Sunday, July 31, 2016

20% Off #HimalayanSalt Lamp from Himalayan Salt Shop!

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I have a grown son with a girlfriend who is an esthetician. That same son was here visiting not long ago, and he went nuts over my lamp from the Himalyan Salt Shop...not for himself, but for his girl. I guess it's something she always says she wants to buy. It also happened to be very close to the time they were going to celebrate their third year dating guess what my son ended up getting for his girl? Yep, the same lamp. She was DE-lighted! When she got her gift, she texted me a picture of her lamp all lit up at night, which made me laugh. I understand what all the fuss is about though, these lamps really are pretty great.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Protecting Their Eyes in a Stylish Fun Way: Real Kids Shades

Summer is definitely in full swing, and one thing you want to make sure you do is protect your children's eyes when they're outside. Real Kids Shades always has the best sunglasses for kids. They do look stylish but they also have a lot of features parents can appreciate.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Every Mom Should Focus on These 3 Things

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It’s summer, and you finally have a little time to relax with your kids and forget about homework and time commitments, even just for a window of time.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mangos Tropical Cafe in Orlando_A Fun Night of Dancing and Dining. You Know You Deserve It!

I've found a place where no one has their cell phone out, unless it's to take pictures of the show. Yep, it's that entertaining. This is a dining experience like no other, and you'll find it in Orlando (there's also one in South Beach/Miami)'s called Mango's Tropcial Cafe-Orlando, and believe me, you don't want to miss it!

Baby Magic Product Giveaway in the House!

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Baby Magic is one of those staples most everyone with children has in their house at one time or another, and more often than not, it's a brand that's in the hosue with baby's on a regular basis. My grandma bought it, my mom always had it in the house, and when my kids were little I had it too. Now I have a grandbaby and a whole slew of other wee little ones in the family, so it's a brand I still have in my house today. Why? Because it smells so good!!! And it works great, every single time.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Label Daddy Camp Pack Perfect for Summer (and see other options for back-to-school!)

This Label Daddy Camp Pack has saved my life!!! Okay...well, not my life, but my son's life!! I mean, his DS, which to him is as close as it gets to breathing. ;)  Yes, I'm exagerrating a lot, but my son does love his DS and he's enrolled in a day camp that lets them bring one electronic device along. There is one day a week where they don't have an off-site or big on-site event, so I let him bring it that day. Twice, not once...twice, he's left it behind. Anything left behind goes immediately to Lost & Found. You don't want a DS in a Lost & Found. Add to that fact his carry-case is a big red bag with Mario stitched on the there's not a lot of guesswork as to what's inside. Both times we've been able to recover the DS because everything on it and in it, and I do mean everything, has a Label Daddy Camp Pack Label on it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bixbee Knows Practical Can be Fun! Blue Shark Duffle Bag for Kids

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Free Shipping & Handling through Labor Day
& 15% off for all new e-mail subscribers!

When you travel, if you do it often (and maybe even if you don't) you like to have a suitcase or bag that makes you happy. For me, it's a Mickey Mouse hardback I've come across that does the trick. For my son, it's the Blue Shark Camo duffle bag by Bixbee.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Magical View Room at Park Inn by Raddison in Orlando

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Park Inn by Raddison Resort & Conference Center Orlando
I used to think that it was ridiculous to pay a lot of money for a hotel room, and then not hardly use it all because you were out and about all day and night long doing something in the area. Then I stayed at a budget motel... to prove my point. Let me just say, a). I was wrong and b). never again!! So this trip, we opted to go back to our norm and stay someplace so much nicer. The Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center, located in sunny Orlando, Florida was in a word, 'perfect!' It's not 'cheap' but it's definitely affordable and you and your family will love it!

Some Things Really are Worth the Price! Audio Technica Bluetooth Headphones

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Headphones can run anywhere from $1.99 in a department store, to hundreds of if you're in the market to buy a pair, you probably wonder why anyone would pay the latter, when the former pair works just fine. Well, the cheaper pair will work just fine, but only for a very short time (sometimes they only last a day before you have a problem). A quality purchase, like you'll find at Audio-Technica, takes away all of your headphone worries because you'll know in an instant that you're going to get high quality sound, durability, comfort and style.

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Tracy whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the H20GO color changing swimming pool.

The Benefits of Eating Healthy Foods

Have you been gaining weight recently and you don't know why? Have you been feeling sick and run down? The reason for these things could be as simple as what you are putting into your body every day. You have probably already know that eating healthy is important. However, this is something that is not very easy for many people to do. They become set in their ways in terms of the foods they eat on a regular basis. It can be hard to break free from bad eating habits. However, changing the way that you eat could be essential when it comes to improving your overall health. Here are a few of the positive things that can come from eating a healthier diet.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blue Apron Lets EVERYONE be a Gourmet Chef! Even Me!

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Instantly cook like a gourmet chef. Really!
Everything was packed in ice. The meat was in its own separate compartment.

I've found something that makes it really look like I know what I'm doing in the kitchen! No seriously, if it makes me a great cook, it's going to be a cinch for you too (because until now, I've been seriously kitchen-challenged).

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day AND Month with a T-Fal Kick Stand Ice Cream Scooper!

Did you know, July 17th is National Ice Cream Day and July is National Ice Cream Month? You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! At least that's how it feels on a hot day at Sea World. Bring on the chocolate covered vanilla Shamu-shaped ice cream!!

Scoops through even the hardest of ice creams
& has a kick-stand to elevate the scoop off of the counter

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kidz Bop 32 Available Now!

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Every single time we get a Kidz Bop CD, I say it's my favorite. Not long ago, we picked up the Greatest Hits and I thought they couldn't do any better!! Well, with Kidz Bop 32, I've again said those words...'this is the best one yet!'

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Slammers SuperFood Snacks Now Come in Creamy Banana Chocolate!

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Recently my niece and nephew recently came to visit. They're some of my most favorite littles and I was happy to babysit them. THIS is one of, if not THE favorite of their snacks. It is something I feel good giving them because not only does it taste great (like a banana milk shake with a touch of cocoa!) but it also is has a pretty great ingredient list, and 7 grams of protein per pouch.

What's In Your Beach Bag?

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The beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Beach (Florida, US)
Beach days are favorite days for our family. Everyone from the oldest to the youngest likes to spend the day by the ocean, and I do too! That is especially true since I moved away from it for so long. Nothing makes you take a new look at things you love more than moving away from them! I feel such a renewed sense of appreciation every single time I go to the beach now. Heck, I feel a sense of appreciation even when we drive by the beach!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

What Are You Drinking in Your Ozeri Glasses This Summer?

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Awhile back I wrote about some awesome Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Iced Tea and Coffee Glasses I came across. I opted for two at the time, to test them out and see how I liked them. Well, I loved them, so now I've decided to add (6) more of them to my kitchen.

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Richard whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Photographing Tourist book giveaway.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

$5 Off and Free Shipping on the Monkey Mat

Monkey Mat, AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK, allows you to make your space, any place! Originally inspired by an unexpected six-hour layover at the airport (constant cringing while two babies crawled all over dirty floors!), and also by overall active lifestyles, this go-everywhere large mat in attached ultra-compact pouch gives you a clean space on the go - no more bulky blankets! Perfect for all ages, all places - park, beach, concerts, dirty airport/hotel floors, camping, hiking, sports events & more!

My readers get to save! Use coupon code "USFAM" for $5 off + Free Shipping! .@usfg

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sunglass Warehouse: Quality Sunnies for Adults that Look Great and Don't Cost a Fortune!

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Thinking if he looked cute enough he might get to keep the sunglasses.
Nice try, buddy. Nice try. :)
We got a package from Sunglass Warehouse, and my son got permission to open it and see what was inside. "Which pair do you like best, Mom?" That's what he asked me when he was trying on the sunglasses I got for his two older brothers. Clearly both pairs were too large for him, they are made for adults. ;) The Whistler pair you see in the picture above? Just over $10 and they come in a variety of colors (frame and lens color choices). I like these, and was 'this' close to keeping them for myself, but I haven't done anything nice for the big boys lately. They both love sunnies, so I thought these would be perfect.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Everglades Holiday Park: We Took an Airboat Tour of the Everglades!!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by US Family Guide and Everglades Holiday Park.

This is a good friend of mine and my kids are lucky enough to call her aunt. She looks sweet and innocent, but I'm telling you, she's a crazy woman when it comes to adventure! For the last 13 years we've lived in separate states (though we did visit each other from time to time. She even flew up to Michigan to help decorate my youngest son's nursery...yeah, that's a good friend). That means we've got a lot of fun time to make up for, and to help us do that, this summer we've created a 'bucket list' of sorts that we're slowly ticking off one by one. Some of the things she puts on there really stretch my adventure zone. ;)  I'm no slouch in the adventure department, mind you. I'll travel most anywhere, ride any rollercoaster, and I really am down with trying new things... but some things make me driving fast, airboats (not the boat itself, just the fact that we're over dangerous things...I know weird, we'd probably never end up in the drink, but if we did... lol!), and white water rafting (something on her list we haven't done yet *gasp*).

ToiletTree Travel Toothbrush

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Everything you love about an electric toothbrush,
you can now get in a battery-operated smaller size.
Perfect for when you are on-the-go!
It is no secret we like to travel, and summer is the time to go-go-go. My kids like to go too, and my youngest is Mr. Hotel (he LOVES to be in a hotel room), but one thing he does miss when we are away from home is his electric toothbrush. No way we're taking that though, it doesn't have a cover, it's not easy to pack up and I worry the charger will get damaged in transit. Thankfully, we now have ToiletTree to the rescue!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fun Summer Inflatables from Oriental Trading!

There's just something summery about pulling out the inflatables, and no one does those better than Oriental Trading!! I like them because they're instant fun, easy to put away, and they don't take up a lot of space.

Oriental Trading has a huge selection of inflatables to choose from, some of my favorites are below:

Inflatable Tropical Buffet: The solution of where to put the food when you need the tables for the guests is now over. These little tropical buffet is 54" x 2ft. and can be filled with ice to keep your food and drinks cool. Perfect for a Hawaiian-themed party, don't you think?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Would a Worm Go On a Walk? Hard Cover Book #Giveaway

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Would a worm go on a walk? That is the question of the day, in this beautifully written book by author Hannah C. Hill. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Vandor Has Marvel, Sonic, Snoopy and More!

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I gotta tell ya, I'm all about the fun things like you see above. Bring me four Marvel Comics coasters, a pair of Sonic glasses and a Snoopy drinking cup and I'm just downright giddy. You can find all of these items and SO MUCH more at

Friday, July 1, 2016

10 Things I'm Loving This Summer! All Items $30 and Under (most for much less)!!

Our family has been doing quite a few things this summer, making it one of our best ever yet!! Along the way we've also been sent some products to test out and see how we feel about them. Some I like, some I don't. I'm going to list my top 10 favorites here, and you can see if you might like them too. Please note, these are in no particular order of favoritism, as they are all very different from one another...the common bond they have is that they're all just items I like owning.

The Sip & Spin Cup has a pinwheel that spins every time you take a drink.

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Richard whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Master Lock / Sentry Safe (choice of prizes) giveaway.