Parragon January 2018 Book Buddies Box

Thursday, February 8, 2018

DISCLOSURE: As a member of the Parragon Book Buddies Program, I received free books to review and post my honest opinions. No further compensation was provided. Post may contain affiliate links.

Each month, my kids look forward to receiving books from the Parragon Book Buddies program. They love to read or have books read to them. And Parragon publishes so many great family favorites. Usually, the books are centered around a particular theme. January's theme was focused on Disney Princesses.

Once my son saw the books were mostly Disney Princess books, though, he got disappointed and left the room. On the other hand, my daughter was happy. She loves Disney Princesses!

NCircle Entertainment The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2 - Volume 1 DVD - REVIEW/GIVEAWAY

Monday, February 5, 2018

DISCLOSURE: As a NCircle Ambassador, I received a free DVD for review purposes. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.

The Cat In The Hat is a family favorite. This month, we received The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That - Season 2, Volume 1 to review. This DVD features 20 episodes on two discs and runs approximately 220 minutes!


The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! show follows the adventures of 6-year-old best friends, Sally and Nick, as they are whisked off on extraordinary voyages of scientific discovery with the Cat in the Hat. Thanks to the Thinga-ma-jigger and our friends, exploring has never been more exciting!

In this volume, kids will learn the answers to questions like what causes day to change into night, why do we sneeze, and what makes our heart beat. And the discoveries don't end there! We learn about why animal ears come in many shapes and sizes, how different animals carry their babies, who are the fastest creatures in the world, why male crickets chirp, what feathers are used for and so much more! So let's go, go, go, go on an adventure, we're flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

A Visit To Gulliver's Gate - NYC - REVIEW

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

DISCLOSURE: I received free admission in exchange for social media posts and a blog review. All opinions are my own.

A couple weekends ago, my sister and I took a quick 24-hour trip up to New York City. Even though it was short, we had a lot of fun. We ate, we shopped and we explored. One highlight of our trip was a visit to Gulliver's Gate in Times Square.

Gulliver's Gate is a new museum of miniatures. The exhibits feature 1:87 scale models of different locations around the world, including New York City and famous landmarks in Europe, Asia, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East.

24 Hours In NYC

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WARNING: If you're looking for a post about the best things to do in NYC when you only have 24 hours, then this isn't it. All this is is what I did when I had 24 hours in the city. And if you know me personally, or have followed the blog for awhile, you'll know that this will be long and interspersed with several side stories. If you're still planning to read it, thanks so much! Sit back and enjoy!

I've had a pretty rough start to the New Year. I decided I needed a break. I had a paid holiday that I could use to take a day off from work and texted my sisters to see if anyone wanted to go up to New York City with me for a day. My one sister, who used to live in Manhattan, was free and we planned to go up to NYC on a Sunday and come back the next day.

I was excited. It had been almost nine years since my last visit to New York City. There was a lot I wanted to do, but I didn't have much time. I basically had 24 hours in the city. Our bus was arriving at Port Authority around 11 AM and our return bus left at noon the next day. I told my sister it would probably be more a trip about eating good food, rather than sightseeing or shopping. She thought that would be fun, too.

Back To Knitting and Crochet

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The past couple weeks I've been feeling down and a little lonely. It's been a long time since I've felt this sad and I wasn't really sure what to do about it. This past Christmas, my husband had gone through my Amazon wish list and bought a lot of the knitting and crochet items on there that I had added a few years ago when I was doing a lot more knitting and crochet. I took that as a sign to get back into it.

After a rough week at work, on New Year's Eve, I set out to try fair isle knitting. It was one of my goals that I wanted to complete at the beginning of last year, but never got around to actually trying it. I found a simple pattern on Ravelry and started making a fair isle hat, while I was waiting for the ball to drop on New Year's Eve.