Sid the Science Kid – Sid’s Slide to the Side Appisode from Mindshapes

sids slide to the side rug time

If you have a kid who likes Sid the Science Kid and his pals Gabby, May and Gerald, who love to gather round for rug time with Teacher Susie, then I have some app-solutely fun news for you!  Mindshapes asked me to share their brand new appisode:  Sid the Science Kid - Sid’s Slide to ...

Great gift idea for campers, hikers, scouts…anyone? The Every Day Carry Tool!

every day carry tool

When Kaufman Mercantile asked me to review their "EDC" (Every Day Carry tool), I took one look and realized I'd just been introduced to something really cool.  My husband is very handy.  He's also very hard to shop for.  I know too many folks who tell me they have a guy who's super hard to ...

The Good Bean All Natural Roasted Chickpea Snacks

The Good Bean All Natural Chickpea snacks

I was so excited when my box of snacks arrived from The Good Bean.  They sent all 4 flavors of their Chickpea Snacks (Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper, Smoky Chili and Lime, Sweet Cinnamon) and 3 flavors (Apricot and Coconut, Fruit and Seeds Trail Mix, Chocolate Berry) of their Fruit & No Nut Bars for me ...

Nestle Easter Goodies!

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Don't have those basket fillers just yet?  There's still time (and if your local stores are like mine, still plenty of product on shelves) to grab some fun goodies!  My favorite find this year? The WONKA Hard2Find Egg Hunt.  Egg hunting is serious business around here. My kids have a history of practice hunts in ...

Hershey’s has some great options for Easter Baskets

hersheys easter

Do you know, we've never really done a chocolate bunny in the kids' baskets for Easter before?  Crazy, I know. I was pretty excited when Hershey's wanted to send us some Easter goodies- how can the mom of a girl who loves princesses pass up a Solid Milk Chocolate Princess Bunny?  I know, right?  They ...

Energy-Star Qualified Amana Dishwasher with Triple-Filtered Wash System (Review)

amana dishwasher

We recently received the Amana Energy-Star Qualified Dishwasher with Triple-Filtered Wash System  for review.  First of all, this is our second stainless steel appliance.  I wasn't sure what I'd think of that but with the Stainless Steel Amana refrigerator and now the dishwasher in place, I'm loving the stainless. We're so happy with the choice to ...

Hemp Authority Hemp Bags

Hemp Authority Hemp produce and bakery bags

Hemp Authority recently sent me a few of their reusable hemp grocery and produce bags.  We love to use reusable bags at the grocery store.  Not only is it good for the environment, it is good for the pocket.  Most grocery stores give a 5 cent rebate for bringing in your own bags.  Hemp Authority ...

3 Ways to Prepare for a Perfect Movie Night

pop secret popcorn

We've been doing Family Movie Night on Fridays for a while now.  That's pretty easy for us-- we have tons of kid-friendly movies in our collection (or we head to the library) and the kids take turns choosing who gets to pick what we watch.  But after the kids go to bed, my husband and ...