Great Gift Idea: Enjoy 3 New Charlie Brown Books

December 18, 2014

Where Did You Go, Charlie Brown

Enjoy Charlie Brown with a twist this Christmas with all our favorite Peanuts characters returning with a story and a bit of American History thrown in with three colorful books to choose from entitled: What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?; Where Did You Go, Charlie Brown?; and Who Cares, Charlie Brown? These three books share a delightful story each while sharing fun facts about past inventors, explorers and humanitarians, people that changed the world. more...

Great Gift Idea: World Vision Gift Catalog #GiftCatalog

December 10, 2014


It is still early in December, plenty of time to get organized for the Holidays and plenty of time for a quick giveaway (that could arrive in time for a perfect last minute gift for some lucky recipient.) It is also a reminder of wonderful, hand made gifts available for purchase in the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog as well as over 100 ways to improve the lives of children this special time of year. more...

Great Gift Idea: Wreaths from Creekside Farms

December 2, 2014

Creekside Farms

Family-owned and operated Creekside Farms has recently unveiled a new and classic line of themed wreaths. With a beautiful selection of long-lasting, natural and pesticide-free ingredients composing their specialty themed wreaths, you can find one to please everyone on your gift list! Also a perfect change from flowers for special occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. more...

Great Gift Idea: VERVE 2 by Inxus #techtoy #cybermondaydeal

November 30, 2014

verve 2

Your tech savvy gift receivers may enjoy the VERVE 2 this year, this groundbreaking interactive tech toy allows kids of all ages the ability to control their computer and the internet with everyday objects creating some amazingly fun projects. more...

Great Gift Idea: Just Dance 2015 by Ubisoft

November 28, 2014

Just Dance 2015

Just Dance 2015 is the sixth game in the Just Dance series published by Ubisoft. Like all previous Just Dance games, players follow the on-screen dancer (or dancers) to earn points, while achieving stars. The game features 45 tracks in a variety enough to appeal to players of all ages. With many types of songs, from slow, to workout worthy, with hit songs and a few golden oldies. more...

Green Kids Club: Educational Childrens Books about the Environment #BooksforGreenKids

November 20, 2014


I really appreciate finding good books to read to my children. Sometimes, I find I have to skip over some words that I dont like or explain why I do not like them to my children and that can interfere with the story. So, I am grateful to books like the Green Kids Club books that discuss environmental issues and ways to protect our environment, great topics to discuss with our kids. more...

Book Review: Growing Up Social #growingupsocial

November 17, 2014

Growing Up Social

We all have our distractions in the home; whether it be a book, the computer, or watching TV, not to mention cooking, cleaning and laundry. It is no wonder children see nothing wrong with playing their electronic games and enjoying screen time all day, it's fun for them. Learning to balance all kinds of play time is key, and encouraging more conversations with our children teaches them best. more...

Great Gift Idea: You've Been Angeled #YouAREAngeled

November 14, 2014


When it comes to gift giving, some people can be a challenge, whether it is because they are hard to buy for or just because you buy for them a lot, finding something fun, unique and beautiful can be tough. That is why You've Been Angeled is such a great gift idea for any and all occasions. more...

ENDED: Redpack Tomatoes Giveaway #RedpackRecipes

November 12, 2014

Redpack Tomatoes Giveaway

Crock pot recipes are great for many reasons, I like the all in one pot for easy preparation and clean up. I also love smelling the deliciousness all day long while it cooks, or when you first walk in from being out all day. Redpack Tomatoes likes them too and we have one more day to enter for a chance to win a Crock-Pot in their 2-A-Day Crock-Pot Giveaway going on over on their facebook page. more...

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates - Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE

November 10, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting. "It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. more...

Wet Shave Club Subscription Box Review

November 7, 2014

Wet Shave Club

Wet Shave Club is a monthly subscription service that sends a box of wet shaving goodies to your doorstep each month with items like shaving soaps, double edge razor blades, aftershaves and other shaving goods. All products are hand selected, tested, and approved by a team of gentlemen called The Product Vanguard. more...

Making Milk Better #MilkSplashRecipe

November 4, 2014


We all know the many benefits of milk. Milk provides us with Vitamin's A, B and D, calcium, and protein, it helps our bodies build muscle and also provides goodness for healthy teeth and bones. It is my number one drink to give to my growing children and luckily they enjoy it too and now, with the addition of MilkSplash, their favorite drink just got better more...

Happy Halloween with Organic India

October 29, 2014

Organic India

Well, Halloween is right around the corner and luckily falls on a Friday this year! We have Elsa and a Stormtrooper ready to go in our home. What are your kids dressing up as this year? To help celebrate Halloween, we received a very festive trio of goods from with a creative twist on black and orange more...

ENDED: Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Product Coupon Giveaway

October 21, 2014

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy

Sometimes, some loads of laundry could use an added scent boost, such as towels, sheets, and my husbands work clothes! Purex Crystals Aromatherapy provides just that. Available in three new scents, blending citrus and floral scents with essential oils. Purex Crystal Aromatherapy will stimulate your senses with choices of Energy, Well Being and Serenity. more...

Book Review: The Power of the Heart #poweroftheheart

October 9, 2014

The Power of the Heart

There are many different ways to connect with your heart’s power and intelligence. This book explains how to listen to your heart’s voice and hear its wisdom. It suggests ways in which you can develop your intuition, create synchronicity, clarify your intentions, and exercise the power of gratitude. All of these are powers of the heart. more...

2014 World Vision Gift Catalog (GIVEAWAY) #GiftCatalog

October 7, 2014

World Vision Gift Catalog

With Christmas coming quickly, I like to get a few gifts early on just so I feel I have started my shopping and can cross off one or two people on my list. I like to research online for fun gifts but also usable gifts that may make a difference. I was recently put on to the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog. This catalog gives shoppers over 100 ways to improve the lives of children living in poverty. more...

Kidecals - Labels for Back to School

September 25, 2014


With all the requested items from our school, it is no wonder that sometimes items get lost or other students have a similar item and think yours is theirs. So to save confusion and possibly a little spat, use labels, they are life savers, and make labeling our kids items easy, eliminating the possibility of confusion down the line. more...

ENDED: Office Depot Foundation - National Backpack Program - Giveaway

September 19, 2014

2014 Office Depot Foundation - National Backpack Program

Most children look forward to the beginning of a new school year, my daughter sure did, my son took a little pushing, but this is his first year in kindergarten. They both had their big backpacks on, filled with school supplies requested by the school. Can you imagine what it might feel like for families where money is tight? more...

Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade #mymikesmoment #sponsored #MC

September 15, 2014

Mike's Hard Pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women, we want to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. Remember to self check monthly and make that appointment for a mammogram for yourself and encourage the same for your family and friends. more...

ENDED: Dolphin Tale 2 in Theaters TODAY #WinterHasHope
Enter to WIN a Promo Pack

September 12, 2014

Dolphin Tale 2

We recently watched Dolphin Tale again over the weekend and I could just watch it over and over. I love the main boy played by Nathan Gamble in the film and love how inspirational the movie is as a whole. People helping people, people helping animals. It is a feel good movie. This movie did so well in the box office that they have produced another: Dolphin Tale 2 opens TODAY - September 12. more...

ENDED: Magnificent Tales - Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley Review and Giveaway

September 9, 2014

Treasury of Bible Stories

We recently introduced the book: Treasury of Bible Stories to our children, an amazing 351 page hard back book of delightful rhyming stories to help familiarize our kids with the wonderful teachings of the Bible. Stories like Joseph and His Brothers, Noah's Ark, also Adam and Eve. There are twenty colorful stories in all. Beautifully told, colorfully illustrated. more...

ENDED: King Richard's Faire Ticket Giveaway

September 3, 2014

King Richard's Faire

New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival: King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA, opened over the Labor Day weekend and is open every weekend now through October 19th (Including Columbus Day Monday, October 13th) Gates open at 10:30am and close at 6:00pm. more...

ENDED: Dr Song Vitamin C Serum Giveaway

August 29, 2014

Dr Song Serum

The latest in skin care is all about Vitamin C Serums and I have been lucky to try a few. My most recent one is Dr Song's Vitamin C Serum which comes in an attractive cobalt blue bottle with a dropper provided to measure the right amount. Keeping in mind, less than half of the dropper is all you need! A little of this serum goes a long way! more...

Did You Nominate Me?

August 28, 2014

50 top review bloggers has been nominated for the 2014 Top Review Blogger contest going on over at Did you nominate me? I am not sure who did, but thank you! What a fun email to receive this morning. I am very humbled and honored with the nomination and delighted it is not for the ice bucket challenge :) more...

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Transform Your Walls

August 27, 2014

5 Ways to Transform Your Walls

There’s nothing more boring than a white wall. Whether you’ve moved into a new home or just never got around to decorating the one you’ve lived in for years, it’s possible to change the look of an entire room by transforming your walls. Here are five suggestions for small, simple changes that will make a big impact more...

Children's Book Review: Little Elliot, Big City By Mike Curato #LittleElliot

August 26, 2014

Little Elliot, Big City By Mike Curato

The big city holds many new and challenging experiences for little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant. But, little Elliot puts his own challenges aside to help another in need and finds out that life is full of all sorts of sweet surprises, that come in small packages. Mike Curato is a graphic designer and digital illustrator turned author with his first book in a three part series.more...

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Products #RapidResults #Gotitfree

August 18, 2014

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Products #RapidResults #Gotitfree

We all have our fair share of anti-aging products to choose from on the market today! I think it is fun to try new products from time to time, but sometimes we have to consider reactions that can happen to our skin from certain ingredients, especially if we are loading up on different products too. It can sometimes be better to stick with ones we know work best for our skin type more...

Table Top Skittles By Carrom #UnPlugwithCarrom

August 15, 2014

Table Top Skittles

In our home, we are pretty lenient with the kids when it comes to watching TV, playing video games, and computer time, maybe a little too lenient. But, in my mind, I am trying to teach a little self control. Sure enough, after the television has been on for a little while, they will not bother watching it and move on and start finding other things to do. more...

The Bouqs Online Flower Delivery Service

July 29, 2014

The Bouqs

I love having fresh flowers in the home, they are a colorful delight and give off a pleasant scent. Visitors notice and usually comment, and they make us smile, and I love seeing people smile. I have browsed a few online flower delivery services over the years, never really loving what I see. Things must first appeal to the eye, right? more...

ENDED: Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash Product Coupon Giveaway #GetNoticed

July 24, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash

The newest member of the Dial Coconut Water body wash family comes in refreshing mango, sure to leave your skin, clean, healthy and hydrated. Mangoes are a low fat, fibrous fruit packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin A, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium, ingredients all great for the skin more...

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel

July 18, 2014


My first sign of aging was right under my tired blue eyes, with a few fine lines and occasional puffiness. I can wake up some mornings, especially if I sleep on my stomach, to a pillow map on my face and the appearance of puffiness and fine lines right under my eyes. It is not a great way to start the day, lol. more...

New Hampshire's Liquid Planet Water Park and Zip Lines Information and Coupon Code

June 28, 2014

Liquid Planet Water Park

Liquid Planet Water Park and Zip Lines is New Hampshire's home town water park perfect for young families. This season they unveiled their new speed slides and many more new attractions, advertised as 'gravity defying and only for the brave and fearless at heart', The Shooting Stars - two 40 foot vertical dropping speed slides, will be celebrated. more...

Influenster: Spring Fling VoxBox #SpringVoxBox

June 26, 2014

Spring Fling VoxBox

I am always excited to be among the lucky few who receive a vox box from time to time courtesy of Influenster. I am very much interested in new products and trying them out. My favorite from the Spring Fling Vox Box would have to be a tie between Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara and Nivea Skin Firming Lotion. more...

The Rainbow Bandz Organizational Box Review

June 18, 2014

Rainbow Bandz Organizational Box

There are plenty of accessories to go with your loom bracelets and keeping up with the craze, we tried the Rainbow Organizational Box by Rainbow Bandz. This organizational box features a long compartment in addition to 20 small boxes/dividers (and can easily adjust to the size you need/want.) to keep your looms, bracelets and tools all in one place. more...

Book Review: It Ain't Over... By Marlo Thomas

June 6, 2014

It Ain't Over... By Marlo Thomas

It Ain't Over . . . Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age is a collection of short stories that offer encouragement, bravery, and boldness, it gives hope to others who feel stuck in a rut. It reminds us that no matter our circumstance, no matter our age, embrace our bliss and we will be rewarded with happiness and a feeling of contentment. more...

Rainbow Bandz Loom Refill Pack Review

May 29, 2014

Loom Refill Pack

My daughter enjoys crafting very much and has jumped on the rainbow loom bracelet craze to my delight. A perfect, busy hands craft that is great for my high energy girl. She often asks for refill packs when we see them out shopping. There are many to choose from with all sorts of colors and designs - but none better than the variety refill pack of Rainbow Bandz from Amazon. more...

The NogginStik by SmartNoggin

May 14, 2014

SmartNoggin has released their very first product: NogginStik. The NogginStik is a light-up rattle, specifically created to help babies begin to develop their visual tracking skills. The NogginStik head will light up with a simple shake to three color choices of red, blue and green, it also has a light rattle sound to entertain the ears and raised textures to stimulate their sense of touch. more...

Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum

May 12, 2014

Our skin is damaged every day due to environmental pollutants, stress, even chemicals found in some skin care products and cosmetics. Vitamin C can help protect and promote our skin’s natural processes. Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum has 20% vitamin C with 98% natural ingredients to help our skin absorb the powerful goodness of vitamin C making our skin more youthful looking. more...

ENDED: Flash Giveaway - Boogie Wipes Prize Pack #BoogieBusters

May 7, 2014

If you have kids, you know how messy they can be - Allow Boogie Wipes to help clean up their messes, on their faces, their hands and everywhere in between. As a Brand Ambassador for Boogie Wipes, I share samples and product information about these wonderful little helpers more...

X2Performance Energy Supplement Review #TeamX2

May 7, 2014

Spring has finally sprung and it was a long time coming here on the east coast. We have all been itching to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. With Spring, comes more activity and once we received our package of X2Performance to sample, my husband and I couldn't wait to try it and start an outside exercise routine. more...

Children's Book Review: Oliver's Tree by Kit Chase

April 30, 2014

Oliver's Tree is a charming story about three lovable best friends, Oliver the baby elephant, Lulu the owlet, and Charlie the bunny. These friends love to play outside together, but sometimes Oliver's size gets in the way. When Oliver can't climb a tree to find his friends during a game of hide-and-seek, he gets a little sad, so his friends come up with a plan to find the perfect tree to include Oliver in the game. more...

Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief

April 22, 2014

What natural remedies do you rely on to help with your seasonal congestion? We are always researching and looking for natural relief, maybe more since having children, it is always a good idea to be aware of what goes into our bodies, as well as our products. more...

Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent Review #Purexinsider

April 15, 2014

There is no need to wait for a full load of laundry any longer, throw all your towel's into one load despite their color, thanks to the new Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent. This latest laundry innovation from the Purex Brand has been designed to simplify our laundry routine. more...

Book Review: The People Factor by Van Moody

April 11, 2014

The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose is not a book I would normally gravitate to, and I did not want to dismiss it despite the authors opening remarks: “Most people do not read books on relationships if they feel their relationships are healthy, happy, or easy”. more...

Children's Book Review: What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada

April 7, 2014

What Do You Do With An Idea?

"What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that’s different, or daring, or a little wild? This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. It’s a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed too big, too odd, too difficult. It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea" more...

X2Performance Pre-Workout Energy Supplement #teamX2

April 4, 2014


It was with my husband in mind when I signed up for this Ambassador program. While in the past, I was an avid runner, my current form of exercise is walking leisurely with the kids or playing tag in the yard, (weather permitting), my husband's preferred method is lifting weights and impressively sticks with it year round. more...

Seventh Generation helps #fighttoxins in our products - Will you?

April 2, 2014


I hate to admit how ignorant I have been in the past regarding the products I use to clean my home and wash my dishes and clothes. I never realized that companies with knowledge of what using harmful chemicals could do, would still continue using them, despite the harm they cause. Which makes me very grateful to companies like Seventh Generation more...

Announcing The 1st Annual Loomy Awards
and a Loom Boom Giveaway (Ended)

March 31, 2014

Loom Boom

Have your kids caught on to the fun craze of making loom bracelets? My daughter has and we have made an enormous amount for friends and family. I love the many creative and colorful ways she has shown in her bracelet making and we are considering submitting one or two creations for a chance to become a Super Loomer more...

Great Gift Idea: Easy Canvas Prints

March 26, 2014

Easy Canvas Prints

Easy Canvas Prints online offers good quality, gallery-ready prints that you will be happy to display on your wall, office or tabletop. Below please find site information on pricing, size options, effects, retouching and finishes to help you get started on designing your own canvas masterpiece. more...

Children's Book Review: Must-Have Marvin by Christy Ziglar #ShareAMoment

March 24, 2014

Must-Have Marvin

"Marvin loves new things! When he sees the Super Galactic Robot - the coolest, most awesome toy ever - he exclaims, I HAVE to have one!" It is all Marvin could think about that day, ignoring his friends requests for help and not playing with his younger brother after school. He counted all his money saved in his piggy bank and convinced his dad to take him to purchase it after dinner more...

Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap #Purexinsider

March 10, 2014

Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap

We do not push many rules on our kids just yet, they are still young at 4 and 6, but one major rule that has luckily become a habit already is to wash hands as soon as we come in from outside, no matter where we were! So we go through some amount of soap, have tried many and are loving this new one from Dial! more...

Margo's Magnificent Choice - Tacky Box Review #TackyBoxKindness

March 4, 2014

Margo's Magnificent Choice - Tacky Box Review #TackyBoxKindness

The tacky box is a great tool invented by a mother who was a bit shocked the day her daughter came home saying her first bad word, so she got creative and came up with the tacky box, a box to hold all the tacky and unkind words inside that we should all eliminate from our vocabulary. more...

Enter to win three products from Zims Product Line - Ends March 12, 2014

February 26, 2014

Zim's Crack Creme

I love a well stocked first aid kit, if I need something in an emergency I want to be able to just grab it rather than go out to get it. I prefer to be a little more prepared and Zim’s Creme will be one of the products I would like to have on hand! Zim's has an amazing line of skin care items made with all-natural and naturally based products, formulated to soften and moisturize dry, cracked skin. more...

Book Review: The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt

February 24, 2014

The Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt

It is no wonder that the happiest people I have met along my way are also the most generous people, whether willing to offer a smile, a hand, or a positive word or two, generosity is not always of monetary value. What I love about this book: The Happiest Life is that all the gifts mentioned that the author believes bring happiness does not cost a thing. more...

Toopy and Binoo - The Adorable New Animated Series for Preschoolers #Sponsored

February 20, 2014

Toopy and Binoo

We all know too much TV is not good for any of us, especially our young children. So picking the right shows can be quite beneficial - I recently had the chance to view a show already a huge hit in Canada named Toopy and Binoo. This adorable new series for preschoolers is available for the first time ever to U.S. audiences. more...

Cupboard Chili Recipe Using Hood Sour Cream #Sponsored

February 18, 2014

Chili with Homemade Chips (French Fries)

In our house, we love recipes that feed us for a few days. At least ones that make it easier to prepare a quick home cooked meal for our family. Cupboard chili came about one cold afternoon when we used what we had in the fridge and in the cupboard, instead of making a special trip to the shop for more ingredients. more...

Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze Review

January 30, 2014

Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze

Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze Laundry Enhancer is an easy addition to your laundry that will help your clothes stay fresh for weeks. Safe for all types of loads, including towels, activewear, and even our children's sleepwear. Purex Crystals does not reduce the absorbency of towels and is safe for your family and the environment. more...

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