A birthday gift delivered
believing a compliment
fun for family nerf
Household odor reduction when working out

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A birthday gift delivered

There is nothing like knowing someone you love has a special day coming up and you can't be there to celebrate with them. May it be a birthday, anniversary, new baby, or whatever, it is hard to show someone you care without getting on a plane. HA! This is where  GourmetGiftBaskets.com can help. Offering care packages and delivered gifts right to the front door. For example, let's say you are like me and have a step-daughter going to … [Read more...]

Believing a compliment shouldn’t be so hard #NowBelieveIt

believing a compliment

I grew up in a time when coddling did not happen. Add on the fact that I had a verbally abusive mother and you have me, an insecure girl who grew up thinking the worst about myself. I have tried almost every  yo-yo diet and wanted so badly to be everything I wasn't. When I met Hubby he was a true Southern gentleman, opening doors for me, paying when we went out and was always full of compliments. The only issue is that when he would give one, I … [Read more...]

A boys guide to cool kicks **Giveaway**

cool kicks

When it comes to boys and fashion one thing is for sure; it all boils down to who has the cool kicks. I am not kidding, as far back as I can remember one of the first things Little Man notices about other boys is their shoes. HA! {and I though girls were vain? HA!} So, with the school year starting I knew that Little Man wanted to show up with new cool kicks. Thankfully, the folks at Florsheim Kids were more than happy to help, offering a wide … [Read more...]

Family fun with Hasbro toys #PlayLikeHasbro

fun for family nerf

Well, I am sad to say that Summer is coming to an end. I know, I know... some kids still have time, while others are back in school already. But, as I sit and think about our Summer I smile, knowing we had a great one; filled with tons of family fun, thanks to Hasbro toys. You see, we received an assortment of family fun activites and toys and boy did we love it all. The kids became obsessed with Twister Moves Skip It. The way that this … [Read more...]

5 Exercises kids can do with their dog & how to help with household odor reduction #KeepItFresh

Household odor reduction when working out

Disclosure - This post is sponsored by Febreze™Air Purifiers and the BlogPaws ProfessionalPet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping FebrezeAir Purifiers, but Adventures of 8 only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. FebrezeAirPurifiersis not responsible for the content of this article. When we rescued Precious a couple of years ago it was with the thought that she would be Little Man's dog. I am not sure why, … [Read more...]

How to mix and match clothing for back to school… #Kohls

mix and match clothing for back to school

Wow, can you believe the Summer is just about over? I totally cannot. This Summer seemed to fly by and with the new year comes a whole bunch more expenses than I expected. Between the price for Club Soccer, year-long swim, cheerleading, braces, etc, our budget is very tight, so when I discussed back-to-school shopping with Kohl's I decided that this year I am going to be smart and purchase mix and match clothing that can be worn different ways … [Read more...]

Got scars? Try ScarAway Scar Repair Gel

Scar Repair

Do you have scars? I had surgery years ago and still struggle with a long puffy scar that is pretty sensitive and annoying. This is why I was excited to try out ScarAway Scar Repair Gel, that was sent to me. This clear gel is a professional grade, over-the-counter scar treatment that works for new and old scars – even ones from ancient surgeries, burns or sports injuries. The first time I tried the scar repair gel I squeezed a … [Read more...]

Homeopathic remedies for stress, aches, pains, anxieties, & more **Giveaway**

homeopathic remedies giveaway

When I moved to Texas from the East coast I was smacked in the face with all of these issues and allergies I never had before. Turns out that where I live is one of the worst places to be for allergies and I have tried everything to deal with them. The problem is that I hate taking daily medications and I am one of those people who believe that the more you take something the more your body becomes immune to it, so I just don't do it. Instead, I … [Read more...]

Why every kid wants a Cosmic UFO in their room

Cosmic UFO

Being a kid is sometimes tough, especially being the only boy in the house. Little Man, though he gets all the boy-attention, complains that he is the only one in the house who has to sleep alone. I mean, his grandma and granddad share a room, Hubby and I do, and even Little Miss and Baby Miss do. And though I am sure one day he will be grateful for having his own room; that day is not today. This is why I love giving him something special to … [Read more...]