There's Magic Out There: August 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Celebration Memory that lasts thanks to Hallmark Kids Poster Cards

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With Summer almost over and school about to begin I wanted to find a sweet way to show my son how much I love him and how proud I am of his accomplishments. But even more so how proud I am that he is heading off to school this fall! Yes my Munchkin is growing up so fast and this is one proud mama! Off we went to Walmart to pick up some groceries and extra school supplies when I spotted what I was looking for. A sweet card that was double the fun! It wasn't only a cute kids card but it also expanded into a full size poster. 
I dont know about you but when I think about family cards I think about Hallmark. They are fun and family friendly plus I love there rewards program. 

Have you heard about the Hallmarks cards Reward program? Its an awesome program where you can earn rewards for the Hallmark cards you buy at Walmart. For every 5 cards you buy you will earn a reward so make sure to keep track of those purchases

Here is the card I ended up picking out for my special little guy! He just loves How to Train your Dragon so I knew that he would be so happy as soon as he saw it and even more happy once he discovers the surprise about the card! 
I couldn't wait to see his reaction but I waited for the perfect time, which turned out to be when he would least expect it. Dont you love surprising your kiddos?

I surprised him with it while we were outside playing and he was so happy! Then he became very confused as to why the card was thick. When he realized that you could open it up to discover more inside it was so exciting! Check out his reaction below! 
Isn't his reaction adorable? He had no idea it grew that big and would turn into a Poster but man did he love it when he found out. I couldn't wait either to see it all blown up big poster size. It was taller than him! 


I love how this beautiful card will not only remain a sweet memory tucked safely away since most times cards are not displayed {with the exception of the Christmas season} but instead this will be a memory that can be seen every day. It will always be out there for your child to admire and cherish and to see as a token of your love in that special moment.

Here is my munchkins card already put up inside his room so he can always have it up. Isn't it huge? 
How do you preserve card mementos? Have you checked out these Hallmark Kids Poster cards? Make sure to check out Connections from Hallmark to sign up for Hallmark rewards, and to see great content from other Bloggers. Plus don't forget to join in on the #kidscards conversation while on Twitter for more fun!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Have a Ball of Fun with Fruit Shoot!

DisclosureThank you to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring today’s post, but my love for their juice and endorsing children’s imaginations is all my own!
This week I had a blast with my kiddo! We played in the sun and colored and were super happy enjoying our summer. Sadly Summer vacation is coming to an end but that doesn't mean our fun has to. We were playing at Movie/Action stars and we even filmed small clips of our play time. We were imagining how we could make an action commercial with munchkin doing extraordinary stunts and it came out awesome! 

Where did we get the idea to be action stars? Well let me share with you about this product called Fruit Shoot and how they gave us that great idea. One that you can join in too!
Fruit Shoot is a fun hydration drink perfect for energetic, independent kids who desire fun on the go. It contains real fruit juice, natural flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no added sugar. 

It lets moms balance the hydration their kids need with the taste that they love, making hydration fun for kids and easy for moms. Plus with a new no-spill cap, its perfect for children of all ages (no more juice stains in the car!). 

These vibrant fun colored bottles come in tasty flavors of Orange, Apple, Berry Burst and Strawberry/Raspberry.

And best of all Fruit Shoot is currently celebrating imaginative activities with a really special video competition that led us to make our own! 

Check out the video below for more details:




Have a Ball Stunt Hunt Competition: 

1. Visit the contest homepage to upload a video of your kids showing off their best tricks, stunts, and super-cool abilities with a Fruit Shoot bottle and any ball. To qualify, please make sure your video is under 30 seconds. 

2. Share your video with friends and family and encourage them to vote for your video. 

3. Every week, we’ll chose a winning video, give it the full-on Hollywood special effects treatment, and release it on our contest homepage for the world to see!"


You can check out my entry here or when stopping by the Fruit Shoot website to submit your own. Be sure to check out more entries for inspiration or just for fun! 



My munchkin had fun making his video. We actually made about 5 of them and each was fun! He jumped over the ball and jumped over the bottles and played the part of action star very well. 

Plus as a BONUS you will receive a FREE bottle of Fruit Shoot when entering the contest. Entrants will also receive a Waboba ball anytime they buy 6 bottles of Fruit Shoot in-store to make it even more of a deal!

We picked up ours at our local Dollar General and they were less than a Dollar each! Such a great bargain. 

How will you have a ball with Fruit Shoot? Have you tried these tasty drinks before? Hope to see you guys enter and I cant wait to see the fun you have with the videos but most importantly your kids!