The Harlem Globetrotters Are Coming! *Promo Code*

Don’t miss The Harlem Globetrotters coming to Chattanooga, TN on January 14, 2015!!

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The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the UTC McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year against the Washington Generals who were the last team to beat the Globetrotters in 1971, and are now coached by a former member of that team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that is sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.

Our family is so excited to attend this event, and I know the kids are going to love it! Alan remembers going as a child, and he said they put on a really good show. I can’t wait to experience it for myself on January 14, and I will be sure to let you all know how it goes!!

My readers can save $7 off select tickets to any Globetrotter Game this season at Use promo code FAMGUIDE

NEW Tickety Toc and Chuggington DVDs- Review and Giveaway

DVD giveaway

You may remember me writing a post last year about the Tickety Toc Toy Line Debut. Well today I’d like to introduce you to not only the new Tickety Toc DVD, “Christmas Present Time”, but also a new Chuggington DVD called “Chuggineers Ready to Build”! And if you stick around until the end of this post, you’ll be able to enter to win BOTH of these DVDs to add to your family’s collection! Hint: Stocking Stuffers!! :)

Chuggington and Tickety Toc DVD Giveaway

Let’s talk about “Christmas Present Time” first. This is the latest Tickety Toc film from Anchor Bay Entertainment, and it is sure to put you and your littles in the holiday mood! This DVD will be released on October 14, 2014, and it is all about Christmas time in Tickety Town. There are a total of five episodes on this DVD, including the Christmas Present Time extended special!

Tickety Toc DVD

Tickety Toc DVD

When I opened the case of this DVD, one of the first things I noticed was the book inside! I’m always a fan of new books, and we can never seem to have enough, so this was a great added bonus! The book is called “Welcome to Tickety Town”, and it makes a perfect bedtime story!

Tickety Toc Book

Also, starting this month, more than 100,000 Pik-Nik French Fried Onion canisters will have a special mail in rebate offer for the new Tickety Toc DVD, so if you don’t win it here, be sure to pick up some French Fried Onions from Pik-Nik and take advantage of that rebate!

Tickety Toc DVD

As always the independent twins, Tommy and Tallulah, solve different problems in each episode, and like most kids, they must ask for a little help from their friends when things get out of hand. Tickey Toc always touches on  team work and problem solving, which are important skills for growing preschoolers!

If you are interested in winning a copy of this DVD, please complete each section of the Rafflecopter below! And keep reading to learn more about the new Chuggington DVD!

Calling all little engineers! Brewster and the Chuggineers need your help!

In the latest Chuggnington DVD from Anchor Bay entertainment “Chuggineers Ready to Build”, Brewster joins the Chuggineers to help them build and repair all the things needed for the trains to smoothly do their jobs. Problems arise, and as they are solved your little trainee(s) will learn about safety, responsibility, and teamwork. Be sure to look out for new friends Payce and Cormac, too!

Chuggington DVD

Chuggington DVD

There are a total of five episodes on this DVD, set to release on October 14, 2014. The DVD also includes four bonus features, and you’ll find this awesome 2-sided Chuggington poster right inside the case!

Chuggington Poster

If you’d like the chance to win your own copies of “Christmas Present Time” and “Chuggineers Ready to Build” just fill out the form below! Good luck!


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Fall Bucket List 2014

It’s September 24th, and y’all know me, totally ecstatic! I was asked to make a post about our Fall Bucket List again this year, so here it is:

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Dobbs 2014 Fall Bucket List

  1.  Visit the County Fair
  2.  Attend a High School Football Game
  3.  Play in the Leaves
  4.  Go Trick or Treating
  5.  Go on a Hay Ride
  6.  Drink Apple Cider
  7.  Bake a Pumpkin Pie
  8.  Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
  9.  Wear Boots
  10.  Visit the Pumpkin Patch
  11.  Carve a Jack O’ Lantern
  12.  Decorate for Halloween
  13.  Go through a Corn Maze
  14.  See Boxtrolls at the Drive In
  15.  Eat Candied Apples
  16.  Buy 10 bags of Pumpkin-shaped Candy Corn and Devour Them All
  17. Paint Baby Pumpkins
  18.  Have a Bonfire and Make S’mores
  19.  Go to a Haunted House
  20.  Have Chili and Taco Soup for Supper
  21.  Host a Halloween Play Date
  22.  Throw Alton and Landon the Perfect Rocket Ship Party
  23.  Watch a Scary Movie
  24.  Make a Fall Wreath
  25.  Paint with Leaves and Apple Halves
  26.  Make Apple Scented Play Dough

I would love to hear about your family’s Fall traditions! Is there anything I missed? Leave your ideas in the comments section below, and feel free to save the image below and print your own copy of our Fall Bucket List to use for your family!!

Fall Bucket List Printable- Loving Life's SimplicitiesClick on the image so it will bring it up bigger, then right click on top of the image and save it to your computer, then print!

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