Friday, July 21, 2017

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando


Looking for dinner with flash? It doesn't get flashier than the Medieval Times in Orlando, Florida. Literally. The sparks fly, the cheers are loud, the food is good and the battle IS on!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Giveaway! Lil' Lemonade Stand-Off™ A Memory Matching Game

You have probably heard the saying, 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Learning Resources has taken that saying to heart, creating a brand new matching game called Lil' Lemonade Stand-Off: A Memory Matching Game. This one isn't your typical cardboard squares flip-over kind of memory game.What makes it different than other matching games? 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Buying Stock for Yourself or as a Gift has Never Been Easier! #HappyInvesting #GiveStockpile

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience. I am not affiliated with or own an investment in any company or brand mentioned, and have no plans to do so. Securities products are not FDIC insured. Not bank guaranteed. May lose value.


Can you invest in the stock market? Would you gift shares to someone?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How To Make Extra Cash For The Summer

Disclosure: A big welcome to my guest blog poster for the day.


Just about all of us could use some extra spending money, especially during the summer when there are so many things that we want to see and do. Unfortunately for a lot of us, money can be tight. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make extra cash. Here are some tips on how you can get the money you need to do the things you love this summer.

Yeezy Boost 350 Shoes That are in Stock!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated however, are genuine and my Yeezy-loving own.


WonderKicks.com has the Yeezy Boost 350 Shoes in Stock!
I have two boys who are grown and on their own. I see them both fairly regularly (hurrah!), but since they've moved out of the house I don't really get to spoil them all that much. Today, however, I will get to treat them both, as I hand over to them a brand new pair of Yeezy sneakers; the latest and greatest sensation from Adidas and musical artist Kanye West. To be quite honest, I hadn't heard of this kind of shoe, but only because I'm a grandma who doesn't much follow the latest trends in fashion. When I asked the boys if they had heard of 'Yeezy' though, they both definitely had (they're both in their 20's), and one of them had a friend with him who got extremely excited by the name. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Help Share the News! Freshpet® Sends Help For Shelter Cats


I've always been an animal person, especially when I was young. I used to get so worked up when I'd see a dog running loose, afraid he'd get hit by a car or not be loved (lonesome). It was a big deal to my youthful heart.

We always had dogs when I was growing up (one I brought home from the fair, hahahaha, but that's a story with a funny twist for another day ;) ). They always lived to be 15 or older, so they were family, AND they made me think I was just a 'dog person.' Enter today where we've had a cat enter our lives and steal our hearts. When we first met him he was old and broken, a victim of a raccoon attack we think, he is now (still) old and completely healthy (save for the one eye he has that could not be saved), content and a real sweetheart.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peach Skin Sheet Set Giveaway

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Sheet Set Giveaway

1 - Winner

I keep seeing these sheets online and everyone just raves about them. Someday soon I'm going to pick up my own set, just to give them a whirl. They have a new Cotton Candy Pink set I'm really diggin' Yeah...some people still say, 'diggin.' ;)

 Good luck to all who enter!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Little Bites® #Giveaway $25 Visa Gift Code and Product Coupons!

Disclosure: 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®

The new Smurfs movie was only the 2nd movie ever
that she'd seen in a theater, and she loved it!
It's funny how unpredictably things turn out sometimes isn't it? Awhile back we took my granddaughter to see her first movie. It was a little rough, but the only movie for kids on at the time, so we decided to give it a go. She LOVED it (Pete's Dragon). We had her over again when the Smurfs were playing in theaters, so when she asked me, 'Grandma Rosey, are we going to see another moovvviieee?' it was a sure bet that we were gonna (yes, I know 'gonna' isn't a real word). 

Guess what? She LOVED the movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village too, but when it got to a certain part towards the end (I won't give it away for those of you who haven't seen it yet) she almost started to cry. She was empathizing with the character. Of course, I jumped right in with my instant grandma aid (they're so easy to appease at 4) and told her oh boy, "I'll be glad when such and such does such and such..." (again, no spoilers here ;) ) and she perked right back up and agreed in that sweet little breathless, big-eyed voice only a toddler can give you, "Oh me too, Grandma Rosey!" The movie stole her heart and now the Smurfs are one of her most favorite characters ever. Enter a new generation of Smurf Lovers. My mom's favorite cartoon is the Smurfs too. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And of course, we enjoy them too. Who wouldn't? 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Community® Coffee Company has kicked off its Annual Tailgate Traditions Sweepstakes!

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

Community® Coffee always hits the spot!
Coffee is one of my most favorite things. I know I am not alone on this...there is just something awesome about kicking back with a warm (or iced) cup of coffee and all out relaxing for a minute or two. It's grounding and enables me to get back into the groove of the day (or to start the day) in a motivated way. I have a question for you though...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Merlin Entertainments Makes for a Magical Family Time in Orlando

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are my Merlin-Entertainments-Loving own!



Merlin Entertainments has these three great attractions, all in a row, that make for an awesome way to spend some time in Orlando. We went there recently and it was a great alternative to the hustle and bustle we usually voluntarily dive right into when we are in the area (theme parks, most generally). In fact it was so low-key that it was relaxing and so, so very nice. It was definitely an easy way to get quality family time in, away from the daily tasks of life, and w.o.r.k. (which I love and appreciate, but you get what I'm saying). You can select one to attend, or get a discounted ticket price if you go to all three!

Zulily Contest! Great Prizes! Limited Time to Enter to #win! #ZulilyPictureDay

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


Important to Note: Everyone who enters gets $10 off $75 purchase! 
Perfect timing for Back-to-School Shopping! 


How Does it Work?

Monday, July 10, 2017

The MyCharge AdventurePlus Allows You to Charge Two Devices on the Go!

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

Photo Source: Powering Things on the Go With MyCharge.

Yes, it's nice to unplug sometimes, but it's important too, especially if you're going to be far from home, or somewhere you might need to communicate at some point, to ensure your phone or other electronics are charged, if for nothing else, then for the 'just in case.' MyCharge has a large selection of chargers and the like but it's this highly portable AdventurePlus (from the Adventure series) that I am really loving right now. This keeps my electronic devices charged when I'm camping with the kids, traveling across states or just out and about, away from home for the day or the weekend.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

First Thing You Buy for a Cruise? An Otterbox...Gotta Protect that Phone!

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


'tis the season to travel and when you're on the go, you simply have to take an Otterbox with you to protect your phone. If you're like me, you've learned this lesson the hard way. Almost every person I know has had a cracked phone screen or broken phone at one point or another, because it's hard to hold onto them all of the time. We take them with us so many places that they're bound to have a spill or two (or twenty). We had an incident today, the phone was charging on my computer, one of my kids didn't realize it and slung it clear across the room accidentally. I admit, I was worried for a second or two, but I picked it up and there was no damage. I have an Otterbox.

Graeter's Handcrafted French Pot Ice Cream Giveaway!

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



Ice Cream is good any time of the year, but it's especially good this time of year when it's so hot outside. My youngest and I like to have ice cream cones, mm hmm, oh yes, we do, and we indulge in them at least once a week during the summer. We make a big deal of it too. Graeter's Handcrafted French Pot Ice Cream helps make that time extra special. With their rich, creamy, and oh so delicious varieties we can't help but ooh and ahh over the ice cream cone creations we've been having fun making.

Friday, July 7, 2017

International Trips are Affordable when you Book with Hotels.com

Get your Passport Free!! Find out how to get a $110 credit from Hotels.com
when you book your international trip with them. Offer ends July 31, 2017
The most important thing you need for international travel is a passport, but surprisingly, only 36% of Americans have one. Have you been dreaming of traveling abroad but didn't really want to spend the money for the passport? Hotels.com has a motivating sale going on now through the end of July (offer ends July 31st, 2017) where you will receive a $110 credit for all international trips planned that are $800 or more. That's the price of your passport. Talk about incentive. No more excuses is a good thing, right? Saving $110? Even better.

We used to travel internationally on our Spring Breaks and that is one of my fondest memories of that time in my life. There's something exciting about visiting places that are far from home, that you've only heard of but never seen. I only wish I had known then what I know now, and that IS that you can get great deals and save a ton of money when you book your international trips on Hotels.com.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Emoji Labels from Label Daddy are Perfect for School or Camp!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Though I must note, this is a product/company I have used many times and believe in. All opinions stated are genuine and myown.
The emoji labels are cute.
Choose from a large variety of emoji characters/colors/backgrounds to make your camp labels!
Label Daddy is a company that was created by two dads who have been best friends since they were 16-years-old. That is pretty awesome, the American Dream right in front of our very eyes. :)  The company is a good one too, creating all kinds of high quality labels for any kind of need you can imagine.

The 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 by Graco is the Only Car Seat You Will Ever Need

Reinforced Steel Frame & Safety Features by the Dozen!
This photo was taken to show you how it looks.
We still had to straighten the belt on the bottom and add the TWO
cupholders (one for her snacks and one for her drinks) before we took her on the road.
My grandchild is my most precious 'cargo,' and while riding in the car, I want to make sure she is comfortable and first and foremost, safe. Graco has this new 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat that will meet your every need, her every want, and has every safety feature you can imagine (and more). It is definitely not your ordinary car seat. I think every inch of this Graco Car Seat is extraordinary.

Friday, June 30, 2017

These Selections from Silver Dolphin Books are Simply Magical

NOT your average book!
Wait until you see how cool these are...I think you'll love them!
Silver Dolphin Books has a lot of great selections for the kids, that has always been the case, but these books I'm going to show you here are the most interactive books I've seen that are non-technology and the kids just LOVE them!

Don't Entirely Trust the Car Dealer? Go to Cars.com Before You Purchase!

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



When it's time to buy a new (or used!) car, you want to have your facts straight. Once you've narrowed it down to the few choices you like and might want to test drive (or perhaps you can use it as a tool to be able to narrow it down), head on over to Cars.com and access their written and video reviews to get the good, bad and in-between from people who have actually driven them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I Haven't Done a Random Thoughts Post in a LONG Time!

It's been awhile since I did a random thoughts post, and I have a little down time for a change, so... why not?!

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
First and foremost, while my weekdays have been full of nothing but work, work, work, work, work (blame Rihanna and my kids, I can't say 'work' without that song coming to mind), my weekends have been full of family time!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Kim whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Polaroid Snap Touch Camera.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

We Love Sunglass Warehouse: Patriotic Sunglasses Perfect for the 4th of July!

Disclosure: We got the sunglasses free. We love them though, and all opinions stated are genuine and my own.



Basketball is my son's new thing. He's always been in soccer, and he likes it, but recently he and his buds decided to take up bball on the court, and though he's not playing on a team (yet) it's obviously something he loves. Almost daily he asks me to take him to the court, and more times than not his friends end up there too. I think it's a sweaty, icky game (hey, it's hot out there) but I take him, and I stay... and wait for him to be done playing. And I always end up smiling and having a good time because this is a game that makes him laugh. He's having a good time out there. Keeping him protected while he's playing matters to me too (like I said, the sun is bright) so we bring plenty of water, slather him with sunscreen and protect his eyes with shades. Sunglass Warehouse  has these great Patriotic Retro Square Nation Shades that cost just under ten dollars, and they're the ones he's been wearing lately. He loves them and I do too. :)

These plastic, non-mirrored lenses provide  99% UVA/UVB Sun Protection for my son's eyes, and they have a cool patriotic theme that's perfect for the upcoming holiday. What more could you ask for, right?  You can learn more about these shades and all the other great sunglasses sold at Sunglass Warehouse by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Huge 4th of July Sale! Oriental Trading and Holidays Should Always Go Hand in Hand!

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




For our 4th of July festivities, some of my most favorite people in the world will be there, many of them who are aged 10 and under. ;) To help make the day even more special for them, I've stocked up on holiday goodies to use and pass out from Oriental Trading! There's no better time to head on over and browse the site because right now they're also having a huge sale, where many of their items are priced up to 50% off of their already low prices.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do You Forget to Change Your Filters? FilterSnap Delivers!

Disclosure: We received a complimentary filter. I was curious about the company and pleased with the results. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



An easy way to keep things clean is with a filter. It doesn't cost much to replace them, it's easy to do and the benefits are exponential. One thing I've found though, is that no matter how good your intentions, it's easy to FORGET to change your filters. Thankfully my refrigerator issues me a reminder when the time comes to swap out the old and put in a new (which is good for an initial alert... that I will still very likely forget). My a/c though... nuh uh. One way to take care of both of these types of filters? FilterSnap!

High Quality Porcelain Fluted Bowls from Sweese with #Giveaway

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



What do you do when you get a package from Sweese? You jump up and down and cheer because you know you've just purchased quality dinnerware that is going to last for a very long time. Seriously, these bowls I received are solid/thick, designed well and they're pretty to look at too. Best thing besides that for me? You can put them in the dishwasher and/or microwave. :)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Winner Announcement



Congratulations to Dandi whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the SmartMax Magnetic Discovery Building Kit.

Congrats to Barbara, Carol and Alissa who will be getting a code to purchase a free pair of Haggar Dress Pants.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stock Up on TGI Fridays Snacks for Dad!

Disclosure: We received samples. All opinions are genuine and my own.


My oldest son is a GREAT dad!

This young man, is about to have a big day on Sunday because he is  a dad. An awesome dad at that, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom. ;) We're headed over to his place Sunday to help him celebrate being a father and I'll be bringing along some snacks to put out on his table.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Six DIY Projects You Can Build This Weekend

Sometimes it feels like the weekend is never going to arrive. We have so many great plans for our time away from work, but then the weekend arrives and we don’t actually do all the awesome things we said we were going to do. If you think this weekend is going to be anything like your last few weekends: streaming internet videos about cats and eating cold pizza, then why not use your weekend time to build a fun project. Here are six do-it-yourself projects you can building this weekend.

CHOOZE Shoes a Unique Gift for Your Unique Graduate! #graduation

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



What's the best thing about CHOOZE shoes besides their durability? Their unique look!! No two pairs are exactly matching which makes these shoes daring, fun, and oh so cute. A perfect gift for the graduate in our family, who liked these so much when she received them that they immediately went on her feet! Why be like everyone else? That's always delightfully been my daughter's motto.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Haggar Dress Pants for Father's Day with #Giveaway

Hanging at the beach house. My beach house? No, but don't I wish! :)
The pants are Haggar No-Iron Khaki's and you can win a pair here!

Just because the men in your life don't fuss over clothes, doesn't mean they don't pay attention to what they're wearing. Give dad the gift of tried and true Haggar dress pants for Father's Day this year and he'll be instantly styling with little to no effort. Why? Because these are the No-Iron Khaki Haggar Pants, and that means looking great with absolutely no fuss at all.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wordless Wednesday (on a Tuesday) :)


One of my favorite pictures from the long weekend we had not too far back. My granddaughter came to stay with us for a few days, and her Uncle and his fiancée came with us to the beach. She was apprehensive at first, and then she loved it. On the car ride home, all she could talk about was how 'big of a girl' she was and that she 'really, really went surfing with her Uncle Josh!" Believe me when I say my cup runneth over. :)

Father's Day is June 18: Are You Ready? 2 Great Gift Ideas!

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



My oldest is a grill master. Not only does he make the main meat dishes that everyone loves, but he also can make some pretty tasty foil packs full of veggies. It's something he loves to do, and he knows that everyone else around him enjoys the fruits of his labor too. One of the things he most loves to make, of course, is steak. We're about to hit the rainy season where I live (I say "about ," but by the looks of things this week, surely we're already in it), and while that cools things off, it also means grilling isn't going to happen. I've found a solution! The Family Size Steak Stone allows him to cook right at his table. Say what??? Yep, right at his table. THIS is a perfect Father's Day gift idea.

Monday, June 5, 2017

5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home


A sudden onslaught of water, no matter the source, can be an expensive disaster to rectify. It is easier and more cost-effective to incorporate prevention methods than deal with restoring things after a water leak emergency. Below are five ways to help prevent the major causes of water damage to a home.


Have Plumbing Inspected Periodically

Plumbing leaks are a major cause for water damage in the home. Burst and leaking pipes are both unexpected and can create a mess quickly. Have the integrity of your plumbing system checked periodically for wear and corrosion. Replace anything that looks like it has seen better days. This small investment can save a ton of money and grief from a water leak emergency.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Today is National Donut Day! So Many Ways to Celebrate with Entenmann's!

The Entenmann's® 2017 National Donut Day and sweepstakes information has been provided by Entenmann's® Bakery.


Entenmann's® Bakery is making donuts NYC's star attraction by bringing its 2017 National Donut Day celebration to Times Square. Fans will have the opportunity to sample delicious Entenmann's® Donuts, take part in fun activities and be wowed by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.  Thousands of donuts will be given away throughout the 2017 National Donut Day celebration. 

DONUT worry if you don't live in the NYC area - you can join the festivities LIVE on Entenmann's® Facebook page and share the fun using #NationalDonutDay and #Entenmanns.  

While visiting the Entenmann's® Facebook page, enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win free donuts for a year! For each entry, $1 will be donated to Entenmann's' charity partner Feeding America, up to $10,000. More information about the sweepstakes and donation program is available at www.entenmanns.com/nationaldonutday.

If you are celebrating National Donut Day at home, try this delicious creation
Entenmann's® S'mores Donut
Ingredients
1 box                               Entenmann's® Rich Frosted Donuts
1 bottle (24 oz)                Chocolate Syrup
1 container (16 oz)          Marshmallow topping
1 package                        Graham Cracker Squares
Makes 8 Sandwiches 

Direction
1         Cut Entenmann's® Rich Frosted Donuts in half horizontally
2         Spread marshmallow topping on the inside
           of bottom half of donuts
3         Drizzle chocolate syrup over marshmallow
           topping moving side to side
4         Place graham cracker square in plastic
           sandwich bag
5         Seal the bag and hit it with the back of a
           spoon until you have small pieces
6         Sprinkle graham crackers on top
           marshmallow topping
7         Place the second half of the Entenmann's®
           Rich Frosted Donut on top with chocolate side up
8         Enjoy!

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SmartMax Magnetic Discovery Building Kit #Giveaway


SmartMax has this whole selection of magnetic building kits that your kids are just going to love! First and foremost, these kits are safe! The pieces are designed to be intentionally large, so they won't be a choking hazard to the smaller tots. The plastic is glued together around the magnets and then ultrasonically welded for additional protection. That means children are not going to be able to tear them apart.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tomorrow is National Donut Day: Celebrate Calorie Free with Papyrus!

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

Celebrate National Donut Day with these sweet calorie-free treats from Papyrus. You can't go wrong with any of these adorable donut items that will allow you to celebrate your love of sweetness all year round!



Handmade Felt Donuts Boxed Notes (set of 8)
https://www.papyrusonline.com/handmade-felt-donuts-boxed-notes-set-of-8
A yummy way to send a greeting, these frosted doughnuts are finished with felt and beads. Blank inside for your message. Price: $19.95

Monday, May 29, 2017

Brick Fest Live is on Tour Now! PLUS $3 OFF Coupon!

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


I love this picture. It depicts our whole day. I took my son, his friend, my granddaughter and her mama to the Brick Fest at the West Palm Beach Convention Center.  It was an awesome day for all of us, and the boys as you can see...really liked the oversized foam bricks!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Water is Even More Fun with COOP Sports!

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


Even though it's not officially summer, when Memorial Day weekend comes it's also time for the summer break from school. That means fun times are ahead, and playing outside, as all parents know, is paramount during the warmer months. So too, is water play!! COOP combines the two with extra fun toys that hold up well in or out of the water. We recently put two of them to the test.

What's a Bada Board? Perfect for Summer Travel

Disclosure: We received a Bada Board to review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



When I first heard of the Bada Board, I thought it was going to be made of plastic. I'm not sure why the word 'board' in its name didn't tip me off that it was going to be cardboard (duh!) but just the same that's how it played out. So, I was surprised when it arrived, but still of course, decided to give it a go. Turns out being made of cardboard makes it perfect for tucking in and taking it wherever you go! We have folded ours and tucked it into the backseat car pocket when we've gone on trips, and used it for coloring, writing, a game of Bingo, and playing the DS. Some things are a lot easier to do when there is a Bada Board to hold your items.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Put Me In The Story: Watch My Little Princess Become a Part of the Book!


Oh my goodness, all that sweetness in a book!! My granddaughter loves all of the Disney princesses, so to have a book that showcases them and her is a very big thing. This book takes the name of your little princess and puts it in the title and in various places throughout the book. You can see on the bottom of the front cover that you can personalize it with who it is from too. My granddaughter loves to have most anyone in her family read to her, but it's extra special when her youngest uncle does it, so I made this Put Me In The Story book from me and him to her.

Memorial Day Sale 20 Percent Off Sale at Pure Costumes! Plus Cute Infographic.

Just a heads up to let you know that Pure Costumes is having a 20% off sale for Memorial Day. Check out their costumes from some of your most favorite movies, like Guardians of the Galaxy, Cars, and more!! Of course they offer other types of costumes as well. Most any kind you could imagine, in fact, because dressing up is fun any time of the year!

Infographic: Disney Pixar's Cars 3 Infographic Created by PureCostumes.com
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Perfect Graduation Gift! Polaroid SnapTouch Digital & Instant Camera with #Giveaway #PRINTitForward

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


Congratulations to my daughter who is now officially a high school graduate!
My daughter just had her commencement ceremony and it was awesome! There were only so many people who were allowed to go (ticket limitations), so of her three siblings, only one got to attend with me. We'll all be celebrating together soon though, at her upcoming Open House. That means it's now time to shop for the presents. Of course she'll get cash. One of the beauties of a graduation party is that you get lots of cash! With her upcoming college expenses (she starts in the Fall), that money will be needed. I wanted to find something else to get her though too, something that would be both fun and memorable. That's where the Polaroid New Snap Touch Camera comes into play. If you haven't seen all of the things you can do with this digital and instant print camera, you've got to keep reading. THIS Is not your grandmother's Polaroid!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Snuggle Plus SuperFresh has Odor Eliminator!

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


Fabric Softener is one of those things I like to use when washing our towels. To me, it's a luxury to get out of the shower and be able to wrap up in a big bath towel that smells delightfully 'Snuggalized,' which is what we like to call it when I put Snuggle in the rinse water.  

My kiddos are a sucker for good smelling towels too. One way to watch my 9-year-old melt like a baby is hand over newly dried and folded towels. He's loved that since he was little, and now as a big kid, or dare I say 'tween,' it's still something that he likes. Who can blame it? Good smells evoke good feelings, that's been true for as long as I've been around (and believe me, that's a pretty long time these days). This fabric softener is different though, because it has ground breaking technology that helps eliminate odors. Not mask them...eliminate them. To me, that's awesome news because that sweet little 9-year-old I mentioned, can also get pretty boy-stinky. ;)


The concept is the same that you're used to: simply put a cap full in the washer during the rinse cycle. The fresh Snuggle scent you love is still released as usual, there is just that extra added and very welcome boost that also will help eliminate any odors stuck in your fabric.


We've used it half a dozen times here. I liked it so much that I gave one bottle to a friend. Yep! It's that kind of product that is so revolutionary, and so good, that you have to share it with a bestie. Of course you can find this product in retail stores nationwide, so be sure to look for it on your next shopping trip. If you buy and you like it, come on back and let me know. I'd love to hear about it!

Learn more by visiting the Snuggle website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Chuck E Cheese is Celebrating their 40th Birthday with Free Cake and More!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are my genuine Chuck E. Cheese loving own.


Happy Birthday to Chuck E Cheese!! Today they are celebrating 40 years of awesomeness, and you are invited to the party! Tonight, May 19th, participating locations around the country will be celebrating this big birthday milestone in style. Help them attempt to break a Guinness World Record title for the most birthday blowers blown simultaneously. That's right, you can help be a part of an attempt to set a world record! 
There will also be free birthday cake while supplies last, 40 free tickets with a minimum $5 purchase and birthday blowers too. It all takes place at 7:40 p.m. CST/8:40 pm EST. Almost every kid likes to party down at Chuck E Cheese, and there's a good reason for it. Jam-packed with games and other awesome things to do, like their big signature winding play area with a slide, it provides a fun place for kids to let loose in a safe setting, and have a ton of fun doing it too! 


I know we all have our favorites while we're there, my son loves to throw the basketballs into the moving hoop, I like the photo booth that sketches your picture, my daughter loves the dancing game, and my grandbaby likes the ride-ons that move when you put your coin in. There's also a big fireman game that my youngest loves to play. You grab a big 'water hose' and help put out fires on a huge video game screen...it's made for one or two players, but we always tackle that one together. ;)


The first Chuck E Cheese's store opened in 1977 in San Jose, CA. Since then, the iconic family entertainment brand has made numerous changes, including adding new, more adult-friendly menu items but remains America's number one place for birthdays. Most recently, Chuck E Cheese's launched a program for children and families impacted by autism called Sensory Sensitive Sundays



Tonight's the Night! Head on over to Chuck E. Cheese's and help them celebrate their big 4-0! 
Happy Birthday Chuck E.!