Friday, September 23, 2011


We have a winner!!!! selected entry #3!!!

Congrats to Cindy!!!!!

Cindy, I'll be emailing you soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mabel's Labels Review & Giveaway!!!!

I don't know about you, but BUSY has been my middle name lately.  I have loved getting back into a routine since school started, but along with the start of school, activities and schedules can become very full and overwhelming sometimes.  It seems like there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done.  I'm very thankful for organizing products that help lessen the stresses that can come with our busy schedules.

Labels are one of those wonderful products that I love!!!  As a member of Global Influence and as a Mabel's Labels Buzzmama, I was recently given the incredible opportunity to review the Mabel's Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo!!!  This combo comes with everything you need for back to school!

  • 50 tag mates - Washer/Dryer safe clothing labels

  • 40 skinny-minis - Dishwasher and Microwave safe labels perfect to label pencils, water bottles, thermoses, school supplies, books, and SO much more!
  • 16 round shoe labels - again... can be used SO many different ways!
  •  2 teeny tags - small, metal, keychain-style tags perfect for zipper pouches, backpacks, ETC!
    With MANY different color choices and designs, you can custom create your labels with your individual children in mind. Mallory chose the Colourful Look Color and the Butterfly Design.  This is our Ultimate School Combo Pack...
  • I have LOVED labelling Mallory's things!!!  I've especially enjoyed the Skinny Minis... I put them on the thermos she takes to school every day.  It has been washed in the dishwasher every day and still looks PERFECT!!  Labelling her folders, pencils, and other school supplies have been a breeze, too!  Oh, I couldn't forget her sweater and jacket!!  HOW COOL to have her name legibly labelled on the tag of her sweater and jacket!!!  LOVE this!!!
    All of these labels are top-quality!!!  I am VERY impressed!!!
    The really neat part about these labels is their versatility.  You don't have to have a school-age child to benefit from these labels.  They are perfect for anything you or your child owns.  Toys, games, phones, cameras, dvd players, books... YOU NAME IT!  You can label it with a Mabel's Label.
    Thanks to the awesome folks at Mabel's Labels, one Burkett Blessings reader is going to win their very own Back-to-School Combo Pack!!!!!!  WOO-HOO!!!  Here's all you have to do to enter the giveaway....
      Visit Mabel's Labels, then come back here and leave ONE comment telling me which color and design you would choose AND what item you have that you most want to label.

      Giveaway is open to US and Canada addresses and ends Friday, September 23rd at 9pm CST.  The winner will be chosen by and announced here as well as emailed.  **Please make sure your email address is visible in your profile or leave it in your comment so I can contact you if you win.**
      Disclaimer:  I received this product for review purposes only.  The opinions expressed are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Babar DVD Reviews

    Have you seen him?  Have you met this guy?!?!  If not, then you MUST meet BABAR!!!
    I was given the opportunity to review two brand new Babar DVD's...

    These wonderful stories are based on the Jean and Laurent De Brunhoff childhood classic elephant king!  Mallory and Jack have been watching these dvd's in our car, then beg to bring them in and watch them in the house.  They are captivating and cleverly teach children lessons in patience, acceptance, honesty, cooperation, teamwork, and understanding.  We give these DVD's two thumbs up!!!  Here's the scoop on each DVD...

    Street Date: September 6, 2011
    DVD SRP: $14.98 each

    First appearing in Histoire de Babar, Jean de Brunhoff’s 1931 storybook classic based on a tale that his wife Cecile had invented for their children, Babar the Elephant has, for 80 years, captivated millions around the globe. The story of the little elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants has been captured in a multitude of best-selling books (over 12 million sold worldwide, and more than 1000 titles in print) and several animated series. This Fall, the unforgettable, family favorite, BABAR: THE CLASSIC SERIES, comes to rich life with the first releases in the eOne DVD series. Hailing from the acclaimed, award-winning HBO Family series which ran from 1989-91, these wonderfully animated stories – perfect for the whole family – follow Babar, his family and friends undertaking many challenges and adventures. The series also teaches the most valuable lesson of all: despite life's challenges, great things are possible if one never gets discouraged. As Babar says, “Long live happiness!”


    Featuring four episodes that focus on the bonds Babar shares with his pals and family, in each of the adventures on BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, the Elephant King discovers important lessons on love, friendship, teamwork and understanding. In “City Ways”, Babar, alone and confused in the big city, is befriended by the Old Lady who teaches him how to fit into the human world; in “Between Friends”, Babar remembers about the time his future wife Celeste and his friend Zephir had an accident and ended up in court; Cornelius and Pompadour have a major disagreement and vow to never speak again (although the most certainly do!) in “Friendly Agreement” and in “An Elephant’s Best Friend”, Babar excitedly finds a pet warthog in the jungle, but reluctantly returns it when he learns it belongs to Lady Rataxes. (#EOE-DV-7047; approx. 90 mins.)

    Babar The Classic Series: School Days features four episodes about Babar’s own school day adventures as well as those of his friends and family. In each tale Babar learns important lessons on acceptance, honesty and patience. In “School Days”, Babar reminisces about his early education, when he and his friends were picked on by the school bullies because they all looked “different”; however, he soon realizes everyone should be proud of themselves because differences are what makes everyone unique and special; “Kings of the Castle” in which Babar and the rhino lord, Rataxes, are convinced to trade places for the day and they learn it isn’t easy to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes; “Every Basket Has a Silver Lining”, in which Babar’s son Pom, a towel boy on the basketball team learns a valuable lesson about not lying about his playing status; and, “Peer Pressure”, in which King Babar recalls having to make a tough decision between loyalty to friendship and loyalty to the law. (#EOE-DV-7048; approx. 90 mins.)

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    Many thanks to Entertainment One for allowing me the opportunity to review these dvds.  The opinions expressed are my own.  No compensation was given in exchange for this review.

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