Wednesday, November 26, 2014

9 Super Cool Celebrity Kids

*Today's guest post is brought to you by Helen Cunningham.

According to market research firm Mintel, the children’s clothing market is worth £5.3 billion a year. With more and more celebrity kids stealing the limelight from their parents, dressing your children up in the latest designer wear is becoming something of a fashion statement. Gone are the Babygro’s and miniature crocks, and in are the baby Converse, Burberry scarves and tiny bomber jackets. Here we have picked out 9 of the top looks from the celebrity world.

Mason Dash Disick


As the son of one of the most loved (or hated) reality television couples on the planet, Mason Dash Disick certainly looks ‘dashing’ in this Burberry scarf and Navy Corduroys.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Simply Stamps

*This post is brought to you by Simply Stamps.

As my children's teacher, I have an array of duties, most of which I love doing. I love seeing a new concept that we've been working on finally dawn on them, spreading that smile of the joy of learning across their faces. On the flip side, I also have to inform them when they aren't doing so well. All teachers dread this, whether they are teaching their own children or others!

As a homeschooling mom, I do think that I have an advantage here, though. When they are struggling, I can grade their work and we can delve into it right then, rather than having to wait a day or more, making a confusing topic even more so. We can work together to find what the problem is and what the solution should be.

Friday, November 21, 2014

LG OLED TV from Best Buy: Making Dad's Christmas!

*This reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Dad's are usually easy to shop for. Find the latest electronic gadget and they will be over the moon! This year, why not check out the new LG OLED from Best Buy? What is OLED TV, you might ask?

Well, the stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel Technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here:

Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

Some features include:

  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design. (At it's thinnest, it's only as thick as a pencil lead!)
  • Find content faster with webOS.

Keep dad happy this year and reward yourselves too! Think of how the LG OLED can make home movies come alive and children's favorite movies even more enchanting! This is truly a gift the whole family can enjoy! Pick yours up at Best Buy today for the everyday price of $3499.99 (Save $500!).

A Unique Twist on the Classic Timepiece

I don't really wear a lot of jewelry, but am always excited when I find a truly unique piece. This was certainly the case when I discovered JORD watches. JORD watches are made of a natural, sustainable material - wood! The completed design makes for a very special timepiece that you won't find anywhere else.

I was sent a watch to facilitate this review and what I received really impressed me. It was very interesting seeing the simplicity of nature combined with the complexity of a watch. The watch I have is made of Maple, but JORD watches use all kinds of wood - Cherry, Bamboo, Koa, Zebrawood, and even Sandalwood!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cookies by Design

This post is brought to you by Cookies By Design.

There are a lot of people in my life that I am so grateful for. My mom is right at the top of that list. Not only did she give me life, but she helps me every week with childcare for my little ones. She is full of advice and ideas, and she is always doing what she can to help in any way that she can. For all this and so much more, I love her.

There really isn't any way for me to truly ever show her completely how thankful I am for her, but there are some fun ways to try! A cookie basket from Cookies by Design is my latest attempt. She was so surprised when I showed up at her door with the basket, she really didn't expect something like that.

We were all surprised by just how large the cookies in the basket were. Some were bigger than my hand! The total number of cookies vary according to the size bouquet you purchase, but what is certain is that what you see on the website is what you will actually get. The pictures on the website matched the product that showed up at the door almost exactly.

The cookies taste will not disappoint! They taste like a shortbread sugar cookie topped in a really yummy icing. You can tell that they were made fresh! Unfortunately, they are made in a location where tree nuts are present, so this is something you will want to be aware of if sending to someone who has allergies.

Cookies by Design has cookies for all occasions. Holiday parties, birthdays, well wishes, and more are all to be found. As a bonus, the container that the bouquet comes in can be re purposed for lots of other things! I'm currently using mine as a catch-all for all  the pens, pencils, erasers and other desk paraphernalia.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shopping for the Electronically Inclined

Shopping for men and teenage boys can be a very difficult thing. As a woman, I find it difficult to relate and therefore I struggle with what to buy. The one thing that I am fairly sure that they all pretty much universally appreciate is electronics.

I was recently sent the ARTIC P614 BT Premium Bluetooth Headphones to review and I quickly was able to understand that any guy would love them! They connect to your music device wirelessly, which enables you to move about the house or gym without carrying around extra stuff and keeps you from getting tangled in wires. The comfort level is amazing! I wore these for over an hour the other day while listening in on a conference call and there was no time that felt the need to take them off and take a break. The earpads provided a level of comfort that I have never experienced before with any other headphones.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich Repice and Nature's Own Giveaway!

Thanksgiving will be upon us in only two short weeks! Then we'll have all the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie that our bodies can handle, not to mention the family gatherings that may (or may not) bring us closer together. But what about the day after Thanksgiving?

If you are like me, that day is filled with clean-up, fond farewells, and leftovers. There's nothing quite like a turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving, when you can relax after all the festivities and just enjoy. To kick your Thanksgiving leftovers up a notch, why not try a Turkey, Brie, and Apple Sandwich recipe?

Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich

4 slices Nature's Own Honey Wheat Bread
3 Tablespoons light mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (my personal fave)
6 ounces of leftover turkey
4 ounces thin sliced brie cheese
1 small red or green apple

Spread the mayo evenly over the four bread slices. Next, add a layer of lettuce, followed by turkey, cheese and apple slices. Top with the remaining two slices of bread and voilá! You've got lunch for two.

To help you make those yummy sandwiches come together, Nature's Own is generously giving away 5 coupons for your choice of Nature's Own bread to 5 lucky winners (each winner will receive 5 coupons)! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Must be 18+ and living in the U.S. (FPO and APO are also welcome to enter!) One entrant per household, please!

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