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

CafePress Review & Giveaway

I was absolutely thrilled when asked to review items from CafePress. I first heard of this company years ago when a fellow blogger had created a coffee mug representing her site using CafePress. I just loved her humor. What a great way to share your thoughts and be represented by your readers! (I bought one

Starbucks Pike Place Roast Blend

Thanks to BzzAgent I was able to try Starbucks Pike Place Roast. I love coffee. I have my favorite coffee shops and favorite blends however I’m always open to trying something new. Starbucks new blend Pike Place Roast is deep and smooth, the body is light but the flavor is full. Time to brew a

Le Baby

My little Lily has fine hair. I’m just not used to fine hair. My 12 year old has the thickest, coarsest hair I’ve ever known! And my own hair is pretty thick (although… the older I get… not as thick. I don’t want to think about it!). So when I was given the opportunity to

30-Minute Buddhist Mandalas Coloring Book

Lily – “What ‘cha doing?” Me – ‘Coloring’ Usually I’m the one asking the question, however I have been lucky enough to receive the 30-Minute Buddhist Mandalas Coloring Book by Michelle Normand. “The reason behind the magic number 30 is to help provide you with a quick way to achieve a meditative state in a

"From Beer to Maternity" – A Review

I am having the best time reading “From Beer to Maternity” by Maggie Lamond Simone. For those moments when the kids are doing their best to bring on the Mommy Death Stare I grab my copy of “From Beer to Maternity” and fade into a world that makes me laugh out loud. I don’t do

Dream Water

Recently I was given the chance to try Dream Water, a natural relaxation drink. This sleep-aid contains GABA, which relaxes & reduces anxiety, MELATONIN that induces sleep and 5 HTP, a derivative of Tryptophan that relaxes and improves sleep. Dream Water comes in 3 flavors; Snoozeberry, Lullaby Lemon and I Dream of Kiwi. My husband

Bach Kids Rescue Remedy

I will always choose the natural path when it comes to health. I was brought up by a mother who read “Sugar Blues” when I was 9 yrs. old and banished all sugar from our house. (Little did I know she had a secret stash of candy bars on the highest shelf in our kitchen.

Smelly Towel Cleaner

I was given the opportunity to try Smelly Towel Cleaner. And let me say, I put this product to the test and it passed! The first load of towels washed were the towels used to dry off our dog Benny. He had a rip-roaring good time running through the mud while chasing squirrels. (Just like

Triaminic Thin Strips

What perfect timing. I was given the opportunity to try Children’s Triaminic Thin Strips® just as my youngest was succumbing to the sniffles. We’ve been washing hands, coughing into our elbows, using hand-santizer when needed, but a little germ has snuck by our efforts. Argh. Liquid children’s medicine can be such a pain. I mean,

Girl Scout Cookie Time!

My family was oh-so-lucky to be given the opportunity to taste the latest cookie to join the Girl Scout Cookie line, “Thank U Berry Munch“. Let’s see what the girls think… Lily is very happy! Katie is asking for more! Our box of “Thank U Berry Munch” did not last long. This cookie has the

Roll Call!

I had to do this. I absolutely HAD to do this. If you want to know a very odd side of me, then hang on… I am crazy about paper products. I’m uneasy if my back stock is low in paper towels. When it comes to toilet paper I have a tendency to get a

Funky Monkey Snacks

A delicious dried fruit snack has arrived at our home. Funky Monkey – Fruit That Crunches has 3 servings of fruit in every ounce. 3 servings! Let’s see what the girls think… Funky Monkey is a hit with Katie. Her favorite flavor is the Pink Pineapple Lily loves the Apple Cinnamon Funky Monkey has passed

The Snowman's Song

What a joyful book! My daughter and I spent a cozy afternoon with “The Snowman’s Song – A Christmas Story” a delightful story by Marilee Joy Mayfield. “The Snowman’s Song” is the story of a snowman who desperately wants to go “a caroling” like the happy children he hears. Problem is, children of snow have

What I Know

I have received a delightful book called “What I Know: Uncommon Wisdom and Universal Truths from 10-year-olds and 100-year-olds“. This book is full of wonderful thoughts and kind, encouraging words collected by Roger Emerson Fishman. Inspired by his grandfather, Roger has learned to listen to the stories of others. Everyone has value and by documenting

Amon Maternity

‘Tis the season to put on something dressy and attend a Holiday party. I’ve been working harder than usual to get myself into better shape. I want to feel strong, be healthy, and being a bit thinner wouldn’t hurt. But there is a certain part of my body that just doesn’t seem to remember what