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10 Christening Gift Ideas

10 Christening Gift Ideas

While a child will never remember the day he or she was christened, for parents, extended family, church family, and friends, a christening means the world. Giving a child its Christian name and dedicating the little one to God: these are momentous milestones to be cherished and remembered for years to come. To mark such […]




Wildwood and Morey’s Piers #GoWild this Summer

Wildwood #MoreysPiers & BeachFront Water Parks #GoWild #FamilyTravel #JerseyShore #SummerVacation

Our kind of vacation is a beach vacation. I like the lounging on the sand, watching the waves crash just inches from my toes, immersing myself in a good book and soaking up the sun. My kids also love the beach but there comes a point where they want adventure. Rides, cotton candy,pizza and water […]




Stay Beautiful with Cover Girl and Walmart #giveaway

Cover Girl and Olay at Walmart at great prices

I’ve been told I have great skin. For as long as I can remember it’s been one of my best assets.  Also for as long as I can remember I’ve been taking care of it simply by washing it and applying Oil of Olay moisturizer.  I never thought I needed some fancy brand with a […]




My only hair regret #SwitchersRemorse

Melinda's Hairstyles over the years #SwitchersRemorse #VZWBuzz

I’ve spent the better part of my adulthood switching hairstyles like I switch my shoes.  I go from long to short to super short to blonde highlights to jet black and back to super short.  I tell myself it’s only hair.  Usually I end up with something I really like.  I’m not scared of a little […]




Welcome Back Good Eats on Netflix #StreamTeam

Good Eats with Alton Brown on Netflix #StreamTeam

As a kid, I watched a lot of cooking shows with my mom. Food Network used to be just people in their fake kitchens making food for the camera. Now it seems that everything is a competition show or a run down of chefs favorite places to eat. Not that those aren’t fun, I just […]




Shopping Kohls for Father’s Day Gifts

Kohls for Father's Day Gifts

I’m easy to please. For Father’s Day I want to spend the day with my  kids doing something fun.  Homemade cards, a hearty breakfast and someone else to mow the lawn is really all I ask.  This year I was tasked with finding other Father’s Day gift ideas at Kohls. Twist my arm!! Melinda says […]




Apps for Creative Kids #VZWBuzz

MomentApp, Shae sitting on the moon cartoon #VZWBuzz Apps for Creative Kids

When you give a child a smartphone the opportunities for fun are endless.  Gaming may be your first thought but my kids take it step beyond that. With my kid’s wild imaginations it was just a matter of time before they figured out a way to create new fun. Shae has developed a beginning passion […]




Summer Release BoxTrolls on Netflix #StreamTeam

Boxtrolls on Netflix a Laika movie

Looking for a great movie for the whole family this summer? Sit down with a box of eggs and enjoy The Boxtrolls on Netflix. As a huge fan of Laika productions, I thoroughly enjoyed going to see it with my sister in theaters. It’s an interesting and unusual story about a little boy, called Eggs, […]




Top 10 Refreshments that spell out – SUMMER!

Top 10 Refreshments that spell out - SUMMER!

We all love summer: getting out in the garden, enjoy the company of friends and perhaps stoke up a barbecue or two. Fresh food gets more varied and tasty but it’s the drinks that make this time of year so special. Here are our top ten refreshments for summer.  Sangria image by Didriks, shared under a Creative Commons Licence […]




Camp Invention more than just Summer Camp #Giveaway

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As a working parent the looming summer is bearing a heavy burden on my shoulders.  We’re set up with the pool membership, my mother has retired and plans on doing activities with the kids, my oldest is changing her work schedule so she can have more fun this summer instead of working all day. But […]