8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Picnic #HormelFamily

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Picnics.  Ah, what a wonderful way to unwind during the spring and summer months.  When I lived in Utah my husband and I loved to drive into the canyon and up to one of our favorite parks.  This particular park was set in the mountains right in between two gorgeous peaks.  It was beautiful, green,… [read more]

Summer Fun Guide HABA Sand Bucket Scooter Review and GivAway

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As it warms up outside and with school being out, my kids have a lot of free time on their hands.  That sometimes brings me a lot of “mom I’m bored” and “mom what can I do now.”  So it’s always nice to have a few new things to play with when these situations come up. Both… [read more]

Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen Review and GivAway!

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Summer. Vacation from school. Water. Sun.  When I was a kid summer also meant sunburns.  I got at least one serious sunburn every summer. For this girl with fair skin all those sunburns spelled trouble.  I’ve been lucky in that I haven’t had a melanoma, but I have had a less aggressive form of skin… [read more]

Give Your Kids Great Summer Memories at Camp Huawni

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Summer is coming!  We’re already feeling the heat here in San Antonio.  94 degrees here on Wednesday!  Thankfully, summer brings more than just heat.  Summer is an especially fun time for the kiddos.  Loads of unstructured time. Playtime galore. Time to be outside exploring, swimming, riding bikes.  Summer camp is one of those memory making… [read more]

It’s National Bubble Week! Celebrate with Imperial Toy New Bubble Toys! Review & GivAway

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  New for 2012, you’ve got to check out Imperial Toy’s new Hi-Beam Illumiator Bubble Blaster with Glow Fusion Bubble Solution! Light Up The Night! Kids will be beaming from head to toe with the Hi-Beam Illuminator bubble blaster powered by the new Glow Fusion Bubble Solution! Simply transfer Infusion Activators (A & B) into… [read more]

Wind and Weather Home Decor Review

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Wind & Weather first opened it’s doors in Northern California in 1976.  Since then it has been providing shoppers with high quality weather instruments and distinctive yard and home decor. Somewhat unique to the retail field, their customer service staff is trained staff “is trained to match each request with the appropriate product specifications to… [read more]

Summer Fun in the Sand! Maukilo Spilling Funnel ~Review~

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Summer is a time for kids to get outside and get dirty!  I grew up near the ocean so I made regular trips to the beach when I was a kid.  I LOVED building sand castles!  The best kind were the ones we’d make near the water so that we could channel the water into… [read more]

Fun in the Sun with Sunbow Sunscreen – Review

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  Sunbow is pediatrician recommended, water resistant, hypoallergenic, paba free, and most of all kid friendly. Sunbow has doubled the sun fun factor as each product features a kid favorite Nickelodeon character, including Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, and goes on initially in a color, guaranteeing children will enjoy application.  The child friendly, micronized Zinc Oxide formulas found in Sunbow sunscreens provide… [read more]

Get Your Splash On! Little Tikes Ultimate Beach Ball Sprinkler – Review

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Imperial Toy is back with more great ideas for Summer fun! In my Father’s Day gift guide we saw the KAOS Nemesis water balloon launcher.  Earlier this week we were introduced to the bubble madness of the Garden Bubble Leaf and Lawn Blower.  Today we get to see the Little Tikes Ultimate Beach Ball Sprinkler! … [read more]

Yosemite & 5 Things You Should Never Do on Vacation

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Beautiful Yosemite Valley The Suspension Bridge we crossed… …the raging water under the suspension bridge we crossed.  My brother crossing with Little Brother on his back.  The dining hall at the Awahanee Hotel where we had a beautiful formal dinner. What the kids did to entertain themselves at the formal dinner we attended….. And last… [read more]

Beat the Heat~Summer Fun Guide Kickoff! 60 Days of Summer ~Guest Post~

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I’m so excited to be a guest on Oh So Savvy Mom!! Thanks Amy for inviting me to be here! I LOVE summer! I love everything about summer… the sun, the water, ice cream, sleeping in, crafts, sidewalk chalk, family vacations, activities, and even the heat! I’m from Arizona, so I KNOW heat! I am hosting a… [read more]

For the "Kid at Heart" Dad! KAOS Nemesis Water Balloon Launcher – Review

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If you are looking for a Father’s Day gift for that Dad in your life who’s really just a kid at heart then you’ve got to check out the Imperial Toy Company KAOS Nemesis wrist launcher for water balloons! With both Father’s Day and summer fast approaching the KAOS Nemesis makes an awesome gift that… [read more]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Plow & Hearth ~ Review ~

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If you are anything like me then having a beautiful home, yard, and garden is a priority.  I absolutely love being outside in the spring and summer.  There is nothing better, after a long winter, than feeling the warmth of the sun as you work to beautify the outside of your home.  Well, if that… [read more]