Celebrate #NationalSunglassesDay on June 27

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DISCLOSURE: I am a licensed, practicing optometrist, employed by Luxottica Group. This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own.

I don't post very often about my job. But, as a practicing optometrist, one thing I make sure to discuss with all my patients is the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect eyes from UV exposure. Long term exposure to UV radiation can accelerate the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Annually, The Vision Council hosts National Sunglasses Day on June 27 to remind people to wear sunglasses whenever they're outside. To celebrate, they encourage you to post a #SunglassSelfie of yourself in sunglasses to your favorite social media channel(s) and to include the #NationalSunglassesDay.

Revlon Youth FX - REVIEW

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DISCLOSURE: I received free samples from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I turn 40 next year, which is such a scary thought! And while I'm fortunate to look younger than I am, I know that it won't last forever. The past few years, I've added more products to my daily skincare routine to try and delay any signs of aging.

I recently had the chance to try the Youth FX system from Revlon. It consists of a primer for your forehead, a primer for your face and neck, a concealer and a foundation.

Urban Adventure Quest - Where The City Is Your Gameboard

Thursday, June 15, 2017

DISCLOSURE:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with USFamilyGuide.com.  I will receive a free Urban Adventure Quest scavenger hunt in exchange for this post and a future review.  All opinions are my own.

I've lived in the DC area pretty much my whole life.  And yet, there are so many places in the area that I've never been to.  I've always wanted to take the time to just play tourist and explore.  So many people come to DC to visit the monuments and museums and I've probably only seen a handful of them.

I recently discovered a fun way to explore the city.  Urban Adventure Quest gives you a chance to turn your favorite city into a giant game board.  They offer fun scavenger hunt adventures that you can complete with your family and/or friends.  Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Play anytime during daylight hours. Start when you want and play at your pace.

Urban Adventure Quests are available in a variety of popular cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. For a complete list, visit this link.

The Quests have an everyday low price of $49 per team of 2 to 5 people. They also offer Mini-Quests for $30 and discounts for military, school and groups.


Save 20% and pay only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people! Use Promotion Code: FGBLOG. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

We plan on exploring Washington, D.C. It should be a lot of fun!

NCircle Entertainment's Octonauts: Calling All Sharks! DVD - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DISCLOSURE: As an NCircle Ambassador, I received a free DVD for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

My youngest kids are fans of the Octonauts. They love learning about the different sea creatures featured on the show. The Octonauts rescue a different one in each episode.


Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookiecutter Sharks, look after an injured Lemon Shark and stop a Whitetip Shark who is chasing the Gup-A!

Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream - REVIEW

DISCLOSURE: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

As a member of Moms Meet, I have the opportunity to try and review a variety of natural, organic and eco-friendly products with my friends and family. Recently, we had the chance to try Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream. While we've all had regular Turkey Hill ice cream before, none of us had tried the All Natural version before.

Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream is made with pure and simple ingredients like milk, cream, sugar and natural flavors. There are no artificial colors, artificial flavoring or stabilizers found in Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream. It's available in 20 flavors and retails for about $4.99.

Parragon May Book Buddies Box #BookBuddies - REVIEW

Friday, June 9, 2017

DISCLOSURE: As a member of the Book Buddies program, I received free books from Parragon Books to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.

This is the last week of school. Soon, I'll have four kids here at home that I'll need to keep busy, so they don't get too bored and end up vegging out in front of the TV or playing Minecraft all day. Luckily, our May Book Buddies Box from Parragon Books arrived! The box was filled with fun activity kits and books that should help keep the kids entertained at home or on a road trip.

NCircle's Entertainment's The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Camping DVD - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Saturday, June 3, 2017

DISCLOSURE: As an NCircle Ambassador, I received a free DVD for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

We're big fans of Dr. Seuss and The Cat In The Hat books. When my kids were younger, they really enjoyed having the Dr. Seuss books read to them. And even now, my six-year-old son loves to read them himself.

A couple years ago, my kids found The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That show on Netflix. They really liked watching it and also liked the Christmas special they have on Netflix. So, when I showed my kids we could review a Cat In The Hat DVD, they were excited to get it.

Sun Basket - Healthy Organic Meal Delivery - REVIEW

Thursday, June 1, 2017

DISCLOSURE: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I am so not a good cook. On most nights, my husband is the one who makes dinner. I'm just not very good at looking at what we have in the house and then whipping something up. I need a recipe to follow. Depending on the semester, my husband sometimes teaches late, and so on those nights, I'm in charge of dinner. If I'm not ordering out, then I usually look for a recipe that doesn't look too hard and then I go out and buy the ingredients I need.