You should visit Busch Gardens – even in the rain

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rent out an entire amusement park, having it all to yourself for the day?  Now I know what that feels like!

At several points in our spring break trip to Williamsburg, VA, the universe seemed to conspire against us. Both kids got the flu. We had to change hotel rooms three times.  The weather imploded on itself by the end of our trip.  It was a sopping wet day when we headed to Busch Gardens.  My husband was ready to bail, but the kids and I gathered up our ponchos and insisted on going.  We are so glad we did!   [Read more…]

Pilot Pens and Target partnered – G2 Overachievers Club

Disclosure:  By some amazing stroke of luck, Pilot sent me these pens for review.  You can imagine my thrill!  Opinions shared are mine.

School supplies have always made my heart skip a beat. Some of you know exactly what I mean!  You’ll be happy to know that Pilot acknowledges this obsession with their amazing pens, and they’ve partnered with Target to create the G2 Overachievers Club.  So then, Pilot sent me these G2 pens.  People, I was happier than a bird with a french fry.  The thing is, my kids are just as enamored by pens as I am (maybe more….dare I say it?)  Naturally, those pens were whisked right out of my grasp. [Read more…]

Amazon Prime makes a great gift

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Earlier today, my father-in-law asked how Amazon Prime works. I was surprised, since he frequently orders from Amazon. When my husband started to list the benefits of Amazon Prime, I was reminded how much it’s worth the annual price tag. Shop Amazon for Father’s Day – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime
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Medical Judgment by Dr. Richard Mabry – book review

Disclosure: I received this book as part of the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

Books make wonderful gifts for special occasions. A pretty-ish gift is great for Mother’s Day, and a sentimental book is ideal for a baby shower. When it’s Father’s Day, though, the super dad in your life is likely to want a book that keeps him interested from cover to cover! Enter Dr. Richard Mabry. He’s the man you want for this job!
Medical Judgment
I’ve had the good fortune to read several of Dr. Mabry’s books. I appreciate that his novels are clean yet thrilling! The suspense is exciting, and tends to unfold like a medical drama. He weaves his medical background into realistic fiction that will have Dad on the edge of his seat. Medical Judgment is a new release from Dr. Mabry, and one that dad will want to check out. [Read more…]

Every Man Needs an Amazon Gift Card for Father’s Day

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My husband is pretty easy to please when it comes to gifts. He is a simple man with simple tastes, and doesn’t require a lot of fanfare. He does, however, like to read reviews and shop around when he has a product in mind for purchase. Having an Amazon gift card gives him the chance to make his decisions without stepping foot in a store. The delivery is made right to our doorstep to boot! Every man needs an Amazon gift card for Father’s Day!

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Life Is Good products at Hallmark = celebrate #LoveHallmark

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What does your family like to do on the 4th of July? We usually celebrate my brother-in-law’s birthday with a cookout, then watch the fireworks. It’s always more fun to celebrate with family! Hallmark’s fantastic new Life Is Good gift selection makes a family cookout fun, whether it’s for Father’s Day or Independence Day. Dad will love all the goodies that you select just for him! Here’s a small assortment of the Life Is Good collection. Don’t you just #LoveHallmark ?

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Father’s Day – forget the tie and go to Zazzle

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In case you haven’t been to the store in a few days — Father’s Day is Sunday. For some reason, dads tend to get the short stick on Father’s Day. In May, we’re all buzzing around buying hanging plants, jewelry, and other awesome gifts for our moms. In June, we tend to scramble around looking for a man-type thing to give to our dads using whatever pocket change we have left from vacation. My kids have been programmed to buy dad something that he uses. They usually want to get him a tie (he wears them daily) but this year, they decided to get him a new belt. We went to Zazzle because it’s fun to customize the gifts there. Yes, you can even customize a belt! Zazzle Father's Day gifts [Read more…]

Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker makes a great Father’s Day gift!

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Dad deserves the Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker. The Man Cave just isn’t the same without it!  This little speaker packs a big punch. Just like Dad, it gets along with nearly any device (check here for device compatibility) and is quite dependable.  We use it to stream music from my phone while I’m cooking supper, at the computer, or even sitting by the pool.  The speaker has zero distortion, which is surprising given the price point and the size.  I’m very impressed with the quality!   [Read more…]

Giveaway for the SuperDad in your life!

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Enter the SuperDad giveaway at
Welcome to the SuperDad giveaway hop! This multi-blog event is hosted by MamaNYC. The participating bloggers linked at the bottom of my post worked hard to bring you giveaways that offer prizes valued at $25 and up. I hope you’ll visit them all before the hop ends on June 18!

One Savings in Seconds reader will win a BobuCuisine peeler set and a copy of No More Perfect Kids. [Read more…]

IfOnly I could give something really spectacular for Father’s Day…

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What’s the big deal about Father’s Day?  It’s a great opportunity to honor the guys in our life who keep things ticking.  My husband is looking forward to watching the U.S. Open all day.  There will probably be some sub sandwiches involved, Cliff Huxtable style.  It’s tough to pick out the right gift for my sweet man because he’s just so content with what he has.  Well, except for the fact that he loves to go over the top when it comes to the family.  Like the time that I asked for one of those blue pop-up pools and we ended up with an inground oasis.  But that’s another post for another day.

I’d love to find something really spectacular for my  husband to let him know how much he’s appreciated.

Would you like to fly in a hot air balloon over Mt. Everest? [Read more…]