Summer Fun Musicals and Netflix Giveaway #StreamTeam


There are just some movies from my childhood that still stop me in my tracks and draw me in, no matter how many times I’ve seen them.  One of the very first movies I ever remember watching is the musical Grease.  To this day, I can still remember the words to all of the songs in the movie. At 8 years of age, I can tell you that being a Pink Lady and being super impressed … [Read more...]

Stress Stinks! Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Review & Walmart GC Giveaway


Ahh.  The end of the school year.  It sounds so easy, like we’re just sliding into home stretch here.  The reality?  Not so much.  Here’s just a few of the things we have (or have had) going on in the past few weeks: Final testing Field trips Awards Days Closing up the library for the school year duties. And?  In the thick of it all, I decided along the way … [Read more...]

Busy May Weekend


I rarely take off work unless I’m really sick or E.B. is sick, but I always set aside two personal days in May to attend a couple of events at E.B.’s school.  With this school year seeming much longer than usual, it felt great to leave work Thursday afternoon knowing I had an extra day to spend time with my family. Thursday evening we headed to Lost Pizza.  Not only does … [Read more...]

Sweeten Up Spring with ChapStick


I have a slight addiction to ChapStick.   It all started on a family trip to the coast a few years ago.  We stopped in a little convenience store and I picked up a tube when I realized I had left my usual lip moisturizer at home.  I chose the Cherry flavor and it smelled great and did the job.  From then on, I never bought anything different.  Ever. That is, until, … [Read more...]

Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival- 2014


A couple of weekends ago we went to our town’s annual Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival.  It’s exactly what it sounds like;  live jazz music, art of every medium for sale (clothing, jewelry, paintings,  pottery, wood, etc.) and many, many fabulous food vendors all on the court house lawn. In my teen years, this was just a fun event to hang out at and to “see and be seen”.   … [Read more...]

Springtime Fun with Julius Jr.


Spring is here and what better way to celebrate with your child than enjoying some fun episodes of Julius Jr. Hopefully the snow is on the melt wherever you are and you and your child can have some fun dancing to “The Truth Rules” from the episode “Sno No Mo”. Does the springtime rain have you stuck inside? My son spent a rainy Sunday personalizing this Julius Jr. … [Read more...]

My First Scholastic Book Fair


Although I have been an elementary school librarian for six years,  two weeks ago I held my first ever Scholastic Book Fair.   I’d always wanted to do a book fair, but didn’t think I could quite guarantee it would be a success.  We are bursting at the seams in terms of available space in our school, so I had no idea where I would set up a huge book fair with … [Read more...]

Multiple Litter Boxes Need Extreme Litter- #FreshStepExtreme


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fresh Step via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. The best way I can describe the relationship between our two cats is that they tolerate one another. We had very high hopes when we adopted Pearl, our muted calico, that she and Clyde, our big white ball of furry sweetness, would become fast friends. … [Read more...]

Eat It Or Wear It


What’s fun on a Tuesday night?  Going to Sonic for a hot fudge sundae.  Even better?  When your kid accidently dumps said hot fudge sundae in his lap, freaks out, and somehow gets it all over the backseat. Lucky for this kid, his daddy has a heart of gold and went back to Sonic and got him a new hot fudge sundae because the kid was really, really sad about not getting … [Read more...]

Power Rangers Deluxe Legendary Morpher


POWER UP!   Power Rangers Super Megaforce, the 21st season of the iconic Power Rangers series, has made its debut on Nickelodeon.  You can also catch encores of new episodes every Saturday at 8pm/7c starting February 22nd on Nicktoons. In the final moments of the last season, the Power Rangers defeated the evil Warstar villains. Now, in Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Prince … [Read more...]