Holiday Gift Idea: Shutterfly Photo Books #SFLYphotobook (Giveaway – closed)


Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Whether it’s to commemorate a special family moment or just capture the everyday memories, snapping photos of our lives is as easy as pulling out the cell phone that we all seem to have right on-hand nowadays. And while sharing pictures online is quick and easy – and […]

Review: Mattel Fijit Friends Newbies


Last year my girls were thrilled when we had the chance to not only review one of Mattel’s new Fijit Friends, but also invite several of their friends over for a fun dance party. They still get our Fijit Friend, Sage, out on a regular basis and dance with her (which reminds me that Sage […]

Review: Costume Supercenter


One of the first questions that comes up after school starts and my kids settle in to their new classes and activities – inevitably will be, “What are you going to be for Halloween?”. It takes a lot of thought and decision-making before they each settle on their choice. In previous years, there would almost […]

Giveaway: $50 Tiny Prints Gift Certificate (CLOSED)

Over the past year, I’ve done a couple of contests for gift certificates to Tiny Prints – a wonderful card and invitation company that provides good-quality, attractive cards that can be personalized with your own message and photos. Last fall I reviewed their holiday cards, and then over the winter, the Valentine’s Day line. And […]

Review and (quick!) Giveaway: (Part 1)


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone’s thoughts turn to greeting cards and fun, creative gift ideas. Whether you’re buying for your significant other, your kids or everyone you care about, it’s easy to get stuck in the same rut of having to decide between candy or stuffed animals. But nowadays there are so […]

Holiday Gift Guide – Review and Giveaway: Christopher Pop-In-Kins


Gift Guide Categories: Gifts for Kids
Like most families, we have our holiday traditions. And they involve what most of you would consider the ‘usual’ ones – going through the Advent calendar every December, or setting out cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve. But thanks to Christopher Pop-In-Kins, we have a wonderful new tradition […]

Review and Giveaway: Tiny Prints


Every year around Thanksgiving time, I drag my husband and three daughters to any one of a number of local photo studios to get holiday pictures taken. The process itself is usually stressful, but somehow we always seem to manage to end up with photos that I love, whether we’re doing a family portrait that […]