My Husband Turned 38 and Happy Halloween!

Richard's birthday was Sunday, the 26th. He's 38! It's so funny too because he forgets how old he is sometimes. Then he'll look at me for confirmation. Sunday was a lazy day we watched Lucy, then I watched This is Where I Leave You while he napped (I napped a bit during the movie, too). We watched Jersey Boys too. It was a delightfully uneventful day. I attempted to make sugar cookies, and while most of them turned out ok, the rest were a little dark on the bottom. But it gave me a reason to use my KitchenAid mixer, so that was fun. Monday night we had my sister Dani and her husband Kurt over for dinner. My Dad was supposed to come as well, but he is sick with an upper respiratory infection. We had cheeseburgers and what we call party potatoes. They are delicious and have shredded hash browns, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and shredded cheese mixed together and baked until cheesy and gooey. The original recipe is from my Grandma and she included a can of cream of potato … [Read more...]

Old Mother Hubbard Treats Your Pet


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. I have eight animals including two dogs and six cats. I love to spoil each of them and that includes edible treats. I do have to be honest though my dogs Asia and Harley aren't exactly picky when it comes to dog treats. They are happy to gobble up pretty  much anything. The cats on the other hand are well...cats. They are picky and don't hesitate to turn their noses up at anything they don't like. They've been known to scoff at certain brands of food. They look at me as though I've given them garbage or worse dog food. Though Brutus has nibbled on dry dog food a couple times, he's a weirdo! I was recently sent some all-natural dog treats from Old Mother Hubbard called Crispy Crunchers and Wellness Petite Entrees for Asia and Harley. I also received Wellness Cat Treats … [Read more...]

Crispy Green – Freeze Dried Deliciousness


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. Many years ago, I had my first taste of astronaut ice cream on a field trip - I forget to where. It tastes ok, nowhere near as good as regular ice cream, but the novelty of it is what I like. It melts in your mouth! My sister even bought me some for Christmas a couple years ago. Translate that novelty, the fun of freeze dried foods into fruits and you've got a winning combination. Freeze dried fruits from Crispy Green are so much fun! They are just as delicious as their "real" counterparts and make the perfect snack. I never eat enough fruits or vegetables in a day and these make an easy to way get some fruit servings into your day. Varieties include apples, mangoes, Asian pears, bananas, cantaloupes, pineapples, and tangerines. I don't think I've tried the … [Read more...]

What’s Your Bathroom Routine? #LetsTalkBums


Let's talk about bums, baby! This post might get a little personal, but hey we're adults, right? And besides, calling your backside a bum is too adorable to be scary. When it comes to bathroom routines I'm of the get in get out mentality. I don't need to be in there any longer than necessary. Richard likes to take his iPhone with him for his sit downs and Jake well, Jake spends more time in the bathroom than a teenage girl. He brings along his iPod, his phone, and a blue tooth speaker to make sure the entire neighborhood can hear his jams. Now to be fair, most of his time in there is spent on shaving and grooming, but a decent portion is bum related. Since I haven't figured out what the "three seashells" method is - kudos to those that get the reference - we've stuck with the usual toilet paper clean bum option. I have to admit though, there are days that I question if that's enough. The bottom line is I shouldn't have to wonder, I should know that I'm clean. I mean, I don't get … [Read more...]

WineVine Imports Aerator Giveaway

WineVine Imports is giving away a Nuance Wine Finer Deluxe Wine Aerator and entering is easy! This would make a perfect hostess gift or keep it for yourself for those comfy, pajama glass of wine kind of nights. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Rowell Reviews was provided compensation to promote this giveaway. Rowell Reviews is not responsible for prize fulfillment. … [Read more...]