Archives for May 13, 2015

National Mom’s Nite Out A fun Pre-Mother's Day event!

I had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a National Mom’s Nite Out party earlier this month. It was leading up to Mother’s Day and was a lot of fun! There were only 6 of us (due to colds going around) but we still had so much fun. I loved the themed activities and recipes I received in my package and the MyPrintly Wine Glass Painting Craft Pack was my favorite!

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I received some wonderful party supplies such as playing cards from Bicycle Cards and goodies from Chex, Daily’s Cocktails,Cheez-It, Pepperidge Farm and more.  My friends and I enjoyed making margaritas, eating snacks and painting Wine glasses!

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The  Moms’ Night Out DVD was a hit too! Watching the DVD was how we ended the party.

Self Disclosure: Thank you to MyPrintly, Bicycle Playing Cards, Chex, and all other sponsors of National Mom’s Nite Out! Thank you MomSelect for this hosting opportunity.


Wayne is Pet of the Week!

Wayne, May 13 PEt of the Week

Wayne is so small that Li’l Wayne would be an appropriate name for him! He’s sweet and playful at just over a year old. He’s presently recuperating from the sniffles, but he’ll be ready to come out and play very soon. Meet Wayne at the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS, and meet Beth. Ask for ID#A540212.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Companion Animal Village.

Best for my PetsTripe Stick Chews are a hit with my dog! Giveaway Opportunity!


My dog loved these so much that they did not last long in my house! Actually, I was planning on getting a video of my dog chewing these and kept putting it off until it was too late! I left for an outing with my son, and my husband had given our puppy the last one. Best For My Pets Tripe Stick chews kept my dog entertained and he is definitely at the chewing stage. But, what I also like is they helped clean his teeth and they are 100% All Natural Pure Beef. My puppy really loved these so looks like I will have to be ordering more. I can not find anything the same at our local pet store. They are Gluten-Free and Grain-Free, 100% digestible. They are GREAT for SMALL or SENIOR Dogs.

Although, I dropped the ball on getting a cool photo or video of our puppy eating these awesome Trip Stick Chews, I did get a photo of him happy after gobbling one up! They actually calmed him down and he was ready for a nap! Okay, maybe not every single time..but this one one of those times!


My dog loves them and I love that they are a healthy option! Best For My Pets also LOVE RESCUE DOGS! Help them to support dog rescues organizations and animal shelters! Part of purchase helps support dog rescues throughout the USA. Now, how cool is that?!

You can purchase on

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! YOU do NOT want to miss this one if you have a pet dog! They will love these! To enter, leave a comment telling us something about your pet dog. It’s as simple as that! Deadline to enter is May 19th, 2015 at noon PST.


Self Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes. No other compensation was received.

The Shelter Pet Project

The goal of The Shelter Pet Project is to make shelters and rescue groups the first place people turn when looking to get a new pet.


The Shelter Pet Project showcases the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners, and reminds people that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them. These videos and other ads help break down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and spread the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.

If you are looking for a new family member…please think about going to your local shelter or rescue!

Our family chose a Rescue for our new pup, Bink.


Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit:The Shelter Pet Project.

American Flags Poster By Pop Chart Lab is impressive!


I was quite happy to have the opportunity to select a poster from Pop Chart Labs. I found so many that I liked but decided to let me 11-year-old son choose and he chose the American Flags. He has always liked history and flags. I was impressed with the over all quality. This It was also one would easily look great in a frame. It arrived in a tube and was packaged well. I like that the paper is thick. It seems thicker than most posters and it shouldn’t tear easily. My son was also impressed with it as well and it looks great on his bedroom wall. I recommend this poster and you should also check out the other ones that Pop Chart Lab sells.

You can purchase on

More info about Pop Chart Lab:
The Story of Pop Chart Lab: In 2010, a book editor and a graphic designer joined forces with one modest goal: to render all of human experience in chart form.
They went on to amass no small renown (that is, a ton of renown) for their infographical treatments of the varieties of beer, the full array of culinary tools, a taxonomy of hip-hop, and dozens more mappings of cultural touchstones.
Now, with a small team of researchers, designers, and soldiers, Pop Chart Lab continues to assemble, sift, cull, and arrange massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful works of art and information.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review.

The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl’s Guide to College NEW BOOK RELEASE FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND COLLEGE FRESHMAN! Available on


The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl’s Guide to Collegeis a humorous, helpful and honest interactive guide written by a recent grad, for the future grad. It’s filled with real stories and advice ranging from what to wear on your first day of class, what to do when you fail a test, how to get internships, what to eat at the dining halls, dating on campus, roommate troubles and safety on campus.


I read a pdf copy of the book and found that it is very helpful and would make a great gift for girls graduating from high school and starting College. I think that girls will enjoy reading the stories and find the advice very helpful.

Where: Now available on Amazon.

By Jessica Ekstrom, Founder and CEO, started Headbands of Hope when she was a senior at North Carolina State University. A life-changing internship with Make-a-Wish Foundation inspired Jessica to become an entrepreneur in order to help children who suffer from cancer.


This book isn’t a “how to book” to live a college experience like Jess did. But rather, a compilation of lessons learned in college. Through this book, readers will be able to use her stories as a foundation to map out their own college journey.

About Headbands of Hope:
Headbands of Hope is a socially responsible, American-made headwear line that for every headband purchased, donates a headband to a child with cancer and donates $1 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. Headbands of Hope launched in April 2012 and has since donated over 30,000 headbands to children. For more information, visit

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. I did read a pdf copy of the book to facilitate this feature.