Carrie Underwood 2016 Tour Coming to Atlanta February 1

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Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, will launch a new arena tour in 2016 to take her new music on the road. The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, in association with award-winning cosmetics brand ALMAY, will play Infinite Energy Arena (formerly The Arena at Gwinnet Center) on February 1.

“I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans,” shares Underwood. “I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”

The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round will be Underwood’s first tour “in the round.”  With the stage in the middle of the arena floor, the 360-degree setting will allow fans on all sides of the arena to get a very intimate and unique concert experience.  Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative Director and Butch Allen (Metallica, The Eagles, Eric Church, No Doubt) is Production Designer.

 

The North American tour, promoted by AEG Live, will include special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets will be available for The Storyteller Tour beginning Friday, November 6 at 10am local time atwww.aeglive.com, InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the Arena Box Office or by calling 770-626-2464.

Fans who buy Carrie’s new album, Storyteller, through her online store, www.carrieunderwood.fm, will receive a code for early access to tour tickets. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm for up-to-date information including on-sale timing and soon-to-be-announced VIP packages.

 

Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold at the U.S. dates of The Storyteller Tour to be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma’s education and literacy programs. Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation helps with general causes, needs, and services in the area of Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie’s hometown, to directly impact the community.

Underwood also has previously-announced festivals scheduled in 2016, including international dates in Ireland, England, and Scotland for the C2C Festival.  

The Storyteller Tour:

Jan-30

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Feb-1

Duluth, GA

Infinite Energy Arena (formerly The Arena at Gwinnett Center)

Feb-3

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Feb-5

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

Feb-17

Pittsburgh, PA

CONSOL Energy Center

Feb-20

Hampton, VA

Hampton Coliseum

Feb-22

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Feb-23

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Feb-25

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

Mar-11

Glasgow, Scotland

C2C/ Clyde Auditorium*

Mar-12

London, England

C2C/ O2 Arena*

Mar-13

Dublin, Ireland

C2C/ 3 Arena*

Mar-17

Youngstown, OH

Covelli Centre

Mar-19

Allentown, PA

PPL Center

Mar-22

Auburn Hills, MI

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Mar-24

St. Louis, MO

Chaifetz Arena

Mar-26

Lincoln, NE

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Mar-29

Colorado Springs, CO

Broadmoor World Arena

Mar-30

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Apr-1

Las Vegas, NV

ACM Party for a Cause Festival*

Apr-5

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center

Apr-8

Reno, NV

Reno Events Center

Apr-10

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

Apr-12

Stockton, CA

Stockton Arena

Apr-14

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Apr-16

Las Cruces, NM

Pan American Center

Apr-18

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

Apr-19

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Apr-22

Bossier City, LA

CenturyLink Center

Apr-24

Lafayette, LA

Cajundome

Apr-27

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

Apr-28

N. Little Rock, AR

Verizon Arena

Apr-30

Indio, CA

Stagecoach*

May-3

Madison, WI

Kohl Center

May-5

Green Bay, WI

Resch Center

May-7

Grand Forks, ND

Ralph Engelstad Arena

May-10

Casper, WY

Casper Events Center

May-12

Billings, MT

Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

May-15

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

May-17

Rosemont, IL

Allstate Arena

May-18

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

May-24

Buffalo, NY

First Niagara Center

May-27

Ottawa, ON

Canadian Tire Centre

May-28

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

May-30

London, ON

Budweiser Gardens

*festival date

Each of Carrie’s three previous headline arena tours, 2008’s Carnival Ride Tour, the Play On Tour in 2010, and 2012-2013’s Blown Away Tour played for over one million fans. When the “Blown Away Tour” wrapped in 2013, Carrie had performed 112 shows in 110 cities across three continents and six countries, including sold-out shows at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, and two nights at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Carrie’s new album, Storyteller, has been heralded by Rolling Stone as “the most anticipated country album of the year.” The album was produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell with six of its 13 songs co-written by Carrie, including the record-breaking first single, “Smoke Break.”

About Carrie Underwood:  Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film.  A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 of which she co-wrote.  The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012.  Her four studio albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide.  In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers.  In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns.”  In September of 2015, she began her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and on November 4, she’ll return for an eighth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards.  Underwood is at radio now with her record-breaking single “Smoke Break,” the first single released from her fifth studio album, Storyteller, out worldwide now.

About Easton Corbin: Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says, “Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1.  In 2012 the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.”  Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real.  His current single “Yup” is climbing the country singles chart.

About The Swon Brothers: Following their Top 15 debut hit, “Later On,” The Swon Brothers (Zach and Colton) are continuing to climb into the spotlight, playing to capacity crowds all over the country.  The duo released their major-label debut, THE SWON BROTHERS, on October 14, 2014, putting their stamp on the 11-song collection by co-producing with Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans).  In 2014 the brothers received a CMA Award nomination for “Vocal Duo of the Year.”  They also received an ACM Award nomination for “Vocal Duo of the Year” followed by a CMT Music Award nomination for “Duo Video of the Year” this year.  Honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013, the Muskogee, OK, natives have been charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities since childhood. The duo hit the road on the winter 2015 leg of Brad Paisley’s Country Nation World Tour, and they’re currently playing a slate of “Swoncerts” at fairs and major festivals nationwide and working on brand new music with hit songwriter and producer Derek George (Randy Houser, Joe Nichols.)

About ALMAY: Innovating beauty since 1931, ALMAY is a leader in developing award-winning cosmetics that not only enhance a woman’s natural beauty but also are good for her skin. Powered by American ingenuity and science, ALMAY is a brand of firsts: the first hypoallergenic cosmetics brand and the first brand to make 100% fragrance-free products. We are also the first brand to perform safety testing for allergy and irritation to ensure that ALMAY products feature pure, gentle and non-irritating ingredients that work for all complexions. These innovations continue today with the launch of Smart Shade™ Makeup, which intuitively transforms to match your skintone, Intense I-Color™ Shadows that last all day, and the ultra-hydrating Smart Shade Butter Kiss™ Lipsticks.

 

About AEG Live: AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes.   The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17); is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross in April. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation): Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. Foundation helps to improve Checotah, Oklahoma by assisting with causes, fulfilling needs, and providing services to the community and surrounding area.  Funds for the Foundation are raised through public and private donations as a way to support on-going efforts in communal areas as well as aid for the local school system for projects such as updated computer labs to enhance the learning experience, musical instruments and equipment for music education, new playground equipment to promote being active, and the building of a new animal shelter where emphasis is placed on the importance of spay and neutering, pet adoption, and general pet welfare. “My hometown is extremely supportive of me and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back; to say thank you,” said Carrie Underwood.  For additional information go to http://www.thecatsfoundation.com/

About Infinite Energy Center

Just minutes outside of Atlanta, Infinite Energy Center’s 80-acre lakefront campus can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations.  The multipurpose campus includes an amazing 13,000 seat arena (Infinite Energy Arena), a 702-seat theater (Infinite Energy Theater), 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000 square foot exhibit hall, and a 21,600 square foot grand ballroom (Infinite Energy Forum). Infinite Energy Center is beautifully landscaped and architecturally stunning facility with an award-winning outdoor private garden, soaring atriums and modern angles which provide a beautiful backdrop for any event. The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosting a diverse range of events, including the Gwinnett Gladiators, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Menopause the Musical, Japan Fest, Vicente Fernandez, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Strait, Eric Clapton, NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Orange Conference, Home By Dark, Beyoncé, and many more. For a full list of events, please visit www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

 

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park-Elves Needed

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The most wonderful time of the year is drawing near, as Six Flags Over Georgia begins its searching of elves, singers, dancers and additional team members to fill 800 positions for the expanded Holiday in the Park® wintertime celebration, beginning November 21.

The Holiday in the Park celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with more than one million LED lights, 13 holiday-themed walk-through experiences, 22 thrilling rides, dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and the North Pole Express where Santa and his elves are waiting for holiday wish-lists.

In 2015, four new holiday traditions and five thrilling rides will debut for Holiday in the Park, including:

 Holiday City

A new themed-section of the park in GOTHAM City featuring spectacular green and purple lights, a 25 foot Christmas tree with 200 brightly lit Batman candles, a light string Christmas tree standing 40 feet tall, and five of the park’s most popular rides including BATMAN: The Ride

Magic of the Season

A start-of-the-art light show through a tunnel of holiday wonder, featuring 7,500 glowing LED lights and the story of holiday magic at Six Flags Over Georgia

Mistletoe Mansion

Featuring dozens of mistletoes strung across the midway, more than 100,000 lights and chandeliers outside the famous Monster Mansion attraction for the most beautiful outdoor holiday ball of all in Georgia

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A new themed section of the park featuring an immersive experience through hundreds of glowing light sticks into Holiday City, where several guest-favorite holiday rides await.

Returning in 2015 are guest-popular attractions including A Main Street Christmas with a 165,000 light entrance canopy, Retro Christmas USA, A Georgia Christmas and more. In addition, Six Flags Over Georgia is partnering with CHURCH’S CHICKEN® as presenting sponsor of Holiday in the Park and will be wrapping their logo on the Georgia Scorcher roller coaster this holiday season.

Six Flags Over Georgia is now accepting applications from individuals interested in joining the Holiday in the Park team. Positions are currently available in entertainment, rides and culinary, among other areas. All applicants must be 16 years of age or order and apply online at sixflagsjobs.com. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an on-site interview.

Holiday in the Park operates on select nights from November 21 through January 3. 2016 Season Passes to Six Flags Over Georgia are now available online at www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia for the lowest price of the season and include admission to Six Flags White Water next season when purchasing four or more passes. 

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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

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NIV Bible for Teen Girls

Today’s world, as it was many years ago, is a struggle.  We face battles daily in our homes, workplace, and schools. It certainly isn’t limited to those locations though.  As a Christian, life is even harder as we face persecution throughout the globe.  As a female, there are many additional challenges.

I was fortunate to grow up in a God fearing, Christian loving family.  Today though, it is different.  As a female tween or teen in a day and age when things are instant, you are certain to feel the pain associated with peers and just understanding your place in this world.   The”NIV Bible for TEEN GIRLS” is a great starting place for girls 13 and above.  There are topics discussed in this book that may not be suitable for girls under 13 such as sex, dating, breaking up, smoking, pornography, and other things.  But don’t let that keep you from getting this bible.  Equipping them with the tools to face life the way God intends for her to is priceless.  It is clearly written in a way that teen girls can understand, and the messages hit home.

One thing I liked about this bible is that it provides an introduction for the reader of the book they are studying.  It also contains devotionals that could be used daily.

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Today’s teen girl needs reassurance that no issue is too big for God.  The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 18, will do just that.  This Bible is packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussions about the realities of life.  This Bible is designed to help teen girls grow in faith, hope, and love.  It is as sincere about a teen girl’s walk with God as they are, helping them discover his will for all areas of their life, including relating to their family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.

Features:
DAILY READINGS by popular Christian female authors including Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer), Annie DownsChristine Caine,Nicole WeiderElsa Kok ColopyCrystal KirgissBekah Hamrick MartinDenise Van Eck, and more
CHARACTER PROFILES of women in the Bible
BOOK INTRODUCTIONS for each book of the Bible
HIGHLIGHTED PROMISES OF GOD are verses worth remembering
A CONCORDANCE for help in finding verses
The bestselling NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) of the Bible
You can purchase this amazing bible here.

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AdoramaPix for all Your Photo Needs

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AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

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You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE:
http://www.adoramapix.com/app/home/

We recently welcomed a new baby to our family and what better way to capture that sweet inncocence than with a metal print from Adoramapix.  We ordered this beautiful black and white metal print of our baby.  The quality of this print is amazing.  So crisp and clear.  We love that it even has it’s own little stand on the back that allows you to post it wherever you want.

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Be sure to read my blog post on their photo books!

Raise your kids to be strong and kind

“What America needs today are parents who don’t just say they value these virtues but who live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children. It’s up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world. We do that by instilling good character traits in them so that they will be capable of being the adults our world needs.”
~ Korie Robertson
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It is not easy to be a parent today.  Things are so different from when you probably grew up.  Everything is so fast paced.  People want instant gratification and our children are no different.  They have not really had to learn many of the lessons we have as children such as waiting for an answer.  Today all you have to do is have some form of technology and you literally have the world at your fingertips.
I just want time and things to slow down like they were for me many years ago.  I want things to be somewhat simplistic.  That is why I am happy to tell you about this great parenting resource by Korie Robertson.  It is a wonderful christian based book on raising your children while instilling character traits.   In a day and age when we want to keep up with the Jones, and we want to post to the world a picture perfect family, this book brings  home the principle that we all make mistakes.   Modeling good behavior, teaching character traits, and trusting our mighty Savior with our children is what we must do to ensure that our babies will be ready to succeed in this world!
About the book: 
Hardcover 240 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Christian Publishing (October 27, 2015)
In her new book STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed, Korie Robertson – New York Times bestselling author, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson, star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, and mother of five – argues that developing good character in our children is the single most important thing we can do to help ensure they lead happy, healthy adult lives.  Robertson explores key traits and what they truly look like in action, asks readers to select the two traits that they hope to see most in their children, and shares hands-on ways for nurturing strength of character.  Written with her mother Chrys Howard and featuring stories and wisdom from husband Willie, STRONG and KIND cuts through the contemporary cacophony of parenting manuals to rediscover, unfold, and embrace the enduring wisdom that has guided the best parents for centuries.

Download a sample chapter here.

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About Korie Robertson:
Korie Robertson, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E’s beloved series Duck Dynasty, is a mother of five a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks built a Dynasty, written with Willie; Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables with Jesus, written with her mother Chrys Howard; and The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards about What Makes this Family Work, written with all of the Robertson wives.  She is also an in-demand public speaker, Duck Commander® executive, entrepreneur and found of boutique Duck and Dressing, and philanthropist, who remains active with a variety of organizations that focus on children, adoption, and foster care.  Korie lives with her family in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Be sure to turn in to the 700 Club this coming Tuesday, October 27th, at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time.  Korie will be talking about her latest book!
Would you like to win your own copy of this amazing book?  We are giving one away.  Open to US residents.  Giveaway ends November 11, 2015.
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 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Home and the Classroom, plus a giveaway

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Elf on the Shelf!  I have to admit until a few years ago I had NEVER heard of this holiday tradition.  There I was 40 years old and never exposed to the Elf on the Shelf!  Where on earth had I been?  I must also admit I was kinda creeped out by it too!

I first heard of this through the students in my classroom and totally felt like I was the WORST mom ever for not letting my kids experience the “Elf on the Shelf” fun.   As a mother, I tried hard to keep up with the “newest” traditions to make the Christmas season as fun as it could be.  How could I miss Elf on the Shelf!

Nevertheless, here was a new tradition that had been born and I was not participating in it.  I wanted to do this for my boys but as luck would have it, my children were past the age for this cute holiday adventure.

So, I had to enjoy the spirit of the Elf on the Shelf through my students, peers, Facebook, and Pinterest!  I kept pinning away the ideas as I knew I would do this one day for my grandchildren or something.  Or better yet, I could provide great ideas to my children one day with their little ones.

This past year I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in Elf on the Shelf through my classroom!  For three weeks we encountered the mischievous ways of the Elf!  You may be asking yourself….just how is she going to tie that one into the curriculum?  I am glad you asked!  One of the standards I have to teach is narrator’s point of view and what better way than to have the students write from the viewpoint of one of the elves.  The only tricky part was thinking of ideas that could used in the classroom!  Want some ideas for using the Elf on the Shelf in your classroom?  Check out my blog post from last year for some ideas!

 

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It is never too early to start planning ahead!  Need some ideas?  Check out my Pinterest board for PLENTY of great ideas!  If you are new to the “elfing fun” the great thing is that you do not have to purchase the actual Elf on a Shelf to do this with your child.  Any elf will do!

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My Pinterest Board of Elf on a Shelf Ideas

25 Elf on the Shelf Quick and Easy Ideas

Elf on the Shelf printable calendar ideas from A Little More Blog

Seusstastic Elf on the Shelf Classroom Ideas

Elf on the Shelf is not the only awesome activity you can do with young ones (or old).  There are plenty of other ideas for you to share the Christmas magic with your young ones.

Christmas Angel  This sweet little angel is very much like the Elf on the Shelf.  The kit comes with an angel, a bag of gold dust and a storybook.  The book explains how the angel came to Mary and told her she was going to have baby Jesus.  Messages are left daily in the gold dust that encourages giving.

What God Wants For Christmas   For seven nights you share the story of Christmas while opening a gift box.  Each box contains an item that pertains to the Christmas story.

Roaming Reindeer   This is the story of two of Santa’s reindeer, Gus and Sam, who see that Santa is overwhelmed with the naughty and nice lists for Christmas. They decide to help Santa by visiting girls and boys. Sam is saddened and runs away whenever he sees someone being naughty. Gus and Sam decide to work together, side by side, to visit each home. Whenever Sam runs away, he should report to Santa, while Gus sticks around to keep watch. When they run out of time to visit all of the rest of the children, the two reindeer decide to enlist their friends in pairs of two to help. They create a system for Reindeer 1 disappear to report to Santa about behavior, while Reindeer 2 sticks around. All of the reindeer leave on Christmas Eve to help Santa deliver the gifts.

To celebrate this fun activity, I am going to give away an Elf on the Shelf doll.  Winner will select whether they want the female or male edition.

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Giveaway open to US and ends November 26, 2015.

Brick or Treat @ Legoland Discovery Center

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It’s that time again! Join in on some spooky LEGO fun every weekend in October!

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is getting spooky for Halloween! Come decked out in your awesome Halloween costume every weekend throughout the month for some awesome Halloween activities!

You’ll be able to go from area to area throughout the attraction trick-or-treating and collecting candy from our hosts! See if you can guess how many pumpkins there are in MINILAND. If you’re the closest, you’ll win an Annual Pass! Also test your building skills and see if you can build the spookiest and coolest pumpkin to add to our LEGO pumpkin patch!

We’ll have our Brick-or-Treat Costume Contest on October 31st and November 1st at 12pm and 3pm both days. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, but everyone will receive a certificate for participating! Do you have the best costume this year? Come find out!

Purchase tickets here!