The Help opens today, 8/10- my thoughts, my reactions, my tissues..

The Help is an amazing novel written by Kathryn Stockett and turned into what I think will be THE movie of the summer by her childhood friend Tate Taylor. I'd heard of The Help for a long, long time before reading it- always good things, and I knew I had to read the book before I saw ...

American Girl introduces Cecile & Marie-Grace Historical Characters

American Girl has introduced two different historical characters- Cecile Rey, an African American, and Marie-Grace Gardner a Caucasian, who "reach across the boundaries of race and calss to help their beloved city of New Orleans in 1853." I think its really cool that they are introducing two characters at once- and in such a great way.  ...

Cupcake Diaries from Simon & Schuster (Prize Pack Giveaway)

 Simon & Schuster sent us a sweet and adorable board book called Who's My Cupcake and two chapter books from the Cupcake Diaries,  Katie and the Cupcake Cure and  Mia in the Mix. Introducing the Cupcake Books: Middle school can be hard… some days you need a cupcake. Katie Brown is miserable when her best friend is invited to join the ...

Girl Frenzy Designs Address Stamp Giveaway

You already know I LOVE personalized things.  I've not told you but I've always wanted an address stamp.  I love my labels, but there is just something about a stamp that has always made me want one- and of course, with today's world, there are a billion options and colors and shapes and sizes...Lucky for ...

Pressman Toys Pretty Ponies and Silly Socks (Giveaway)

Summer is full of so many things to do outside  when the weather cooperates- but for those days when the weather doesn't cooperate and we do have to be inside, crafts and games have been the first things I turn to.  My kids will all three of them sit at the table and color, glue, use stickers, ...

Tea Collection Fall Styles ($100 Gift Card Giveaway)

Tea Collection sent my girls each a Hacienda Stripe Dress with coordinating skinny leggings in Lily plus a Secret Garden Top for each from their fall girl's clothing line.  We all know how much I adore matchy stuff, so when they said they were sending all of this to match for the girls, well, I was ...

I don’t smell anymore.

Or rather, I don't smell our washing machine anymore.  Remember a month or so ago, I confessed the dirty (gross) secret that sometimes and oh, did that confession lift a weight off of my shoulders.  I won't lie, it was very reassuring and comforting to know that so many of you, my friends, had the ...

Pocket Purifier: Kill germs without chemicals (Giveaway)

As a mom I am always looking for a quick and simple way to make sure my son is not exposed to too many germs. The Pocket Purifier is a compact germicidal light that uses the same UV-C light that is often used to sterilize surgical instruments. This hand-held sterilizer is powered by 4 AA batteries ...

Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo™(Giveaway)

Those of you with little ones know how easy it is to lose personal items.  What better way to keep track of all your kids "stuff" than to label it.  I am personally a fan of labelling everything.  Don't tell my husband, but I would just DIE for a personal label maker.  Perhaps for a ...