Monday, June 17, 2019

Solving the Problem of Missing Lunch Boxes at Camp! Viv & Lou

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One challenge we have been facing for the last couple of years is my son's lunch boxes disappear from camp. I don't know if it's because they look similar or identical to so many other kids' or not, but I suspect that is the reason, so I've taken steps to remedy the problem via Viv & Lou. These lunch boxes are gorgeous, functional, roomy and most of all, they do not look like the everyday lunch bags and boxes that you pick up at the grocery and/or retail store. 

Boudreaux has Launched Butt Paste with Natural Aloe

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Boudreaux's Butt Paste has always been a favorite of mine, and recently I learned there is a new version that has natural aloe in it!! Looking back, I remember when my mother-in-law introduced me to aloe many, many years ago. I had just been on her son's racing bike, and had burnt my leg on the muffler, riding on the back as a passenger. She took me out to her garden, sliced off a piece of aloe and opened it up. She told me to place it directly on my burn so it would ease the pain. It did work instantly, and I have been a firm believer of Aloe every since that day. I have also been a fan of the original Butt Paste for as long as I can remember, and while the original product is amazing in and of itself, I think that adding aloe is a great idea!

Friday, June 14, 2019

A Dinner Party DIY for Busy People

If you have a hectic life, it might be hard to find time for socializing with friends. Between your job and family commitments, you never have time to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal. With the help of services like Foodora, it can be a lot easier to enjoy family time or even plan an impromptu dinner party. At the end of the week, it’s nice to sit around with friends or family and unwind through food and fun. If you feel like that’s too much, here are a few insider secrets for a stress-free dinner party.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway Contest

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The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway Contest


Vacation Myrtle Beach is Giving Away an Oceanfront Condo, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner's choice)!!! One lucky winner will own this condo (this is not a timeshare).

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Collectible Captain Marvel Steel Book DVD Set Available Today at Best Buy!

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


Today Best Buy has the new Captain Marvel DVD set available in a Collectible SteelBook Edition, and I cannot wait to pick one up for our home collection. Have you seen it yet? My son wanted to watch it when it came out in theaters. Always a fan of the big comic book movies, I decided to say yes, and off we went. To be quite honest, I didn't know much about this character at all, and was slightly skeptical (gasp! I'm so embarrassed to admit that's true) to see it. I am happy to report that we enjoyed this movie every bit as much as we have enjoyed others from this series (that until now were more familiar to us). Consequently we now also better know who the lovely, smart and compassionate Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) is, now everyone knows who she is, and of course, we love her!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: Bed of Nails


It's all fun and games...

In the Orlando Area? Take the Short Trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


We decided to take a trip to Cape Canaveral, Florida over the weekend because we wanted to visit the John F. Kennedy Space Visitor's Complex. We have heard about it, of course, and seen pictures, but we wanted to see what it looked like in the flesh. We were not disappointed.  

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Audio Technica: Our Favorite Gaming Headset

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There are some items you can buy in generic or cheap form and they work just fine. There are others where you want the best quality you can get, and gamine headsets, for so many reasons, fall into that latter category. In our house, Audio-Technica has proven their products to us, over and over again. I am seriously thinking of buying this exact same pair for my oldest son to use, since he is doing a lot of work online with his real estate work and personal screening business (no  way his youngest brother is going to give up these, he's fallen madly in love with them). 

Tinkering Labs: A Great Gift Idea for Dad and the Kids to Use Together

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Do you have a dad who likes to tinker? If so, this Electric Motors Catalyst from Tinkering Labs may be just the thing to gift him this year! It's meant for those ages 8+ so the kids love it too. Best way to use it? Dad and the kids tinkering together, of course!

Dad Should Feel Special for More than Just a Day: Gentleman's Box Subscription Service

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This is how it arrives at the house, and already you know it's going to have some classy items inside. This gift does not come in your traditional brown paper packaging. The Gentleman's Box is a curated subscription put together for the man in your life, and it's perfect for any time of year, but most especially for this time of year, since Father's Day is right around the corner. What's inside, you might be asking? Well, let's take a look...

Let Dad Have a Pain-Free Day with Salonpas

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For the Father's Day gift that says you really care, there is a suite of pill-free over-the-counter analgesic products from Salonpas. Help dad enjoy his big day pain-free with topical OTC products that offer a safer and more effective way to be free of pain. Put a few Salonpas products in a gift basket that you make for dad and let him know you turly care about his health. 

Precidio Products are Great for Summer Travel

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Precidio has some absolutely wonderful items available that will make traveling so much easier this summer, for both adults and children. For me, it's the Kafe in the Box that is going to keep me going on the road. I won't have to stop for disposable coffee cups, plus its splash-proof and reusable. This is BPA / BPS and phthalate-free. It has a removable sliding tab top which makes for easy cleaning. What I love most about it is that it has an awesome inner liner that can be pulled out, plus it fits in the cup holder of my car. It comes in white, bronze, black and silver. The bronze is currently my favorite.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Blipblox Sythesizer for Kids with Giveaway!

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Are you taking a road trip this summer and worried about the kids being bored, or spending too much time on a screen (our easy go-to as parents in charge of a car ride)? If so, Blipblox is the perfect solution! This real synthesizer for kids will have your little ones (and not so little ones) lighting up as much as it does, and yes, it does light up! Best news ever? There is no learning curve, so your child/ren can get to work learning how to make songs, right out of the box. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Three Signs of Mold in Your Home


Most homeowners know that a mold infestation should be dealt with immediately, as exposure can have health consequences. But mold in the home isn’t always obvious. It can begin to grow after even a minor water event such as a leak in the basement or attic. To recognize mold, consider these three criteria based on the experiences of people who have sought out mold remediation Brevard County

Musty Odors

Not all of the 100,000 known types of mold give off a scent, but many do when they are colonizing. It’s typically an earthy, mildew-like odor that can occur anywhere in the home. Sometimes the smell will be worse when you turn on the air conditioning or heating. This is a sign that mold could be growing in the HVAC system. However, an odor doesn’t necessarily mean there’s mold growing. Nor does a lack of one mean the area is free of mold.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

VTech and LeapFrog Always Make for Good Baby Gift Ideas

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Here's the latest bundle of sweet joy that we have added to our family. Meet my daughter's daughter, which in and of itself has a special ring. She is super chill, and recently has become super smiley and she lights up like a lamp post when she sees or hears her mama. She is a joy, and I love her only the way a grandmama can love her precious new grandbaby (grandparents everywhere are shaking their heads in agreement). I don't see my grandchildren as much as I would like to, so when I visit, I like to bring along a little gift. Not every time, of course, but I'm not ashamed to admit, I do this a lot of the time. ;) Gotta spoil 'em while I can...and all that good stuff. I make sure to bring the 'good stuff' too. No cheap-o, never gonna use gifts from me; I have 4 kids of my own, and a pretty good handle now on what it is the little one's like.

GoDonut Phone or Electronic Device Holder

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Ready to get some Face Time in with the kids, but find it hard to talk to them and hold the tablet or phone? Enter the GoDonut which makes most any portable device instantly easy to access and use without having to hold it in your hand. This little beauty affords so many uses it's enough to make you giddy. It comes in different colors, including metallic, clear and glow-in-the-dark.

Travel Fusion has THE Perfect Travel Bag for Dad!!

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Have you heard of the Korin brand sold at Travel Fusion? This laptop Flexpack Pro backpack that locks is from Korin, and it's super stylish, useful, very durable but it's chock full of all kinds of thoughtful considerations, making it perfect for work or travel!

Extra TLC for the Pets in the Family


Here are the pet loves in our family. On the left is our 11-year-old cat Honey and on the right is my oldest son's puppy who is less than a year in age. We were at their house on Mother's Day and my granddaughter raced me to her front door. I let her beat me, not thinking in a million years that she would lock me out to try and be funny (totally forgot that kids do that). Her dad laughed and let me in, but when he did, their puppy slipped by me. He told me to grab her, but I tried and she bolted. Insert OMG. 

Winner Announcement



Congratulations to Alex whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter to receive winner's choice of the Alltul or KeySmart Pro..

Added June 7th: Congratulations to Will whose name was randomly selected as the winner of the $25 Visa Gift Code Giveaway from Entenmann's.

Friday, May 31, 2019

An Outdoor TV Would Sure Be Nice! Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs


There used to be a time when I thought purchases should be economical and practical more than enjoyable. It sounds like a no-brainer that the latter would be a primary factor, but for me, it was not. These days, however, I want to be surrounded by people and things that make me happy, that includes where I live, and what is in it> When I saw that Best Buy had this weatherproof  Veranda Series of SunBrite TVs built for outside areas, I was sold. I'd love to have a place like this where my family and I could sit and watch a fun show together, and still be in the great outdoors.