Monday, April 29, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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
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
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!!
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
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 TreeHutShea.com to the Arbor Day Foundation.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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'). 💕