Thursday, August 4, 2016

Parragon August Book Buddy Box - REVIEW


I can't believe it's already August! Summer's almost over! With just a little over three weeks until school starts, we're trying to enjoy the rest of the kids' summer vacation. We recently received the August Book Buddy Box from Parragon. Each month, they send us a box of fun and interesting books and activity kits for my younger kids. This month's theme is Animals.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Our First Harvest from our Garden!


A couple months ago, my husband and I started our first garden. We used the drawers from an old dresser and planted a couple different peppers, tomatoes and strawberries in it. If you want to see how we did it, check out this post.  We also planted yellow zucchini, kiwis, basil and mint.

Since we are newbies to gardening, we had no idea the zucchini and kiwis actually grow on a vine. We had started them in big planters and eventually had to relocate them next to our neighbor's fence so they would have space to grow and something to crawl on. We then bought rosemary and parsley to put in the planters.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Trip To Calvert Marine Museum - Solomons, MD


Last week, we decided to visit one of the local museums in Maryland. We didn't tell the kids where we were going, just in case the older kids shot down the idea before they even gave it a chance. My husband and I had talked about going there in the past, but never had the time to make it down there.

The Calvert Marine Museum is located in Solomons, MD, at the mouth of the Patuxent River. The museum features displays, aquariums and exhibits that highlight the history and ecology of Southern Maryland.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment - #REVIEW


DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample from BzzAgent for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I'm just a couple years away from turning the big 4-0. I've definitely noticed changes in my skin and have added more steps to my skincare routine to try and fight those signs of aging. Something that I haven't tried yet is a retinol treatment. Thanks to BzzAgent, I had the chance to try Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment.



Kikkoman Grilling House Party #KikkomanParty


DISCLOSURE: I received free products from House Party in order to host a Kikkoman Grilling Party. All opinions are my own.

When the weather is nice, we tend to grill a lot. We probably use the grill at least a few times a week. We'll cook burgers, hot dogs, brats, steak, salmon and chicken. Sometimes we'll just season with salt and pepper, other times we'll use a marinade or grill seasonings. A week ago, I had the chance to host a Kikkoman Grilling House Party and tried out two of Kikkoman's marinades: Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce and Teriyaki Takumi Original Sauce.

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