Wednesday, July 18, 2018

An Inside Look at The Roman Guy Colosseum Ground Floor Tour

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated however, are genuine and belong to the authors. Post written by my 2nd oldest son and his girlfriend.

My son and his girlfriend have graciously offered to do another he-said/she-said write-up for me, regarding their recent trip to Europe, which included a few days in Rome, Italy. They used The Roman Guy for (2) of their tours including this Colosseum Tour (which included the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill), and they really enjoyed and appreciated them both! The Roman Guy offers tours for all of your favorite travel destinations in Italy, and I saw on their website that they also offer tours in Paris. Today's reviewers also wrote a guest post previously about their how they beat the lines (if you have visited there, you know that's a big deal!) using The Roman Guy Privileged Entrance Tour when they visited Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel (you can read about that here). Thank you Josh and Kiera, for contributing to my site. I love it when you visit (on the blog and in person). :)


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Baby It's HOT Outside: Cool Down with Cascade Ice Drink Recipes (Kid Friendly!)

I haven't put up a recipe post in a good long while, and what better way to make up for it than to share ice cold refreshment recipes...because baby, it's HOT outside. We're melting over here, but I have NO COMPLAINTS! I love summer and everything that comes with it. It's way better than ice and snow, and with Cascade Ice drinks in the house (my son's favorite!!), it's easy to cool down anyway! All 3 recipes come to you courtesy of Cascade Ice. You can modify as you see fit or drink up, as is!


An Inflatable Tumble Track Takes Practice to a Whole New Level

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


This air track tumbling mat is just what the doctor ordered in our family with four little ones making their way out of preschool and into kindergarten (well actually one is in Kindergarten and one will be next year). These kiddos are delightfully rambunctious and love to tumble, toss and turn at will...with the oldest officially being in gymnastics, and two of the three girls also being in dance class.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Traveling with HABA Terra Kid Binoculars


What's one way to make the long road trip more fun? Well if you're a child, HABA  Terra Kid Binoculars do the trick, both in and outside of the car. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Travel Made Easy with Bagail Bags!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


When we take a road trip, we always take along hygiene items, just in case we need them (better safe than sorry!), and on this trip it turned out we actually did! We stopped at a security-patrolled rest stop to snooze a little in between stops (I just wanted to catnap and drive through where we were instead of getting a hotel), and when we woke up we wanted to brush our teeth and wash our faces. Hurrah we had our backpack from Bagail packed and in the car for the 'just in case.'

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jet Express Takes You to Kelleys Island, Cedar Point or Put-in-Bay (from Sandusky, Ohio!) #LakeErieLove

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was offered an item at a comped or discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are genuine and my Jet-Express-loving own.


These are the signs we saw all over Sandusky, Ohio. Intriguing, because I didn't remember ever seeing them before; albeit the last time I was in the city, I didn't go around town (it was a family matter visit, no recreation involved). This time though, we were looking for things to do that were fun because we were on summer vacation, woohoo!! This was our destination for our stop-where-we we-want-along-the-way road trip, and we were so happy when we arrived. I went straight to my mom's, visited for awhile, slept for a bit, and woke up raring to go! Of course, grandma and little man were already up, had eaten and were goofing around. They both commented on my snoozing in so long (I'm usually the earliest riser in this whole family). :) It was going to be a good vacation!

My mom brought me a cup of coffee (ahhh, it's good to be 'home') and I remembered the signs. We talked about what to do for the day, and I pulled up the Lake Erie Shores & Islands website. I'll link it here so you can take a look if you are in the area too (or will be in the near future) because that website turned out to be an online Gold Mine! The team that put it together (and as much info. is on there, it had to be a team?) was thorough. There were awesome and plentiful options galore!

5 Winners! Paul, Apostle of Christ BluRay + DVD + Digitial #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a complimentary movie. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


It's not often there are three Christian movies on at the theater, at the same time, but that was the case when Paul, Apostle of Christ was playing. We went to see one of the three, definitely hoping to see this one, but our timing wasn't right that particular day. The movie had already started playing and was well into the plot by the time we arrived. I didn't want to miss the beginning. We happened to be in the area again 2 days later and went by the theater window to see what the movie play times were. It was already off of the big screen. Bummer.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Enter to #Win a Game of Choice from Goliath Games or Pressman Toy

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Summer is all about extra time to relax, play and unwind from the busy school year. One way we do that is with Goliath and Pressman Games. We have (5) new games for the summer, and it was hard to decide which one to play first. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo landed us on Rummikub & it's fast become one of our family favorites.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

My Son is an ICMAC 2018 Championship Kung Fu Gold Medal Winner!! Woot!


Photo Credit: Joe Keit Kung Fu
My oldest son is on the far right. I found this picture online while I was searching for pictures of him at his fight. He's been involved with Kung Fu on and off for many years, and was diligent about it when he was a kid. He used to be in the Lion Dance parades, and even made the newspaper a time or two (yep, saved those clippings). Now as an adult he goes in and helps train at the same place he was trained growing up (as seen in the photo above). How many ways do I love that? I can't even count them.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This Candy is SO GOOD! Lovely Candy Co. Assortment #giveaway

 Disclosure: I received samples to try and blog about if I wished (which I did). I was also offered the chance to provide a giveaway (sponsor mails prize). Thank you to Lovely Candy for both. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



What in the world is this that tastes so Lovely? Sorry, I just couldn't resist the easy pun. Once you taste these sweet treats though, you'll know how they got their name! I am not kidding when I say this is one of the best lines of candy I have ever tried. This is not a sponsored post, and I rarely ever do affiliate links (only if a campaign requires it and if so, I notify the reader immediately). I am just telling you about  my experience with the brand because I honestly love it! It's way better than the traditional candy you find in grocery/departments stores (way better) and it's made more thoughtfully too (see this story behind the company here).

Monday, July 2, 2018

The First Official Stop on our Summer Road Trip: Savannah, Georgia!

We parked in front of this gorgeous building when we first arrived in Savannah.
We put money in the meter and got out and walked around.
Little did we know, we wouldn't leave the city until very late that night. It was too beautiful to 'just stop-and-go.'

There are two types of road trips. The first is the one you take with one destination in mind, which usually entails trying to get from point (a) to point (b) in the shortest amount of time. The second type, is where you stop along the way, whether it is to pre-determined places or destinations that tickle your fancy along the way. We opted for the tickle-your-fancy choice, and what a trip it's been! Part of the joy is being unplugged. No phone (unless using the GPS) and all that time in the car together is why the word amazing was created. There's just something cool about taking a summer road trip. Our first on-a-whim stop, Savannah, Georgia.

Woodcarving Tips for Beginners


From a cute little bear carving for the kid's room to something more functional for the kitchen, wood carving is a popular pastime. It can almost be therapeutic to watch something emerge from a block of wood or a stick. You can take it up as a hobby or become good enough to make a nice little crafting business with practice.

GREAT SAVINGS! 25% Off Label Daddy Summer Camp Labels!

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Label Daddy has this great Daycamp Pack that has labels in multi-sizes for half the price of their bigger package, and I couldn't be more delighted!! My son is responsible in so many areas, but one he is refining (very slowly) is keeping track of things he takes to camp. This is a big deal because after a very short amount of time, his camp donates lost and found items to charity. Yeeikes!! I mean, not 'yeeikes' for the charity thing (hurrah for donating), but yeeikes that that's money down the drain for us, if he's got something in there that we missed. And so... we've turned to these great Label Daddy labels to save the day! While they have a TON Of choices for label and design, Mr. Basketball over here was set on Golden State Warriors logos. I don't mind. His favorite player is Stephen Curry, and I think he's a great role model (let's throw in another hurrah! for good role models) and so, that's the logo we selected. You can choose from different designs/colors, if you're not stuck on basketball. ;)

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Congratulations to the following winners, whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:

Ann won the Entenmann's Giveaway & Elizabeth was chosen for the MiniHub.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

War of the Wigs: Lace Front Wigs vs Full Lace Wigs


One of the things that leave people confused when buying wigs for the first time is whether to go full lace or lace front. What adds to the confusion is that these individuals wigs types have different variants with varied closure mechanisms and styles. In this post, aim to clear the basics. We will inform you about both of these wig types and their advantages. In the end, you should be able to make a better purchase decision based on parameters such as style preference and comfort.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Skip the Lines to Popular Attractions with The Roman Guy!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated however, are genuine and belong to the authors. Post written by my 2nd oldest son and his girlfriend.


My son and his girl have been traveling a bit lately.
They are going to share 3 of their travel posts on the blog (hurrah, I'm so happy to have them here!).
The 1st of 3: The Roman Guy, Skip the Line with the "Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour"
There is going to be a slight change of perspective and writing style in this post, assuredly a tad different than what you are accustomed to with my mother's writing   *dramatic pause* and not just mine. Today, there are two different perspectives and experiences of the same event. Kiera, my girlfriend, will share her thoughts and experience of the Tour of the Vatican, kindly and enjoyably lead by The Roman Guy as well as I will share mine.

Win All Three Smit Co. Kits! #Giveaway


All that glitters is not gold, and that's a-okay when it comes to this adorable Pedicure Party you can get from Smit. Co. Gilttery pink toe separators make painting your toes a breeze, even for the littlest of hands. Oh, and let me mention that the polish is non-toxic peel paint, which means your lil' darling is safe while using it. This collection gives you 3 different colors of polish, a nail buffer, and the toe separators. It also gives you an eye mask and sleep socks, as well as hand cream, so you can keep the pampered theme going all day (and night) long. I can totally see my granddaughter using this set with me (when she spends the night with Grandma Rosey) or her mom! How absolutely cute is this?!?!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Garden Lites Free Product Coupon #Giveaway


One for me, and one for you! I have two free product coupons. I'm keeping one to try a Garden Lites selection (got my eye on the cranberry/orange muffins), and I'm giving another away to a mail4rosey reader (because I thought some of you might like that!).


Monday, June 18, 2018

Caring for your Cat


If you have a cat as a pet, then your cat is likely treated as a member of the family. One of the ways that you probably care for your cat is by taking it to a veterinarian that offers feline services. When selecting a veterinary hospital Vancouver, WA offers, you should talk to the doctors and the staff to learn more about their background and how they interact with the animals that are treated in the facility. You should also read reviews and talk to people who use the services provided before taking your cat for any kind of routine or emergency treatment.