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    A tisket, a tasket: Books for spring and Easter baskets

    Have Easter baskets to fill for little ones? How about little hands to fill with colorful books celebrating spring and all its glories?

    If so—on either count—consider these bright and cheery picture books from Candlewick Press.

    books for spring and easter


    Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny written and...

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    Tasty and nutritious: New Kellogg's Raisin Bran with Cranberries (giveaway)

    Updated on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Registered CommenterLisa Carpenter

    This giveaway sponsored by Kellogg Company.

    Raisin Bran with Cranberries

    Kellogg's Raisin Bran has been given a new twist: cranberries! Added right along with the raisins. It's no longer "two scoops of raisins in every box," it's one scoop of raisins and one scoop of cranberries that make up new Kellogg's Raisin Bran with Cranberries.

    I tried it and loved it. I've always enjoyed Raisin Bran, but the addition of dried cranberries (a favorite snack of mine) makes it truly delicious! I munched and munched...

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    Facial Smoothies smooth away the wrinkles

    Last time I visited my grandsons, my six-year-old grandson and I were working on a craft project when he stopped cold, looked me in the eye, and said, "Why do you have an A on your face, Gramma?" Confused, I asked what he meant. He then used his index finger to outline the A made by intersecting wrinkles between my eyes.

    My grandson's honesty and observational skills made me realize I'd been lax in my use of duct tape—not for taping the kid's mouth shut but for eliminating my wrinkles. See, strategically placed pieces of duct tape had been my go-to wrinkle remover for years. I'd wear it to bed, peel it off in the morning then be wrinkle free much of the day. But, I'd gotten lazy and hadn't taped myself up in a while.

    I was considering returning to the regimen just when I was approached to try out Facial Smoothies Wrinkle Removal Strips.

    facial smoothies 

    The press kit claimed this: Facial Smoothies® adhesive strips physically take control of your skin...

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    Easter gift for granddaughters: Stunning 'I Love You to the Moon and Back' necklace

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from; all content provided by the sponsor.

    My grandkids and I have always said 'I love you to the moon and back' whenever we're separating. Because of that ritual, my heart melted when I saw this necklace and I had to have it right away. So I bought it for my granddaughter.

    to the moon and back necklace

    I knew instantly that she LOVED it when she turned around, put her little head...

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    Kinskii makes long-distance play with grandkids possible

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kinskii. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Like most grandparents, one of my favorite things to do with my grandsons is play. Engaging with them through their favorite toys and games uses FUN to strengthen our bond—in addition to encouraging sportsmanship and conversational skills.

    As a long-distance grandparent, though, connecting with my favorite kiddos through play takes place only a few times a year. I want more fun time with them! Most long-distance grandparents (and local grandparents, too) surely want more fun time with their grandchildren.

    Kinskii can do that! Kinskii—a combination...

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    Multitasking made easy: Pennzoil and Walmart Automotive Care Centers #DropShopAndOil

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias

    If you're anything like me, you regularly have a daily to-do list with more on it than you can manage in one day. Tackling a list featuring an oil change and shopping has gotten easier thanks to Pennzoil and Walmart Automotive Care Centers. You can multitask like I recently did by dropping off your car for a Pennzoil oil change at the Automotive Care Center then shopping while the automotive work is done.

    I went from this...

    to-do list 

    to this...

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