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Amazing Birthday Cakes & More from It’z My Party Cakery in Milwaukee

Cake.  It really is the centerpiece of so many celebrations, isn’t it?  And why shouldn’t it be?  It is sweet, delicious and a great way to get people to come together for a common purpose.  Cakes can be big or small, plain or fancy – but it seems to me, cake is always welcome.  If you’ve ever made one, you know how hard it can be to get everything right, from baking evenly to trying to put a sloppy layer of frosting down without ripping it apart.  That last part is why I’ve started to defer the cake making to professionals.  I’ve also learned through all of our theme party adventures, that by having a great cake, the party goes to the next level!  With that, I am excited to tell you about It’z My Party Cakery in Milwaukee

Itz My Party Cakery Unique Cake Birthday Cake

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BLACK+DECKER Mill and Brew Coffee Maker – A great gift!

Coffee.  I’ve told you several times how this is my lifeline in the morning.  For the longest time, I was completely caffeine-free and was able to function without, but since I turned 30, I have struggled more in the morning and at my coffee-junky hubby’s urging, I started out with a small cup of coffee which has now morphed into a large cup of coffee!  What’s more is, because of him I am also a bit of a coffee snob and enjoy freshly ground coffee, but finding the time to grind and brew coffee each morning is tough to do.  So when I received the BLACK+DECKER Mill and Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, my morning coffee took a major step up!

BlackandDecker Coffee Maker 12 cup


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Two New Chicken Soup for the Soul Books to Add to your Holiday List!

Chicken Soup for the Soul booksI have always been a reader – it is rare to find me somewhere without a book handy in case I have a few minutes to read or an app on my tablet at the ready with thousands of books.  One series of books that I have been reading since I was a young tween is the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  I started with the teenage soul series and moved on through the regular ones and then the mom line and now I am fortunate enough to have received the newest on the market: Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias for review.


What did I think of the newest Chicken Soup for the Soul books?

Like I said, I have been reading these books for nearly 20 years, so I was honored to read the two newest and of which have a deep connection to me!  Of course, I am multitasking mom, so that was a shoo-in, but the Alzheimer’s edition holds a special place in my heart as well.  I am a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Wisconsin and see what this debilitating disease can do to people.  I love that all royalties from the sale of this book, will go to the Alzheimer’s Association!  What a beautiful connection!

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Improve your Smile with the Teeth Whitening Kit from Smile Brilliant

I like coffee and I like tea – but both coffee and tea, do not like me.  Or my teeth, really – as they are the two main culprits as to why I need some teeth whitening like mad!  The problem is, so many teeth whitening products out there are uncomfortable to use, difficult to use or only whiten the front of your teeth, but nothing else.  Now I have the  Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening kit that I received for my honest opinion – and my teeth are looking great and you will be amazed at how easy this kit is to use!

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Before and After


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Dean Polarized Sunglasses Giveaway

Dean Polarized Sunglasses Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Ltd. Optics

Hosted by:  Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal

Ltd Optics The Dean Polarized Sunglasses Giveaway October 18 -25

Protecting your eyes from the sun is one of the easiest, yet most important, things you can do for your vision.  Polarized sunglasses offer quality protection that should be among the top of your list that you look for in sunwear.  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review a few stylish pairs of polarized sunglasses from Ltd. Optics and shared her thoughts in a full review!

How would you like to win a pair of The Dean polarized sunglasses from Ltd Optics? If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Ltd. Optics giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from October 18 through October 25, 2014 at 11:59 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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Make Ice Cream in a Fun & Natural Way – Curious Creamery Kickstarter

Any ice cream fans out there?  Me, me, me!  As I got through an elimination diet, one of the foods I cannot have (and seems to be a trigger for me!) is those with lactose – so my favorite creamy treat, ice cream has been out – but hold on to your cones, because I am about to tell you about Curious Creamery – the market’s first at-home, natural ice-cream system that allows anyone with a sweet tooth to make real, premium ice cream in any flavor, in a matter of minutes and even better, it is lactose-free, too!  YES! The Curious Creamery is not only a way to make tasty and natural, lactose-free ice cream, but it is also the perfect after-school or weekend activity for your kids!

Curious Creamery Kickstarter

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The Dean Polarized Sunglasses from Ltd Optics

I am crazy for sunglasses!  I am also crazy hard on them and go through sunglasses like others go through tissues.  Seriously, when we were in Mexico, I managed to break four pairs – it was crazy!  So I try to find the balance between quality sunglasses that will protect my eyes and cheap ones that will fall apart if I sneeze.  But there is another way!  How about a quality pair of polarized sunglasses that well-priced and hold up well?  I received polarized sunglasses from Ltd. Optics in exchange for my honest opinion.

Ltd Optics Polarized Sunglasses in Pink

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