Sandy’s Baking Memories, Review & Twilight Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Sandy's is focused on providing high-quality products that are as good to eat as they are to look at. Customer satisfaction is their priority and they will do everything they can to exceed your expectations. Just check out these wonderful samples: Sandy's has something for everyone! If you have an idea - they can make it … [Read more...]

Katy’s First Apartment, Resale Instead Of Retail

This is Katy, the daughter of one of my closest friends. Katy is in the process of moving in to her first apartment. My plan is to follow and blog as Katy and her mom have fun furnishing her apartment using mostly resale instead of retail. So far they are off to a great start and have saved a lot of money using online sites like here! … [Read more...]

Mini Zibits, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Meet my daughter's newest addiction - Mini Zibits! Mini Zibits is a new line of miniature collectible robots that come to life with remote control. Consumers – of all ages – will have a blast collecting 12 Mini Zibits in multiple unique, fun designs. At a size of just more than two inches, the Mini Zibits are brought to life with the touch of a button that moves … [Read more...]

Mommy Pads & More, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Mommy Pads & More Blog! For about a month now I have been using a beautiful, colorful notepad made by Susie that matches my blog. I have to admit that when I pull it out of my bag to take notes I feel a little special and it often brings a smile to my face. My notepad also never fails to bring the questions and comments on how cute it is and where it came … [Read more...]

Cedar Point Coupon

Yay for summer fun! Visit … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday, Cranbrook Institute of Science

Our visit to Facebook! - … [Read more...]

Aquafina FlavorSplash, My Final Week

The last six weeks, I've had the pleasure of being an Aquafina FlavorSplash Mom. Each week I received a shipment of Aquafina Flavorsplash water, coupons and other goodies to share with friends and family. Participating in this campaign has me happily hooked on Flavorsplash! I find that I am drinking a lot less soda and even better so are our daughters. I definitely see our fridge staying stocked … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day

Wishing all the Fathers a very Happy Father's Day today! My husband Gerry and our daughter Allison 6/22/99 … [Read more...]

Bella Sara, New Moonfairies Cards, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to al who entered. About Bella Sara™ Bella Sara™ is a magical world of horses where girls can expand their imaginations through play. Originally launched in Denmark by Gitte Odder Braendgaard, Bella Sara inspires and empowers girls with positive messages and the magic of North of North. First introduced to the North American market in 2007 by … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Fifth grade graduation and celebration lunch. - … [Read more...]

Sarah McLachlan, Laws of Illusion Review

Attention Sarah McLachlan fans! The Grammy® award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter is set to release her long awaited new CD, Laws Of Illusion today June 15th! This marks Sarah's first studio album of brand new material in 7 years. Hard to believe it's been that long! I still enjoy her previous cds like they are new. In a career spanning more than two decades, Sarah has over 20 million … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

A trip to Krispy Kreme before school. - … [Read more...]

Loving Week 4

My daughter has been a Yoursphere? Always free to join and a whole lot of fun! If you join, please use my reference code: YSMC-0043 so they know I sent you. "I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card … [Read more...]

My Lip Stuff, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Let me tell you about My Lip Stuff - My Lip Stuff's ultimate mission is to end the suffering of people with chapped lips. In the process, they also strive to end animal testing and save the environment with chemical-free natural products! Is this a tall order? Absolutely. But they are dedicated- and are willing to start small. If they all do this part their … [Read more...]

Gleek Retreat 10′

I had the pleasure of attending the first Into The Woods Retreat. Honestly the retreat was a treat in it's self. Hidden with in Michigan's beautiful woods we were pampered in a relaxing setting, offered massages and treated to delicious home made food. That was in addition to the awesome company us bloggers bring to any gathering! It was great to meet some new blogging friends and to … [Read more...]

Cherry Cupcakes Apron & Oven Mitt, As Seen in Sex & The City 2

Did you fall in love with the sweet Cherry Cupcakes Apron worn by Charlotte in Sex & The City 2? Or maybe the this exciting and unique collection of hostess aprons and oven mitts designed by Jessie Steele. I love my Cherry Cupcake Oven Mitt. Yes it's super cute and makes me feel like a upper class princess when I use it but is also made of the very finest quality. The inside is thicker and softer … [Read more...]

Beach Towels For Sale

It has been plenty warm to swim and play with water lately. Unfortunately the last three times my granddaughter has come to spend the day with me it has rained. So we decided this time we'll bring the sunshine to us and use our new summer stuff inside the house. We enjoyed a picnic in the living room and then relaxed in the pretend sun on our new huge Dora and Boots beach blankets. They make great … [Read more...]

FlavorSplash, Flavor Your Day – Strawberry Kiwi

The weather here in Michigan has been hot and humid this week. Being on a budget has taught me that there are a lot of inexpensive and healthy ways to cool off before jumping to switch on the AC. One is to stay hydrated. Being a FlavorSplash Mom Ambassador has made this option a whole lot of fun for me. I love watching my daughter come in from the heat and grab a bottle of FlavorSplash instead of … [Read more...]

Yoursphere, My Daughter’s Place On The Web

It's been just over two weeks since I introduced my almost 11 year old daughter to She started out pretty slow, not so sure she was really interested but over the last week she has jumped right in. She has already more than doubled her friends list. Spends a lot of her free time playing the games and laughing at videos. She has even shared one of her own. Last night she taught me … [Read more...]

Amazing Turkey Chutney Pasta Salad

Looking to wow your guest with a quick-and-easy pasta creation? This Turkey Chutney Pasta Salad is a great way to stand out at a pot luck or your next get together. 1 box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® Caesar pasta salad mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons mango chutney 2 teaspoons curry powder 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast 1/4 cup chopped cashews 2 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Sex & The City 2 Soundtrack, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. The fun, the fashion, the friendship: “Sex and the City 2” brings it all back and more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) take another bite out of The Big Apple—and beyond—carrying on with their busy lives and loves in a sequel that truly sparkles. What happens after you say “I … [Read more...]

Little Green Books, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Little Green Books are 100% recyclable, made from recycled paper, and printed with vegetable or soy inks. These books from Simon & Schuster are a great way to get kids excited about the simple steps they can take to really make a difference and clean up the Earth. I had the pleasure along with my girls to review The Green Book bundle - The Big Green Help to … [Read more...]

Do You Have Kid Clutter?

Welcoming a new child into the family is a joyous occasion for all, but the additional expense associated with a new bundle of joy can also be a big worry for some parents, especially in this economy. In fact, 62% of American parents surveyed by eBay Classifieds that their babies accumulated more stuff in the first year than themselves they did in five years, at a total expense of $1,400. … [Read more...]

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