My Favorite Games

I'm a gamer by nature. From board to video, paper and pen to computer, I love all kinds. Games bring out my competitive spirit, but they are also closely tied to some of my favorite memories. My siblings and I have played epic Monopoly battles that ended with exhaustion and a few IOUs. Road trips were often accompanied with UNO decks and other card games. As I've gotten older, my love of games is still strong. Richard and Jake shy away from playing word games with me as I've been known to dominate and even do a victory dance now and then. On the flipside, I'm terrible at games that involve a lot of math or counting. Richard recently tried to teach me how to play dominoes and well...let's just say it's good I have my fingers to count on. I thought I'd share some of my favorite games with you. Board Games - I can vaguely recall playing Shutes and Ladders as well as Candyland when I was a little girl, but I'm sure I probably played board games earlier still. I love this style of game … [Read more...]

Why It Is a Good Idea to Review Your Health Insurance Every Year

Health insurance is an important purchase to renew each year. Prior to the renewal date it is a good idea to consider how your personal circumstances may have changed during the previous 12 months. Then, go over the existing policy to see whether it is still a good match for your health requirements going forward. Health insurance can be provided through your employer, by using a health exchange, or with assistance from Medicare. Regardless of how you receive health insurance coverage, it is a good idea to look at what is and isn't covered and the level of the coverage. Out of Pocket Expenses Whilst health insurance covers many medical expenses, they do not cover all of them. There will be out of pocket expenses that you'll need to pick up. If you take a look at what you've spent over the past year on health care, and which of these expenses were reimbursed, you'll get a better idea about what your true health costs actually are. This information helps when considering health … [Read more...]

2015 Mom Buzz Media Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

This event is hosted by Mom Buzz Media and their network of super spectacular bloggers! Welcome to our very first Annual Holiday Gift Guide :100 Blog Hop Event! Our hard-working bloggers have searched high and they have searched low to find you the BEST and the most UNIQUE gift ideas for 2015. ATTENTION GIFT GUIDE ADDICTS CLICK HERE to be taken to the list of blogs. Start with any blog you choose and simply click the picture. It will take you to that blog where you can view their gift guide. When you are done, simply click the next one. Thank you to our Co-Hosts: Simply Sherryl Rude Mommy and Michelle Unwrapped We were lucky to snag a few absolutely amazing sponsors along the way! Please take a moment and read about each of them below! Then scroll to the bottom of this post for the giveaway where you could be one of several lucky winners! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAMILOOP The Familoop team helps parents to protect kids online … [Read more...]

A Jackpot in Every Candle

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've long been a fan of prizes. Whether playing games such as bingo or scratch tickets, winning something, anything has always made my day. Combine that with a love of deliciously scented wax and you end up with Jackpot Candles. I have a love/hate relationship with all things scented. I love good smelling products, but I'm extremely sensitive to strong smells. Anywho, I was super excited to work with Jackpot Candles and see if 1. I can tolerate their level of scent and 2. what kind of prize I'd receive! They have an extensive list of scents that sound amazing. With choices such as Vanilla Cupcake and Warm Apple Pie how could you go wrong? I ended up choosing Salted Caramel because I'm a fan of contrasting sweet and salty. Their candle is described as: A perfect fragrance … [Read more...]

Scooby Doo Giveaway Ends 11/29

There are some cartoons that stand the test of time. Some of my favorites still include The Flintstones, The Jetsons - and oh boy did I love when they met each other - as well as Scooby Doo! I mean a talking Great Dane that helps a gang of kids solve mysteries? It's fantastic when the shows my generation loved are still enjoyed by the younger crowds. There's an all new show called Be Cool Scooby-Doo airing on Cartoon Network in the US! It's fun entertainment for the whole family! Watching shows is only part of the entertainment though. These days you can watch videos, play games, and more activities that go along with the show on The Warner Bros Youtube Channel makes it super easy for people - kids and adults alike - to watch Scooby and his squad on any device! Check out this video and you'll have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]