Miraclesuit Bathing Suit Review

        This next company I cannot begin to tell you excited I am that I discovered them.  I have the hardest time finding flattering clothing for myself let alone bathing suits OR bras.  When I was younger and only a "DDD"  cup I could still find suits when we would vacation in Florida at the beach shops.  But now that I am 32 and after two kids I am a "G", it  is nearly impossible to find something appropriate in my size.

Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders DVD Review and #Giveaway

        Lionsgate released another new Power Ranger DVD series recently on June 17th, 2014.  Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders is now available on DVD and Digital HD.  Yeah for me, more Power Rangers action!  Totally just kidding as I've told you all how weird I think this show is in general.  For some crazy, unknown reason my children loves these guys and never seem bored with watching any given episode.

Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit #Giveaway

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Loving Pets Pet Products Review

        This may sound strange to non pet owners, but sometimes it can be hard to find pet decor to match your homes decor!  If your like us we have always had several pets at one time.  There are a couple issues we've encountered at each place we've lived which is where to fit "their things".  This includes the litter box, pet beds, and most importantly the food and water dishes.

RazorPit Razor Sharpener Review

        Doesn't matter if your a man or woman, or what area of the body you shave, there is absolutely nothing like shaving with a brand new razor.  The first shave is smooth, soft, cleansing, and an invigorating sensation.  However, for most people, it is short lived after a few uses.


Gaiam Floral Reversible Outdoor Rug Review

        I have never really given much thought to rugs and or carpeting as the different types never meant anything to me.  At the last two homes, we had white carpeting so we used rugs throughout the home but I never paid attention to quality, thickness, or hardiness.  Moving into the new house, we will have hardwood throughout so the rugs will be used but not for the same reasons.

Big Barker Premium Bed for Big Dogs Review and #Giveaway

        When I was younger AND single, my dog was always allowed to sleep in my bed.  I did have a huge dog bed for Capone in the beginning but he always ended up crawling into bed with me to cuddle.  Again, because I've always considered them family, I believe they should have someplace to fall asleep and feel comfortable (even if that place is in a crate).  These furry family members shouldn't have to sleep on the cold, hard floor just because they are animals.


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Silver Dolphin Books and Apps Review: Totally Monster + Pretend and Play

        I feel terrible for saying this but I just do not have the time to do a lot of reading.  I used to love doing so in my younger years as it was a huge stress reliever!  I try to encourage my children to read as much as possible and in fact we have a policy in our house that we will NEVER say no to a book purchase no matter what the cost.  Books are too important, so if they ask for one regardless of what level or cost, we want them to know they can have it always.


Crashlings Wicked Cool Toys Review

        For over a year now my boy s have been in love with these small "creatures" that they have been getting in the toy vending machine at a local restaurant they frequent with my parents almost every weekend.  These creatures which we call squishies are actually round characters about the size of a marble, each are differently themed and some are even of a harder material.

Grab Some Grub @MOON_Blogs #Giveaway Event- Blogger Opp

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Trinity EcoStorage Bamboo Kitchen Cart #Giveaway

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$500 Tyent Water Ionizers Children's Sports #Giveaway

Now I don't know about you but my kids are extremely active!  They've been dying to start playing sports and are finally old enough to do so this Summer.  This kind of presents a problem for me as sports are not cheap.  Having two boys and a teenage girl can be quite costly when they are all active!  I also want to be sure they are staying hydrated and healthy in the warm weather when running crazy throughout the Summer!


Bioterra Herbs Detox… Ahhh Review

        One of the ways I've decided to diet has always been a cleanse of some sort.  I feel like my body feels so much better when being on one and I truly believe a lot of the health problems people have nowadays is due to the build up of unhealthy, non-digestible, products in their bodies!  I was recently asked to review the BioTerra Herbs, Detox (ahhh) Herbal Supplement.

Prepara Kitchen Tools Review and #Giveaway

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        I love me some kitchen tools! If its available and it is going to make my life any easier, you know I want it. I love to have every and any available option when preparing my family meals. Being that I cook five plus days a week AND I use mostly fresh ingredients (from my garden if possible), I love having a wide variety of tools to create the best possible meals from my family.

All Prepped 4 Summer @MOON_Blogs #Giveaway Event

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- 3 Blade Herb Shears
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- Produce Wash
- Herb Savor 2.0
- Better Batter Beater
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Klondike DVD Review and #Giveaway - Discovery Channel Series

        On June 10th, 2014, Cinedigm released Discovery Channel’s first ever scripted series, Klondike, on a two disc collection on blu-ray and DVD.  After seeing the cast list, I knew it was something we would enjoy.  Starring Richard Madden, Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, Augustus Prew, and Tim Roth.  This is a series, you will get sucked into right away!


Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review

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        Now although you all know I'm not huge on beauty products, I do love reviewing the more natural ones and especially anything that helps with my skin.  I've been told before by a dermatologist that I have extremely healthy skin.  I attribute this solely to the fact that I wear little to no makeup.  Plus when it comes to cleaning my skin, I very rarely use anything but soap and water with the exception of a few natural remedies.

The Great Bear DVD Review and #Giveaway

        I was pretty excited about watching the new movie coming to DVD from Verticle Entertainment called The Great Bear.  I was thinking it would be a movie about the wilderness that the boys would enjoy since they are into a lot of that type of thing lately.  On June 10th, 2014, Verticle Entertainment released The Great Bear on DVD!

@BestBuy #GreatestGrad Must Have Gift List

        One of the things I've feared in having a teenager is the prepping for college.  I still feel quite young at heart myself so thinking about sending my baby girl away to college, I feel as though I would be lost at what to buy for her.  I also know that this means all of her cousins will soon be heading that way around the same time which means buying gifts for them as well as preparing for her at the same time.

        Being that Alana is 10 years older that her first brother and 13 years from her youngest sibling, she is more than ready to move out.  I don't think she cares where she moves, she just knows she is getting out and as far away from her chaotic little brothers as she can for a little bit.  Yes they love each other but she is ready to be on her own!


Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond DVD Review and #Giveaway

        On June 10th, 2013, Shout Factory Kids, in collaboration with Nerd Corps Entertainment, released Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond on DVD! Also available at Walmart, I knew we had to have this one!!  Since we were first asked to review the show last year, we have quickly become a family filled with Slugerra fans.

Garcinia/Cleanse Weight Loss SYSTEM Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
        I was recently asked to give another diet product a review called Garcinia/Cleanse Weight Loss SYSTEM.  Because Garcinia Cambogia has been the latest craze/fad diet, I knew I wanted to give it a try as I do with most dieting programs.  Although recently I was given a negative response from a previous brand which I worked with, making me a bit hesitant.

Elimay Pain Care Review and #Giveaway

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        We have discussed this in previous posts but I believe my pets are my family.  One of the hardest things I have had to deal with personally, is my pets getting old or sick.  It is so difficult to read and understand as they suffer but it unfortunately happens to everyone, including our furry loved ones.  Did you know that senior/aging pets makes up approximately 50% of the US pet population?  The health care of these loved ones is a growing concern of us pet lovers.

Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan, with Micro-Blade Noise Reduction Technology Review

        Not only do I despise having to crank the air conditioning during the summer but I hate how doing so results in all the kids getting sick so much more frequently.  In an effort to avoid this and being more environmentally conscious with our utility bills, we try to run fans throughout the house.  We've always made sure to have a ceiling fan in each room as well as smaller, stand alone fans if need be.

#TheLEGOMovie Everything is Awesome App #Giveaway

Everything is AWESOME!!! This is something you can be sure to hear being sung in my household!  It is the catchy song sung throughout The LEGO® Movie.  Having two boys obsessed with LEGO®'s and being huge movie buff's ourselves, this was definitely on our must see list!

Teach My Learning Sets Available at ToysRus Stores #Giveaway

        I am extremely excited to share with you the exciting news that the Newest Teach My Learning Sets, a brand I've worked with in the past are now available at ToysRus Stores Nationwide!!  Not only is this big news for the brand but for you as well since they are going to be easier to purchase for your growing kiddos!


Disneynature's Bears on DVD this Summer

Not only does this next one sound like heart warming, family movie filled with adventure but "A portion of first-week sales (thru August 19, 2014) will be donated to the National Park Foundation as part of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to Protect Wildlife and Wild Places. "

Releasing on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand, Aug. 12, 2014, Disneynature's Bears will be an epic journey through the Alaskan wilderness.  My family is definitely looking forward to another new perspective on the worlds wildlife!

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#EarthToEcho Geocaching Activities

We are very interested in seeing this one as a family since it sounds like it is going to be a modern day E.T.  Dane absolutely adores stories about aliens (if they are kid friendly) and this little guy seems to be no different as we think he looks quite 'cute'.

Celebrate #FathersDay with the #TheBoxtrolls

I don't know about you but I am pretty pumped for the release of this one!  Every time I hear something new about the Boxtrolls, I feel the need to share it with my boys!  We just cannot wait!

If you are as excited as we are then you can even celebrate Father's Day with them as well by downloading these adorable cards for Dad.

ABC Television Favorites on DVD this Fall

Fan of ABC TV?  Do you have a favorite ABC shows you just can't miss?!  I know I do!  Revenge is a must watch on my list and now hearing it is coming to DVD I know there is no way I am going to miss the chance to own it!

Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine on DVD in September!

My children's favorite doctor is in the house again this Fall!  Releasing on Disney DVD Tuesday, September 9th, Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine will include tons of bonus features as well as a FREE Exclusive Doc McStuffins Dress Up Playset which I know my kiddos are going to love!


Woohooo!  Get excited for the newest Dream Works Animation Film with your favorite trouble makers from Madascar, The Penguins!!!  These guys are back in Theaters in November in THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR!

The synopsis says, "Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.

Cedar Point Blogger Media Day/ #FathersDay #Discount


        You all should know by now, born and raised a Michigander, I am a frequent visitor of the "Best Amusement Park in the World" (yes the whole world!).  Not only do I love visiting the park as frequently as I can but I enjoy chatting it up with the people who work there!  I feel as though I have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to be one of the Cedar Point Blog Ambassadors and work with the team they have over there!

Midrange DVD Review

        Now although I don't find myself eager to watch many religious movies, I believe they can have a powerful meaning and motivation behind them.  When I hear of a new one which applies to real life experiences and one which might be more realistic towards today's generation, I try to get it for Alana.  This next movie, Midrange was released on DVD and Digital Platforms June 10, 2014 from Cinedigm. I thought this one might be a story that might help make you think a bit about the meaning of the phrase, "leave the past in the past".

The Motel Life DVD Review #TMLStory

        I've always been a Dakota Fanning fan and from before her days in Twilight.  So when I was asked to review the movie, The Motel Life starring her, I didn't even care to read the synopsis.  I just knew it would be something I would enjoy.  The Motel Life stars even more of today's popular actors including Stephen Dorff and Emile Hirsch.  This film was released by Cinedigm on Blu-ray and DVD June 3, 2014.


Home Complete Entertaining Products Review and #Giveaway

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        Coming from working in restaurants for half my life I have become used to using certain tools when cooking regardless of my experience or knowledge.  I was recently asked by Home Complete to review several of their products which I was more than glad to add to my list of kitchen gadgets.  These three items included the Spiralizer Spiral Slicer, an Ice Ball Maker Mold, and the Digital Meat Thermometer.

Hamptons Lane Monthly Box Review and #Giveaway

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        Now I will take pretty much any opportunity I can to review anything and everything kitchen/food related.  I cook meals from scratch at least five days a week for my family.  Not only do I love to cook and eat but I come from a strong background of 10+ years in restaurant training.  I consider myself to be pretty particular about what I feed my family as well as the gadgets I use to prepare those meals.  I especially love showing off these skills cooking anything gourmet for my friends and family!


Sweet Nectar of Summer @MOON_Blogs #Giveaway Event

3 Winners
2 Pair of Nectar Sunglasses (excluding Didymium)
Vinyl Decal
Drink Koozie
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

With Summer starting and the kids roaring to go, I can tell you...Do NOT miss the new How to Train Your Dragon 2!!

Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation's beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements. The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless.

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.
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Against the Grain Cat Food Review

        We are very obviously big animal lovers in my household as we currently have two dogs, a cat, a snake and our latest edition two bearded dragons.  I'm sure we could lessen the stress levels in our house if we didn't have all these pets but the same thing could be said about the crazy kids!  These pets are our family and we do everything we can to take care of them.


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