Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Pinrose Travel Spray Giveaway (your choice of fragrance)

One thing I'm big on is smelling terrific! Another, is finding a parfumerie that takes into account the importance of creating a fragrance line that delivers all you would want and expect, and then goes above and beyond. That is Pinrose in a nutshell.

Wordless Wednesday: You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Send Your Kids To PGC Basketball Camp? Yes! Please Do!

The View from the Dorm Room

Imagine being with a group of kids, in your own age range, all with the same common interest of playing ball. Now add coaches who care about you, want to help you improve your mental and physical game, and are part of an organization run by an owner who makes sure things are structured so that parents know what is going on, every moment of the day, even though they are not physically present. That's a recipe for success. That's Point Guard College.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Bonnie & Pop Knows that Sometimes the Treat has to be Special

Disclosure: I was provided a sample product or a discount code to use towards the purchase of one. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

It does not matter how many snacks I bring to the picnic by the beach, these are the snacks that are going to get eaten first. Kids and adults love these Bonnie & Pop Drenched Pretzel Rods. I love that you can get a full variety of coatings in your container, but what I love most, that I didn't even know would be so wonderful, is the delicious, rich layer of caramel that is between the pretzel and the chocolate on some of these treats. It makes such a big difference. It takes a decently good snack and makes it pure indulgence.

Something to do in My Free Time! brought back a bit of nostalgia for me.

My teen and I were playing board games last weekend, and when he was going through the games, he was shocked to come across playing cards. I told him we've had them forever (some of them from before he was even born). I used to put photos on everything, so we have a few decks of cards from places I traveled to even before he was born. That got me thinking that the only cards I've played with him that he might remember are Old Maid and Uno. If memory serves me correctly, we've used the regular cards to play Slap Jack or Go Fish, but he'd have been too young maybe, to recall those times. My grandma used to play EVERYTHING with me... Bingo, puzzles, board games, and cards. We'd play double solitaire sometimes, or when I was busy doing whatever kids do, she'd pick the deck up and play a game of solitaire on her own. I can still see her sitting at her dining room table playing. It's a fond memory for me. Every memory of my gram is a fond memory. 

So, when I coincidentally came across the next day, I decided to take a little time out to play. It was nice to just sit down and do nothing that had a deadline, for a bit of time. It's free to play and there are a ton of other games you can select too.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: It's Not the Same as Last Week!! LOL


Okay, I didn't find this, this found me
My teen is in basketball camp this week, and on the way there, we saw this...
Of course, after last week's Wordless Wednesday post, I had to take a picture. 
Click here if you didn't see last week's post.
Yes, I am amused at the timing. 😅

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

---4 Troubles With Traveling And How To Manage Them

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

There are lots of different types of troubles that you can encounter when traveling. Let’s look at some of the key examples and discover the best way to tackle these problems head on.

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The Cost

Since the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to traveling around the world, prices of vacations and traveling have skyrocketed. The costs can put a real dampener on your trip if you are planning on going away, especially if your destination doesn’t fit into your budget. Make sure you shop around for the very best deals. Take a look at money saving ideas online, they will probably tell you to book during the sales. You could also run the risk of waiting it out and booking at the very last minute when companies are trying to fill the hotels and planes. This is risky as it means you could miss out on the trip you want. However, there will always be alternatives.

Good For Your Gut: Top Foods and Drinks to Try

We all care about our general health and wellbeing. But all too many of us don’t pay proper attention to it. Sure, we can try to keep up with the basics. We eat our recommended calorie allowance, and we try to get our recommended amount of exercise on a weekly basis. But when it comes to caring for more specific parts of our body, many of us fall short of the mark. One area of health that many of us struggle with is our digestive health and our guts. These can often give us problems, ranging from bathroom problems, to heartburn, and more. It’s important to start taking proper care of your gut, and one element of this can be the food that you put into it. Here are some top gut friendly foods and drinks that you might want to try out on this journey.

---Why Your Kids Might Not be Sleeping Enough

 This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

Sleep is a hugely important factor in anyone’s life, and something that you absolutely need to make sure that you are getting enough of if you want to be generally healthy and well. Without enough sleep, it is going to be a lot more difficult to look after yourself, and your body and mind will both suffer somewhat as a result of this. The same is true for your kids, and if you are keen on making sure that your children are well looked after, you will want to make sure they are sleeping as well as possible. Here are some of the possible reasons why they might not be.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

The House of Sillage Calls My Name

Tiara from the House of Sillage is a standout in both looks and content. I guess you could say she is beautiful inside and out. Most of the fragrances at HOS are in the shape of a cupcake, carefully adorned with hand-placed Swarovski crystals, and that alone makes them a collector’s delight. I will admit this does look remarkable in my perfume rotation, and it always makes me happy to see it. It is the fragrance inside, however, that has me doing cartwheels on the beach…or should I say in the flower patch (?), since it is a floral scent.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Streaming Subscription Giveaway: The Case for Heaven is Available Today!

Disclosure: Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Best-selling author Lee Strobel wrote a book called The Case for Christ. Today,  The Case for Heaven, based off of that book, makes its debut on Pure Flix. It is a documentary that sets out to explore what people might know about the afterlife who have had a near-death-experience. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Speed What?


Up north we call it a 'speed bump.'
Down south, I guess we call it a 'speed table' (although I did not know that until now).
What do you call them?

Monday, July 11, 2022

Easy Way to Keep Things Looking their Best: Pressure Washer Giveaway

My oldest two boys know there way around a pressure washer. The last time I saw the results of the pressure washer, I was amazed at how big of a difference it makes. This is an easy way to perk up the look of your home, patios, the walkways, etc., and it doesn't take long to do it either. Enter to win and help keep your things looking their very best too.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Celebrating my 10 Year Blogiversary AND It's Christmas in July!


It's my 10th year blogging, hurrah! Ten years of giveaways, getting to know you and enjoying this hobby. Thank you to everyone who has visited, does visit, or will visit in the future. You are truly appreciated. To celebrate my blog-iversary AND Christmas in July (yes!!! that is a thing), please take a moment to read how we're celebrating the holiday (by shopping, lol) and then enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, so you can do some shopping too!

Many of you already know that I love Christmas. Like many people, it is my most favorite holiday, and I love every single thing about it. The thing is, when it is the traditional time to shop for holiday decor, everyone else who loves the holiday season is also doing the same thing. That means I sometimes do not get the things I want, when I want them, so to be proactive, and prevent such nonsense ;) I stock up in July!

Have you heard of Christmas in July? If yes, high five! If not, look around and see all of the great sales you can find this time of year, from merchants who are celebrating it too. :)