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PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

*This is a sponsored post. I received these items from PlanToys in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* My boys got a little bit of an early Christmas present from one of our favorite toy brands, PlanToys! We received the Activity Clock and the Frog Life Puzzle which were both a hit! The Activity Clock was really an ideal toy for my oldest in kindergarten. He is learning his numbers, addition, subtraction … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Boutiques and Stores, Building Toys, Chanukah, Christmas, Counting, Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Educational, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Puzzles, School Aged Children, Science, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Joseph Nogucci Iris Bracelets are What I Want for Christmas!

Joseph Nogucci Iris Bracelets are What I Want for Christmas!

    As everyone is getting into the groove of the holiday hustle and bustle, I have been dreaming of something special under the tree from Santa! I am a bit of a jewelry nut, so when I first saw Joseph Nogucci’s Iris bracelets, I started salivating naturally.  They are completely customizable and really let you show your personality.  Right up my alley! First you choose your starter bands which come in sterling silver and leather. Next, you select … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Featured Store, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal

Lands’ End Cyber Monday 12 of Hours #Together Twitter and Instagram Contest

Lands’ End Cyber Monday 12 of Hours #Together Twitter and Instagram Contest

This Cyber Monday, Lands’ End is hosting 12 Hours of #Together on Twitter and Instagram! Join and follow on Twitter @LandsEndPR and on Instagram @LandsEnd_PR on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST at #Together. Participants will have the opportunity to retweet offers, answer trivia questions, post and repost Lands’ End product photos for a chance to win more than 100 great giveaways and special prizes and learn about exceptional values … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Accessories (Children), Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Sales, Seasonal

CSPAN Q & A with Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, MPA, MBA, FACS

CSPAN Q & A with Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, MPA, MBA, FACS

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hassan Tetteh at the 2013 Champions for Kids Conference in Fayetteville, AR just last week. As a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in heart and lung transplants, he is going to be featured next week on Dec. 1 on CSPAN for a Q & A with Brian Lamb on his new book ““Gifts of the Heart,” a fictional story of a military physician in Afghanistan. Dr. Tetteh describes his just stepping … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Socially Conscious

Help Support the 10th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Program!

Help Support the 10th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Program!

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has officially kicked off its 10th Annual Thanks and Giving program and there are literally so many ways to get involved and contribute to their fundraising campaign. For 50 years, St. Jude Children’s Hospital has lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.  The #ThanksandGiving holiday campaign has raised more than $387 million in research and treatment in the ongoing battle to end … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Thanksgiving

Broadway Philadelphia: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Academy of Music

Broadway Philadelphia: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Academy of Music

With the kids off from school for the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s the perfect time to take them to see Disney on Broadway (Broadway Philadelphia that is)! Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, has returned to Philadelphia! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Disney, entertainment, Kindergartners, School Aged Children

Trista Sutter’s Happily Ever After- The Life Changing Power of A Grateful Heart

Trista Sutter’s Happily Ever After- The Life Changing Power of A Grateful Heart

Let’s face it, most of The Bachelor/Bachelorette couples last for about a nanosecond. Do you ladies remember Trista Sutter, the original Bachelorette, who chose hunky Ryan Sutter? Well, they are coming up on their 10th wedding anniversary! The couple are STILL together, living their lives in Vail, CO and have two children son Max, 5 and daughter Blakesley, 4 Trista has a book coming out on Dec. 1 called “Happily Ever After: The Life Changing Power … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bath Time, Books, Books (Memoirs), entertainment, Mommy Gifts

Top Tips for Healthy Tailgate

Top Tips for Healthy Tailgate

Its Football season!! WOOT! The weather is cooling down and the grills are heating up, and whether you’re rooting for your city’s NFL team or your college alma mater, food safety needs to be in the huddle. Anytime you’re cooking food outside or bringing a picnic, there are extra food safety steps to consider so that you’re not serving up spoiled or contaminated food. TOP TIPS FOR A HEALTHY TAILGATE: –       Bring water for cleaning if none will be available at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food

Keep your Lunches Cute – AND Safe!

Ditch that passe brown bag! Its not just boring – lunches with perishable food items can be unsafe to eat by lunchtime if packed in an old-fashioned brown paper bag.  If the lunch you’re packing contains perishable food items like cold cut meats, eggs and yogurt, make sure to pack it with freezer packs or keep it otherwise chilled.  Harmful bacteria multiply rapidly in the “Danger Zone” — the temperatures between 40 and 140 °F … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School

Flashdance the Musical at the Academy of Music!

Flashdance the Musical at the Academy of Music!

Where are my 80’s girls at? Put your hands up if you remember the 80’s classic film “Flashdance”! This awesome 80’s movie has been brought to life with unforgettable music and electrifying dance numbers in Flashdance the Musical and opens TODAY at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Flashdance The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Events