Very Merry Meijer Thanksgiving #MeijerGivesThanks


Just another reason to LOVE Meijer! If you are in-need of some holiday feels, make sure you watch the video in this blog post. So awesome! Meijer gave thanks in a big way this year when it once again surprised an unsuspecting customer in each of its 223 stores by “gifting” them their entire shopping cart filled with Thanksgiving groceries and gifts upon checkout. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based … [Read more...]

HUGE Blu-ray & DVD Charity Sale #EAA


“The world has come a long way toward the realization that HIV/AIDS is everybody’s problem. In Los Angeles, no one has worked harder or more effectively than the Entertainment AIDS Alliance to wage this war by providing grants for urgent social services… and by raising awareness in an industry that is uniquely well-positioned to bring this disease to the attention of the world.” – Steve Tisch … [Read more...]

My Friend Teddy, interactive bear review & giveaway


My Friend Teddy is the bear that really knows you! Teddy is a cuddly, huggable bear that talks, laughs and is designed equally as a personalized plush toy companion and a development tool for preschoolers. Teddy fosters caring, sharing and learning through his personalization feature. Parents bring Teddy to life by downloading the free app to an iOS or Android smart device and customizing child … [Read more...]

Under $5 beauty stocking stuffers


Looking for fun stocking stuffer ideas? Check out these great deals from VO5 and Zest. VO5’s Hot Oil Treatment: The iconic, once-weekly, one-minute pre-shampoo treatment is ideal for women wanting to add a little TLC to her hair during winter’s dryness and heat-based style tool damage. Formulated with VO5’s 5-vitamin formula, Hot Oil helps to restores moisture and add shine leaving hair looking … [Read more...]

VTech InnoTab MAX , Review & Giveaway


Built to grow with your child for years of learning fun, the educational and powerful 7" tablet contains a dual-core CPU with up to six times the processing power of previous generations! The award-winning InnoTab MAX, available in blue and pink, now includes an educational content bundle containing eight apps, along with one free Toca Boca app, perfectly complementing classroom learning. We … [Read more...]

Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets from Review & Giveaway


When it comes to our bedroom, it is the one room of the house my husband and I consider "our space". It's where we go to relax at the end of each day, to enjoy a little peace and quiet, to watch some of our favorite shows, and to just be alone. It's truly our comfort zone. I recently received a set of Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets from to review. Cariloha is a premier, luxury-brand … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Enjoyed dinner and a movie with a friend. Helped our granddaughter with homework. Baked a dessert without following a recipe and loved it. Bought an item on eBay. Sold an item on a local Facebook group. Was awake working past midnight three nights in a row. Received a very nice email from a previous giveaway winner. … [Read more...]

Deal Alert! James Bond Ultimate Collector’s Edition + DHD


All the Bond films are gathered together in this one-of-a-kind boxed set– every gorgeous girl, nefarious villain and charismatic star from Sean Connery, the legendary actor who started it all, to Daniel Craig. Experience BOND with this fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history. Visit Fox Connect for details and to purchase the James Bond Ultimate Collector's … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday


Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Started my Christmas shopping. Enjoyed an evening with my aunt. One of my very favorite people. Camped out in our living-room with our granddaughter on a school night. Saw the movie Burnt, and really enjoyed it. Went for a nice walk with our daughter and basset hound. Tried a new crock pot recipe and loved it. (blog post coming soon) Started … [Read more...]

A diamond in the rough, my latest resale find


I had been toying around with the idea of buying a game table for my family room. For our occasional family game night, and pinochle night with the girls, it has always been a pain to have to lug out the needed card table and folding chairs from the basement, which was never an easy task. Although a hassle to store, a card table and chairs can be readily setup and moved. At the time that I was … [Read more...]

Paper Towns Blu-ray review & giveaway #PaperTownsInsiders


After the phenomenal success of The Fault in Our Stars, author John Green returns with another heart-warming tale in PAPER TOWNS, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 20. Join rising stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff in the breakout performances of their careers as they go on an epic journey of love and adventure. For a limited time only, get your Paper Towns fan pack Blu-ray with collectible … [Read more...]

The Salvation Army thrift stores host Fall Savings Spectacular

Fourth of July sale

One of my favorite places to shop resale is The Salvation Army thrift store. Just recently while looking for t-shirts, our teenage daughter found a jacket and a winter coat that she loves. Both combined cost us less than thirty dollars. A total score for our tight budget. The Salvation Army’s Fall Savings Spectacular is just around the corner. All 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store … [Read more...]

Click, Save, Smile – The Future of Online Spending

Make no mistake, times have changed. Whilst once there was an unwritten rule in place that stated the cost of something was directly linked to both its quality and desirability, this trend has been replaced by a far more palatable, cash-saving dynamic. The age of online thriftiness is well and truly upon us. Whilst this doesn't necessarily extend to every avenue of life – for example, pulling out … [Read more...]

Eat, Sleep, and Play, giving love back to our cats @MuseCatFood #MyCatMyMuse #ad


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCatMyMuse #CollectiveBias These two cats (Harley & Raphael) are more than just pets, they are part of our family. Having two was not our plan, but it sure turned out to be for the better. They do everything together, eat, sleep, and play. They both have added so much laughter and … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday


Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Have had a sinus headache for three out of the past seven days. Made my first big pot of chili of the season. Stayed awake way too late after watching American Horror Story. Stopped at a thrift store with our teenager,and ended up buying her a nice winter coat. Enjoyed having my parents over for dinner. Tripped and feel over our dog and threw my … [Read more...]

Free Halloween Events @ Bass Pro Shops


Looking for free Halloween fun for the kids? Visit Bass Pro Shops October 24 - 31th. Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bag - Sunday, October 25th from 12 to 5 Create a Halloween Decoration - October 26-30th (Monday through Friday) from 6-8 Halloween, Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bucket from 2-7 Bring home a Free 4x6 Photo with the Peanut's Gang! Saturday, October 24th and Sunday October 25th from … [Read more...]

Our Mother, Daughter lunch @ Lakeshore Grill (Macy’s) @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp


Back to school time is a busy time of year. Add together eleventh grade homework, drivers training, and our sixteen year old daughter getting her first part-time job, and it becomes just plum crazy. Yet, as crazy as it has been, we still managed to fit in a nice mother/daughter shopping day at the mall that included a fancy lunch at Lakeshore Grill inside of Macy's. The perfect way to kick-off the … [Read more...]

Beat the Stains with New Stainmaster products, and save with mPerks @Meijer #spon


Having carpet and having pets (1 dog, 2 cats) in the house means we do a lot of extra cleaning. We work hard to keep our home as odor free and clean as possible. Scheduling regular carpet and furniture cleanings is nice, but it can also be costly. So, in-between cleanings, we spot clean as needed. Which is often. I recently received a bottle of New Stainmaster, Carpet Pet Stain Remover … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

public morals

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Enjoyed hosting a family barbecue on Labor Day. 02. Rented a movie on VOD that was so bad, I couldn't finish it. 03. Spent a fun mother/daughter day with our sixteen year old, pedicures, lunch and shopping. 04. Caught up on Public Morals. LOVE, love the series! 05. Made fun dinner plans with friends. 06. Drove to another state with … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Outdoors Tent and Air Bed Review, plus 30% discount code


We did a lot of camping so far this year. Because our teenage daughter enjoys it as much as we do, it's really become our favorite way of spending time together as a family. There is just something about being productive, and being in the outdoors that we really enjoy. So, when we receive a delivery of boxes from Lightspeed Outdoors, the whole family gets excited. “At LightSpeed Outdoors we are … [Read more...]

$150 American Experess Gift Card & Clorox® Control Bleach Prize Pack Giveaway

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The $150 American Express Giveaway is Hosted by Jenns Blah Blah Blog and sponsored by Clorox. Have you heard about the NEW, Totally AWESOME Clorox® Control Bleach Crystals™ and Bleach Packs™?  They’re awesome, especially if you want the same power in regular Clorox® Bleach without the spilling and splashing! Clorox® Control Bleach Crystals™ The Clorox® Control Bleach Crystals™ are a solid … [Read more...]

Salvation Army Thrift Stores celebrate Labor Day


Whether it’s back-to-school or back-to-college, join The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center family thrift stores as they celebrate the start of a new season with the annual Labor Day sale. Visit any of the 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Monday, Sept. 7. Doors will be open at the nonprofit’s 32 thrift stores from … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

bridesmaids movie

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Enjoyed a three day comping trip with friends. 02. Made plans to host a barbecue on Labor Day. 03. Missed my husband while he worked a lot of overtime. 04. Pulled a muscle in my back. 05. Watched the movie Bridesmaids and laughed at it for the millionth time. 06. Pulled out a few fall decorations. 07. Spent way too much money at … [Read more...]