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Family Fun With Clue


It started with the arrival of the DVD of the Hub Network’s 2011 miniseries Clue (we received it at no cost for purposes of review), based on the board game. Like many others of my generation, I grew up with the board game Clue as well as the 1985 movie and loved it. When I… [read more]

Wordless Wednesday


We’ve all had days like this……

Giveaway: Mega Bloks Skylanders Swap Force™


Disclosure: I received samples at no cost for review. All opinions are my own. My son has been obsessed with Skylanders for years, and has loved all three of the video games so far. Since he also enjoys building, he’s really loved the Mega Bloks Skylanders toys that we’ve reviewed so far. With the release… [read more]

Suddenly I See…


Disclosure: This post is brought to you by UNITY digital lenses. All opinions are my own. Like most moms, I had a crazy-busy holiday season. Between buying presents, baking, selling Origami Owl, writing my gift guide, and preparing my holiday blog posts, I was totally exhausted by the time Christmas Eve rolled around. During Christmas… [read more]

Giveaway: Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build ’n Play Luxe Camper

Barbie Camper

Disclosure: Mega Bloks provided this giveaway to my readers. Looking for a fun toy for a girl aged 4-10? This new Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build ’n Play Luxe Camper is lots of fun for little girls. After putting it together, they can then have lots of fun playing with it! From the company, here’s more… [read more]

JOMO, FOMO, and Turning 40


Last Wednesday, with little fanfare on this blog, I turned 40. Besides my quick transition into reading glasses last week (the joy of aging!), I really didn’t feel any different physically. The truth is, very little changes from one day to the next, even if it’s a birthday. Mentally, things have changed quite a bit… [read more]

2014 Resolutions and Reminders

2014 resolutions

When I sat down to do my 2014 resolutions, I realized that many from last year are still completely valid. For me, resolutions aren’t so much changes to my current life but rather are reminders of how I want to live my life. I’ve printed this graphic out, laminated it, and placed it in my… [read more]

Printable Wreath Christmas Craft

Christmas Wreath Printable

Looking for a quick, fun Christmas craft to do with kids? Here’s a fun but simple printable wreath with ribbon – cut it out and have the kids decorate it either by coloring, painting, or using pieces of washi tape! Be sure to print out both the wreath and the ribbon. These are colored in:… [read more]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Toys

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Disclosure: We received these toys at no cost for review, and some of these links are affiliate links. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are BACK, and my son can’t get enough. He had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake for his birthday (pictured above), and was even a TMNT for Halloween. So, I’m thrilled to… [read more]

Light Up Links Review #WayToGlow #LightUpLinks

Light Up Links

Disclosure: We received Light Up Links for review – all opinions are my own. My kids both love building, and in most cases, they are pretty good at working together to create something. So, when I first heard about Light Up Links, I knew it was something they’d enjoy playing with. As a mom, I… [read more]

20 Fun Fall Kid Crafts

Fun Fall Kid Crafts

My kids love doing crafts, especially my son. They are always asking me for ideas on what they can make, and I regularly shop the sales at the craft store to stock up on our supplies. Fall is a fun time to do crafts – especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Here are 20… [read more]

Energizer Battery Giveaway

Energizer Giveaway

Disclosure: I received samples and a gift card from Energizer. The Energizer Bunny, a pop culture icon and famous company mascot, is celebrating his 25th birthday this year! Consumers are invited to join in on the fun by collecting Bunny Bucks (on select Energizer battery packages) to trade in for cash via a check or… [read more]

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