Help Kids Heal with The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm

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First things first: I received a complimentary copy of Reading Rainbow’s beautiful new story The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LaVar Burton so I could read it and share it with you. All opinions are my own. Two years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast. I remember it all to well. My area wasn’t hit with the massive flooding and damage that those right on the coast saw, but we did lose power for eight days. To say I went a little crazy is an understatement. My regular readers may remember my rant to my power company […] Read more »

Hexed Release Day Blast: Win a Set of Stephanie Nelson Books!

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Everything and everyone has an expiration date, including Gwen Sparks. When Dorian, the Angel of Death, saved her, he did more than bend the rules: he shattered them. When Gwen’s memories are stolen, the balance of life and death shifts, and magic goes on the fritz. Dorian realizes that even the angel of Death must face consequences for his mistakes. Everything and everyone has an expiration date, and time is running out for Gwen. If they don’t find a solution, Gwen’s borrowed time will come to an end, and Dorian will lose the woman he risked everything for. Both will […] Read more »

Life is good: Pajama Tradition Gift Ideas for Her + Giveaway

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Have you checked out Life is good lately? They have some really cute gift ideas for the holidays! I received a beautiful package filled with goodies. I’m excited to share them with you, along with a giveaway at the end of this post! Heads up, this post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support!   Gift Ideas for Her: Start a Pajama Tradition with Life is good Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always received a pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve. The tradition goes back to my mom’s own childhood. Since I practically live in pajamas, our […] Read more »

Let Your Dogs in on Halloween Fun with Creepy Crunchers! #CreepyCrunchers

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Halloween isn’t just for kids, you know. Dogs LOVE any holiday that involves treats, especially when they don’t have to do tricks for them! My three pooches had a chance to try out delicious Old Mother Hubbard Creepy Crunchers. Let’s just say they’re ready to don costumes and go begging for more!   Treats without the Tricks from Old Mother Hubbard Treat your dog to a healthy, Happy Halloween treat—Old Mother Hubbard Creepy Crunchers  Natural mini skeleton bone shaped biscuits are a spooktacular way to celebrate the season with a taste of Peanut Butter & Molasses. These are treats you […] Read more »

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set with Clips

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If you grew up in the late 80s, chances are you remember Pee-wee’s Playhouse quite fondly! The zany Paul Reubens played the even zanier character of Pee-wee, first made popular by a series of goofy movies. The show almost instantly became a cult hit. Now, nearly 30 years after it first aired (in 1986) you can bring home the complete digitally-remastered series on Blu-Ray. You can also grab Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. I received that for review and have Jake watching it now!   Pee-wee’s Playhouse: A Show Ahead of Its Time Pee-wee’s […] Read more »

Get the Airbrushed Look at Home with Dinair!

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Ever notice how celebrities look airbrushed, even in real life? Their makeup is always so perfect, it looks like it was applied with angel’s wings or something. Well, what would you say if I told you that you didn’t need to hunt down and pull the wings off an angel to get that look? That you could get a perfect, airbrushed makeup look right in your own bathroom? If you’re like me, you’d say “no way, really?” Flawless Airbrush Makeup Made Possible by Dinair Dinair is a super cool airbrush makeup kit that lets you get the celeb look in […] Read more »

Topo’s Piano for iPad: A Beautiful Tale of Friendship & Courage

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  This post is brought to you by Topo’s Piano. All opinions are my own. Topo’s Piano is a charming and incredibly sweet interactive story for children ages 2-6.  It’s a tale of friendship and of courage, of dreaming and imagination. A tale of music, wonder and determination. Basically, a tale that celebrates all the traits we want our own children to have. In the story, little Topo- a mouse- loves to play music for his friends. Topo created his own piano out of found objects- string, bolts, whatever he could grab and use. His songs are so beautiful, they […] Read more »

Surprise Ride Brings Monthly Adventures to Kids!

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You know how I love subscription boxes, right? Especially ones filled with cool stuff for kids? Well, I’m so thrilled to have found Surprise Ride! I did this review through Tomoson, but all opinions are my own. Go on an Adventure with Surprise Ride Surprise Ride is a cool subscription box service for kids that brings them a new adventure every month. Our box featured fun things to celebrate outer space! It included: A telescope craft a cool clock-making craft a fill-in-the-blank National Geographic “mad-libs” type book Fun facts, stickers and more about stars The first thing we did was […] Read more »

Life is a Trip, Take it with Atlantic Luggage + Awesome Sweepstakes!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Atlantic Luggage knows that life is a trip. That’s why they’re giving you and your family a chance to win the trip of a lifetime! They’ve partnered with Delta Vacations to give one lucky family of four a vacation to New York or San Diego! I’ll tell you more about how to enter that in a moment. First, though, I want to share some of my all-time favorite packing tips. Packing Tips for Parents Flying Solo with Kids I was […] Read more »

Celebrate Morton Salt Girl’s 100th Birthday with a Spa Party!

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Did you know that the Morton Salt Girl recently turned 100? She looks pretty fantastic for her age! A milestone like that deserves a party, don’t you think? Fortunately, Mommy Parties sent me a great kit to help make it happen. It was filled with Morton products, coupons, themed candies, an umbrella, coupons and plenty of ideas for an amazing party. Before this, I had no idea that Morton made Epsom Salt! Let me tell you, their Eucalyptus scent is so wonderful for when you have a cold! Have a Spa Day with Morton When you think of Morton Salt […] Read more »