Jan 052013

Smoobee No Cry Brush

Detangling brush by Smoobee

Before Bubbles turned one she loved bath time.  Toys, splashing – what’s not to love?  But as she got older and her hair grew longer she started to like bath time less and less.  She did not enjoy the process of washing her hair, but she really did not like what came after – brushing.  Bath time quickly turned into me trying to wrestle her into the tub long enough to wash her and her hair, while trying to keep her from clawing her way out.  Fun, right?

At ABC Kids earlier this year, however, I learned about a new product called the Smoobee.  It claimed to be a “magic, No Cry Brush”.  I’m a bit of a skeptic – especially when items call themselves magic – and thought the brush was probably for polite, well-mannered children that loved to sit like Rapunzel and have her hair brushed.  During every hair wash adventure, though, it kept popping into my head.  I wondered if the claims were true and decided the only way to know for sure was to try it. Continue reading »

Dec 222012

Reverse Charades Board Game

RETROPlay's Reverse Charades Party Game

If you’re looking for some family fun this holiday season you’ve found it!  A new game called Reverse Charades by RETROPlay will have the entire family laughing and on the edge of their seats.  There aren’t many games that everyone from your tweens to their grandparents can play at the same time and have so much fun.  And if your kids are elementary school-aged they don’t have to miss out;  Reverse Charades Junior is perfect for them.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide - RETROPlay's Reverse Charades

Reverse Charades is a new take on an old classic.  Instead of one person acting out the charades clues for their team to guess – the entire team acts out the clues for one person to guess.  This keeps the game play moving quickly and also engages more people at one time.  No more waiting for a bunch of people to go each time before you get another turn acting.  Both Reverse Charades and Reverse Charades Junior come with 720 words so your group can play for hours without missing a beat. Continue reading »

Dec 212012

This post brought to you by Edwards. All opinions are 100% mine.

Edwards Crème Pies

Edwards Premium Pies

I love to bake and cook for the holidays but sometimes you’re invited to a last minute party or you’re running behind schedule and you just don’t have time to whip up your favorite recipes.  Edwards Crème pies make a great option for those occassions!  This time of year I’ve been known to keep one in the freezer in case guests stop by unexpectedly.  And when you buy a pie this month, Edwards will donate $1 to Toys For Tots – it’s a win-win!

This year Edwards is also making it easy to stay in touch with friends and family near and far.  You can visit their holiday site and send a holiday e-card.  The card includes a coupon for both you and the receipient.  The site is quick and easy to use and you can send multiple cards at once. Continue reading »

Jul 232012

Have a little one or know someone that does?  Then you’ll love this Bloggers Giving Back Baby Bash hosted by Makobi Scribe and MomVantage.  The inspiration for this hop was a little different than most; all the participating bloggers are encouraged to give back to their community in some way.  While shopping for a friend’s upcoming baby shower the other day, I picked up a few extras (pacis, bottles, etc.) and will be making a donation later this week.


I’m VERY excited to be giving away a BRITAX Baby Carrier in your choice of colors!  You could choose the BRITAX Baby Carrier in either Black or Navy (MSRP $129.99) OR in Organic Tan  (MSRP $139.99).  You’ll also receive a matching Seat Extender Insert (MSRP $24.99 and $26.99). Continue reading »

Jul 152012

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you that my family was playing a lot of NCAA Football 12 to gear up for the release of #NCAAFootball13.  And now it’s here!  It released last Thursday and after work I headed over to pick a copy up.  If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught my tweet with a picture of all the EA Sports NCAA Football 13 games that were on display.

#NCAAFootball13 Walmart Release

#NCAAFootball13 Walmart Release

After picking up our copy for the PS3 it was time for the rest of my shopping list.  In addition to a few regular grocery items, I needed a few things for dinner that night, plus lots of snacks for while we played.  You can view my Google+ Album to see my entire shopping trip. Continue reading »