Beck Valley Books Tour: Money or Men by David Burnett

March 20, 2019


Love or loot? Erin chose “loot” when Chris, her former husband, competed for her hand against the god of money. Now, eight years after leaving him, with a promotion within reach, she is poised to take her place among the elite of Wall Street. She will soon be working twenty-four-seven to reorganize a failing company, and she must have someone to care for her children. more...

Book Giveaway: Making Your Own Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap

March 16, 2019

Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap

Nothing beats a homemade card or a beautifully wrapped gift that is a gift in itself. Creative crafter Vivienne Bolton shares gorgeous ideas for both and more in her new book Making Your Own Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap coming out next month in April. Making Your Own Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap shows us how to make impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, and more. more...

Get Organized with the Inkberry Planner and WIN!

March 15, 2019

Inkberry Planner

I have notes and lists all over my workspace and have been meaning to get better organized with a daily planner. Thanks to the Inkberry planner, it is now so easy for me to meet deadlines and prepare notes for day-to-day obligations and events, all wrapped up into a elegant planner. It is never to late in the year to plan and be organized! more...

Royal Craft Wood Bamboo Kitchen Organizer

March 13, 2019

Royal Craft Wood

Growing up, my parents were very clean and organized. My Mum would always say "A place for everything and everything in its place." If you needed anything or asked for anything, she could go right to it and get it. It is a great way to be. Kitchen organization is ideal, too! Especially if you cook at home often. It can make things run smoother and more efficiently. more...

Giveaway: Die Again, Mr. Holmes: A Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery

March 9, 2019

Die Again, Mr. Holmes

Die Again, Mr. Holmes is the latest and eighth book in the Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery Series. It is another exciting read that provides readers young and old with a fresh yet faithful reimagining of the great Detective Sherlock Holmes, and has earned praise from Publishers Weekly (a "winning" addition to the Holmesian canon that "readers will look forward to further adventures [in]”) and The Historical Novel Society (“charming and amusing”). more...

Enter to Win the March Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

February 27, 2019

Simply Earth Essential Oil Box

Have you heard of Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box? Would you like to give it a try? Enter to win the March box below. Simply Earth is a monthly subscription box that provides recipes and everything you need to make fun and natural products with essential oils for you and your home. Every month subscribers receive 4 new essential oils with fun recipes and everything you need to make them. Learn all about different essential oils while building your oil collection with this fun subscription box. more...

Gift Guide: Swarovski CZs Tennis Bracelet from Mama's Jewelry

February 12, 2019

Swarovski CZs Tennis Bracelet

I have been the lucky receiver of a couple of jewelry items from Mama's Jewelry and I love them both! They are beautiful and very well made. Mama's Jewelry is an online site developed by Central Diamond Center, a family owned and operated business with a passion for creating jewelry from gold, sterling silver, platinum and diamonds. more...

Book Giveaway and Q&A with Author Martin Niewood of The Wilted Flower District

February 11, 2019

The Wilted Flower District

The Wilted Flower District is the second installment in the Forgotten Violets series by Martin Niewood, who creates books to encourage his young readers to have the courage to choose their own path and work toward their own version of happiness. Read on for a Q&A with the author and a giveaway of the book. more...

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2019

February 6, 2019

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is around the corner and whether you choose to celebrate or not, showing your love can be as easy as leaving a handwritten note for your loved ones. But, if you want to add a little something something, please see our suggestions below. Please also share YOUR suggestions in the comments and enter our giveaway more...

New Release: Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

February 5, 2019

Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

The Mystery Inc. gang is back in Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost. This all-new, full-length animated film is available on Digital and DVD today! February 5, 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. If you are already a fan of the 80's TV hit, you will enjoy this fun, action-packed adventure the whole family can enjoy together as the lovable Great Dane and the teen sleuths embark on a thrilling voyage to find the lost chest and capture the 13th ghost – the one that got away! more...

Gift Guide: Cave Tools Beer Can Chicken

January 29, 2019

Cave Tools Beer Can Chicken

Cooking a chicken is easy. It feeds a family, and the leftovers are perfect for many recipes. The Cave Tools Beer Can Chicken Kit makes delicious juicy chicken. Simply, cook the chicken between 350 and 375 degrees for best results. Depending on the size of your chicken, cook for 1 to 2 hours. I cooked ours for one hour on 375, then another hour at 350. We had delicious, juicy chicken and cannot wait to try it on the grill outside! more...

A Subscription Box that Teaches You All About Essential Oils

January 17, 2019

Simply Earth

Simply Earth is a monthly subscription box that teaches you all about essential oils with their recipe cards while providing high quality essential oils. Every month subscribers receive 4 essential oils with fun recipes and everything you need to make them. Learn all about different oils and what they are good for and have fun making all sorts of recipes from lip balm to sugar scrubs to household cleaners. All made with natural ingredients. more...

Goosebumps 2 Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on January 15th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment #Goosebumps2

January 14, 2019


Goosebumps 2 is already available on Digital and arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on January 15th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This new home release is a fun filled family adventure based on the best-selling and beloved Scholastic book series by R.L. Stine. It stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong with Jack Black returning as R.L. Stine. more...

Beck Valley Books Tour: A Puff of Silk by Kathleen Shoop

January 11, 2019

A Puff of Silk

New York City dress designer to the stars, Amelia Pettipiece, cleared a unique path to fashion-glory. With her career soaring, grand penthouse apartment on Central Park, and handsome boyfriend who supports her ambitions, Amelia could not have dreamed of a better life when she left Pittsburgh after college. more...

New Animated Film Release: OddSockEaters

January 8, 2019


Do you ever wonder where your missing socks go? Well, a creative answer to that question can be found in this fun, whimsical, heartwarming and unique animated adventure, perfect for the whole family. Oddsockeaters is based on the international bestselling books by Pavel Srut, bringing home audiences into the little known world of these mischievous creatures unknown to humans. Already available on digital, the DVD is available January 15th, 2019 by Omnibus Entertainment. more...

Winc Wine Subscription - New Members Save $22

January 4, 2019


Studies have shown that wine drinking has many health benefits (in moderation) and is a great way to unwind at the end of the day. It is a nice drink to offer guests and to enjoy with dinner and although many take a break from it this time of year, it does not go off, so you can easily stock up and store for later use. We had the pleasure of trying out Winc over the holidays. It was such a great way to try new wines and perfect for unexpected guests stopping by! more...

Gift Guide: Ellie Claire 365 Devotional Journals #ellieclairegifts

December 14, 2018

Ellie Claire 365

We have featured the gorgeous Ellie Claire Journals here before and shared how journaling can help reduce stress and clarify thoughts and feelings, giving an all around positive impact on life and physical well-being. All Ellie Claire Journals are amazing and we had the opportunity to check out some more from their line with the 365 Devotional Journals. more...

Enjoy Smallfoot on Digital TODAY and Blu-ray/DVD available 12/11

December 4, 2018


The cute movie Smallfoot is available today to own from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. You do not have to wait much longer for the Blu-ray/DVD, it will be available December 11. This movie is a great Christmas gift idea! The film stars Channing Tatum as Migo (the yeti), and James Corden as Percy (smallfoot). more...

Gift Guide: "Peppermint Joy" Charm by Chamilia

December 3, 2018

Peppermint Joy

A charm bracelet is a great gift idea for any woman on your Christmas list because you can add to it every year or every special occasion. The new “Peppermint Joy” charm (MSRP $35) by Chamilia, a Swarovski company, is a perfect start. It is also quite the statement piece for a necklace all by itself. Good things come in small packages. more...

Book Giveaway: Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas

November 30, 2018

Jesus Calling

It is so important to teach our children that Christmas is not all about gifts and Santa Clause. There are plenty of books out now to share the true story of Christmas, but none as sweet as Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas. Enjoy this story together with your young children and grandchildren and discover the plan God had all along with Jesus. more...

Book Giveaway: The League and the Legend by Brian Wells

November 27, 2018

The League and the Legend

The only thing better that one book by Brian Wells is two books by Brian Wells and he now offers a bundle with the sequel to the critically acclaimed The League and the Lantern with The League and the Legend. What a great Christmas gift these books would make for any young reader! A couple of years ago, we had the pleasure of reading the first book in the series which was fun, fast paced, and full of adventure. more...

Giveaway: Aunt Lucy's Hot Toddy Mix

November 24, 2018

Aunt Lucy Hot Toddy Mix

For a quick pick me up and a great gift idea for yourself or to wrap up and give this Christmas, consider Aunt Lucy's Hot Toddy Mix. Aunt Lucy has made it so simple for us to make a hot toddy. Just open the mix, add to a cup with 8 ounces of hot water and stir, whiskey optional! A perfect solution to warm up with after being outside on a cold day. more...

Gift Guide 2018

November 21, 2018

Gift Guide 2018

It is never too early to start Christmas shopping and with the long weekend ahead I like to do a little research and aim to start a list of gift ideas for everyone on my list! Being organized is half the battle.... right? Below, please find a few items for your gamer, girls, boys, husband, wife, new parents, older parents and more. more...

New Members Save $22 off Your First Month of Winc

November 20, 2018


Winc is a modern wine brand that makes it easy to find wines you love. Take Winc's 6 Question Palate Profile Quiz where you're matched with wines tailored to your tastes and preferences. They'll send you four great bottles a month, delivered straight to your door. Explore different varietals and rate your favorites. The more you rate, the better your recommendations. Join the thousands of Winc members already enjoying great tasting wine. more...

Family Movie Night: The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix November 22! #TheChristmasChronicles #ad #rwm #netflix #movienight

November 19, 2018

The Christmas Chronicles

We love family movie night and Thanksgiving is a perfect time to enjoy a movie after a long fun day and a big meal. Prepare dessert and sit back with your family for a little Christmas magic with the premiere of The Christmas Chronicles starring one of my favorite actors, Kurt Russell. I have a feeling this movie will fast become the favorite Christmas movie to watch year after year, at least in my house! It is sure to delight young and old alike. more...

Join Me In The Upside Community and Receive Free Products

November 17, 2018

The Upside

The Upside is a brand-new community from the DSE Healthcare brands. When you join, you gain exclusive access to leading specialty health brands. It is so easy to get started. Based on your answers to simple questions, they will send free products to try in exchange for your feedback. Always be honest in your reviews, and try to provide useful feedback for the DSE Healthcare brands. more...

Book Giveaway: Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible

November 16, 2018

Sequin Bible

A personal Bible can make a child feel safe and secure. I will never forget the first person who gave me one (and I still have it). We can never offer too many to a growing child and boy have they changed over the years. They have certainly improved, making them easier to read and more child friendly. The Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible is perfect for every young girl. Available in pink and light blue, these beautiful Bible covers change with a swipe of the hand. more...

Gift Guide: Watch Ya Mouth 90's Edition

November 15, 2018

Watch Ya Mouth 90s

The original, award-winning, mouthguard party card game, Watch Ya' Mouth, puts a hilarious twist on phrase card gameplay. Aiming to literally put "the biggest smiles possible on faces around the world" Watch Ya' Mouth has been seen all over from college campuses to family game rooms. The original Watch Ya' Mouth game was such a hit - they now have Watch Ya' Mouth 90's Edition! more...

Gift Guide: Ellie Claire Journals #ellieclairegifts

November 14, 2018

Ellie Claire Gifts

Journaling is said to be one of the best ways to reduce stress and clarify thoughts and feelings. It has a huge positive impact on physical well-being. You do not have to do it for long. Around 15 minutes is ideal. Yet, if you are just starting out, try not to focus on time, or worry about spelling and grammar. This is your private journal, draw and write without too much thought and just let it flow. more...

Giveaway: God's Good News Bible Book for Children

November 13, 2018

God's Good News

I love offering my children many books about the Bible. I never know which one will resonate with them and because it is a personal journey, I hope they find comfort in them when they are needed! Billy Graham remains one of the foremost pastors in America's history, and parents, grandparents, pastors, and teachers, will want this lovely edition of God's Good News for the children in their life. more...

Gift Guide: Ruth Bader Ginseng Teabags #TheTeaBook #RBGtea

November 12, 2018


The Tea Book is a socially aware tea company that offers fun, healthy teas, as well as a Teabook for storing, sharing and serving your teas. Their teabags come in a variety of flavors from earl grey to hibiscus with fun art work that would make a great gift idea for the tea lover on your list. more...

Review: Meal Subscription Service - Hen in a Hurry

November 7, 2018

Hen in a hurry

We have been a bit spoiled for dinner lately with trying out a new meal subscription service called Hen in a Hurry. Hen in a Hurry is not like the food subscription services we are use to hearing about. Hen in a Hurry takes meal prep one step further and cooks the meal and then flash freezes them. All we have to do is heat and eat. more...

Giveaway: Adventure Bible #PolarAdventureBible #FlyBy

November 6, 2018

Adventure Bible

Now is a great time of year to consider a Bible and with over 9 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible brand is a great choice! Beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike, the #1 Bible for kids, including all of the trusted essentials loved by parents, is available in an exciting polar exploration theme. Are you ready for a frosty adventure? more...

Suphouse Woodland Design Greeting Card Collection

November 5, 2018

Christmas Cards

We sampled another lovely set of Christmas cards from Suphouse. Send Merry Christmas wishes with this cute woodland animal design Christmas card variety pack. Share the spirit of peace and joy with your friends and family and make their Christmas a memorable one. Another great collection of cards to choose from this Holiday Season. These cards are fun and adorable and will bring a smile to any recipient. more...

Family Game Night: Shaky Manor by Blue Orange Games #Giveaway

November 3, 2018

Shaky Manor Game

We celebrated Halloween with the fun game Shaky Manor, yet this tilted treasure hunt game of fun can and should be played year round! My daughter and I had loads of fun playing this new game from Blue Orange Games. 2-4 players can play at a time and although suggested age is 7 & up, younger players could feel part of the game just by shaking the box without actually grasping the game objective. more...

Giveaway: Two Amish Wisdom Journals

November 2, 2018

Amish Wisdom Journals

The Amish are known for living simply, dressing plain, and their reluctance to adopt the many conveniences of modern technology into their daily lives. I think we could learn a thing or two from them. It is so important to step away from the technology of today and be grateful for all we have. Journaling is a great way to show gratitude and these two new journals make it easy while offering great insight. more...

Suphouse Christmas and Holiday Greeting Card Collection

November 1, 2018

Suphouse Cards

Halloween may just be over, but it is never too early to order your Christmas cards! With the Suphouse Merry Christmas and Holiday Greeting Card Collection you can spread warm wishes with style. This collection offers a nice variety of cards with 6 different styles, something for everyone. These fun designs are great to use as greeting cards, gift notes, or gift tags! more...

GIVEAWAY: Bust a move with Just Dance 2019 #Ubistars

October 31, 2018

Just Dance 2019

Just Dance 2019 is offering their tenth game in the Just Dance series developed by Ubisoft. Like all previous installments, players mimic the on screen dancers. It has returned to the use of a smartphone for a controller in the Xbox One version and a new feature tracks your dance habits and suggests content you might like. Up to six players can join along. more...

Gift Guide: ZIPIT Grillz Backpacks #ZIPIT #GrillzBackpack

October 30, 2018

Zipit Grillz Backpack

Kids these days only want the coolest backpacks and ZIPIT Grillz Backpacks are so cool and practical, too. With its large interior pocket, it will fit everything you need for school, like notebooks, binders, tablets, lunch bag, and snacks. The Grillz backpack from ZIPIT is not just for school! Use it for weekends away or keeping your stuff safe while riding your board or bike! There is so much room in this well-made backpack! more...

GIFT GUIDE: Assassin's Creed® Odyssey #Ubistars

October 29, 2018

Assassins Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the eleventh main installment in the Assassin's Creed series developed by Ubisoft. In this installment, we go back in time to ancient greece to write our own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. "Forge your path in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence history in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices." more...

Gift Guide: Cave Tools Barbeque and Cooking Gloves

October 28, 2018

Cave Tools BBQ Cooking Gloves

Fall is my favorite time of year and we enjoy cooking indoors much more when the weather cools down. We get good use out of our oven. But, we have never really found a suitable oven mitt and end up using our dish towels, which really do not work. We have been trying out another great product from Cave Tools with their Heat Resistant Barbecue & Cooking Gloves. Cave Tools Cooking Gloves are perfect for the oven, grill, barbecue and smoker. more...

GIVEAWAY: Get Organized with the Lotus Trolley Bag System

October 25, 2018

Lotus Bag Trolley System

In many shops these days, especially in Europe, they charge you for a plastic bag. It won't be long till all shops will enforce this hoping to eliminate waste. It takes a lot of energy to produce a plastic bag, and it also takes a lot of energy to recycle these bags. So, my family and I want to do our part in taking care of our beautiful planet and using reusable bags on our bi-weekly shopping trips is a huge start. more...

Celebrate World Origami Days with Extraordinary Origami

October 17, 2018

Extraordinary Origami

The craft of origami has ancient origins dating back a thousand years from China, Japan, and Europe. Yet, did you know that the United States has some of the greatest origami masters in the world? In recent decades, the hobby has grown immensely in America, with Origami clubs and associations spreading around the nation. Marc Kirschenbaum, an active member and Board member of OrigamiUSA, noticed this trend and decided to compile the greatest American origami masters into one book. more...

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies #TeenTitansGOMovie (Giveaway)

October 15, 2018

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

Did you happen to see the film Teen Titans GO! to the Movies over the summer? My kids loved it and we cannot wait to see it again. Teen Titans GO! to the Movies finds our "egocentric, wildly satirical superheroes" in their first feature film extravaganza. This fun movie is a fresh, clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. A must see for the whole family. more...

Meal Subscription Service - Hen in a Hurry

October 11, 2018

Hen in a Hurry

Now school is back, and the holidays are fast approaching, life can get busy! Why not try a new meal subscription service called Hen in a Hurry. Hen in a Hurry is made with clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from trusted farmers. more...

Tips for Halloween Rock Art (Welch's Giveaway)

October 10, 2018

Rock Art

Whenever we go for a walk as a family - we always seem to find rocks that resemble a heart. We started picking them up and collecting other ones that stood out for a long time now and we would use them around the garden. It is something I really enjoy doing as a family. We recently took it a step further. I have seen some amazing rock art. Many are very intricate and beautiful. more...

Rock the Locks Hair Products for Kids

October 4, 2018

Rock the Locks Products

Rock the Locks is a line of products made just for kids. Kids will love having their own products with fun packaging names and fresh fruity scents. Mums will love that they are made without any harsh chemicals and affordable. Rock the Locks products do not contain any sulfates, parabens, phthalates, or petrolatum. Instead, they are infused with essential oils and super fruit extracts. more...

Book Giveaway: Young Whit and the Traitor's Treasure

October 3, 2018

Young Whit

My two elementary aged children are great readers and I owe a lot of that to their school and their encouragement to have them read every night for at least 15 minutes. We are always searching for books and have been enjoying reading all about Young Whit and the Traitor's Treasure. It was the first time my son read a historical story and it encouraged him to seek out other similar books. more...

Hotel Transylvania 3 is now available on Digital and available on DVD October 9 #HotelT3

September 28, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3

There is no better family movie for Halloween than Hotel Transylvania 3. The Drac Pack is back just in time to celebrate in this spooky, fun movie! This must-own comedy, continues with the cast when Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury, haunted monster cruise ship. Of course, the rest of the Drac Pack has to go along, and that’s when things get a little...batty. more...

Reload Love: Transforming Bullets to Beauty and Battlegrounds to Playgrounds

September 26, 2018

Reload Love

Lenya Heitzig started an amazing movement to encourage and empower people across the globe to stand up to the terrors of this world and she tells us all about it in her new book Reload Love. In 2014 Lenya launched Reload Love, a ministry which touches the lives of children affected by terrorism. This ministry raises awareness by collecting spent bullet casings, melts them down and upcycles them into beautiful brass jewelry.more...

The Classic Book Little Woman Celebrates 150 Years. Enjoy this must see movie starting Friday, September 28th!

September 24, 2018

Little Women

The beloved classic book Little Women is celebrating 150 years. Celebrate by seeing the latest movie version that will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make all girls feel brave and stronger. Take your daughters and all her besties to enjoy this beautiful film with a great cast. more...

Gift Guide: Everlast Notebook by Rocketbook - The Smart Notebook

September 13, 2018

Everlast Notebook

The amount of paper we go through in our house is hard to believe. Too much waste, hurting too many trees. Rocketbook has the perfect solution with their line of reusable notebooks. We recently tried out the Everlast notebook and it is pretty genius and great for so many of us who make lists, take notes in school or even doodle. more...

Mammanatty is Featured in Trivago Magazine:
Mom Knows Best: 23 Winter Family Vacations to Embrace

September 11, 2018

trivago magazine

I am honored that Mammanatty along with 22 other fabulous Mums were featured in Trivago Magazine. Come check us out and find out why Moms Know Best about Winter Family Vacations -- "Mom Knows Best: 23 Winter Family Vacations to Embrace (and Escape) the Cold" more...

Great Gift Ideas: All Things Unicorn at 100 Unicorns

September 8, 2018

100 Unicorns Backpack

Sometimes you stumble on a site and thank your lucky stars. This is how we felt when we found 100 Unicorns. There is something special about unicorns and this shop highlights all their goodness and then some. 100 Unicorns is indeed a store of magical things, featuring clothing, accessories, jewelry and more. You are going to just love browsing their beautiful site and will find many great gift ideas for any unicorn lover. more...

Family Game Night: Rooster Race by RoosterFin Games

September 6, 2018

Rooster Race Game

Playing cards with your children is a great way to introduce numbers and counting. Fun and easy games like Rooster Race is a great way to get your young ones started and having fun with math. It does not seem like an educational game at all, yet it is and fun for the whole family. Awarded the 2017 Seal of Excellence by Creative Child Magazine. Rooster Race is a high low game of fun for 1-5 players ages 5 and up. more...

Support the One Night Advent Calendar on Kickstarter

September 5, 2018

One Night Advent Calendar

An advent calendar has been a tradition for many years to countdown the days to Christmas. Growing up, we would have a disposible one that had a chocolate surprise behind the dates, not nearly as elaborate as One Night. One Night has prepared a Christmas tradition you and your family are going to love! Behind every date is a piece of a story told by two shepherds and their amazing journey on the night of the first Christmas. more...

Win the new CD: Hiding Place by Tori Kelly #TKHidingPlace #FlyBy

September 1, 2018

Tori Kelly

While working on the follow-up to her debut album Unbreakable Smile Tori Kelly felt compelled to include a track that honored her lifelong passion for gospel music. With the help of her manager, Scooter Braun, the L.A. based singer/songwriter soon connected with Kirk Franklin, a 12 time Grammy Award winning gospel artist and one of Kelly’s musical idols. more...

Show your support for the MasterPan on Kickstarter

August 31, 2018


The MasterPan Divided Skillet Collection makes cooking fun and simple, offering compartmentalized skillets that allow for multi-tasking in the kitchen with only the need for one pan! Cook a variety of different foods all at the same time in the same skillet with the MasterPan Collection! Foods like fajitas, steak and potatoes, chicken and mushrooms, even a complete breakfast. more...

SmitCo Emoji Nail Set for Girls - Save 20% on Amazon

August 18, 2018

SmitCo Nail Set

When girls get together, they like to actually DO something other than play outside, atleast after a while. SmitCo offers many fun things to offer girls for playdates, sleepovers, birthdays or any get together for young girls, tweens or teens. We got to check out the SmitCo Nail Collection and loved all the stickers and decals. This fun set includes 111 pieces in all. more...

Lypsyl's Original Mint Lip Balm - The Perfect Lip Protector #lypsyllipcare

August 14, 2018


The first sign of dehydration can show on our lips. While drinking water is helpful, sometimes we need a little help on the outside. Sweden’s #1 best-selling lip balm, Lypsyl, is made with deep penetrating silky Swedish beeswax for long lasting moisture you can feel. Lypsyl’s Original Mint formula, quickly cools and comforts, and keeps lips soft and smooth for hours. more...

Brooklyn Artist Dean Russo Launches Journals #art #pets #portraits

August 13, 2018

Dog is Love Fean Russo

Known for his signature pet portraits, Brooklyn-based Dean Russo brings his colorful art to gift worthy blank lined journals. In his eight-journal series, Russo's dogs, cats and other vivacious works of art are seen on the cover of high quality journals perfect for creative self-expression. Available today on amazon. more...

Teach Children the Art of Being Grateful with a Free e-book

August 9, 2018

Goggles of Gratefulness

Today’s culture is doing all it can to instill materialism, selfishness, and feelings of entitlement into our little ones. It’s so important that we teach them to be grateful for the abundant blessings they have, and generous in sharing those blessings with others. Let Compassion help you teach children these important lessons with a new, beautifully illustrated e-book called Goggles of Gratefulness. more...

King Richard's Faire 2018 Ticket Giveaway

August 8, 2018

King Richard's faire 2018

King Richard is back in town with his royal family and there is plenty to do as usual this year. Enjoy food, shopping, rides and games of skill in King Richard's 16th century village located in an enchanted forest in Carver, Ma. The faire is filled with exciting entertainment throughout the day. Your adventure awaits. more...

Learning to Draw Manga Characters #art

August 7, 2018


Slated for release on the 13th of August from IMM Lifestyle, Draw Manga: Step-by-Steps, Character Construction, and Projects from the Masters, includes the work of 17 artists and provides tips and tricks for creating manga artwork. The book is divided into three parts -- tutorials; step-by-step creations, and projects. Covering materials including markers, pencils, watercolors and computer generated manga. more...

Giveaway: $25 - Pledge the HueTracker Kickstarter #HueTracker #EatHues

August 6, 2018

HueTracker Kickstarter

If you care about health and wellness then this app is for you! Check it out, you can track nutrition, exercise, hydration, color and have access to dietitians, and medical experts, chefs and trainers. Pledge to this awesome Kickstarter and receive an Amazon gift card with proof of your pledge along with early access to HueTracker and all of the rewards described in the tiers. more...

Save 20% with SmitCo on Amazon - Fun Gifts for Girls

August 5, 2018


Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as light up diaries to provide hours of fun. A huge hit is the new Pony and Mermaid themed scrapbook kits. SmitCo products also include very popular stretch jewelry sets for little girls. All packed in cute gift boxes. more...

Giveaway: $150 Credit to EvgieNev Wall Decals

August 2, 2018

Underwater Decal from EvgieNev

Vinyl wall decals are such a fun way to decorate a room. They can transform a room into a magical fairy tale or make you feel like you are a world explorer. Children love decorating their own room and Evgie Wall Decals have loads of lovely options to choose from jungles to bears. more...

Book Giveaway: The Craft Kingdom

July 30, 2018

The Craft Kingdom

No matter how many times we turn to the internet for craft inspiration, nothing compares to flipping through a book for craft ideas. It is a great thing to do with your children or on your own. The Craft Kingdom by Eli Maor is a great book for the budding artist and seasoned crafter, with plenty to please everyone. There is no special skills required. The Craft Kingdom contains more than 90 DIY, crafts and art projects. more...

Gift Guide: Cave Tools Meat Rakes

July 28, 2018

Cave Tools Meat Rakes

For those who love to grill outdoors, there are many reasons to check out Cave Tools for loads of great grilling utensils. They also make must have items for indoors too, with many ideal for both indoors and out, like these oversized meat rakes. Another great gifting idea from Cave Tools. We have had the pleasure of trying out many of their well-made products and love every single one! more...

Children's Book Giveaway: Benji and the Giant Kite by Alan C. Fox

July 27, 2018

Benji and the Giant Kite

We love reading with our children and as a parent, I think they can never have too many books, yet, I never know which books will be a hit, so we like to read many with them and we love how Benji and the Giant Kite appeals to both girls and boys and has a focus on perseverence, dreams, and letting go. Enter to win this special book with a great message for all - available August 1, 2018. more...

Dead Soxy: The swanky socks to wear this summer!

July 19, 2018

Deadsoxy Socks

We have been trying out the best no show socks on the market and you are going to want to pick up a pair or two for yourself. Dead Soxy No-Show socks are a cool, easy way to wear your favorite shoes this summer without the worry of blisters or your socks to show, although if they do, these are the socks you will want to show off. Soft and durable, Dead Soxy socks will never fade or shrink and are guaranteed to stay in place. more...

Beck Valley Books Tour: Into the Woods: Stories, Poems, Essays & More by Mindful Writers Retreat Authors

July 17, 2018

into the woods

Into the Woods is the title and theme for this assortment of short stories, poems, essays, music, and one walking meditation. Each piece is unique in tone and genre and the result is that the collection captures the fascinating, frightening, fun, healing, and fantastical wonder of time spent in the woods. One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to support the research and work of The Children’s Heart Foundation. more...

Book Giveaway: StarPassage Book 3: Honor & Mercy #StarPassage

July 13, 2018

Star Passage 3

The Gold Medal Award-Winning young adult/teen fiction saga continues with book number three in the StarPassage series from author Clark R. Burbidge. Enjoy suspense, time travel and historical events as The Carsons travel on a new quest in this fun read. Enter to win your own copy here. more...

Book Giveaway: Always Enough, Never Too Much Devotional

July 10, 2018

Always Enough

Always Enough Never Too Much is a flip book full of encouragement and reminders that we are all enough and never too much. This devotional is so unique, with one side for Always Enough that encourages you when you make mistakes, or need affirmation and then you flip the book over for the Never Too Much side that encourages you when you have strong opinions or when your thoughts go deep. Encouragement for all our insecurities. A great daily read. more...

What Time Is It? It's Pizzer Time #homemadepizzadelivery

July 3, 2018

Pizzer Time

If you are anything like my family. We like to order in pizza a few times a month. We love pizza. We recently discovered Pizzer Time, a subscription/membership based program and we may never order in again. Pizzer Time provides all the fresh ingredients and cooking utensils needed to make the perfect pizza pie from your very own kitchen. more...

Promote Healthy Hair and Nails with Biotin Bursts Gourmet Chews from NeoCell

June 29, 2018

Biotin Bursts

We all have a beauty regimen to keep our hair and skin looking good. We wash and apply moisturizer on the outside and now we have a little help for us on the inside. A delicious dietary supplement soft chew from Neocell offering 10,000 mcg of biotin in Brazilian acai berry flavor. One chew daily is recommended. more...

Book Giveaway: Born to Wander by Michelle Van Loon

June 25, 2018

Born to Wander

Sometimes in life we need a little reminder to keep the faith. When times are hard we must choose to believe this moment will pass and the biggger picture will open up for us. Born to Wonder is a great book for anyone in transition and a great reminder for others who are settled. Trust in God and embrace your purpose. more...

Review: Winc Wine Delivery - New Members Save

June 23, 2018

Winc Wine

If you are a wine drinker, how amazing it is to get it delivered to your door. No searching through the aisles... allow Winc wine service to offer personal recommendations for you and experience new wines! Winc's wine delivery service offers a monthly membership that ships wine right to your door. Sample new wines, or order favorite ones. more...

Xtava Infrared Hair Straightener -- A Must Have Beauty Tool

June 17, 2018


No matter how I dry my hair, I always finish it off with a hair straightener to tame my frizz. I have been trying out the xtava infrared hair straightener and I do not want to use anything else, it is fast and easy to warm up and tames my frizz while leaving hair sleek and shiny. A must have beauty tool. Find it on amazon and enter to win. more...

Gift Guide: Cave Tools Salad Spinner -- A Must Have Kitchen Tool

June 12, 2018

Cave Tools Salad Spinner

Summer is finally here and we love getting outside and the BBQ back in action. There are many side dishes to go with a beautiful piece of meat in the summer and Cave Tools Salad Spinner cuts preparation in half, offering a sturdy BPA free plastic bowl that can go from rinse to refrigerator, while you prepare your meat. more...

Book Giveaway: SANITY Lost & Found by Tarra Judson Stariell

June 5, 2018


How do we become victims of our own irrationality? What makes us vulnerable to the predators among us? Why would an otherwise sensitive, intelligent woman allow herself to return again and again to her abuser? How do we stop the erosion of our self-worth? Simultaneously recognizable and horrifying, we see parts of ourselves and our own vulnerabilities in this compelling story of one woman’s descent into and climb out of the abyss. Enter to win this inspirational memoir. more...

Winc Monthly Wine Delivery - Special Offer for New Members

May 26, 2018


Summer is almost officially here and it's a great time to sample Winc's wine delivery service. With more guests stopping by to enjoy the summer weather, enjoy hastle free wine ordering with Winc. Through our link, new members will receive $22 off their first order at Winc more...

Gift Guide: Mama's Jewelry Review

May 25, 2018

Mamas jewelry

Did you happen to catch our Mama's Jewelry promotion for Mother's Day? We were sharing a special offer and learning about their beautiful custom rings. (Thanks to US Family Guide.) Mama's Jewelry has been designing jewelry for over 30 years. They have mastered the art to bring us beautiful pieces at affordable prices. more...

First Crush, Last Love by Elizabeth McKenna - Book Tour Campaign

May 24, 2018

First Crush, Last Love

Back in high school, Lee Archer had the power to make Jessie Baxter's cheeks flush and her heart race. But the popular athlete never wanted to be more than just friends. Ten years later, after a failed marriage and with her journalism career on shaky ground, Jessie come's home for her high school reunion--and Lee still has the power to make her knees weak and her pulse pound. more...

Top 5 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Baby #babyshowers

May 22, 2018

Baby Magic Rub a Dub Tub

There is nothing better than a baby and there are so many things these little ones need. But what to buy to celebrate their arrival? Sure, diapers are always a hit but I wanted to share a few items that really made a difference when I brought my babies home. Below, please find my top 5 baby gift ideas and enter to win! more...

Win a Vremi Coffee Grinder and Knife Set

May 17, 2018


Good quality products can make such a difference in the kitchen and we have been trying out a few high quality Vremi products. Beautiful chef knives with protective plastic sheath covers and a stainless steel coffee bean grinder. Two must haves in my kitchen! Ideal for gift giving. Check out more information below and enter to win! more...

Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile Soaps - Save on Shipping

May 16, 2018

Dr Jacobs Naturals

Sometimes you find products that you wish you had found long ago. I have been trying Dr. Jacobs Naturals face and body liquid wash and lavender bar soap, which smells amazing. They all smell amazing. Made from olive oil, Dr. Jacobs Naturals will leave skin smooth and silky. Olive oil soap is the perfect addition to a regular skin care routine. more...

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Personalized Cart Kimono Robes

May 11, 2018

Personalized Cart Robes

We were checking out again for great gift ideas for Mother's Day and learned the many items available for our special ladies. They offer fun gift ideas for both men and woman that can be personalized with a monogram. Gift items include watch boxes and wine glasses to name a few. Personalized Cart goes beyond thoughtful personalized gifts for men to offer jewelry and gorgeous kimono robes in all sorts of beautiful prints for woman. more...

Children's Book Giveaway: Go to Sleep, Sheep!

May 9, 2018

Go to Sleep, Sheep

Sometimes out little ones are not always sleepy at bedtime, or have trouble going to sleep -- make bedtime more fun by curling up with this playful book. Once they hear this fun rhyming story and enjoy the adorable illustrations, they will be ready for bed, just like the sleepy sheepies. more...

Celebrate Spring with Paper Baskets and Welch's Fruit Snacks

May 3, 2018

Welch's May Day

Spring has finally arrived and it's time for lots of outdoor fun including picnics and road trips. If you have kids, you will want to remember to pack a few kid-friendly snacks, like Welch's Fruit Snacks, Fruit Rolls and Go Organically Fruit Snacks. Unroll the fun with Welch's Fruit Rolls! Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, the Fruit Rolls are gluten free, preservative free and available in three mouthwatering flavors – Berry, Tropical and White Grape Strawberry. more...

True Citrus - Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be True Sweepstakes

May 1, 2018


The #HealthyHappyTrue Sweepstakes was created by True Citrus to celebrate how people live their healthiest, happiest and truest life possible. Entering this sweepstakes provides you with the chance to win a grand prize including: a $10,000 cash prize, a Vitamix Professional Series Blender ($600 value), a Fitbit watch ($200 value), a True Lemon thermal water bottle, and a sampling of all True Citrus products. more...

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas with Jarlsberg Cheese® and Chef Duran

April 30, 2018


Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, invites you and your family to surprise your BEST mum in the world with a scrumptious cheesy breakfast in bed. Jarlsberg® Cheese elevates every occasion, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to wow and surprise her with delicious, simple-to-prepare breakfast ideas served by her favorite people in the world: her family! more...

GUEST POST: To Share or Not To Share Your Nanny

April 27, 2018

nanny shairng

With many child care options out there, choosing the right one for your family can be stressful. From daycares to private nannies, these child care options can be very expensive, creating a challenge for many families. This is where nanny sharing comes in - a growing, popular alternative to daycares and single-family caregivers. more...

Mother's Day Special Offer with Mama's Jewelry

April 20, 2018

mamas jewelry

All mothers work hard 365 days out of the year, so why give them another predictable gift this Mother's Day? With the exquisite collection of mothers rings from Mama's Jewelry, you're bound to make this the most unforgettable Mother's Day yet! more...

Gift Guide: Cave Tools BBQ Skewers Set

April 12, 2018

Gift Guide: Cave Tools BBQ Skewers Set

It seems a long time coming to get back outside this Spring. We are eager and looking forward to longer days and the warmth of the sun. Especially to get the grill back out. While we await, we are trying out a few kabob recipes and our new Cave Tools Skewers. The beauty of Cave Tools Skewers are that they can also be used inside. So warm up the oven and lets get cooking. more...

Book Giveaway: God Bless You and Good Night

April 9, 2018

God Bless You and Good Night

We all know how bedtime can be difficult for some children, that is why reading a bedtime story is such a great way to soothe and prepare our little ones. God Bless You and Good Night is a wonderful book to read at bedtime with the lovely rhymes and pictures. This beautiful picture book would also be a perfect gift for families with young children. more...

Giveaway: Elyptol Hand Sanitizer Spray

April 6, 2018


Handwashing is one of the most important things we can do to reduce our risk for sickness. It is suggested to wash hands before eating, after handling raw meat, after using the bathroom and when helping a sick person. Aim for 6 times a day. Now, with sanitizing sprays - we have no excuse to keep our hands clean to prevent disease. more...

Hemp Oil for Pain Relief

March 21, 2018

Real Time Pain Relief

Finding relief from aches and pains can be as easy as applying lotion for instant comfort. Why wait for tablets to reach the pain when you can stop it instantly. We have been learning all about Real Time Pain Relief and their new Hemp Oil Plus lotion. Available in a 1.5oz travel size, 4oz tube, and 7oz tube. Enter to win a 7oz size lotion to see if this cream is right for you. more...

Gift Guide: The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

March 20, 2018

The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

Easter is a great time to offer your kids a new Bible and books make an ideal gift to add to any Easter basket. The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations is a great activity book, offering 60 fun activity ideas to offer young ones. The Adventure Bible is a fun book to pick up any time to offer kids when they say they are bored, or need a break from technology. It would be an ideal book for school vacation, as well as Easter and to try a new activity per day. more...

Book Giveaway: Healed by Robin H. Miller

March 14, 2018


Achieving balance and wellness is very important in life to help you feel good about yourself. In her new book, Healed: Health & Wellness for the 21st Century, Dr. Robin Miller shares wisdom, secrets and fun straight from the Leading Edge to help you get on track. Revealing essential information for your mind and body. Healed takes you through the basics of what you need to know to promote your own health and introduces you to new therapies to treat common conditions. more...

Nontraditional Easter Basket Ideas

March 13, 2018

Easter basket ideas

My two kids are still fond of Easter egg hunts, sometimes the weather allows it to be outside, sometimes we have it indoors, and we always end it with a fun themed Easter basket to celebrate Easter. While, candy and chocolates are always high on everyone's list - we like to change it every year and offer nontraditional items, too. Come check out a few Easter basket ideas for your Easter baskets and gifts more...

Get Beach Ready with PUR firm CelluFIRM lotion from PUR attitude

March 3, 2018


It is a great time of year to prepare for summer and PUR attitude has the perfect products to smooth and firm skin. Ideal for legs, stomach, bum, anywhere you might have a little cellulite. PUR firm CelluFIRM is the product to use. Cellulite is cause for concern for many woman of all ages and lifestyles. Eliminating fatty foods and salt from your diet is a great start, a little exercise and a lot of water to flush toxins helps, too. Treat yourself with PUR firm CelluFIRM lotion to get beach ready for summer. more...

Introducing Whipped Body Wash and Lotion from Mangiacotti

February 27, 2018


Mangiacotti is introducing two new amazing skincare products - Whipped Body Wash and Whipped Body Lotion. This perfect skin care combination is creamy, lightweight and incredibly luxurious, providing moisturizing hydration for daily care. Only a little is needed to cover the skin, for long lasting care and great value with the most amazing scents. I love the duo for shaving needs. They are my new favorite products. Stock up for summer! more...

Great Gift Ideas: Personalized Cart

February 23, 2018

Watch Box - Personalized Cart

We are always looking for great gift ideas for special occasions, like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. We have been learning about a site called personalized cart. They offer fun gifts that can be personalized with your monogram, gifts like wine glasses, bottle openers and door mats to name a few. more...

The Animated Movie The Star is now available on DVD #TheStarMovie #flyby

February 21, 2018

The Star

The animated movie The Star, originally released in November 2017, is now available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD. This adorable animated comedy follows a brave donkey named Bo and the friends he meets while on an adventure of his dreams, giving us a timeless classic about faith, friendship and the importance of believing in yourself. more...

Celebrate National Cherry Month with Welch's Fruit Snacks

February 13, 2018

Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt

Did you know February is National Cherry Month? Cherries are a great source of Vitamin A and C, and are full of calcium, protein, fiber and iron. There are two main varieties of cherries: sweet and tart -- Sweet cherries, like Bing cherries are best eaten fresh and raw, while sour cherries develop a better flavor when used in baking. Enter to win. more...

The Benefits of a Manual Coffee Grinder vs. Electric

January 31, 2018

Coastal Brew

Some people cannot move in the morning before their cup of coffee. I love waking up to the smell of it. I usually buy our coffee already ground, yet I have been wanting to try to grind my own beans, especially since receiving this great manual coffee grinder. It is so quiet. Do you grind your own beans? Enter to win. more...

The Perfect Breakfast, Snack and Topping -- Kitchfix Granola

January 18, 2018

Kitchfix Granola

January is a great time to start eating better. Simple changes can make a big impact. Granola is a fun, crunchy, easy to snack on product, ideal for breakfast and snacks and is so good for us and surprisingly filling. Kitchfix offers four delicious flavors, we tried two of the four and we love all the nuts, seeds and tasty bits of the original and honey pecan. more...

Upgrade your Plastic Bento Box to Glass with Asani

January 15, 2018

Asani Glass Bento

My kids take a home made lunch to school everyday and I love using reusable plastic bento boxes for their convenience and individual compartments. Although I would never send them to school with these glass ones, I feel like we have completely upgraded our game. These gorgeous heavy duty glass bento boxes are great for meal prep, food storage and adults who want to take their lunch to work. Saving time, money and our waistline. more...

Start the Day the Healthy Way with Munk Pack Oatmeal

January 14, 2018

Munk Pack Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast, or even a snack, but not quite convenient for on the go... unless you try Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes. These delicious treats are a great alternative to unhealthy sweets and snacks for any time of day. Packed with wholesome whole grains & real fruit bites, Munk Pack's ready-to-eat Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes make for a perfect easy snack, great for school lunches and gym bags. more...

The Benefits of a Burger Press

January 10, 2018

Cave Tools Burger Press

Burgers are one of the most popular food item and you can usually find them on any menu when eating out. Cooking them at home is always fun and while some prefer using their hands to shape their burger, there are benefits to using a burger press. We have been trying out the Cave Tools Burger Press and love it for its uniform shape! more...

GIVEAWAY: Extraordinary DVD

January 3, 2018


Based on the real-life events of acclaimed ultra-marathoner David Horton and his wife Nancy, Extraordinary is coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 16, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An impactful and perfect story for the entire family. This inspirational film stars Shari Rigby (October Baby), Leland Klassen (Altar Egos), Karen Abercrombie (War Room) and Kirk Cameron (Fireproof). more...

Easy Homemade Fudge with Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk #ad

December 30, 2017

Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

You can find this two ingredient sweetner in many recipes from banana ice cream to sweet potato pie. We first tried it in brownies, and despite a little mishap with the dish we chose to bake them in, ended up with delicious brownie bites -- we topped them off with a simple icing also made with condensed milk and a little powdered sugar. more...

Family Fun with The Harlem Globetrotters #save #USFG

December 29, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters

The Globetrotters are in full swing and we made a Boston game at TD Garden. This was our first experience with a live game and we were in for loads of fun! The Harlem Globetrotters played with the Washington Generals and won! The roster this year has many great players, including Hi-Lite Bruton, Swish Young, Mighty Mitchell, Big Easy Lofton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm. We loved Hot Shot, Hoops, Zeus and Hi-Lite, all players were great! more...

Gift Guide: HydraLight Flashlight - Runs on Water!

December 9, 2017


Every so often, we get to experience a break-through in modern technology. Did you ever think you would be able to power a flashlight with water? There are no batteries to worry about, and no charging time. The fuel cell simply runs on water. This 2-in-1 HydraLight will make a great gift for anyone on your Christmas list. more...

The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for your Hair

December 7, 2017

maple holistics

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree found through-out Australia. Its oil benefits are many and includes helping acne to athlete’s foot. Did you know it is also great to use in our hair? It helps to unclog hair follicles and nourish roots. Its oil can be applied directly with a carrier oil or pick up Maple Holistics special tea tree formula. more...

Save 25% on All Harlem Globetrotters Games #USFG

December 2, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters

The Globetrotters have been around since the 1920s, origining on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Since then and over the years, they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories and continue to play over 450 live events worldwide each year. more...

An Adorable New Book for Toddlers: One Christmas Bear

November 29, 2017

One Christmas Bear

Count the joys of Christmas with Christmas Bear and his arctic friends in One Christmas Bear, the new board book for toddlers and preschoolers by Anne Vittur Kennedy. Little ones will love to count seasonal elements, such as crunchy candy canes, colorful ornaments, and frosty snowflakes, and parents will appreciate the emphasis on family, friends, and the sweet depiction of the reason for the season—Jesus’ birth! more...

Easy Entertaining with HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays

November 28, 2017

Hormel Gatherings

When hosting, I find it is always nice to have a few plates of different offerings, you never know what guests will feel like. Yet, I have learned that you can never go wrong with cheese and crackers. HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays are the perfect stress free party planning favorite because they are easy and ready-made. They are great to have on hand for a quick bite to offer on game day, especially if tailgating. Also great for brunch or snack. more...

Gift Guide 2017

November 22, 2017

Gift Guide

I love Christmas. I love decorating and gift wrapping. Shopping is the hard part for me and certain people can put me in a bit of a panic when it comes to buying for them. So I like to prepare a little list of ideas for inspiration. Below, are a few coupon codes for discounts and ideas for gifts for everyone on your list. Please share any ideas you have and items you think are HOT this year. more...

Giveaway: Celebrate with Jam City and Win #pandapop #cookiejam

November 21, 2017

Jam City

Jam City is celebrating some amazing achievements this holiday season: Over 100 million downloads each for the company’s key original franchises, Panda Pop and Cookie Jam. Enter to win an adorable Panda Pop plush and a jar of Cookie Jam creamy spread to celebrate this great achievement and play along and enjoy extra prizes in November and December. more...

Great Gift Idea: Cave Tools BBQ Grill Brush

November 20, 2017

Cave Tools

When the weather changes to cold, there is no way I am out at the grill, so that means my husband usually steps in, and therefore, our tools need to be heavy duty! My husband definitely gives products a good test of strength. Cave Tools have many fanastic tools I feel safe sharing with my husband. We have put many to the test and they always pass my man test, they are our favorite tools. more...

South Park The Fractured But Whole #Ubistars #PS4 #XBoxOne

November 17, 2017

South Park

South Park was not a show I turned to watch on tv (although we have recently and certainly get a few laughs), and I did not have the pleasure of playing the first game, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Yet, when I heard the title of this game: South Park The Fractured But Whole. I could not help but laugh and have been giggling ever since. more...

Book Giveaway: Higher is Waiting by Tyler Perry
#HigherIsWaiting #ad #rwm

November 16, 2017

Higher is Waiting

Tyler Perry is a busy man, a world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. No matter what Perry does, he does it well. His latest book: Higher is Waiting, released November 14th is a great book to pick up for yourself or as a present for someone else. Read more about this spiritual journey and enter to win a copy of the book. more...

CD Giveaway: Alpha / Omega by Kutless #KutlessAO #FlyBy

November 15, 2017


Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. more...

Great Gift Idea: JORD Wood Watches #save #win #JORDWATCH #USFG

November 14, 2017


My husband loves having loads of different watches to choose from and has recently shared a few with our son. Yet, a wooden watch has not made his collection. We have never seen a wooden watch before and these handcrafted beauties from JORD are amazing and beautiful. This is a watch and company worthy for any collection. I would love to have one for myself. more...

What Toppings Would You Add to Your Barilla Ready Pasta? #tryazon

November 13, 2017

Barilla Ready Pasta

Barilla is already our favorite pasta. This well loved Italian-owned food company, first established in 1877, is available in more than 100 countries worldwide and has just made pasta making as simple as it can get with their new Ready Pasta. Simply kneed the package, tear the top to vent, and place in the microwave for a quick 60 seconds. more...

Great Gift Idea: Journals your Girls will Love #giftguide #smitco #save

November 12, 2017

Smit Co Journals

If you have a young girl on your Christmas list, a locked diary set is always a great gift idea. Smit Co has adorable journals for girls in Emoji, Diva, and Mermaid themes, as well as scrapbook, nail and play dress up sets and party favors that can be used as fun and easy stocking stuffers that provide hours of fun. Other SmitCo products include rose gold, gold, or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as stretch sets for little girls - all packed in cute gift boxes. more...

Beck Valley Books Tour: Dangerous Changes by Joyce T Strand

November 10, 2017

Dangerous Changes

A series of events rattle Emily Lazzaro: a near-death encounter with a pickup on a narrow mountain road, the murder of a would-be client, and an ex-fiancé who won’t let go. Can she survive a police investigation, pressure from her ex’s company, and the suspicions of a possible new love-interest—so that she can make the changes to create a meaningful new life in a special town in southern California? more...

Great Gift Idea: Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition

November 8, 2017

Watch Ya' Mouth

I recently cleaned out our games closet in anticipation of staying in more now Fall is here and nights are darker earlier. My family and I think our Game Night is a fun way to spend time together with lots of laughter. We also think board games are the perfect option to offer guests when they come to visit and they make great gift ideas for anyone on your Christmas list! more...

Laundry Tips and Tricks for Holiday Prep #Biz #sponsored

November 7, 2017

Biz Detergent

The Holidays are a busy time for us all. With so much on our plate, laundry can get the back burner. In preparation for this busy time ahead, I would like to share some laundry tips to get your place ready for guests for the holidays, and throughout the year. These have been very helpful with our family and I hope the same for you and yours! more...

Review: Just Dance 2018 #Ubistars

November 3, 2017

Just Dance

My daughter is a big fan of the Just Dance franchise and we are always ready to get our dancing shoes on and hit the dance floor with the newest edition featuring the latest hits. Just Dance is the #1 music video game franchise of all time and the latest edition Just Dance 2018 is out now! Grab it for your favorite dancer and enjoy the many challenges while having fun! Some songs are a workout in disguise. more...

Great Gift Idea: Journals your Tween will Love #giftguide #smitco #save

November 2, 2017

Smit Co

Are you looking for quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12? SmitCo has several different locked diary sets for girls in Emoji, Diva and Mermaid themes, as well as scrapbook, nail and play dress up sets and party favors that can be used as stocking stuffers to provide hours of fun. SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold, or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls - all packed in cute gift boxes. more...

Review: Butfulake Gaming Headset with Mic

October 27, 2017

Butfulake Headset

My son is a massive gamer. We love watching him play from time to time but sometimes his games are loud and distracting and he would like to chat with his friends online, so this headset is ideal for him (us) and any gamer out there. We are excited to continue to try out and test the Butfulake SL-100 gaming headset for our Xbox One. With crystal clear, theater-like sound, this lightweight headset has many highlights. more...

Celebrate National Pasta Month with Recipes from Explore Cuisine

October 25, 2017

Explore Pasta

October is National Pasta Month and October 17th was National Pasta Day, not that we need a month or day to enjoy delicious pasta. Today's options go far beyond wheat or white, with trending brands like Explore Cuisine offering pastas made from organic beans, lentils, and peas, loaded with protein, iron, and fiber. more...

Book Review: All Fish Faces by Tam Warner Minton

October 24, 2017

All Fish Faces

My husband is a big fish fan and has a beautiful fish tank. We can sit and watch the different fish swim around for ages. We truly loved flipping through the pages of All Fish Faces, full of colorful, fun, tropical fishes. Do you have someone in your life who loves ocean life? It is a great book idea for the little fishes on your Christmas list or your own readers' list, to consider ALL FISH FACES: Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish. more...

Make Halloween Organically Spooky with Go Organically Fruit Snacks

October 21, 2017

Go Organically

We know Halloween is mostly for kids, but we can't help but get a little excited about it each year. The candy! The costumes! The excuse to dress our dog up like a little pumpkin! This year, we've decided to celebrate Halloween in a way that's a little more natural and a little less plastic. The idea is to still have fun while starting sustainable traditions for our families and for the earth. We're calling it "Organically Spooky!" more...

Protect Your Eyes: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) #ffbamd

October 19, 2017


As I age, my eyes were the first thing to go. I am relying more and more on cheap reader glasses to see things up close. Just today, I finally made a call to get my eyes checked and I hope you will, too! We should make it part of our annual routine for overall health! To support the Foundation Fighting Blindness I would like to share with you their fantastic and informative PDF and hope you will read it and share it with your family. It shares all we need to know about AMD. more...

Beck Valley Book Tour: The Kitchen Mistress by Kathleen Shoop

October 18, 2017

The Kitchen Mistress

Katherine Arthur and her family are back and it’s time to collect the money Mrs. Mellet left them in her will. The tidy sum will allow the family peace of mind and a future that’s stable and fulfilling. But when things don’t go exactly as planned, Katherine steps up to do more than her share. Hired as a kitchen mistress, her intuition, cooking prowess, and work ethic make her the perfect partner for the enigmatic, wealthy woman next door. more...

Review: Magic Sketch by Boogie Board

October 17, 2017

Magic Sketch

My kids love to doodle, and the amount of paper we have already gone through is quite overwhelming, so I love finding reusable artistic products. Magic Sketch is a great product and takes it a step further with educational, sketching, and games stencils. A fun and ideal toy for kids over age 3. Great for kids starting school, or for summers breaks. more...

Beck Valley Books Tour: The Last Suttee by Madhu B. Wangu

October 16, 2017

The Last Suttee

"You must come at once if you want to stop the suttee from happening again...” This phone message summons Kumud Kuthiyala back to Neela Nagar, the blue town of her youth, and the shackled life she thought she had left behind forever...As a nine-year-old, Kumud witnessed the brutal and horrifying suttee ritual when her beloved aunt immolated herself on the burning pyre of her dead husband. Years later, Kumud summoned the courage to escape the isolated and primitive town of her youth to start a new life in Ambayu, a metropolitan city. more...

Giveaway: Spookley the Square Pumpkin DVD and Plush

October 12, 2017


October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley is the Official Spokes Pumpkin! To celebrate, we are offering 3 lucky winners the chance to win Spookley the Square Pumpkin Blu-Ray/DVD combo and plush toy. Our favorite square pumpkin is now the “Pick of the Patch” this Halloween season. "Dare to be Square!" more...

Fun Glow in the Dark Halloween Totes from Colortime Crafts

October 11, 2017

Colortime Halloween Tote

There is still plenty of time to treat your ghost or goblin to the fun Halloween tote from Colortime Crafts and Markers. Colortime Crafts and Markers offers loads of fun crafts to color, including new glow in the dark items, which make great momentos and keepsakes. My kids are always asking for Colortime Crafts! They recently colored their new Colortime Glow in the Dark Halloween Tote and they are ready to Trick or Treat. more...

Children's Book: Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions by Dr. Daniel Amen

October 10, 2017

Captain Snout

Dr. Daniel Amen does it again. We are big fan's of Dr. Amen's book: Time for Bed, Sleepyhead, for helping us put our young kids to bed and now he is teaching us about ANT's: Automatic Negative Thoughts. There is nothing pleasant about these negative thoughts and Dr. Amen will share tactics to help kids and adults alike to turn around negative thoughts in Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions; Don’t Let the Ants Steal Your Happiness. more...

Easy Morning Routines with Hickies No Tie Shoelaces

October 9, 2017


We all know the rush in the mornings, especially with kids. We are preparing breakfast, school lunches, doing homework checks. My kids are 8 and 10 and one can tie her shoes, and has for a long time, while the other is still learning. He'll get it, but he is not really that interested. I would cringe a little when I would pick him up from school to see him smiling and running towards me, with his laces flapping in the wind. more...

October is National Apple Month - Celebrate with Apples

October 8, 2017


October is National Apple Month, and to help celebrate, we are sharing fun recipes featuring the apple. Now is the best time of year for apples and an apple a day really can help keep the doctor away. Apples are full of antioxidants, they can lower cholesterol, they are a great source of fiber, and a 4oz glass of apple juice counts as a serving toward the recommended USDA dietary guidelines. more...

Fun Gift Idea: Home DNA - GPS Origins Ancestry Test #SAVE

October 6, 2017

Home DNA

Many of us can trace our family tree back to grandparents, great grandparents, maybe even great great grandparents, yet what if we could trace them back even further. GPS Origins is an ancestry test that traces your DNA back approximately 1,000 years ago. Results provide pinpoint geographical location information, sometimes to within a radius of 20 miles. more...

Children's Book: Batty Betty by Kathryn Hast

September 30, 2017

Batty Betty

I love finding books to read with my children that encourages kindness and compassion at all times, especially when dealing with others, who may not be so kind. We are all similar yet different and we should celebrate our differences, just like the lovely characters of Batty Betty. This cute story will remind us to be inclusive and allow others to be who they are and to enjoy who we are! more...

Got Stains? Use Biz Detergent #BIZ #sponsored

September 25, 2017

Biz Detergent

Is your laundry room filled with too many products? All you really need is Biz! We have been trying out Biz Liquid for our laundry needs and it does a great job at removing stains. One bottle of Biz is all you need, the multi-purpose detergent. Pre-treat with Biz for stubborn stains, then add it to your regular load (regardless of your type of washing machine). more...

Book Review: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

September 23, 2017

Deadly Proof

Deadly Proof is a fast paced legal thriller with likeable characters and an interesting story that is easy to follow. I jumped right in and thoroughly enjoyed it, I did not want to put it down. I was not surprised to learn the author Rachel is an attorney, I really enjoyed the way she added proper legal jargon to her story. Deadly Proof is full of suspense with a little bit of romance and faith, all done very well, nice and light. It is the first book in the Atlanta Justice series. more...

Halloween Totes from Colortime Crafts and Markers

September 21, 2017

Colortime Crafts and Markers

Now is a great time to order your Halloween tote from one of my favorite online craft sites. Colortime Crafts and Markers is a fun craft to offer kids for great momentos and keepsakes to celebrate birthdays and holidays. Don't miss out on their fun Glow in the Dark Halloween Trick or Treat Totes for our little goblins to carry their goodies from Trick or Treating this year. The option to color is up to you. No coloring required. more...

King Richard's Faire 2017 Ticket Giveaway

September 18, 2017

King Richard's Faire

King Richard is in town with his royal family and there is plenty of time to enjoy his visit at the faire this year! From now through October 22nd you can visit and enjoy King Richard's 16th century village located in an enchanted forest in Carver, Ma. The faire is filled with exciting entertainment throughout the day. Your adventure could include plenty of thrilling shows, fun rides, and challenging games of skill. more...

Fun Gift Idea: Dunky Cup

September 12, 2017

Dunky Cup

Do you like to dunk your cookies? If you do, you are going to love the new Dunky Cup. Dunky Cup is a whole lot of fun for anyone who loves to dunk their cookies, in milk, tea, or coffee. This super durable cup includes three pockets for your favorite cookies to hang out with a separate holder in the middle for your favorite dunking beverage. Dunky Cup's clever pocket and spout design allows for sips in-between dunking. more...

Family Fun: Riverside Farm Corn Maze at Mann Orchards #MannsMaze

September 2, 2017

Mann Orchards

To celebrate Fall and 140 years in business, Mann Orchards is opening a corn maze! Located at 455 Merrimack Ave in Methuen, MA, Mann Orchards is sharing their fun "Mann's Maze", now through October 31st. Opening THIS weekend with their Grand Opening scheduled for September 9th. Head to the main building to get your wristbands and enjoy a great day at Riverside Farm. more...

Back to School with Hickies No Tie Shoelaces

August 30, 2017


Are you done tying your kids' shoelaces everyday before they step out of the house? What about stopping to tie your own shoelaces mid-run? HICKIES products turn any pair of sneakers into convenient, comfortable, and stylish slip-ons that are perfect for any activity from recess play for kids to triathlons for adults. The HICKIES Lacing System offers a no tie solution connecting each pair of eyelets separately, allowing customization. more...

Whiffer Sniffers - The Collectable Scented Backpack Clip #whiffersniffers #tryazon

August 14, 2017

Whiffer Sniffers

Whiffer Sniffers are the latest collectable line to take the kids by storm. These cute, scented, plush characters come in a variety of scents and shapes and are available in a backpack clip, and huggable plush toy. We all agree that they are adorable and kids have been collecting them since 2015. Whiffer Sniffers are currently in their 5th season and offer Rare Limited Edition Mystery Packs, Super Rare Gold Bags, Sniffer Mix, and Sniffer Switch pieces. more...

Enter the Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes with Aquaball

August 12, 2017


AquaBall's Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes has started and we can enter through September 18th. Entering is super easy! Simply visit and complete the entry form including a photo of your child with their favorite AquaBall drink. more...

Get Organized with Kinzd Cosmetic Bags

August 9, 2017


I really love being organized, especially when traveling, it really makes it a little easier along the way. Tips include having your like items in their own compartment bags, items like all the family passports, with tickets, times, and important papers, like car rental agreements, etc. The below cosmetic bag is ideal for organization and travel and could be used to hold many items more...

Review: Cave Tools BBQ Grill Light

August 7, 2017

Cave Tools Grill Light

Grill lights are not something you think you may need, until you do. Your BBQ party may go well into the evening and you might want to throw a few more things on the barbie before people start to leave, or maybe you had a long day and want to enjoy a quick burger for a late night dinner. The Cave Tool BBQ grill light is ideal for your BBQ needs and fits right on your grill handle for direct lighting. more...

Mountain Resorts - Steamboat Springs, Colorado #usfamilyguide #usfg

August 2, 2017

Mountain Resorts

Introducing Chateau Chamonix, Mountain Resorts' finest Ski-in/ski-out vacation property in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Sitting directly on the slopes of Steamboat's Mt Werner, Chateau Chamonix is the ideal location for a Rocky Mountains vacation just steps away from the Steamboat Snow School, the Kids' Vacation Center, and Gondola Square where you'll find an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. more...

Probiotics for Women: Jarro-Dophilus #MomsMeet #jarrow #sponsored

August 2, 2017

Jarrow Formulas

There are many reasons when a probiotic is a good supplement to take, including with antibiotic use, when our immune system is weakened, or just for overall health. Probiotics can be used as a daily supplement or for a specific ailment. Thanks to Jarrow Formulas, I am learning there are also different types of strains of probiotics that can help specific areas of our bodies. Jarrow has one especially for woman to balance our microflora. more...

Groupon Coupons: Target - Back to School

July 21, 2017


Are you a list maker? I like to make lists of things I need to be sure I get everything, because I can easily be distracted once I am out there shopping! Sometimes, depending on what is on the list, I like to check out prices online before I head to the shop. Just so I have an idea of prices. Other times, I like to order what I need right online, it is so convenient, I check out a few coupon sites before I do for extra savings! more...

Too Blessed to be Stressed by Debora M. Coty

July 19, 2017

Too Blessed!

The Too Blessed to be Stressed devotional book offers a daily dose of devotions (and humor) for any woman's heart. Thousands of women have had the pleasure of reading the wit- and near-wisdom-filled books from beloved inspirational humorist, Debora M. Coty. Her best selling Too Blessed to be Stressed has become a perennial favorite. more...

Power Up and Recharge with RuckPack Nutrition Shots! #RPShot2017 #sponsored

July 17, 2017


RuckPack is a veteran owned and operated nutrition company and all supplements are manufactured in the USA. The company is comprised of more than 20 veterans from multiple services and backgrounds. RuckPack remains committed to their military roots, and everything RuckPack offers is designed with the warfighter in mind. RuckPack Shots are designed to maximize energy and focus without attacking the nervous system! more...

Ozeri Movie Time Healthy Popcorn Maker

July 14, 2017

Ozeri Movie Time Healthy Popcorn Maker

Did you know that although microwave popcorn is easy and convenient to prepare, the "buttery" taste is not made from butter? Also, recent findings suggest companies add a chemical to the bag that is also bad for us. So, if you like popcorn, the easy solution would be to treat yourself to an air popper. The Ozeri Healthy Popcorn Maker claims to outperform microwave and other devices used to make popcorn by more than 50%. We tried it out and it is easy to use, easy to clean, more...

Arctic Zero: The Guilt-Free Frozen Dessert Treat #MomsMeet #arcticzeromom #sponsored

July 10, 2017


Do you love desserts? Are you looking for a healthy alternative to ice-cream? Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts pints are the perfect guilt-free sweet treats. Made with clean ingredients, like chicory root, cane sugar, sea salt, and purified water, each delicious, low-calorie, lactose free pint is made with hormone-free whey protein and sweetened naturally with monk fruit. more...

Beck Valley Book Tour: Just Three Dates by David Burnett

July 7, 2017

Just Three Dates

When their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates with each other, Karen and Mark must each decide whether to entertain the idea of a “marriage of convenience,” or to hold out for an increasingly unlikely marriage based on love. Since breaking with her last boyfriend, Karen has refused to trust any man her age. more...

How Do You Get Rid of Stubborn Stains? #BIZ #sponsored

June 27, 2017

BIZ on stains

We have all come across tips for removing stains, using products like vinegar, baking soda, peroxide, even salt. When all we really need is our detergent. Well, if we are using BIZ Detergent. No shelf or cabinet full of items for our laundry needs, just one: BIZ! BIZ is a pre-treater, stain remover, odor eliminator, and laundry detergent in one. more...

How Many Times Can YOU Bounce a Water Balloon? #OgoDiskH2O by #OgoSport #Tryazon

June 26, 2017

OgoDisk H20

We have been enjoying the OgoSport OgoDisk H20 paddles recently thanks to Tryazon and OgoSports. We hosted a Tryazon party highlighting the fun of the OgoDisk and what fun was had! We have had a few mini parties so far and the kids were all overjoyed with their OgoSport swag and disks! OgoSport became the talk of the neighborhood! How many times can YOU bounce a water balloon? more...

Beck Valley Book Tour: The Happiness Perspective

June 23, 2017

The Happiness Perspective

Have you heard that happiness is just a state of mind, but you don't know how to attain that state? Diane Wing, a teacher, personal transformation guide, and intuitive consultant, has unlocked the secrets that make happiness possible. This book is packed with methods to help you transform your thought processes, patterns, habits, and behaviors so you can experience greater happiness, peace of mind, and abundance. more...

Unsinkable Faith: Transform the Way We Think, Feel, and Live

June 20, 2017

Unsinkable Faith

For many people, remaining optimistic and feeling positive about themselves and their lives is a constant battle—especially when circumstances are difficult and life is hard. For others, negativity is something that only sneaks up from time to time, yet still wreaks havoc in their hearts. Regardless of the root causes, once pessimistic thoughts permeate our minds, our feelings and emotions begin to control us instead of us controlling them. more...

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag with Go Organically

June 19, 2017

Go Organically Beach Bag

The beach is a perfect activity for all. One can leisurely sit back and relax and enjoy the view, or build sandcastles, play frisbee, or hunt for seashells, there are many activites to do at the beach. I love a slight breeze and maybe a little bit of shade sometimes, either with a book or a nice view. What activity do you like to do at the beach? Be sure to read the following great suggestions, courtesy of Go Organically on how to pack the perfect beach bag more...

Summer Cool Down Giveaway

June 13, 2017

eLuxury Supply Summer Cool Down Giveaway

The Summer Cool Down Giveaway is being sponsored by eLuxurySupply! Listed as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the U.S. eLuxurySupply is a Veteran owned and operated company out of Evansville Indiana and is well known for their exceptional customer service and quality products. Enter to win a cooling mattress pad and sheets set. more...

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer #BrainBalance

May 30, 2017

Disconnected Kids

Based on years of research, Dr. Robert Melillo's Brain Balance Program addresses not only the symptoms of what plagues some kids, but also the cause. In his new book: Disconnected Kids, Dr. Melillo presents an individualized at-home program that allows parents to assess, address, and correct neurological disconnects in children, using simple physical, sensory, and academic exercises. more...

YouCopia SpiceSteps 4-Tier Cabinet Spice Rack Organizer - 5 Tips for Organizing your Spices #tips #win

May 26, 2017

YouCopia SpiceSteps

I am so envious of a kitchen with a big pantry. Things usually look neat and tide simply because they have space. We have a few cupboards in our kitchen but space is limited. I am a big fan of home cooking and have quite a few spices, so I was eager to try out the YouCopia SpiceSteps to help transform my spice space... and it did just that. Making them easy to see, reach, and use. more...

A New Way to Color with Painting Lulu #Tryazon #PaintingLulu #win

May 19, 2017


Painting Lulu is a new twist on coloring and offers not only fun coloring books but also an app to take your masterpiece one step further. With the Painting Lulu app you can add embellishments to your coloring pages, and take pictures of yourself with your favorite characters and turn them into a coloring page. You can turn any picture into a coloring page. more...

Great Gift Idea: Colortime Crafts and Markers #art #win

May 9, 2017


I love how creative my daughter can be. She is a big fan of art and loves to color. Although her paper crafts are lovely to display. I really like items we can use, like t-shirts, pillowcases, totes, and backpacks. Items offered online at Colortime Crafts and Markers. Colortime Crafts and Markers offer many items that make great craft projects for both girls and boys. Ideal for slumber parties, birthday parties, or just get togethers. more...

Spring Activity Ideas: 4 Ways to Have Fun Outside from Go Organically

May 1, 2017

go gorganically

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and to encourage kids to get moving, Go Organically has shared 4 ways to have fun with our kids outside, to inspire those of all ages to get active this spring. What is your favorite outside activity? Ours as a family is bike riding and jumping on the trampoline. more...

Boost your Collagen Intake with Beauty Bursts by NeoCell

April 12, 2017


NeoCell is a company offering solutions to promote vital collagen health with their premium quality, naturally sourced collagen based supplement line. Available in capsules, liquid or powder, this collagen line is a powerful supplement to improve aging and overall health including our skin and nails, as well as joints and muscles. NeoCell believes in the power of collagen and its ability to heal and nourish. more...

Children's Book: Touch The Earth by Julian Lennon

April 11, 2017

Touch the Earth

I love it when a celebrity uses their status for good. Julian Lennon has been doing this for years with his White Feather Foundation and now through his new book: Touch The Earth, a magical children's picture book he wrote along with best selling author Bart Davis. Touch the Earth is a lovely illustrated book releasing in celebration of Earth Day! more...

Easter Basket Alternatives

April 7, 2017

Easter Bunny

Easter baskets are a fun tradition for many who celebrate Easter and it is not always a good idea to pack them with sweets and chocolates. I received some fun alternatives that I wanted to share with you! Set your Easter gifts apart from the typical chocolate filled basket this year with these Easter basket alternatives. more...

Tingle Boots Coloring Book by Suzy Toronto

March 30, 2017

Suzy Toronto

Coloring books for adults have become quite the trend. Grown-ups are remembering the fun we use to have passing the time with coloring and we are learning we can continue to relax and enjoy our once favorite past-time. Self-proclaimed "wacky" woman, Suzy Toronto wants us all to embrace our inner wackiness, too. Suzy created an entire art brand that speaks to us women, inspiring us to embrace our rarity, goofiness, and everything that makes us unique. more...

Subscription Art Box: Outside the Box Creation

March 29, 2017

Subscription Art Box: Outside the Box Creation

We received a great subscription box just in time for a snow storm, what fantastic timing! This creative creation was full of fun things for any young artist. My daughter loved it. The contents of this monthly subscription box vary depending on project, each month offering a different theme. In every box no matter which month will include a book, high quality art supplies, and detailed instructions. more...

Beck Valley Book Tour: Into the Air by A.K. Downing

March 24, 2017

Into the Air by A.K. Downing

Like everyone else in the world, Mia Bryn lives in the dark. Buried in an underground compound, her life is spent in brief allotments of florescent light and dwindling food supplies. But when a letter arrives, Mia and her father are invited to embark on a journey that no one else has been allowed to take for over a hundred years. They are asked to leave the ground and travel into the air. But the outside world is more surprising and dangerous than Mia could have ever imagined. more...

Take the Pledge to Re-Connect by Disconnecting From Your Device #EyesUp #Murad

March 23, 2017


I am more digitally connected than ever before and as a parent, it is most important for me to choose to teach my kids by example, because kids learn more by what we do rather than by what we say! I took the pledge to be more 'Eyes Up' and turn off my device to enjoy life more with my family! I think it is so rude when chatting with someone who constantly checks their phone! It is like they are not really there, or listening and ladies, screen time is doing more harm to our skin than we realize. more...

Just Dance 2017 - The Workout in Disguise of Play #Ubistars

March 22, 2017

Just Dance 2017

Just Dance 2017 is the eighth installment in the Just Dance franchise. As usual, players mimic the dance routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song, scoring points along the way, based on accuracy. Dance Quests, Sweat (workout and playlist modes), Just Dance TV, and World Dance Floor features have been retained on this installment, offering plenty of easy going, to hard core song/dance choices. I think it is a workout in disguise of play. more...

Using Biz Detergent for More Than Just Your Laundry Needs #stainfighter #sponsored

March 21, 2017


Laundry is something we all do a lot. With my family of four, laundry can pile up quickly, yet I like to stay on top of it, throwing a load in as soon as the basket is full. I recently became a Biz Ambassador and have found our new detergent. Biz has more stainfighters than any other brand, making colors brighter and whites whiter. You can add it as a boost to your usual detergent for stubborn stains, yet it also works great alone! more...

If You Are Considering A Meal Kit - Try Home Chef and Save

March 17, 2017

Home Chef

We are all about home cooking in my house and nothing speaks to me more than a little help in the kitchen. Making 3 meals a day for my family of four, can not only be time consuming, with shopping, cooking and cleaning up, but it is not always easy to think up recipes every week, although some meals are staples because they are good and requested, as well as enjoyed by all. more...

Review: Wipenote - A Dry Erasable Notebook

March 2, 2017


A product came my way that I wish I had years ago. It is perfect for so many reasons. It is a dry eraseable notebook called Wipenote - Genius! A great tool for sketching, note taking, kid drawing, and list making. A perfect gift for any artist! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or engagement – consider Beyouneeq’s Wipenote Notebook. more...

Beck Valley Book Tour and Giveaway: Hurricane in Paradise by Deborah Brown

March 1, 2017

Hurrican in Paradise

Set against the steamy backdrop of Tarpon Cove's sun-kissed, tropical waters, sexy sleuths and best friends Madison and Fab are at it again dealing with the occasional dead body. Hidden just below the surface of the small town lies an underworld, one steeped in deceit, corruption, and deadly secrets. It's only a matter of time before Madison and Fab find themselves on a collision course with the police, who consider them likely suspects in a murder. more...

Family Fun at Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH

February 24, 2017

Ice Castles

On our recent trip up north for February school vacation, we took a detour to Lincoln, New Hampshire to check out the handmade Ice Castles. These Ice Castles, handcrafted from ice, are currently offered in 5 locations: UT, NH, MN, WI and AB and although we have had some unseasonably warm weather, these Ice Castles are still standing tall and are worth a look in person! Check out their website for temporary closures and current up to date hours. more...

Book Giveaway: Rumorang by Janice Brown

February 16, 2017


Can you keep a secret? Roger, Renaldo, Rico, and the other characters created by Janice Brown cannot. But that's okay, because according to Brown, learning about sharing secrets can be great teaching opportunities for parents, educators, and other caregivers of children. For her book, "Rumorang," Brown created a culturally diverse group of children who learn the hazards of spreading secrets about their friends. more...

Communion Gift Ideas: NIV Holy Bibles from Zonderkidz

February 7, 2017

Holy Bibles

The month of May is a busy time for First Communion's, the ceremony celebrated in many Christian traditions during which time a young child first receives the Eucharist. It typically occurs around the age of eight, often acting as a rite of passage. The following two new NIV (New International Version) Holy Bibles would make an ideal gift for your special someone making their Communion this year. more...

Giveaway: The Red Skelton Hour in Color

February 1, 2017

The Red Skelton Hour in Color

Time Life has a great DVD package to offer Red Skelton fans. Included in these DVD's are never before released episodes, unseen for over 50 years, as well as viewer favorites with loads of guest stars including John Wayne, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney and many more! Richard Bernard, known as Red Skelton was a brilliant performer, beloved clown, and a master of simple, funny, classic comedy. more...

Book Review and Giveaway: I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney #BearHugs #Flyby

January 28, 2017

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug

With its fun rhyming way and cute illustrations, I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug is an adorable quick read aimed for kids ages 4-8 yet delightful for all ages and although a great bedtime story, it can be enjoyed any time of day! Pick it up for your young readers and enjoy all the animal ways you can enjoy a hug book! A perfect starter book. more...

Top 5 Benefits of Magnesium #islandsmiracle

January 21, 2017

Islands Miracle Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults in the US. This is especially so among older people, as the ability to absorb adequate amounts of magnesium slowly declines with age. As a vital mineral for the body’s cells, magnesium is involved in over 350 enzymatic reactions. To name a few; magnesium can improve cardiovascular health, energy generation, bone health, muscle relaxation and neurotransmitter processes. more...

Family Fun at Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH

January 20, 2017

Ice Castles

Are you looking for fun ideas on where to take the kids this February break? Check out the beauty of Ice Castles. Ice Castles, LLC is a Utah-based entertainment company that specializes in large-scale events handcrafted from ice. The method they use to construct these ice castles is patented and they are currently available in 5 locations: UT, NH, MN, WI and AB! more...

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