Having The Proper Tools, Flat Iron Review

Watching our daughter prepare for her first year of middle school has been such an excited time. I've really enjoyed the mother, daughter shopping days for school supplies and clothes. The first week of school could not have gone better. I'm so proud of how Allison has embraced these changes in her live and grown in to such a beautiful young lady. Each morning she is up early, in a great mood … [Read more...]

Easy & Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies

This simple recipe will wow them every time! * 1/2 cup sugar * 1/2 cup packed brown sugar * 1/2 cup butter, room temperature * 1/2 cup peanut butter * 1 egg * 1 1/4 cup flour * 3/4 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder * 1/4 teaspoon salt 1. Cream the butter for 2 minutes. Add the sugars, cream for 2 more minutes. Mix in the … [Read more...]

Powermat, Wireless Charging System, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. We are a pretty techie family. We have multiple cell phones, game devices, cameras and mp3 players that are used regularly. This often creates a mess of cords when it comes to charging. I have recently watched my husband walk from room to room just looking for a place to charge his iPhone because every plug was being used by an item … [Read more...]

EcostoreUSA Review

The nice people at Ecostore USA contacted me a while back and asked if I'd like to try some of their eco-friendly products to review on my blog. All of their products are made from plant-and mineral-based ingredients, free of toxic chemicals. Of course I jumped at the opportunity and I am really glad that I did. I have been using Ecostore USA Laundry liquid: Ecostore USA uses 100% … [Read more...]

Patriotic Pillow Pet Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. “Since 2003, Pillow Pets have been bringing smiles to the faces of all ages. The concept for the snuggly companions was the brainchild of a San Diego-based mother of two, who had grown tired of picking up stuffed animals strewn across her children’s rooms. What began with the simple goal of transforming a simple stuffed animal into … [Read more...]

Milly,The Pinkest Kitten, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Allow me to introduce to you Milly,The Pinkest Kitten, a brand new stuffed animal line from Aurora, the company behind the best selling international toy brand YooHoo & Friends. Little girls who love plush and pink will love this precious feline phenom. To make her even more fun, there are Aurora World, Inc. is not only a company I have reviewed for in the … [Read more...]

Pop Weaver Popcorn, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. For years popcorn has been one of my favorite food addictions. It is not unlike me to pop a bag of popcorn and finish it alone, late at night while catching up on email or television shows. Or even in the middle of the day and call it my lunch. Popcorn is also a big part of our Family Fun Nights with our daughter. Our Family Fun Night usually consist of our eleven … [Read more...]

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...]

Wordless Wednesday, Cranbrook Institute of Science

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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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