Surprise!

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Surprise!  by Mike Henson is a boldly graphic picture book that will delight babies and toddlers. The oversized hardcover edition is nicely proportioned for read-along time. The book features brightly colored drawings with a hand-illustrated feel. The storyline is simple and easy for even the youngest children to follow. It’s Rabbit’s birthday and all of … Read more

Haunted Halloween Candy Care Package Review & Giveaway!

*This is a sponsored post in cooperation with GourmetGiftBaskets, but all thoughts and opinions are thoroughly my own! It’s Halloween Month, the MOST important holiday of the year and I’m busy basking in every single day of the season. I feel like a fluttering fall witch-fairy, spreading autumnal colors and spooky decorations everywhere I go, … Read more

Light Box Arts

If you ever owned a Lite Brite as a kid, you probably already know; the only way to make art even cooler than normal is to have it light up! Light Box Arts has taken this concept to a whole new level and I’m excited to have discovered their products. Light Box Arts is a … Read more

Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips and Ideas

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As most of you know, Halloween is the MOST important holiday, and I’m always on the lookout for fresh decorating ideas. Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips and Ideas by Colleen Dorsey offers a great starting point for those new to the art of pumpkin carving, along with plenty of fun tips and facts. The … Read more

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

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Where does a story begin? That’s the question at the heart of The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Does each of us begin at the moment of our own birth? Is that negating the contributions of the lives of our parents? If the story stops there, aren’t we in danger of leaving out … Read more

Dionis’ Goat Milk Skincare

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With all the crazy new trends in beauty and skincare that seem to be screaming for our attention every day, sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. The thing is, fads are fun, but people have been using certain products for years and years because they work. I feel this is the case with … Read more

Bookroo Book Subscription Boxes

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I grew up with an insatiable love of reading. I would re-read books until the pages were grimy and the covers fell off. I never wanted fancy gifts, the key to my heart were boxes of used books my mom would usually find at yard sales for a dollar. I’m still that way to this … Read more

Precidio’s Snack in the Box

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So in my mind, the thought of school lunches still evokes the classic metal lunch box with matching thermos. If you were lucky, your favorite cartoon character or heartthrob t.v. star would be emblazoned on the front. If you were less monetarily blessed, you probably had a hand-me-down or bargain bin version starring whatever your … Read more

Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit Giveaway

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As I mentioned in my recent post on finding the best family car, back to school time is when many of us become most concerned with car safety. Whether you’re dropping young ones off at school each morning, chauffeuring them to after-school activities, or handing the keys to a new teen driver, you want to … Read more

Utter Nonsense: Family Edition

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Game night is a hallowed tradition in our family. I know it seems weirdly old fashioned in a world full of screen mania, but we prefer an evening of unplugged board games with an ever-evolving cast of family and friends, plus a decadent spread of fun foods and drinks. Utter Nonsense: Family Edition is one … Read more