Monday, January 15, 2018

High Quality Essential Oils from Plant Therapy (with a KidSafe® line)

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I'll be the first to admit being slow to buy-in to the essential oil craze, but like it's been with some other things I took my good sweet time to try (high quality purses and shoes...yes, there IS a huge difference between them and those of lesser quality), a smartphone, and Netflix, (so funny to think I once had zero interest in watching it), once it was in the house, we all marveled how we lived without it, or why it took so long to try it. Even though I'm still learning about them, I love essential oils now. They are very diverse with so many uses to learn about and try. Headaches? Put a few drops of Peppermint Plant Therapy's 100% Pure Essential Oil in the diffuser close to where you are sitting, and feel that throb in your head dissipate and then disappear. If you catch the headache early, it really works, or at least that has been the case with me, every single time I've felt one coming on, since we got this oil in the house.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

When the Next Hurricane Comes, We Will be Better Prepared

This little guy was on our doorstep a few days after Hurricane Irma.
We took him in a plastic bag (because I'm chicken), back to the water.
He was a very happy (but who knew they could move so fast?!)
Living in South Florida, I am no stranger to the need for emergency preparedness. We once went 21 days without electricity when 3 hurricanes, one right after another, came over our house. It was drastic, and it was awhile ago now, but believe me, everyone in my family remembers it clearly. Though we did come up with ideas to make it fun in some ways, for the most part, that long stretch of time after the storms were gone was a real drag. One of my biggest concerns was water. Did we have enough? How tight would we have to ration it? At the time, I didn't realize all three of those hurricanes were going to head our way (though I do have to say our house didn't get any damage until the last one, where we lost part of our roof, all of our new carpet, and our fence). Though I was careful with my planning then, I now realize even more, that you have to be ready for the unknown, as best you can. Recently, Hurrica Irma was headed this way, and My Patriot Supply was there every step of the way, helping large organizations find ways to bring relief to those affected by the storm, including providing water filtration systems for ongoing hurricane relief efforts. Thank you, My Patriot Supply...and thank you to the many other companies who also pulled together to help make a tumultuous time more bearable.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Right Lighting for your Bathroom Matters!

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A Wide Selection of Bathroom Lights

When you are searching for bathroom fixtures St Petersburg area when decorating a new home or updating, there are hundreds of combinations of styles and finishes. You may find it difficult to make a selection from so many available, but it will be fun to check them out and then choose exactly what most appeals to you and that will complement the other d├ęcor in your bathroom. 

Practical, Cute or Fun! Quill has Everything You Need for Your Office and More!

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I have written about Quill before, and it's usually been about some of the very awesome office tips they offer that can be found on their blog. The fact remains though, that in addition to being a wealth of knowledge, they also sell everything you could need for your home or business office, at very reasonable prices!! My latest favorite? Their big selection of Washi Tape! They have so many designs (and Washi tape has thousands of uses!). I took a handful of them over the holidays and put them in stockings. They were very well received. The cat paws print was my fave, but the metallic colors were great too!! 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Five Gift Ideas for an Expectant Mom


If you have a friend or coworker who is expecting a baby, then you want to buy a gift for her that she will love. Why not go with something that is a little out of the ordinary? Consider five non-traditional gift ideas for an expectant mom.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

5 Reasons We are Happy to Bring in the New Year with Our JumpSport 14 ft Trampoline!

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JumpSport made for a happy holiday at my granddaughter's house,
and it has given her the opportunity for a new year that's going to be chock full of fun. 


There are many reasons why that is true. I will give you my top 5.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Have YOU Ever Needed a Personal Injury Attorney?


There have been a couple of accidents in our family. One namely with my 2nd oldest that really scared me a lot. No one really wants to talk about having an aggressive attorney until they are in need of one...then by all means, we're all-in. You want someone who is well versed in the area of law you need, and who also knows how to best utilize that information. The difference between a good and a great attorney can make all the difference in the world for you, especially when it comes to personal injury cases.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Brick Loot for the Kids! A Monthly Subscription Service they will Love!

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It seems like the anticipation and joy of snail mail has been pretty much lost on our newest generation. Children of all ages communicate via video chat to relatives who live far away, and older kids converse with everyone on social media and/or e-mail. Brick Loot changes that though, and leaves your kids excited to check the mail, as they wait for their monthly deliveries to arrive! 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Be a Detective for the New Year: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show in Orlando

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If you're looking for a fun way to bring in the new year, or a great way to spend an evening any time of the year, Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show in Orlando, FL. provides a unique way to get together with your family, significant other or celebratory crowd (there were a lot of birthday parties gathered when we went, which I thought was such a good idea!).

Friday, December 29, 2017

How To Save Money As A New Parent

Have a new baby is an exciting time for any couple. However, while people often warn new parents about the sleepless nights and constant stress, they don't often warn them about just how expensive a new baby really is.

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Alissa whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Quarto Knows Wall Calendar giveaway.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Free Christmas Wallpaper Courtesy of WallpaperCave.com

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas holiday!!! We'll be spending ours with family and friends, and although a couple of people are missing (my mom for sure, who lives out of state), I know it's going to be a wonderful day. My wish for you all is to have a wonderful rest of the season and a very blessed new year!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Utter Nonsense: Hilarious Accent Game to Ring in the New Year

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If your family and friends get together for Christmas or New Year's Eve I have the perfect game for you to break out. Utter Nonsense is a hilarious game that brings out the best accent in you, perhaps one you didn't even know that you had. For example, you might draw the card 'pirate' or 'chicken' for your accent type. Then you have to say the phrase on the card drawn.  Try talking like a chicken while saying an everyday phrase. I promise you, it's not as easy as it sounds. ;) 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Adventure Force Light Command (Hot Toy!) with #Giveaway

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Recommended for ages 9+, the Adventure Force Light Command is a motorized blaster the kids are going to love! It is also a gift that has made the top rated toys (by kids) at  Walmart. This is the kind of gift you know a child is going to enjoy because it not only has all elements of fun, but it also is motorized and it lights up. Instant bliss for my 10-year-old boy. ;) 

iFLY Indoor Skydiving is THE Best LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA!!!


Still looking for the perfect idea for a gift this holiday season, but you're running out of time? Don't get a run-of-the-mill 'cutesty' gift from the store that you pick up on a whim, get 'em the gift of flight instead! SO reasonably priced, and so much fun. iFLY Indoor Skydiving has locations all across the United States, and quite a few internationally. We visited the one in Orlando, Florida!

5 Tips to Avoid Indulging on Holiday Office Treats!

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There all kinds of ways to splurge and enjoy yourself during the holiday season that don't include filling up on junk that looks deceitfully good, but is oh so bad for your healthy eating. Quill understands the tempatations are real, but so is the desire to be true to you. While 'all things in moderation' holds true as a personal mantra, we definitely want to be mindful of snacking this time of year in the office when EVERYONE is deciding to bring in snacks and holiday treats (most of which are filled with lots and lots of sugar).

Monday, December 18, 2017

GuruNanda Rose Gold Oil Diffuser

I received a press release for Gurunanda's Rose Gold Oil Diffuser and wanted to share it with you, since it is a brand that I love. My daughter has the Gurunada Honeycome diffuser that works amazing and looks great too. it actually changes color (as does this one) and emits wonderful scents into the air. The Honeycomb diffuser is actually included in my Holiday Gift Guide, if you'd like to take a look.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Salonpas Pain Relieving Liquid Roll-On or Cream

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When you strain a muscle in your back, there's nothing you want more than instant long-lasting relief. Add affordable to the mix and you've got an all-around winner. These things are exactly what you get when you use Salonpas. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing and numbing relief in a roll-on version is kept in my desk at work, and the pain relieving cream sits in my medicine cabinet at home. That way I'm protected no matter what, should the need arise.

Who Wants to Win a Calendar for the New Year?


It's that time of year where we are starting to look ahead to the new year, and one of the ways we do that is to get a new wall calendar. I have several here from Quarto Knows that I have given to family and friends for Christmas gifts, and one I have kept for my own.

Waldo Recalls his Favorite Travel Destinations!


The only thing better than a Waldo book is an oversized Waldo book that's in hard cover. This 32-page book measures 12.1 x .0.4 x 11.8 and it takes you to 12 destinations that Waldo loves most. It is recommended for ages 5-9, but of course, Waldo is fun for everyone! My son and I like to browse through this book and find the different Waldo's when we're waiting for something or just have some down time. Be warned though, it's addictive!

This book is from Candlewick Press, a beloved site for holiday gift giving each and every year, but also a wonderful site to peruse for your favorite books any day or time!