Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

As a blogger I get a ton of emails this time of year from brands and PR people wanting me to include things in holiday gift guides. I also see a lot of random things as I surf the internet myself, see and hear commercials, and the like. What I want to know from you is what you love and/or hate about holiday gift guides on blogs. What kinds of … Continue Reading →
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

I was watching The Chew the other day and Carla Hall, one of my favorite chefs, made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark (here is Carla’s original recipe). Now I do not have a very big sweet tooth but others in my family do. And, once you add peanut butter and peanuts to the mix they go crazy. So I decided to try and make this recipe. The Chocolate Peanut Butter … Continue Reading →
MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

There are all kinds of subscription box services these days but this one, MakeCrate, is particularly fun and educational! If you have kids that are love to make things, create, things, and love the science and fun behind it then this is the program for them. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is such an exciting thing for so many kids and adults. I think it is popular because it can … Continue Reading →
Send Mom a Gift for Mother’s Day from GourmetGiftBaskets.com! PLUS GIVEAWAY

Send Mom a Gift for Mother’s Day from GourmetGiftBaskets.com! PLUS GIVEAWAY

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s not too late to send Mom a gift though with the help of GourmetGiftBaskets.com (disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, opinions are my own). They offer a wide variety of gifts for you to pick from and can ship it directly to your mom. How about a pretty box, which is reusable too, filled with lots of soft cookies in different flavors? … Continue Reading →
3D Coin Art – A Puzzle, Bank, and Model All in One – Plus Giveaway #3DCoinArt

3D Coin Art – A Puzzle, Bank, and Model All in One – Plus Giveaway #3DCoinArt

Growing up my dad collected coins, nothing super expensive, but I was always fascinated when he got out his coin collecting books. At some point I got my own coin books and started collecting my own. It was like a treasure hunt for me all the time looking at coins to find the ones I still needed for my collection or ones for my dad’s. Then many years later my … Continue Reading →
Personalized Playing Cards and More Offers

Personalized Playing Cards and More Offers

Need a fun gift for someone who has just about everything? Shutterfly (disclosure: I’m an affiliate) has decks of playing cards that you can customize with your own image! We have lots of birthdays in the summer months in our family and this would be great for several of the people on my shopping list. Most of my family loves playing cards as well which is why this would be … Continue Reading →
Educational Toys – Suggestions and Infographic

Educational Toys – Suggestions and Infographic

This week’s infographic is about educational toys. While the twins are a bit young for most toys, it is still something I am already thinking of as their grandma. When my son (the twins daddy) was young I really tried to purchase toys that were not only fun but also educational. Many toys can become educational if you use your imagination as well. I think math and literacy are the … Continue Reading →
Celebrating a First Mother’s Day

Celebrating a First Mother’s Day

Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post by 1800Flowers, opinions are my own. Celebrating a first Mother’s Day is a major event and this year my sweet daughter-in-law, Caitlan, is experiencing it! She is a young mom but doing such a fabulous job handling not just one newborn but two! My beautiful twin granddaughters are less than two months old and Caitlan is an amazing mommy to them. There … Continue Reading →
Tech Gifts for Mom – Everyday Tech Talk Links and Show Replay

Tech Gifts for Mom – Everyday Tech Talk Links and Show Replay

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This week on Everyday Tech Talk we discussed tech gifts for mom since Mother’s Day is coming up very soon. Not just gifts for the techy or geeky moms, but for all moms because technology is getting easier for everyone these days. You … Continue Reading →
8 Fun Holiday Gifts Under $20

8 Fun Holiday Gifts Under $20

Many of need inexpensive gifts for holiday gift giving games. Today I searched and found eight fun holiday gifts that are all under $20 each from Uncommon Goods (disclosure – links are affiliate links). There is a little something for everyone on the list. These gifts are sure to be a fun way to enjoy your holiday! State Slate Cheese Boards Serve up some state pride at your next soiree … Continue Reading →