Little Tikes Activity Garden Adventure Set is Almost as Cute as my Niece!

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Two weeks ago, we babysat my most insanely adorable niece, Abigail, for the weekend while my brother and sister-in-law had some much-needed time alone. I’ve been holding on to the Little Tikes Activity Garden Adventure Set since it was sent to me for review. I wanted to really get you pictures of it in use. I also wanted more excuses to share pictures of Abbie, not that I need them! I’m going to kindly ask you to pardon the stuff in the background. I forgot how much work babies are and didn’t really have a chance to turn my living […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Jewel Scent Candles: Two Gifts for Her in One!

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With the holidays approaching way too fast, it’s time to start thinking gift ideas! If you’re looking for a fun gift for her that’s really two presents in one, check out Jewel Scent. I received a complimentary Tropical Kiwi candle for this review, and I can tell you I’d be happy to receive this as a gift from anyone! Jewel Scent makes candles with a bit of a surprise inside: a ring that could be worth anywhere from a few dollars to thousands! It’s like a grown-up version of the toy inside the cereal box, only way better, because, hello, […] Read more »

Give Your Lighting a Bit of Color Therapy with Moodies


Did you ever notice how the color red makes you suddenly feel hungrier (or, for some, angrier). Or how a great blue sky can instantly calm you down? Maybe orange lifts your spirits while green soothes your senses. Color therapy is a real thing, and a really powerful thing at that. It’s the reason royals wore purple, the psychology behind the paint job in your therapist’s office. Color plays a major role in our life. If it didn’t, we’d be meant to see everything in black and white. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really have time or […] Read more »

Learning Through Play with Schleich Animals: Who Lives in Our Backyard?

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I received complimentary Schleich animals to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. When Schleich contacted me and asked if I wanted to work with them on a series of posts highlighting the educational uses for their figures, the first thing I thought of was a diorama. See, when I was in school, I never got to make one. Years later, when Jacob started school, I was excited about all the dioramas we’d be creating together. Sadly, in four years, he’s only ever been assigned one. But then I thought, wait, I don’t need the school to tell me […] Read more »

Gifts for Her: Curlies Comfy, Funky Flats

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With less than 24 hours to go before the Fall Fashionista Giveaway event starts, I have another fabulous sponsor to share with you. Curlies Shoes, from Bernie Mev, are the coolest, funkiest yet comfiest flats, and you’ll have a chance to win a pair! These brand new shoes literally just hit stores, so here’s your chance to get in on what is sure to be a hot trend this season. What are Curlies?   Curlies are super hip yet incredibly comfortable shoes from Bernie Mev, creators of the Comfi shoes. Each pair provides support by naturally moving and adjusting with the […] Read more »