"Mom, can I have a phone?". As parents of young children and tweens this question comes up a lot! It is difficult to decided when is the right time. We want them to have the safety features of a smart phone such a being able to communicate with us, locating where they are with GPS and feeling like they can have a bit of freedom with still being … [Read more...]

This summer, whether you and the family are taking a road trip, have a long airplane ride or are simply spending some time at the beach, personalized books from Wonderbly will help bring the adventure. Each story allows kids to journey far beyond your destination, with captivating stories that transform them into little explorers. They can meet … [Read more...]

With Father's Day right around the corner, we decided to look at some great new baby toys! These new toys from Tiny Love will keep baby happy and give Dad a bit of quiet time too! These would also be great ideas for a baby registry or shower gift. I tested out and reviewed baby essentials from Tiny Love: Gymini Deluxe:The adjustable … [Read more...]

Our family hit up our local Spirit Halloween shop last weekend.  In search of costumes for my boys, it wasn't long before I found myself in the adult section looking at goodies for me. I frozen at the end cap that held a huge amount of Doctor Who costume ideas!  I've recently gotten into the show thanks to my Netflix streaming addition and am … [Read more...]

Congrats to our food processor giveaway winner - Courtney! Thanks to all who entered and happy cooking! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Mother's Day is just around the corner and I've been chatting with my cooking group about which gifts and gadgets for the kitchen we'd most likely to wake up to on … [Read more...]

A box of chocolates - okay. Flowers - nice. Two bottles of award-winning California wine - hello! Instead of the usual Mother's Day fair, mix it up this year with a gift from The California Wine Club. Available in 1 to 12 month gift memberships, get two bottles of hand-selected wine from their Premier Club, Signature Series or try out their … [Read more...]

You like lattes. He likes coffee. He wants an Americano. You just want a cup of joe. De'Longhi to the rescue! With their dual coffee-espresso maker (BCO264B), you both can have your morning beverage - and drink it too!. The De'Longhi BCO264B is a three-in-one machine that includes a drip coffee maker, a pump espresso maker and a frothing wand to … [Read more...]

Close your eyes and picture this Mother's Day plan: You are awoken in bed by the delivery of a steaming cappuccino made with fresh ground coffee beans and the delicious smells of baked french toast, fresh strawberries and a batch of homemade peach syrup. After eating a hot breakfast in peace and quiet with only the birds and sunshine to keep you … [Read more...]

For $27.99, you can customize your own Sigg water bottle on Cafe Press.  What a great gift this is - choose from several different designs, put in your own text and voila, instant personalized Sigg water bottle. Each bottle is one liter - which is a nice size.  It's great for stashing in the car or taking it with you to the gym.  And best of … [Read more...]

Warning:  I'm going to gush over this product.  The following has to be one of the best gifts I've seen for a child in a long time. Kidlandia makes personalized maps for kids.  I'm not talking about a run of the mill map.  Make a map that outlines a world of fantasy with silly monsters and towns and forests named after your relatives.  The … [Read more...]