Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The LifeJacket Mini Jolt Speaker is Worth the Price

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When I ask my grown kids what they want for Christmas, I don't get a list like I did when they were little. In fact, sometimes they say something along the lines of, 'don't worry about me, just buy for the kids.' 🙄 Well, even though they are grown, they are my kids, so they still qualify as it being a given that they're going to get a gift. I'd just like some suggestions on what it is they might really like to have under the tree, instead of me having to guess. Last year, my second oldest did say he's like a LifeJacket Bluetooth speaker and he got it. He used and loved it all year long and so this year, not knowing what he wanted (outside of a good trip, since he started traveling right after the big day), I instinctively knew he'd appreciate another LifeJacket speaker, so... I got him the next size up (from the one he got last year) and he was surprised and delighted. He instantly used it to get the Christmas tunes rolling, and that set the tone for the rest of the day.

Singsation Karaoke All-in-One SOLO Giveaway

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Thank goodness for Bloglovin' where I recaptured this post. I'm not sure why it deleted (if you tried to access it from the holiday gift guide, I apologize, and thank you for the e-mails to alert me, I have no idea what happened), it even had giveaway entrants... so weird!! In any case, reposting it now. Please feel free to enter the giveaway.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Finally Made it to Toy Story Land! Another Disney World Favorite!

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There are two things we have been wanting to see in the Disney World theme parks. One is the Avatar Flight of Passage ride (we've been in line for it, but left because the line is soooo long) at Animal Kingdom. The other is Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. We recently went to Orlando and went to 2 parks: Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, so we got to see the latter, woohoo! As we walked into Hollywood Studios, we were met with scenes from Fantasia in the topiary display at the entrance. Disney always does such a great job with their displays, but this one was an instant favorite. I love that movie, and can't wait for it to come back out of the vault (I had it on VHS, never on DVD).

Friday, December 21, 2018

Best Buy has the Stylish LG-Watch W7 Smartwatch on Sale!

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LG has really combined fashionable design and function with their LG-Watch W7 Smartwatch 44.5mm Stainless Steel, on sale right now at Best Buy. With a classic stainless and black color scheme that goes well with casual or dress, and a look that mimics a traditional analog watch (but is really a smartwatch) this selection is the perfect gift for anyone into fitness, technology, or just plain style.

Awesome New Tula Baby Carrier plus Enter to win a $75 Visa Gift Card

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Photo Source: Baby Tula
My daughter is earnestly looking for products that she wants to have to welcome her little bundle of joy that will arrive in March. She is being selective, and very thorough with her research. After going through descriptions, reviews and personal preference she noted there was no other baby carrier she wanted than Tula. "Baby Tula" she calls it, with a sing-song voice that indicates her endearment. She makes me laugh, but I am impressed she's going all out to ensure she's not just collecting items, but is truly creating an inventory for baby that she will appreciate, use and enjoy.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Learning Resources: Tock the Learning Clock with Giveaway!

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One thing we are going to be working on over the holiday break, is teaching my granddaughter how to tell time! She is in kindergarten now, and she is a very smart little girl, so I know this isn't going to be overly difficult for her, yet I do still want it to be fun. What better way to do both (teach and have it be fun) than with a great learning toy, which is the specialty over at Learning Resources where you can find so many items that are helpful and enjoyable to the kids, such as Tock, the Learning Clock (which comes in pink and blue).

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Bring in the New Year with Hammacher Schlemmer plus $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Hammacher Schlemmer, a company that is celebrating their milestone 170th year in business. Some of you can relate to going through the big Christmas catalogs that used to come in the mail this time of year from department stores. Oh how I would pour over those...hoping Santa would bring me the things I just had to have (that I'd never seen or heard of until I opened those glossy, beautiful pages). I'd even circle things I wanted, for good measure. Now as an adult, I am the same way but in a more practical and applied sense, and I do it online instead, with Hammacher Schlemmer. This is a company that has so many gorgeous, unique and fun items. They make it easy to shop for anyone that is on my holiday shopping list, both now and at any time of the year. At the moment, I'm looking to them for holiday selections, and for items to bring us into the new year. Let me note too, that I am also offering one lucky reader the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, so they too can apply it towards something they find and love on their website as well. They offer so many items that are special. I think you will be very content to browse until you find the items you'd like to buy.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa: Huge Suites for Very Reasonable Prices

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Photo: Courtesy of Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

A lot of friends, family and co-workers here are planning trips to Orlando over the holiday break, and why not? It's the ultimate place to go, with so many theme parks and different shows/activities to visit, and it's the perfect time to go, with the kids out of school, and the weather being absolutely perfect for exploring places that may be outside (like the Disney World theme parks, which is where we went on this particular trip!). When we go to Orlando, we always check availability with Sky Hotel & Resorts. Though we have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of their sites we have stayed at, The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is 100% our absolute favorite. I suppose because it is where a very special event took place for our family (we stayed in a family suite when my 2nd oldest proposed to his girl on Valentine's Day a couple of years ago), but also because you can get a VERY spacious 2-bedroom suite, for a price comparable to that of what you would pay for a standard room elsewhere. Plus, the location there is everything!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Private Reserve Holiday Jazz Coffee Giveaway

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Our holidays here revolve around good food, tradition, spending time with family, and after all is said and done, kicking back at the end of the day together to enjoy a high quality cuppa joe. Some of you may know that Community Coffee puts out these great holiday flavors and blends, and I really look forward to trying them year after year. For the 2018 season, one selection they have is the recurring (which must mean it's popular, and I can see why!) Private Reserve Holiday Jazz blend that is absolutely tasty-delicious.

More often than not, I end up crying the blues when the season is over and they are no longer selling them (oh Bread Pudding coffee from seasons past, I miss you so!) but this year, I've gotten smart and after tasting this blend, and loving it so much, have decided to stock up and have a few bags on hand that will get me long past this glorious (I do love this time of year so very much) holiday season. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Teleflora is Always the Perfect Gift

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We have 2 weekends left until Christmas shopping is officially over, and we did have good intentions to get out there and start buying gifts for our friends and loved ones, but it's raining. A lot. So today, I'm staying home and ordering my gifts to be delivered. I have no worries though because the perfect gift option that you can get right from your computer, that is touching, personal, special and useful (because the vases are reusable) is Teleflora. If you haven't taken a look at them lately, please do! The flowers are amazing and gorgeous, and they arrange them to be oh so lovely, but it's those keepsake vases that rock my world!! Seriously, I just cannot get enough of them! Take a look and you'll see what I mean. The ornament vase above with the sweet little Cardinals on snow-covered trees is the perfect example.

LEGO DC Super Villains Deluxe Edition for XBox One Giveaway

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We've got games! My son has been asking for an XBox One for a couple of years now. I have been hesitant because I don't really like him to be online live (he's only 11). However, after a conversation we had with his friends over, that I had nothing to do with and didn't orchestrate, I found out that most of his friends do not go online, or even have the option to do so in their home (their parents didn't pay for/hook up the 'live' option), so I am thrilled to say we now have it sitting under our Christmas Tree, all wrapped up with a child who has no clue he's going to get it for the holiday. And if you have a console, you have to have games!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

GuruNanda Premium Essential Oils Roll On Giveaway

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A great gift to give any time, but especially during the holidays or to start a new year, is essential oils. They have so many different quality claims and uses. I use essential oils to soothe a headache, relieve cold symptoms, or simply put me instantly in a happy mood, depending on which oil I am using. A couple of years ago, one of my grown son's girlfriend put essential oils on my wrist when I was studying for a certification test I was about to go take, She said it would help me concentrate and think more clearly. I'm not sure if that's true or not (because I studied hard too), but it did smell pleasant (one of my favorite scents), and I did ace the test. 😊 In fact, she may have been the first person to really introduce me to essential oils. I haven't looked back since my first purchase shortly after that event, and I am now a huge fan! What I haven't tried yet is the roll-on version, but oh my goodness they do look delightful. Let's talk about this limited edition Exotics Kiss set from Gurunanda.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Harlem Globetrotters Sure Put on a Good Show!

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We recently went to CFE Arena, on the University of Central Florida campus, to see The Harlem Globetrotters. This venue is a great one for watching shows because it is one of those places where there really isn't a bad seat in the house! 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Light Up UCF in Orlando: Christmas Fun for the Whole Family

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We recently took a trip to CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida (on the University of Central Florida campus) to visit their Light Up UCF event. There's my darling grandbaby, acting like she's a Gingerbread cookie. She gives me sweet smiles when I take her picture.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland. My Oldest Son's Perspective

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My son is writing from his point of view today,
on how wonderful it was to experience the Legoland Bricktacular.
Visiting Legoland with the kids is always great, but it's extra special this time of year,
when everything is decorated and all lit up for Christmas.

Florida is a beautiful state packed with theme parks and attractions.  There is entertainment available for any age you may be. This post is all about Legoland, located in Winter Haven, Florida, about an hour southwest of Orlando.

Everyone knows my mom, Rose…as she’s the owner of this Blog. I’m her oldest son, Carmelo, and we took my daughter, Zoe as a complete surprise to her.  Days prior to the mini-vacation I informed my daughter that Grandma Rosey and I had a surprise for her but we wouldn’t tell her where or what it was.