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    Brief book reviews: Halloween costumes inspired by Candlewick Press

    Grandkids still mulling over costume options? Share these festive suggestions based on books kids will love:

    i'm my own dog four more...

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    Cleavage-free Halloween costumes for grandmothers and others

    cleavage-free Halloween costumes

    1. OITNB (Orange is the New Black) - Who hasn't...

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    Hillshire Brands and Safeway help add protein to every meal

    This post sponsored by Hillshire Farm™ as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network #BringHillshireHome campaign.


    Every home cook has a collection of go-to recipes that require no recipe at all. If you cook for a family, you know I'm talking about those meals returned to again and again because they're simple and they satisfy.

    One of my go-to recipes for the past 20 or so years has been kielbasa and potatoes. And one of my favorite kielbasas to use is Hillshire Farm™ Smoked Sausage, the Turkey Polska Kielbasa flavor. The kielbasa is...

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    Was it fun? Yes, WuzzIts was... and is (Game review)


    Monsters of silly and scary sorts abound during Halloween season. And wacky sorts, too, especially those residing in the wacky world of WuzzIts.

    What's it?

    WuzzIts is a monster match up game from Blue Orange games, for 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up. Fortunately, my favorite 6-year-old...

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    GameDay Scoreboards scores with ballers (Review & giveaway)

     gameday scoreboardsBubby, left, and Bud review GameDay Scoreboards

    Nothing beats playing games to get to know a new acquaintance. Basketball was the game of choice when my oldest grandson, Bubby, recently met Bud, the son of my oldest daughter's boyfriend (and possibly Bubby's step-cousin... one day).

    The game play was made all the more enjoyable for the fast friends, thanks to the GameDay Scoreboards I received free for review not long before the two boys...

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    Even non-pro photographers can easily go pro at Best Buy #GoProatBestBuy 

    Hero Best Buy 

    I am far from a professional photographer. But taking photos of my loved ones — lots of photos — tops my list o' fun when around my adult daughters, precious grandsons and myriad friends and family.

    Need proof of my camera-clicking obsession? Well, my grandsons recently visited for a week. Seven days with three grandsons. How many photos did I take...

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