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Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates now available on DVD

Nickelodenon Bunch of Play Dates

  Nickelodeon fans young and old might be excited to learn about a new DVD that is available today (July 7, 2015) where most DVDs are sold. Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates features many beloved Nickelodeon characters all in the same DVD collection. Characters include Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Go Diego Go, Blue's Clues, Team … [More...]

How to enjoy a Family Night In

Family Night In

  It's not uncommon for families to lose touch with what is going on in each other's lives - especially if you have teenagers. Our daughter especially has been on the go a lot lately. Between her senior prom, high school gradation, her job and her boyfriend, she seems like she's never home. I think I learn more about her day via a text message … [More...]

Swimmer’s Ear 101

Swimming

  With summer finally here, many people are spending their days relaxing at the beach or nearby pool. Because people will be spending more time in and around the water, it’s important to practice safe swimming. According to the Centers for Disease Control, swimmer’s ear accounts for nearly 2.4 million health care visits a year. Knowing what … [More...]

Give your pet the freedom to come and go with PetSafe Sliding Glass Pet Door

Pet Door In Out

  If you read my blog on a regular basis you are probably aware of the fact that we have five cats, a dog and a Goldfish (our other fish passed away about a month or so ago). I love animals and treat our pets as four legged family members. I do whatever I can to keep them happy and healthy. One thing that I feel really guilty about is that … [More...]

Life’s a Beach… and then some

Oh and Tip's cat Pig

  If you follow my blog on a regular basis you might recall my post from last week about our change in holiday plans. We were supposed to go on a road trip to Pennsylvania to spend the Fourth of July holiday with my cousins. Our plans had to change because we had no one available to walk our dog for us and check on our cats, plus feed them at … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Have some “Summer Fun in the Sun” with Sundials (giveaway ends 7/19/15)

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  There are many aspects about summer time that I truly enjoy - hanging out with family and friends, day trips, the beach and barbecues. There is also a downside to the summer months - the heat, humidity and sun. I'm not a fan of sun. I burn just thinking about the sun. During the summer months I cake on the sunscreen and try and hide in the … [More...]

Mamma Chia Vitality Granola (giveaway ends 7/18/15)

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  I am impressed by the fact that more and more people are becoming more health conscious these days which is starting to impact brands who are trying to find healthier for you alternatives for consumers. I wouldn't consider myself a tried and true health "nut," but I do try and make better decisions about the things I eat and drink. I find … [More...]

Support your favorite charity with Bialetti’s new Illuminate cookware line (giveaway ends 7/19/15)

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  We live in an itty bitty condo. Our kitchen is incredibly small. My work space is literally roughly the size of a placemat. I'm not kidding! We have things on our counter top (small blender, microwave, coffee brewer) but the two largest items (brewer and microwave) are on the side counter which could not be used for much anyway. I don't have … [More...]

Reviews

Summer Fun with new products from Roseart

RoseArt Shake N' Roll Sidewalk Chalk Paint

  By now most schools are out for summer vacation. Some schools, like the one on kids attend, are almost done. They are just finishing up final exams. It doesn't matter how old your child is - at one point or another you are going to hear those words many parents dread - "I'm bored. What can we do?" My kids JUST finished school and I'm already … [More...]

Wrap your wrist with a beautiful bracelet from the Willamy Collection

Willamy Bracelet

  This weekend I finally made the decision to go through the bedroom closet and rid it of stuff I no longer need or use. My car is stuffed with thing to donate to a local charity. They sell the items and all the profits goes towards their charity. While I was cleaning out my closet I found a lot of my jewelry that was lost among the mess. I … [More...]

Add color and whimsy to your home with Whim™ by Martha Stewart

Whim

  My mom always told me that I like to march to the beat of my own drums. I have never been one to follow the "norm." I choose to be different and unique. I've always been that way. My home reflects my eclectic tastes. I have mismatched furniture, my desk is covered with toys (my toys - not toys belonging to kids) and I have rat and mice wall … [More...]

Entertainment

Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates now available on DVD

Nickelodenon Bunch of Play Dates

  Nickelodeon fans young and old might be excited to learn about a new DVD that is available today (July 7, 2015) where most DVDs are sold. Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates features many beloved Nickelodeon characters all in the same DVD collection. Characters include Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Go Diego Go, Blue's Clues, Team … [More...]

Life’s a Beach… and then some

Oh and Tip's cat Pig

  If you follow my blog on a regular basis you might recall my post from last week about our change in holiday plans. We were supposed to go on a road trip to Pennsylvania to spend the Fourth of July holiday with my cousins. Our plans had to change because we had no one available to walk our dog for us and check on our cats, plus feed them at … [More...]

Move Review: Danny Collins

Danny Collins

  Have you ever watched a film staring a favorite, or popular, actor in a role that you would never, ever expect to see them in? It's like seeing comedian Jim Carrey in a deep, serious role. Or seeing action star Sylvester Stallone in a comedy (well... he's been in a few and they bombed). Never in a million years would I expect to see someone … [More...]

My Ramblings

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...]

Dear Self… What words of advice would you give yourself?

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  Recently we had a family member pass away. He was a wonderful man - so full of life. My husband posted on his own Facebook page how "hugs were not an option" referencing our relative who passed away. Its true. It didn't matter who you were - friend or relative - our deceased loved one always hugged everyone. Even the first time I met him he … [More...]

Dear Magazine Publishers…

Magazines

  I love to read. Sadly I don't always have the time to pick up a book and read it from cover to cover. There are days I'm lucky if I can read a few pages let alone a chapter or two. That is why I enjoy reading magazines. I am able to read articles in a matter of minutes, plus I find a lot of great recipes and ideas for around the home. I … [More...]