It does not have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy a Pilgrim-inspired panini! This recipe combines two of my favorites foods that most people only enjoy on holidays: cranberry and turkey. We make this delicious grilled sandwich any time of year at my house. It’s one of my husband’s favorites! [Read more...]
Did you know that expert studies show that kids can lose ground in math and other areas if they do not engage in learning activities over the summer? School is almost out and I have been worried about how to keep my kids reading at home. Luckily, I have found wonderful, FREE educational resources we can use from PBS Kids and Education.com. I want to share them with you – they look like a lot of fun!
Based on a Ready to Learn grant from the Dept. of Education, PBS KIDS has developed educational and fun games, apps and printable activity sheets, just in time for summer learning. You can download those for FREE at PBS KIDS Read. [Read more...]
I have a house full of little boys, so we constantly have toys like cars and trucks underfoot. Our MOTORWORKS wooden vehicles have not had a pit stop since they arrived at our house for review. The new Manhattan Toy MOTORWORKS line of wooden cars, trucks, accessories and play sets are the kind of toys my kids dream about!
Each MOTORWORKS vehicle is completely customizable with interchangeable pieces, car decals, side pipes and spoilers. My boys LOVE building their custom cars and trucks over and over again in different ways.
No matter what style of car or truck your child is into, they can find it in the Manhattan Toy MOTORWORKS line-up. There are three different series of vehicle trim levels: Street Series, Speed Series and Extreme Series. Of course, my boys go for the EXTREME SERIES because they loved the cool monster truck with big wheels and the amazing-looking dragster car. The more extreme, the better at our house! [Read more...]
Did you know that this year marks the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War & The Battle of Gettysburg? I did not realize that! Even though I learned about the Civil War in school, I do not really know a lot about the stories of the families who lived during that time. There was a lot of hardship, and 150 years later their stories are especially pertinent to us. I am excited to learn that Copperhead is a family-friendly movie about the Civil War era…so many of today’s movies about war are too violent for children to watch. [Read more...]
It won’t be long til THE LONE RANGER rides into town! This highly anticipated Disney movie starring Johnny Depp will be in theaters everywhere July 3. Be sure to Like The Lone Ranger on Facebook.
The newest trailer for Disney’s THE LONE RANGER movie is available for viewing at iTunes! [Read more...]
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How does $500 Visa or Amazon Gift Card sound to you? What could you do with $500 extra dollars to spend? Summer is here and there are tons of ways to spend it…vacations, barbeque grills, a new iPhone…
You have to enter to win! Don’t miss out on this amazing giveaway. [Read more...]
The healthy hit of your Memorial Day barbeque will be Big Island Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple! This delicious recipe by Chef Govind Armstrong from Recipe Rehab: 80 Delicious Recipes That Slash the Fat, Not the Flavor is a must-try at the grill.
The recipe calls for round sirloin, a cut that is much leaner than chuck and uses Canadian bacon along with blue cheese. The distinctive Hawaiian twist, comes from a homemade teriyaki sauce with grilled pineapple, scallions, ginger, honey, and sesame oil.
The following recipe Serves 4 [Read more...]
We took our favorite dad on a family shopping trip to World’s Market last weekend. The whole store is filled with all sorts of things that would make awesome Father’s Day Gifts. I’m talking everything you can think of as far as BBQ tools and utensils go, plus Beer/Wine tastings, Bar essentials and more. I let dad (aka my hubby) take the lead and followed him and the kids around World Market to find out what kind of things would catch his eye. [Read more...]
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Elmer’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Elmer’s® Products is the maker of America’s favorite school glue. They have listened to the demands of eco-conscious parents and teachers – and recently introduced the new Elmer’s® School Glue Naturals. This is the FIRST and ONLY school glue made with natural ingredients and available in recyclable packaging. Elmer’s® School Glue Naturals come in both glue stick form and as pourable glue.
What natural ingredients will you find in Elmer’s® School Glue Naturals? Corn and soybeans. [Read more...]
When I think of International Delight, I think of their gourmet coffee creamers. As delicious as they can be in coffee, you may be surprised to learn there are many other ways to enjoy International Delight. One of those ways involves a classic all-American treat: The Root Beer Float!
French Vanilla is one of my favorite International Delight flavors. It’s right up there with York® Peppermint Pattie and Vanilla Caramel Creme. The vanilla taste is so fresh and creamy, which makes iit the perfect addition to your Root Beer Float recipe. [Read more...]