Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meeno Babies Review and Giveaway

I was given product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion of said product and company.

I would like to introduce you to a new baby company. Meemo Babies are may be new to you but once you hear about them I think you will love them. Meeno Babies are creating innovative products for the everyday family. They are dedicated to helping you find safe, quality products for your little one.
Billee the goat
I was recently sent Billee the goat baby teether. Billee is made from rubber from the hevea tree. It is made from all natural, BPA free material. 
The first thing I noticed is how very cute this is. Just look at it. I love the little nubs on the neck for extra texture for the gums. I am very impressed with the structure of the toys. Though soft and chewy, it is not a cheap teether that you have to worry about being chewed through. It is one piece so no worries about small parts coming off in baby's mouth. Billee is perfectly designed to fit in babies hand,  I have to say the part I love the most is the fact that, unlike similar, popular teethers, this one is not painted. I have always worried about the paint eventually getting into a child's system. No worry here, Billee the goat doesn't need paint to make him adorable.

Meeno babies have a few other products out and they were nice enough to let me hold a giveaway of a gift valued at over $100 on my site. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Verizon's Giving Thanks

 I am writing this post as part of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Bloggers program. Being part of the program does not in anyway influence this post in anyway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thought I would let you know about the

 awesome things Verizon Wireless has going on in 

time for the Holidays.

They are in the mood for giving and you are the 

recipient, even if you are not a Verizon Wireless 

customer. They are giving out data, movies, music 

and more. To see all the deals they have for you. 

Check them out here: 

Verizon Wireless Deals

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lazy One Review

I was given product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion of said product and company.

I would like to tell you about one of my favorite gifts to give. I have been purchasing product from the Lazy One Company for my family and gifts for many years. If you have not heard of the company you need to check them out. They have the cutest assortment of PJs I have ever seen.
Not only are they cute, they are incredibly comfortable. They are 100% cotton and made to last. With flapjack (one piece with butt flap). two piece styles and nightshirts they really do have pjs for the entire family.
Izak camping in his Lazy Ones PJs
Speaking of PJs for the whole family. We have a Christmas Tradition, Each Christmas Eve we open a present. It is always a pair of new PJ's. I am so excited that this year we have matching ones for the whole family.
Lazy Ones Christmas PJs 

I can't wait to take pictures around the tree in these. This company has many different kinds of PJs. They also carry boxers, little girls dresses and leggings. 
If you are looking for a gift for someone on your Holiday List this company has a little bit of everything. I received this BBQ Apron.
They are Unisex and have an adjusting neck strap. The material is a thick cotton. They would make a great gift for the king of the grill. They also have a wide variety of women's and children's aprons.

There huge assortment of slippers come in many styles so you can find a pair for anyone on your list. they sent me a pair of the Crabby In Ihe Morning Fuzzy Feet Slippers. They are made with a thick fleecy Lining inside and soft fleece on the outside. They Match the Crabby PJ pants I was sent. The combination of the two make me want to stay in the house all day. They even have Toasty Toez Boots. These slipper boots for boys and girls come in a variety of animals, and have a warm fuzzy fleece lining on the inside, faux suede on the outside, and flexible rubber soles.
Need to buy something for someone in the office? Lazy Ones offers a full line of coffee mugs, notepads, note books and tote bags. 
Not sure what to buy? Afraid of getting the wrong size? Don't worry Lazy One also offer a Gift Certificate. 
Lazy one has been kind enough to offer one of my readers their choice of any product on their website. Enter below. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Parental Control Apps

 I am writing this post as part of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Bloggers program. Being part of the program does not in anyway influence this post in anyway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I like to think I keep a close eye on the boys internet time. They have to show me before they watch videos, I have much of their xbox apps password protected so they can't just sneak on. The one thing I didn't think of is the phones they use to play games. I did not think of these devices because right now we don't have internet, and, the phones are not active.
Recently, while at a spot with Wifi, my daughter checked out the history on one of them. OMG someone watched a sex video. It wasn't her or I, so who was it? We soon found out that one of the little guys were the culprit. Upon further investigation, we learned he had taken the phone to a friend's house and was given the Wifi password. The curiosity he and his friend had about what sex was sent them to Google.
Needless to say we both got a huge education. After having a little talk about the birds I went searching for an a parental control app. I figured I would share a few I found that had excellent reviews.

NET NANNY For Android

Because I have used the PC version in the past I can say I highly recommend it.
The cost to install this to one device is $10.39. Net Nanny for Android is a powerful internet filter that you customize. 
The filters help you:
Filter web site content
Block porn
Mask profanity
Allows/blocks mobile apps
Provides time controls


This App is great because it lets you monitor all your devices with one interface. Once installed the Web Watcher is completely undetectable. You will recieve Real-time email notifications when "alert words" are detected. Not only does the app provide content filtering, it also lets you set a time-limit for viewing. The price of Web Watcher is $99.95.


The Phone Sheriff limits which phone numbers your child can contact. There is a blocking feature that allows you to control who your child comes in contact with. You are in charge of the websites and applications that are allowed on the device. The Phone Sheriff helps you monitor text and chat messages. It will also comes with an emergency button that sends out an emergency alert with the phone's precise GPS location. The Phone Sheriff costs $89.97

I thought I had taken the steps it took to keep the little guys safe online. I found out that I didn't do enough. The biggest advice I can give you it to download one of these apps, or another that let you control the what your child sees on the world wide web. Also make sure you know what the rules of online time are when they visit their friend's home.

BrickSwag: The Lego Subscription Box

Have you heard of BrickSwag

If you have a Lego fan in your life you are going to want to check it out. BrickSwag is a Lego Subscription Box that is rates #1 for Lego fans. Each Monthly Lego Box comes loaded with Lego Swag. You will receive official LEGO kits to build and keep,exclusive t-shirt, Build magazine, Funky Fig trading cards, and more surprises.
BrickSwags mission is to Inspire, Educate, and Entertain with LEGO bricks.

ME The Way Life Should Be

This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domainsthat end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

One of the biggest perks that comes with my blogging is the adventures it takes me on. I get  to travel to places like Manhattan and LA a lot. I love the excitement that these places have to offer and go as often as I can. I have also come to realize that, as much as I like going, I get excited when I see the sign welcoming me home. 
I have thought about this a lot and realized that, even though Maine is a beautiful state, it's the people from home that I love. Face it the cities are big and busy. Neighbor's pass daily, without ever knowing each other. 
In rural Maine neighbors look out for each other. Though your neighbor's allow you the peace you desire, you know that they always have your back. Mainer's work together to help each other succeed, and when one is in a hard spot other's are right there to lend a helping hand. 

For example, I was told right before last winter that my roof was in such disrepair that it was likely to cave in with the snow. I went on a local barter site and explained my situation. I was expecting prices for materiel and labor. By the end of the day I went back and was dumbfounded. There were complete strangers who made a plan to help, materials and time were donated. those who couldn't help build fed those who were. They showed up and in one day replaced it, Because of them my family was safe and secure. 

Domain.ME is a lot like the State of ME. Think of them as your neighbors working with you to provide security while helping you succeed. .ME is a domain provider that provides you with perfect premium domains. It doesn't matter if your site is a personal blog or a business, .ME helps you show off your personal brand while creating an online persona which is the perfect reflection of you. Like the people of Maine, .ME is dedicated to building strong relationships with members of its community. 
Although .ME isn't the official domain  name of Maine, it is a great way to get your site to stand out. The domain names are endless, and the perfect way to show off your Maine pride.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Making Home Affordable Foreclosure Assistance Campaign

The below post is sponsored but, contains info I thought mayhelpsome of you.

So many of us,  or our friends and family have found ourselves in a situation where our homes hare at risk of foreclosure.
can help.
I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Ad Council, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to ask for your support in spreading the word that real help is available to families who are behind on their mortgage payments, or worried about how they will make the next one. Nearly one in 17 homeowners nationwide has fallen behind on his or her mortgage payments, putting them at a higher risk of foreclosure. Homeowners should not feel alone, but many do.
That is why the Making Home Affordable® (MHA) program provides free resources and assistance for distressed homeowners who are working hard at juggling expenses to makes ends meet. Many of these homeowners may be unaware that MHA has expanded its options, and may have a solution available to address their particular financial situation. Moreover, the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) – available in 18 states and the District of Columbia -- also helps real people get back on their feet and on the road to financial stability in states hit hard by the economic and housing downturn.    

Across the country, more than 1.5 million families have already benefited from MHA. Through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), homeowners have been able to reduce their monthly mortgage payments by approximately $500 each month
 That's real payment relief.
visitMakingHomeAffordable.gov to learn about available programs to help with your mortgage payments.  
Through the Federal Making Home Affordable program, many homeowners have received much-needed help to reduce their monthly payments, get mortgage relief, and avoid foreclosure. Homeowners who are struggling to make mortgage payments can call 888-995-HOPE or visitMakingHomeAffordable.gov for free resources and information to help them with their mortgage problems and avoid foreclosure. By calling 888-995-HOPE, homeowners can speak with a housing expert at a HUD-approved counseling agency at no cost, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and identify potential solutions based on their individual circumstances. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016

That Shaker Of Salt


Charlotte, NC: Feb. 19-21 (Charlotte Convention Center)
Harrisburg, PA: April 8-10 (Farm Show Complex & Expo Center)
Kansas City, MO: May 13-15 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Louisville, KY: June 3-5 (Kentucky Exposition Center) 
Milwaukee, WI: Oct. 7-9 (Wisconsin Center)
Houston, TX: Oct. 21-23 (NRG Center)
Cleveland, OH: Nov. 4-6 (I-X Center)

 LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016 at new and returning markets
#LegoKidsFest, @LegoKidsFest

(Hartford, CT) LEGO KidsFest kicks off its eighth year on the road with new tour stops and a return to some popular markets.   
New tour stops in 2016 include Charlotte, NC (Feb. 19-21), Harrisburg, PA (April 8-10) and Kansas City, MO (May 13-15). 
It’s been three years or more since LEGO KidsFest stopped in Louisville, KY (June 3-5), Milwaukee WI (Oct. 7-9), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-23) and Cleveland, OH (Nov. 4-6). 
Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event for all ages and builders of all skills. 
“Our 2016 LEGO KidsFest tour is going to delight both new and returning audiences,” said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’ve still got some favorites on the show floor, like the Big Brick Pile, Creation Nation and the Race Ramps. There are also many new and unique activities designed for building, learning and fun.” 
Five sessions — all identical and 4½ half hours in length — are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased atwww.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sundayafternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sundaymorning session. 
On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more. 
Some of the activities at the shows include: 

  • LEGO Model Museum: life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
  • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
  • Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 
  • LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
  • LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
  • LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-size Spiderman model and more
  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail:purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
  • LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
  • LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
  • LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity

About the LEGO Group 
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. 
Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored atwww.LEGO.com
For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visithttp://www.LEGO.com/aboutus
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, DUPLO, LEGENDS OF CHIMA, NINJAGO, BIONICLE, MINDSTORMS and MIXELS are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.The LEGO KidsFest is produced by BuzzEngine, a marketing and events organization. LEGO KidsFest was awarded Best Proprietary Event by Event Marketer Magazine in 2013