Sunday, December 17, 2017

Personalogy Game #Review and #gieaway

Hey all, another review/giveaway I am really behind on! It is for the Personalogy Game. Just in time for the Holidays. This is a really cool game and I want you to read the details below:

Personalogy Party Game 16+ and Personalogy Family Fun 6-11yrs,  LOL, Surprising Personal Trivia Games That's All About You, Your Family, & Friends. The answer to a fun, laughter filled Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Perfect icebreakersstocking stuffers & relationship boosterThe Party game is an instant mixer, perfect for awkward social situations, dinner parties, singles finding love, couples date-night, travel, as a hostess gift, or birthday gift. The Family Fun Game is great for conversation and laughter at family mealtimes, holiday get together's, road-trips, vacations and best of all avoiding the inevitable Family Feud

Personalogy Games made Amazon's Best Seller Top 100 Card Games for 2015. The Family Game received awards in 2017 from National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA, for 2017), Game of the Year (Creative Child Mag, 2017) & Family Product Review (Gold Award).

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Old Cars

So, it finally happened. Your car died. After more than a decade of commuting back and forth to work, carting the kids to practice, and embarking on the occasional cross-country road trip, your beloved vehicle has reached its humble end. It is okay to feel sad. A car is more than just a car. It is almost like a second home. Eventually, however, you will move on. You will buy a slick new set of wheels to fill the void, and life will resume its natural order. But what about that old car, the one sitting in the garage, collecting dust and eating space? Although it might not seem like it, that car can fetch you a pretty penny.  Be it through cash, check, or a tax write-off, that old clunker could really be a pile of money in disguise.

Sell Individual Parts

When you look at your old car, it is tempting to view it as nothing more than a bunch of parts. Sure, the engine might no longer work, but the fenders, the bumpers, and the GPS system all seem perfectly intact. This is certainly a quick way to make a buck or two, but before you go selling off your car piece by piece, there are some factors you should consider.

First of all, you might be wondering “where can I sell car parts for cash?”.  If you’re like most people, your first instinct is going to be to take out an ad on Craigslist or in your local classifieds section. This can certainly get the job done, but something you should keep in mind is that pulling apart a car takes a certain degree of expertise. While certain parts can come off with no trouble, others are a bit more complicated. Diving in without full knowledge leaves you with the risk of damaging the part itself or exposing yourself to toxins therein. The local junkyard might have someone with the chops to safely gut your car, but this could often lead to you not getting your full money’s worth.

Sell it Through a Third Party

Another potential downside to selling off individual parts is that it is virtually impossible to sell them all. Imagine you’re trying to sell a house. Naturally, your house will be comprised of many things with value. Perhaps you have some pristine wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, or a swimming pool out in the backyard. All of these things hold value and in an ideal world you could sell a home like this, piece by piece. But not everything can be sold like this. Eventually you would be left with a shell of a house. Moreover, you still need to sell it and who is in the market for a home without floors? The same logic can be applied to cars.
Finding someone to take that old car off your hands might seem like a hassle, but it can actually be quite easy. There are several services available who offer cash for old cars. Some services even provide quotes online and will come straight to your door to pick up your broken car.

For those of us without the time and the knowhow to remove and sell each part of a car, this is a solid option, particularly for stay at home moms. With a service that takes your old car and leaves you with cash, you will not have to deal with any of the hassle that comes from parting out your car.

Donate the Car to Charity

For those of us not so concerned with recouping our initial spendings from a car, there is always the option to donate it to a charity. Hundreds of charities, both national and local, are willing to accept donations of old, broken, beaten up, and used cars. Some require you to drop the car at a location, while others will tow it away right from your garage. Some will pass the car on to a person in need, while others will sell it and keep the money for themselves. A quick search online will show you a plethora of organizations that can take your car off your hands. What’s more, many of these services offer the ability to write off your donation as a tax deduction.

In order to get the largest tax deduction possible, try to choose a charity that is centered around collecting used vehicles. Due to their specialization, these charities are more likely to walk you through the process of assessing the value of your car and documenting it in all of the ways required by the IRS. This part can get a little bit tricky, so you should be sure to obtain a receipt from the charity and fill out any necessary paperwork to document the value of your car. Otherwise, it is hard to think of an better way to turn trash into charity!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Multiforce #review & #Giveaway - Two Winners!

Guys I'm so behind on this review and giveaway. Please read all info below. Two winners will win a Multiforce Prize pack (valued at $50.00 each) details below. Also you can get a free sample too, by going to the website. Redeem your free offer at:

Info on product:

Introducing Multiforce (, a globally-popular multi-mineral powdered supplement newly available in America that’s already helped millions around the world not only to treat but in many cases to prevent the development of excess acidity resulting from extreme workouts or poor diet. Featuring a breakthrough blend of 100% natural, gluten-free, vegetarian and clinically-proven essential natural minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Calcium, Multiforce helps your body re-calibrate its pH balance between acid and alkaline so you can feel your best in the fastest and most comprehensive manner possible.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Dog Treat Pouch #review

Today I have a review for a cool product I received. It is for a dog treat pouch by Looeys. Here is some product info:

  • SUPERIOR QUALITY: This heavy-duty dog training bag is made to last. With its ergonomic design and high-quality materials, our rapid rewards pouch is perfect for your doggie. Made of lightweight waterproof nylon fabric material that will keep your dog treats dry, now you can enjoy your outdoor daily doggy walks or training sessions without any worries.
  • EASY TO USE AND CLEAN: LOOEYS dog training pouch comes with a drawstring so it will be fast and secure to grab some snacks from its interior, it's also easy to clean because has a pull-out liner. With our built-in poop bags dispenser, your waste bag will be ready right when you need it.

for more info check out Amazon but my review is that I really like this product. My daughter and I actually bought a different type one over the summer but we didn't use it much because we didn't really like it. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lion Mane for Dog #review

Hey guys, I have a cool review for you today it is for a lion mane. Have you guys seen the cute ads for these? It is a Lion's Mane for Dogs. I saw these and wanted to try it. If you don't know we now have a dog (we got her almost 1 yr ago!)

Here is some product info on them. Quick info:

SAFETY MATERIAL.Our Lion Mane is made of Faux Fur and toxic-free Polyester, It doesn’t cause any discomfort or irritation to your pet.
SUITABLE FOR MOST DOGS. The size of Lion Mane is adjustable according Dog Neck Size from 16″ to 31″[40cm to 80cm] . Perfect for any 6+ Months Medium/ Larger dogs.

My Review:

Here is some pics of my dog Mabel with the Lion Costume for Dog.

This actually is a little big on her and may not fit properly. I actually trimmed quite a bit off of this to make it work the way it does for her. Which may be my fault since the description is for medium to large dogs. And you can tighten it up too, for those. But length wise it was way to big on my dog because she is kinda small. But is still looks kinda cute on her. Don't you think?

You can purchase this on the link above and for a pretty good price. And just in time for Halloween!

disclosure: Free product received to review. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Snow by Mike Bond #giveaway and Highlight Post

Hi back with a book highlight and giveaway for you. This book came out last month so be sure to get your copy on Amazon. Or enter below to win a copy. Here is some highlight info on the book:

Deep in the Montana wilderness, three hunters find a crashed plane filled with cocaine. Each has  a reason to claim it for himself. They soon learn that there’s no such thing as easy money when they find themselves hunted by a Mexican cocaine cartel, the DEA, Las Vegas killers, their guide, and the police of several states. The thieves flee from coast to coast with their adversaries in stubborn pursuit as Mike Bond delivers another knock-out, multi-layered adventure in SNOW (Mandevilla Press; October 2017).

When they found the plane, they thought their problems were over. Zack, former NFL star now a TV sports icon, owes $2 million to some nasty people in Vegas.  Steve, a Wall Street broker, may have lost all of his and Zack’s investments. Curt, their guide, a half-Cheyenne mountain man, is trying to save his ranch from an energy company takeover.

The truth is that their find put trouble in hot pursuit. Diego is an executioner for the cocaine cartel. Maria Christina, a Harvard grad and Yale MBA, runs the cartel. Whitney Castro grew up in the Denver slums and is now a brilliant and dedicated DEA agent. Kenny Stauffenberg is an easy-going Montana sheriff who never gives up a hunt.

From the frozen peaks of Montana to the towers of Wall Street, the slums of Denver and the million-dollar tables at Vegas,SNOW is an electric portrait of today’s American culture, the invisible line between good and evil, and what people will do in their frantic search for love and freedom.

MIKE BOND is the bestselling author of Saving ParadiseHouse of JaguarThe Last SavannaHoly WarTibetan Cross,Killing Maine, and Assassins. He is a war and human rights journalist and ecologist who has lived and worked in many dangerous and war-torn regions of the world. His critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiracies of dictators, corporations and politicians, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Choose Healthy Cat Treats

Having a pet is one of the greatest joys in life--they are friendly, playful, loyal, and extremely comforting. If you are the owner of a cat, you understand the excitement they feel when getting new toys and special treats that they love, especially if you are keen on their preferences! Choosing the right treats for your cat is a way to ensure not only your cat's happiness and satisfaction, but also your own.

Types of Treats on the Market for Cats

With thousands of options available when shopping for your cat today, it is often difficult to make the right choice, especially if you are searching for the healthiest snack for your kitty. While there are dry, crunchy (with soft filling), soft, and wet food as cat snacks, selecting the right choice is highly based on yours and your cat's preferences when snacking.

If you are health-conscious and prefer to purchase only treats for your cat with the best and highest quality of ingredients, it is vital to read the labels and nutritional information that each type of cat treat has to offer. Find cat treat options with nutritional labels that include whole ingredients first, and less processed (and often times difficult to pronounce) ingredients. The less processed your cat's treats are, the easier they are for your pet to digest and absorb nutrients.

Consider the type of cat you own, his or her age, as well as the overall state of their health and well-being when buying treats for your cat to ensure you are providing as much nutrition as possible while also giving them delicious indulgences. If your cat is considered a senior or has other health ailments that require addressing or medication, be sure to speak directly with your veterinarian for advice on what treats are ideal and whether or not cat snacks are viable at all. Putting your pet's health first is important, especially when shopping for a snack that is not served as a meal.

Shopping Online for Cat Goodies

One of the best and quickest ways to shop for treats for your cat is to do so from the comfort of your own home, online. Shopping online for treats allows you to browse not only through the type of cat treats your pet enjoys, but also brands and the best-reviewed options. It is also much easier to compare prices, find deals, and opt for buying in bulk if you have found a treat that your cat just simply adores.

Browsing online for treats is also a way to get specific to your cat's tastes, with the ability to find items that are salmon, chicken, beef, or tuna-based, depending on what your cat enjoys eating the most. Whether your cat enjoys soft meals, pattes, or hard and crunchy bits to chew on, there is a plethora of options online to keep all pets happy.

Always be sure to read reviews from past customers before checking out when shopping online for treats, as this will provide additional insight into the product and how others' pets enjoy or dislike the item.

Taking the time to become familiar with the treats for your cat that are right for the pets in your home is a way for you to truly make the right decision that is both beneficial for your cat and overwhelmingly satisfying.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Uncle Ben's Flavor Infusions

Hi everyone I'm sorry haven't posted anything lately. Blogging is not what it used to be and I've had a lot of things in my life no time to blog.. I wanted to share the Uncle Ben's Flavor Infusions I received from Influenster though.

These are new rice mixes you can buy. I think Target has a big selection of them.

The rice inspired me to make some stuffed peppers. I haven't made those in literally years. And found an easier way to do it. And I used this rice and it was really good. My husband loved the dinner.

The rice was also easy to make. I will try to post some more soon. But am finding it hard to do so...
well that's it for now.

disclosure: I received a free product from Influenster for testing purposes. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Superior Source Vitamins #giveaway ARV $70.00

Guys I have another cool giveaway for you this month. It is products from Superior Source Vitamins.

Here is some info on them:

Superior Source Vitamins are MicroLingual® –“Under the Tongue Technology” works fast, as they are quickly absorbed into the body, dissolving in seconds – NO pills to swallow! By swallowing supplements, as much as 50% of the potency is lost in the high acid environment of the stomach. No pills to swallow – dissolves in seconds GMO FREE and Sugar FREE
90% smaller than regular vitamins No binders, fillers, dyes or preservatives Only 3 clean ingredients Over 150+ vitamins to choose.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scratch & Grain Baking co. review & #giveaway

Hey dear blog readers! My family and I just got back from a vacation. We had a great time, and while we were away we were able to try the samples I received from Scratch & Grain.

Here is some info on the company:

Scratch & Grain 7/5/17 LAKE OSWEGO, OR - Delectable all-natural baked goods were served. Tears of joy were shed. And a life-changing deal was made. The year was 2015 and Oregon “mompreneurs” Taya Geiger and Leah Tutin were in the “Shark Tank” to pitch Scratch & Grain Baking Company, their highly innovative line of baking kits featuring individually-packaged and measured gourmet ingredients with such easy-to-use numbered and color coding, even children could feel like pastry chefs. Passing acquaintances before starting their business, the two women were now firmly united in the pursuit of two equally daunting but decidedly thrilling goals: to walk out of the Tank with a Shark in their corner, and to parlay their extraordinary television debut into a brand that would at long last redefine the baking mix category and make homemade baking for the entire family easier, tastier and healthier than ever before.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Downfalls of DIY Plumbing

Technically, my husband and I are new homeowners. About eight months ago, we were able to buy a house again. With owning a house comes many responsibilities. One is taking care of any plumbing issues that may come up. You may be tempted to try to do it yourself, but here are some problems you might encounter with DIY plumbing.

Shutting Off the Water Supply

Image via Flickr by MoToMo

A common mistake that many homeowners make is neglecting to turn off the main water supply before starting a DIY plumbing project. Most people don't even know where the main shutoff is. If you can't locate the main shutoff valve in your home, then you should call a plumber. Many pros will check your emergency shutoff valves for you and will show you how to do this yourself, usually at no charge.

Every plumbing project should begin with shutting off the main water supply for your home. This should be as easy as turning a valve. If for some reason you are unsure about this, then don't hesitate to call a plumber to do the repairs.

Causing More Problems
Everyone has good intentions when starting a DIY plumbing project, but many times, homeowners just create more problems. You could
damage your home or equipment, such as your HVAC system, if you don't complete the job properly. You could also run into trouble if you don't have the right tools. Plumbers will always have the right tools, and if the job needs specialized equipment, they'll have that, too.

You may think you know how to fix a plumbing problem, but some issues are too complicated to tackle on your own. This could end up costing you extra time and money. Hiring a professional could save you money in the long run, and a plumber can diagnose a problem and service your plumbing system a lot faster than you can.

Knowing Your Limitations
Be honest. Do you really know that much about plumbing? Unless you're a professional plumber, you probably don't really know the ins and outs of plumbing. If you make a mistake and something goes wrong, you'll have to call a plumber. This could end up costing you more because you've caused more damage.

While some DIY plumbing may be possible for simple jobs, certain plumbing issues that arise in your home demand a professional. Knowing when to call a plumber is important. When an emergency happens, such as a lack of water pressure or hot water, you should always call a professional. Another time when it would be best to call a plumber is if your pipes freeze, as attempting to thaw out frozen pipes by yourself could be dangerous and more expensive in the long run.

If you want to do something right the first time, then it's really best to leave it to the professionals. They can service and repair anything in your home much more quickly and easily than you can. Unless you're very confident in your abilities, then DIY plumbing isn't usually the best option.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Karen's Naturals review & #giveaway

Hi everyone! I've got a really cool review with giveaway for you this week. It is from the company Karen's Naturals.

Info about product and company:

Married to fourth generation family farmer Bill Cox and mother to their two young children Matt and Megan, Karen envisioned a brand that would utilize dehydration and freeze-drying technology to bring farm fresh fruits and vegetables to the public year-round in the most nutritious, convenient, cost-conscious and flavor-packed manner possible. So Karen and Bill created Just Tomatoes - initially selling dehydrated tomatoes from their farm, then quickly outgrowing their name by adding apples, persimmons, berries, corn and fruit mixes to their family of naturally-fresh, chemical-free products. As farmers devoted to growing not only crops but relationships, the couple built partnerships with other farmers and Just Tomatoes began an ascent that continues to this day

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is here, so it's important for you and your family to find ways to stay cool. Keeping your house and your family members at a comfortable temperature can sometimes be a struggle. If you're worried about high electricity costs, here are a few simple ways to stay cool this summer.

Stay Hydrated
Image via Flickr by jenny downing 

Drinking fluids during hot weather is very important. The most essential fluid is water. Unlike sodas or other sugary drinks, water is the one liquid that can keep you hydrated. There are many health benefits to drinking water, including keeping your energy levels up and maintaining a healthy body temperature.

There are a few tips to remember to help you stay hydrated in the summer months. One is to drink enough water to prevent thirst. This is a mistake that many make, as they start drinking only after they feel thirsty. Another one is if you're outside or exercising in the heat for 60 minutes or more, then you should drink plenty of water to replace the fluids you lose during exercise.

Use the Right Fabrics
If you want to stay cool in the heat, another way to do that is to wear light clothing. Try to wear clothing made from lightweight fabrics, such as rayon or linen. Rayon is perfect material for most sportswear and summer dresses. Wearing light-colored clothing can also help with the heat, since colors like white or other light shades reflect the sun. In contrast, black and other dark clothes absorb the heat.

Bedrooms can also get hot in the summer, which may make sleeping uncomfortable. Cotton sheets will keep you cool at night. Light-colored bed linens made of cotton are breathable and can wick away perspiration. Cotton helps promote airflow and keeps you cool and dry, unlike synthetic fabrics that don't promote ventilation.

Keep the Kitchen Cool
Turning on your oven will heat up your house. If you're trying to save money on your electricity bill during the summer months, then there are a few things you can do. These tips will help keep your kitchen and house from getting too hot and will take some pressure off your air conditioner

Using appliances other than the oven will keep your kitchen and house from getting too hot. Try cooking with the microwave, slow cooker, or even an electric skillet. These will save energy and produce less heat than your oven does. Cooking outdoors on your barbecue, grill, or even an outdoor pizza oven is another great idea for the summer. Not only is it fun to have a cookout with friends and family, but doing this will also keep your home's interior cool.

Following these tips will ensure that you keep both your house and your family cool this summer without always having to rely on your air conditioner. If you do need to turn on your HVAC system in the hot weather, then you should make sure that you've had it serviced for the season.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Everyone, I've got a cool book and giveaway to share with you. It is called OOLA: FIND BALANCE IN AN UNBALANCED WORLD FOR WOMEN. Written by:  Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl.

info on book:

After the release of their first book, the OolaLifestyle has become a sensation with readers who are trying to seek balance in an unbalanced world. Dave and Troy have built their entire phenomenon through social media, and now have more than 700,000 followers. The idea for creating a movement solely for women came when they realized their social following was primarily female. OOLA FOR WOMEN consists of more than 40 stories by inspiring, everyday women living the OolaLife. You can check out Dave and Troy in action here as they travel on their 16 city book tour across the country.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pets and Indoor Air Quality

Pets are members of the family, so it is only natural to want to include them in everything. When I was growing up my family always had a cat. But about 6 months ago, we actually got a dog, so now we are a two-pet family. Until the dog joined our family, I never knew how much fun a dog could be. We are realizing how much work a dog is, too. While we are really enjoying our pets now, we are also becoming aware of the effects on the air quality in the home. Follow the tips below to keep air quality under control when you have pets in the house.

Pets and Air Quality

Image via Flickr by BryanAlexander

Contrary to popular belief, dander isn't pet hair. It's actually dead skin cells. People who are allergic to animals are most likely allergic to pet dander. This can get on furniture, in your home's air supply, and even in your air conditioner.

Along with dander, pets can track in allergens and dirt from outside. They pick these up from rolling around in the grass or walking around the neighborhood. These allergens can accumulate on the air conditioner's motors and fans, which then circulate the allergens throughout your home. This can drastically reduce the indoor air quality. That's why it is important to have your HVAC system inspected and cleaned regularly.

Grooming your pets will help reduce the dander and other allergens they may bring in the house. The ASPCA recommends that you groom your pets frequently. Dogs need a bath at least once every three months, and usually more often than that. If he or she spends a lot of time outdoors, then bathing more often is a good idea. Use a good shampoo to get rid of dirt and dead skin cells, which will limit pet dander.

Brushing pets often is also useful in reducing allergens. Long-haired pets, including many cats, need brushing at least once a week. This will help remove dirt and hair before it ends up in your HVAC ductwork.

Designated Pet Areas
Keeping your pets outside isn't always realistic, but having outdoor pets will limit allergens indoors. At the very least, keeping pets outside your bedroom is a good idea. This will reduce the allergens in your bedroom and improve the air quality. Since since most people spend about eight hours a day sleeping, you should see some benefit from resting in a pet-free bedroom.

If a family member or a frequent visitor is allergic to your pets, consider creating a pet-free zone. This could be an area or room in your house where pets are not allowed. That will improve the air you and your guests breathe while indoors.

If you love your pets, you don't want them to be left out of the family. Taking proper care of them and cleaning your house of dust and pet dander should eliminate most allergens. Turning your air conditioner on can also reduce allergens, so it's essential to get appropriate maintenance and cleaning for your HVAC system.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Today's book is THEIR PRETEND AMISH COURTSHIP. by  Patricia Davids 


Here is a recipe from the author

  1. Bon App├ętit and a Book:
In Their Pretend Amish Courtship, my heroine Fannie offers the hero Noah some cinnamon raisin biscuits she’d made when they returned home from their first date. When she asks him how they are, his response is, “They won’t choke me.” These won’t choke you, either.
Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Why to Hold Off on Turning on Your A/C This Summer

Now that summer is almost here, you may want to start thinking about turning on the air conditioning. When the temperature rises, your first inclination may be to cool your house with the HVAC system. But there are some alternatives to air conditioning that can save energy and money. 

Landscaping for Shade 

Image via Flickr by K i N

Energy efficiency is possible with proper landscaping methods, according to Landscaping for Life, a site promoting sustainable living. An easy way to get results is to shade the HVAC unit itself. Shading the air conditioner from the hot sun will save energy, even when you do turn it on. In fact, shading the outdoor unit can increase the system's efficiency by as much as 10 percent.

If you can landscape with trees, shrubs, and groundcover, then you can reduce the heat that radiates to your home. Evergreen trees, or trees with high crowns, will shade your roof and windows, lowering your air conditioning costs throughout the summer.

Lower Humidity Levels
Another way to cut down on air conditioning use this summer is to lower humidity levels in your home. The optimal range for humidity inside your home is between 40 to 50 percent. Keeping the humidity level low will keep you comfortable, even as you wait longer to turn on the air conditioner. When the indoor air is too humid, it can cause the inside of your home to feel hot, sticky, and steamy.

One way to lower the humidity level is to use a dehumidifier during the summer months. You can place units in certain rooms, such as damp basements, where the humidity levels are too high. A few other things that can help ease humidity include limiting hot showers, cooking, and boiling hot water on stove. Putting lids on pots and pans can help prevent your home's humidity level from increasing.

Survey the Home
Do a quick survey of your home, and you'll see if there are some areas that need improvement to help fight the heat and keep you from having to turn on the air conditioner. One strategy could be to switch off some of your electrical appliances when not in use, such as the TV or computers. Keeping lights off during the day can also help, since lights can generate heat that adds up during the day.

Also, you can check if your celing fans are working properly, especially in the bedrooms. Turning these on at night can make you more comfortable while sleeping and lessen the need for the air conditioner. If you don't have ceiling fans, consider investing in some to beat the heat.

Having the option to turn on your air conditioner is useful, especially during the hottest months of the year. But being able to reduce your energy usage and save some money is also a favorable prospect for homeowners. Following these constructive suggestions and keeping your cooling system running efficiently with proper repair and service will allow you to hold off on turning on your air conditioner.