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Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday with a Twitter Party!

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday with a Twitter Party!

“Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Most Americans know this phrase and could undoubtedly identify it as Smokey Bear’s classic mantra. Did you know that 9 out of 10 forest fires are started by humans? And that, thanks to Smokey and his familiar phrase, we have reduced the number of acres lost to wildfires from 22 millions to today’s yearly average of 6.5 million? Smokey is an important figure in our society. And this year he is turning … Read entire article »

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Monster High Party!

Monster High Party!

My daughters gathered a few friends, all their Monster High toys, and threw a Monster High viewing party!  They watched the Monster High Clawesome Double Feature Fright On and Escape from Skull Shores while playing with their new Lagoona Blue Picture Day doll toy. This newly released Monster High movie was tons of fun to watch. “Escape from Skull Shores” was … Read entire article »

Get Interactive with Tiggly Shapes

Get Interactive with Tiggly Shapes

Technology is a part of our society and culture in a way it has never been before. Growing up, we did not have the amazing technological advances our kids do today. Many of us still remember the overwhelming amazement over the first color television, the first home computer, and the first mobile phone. These devices changed our lives forever. All of these … Read entire article »

Get Covered with Qualifying Life Events #TakeCareHangout

This past Spring, many Americans found the freedom that came with getting their health insurance covered. During the Open Enrollment season that ended on March 31, Americans that were previous uninsured were able to find affordable health care to meet their health needs and the needs of their families. A new Open Enrollment for healthcare coverage will open again in the Fall, but many Americans are unaware that Medicaid and CHIP are open year-round and special enrollment is ongoing. The Ad Council is working with Get Covered America to spread the word about these “qualifying life events.” Many Americans don’t realize that they may qualify for enrolling in health insurance because they’ve had a change in … Read entire article »

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

I am a firm believer in raising kids who love to read. This is an area of life where I think the mantra, “Start ‘em young!” is the perfect prescription. I’ve tried my best to encourage reading and model reading, and I am excited to see how it pays off. My boys love books of every kind. They enjoy being … Read entire article »

Blogger Bash Social Suite 2014 #EAEvents

Blogger Bash Social Suite 2014 #EAEvents

This last week, as a part of my job at Element Associates, I coordinated the Blogger Bash Social Suite from 4-6 PM last Friday afternoon where hundreds of bloggers poured through and experienced a number of fun sponsors including the ones you see pictured and listed below. The bloggers attending were the first to see the new Miii jewelry collection by Joseph Nogucci. Miii bracelets … Read entire article »

eBook Review: Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

eBook Review: Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

* I received a copy of this eBook to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* During the summer, I read a TON more than I do during the rest of the year. Afternoons spent by the pool and trips to the beach are practically MADE for relaxing with a book (or e-reader) in hand. I was given the … Read entire article »

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

*I was sent product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I’ll confess that I’m a sucker for “As Seen on TV” products. My house is full of kitchen gadgets, cleaning products and appliances I saw on TV. Very few of those products really live up to their hype, so I try to resist purchasing … Read entire article »

Planes: Fire & Rescue Twitter Party #ArribaPlanes

 Sponsored   “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into … Read entire article »

The 2014 Hurricane Season is Upon Us- Are You Prepared?

The 2014 Hurricane Season is Upon Us- Are You Prepared?

My husband and I have always made sure to keep extra supplies for emergencies and we are fortunate that hurricanes don’t typically come this far inland but we do get power outages during storms and have friends in hurricane zones. Right now, Hurricane Arthur is headed for Southern shores and a little planning goes a long way to surviving difficult … Read entire article »