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How to find the right bike carrier for your car

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Going cycling is a great family activity, and if you need a new, or maybe even your first bike carrier, here’s a tried-and-tested guide that will help you make the right choice.

Get the right rack

It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But because there are lots of different bike carriers and racks available, choosing the right one can be a tricky decision.

Generally speaking, there are three different styles of bike carrier available; the rear rack, the roof rack and the towpoint mounted rack. The rear rack clips around the trunk of your car, the roof rack attaches to the roof bars on the car and the towpoint rack is attached to the tow bar and travels behind the car, not on the car, as the other two styles do. Continue reading

Brick Fest Live – Milwaukee October 17 – 18 LEGO FUN!

If you are in or around the Milwaukee-area, I have a fun family activity for you to do October 17 and 18!  Brick Fest Live!  This super fun event will let you build, imagine and be inspired by others’ imaginations in one giant area full of LEGOS!!

There will be more than 1 MILLION LEGOS there for fun and entertainment – including a LEGO derby, mosaics on the walls and even LEGO mini-golf!  This is definitely a family fun activity that you won’t want to miss!
LEGO Brick Fest Live Milwaukee Oct 17-18

I know our two girls are huge LEGO fans (in fact, as I type this, they are building a LEGO set together that Miss Goose got for her birthday.  When I showed them the Brick Fest Live video, they were so jazzed about all the building fun they could have that I thought they would fall over from it! Continue reading

Eco Products Subscription Box – Love Goodly

I love finding eco-friendly and eco-conscious products, but sometimes the price leads me to sticking with what I know instead of trying something new for fear of the “what if I don’t like it?” question lurking in the back of my mind.  Fortunately, a new eco products monthly subscription box, Love Goodly, is helping me change all that and showing me new and awesome eco products every other month!  I received the Love Goodly monthly subscription box in exchange for my honest opinion.

Eco Products Subscription Box - Love Goodly Continue reading

International Coffee Day & a Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Happy International Coffee day!  If you are like me (and let’s be honest, so many others!), you start your day with coffee.  Coffee can be a delicious and wonderful way to start your day – perhaps you enjoy a few moments with your cup of coffee while reading the latest news or catching up on what’s happening in your friends and family’s lives.  For me, I am usually gulping it as I run out the door to get the carpool going while wrangling kids into the SUV, but hey, that’s just me!

Soon I will sharing with you my newest quick brew coffee secret weapon (psst…it’s the Ninja Coffee Bar!) but to buy you time, I am so excited to share this Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe in honor of International Coffee day!  It is bold, delicious and oh-so-warming!  It is like having fall in a cup – swoon!

The recipe lays out for you just how easy it is to use the Ninja Coffee Bar and I have to tell you, if I can use it, so can you!

In the meantime…. Happy Internal Coffee Day and enjoy this recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe featuring the Ninja Coffee Bar.

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(photo credit: Ninja Coffee Bar)


The Mutts Winter Diaries – a Fun Read & a Giveaway

One of my fondest memories as a little girl was grabbing the paper from my mom when she was done and reading the comics and one of my favorites has always been a quirky strip about two friends that showcase the beauty and nuance among those that while outwardly different, being similar inside.  I am so excited to tell you that now you can get a big Mutts comic fix with the all new The Mutts Winter Diaries book!  And don’t just take it from me about how this is a fun (and funny!) book – check out what my 8-year-old daughter had to say about this new book!

 Mutts Comics new book cover #mutts Continue reading

Be a Gift Giving Super Star with Gift Baskets

I love gift giving, the thing is, I do not always have as much time to put together the big, beautiful thoughtful gifts that I dream up in my mind and then I end up being lame and getting a gift card.  But now I have discovered and they sent me a lovely lavender themed gift basket in exchange for my honest opinion.

#gift #giftbasket

This lavender themed gift basket comes with the following items all wrapped up beautifully (with a bow!) in a reusable basket:

  • Tazo Passion tea
  • Lavender shower gel
  • Soothing lavender body lotion
  • Luxurious lavender bath bar
  • Lacey’s toffee cookies

Lovely Lavender Gift basket from AmeriGiftBaskets Continue reading