Bringing the bubbly: SodaStream Soda Maker

Thank you to Soda Stream for sending us samples. No monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.  You know that product you just can’t imagine how you got along without but no one seems to have heard about but you?  The SodaStream is absolutely that product, and something not nearly enough people know about.  … Read more

Picture Keeper Review

The perfect solution for preserving your priceless memories A few years ago, I got a frantic call from a friend who wanted me to come take pictures of her son immediately.  It turned out her computer had crashed and with it was the first 3 months of her newborn son’s life.  Of course, she had … Read more

JJ Cole Essentials Travel Blanket

With fireworks mere days away, you’re probably thinking blankets.  If not, then you should be.  Specifically, you should be thinking about J.J. Cole’s Essentials Travel Blanket for the holiday and beyond.  This is the Blanket for claiming your territory at your favorite park or fireworks display and celebrating the Fourth in style.  What do you … Read more

Roku Digital Video Player – Top Pick for Father’s Day

"For On-Demand Movies at Plan-Ahead Prices" We might have been the last family in our town to get a Netflix account. For years we were harassed by well-meaning friends and family members touting how great the Netflix service was. And, I’ll admit it sounded great, but I just couldn’t get past the monthly invoice whether … Read more

Piggy Platter by Smarty Parents

Piggy Platter “Because we all know kids can be….messy” Not a Thanksgiving goes by where someone in the family doesn’t mention a specific incident involving my brother and a fort of mashed potatoes filled with gravy and the ultimate collapse of said fort walls as my brother began to eat.  Over 20 years ago, but … Read more

Rant – To All Ornament Storage Designers

"Forget building a better mousetrap – design a better ornament storage solution… please" Okay, so it's only January 4th and here I am posting my first rant of the year.  I'm just feeling like such a Scrooge this year, glad the holidays are over but shaking my head in awe at what they managed to … Read more