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Mickey Mouse and Rapunzel Explore Music with Hal Leonard

Thank you to Waldmania PR for my complimentary Musical Exploration books from Hal Leonard.

Emma was so excited to sing along with Rapunzel’s book when we received it, but she had a cold, so she had to hold back and let me do the singing. My highs and lows and slides made her giggle.

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There is no doubt that Emma LOVES to sing! She will sing wherever and whenever she can. She sings at the dinner table, while dancing, coloring, and even in the bathroom. She also loves to tell stories through song, almost in an operatic fashion.

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Mickey and his friends love to make instruments just like Emma. She has made shakers and drums and keeps them around for spontaneous music time. She also loves the opportunity to design the outside like Mickey shows you how to do.

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Learn lots more from Waldmania PR:

Tangled: It’s Better When You Sing It – A Musical Exploration Storybook

Graced with the charming familiarity of Tangled-inspired illustrations, this innovative musical exploration storybook integrates thoughtful activities right in the engaging narrative. Rapunzel shows youngsters that everything is better when they sing! Learning about music becomes an exciting adventure with this playful story that encourages children to experience the joy of singing while they discover the qualities of their own unique voice. Along the way, they’ll explore concepts like tempo, pitch awareness, proper breathing, careful listening, using music to express feelings, and much more.

Mickey’s Found Sounds -A Musical Exploration Storybook
The Main Street Parade has been rained out, but Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy, along with Donald and Daisy Duck and all their friends, form their own parade playing musical instruments they have made from everyday items found around the house. Children will follow simple instructions and share with Mickey and his pals the fun of playing music with instruments they create themselves. This exploration storybook combines music making with imaginative play, following directions to create crafts, and experiencing the sounds of different instruments.

Authored by a Hal Leonard team of artists, designers, writers, music educators, songwriters, and music producers, and based on an early childhood music curriculum commissioned by Disney Learning, each of these hardcover picture books includes not only a charming, colorfully illustrated story that’s perfect for ages 4 – 8, but also an array of musical exploration activities. To add to the fun, additional online activities, including video read-alongs, audio sing-alongs, and more, are provided for each title on the Hal Leonard Explore Music website.

Singing and making music are wonderful ways to bond and nurture physical, emotional, and social development. Helpful suggestions for parents and caregivers about incorporating music into the life of a young child are included in each book.

Tangled: It’s Better When You Sing It – A Musical Exploration Storybook
Publication date: May 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities
Suggested age range: 4 – 8

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Mickey’s Found Sounds -A Musical Exploration Storybook
Publication date: May 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities
Suggested age range: 4 – 8

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Busy Beauty Shave Gel: Great for Busy Moms!

 

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Thank you to Busy Beauty for my free sample of  Showerless Shave Gel. There are a  few things I like about it:

  • the retro design and color scheme
  • moisturizing effect after my shave
  • perfect for those busy mom times when a shower isn’t possible
  • razor can be rinsed later or if disposable, tossed out

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Learn more at Busy Beauty:

  • SHAVE WITHOUT WATER – no need to lather, rinse, or wash. Perfect for travel, exercise, small showers, mobility issues, or simply want to shave where is comfortable for you. No need for shower mirrors when shaving
  • 3-IN-1 PRE-SHAVE, SHAVE AND POST-SHAVE moisturizing lubricants & lotion hydrate keeping your skin soft and looking refreshed.
  • PERFECT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN – Contains soothing Natural Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Clove, Ginger, Oat and Tea Tree mean no razor burn, no shaving irritation. no ingrown hairs and yes… smooth beautiful skin.
  • ENVIROMENTALLY CONSCIOUS – Paraben free, alcohol free, cruelty free and 100% vegan.
  • TSA APPROVED – 3.4 Oz Travel Size: easy to bring anywhere, on-the-go. Fits easily into a purse or bathroom cabinet.

 

Be prepared for ANY hairy situation.

Now you can shave anywhere, anytime without the need for water or a shower.

Whether you’re travelling, in a rush, find your shower stuff, or simply no in the mood, our Showerless Shave® Gel has you covered.

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Get ready for school and save 25% on Label Daddy!

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Get ready for school and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! No ironing or sewing . . . just peel and stick. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for school! Remember to label all clothing, books, bags, sports equipment, musical instruments, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These convenient labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including professional sports team logos (NBA, MLB, NHL), classic clip art icons, Emojis, kids’ icons (princesses, trucks, and monsters), and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY25 at checkout. http://www.USFAMILY25.labeldaddy.com/

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Groupon Deals at Vistaprint…28 of them!

Groupon Deals at…groupon

 

Do you use Vistaprint as much as I do? I know that my fellow Fundanoodle Ambassadors do, so I hope they are paying attention.

grouponGroupon has 28 coupon and promo codes just for you! They’ve got business cards, banners, photo gifts, rack cards and a whole lot more with deep discounts and dollars off. 

Click here to see all of the deals and get busy making yourself look professional and ready for customers! 

And see below just a few of the materials I’ve ordered from Vistaprint over the years.

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My Fundanoodle banner for vendor events:

 

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My Fundanoodle Business Cards:

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My Yoga business cards, front and back:

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Label Daddy Makes Me Look Good

Blog Mom’s family has been using Label Daddy labels for a couple of years now and we don’t see an end in site. We have used these labels for school, camp, dance class, and business correspondence. They are fun to create, easy to use, extremely durable, and perfect for any family or business use.

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My new Shanti Mom labels will be used for various things like thank you cards, envelopes, giveaways, and embellishments.

Thank you to US Family Guide and Label Daddy for my complimentary labels in exchange for this review.

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Here is what they are offering YOU!

“Save 25% on Label Daddy labels! It is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY25 at checkout. www.usfamily25.labeldaddy.com”