Beck Valley Book Tour: Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner

December 15, 2016

Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner

The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn't been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town. When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. more...

Stocking Stuffers: Salonpas Pain Management Products

December 13, 2016


For anyone suffering with pain, the holidays can exacerbate their symptoms with all the planning, shopping, cleaning and partying. By putting the medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose for pain relief. A nice stocking stuffer from Santa that is filled with Salonpas will reduce pain and may foster holiday cheer this Christmas! more...

Christmas Gift Idea: Gnoments

December 12, 2016


I find the hardest people to Christmas shop for can sometimes be my parents. There are a couple of staples that I will always wrap for them, like a new hat or gloves, but sometimes, I like to look for something cute and fun! Gnoments are very cute and fun and as soon as my daughter and I opened our Gnoments box - we thought of Nana and Papa! more...

Children's Book: The 12 Joys of Christmas by Thomas Seibold

December 8, 2016

Children's Book: The 12 Joys of Christmas by Thomas Seibold

The 12 Joys of Christmas reads just like our favorite 12 Days of Christmas carol. The 12 Joys start with one freshly cut tree and ends with twelve Christmas cookies with lots of fun activity in between. Activities that make the Christmas season so special, like making snow angels and paper snowflakes. The pictures to accompany each page in this lovely countdown picture book are adorable and delightful. more...

Macy's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 7, 2016

Macy's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Macy's has been my favorite Department Store since the 80's and its Jordan Marsh days. I loved it for work clothes at the time and found it a perfect one stop shopping for all on my Christmas list. With a variety of well-made, long-lasting choices, more...

Stocking Stuffers: Watchitude for Kids

December 4, 2016


Are you looking for a cool and trendy Christmas gift for your child this season? Watchitude super fun slap watches offers brightly colored designs and fun prints that are just as unique as your youngster. Designed for kids ages 4 - 12, these watches are "slap on" meaning there aren't any buckles for little fingers and they are fully adjustable for small wrists. more...

Children's Book: Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban

December 3, 2016

Charlie the Tramp

Nothing quite beats the classics when it comes to books. Their simplicity and charm has me searching for them often, especially to share with my children. Charlie the Tramp is a classic and an adorable story about a young beaver who wants to be a tramp when he grows up, thinking he wouldn't have to work too hard. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary - this beautiful hardcover edition would make a lovely gift for Christmas. more...

Christmas Gift Idea: Cosmic and Eternal Love: An Everlasting Love Story & Coloring Book by Amrita Sen #cosmicandeternallove #amritasendesigns

December 2, 2016

Cosmic and Eternal Love: An Everlasting Love Story & Coloring Book

Nothing beats stress better than taking time for oneself and picking up a book to read or color is a great way to unwind, pass the time, or an activity to enjoy with your children. Coloring was always my favorite thing to do as a child and I love that more and more adult themed coloring books are becoming available. more...

Beck Valley Book Tour: Overcast Sunset by Joyce T. Strand

November 30, 2016

Overcast Sunset

Brynn Bancroft's enjoyment at running her former husband's winery is overcast by a rash of troubling burglaries and her inability to reconnect with her ex. When she receives an urgent phone call from an old college friend requesting that she speak to an investor, she welcomes the interruption. Unfortunately, her friend's business activities intrude on her routine. more...

Stocking Stuffer: Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas CD #TennesseeChristmas #flyby

November 28, 2016

Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas CD

Nothing gets you ready for the holidays more than Christmas music, and you may have a new CD to add to your favorite Christmas collection with Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas. With a total of 13 songs, from classics like, White Christmas, Joy to the World, and Baby It's Cold Outside, a new version of Tennessee Christmas, and a few new ones, too. Amy does not disappoint with her first new Christmas CD in almost 20 years. more...

Stocking Stuffer: Hickies No Tie Shoelaces #LifeWithoutLaces

November 27, 2016


Even though my kids can tie their shoelaces, they still have not mastered the pull, yet we thought mornings would be so much easier and their shoes so much funner with our new Hickies lacing system solution. These laces turn any pair of sneakers into easy slip-ons. Easy to "install" these laces are great and a perfect gift (and solution) for any age, from kids to adults. more...

Christmas Gift Idea: Cave Tools Multipurpose Hook Rack

November 23, 2016

Cave Tools Multipurpose Hook Rack

Cave Tools Multipurpose Hook Rack is perfect for hanging many items, it would be great right next to an outdoor grill for all our BBQ utensils, or it could be used in a kitchen for a few indoor utensils, it would work great in a bathroom for towels and robes, or maybe in the closet for belts and clothes. It could be used to hang coats in the foyer or hall, or maybe in our daughter's room for her necklaces and shawl. more...

Christmas Gift Idea: Urban Market Bags

November 22, 2016

Urban Market Bags

In an effort to limit grocery bags, many national grocery chains charge customers up to $0.10 per grocery bag for their plastic grocery bags. And, although many chains offer their own reusable bags to purchase, I always feel bad going in one shop with another shops shopping bag and I like a few markets in the neighborhood. more...

4 Secrets to Survive Winter Like An Arctic Boss from Kungs

November 21, 2016


Winter is coming our way... We had our first few snowflakes early this morning. But there is really no reason to worry about the shorter days and colder nights. Fresh snowfall, wind-chilled cheeks, and abundant layers of clothing are a natural part of winter. more...

Baby Magic Celebrates 65th Anniversary With New Dads In The Making!

November 15, 2016

Baby Magic Celebrates 65 years

In the 1950's, Baby Magic debuted a revolutionary ad campaign known as "For Every Lady In Waiting". The famous ads featured expectant mothers - a taboo image at the time - in chic maternity wear and were considered a courageous take on pregnancy and style. Now in 2016, Baby Magic has recreated the ads with a modern twist - new dads. more...

Book Review: The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder

November 8, 2016

The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder

My two kids are so different from one another when it comes to bedtime. One will gladly fall in, while the other will stall all the way. We try the story, hugs and pile ALL of their favorite stuffed animals around them for company and still they want us by their side. Most of the time I give in, how hard is it to cuddle for a few extra minutes, its fine if you can tip toe away without waking them, right? Sometimes, I fall asleep though ha. more...

Turn any Pair of Shoes into Custom Fitting Slip-ons with Hickies

November 6, 2016


To ease the morning rush, we are excited to try Hickies lacing system. The system that turns any pair of shoes into custom-fitted slip-ons. A perfect gift for any age from kids to adults, with a wide range of colors. Hickies are an unexpected, fun and extremely functional product. One size fits all! Offered for Kids, Adults and in Metallic. more...

Revive your Hair with Reviv3 Procare

November 3, 2016

Reviv3 Procare

I have noticed my hair getting thinner and courser with age. So, I was more than happy to try a new system called Reviv3 Procare. This 3 part system made its initial product debut in Italy, and is now available in the US exclusively in top salons and now online. The system involves three easy steps: PREP, PRIME, and TREAT. Clinically proven to restore natural vivacity and thickness to both hair and scalp. more...

Motivating Young Readers with the Series: Sally Loves...

November 2, 2016

Motivating Young Readers to Read with the Series: Sally Loves...

Sally Loves... is a lovely positive children's book series by author and illustrator Jody Mackey. Her books: Sally Loves to Swim, Sally Loves to Dance, Sally Loves Horses, and Sally Loves Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book, paint a picture of what is important to her, which includes family, friends, pets, favorite sports, and activities. more...

Jazzing it up with Jazz Loves Disney CD

November 1, 2016

Jazzing it up with Jazz Loves Disney

Disney movies have been a huge part of my life, they have made such an impact. I have been watching them for as long as I can remember. Back when they were on VHS tapes, I collected them. One of my first favorite movies was Lady and the Tramp. I love Lady and the Tramp, so sweet, so colorful with a lot of catchy songs. All Disney songs are catchy and such a big part of their movies! It would be hard to choose a favorite, because I truly love them all! more...

Book Tour and Giveaway: Between Heaven and Hell by David Burnett

October 31, 2016

Between Heaven and Hell by David Burnett

One war... Opposing sides ... It’s a recipe for heartbreak. In a war that pits Lucifer against the Army of Heaven, it’s a recipe for disaster. The lives of Adryel and Ramael, two young angels who are in love, are altered forever when God determines to create humans. His decision is met with scorn from Lucifer, one of the archangels. The humans, he asserts, will cause evil and chaos throughout creation. more...

Introducing Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme for Hair #SnailedIt

October 28, 2016

Introducing Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme for Hair #SnailedIt

I do not like heading out with dirty hair. I feel so much better and cleaner when I wash it every day, but I know it dries it out. So, I try very hard to wash it every other day, yet still use a hot iron to straighten and tame frizzies. I know this is doing a lot of damage to my hair. I have recently been trying Kenra Platinum Snail CC Correction Creme. more...

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy

October 24, 2016

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy

Prior to becoming publisher and editor-in-chief of the iconic series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark sat down and read more than 100 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She says that her "crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom" left her happier, more relaxed, more compassionate, and more grateful for the blessings in her life. And she reports that her education has continued as a result of the tens of thousands of additional revealing, personal stories she has read since that initial immersion. more...

Childrens Book: The Adventures of Celia Kaye by Kaitlin Puccio

October 19, 2016

The Adventures of Celia Kaye by Kaitlin Puccio

Food allergies are nothing to joke about and sadly, over 50 million Americans have allergies of some sort. Now more than ever, it is important to learn about these food allergies including Celiac Disease, an intolerance to gluten. For children it can be a little confusing to understand, so author Kaitlin Puccio created the character Celia Kaye and shares her story in the new book: The Adventures of Celia Kaye. more...

Book Giveaway: Miss Danielle's Preschoolbuds Books

October 17, 2016

Miss Danielle's Preschoolbuds Books

Miss Danielle is busy making a massive impact to her community! Along with her fabulous Preschoolbuds children's books, Miss Danielle also founded London Day School, a premier, private educational and enrichment academy in New Jersey. Her Preschoolbuds books have recently been turned into a TV series that is available on Amazon Prime and also on Children's Television Network more...

Dry Skin Relief with Zim's Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula

October 17, 2016

Zim's Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula

Fall and winter weather is just around the corner, bringing sweaters, boots, and painfully dry skin back into our life. It’s time to put away those light summer moisturizers and reach for Zim’s Max Crack Creme. The best way to combat dry skin is by applying a moisturizer every day! Zim's Max Crack Creme is a creamy daytime formula that is soft and silky and will soften even the driest skin. more...

Book Tour and Giveaway: The Fabulous@50 Re-Experience

October 13, 2016

The Fabulous@50 Re-Experience

Baby Boomer women have spent decades suppressing their own wants and desires, and losing themselves in the expectations and demands of culture, parents, partners, and children, working hard to please and care for almost everyone but themselves. They've been misunderstood by marketers, politicians, millenials, most men .. and last but not least, themselves. The time has come for these strong, beautiful, and fabulous women to discover, reveal, and honor their true selves. more...

Meet Q the Monkey from EQtainment #tryazon #qwunder

October 13, 2016

EQtainment - Meet Q the Monkey #tryazon #qwunder

We love getting board games out and playing with our kids and we were all over the moon to try out a Tryazon Party with EQtainment. EQtainment offers a fantastic line of products getting our kids reading, talking out loud, and jumping up and down, all while learning social skills, creative thinking, and balance. Boost your child's EQ with Q the Monkey. more...

Chillafish BMXie Balance Bike #TALKBMXIE

October 12, 2016

Chillafish BMXie Balance Bike #TALKBMXIE

While balance bikes are all the rage in Europe, they are still taking a little time making it over here to the U.S. My two did not start on a balance bike, yet, I always wanted to get them one. They are just not that readily available here. That is until now! The makers of the best balance bike out there: Chillafish is now available on Amazon. Let me share with you the benefits of starting your toddler on a balance bike. more...

Review: Kids 14k Gold Genuine Birthstone Earrings

October 11, 2016

Kids Gold

We recently received an October Opal Birthstone Earring Set from KidsGold-14k for Kids to review. They are 14k Gold .50ct TW Genuine Opal Earrings and are perfect for young girls! Truly an adorable size for girl's first set of earrings and a perfect hand me down for generations to come! My daughter thought they were so sweet and loved the box, and cute tote bag that comes with it! Money Back Guarantee. more...

Book Review: Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine

October 7, 2016

Book Review: Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine

Sneaky Blends is a genius cookbook that will have you adding nutrients to your meals without knowing it. Based on pureed vegetables, the author, Missy shares 10 main purees and over 100 recipes to use them with that will not only add nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, but taste and vibrant color, too. First created in her previous book series: The Sneaky Chef for a way to get nutrients into her kids meals, Missy realized that us adults like to eat healthy, too. more...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 5 Ways to Get Involved

October 5, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - I would like to share with you some of the ways to get involved and make a difference in your community. I would also like to share a range of products from Trudeau and their Breast Cancer Research Foundation Collection. The Trudeau Corporation has been supporting the fight against breast cancer with their exclusive BCRF Collection of hydration bottles, thermal tumblers and mugs. more...

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

October 4, 2016

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

The best time to apply facial serums and moisturizers is at night. So, while we sleep, the product has time to do its magic. Valentia has a new nighttime product with retinol called: Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum. If you are new to retinol, it is suggested to take it slow, using it sparingly, and using it only two to three times a week. If it does not cause too much redness or irritation, increase it gradually until you can tolerate it every night. more...

Luvs Diapers $2 Coupon #SharetheLuv #ad

October 3, 2016

Luvs Diapers

Diapers are a must with a newborn and I am very grateful to no longer be in that stage with my two kids. Yet, I know how important it is to stock up, especially when there is a good coupon available. Luvs has one to offer for their soft and absorbent diapers. Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus features large stretch tabs for easy fastening (and refastening), ultra-leakage protection, and a money-back guarantee. more...

King Richard's Faire 2016 Ticket Giveaway

September 29, 2016

King Richard's Faire

There is still time to enjoy King Richard's Faire this year! From now through October 23rd you can visit and enjoy King Richard's 16th century village located in an enchanted village in Carver, Ma. The faire is filled with exciting entertainment throughout the day. Your adventure could include thrilling shows, fun rides, and challenging games of skill. more...

The Moodsters Teach Young Children the Fundamentals of Feelings

September 28, 2016

The Moodsters

Do you have a young child that has trouble expressing their feelings? The Moodsters can help! The Moodsters are here to educate, entertain, and enhance the social and emotional development of children. Offering ways for our kids to learn the vocabulary they need to describe their feelings and to help them understand and manage their emotions. more...

MegaFood Booster Powders for Kids #MomsMeet #megafood

September 26, 2016

MegaFood Booster Powders for Kids

It is not always easy to get my son to eat fruit or vegetables. Oh sure, I offer them all the time, sometimes I offer two, but its a texture thing with him, and he may take after his Dad: a meat and potato man. Yet, I still try, and now, on days when I think a little boost is needed, I have been trying a scoop of MegaFood's Kids Daily Multi or Kids Daily Immune Powder into our food for added nutrients. more...

Honestly Cute Baby Line Exclusively at Target #jakkstoys #honestlycute

September 22, 2016

Honestly Cute Baby Line Exclusively at Target #jakkstoys

Yes, it might be a little too early to start thinking Christmas, but we have been reviewing an adorable line of baby doll toys and accessories from Honestly Cute that might just get you excited to cross off a gift or two on your list. These cute toys will be sure to please your young ones this Christmas. We are already huge fans of Jakks Pacific Toys with their Mi World, tsum tsum's, and World of Nintendo Figures more...

DemocraTEA 2016: ClinTEAn & TEArump Teas

September 17, 2016

DemocraTEA 2016: ClinTEAn & TEArump Teas

I am not one to get political. Yet, The TeaBook made me laugh out loud with their fun DemocraTEA. They would like to remind us all to keep things light and fun but also to get out and vote on November 8th. Please visit The TeaBook website for all things tea and vote for your favorite candidate in DemocraTEA 2016. Please enter our giveaway, too more...

Help Fight Child Hunger with Welch's Fruit Snacks and Feeding America

September 16, 2016

Help Fight Childhood Hunger with Welch's Fruit Snacks

Welch's Fruit Snacks has partnered with Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, to help fight child hunger. According to their statistics, 1 in 5 children face hunger, which means there are children in our classrooms across the country who may not have the energy to focus, engage, learn, and grow which can lead to long-term effects such as grade repetition and developmental impairments. more...

Help Your Kids Avoid Germs this Back to School Season! #backtoschool

September 14, 2016

Staying Healthy Tips

While many of us have been stocking up on new clothes and school supplies for our kids, let's not forget to stock our medicine cabinet as well and prepare for any sickness! Sipping herbal tea throughout the day and enjoying a warm bath are some ways I help my body stay healthy. What do you do to stay healthy? Maria M. Mantione share’s her top 6 tips on staying healthy and avoiding germs this back to school season more...

Instant Relief with Zim's Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On

September 13, 2016

Zim's Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On

Zim’s, a national consumer health brand, is excited to introduce Zim’s Max Arnica roll-on to its line of topical skin care, lip care and pain relief products. Zim's Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On is ideal for temporary relief from minor aches, strains, bruises, and sprains. It is Zim's first homeopathic product in their line, made with ingredients that are produced from natural sources, such as plants, vegetables and minerals. more...

Children's Book: Time for Bed, Sleepyhead by Dr. Daniel Amen

September 12, 2016

Time for Bed, Sleepyhead

It is easy to turn to this adorable book to read to my kids at bedtime. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead is the perfect story for early elementary aged kids (4-8) to calm and relax them before bedtime. A perfect story to benefit many parents who struggle with getting their kids to fall asleep and stay in bed each night. Just in time to re-establish a good bedtime routine now that late nights and sleep-in days of Summer are over. more...

Subscription Box: Boka for Oral Care

September 9, 2016

Subscription Box: Boka for Oral Care

Dentists recommend changing our toothbrush every three months and especially after a sickness. Why not eliminate the need to remember dates with Boka Subscription Service. Boka offers an easy to use service that gives you the option to sign up to automatically receive a new supply of brushes for you and your family every three months. more...

Support the Bees with Harbor Sweets Gather Chocolate

September 6, 2016

Gather Chocolate

Harbor Sweets is delighted to bring you their newest line of delicious handmade chocolates called: Gather. Gather is a mission driven chocolate inspired by the plight of the honeybees. To help the bees, a portion of all sales (2.5%) of Gather will be donated to the Pollinator Partnership. This partnership educates and advocates best beekeeping practices for honeybee protection. more...

Diminish Fine Lines and Dark Spots with Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

August 30, 2016

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

If you are like me, you may have spent a good amount of time in the sun in your youth without sunscreen (sometimes using oil - yikes)! I try very hard to use SPF now that I am aging, yet, the damage has already been done. I have a few sun spots to deal with and thanks to Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer, I am seeing them lighten! Valentia has fast become a part of my skin care routine, they offer an array of luxurious, natural, organic products suitable for all skin types. more...

Happy Healthy Cat Month: Show the World That You and Your Cat are Purrfect Together #PurrfectTogether

August 29, 2016


September is Happy Healthy Cat Month and there has never been a better time to show our cats some extra love. Head over to the Purrfect Together Site and enjoy the unique experience of converting a photo of you and your cat into a true Meowsterpiece - a digital "oil" painting that expresses your cat-love on canvas. more...

Enhance Your Pantry with Healthy Tessemae's Products #SavorSummer #TasteWhatMatters #ad

August 28, 2016


Healthy summer recipes can be as easy as adding Tessemae's products to your meals! While homemade is always nice, sometimes we do not have the time and Tessemae’s organic dressings, marinades, and condiments are the perfect enhancement to any food because they use real, whole sourced food ingredients. more...

Back to School with Trudeau "on-the-go" FUEL Collection

August 25, 2016


Many of us are looking for easier and more economical ways to pack food to take along with us and Trudeau has made packing lunches for my kids so much easier with their FUEL Collection. FUEL is an environmentally-friendly collection of fun and functional products, all BPA free, designed with modern living in mind. Trudeau offers a variety of products that are easy to use, easy to clean and ideal for the whole family. more...

Guest Post: What Are the Five Simple Tools You Need to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges? by Patty Wipfler

August 23, 2016

Guest Post: What Are the Five Simple Tools You Need to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges?

Each of the five Hand in Hand Listening Tools plays an important role in building well being for your family. The tools work together to connect you and your children. And your child’s developing mind needs a close sense of connection with you as surely as she needs food, shelter, cleanliness, and sleep. more...

Visit King Richard's Faire 2016

August 17, 2016

2016 King Richard's Faire

It's that time of year again, time to escape reality and go back in time to King Richard's Faire, the 16th century village located in an enchanted forest filled with exciting entertainment from the olden days, including thrilling shows, fabulous food (I have heard the turkey legs are the best), fun rides and challenging games of skill. more...

2016 Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program #ODFcares #BacktoSchool

August 16, 2016

2016 Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program

The Office Depot Foundation is marking its 16th year this year with their award-winning National Backpack Program by donating approximately 200,000 colorful, kid-friendly sackpacks to kids worldwide, helping more than 4 million children since its inception in 2001. The specially designed sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs, several that are new for 2016, all kid-friendly graphics, without any Office Depot Foundation logos. more...

Challenging Courses and Loads of Fun at Candia Springs Adventure Park

August 15, 2016

Candia Springs Adventure Park

Are you ready for some excitement? How about a workout in disguise? There is still plenty of time this summer to head to Candia Springs Adventure Park in Candia, N.H. for lots of fun with their aerial obstacle courses, zip-lines and off road adventure. While the water park is perfect for splashing around and cooling down with their water slides, splash area, pool and pond, my family and I recently geared up and tested our endurance with the amazing adventure park in the woods. more...

Benefits of Dead Sea Bath Salts

August 12, 2016

Benefits of Dead Sea Bath Salts

The Dead Sea is a popular tourist site that attracts visitors from all over the world for its therapeutic benefits. It is believed that the high concentration of magnesium in Dead Sea bath salts is instrumental in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation. People with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis find relief from soaking in a tub with at least one half cup of these salts. more...

Review: Monkey Mat, The Portable Mat #MonkeyMatLifestyle

August 11, 2016

Monkey Mat

We have been trying out a great multipurpose mat called Monkey Mat - great for any activity that requires sitting on the ground, like picnics, at the park, or at the beach. It is ideal for airports, or when visiting friends, so you do not worry about baby making a mess, or spilling anything. We thought the handy attached zippered bag was great and the lightweight mat very useful. more...

Support Team USA at The Olympic Games with P&G and Walmart #LetsPowerTheirDreams

August 10, 2016

Support Team USA at The Olympic Games with P&G and Walmart #LetsPowerTheirDreams

We are big believers in supporting our children in all they do and love when they want to get outside and play! As soon as our kids were old enough to join (5 years) we signed them up with our local Track & Field Club. We love that they meet every week night, rain or shine and offer a point system for rewards at the end of the season, encouraging attendance. more...

Children's Book: I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith #giveaway

August 9, 2016

I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith

We are all different and all loved no matter, this adorable board book shows that with three unique bears, Panda, Brown and Polar, who love each other, help each other, and even though they look different, their parents love them all the same and celebrate their differences. A great story to read with your kids with beautiful illustrations more...

Save at Candia Springs Adventure Park in Candia, NH

August 5, 2016

candia springs

New England's Newest Adventure Park located in southern New Hampshire - Candia Springs Adventure Park, just minutes from Manchester. A family-friendly water park featuring four water slides, a splash area, pool and natural, spring-fed pond. New, state-of-the-art aerial adventure course featuring ziplines, ropes course and challenge obstacles. more...

Giveaway: Lovely Candy Co

August 5, 2016


We had the pleasure of trying these lovely candies in a previous promotion, and they are so delicious! So delicious, that when given the opportunity to share this giveaway promotion, I had to jump on it for you, readers! Enter for your chance to win a sample here: more...

Children's Book: All Things Bright and Beautiful

July 21, 2016

All Things Bright nd Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful is an old age hymn that took me back to my childhood. It was a pleasure to read again and share with my two children as we enjoyed the lovely watercolors that artist Katy Hudson has added to make this great book. Follow three young children as they enjoy all the delights in a day as they discover all things bright and beautiful. more...

Book Review: Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids

July 20, 2016

Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids

Have your kids become Minecraft crazy like mine? I put off purchasing it for as long as I could and then wondered why once I realized all the marvelous things they are learning! I love it when they find each other in their world and build together - such fun! Sometimes though, it is good to take a break from technology, so the Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids is ideal. more...

10 Easy Green Tips Using Lemons with Limoneira

July 15, 2016

10 Easy Green Tips Using Lemons with Limoneira

We know how important it is to drink water and for me, nothing compares to adding a slice of lemon or its juice to it, (either hot or cold, especially in the morning,) it is a great way to stay hydrated and to nourish our body. For the summer, I like to slice or wedge a lemon, then freeze them for extra help keeping my water cool!. more...

Protect and Care for Your Kids Tech Devices with Pawdpet

July 11, 2016

Care For Your Kids Devices With Pawdpet

We know our kids love to play games and watch videos on their tablets and younger kids will no doubt be grabbing your phone for entertainment. Now, thanks to the genius of a mother turned entrepreneur, Pawdpet can help us out. Pawdpet is a cuddly plush that can hold, position and safely carry your children’s tablets (or your iphone), for hands-free entertainment. more...

Subscription Box: The Handy Box

July 8, 2016

The Handy Box

Are you looking for a perfect and unique gift for your do-it-yourselfer? The Handy Box is a subscription service designed for people who love to tackle home improvements. The Handy Box delivers useful tools and gadgets to help you complete projects of any size around your home! more...

Book Tour and Giveaway: Miss Ridley & the Warlock by Diana Green

July 7, 2016

Miss Ridley & the Warlock by Diana Green

Gemma Ridley’s first encounter with Squire Kenrik proves nothing short of alarming. So much so, she considers fleeing back to the city, despite the fact only poverty and scandal await her there. Could those challenges be worse than staying as governess on a haunted estate and working for a dangerously handsome eccentric? more...

Children's Book: Would a Worm Go on a Walk?

June 30, 2016

Would a Worm Go on a Walk?

I always love these oversized, colorful picture books for my children. They are fun to open, fun to look through, and fun to read! Would a Worm Go On a Walk? is a charming book, perfect for young, just learning to read kids, offering plenty to look at while listening to a fun, rhyming story about animals. more...

Book Tour and Giveaway: Executed in Paradise by Deborah Brown

June 22, 2016

Executed in Paradise by Deborah Brown

When a body turns up at the Cottages, Madison and Fab are on the case. But when the killer makes a habit of discarding bodies on Madison’s property… it’s personal. While on the hunt for the killer, the duo track down a double-crossing bail jumper, repossess a Lamborghini, and Madison lands her first case. more...

Influenster: Sprout Voxbox

June 21, 2016

Influenster: Sprout Voxbox

If you have been here before, you may have already seen a few Influenster VoxBox reveals. It is a fantastic way to sample products you may not be inclined to pick up - we have found many new products thanks to Influenster. Are you a member? Please see below for a link to sign up! You will be glad you did and will enjoy this program! more...

Celebrate the Gift of Birth with Baby's Collection #parfum

June 13, 2016

Celebrate the Gift of Birth with Baby's Collection #parfum

They say having a baby is one of the biggest and happiest of moments in life and leave it to a perfume designer to come up with the ultimate gift to celebrate a newborn. In celebration of her own grandchildren, Martine Micallef created Baby's Collection, a perfume set specially dedicated to toddlers. more...

Reasons to Smile - Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome

June 9, 2016

Reasons to Smile - Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome

I have heard some amazing stories about kids living with Down syndrome. Stories that will make you smile your biggest smile and cry your eyes out at the same time for all their amazement. All wonderful stories to inspire and celebrate life! The book: Reasons to Smile is an amazing compilation of 56 encouraging and eye-opening short stories with photos, shared by authors across the globe. more...

50 Foot Expandable Garden Water Hose by RY Gardener

June 8, 2016

50 Foot Expandable Garden Water Hose by RY Gardener

My husband has gone through a few spray nozzle's for our hoses, they would not last long, and then we finally upgraded from our tired, old-fashioned, heavy, green hose, and tried an expandable one, the nozzle lasted, but the hose did not, it was soon damaged from rubbing on the ground (driveway). We loved how lightweight the expandable ones are, so we were happy to try another version and are very pleased with the RY Gardener hose. more...

Subscription Box: Kidstir - Cooking Kits for Kids

June 3, 2016


Do you have a budding chef at home? Help them learn to cook with Kidstir, a monthly subscription service offering home-delivered cooking kits that provide hands-on food adventures for our children. Once a month, receive 3 recipes, that have been tried and tested with real families to ensure that everything is fun, learning-filled, easy to use, and delicious. more...

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Awesome Box Photo Gift

June 1, 2016

Awesome Box Photo Gift

For Father's Day this year, why not enjoy a brand new way to give a memorable photo gift with AwesomeBox. The process is easy to do online and takes no time at all for an Awesome Box Photo Gift. Each 5.25” x 5.25” card features a photo of your choice on the front and a personal message on the back. This collection of cards fast becomes a time capsule of your favorite cherished memories, packaged in a keepsake box. more...

Children's Book Review: Remember, Just Be You by William Campbell

May 31, 2016

Children's Book Review: Remember, Just Be You by William Campbell

I am always on the hunt for fun books to offer my children, ones they will enjoy, ones they will want to read again (and again), and ones that will send a positive message. Remember, Just Be You is all three and such an inspiring story about a young boy named Mark, who was very concerned about his first day of school. Mark wondered if he would be good at something, like his classmates and wanted so badly to fit in more...

Father's Day Gift Ideas: Cave Tools 3 Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set

May 24, 2016

Cave Tools 3 Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set

What do we give our great, grilling men this Father's Day? (Sunday, June 19th) A Cave Tools 3 Piece BBQ Tool Set. These oversized, stainless steel utensils are perfect for any grilling needs. Made with 20% thicker stainless-steel, this dishwasher safe set is stronger and more durable, with longer handles for easy flipping and grilling. Built to last! more...

Neilmed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator #MomsMeet

May 23, 2016

Neilmed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator

Sometimes we can all get such a stuffy nose, any relief is worth its weight in gold. But, for babies and toddlers, they are still too young to properly blow their own noses, so a little help is always welcome, this is where the NeilMed Naspira Aspirator comes in handy, an effective Nasal-Oral suction device that can be used two ways; either as a bulb aspirator or parents can suction by mouth to alleviate nasal congestion in babies and small children. more...

Host A Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party

May 19, 2016

Host A Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party

With so much to learn as a new mother, it is nice to receive helpful information to browse through, when you have a spare minute. Although those minutes are few and far between when you first bring home your new baby, you'll find many new ways to accomplish the little things, you'll get into a groove. more...

Book Review: The League and the Lantern by Brian Wells

May 13, 2016

Book Review: The League and the Lantern by Brian Wells

As parents, we all want our children to get lost in a good book. There is just no other eye opening experience like it! To instill a love of reading at a young age will do wonders for our children and have I got the book for you! The League and the Lantern is a fantastic and entertaining read. Full of fun and excitement with a positive approach, everything you want your kids to be engrossed with in a book! We can't wait for the sequel. more...

Book Tour: Loving Emmi by Barbara Boswell Brunner

May 10, 2016

Loving Emmi by Barbara Boswell Brunner

In this highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Dog-Ma, The Zen of Slobber, Izzy, the feisty and ferocious terrier, has lost her eyesight. Following on the heels of this devastating loss, her arch-rival Morgan - a gentle giant of a Rottweiler - suddenly succumbs to cancer. Finding herself a lonely-only, it's not long before Izzy finds herself nose-to-nose with her humans' new pet project: a foster Rottie pup also named Morgan. more...

Book Tour: Go Clean, Sexy You by Lisa Consiglio Ryan

May 9, 2016

Go Clean, Sexy You

Amazon best-seller is now in a second print run, Go Clean, Sexy You not only serves up a collection of delicious recipes, but offers a holistic approach on how to live a healthier life—putting whole foods into your body, detoxing every season to regularly cleanse your system associating with those who fuel you not bring you down, and managing stress with activities that bring you back to balance. more...

World Vision Child Sponsorship

April 28, 2016

World Vision Child Sponsorship

Global population exceeds 7 billion people across thousands of diverse ethnic, religious and linguistic groups - the Internet is transforming how we connect to each other. World Vision, the humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide offer four tips to share with our children to encourage them to be global citizens from an early age: more...

IntelliGLASS Screen Protector

April 17, 2016

intelliglass screen protectors

IntelliGLASS is a leading line of screen protectors for your devices from the company intelliARMOR. Offering screen protectors with a unique layering process that adheres to your phone or tablet’s screen easily and without bubbles, all while leaving no residue. With a treated glass layer to have greater scratch resistance than steel, finalized with a smudge resistant outer layer that repels fingerprints to make cleaning easy. more...

Book Giveaway: The Immigrant Wife by Madhu B. Wangu

April 8, 2016

Book Giveaway: The Immigrant Wife by Madhu B. Wangu

As a girl on the brink of womanhood in 1960s India, Shanti Bamzai has big dreams. Rather than enter into an arranged marriage like her sister, Shanti embarks on a journey into the unknown, leaving her family home behind for an education and a chance to chart her own destiny. more...

Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

April 1, 2016

Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

The brand Valentia was named after the Roman Goddess of healing, who relied on nature’s gifts to heal the citizens of Umbria, from matriarchs seeking to maintain their youthful look to farmers seeking help for sun damaged skin. The goddess used berries, herbs, barks and other natural ingredients. more...

Skin Repair: Molecule 32

April 1, 2016

Molecule 32

Molecule 32, also known as M32, is made with Fulvic Acid that heals and reconditions aging skin! It is both a quick fix and a long-term solution for healing skin problems, such as the occasional breakout, skin inflammation, sunburn, mosquito bites or hives. Reach for immediate relief with Molecule32 Heal Rescue Lotion. more...

Freedom Mentor Review: How to be a Real Estate Investor

March 28, 2016

Freedom Mentor Review: How to be a Real Estate Investor

Many people dream of owning their own home one day, but it can seem far fetched for some. There is so much to know about the process and many are easily put off! Phil shares tried experiences from his students as well as experiences he had himself that allowed him to go from being homeless to a homeowner of many homes. more...

Cave Tools: The Ultimate Meat Tenderizer

March 18, 2016

Cave Tools: The Ultimate Meat Tenderizer

A meat tenderizer is a perfect tool for pounding all types of meat, including chicken, beef, pork, and veal. We use it mainly for chicken to flatten all areas, making it even in size, to avoid overcooking or drying out the meat. Perfect for Chicken Fried Steak, one of our favorites. more...

Gwen Stefani's New Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like

March 18, 2016

This is what the truth feels like

I have been a fan of Gwen Stefani since her No Doubt days! Enjoying great hits like "Don't Speak", "Just A Girl" and "Hey Baby". Gwen and her unique voice is one of the few female singers I really like, she has a great voice and always seems to have catchy songs! I was very lucky to see her with No Doubt in concert many years ago in Australia and they were fantastic, such energy! more...

Children's Book: Positive Thoughts, Positive Life!

March 10, 2016

Children's Book: Positive Thoughts, Positive Life!

Do you believe positive thoughts bring positive actions? Yet, how do you handle life's curve balls? Many believe in the mindset of staying positive and finding something positive to focus on in every situation. I know life runs much smoother for me when I react positively to life's obstacles, although it is sometimes most definitely easier said than done! more...

Spirit Naturals Eye Serum

March 10, 2016

Spirit Naturals Eye Serum

Spirit Naturals Eye Serum contains powerful all star ingredients that work together to become the best anti-aging formula to combat wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, sagging, crows feet, fine lines, and bags under the eyes in only a few applications. This eye serum repairs, restores, and hydrates while firming. more...

Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum

March 7, 2016

Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum

Valentia offers luxurious natural and organic anti-aging solutions that combines the purity of nature with the power of science. Offering customers an array of products for all skin types to meet individual skin care needs. Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum is a lightweight serum for sensitive skin that will boost moisture and resilience while soothing and calming the skin. more...

Endless Games: Camera Roll and Name 5

March 3, 2016

Endless Games: Camera Roll and Name 5

One can never have too many board games. My family and I love our game night and how it helps us teach our children how to take turns, addition, and good sportsmanship. We were delighted to try a few new games from Endless Games. These two are suggested for kids a little older than my two, but that didn't stop us from trying them out and having some fun. more...

The Wrapy Baby Carrier

March 1, 2016


The tradition of carrying our newborn in a wrap has been practiced for centuries. It is a great way to keep baby close while being able to get things done around the house, like dishes, folding clothes, brushing your teeth haha. With many options out there and variations for how you can hold your baby, it can be quite confusing. But do not let that put you off the Wrapy, one of the best selling baby carrier's on the market today. more...

Book Giveaway: The Legend of the Easter Robin #EasterRobin #FlyBy

February 24, 2016

The Legend of the Easter Robin

Based on an old Pennsylvania Dutch legend, The Legend of the Easter Robin is a story of a young girl named Tressa and her Grandmother who watch two beautiful robins build a nest and care for their eggs right outside their window. While coloring eggs for Easter, Grandmother tells Tressa a story of how the robin became red breasted trying to help Jesus as he carried the cross. more...

New Products Alert: Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask and Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub

February 18, 2016


We know how important it is to take care of our skin. Yet, I can be a bit lazy about it sometimes. I am trying to improve on that and am delighted with Valentia's product line for help. I first tried Valentia a couple of years ago with their Even Glow Vitamin C Serum and loved how it improved my skin. I then had the opportunity to try their Rosehip Oil, which hydrates the skin and works wonders on fine lines and wrinkles. more...

Nixall: Non-Toxic Products for You, Your Family and Pets

February 16, 2016


It took me having kids to really think about the ingredients in the products I use in and around my home. More and more I am researching and turning to non-toxic products, including items for cleaning and most definitely for first-aid. I have been using a new product for me: Nixall Cleanser, a non-toxic cleanser that contains no harsh chemicals. more...

Influenster: P&G Beauty VoxBox #BeAgeless #HerbalEssences #InstantRelief #Salonist

February 5, 2016

Influenster: P&G Beauty VoxBox

Influenster is one of my favorite boxes to receive. It is always jam packed with loads of goodies. The theme for the lastest Voxbox is P&G Beauty. Look at the wonderful products we received and have been reviewing these last few weeks: more...

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Duri Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Nail Polish Collection – I LOVE HUE!

February 3, 2016

Duri Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Nail Polish Collection – I LOVE HUE!

A nice nail polish can really make a difference to our overall look, so this Valentine's Day, why not treat yourself and your loved ones to an eye-catching gift set in addition to the traditional box of chocolates or roses. Duri Cosmetics provides the perfect shades this Valentine's Day with five new non toxic tantalizing hues with their perfect amour-inspired nail polish collection: I Love Hue! more...

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