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What’s a Bark Box? – Super Fun Doggie Stuff!

https://youtu.be/cHtkTdN9Ekg What is a Bark Box?  Why it's a box of super fun doggie toys and treats delivered monthly to your door! My daughter Jaime has been getting these boxes for her 2 French Bulldogs for a while now.  She's been telling me about them for months.  She said her pampered canines loved them.  They now inspect every box that's delivered to her door; just to make sure it's not their monthly delivery! Our friend Jowanna gets Bark Boxes too for her 2 dogs.  She tells me ...

Handy Kitchen Gadgets for the Holidays

Wow!  I can't believe it's the holiday season again!  This year's gone by so fast!  Well, now that Thanksgiving is done it's really time to get down to work on the winter holidays.  I know there'll be a lot of cooking and baking going on.  Before I start on my serious holiday baking I like to make sure my kitchen's ready.  That means organizing and stocking the pantry (I did that before Thanksgiving), making sure all the appliances (large and small) are ready to work hard, and checking ...

Savvy Nana’s Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers

It's Cyber Monday!  It's a great time to snap up some deals and start checking off things from your holiday gift list.  If you're lucky you might even be able to finish today without ever leaving home! I know the biggest problem is always what to buy, specially for toddlers.  We're bombarded with ads touting new and improved talking stuffed animal and cool power wheels. Somehow toy manufacturers have convinced us that our kids must have these things, otherwise we'd be somehow remiss and ...

Sizzix Texture Boutique – Handy Embossing Tool

One of my recent craft obsessions is creating greeting cards and party decor.  It started with the Cricut Explore Air my husband gave me last year.  Now I've turned a spare room into a craft room and have filled it with various machines and gadgets.  I know I've gone craft happy!  One of my new favorite tools is the handy dandy Sizzix Texture Boutique. The Sizzix Texture Boutique is a great addition crafting tool collection; it embosses paper, cardstock, foil, vellum, and other thin ...

You Gotta Have a Sizzix Big Kick!

My recent paper crafting obsession is reaching new heights!  Last year my husband, after many hints, gave me the Cricut Explore Air for Mother's Day.  I had no clue what I was doing!  I just needed one!  Well, I finally got around to figuring out all the great things that machine can do  (read my Cricut Explore Air Review and check out my Tips) and quickly decided I needed other machines! I know you're thinking I've gone mad, and I admit I probably have gone a bit craft happy recently. ...

Cricut Explore Air Review

Last year my daughter, Jenny, told me about this cool machine her crafty friend Paulina was telling her about.  They were talking about the Cricut Explore Air, a personal electronic die cutting machine.  Jenny told me it could cut paper and other materials to use for all kinds of projects.  We thought it was pretty cool and wondered why we'd never heard of it before, and why we didn't each own one. Intrigued, I researched it and quickly decided I needed one.  It could help us make ...

Nespresso Vertuoline Review – The Perfect Cup

My first experience with a Nespresso single serve coffee me maker was when we stayed at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina 4 years ago.  Every room was equipped with this handy coffee maker that brewed single cups of regular coffee or espresso.  I loved it!  The machine heated water in about a minute and soon after that you had a fresh cup of delicious coffee. I was familiar with Nespresso machines, they're in many of the breakfast rooms of the hotels we stay at when we're ...

Philips Pasta Maker Review

I love Pasta!  The only thing I really wanted last Christmas was a Philips Pasta Maker.  I had seen it advertised on a flyer I'd gotten from one of the local stores.  I had never heard of it, but I wanted one!   Thankfully my son and his wife heard my wish.  With all that went on after the holidays it took me a while to unpack it.  I finally got around to opening the large box it came in and promptly fell in love.  Me and the pasta maker were a match made in noodle heaven! I had been ...

Apple Watch not for Active Moms

When the Apple Watch first came out in Spring 2015 I was so excited that something was finally invented that could help make the busy life of a mom easier. My husband per-ordered the Apple Watch Sports Edition for me for my birthday so I was one of the first people to get one.  I loved it.  I could answer my phone without having to fumble for it in my diaper bag, I could monitor my activity throughout the day and see how much more steps I needed to reach my calorie goal, I could also send ...

Teach My Learning Kit Review

Every parent wants to find something fun and educational for their toddler. The problem is holding a toddler's attention for more than five minutes. We started watching educational TV shows, but I felt guilty letting him sit in front of the TV and didn't feel that he was getting enough. I did some digging and came across the Teach My Learning Kits. They offer three kits, Teach My Baby, Teach My Toddler, and Teach My Preschooler. (Affiliate Links) Photo courtesy of Amazon.com - affiliate ...