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    Febreze celebrates scentsational holiday scents #FebrezeHoliday

    This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze.

    What scents come to mind when considering the holiday season? Maybe it's the delicious aroma of baked good. Perhaps it's the fresh scent of pine wafting through the home as the holiday tree takes center stage. Or could it be the scent of cranberries boiling into mouthwatering cranberry sauce upon the stove?

    Febreze has released a celebration of those scents and more in its limited edition Home for the Holidays Collection. And I'm celebrating having received a festive, fun sample of the Febreze holiday scents along with fabulous holiday recipes, decor and more — all in this adorable keepsake, courtesy Febreze:

    Febreze Holiday Collection kit 

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    Brief book review: The Monsterator by Keith Graves

    How can you go wrong with monsters — especially 625 of them?

    The Monsterator 

    Disclosure: I received this book free for review; opinions are my own.


    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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