A Self-Sufficient Christmas

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I’m always teasing Dad that he’s difficult to buy for. This year I flat-out asked him what he wanted Santa to bring him and he wasn’t shy about requesting preparedness supplies. That may seem strange to some of you but since I’m a chip off the old block, I get it. While I’ve always leaned […]

National Geographic Challenge!

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I’m dating myself by asking this, but remember when all the cool kids were playing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on their PC? Today’s generation of kids would laugh and snort at those graphics, but the concept of making learning fun is timeless. National Geographic Challenge for Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 makes […]

Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked

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♪ Alvin, Simon, Theodore ♪  You are welcome for putting than in your head for the rest of the day. 😉 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked the movie is coming out December 16th, but you can have the video game sooner! Chipwrecked is available for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Xbox 360. Experience stardom on […]

Uno Roboto Game

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I have many fond memories of playing Uno with my maternal grandfather while I was growing up. He could either be fiercely competitive or let me win depending on the day. If you don’t have a cool grandpa to mix things up for you, Uno Roboto will do the job instead! Uno Roboto is unpredictable, […]

Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll

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Baby dolls have come a long way since I was a little girl! Mattel’s Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll takes playing mommy to a whole new level of interaction. With realistic movements sounds, My Very Real Baby helps your child enjoy nurturing play even more with special lights and sensors. When she licks […]

Diabetes Awareness and Prevention


A quick look around my blog will reveal that I have quite the sweet tooth. What good southern girl doesn’t love her some desserts, preferably deep-fried? Unfortunately, sugar must be a treat for me rather than part of a normal diet since nearly every one of my female family members is living with diabetes, with […]

Norelco Vacuum Stubble & Beard Trimmer Pro

Norelco Vacuum Stubble & Beard Trimmer Pro

Hubs wears stubble most of the time not so much for fashion as for comfort and convenience. Maintaining a clean shave takes a little effort and while he’s clean shaven maybe a couple of days a week, the rest of the time it’s easier for him to allow a little shadow to come out and […]

HABA Pushing Animal Toys

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Sweet T has her share of licensed and battery-operated toys that she enjoys, but I know the toys that will be valued most and passed down to future generations are some of the most simple. With a carpenter for a husband, we appreciate the quality of wood-constructed products in our household and welcomed the addition […]

Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii

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I have friends who swear by their Zumba classes and love the exercise itself  as well as the results. Anything that will trick me into exercising by making it fun is worth its weight in gold for me. Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii brings the Zumba class into your home making it even more fun […]

Journal 10: A tool for documenting life

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Ok so not only will I be enjoying mine, but will be ordering another journal for my dad for Christmas since he saw mine and loved it (hope he isn’t reading this! 😉 ). Our new ten year journal from Journal 10 is such a great concept. Simply write a few sentences per day (I’m going to do […]