Q&A with Larry the Cable Guy- and Tow Mater Cupcakes (recipe)

 While in LA for the Cars 2 premiere, I had the opportunity to participate in group interviews with some of the stars, including noneother than Mater himself, Larry the Cable Guy.  Larry (Mr. The Cable Guy?) was just so down to earth, so funny, and I loved listening to him talk about Mater, about the ...

Learning Resources Jumbo Zoo Animals (Giveaway)

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sThese Jumbo Zoo Animals from Learning Resources are great. Very realistic details, and a nice size for little hands to manipulate and explore with.   The animals come in a set of 5, including a monkey, zebra, hippo, penguin and polar bear.  These are not the plastic animal figures from when I was a kid that ...

CrazyforBargains.com: Family Sleepwear (Giveaway)

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CrazyforBargains.com offers sleepwear for the whole family- functional, yes, but FUN, OH yes!  I love their selection- especially since the "fun" stuff is not just for kids. I have to tell you that I'm still stunned at the turnaround on this.  CrazyforBargains.com asked if I'd work with them and 2 days later, the pajamas are hanging ...

The Walmart Ice Cream Social #IceCreamSocial

We planned our dinner hour a bit early this evening so we could treat the kids to The Walmart Ice Cream Social, which I called this morning to confirm was happening, and was told that yes a vendor would be at the store from 5-9 tonight, which is the information I received, and that is listed on ...

Jello Pretzel Salad

Jenni introduced me to this last summer, and we were hooked instantly.  She grew up in the midwest, and this is common there, but here in CT I'd not heard of it.  DELICIOUS.  Some people do raspberries, some add fruit- I like plain old strawberry.  Lots of variations online but since it's 4th of July ...

Cars 2 Merchandise…

See this?  This is a photo one of the other bloggers took of the goodies we received upon checking in at our hotel in LA.  Toys.  Tattoos.  Stickers.  CDs. Here's my guy in the costume, which is sized at 7-8 years.  He's not yet 4, 35lbs, and this is long on him but not super big.  ...

The Walmart Ice Cream Social *July 2* #theicecreamsocial

What's more fun on a summer weekend evening than having some ice cream?  Perhaps enjoying said ice cream with friends!? FREE ice cream with friends on a summer weekend evening? Stop by the Bright Ideas Station at your local participating Walmart for a cool treat.  Get low prices everyday on everything, plus a free sample of Edy’s ...

Kids Summer Fun: On the Road with Dinosaur Train (giveaway)

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We're big fans of the Dinosaur Train around here- the Pteranodon family is near and dear to our hearts.  We're fans because we love the characters and the storylines, and love the information we learn and discover while watching the show and reading the books.  As a mom I love Dinosaur Train for the positive ...

Kid Summer Fun: Nintendo drops DS bundle pricing to $99

Yay for lower pricing!  I'm so glad companies like Nintendo are lowering pricing and making things more affordable and accessible to everyone! The portable Nintendo DS™ Lite system has a new suggested retail price. Effective June 5, the system was available at a suggested retail price of just $99.99 in the United States. Also in June, six ...

A day at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT (Guest Post)

This is a guest post from A  Year with Mom and Dad! Summer days are upon us. As an adult, I am so busy, I can’t believe I used to complain about being “bored” when I was a child! But I remember constantly going to my mother telling her I was bored and wanted something to ...