Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy Memorial Day and Welch's!

The last big gathering we had was for my oldest granddaughter's birthday (I now have 3 grandchildren...1 who just turned 6-years-old, 1 who is just a couple of months old, and one on the way, because my second oldest son's first child is due in early January). So just like that, I went from a youthful (*ahem*) mom to a grandma of 3, and I couldn't love it more!! Grandbabies are magical. 

At my oldest granddaughter's party, my grandbabe who is the healthiest eater I know (thanks to her awesome parents), was indulging in things I'd not seen her eat before. When we got back to her place afterwards, she didn't want to eat her dinner; she said she was full. I said, 'well, she did eat at the party.' She said, "Grandma's right! I had chips, cheese curls and cake." We all stopped and laughed, but in reality, that kind of a party diet isn't really funny. Thankfully, it was a one-time event (we all get to indulge once in awhile), but when we have our get-together for Memorial Day weekend, I want to make sure there are a lot of healthier options that the little ones there will love. Welch's is always a great option (they use real fruit), and the Welch's Fruit'n Yogurt Snacks are all the rage in our house right now.

Monday, May 13, 2019

How to Choose a Moving Company

Moving can be a stressful experience for many families, and choosing the right moving service company can be the determining factor in whether or not a move goes smoothly. There are many moving services Tampa FL but not every moving service has the same level of experience, expertise, and care in moving you and your families’ personal belongings. Moving companies often have competitive rates, so you need to know what other types of factors to consider when choosing movers.

Below are several tips for choosing the right moving company for you.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Night Night Bible Stories Giveaway with 5 Winners!

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

Going to see my new grandbaby today and this book is going along with me. I'm going to give it to her mama so she can read it to the little one here and there, and then my baby grand can read it to her parents (or herself) as she gets older too! Establishing a night time routine for reading is soothing, comforting and bonding too. Amy Parker's Night Night Bible Stories is a padded, bite-sized (easy for kids to hold) book, full of bright colorful pictures kids  will love. It's a great way to introduce beloved Bible story favorites to them.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Moosh Moosh to the Rescue (if you're in search of something cute and affordable for kids)

Yep, I've mentioned it before, and its true; I know the days of my son loving stuffed animals is drawing to a near. It's not gone yet though, so I'm enjoying his youth and innocence to the hilt, until he moves on to more 'mature things.' But now that I've said that, do we ever really outgrow stuffies that we love?  I'm 48 and I still enjoy a cute little stuffed animal every now and again. My son loves the Moosh Moosh line, not only because they are cute, but also because you can moosh them and they still hold their shape, plus they make a great pillow in the car! He recently took his favorite, Spike the Monster, to the park with us. I guess Spike had a good time too, he looks happy anyway, and he didn't seem to mind the heat. ;)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Extra Large Beach Bag or Pool Tote with Soft Cooler

If we are headed to the park, pool or beach, there are a few things that must be true for our carrying tote. One, it must have an easy-to-access zippered pocket for my loose items, such as my jewelry and/or my driver's license. It must be very roomy (we take a lot of stuff!), and it has to breathe well, since sometimes our wet swimsuits make their way into the bag. This extra large tote does the trick for all of those things, and it has a secret surprise.  

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Wish List for Cat Lovers

So I'm thinking, having recently become a 'cat person' (we'd always owned dogs, never a cat), and realizing late in life, how absolutely cool these little companions can be, that a great gift for Mother's Day would be a gathering of all these nifty little gadgets and things that I want for our adoptee. She may be a little older than most cats who are adopted (we got her at 10, she is 11 now) but we are making up for her time spent in the no-kill shelter (which was awesome, but not near as one-on-one as she gets here with me and her boy). Now that she's so comfortable with us, and us with her, there are so many things I want to get for her, and for me, that would make things even that much better. What's on the list? Let's take a look...

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Liz whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the $25 Visa Gift Card giveaway.

Friday, May 3, 2019

#LoveOutLoud Beautiful Mother's Day Floral Bouquets from Teleflora

Flowers are always a good idea for Mother's Day; flowers from Teleflora are always a GREAT idea because not only do you get these gorgeous blooms, but you also get these amazing reusable vases and containers that they come in. These have fast become some of my mom's most favorite keepsakes (and as you all know, if your child, even a grown child, gives it to's an instant keepsake).

Sometimes my mom knows she is going to get flowers, other times it's a big surprise, like this time!! I knew, however, that she was going to love the Regal Blossoms Bouquet for Mother's Day the second I saw it because purple and red are her favorite colors, but you don't often find them together. This vase, has them both and she's mentioned it the last three times we have spoken on the phone. She loves the flowers too, and intends to press one rose as a keepsake (something she always does).  This bouquet has fresh pink roses, huge white lilies and a variety of purple flowers. They smell amazing and they look beautiful too. What mom wouldn't love this gorgeous bouquet hand delivered to their doorstep this year?

Monday, April 29, 2019

AllTul or KeySmart Pro Giveaway!

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Medieval Times: Dinner and a Show in a Castle!

Well, this isn't a sign you see often when you're going out to eat, but it's exactly the one you'll see when you head over to Medieval Times in Orlando, Florida (there are other castles around the US and one in Canada as well) to have dinner and a show! Walk through the area to see relics from the past, and instantly feel transformed to another time. We did that after dinner, and it's free to go, and on-site, so you can just walk over after you eat. I recommend it highly. As for the dinner, well I recommend that too, especially if you have kids!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Brooklyn Cloth is Perfect for More than Just their Famous Joggers!

What's he laughing at? It may not be the cool outfit he has on from Brooklyn Cloth, but let me tell you, when he opened the mail and saw these items inside, he was all smiles.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

HUGE Lafe's Natural BodyCare Gift Package Giveaway

It's such a treat when you can take time out to pamper yourself a little bit. Even better when you can do so in a big way, which you could if you won this fabulous prize!!

TickleMe Plant Deluxe Greenhouse Kit for Kids Giveaway

I remember touching a plant like this in a greenhouse on a field trip when I was a kid. It must have been a big deal for me to still remember it, because I haven't been in grade school for a very long time. I can still remember what the inside of the greenhouse looked like, but the only plant I remember specifically is this kind! Wouldn't it be fun to win one?

The Montessori Toddler Book Giveaway

Finding the right school no matter the child's age is very important. My oldest granddaughter's parents were very keen on getting her into the best preschool when she was little. You've seen Montessori schools popping up all over major cities in your area, maybe even heard of the Montessori approach discussed in your homeschool groups, but do you know how to implement Montessori techniques in your home everyday? It's more than just educational play at home. And it's more than just a parenting philosophy of love and respect. Learn more below.

The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide. #TheMontessoriToddler

The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide.

$100 Giveaway (Amazon or Paypal)

amazon gift card or paypal cash

Quarterly Subscription to THiNK OUTSiDE #giveaway

I am very fortunate that my son spends a lot of time outside, not all kids do though! The statistics for screen time versus outside-play-time are outrageous (in a bad way). THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes are a monthly subscription service focused on outdoor exploration AND a year-long curriculum. The service provides quality, useful gear along with very thoughtful activities and educational information that encourage kids to get outside and play. It is not just about the gear or the information, but using both in tandem to become more skilled in outdoor life, while encouraging family involvement. The monthly themed boxes promote character building while instilling confidence, independence, and empathy.

FACT: Today's children are spending an average of 4-7 MINUTES
of unstructured play outside, and 7.5 HOURS in front of devices!

THiNK OUTSiDE service follows a standard annual schedule that ensures learning is seasonally appropriate. Every month has a new theme covering everything from first aid and outdoor nutrition to nighttime discovery and building shelters. Your first box, the Intro box, sets the foundation for your year of learning #THiNKOUTSiDE
THiNK OUTSiDE is a 2019 Parent’s Choice Silver Award recipient!

My Garden Box One Month Subscription Giveaway

My oldest granddaughter is totally into growing her own plants, herbs, flowers and more. It is a joy she has been able to learn about from her mom, who enjoys doing the same. That being said, I bet this is a prize they'd both like to receive. I think growing things together is such a good way to learn, and to bond. A prize you say? Yay! It's a Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a one month subscription to My Garden Box! My Garden box is a monthly subscription service for gardening enthusiast created by 4th generation nursery growers. They package their love for plants into every box. Each My Garden Box is designed as if the creators were receiving it too. My Garden Box makes a wonderful gift for a loved one or for yourself! They offer month-to-month and prepaid plans for up to one year.

What to expect from My Garden Box. Inside of your My Garden Box you will find LIVE PLANTS, cool containers, growth media and instructions, and unique accents. Even if you don't have a green thumb (yet), when you receive seasonally appropriate components properly portioned, simple garden care tips, and the visual illustrations of the techniques you will need to complete the project, My Garden Box will make it easy for you to experience growing success! It's just the right amount of DIY for any gardening enthusiast.

My Garden Box Giveaway at Mommy's Playbook
a One Month Subscription to My Garden Box
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 5/11 at 11:59 pm est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

An Effortless Way to Help Support the Arbor Day Foundation! #TreeHutxArborDay

America’s favorite brand for body scrubs and butters is Tree Hut! Use this brand one time, and you'll know why. It works great, and smells delicious! This year, they are excited to share that their brand has partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation to give back to nature with a #TreeHutxArborDay campaign! In celebration of Arbor Day (April 26th), for the entire month of April, the brand is giving 10% of proceeds for every product that is sold on to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Romantic Date Ideas To Try This Summer

The heat of the summer often turns up the heat in your relationships. If you find yourself wanting to show more love and appreciation for your partner this summer, consider taking him or her on a romantic date. From spending time outdoors to relaxing in luxury, the options are practically endless. You might even consider putting your own spin on a traditional idea to make it more unique to your specific relationship.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

$25 Gift Card Giveaway from HueTrition

This information is brought to you by HueTrition. All opinions are my own. 

I am all about finding what works to help make my son WANT to have a healthier diet. We have been making HUGE strides. He's come a long way, but it hasn't been easy (he was picker than I am, and I am very picky!). Happily, he's more and more about trying new foods and has decided he even likes a good number of veggies now (thank goodness!), so when it comes to a product or item that helps the littles become more aware and willing to invest in healthy eating, I am all in!

HueTrition makes it so easy and FUN to make nutritious choices for your whole family. They have many videos available to help you when meal planning.

You can also take virtual classes that will teach you how to make nutritious foods. Their next event is about the HueApproved Scanner! he easy and fun way to choose healthy food products: HueApproved Scanner Unveiling HueTrition Live Event on April 18, 4 - 5 PM (EDT)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Enter to #win a 6.5 lb. bag of Powerizer

This information is brought to you by Powerizer Complete. All opinions are my own.

I'm a big fan of Spring Cleaning. Up north, it was a clear sign that the cold was on its way out and better weather was on its way in. That was a big deal to all of us, and everything about that this time of year was pleasant. It made you feel alive just to go outside and see sunshine for the first time in months. That in turn, would lead you to throw open the windows when you got inside and get everything nice and clean.

Monday, April 8, 2019

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway: Non-Candy Easter Basket Favorites for Every Age!

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

Every year we pass out Easter Baskets to the kiddos around here, and oh how they love it so. It is a tradition! The one thing we have tweaked about this tradition though, is we no longer fill the baskets and Easter Eggs up with a lot of sugary junk and empty calorie treats like we used to do. I wasn't sure how well that would go over, considering the older kids, my son included, all remember the days of getting lots of chocolate and jelly beans. The fact is though, we fill the basket up with such cool items, that the kids cannot resist being thrilled with what they get and find. Of course, we take good care to make each holiday memorable, and though this portion of Easter is only part of the way we celebrate, we make sure it's still a lot of fun for the children in the family. One way to do that is with the Easter Basket. We make sure to select those that we know the kids are going to love. Personalized Gifts has a selection that is always a big hit and an instant way to make things special right from the get go!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Give Your Baby the Royal Treatment at Zulily

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

With Meghan Markle due with the newest royal baby, e-tailer Zulily thought you might like to know that they have everything YOU need for the Royal Baby in your life (that you can get while still staying on budget!). As some of you know, we have a new little one over here. She is not even a couple of weeks old yet, and she is doing wonderfully well. I do intend to post photos soon, and I appreciate the messages, e-mails and comments from those of you who have asked how she and my daughter are doing. All is well, and grandma (that would be me) is crazy in love with her newest little grandbabe. My kids make good kids (just sayin'). 💕

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Luckybars are Great for National Nutrition Month (this month) and for Easter (next month!)

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

Let's talk about what's in his hands! This child right here is a gem. I've said it time and time again. He's easy-going, smart and kind-hearted. He's also a very picky eater. It's my fault, I started off his youth catering to his eating wants, because I too am a picky eater, but then realized it was not a good path to have him on, and now we focus on his eating needs. His siblings all did and do love anything you put on their plate, so this was new for me. Both of us have branched out together, trying new things regularly (several times a week) so we can increase our choices of what we might like to eat, that is also good for us. I'm not going to lie, it was tough going at first, and still is at times, but we are dedicated. He is an athlete and I am getting up there in numbers (*ahem*) so we are both becoming more and more invested on what it is we are putting in our bodies. The one area we both still struggle in, is snacks! It's so easy to pick up a sugar-filled, or salty empty-calorie snack at the grocery store. We really have to slow down and concentrate, to bring home snacks that are going to serve more than one purpose. These Luckybars are a good choice!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Brooklyn Cloth has Stylish and Comfortable Clothing for Boys (and Men!)

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

This kid right here!! Have I mentioned how amazing he is? In addition to being absolutely chill, kind-hearted, smart and sweet, he's also so easy to entertain. Take him to a park and he's instantly happy, and he's been that way since he was a small boy. Here he is laid back and relaxed in his new outfit from Brooklyn Cloth. This is the Boy's Navy Rose Embroidered Striped Tee paired with their Boy's Black Twill Jogger pants and they are perfect for looking stylish while still being able to run around and play!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

SnapStar Dolls from Yulu with Fun App for Tweens!

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

When this is how your Snapstar is presented to any young girl in your family, already you're going to have her instant attention. "What's in the bag?" "Can I see?" "Is it for me?"

Friday, March 22, 2019

Perfect for Mother's Day! Versatile High Quality Epson Expression Premium XP-6000 All-in-One Printer

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

Okay, let's talk about the Epson Expression Premium XP-6000, which you can pick up in places for $60 and under. I have been hesitant to get a printer inexpensively priced, but now that I have one, I wish I'd have gotten this one so much sooner. I can't speak for all brands that sell reasonably priced all-in-one printers, but this Epson is amazing. You can see some of the pictures I am printing above (coming out of the printer, on the side of it, and resting on top). The colors are vibrant, and I've saved a whole lot of money having my son take the pictures, and then printing them at home. And let me tell you, we're all so pleased with them. They came out every bit as beautiful as they would have in any portrait studio or store. In fact, I could easily and accurately say that this printer paid for itself the very first time we used it. Now lets talk about what it can do, and then I'll show you how some of those things turn out.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Apollo 11 The IMAX Experience Now Playing

I'm not sure how long this movie is going to be playing in theaters, but I know I want to see it, so we are making plans to get there ASAP. While my generation was very much into space, I'm not seeing that so much with the newer generation of kids, and what better way to pique their interest than through the big screen.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

$25 Gift Card of Choice Giveaway

This post comes to you from HueTrition and Saving You Dinero. I am happy to share the information and giveaway with you.

I am a big fan of HueTrition and enjoy sharing their information and giveaways with you. Below is a post from them and Saving You Dinero. I thought you would enjoy it, and the giveaway. Welcome to our guests!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

California Design Den: Affordable High Quality Sheets You Order Online

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

Well this is the life! I recently got this picture sent to me of my darling little diva enjoying her daddy's new sheets from California Design Den. Everyone knows that the overall aesthetic of the room matters, but if the sheets aren't comfortable and durable, it's not really a win! I know my own daughter had a bed that I absolutely loved and thought she would delight in. It was a canopy bed with curtains and I really paid a small fortune for the bedroom set at the time. She was in Kindergarten. She HATED it. I kept thinking she'd get past it, but she never did, so I gave it away to a family whose little girl was ecstatic to get it. Years later, I found out she just thought the sheets were scratchy. 👀😖 Admittedly, that was a parent fail, I should have gotten to the bottom of her discomfort that confused me so much, but we all have some kind of huge fail in life that leaves us slapping our heads. That is one of mine. Had I known now, what I knew then, I'd have just swapped her sheet set for California Design Den!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Gospel Coffee Table Books Giveaway from Alabaster

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

This set of 4 books from Alabaster Co. goes through each of the four famous gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are soft cover, full-sized books (7.5" x 9.5"), written in the New Living Translations. It is the photography/art inside that makes them a bit different than a traditional gospel book. 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the following winners whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:
$25 Visa GC and Little Bites Free Product Coupons: Barb
Lugz Shoes: Kelly
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Game: Stacy

Saturday, March 2, 2019

19 Days Left but Who is Counting? Oh Wait Everyone Over Here is Counting!

So these 2 recently had a photo shoot to help commemorate being 9-months along (yep, they are in the final countdown days!). 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Google Home Mini Giveaway

This information is brought to you by HomeMembership. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When I was younger, I didn't pay a lot of attention to warranties. Those days are long gone and now I always consider them, and sometimes buy them. Do you own your home? Or maybe you are a realtor that has thought about adding a home warranty plan to your listings to make the house more desirable to a buyer?

6 Incredible roofing tips for your home

The roof is one of the most neglected areas of the house. As the saying goes “Out of sight, out of mind”, is the best way to explain this phenomenon. Most people don’t pay any attention to it until it’s too late. Then, when the damage is done, they will try to rectify the situation to the best of their ability, but often to no avail. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Moosh-Moosh has the Softiest Moosh Around!

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

Do you take your stuffies with you on the go? I know we are getting closer to that time where my son isn't going to want to bring his or play with them any longer, so I am soaking these last minutes up as thoroughly as I possibly can. My son does for now, still like to play with his stuffed animals. Last night he wasn't feeling so great, and he surrounded himself with all of his favorite stuffies, just before he fell asleep. On this day though, we were simply taking our new Moosh-Moosh toys to the water, so they could be properly introduced to their new Florida home. We didn't take the tags off though, because I've got gift plans for each and every one of these little cuties, except one. We had to keep one (my son wanted to keep them ALL, but he likes to share too). Guess which one we kept? 

EatSmart Precision Tracker Crystal Clear Digital Bathroom Scale

The Precision Tracker from Eat Smart is a wonderful digital bathroom scale to have in the house. With many appealing features such as a 12" x 4" by 12" x 4" glass surface, large digital numbers, previous reading memory (it tells you how many lbs. up or down you have gained/lost since your last weigh-in), and backlit panel at night make it perfect for owning or gifting.

PurpleTrail Can Help You Make Any Graduation Celebration a Huge Success!

Do you plan ahead for graduation? If so, there's no time like the present and I cannot believe how fast 2019 is moving along already. I have planned for 3 out of my 4 children's graduations (the youngest isn't to that point, yet), and been present at my granddaughter's graduation ceremony as well (preschool graduations are so cute). Now it's time to help my bff plan for her son's high school graduation, and we are having a ball! Looking through PurpleTrail 2019 Graduation Collection, it's easy to see that the invitations and announcements will be a breeze to make. There are so many great choices!

With styles galore, there's not one person who wouldn't be pleased with this huge array of selections. These are not just the kinds of invitations and announcements you read, put on your refrigerator and then toss away when finished; these are type that you value and will want to hold on to for keepsakes.

All items sold at PurpleTrail can be fully customized to suit and meet your personal needs. You can use them for any graduation, pre-K to higher education. There really is a wide range of items, some you would definitely think of, and others that you might not initially, but once you do you love the idea. For me, the latter would be guestbooks. For some reason, it's just cool to sit down and browse through a guestbook years later, so having one for graduation makes good sense. It is a time where a culmination of people who were and are important to you come together to celebrate. Having a record of that day, would make a wonderful memento to treasure later in life.

Banners for me, can really make the actual decorations pop. There are many choices at PurpleTrail. I can't decide which I like best, the ones that show pictures from baby-to-now, or the ones that have a picture of them today. For my youngest son's birthday, I always put a banner up that has a picture of him when he was one-year-old. It's likely when he graduates high school, I will incorporate that photo onto a banner in one way or another...just because. Production and delivery on these banners, and on everything in fact, is quick and efficient.

Everything is Custom!

Like I noted above, you can customize any of the products you select, in any way you choose. That includes color, text, font, style, photos, etc. If however, you want something even more personalized, there are custom, designer services that are available. 

Made in the USA!

On a final note, let me say that everything at PurpleTrail is carefully crafted in the USA.

Learn more by visiting the PurpleTrail website, where you will find everything you need to make any upcoming graduation party a success.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs Smell So Good!!

We went to the store and my daughter stopped at the Tree Hut sugar scrubs. She was oohing and ahhing and sniffing and smelling for a good few minutes and talking about how much she loves them and the different scents, all the way through the store (incidentally, I love them too). She wasn't dropping hints, she was just being gleeful about a product she loves. She's all about sugar scrubs, and other items you use on your face. Since she's grown up, it's just always been her thing. I've been looking to put together a nice little package to take to her in the hospital when it's time for her little one to arrive (25 days!), but up until now, I haven't really found anything that says BINGO! Now, I have, so guess what I've gotten for her? I've gotten her a Marula & Jasmine Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

Saturday, February 23, 2019

$150 EvgieNev Wall Decals GIveaway

A lot of you know we have a little one due here soon. Quite honestly, I'm getting excited now. Less than a month. Time flies, and it goes so slow, when you're anxious to meet your latest grandbabe. :)

Disclosure: Sharing the giveaway for a blogger friend.
Are you getting a nursery ready for a new baby boy or baby girl? It is so exciting to get the nursery decorated as you wait for the arrival of your sweet baby. One way to create an amazing nursery is with wall decals from EvgieNev. They have been making wall decals since 2010 and they have over 250 wall decals to pick from. You can even customize the colors to make your dream nursery!

The removable sticker are made using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. They feel like they are smoothly painted on the wall after the application but they are easily removable should you choose to redesign. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child’s room. Just peel and stick, it’s so easy! Included FREE test decal!

Check out a few favorites!

Teddy Bears LOVE Wall Decals – Hearts Baby Nursery – Boys & Girls Room Decals

Friday, February 22, 2019

Have You Seen Foot Dart? This Game Looks Like SO Much Fun!

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This customize design velcros dart game is GIANT fun for the whole family. Anyone who has heard of foot darts is not surprised by it's size, but I was left with my mouth hanging wide open and saying, whoa! when I saw it. It's like playing darts only you are using your velcro tipped soccer balls and make the points by using your feet. I have four kids, but three of them are grown, so this is just the kind of outside game that each and everyone of us would like to play. I mean, how could you resist giving it a go, and once you do that, in our family, it's not too long until it gets competitive (in a friendly way, of course). That is especially true with my oldest two boys. They get crazy into going against each other, but they're laughing the whole time they do it. I'll admit it makes my heart happy to see them still playing games with each other at their ripe old ages of 31 and 25. ;)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wordless Wednesday

Not even a teenager and the rebellion begins. 😄

Friday, February 15, 2019

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Sarah L (slehan) who won the Zak/Fandango giveaway and Jennifer who won the Sink Boss giveaway.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Welch's Fruit Snacks Hearts with Emoji Faces: Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Made with REAL fruit
Fruit is the first ingredient
No preservatives
Availability: Welch's Mixed Fruit Valentine's Day Fruit Snacks are available at as well as in-stores at Walmart, Target, Walgreens and other local retailers. 

DIY Safety Tips

Every now and again I accept a guest post. So happy to share this one with you today!

Doing some DIY at home isn’t something that should be done on a whim. Unfortunately though many people when they are working at home will ignore standard safety procedures. You might have done this so often without issue that it just becomes second nature, but trust us sooner or later an accident will happen.

If you are lucky it might just be cuts and bruises you have to show for it, but if you’re unlucky then it could be much worse. DIY accidents are more common than you might think which is why you should always follow proper safety measures. In this article, I’ am going to share some essential safety tips that anyone doing DIY needs to know.

Monday, February 4, 2019

$25 Visa Gift Card and Free Product Coupons Giveaway

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

Well, I have 2 great giveaways to talk about (one on my blog at the bottom of this post, and the big Birthday Bash giveaway from Little Bites), but first let me post an update on my new cam. I did take it out this weekend to try and learn the manual settings. You can see I have done okay on some elements of it, and not so much on the others. This one would have been nice if I'd have gotten my light right. For some reason, it seemed fine to me at the time (I thought it was good!), but it the end, these came out too dark around my son's face. The photos I took of the distance, however, turned out bright as could be (not posted, just noting it). It's a learning process. I'm enjoying it. I just wish I had more free time to learn leisurely, although I'm grateful for my job, even though it takes up so much of my time. Okay, enough said about this for now, let's talk about the giveaways. The one thing you can see I did get just right is that we brought along Entenmann's Little Bites, and coincidentally (wink wink) that is part of what will be in BOTH of the prize packages discussed below.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Clipper Oxford Shoes for Women Lugz Giveaway

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One thing I found out very quickly with the line of work I started a couple of years ago is that my high heels were useless. Standing on a concrete floor all day, and walking through the building in heels just wasn't going to fly. I'd leave with my feet aching to the point where I would get home, make dinner and just want to go to sleep. That kind of life was not for me, but what to do? Thankfully it was an easy fix, or so I thought...switch to flats, which I did, but still ended up with such achy tootsies. We have to wear dress clothes, it's not optional. Now I had a dilemma. You can't wear athletic shoes with trousers. Enter Lugz and their new Women's Clipper Oxford shoes that are just sporty enough to pass for athletic wear on the weekend, and just dressy enough to pass for 'dress' shoes at my job!! I've been wearing these and no one has said a word about them breaking dress code, and at the end of the day my feet really do feel fine (whew). 

$15 Fandango Gift Card and Zak Resuable Water Bottle Giveaway

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Let's talk water bottles. Why? Because if you like to make sure your kiddos are hydrated on the go, not all water bottles are created equal. Both my youngest son and my granddaughter carry water quite a bit, and they like to have them in their own bottles. Zak makes a great selection of them, as well as many other items (for kids and adults). Right now we're loving their new reusable water bottles from The Lego Movie 2 collection.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Free Personalization on Valentine's Day Gifts!

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Every little one should have a teddy bear, even better if their name is on it. 3 of my 4 kids have names that are not common, so they never find items on racks in stores that are personalized for them (we still look sometimes, always to no avail). Now my newest granddaughter will have a name that's not common, so finding items for her with that extra personal touch will not be easy either...if we're shopping in a traditional store. is not your traditional store. They are an online store, with high quality products, fast delivery and a FREE personalization service that allows you to put any name on any and every item you buy from their vast number of product selections. I've selected this adorable Valentine's Day plush. It is one of many selections you can choose from and in addition to snuggly teddy bears of different sizes, colors and styles, you can also find other plush animals such as the Panda, monkey or a gorilla. There are different styles of shirts too, including cute sayings, couples, and this heart with an arrow through it that I've chosen, just to name a few.