Thursday, June 30, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Karen Neuburger Sleepwear: So Comfortable You’ll Want to Spend All Day in Your PJs (GIVEAWAY)

I have to admit that I’m crazy about pajamas. My number-one criterion is comfort. They have to be super-soft but not too heavy since I live in Florida. I love two-piece pajamas with short sleeves and long pants or capris. Fortunately, my quest for my favorite pajamas has ended thanks to Karen Neuburger.

I received a pair of PJs in the same style as those pictured in this post, and I fell in love! These are the softest pajamas I own. I hate to change out of them in the morning! And they’re the perfect weight -- not overly warm but with enough coverage that I can walk around the house in them with children present. And they are true to size. I ordered the size I typically wear, and they fit perfectly -- not too loose and not too tight.

I love the philosophy of founder Karen Neuburger -- “the best moments in life are experienced in pajamas.” Even Oprah agrees as she featured Karen Neuburger’s pajamas on her show, “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” If you’re still searching for a wonderfully comfy pair of pajamas that you can sleep, relax and play in, I hope you’ll give Karen Neuburger pajamas a try.

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One lucky winner will receive a pair of Karen Neuburger pajamas! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, July 11, 2016.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 25, 2016)

Thanks for visiting the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! It will be live all week, so be sure to check back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. Visit my right sidebar for more giveaways, too! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, please share it with us in the linky and give this page a shout-out on your social media sites. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Introducing Fun and Soft #PlushMoji #EmojiSlippers!

We have a no-shoes rule in our house, but the tile floors can be hard on the feet, so we often slip on a comfy pair of slippers. My boys used to think slippers weren’t particularly stylish (by their standards) until they learned about PlushMoji Emoji Slippers! Being 12 years old, my boys think these Smiley Poo slippers are hilarious, and they fight over who gets to wear them!

They’re super-soft and comfortable, too. If you don’t have the humor of a 12-year-old boy, then consider a pair of the emoji slippers below!
PlushMoji is your source for all kinds of emoji products, including pillows, slippers, pens, keychains, ornaments, and more! Their prices are extremely reasonable, and when you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get 15% off and other special offers. I no longer have to tell my boys to put on slippers now that we have a pair of Smiley Poo Emoji Slippers! Get a fun pair for everyone in your family!


Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Monday, June 20, 2016

National Safety Month: Master Lock Tips and Products for Your Summer Travel

June is National Safety Month, which kicks off the season for summer travel. While we all love vacations, it’s also important to focus on the safety of our family, vehicle, valuables and home when we’re away. Fortunately, Master Lock has a multitude of ideas and products to help ensure a safe summer.

Prepare for the Unexpected – One summer, we went to the Georgia mountains for vacation, and I tripped over a parking curb on our very first night and cracked a bone in my arm. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and you don’t want to end up at the hospital or urgent care without your insurance or other medical information. Thanks to the free and secure Master Lock Vault, you can store digital copies of your family’s important medical and identification information for easy access from your smartphone on the go. In addition to providing online storage for critical, sensitive documents, the app offers password and lock combination storage at a 256-bit SSL encrypted connection -- the highest grade browser security available -- providing peace of mind against cyber security threats.

Keep Vehicles Protected – One of our vehicles is a pick-up truck with a trailer hitch, and my husband loves the extra layer of security we get with the Master Lock 1469DAT Heavy Duty Receiver Lock, which resists picking and prying to avoid possible theft. The two photos above show the actual lock on our truck, which took just seconds for my husband to install!

On our travels, we often see people bringing along their bikes, and hopefully they’ve included a Master Lock 8195D Bike Lock for each bike to secure it between excursions. It would really put a damper on their vacation plans if their bikes were stolen!

Designate a Family Meeting Spot – No matter how carefully you watch your children at theme parks or other crowded attractions, it just takes a second to lose sight of a child. Living in Florida, we’ve been to several theme parks, and we always come up with a designated meeting spot in case anyone gets lost. We also wear brightly colored look-alike shirts so it’s easier to spot each other in a crowd and describe our appearance to a security official, if necessary.

Secure House Keys for Pet or Home Sitters – When we’re away, we often hire someone to care for our cats while we’re gone, and I’m always paranoid that they’ll lose our house key. But next time we go away, I’m going to take a tip from our realtor friends and use a lock box, such as the Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe or a Master Lock 5422LZ Push Button Portable Lock Box; Personalized Laser Engraved, which can be customized with contact information. That way, our pet sitter will always have our key conveniently at hand and won’t forget to bring it over or lose it at home.

Protect Valuables and Important Documents – Sadly, we know a family whose house burned down when they were on vacation, and they lost many valuable documents and keepsakes. Since then, we’ve kept our most important documents and other valuables in a locked, fire-protected box like the SentrySafe 1200 Privacy Lock Chest. All of our family’s birth certificates, passports, social security cards and other items, which are very difficult to replace, are kept in the lock box.

When your family is on vacation, you want to be free to enjoy your valuable time together, and one of the ways to do that is to take safety precautions before you set off on your trip. I hope you’ll visit the Master Lock website at for more safety tips and products. You can also visit the Master Lock Facebook page at or join them on Twitter @MasterLockUS.

Disclosure: As a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my reviews. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers, grandfathers, uncles and special men in our lives. Please give them a "thank you" and a hug today!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (June 18, 2016)

Welcome to the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! This linky will be up all week, so be sure to check back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. Don't forget to visit my right sidebar for more giveaways, too! If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, please share it with us in the linky and give this page a shout-out on your social media sites. Hope you're enjoying your summer!

Save 20% at the Himalayan Salt Shop for Beautiful, Air-Purifying Salt Lamps! #himalayansalt

The Himalayan Salt Shop proudly offers a truly unique health and wellness product. Himalayan Salt Lamps have been popular in Europe for decades, but have only recently become known in the United States. These all-natural air purifiers, made of pristine pink Himalayan salt crystal, help clean the air in your home while also serving as a stunning, glowing home decor piece surely to strike up conversation. Visit to learn more and watch the video below.

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Stay tuned for my upcoming review!

Disclosure: I will receive a complimentary Himalayan Salt Lamp for review. All opinions are my own.

Japan Crate: Authentic Japanese Snacks and Toys at Your Doorstep Every Month! #JapanCrate #DokiDokiCrate

Ever since I visited Japan at the age of 16, I’ve loved Japanese culture. Today’s kids love Japanese culture, too, thanks to all of their wonderful and imaginative cartoons, video games and manga. And, of course, many people -- including two in my house -- are crazy about sushi! If anyone in your family is as wild about Japanese culture as we are, you’ll definitely want to get a Japan Crate subscription!

Japan Crate is a monthly subscription box filled with 100% authentic Japanese candy and toys! Every month, the selection is different. Check out two of the wonderful boxes our family received for review:

Premium Japan Crate

Premium Japan Crates include 2.5 pounds of crazy, full-size Japanese candy and snacks, a revolving bonus item (from licensed Zelda collectibles, to exclusive candy), a Japan-exclusive drink, and a custom manga-zine with translations, contests and more in every shipment. As you can see from the photos below, our Japan Crate was jam-packed with amazing snacks and candy, plus some great bonus items! We all had so much fun trying out the different foods, with each of us grabbing the favorites for ourselves. One of my twins and I gravitated toward all of the sweet and fruity items, while my husband and other twin loved all of the salty, crunchy snacks. Fortunately, there was plenty for all of us!

Japan Crates come in three sizes to fit every budget. You’ll be thrilled with the huge selection of goodies that arrive!

Mini Crate (5 items): $12/month
Original Crate (10 items): $25/month
Premium Crate (15 items): $30/month

Doki Doki Crate

Japan Crate also offers another crate filled with toys and more! The Doki Doki Crate is a monthly supply of everything Kawaii. Inside you'll find 8-10 fully licensed, authentic items ranging from adorable plushies and squishies to collectible keychains, figures, apparel, miniatures, cooking utensils and more. Again, as you can see from our pictures below, our Doki Doki Crate was packed to the brim with so many fun things to play with and collect! From little stuffed animals to hair bows and even a cute washcloth, we felt like it was Christmas in June! Doki Doki Crates are a great value at $30/month.


Receive a $5 discount on your Japan Crate subscription
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Visit today to sign up for a subscription using one of the codes above. You’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip to Japan each month when all of the exciting snacks and toys arrive at your door!

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Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

OREO Churros: A Unique New Snack for the Whole Family! (GIVEAWAY)

Are you tired of the same old snacks when you’re enjoying a movie together as a family? Toss the popcorn and potato chips and break out a box of OREO Churros! This unique snack combines your favorite cookie with a chocolate churro pastry for a delightful treat. Each bite-sized churro is crispy on the outside and filled with warm crème filling in the middle along with real OREO cookie pieces.

OREO Churros are easy to make, and my boys and I really enjoyed making them together. Just take the box out of the freezer. Spread the churros on a cookie sheet. Then bake in a 450-degree oven for 8 minutes. (There are baking directions for the toaster oven and fryer, too.) You can even roll them in the special OREO Crumb Sugar topping that’s provided … which we did, of course! There are about 16 churros per package, so several people can enjoy this tasty snack. It was plenty for our family of four.

Next time you’re craving a sweet treat or want to try something new, bring out the OREO Churros! You can find OREO Churros in the frozen dessert section of most grocery stores. CLICK HERE to find a store near you and get a coupon.

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One lucky winner will receive two boxes of OREO Churros! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, July 1, 2016.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my review. The sponsor is donating and shipping the product for this giveaway.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Get the Perfect Fit with Just Bones Boardwear!

It’s swimsuit season! Unfortunately, the older my boys get, the tougher it is to find swimwear that fits them. They are tall and thin, and the current style is for the pants to fall near the knees. But when we buy swim shorts that fit their long legs, they often gap open at the waist. That can be a real problem, especially when jumping off the diving board or playing in the waves!

Fortunately, we have discovered Just Bones Boardwear! Their boardshorts have a unique adjustable waistband that is perfect for all shapes and sizes. Watch the brief video below to see how they’re adjusted:

My son Caleb received a terrific blue pair of boardshorts for review, and we are absolutely thrilled with them. Not only are they a great color, but they’re a perfect fit! The suit was very easy to adjust in the waist. We measured his waist to find the right size to order, and then adjusted them when they arrived so that they fit comfortably – not too loose and not too tight! As you can see below, they are just the right length but don’t fall off his waist at all.

Just Bones Boardwear makes boardshorts for toddlers, boys, girls and men in a variety of colors and patterns, like those shown below. They also dry quickly, which my boys love because they’re often getting on a bus after going to the pool with their summer camp, and they don’t want to be sitting down in a soaked suit. The boardshorts also look great out of the pool, so they don’t have to change their clothes after swimming. They just pull on a shirt, and they’re good to go.

I hope you’ll visit to find the perfect boardshorts for your hard-to-fit family members or for anyone who just wants some awesome stylish swimwear!


Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.