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Happy National Crayon Day!

Crayons

  Guess what today is? If you read the subject line you'll know that today is National Crayon Day. I have always loved to color and draw with crayons. I loved receiving brand new boxes of crayons with the perfectly pointed tips and all the paper wrap intact. I may be an adult but I still enjoy coloring. In fact my husband and I both color. … [More...]

Take care of all your holiday needs at JCPenney

Easter

  I can't believe that Easter is less than a week away. It's almost April! Wasn't it just Christmas yesterday? It would seem that way. It's time to shake the snow off our boots and pack them away. It's spring time. I am so looking forward to nicer weather. Did you know that you can find many items to complete your Easter, or freshen up your … [More...]

Hippity Hoppity Easter is on it’s way!

Lindt Easter Basket

  It's springtime (finally!) and you know what that means - Easter! Easter is next weekend (April 5, 2015). Have you finished making up an Easter basket for your child or grandchild yet? What about a special Easter treat for someone older like a teen or an adult? After all, grownups enjoy sweet treats at Easter too. There are plenty of … [More...]

Laptops and desktops at affordable prices – plus a $100 gift code giveaway (ends 4/12/15)

HP

  It never ceases to amazed me just how much we rely on technology these days. Growing up the idea of a handheld device you could watch movies on, or make phone calls wirelessly from on top of a mountain were not even a thought. The big thing when I was a teen was cable and Sony Walkman portable players. I also cannot believe how far computers … [More...]

Now entering the final week of ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty extravaganza

Beauty

  I'm sad to say that we are now entering the last week of ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty event that has been happening both online and in ULTA stores across the country. But don't fret - there are still plenty of great deals this week. In addition ULTA will be hosting another 21 Days of Beauty event at some point this year. In case you've missed my … [More...]

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Laptops and desktops at affordable prices – plus a $100 gift code giveaway (ends 4/12/15)

HP

  It never ceases to amazed me just how much we rely on technology these days. Growing up the idea of a handheld device you could watch movies on, or make phone calls wirelessly from on top of a mountain were not even a thought. The big thing when I was a teen was cable and Sony Walkman portable players. I also cannot believe how far computers … [More...]

Soft and luxurious sheets from PeachSkinSheets (giveaway ends 4/4/15)

PeachSkinSheets com

  I'm not sure if I have mentioned it on my site before, but my husband and I don't have a regular bed. We used to. In fact we had a beautiful queen size bed at one point. Sadly, living in a tiny condo meant that we had to give up our bedroom (oh the things we do for our kids). As a result we have been sleeping on a sofa bed in the living room … [More...]

Celebrate National Crayon Day (March 31) With The Hero of Color City (giveaway ends 3/31/15)

Giveaway

    Did you know that March 31st is National Crayon Day? I love crayons. I've always loved to color. I still color and I'm a forty something adult. I color at work sometimes on a slow day or if I'm engaging with a child who is coloring. My husband is NOT ashamed to admit that he enjoys coloring too. In fact he has his own box of … [More...]

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Laptops and desktops at affordable prices – plus a $100 gift code giveaway (ends 4/12/15)

HP

  It never ceases to amazed me just how much we rely on technology these days. Growing up the idea of a handheld device you could watch movies on, or make phone calls wirelessly from on top of a mountain were not even a thought. The big thing when I was a teen was cable and Sony Walkman portable players. I also cannot believe how far computers … [More...]

Soft and luxurious sheets from PeachSkinSheets (giveaway ends 4/4/15)

PeachSkinSheets com

  I'm not sure if I have mentioned it on my site before, but my husband and I don't have a regular bed. We used to. In fact we had a beautiful queen size bed at one point. Sadly, living in a tiny condo meant that we had to give up our bedroom (oh the things we do for our kids). As a result we have been sleeping on a sofa bed in the living room … [More...]

Movie Review: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

TinkerBellAndTheLegendOfTheNeverbeastBluray

  Available today (March 3, 2015) is the latest addition to the ever growing Disney Fairies movies called Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. I am a huge fan of the Tinker Bell and Disney Fairies movies. I'll admit that at first I wasn't keen on the idea of trying to re-do the iconic Tinker Bell and have her go off and make her own … [More...]

Entertainment

Movie Review: Into the Woods

Into the Woods

    Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the film Into the Woods. The film features an all star cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Tracy Ullman, the devilishly handsome Chris Pine and Johnny Depp - although Depp only makes a brief appearance. I have a confession to make - until now I never … [More...]

Movie Review: Something Wicked

Something Wicked

  Available today on DVD is the supernatural thriller Something Wicked. The film stars Shantel Vansanten, John Robinson, Julian Morris and the late Brittany Murphy in her final film. Vansaten plays the role of Christine. She is a young women with her whole life ahead of her. She was recently accepted to a great college and she is very excited … [More...]

The Divergent Series: Insurgent in theaters this Friday – March 20, 2015

INSURGENT - Final Poster

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Summit Entertainment. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Coming to theaters on March 20, 2015 is the second installment to the widely popular Divergent series called The Divergent Series: Insurgent. The movies are based on the three-book best … [More...]

My Ramblings

Finding the “missing piece” to the puzzle

Me as an infant.

  I have a secret. It's not really a secret to family and close friends, but its something that I don't often talk about. My secret is that I no next to nothing about my biological mother. She abandoned me when I was a toddler and I was raised by my paternal grandparents. All I know is what I have been told by family members. According to … [More...]

Welcome 2015! 15 Fun Facts about Me

New Year

  I can't believe it's 2015. What happened to 2014? It's like I blinked and BOOM! It was a new year. That's kind of scary if you ask me. I would like to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year. May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2015. To kick off the new year I thought I would share 15 fun facts about yours … [More...]

Farewell to Frosty…

Our daughter (who is now 17) enjoying our friend Frosty - long before he started to fall apart - literally.

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]