LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet

LeapFrog LeapPad1 Explorer Learning Tablet 2

The LeapFrog LeapPad1 Explorer Learning Tablet is an electronic and interactive learning book platform for children who are aged 4 to 8. LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet comes in a sleek white and green design and/or white and violet package. Costing around $100, the learning tablet offers extensive features that aim in teaching children through interactive applications and games. The product comes with a library of up to 60 cartridge games, applications, videos, digital books and flash cards, which are optional and {Read More}

The California Wine Club 1 Month Subscription Giveaway

California Wine Club Logo

This is our last month with our California Wine Club subscription and to be honest, I am kind of sad. If you read my blog at all, then you know that I am a huge fan of online shopping. I love being able to take care of everything with a few clicks of my computer. With three active children, shopping in store is not always an option for me and I really pride myself on picking the perfect gifts for {Read More}

Tips for buying and giving a mobile device this holiday season #TMobileHolidays #ATL


A few days ago we held a T-Mobile Holiday Mixer here in Atlanta. Many people came out to meet the Atlanta T-Mobile crew and learn more about the products and services they offer. They had some really great tips for all party attendees on buying mobile devices for really anyone. Tips to keep in mind when buying a device for yourself or as a gift: Switching to a new phone doesn’t mean you will lose all the information on your {Read More}

2012 Kia Sorento Review – A departure from the expected


The tagline for the 2012 Kia Sorento crossover SUV is “A departure from the expected.” With a car that is assembled in the United States from US and globally-sourced parts, that has a starting price of $23,150, there is definitely the unxpected. This new Sorento comes in five trim models: the LX, LXV6, the EX, the EXV6, and the SXV6. The LX is of course the “luxury edition,” the EX is the “extra edition” and the SX is the “sports {Read More}

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

Anyone that reads my blog knows that I am raising two princesses. Said princesses are four and six. If there is something with a princess, my girls want it and this means that it will be on their holiday or birthday wish list. Frankly, I love the Disney Princesses. I like what they embody. I think that they are wholesome and excellent characters so I am happy to indulge my princesses-in-training. When The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle and the {Read More}

Holiday Tools #SearsChat Twitter Party TODAY! 12/5 7-8:30pm CST / 8-9:30pm EST @Sears @SearsDeals

Sears is the ultimate gifting destination this holiday season! This week we will be interviewing Tool Gift Gurus Chris Duke, Frank Fontana and Carla Bruni and we will be discussing all things tools and gifting. ! Join @Sears, @Crissy, @MommyInsider, @JollyMom and me on Monday, December 5th from 8-9:30pm ET/7-8:30pm CT.  Hope to see you there! WHO @Sears AND @SearsDeals and co-hosts @StacieinAtlanta (that’s me!) @crissy @jollymom @mommyinsider WHAT #SearsChat Holiday Tools Twitter Party WHERE Twitter with the hashtag #SearsChat WHEN Monday, December 5th from 7-8:30 CT  {Read More}

Striiv: Personal Trainer in Your Pocket – Review

Striiv Personal Trainer in Your Pocket

Studies have shown that walking for around 20 minutes on a daily basis is the key to a healthier you. Walking for an average of 20 to 30 minutes can minimize risks of diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. The Striiv: Personal Trainer in Your Pocket is an advanced, portable device that lets people keep track while walking, shopping or carrying out daily activities in the house. For people who are too busy to go to the gym, this device will {Read More}

St. Louis, Missouri #go2MO

St. Louis Missouri

[SPECIAL NOTE: This is an, unedited, not spellchecked guest post from my husband, Jason (@novacation on Twitter) who had a great guys weekend a few months ago in St. Louis.] Do you want to go to St. Louis? This was the question that was recently posed to me.  The plan was to have a guys weekend in the city of St. Louis.  Now I’m always up for a weekend getaway, but I have to admit, I was scratching my head {Read More}

uDraw Holiday Giveaway on LifetimeMoms.com

uDraw Holiday Giveaway with THQ

I was never a big video game player growing up as a child. I mean, I liked a good game of Frogger or Ms Pacman every now and then but we did not have a video game console in our house. Now at our house now, we have pretty much every video game console you can imagine and perhaps a few you might not have heard much about. But the players are myself and my husband. All three of my {Read More}

Family Movie Night ALERT – Check out Game of Your Life This Weekend!

Game of your life P&G

Tomorrow night’s the big night – “Game of Your Life” will be on NBC at 8/7c. You won’t want to miss the one-time airing of this movie event for your whole family. It’s a humorous and heartfelt drama that reminds kids that the choices they make affect others in ways they don’t realize. So gather everyone around the tube and find out firsthand if Zach Taylor chooses the right moves. MEET ZACH Zach, a high school gamer who lands a scholarship to an {Read More}

diViene Fine Gemstone Jewelry

diViene Sterling Silver Carved Flower Ring in Mother of Pearl-Swiss Blue Topaz

Have you heard of diViene.com? They make beautiful jewelry for incredibly affordable prices. I was sent the following rings and they are absolutely beautiful. They packaging was really nice. There is absolutely no need to wrap the rings if you are giving them as a gift unless you just want to check them out. I rarely take them off and have gotten so many compliments while wearing them. This exotic blossom ring is fresh and divine! A mother-of-pearl gemstone is {Read More}

Paying for and Picking up My Kmart Layaway

Kmart Layaway Manage My Layaway Make a Payment

Using layaway this holiday season for my gift buying, really could not have been easier. I do so love shopping online and I especially love that layaway let me take advantage of all of those amazing Black Friday sales on Kmart.com. One of the best parts about layaway besides taking advantage of the amazing sale prices was really the ease of being able to make payments online. Gone are the days of traipsing to your local store with your contract {Read More}