Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Pillow Pets

Does your kids like pillows and stuffed animals? Is their bed covered in both of them? I know that my kids love both and their beds have a bunch of both on them. But a wonderful solution to this problem is getting them a Pillow Pet. It is a wonderful mix of a stuffed animal and pillow which makes it great for trips, daycares, sleepovers and more. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: AcuRite Weather Station

With the weather changing in Ohio it seemed like the perfect time to set up our AcuRite Weather System. I am very excited to have this weather system at the house because it measures the temperature and humidity in four separate areas. You are able to see all the reading on the display and each sensor can be labeled for it's location. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Zoonicorn

Do you have a little girl who loves unicorns and everything magical? I know Sweet Pea is a big fan of fairies and unicorns as are most girls her age. She has always loved Tinkerbell and My Little Pony. Now I am so excited to be giving her a Zoonicorn this Christmas! I know you are thinking what is a Zoonicorn? Well they are the cutest little critters to hit the shelves! They are half zebra/ half unicorn plush toy. There are four Zoonicorns in the collection. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Family Game Night with Blue Orange Games

If your family is like ours then you enjoy a good family game night. I know that growing up I enjoyed when my cousins and I would all sit around playing board games. If you are tired of the same old games then you will want to check out all the fun games that blue orange games has to offer. They offer games for everyone in the family aged 3 - adult. I received two games that I know my older three children are going to love! We got Top That and Gigamons which are for ages 6 and up. 

LISTEN: five simple tools to meet your everyday parenting challenges

I'm all about ways to improve my parenting skills. When I was asked to read the book Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges, I was all for it. This book is exactly like the title states, five simple tools to meet your everyday parenting challenges. It is 5 simple, practice tools that will help strengthen your connection with your child, intelligence, cooperation and ability to learn. this book has hundreds of true testaments. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Celia Kaye Book (Giveaway)

I know as a young girl I dreamed of all the adventures I wanted to go on. I have been able to go on a few of them and still dream of others. One adventure that I never thought I would take would be going gluten free with my family. But when it comes to the health of your family you will easily go on any adventure that comes your way.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Spooktacular Tasting Giveaway Hop

Now is the time when the kids start deciding what they will be dressing up as and mom -n- dad start planning the parties and goodies they need. Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life and The More The Merrier, are very excited about all the goodies that Halloween brings! We've teamed up with over 20 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a Food Related prize package of $15 or more for The Spooktacular Tasting Giveaway Hop!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Heavenly Tea Leaves

I have to admit, I've never used tea leaves. If it didn't come packed ready to throw in a cup, then I never had it. I recently got the opportunity to try Heavenly Tea Leaves and they were great. It is a loose leaf tea, which I gotta say, I had no idea how to brew it. Luckily, in the package they gave me, came with instructions for people just like me that have no idea.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas (Brownie Recipe)

One thing that I have always loved is baking for my friends and family. I love experimenting with new flavors and recipes. Nielsen Massey Vanillas allow me to do just that with my baking. I love all the different flavors of vanillas and extracts that Nielsen Massey offers. I also have to say that their Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla is delicious one of my favorites. I recently received their Pure Chocolate Extract to try and made gluten free brownies using. (Recipe Below) The brownies came out delicious, moist and perfect. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Get the Smokey Flavor with Cave Tools

One thing my family loves is grilling out. We love throwing steak, burgers and hot dogs on the grill for a quick and yummy dinner. We love the smokey flavor of meats we get when out at restaurants but was unsure how to achieve the same great flavor at home. I recently received the Cave tools V-Shaped Smoker Box for Mr. Anderson to review. I must say that he was very happy when he opened the smoke to see a smoker for his grill. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Glossique Nail Deco

One thing I love is having my nails done, but one thing I am bad at doing is my nails. I love when they are done and look super cute but I am horrible at painting them and refuse to pay the high prices of a salon to get them done. So typically if you see me my nails will be bare. But for this Halloween season they will not be bare thanks to Glossique Nail Deco


Can you believe that Halloween is at the end of the month? Me either! 
The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island have come together once again to bring you another great and fun giveaway hop! 

Make sure you stop by the other blogs that are participating as well and enter their giveaways!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Updating Holiday Decor with May Arts Ribbon

With the Holidays just around the corner it's time to start thinking about your decor. Is it in need of updating? I know I love my decor just how it is but sometimes a update is good. I decided that this year I will be updating my Christmas wreath by adding a bow. I was always worried about adding a bow because I didn't want it smashed between the screen door and the house door. But I recently received some beautiful ribbon from May Arts Ribbon that I will be using.

Monday, October 3, 2016


My all time favorite Movie Series of all times is The Pirates of the Caribbean! So to say I am excited about the upcoming release is a understatement! So please join me and my excitement with viewing the new sneak peak of the upcoming release!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Linda's Dewberry Lotion

I love lotion! Especially good lotions. Recently I tried Linda's Dewberry Lotion and it has quickly become one of my favorites. It is a thicker lotion than most. I personally am a fan of the thicker lotions. It is also100% gluten free, with a combination of 3 different plant based oils, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

MLP Equestria Girls Everfree Dolls Giveaway Event

With Christmas right around the corner I know a lot of little girls will be asking for the MLP Equestria Girls dolls. I know they are on Sweet Peas Christmas list along with her friends. This is one giveaway you will not want to miss if you have a little girl who loves the MLP Equestria Girls!

Welcome to the MLP Equestria Girls, Legend of Everfree 5 Doll Giveaway!

Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LEGO KidsFest Coming to Cleveland, OH (Giveaway)

One thing that my children love is building with LEGO's and I must say that I enjoy it as well. I love how you can use your imagination and create something that is completely you. You don't have to follow a manual you can just build whatever you want. My children usually enter a LEGO display in the local county fair every year as well. When my boys heard that the LEGO KidsFest was coming to Ohio they were super excited and have been asking to go. I can't wait to surprise them with going to this wonderful event!

Award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Cleveland!
New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running Nov.4-6, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Motorola Solutions

When it comes to my families safety I am all about the best and I am sure you are the same way. I mean we spend day and night trying to keep our families safe. So what do you do when there is bad weather and you find yourself without any means of communication? Do you have a plan for such an occurrence? I know my family did not until recently. We all rely on our cell phones and don't really think about "what if" the cell phone tower goes down then what? How will you communicate with people or get weather updates? That is a problem my family no longer has to worry about thanks to the Motorola Solutions Talkabout T480 Walkie Talkies.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Jackpot Candles

I am big fan of candles and love having my home smelling wonderful and inviting. With having asthma I have a hard time getting candles that do not bother me. Luckily I have discovered that soy candles do not bother my asthma. Though certain strong scents whether made with soy wax or not still do bother me so I am cautious when picking out my scents. My newest candle that I am currently burning and have fallen in love with is a Jackpot Candles Warm Apple Pie.  I love how this candle makes my house smell like there is apple pie cooking in the oven. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Have a Bite to Eat of this Frightful Treat - Jack Skellington Cookies

It's time to get into the Halloween spirit by creating yummy treats at home with your family. Homemade decorative sugar cookies are the perfect treat for this ghoulish season! Here is a recipe for delicious Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies courtesy of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts:

Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies
makes 18 cookies