Bedtime Stories & A Giveaway!

Now that school is back in full swing one of my favorite things to do to help my girls wind down from the day is to read a bed time story.  My girls are old enough that “Goodnight Moon” is a faraway memory *sniff* but I have come across some lovely bedtime books for your

When it comes to children’s books I have to be honest, I look at illustrations first, content second. 

Safeway Box Tops For Education & Giveaway!

As we head into the school year, and state budgets are tightened far and wide, you may be thinking of how you can help your child’s school this coming year. The Safeway family of stores (which includes Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) is making it simple to give back with “2 Ways 2 Earn” cash

Wanchai Ferry Beef & Broccoli Review & Giveaway

Ever crave Chinese food but don´t feel like going out to eat?  Available in the freezer section of your local grocery store, Wanchai Ferry frozen entrées come complete with everything you need to make a restaurant quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Thanks to MyBlogSpark my family was able to try the newest Wanchai Ferry

Trina Travel Bags

Trina is a luxury lifestyle brand that has existed since the 1940s. Led by Cheryl Vance, a design veteran with 15+ years of experience in both the apparel and home furnishings worlds, the brand has recently re-emerged in the last six years to become the industry leader in bringing couture design and inspiration to cosmetic bags

Waterpik Easy Select Showerhead

“I wonder if they like the same water pressure?”,  is not a thought when looking for a mate – but it should be!   My husband prefers a powerful spray, something I liken to a body power-washer, while I appreciate having the option of a delightful spray or water massage.  We were given the opportunity to try

Ramona and Beezus

If you are a fan of the “Ramona” books by author Beverly Cleary you will love the movie “Ramona and Beezus“.  Even if you aren’t familiar with the books of the precocious Ramona and her older sister Beezus you will enjoy this film.  This movie follows Ramona (Joey King) and she fills her days with a very

Show Off: How to do Absolutely Everything One Step at a Time

My daughter and our neighbor are having so much fun going through the pages of  “Show Off:  How to Do Absolutely Everything, One Step at a Time“.   This book is full of instructions on how to do practically anything, from making a gum-wrapping chain to skipping stones to creating your own solar oven.  Over 200 projects/skills are

Snap Caps

When you’re in 5th grade and you want to have your locker express the kind of person you are, what would you do?  Me?  I took pages from Tiger Beat and taped pictures of The Bay City Rollers and Shaun Cassidy on the metal doors.   But clever girl Maddie created her own decorations, Snap Caps. Snap Caps, “the original

A website offering the ez-est way to get daily deals in cities across the United States, is launching in Portland, Oregon on July 9, 2010,  By signing up you will receive 50 to 90 percent discounts off of products and services from local businesses while also giving a portion of proceeds to local charities

Touch'd Review & Giveaway

I am so pleased to share my experience of a quality product from the new line founded by Rachel Ferrucci, Touch’d. Rachel researched and read every book she could find on natural oils and how they would benefit the needs of her family. Now she is sharing her skin care creations with us! I just

You're Not The Boss Of Me – Book Review and Giveaway

The first time I heard my daughter say to me, “You’re not the boss of me!” I laughed. Which, of course, was not her goal and sent her into more of a fit. I quietly reminded her, ‘Yes Honey. Yes I am.’ Isn’t being a parent fun?!? As a parent I’m always looking for resources

Champion's Science Adventures Summer Camp

I always feel anxious when summer comes around. It’s not that I don’t love hanging out with my kids, it’s that I know I can’t be full-time director of summer activities. It’s exhausting! That’s why I was happy to find Champions Summer Science Adventure Camps. Champions Science Adventure day camps are available for student’s ages

Champions Summer Science Adventure Camps

I always feel anxious when summer comes around. It’s not that I don’t love sleeping in, or going swimming, or hanging out with my kids, it’s that I know I can’t be full-time director of summer activities. It’s exhausting! That’s why I was happy to find Champions Summer Science Camps. Science Adventure day camps are

iFrogz EarPollution Headphones

Our family room holds many things; a television, a large table for eating or playing board games, and it also houses a computer. Sometimes all three things can be happening at once which can cause a lot of frustration when you are the one on the computer trying to hear a demonstration, or song, and

Simply Bags

I have found a great beach bag from the site Simply Bags. It’s a perfect, classic beach tote which I can not wait to load up with sunscreen, water bottles and beach blankets to enjoy the lovely summer season. I chose a classic stripe design with a durable, and soft, rope handle priced at $27.99.

Playtex Bra Makeover

I am always in search of something… and I don’t think I’m alone. I am searching for the perfect bra. Why is it so difficult? The cups fit right but the back rides up. The back stays in place but the straps are uncomfortable. The straps are good but my cups runneth over. I can’t


I am happy. After months of looking for an eye lash product that would help my eyelashes become fuller I have been given the opportunity to try a product that truly delivers, LashFood. LashFood is a drug-free, natural cosmetic option to help grow your lashes, and eyebrows. (You know that little spot on your brows


I have been suffering, I mean suffering, with sinus problems for about 2 months now. I am doing all I can to avoid taking antibiotics. I’ve used saline spray. I’ve taken my mothers advice and bought a Neti Pot. (Very odd experience.) I thought the Neti Pot would be the answer but I still wasn’t

NINE – DVD Giveaway

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Music (Original Song) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Penélope Cruz), comes the star-studded movie musical event of the year NINE, lighting up screens on Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 4th, 2010. I absolutely love musicals and this one does not

Baby Look-alike Meter from My Heritage

My husband and I have 2 children, and it is just amazing how different they look from each other. One day I see myself in my youngest, the next day I think she looks like my husband’s sister. When we are at gatherings one person will look at my oldest and say, “I can’t believe

Hey Dude

Men seem to be taking better care of their skin these days. More products are being created with men’s specific facial needs in mind. Which came first? I don’t know, but I do know that my husband wants to look his best and my lotions and potions aren’t formulated for his skin. Recently a product

Checking In With CSN Stores

It’s time to update my girls’ bedroom and for me that means another on-line visit to CSN Stores. While they have an incredible selection of items for your precious baby; gorgeous cribs, beautiful changing tables, etc., we are far from those needs. Now I want to find items that will fit the taste of one


I have grown up with sensitive skin. When I was younger it was difficult to find products that would not be irritating. Now that I am a mother I have (not so graciously) shared my sensitivity with my youngest daughter. Lucky for her, finding products that don’t contain harsh chemicals are easier to come by

Fresh Express – Leaf Locator

I love salads. Love ’em! For years I’ve asked for my dressing to be “on the side” because I want to taste the lettuce, not just the topping. (There was one time I asked my server for the evening to bring me a plate of lettuce because the Chef Salad I ordered was mostly meat.)

My Job Chart – Fun On-Line Chore Chart

When it comes to keeping our house looking “clean”, or picked up, it seems everyone in my household has a different definition. My idea of clean seems to be completely different from my 12 year old Katie’s. When I ask my 9 yr. old Lily to put away her Littlest Pet Shop toys, which seem

"You Don't Have To Learn The Hard Way" – – – A Review

“Every facet of life requires the support of other people.” “There’s no one else to blame for your problems now or ever.” “You eventually come to believe whatever you keep telling yourself.” These are just a few gems of wisdom shared by author J.R. Parrish in his latest book “You Don’t Have to Learn The

Kashi Cereal

Thanks to Vocalpoint I was able to try some delicious cereal by Kashi. I’m not a sweet cereal girl so this product wasn’t a terribly hard sell. Many healthy cereals live up to their reputation of tasting like cardboard but my Kashi cereal selection of Oat Flakes and Blueberry Clusters was very yummy. And I