Basher History Books: Funny & Educational Kids Books

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At our school's recent book fair, my 10 year old picked up this book: Basher History:  States & Capitals - United We Stand ($8.09, Amazon).  He's in 5th grade and will be learning all of the states and capitals this year so I thought it was great that he bought this.  Colorful and animated, I wasn't surprised either - this book actually makes … [Read more...]

Whoa. Seriously Awesome Deal for a Jawbone UP (like a Fitbit) – 10 Hours Only!

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Happened to spot this deal on Staples.com when I was there looking for something else.  I forgot that Staples has these one-day deals that can be especially awesome during the holidays (I got my boys iPad Minis last year there at $50 each on this deal!) So the Jawbone UP, which is like a FitBit in that it tracks your activity and sleep, is … [Read more...]

One of my Fav New Beauty Products: Essence of Beauty Body Oil

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Awhile back, I received some beauty products from CVS from a line I had never heard of before:  their Essence of Beauty line.  I had never heard of it and it took me awhile to plunge in.  A couple of the products have really stood out for me: The Essence of Beauty Eucalyptus with Mint Body Oil ($9.99)  is just divine.  It smells amazing (I've … [Read more...]

For Your Next Game Night: Try #TheSelfieGame

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A good friend came for a visit last week. A couple of us got together and tried out the latest from USAopoly, the Selfie Game. Previously, I had tried and loved their game Tapple so I was intrigued to check out this latest.  Honestly, I didn't think this game would be as fun as it was!  This game reminded me a lot about Apples to Apples but with … [Read more...]

Boot Obsessed #FashionFriday

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Best thing about the fall? Boots! I'm a warm weather girl but that's the one consolation prize I can be happy about with the colder weather coming. My favorite pair of boots are these Jane Strappy's from Frye ($398) and I've had them for 3 years now and wear them regularly. I have another dark brown pair that I wear from LandsEnd.com that is … [Read more...]

Quick Relief with the New AdvilŽ Film-Coated #FastAdvil

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I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting AdvilŽ Film-Coated and I received a free sample of AdvilŽ Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil Before I even jump into this post, I wanted to say that yes, this is a sponsored post because normally I … [Read more...]

Learning About Eating Paleo & a Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free Too)

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My latest search for healthy eating & a way to help curb some autoimmune issues lead me to spending last week reading all about the Paleo diet. I'm sure you guys have heard about Paleo, otherwise known as the Caveman diet? I have always steered clear because I'm a former vegetarian who doesn't eat a ton of meat so it didn't seem like a good fit … [Read more...]

Beautiful Children’s Book: God Made Light #GodMadeLight

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This beautiful children's book God Made Light ($14.99, Amazon) was written by my blogger friend Jessica's husband. If you're at all religious, this is a gorgeous book that brings faith and love together with colorful illustrations and words that children can understand.  I just love the positive message that this book shares.  It would make a … [Read more...]

Gifts for the Doctor Who Fan #doctorwho

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Our family hit up our local Spirit Halloween shop last weekend.  In search of costumes for my boys, it wasn't long before I found myself in the adult section looking at goodies for me. I frozen at the end cap that held a huge amount of Doctor Who costume ideas!  I've recently gotten into the show thanks to my Netflix streaming addition and am … [Read more...]