Friday, November 16, 2018

Ellie Claire Art Journal {Review} #EllieClaireGifts


When I was in high school, I would write in my journal (diary) every day. I wrote about my dreams, goals, ups & downs, and so much more. As I got older, the hectic life of adulthood crept in. Slowly, my daily journal entries came to a stop. For the last year or so, I have started writing in a journal again. I am writing similarly to the way I did when I was younger: dreams, goals, day to day things, and yes still ups & downs. Recently, I had the opportunity to review three different Ellie Claire art journals. During my review, I received: Illuminate Your Story, Faith & Lettering, and The Illustrated Word. These journals are absolutely beautiful and very detailed, page after page. They will help you showcase your words, writing, and thoughts while focusing on God's word.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Skincare Essentials You Cannot Live Without This Thanksgiving

We’re well aware that finding the perfect skincare routine can be as hard as saying no to that extra slice of pie on Thanksgiving. While we can’t do much in the willpower department, we can definitely head into the holiday feeling confident in our routine by using these skincare essentials that we won’t be able to live without. Whether you want to freshen up, luminate, or improve your skin’s natural radiance, this new lineup of products is sure to do the trick.  


Below is our current lineup of products to help you reclaim your skin:

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $20 {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Are you looking for great gifts this holiday season that won't break the bank? From the fashionista to the coffee lover or bookworm, here are the perfect gifts for anyone on your list.

Toy Story 4 Comes to Theaters June 2019 #ToyStory4


Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Grabease Utensils is the Must Have Gift For Babies & Toddlers This Holiday Season! {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like the simple act of giving, right? Grabease utensils are one purchase with TWO ways to give - allowing you to give your little one something special – a little independence - while helping others in the process. Talk about a win-win!



STone8, A Brand New Interactive Pal {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


Do your kids love robots? My kids love everything about them, especially how interactive they can be. Kids Station Toys, introduces STone8, an interactive pal that comes to life through your play and care. STone8 acts as your interactive BFF with loads of personality. It features a full array of sensors allowing it to navigate and interact with the world. It’s your responsibility to keep STone8 healthy and happy. Watch the robot’s emotions change through your play and attention. STone8 shows its true feelings through its light-up eyes and multi-color antenna. At the same time, the highly expressive robot can interpret your feelings, moods, and emotions based on your interactions. For example, petting your STone8 shows love and makes them happy, while shaking or dropping STone8 will make them scared and sad.

MakeupDrop Hybrid is the Ultimate Makeup Applicator {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

From the creators of the original silicone makeup applicator comes the next generation of flawless application for skincare, foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer. The MakeupDrop Hybrid is the newest innovation to revamp any makeup bag. The super soft, serenity colored applicator features two uniquely distinct parts: the Silicone Drop, which acts as a clean and waste-free surface for initial makeup application, and the Super Soft Sponge which helps blend and achieve an airbrushed glow.

New Crayon Melting-Pen Revives Arts and Crafts


A lot of children nowadays have lost interest in old model toy cars, outdated dolls and basic building blocks. One thing that has remained consistent, from the classroom to the playroom, is children’s ability to sit down with a piece of paper, a drawing utensil, and their imagination. To help children flourish their creativity in a tech-driven world, yolapen launches the only crayon-melting pen that can easily and safely switch from one color to the next. This week, yolapen launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $15,000 to help children create vibrant, textured wax art. My children would love this!
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OZNaturals Skincare Collection Review {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

OZNaturals is here to help us with our skincare needs now that the cold weather is officially here and will be staying around for a while. There are so many different things that can wreak havoc on our faces and body: cold weather, your heating source in your home, stress, and more.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Toy Story 4 Comes to Theaters June 2019 #ToyStory4


Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. 

Get Red-dy For The Holidays with Sally Hansen {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Everyone is running around, scrambling to prepare as we rapidly approach the holiday season - and no one has time to go to the nail salon. Ladies who make the holidays happen to need a salon-quality manicure, done at home in a fraction of the time - and the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Ready in Reds Collection is here to help. These six stunning shades of red boast an all-in-one formula complete with a base coat, strength, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip resistance, and gel shine finish.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Say Goodbye to Turkey Neck with IMAGE Skincare the MAX Stem Cell Neck Lift

It’s perhaps our least-favorite thing: the dreaded “turkey neck.” You know…the sagging skin under your chin that ruins a good photo and screams, “gobble gobble”? With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to that unwanted turkey neck! With the help of IMAGE Skincare’s the MAX stem cell neck lift ($85), you can enter the holiday season feeling firmer than ever. 

Rowdy Prebiotic Foods Offer Healthy Holiday Snacks {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

As the busyness of the holiday season is setting in, revive your energy with a natural boost from Rowdy Prebiotic Foods! Rowdy Bar is leading the charge into the prebiotic marketplace with the first all-natural energy bar featuring the gut-health superfood Yacon Root. And with the long, jam-packed days of the holiday season, kick tiredness to the curb with an all natural, delicious boost of energy in Rowdy Bar!

The STEM Gift That Keeps Them Moving! {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


Make gift giving EASY with Stomp Rocket’s line of award-winning STEM toys! There’s something for everyone, starting at ages three and up. Not only is Stomp Rocket fun, but they help kids develop their STEM principles without them even knowing it!
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Real Shades Sunglasses & Screen Shades {Review & Giveaway}

Eye protection is very important for all ages. Everyone in our house wears sunglasses to protect our eyes from the damaging and lasting effects of the sun. Other than the sun’s rays, there are other hazards our eyes encounter regularly. The blue light from electronic screens can put a lot of strain and stress on your eyes. It also keeps us awake. Many of us may not realize this because we are used to looking at television’s, computers, tablets, and phones all day. All of these things do have lasting effects on our eyes. Real Shades was kind enough to send my little girl a variety of products to try out. During our review, we received: screen shades (pink), sunglasses (pink), 3-in-1 microfiber cover up (2), and two emoji clips.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Arrives To Theaters Nov. 21st (FREE PRINTABLES)


In RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Winter Health Myths Busted!


There are endless winter health myths that we have heard from well-intentioned grandparents and parents. They have become so ingrained in us that we take them as cold hard facts. Many of these myths have no more basis in reality than Santa Claus. Of course, everyone wants to stay as healthy as possible during the frosty months. In order to do so sensibly, Board Certified NYC internist and gastroenterologist Dr. Niket Sonpal is here to help us. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

bareMinerals and Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation Gives Back This Holiday Season

Of course, everyone loves getting presents during the holidays, but one of the best things about the season is giving - giving gifts to loved ones, and giving to those in need.

This holiday season, with every bareMinerals purchase bareMinerals will donate $1 to the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to bring joy and opportunity to women and families. 


For each bareMinerals product purchased from Ulta Beauty (in-store or online) between 11/4/18 and 11/21/18, bareMinerals will donate $1.00 to the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation, with a maximum donation of $100,000. Visit Ulta.com to learn more about the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation’s efforts to enhance the education and well-being of women and girls throughout our communities.

Dr. Plotka’s Mouth Watchers Make Great Stocking Stuffers For Everyone In The Family {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what’s going in your family’s stockings! As we start to get older, we begin to appreciate the #adulting gifts that we receive. Stocking stuffers always feature the essentials: socks, underwear and a new toothbrush. Up your toothbrush game this year with Dr. Plotka’s soft, long-lasting bristles and antimicrobial technology! This toothbrush is an oral care game changer that will have everyone thanking you! 


3 Curél Essentials For Hydrating Dry, Itchy Skin

Those who deal with dry, itchy skin like myself find these upcoming winter months to be especially unbearable. But, cold weather doesn't have to mean dehydrated skin and avoiding the outside seasonal festivities. From soap-free cleansing to heavy-duty moisturizing, Curél has you covered.


8 Steps of Gratitude that Will Change Your Life


You can’t force change. You need to allow it. And a key to allowing is accountability. When we take accountability for every aspect of our life we are in the most powerful position to allow change to occur. Implementing these 8 steps of gratitude will help you create remarkable change for good in your life! 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Adora Makes Shopping Easy With Their Brand New Toys, Dolls & Gifts {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Award-winning toy company Adora has made all of your holiday shopping dreams come true with their BRAND-NEW products exclusive to Amazon.  This one-stop shopping experience will allow busy parents to bring home the latest and greatest in dolls and toys this holiday season with the convenience of Amazon!

Hurry, because Adora brings the highest quality products that are sure to become favorites of kiddos throughout the country.  People are already buzzing about Sam--the Brand-New Addition to their family of “Amazing Girls”. Last year they sold out!! 

Besides adorable Sam, fill your cart with these Amazon exclusives that are sure to be a huge hit this holiday season!


Spec-Tickles Fun Eyewear Review/Giveaway

My family loves glasses, no matter what kind they are. So it was no surprise that when we received the Spec-Tickles Fun Eyewear, we all knew that we would love them. These glasses will become the life of the party! They are fun to use and they look really cool in pictures. During my review, the company was kind enough to send my little girl the Pink Unicorn Spec-Tickles. While one lucky winner will receive: The Rock Star, Beer Googles, and Football Face (each style has 4 glasses). 


Craft Blocks from Hy-Lite ~ Review / Giveaway {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

Bring your imagination to the table and get into the spirit of crafting this holiday season. Hy-Lite offers durable acrylic block Craft Blocks for both children and adults to create imaginative, unique gifts and decorations.



3 Ways To Release Yourself From The Past And Live For Today


Our memories help us relive life’s most delightful moments, such as a trip to the Grand Canyon or a child’s high school graduation.

But not every memory is a happy one, and often people become so tied to the past – dwelling on mistakes they made or offenses committed against them – that they fail to enjoy and take advantage of the present.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dazzle with Jergens Brilliance! {2018 Holiday Gift Guide)

Luxurious, moisturized, and shimmering skin brought to you at a drugstore price and easy access with Amazon prime! Jergens has always been known for helping women achieve their most healthy-looking, hydrated skin. Now, the brand is launching an exciting NEW full body beautifying collection – Brilliance. I am so excited about these two new products. I have always been a huge fan of Jergens, so I know these products will be just as amazing.

NEW Jergens Brilliances includes TWO unique formulas:




Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You {Review/Giveaway} {Holiday Gift Guide 2018}


Title: Time To Parent
ISBN:  978-1627797436
Author: Julie Morgenstern 
Price: $12.19 Paperback | 352 pages
Available: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Make this Holiday Season Stress Free with STAYnEAT Helping Plates {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}


Do you ever feel like the holiday season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, but it can also be the root of your stress? In fact, according to the Greenberg Quinlan Holiday Research, “more people are inclined to feel that their stress increases, rather than decreases, around the holidays.” Thankfully with STAYnEAT helping plates, individuals can eat easier and more independently at holiday gatherings than ever before. These plates can benefit anyone from toddlers to adults; including picky eaters, individuals with Autism, Parkinson's, MS, tremors.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Never Miss Out on These 6 Family Favorites Again! {Sponsored Post}

A little bit of creativity is crucial when it comes to eating well. Rather than denying yourself or overindulging just a few tweaks here and there won’t have you missing out on anything. Turn these idea yummy ideas into habits to ensure you lead the healthiest lifestyle possible (well still enjoying it)!

Home Learning Company: Allie Gator Chomp & Grab the Match {Review}


Allie Gator is hungry from playing in the swamp all day and she's ready for a snack! Help Allie CHOMP some ooey, gooey worm pie by matching your illustration and numeral cards to the correct color and number sight word cards. But, BEWARE! All players are trying to CHOMP and claim pies for themselves. In this game of color and number sight word matches, the player to collect the MOST pies is the winner.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dress Up Wholesale: Ribbon Wands and Spirit Tiara’s {Review}

Little girls love to play pretend and dress up. They love it, even more, when their mommies will play dress up with them. There are many different occasions for you and your little girl to dress up, aside from just playing around the house. Dressupwholesale.com is the dress-up website that has the price and quality you are looking for. Whether you are planning a birthday party or any party that you can dress up for, you will be able to find what you are looking for on Dress-up Wholesale. 



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Arts & Crafts Gifts for Everyone on Your List! {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

OOLY Continues to Spread “Happy for the Holidays”
Bringing  Gifts of Wonder and Cheer this 2018 Holiday Season

Find your holiday happy with colorful and whimsical art and crafts supplies for people of all ages from OOLY. Specifically designed to spark inner creativity, OOLY’s collections, themes, and bright colors cater to individual styles and range in price from $2 to $50, making it the perfect gift for any and everyone on your list. You are sure to find the perfect gift from their oodles of amazing pencils, glitter pens, washable markers, and whimsical crayons. From stocking stuffers to thoughtfully made gift sets for all ages, OOLY is a one-stop shop for the creative.  No need to fret over your holiday shopping, give the gift of imagination and wonder with OOLY this year!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Your Perfect Media Center: The Why, The What & The How

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Sometimes, you just need to indulge. People often think that inspiration comes in the form of complete affirmative action, of jumping up and down to be the best and to take no days off no matter the circumstances. Of course, those attitudes are frankly quite comical. While heavy motivation does lead to inspiration, it must never be total at the cost of the relaxed periods to balance them. You can learn and absorb as much relaxing on the sofa after a hard work day as you can fighting against the world.

Tis’ the Season for Well-Rounded Gifts for the Whole Family! {2018 Holiday Gift Guide}

It’s that time of the year again. Where the air is brisk and the fire is warm with the smell of fresh baked holiday cookies are in the oven becomes a new normal. Yes, you guessed it, it’s the Holidays! With this cheerful time also comes gift giving. While this is a fun time of the year, choosing what gifts to give some of the most important people in your life can be sort of stressful. Don't fret - here is a list of affordable gifts that's perfect for everyone in your “family”!

For the Mom

Monday, October 29, 2018

Don’t Fall Sick with a Foodborne Illness this Autumn

The temperatures are falling right along with the leaves, and all those autumnal traditions and festivities are just around the corner. Whether it’s picking apples and drinking cider, having fun on a hayride, walking amongst the colorful trees, or even playing in the pumpkin patch, your fall fun will very likely involve food. This is the time of year when leaves are supposed to turn a different color and fall to the ground. But humans? Not so much.

Before you get into the frolic and fun of fall, knowing these tips for eating outside ensures the awesomeness of autumn.


Friday, October 26, 2018

Get Your Home and Office Organized with Mindspace

You know what they say, “a clear desk leads to a clear mind.” Well, it actually goes a lot farther than that. A clean, organized kitchen, office, bedroom etc., can help you be more productive. Mindspace offers the ultimate organizational solution. I myself love to be organized and am loving the products that Mindspace offers. 

How To Cope When The Clocks 'Fall Back'

Lose Daylight Without Losing Your Mojo
Neuropsychologist Offers Practical Tips to Prepare for the Clock Change

That post-summer sluggishness usually kicks in every October as we head into fall. The temperatures drop and the one thing that makes winter’s rapid approach evident regardless of climate is the loss of daylight. For many, this loss of daylight also leads to a loss of energy, an uptick in short temper and even bouts of depression. So how can we ease into the rapidly approaching winter months? Dr. Sanam Hafeez, an NYC based licenses clinical psychologist and faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teachers College, offers practical tips to prepare for the clock change.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Yummy, Health Conscious Halloween Treats!

Yes, you can have a health-conscious Halloween! It’s that time of year when we start counting down to Halloween when candy and treats are on the minds of adults and kiddies alike… but is there a way to have a health-conscious Halloween that’s still sweet and delicious? Yup! Products on the market from all natural candy corn to almond butter crunchy apples are switching up what it means to trick or ‘treat’ but have you heard of Yonanas?


Home Learning Company: Mama Mia Meatball Count {Review}


Mama Mia Meatball Count $8.99

In this deliciously, fast-paced card game, players take turns matching the number of meatballs, plate color, OR plate shape. Watch out for the fork, diner’s choice, and pass-a-meatball cards, though, as they will change your game in the blink of an eye. This game is fun for all ages and will have you shouting “Mama Mia!"

Multi-level play: In addition to playing the Mama Mia Meatball Count game, these over-sized, brightly colored cards are perfect for practicing additional early learning concepts:

Indivisible: Movie Review #indivisiblemovie #flyby

INDIVISIBLE is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather: one marriage...one family...under God. In theaters October 26.


Take A Unique Road Trip To America’s Historic Ghost Towns

It’s that time of the year to gather the family and go on a unique road trip! Explore this interactive map for an unforgettable family trip that reveals the beauty of 10 historic ghost towns in the U.S.

Geotab, a pioneer in smart transportation and telematics technology, has gathered data for nearly 4,000 ghost towns across America which have remained frozen in time; creating the perfect family road trip. Through this map, families can take a trek through history drawing a comparison between these once booming towns and the modern ones we live in today.


MARY POPPINS RETURNS Arrives in Theaters Everywhere on December 19th!

I am so excited that 'Mary Poppins Returns' will be arriving in theaters December 19th. I have always loved the Mary Poppins movies. Here is a first look at the new adventures on Cherry Tree Lane with the practically perfect nanny!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Indivisible: Movie Tickets Giveaway #indivisiblemovie #flyby

INDIVISIBLE is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather: one marriage...one family...under God. In theaters October 26.


Benefits of Taking Dr. Henry's Prenatal Vitamins {Giveaway} CLOSED

There is no time in your life when good health and nutrition is more important than during pregnancy. As your body is supporting a life beyond your own, you want to make sure that you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you need. While a healthy diet is of the utmost importance during this time in your life, you should also include a comprehensive prenatal vitamin into your daily routine. There are many, many benefits of prenatal vitamins for both mothers and their babies.
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Funkins Lunch Bags, Napkins & Placemats: Bright, Reusable and Eco-friendly {Review}

My kids are picky eaters, so it is no surprise that they are not huge fans of school lunches, they would much rather bring their own lunch from home. The kids tend to eat all of their food from a lunchbox during school days. I like to offer them lunch bags/boxes that are unique, stylish and will make lunch a better experience. Funkins was kind enough to send me a lunch bag, napkins, and placemats, they were perfect for my little girl’s lunches at school. 

Home Learning Company: 3-in-1 Learning Magnets {Review}


This 10-piece magnet set addresses the early childhood concepts of colors, shapes, and days of the week! Begin using this magnet set with your 18-month old for color recognition. Around 2 years of age, the magnets GROW with your child as he begins to identify basic shapes. By age 4 your child will be familiar with colors and shapes, thus allowing verbal color and shape cues for the days of the week and the concepts of “yesterday,” “today,” and “tomorrow.” Use on your refrigerator, cookie sheet, pizza pan, or whiteboard.
  • AGES: 18m - 5+  see skills chart below
  • Includes: 10 magnets
  • **meets or exceeds U.S. CPSC safety requirements**
  •  a dry erase marker easily writes and wipes from the magnetic shapes for additional learning possibilities.

Miniware Offers Eco-friendly Kids’ Tableware That Grows With Your ‘minis’

Forget melamine kids’ dishes with distracting cartoon characters and instead go natural with Miniware – sustainable tableware for your ‘minis’ ages 4 months and up that not only looks like it stepped out of Architectural Digest but also offers unique self-feeding features, transitions from baby to toddler and older, is made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo fiber, and is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Healthy Halloween Treats With Rowdy Bars & Bubba's Fine Foods

With Halloween quickly approaching, candy is the main food of choice for the season. Eating healthy can be a struggle around this time of the year, but it's certainly not impossible. If you looking for healthy snack foods without compromising delicious flavor. Look no further, we've got you covered!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus & Coco are Returning to Theatres Next Weekend!!!!!

I am so excited to share that this Halloween weekend, Friday, October 26th – Wednesday, October 31st, you can celebrate the Halloween holiday with Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and more as Disney’s beloved classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS returns for a limited engagement exclusively in over 300 Regal cinemas locations nationwide!

Garden Lites Unveils New Product Line

Garden Lites, the leader in delicious veggie-rich foods, unveils an exciting new breakfast category item, Garden Lites Frittatas. Debuting in Costco Ohio stores, the new Frittatas tastily add veggies and protein into your breakfast routine with flavors like the Spinach Egg White Frittata. These frittatas are vegetarian, offer 5 grams of Protein and only 80 calories or less. Start your day with a deliciously filling breakfast!

With veggies as the first ingredient, Garden Lites Frittatas are gluten-free, made with only clean and simple ingredients, non-GMO, and nut free and kosher. 
Friday, October 19, 2018

Bucketloads of Friends: A Look and Find Book {Review & Giveaway} CLOSED

Title: Bucketloads of Friends: A Look and Find Book
ISBN:  978-3791373577
 Author: Mia Cassany| Illustrator: Miguel Bustos
Price: $10.50 Hardcover
44 pages | Grades: Pre-school - 3 | Ages Range: 4-8
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available: Amazon | Barnes & Noble