Pictli – New Online Framing Site – Print and Ship Photo Gifts

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Shortly after my second son was born while handing out the baptism photos… I heard the question – – “Mel, why are the photos not in frames?”  Oh Boy. I had spoiled my family by giving them all our photos in frames ! There are plenty of online photo printing services but I’d like to introduce you […]

Parragon Book Buddy: Totally Amazing Mazes (Puzzle)


Stimulate the brain with this amazing maze book! There are over 100 twisty, turny, adventures that will be sure to keep kids engaged and thinking!! Source: Amazon As always, Thank you so much to Parragon Books, we are happy Book Buddies ! Note: I received this product from the publisher for free. However, they have not […]

Parragon Book Buddy: Glovables (Glovetastic Box)

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It’s super-easy to turn old gloves and old mittens into cute creations. Make an adorable puppy, sew a strawberry charm, or create a mini hedgehog pincushion. Inside find 1 glove, 2 buttons, toy stuffing and book. Follow the clear instructions in the how-to book to transform spare gloves and mittens into 8 glovely friends! Source: Amazon […]

See Mom Run: Every Mother’s Guide to Getting Fit and Running Her First 5K – Book Review

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If I could write a book, this would be it! This book was a great read for me to revisit the months leading up to my first 5k in 2011. It also is a good reminder about warming up, consistency, injuries and nutrition. Very well done. I highly recommend getting a copy of this book, […]

BIKERS are ANIMALS – Children’s Books on Motorcycling by Paul Jamiol – Book Review


After sending my last newsletter I received an email from Paul Jamiol inquiring if I’d like a copy of his book series “Bikers are Animals”. I said yes, right away.  I have worked with Paul for quite a while. He is extremely talented, drawing custom logos and graphics for me often. These books were a […]