Sorry for delays- having lost power for almost 6 days and then having sporadic internet/phone service after, I've gotten behind!! American Girl Books: Katy P Lion King DVD Teressa M Play Foam & Alpha Catch Yesi D California Wine Club Allyson B Personal Creations Jenny L

Fish Tanks

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Let's face it, fish are not pets in the way that dogs, cats, birds, or hamsters are. For one thing, you actually can't pet a fish. At the same time, there's something both uniquely fascinating and relaxing about fish aquariums -- and kids are even more captivated than grown-ups. There are some great deals out there ... and Operation Smile

campus book rentals

Did you know you can RENT college textbooks now?  I wish this option was around when I was in school- the money I spent on brand new books that I resold for literally pennies in comparison to what I paid still makes me sad.  Especially for books that professors really didn't even get into using- ...

Free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP 10/28

Boo, pout pout I wish we had IHOP near me!! On Friday, October 28, kids 12 and under can get a FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. As part of the Halloween tradition, IHOP’s popular Funny Face Pancake will turn scary by way of a “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake for children. ...

Cancer doesn’t have boundaries. No social graces.

Cancer is ugly. I hate it. I shared Jamie's story with you earlier in the week and now I'm going to share Matt B's story. You see, in this line of work I communicate with people so often on email. Once in a while on the phone but mostly email. I've worked with many of ...

Recent Winners

Winners of the Zyrtec Parks Giveaway: Queen Latifah book #1 tabathia b Queen Latifah book #2 jacqueline g Amazon GC s christine karen p chelsea s Samsung Galaxy Tablet michelle My Ribbon Barrette Maker rsj2000 TruKids carrie d $50 Educational Insights GC nicole b Jake & Neverland Pirates lisa b

happy birthday, mr. bargains!

today is my husband's 36th birthday.  i'm 17 months older than him.  he has 5 months and 8 days each year where he likes to tease me incessantly that i'm 2 years older.  but today, he's 36.  just one year younger.  More Beautiful Orkut Scraps at Goodlightscraps teasing or not, it IS his birthday.will you join me ...

Nintendo is encouraging children across the country to come up with their own super abilities


Nintendo is encouraging children across the country to come up with their own super abilities, much the way that Kirby – the main character in Kirby’s Return to Dreamland - might have. Kirby, the popular pink puffball, is also striving to help children in hospitals through Nintendo’s Starlight Foundation. Kids who visit will be invited to ...

Mars’ Candies “Who Will You BOO” #DontBeTheDarkHouse #CBias #MMsGetCorny


I found out about "Boo-ing" friends and neighbors during the Halloween season before I had kids.  We weren't included because we didn't yet have children, but I knew this was something I wanted to do eventually, and once my oldest was 3 we started Boo-ing friends and neighbors.  Its not about the money spent or ...

Napa Valley Culinary Event to Serve Up Great Music and Superfoods for a Worthy Cause

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There's an upcoming event in Napa Valley – Live in the Vineyard presented by Aloft Hotels – that combines food, wine and a once-in-a-lifetime music experience with artists like Daughtry, Michelle Branch, O.A.R., Christina Perri and many more. Tickets to Live in the Vineyard cannot be purchased. There are only three ways to get VIP access ...