My husband has a smart phone. The HTC 8x. It’s about time. #Troop8X #HTC8

My husband has a sweet new smart phone. It's the brand new  Windows Phone HTC  8x.  Thankfully, it arrived just in time for our Disney trip earlier this month, which gave me a HUGE sense of relief- now, I knew if we got separated, I'd be able to get in touch with him (his work cell ...

Marie Callender’s Mini Pies are the perfect sweet treat for Pie Day! #MarieCallenders

Happy Pie Day!   Yes, today is Pie Day.  Not to be confused with the mathematical holiday, Pi Day (March 14).  Apparently the American Pie Council designated today as Pie Day.  Party time!  Let's celebrate! Given the nature of the holiday, I felt it my duty to partake in some enjoyment of pie.  I totally made ...

Skyward Summit from Step 2 is AWESOME.

We affectionately call our backyard "playtown" because, well, we have a lot of cool stuff to play on.  I love having things that encourage kids to play outside! We've lost 2 main attractions with storms in the past few years- our 2 very old apple trees that had rope swings and a tire swing, but ...

On-In Beauty Skincare (Giveaway- 3 winners)

  Winter is here and with it, my perpetually dry skin- especially on my face. It makes me crazy. I'm always looking for something to use that will help to keep my skin looking healthy and feeling good- so when I had the chance to try On-In Beauty system I jumped at the chance. On-In Beauty ...

Pong Research iPad Case Boosts Your Signal and more! (Giveaway)

pong research ipad case origami flap

So I had this super cute and fun iPad case  that I really loved, because it was pretty to look at.  But over time, I liked it less, and less, and still less.  The cover wasn't great quality, and while fun, not the best way to protect the (expensive) iPad device that was inside ...

Taking a break from holiday chaos with Café Escapes & Sweepstakes #IndulgeAnytime

#indulgeanytime

It's a funny thing- I'd had this idea in my head of what I'd be writing for this post, about my taking a break from the chaos of the holidays-  and then my family got sick.  Several doctor appointments, 105++ fevers and a trip to the emergency room later, I have 2/3 kids with pneumonia ...

5 (ok 6) Non Violent and/or Educational Video Games for Kids

scholastic ds games

I am not a fan of violent video games.  My husband does play some, but he does so when our children are in bed for the night and he just wants to chill for a while.  Me, I'll take a cute  game any time, or a word game.  But never violence. I'm especially not a ...

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cool Whip Frosting {recipe} $100 Prize Pack Giveaway

hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow cool whip frosting

Over the summer I started to hear a lot about Cool Whip Frosting. I even hosted a twitter party focused on Cool Whip Frosting.  It wasn't easy to find around here, until quite recently.  I still can't find the chocolate kind but give me some time. I'm nothing if not persistent. So last week...I finally ...

Dremel Tools- Find anything Pinterest-ing lately?

I have a GREAT idea for an unexpected and awesome gift for your favorite Pinterest-obsessed friend or family member (OR yourself...)... give the gift of DREMEL!  I won't lie, when I think of tools, I almost always think of my husband. Or of how tools are made for hands larger than my own.  But that's ...

National Geographic Kids’ Gift Ideas

One of the first things that pops into mind when someone hears National Geographic is probably the beautiful photographs that NG is so well known for.  Even when I wasn't interested in a topic, I remember always being amazed at the pictures in every edition of National Geographic that arrived at our doorstep (I don't ...