Mentors, Chocolate, & A Giveaway

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Photo Source: Paul (dex) Mrs. Marcy, Ms. Berge, Madame Stephenson, Michelle, Kathy, and Karen — these women don’t really know each other, but they all have something in common. Each was a mentor to me over the years. They helped me along this road, called life. Each played a significant role: my second grade teacher […]

Basic H2 and Shaklee Cleaning Supplies – A Giveaway

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Earlier today I shared how I’m on a new cleaning kick. After months of just cleaning when the mood struck, which believe me, that kind of mood is fleeting, I’ve decided to reestablish a cleaning schedule. Our family is in a season where I can let the kids play, including the toddler, and I can […]

Febreze Set and Refresh – A Giveaway


I’ve never been one to buy air fresheners. I don’t know why really. My mom never did. So I don’t. But, I’m willing to try something new, especially when it smells pretty, as FishChick says. And when you have four boys in the house, well, “pretty” smells are hard to come by. (Just saying.) Recently […]

Wilton Football Kit – A Giveaway

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We love creative cakes and breads over here. And we love Football. Well, at least the men in the family do. I’m just here for the food. So, when I saw this festive football sandwich using a Wilton pan, I knew I wanted to try it out. I mixed up a batch of bread dough […]

Filtrete Water Station – A Giveaway


Even though the hot summer days are fading, our need to drink water hasn’t. In fact, as kids play in team sports or ramble outdoors in cooler weather, it’s even more important that they keep hydrated, even though they may not think they’re thirsty. While I know that filling my own water bottles from our […]

Hometown Buffet – A Giveaway

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One of my children’s favorite memories is a night we spent at a hotel in St Louis several years ago. It wasn’t the newly built accomodations, the Gateway Arch, or the tour of Grant’s Farm that they loved. It was the buffet at the hotel. There’s something about a buffet that draws kids in and […]

Bedtime Stories from Candlewick Press – A Giveaway

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With the change of season comes shorter days and earlier bedtimes. It seems that we’re all ready to hit the hay hours earlier than normal. And so a few good bedtime stories are in order. Recently, Candlewick Press sent me a group of new releases, especially for bedtime.  These books are all beautifully illustrated and […]

A Giveaway from MomAgenda


In the life of MOM, some of us are born organized and some of us really have to work at it. I am a card carrying member of the second group. But, regardless of which camp you call into, most of us need a calendar or planner of some sort to help us remember all […]