Shimmer & Splash – The Sparkling World of Sea Life {book review}


I’ve always been fascinated by sea creatures and my youngest son Trent is curious about them too. So when I was contacted to review a new book by Jim Arnosky, Shimmer & Splash – The Sparkling World of Sea Life, of course I accepted. I received a copy of the book a while ago and […]

Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse and Cookbook Review


Recently I received an electric digital smokehouse from Masterbuilt for review. Their CEO John McLemore is also the author of two great cookbooks which I also received for review. Today I’d like to tell you about these products and how my family has been enjoying them. The Masterbuilt 40” Electric Stainless Steel Smokehouse is the […]

Urban Gardening For Dummies {book review}


I’ve always wanted to have a nice vegetable garden and to grow beautiful flowers. The problem was that I didn’t have the space living in a subdivision. Now that we moved to a bit more rural location, I have more space for a garden and lots of flowers so I am super excited. With spring […]

Two Great Programming Books for Kids


Technology is always changing and as a parent I like my sons to be involved in it. My 10-year-old loves all things computer related and has been learning Java programming in the last year. He is teaching himself how to program and really enjoys the challenge of learning new things. There are two new books […]

Fresh and Healthy DASH Diet Cooking Cookbook


When I was pregnant with my oldest son I developed high blood pressure which didn’t go away once I had given birth. The doctor told me to go on the DASH diet which is a flexible and balanced eating plan which was designed to support a healthy lifestyle. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop […]

New Cookbook {In the Kitchen with David} from QVC host David Venable


David Venable is QVC’s resident foodie who hosts the In the Kitchen with David segment. Tomorrow his first book, In the Kitchen with David, is being released. This new hardcover cookbook is full of more than 240 fully illustrated pages of David’s signature recipes. The book also contains helpful “Dishin’ with David” tips and personal […]

Southern Living Home Cooking Basics | A Must-Have Cookbook


Home Cooking Basics A Complete Illustrated Guide to Southern Cooking is a new cookbook from the Editors of Southern Living. I received a copy the other day and I’ve been really enjoying it. I was raised by a single mom and because she worked so much to support us, she didn’t have a lot of […]

Portion Size Me with Alouette Cheese {Win!}


For as long as I can remember, I’ve had to watch what I eat. Even as a child I had a bit of a weight problem and it was no fun. Kids often made fun of me and I never felt like I fit in with the other girls. Now that I am an adult […]

A Turtle’s Tale Sammy’s Adventures Review


We recently received the new movie, A Turtle’s Tale – Sammy’s Adventures for review. The movie is available in blu-ray and DVD and is about an hour and a half long. I was excited to check out the movie because it has a great storyline and features the voices of Melanie Griffith and Kathy Griffin. […]

10 Pounds in 10 Days {book review}


In the spring of 2010 I reviewed Jackie Warner’s book, This is Why You’re Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever). I loved the book and learned so much about healthy eating from it. The book really touched me and although I haven’t followed the plan exactly, I have been eating better and taking supplements. […]