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Perfect for the holiday: Extra Large Picnic Blanket!

It’s soccer season here and that means soccer practice and games several nights per week – usually on a somewhat soggy soccer field.  I recently received this great large picnic blanket in exchange for my honest opinion and I am so happy that I did!

This extra-large picnic blanket is available on Amazon and features a lovely fleece cotton plaid side and a plush, waterproof side that makes sitting on the damp grass something that isn’t horrible.  Now Miss LadyBug and I can sit in comfort without worrying about getting our clothes wet and that is something to smile about for sure!  I also love that it folds up small to a similar size of a purse with a handy Velcro layer – and more on that, it is EASY to fold up, unlike others that I have tried.  I did a quick review video on this great portable picnic blanket and I recommend you check it out for yourself – you will love it for sure!

You can pick this picnic blanket up on Amazon right now for around $35 (check prices, they change often) and at that price, it also makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift.  I cannot wait to take our new plush picnic blanket to sit on while we watch the fireworks this weekend!

My Little Pony Fans will LOVE this new Cutie Mark Quests DVD

My girls are HUGE My Little Pony fans – okay, fine – I’ll admit it: I am, too!  (My favorite Pinkie Pie, how about you??)  Today the all-new My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Cutie Mark Quests hits the stores and you won’t want to miss this fun DVD featuring more episodes about our favorite ponies, pegasi (Pegasuses??), unicorns, alicorns and baby dragon!  In these episodes, the Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle) head on some fun adventures with our favorite friendship group of Twilight, Pinkie Pie, Apple Jack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Rainbow Dash. 

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic  Cutie Mark Crusaders

The episodes on this fun My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Cutie Mark Quests DVD include:

  • The Show Stoppers
  • The Return Of Harmony, Part 1
  • The Return Of Harmony, Part 2
  • Cutie Markless, Part 1
  • Cutie Markless, Part 2

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic  Cutie Mark Crusaders

Miss LadyBug broke her foot a little more than a week ago, so while we waited for her cast, she hung out at home instead of daycamp.  When your foot is broken and you’re six – there isn’t much to do to keep you entertained so she was super happy to have Cutie Mark Quests around to watch!  She told me that her favorite episodes were Cutie Markless Parts 1 and 2 because the ponies stumbled upon a town where the ponies were, (gasp!) without cutie marks!

If you have a My Little Pony fan in your life, you will want to pick up this great new DVD from Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory for sure!  It has a suggested price of just under $15, but I saw it this week for less on Amazon!  You can also pick it up on



Comfort with Summer Style Bandelettes Giveaway

Comfort with Summer Style Bandelettes Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Bandelettes

Hosted by:  Savory Savings 

Co-hosted by: Michigan Saving & More

Bandelettes Summer Style Comfort Giveaway June 29 - July 13

Summer weather means cute summer dresses, skirts and more – and for any ladies, that also means that uncomfortable feeling of your thighs rubbing together.  Usually that leads to all sorts of crazy attempts at comfort like layering shorts, leggings or Spanx under our outfits but those options can often lead to you being even more uncomfortable! But now there is a chic, lightweight and comfortable way to deal with that problem!  Krista over at Savory Savings had the chance to check out Bandelettes, an attractive and comfortable option to eliminate that uncomfortable feeling of your thighs touching skin-to-skin!

How would you like to a win a set of Bandelettes to protect your thighs and add some style to your wardrobe?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Bandelette giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from June 29 through July 13, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, 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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Keep Mosquitoes at Bay with the Mosquitno Natural Bug Repellent!

Ever since I moved to Wisconsin, you would hear people say they were going “up north” for the weekend.  It doesn’t matter where in the state you live, you are always going “up north”.  For us, that usually means the Wisconsin Dells general area for some waterpark and camping fun.  I should clarify, by camping, I mean: renting a cabin that has cable and air conditioning that happens to be located in a heavily wooded area.  Okay, fine – it isn’t much for camping, but we are in the woods and that means mosquitos and bug – I hate using powerful bug sprays with harmful chemicals (like DEET), so I try to opt for a more natural bug repellent.  I just received an assortment of Mosquitno natural bug repellent products in exchange for my honest opinion.

Mosquitno Natural Bug Repellent

What did I think of the Mosquitno Natural Bug Repellent products?

As I mentioned I don’t like sprays because of the chemicals that go into that that are both known dangerous and those that just haven’t been studied enough for us to know much about.  I also hate spraying aerosols (we did a project in the third grade about the deterioration of the ozone and aerosol cans and since then, it’s all I can think about when I see a can like that!) and spraying chemicals on my child so that they inhale some also seems like a bad idea.  What I love about the Mosquitno bug repellent products are that they are super kid and family-friendly to use.  They come in easy to use bug repellent bracelets and even easier to use bug repellent stickers!

Mosquitno Natural Bug Repellent

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Will You Ask Quaker to #ConcealorReveal? Ask them to Just Label It!

I don’t know about you, but I like to be “in the know” on a lot of things, especially on things I am giving to my family to use or eat.  As it turns out, I am not alone.  A recent survey showed that 81% of moms surveyed said they would be less likely to purchase products from a brand known to use GMO ingredients in their products.  I know, I am one of those moms – I am concerned how many GMO crops use glyphosate as their herbicide of choice – my biggest concern with this particular herbicide?  Well, the World Health Organization has listed glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen – and for me, even just possible makes it something I want to avoid until I know for sure one way or the other, it’s why I choose to feed as much organic, non-GMO products to my family as possible.

#ConcealorReveal ask Quaker to Just Label It

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Take some Me-Time with Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats

While I love summer for all it has to offer, I have to admit: it can be stressful, too!  I mean, the kids are out of school – but I’m not off work and have to balance running them to day camp, getting to work, remembering if it is soccer, swim or tennis night and then getting dinner into them while on the go.  It is a wonderful, but busy, busy, BUSY life and sometimes I like to take a little me-time.  Sometimes that me-time is a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a good book or it may be hanging in my room, reading a book (notice a theme??) with a wonderfully relaxing candle.  The thing with that is, I have two cats – one a rambunctious kitten and the other, an elderly blind cat who runs into everything.  Either way – candles are getting knocked down and that means an open flame is a no-no.  That is why I love candle melts since they are a safe alternative!  I received an assortment of candle melts from Sweet Candles Melts & Bath Treats in exchange for my honest opinion.

What did I think of the candle melts from Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats?

I love when I can get great products from small businesses – it means a lot to me as a small business owner, myself, to i others in that way – so that we can support one another in a positive way.  The other reason I love getting things from small businesses is that they are usually higher quality products.  The candle melts from Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats are AMAZING!  She makes them in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors (seriously go and look at all the fun shapes and envision the gift baskets or favors you could do with these!) in it is obviously in small batches as they are wonderfully unique and oh-so-fragrant in only the way small-batch making allows.  I received three amazing scents that when put into a wax melter (I use the pod warmer from Gold Canyon – they sell empty pods and these work perfectly with that!) fill the room with their scents!  Each one is unique and different and has a perfect time/place!Sweet Candle Melts Scandalous

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Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats Giveaway

Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats Giveaway

Hosted by: Savory Savings 
Sponsored by:  Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats

Sweet Candle Melts Giveaway June 22 - July 6

It is said that our sense of smell makes a significant impact on our emotions in our day to day lives.  From being able to get stressed out (something has died in the fridge, but you can't find it and people are coming over for dinner TONIGHT!) to being able to relax (hello, relaxing bath scents!) – scent IS very important and using it to relax is important.  Krista over at recently had a chance to test out some wickless candle melts from Sweet Candle Melts & Bath Treats and loved them – be sure to mosey on over there to see why she loved them most!

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