Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gramma In A Box

Hi Neighbors!!

No, it's not a new game.  Wait until you see this subscription box I just became aware of!!  It is called Gramma in a Box, and it is just like receiving a special gift box in the mail from Gramma each month!  Each month you will receive cookies with frosting and sprinkles to decorate, along with supplies to make 2 candy crafts.  Almost everything you need will arrive in the box, except for a few minor common items you should find in your kitchen.  You can easily do all three projects in a small amount of time, or you can spread the activities out over a day or two.

If you live close enough, you could get this each month and complete the activities together with your grandchildren.  If you live too far away to visit often, what a great idea for sharing in some fun.  Today, with all the technology available, you could even do a video call and enjoy the project time together!  This is also a perfect subscription box for moms who just don't have all the time to get creative, as everything is pretty much ready in this box that arrives at your front door, and rather than making 2 dozen cookies at a time to decorate, you can just complete a small project.  A subscription to Gramma in a Box would make a great gift idea!!

Just look what came in our box.

And wait until you see what we made!! All I needed to add to complete this kit were the bowls to melt the chocolate in and a spoon, knife, scissors to cut the tip of the icing bags and I used a straw.  Obviously, with younger children, mom will need to supervise, but I know my daughters at 10-12 years of age could have easily done this on their own.  Each activity comes with its own instruction card to walk you through each step.  I also like that on the back of each card is a list of the ingredients just in case your child is allergic to something.

So, we began with the first project, which was Hot Chocolate Treats.  You do need to microwave the melting chocolate discs in this, so this is where parental supervision is needed.  I am not going to give away all the steps, but these were very easy to make and my daughter loved her's with her hot cocoa later in the evening.

The second project was Holly Wreaths.  This project also required melting the chocolate discs in a microwave.  The only thing I changed in this one was, I used a straw to make the center hole instead of the suggested handle of the spoon or a butter knife.

Our third and final project was Winter Cookies!!  We received 2 trees, 2 gingerbread people (we made one girl and one boy), and 4 snowflakes!!  The hard work of baking was already done for us, so all we had to do was decorate the cookies with icing and sprinkles. One of the cookies disappeared right after being decorated because someone could not wait to try one.

Our Gingerbread people were having a snowball fight.

I am so glad we discovered Gramma in a Box!!  Everything was ready to complete the projects other than a few kitchen supplies.

We really enjoyed completing the projects included in the Gramma in a Box.  I really believe this is special way to show your love to your grandchildren.  Each month they can receive a box of love from gramma!!

A Gramma in a Box subscription is basically $20 the first time.  If you sign up with a recurring debit or credit, your first month will be $10.  They also have a 3 month - $55, a 6 month - $110, or a 12 month - $220.  The box is shipped the first week of each month.

This is such a unique subscription gift box idea.  Now the best news is, one neighbor can win a 3 month subscription to Gramma in a Box (US only).  So go visit the Gramma in a Box website and follow them on their social media.  Then be sure to enter this giveaway!!
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Thanks for stopping in!!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Earn with Coupons on Swagbucks

We're all looking for ways to save big at the register. Well, I've found a way to make every coupon I use at my local grocery store worth an extra 25¢! 

How you ask? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

1) Sign up at 
2) Head over to the Grocery Coupons page and start clipping coupons for your upcoming shopping trip  
3) Use the coupons the next time you shop at your local grocery store. You'll earn 25 points (25¢) for every coupon you use.  
That's it!  

But, that's not all... Today through Monday, December 12th, you can earn 2 points (2¢) for every coupon you print, up to 50 prints per day. That's an extra dollar every day just for printing coupons that will save you a ton on your next grocery store haul!

Big Fork for the Holidays

Hey neighbors!!

Big Fork has some really great products for gifts and stocking stuffers!!  Check out the collection of Jerky and Pork Sticks we received!  My husband LOVES the spicier ones.  There is one missing from the photo, because my husband decided to try the Original one.  He ate half and left the rest sitting on the coffee table in the living room and Paisley, our toy Aussie decided to eat it!

Next he tried the Maple and Pepper, which he also really liked.  Afterwards he tried some of the Jerky.  He likes the flavor of the Jerky, but said he personally prefers the Pork Sitcks.  My son on the other hand is a huge Jerky fan, pretty much no matter what the flavor is.  Big Fork supports small independent Iowa farmers, and no antibiotics were given to these hogs.  You are eating some of the best tasting pork possible.

The Jerky is presently available in three flavors.  You can choose from Original, Maple, or Spicy 3-Pepper.  These make great stocking stuffers, or you could put together a personalized gift basket and include some pork sticks or jerky from Big Fork.

Be sure to check out the Jerky Challenge on their page.  I have a feeling my husband would try this one.

Follow Big Fork on their social media.
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Thanks for stopping in!! See you soon!!

Update on the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

Hey neighbors!!

First of all, if you are not aware, we have approx. 5-6 giveaways going on presently in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.  Please be sure to be reading reviews, as we are not labeling them as giveaways!!

Also, we have been having an extremely hectic time here.  Not only did we go out of town to attend ChiTAG, the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, but our roof has been leaking in at least three different rooms, from several different spots.  On top of that, we have heard critters in our roof, and seen the damage they have done to our garbage.  We set up a humane trap, and thus far have captured two raccoons and one opossum.  We re-release them in the wild a decent distance from home.

Then our friend who came to repair the leaks, said that the aimals in the roof, have been causing more damage as they dig their way in and out.  So, he repaired the leaks, sealed the holes and left on Wednesday.  Wednesday evening, we heard another animal in the roof.  So, we have set the traps up again and are hoping we are the winners in the end.

So, I said all that to say, I am sorry we have not added anything new to the Holiday Gft Guide box giveaway.  And today I am adding a box of Herbal Tea, 25 tea bags and an apron from Flirty Aprons. So be sure to go to the original post, HERE and enter.

Then take a moment and make sure you have entered the other giveaways for an Eat Smart Scale, Milk + Sass Macaron Hairbrush, Brain Blox Set, and the Beloved Devotional.

Thanks for stopping by!! See you all soon!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Baby Paper

Hey neighbors!!

Here's a cute little gift for babies and toddlers.  I found Baby Paper at ChiTAG this year.  It is a good sensory toy for infants and toddlers.  I received a square, the outside is a soft material, the inside makes a crinkling noise like crunching paper.  The nice thing is this does not tear and can be washed if it becomes dirty.

Not only does Baby Paper have these squares, they also have Crinkle Cuddlers, Fidgety Paper for older children, Rally Paper (based on teams), and Custom Paper, where you can choose a pattern.

Where can you purchase Baby Paper products?  Many retailers carry them in their store, but there are several shops that sell them online.  Check out their page that lists retailers.

Be sure to follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

See you soon!!

Shirts That Go for Christmas

Hi Neighbors!

Ok, I have to say that Shirts That Go have some of the most adorable vehicle inspired shirts for little boys!  I just had to choose the police car and helicopter for the little guy since his daddy is a MP in the Military Reserves, and is applying to become part of a local police force.

Look how cute he looks in this raglan shirt from Shorts That Go!!

He is just one year old and we chose the size 2 raglan, and it fits pretty good,  He has some room to grow and with how this little one grows that is good.

Shirts That Go have Raglans, T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts and Towels.  They have so many choices of vehicles on the shirts, from fire trucks and planes to police cars and trains.  I really love some of the steam trains!!  You can find the shirts on their website, or order direct from the Shirts That Go on Amazon.

I would LOVE for all of you to visit their website and then come back and leave a comment telling me what your favorite design is.  Then take a moment to follow Shirts That Go on their social media.

Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

See you all soon!!

Healbe GoBe2 Smartband

Hey neighbors!!

This next Holiday Gift Guide product is a favorite here!  It is the GoBe2 Smartband from Healbe.  One of my daughters tested this Fitness Tracking Band out for me.

I am totally amazed by all this tracker from Healbe can do.  Not only does it track your activity, but it also keeps track of digested calories and body water.  And to top it off, it monitors emotions and stress.  Talk about an all-around health and fitness monitor.  The GoBe2 will allow you to see, energy balance, calories burned, sleep quality, 24/7 heart rate, stress level, and steps/distance.

Each of the above items monitored by the GoBe2 tracking band will give you a better view of your overall health and will allow you to make necessary changes in your lifestyle.

Here's an example from the Healbe website:

When you eat, your body is converting food into glucose.
Insulin triggers your cells to absorb glucose and release water.
The GoBe2 measures these changes by sending high and low-frequency signals through your tissue to determine the fluid volume of your cells.
Isn't that amazing?  It can track water, calories, and stress through monitors on the back of the band through your skin.  Then through an app, you can collect and store all the information on your phone, tablet or computer.  Below are two pics of what showed up after my daughter tried out the GoBe2.  She only wore it in the morning for her normal exercise routine, but she was really impressed with how easy it was to set up and use.

If you are looking for a good fitness tracking band, be sure to check out the Healbe website for more complete information. And you can view their FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

There is presently a special price of $179 for the GoBe2 which normally runs $199.  If you are considering purchasing a fitness tracker band, you might want to do it now. I am sure many would love unwrapping this gift!!

Please follow Healbe on their social media.
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Twitter- HERE
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Thanks for stopping in!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

GrandBox A Gift For Grandparents


I LOVE this idea!! GrandBox is a monthly subscription box for grandparents and other senior friends.  They don't have to be blood relations to receive this box, they can be adopted grandparents too.

Each subscription box is packed with love and special gifts chosen specifically for the loved ones in your life.  Not only will they receive the box, but you are able to include a personal note and a couple of pictures.  I emailed a couple of ours and they included them in the box.  Now, let me share what was in the GrandBox.

Look at all that exciting stuff.  First off there are Maple Creme Cookies, Eden Dried Cranberries, Super Seedz (Pumpkin Seeds flavored with Maple Sugar & Sea Salt), and a tin of Organic Hard Candy (d'anjou pear & cinnamon).  Next, we have a Wet-It cloth, Earl Grey Sachet, a Nail File and a Vanilla scented solid-lotion stick from Taylor Street Soap Co.   I just want to share here real quick, that my daughter tried the lotion stick and she loves it!!

It is so simple to start sending these to your family.  Simply choose the plan you want, monthly, 3 month, or 6 month recurring plans. You can then email up to 5 photos and a special note. Then near the middle of the month, the box will arrive.

The GrandBox is $33 month to month. Prepaying for 3 months is $94.50.And a 6 month prepay is $180.  What a really unique gift this makes for grandparents to receive a special personalized box each month.

Go check out the GrandBox website, and follow them on their social media!
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Thanks for stopping in!! See you soon!