Wordless Wednesday

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Loving Yoursphere.com 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.com, 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 Yoursphere.com. 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...]

Aquafina Lemon FlavorSplash!

I love lemons! Lemon bars or pie topped with meringue, I just love that delicious tang and zip! I've been drinking water with lemon for years. It's a nice way to add a little taste of freshness to your water. I've often thought the lemon was underrated. When I saw that this week's Aquafina FlavorSplash of week is Lemon, I decided to do a little research on my little yellow loved one and here is … [Read more...]

Natural Flea Repellent for Pets

I've been spending a lot of time searching for the best natural, safe alternatives that will kill and repel fleas and other insects without using the harmful chemicals that are found in most store bought products. Turns out this is also going to be a money saver for my family! Essential oils are an option to repel fleas and biting insects. I've read that almost any spicy or sharp essential oil … [Read more...]

Scene It? Deluxe Disney Channel, Review & Savings & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. My Mother's Day this year started with my ten year old daughter making me breakfast for the first time on her own. I love it that was totally in control of things. She didn't stop with breakfast, she had a full day of Mother / Daughter activities planned. It was so much fun! After breakfast we cleaned up and played Scene It? Deluxe … [Read more...]

Bricor Shower Head, Review & $10 Savings

For some time now I have been working hard to make more earth friendly choices. To help my family live more "green" and to feel good about it. Once I started really making these choices I realized they are everywhere. There are a lot more choices then just paper over plastic. One choice my family has made recently is to try out a Bricor Shower head that actually reduces our water usage with out … [Read more...]

Safety 1st Complete Air Car Seat, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. With another Mother's Day just behind us I can't help but think of all the nice gifts we receive as mom's. But no jewelry, flowers or trips to the spa could be more of a gift then knowing our children are safe. That is why when I had the opportunity to review a Safety 1st website. Watch the video and take a look around. Then return … [Read more...]

Jolly Llama Sorbets, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. The Jolly Llama Company wants people (both kids and adults!) to be able to indulge in the simple pleasure of a frozen treat without having to worry about the bad stuff. Jolly Llama Sorbets are a cool dessert the whole family can enjoy. Jolly Llama Sorbets are now available in stores throughout the West and nationwide through … [Read more...]

Test Driving Yoursphere

I was recently chosen to be a Yoursphere already! 1. I had to create a parent account before my daughter was able to create her account. This is a great safety feature! 2. There are plenty of fun and age-appropriate Sphere's (groups of interest) for Allison to join. 3. Yoursphere is 100% free and will always be free! If you have a tween or teen at home why not introduce them to … [Read more...]

Unplugged For Mother’s Day

This year for Mother's Day I spent the entire day pretty much unplugged and away from my computer, laptop and iPhone. My Mother's Day was filled with pancakes made by my daughter, having my butt kicked in boardgames and watching movies with my family. It was just the day I needed. … [Read more...]

Baby Blanket Music, Coupon Code & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Created by Josh Rutt, New York-based teacher, composer and performer, www.babyblanketmusic.com . Recommended retail for each of the CD’s (Baby Billy Joel, Baby Elton John, Baby John Mayer and Baby Simon & Garfunkel) is $14.99. Remember to use coupon code "five dollar shake 2010" at check out to receive a 20% discount when buying online! Win it: You also … [Read more...]

Online Classifieds & Internet Safety

Since the topic of Internet safety has come up again in the news recently regarding online classifieds, I'd like to share some facts abouteBay Classifieds help you turn that clutter into cash! It's fast and so easy to use. Have an iPhone or iPod? Yep, there is even an … [Read more...]

Danny The Dragon Meets Jimmy, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Danny The Dragon Meets Jimmy By Tina Turbin Illustrated by Aija Jasuna Published: December 19th 2008 by Imagination Publishing Group Hardcover, 32 pages Description: Danny's mannerisms are absolutely charming and appealing as he strolls through the pages meeting Jimmy's family and friends in the MOST unusual way, imparting his … [Read more...]

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