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Max Build More Blocks

Thanks to Zuru for sending us this FUN set of blocks!

Max Build More Blocksthe newest toy brick brand exclusively available at Walmart in October. Max Blocks are compatible with all major toy brick brands and offers unbeatable value for budget with high quality bricks for a fraction of the price of big name brands. The founding principle behind Max Blocks is providing high affordability for savvy parents who don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to give their little ones the best opportunity to express endless creativity through imaginative brick play! 

Check out the value versus the price…with MAX Build More Blocks you’re essentially getting 759 bricks for $25!

  •  253 PC MAX BLOCKS Set – $9.99
  •  250 PC ACCESSORY PACK – $12.99
  •  759 PC MAX BLOCKS – $24.99
  •  15 MAX BLOCKS FIGURINES – $19.99
  •  10”x10” MAX BLOCKS BASE PLATES – $3.99
This is a great gift for girls and boys and we are happy to feature in our Holiday Gift Guide this year,  Our kids really like that they are compatible with building sets we already have. I highly recommend these blocks for differently-abled kids.  My son is autistic. and these were a hit with him.


Moving To Orlando: It’s Not Just For Vacations Anymore

As one of the fastest growing areas in the country, Orlando is more than just theme parks and conventions. This central Florida paradise boasts a number of amenities that make it attractive to people of all ages and interests. Whether you are a young and single person looking to jumpstart your career in a vibrant city or a family looking for a friendly place to lay down your roots, Orlando offers something for everyone. Here are four of the top reasons to consider moving to Orlando:

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER: With over 95 percent of the days boasting sunshine, Orlando is a great place to live if you love bright and sunny weather. Moderate temperatures all year long make this a nice place to live even in the winter months. Although it rains often during the summer, the precipitation is usually short-lived and moves out quickly, giving way to sunny skies again.

THRIVING JOB MARKET: The rapidly growing tourism market generates a massive amount of jobs for the area. If the service industry is not your interest, there are a number of companies located in the downtown area. An emerging technology market and a low cost of living make Orlando an attractive place for start-ups and other professional businesses looking to expand their reach.

ECLECTIC DINING OPTIONS: Because of its position as a leading vacation destination, Orlando boasts a diverse dining scene. Residents will be able to satisfy any craving with the eclectic ethnic dining opportunities. The booming convention business has given rise to a number of high-end dining establishments designed to appeal to even the most discerning foodie. A host of family-friendly restaurants make Orlando an easy place to take kids out to eat at any time.

UNLIMITED ENTERTAINMENT: In addition to the myriad of theme parks from Disney World to Universal Studios to Legoland to Sea World, Orlando boasts a variety of cultural opportunities. The popular Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts hosts a bevy of events in its three theaters and outdoor performance area. Florida residents also enjoy substantial discounts at theme parks, making Orlando an affordable place to have fun for locals.

Getting Your Bags Packed? Now that you are sold on moving to this tropical paradise, you need to hire a local mover well-equipped to make your move to the area as smooth as possible. While there are many options for local moving companies, I’d recommend checking out a company like Suddath. They have a local office in the area but are also nationwide. This makes for an easy transition from wherever it is your coming from.

Orlando is calling! Don’t suffer from city envy any longer. Pack your swimsuit, sunscreen and sunglasses and be ready to experience a place unlike any other.


Top 5 Low-Cost Wedding Venues In Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida is the perfect city to get married in on a budget. The beach and countryside are in close proximity offering the best of both worlds for couples ready to tie the knot. Whether you choose a formal venue, or a beautiful park or garden, here are the top five affordable wedding sites that should top your list.

You can expect five-star service on your wedding day at the Thrasher Horne Center. It's located in Orange Park on the campus of St. Johns River State College. There are five suites available which will be configured to bring your vision to life with complete flexibility. With over 6,000 square feet available, the facility is perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. The event experts at The Thrasher Horne Center have years of experience hosting weddings and understand the importance of this special day. They will guide you through the entire process all the way through the big event. The atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos on the grand lobby staircase or the landscaped waterfall area. You may use your caterer or choose from their recommended staff for everything from hors-d'oeuvres to an elegant sit-down dinner.

What used to be the Springfield Presbyterian Church, is now a perfect place for a small wedding. The Springfield Woman's Club can accommodate up to 100 guests. The building was gently restored with a cathedral ceiling, polished wood flooring, and décor that replicates Victorian style. The venue is a quick distance from downtown, North Main Street and is easy to reach from anywhere in Jacksonville. The garden and fountain areas are an excellent place for your guests to sample appetizers. The Springfield Woman's Club offers bridal specials if renting on a Friday or Saturday.

Club Continental gives you an affordable wedding venue with a ceremony under a 300-year-old Live Oak tree draped in Spanish moss. The outdoor patio area overlooks the pools, majestic river, and manicured gardens. Your guests will be impressed by the concrete and wrought iron arches, and distinct marble floors of the mansion. The food is made with the highest quality ingredients. The Club Continental chefs will create specialty hors-d'oeuvres and have stations serving their cuisine. Menus can be customized to reflect your individual needs. There are several wedding packages to choose from including an inexpensive bar package. You'll find their staff is very professional, accommodating, and pleasant to work with. They are dedicated to exceeding your expectations from start to finish.

The Dolphin Plaza is a great choice for a vow renewal or beach wedding with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The venue can accommodate up to 125 guests on their premier 450-acre beachfront park. Brides and grooms are allowed to bring in their preferred alcohol and food. The facility is complete with a warming kitchen, outdoor grill, and open meeting room. There are many wedding and reception packages available. The staff at Dolphin Plaza will coordinate your beach wedding and address all of your concerns.

The Haskell Building overlooks the St. John's River from the balcony and has a grand hall and gorgeous fountain out front. You couldn't ask for a better location with the deco-inspired setting inside and the magnificent arch outside. Wedding packages include fees for the use of china, linens, tables, and chairs to accommodate 275 guests for a cocktail reception. Karen Fritts runs the RiverFront Café at the facility and oversees the management of your entire event. She will create the menu of your dreams, and you can check out sample displays on her website that include meat trays, spreads, dips and pate, and salads and desserts.


Top 5 Holiday Ham Recipes - It's All In How You Slice & Dice It

Learn how to prepare the ULTIMATE ham recipes. If it's for a traditional Sunday dinner or for the upcoming Holidays, you will enjoy these holiday ham recipes:

With millions of glazed recipes out there, this recipe is a popular holiday fav. This recipe can be served with bean soup or traditional sides. What's unique about this recipe is what most of us love, RUM! There are healthy spices rubbed on top to create magic. Are you ready to bring a dish of love to your family gathering? Click below for the recipe and enjoy!

Most hams are cooked in an oven, but not this ham. You can simply add this ham to your slow cooker and let the cooker do the work. The tang from the apple cider along with smoked paprika will combine natural flavors along with honey for a nice glaze. This recipe fits nicely for someone that doesn't have time to slave in the kitchen, yet in 6 hours, your ham is perfectly done and ready to slice. Click the link for the recipe:

Do you love Jamaican jerk dishes with a hint of spicy and jamming flavors? If so, this recipe will spark questions in whether this was prepared on a Caribbean Island with a side of Jamaican rice and beans or if this was prepared in the comfort of your own home. The pineapple secures the entire flavor and acts as a simple glaze. If you're ready for the ultimate compliment and ready to jam on, click the link for the recipe. This recipe will have people jerkin':

This table centerpiece will have guests admiring the colors along with multitudes of medley vegetables. With the combination of apricots and mustard, the hint of sweet and sour together makes a happy holiday meal. Skip the table flowers. With red beet radishes, carrots, and baby potatoes, no extra decorations are needed. Simply bring a 5-star restaurant to your own kitchen. For the recipe, click the link:

Why not enjoy a slow-cooked ham with a hint of heat, made for a meal, as a pizza topping, tacos, or in between two slices of bread? This simple recipe only entails 3 ingredients along with cured ham: honey, sriracha, and brown sugar. Kids will enjoy coming home from school and spreading a few slices on a sandwich without mom and dad. The cool thing about this recipe is it being oven-free. You can simply add all ingredients to a slow cooker and let the cooker do the work. For a simple, easy life cooking dish, click the link:

Ready to Start Cooking and Eating?

The simple side of things has never been so easy, with so many hams ready for the fast approaching holidays. Whether you are looking to cook a ham or buy an already prepared ham, this is should be bookmark saved on your browser homepage. There are a vast variety of ham and turkey specials to fit all lifestyles; even if you're on a budget. Just click on "specials" and enjoy the Fall discounts. So, what are you waiting for?