R444 standards.

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4aKid has graciously sponsored 2 sets of 1 X Secure-A-Kid Harness with 1 x Car Back Seat Organizer with Cooler Bag for 2 lucky winners! Click below and follow all the prompts to be entered into the competition.

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page on 6 May 2018.

Good luck to all the entrants.

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Poppins Book Nook ~ Awesome Space Fact files by Miles Kelly and GIVEAWAY

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A few weeks ago I shared Koko’s story about his interest in astronomy. This week I’m sharing our Astronomy centre. This month’s Poppins Book Nook theme is “Beyond Our Planet” which is a perfect fit for Koko’s fascination of all things astronomy. We read through the book Awesome Space Fact files by Miles Kelly.

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I have set up our astronomy centre on our chest freezer which is high enough for the kidlets to view, but high enough to keep out of Pixie’s reach.

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I received the bulk of the items you see here from South African Astronomical Observatory for free in 2009, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.

I made these booklets for Koko and Fifi. You can find them here and I can’t, for the life of me, remember where I got the Solar System booklet download (if you know who the file creator is, please leave a comment below so I can give the proper credit).

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I made these booklets for Pixie. You can find them here and here.

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Next month’s theme is “To the kitchen” and we’ll be cooking up a storm with the book, Made by Manisha and Me!
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Beyond Our Planet Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of Beyond Our Planet. This bundle will include a copy of the storybook The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons and a Space & Astronauts Bucket Playset.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Previous Poppins Book Nook posts:
September 2014: White Fang & Giveaway
June 2014: Treasure Island {Part 1}
May 2014: How Old Jackal got the Pigs {African Folktale}
April 2014: The Story of Cars
March 2014: Alice in Wonderland
February 2014: 2014/2015 Introductory post
July 2013: Penguins
June 2013: The Amazing Machines a Truckload of Fun
May 2013: Dinosaurs
April 2013: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
March 2013: Princess Petunia and the Good Knight
2013/2014 Introductory post

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #52 ~ Owls and a Giveaway

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes.Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Happy Heritage Day South Africa (Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy)
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It’s no secret that I L.O.V.E. owls. This week I’m sharing 2 owl themed submissions by Christianity Cove; “Wise As Owls” Owl Gift Bags and Oreo Cookie Owl Cupcakes

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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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