Wednesday, October 31, 2018

$350 Off LG Matte Black Stainless Steel Appliances at Best Buy!

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It's pretty nice to walk into your kitchen and think, 'Wow, I love this space!" The LG Matte Black Kitchen set at Best Buy makes that instantly easy. Imagine entertaining or cooking each night with these stylish appliances paving the path. What better way to make use of a room we occupy so often, than to make into a space where you actually want to be. Nothing feels better than having your house decorated in a way that makes you feel happy; a place that just feels like home.

GrabPoints: A Survey Site for All Ages

This is a guest post. I am happy to welcome GrabPoints on the blog today!


GrabPoints: A Survey Site for All Ages

I’ve heard some people say that GPT and survey sites are only for millennials, especially those looking to make a quick buck for extra pocket money. I beg to disagree. I am not a millennial, and I actually know of several retired people who have turned to online rewards sites as sources of passive income. While the platform may seem innovative and new, the method of earning rewards by doing surveys and other simple tasks is a time-honored one.

There are so many survey sites out there that, for the most part, it seems like a simple matter of choosing which one works best for your schedule and other personal criteria of a useful rewards site. On my part, I would like to present GrabPoints as a legit survey site that actually works for people of all ages looking for ways to earn online. In this article, I aim to thoroughly describe what makes it appealing and effective for users, regardless of their age.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Jackson Galaxy Constellation Cat Scratcher #Giveaway

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What's a holiday without a gift for everyone...including the pets?!

We spent a decent amount of money on only the best of the best for our cat when we got her. It was our hope that she would find her new home comfortable, and that she would fall in love with us, just as we instantly had with her. Well, fast forward to now, and we've found that she has indeed become very fond of us, especially the boy (she likes my granddaughter a lot too), but the items we bought for her, meh...she can take them or leave them. Some of them, like her bed, she has just decided that 'leave them' works best, lol. The two exceptions she makes, are a). she uses the cat litter box we got her (thank goodness!) as long as the swinging door is off, and she uses her cat tower (as a scratching post and a climbing device to sit upon and watch what's going on outside (she rarely uses the cubbies on it though). So... we know she likes a scratching post.

Young Scientists Club: Diving into Slime, Gel and Goop

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If you have been around school-aged children lately, one thing you might have picked up on is that slime, gel and goop (whatever form it's taking) are things that are all quite the rage right now. They were 'in' last year, and they're in again this year! That makes fun days at home a breeze, if you have the Magic School Bus: Diving into Slime, Gel & Goop Science Kit.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Lonely Planet Kids: Ancient Wonders Then and Now!

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Lonely Planet Kids makes the best books...the kind you want to keep out, so everyone can see them, instead of putting them away on your bookshelves. We just became the proud owners of Ancient Wonders Then & Now, and I'm so crazy about it, it's sitting on the shelf under my coffee table, so everyone who sits on our couch can take a look. This is one of those books that you can look at a hundred times, and still enjoy when you pick it up that 101st time.

My Very Own Nursery toy from American Plastic Toys

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What you see here is the coolest toy for toddler girls that I've seen in awhile. It's simple, the lines are clean, it's lightweight and it's bound to evoke a lot of imaginative play sessions for your little one. My Very Own Nursery from American Plastic Toys has everything a little girl needs for her baby dolls, all day long. There is a crib, storage underneath and on the side, a feeding chair (some dolls fit right in the seat) and even a sink.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

UnbelievaBrella: Reverse Closing Umbrella from ShedRain

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I cannot count the number of times I've struggled  to get in or out of my car without getting me and everything around me soaking wet while closing my umbrella, while it was pouring down rain. ShedRain recognized the universal struggle and set out to find the solution, which they did with the UnbelievaBrella.

Friday, October 26, 2018

3 Top Picks for a Baby Shower Gift Basket

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There are several people in my inner circle who are expecting babies in the new year, including one I announced that is family (MY baby girl). One thing that I love to do for those close to me, who are anticipating a sweet little bundle of joy, is put together a gift basket with unique items I know mom or baby will love. 3 of my top picks are Yoee Baby, Baby Butz (gotta have something practical and priceless in there), and anything from HABA...in this specific case, I'll be discussing the adorable Gallivanting Goose Cuddly. Let's start with Yoee Baby... 

I don't know whether it's the feathery soft hair, the colorful shirt, or just the fact that you're interacting so closely and gently with baby while using the Yoee Baby, but one thing that is for sure is the ratings on this, from people who have purchased it, are ahhhmazing!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Playmobil Take Along Haunted House

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Playmobil has a Take Along Haunted House that is hauntingly hexing, or at the very least, it is a lot of fun and perfectly fits in with the Halloween season. My son loves this time of year, and though he'll have fun with this set all year round, it will definitely be a seasonal favorite for many years to come. I love that everything is contained inside of the carry-along house (you don't have to worry about losing pieces), and my son loves that it has such gruesomely cool and very detailed pieces like bats, a spider, rats, a skull, trap floors, and detailed characters such as a vampire who comes with his own coffin.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Paula whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Welcome Mat from Carpet One.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cobra Family Safety Radio Walkie Talkie Set #Giveaway

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When I go to the gym, my youngest goes in the kids room and I can't see him. I am sure he is safe, otherwise I wouldn't have him in there, but an extra measure of security that we now have, and love, is the Family Safety Radio Set from Cobra. There are many features we appreciate with these radios, but the most important one is that it allows us to communicate with each other clearly, up to a 5 mile range.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

See It! Stream It! Chromecast is Available at Your Local Best Buy


When we moved into our place I opted for a cable package because it was such a good deal. Fast forward to the end of that sign-up period, and the bill went up atrociously. Now, we're looking to cut the cord to cable, and have been thinking of streaming our entertainment instead, with the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player, available at Best Buy.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

$25 Gift Card (or Paypal) #Giveaway from HueTrition

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I hope you enjoy, and that you enter the giveaway too! 

It's Fall!! Even though some of the weather around the country may not feel like fall - you are starting to see Halloween and Fall decorations all around our neighborhoods. HueTrition wants to help you make the most out this season with tips and hack to help you stay healthy.

Their newest series is called Fall Into Fun! Did you know pumpkins aren't just for decoration? Monica from HueTrition will be sharing some pumpkin tips, recipes and beauty hacks on their HueTue channel. You will even learn about exercise routines all surrounding what we love most about the Fall season! Catch the first episode here on HueTube.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Toys that Little Girls Love! Calico Critters and Aquabeads!

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Photo Source: Calico Critters Designer Studio
Have you started holiday gift shopping yet? I know it's a controversial subject, where some are completely for it, and others are on the side of  'no way, it's way to early!' Me? I start shopping the day after Christmas for the next year, and keep shopping throughout the new year, so I don't overextend myself the month or two before the big holiday. This year I've got 2 things put aside for my granddaughter. Well, I did have two things. Now I have 1 because she was with us last weekend and I couldn't resist taking one of them out (I knew I should have wrapped it!) because it's totally right up her alley, and I knew she'd have a great time using it!! More on that to come in a minute. First though, let me tell you about this adorable Designer Studio from Calico Critters (both items are from Epoch Everlasting Play and both will be featured in the Holiday Gift Guide).

Carpet One Welcome Mat Giveaway

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I don't miss much about being up north (just being honest). I do, however, have a thing for trees and though my state has some amazing, fantastic, terrific selections of their own, one thing from up north that I do miss seeing regularly, is the huuuge pine trees; made even better when they host a layer of freshly fallen white snow on top of their gorgeous, evergreen branches. With my new entry rug from Carpet One, we can have a welcome reminder (get it? 😊 ) of those glorious trees each and every time we go in and out of the front door.

Winner Announcement





Congratulations to Susan whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Playmobil Carry Case.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Halloween Events at Legoland #BrickorTreat

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Legoland in Florida turned out to be such a treat for the kids (we went yesterday), both figuratively and literally speaking! Now through the end of October, on the weekends only, they are hosting Brick or Treat for the kids, and it's really a fun time, and a safe environment for the kids. One thing I also love, is that it's truly for children. There's nothing scary or gruesome like there is at the other big parks right now. I know a lot of people like the latter, but when littles are involved, I'm perfectly content to stick to howling at dusk (over the loud speakers in the back of the park) as being the 'scariest' event that takes place. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Spooktacularly Delicious: Welch's Seasonal Fruit Snacksl


It's that time of year again, when Welch's puts out their seasonal fruit snacks. It is a mixed variety of fruit flavors, shaped into little characters that are perfect for Halloween. I far prefer passing these out to kids on the holiday instead of candy, and I know they're well received too, by the parents monitoring their children's trick-or-treat goodies.