Holiday Gift Guide: Grandpa Beck’s Card Games And A Giveaway

Sample provided for review purposes. Opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links My family went to the Chicago Toy Fair about a week ago to check out some of the latest games and toys for this holiday season. As I have mentioned before we play a lot of games and are always looking for new ones to add to our collection. My daughter and I were checking out Grandpa Beck’s Games and had the pleasure of meeting the inventor, Brent Back and his lovely wife. He is the Grandpa behind the games. Brent and his wife were very nice and we enjoyed talking to him about his games. I thought it was pretty cool to meet someone who saw a need for game that he wanted to Continue Reading »

Marvel’s Ant-Man Is Out On Digital HD, Get The Blu-ray Combo 12/8 !

Product was provided for review purposes. All opinions are 100% our own.  If you missed Ant-Man in theaters, you can now watch it at home on Digital HD. It became available on November 17th with bonus features! On December 8, 2015 you can purchase the Blu-ray combo and have the movie in every format. The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the newest member of the Avengers: Marvel’s Ant–Man. Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang joins forces with his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym to protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant–Man suit from ruthless villains! With humanity’s fate in the balance, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a daring heist against insurmountable odds. CAST:    Continue Reading »

Holiday Gift Guide: Ovation Brands Gift Card And A Giveaway!

When my family goes out to dinner, most times we can agree on where to eat. But there are times when everyone wants something different. Those are the times when we like to eat buffet style. Ovation Brands has buffet locations across the nation. We have Old Country Buffet and HomeTown Buffet here in Wisconsin. My family has enjoyed eating at Old Country Buffet for years. No matter what meal we are eating, everyone is able to find something they like. From breakfast to dessert, the food is always good. My kids have always like being able to choose exactly what they want and how much they want. My son loved to eat there during that time all he wanted to eat was pizza. The dessert station is always a Continue Reading »

Simple Swaps for Calorie Savings This Holiday Season With NAKANO + A Giveaway!

Product was provided for review purposes. Opinions are 100% my own. The Holidays mean spending time with loved ones and eating delicious food. I know there will be a lot of eating at all the get-togethers and parties and like the idea of saving calories where ever I can. NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegars offer a solution simple ways to swap out high calorie condiments and not lose any flavor. Just calories and fat! I was sent five bottles of different NAKANO  Rice Vinegars that I was eager to try out. The difference in grams of fat and calories between the different condiments and rice is huge. I was a little worried about using too much rice vinegar because I thought the bottle had an regular bottle opening.  I was happy when Continue Reading »

Holiday Gift Guide: Ring It! Game

Sample provided for review purposes. Opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links. Years ago I started a tradition where on Christmas Eve I would let the kids open one present. I always chose gifts that were games or crafts. I always thought it was a great way to spend the day, playing together as a family. Recently we added a new game to our growing collection, Ring It! This game is made for ages 5 and up. The basic playing mode of Ring It challenges players to find three kinds of matches: Cards with the same number Cards with the same color Two cards with a bell To play, shuffle the cards and deal them face-down. Each player takes turns revealing their cards one at a time. If Continue Reading »

Holiday Gift Guide: Making A World Of Difference One Quilt At A Time

Product provided for review purposes. Opinions are 100% our own. This post contains affiliate links.  Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. I love to read a range of different book subjects, it pretty much depends on my mood. Even though a majority of the time I read fiction, there are times that I enjoy reading books that are inspiring. I was not sure what to expect when I started reading Making A World A Difference One Quilt At A Time. Usually when I think of people that make quilts, I don’t think about them Continue Reading »

Shaun The Sheep Movie DVD Prize Pack Giveaway

“Meet Shaun! He’s a little sheep with big dreams, and lately, life on Mossy Bottom Farm has become a bit dull. When Shaun takes the day off for some fun in the Big City, he gets a lot more action than he bargained for. Now Shaun and his flock must use their wits to hatch a baaaa-rilliant plan to get back home in an adventure the whole family will love.” Shaun the Sheep Movie became available on Digital HD November 10, 2015 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  You will be able to grab it on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand November 24th. The Shaun the Sheep Movie home entertainment release comes loaded with bonus features including a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of the making of the film as well as Continue Reading »

The 17th Annual Milwaukee Lights Festival Kicks Off On 11/19!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.  In addition to shopping for gifts I love to look at all the holiday decorations, especially the light displays. It is time for the 17th Annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival. On Thursday November, 19, 2015 the six week festival begins with a switch flipping ceremony at 6 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park. The celebration will feature musical performances, warm holiday treats, Santa and a fireworks show!  I love fireworks so my family will be there to see everything. Performers in the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza include country singer, Nora Collins; Anita’s Dance Center; Chandelier Circus; DJ Shawna; Visual Artsz; Studio VIA; and Santa Claus. The show will start at 6 p.m. The official switch-flipping will take place at Continue Reading »