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    Hillshire Farm™ 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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    The Flex Belt: Wherein my daughter tones her ab muscles the easy way (Review)

     Flex Belt

    Many, many years ago, I visited a workout salon with my husband's stepmother. There was far more salon to the place than actual workout. My stepmother-in-law swore by the tables that we spread out on, then relaxed while they swiveled and scrunched and flipped and flopped our bodies. I certainly felt more relaxed when we left, but worked out? Not so much.

    I thought of that long ago salon workout recently when I received an offer to try — for free — The Flex Belt abdominal muscle toner. The belt (from Bio-Medical Research) is a medical-grade electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) device that...

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    Grandma drops her briefs for #Underwareness, talks bladder leakage

    Thank you to Depend for sponsoring this post about the #dropyourpants for #underwareness movement.

    People know me by my briefs. Well, at least online they do. See, my briefs, my panties, my underpants have hung on the clothes line in my header photo (see it at the top of the page) since 2009.

    But now I've cut the clothes line. I've officially dropped my underpants in the name of underwareness and to share the news from Depend that when it comes to bladder leakage, you are not alone.

    grandma's briefs #underwareness

    Bladder leakage happens...

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