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Monster 500 Racing is Ideal for a Scary Good Time

Monster 500 Racing is Ideal for a Scary Good Time

Haha bad pun but I couldn’t help myself!  My boys are starting to get into scary, weird and gross things. Normal boy stuff, in other words. So when we were sent Monster 500 Racers, the timing could not have been better. I contemplated saving these for Christmas, but I decided a little treat for them would be nice. The Monster 500 is a team of creepy, ghouly, downright gross and strange characters! Kids can collect each … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Chanukah, Christmas, Kindergartners, Play, Play Sets and Figurines, Pre-schoolers, Seasonal, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Educational, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Fall Skin Care Update with Bremenn Clinical™ Skin Care

Fall Skin Care Update with Bremenn Clinical™ Skin Care

* I was sent this product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* The leaves are starting to change color and the air is getting cooler- fall is finally here! It happens to be my favorite season :-) But with the cooler weather comes a whole new set of skin issues. What was once oily is now dry and flaky faster than you can say pumpkin spice. What’s a gal to do? Update … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Momma Gotta Have, Skincare

Wallet Updates for the Man in Your Life from The Wallet Shoppe

Wallet Updates for the Man in Your Life from The Wallet Shoppe

*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.* My husband is a military man. That should give you a clue about his style- simple and practical. I noticed the other day when he pulled out his wallet it was falling apart. Like, literally falling apart at the seams, because it was busting to the brim with receipts, business cards, and who knows what else. That poor wallet had seen better days. When … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas

All I Want for Christmas is Joseph Nogucci

All I Want for Christmas is Joseph Nogucci

Ok Santa, I am going to make it SO easy for you this year.  I am going to do your homework for you and give you a list of my top 5 favorites from Joseph Nogucci. With links to each item. See, I have been a good girl this year :) 1. DreamCatcher Earrings & Earrings Gift Set– A sparkly and matching bracelet and earrings set? It does the fashion for me! Done and done.   2. Pink … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Christmas, Fashion, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal

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

Joseph Nogucci Exclusive Deal TODAY on Brad’s Deals!

Joseph Nogucci Exclusive Deal TODAY on Brad’s Deals!

If you’re getting a head start on your holiday shopping, then this is the deal for you!! Joseph Nogucci is having a deal on their Crystal Kikiballa Gift Set today on Brad’s Deals. Originally retailing for $98, both the bracelet and earrings are just $29! 4 different colors are available and these make great gifts!  Head over to Brad’s Deals now as this offer won’t last long!   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Jewelry, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

It’s June and wedding season is in high gear. Whether you have 1 or 10 nuptial affairs to attend, you have gifts to purchase for the shower and/or the actual wedding itself. What’s a guest to do? Well you’re in luck, because I have done the guesswork for you! I have created a list of my top wedding gift/registry picks on Shopcade. Check out some of my picks below: This vase is a classic shape and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking, Decor and Furniture, Entertaining, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Home and Decorating, Registries, Registry Pick, Shower Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

According to a recent survey by Child’s Play Communications, the number one thing moms want for Mother’s Day is something handmade from their child. Yet nearly 1/4 of moms receive nothing on Mother’s Day…and that’s just a shame. Homemade gifts and cards are treasured, but adult children — who may have outgrown their arts & crafts-making phase– should still try to show appreciation for mom on Mother’s Day. If you don’t have a big budget for gifts, here are some ideas under $25– courtesy of SunnyBump, a social community that helps new and expecting parents discover the best products. (Disclosure: I discovered SunnyBump through my work with Child’s Play Communications.) The Gifts Moms Will Love On Mother’s Day ($25 and Under!) by kristenhuff Browse on SunnyBump ? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Maternity, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day