Carapelli Olive Oil Taste Testing with the Four S’s (and a coupon!)

This post brought to you by Carapelli. All opinions are 100% mine. I have long used olive oil in my cooking, and have frequently enjoyed putting some spice blends into olive oil and put them into dipping bowls to enjoy with homemade bread.  It never occurred to me that you could- and should!- taste olive oils ...

Taking a moment to reflect and be thankful #crystalrollon #cbias

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With the holidays here, I think it is important to take a moment and reflect upon what we're thankful for- not just on Thanksgiving, but always.  For me, I am beyond thankful for my family, my friends, my health and theirs, and so much more.  We have been working hard with our children to focus ...

Step2 Extreme Coaster

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I love playing outside with the kids.  Being outside just puts us all in a good mood, the fresh air is great for us, and moving around getting energy out is a wonderful thing.  I like to keep options for kids to stay happily busy outside- safe options in particular.  Step2 sent us their Extreme ...

Candlewarmers.com (Giveaway)

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I love scented candles.  What I'm not a fan of is having to remember to extinguish flames, nor of the residue left on my walls and in the air from burning candles.  I love having fun scents to fit my mood, the season, or the holiday, and I love when I walk into a room and ...

Beanbag Boss makes for a LOT of cozy fun! (Exclusive $10 coupon inside)

When Beanbag Boss approached me to review their enormous bean bags, I jumped at the chance- I have  many fond memories of hanging out with friends and family in bean bags, and they are just plain fun to have around.  When my Sherpa bean bag arrived, the kids could not believe their eyes.  This thing ...

Ben 10 Tech Blaster and Ultimate Ultimatrix Review

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Ben 10 is a popular character around our house.  The first show my son watches every morning is Ben 10.  So, When the Ben 10 Tech Blaster and Ben 10 Ultimate Ultimatrix arrived I knew they would be big hits. With the Ben 10 Tech Blaster you can wield the most powerful weapon in the universe. ...

Dremel Multi-Max MM20

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I would be remiss if I had a gift guide and didn't include something for the handy folks in our lives. I'd say the "guys" but that might not be the case everywhere. Dremel has a few new tools out and I have to tell you that the new Dremel Multi-Max MM20 is something that ...

bodycology Mini Gift Sets (Stocking Stuffers, anyone?) #Giveaway

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Smelling nice is something most of us prefer to do. I used to have an entire shelf of delightfully scented body sprays and lotions, years ago. It's fun to choose a scent based on your mood, your outfit, the weather, etc. Kind of like an accessory!! Bodycology offers affordable scented body products that are not ...

Babydot- New Parents Chat (App) $100 iTunes #Giveaway

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In the age of smartphones, new parents have it far easier than many before us.  Or before them, since I guess I'm not a "new" parent anymore.  Got a question in the middle of the night?  Worried about a symptom?  Not sure why this is happening, or that makes them crabby at 3 am?  There's ...