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Pretty Personalized Birthstone Pieces That Mom Will Love

This month I am bringing you many different Mother's Day gift ideas. offers unique personalized gifts. I especially love their line of birthstone jewelry.
Some of my favorite pieces from include the double heart necklace.  It is so pretty.  I love how the hearts intertwine with one another in such a modern and feminine way.   I also love that they can be personalized with names or meaningful words.  There are so many different ideas that can be created.  You can add up to two names and two birthstones on the double heart necklace.  I love the font too.  It is so pretty.   
The double heart necklace is made of sterling silver 925 and comes on a rolo chain with a single hook.  It's pendant  measures 23.2X24.3MM(0.91X0.95INCH) and birthstones measure :2.5X2.5MM(0.98X0.98INCH). 
If you don't want to add the birthstones, you can use favorite colors or keep the color clear by using the April birth stone.  I would love a pretty necklace li…

PicturesOnGold Mesh Charm Bracelet Mother's Day Giveaway

Treat Mom to something extra special this Mother's Day. has beautiful customizable jewelry pieces, like these Photo Engraved Mesh Charm bracelets.

Each bracelet starts at $49.95 and includes 1 charm of choice. (You may add more charms at an additional charge) You may also add fancy rhinestone charms at an additional $10 charge.

The Photo Engraved Mesh Charm Bracelet is available in 3 tones, Gold, Silver, and Rose.  

Each bracelet comes in a lovely, embossed box that is perfect for gift giving.
I received the opportunity to design a beautiful Photo Engraved Mesh Charm Bracelet.  Since both my mother and mother in law are deceased, I decided to make one for myself with photos of my husband and son. (see photo below)
You can see my review here:

Are you looking for a special and unique gift to give your Mom or Mother figure in your life this Mother's Day? Let help you…




BURBANK, CA (April 3, 2019) – Remember the classic Scooby-Doo animated series that featured all the iconic celebrity guest stars?  Now fans can own nearly all of these beloved episodes when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection on Blu-ray™/DVD and The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies: The Lost Episodes on DVD June 4, 2019. Released just in time for Scooby-Doo’s 50thanniversary, these brand-new collections feature episodes with legendary stars such as Don Knotts, Cass Elliot, Davy Jones, Harlem Globetrotters, Batman and Robin, and many more! The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collect…


BigFoot has left the woods and made his way to big cities around the world in the newest, fun activity book from Happy Fox Books.
I love activity books and I feel that they are a great way to encourage kids to learn.  Happy Fox Books'  BigFoot Goes On Big City Adventures, activity book allows kids to seek and find, encouraging them to slow down, relax and read.   
Children follow BigFoot on his many adventures in many big cities and learn fun facts as they hunt for different items from around the world on each colorful page.
These fun activity books are Written and  illustrated by D.L Miller.
The latest book in this series isBIGFOOT GOES ON BIG CITY ADVENTURES launching in April from Happy Fox Books. in this book, BigFoot visits large cities around the world including Prague, Chicago, Sydney, Edinburgh,Shanghai and more.  He also helps readers to learn about the cities and their surroundings.
Kids can sharpen their search skills as they travel from city to city.

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April Showers Giveaway Hop - Win a $60 Sephora Gift Card

Welcome to the April Showers Giveaway Hop!

For this hop, Chatty Patty's Place and I are offering a little color to what is otherwise a dull and rainy April! Sweepstakes Fanatics has offered one winner a $60 e-Gift Card to Sephora! Sephora offers the hottest beauty products with the latest trends in makeup, skin care, fragrance and more!

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Let Mom Know She's Always in Your Heart

There is something special about lockets that set them apart from other necklaces.   They often have such a special sentimental meaning behind them. 

When I was a little girl I always use to love looking at my mother's jewelry.  She always kept the pieces that she loved in a special place.  One of those pieces was a gold locket with a photo of my baby brother in it.  It was engraved with pretty designs.  I loved it so much.  I use to sit and stare at it and admire at how beautiful it was.  When my mother passed away, years ago, she left that locket to me.  It no longer had the photo inside, but it was just as beautiful still.

Mother's day is coming, and I was thinking of the special locket I gave to my favorite aunt, for her birthday.  She loved it so much.  If my mom were alive there is no doubt I would give her a locket with a photo of me and my siblings inside.

Pictures on Gold has beautiful lockets in gold and silver that can be totally customized and best of all, the photos …

Buzz Bee Toys' Air Warriors Covert Squad Blasters are Double the Fun

Last month I shared my interview with one of the developers over at Buzz Bee Toys.  We featured Buzz Bee's Adventure Force Blaster.  This month I have a new blaster to show you from Buzz Bee Toys.

This is the Air Warriors Covert Squad Dart Blaster.  It comes with 2 blasters, 8 foam dart, 2 sets of airbuds.  These dart blasters have built in walkie talkies, so you can communicate with your partner.   The blasters require (3) AA batteries.  They are not included.  The walkie talkie feature is activated by a small switch on the bottom of the blaster.  You can use the walkie talkie with or without the airbuds that are included. There are 2 channels to choose from, red and green.  This way if you are playing with another team, they can use one channel and you can use the other.  

Loading the Air Warriors Covert Squad dart blaster is so simple.  Just lift and pull the orange lever back and load. The blaster takes one dart at a time.  It has a pretty good trajectory of up to about 100 feet…

Tips for Washing Fruits and Vegetables

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post with you about food-borne illnesses.  Today I want to share tips on washing fruits and vegetables.

Hopefully, before eating any fruits and vegetables that you purchase from the supermarket you give them a good washing.  Think of all of the hands that touch those apples, peaches and plums you are about to bite into!  Yuck!

There are so many nasty pesticides that may be used on your produce.  These pesticides may contain neurotoxins, which are associated with diseases like Parkinson's disease. According to Natural Living Ideas,  three important reasons to wash your fruits and vegetables are 

for healthy brain to reduce cancer riskto protect children's health

There are many ways to wash your fruits and vegetables,  

Salt Water Solution
A 2% salt wash will remove most pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables.  It can be made by mixing 2 teaspoons of salt with 4 cups of warm water. Soak your fruits and vegetables 30 to 60 minutes, then scrub and ri…