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Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure

The Little Style File is happy to partner with Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure on this post.  

Let's be honest, there are times when we need to keep our kids busy so we can get some stuff done.  I swear it's harder now with an almost 3 year old at home than it was with an infant.  While I love playing cars, watching him run "super fast" and cuddling reading books, sometimes I just need to unload the dishwasher.  Or write a blog post.  ;)

Enter my phone.  I have a very limited selection of kid things on my phone so my kids think it's a special treat.  Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure is my go to show for Will.  It's entertaining and educational.  Everything you want for a preschooler!

Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure

Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure takes children exploring through the animal kingdom with pals Flip the Monkey, Dash the Cheetah, Scratch the Porcupine and Stripes the Tiger.  Created by a dad whose kids loved reading books about animals at bedtime, the show mixes animation with real footage of animals in the jungle.  The combination does a great job of capturing the kids' attention but is also educational.  

Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure

Jungle Jim is available to watch on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2gYGRwD  Your kids will love it!  Visit their facebook page to learn more about Jungle Jim.

Special Offer: If you leave a review on Amazon and send an email to info@junglejimmusic.com, with a link to their Amazon review, you'll receive a FREE DVD of the 15 minute pilot.

Will is so excited for you to watch Jungle Jim!  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Jungle Jim - A Musical Wildlife Adventure. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.

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When Your Child Doesn't Want A Birthday Party

When your child doesn't want a birthday party you listen.  

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Even if you are a "retired" event planner and you love planning parties.  

Party kit available on Etsy

Party kit available on Etsy

Even if both of his older sisters had 3rd birthday parties, picked their own themes - circus and mermaid respectively - and helped with the decorating.  

Even if you're pretty sure once he saw his little neighborhood buddies at his favorite spot with cake he would be thrilled. 

Even if you try your hardest to keep everything "even" among your three kids.  

Even if he is your last baby.  

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When he tells you he wants to go see the dinosaur bones at the Field Museum on his birthday, you tell him that's the best idea ever.

And then go on Etsy to find coordinating dinosaur fossil shirts for your family to wear.  

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Available on Etsy

 

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Available on Etsy

Knowing that you would have planned a kick a** dinosaur themed 3rd birthday party, we will celebrate at the museum with our local family. But I will slip in balloons and dinosaur cupcakes. I mean, I am only human after all. ;)

 

Have you ever had one of your children say thanks but no thanks to a birthday party? 

 

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Be Our Guest:  #HomeAwayCastle Contest

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Be Our Guest: #HomeAwayCastle Contest

The Little Style File is happy to partner with HomeAway on this post.

Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite movies.  Everything about Belle, her love of reading and sense of adventure, really resonated with me as a child.  I imagined how I would feel as Belle, living in a strange, yet absolutely gorgeous castle.  Chip, the little tea cup was my absolute favorite character.

Duns Castle, Scotland 

Duns Castle, Scotland 

Now I am thrilled to take my children to see the live-action adaptation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast®” when it twirls into theaters next month!  Have you seen the previews?  Beast's castle looks AMAZING!

Wouldn't it be so cool to stay at a real castle??? Well it could be your lucky day!  HomeAway is teaming up with Disney to celebrate Beauty and the Beast by giving one lucky winner and 20 of his or her chosen guests an unprecedented #HomeAwayCastle stay experience in Scotland this summer!

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The Duns Castle is breathtaking.  You can get a virtual tour by clicking the image below.

What would you do in a Scottish castle with unprecedented access with 20 of your best friends?  Would you do a massive girls trip?  Bring your whole family?  It would be a tough decision for the winner!

To enter the #HomeAwayCastle contest, enter here:  https://www.homeaway.com/disney/

HomeAway is the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay available in 190 countries worldwide. There is a vacation rental for everyone – from budget to luxury, city to rural, mountains to beaches – even castles.

About the #HomeAwayCastle giveaway:  No purchase necessary. Competition opens Feb. 9, 2017, at 5:59 a.m. CST and closes March 31, 2017 at 4:59 p.m. CST. Competition is open to residents of the UK, USA, France and Germany. One entry per person. See competition rules:  http://www.homeaway.com/info/disney-rules.

Good luck!  And if you're the lucky winner looking to fill that 20th spot, feel free to message me!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post, all opinions are honest and my own.

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Date Night with #CratedWithLove!

My husband and I have been married for almost 13 years. We try to have a date night once a month but I will be honest our busy lives with our kids can get in the way. Valentine's Day is tomorrow!  Although I am not a huge Valentine's Day person, it is a big reminder that you need to celebrate your love with your spouse on a regular basis. Even if your life is busy or you can't afford to get a babysitter for a date night, there are other alternatives.

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, I was introduced to the Crated With Love monthly subscription box. One of my favorite things about Crated With Love is that it allows you to have a monthly date night but in your own home. That means you don't need a babysitter and you don't have to spend $200 on a dinner out which lets face not always is in the budget.

Your Crated With Love comes in an adorable box. In the box there are three different facets. The first course is the date. Each date has a seasonal theme examples movie night, picnic, scavenger hunt etc.. All the items you need for the date are included in the box.

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In the Crated With Love box there are Crate Challenges which are 4-5 activities that go with the theme. Each box has a "date night host" that shares their story and products. My personal favorite part of the box is that Healthy Pears shares a healthy recipe that goes with the theme. If you know me in real life, healthy recipes are very important to my husband and I. The recipes are designed for two people and use fresh healthy ingredients! I love the idea of putting the kids to bed opening a bottle of wine and having fun with my husband using Crated With Love!

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Members can sign up for a month to month, three month, six month or a year subscription. The base subscription is $19.99 with free shipping! A great value, right? For our TLSF readers you will receive 50% off your first Crated With Love box using code DATE2017, 60% off first box of a three month or six month, and 80% off first box of one year.

Disclosure: This was a sponsored post. All opinion are honest and my own.
 

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Handfuls of Love

It's so fun how kids get so into Valentine's Day. It can be a note from a friend or a sibling just reminding them how awesome they truly are.  

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For children in the hospital, a Valentine can brighten their whole day.  

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From now until Valentine's Day you can send a valentine to a child at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. It is simple and free and it will make all the difference on February 14th!

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Simply go to  http://luriechildrens.org/valentine and create a valentine for a patient. The goal of Lurie Children's is to have 10,000 valentines to hand deliver!

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Thanks to Lurie Children's Hospital for always taking great care of our little valentines! 

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