Friday, June 15, 2018

Spoil Dad with Community Coffee Cold Brew Recipes!

It's the weekend...the weather is perfect, and I'm ready to sit back and relax with an ice cold Community Coffee Cold Brew! Have you seen these in stores yet? They're so easy to make, and super delicious too. 

Contigo Couture Collection: Practical Father's Day Gift Idea! #FathersDay

What is it with dads and stainless steel? Maybe it's brilliance??? Dads know quality, and how to get the most bang for the buck in terms of durability, so why not use stainless steel whenever you can, and that includes for your beverage bottles too! Dad works hard, so making sure he stays hydrated is a must. Contigo has created the new Couture Line where the bottles are classy enough to be in an art gallery, but functional enough to be gifted to dad for work or play (and he'll love it!!). 

I LOVE Filters Being Delivered to My Door!

This is a water filter for my refrigerator. why am I taking a picture of it?! Because FilterSnap takes the measurements you need for a refrigerator and/or air filter (more on that shortly), and sends one to you, per your schedule request via U.S. you don't ever have to worry again about not having time to replace it (my shopping schedule is severely limited at times, I 'get' it!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Almost Wordless Wednesday: It's LEGO Time!

My son is a LEGO collector. My faves of his newest collection are the Joker and Penguin cars.

GuruNanda Makes an Essential Oil Diffuser for your Car?! #FathersDay

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If you have a dad in your family who works hard and spends a lot of time in the car/van/truck, especially if they are doing labor or outside work, things can get a bit stinky inside of their vehicle, I'm sure. GuruNanda, the guru of all things essential oils and diffusers has come up with yet another innovative and awesome product, and this one can be used in the car! Not only can you select calming or refreshing essential oils to help dad clear his mind while driving, but you can also significantly help him clear the air. ;) Of course if dad works a white collar job, he would enjoy this too. Essential oils provide natural aromatherapy that (depending on the choice used) can help in a variety of ways... relaxation, invigorating, de-stressing, you name it.

6 Tips for Choosing a Plumber

The traditional image of a plumber isn't very flattering. It also isn't very accurate. A good plumber is a highly-trained professional with a lot of skill, knowledge and experience in everything from sink pipes to shower drains, and it takes effort to track these kinds of people down. You can't just flip open the phone book and find them at random.

So what steps should you take to locate a good plumber near you, and how can you be sure that you're hiring the right person for the job? Here are just a few suggestions.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Win new Breakfast Catering from McDonald's!

I think it is so convenient that McDonald's restaurants in Central Florida are now offering catering for breakfast! If your office is anything like mine (starting super early in the a.m.) you can probably relate to being relieved/glad when your administration announces there is breakfast in the break room! What better treat to give your employees than piping hot pancakes (their hotcakes are so good!), a delicious parfait, or one of the breakfast sandwiches they provide in the morning??

$25 Visa Gift Code & Free Product Coupon #Giveaway plus Entenmann's Father's Day Sweepstakes!

The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®

He's laughing because he can't hold even one of the Little Bites® in his hand without really wanting to eat it. After trying this new Vanilla flavor, I'm here to say I don't blame him one little bit(e). These are by far my favorite of all the flavors that have been made thus far (though my son loves them all and has since the first time he tried them years ago). My only boo hoo is that these are Limited Edition, which means they're going to be gone soon!! Get yours while they last. You're not going to regret it. These are delicious. 

Now let's talk about something else that is related, and still fun...


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Engraved Photos on Dog Tags for Father's Day!

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 If you're looking for something unique to get dad for Father's Day, how about a picture of the kids on a dog tag necklace? It's 'manly' while still sentimental, and it's definitely a cool idea.

Did You Know that Lonely Planet Makes Books for Kids?!

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One way to foster the love of travel for children is to a). travel (ha, of course!) and b). purchase engaging books for children to read about traveling. Lonely Planet has been our go-to when we are on the move for quite awhile. All of our trips to Europe have included a LP travel guide because they're super helpful, and spot-on with their suggestions for food, accommodations, sites to see, and more. I know many of you have heard of them as well, but did you know they have a line of books for children in this area as well? I did, but not to what extent, until now...

Friday, June 8, 2018

$50 Oriental Trading Gift Card #Giveaway!

MyCharge HubMini Portable Charger #Giveaway

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I know a lot of you are planning your summer travel destinations even as I type. We are doing the same over here. I always say the best souvenirs when you are traveling are the photos that you take! One of my grown children is going through different places in Europe right now, and one of the first things I asked him was if he had chargers and powerbanks ready to go, so his phone wouldn't die at important times (he takes his pictures with his iPhone). Of course, he's my son, so he already had that taken care of, atta' boy, kiddo! ;) One of the best chargers for travel is the MyCharge MiniHub portable, and let me tell you why...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Insurance 101 for the Modern Woman

Photo taken from my car window. That is the STREET! Flooding is everywhere.
Lots of people around here are glad they have the right insurance. It's always best to be prepared!
You work hard and play hard, and you need insurance to cover everything from your car to your home to your life. Do you really need that much coverage? Yes, you do, and bundling insurance often helps you save that much-needed dough for a cosmetic shopping spree in the end. Take into account the dangers of not carrying insurance, including an uninsured motorist ding on your driving record. Then, contact a professional to help you find the best coverage you can get, but wait! Do this first.

Friday, June 1, 2018

5 Winners Get a BibleForce First Heroes Bible to Call Their Own!

My youngest son is really enjoying his new BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible for children. This one is geared for ages 6-10. My son is on the higher end of that, but I foresee him liking this for a long time to come.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Much Ado About Fresh Air, Food and Toys R Us ;)

Today was the last of a three-day weekend, technically four for me, but that's another story for another day, and after almost two straight weeks of rain, we were ready to venture into the great outdoors for some fresh air. We went to a friend of mine's house for a bit, and then we headed out to the waterfront that is fairly close to her house. It was amazing to be out, it's been far too long.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Looking for a Physics Tutor in Singapore?

It is time, or almost time, for summer break from school for most of us. That is true for K-12 or college, unless you are like my oldest, who just graduated with his AA and is taking summer classes, moving right on into his Bachelor's Degree (congrats, son!). My oldest is like me, and has a natural bent for academics. He also, unlike me, has a wonderful bent for being able to fix anything that's in front of him (oh how I wish there was tutoring for that!).

Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the following winners who were randomly selected by Rafflecopter as giveaway winners: Ashley for the Mangiacotti Whips & Maryann for the Canvas Print from The Canvas Factory.

Get Rid of Stale Air with the AirFree Air Purifier!

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What resembles Darth Vader's helmet, can be held in your hand, and is extremely effective for ridding a room of stale air? If you guessed an Airfree Air Purifier, of course you would be correct!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bagail Canvas Cartoon Cat Backpack

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Bag available in pink, gray or black!

My granddaughter loves cats. She loves her real cat, Hansey (short for Hansel, as in the fairytale). She also loves any and everything to do with cats, kittens, etc. So when I came across this Bagail Canvas Cartoon Backpack, I was instantly sold!