Step 2 Fun Time Room Organizer

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My toy room has been in desperate need of some organization. I always like to reevaluate my toy situation this time of year in preparation for the holidays. Out with the old and in with the new kind of thing. My philosophy is that every toy must have a place to live. Otherwise chaos ...

ET now available on BluRay, DVD, Combo Packs (Trailer, free activities inside)

ET bluray combo pack

ET has always been one of my favorite movies.  It was one of my mom's, too.  It's actually got my favorite movie scene of all time- when Gertie goes running screaming through the closet, arms up high- and ET follows suit- I don't know why but I just LOVE that scene! Now I can play ...

I took the Whole Foods Market Value Challenge!

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A few weeks ago  Whole Foods Market sent me a $100 gift card and asked me to take their Value Challenge to feed my family for  a week.  I was, to say the least, skeptical. I didn't think I'd come anywhere close to feeding my family of 5 for  a week- but several days later, after a ...

Hidden Valley’s Lunch Break for Kids October 15-19

hidden valley ranch lunch break for kids

Hidden Valley's  Lunch Break for Kids national fundraiser (October 15-19) highlights ways for parents and kids to come together with chefs and schools to learn more about how simple, good food can make healthier bodies and stronger family connections.   One way we can help our kids have healthy bodies is by sending healthy snacks to ...

HexBug Warriors Battling Robots Review

hexbug warriors battling robots set holiday gift guide

     The newest members of the HexBug family arrived at our door and put a huge smile on my son's face.  We have other HexBugs but the HexBug Warriors Battling Robots come with a battle arena, interchangeable  mechanical weapons and armor to outmaneuver the rivals.  The set, which is for ages 6 and up, has ...

Snomee has changed the way we give gift cards #giveaway

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Gift cards are a part of gifting these days.  Like them or hate them, I don't imagine they are going to go away.  Especially with technology- having a gift card to choose your own music/movie/show/book to download onto your device is an easy gift- one that kind of fits all.  But why do gift cards ...

Let Them Eat Vegan! Cookbook review

Let Them Eat Vegan Dreen Burton vegan cookbook vegan mac and cheese

Dreena Burton's newest cookbook Let Them Eat Vegan: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family is loaded with healthy and tasty recipes.  This is Dreena's fourth vegan (plant-based) cookbook.  She focuses on using fresh, whole ingredients rather than processed vegan substitutes or white flour.  Dreena is the mother of 3 young girls and keeps their ...

HP Deskjet 3050A Wireless Printer

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  We have a lot of issues with printers in our house. We research them and end up with duds, or they don't work for long, go through ink quickly, or, in recent years, promise to be wireless but really aren't.  It's frustrating- and expensive.  When we had the chance to check out the HP Deskjet ...

Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective

the great mouse detective

The Great Mouse Detective is one of my all time favorite Disney Movies.  I was so thrilled to discover that it was going to be released on blue ray and DVD this month.  It was originally released in 1986 and I can vividly remember going to the movie theater to see it.  This lesser known disney film ...

Libby’s Single-Serve Fruit Cups and Tips for Healthy Kids #LibbysSnackDuty

libbys single serve fruit cups

I'm pretty lucky that my kids are not really picky eaters (like me).  They will sing and shout with joy when I bring home a new fruit just as loudly as when I bring home a beloved dessert treat.  It makes my life a lot easier, knowing they'll be happy with what I stick into ...