Daring Contest Review

Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate this review. Affiliate links are contained herein. The opinions are my own.

I recently had the chance to review the Daring Contest.  My stepson recently got married and is also in the army, and I thought the game might be something they could play at home with friends.  (Recently he told his dad that he and his friends were playing Dungeons & Dragons, so I figure they can pick this game right up!)

The game is similar to truth or dare (without the truth part).  It contains 160 dare cards, 40 modifiers an 20 penalty cards. You draw cards which give you different tasks to do for points.  The easiest tasks have the lower amount of points, while the harder tasks give more points.

For example, one card reads, “Take a selfie with the Judge (of the game) and send it to your mom. If she is single, include the Judge’s Number.”

Another card reads, “Show your dominance by snarling at your opponents like a crazed beast.”

The game is best with 4 to 8 players and is for ages 18 and up.  With that in mind, there are some cards that might be inappropriate in certain settings. I’d caution you against getting this game for a church group, workplace group, or any kind of mixed group where someone could potentially get offended or embarrassed.

But if you have a group of guys in a dorm room, a group of army buddies, or even a few couples who don’t embarrass easily and like to have fun, then this could be the game for you.

Christmas Pajamas for the Family Review

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One Christmas tradition I definitely want for Thaxton is the new pajamas traditions.  It is fun, yet practical, because he will always need pajamas!

I LOVE Christmas pajamas, and I’ve been so excited for the pajamas for the family trend! After shopping around a lot on the internet, I chose Target for our Holiday Family Pajamas.  I was very impressed with the variety they had, from the different colors and prints, to the various styles of pajamas.  And the prices amazing!   Today I’m going to share with you some of the things that I bought and point out a few things I also liked.

I’ve been wanting to get Thaxton and I Mama Bear and Baby Bear shirts, so I fell in the LOVE with the Holiday Bear Family Pajamas.  Apart from the bear theme, these also have red and black checks with I really like.  And they look more like winter pajamas and not just Christmas, so we can continue to wear these in January.

The pajamas themselves fit great.  We both got very soft cotton shirts and fleece pants.  These are so comfortable, and I was impressed by the quality!

I also got Thaxton the Fair Isle Union Suit.  I’m not really in to the adult onesie, so I just got this set for him.  I really love this type of print, and the colors are great.  And like the other pajamas I chose, this has more of a winter theme, so that he can wear it after Christmas is over without looking weird.  This is made of fleece, so it’s very warm, and I actually also love it as something he could wear around the house on cold days and not just as sleep wear.  (And I have to admit, I kind of wish I’d bought myself one of these!)

If these aren’t for you, you might like their Peanuts Pajamas. (I love Charlie Brown and Snoopy!)  And they also have sets that are Harry Potter themed, Grinch, Elf, Santa, and so many more!

I also wanted to point out these slipper socks that I got for just $6.  These are very warm and comfortable, and I think they are quite cute.


So many styles are still in stock at Target, so go over and check out their Holiday Family Pajamas. Perhaps it could be the start of a new family tradition for you!

Girlfriend Giving from Precious Moments

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this review. The opinions are my own.

The holiday season of giving is here!  Time to explore fun gift ideas for everyone on your list.  Today for the ladies, I have a couple of ideas from Precious Moments.  Their Girlfriend Giving line has super cute items.  I had the pleasure of reviewing their ceramic travel mug and picture frame.

They feature a very modern design with a lovely floral pattern and golden dots.  The items are also very heavy and durable. I’d definitely recommend them as a gift idea for your mom, sister, aunt, or favorite girlfriend.  These would also be great for a gift exchange you may have at work, church, or the family Christmas party, or even a good hostess gift.

The ceramic travel mug is my favorite!  It features the Bible verse, Proverbs 31:25. It reads, “She is clothes with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”

This is perfect for both cold and hot drinks.  It is dishwasher and microwave safe.  And it is a perfect size for your morning coffee or other beverage.  It also has a silicone lid, for easy sipping and spill prevention.

 

I also received this Good Friends are a Blessing 4×6 frame.  It says,   This is also a ceramic product; it is very durable with a sleek design.  I personally love 4×6 frames because I get a lot of pictures printed in that size, and the great thing about this frame is that is .  And unlike a lot of 4×6 frames, the outside of this one is fairly thick so that the frame and picture appears bigger.  That combined with its lovely design makes this a very eye catching frame and a perfect gift.

Items from the Precious Moments Girlfriend Giving line are available on Amazon.  I encourage everyone to go check out the whole collection.

Hand Stamped Jewelry & Christmas Ornaments + Small Business Saturday

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Today is Small Business Saturday!  Across the country people are supporting small business by shopping small!  I’m happy to call myself a small business owner; apart from my blog and content services, I also have an Etsy shop.  It feels good to be able to do something creative and use my talents to make money for my family, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity that I have a to a work from home mom! [Read more…]

Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial with Printable Tags

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial

March is here, and Easter is just around the corner! (It’s March 27 this year!)  It’s time to gather up your favorite Easter goodies and create some fun Easter Baskets!  Of course, the Easter Bunny has the kids covered, but what about the adults?  Are there any special adults in your life that would get a little joy out of an Easter basket this year?  Perhaps a neighbor, a grandmother, or a teacher?

As someone who always “loved school” and “loved learning” I’ve always had a huge appreciation for teachers.  In fact, when I was kid I either wanted to be a writer or a teacher, and if I wasn’t working from home, I’d likely be teaching English or history.  That being said, I generally love the profession, and I appreciate everything that the teachers in our local schools do.

Generally the kids give gifts to the teachers at Christmas and at the end of the school year, but I personally love giving gift baskets, and what better time to give one than at Easter?  If you happen to be the head room mother, this is something great that you can give as a class gift to your teacher!  If you have an adult child or other relative who’s a teacher, it could be a great project to put together for them as well.  Today I’m going to show you how I put together a fun Teacher Easter Basket using MARS & Wrigley’s products and other items.  Plus, I’ve got some free printable tags that you can add to your baskets! [Read more…]

Mother Teapot & Cup Combo Review + Giveaway

Pavilion Teapot

Today I’m featuring the second prize included in this week’s Friday Favorites giveaway.  The giveaway opened Thursday night and will close this Thursday at midnight.

The prize pack includes this fun Mother Teapot & Cup Combo.  It is one of many high quality products available at Pavilion, a gift shop featuring a variety of home decor, knick knacks, collectibles, coffee mugs, and even jewelry & fashion accessories! [Read more…]

15 Holiday Gifts for Coffee Drinkers

15 Gifts for Coffee Drinkers

Are you done with your holiday shopping?  I just love holiday gift giving, and I love it even better when you can give a gift that you KNOW someone will love.

Do you ever find yourself just buying gifts that require no thought at all?  Things like gift cards or general audience gifts that could be for anyone (or the “token gift” as I like to call it).  If so, then you should really reconsider your gift giving.  Whether you’re spending $5 or $50, it is the THOUGHT that counts.

Before buying another gift card or scented candle, think about what your gift recipient really loves.  What are their hobbies? What are they passionate about?  And if don’t know the answers to these questions, then find the answer by asking another family member or friend, or even by checking out the person’s Facebook or other social media profiles. [Read more…]

Football Snacking with Gourmet Gifter

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Cinnamon Popcorn and Peanuts

No football Saturday is complete without a great assortment of snacks!  You can take your snacking to the next level with Gourmet Gifter.  Their delicious kettle corn comes in a variety of flavors, including salty sweet addiction, caramel corn, and Cinnamon Sugar Sensation. [Read more…]

Delicious Fall Gifts and Free Kettle Corn

When it comes to gifts, the only thing I can think of that’s better than money or a gift card is food!  I’m proud to partner with Gourmet Gifts.  It is a great go-to place to shop for your favorite foodie, whether they love the savory or the sweet!

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I recently got to try their Chili Cheese Puffs. These are so delicious! They are cheese puffs with a nice spicy kick, which I love! I could honestly eat an entire bag in one sitting!

Gourmet Gifts also has a selection of healthy living products like protein bars, antioxidant bars, nutrition bars, and meal replacement bars.  I had a chance to try the Pineapple Meal Replacement Bar.  I LOVE pineapple, and this bar had great flavors and a nice texture! [Read more…]

Back to School Gifts with Sadie Robertson Live Original + A Positive Note from Me

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Sadie Robertson Live Original

Every day I’m troubled by a lot of the things I see and hear on movies, television, music, and other media.  The decline in faith and family values, and the lack of positive messages and role models often leads me wondering and worried about where we’re headed.

We try to do our part to lead positive lives and encourage the young people in our family to do the same.  One thing I  especially wish for the young ladies in our family is that they maintain self respect and a positive image.  I want for them to be proud of who they are and not define themselves based on what others think, or feel they have to change to fit someone else’s ideal.

I, for one, wish I could have figured that out a long time ago! I am in my 30s and I still occasionally struggle with self esteem issues.  I’ve always had severe anxiety, and because of that, I really missed out on a lot of opportunities.  As a student, my grades were nearly perfect, and yet I never really felt completely confident in a classroom.  My anxieties also left me very distrusting of a lot of people, and as a result I found it very hard to open up and get to know most people.

Whether you’re a student in high school or college, you’re out in the work force, or if you’re a stay-at-home mom, maintaining a positive attitude is essential.  You can be smart, talented, and attractive, but if you don’t have self-confidence and aren’t able to be comfortable just being yourself, then you are lost! None of that other stuff matters. [Read more…]