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

October 19, 2017

AMD

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

Spookley

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

Hickies

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

Apples

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

Hickies

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

AquaBall's Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes has started and we can enter through September 18th. Entering is super easy! Simply visit aquaballdrink.com/offers/backtoschoolsweepstakes/ 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

kinzd

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

Groupon!

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!

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

Arctic-Zero

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

colortime

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

colortime

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

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

eyesup

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

Biz

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

Wipenote

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

Rumorang

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...



Beck Valley Book Tour: Filter Shift - How Effective People SEE the World by Sara Taylor

January 20, 2017

Filter Shift

Filter Shift describes the notion of unconscious filters: how we create them, how we perceive the world through them, and how they control us. The vast majority of us are persistently held back by our unconscious biases and misperceptions, even with the best of intentions. Filter Shift explores the unseen dynamics that get in the way, providing a series of blueprints for success. more...



Review: Scrape-a-Round Ice Scraper

January 9, 2017

scrape-a-round

We have had an abundant of snow this past weekend to test out the Scrape-a-round ice scraper and if you are tired of scraping your windows the old fashioned way, then join the many who have switched to Scrape-a-round. You will scrape your windows clean in half the time compared to regular ice scrapers with the world's best windshield ice scraper: Scrape-A-Round. more...



All Natural Baby Products From Hip Peas

January 4, 2017

Hip Peas

We all know our skin gets drier this time of year and babies are no different. Keep your baby’s skin smooth, moisturized and protected with skin-loving ingredients gentle enough for their delicate skin from Hip Peas. Hip Peas offer safe and natural hair and skincare products for babies, children and sensitive adults without any added toxins. more...



Beck Valley Book Tour: Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner

December 15, 2016

Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner

The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn't been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town. When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. more...



Stocking Stuffers: Salonpas Pain Management Products

December 13, 2016

salonpas

For anyone suffering with pain, the holidays can exacerbate their symptoms with all the planning, shopping, cleaning and partying. By putting the medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose for pain relief. A nice stocking stuffer from Santa that is filled with Salonpas will reduce pain and may foster holiday cheer this Christmas! more...



Christmas Gift Idea: Gnoments

December 12, 2016

gnoments

I find the hardest people to Christmas shop for can sometimes be my parents. There are a couple of staples that I will always wrap for them, like a new hat or gloves, but sometimes, I like to look for something cute and fun! Gnoments are very cute and fun and as soon as my daughter and I opened our Gnoments box - we thought of Nana and Papa! more...



Children's Book: The 12 Joys of Christmas by Thomas Seibold

December 8, 2016

Children's Book: The 12 Joys of Christmas by Thomas Seibold

The 12 Joys of Christmas reads just like our favorite 12 Days of Christmas carol. The 12 Joys start with one freshly cut tree and ends with twelve Christmas cookies with lots of fun activity in between. Activities that make the Christmas season so special, like making snow angels and paper snowflakes. The pictures to accompany each page in this lovely countdown picture book are adorable and delightful. more...



Macy's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 7, 2016

Macy's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Macy's has been my favorite Department Store since the 80's and its Jordan Marsh days. I loved it for work clothes at the time and found it a perfect one stop shopping for all on my Christmas list. With a variety of well-made, long-lasting choices, more...



Stocking Stuffers: Watchitude for Kids

December 4, 2016

watchitude

Are you looking for a cool and trendy Christmas gift for your child this season? Watchitude super fun slap watches offers brightly colored designs and fun prints that are just as unique as your youngster. Designed for kids ages 4 - 12, these watches are "slap on" meaning there aren't any buckles for little fingers and they are fully adjustable for small wrists. more...



Children's Book: Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban

December 3, 2016

Charlie the Tramp

Nothing quite beats the classics when it comes to books. Their simplicity and charm has me searching for them often, especially to share with my children. Charlie the Tramp is a classic and an adorable story about a young beaver who wants to be a tramp when he grows up, thinking he wouldn't have to work too hard. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary - this beautiful hardcover edition would make a lovely gift for Christmas. more...



Christmas Gift Idea: Cosmic and Eternal Love: An Everlasting Love Story & Coloring Book by Amrita Sen #cosmicandeternallove #amritasendesigns

December 2, 2016

Cosmic and Eternal Love: An Everlasting Love Story & Coloring Book

Nothing beats stress better than taking time for oneself and picking up a book to read or color is a great way to unwind, pass the time, or an activity to enjoy with your children. Coloring was always my favorite thing to do as a child and I love that more and more adult themed coloring books are becoming available. more...



Beck Valley Book Tour: Overcast Sunset by Joyce T. Strand

November 30, 2016

Overcast Sunset

Brynn Bancroft's enjoyment at running her former husband's winery is overcast by a rash of troubling burglaries and her inability to reconnect with her ex. When she receives an urgent phone call from an old college friend requesting that she speak to an investor, she welcomes the interruption. Unfortunately, her friend's business activities intrude on her routine. more...



Stocking Stuffer: Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas CD #TennesseeChristmas #flyby

November 28, 2016

Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas CD

Nothing gets you ready for the holidays more than Christmas music, and you may have a new CD to add to your favorite Christmas collection with Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas. With a total of 13 songs, from classics like, White Christmas, Joy to the World, and Baby It's Cold Outside, a new version of Tennessee Christmas, and a few new ones, too. Amy does not disappoint with her first new Christmas CD in almost 20 years. more...



Stocking Stuffer: Hickies No Tie Shoelaces #LifeWithoutLaces

November 27, 2016

Hickies

Even though my kids can tie their shoelaces, they still have not mastered the pull, yet we thought mornings would be so much easier and their shoes so much funner with our new Hickies lacing system solution. These laces turn any pair of sneakers into easy slip-ons. Easy to "install" these laces are great and a perfect gift (and solution) for any age, from kids to adults. more...



Christmas Gift Idea: Cave Tools Multipurpose Hook Rack

November 23, 2016

Cave Tools Multipurpose Hook Rack

Cave Tools Multipurpose Hook Rack is perfect for hanging many items, it would be great right next to an outdoor grill for all our BBQ utensils, or it could be used in a kitchen for a few indoor utensils, it would work great in a bathroom for towels and robes, or maybe in the closet for belts and clothes. It could be used to hang coats in the foyer or hall, or maybe in our daughter's room for her necklaces and shawl. more...



Christmas Gift Idea: Urban Market Bags

November 22, 2016

Urban Market Bags

In an effort to limit grocery bags, many national grocery chains charge customers up to $0.10 per grocery bag for their plastic grocery bags. And, although many chains offer their own reusable bags to purchase, I always feel bad going in one shop with another shops shopping bag and I like a few markets in the neighborhood. more...



4 Secrets to Survive Winter Like An Arctic Boss from Kungs

November 21, 2016

Kungs

Winter is coming our way... We had our first few snowflakes early this morning. But there is really no reason to worry about the shorter days and colder nights. Fresh snowfall, wind-chilled cheeks, and abundant layers of clothing are a natural part of winter. more...



Baby Magic Celebrates 65th Anniversary With New Dads In The Making!

November 15, 2016

Baby Magic Celebrates 65 years

In the 1950's, Baby Magic debuted a revolutionary ad campaign known as "For Every Lady In Waiting". The famous ads featured expectant mothers - a taboo image at the time - in chic maternity wear and were considered a courageous take on pregnancy and style. Now in 2016, Baby Magic has recreated the ads with a modern twist - new dads. more...



Book Review: The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder

November 8, 2016

The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder

My two kids are so different from one another when it comes to bedtime. One will gladly fall in, while the other will stall all the way. We try the story, hugs and pile ALL of their favorite stuffed animals around them for company and still they want us by their side. Most of the time I give in, how hard is it to cuddle for a few extra minutes, its fine if you can tip toe away without waking them, right? Sometimes, I fall asleep though ha. more...



Turn any Pair of Shoes into Custom Fitting Slip-ons with Hickies

November 6, 2016

hickies

To ease the morning rush, we are excited to try Hickies lacing system. The system that turns any pair of shoes into custom-fitted slip-ons. A perfect gift for any age from kids to adults, with a wide range of colors. Hickies are an unexpected, fun and extremely functional product. One size fits all! Offered for Kids, Adults and in Metallic. more...



Revive your Hair with Reviv3 Procare

November 3, 2016

Reviv3 Procare

I have noticed my hair getting thinner and courser with age. So, I was more than happy to try a new system called Reviv3 Procare. This 3 part system made its initial product debut in Italy, and is now available in the US exclusively in top salons and now online. The system involves three easy steps: PREP, PRIME, and TREAT. Clinically proven to restore natural vivacity and thickness to both hair and scalp. more...



Motivating Young Readers with the Series: Sally Loves...

November 2, 2016

Motivating Young Readers to Read with the Series: Sally Loves...

Sally Loves... is a lovely positive children's book series by author and illustrator Jody Mackey. Her books: Sally Loves to Swim, Sally Loves to Dance, Sally Loves Horses, and Sally Loves Coloring, Activities & Sticker Book, paint a picture of what is important to her, which includes family, friends, pets, favorite sports, and activities. more...



Jazzing it up with Jazz Loves Disney CD

November 1, 2016

Jazzing it up with Jazz Loves Disney

Disney movies have been a huge part of my life, they have made such an impact. I have been watching them for as long as I can remember. Back when they were on VHS tapes, I collected them. One of my first favorite movies was Lady and the Tramp. I love Lady and the Tramp, so sweet, so colorful with a lot of catchy songs. All Disney songs are catchy and such a big part of their movies! It would be hard to choose a favorite, because I truly love them all! more...



Book Tour and Giveaway: Between Heaven and Hell by David Burnett

October 31, 2016

Between Heaven and Hell by David Burnett

One war... Opposing sides ... It’s a recipe for heartbreak. In a war that pits Lucifer against the Army of Heaven, it’s a recipe for disaster. The lives of Adryel and Ramael, two young angels who are in love, are altered forever when God determines to create humans. His decision is met with scorn from Lucifer, one of the archangels. The humans, he asserts, will cause evil and chaos throughout creation. more...



Introducing Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme for Hair #SnailedIt

October 28, 2016

Introducing Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme for Hair #SnailedIt

I do not like heading out with dirty hair. I feel so much better and cleaner when I wash it every day, but I know it dries it out. So, I try very hard to wash it every other day, yet still use a hot iron to straighten and tame frizzies. I know this is doing a lot of damage to my hair. I have recently been trying Kenra Platinum Snail CC Correction Creme. more...



Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy

October 24, 2016

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Simply Happy

Prior to becoming publisher and editor-in-chief of the iconic series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark sat down and read more than 100 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She says that her "crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom" left her happier, more relaxed, more compassionate, and more grateful for the blessings in her life. And she reports that her education has continued as a result of the tens of thousands of additional revealing, personal stories she has read since that initial immersion. more...



Childrens Book: The Adventures of Celia Kaye by Kaitlin Puccio

October 19, 2016

The Adventures of Celia Kaye by Kaitlin Puccio

Food allergies are nothing to joke about and sadly, over 50 million Americans have allergies of some sort. Now more than ever, it is important to learn about these food allergies including Celiac Disease, an intolerance to gluten. For children it can be a little confusing to understand, so author Kaitlin Puccio created the character Celia Kaye and shares her story in the new book: The Adventures of Celia Kaye. more...



Book Giveaway: Miss Danielle's Preschoolbuds Books

October 17, 2016

Miss Danielle's Preschoolbuds Books

Miss Danielle is busy making a massive impact to her community! Along with her fabulous Preschoolbuds children's books, Miss Danielle also founded London Day School, a premier, private educational and enrichment academy in New Jersey. Her Preschoolbuds books have recently been turned into a TV series that is available on Amazon Prime and also on Children's Television Network more...



Dry Skin Relief with Zim's Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula

October 17, 2016

Zim's Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula

Fall and winter weather is just around the corner, bringing sweaters, boots, and painfully dry skin back into our life. It’s time to put away those light summer moisturizers and reach for Zim’s Max Crack Creme. The best way to combat dry skin is by applying a moisturizer every day! Zim's Max Crack Creme is a creamy daytime formula that is soft and silky and will soften even the driest skin. more...



Book Tour and Giveaway: The Fabulous@50 Re-Experience

October 13, 2016

The Fabulous@50 Re-Experience

Baby Boomer women have spent decades suppressing their own wants and desires, and losing themselves in the expectations and demands of culture, parents, partners, and children, working hard to please and care for almost everyone but themselves. They've been misunderstood by marketers, politicians, millenials, most men .. and last but not least, themselves. The time has come for these strong, beautiful, and fabulous women to discover, reveal, and honor their true selves. more...



Meet Q the Monkey from EQtainment #tryazon #qwunder

October 13, 2016

EQtainment - Meet Q the Monkey #tryazon #qwunder

We love getting board games out and playing with our kids and we were all over the moon to try out a Tryazon Party with EQtainment. EQtainment offers a fantastic line of products getting our kids reading, talking out loud, and jumping up and down, all while learning social skills, creative thinking, and balance. Boost your child's EQ with Q the Monkey. more...



Chillafish BMXie Balance Bike #TALKBMXIE

October 12, 2016

Chillafish BMXie Balance Bike #TALKBMXIE

While balance bikes are all the rage in Europe, they are still taking a little time making it over here to the U.S. My two did not start on a balance bike, yet, I always wanted to get them one. They are just not that readily available here. That is until now! The makers of the best balance bike out there: Chillafish is now available on Amazon. Let me share with you the benefits of starting your toddler on a balance bike. more...



Review: Kids 14k Gold Genuine Birthstone Earrings

October 11, 2016

Kids Gold

We recently received an October Opal Birthstone Earring Set from KidsGold-14k for Kids to review. They are 14k Gold .50ct TW Genuine Opal Earrings and are perfect for young girls! Truly an adorable size for girl's first set of earrings and a perfect hand me down for generations to come! My daughter thought they were so sweet and loved the box, and cute tote bag that comes with it! Money Back Guarantee. more...



Book Review: Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine

October 7, 2016

Book Review: Sneaky Blends by Missy Chase Lapine

Sneaky Blends is a genius cookbook that will have you adding nutrients to your meals without knowing it. Based on pureed vegetables, the author, Missy shares 10 main purees and over 100 recipes to use them with that will not only add nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, but taste and vibrant color, too. First created in her previous book series: The Sneaky Chef for a way to get nutrients into her kids meals, Missy realized that us adults like to eat healthy, too. more...



Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 5 Ways to Get Involved

October 5, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - I would like to share with you some of the ways to get involved and make a difference in your community. I would also like to share a range of products from Trudeau and their Breast Cancer Research Foundation Collection. The Trudeau Corporation has been supporting the fight against breast cancer with their exclusive BCRF Collection of hydration bottles, thermal tumblers and mugs. more...



Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

October 4, 2016

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

The best time to apply facial serums and moisturizers is at night. So, while we sleep, the product has time to do its magic. Valentia has a new nighttime product with retinol called: Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum. If you are new to retinol, it is suggested to take it slow, using it sparingly, and using it only two to three times a week. If it does not cause too much redness or irritation, increase it gradually until you can tolerate it every night. more...



Luvs Diapers $2 Coupon #SharetheLuv #ad

October 3, 2016

Luvs Diapers

Diapers are a must with a newborn and I am very grateful to no longer be in that stage with my two kids. Yet, I know how important it is to stock up, especially when there is a good coupon available. Luvs has one to offer for their soft and absorbent diapers. Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus features large stretch tabs for easy fastening (and refastening), ultra-leakage protection, and a money-back guarantee. more...



King Richard's Faire 2016 Ticket Giveaway

September 29, 2016

King Richard's Faire

There is still time to enjoy King Richard's Faire this year! From now through October 23rd you can visit and enjoy King Richard's 16th century village located in an enchanted village in Carver, Ma. The faire is filled with exciting entertainment throughout the day. Your adventure could include thrilling shows, fun rides, and challenging games of skill. more...



The Moodsters Teach Young Children the Fundamentals of Feelings

September 28, 2016

The Moodsters

Do you have a young child that has trouble expressing their feelings? The Moodsters can help! The Moodsters are here to educate, entertain, and enhance the social and emotional development of children. Offering ways for our kids to learn the vocabulary they need to describe their feelings and to help them understand and manage their emotions. more...



MegaFood Booster Powders for Kids #MomsMeet #megafood

September 26, 2016

MegaFood Booster Powders for Kids

It is not always easy to get my son to eat fruit or vegetables. Oh sure, I offer them all the time, sometimes I offer two, but its a texture thing with him, and he may take after his Dad: a meat and potato man. Yet, I still try, and now, on days when I think a little boost is needed, I have been trying a scoop of MegaFood's Kids Daily Multi or Kids Daily Immune Powder into our food for added nutrients. more...



Honestly Cute Baby Line Exclusively at Target #jakkstoys #honestlycute

September 22, 2016

Honestly Cute Baby Line Exclusively at Target #jakkstoys

Yes, it might be a little too early to start thinking Christmas, but we have been reviewing an adorable line of baby doll toys and accessories from Honestly Cute that might just get you excited to cross off a gift or two on your list. These cute toys will be sure to please your young ones this Christmas. We are already huge fans of Jakks Pacific Toys with their Mi World, tsum tsum's, and World of Nintendo Figures more...




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