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Children's Book: Touch The Earth by Julian Lennon

April 11, 2017

Touch the Earth

I love it when a celebrity uses their status for good. Julian Lennon has been doing this for years with his White Feather Foundation and now through his new book: Touch The Earth, a magical children's picture book he wrote along with best selling author Bart Davis. Touch the Earth is a lovely illustrated book releasing in celebration of Earth Day! more...



Just Dance 2017 - The Workout in Disguise of Play #Ubistars

March 22, 2017

Just Dance 2017

Just Dance 2017 is the eighth installment in the Just Dance franchise. As usual, players mimic the dance routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song, scoring points along the way, based on accuracy. Dance Quests, Sweat (workout and playlist modes), Just Dance TV, and World Dance Floor features have been retained on this installment, offering plenty of easy going, to hard core song/dance choices. I think it is a workout in disguise of play. more...



Using Biz Detergent for More Than Just Your Laundry Needs #stainfighter #sponsored

March 21, 2017

Biz

Laundry is something we all do a lot. With my family of four, laundry can pile up quickly, yet I like to stay on top of it, throwing a load in as soon as the basket is full. I recently became a Biz Ambassador and have found our new detergent. Biz has more stainfighters than any other brand, making colors brighter and whites whiter. You can add it as a boost to your usual detergent for stubborn stains, yet it also works great alone! more...



If You Are Considering A Meal Kit - Try Home Chef and Save

March 17, 2017

Home Chef

We are all about home cooking in my house and nothing speaks to me more than a little help in the kitchen. Making 3 meals a day for my family of four, can not only be time consuming, with shopping, cooking and cleaning up, but it is not always easy to think up recipes every week, although some meals are staples because they are good and requested, as well as enjoyed by all. more...



Review: Wipenote - A Dry Erasable Notebook

March 2, 2017

Wipenote

A product came my way that I wish I had years ago. It is perfect for so many reasons. It is a dry eraseable notebook called Wipenote - Genius! A great tool for sketching, note taking, kid drawing, and list making. A perfect gift for any artist! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or engagement – consider Beyouneeq’s Wipenote Notebook. more...



Family Fun at Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH

February 24, 2017

Ice Castles

On our recent trip up north for February school vacation, we took a detour to Lincoln, New Hampshire to check out the handmade Ice Castles. These Ice Castles, handcrafted from ice, are currently offered in 5 locations: UT, NH, MN, WI and AB and although we have had some unseasonably warm weather, these Ice Castles are still standing tall and are worth a look in person! Check out their website for temporary closures and current up to date hours. more...



Book Review: I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney #BearHugs #Flyby

January 28, 2017

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug

With its fun rhyming way and cute illustrations, I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug is an adorable quick read aimed for kids ages 4-8 yet delightful for all ages and although a great bedtime story, it can be enjoyed any time of day! Pick it up for your young readers and enjoy all the animal ways you can enjoy a hug book! A perfect starter book. more...



Review: Scrape-a-Round Ice Scraper

January 9, 2017

scrape-a-round

We have had an abundant of snow this past weekend to test out the Scrape-a-round ice scraper and if you are tired of scraping your windows the old fashioned way, then join the many who have switched to Scrape-a-round. You will scrape your windows clean in half the time compared to regular ice scrapers with the world's best windshield ice scraper: Scrape-A-Round. more...



All Natural Baby Products From Hip Peas

January 4, 2017

Hip Peas

We all know our skin gets drier this time of year and babies are no different. Keep your baby’s skin smooth, moisturized and protected with skin-loving ingredients gentle enough for their delicate skin from Hip Peas. Hip Peas offer safe and natural hair and skincare products for babies, children and sensitive adults without any added toxins. more...



Christmas Gift Idea: Gnoments

December 12, 2016

gnoments

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...



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

watchitude

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

Hickies

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...



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

hickies

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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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

kidstir

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

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...



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...



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 Review: 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...



Children's Book: Under the Sea Holy Bible

March 29, 2016

Children's Book: Under the Sea Holy Bible

The Under the Sea Holy Bible is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10 and would be a great gift to offer kids making their First Communion this May! Themes of underwater fun and sparkling animated fish adorn this wonderful children’s Bible. The hardback cover has foil and sparkle and the interior has a few colorful inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes yet this is a proper Holy Bible. 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...



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

Wrapy

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 Review: The Legend of the Easter Robin

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

valentia

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

Nixall

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...



Book Review: Wild Notes by Mike Lubow

January 14, 2016

Wild Notes by Mike Lubow

I am a firm believer in the power of observation. We can learn a lot by just watching and observing life in general. Bird watching has been a common interest with me and my father, dating back to when I was much younger and is a wonderful way to remember to slow down and take life in, all while enjoying the beauty of the bird. Mike Lubow's Wild Notes has inspired me to rekindle this joy. more...



Review: Ugly Snuglies

November 12, 2015

Rainbow Light

Are you ready for the must have gift for the kids this Christmas? My kids have flipped for Ugly Snuglies and of course want to collect them all! These adorable oversized stuffed animals are super fun, super cute and super soft. Each one offering a hidden gem, making them: "Pet’s with a Personality!" more...



Review: Rainbow Light Power Sours Multivitamin Gummies For Kids

November 11, 2015

Rainbow Light

No matter how hard I try, there are days when nutrition is not even a thought when trying to feed my children. I love making home cooked meals for them but sometimes we eat out, attend parties, and snack in place of a good meal. Thankfully, we can offer vitamins daily to aid in our efforts of giving our kids good nutrition. more...



Greens Plus Gluten Free Protein and Energy Bars #GreensPlus

November 7, 2015

Greens Plus

Trying to balance out nutrition with foods high in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes is ideal for our bodies. We know we need good food to produce energy, giving us the strength we need to take on the day. But some days, whether we are in a hurry, tired, sick, or just have "nothing in the fridge", it can be easier said than done. more...



Subscription Flower Box: Bloomsy Box

November 4, 2015

Bloomsy Box

There is always a good reason to have fresh flowers. Flowers are the perfect gift, for yourself and your favorite friends. They add color, scent and beauty to any and every room! It is the first thing people notice upon walking into a room and many usually comment, most smile. They are perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all. more...



Review: Yummy Kawaii Bento Cookbook

September 28, 2015

Yummy Kawaii Bento Cookbook

If you have a picky eater or a budding young chef, then you might want to pick up this adorable and colorful (and edible) new cookbook from Author Li Ming Lee. The trendy fad of preparing bento boxes for a packed lunch has taken America by storm. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of the bento box consisting of multiple compartments, reinventing the concept of brown bagging it. more...



Perfume Subscription Box: Scentbird

September 24, 2015

Scentbird

I love the subscription box craze. These monthly subscription boxes offer lots of choices, from food to beauty. It is such a treat to be the recipient of one and I recently discovered my newest and favorite subscription find with Scentbird. Scentbird is a perfume monthly box, they buy the real stuff in bulk and repackage them in their own gorgeous purse spray. more...



Subscription Box: Starlooks August Starbox

September 6, 2015

Starlooks Starbox August

It is such a treat to receive a monthly subscription of goodies. My favorite one of all is Starlooks Starbox. The Starbox offers three fun size make-up must haves, in colors that are always sure to please. Starlooks: The monthly make-up subscription box now offering two monthly subscriptions options for $12/month each. more...



Subscription Box: Introducing Starlooks LooksBook - Resort Edition

September 1, 2015

Starlooks LooksBook

The Starlooks Starbox has been my favorite subscription box to sample so far. Packed with great make-up finds and gift cards you can use, one can never have too much make-up! I have a few favorite pieces already from Starlooks and now they have just kicked it up a little with LooksBook. Looksbook is the newest subscription service from Starlooks offering 3 cosmetics in travel size convenience, perfect for sampling and taking on the go. more...



Review: NoGii Gluten Free Bars #nogiitablesetters #MomsMeet

July 16, 2015

NoGii Gluten Free Bars

NoGii, created by Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host: Elisabeth Hasselbeck, is a line of certified gluten-free protein bars, protein powders, and paleo bars. These products are made from high quality and sustainably sourced premium ingredients which have an ideal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. They do not contain high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or hydrogenated oils. more...



Review: Xlear Care Kits #Xylitol #Momsmeet

June 15, 2015

Xlear Care Kits

Xlear Inc. is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America. They are committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of natural sweeteners, such as xylitol. Xylitol, a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a natural sugar substitute is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, it is as sweet as sucrose with only two-thirds the food energy. more...



Review: Adovia Exfoliating Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt and Natural Oils

June 10, 2015

Review: Adovia Exfoliating Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt and Natural Oils

Now that Spring has arrived, I feel like taking care of my skin. It should be a year round thing, I know, but it is harder for me in cooler months. Well, I recently tried Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub and it left my skin so soft and smooth, I will never neglect my skin again as long as I have this product at hand. more...



Review: Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer

May 29, 2015

Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer

Retinol is the #1 dermatologist recommended anti-aging ingredient clinically proven to show significant improvement to fine lines and wrinkles as well as pigmentation with continued use in as little as 12 weeks. Retinol combats the signs of aging and repairs skin to stimulate collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother, wrinkle-free skin. more...



Review: Amara Organics Retinol Serum

May 5, 2015

Amara Organics

Retinol is the #1 dermatologist recommended anti-aging ingredient and has been clinically proven to show significant improvement in fine lines and wrinkles as well as pigmentation in as little as 12 weeks. Retinol combats the signs of aging and repairs skin to stimulate collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother, wrinkle-free skin. more...



Review: Foxbrim 100% Pure Argan Oil

April 15, 2015

foxbrim-argan-oil

The many uses of Argan Oil are making this oil very popular. Used as an all over body moisturizer, from your hair down to your toes, use it any where you are dry or need a little moisture. It is great for cuticles and will tame your fly away hairs as well as help split ends and dry scalp. more...



Review: Organic India USA Supplements and Teas #momsmeet

April 2, 2015

organic india usa

Organic India's mission is to provide true wellness for all by offering 100% organic, pure and natural products including tea and herbal supplements online. Popular products include Moringa Leaf powder and capsules and Tulsi tea. Tulsi, also called Holy Basil, is revered throughout India as a sacred herb infused with healing power and is considered to be the “Queen of Herbs.” more...



Review: Foxbrim Vitamin C Lotion

March 27, 2015

Foxbrim Vitamin C Lotion

Foxbrim wants you to expect more from your daily moisturizer. Their Vitamin C lotion starts with quality skin protection with proven Vitamin C. All the benefits of this wonder vitamin in a single bottle. Foxbrim's Vitamin C lotion also offers eight-fold antioxidant protection while effectively preventing the formation of free radicals. more...



Review: 100% Pure Radha Argan Oil by Radha Beauty

March 25, 2015

Argan Oil

We all know water is our best solution to many needs our bodies require for good health. Sometimes, our bodies scream out for outer help, too and oils are a great solution, specifically, Argan oil. Argan oil makes a great all over moisturizer, being wonderful for nails, hair, and skin. Rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. more...



Review: La Beauté Pure 2-in-1 Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum

March 19, 2015

La Beauté Pure

Vitamin C serum is a great tool to use before your regular beauty routine. It is a natural antioxidant, so using this serum will increase collagen production, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin discoloration. It dries quickly, and should be followed by your regular moisturizer or your favorite SPF cream. The benefits are amazing and results are fast. more...



Review: InstaNatural Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils

March 16, 2015

Insta Natural Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, some with antiseptic properties, making them useful for many purposes, including aromatherapy. Please note these oils should never be ingested. For use of ingestion, please look for them in capsule form, or make sure it is therapeutic grade oil. There are many ways to enjoy essential oils; more...



Review: Kiss Me Organics Dandelion Root Tea with Hibiscus & Cinnamon

March 11, 2015

Dandelion Root Tea

The Dandelion is often considered an invasive weed that loves to take over our beautiful green lawn and gardens. Luckily, it is also an excellent food and herbal source packed high in calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, and vitamins which purify the blood, regulate blood sugar and improve blood circulation. Also great for relieving bloating, while aiding in weight loss. more...



Review: Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner by Pura d'or

February 24, 2015

purador

I truly love trying new products and since having children, I am trying my best to use less chemicals around the home, so I am always looking for naturally based products to try and if they can end the dreaded hair circulating around the drain after a shower, i'm in! With aging, blow drying, using a flat iron and the occasional dye job, I need to use better hair products. So I tried Pura d'or. more...



Review: Organic Rosehip Oil

January 30, 2015

Valentia Rosehip Oil

Valentia's Organic Rosehip Oil is naturally high in skin saving Vitamin A & C, providing intense moisture. Adding this oil to your skin before you moisturize will help your products work overtime. This one comes with a dropper to make it easy to dispense in the palm of your hand. more...



Review: Naturalico Vitamin C Serum

January 22, 2015

Vitamin C Serum

I have been reading a lot about the effects the environment has to our skin, as well as our natural aging process, and what the power of Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid has to our skin when applied topically. The combination of these ingredients seem to turn back the clock, restoring youthfulness to any complexion. more...



Review: Dr Song Teeth Whitening Kit

January 18, 2015

Dr Song

Luckily, these days we have the opportunity to try whitening kits in the privacy of our own home, a much more relaxed environment, and at a fraction of the cost of a dentist visit. Although, dentists are preferred if your teeth and gums are sensitive, or badly stained. But for a quick touch up or for home maintenance, a home kit is ideal. more...



Review: Bonapiel's Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Peptides, Matrixyl and Vitamin E

January 5, 2015

Bonapiel

Bonapiel's Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Matrixyl is a superior hydrator with added anti-aging benefits that help reduce the visability of fine lines and deep wrinkles for a younger looking skin. This lightweight formula combats surface dehydration without leaving a sticky residue, and also boosts collagen production. 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...



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 sweet surprises, (other than cupcakes) 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...



Adovia Mineral Eye Gel

July 18, 2014

adovia

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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



Review: Hello Fresh - Food Subscription Box

December 26, 2013

Hello Fresh

Do you like food shopping? I know some people do, I am not one of them. I just always seem to be food shopping, so what a treat it was to receive a well packed goodie box filled with fresh meat and produce and well planned recipe cards for three delicious meals to try from Hello Fresh. more...



Children's Book Review: Can't Wait Willow by Christy Ziglar

October 26, 2013

Can't Wait Willow

Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! The only problem is, that when left to her own devices, she can’t say “no” to some good things. On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down.
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Children's Book Review: Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith

October 8, 2013

Audrey Bunny

From best-selling women’s author Angie Smith comes this sweet children’s book about a stuffed animal named Audrey Bunny who fears her imperfections make her unworthy of a little girl’s love. She'll learn the truth soon enough, and young readers will learn that everyone is special and wonderfully made by God. more...



Donkey Kong Country DVD Review

August 12, 2013

Donkey Kong Country DVD

Our favorite 80s video game ape: Donkey Kong is coming to DVD for the first time on August 20th, 2013 with Donkey Kong Country. Enjoy 90 minutes of four continuous classic episodes in CGI animation of Donkey Kong and his side kick Diddy Kong as they try to get back the Crystal Coconut that was sneakily stolen by King K Rool. more...



Book Review: Hank Finds An Egg by Rebecca Dudley

August 5, 2013

Hank Finds An Egg by Rebecca Dudley

In this adorable and creative children's picture book, Hank finds an egg on the forest floor and tries to return it to it's rightful place. Trying and failing, but never giving up, this determined monkey will be the one pleasantly surprised by his gentle act of kindness. Follow along as each picture depicts a playful and kind story, you the reader explain yourself. more...



Book Review: House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey

May 1, 2013

House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey

The story starts out with "boring, bland and unexciting" Phoebe who was just coasting through life, trying not to interrupt anyone around her, when finally, circumstance has her looking for a new job and a new home. After moving in to the House on Plunkett Street, her life changed forever. Phoebe felt it from the start, this house was special, it felt like a very loved and happy home. more...



Book Review: The X by Lorena Bathey

April 17, 2013

The X by Lorena Bathey

I love a book you can pick up, get interested in immediately and finish it in a weekend. Of course you do not get much else done but what an enjoyment. The X by Lorena Bathey was such a book, it grabbed my attention from the start and kept me interested all the way through to the end! more...



L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Review

January 31, 2013

L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

BB creams are the latest innovation from Asia and have become a worldwide sensation. "Beauty Balms," or BB creams were originally created to smooth and correct skin after derm procedures. I recently started using L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream and love the lightweight coverage. more...



Colortime Crafts and Markers Review

January 21, 2013

Colortime

Back in November, I told you about Colortime.com - a website that offers fun coloring crafts on pillow cases, t-shirts, back packs, bandanas, tote bags and more. Great craft ideas for many occasions. My five year old daughter and I enjoyed coloring the pillow case pictured above. It came with three non toxic fabric markers that enabled us to make a few more color choices more...



TruKid Bubbly Body Wash Review

December 13, 2012

TruKid

I was horrified when I found out the products I was using on my kids contained harsh chemicals! Why did they contain these crazy chemicals that harm us and our environment too? As if new parents didn't have enough to worry about, now we have to police our products. more...



The Polar Express at the Cape Cod Railway

November 20, 2012

Polar Express

All aboard for the best adventure ever!! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season at the Cape Cod Central Railway. Climb aboard the festive vintage train cars for an adventure of a lifetime. Dancing elves and a chef deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to enjoy while music from the Polar Express movie plays on our way to the North Pole. more...



Influenster's Beauty VoxBox Featuring Boots No7 Skin Care

November 14, 2012

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Skin Care

If you read my recent Beauty VoxBox Post you would have learned how I love the No7 Beautiful Skin line from Boots. Now available state side, it is one line you will have to try for yourself! The Cleansing Balm and Night Cream I received in the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox offers a lightweight two step cleansing regime. more...



Influenster's Beauty VoxBox Featuring Bath & Body Works

November 14, 2012

Bath & Body Works

I love Bath & Body Works products. I rely on them for gift giving and also for treats for myself! There are plenty of products to choose from including body care, soaps, candles, wallflowers, and great gifts sets, and once you have a favorite scent, it is easy to choose which product to purchase. more...



Kylie Minogue's Album Review #AbbeyRoadSessions

November 9, 2012

Kylie Minogue

On November 6th, Kylie Minogue released her new CD entitled: The Abbey Road Sessions. This album which was recorded in London's legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie's band and a full orchestra, features sixteen tracks, all reworked, spanning Kylie’s incredible twenty-five-year career. more...



CuddleUppet Review

November 5, 2012

cuddleuppets

From the moment we unpacked our cute little yellow puppy, he was a huge hit with our family! How can this face not be right!! We ran around with him on top of our heads for a while, we made funny noises and voices while playing with him as a puppet and at the end of this fun play, we cuddled up with him too. more...



Influenster's Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

November 2, 2012

Influenster's Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

Nothing quite beats receiving a package in the mail! Influenster does it best! I received 7 wonderful products to test and evaluate in the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox. Some were already big favorites of mine and others are fast becoming new favorites. Check out the great contents below and let me know if you already like some of them yourself! more...



Chris Mann's Debut Album #Roads - Available Today!

October 30, 2012

Chris Mann

I first heard about Chris Mann thanks to the ladies at One2One Network, he had appeared at Blissdom a few years ago and blew everyone away with his magical classical pop voice! Since then, his name has been popping up everywhere! This time last year, Chris Mann faced his make-or-break moment. “I remember it was Halloween night and my blind audition for The Voice was just a few days away,” more...



ENDED - Purex plus Oxi Detergent Review and Giveaway

October 22, 2012

Purex plus Oxi Detergent

Have you heard about the new Purex plus Oxi Detergent? Enter below for your chance to win two product coupons to try this stain fighter for yourself! Purex has tested this new detergent on more than 101 stains. The three stain-fighting enzymes in Purex plus Oxi each work against different types of stains for the most Purex stain-fighting power you can get. more...



Squatchi Shoe Sizer Review

October 17, 2012

Squatchi Shoe Sizer

What is a Squatchi? A Squatchi is a children's shoe sizer and keepsake growth chart to measure and track feet growth at home. It is a light weight, unbreakable foot measurement device made from recyclable plastic that can be used to measure your child's foot accurately. more...



ENDED - Halo Oral Antiseptic Spray Review and Giveaway

October 7, 2012

Halo Oral Antiseptic Spray

I just got over a cold that was making its way around the family and when I heard about this product, I wish I had it in hand! Halo Oral Antiseptic Spray is the first ever patent-pending oral antiseptic spray that is clinically proven to kill airborne germs we breathe in. Halo is scientifically proven to kill 99.9 percent of infectious germs, more...



Me & The Girls - Beneficial Organic Beauty Review

August 21, 2012

Me & The Girls - Beneficial Organic Beauty Review

When was the last time you pampered yourself? Whether you prefer to pamper yourself at a spa or at home, I think we should all schedule more time to take care of our skin both inside and out! I was recently introduced to some unbelievable products that will help us take care of our skin on the outside. more...



Mia Mariu Makeup Review

August 13, 2012

Mia Mariu Makeup Review

I love all things beauty! I spent hours as a teenager playing with any and all makeup I could get my hands on! I just loved trying lots of different eye shadows and lip colors. My best friend would just watch me in awe and wonder how I could take dark colors and soften them up. It was a lot of fun! more...



KLUTCHclub June Box Review

July 30, 2012

KLUTCHclub Subscription Box

If you have been visiting lately, you'll know I am a huge fan of KLUTCHclub. KLUTCHclub is a health and wellness subscription box that delivers well over $50 worth of goodies, once a month for $16-18 depending on your subscription choice. (Three choices available.) They hand-pick great products to help us feel healthy and well. more...



ENDED - Boston: Hard Rock Cafe Review and Giveaway

July 21, 2012

Hard Rock Cafe International

I make a lot of meals at home for my family, so eating out is a huge treat for me. Whether it is for lunch or dinner, I'll take either one, or both lol, especially now my kids are old enough to sit and enjoy the meal rather than get a take away :) When I worked in the Back Bay of Boston, my colleagues and I would go to the Hard Rock Cafe all the time, we enjoyed the food, looking at the fun memorabilia and listening to great music, more...



KLUTCHclub May 2012 Box Review

July 14, 2012

KLUTCHclub Subscription Box

Let's face it, we can all benefit from keeping our bodies healthy and KLUTCHclub makes it easy to do just that! Each month, KLUTCHclub will send you a fun filled box of health and wellness products to keep you feeling fit and fine. You can sign up for a month, 3 months, or a year and rest assured that what you are getting is great quality, healthy products. KLUTCHclub does all the work for us! more...



ENDED - Dry Idea Advanced Dry 24 HR Antiperspirant & Deodorant Review and Giveaway

June 22, 2012

Dry Idea Advanced Dry 24 HR Antiperspirant & Deodorant

I recently became a Purex Insider and signed up for their latest review opportunity to try Dry Idea 24 HR Antiperspirant & Deodorant Roll-On. I received the Dry Idea Advanced Dry in Powder Fresh. I find it easy to apply and fast drying too. The scent is very mild, so mild I originally thought I received the unscented one. more...



ENDED - KLUTCHclub Review and Giveaway

May 12, 2012

Klutchclub Subscription Box

I have been hearing more and more about subscription boxes lately and wanting one more and more. KLUTCHclub is the latest subscription service which focuses on health, wellness and fitness products for our body. Members will learn about new, niche brands and products and get access to exclusive deals and offers from great companies. more...



ENDED - Dale and Thomas Popcorn Sampler Review and Giveaway

May 4, 2012

Dale and Thomas Four Pack Sampler

Mother’s Day falls on the 13th this month and if you are in need of a great Mother’s Day gift then may I suggest you head on over to Dale and Thomas for a popcorn four pack sampler! This sampler comes in a lovely brown gift box, decorated with a pretty pink bow and a Happy Mother's Day note card. more...



Green Works Products Review

April 4, 2012

Green Works

Once I had children, I started noticing a lot more things around me and learning many more things too. Things I would not have really considered before children, like cleaning supplies. A big concern for me was the harsh fumes and residue my cleaners were leaving behind. I did not want to inhale these harsh fumes any longer and I definitely did not want my children inhaling them either. more...



Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Slipper Review and Giveaway

March 23, 2012

Ghirardelli Squares Milk & Truffle

I live in my slippers year round and especially once the New England weather turns cold. I usually prefer the moccasin type slipper, so if I need to run outside or to the basement I can quickly do so without ruining them, thanks to their hard sole. I have also washed them a time or two and could really use some new ones! more...



Aquaphor To The Rescue

March 22, 2012

Ghirardelli Squares Milk & Truffle

Well, it has been a strange and delightful winter regarding the weather here in Boston. A very mild season indeed! It is currently 78 beautiful degrees out on the 22nd of March and after a beautiful long walk this morning it dawned on me that my skin is no way ready for the warmer weather. more...



Ghirardelli Squares Milk & Truffle Review

February 23, 2012

Ghirardelli Squares Milk & Truffle

I get a craving for chocolate from time to time and I usually keep a small stash of it in the fridge for such occasions. Being married for nine years, my stash has disappeared quite a bit! So when I received a packet of the new Milk & Truffle Ghirardelli Squares to review. This stash was secretly tucked away in my closet. :) more...



Zevia All Natural Soda Review

February 13, 2012

Zevia All Natural Review

When I am out and about, I notice an enormous amount of people drinking and buying soda! Fast food places, restaurants, the office, homes and the grocery store to name a few. Soda is everywhere and that is a lot of unnecessary calories we are consuming and a lot of sugar! Zevia soda claims to be zero calories and is all natural, sweetened with stevia, a plant from the sunflower family native to South America. more...



imPRESS Press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails

January 9, 2012

imPRESS Press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails

In the 2011 Holiday Vox Box I received from Influenster.com was a set of imPRESS press-on nails by Broadway Nails to try. Although this is a product I had never used before, I thought it was fun and very easy to use. I already have decent nails but like them painted once in a while, so I thought this a great way to produce color without the awful smell, more...



NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine

December 16, 2011

NYC Lipstick

I recently told you about the 2011 Holiday Vox Box I received to test from Influenster.com. Inside this fun package were 7 great products including a new lip stick for me - NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine in "Nude York City", it is one of the best lipstick's I have tried lately and now my favorite daily choice. more...



Gyro Bowl Review

November 13, 2011

Gyro Bowl

Thanks to a great giveaway over at Coupon Savings in the South, I won a Gyro Bowl for my daughter. She had wanted one of these bowls since first seeing them advertised many months ago. I had to admit, they did look pretty cool! We noticed them in Target one day but already had a cart full. more...



"Torani's Authentic Coffeehouse Flavor" Program

November 10, 2011

Torani

Once the colder weather arrives, I seem to drink cups and cups of hot tea, just the regular black tea flavor with one sugar and a little milk. Sometimes I have a cup of coffee, the plain ole instant kind with one sugar and a little milk too, cream if I have it. My favorite splurge at a restaurant would be an espresso at the end of the meal or a latte from our corner coffee shop. more...



Circulon 8" Open French Skillet

November 4, 2011

Circulon


Well Circulon said it best: “This little pan will be your new best friend” and it is fast becoming mine already in the kitchen! This little pan is perfect for a quick omelet for breakfast, a side vegetable for dinner, or to heat leftovers the next day. It's quick, easy to handle and very easy to clean. The specially made aluminum more...



EP by Anthony F.: "Room Service is Extra"

October 17, 2011

Anthony F EP Cover

I seem to enjoy instrumentals. This music is just what I need sometimes when my mind is elsewhere; driving, cooking, cleaning. It's great to have in the background. I am currently enjoying Anthony F. over at Reverbnation. There are some great and groovy tunes to listen to, like "High on Angel Hill" and "The Drums". more...



The RoC® Challenge

July 22, 2011

SheSpeaksbutton

As a member of She speaks, I get invited to all kinds of fun programs. Recently, I signed up for the RoC® Challenge using RoC@ RETINOL CORREXTION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream for 12 weeks. Targeting my under eye wrinkles, I applied a little cream nightly. After just a few days, I noticed the appearance was less and am delighted I signed up for this challenge. more...



L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base

February 3, 2011

Loreal

L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base really is MAGIC! Although it comes in a small jar, this cream is thick and luxurious, so a little goes a long way. I am new to applying bases and will not need this product for my daily life but it will be my go to product each and every time I go out on the town to begin my makeup application. more...



BZZAGENT: L'Oreal Paris Collagen Micro Pulse Eye Cream

July 27, 2010

Loreal

As you know, I am a Buzzagent and my latest campaign is for L'Oreal Paris Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye. This cream claims to effectively reduce dark circles, wrinkles and puffy bags to give you (or me) brighter, smoother eyes and who can't benefit from that! I have only tested this product for three days and already see some improvement, little fine lines have diminished more...



One eskimO CD Review:

June 23, 2010

One eskimO CD Cover

I recently reviewed One eskimO's CD by the same name for One2OneNetwork.com, I had not heard of this band before and immediately liked their mellow, soulful music, in fact, I can't stop listening to them. It has fast become my favorite CD, it is fantastic, amazing. A brilliant CD for the car, iPod, anywhere you want to relax and enjoy some talented lads from London. We were lucky to catch their recent (sold out) show more...




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