Category: Experiences & Reviews
Hickory Farms: As Good as I Remembered

When our Hickory Farms Beef and Turkey Hickory Sampler arrived, I immediately opened it up to check it out. I was super excited because I had grown up up having Hickory Farms baskets and boxes at our house every Christmas. Often, we had more than one because they were such a popular gift. My parents would get them from co-workers, […]

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Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel

I recently had an opportunity to try Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel and this is my review. I’m not quite sure why but for the past 7-8 years, I’ve suffered from really bad tension headaches. They seem to originate from muscle tension in my shoulders that eventually works it’s way up my neck and head. The worst part is once this […]

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Children’s Claritin

We are an allergy family. Not terrible allergies, mind you, if you don’t count my eldest child’s deadly peanut allergy, but we all seem to suffer from mild to moderate nasal allergies to the usual things—seasonal allergies, the standard dust allergy and for my husband, a mild allergy to cat dander. We all use various remedies for said allergies but […]

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Forget Flowers…Send Cupcakes!

Cupcakes. They’re awesome, right? Right! And that’s why gourmet cupcake shops are popping up all over the place, even in a down economy. I must confess, however, that we have several right here in my city and I’ve never been to any of them. But last week when I was presented with an opportunity to order something, on the house, […]

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Book Review: Laughing at Wall Street

I recently received and read a review copy of Laughing at Wall Street by Chris Camillo. I was intrigued by the subtitle of the book, “How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook) and How You Can, Too” I’m a sucker for “rags to riches” and “ordinary Joe makes a […]

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Sometimes You CAN Go Back and it’s TOTALLY AWESOME

So, I took my daughter with me to see Duran Duran a few nights ago. Though she’s eleven and had no idea who they are, she was still excited at the prospect of going to a concert for the first time. We got dressed in hip, understated shades of black and gray while my husband and son were at Cub […]

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Speech Buddies

My son is 6 years old and while he is exceedingly bright (no, really, he is) he was a late talker (like Einstein) and when he did speak, it was hard to understand him because he had issues with numerous sounds. After three years of speech therapy in the public school system, his speech is much, much more clear but…it […]

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An Amazing Trip to Seaworld, Busch Gardens & Discovery Cove

Last Thursday, I drove to Orlando, which is about an hour north of me. I knew while I was there I’d be going to Seaworld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove on a sponsored press junket but that’s all I really knew. Honestly, I figured we’d ride the rides, see the animals and do all the things you normally do on […]

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Potluck Favorites

I’m one of those people who likes the idea of cooking more than I like the actual execution of it, which is to say…I do it somewhat begrudgingly. My husband, who I suspect is just happy to have something to eat, insists that I’m actually not a bad cook and everything I cook is awesome. God bless him for his […]

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Pins on a Map Book Review

As someone who has taken very few trips with their children and none of any note, I found Pins on a Map to be thoroughly engaging. Author David Boesch’s detailed retelling of how his family (children ages 7, 10 and 13), meticulously planned and executed their yearlong travel odyssey was not only inspiring and envy-inducing but also very informative. Boesch […]

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Goosebumps on DVD

I vaguely remember the Goosebumps books and the TV show from well before I had kids but I was pretty unfamiliar with them until recently when I received two DVD’s to review. We got “Go Eat Worms” and “The Blob That Ate Everyone” and upon opening the envelope, my kids, ages ten and five, were chomping at the bit to […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (DVD)

I’m going to keep this short and sweet: I LOVED Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as did my 10 yr old AND the five girls we had over for a slumber party the other night. It’s a hilarious movie that stays very close to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and the young actors give great performances. I found […]

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