The Microsoft Store in Farmington, Connecticut #WindowsChampions

microsoft store farmington ct

A few weeks ago, the new Microsoft Store opened at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut. I was all kinds of excited to attend the media tour before the Grand Opening celebration and check out the store itself....but sad for me, I had a nasty bout of strep throat and wasn't even able to get ...

Portable Ice Maker is Great for Camping

Luma Ice Maker IM200SS

Aportable ice maker may not be What Every Camper Needs but it is a great luxury item for summer camping.   We are so excited to add this ice maker to our camping packing list.  Yes, camping! We also have found that this ice is great for making smoothies. The ice is clear, odorless and easy to chew!  ...

Turtle Bread Vegan Bread Recipe

vegan Turtle Bread

This Vegan Bread Recipe is part of a review of Mayim's Vegan Kitchen: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from my Family to Yours.  These turtle breads are adorable, a conversation starter AND totally plant based, so that also means they are egg and dairy free.  Perfect for a holiday meal! From Mayim’s Vegan Table: ...

Worst part of cleaning the house? #MrCleanMorePower

mr clean liquid muscle

I used to think that cleaning toilets was the worst part of cleaning the house.  This is a sponsored post about cleaning the house for SheSpeaks/Mr. Clean. Then I had kids. Toilets were still kind of the worst, but we also had diapers, and lots more general mess. But we also have a dog. And now we have 2 ...

10(ish) things you probably don’t know about me #DunkinMugUp

hipster dunkinmugup

These 10 things you probably don't know about is part of a sponsored conversation via Dunkin Donuts.  Opinions are my own. Ready? Here's more about me than you ever wanted to know! 1. I have 2 tattoos. Mickey Mouse holding flowers and a pink starfish. 2. I went to summer camp on an island in the middle of ...

Spring Fashion for kids from Carter’s

carters spring style birdies

One of the brands I have loved the most since even before I had my own kids was Carter's.  Great quality, fabrics and prints that don't fade or shrink, and soft on baby and kids' skin.  Plus, it's so stinkin' cute.  I lost count years ago of how many things I'd purchased from Carter's.  Carter's, ...

What’s your love story? #BlankandBow #CleverGirls AD

disney vinylmation blank and bow meeting

Thank you Disney's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story for sponsoring this post. Don't miss the adventures of Blank and Bow in the in the short film now available for free on Google Play.   I watched Disney’s “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” over the weekend.  It's a love story like Disney's not done before- it's 38 minutes ...

Camping lanterns and campfire tongs

What Every Camper Needs

This camping lanterns and Campfire Tongs review post is brought to you by our friends at Snow Peak and Campfire Tongs. When we go camping we have loads of fun hiking, biking, swimming and just being outdoors.  Some of the best camping memories are made when the sun goes down and the campfire gets started.  Campfire ...

Never floss again with the Waterpik Aquarius #NewAgeInWaterFlossing

waterpik aquarius flosser

Well, I suppose we should never say never, right? I hate flossing. Honestly, I wasn't ever good about it (never, ha!) until I met my husband.  You see, he's got the short end of the proverbial stick when it comes to genetics and his teeth and jaws, and spent many, many hours in a dentist chair ...