Friday, April 21, 2017

Hartz Dog Snack #Giveaway 12-pack of Delectables Stew Lickable Treats

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At my oldest son's house it is no surprise to walk in and find a new pet. They take in the pets until they find forever homes, and sometimes they fall in love with and keep the pets too. To date, they have two dogs and a cat. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Cuisinart ViewPro Glass Toaster is See-Through and I Love It!


It's the little things right? When we moved into our new place, the one thing I wanted to get was a see-through toaster. I don't know why, I just think they're cool. That being said, I wanted to make sure that the brand of it was a quality one, so that my investment would be a lasting one, and not just a fly-by-night idea that would come and go. I chose the Cuisinart ViewPro Glass 2-Slice Toaster. The brand quality (Cuisinart has been around forever!) and the cool visibility feature of the toaster would have been reasons enough for me to love our new toaster, but...it gets better.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Important Considerations when Choosing a College Preparatory School

Where he goes to school matters to me... a lot.

Every parent wants their kids to have the best opportunities in life and the best chances to achieve their full potential. To give kids the best prospects for reaching these goals, many parents consider a college preparatory school at high school age or earlier. Putting a child through a high quality college prep school provides a huge opportunity for parents to genuinely make a difference in their child's life.

#ffbamd I Think Everyone Would Agree: Helping Prevent Blindness is a Very Big Deal!


The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a non-profit organization that has been researching cures for blindness, specifically AMD, since 1971, has been able to stop or reduce blindness, which is great news for people over 55 and their families. While that is all well and good (boy is it!), they are still looking for ways to to continue their outreach, research and find cures.

Spa Day Every Day for Mom and Daughter!

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It's easy to see those are bath bombs on the left (detoxifying Double Butter Bath Melts with Tea Tree Oil and Orange, to be exact) but is that candy on the right? Nope! It's a Guilt-Free Cocoa Butter Bar that you also use in your bath. You can use the Tea Tree and Sweet Orange bath melts for an indulgent and very fizzy bath session, or immerse yourself in the luxurious scent of the cocoa butter as it slowly melts around you in the tub. The former is invigorating. The latter is relaxing, and it softens and moisturizes your skin, while also smelling delightfully rich and fulfilling.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Air Pogo Anyone? GeoSpace Toys


The Jumparoo Air Pogo Jumper (sold at GeoSpace) is one of those toys everyone wants to play with, regardless of the suggested weight limit (wait, can I say that on here??). I know this because my granddaughter who is almost preschool-aged, likes it. My son who is in elementary school likes it, my grown kids like it, and I like it (though please note it is recommended up to age 13 only). ;) It's one of those irresistible forces that calls you to it when you see it sitting out. Why? I guess because it's unique and familiar all at the same time, and it looks like most anyone could do it with a little practice (and they can!).

British Soccer Camp this Summer?

 

My son likes being on a soccer team. It's a big deal to him, and in addition to camaraderie, skills, and teaching him to be a team player, it also helps to bolster his self-esteem. It's also a good way to get him out of the house and moving. If he could attend a soccer camp, I'm sure he would love it. If you feel the same, check out the locations for the following camp and see if one will be in your area. There are four located here in Palm Beach County, and so many more located all over the country! British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US!
Take a look and see if there is one located near you!

Get Your Ticket Discount Here! Brick Fest LIVE! LEGO Fan Experience


A few years back, my son went to one of these events, and he had a really good time. Now it's coming to our area again, and while he won't be able to attend this particular event (camp commitment), it is something I know he would LOVE, and so I wanted to share the information with those in the area, who might want some insight on the event. The kids love it, so I say if you get the chance, do go!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter



One of my most favorite holidays of the year. We got to see the Sun Rise Service this morning. It was a beautiful way to start the day. We were grateful. Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Manhattan Toy has a High Quality Wood Mio Food Truck that You are Going to Love!

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If you are going to spend money on a toy, why not make it one that is going to last for generations? The Mio Food Truck is perfect! Made of wood, this vehicle is going to be around for awhile, and a big hurrah for it!  Kids will love using their imagination with this one, and parents will love the thoughtful considerations that went into it's making.

#DreamWorksTrolls #GoodyHairDay Fill Their Baskets with Goody!


With such a fun array of Goody items available, I had to take some and put them in the Easter baskets. From traditional ouchless hair elastics, to multi-colored headwraps and more, Goody has something for everyone. For the record, that no-tears hairbrush you see in the picture above, isn't going anywhere, but here. I've never come across a brush so soft and gentle on wet hair (ouchless FlexGlide bristles)! I'd like to say I'm keeping it for the kids, but nope, that ones for me (they can use it if they want). :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to Leela, Angela and Shannon whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winners of the Kids Email Subscription.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Delicious #Easter Candy Alternatives Your Kids will Love!

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This post is about some of my absolute favorite (kid-approved) items to put in your child's Easter Basket to replace some of the sugar filled gunk that is so very popular this time of year. Now I'll be honest, I do a mix of the two (non-sugar and gunk), but for those who want no candy or sweets (my daughter-in-law is very strict about no sugary treats for her little one), but still want to create fun baskets (and memories), I have included my tried-and-true favorites for this post. First, the Aqua Ball naturally flavored water drinks. Shaped like an egg for the holiday season, these are a perfect addition to the baskets. Kids love 'em because they have a fruity flavor along with one of their favorite characters printed on the bottle. A favorite character makes everything more special. Moms love 'em because they're increasing the water uptake for the children, they're enhanced with vitamins, and they have no sugar or preservatives. You can find these, along with all of the items mentioned below, in stores everywhere. These items are all reasonably priced as well.

Easter Basket Mini Monster Wood Toy #HABA #Unplug and #TakeTimeToPlay

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HABA is a wonderful brand for high quality items for children, any time of the year, but with Easter right around the corner, they're definitely the perfect place to find fun items to give to the bunny (you know, the one who will leave the baskets). ;)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Ham-wich Bunny and Egg Cut-Outs


Bunny and Easter Egg cut-outs make perfect little sandwiches, and are a most egg-cellent way to use your Easter leftovers. If you've already tried Heluva Good dip, you know it's got a flavor that just can't be beat. If you haven't, you're in for a real treat! I'm using it this year to make our little sammies and I know the kids will get a big kick out of them because of the shapes. The adults will get a big kick out of them because of the taste. They're a cinch to make, and I bet if you have guests coming right after the holiday (especially if kids are involved, but even if they're not) that they will love them too. :)

How to Stop Your Baldness from Overwhelming You

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Some people embrace their look when they are losing or have lost their hair, and that confidence alone makes them sexy. Think Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, Billy Zane, Sean Connery, The Rock... I could go on. For those who do not embrace losing their hair so readily, there are options.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Enter to WIN a 40" TV from Beesavy

The blogger is not responsible for the prize. The event is organized by SavingYouDinero.com, and the prize is provided by Beesavy.


Secret Answers to Questions about Beauty

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Even makeup professionals have questions about beauty, so it is no surprise that the average woman might experience much of the same. Skin changes, so we certainly do not learn the answers to everything as we grow and go through different stages of life. At the same time, so many fads in makeup applications have come and gone in previous years too. Here are the answers to some of those ageless questions about beauty at long last.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cuteness Overload! Easter Basket Plush Bunnies and More from Papyrus Online

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Have you ever gotten a 'gift' online with someone else in mind, and then fell so in love with it when it arrived that you ended up wanting (and keeping!) it for yourself? I have a confession to make: I ordered this huge bunny from Papyrus Online for a sweet little apple dumpling (child) in my family for Easter. Even when it arrived, inside of a sealed plastic bag for safe keeping, I still had no desire to call it my own (ahem, I mean my son's) BUT when I opened the bag, oh my goodness!! all that fluffy cotton-tailed cuteness was too hard to resist.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#SeeImaginaryMary on ABC Tonight!


This is on tonight. I think it looks cute. This is the first TV show we're going to deliberately watch in a long time. I hope it's good! Have you seen it?

Tune-In Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC See More Here

Monday, April 3, 2017

Rhinoplasty and Social Media

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Did you know there is a rise in social media and requests for Rhinoplasty, and I am not at all surprised. Living in Palm Beach County, cosmetic surgery, whether medically necessary or not, is not at all uncommon. I would say most everyone I know has either had something 'done' or they definitely know someone who has... in fact, in our family, one of the young ladies just had an elective procedure. Her recovery time was amazingly fast, and she looks and feels great. No one in the family thought she needed to alter or tweak anything at all, but we respect her and her wishes to do whatever it is/was she feels/felt the need to have done. I asked her if she was nervous before she went in, and she assured me that she was not. She had done her homework and then some, starting online by doing an exhaustive search of surgeons in her area, paying particular attention to their credentials, first and foremost of course, and then their customer ratings. In today's day and age, if something goes amiss in a surgery, or with a surgeon, customers have no qualms at all about going to the Internet and social media to air their griefs. Likewise, they also seem very willing to pass out accolades if a job was well done.

Gynecomastia Inforgraphic

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If a man told you he was getting Gynecomastia, which is breast reduction for men, you might laugh (out loud, or secretly), but what if it was your brother, your father, your husband, or your son? What if something beyond their control made them feel uncomfortable (physical and/or emotionally), ashamed or even caused them chronic pain? All of the above are possible when the glandular tissues of the male breasts are unusually enlarged, and believe me, it is no laughing matter.

Hotels.com Savings ALL Year Round

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See the baby peeking out? :)
Taken on one of our many trips to Orlando: A favorite family destination
Orlando is one of our all-time favorite cities to visit. Though we have gone for just the day, we usually get a hotel and stay the weekend or a few days because there's really so much there to do!! When that's our definite plan, we head to Hotels.com to get a good deal on a place to stay, and with their user-friendly, super fast search engine service, we always come across an excellent deal on a hotel we end up loving.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Print at Home Coupon: $2 Off Luvs Diapers #ShareTheLuv

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Saving money is always appreciated, and even more so if you have little ones at home. I know that clipping coupons online and printing them right then and there is par for the course these days. It's easy, convenient and you get just the savings YOU want, when you need it.  And so, I'm extremely pleased to share with you that this month you can print this coupon for $2.00 off any one package of Luvs Diapers (excluding trial size) at home (hurrah!).

What is a Whiffer Sniffer?

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Whiffer Sniffers smell so good, and they are the perfect size to tuck into an Easter Basket!
My son is 9 and my daughter is freshly 18. Who would think they would both like the same thing? It doesn't happen all that often, but with Whiffer Sniffers Scented Backpack clips, I've got a homerun hit going with both of them. My daughter took the jelly bean you see in the photo above (bottom-right) and my son opted for two of them. The remaining two will go to a certain little three ("almost four, Grandma Rosey") sweet dumpling of a child that I know. :) What kids wouldn't want to add a deliciously scented fun and cute character plush to their backpack? Not many, I'd be willing to bet. :)

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Karen whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the HubPlus charger from MyCharge.

Monday, March 27, 2017

KidsEmail.Org Try it Free! One Lucky Winner Gets a Year Free! #SafeEmail4Kids

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One lucky winner is going to get 1 Year of KidsE-Mail.org (a $38.95 value) to call their own! Why is that a big deal? Well because this isn't an ordinary e-mail system. It is better...way better! Kids Email is a safe alternative for kids that allows them to communicate via the ever-popular format of e-mail, while at the same time helping to ensure they are safe. I know my youngest has asked to create e-mail and social media accounts and I gave him a big fat no for both requests. He's just too young to even know what it means to be responsible in these arenas, and takes most things online at face value, even though I've told him repeatedly that not everything you see or hear online is true. ;)

$150 Credit to EvgieNew Wall Decals #Giveaway

One of my blogging friends has a business relationship with EgvieNew Wall Decals. I think they're awesome and I think she is too, so I'm just helping to promote her giveaway. If you have a room in the home (or rooms) that you would like to decorate, this is the way to go! It's not permanent and it sure looks awesome. Great for apartments, homes, classrooms, office spaces and more!

Want a new spring look for your home? Win A $150 Credit To Spend At EvgieNev Wall Decals!

This giveaway is sponsored by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own.

Spring time is here! Spring is my favorite season of the whole year. I love seeing the sun come back out after a long winter, I love getting into my garden and growing herbs, and I love spring cleaning! I also love redecorating my house around springtime. Everything is just so fresh and new! One easy way to revamp any space is with wall decals! What I love about wall decals is that they are easy to install, can change the whole look of a room, and when you are ready for a new design they are easily removed. EvgieNev Wall Decals are my go-to wall decals and I love to use them in the kids room, and any other room that needs some sprucing up. They have great choices for adults and kids alike for every room of your home!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Volunteer Work: Top 5 Tips for Getting Involved

I heard someone say once that if you're bored, you're just in the 'me' state of mind, and need to step out and do something for someone else to take your mind off of it. I'm paraphrasing, but it was something like that... and hey, it works!! We volunteer often, and it's one of the most beneficial ways I know to teach kids how to work well in a team, help them to naturally foster their levels of compassion, and show them how to make a real difference that they can see. I am a huge proponent of getting involved and have compiled my list of top five tips to help others who might be thinking of volunteering too.

Manning his station to serve food at the local shelter, which he LOVES.
He's not overly fond of the hairnet as a fashion accessory, but I think he really rocks the look. ;)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Get Rid of Germs in the Nursery


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Is your baby’s nursery spotless and free of bacteria? For more than half the moms the world over, having a nice, clean nursery is one of the highest priorities. If you’re wondering how you can maintain a germ-free environment for your baby, don’t worry! It is a lot easier than you think. According to clean-smarter.net, there are a few easy steps you can follow which will help you keep your nursery spick and span.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fotor Pro: A Year's Worth of Photo Editing and so Much More for Under $40!!

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Edits, collages, graphic design, HDR, retouching, stickers, frames, and so much more!
Fotor is ideal if you are a photo lover like I am. You can opt for the free version, or go all out and purchase the Pro Fotor account which enables you to do so many things with the photos you love, or might love if just an alteration or two (or twenty!) could be made. The best part, it's under $40 for an annual subscription! That's a whole lot of photo tweaking and creating that you could do because with this program, the options are endless! With Fotor Pro you can edit, create a collage, or you can use the 'design' feature to create fun (and useful!) items like social media covers/art, headers and covers, graphic shorts, banner ads, event cards and posters, and so so so much more!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Infographic: Power Rangers Through the Years

Infographic Created by PureCostumes.com

My kids were always the kings and queen of dressing up when they were younger. If they didn't have the look they were going for, they would create it out of whatever items they could find around the house. Typical, awesome kids, right? So when I heard that the Power Rangers had a new movie coming out on March 24th, I immediately thought of the good old days when my littles would have been all into dressing in character! 

Where else to get an awesome costume for any occasion, including a Power Rangers dress-up day than Pure Costumes? They've been our go-to for years, and with good reason. If you want a quality costume that lasts, I suggest heading to their site first. This post isn't sponsored, it's just my own opinion.

I'm looking forward to this movie, it's a good way to introduce my youngest son to characters his older siblings loved when they were his age. He is 9-years-old now, which IS pretty grown up (just ask him, he'll tell you), so he doesn't dress up as much as he used to do, but I'm guessing after we see this movie, he wouldn't at all mind revisiting his 'dressing in character' days. I'm not sure who his favorite Power Ranger will be yet, but blue is his favorite color, so I suspect I might have a good guess. If so, I'll keep you posted. ;) Big thanks to Pure Costumes for the infographic.

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Vicky whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel kit.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Popcorn Factory Easter Basket #Giveaway

The Popcorn Factory Deluxe
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Enter to Win a MyCharge HubPlus and Charge Apple® and Android at the Same Time!

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Having to find or carry cables is now a thing of the past with the MyCharge HubPlus that has them already built-in. Finding that little piece on the end to plug into the wall is also a thing of the past (because one of those is also built-in), and finding two separate charges because one device is an Apple® product and the other an Android, is also a thing of the past because...you guessed it, this one has one of each...built-in!

Friday, March 3, 2017

I See Me Personalized Book and Plush Bunny Duo. Perfect for Easter!

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I See Me! offers high quality personalized children's books and more for Easter that your kids are going to love! In the photo above, you see one of the personalized placemats available. They also sell personalized coloring books, stickers, and more! Everything I've ever seen from this company (and I've seen all of the above over the years), has been top notch in quality. A lot of time and effort are put into making sure they create and sell products that are not only adorable (and they are that) but that they are also going to last for a very long time to come. This year, the big deal for us is the super soft plush bunny and personalized book duo seen above. I got this pair for my granddaughter and I cannot wait to give it to her!! Her parents don't like her to have too many sweets, and this is definitely a perfect alternative. Plus, reading is her 'thing' and I just know she's going to love this bunny!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chef's Vision Knife Set - These are Fantastic!

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I knew my new Chef's Vision Landscape Kitchen Knife Set was going to be one that I absolutely loved, and when it arrived and I got to use it...no even before I got to use them, I was completely enamored to the point of dancing around my kitchen. They are a visual delight! Each knife blade features a gorgeous scene from different places around the world, and has a matching colorful handle. These are high quality, razor sharp, 100% stainless steel blades, and in addition to looking great, these slice and dice just like you would want them to do.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Awesome Attractions in Washington DC

Disclosure: Washington D.C. is one of my most favorite places to visit! Today I have a guest post in the house. I hope you will be generous with your support by leaving a lovely comment. :)  Thank you, and have an absolutely wonderful rest of the day!


Washington, DC, is one of the best cities in America to check out. The capital of the country has a lot to offer the average visitor. From the Smithsonian to the White House, the range of activities, sights, and sounds is vast according to ifonly.com. Here are some of the most impressive attractions in the city of Washington.  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

$150 EvgieNev Wall Decal #Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own.

Need To Decorate A Room? Win A $150 Credit To Spend At EvgieNev Wall Decals #WallDecals
My brother-in-law and his wife are so so good about making their two children's rooms lively and beautiful with wall decals and a room 'theme.' Right now one child has a princess theme and the other Thomas the Train. They are easily the cutest rooms for kids I have ever seen, and the wall decals play no small part with their awe and wonder. Whether you are bringing home a new baby, newly decorating or you just need to spruce up a room, wall decals from EvgieNev are the perfect way to change up a room.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Winner Announcement


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

Christie won the #sickjustgotreal giveaway.

Fiona won the painting from Dally's Happy Place (Etsy).

Joyce won the #MyPancakeStyle giveaway.

Monday, February 20, 2017

#MyPancakeStyle #TFalxPancakeDay Discount and Krusteaz and T-fal Pan #Giveaway

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We are gearing up for National Pancake Day, which is February 28th this year. That's a special day for us every year, because it's birthday day for a gal in our family, but it's also going to be special for one of you because that's the day one lucky winner is going to win two boxes of Krusteaz Pancake Mixes (just add water!) and a 12.5 " T-fal Initiatives frying pan.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to Naomie whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Haggar Men's Pants giveaway.

Friday, February 17, 2017

$5 Buys a Lot of Cute at Kohls: #KohlsCares Now has Dr. Suess!

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The Moose is loose (Thidwick, the big-hearted moose that is), and he's hanging out with my son, and The Cat in the Hat! $5 buys a whole lotta cute right now ar Kohl's. Head on over to your local Kohl's store, or browse the lastest $5 additions online from the #KohlsCares line: in either case, when you make a purchase, 100% of the net profit ALWAYS goes towards benefitting children's initiatives nationwide.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

#SickJustGotReal $25 Target Gift Card, 20th Century Fox DVD, and Pfizer Pediatrics Prize Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and reviews are my own.


#SickJustGotReal but we're making it better with time to recuperate, a DVD,
Pfizer Pediatrics and a giveaway for you!
My youngest and I have been knocked out by the 72-hour flu. It totally ruined Valentine's Day, made my son miss one night of his weekly sport activity, and one of his dance lessons. He did not like missing his dance lesson at all. The boy has a new love of football that is unquenchable, but it doesn't top his love of dance. Right now he's in Hip-Hop and loving every second of it. Missing that block of time really bummed him out, but he knew he couldn't make it, and he knew for sure by looking at his mama too, that there was no way I was fit to drive him anywhere, period. We really had it bad!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweets Gift Box: Gift Card Sent to E-mail Instantly or Order a Subscription!

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Sweets Gift Box is the perfect gift to order for your loved one on a holiday, a birthday, or simply just because!! Still on the run to look for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Order one of these subscription boxes and let them know in a sweet card (pun intended) that one of these delectable box of treats is on the way, OR order a $25 gift card and get it sent to your e-mail in an instant! That way, if you select the latter, they will be able to choose the types of treats that they would like to have delivered.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Alissa whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Salonpas assortment giveaway.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

AMAZING Valentine's Special Running at Hotels.com

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Like many people, travel is one of my most favorite things to do. I like to travel abroad, across the U.S., and even sometimes near home. Recently I wanted to do the latter (can't venture too far away when school is in session). I signed on to Hotels.com, my go-to site when I travel and with the $50 gift card I had, booked a room in no time flat. My out-of-pocket cost? $52 total. Now granted, I had that gift card, but for the room we got, in the stellar location we wanted (and got), it would have been a magnificent deal, even without it! The hotel was in a word: all-around-awesome (okay, maybe that is three words, but I hyphenated to make it one).  ;)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Welch's Fruit Snack Hearts: Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Each little heart-shaped fruit snack has an emoji face on it (that's cool, right?!)
The packets say, 'to' and 'from' on each one too, so they're perfect for Valentine's Day in the classroom!
Welch's Fruit Snacks are my son's favorite brand, and now they've come out with heart-shaped ones just in time for Valentine's Day. Each little heart has an emoji face on it. I think that is such a cute idea, and emojis are definitely all the rage right now (with the kiddos and adults)! Made with real fruit, and coming in individual/single-size packets with a 'to' and 'from' space already printed on the wrappers, I think these will be the perfect gift for my son (or any child!) to share with his class on the holiday, It is definitely an awesome alternative to candy. AND they come with 28 in a box, which is almost perfect for any class size (don't you hate buying something that has 20 items and then there are 22 students, so you have to buy two and have a bazillion left over?!?). Truly, Welch's has thought of everything. I'm not surprised.


Of course no Valentine's Day would be complete without a little crafting, so we (I say 'we' but honestly, I was just eating those cute little hearts) set out to do both some fruit snack eatin' and some holiday gift makin'. My son took out his sweet little stickers that Welch's sent him, along with some other handy, dandy supplies perfect for creating, and he got busy.


He's nine-years-old now, but thankfully still likes to do things like this (as does his sister who is now all grown up). ;) In this picture you can see the actual colors and shape of the fruit snacks. Of course they taste delicious too (fruity, and not too gummy!), like Welch's always does. They were a great addition to the crafting session, because we did this after school, and everyone knows that kids want/need an afterschool snack (it's the first thing they say when they walk in the door).


He's also not too old to forget to go light on the glitter glue. ;) This always happens initially, and then we back up (wipe off the glue) and try again.


Ah, that's better...


The scissors are the kind that make edges on whatever you're cutting, so that was fun for my son. He likes to add that extra touch of special to things when he's crafting. ;)


He made a hanging heart for me, his sister, his aunt, and his little niece. Pretty sure we're going to all love them so (I don't get mine until February 14th, even though I've clearly already seen it). He's tough like that. ;)



Welch's Fruit Snacks are gluten-free, fat-free, and have no preservatives. They also provide you with 100% of your daily recommended value of Vitamin C and 25% of your daily recommended value of Vitamins A & E. Keep an eye out for the sweet little heart-shaped fruit snacks, and maybe instead of sending candy with the kids on the big day at school (we all remember what a big deal it was to pass around Valentine's Day cards and treats in grade school, right?), consider these instead. They are a great alternative to all that empty sugar so many will be sending, and the kids absolutely love them!

You can learn more about Welch's Fruit Snacks and their other products by visiting the website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.