Sunday, January 31, 2021

'Under the Barnyard Light' Book Giveaway

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Under the Barnyard Light is a book written by Carla Crane Osborne that details a young girl helping to take care of the animals on her farm, after the sun has gone down. She is responsible, loving and warm. She is also very relatable to children. She's doing what she is supposed to do, but she's still expressing the feelings and thoughts that children her age might, while she is doing them.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

McCrea's Handcrafted Caramels and Candies with Giveaway

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January is coming to an end, so we are starting to think about Valentine's Day over here. I've ordered McCrea's because when it's a holiday you're celebrating, you want the sweets to be memorable. This is a company that has a nice selection of delicious treats including the luscious chocolate hearts and handcrafted caramels you see above.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Dancing and Life Gratitude Challenge Update

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The challenge for today is fun: Share a brief video of you “raising the roof” and proclaiming to the world one thing you’ve learned this week or that you achieved today. #ad

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Moving Right Along on my 30 Day Challenge!

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Scooby Doo and Guess Who? The Complete First Season now Available on DVD!

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Honestly, not a lot of shows make it through the generations. I asked a group of my son's friends once if they liked Snoopy, during a conversation we were having, and they were so confused. Most of them had not even heard of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, or the The Peanuts. I was mortified. Another time, I asked them if they watched Wubzie when they were little (that was my son's favorite). Again, Crickets. But ask them if they watched Scooby Doo and almost everyone got excited and wanted to make a conversation contribution. I watched it too (and I'm 50!!), and my oldest granddaughter who is 7 also loves to watch it. It's exciting, while being a teensy bit scary to her too (which she loves!! She feels so brave watching the monsters get captured and then finding out every single time that they are just frauds). So, I think it's safe to say from my informal and unplanned survey, that Scooby Doo has stood the test of time. I will say, that depending on the generation, there are preferences for which Scooby Doo theme song is best, and I've found those opinions are unbudgingly firm, lol. For me? No preference at all, I'm here for all things Scooby Doo!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

30 Day Gratitude Challenge

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I am excited to be participating in a 30-day gratitude challenge! A new year brings hope! See how you can experience joy and gratitude in the coming year. So many people are going through times of crisis and it may seem hard to be hopeful, but it’s not impossible—and may be the key to mentally surviving what they are going through. Despite the burdens of the recent past and what so many of us have been going through, we can look to the future with the likelihood of positive change. We can turn turmoil into opportunity. I think there are many ways to discover the primary inner strength that will bring you through all of the problems that life gives you. Gratitude is definitely one of them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A Housewarming/Birthday Gift because my Daughter is Mooooving

My daughter and her lil' family have outgrown their cute little place. This is their last month there, so to commemorate their time in that sweet little house, I have purchased this set from TreeSun Crafts (Etsy). Some of you know from a previous Wordless Wednesday post that I did, that these gorgeous Highland Cows are running around at her place, all day long. I think they're so incredibly great.  I'm going to miss them (and the peacocks that stroll around there too). I think when she sees these she'll get that good feeling that goes along with remembering where you started your family. Theresa from Theresa's Mixed Nuts made these, and if you've ever interacted with her, you know she has a knack for making things look amazing. It's no surprise to me that she started an Etsy shop, and it will be no surprise to me when it takes off and becomes very successful (which it already has quickly started to become) because I know she is the kind of person who puts in the heart, and the hard work. That's why she has such a loyal following on her blog, and people all over the country (and even outside of it) who are crazy about her even though they've never met her in person (raising my hand over here).

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Amber Driftwood Scentworx Giveaway

 Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was not paid to write about the products. I did receive samples or discount prices, but my opinions remain genuine and my own.

Succulent, juicy and true to the scent, that's how I would accurately describe these VEGAN FRIENDLY body mist sprays from Scentworx. They are made with essential oils, so maybe that is why they are so yummy, delicious, good. Whatever the reason, this is a great way to start out the new year, with a big surprise product I never would have thought to buy until I tried it. Why?