Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: Grandma Bragging Rights

She's at that age where she coos and goos and 'talks' to everyone and we're surely eating it all up. Grandbaby #2. 💕

Monday, July 29, 2019

5 Important Things To Consider When Buying Your First Home

We have a guest poster in the house today! Please make them feel welcome.




It's an exciting time.  You have saved and are finally financially secure enough to begin the process of purchasing your first home.  

The Multi Flask can Multi Task_7 in 1 Drinking Bottle

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


In the summer, it is especially important to stay hydrated. Well, this is true any time of the year, but it's something we need to be very aware of in the hotter months, especially if we are outside. My oldest granddaughter just spent some time with us, and she's a huge fan of ice cold water, and wants to carry it with her everywhere she goes. My son, however, is not so cognizant of the potential hazards of dehydration, and quite frankly there are times when he could care less (he just wants to go go go). I have to find creative ways to keep him hydrated that will be effortless for him. The best way I've found is to have him carry along a 7 in 1 multi-flask from Precidio.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wicked Uncle Wrapped Gift Ideas

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What if you could select the items you wanted to gift someone, have them wrapped and sent to you (to give to the recipient) or delivered directly to them? Not just any items, but selections to choose from that you know your friend or loved one is going to appreciate. You can also choose that the gift from Wicked Uncle come with a greeting card that has a message in it from you.

CleanWell Sanitizer for Back to School

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Back to school got here so fast. I know a lot of people are saying the same, or they're saying they don't go back yet (luckies!) but we do, and so one of things I wanted to make sure to have in the classroom is hand sanitizer. A lot of people touch the desks, doors, railings, etc., in the schools, and though our immune systems are pretty good, taking a little precaution never hurt, especially at the beginning of the school year when we are at the onslaught of being thrown back into germ city. Not that I think of school as germ city, but... I like the Clean Well brand because they have a variety of hand sanitizer, and sanitizer wipes as well (for the germy desks). This brand is also alcohol-free, and that matters to me too.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Step Into Fun with Made for Me Stepping Stones!

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We like these Made by Me kits because they allow us to get hands on with the kids in a crafty sort of way. Even better, we're making crafts they'll see and appreciate all of the time, like this Mix and Mold Stepping Stones Kit.

Libman Back to School Prize Pack Giveaway

I guess it doesn't matter if you are ready for school or not. It is coming and like a train rolling at high speed, there is nothing we can do to stop it. I live in a state where we go back super early, so for us vacation time is over. We went on our last mini trip over the weekend, and that is that... Now it's time to get things in order, get back on a schedule and deep clean the house. The Libman Company knows their way around cleaning products: for over 120 years, the family-owned business has made quality their priority, offering the finest USA-made brooms, brushes, mops, and cleaning tools.


As the summer season rolls out and the Back-to-School season draws near, messes are one thing that won’t fade with the seasons. With the Libman Maid Caddy, you can store all of your cleaning supplies conveniently in one place.

The Libman Maid Caddy is a large but lightweight cleaning caddy with special compartments to hold a variety of essential cleaning tools including gloves, brushes, dustpans, sponges, cleaning solutions, dusters and more.
The Libman Comapny Maid Caddy

Thursday, July 25, 2019

LOL Surprise: Color Your Own Water Bottle Kit


I told my granddaughter there was a surprise for her this morning. She likes surprises. She also likes ice cold water, and takes it with her everywhere we go. Oh, and did I mention that she likes to decorate things? Add that to the fact that L.O.L Surprise is her favorite thing right now (yes, I did buy her the big surprise kit for Christmas) and she was absolutely delighted when I pulled out this LOL Surprise: Color Your Own Water Bottle Kit.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: No Explanation Needed

Photos taken at St. Augustine History Museum (St. Augustine, FL)

His aunt and I laughed when the boy asked what the corn was for on the portable potty chair. 


We laughed even more when we got to the next display and he figured this one out on his own.


No further explanation needed. 👀😵😄

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

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What would you do if you had a view like this? Hopefully you would relish it like we did when we first came across it from our hotel room in the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

Win a Free 20 x 16 Canvas from Canvas Factory


Canvas Factory is a company I know and trust. I used them to enlarge a photo of my 4 kids together. This was before the some of them had children of their own (though one was in the tummy of my oldest son's wife when this was taken). Technically, you could say it was the last professional photo of an era that has now passed us by. My babies are no longer babies. My daughter is the latest child of my to have a child of her own (and what a sweet, wonderful, and beautiful little girl she is). I love to have my canvas prints on the wall, and thought now that she is building a family of her own, that she might like to have one too. I texted her to ask if she had a print she would like enlarged into a canvas and it took her all of 5 seconds to send back her favorite photo of her little one in the arms of her daddy. This photo was taken in the hospital room on the day baby girl was born, and it means a lot to my daughter. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

This is New to Me and I love it! Rockit Baby Rocker

July 20th marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Lunar Landing, so why not celebrate with life-saving, moon-themed products!



We do have new precious cargo in the family and what a sweetpea she is too! We recently took a little mini trip together, and to say she is a joy would be such an understatement. I'm telling you, every single time my youngest baby grand gets picked up, she smiles...BIG. If you hold her in a standing up position, she laughs and 'talks/coos' to you. If you put her down, however, she's not always overly thrilled. :) One solution: Rockit Baby Rocker! Haven't heard of it? Nor had I until now, but what an awesome invention.  

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Desert Essence Body Oil and Body Scrub Decadence

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



Honestly, I wasn't much of a person to pamper myself for most of my life. I'm a minimalist with jewelry, wearing only earrings once in a blue moon, I don't wear foundation or any kind of makeup that takes too long to get on my face, and outside of a bit of perfume every now and again, it really just didn't weigh on my mind too much to exfoliate, moisturize, etc. Lately though, that has been changing and I am really enjoying trying new make-ups, fragrances, and beauty products to help make my skin soft and luxurious to the touch. My latest discovery? Desert Essence Body Oil and Body Scrub. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Keeping Your Home Comfortable in the Summer

Summer is often one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. After cooler winter months, summer brings sun, warmth, and a renewed energy for spending time outdoors. However, summer can also bring uncomfortably hot temperatures and humidity and having a well-running air conditioning system is an essential part of keeping you comfortable in the summer. Here are three ways you should consider utilizing the expert services of a reputable HVAC company, like Sunair Company, before the dog days of summer are underway. 

$25 Gift Card Giveaway

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

Kids love apps! So Huetrition has created an app to help your kids make healthy food choices and have fun with the HuePets 2.0 app! Your kids will have fun taking pictures of their food and interacting with their pet Huey. (Look for this updated app in August!)


Scan real-life meals to feed your HuePet™, unlocking prizes and raising your pet from a little egg to a HueMaster!


HuePets 2.0 is a digital-first program that consists of:

  1. A FREE mobile app that turns daily healthy eating into a game- new characters!
  2. The app is tied to a website that allows medical professionals, teachers, family, and friends to view a patients or kids dashboard of colorful choices and even assign rewards! 
  3. HuePets will feature educational materials and giveaways
  4. HuePets educational promotional materials and collectibles—including the Huey Bundle: first edition Huey Plushie, HuePets coloring book, and HuePets lunch-bag.  Click here to reserve the bundle.
Get the HuePets app and get a discount on the HuePets bundle! The bundle will make its debut this fall on As Seen On TV.  You should reserve this bundle because there are limited quantities! It comes with a HuePets Coloring Book, the Huey Plushie and a Travel Bag!


HuePets, a FREE mobile app that turns daily healthy eating into a game, is turning 2! Version 2.0 coming out this August - new characters, potions, and more!

The app is tied to a website that allows medical professionals, teachers, family, and friends to monitor a patient's or kid's dashboard of colorful choices and even assign rewards!


Download The HuePets App

HueTrition has been sharing the nutritional benefits of different colored foods and challenging you to fill your plate with color. Visit their HueTube Channel to check out the previous videos and subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss an episode.


Giveaway Details!

  • You will have the chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice and when you download the HuePets app ( iTunes Store or Google Play) you can enter for a chance to win Huey Bundle! (Make sure you add your entry in the form below!) 
  • Ends July 30, 2019
  • Open to US Residents


Thursday, July 11, 2019

$500 Cash Giveaway! Welcome to the Less Monday More Summer

Less Monday More Summer $500 Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the Less Monday More Summer $500 Cash Giveaway!

I like to partner with other bloggers because it allows me to be a part of offering bigger giveaways, and towards the end of summer, who couldn't use a surprise $500! Take one last mini trip, get school clothes, buy college texts, whatever it is you need. Or if you are a saver/investor, there you go...happy day! Whatever you decide to do, it will be all up to you if you are the lucky winner. Scroll down to enter, and good luck!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

1 Winner

Some may say Mondays stink but that doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy every bit of what summer has to offer. So kick back, relax, and enjoy something cold (my neighbor is making this awesome raspberry iced tea this summer that is such a welcome treat!) while entering this giveaway.
Home Jobs By Mom is super excited to of teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring to you this cash giveaway event worth $500 PayPal Cash! Take advantage of this wonderful giveaway and enter today!!

Host is Home Jobs By Mom

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Rules: Use the Giveaway Tools form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 08/15 and is open worldwide. Entrants must be 18 years old to enter. Winner will be notified via email.



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ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $500 PayPal Cash. If for some reason the winner can't do PayPal they may select a $500 gift card to Amazon, Walmart, or Target instead. Open for entry worldwide, 18 years and older from 06/01/19 thru 08/15/19. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media networking site. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Home Jobs By Mom will be responsible for sending the winner their prize.




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Monday, July 8, 2019

We Carry Kevan is my Summer Reading Jam!


Finding time to read isn't as easy as it was once upon a time, that's for sure. I made a promise to myself this summer though, that I was going to find a good book to read and get lost in someone else's world for awhile. I am happy to say that goal has been accomplished. For the past couple of weeks, each evening before I retired to la la land, I read a chapter of We Carry Kevan (or 2, or 3, depending on how tired I was) and it became a part of my nighttime routine. I began to look forward to it, and now that my book is over, I miss it!! I highly recommend it, and let me tell you why...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

American Plastic Toys Encourages Summer Play!

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Toys have changed a lot, but kids have not. I can go and sit in my granddaughter's room for long stretches of time, playing board games, role play games, and games she makes up all on her own...and guess what? She loves these kinds of things, just as her daddy did before her, and he grew up in a time where there was no such thing as 'screen time.' It always baffles me when I hear parents say they don't know how to get their younger children off of the screens. I do!!! Get out there and play with them...something, anything. Kids are just as happy to play pretend store, farmer's market, school, or anything with a ball as they are to sit in the house plopped in front of a screen. In fact, I think they appreciate it more. Looking for quality time? Make it. And don't wait. I promise you those kids you have in the house now, that seem like they will be there always and forever, will be all grown up and on their own before you know it. Then they won't want to go outside and play Farmer's Market...but the grandkids might. ;)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Unexpected Things You Might See During Your Next Visit to New York City


It’s no surprise that New York City is on so many peoples’ bucket list of must-see places, with so many things to see and do in this historic city. If you’ve been to New York before, however, you’ve likely exhausted your list of tourist destinations, or perhaps you’re simply a more adventurous traveler looking to see some unique sights in this wonderful city. Here are a few unexpected things to see and do in The Big Apple during your next trip.

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to Elizabeth, Kathy and Eileen (Softsoap) and Tammy (MyCharge) whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter as prize winners.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

LeapFrog and VTech Toys are a GREAT Value!

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


The picture is far too big (I left it that way on purpose to ask a question) and the boy is lopsided, I know, (but still cute). :)  Don't mind me, I'm just playing with features on my camera and shot this sideways photo on accident. I don't mind though, I like things that are slightly different than the ever-typical. My question for camera gurus though, is why does the picture show up clear at a normal size, but when I make it bigger to fit the page better, using the html, it's a little out of focus? Probably because I'm restricted by my server? I have been thinking of switching to one that gives me more freedom...in fact, I've been thinking about it so long, that I should probably just go ahead and take the leap on Monday. We shall see. But back to what this post is about...toys!!! And not just any toys, we're talking high quality toys that will last for generations to come (making an already good value, a great value). We're talking LeapFrog and VTech Toys!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

3 Winners! FLASH GIVEAWAY!!! The Softsoap® Décor Collection® Makes me Happy

FLASH GIVEAWAY!!

I am adding on to the original post. The sponsor would like to send  THREE lucky winners the full Softsoap® Décor Collection® too!! Bring instant color and decorative style to your sink. Hurry to enter though, the giveaway ends on Friday! Continental US only.

Monday, July 1, 2019

5+ Ways To Prepare Your Guests For Your Destination Wedding 2019

Disclosure: Today I am so happy to feature a guest post. I hope you'll make the author feel welcome.


It’s a tricky thing trying to balance planning your destination wedding and preparing your guests for said wedding at the same time. 

It’s almost like planning a wedding and a massive group vacation at the same time and trust me, the scale can tip so easily if you lose your focus.

But here’s what you need to know about the guests’ side of the scale;