Great Homemade Play Dough Recipe!

My two older children LOVE playing with Play Dough.  "Real" Play Doh gets tough and frankly it smells weird.  My kids will play with the real stuff, but they prefer my homemade play dough. It is super easy and lasts for months when kept in an airtight container. Mix 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup of salt, 1 T cream of tartar Add one package of unsweetened Kool-Aid (this is fun because kids can pick their own color of Kool-Aid) Then add one cup of boiling water Knead and add more flour as needed. Easy!     … [Read more...]

Socks4Life Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Quality Socks for the Whole Family! What are these socks all about? Socks4Life carry only the best brands and models of socks on the market. If you're shopping online for quality socks, we definitely have what you're looking for. We are committed to offering you the finest socks at great prices while providing exceptional customer service. Why buy from Socks4Life? Free Shipping on All Orders Over $50 No Sales Tax-Sales tax will only be added to orders being sent to the state of Indiana. Money Back Guarantee Enjoy 100% Secure Shopping Customer Service is #1 to us Easy … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

I can't believe this picture is 2 1/2 years old!  They still sit together and look at books! … [Read more...]

Bobby Long’s “A Winter’s Tale” Review & Giveaway CLOSED

This April, let British singer-songwriter-guitarist, Bobby Long, spin you A Winter Tale (ATO Records) with his much anticipated debut album. Best known as the writer behind the song “Let Me Sign,” which was sung by Robert Pattinson and featured in the movie Twilight, Bobby creates memorable melodies with hauntingly poetic lyrics. Already creating a buzz in 2011, he performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on February 3rd to rave reviews. This review is courtesy of my husband,  Father Geek. Bobby Long's “A Winter's Tale” Has Depth, Soul In my opinion, folk music is hard to pull … [Read more...]

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader DVD Giveaway CLOSED

Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ epic world in this third installment of the beloved The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy-adventure series when THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER sails into Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on April 8th. Imagination comes to life with stunning special effects that bring the vast oceans and sprawling landscapes to life.  The release comes just in time for Easter, making the family favorite a perfect gift for kids of all ages. Precocious siblings Lucy (Georgie Henley, The Chronicles of … [Read more...]

Finlandia Cheese Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Finlandia Cheese comes from.......big surprise.....Finland. Many name brand cheese from the U.S. (I won't name names) acquire the milk to make their cheese from big industrialized dairy farms.  Cows are feed and injected with hormones to produce the most milk as possible.  Ick.  It doesn't make for the most appetizing cheese does it?  I prefer my milk and cheese without added growth hormones and antibiotics.  Doesn't everyone? Finlandia cheese comes from "the purest milk in Europe with no added hormones.  The milk comes from small dairy farmers where the average farm has 20 cows and all are … [Read more...]

Veggie Tales ‘Twas the Night Before Easter Winner

The winner of their own copy of Veggie Tales 'Twas the Night Before Easter DVD is #279- Sindy Thanks to all those who entered! … [Read more...]


  Tangled features Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a young girl hidden away from the world by her overprotective mother, Gothel. Rapunzel dreams of discovering what the world holds, when suddenly Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi), a caddish drifter stumbles into her life. They strike a deal and Flynn agrees to lead her through the forest and find the hidden strength she never knew. Tangled hits shelves March 29th! My family loved this movie.  I didn't get a chance to see it, but my oldest (a boy) loved it.  It appears to be a girl movie, but has content that is also appealing to boys. The … [Read more...]

The 5th Quarter Movie Ticket Giveaway

The winner of The 5th Quarter ticket prize pack is #50- Ronalee Duncan … [Read more...]

Neutrogena Beauty Prep Spring Review

  “Beauty Prep for that Long-Awaited First Day of Spring” After this wallop of a winter, it’s time to embrace any little hint that spring is on its way! Introducing, three new Neutrogena Cosmetics- to help you get ready for a prettier, brighter and rosier spring!   What’s even more exciting about these three new products is that they are each formulated with superior technologies or formulas from Neutrogena skincare – so not only do they provide beautiful coverage, but they work to improve skin’s overall look and feel, over time. New! Neutrogena Healthy Skin® Compact Foundation … [Read more...]

Acacia’s Core Fusion Bootcamp DVD Review

Exhale Core Fusion Bootcamp A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa with locations around the US. Now you can get the same results at home with workouts from Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. Boot Camp is a heart-pumping cardio and strength-training program that does it all. Five fat-blasting segments (just 10 minutes each) give you ripped abs, sculpted arms, shapely legs, and a firm backside while burning calories and working your most important muscle: your heart. To make the most of this program, … [Read more...]

ToiletTree Fogless Shower Mirror Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Look your best by taking care of your face in your shower. This patent pending mirror is guaranteed not to fog in the shower. Other fogless shower mirrors just don't work. No more suction cups falling off the wall! Our removable, soft silicone adhesive secures the mirror to all shower surfaces and will not damage tiles or shower walls! The mirror conveniently detaches from the bracket so you can easily fill the reservoir before each use. An included self-stored squeegee removes any excess water from the front of your mirror. An adjustable frame makes the mirror accommodating for … [Read more...]

Barber Foods Seasoned Selects Review & $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway CLOSED

Some days are crazy at my house.  With three children ages 18 months, 3 years, and 6 years life moves in fast forward speed.  My eldest son is in kindergarten while my three year old is in preschool, and they each have various additional activities.  Sometimes supper time arrives and I find myself completely at a loss.  Usually I will have plans for supper, but sometimes I just don't have time to do the prep work that is required.    What do I cook?  Imagine me scouring the cupboards and freezer trying to come up with some kind of easy combination.  Dinner Drama!  I really dislike serving my … [Read more...]

Skin MD Review & Giveaway CLOSED

  A shielding lotion does the real work to prevent dry skin in two ways. First, it assists the inner layers of skin to absorb moisture. The humectant (an ingredient that attracts moisture) used in Skin MD Natural is unique to it and has been laboratory tested to be 6 times more effective than any other you will find in common creams. Second, a shielding lotion enhances the power of the top layer of the skin to resist environmental irritants while protecting the inner natural moisture. This can be a big benefit for those who cook, wash dishes and garden because Skin MD Natural … [Read more...]

Are We There Yet? DVD Giveaway CLOSED

America's favorite blended family is back in the neighborhood. Terry Crews and Essence Atkins star in this popular sitcom as a newly married couple adjusting to life as newlyweds and the complexities of raising children, while also dealing with the everyday challenges of romance, friendship and the drama of extended family. Teala Dunn and Coy Stewart co-star as Nick and Suzanne's children, 14-year-old Lindsey and 10-year-old Kevin. Keesha Sharp is Suzanne's best friend and coworker, Gigi, who has a taste for men and the finer things in life. Special guest star, Ice Cube will return as … [Read more...]