Holiday Shopping at Crafty Mart, Handmade Gifts by Akron Artisans, Saturday Nov. 26

Crafty Mart-local crafters and artisans show Saturday, November 26, 10-5pm

I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good craft show!  Wandering up and down the aisles looking at beautiful and unique handmade items from artisans while sipping a yummy warm beverage and listening to Holiday music is one of the highlights of the upcoming Holiday Season!  I grew up going to craft shows […]

Cabela’s Adventure Camp for the Wii


Cabela’s Adventure Camp (we tried it for the Wii) is a fun game filled with 8 fun games that can be enjoyed quickly.  Elijah and my husband Matt tried out several of them tonight and had a good time- Published by Activision, this title includes super fast down hill biking, kayaking, archery, skeet shooting and […]

Tortellini Florentine Soup Recipe

Tortellini Florentine Soup

This soup is very satisfying, and goes together in a snap!  It’s become a family favorite in our house. Tortellini Florentine Soup Recipe Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 large can chicken broth 1 (28 oz) can stewed tomatoes 1 package refrigerated tortellini (any kind – we prefer cheese) 1/4 […]

New Infantino Baby Carrier – Infantino Sync Comfort Wrap Review

picture of Baby Wearing Infantino Sync Comfort Wrap

Baby wearing is popular in many cultures. Moms don’t have the luxury to sit on the couch all day holding their babies, baby wearing allows you to comfort and be close to your baby even while tidying up the house, shopping at the mall, or taking a walk at the park. Finding a good baby […]

Kotex Natural Balance Tampon Recall November 2011

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Last week, Kimberly-Clarks company announced their product recall of Kotex Natural Balance* Security® Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency.  It was reported that the recall targeted a limited number of products distributed in specific stores in the United States. The tampons were manufactured with raw material contaminated with Enterobacter sakazakii bacterium.  The bacteria, which had been associated in […]

Smucker’s Peanut Butter Recall 2011


No doubt, Smucker’s (an Ohio-based food manufacturer) makes good peanut butter.   Not only we support Ohio-based businesses, my family loves Smucker’s Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly.  The combination makes a yummy PB&J sandwich that my son takes to school twice a week. Smucker’s Peanut Butter Recall 2011 Anyway,  Smucker’s is voluntarily recalling their 16 ounce jar Natural Peanut Butter  due to salmonella contamination. […]

Hot Christmas Toy 2011 EzyRoller Riding Machine


Why does my kiddo love EzyRoller? When I first saw EzyRoller on their website, the first thing that came to my mind was how fun my seven-year old son would have with this thing; and how other kids would be thrilled to have EzyRoller as their Christmas gifts. What is EzyRoller Riding Machine? Ezyroller is […]

Hot Christmas Toy for Girls : My Little Pony Pinkie Pie’s RC Car

picture of Girls Remote Control Car My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's RC Car

Remote control cars for kids are so much fun. Finding remote control cars for girls can be hard to do.  Hasbro has a new super fun girls remote control car for ages 3 and up. Your daughter (niece, granddaughter or other special girl) will have a blast with the My Little Pony Pinkie Pie’s RC […]

Farm Rich Review


Farm Rich knows how to keep a hungry family happy and satisfied. They are probably most known for their Farm Rich Cheese Sticks, made with 100% real mozzarella cheese in a perfectly seasoned breading. My kids love ‘em. We had the opportunity to explore the variety of products Farm Rich carries that you may be […]

People of Walmart 2 – The Sequel Video


Its ugly out there folks!  Jessica Frech’s hit from last summer has come back for revenge with more people of Walmart!  Her hysterical comments are sung without laughter- which makes it beyond hysterical:) Fans of the original People of Walmart song will be thrilled to know that the same beat and style is intact with […]

Holiday Preview Potluck Party – What Should I Make?


We are having a sort of holiday preview potluck party this weekend. I am going to make a few different recipes including a dessert and side dish. This potluck party will be featuring recipes from It has nothing to do with the fact that I won the 2011 title for America’s Favorite Crescent Cook […]

Stylish Nonstick Pots and Pans : Bialetti Cookware Review

picture of Bialetti Nonstick Trends Cookware

New pots and pans can update any kitchen, especially if they are in lively colors! Bialetti, the leading Italian cookware brand now offers nonstick cookware with flair, all at value pricing! Bialetti Cookware Review Nothing makes cooking more exciting than new cookware! It was love-at-first-sight when I opened the Bialetti Cookware Trends Collection nonstick pots […]

Ohio Disabled Student Bullied by Teacher and Aide??


I read an AP story this morning that bothered me.  -But made me thankful for all the teachers that my kids have.  The article, I found here: Couple Bug Disabled Daughter, Record Teacher, Aide Bullying Her.  Apparently a 14 year old disabled student in the Miami Trace school district south of Columbus (Washington Court House, […]

Shopping for a Special Occasion Dress? Choose David’s Bridal


With the holidays right around the corner, there will be plenty of opportunities to dress up in your finest clothing. Are you looking for a special occasion dress or evening gown?   When I say “David’s Bridal” do you think wedding dresses? Sure, 50% of all brides get their wedding gown from David’s Bridal. Did you […]

Must-Have Christmas Gift The Weird and Wacky Contraption Lab

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I’m a big fan of giving kids gifts that are learning and fun rolled up in one!  Any life lesson, math reinforcement, spelling challenge or science experiment I can sneak in under the radar is a good thing.  My latest must-have find?  The Weird and Wacky Contraption Lab from Smart Lab Toys, for kids 8 […]