PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack Review & Giveaway #pbcrave

Curt’s Peanut Butter Company has developed four unique PB Crave flavors. The exciting new premium peanut butter is produced by Sweet Harvest Foods in Cannon Falls, MN and is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US. Mmmm, did someone say peanut butter? BP Crave takes peanut butter to a whole new level! With four mouthwatering, natural peanut butter … [Read more...]

Girls Night In with Butterfly Kiss & The Other Woman

I recently received a fun, unexpected package in the mail. Containing a magazine full of colorful recipes, several cute butterfly tags for wine glasses, two full size bottles of Butterfly Kiss wine and a copy of the movie The Other Woman. All the makings of the perfect "Girls Night In". Being a mom that works outside of the home, life can get pretty busy. It's a nice slow things down every … [Read more...]

Firefly Angry Birds Anti-Cavity Mouth Rinse

We do our best to make brush your teeth time fun around here! It goes something like - brush, brush, brush, and swish... The swish is an important step that we never miss. It’s not just about having fresh breath. A fluoride-containing mouth rinse, is a great way to protect tooth enamel, fight plaque, and help prevent gum disease. Knowing that, why not make it fun? So, it's game on with … [Read more...]

Movie Night & Febreze Our #NoseBlind Test #Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that most of us become "Noseblind" to odors in our own home? Basically, we're so used to smelling them that our brain decides that they are no longer important, and eventually stops recognizing them all together. … [Read more...]

Kernel Season’s Seasoning Review & Giveaway #Kernelseasons #Shakeupyourflavor

It's no secret that my family watches a lot of movies. It's also no secret that movies often require snacks. Our family's favorite is popcorn. Movies and popcorn pretty much come as a pair around here. Kind of like peanut butter and jelly. I just can't imagine one without the other. Being a self proclaimed expert in both movies and snacks, I'm thrilled to have recently receive a variety of Kernel … [Read more...]

BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat review

With a new grand baby on the way (any day now), this grandma is not looking forward to lugging around two separate car seats when the kids come to visit. Just in-time to save me from breaking my back, I received the new BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat to review. Meets all US safety testing standards. BubbleBum, the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable … [Read more...]

Practice makes perfect, gaining momentum playing Mah Jongg

You’ll recall if you read my last blog My Mah Jongg experience continues that I’ve taken an interest in Mah Jongg and am in pursuit of getting better at playing it. I’ve put in many hours of practice on my own and I finally see it paying off. I have been playing with several ladies at our local senior center. When only one lady showed up last week, I decided to try another local center. … [Read more...]

Hub Network’s “Littlest Pet Shop” returns for a third season #LittlestPetShop #hubclub

Littlest Pet Shop Returns to Hub Network for season three on May 31st! And, I know a couple of little fans that couldn't be more excited about it! The third season kicks off with the all-new episode “Sleeper,” where Vinnie and Sunil are challenged by Russell to entertain Mr. VonFuzzlebut, a jovial raccoon and new day camper, who falls into a deep sleep confusing the pets. Meanwhile, Fisher … [Read more...]

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Series on The HubNetwork

I love that My Little Pony is just as popular as ever! Watching my girls enjoy such cute characters, that I played with as a child just warms my heart. Our granddaughter plays with the toys, enjoys My Little Pony books, and loves to watch the television series. The HubNetwork’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” from Hasbro Studios, will be airing its fourth season finale … [Read more...]

Mom’s Night Out: Movie Review & Trailer

“All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong? MOMS' NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called … [Read more...]

Just what in the world is Aioli? #EasyAioli #RedGoldRecipes

Isn’t it funny when you have never heard of something that all of a sudden it starts popping up everytime you turn around? That recently happened to me after having received the kit below from Red Gold. It contained sumptuous sounding varieties of their petite diced tomatoes, garlic & olive oil, zesty lime juice & cilantro, hot green chilies and just plain tomato, along with a tomato spreader, … [Read more...]

My Mah Jongg experience continues

If you read my last blog “Now onto figuring out this game!” you know that I am pretty serious about learning how to play the American version of Mah Jongg. I alluded to referencing “A Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg How to Play the Game & Win” by Elaine Sandberg. That book, by far, helped me gain a better understanding of the game, particularly the chapter, “Cracking the Code”. In that … [Read more...]

Jenga Throw-N-Go Review & Giveaway

A favorite from the 80s is back with hot new colors! Jenga Throw-N-Go is classic Jenga block stacking fun with a colorful twist. Players roll the die to determine which block they need to remove or they can reverse the action and force an opponent to remove one or two blocks!" I recently received Jenga Throw-N-Go to review. I surprised my granddaughter and nieces with this (new to them) game … [Read more...]

800razors.com Review

Razors are a major necessity in our family. Myself, my husband and our daughters, we each rely on them. This I can except, but what I can't except is the price of a good razor! Not being able to skimp when it comes to razors, because let's face it - not all brands are equal, I tend to stockpile them whenever I find a good deal. Which is not very often these days. Now I know about … [Read more...]

Pro Naturals Hair Repair System Review

All natural and free of harmful silicone and sulfates, Pro Naturals Hair Repair System features a luxurious line of products made with only the finest of natural high quality ingredients including 100% Pure Moroccan Oil, one of the rarest oils in the world. The system includes: 1 Bottle Pro Naturals Hair Shampoo. 1 Bottle Pro Naturals Hair Conditioner. 1 Pro Naturals Hair Mask. 1 Pro … [Read more...]

Starbucks Spring Blend Review @Starbucks @ModernMom #starbucks

I recently received the above gift package from Starbucks to review. As I sat down to write this blog post, I started thinking about spring, and what it means to me. To me, it means fresh new beginnings. The feeling of sunshine, the smell of flowers, and the anticipation of fun summer plans. The past few mornings have been wonderful here in Michigan. After a long cold, snowy winter - it feels … [Read more...]

Now onto figuring out this game

Since receiving a gift of an antique Maj Jongg game from a friend (See prior blog post "A Most Unexpected Gem" ) I’ve decided that it might be a good idea to actually learn how to play Maj Jongg. The only version that I’ve ever played is the one online where you are timed to uncover matching tiles. I would soon learn that this is nothing like any real Mah Jongg game. I decided to go to our … [Read more...]

EZ Buy Direct, find your case online for less. Review & Giveaway

If you have a teenager with a smartphone or tablet in the house, then you already know all about the selfie! Kids will twist and turn and reach in all kinds of directions to get the photo opp. Putting their phones at risk to be dropped. While owning tech toys like smartphones and tablets is fun for kids, it can be of importance for us as parents. Like having the freedom to connect with our … [Read more...]

Neater Feeder Pet Bowls Review & Giveaway

I recently received a Neater Feeder feeding system for Roxy to review. Neater Feeder is the first on the market that manages mess by containing and separating spilled food from spilled water. Roxy was more than willing to help me open the box, and set up her new feeding system. As you can see, she was very excited. I don't blame her, the Neater Feeder is a nice set up. Looks … [Read more...]

The Nut Job Free Activity Sheets, Blu-ray Review & Giveaway

Let's start with some Amazing Squirrel Facts: In support of Universal Home Entertainment’s release of The Nut Job, get to know the adorable, furry little creatures before you watch the film. There are 365 species of squirrel found all over the world, except in Antarctica, where there are none. Squirrels belong to the animal group Rodentia – the same as mice and rats. Squirrels’ sweat … [Read more...]

Delivery Man, Blu-ray Review

“You’re never quite ready for what life delivers” - this is so true! In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) learns he’s actually an overachiever — he’s fathered 533 children via donations made twenty years earlier! David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only … [Read more...]

HoneyBaked Ham & Turkey, It’s Whats for Easter! #HoneyBakedEaster #Giveaway @biz2blogger #Spon

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links. #HoneyBakedEaster #spon #Giveaway I recently received a HoneyBaked Ham gift card to shop with, and bring home dinner to review with my family. Okay - we … [Read more...]

Childhood memories rekindled with the discovery of a card game new to me! #Giveaway

When I was a kid, my girlfriends and I would spend hours playing the card game “Mille Bornes” (meaning a thousand miles in French) I don’t remember how my friend discovered this game, which was created in 1954 in France. It was different from any other card game that we’d ever played. All I recall is that we thoroughly enjoyed playing it. So, when I knew that I was going to try out a … [Read more...]

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