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Perfect Valentine’s Sweets from Your Favorite Candy Store: See’s

February 14 is coming up fast and that means both the girls and I need to get our Valentines in order! We definitely like to celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house and make it fun with special treats and well-thought out notes of appreciation and love.  Sometimes on the actual day, we will leave little surprises for each other throughout the house – so I hit one of my favorite candy stores to pick up some surprises for the hubby and my girls (with the help of a gift card sent by See’s Candies for my honest opinion!). 

Sees Candy Store Valentine Ideas

If you are fortunate enough to live near a See’s candy store, I recommend you head in – they have up some beautiful displays for Valentine’s Day that will get your heart pumping and your stomach rumbling for tasty treats that will delight both you and your Valentines.  The good news is, even if there isn’t a See’s candy store near you, you can order online and right now you can lock in either $5 flat rate shipping, or free shipping on orders over $55!

Of course either in-store or online, you can pick up one of these beautiful one-pound box of chocolates that will make anyone swoon.  Of course, they also have a wonderful and vast assortment of chocolates and caramels that will fit nearly any budget and any candy lover for sure!

If you are looking for fun Valentines for the kids or something small for teachers, coworkers or for a random act of kindness (my favorite thing to do on Valentine’s Day!), I love the classic See’s lollypops as everyone really feels they are getting a special treat!  And right now, you can also pick up these See’s lollypop Valentines that are fun and festive for the holiday!  Available in Butterscotch, Chocolate, Vanilla and a seasonal Cinnamon – there is a lollypop for all!

Sees Candies Valentines Day Ideas Candy Store

I decided that for my special Valentines at home, I would do a cute little assortment of goodies from See’s to make them smile.  Some lollypops, chocolate hearts (yum!) and even delicious sour hearts (I can’t promise these will make it to Valentine’s Day – they smell AMAZING!). 

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, when you think of your sweet, considering giving them a sweet from See’s!  These special treats have stood the test of time, are thoughtful and super yummy!  Learn more by following See’s candy store on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!


Generate New Conversations with the Personality Profile App

I remember when Facebook was new (especially coming from my love of MySpace!) and using it only once in a great while to make a status update or complain about course loads (at that time, you had to have a college email address to join!).  Then they opened it up to more people and eventually brands and I started to like and follow my favorite authors, brands, bloggers and more – so that I would have access to the cool stuff they were sharing.  But I’ve wondered, in my nearly 10 years of Facebook use, what does my history of “likes” say about me?  Well friends, now there is an app for that! 

You Are What you Like Personality Profile App on FB is an app that takes a peek at your likes on Facebook and estimates your personality profile.  Put together by Cambridge University, a worldwide-known institution, your results will perhaps put a new perspective in view for you!  What’s even more fun, is that you can share your results on your wall (if you want) and use those results to find your personality matches (or on the flip side, those you may clash with!). 

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Valentine’s Day Idea: YumEarth Organic Lollipops

Valentine ’s Day is right around the corner and that means it is time for our annual Valentine’s party!  Each year, we let invite our girls’ friends over for a sweetheart sleepover while their parents enjoy a night out without worrying about a babysitter!  While we definitely like to have fun treats – we do try to minimize sweets and treats.  The one we like to keep on hand for parties is YumEarth organic lollipops!  These tasty organic lollipops are free from gluten, dyes, tree-nuts, peanuts, dairy and animal by-products.  Meaning these are allergy-friendly and vegan safe!  I love that we can offer a fun treat that the kids will love and their parents, too!

YumEarth Organic Lollipops for Valentine's Day

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Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove coming to Milwaukee in February!


Hey Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin readers!  I am excited to share this news with you: Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove is coming to Milwaukee in February!  If you have one (or more!) Disney fans in your house, you will not want to miss this magic show on ice!  Held at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (formerly the US Cellular Arena), the Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove show is only here for four days.  I’m receiving tickets for my family to go in exchange for my opinion, I hope you will join us there!

Disney on Ice


  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7 PM CST
  • Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7 PM CST
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11 AM CST, 3 PM CST and 7 PM CST
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1 PM CST and 5 PM CST

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Janiebee Handmade Quilted Nap Mat Giveaway!

Janiebee Nap Mat Giveaway!

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Budget Earth

Sponsored by: Janiebee

Janiebee Quilted Nap Mat Giveaway Jan 21 - Feb 4

Daycare, preschool, kindergarten and sleepovers – all times kiddos need to sleep somewhere other than home.  For Krista over at Savory Savings, her youngest daughter cannot sleep without being snuggly, so a quality nap mat for school was in order.  She recently was able to review a beautiful boutique nap mat from Janiebee and shared her thoughts in a review!

Would you like to win a beautiful nap mat from Janiebee (any boutique mat up to $119.99)?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Janiebee from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from January 21 through February 4, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Beautiful Handmade Quilted Nap Mats from Janiebee

Since she was a baby, Miss LadyBug has been my cuddly girl.  The one who really, super loved being swaddle, held tightly and snuggled into blankets.  This has carried on with her and even now, the kiddo cannot sleep without a blanket.  At school, they take naps and we need to send a nap mat in, the problem is, many are just a mat, no blanket and counting on a small child to keep track of their mat, blanket and maybe a pillow (plus getting the teacher to agree to storing all that!) can be tricky.  So when we received the beautiful, quilted nap mat from Janiebee, I knew we had a winning combination!

Janiebee Quilted Nap Mat

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Valentine Sweet Notes from Lovable Labels – SO CUTE!

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and if your kids are anything like mine, they are already thinking about their Valentine’s cards and what they will look like and who will get one.  My Miss Goose loves to have meaningful cards for her Valentines each year and spends a ton of time crafting special messages to her friends to let them know how important each one is to her (she’s a bit mushy like that!).  So this year, I am loving that not only can she do that, but with the help of Lovable Labels, she can really go above and beyond by using their beautiful Valentine Sweet Notes!

Lovable Labels Valentine Sweet Note

The Valentine Sweet Notes from Lovable Labels come in six colorful, double-sided and stunning paper designs.  Each pack contains eight notes that are personalized with the name of the giver and ready to be written on or simply handed out.  At just $5 for a pack, you are getting a lovely pack of memories that the recipients will treasure for years! 

Now this works for us since Miss Goose has a small classroom, but for Miss LadyBug, whose classroom is larger, we’ll get a pack so she can do special cards for her teachers and some to her closest pals!  If you want to get in on these super sweet cards, act fast – they are only here until February 13, 2015 at this incredible price!  Be sure to check out all of the Lovable Labels Valentine Sweet Notes and other amazing personalized products (like waterproof labels, canning labels, safety products and so much more!) by visit the Lovable Labels website or by visiting them on Facebook and Twitter!