Chocodates Are Loved By Our Family

Posted on July 20, 2018 in 2018 Back To School Gift Guide 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

My mom is a date freak, so when I offered her a bag of Chocodates, she jumped.  She says the flavors are all delicious.  Not too rich tasting, but just pure heaven.  She likes the Milk Chocolate the best, but she said the White Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate are tied for second place.  She said she could sit down and eat the entire bag.  When I asked for one, she looked at me as if to say, “Go get your own bag!”  I just laughed.  That’s fine, she is my mother, and doesn’t have to share!

So, I tried the bag of Dark Chocolate, and she’s right, “Fantastic!”  I was never much into dates, but these are absolutely, without a doubt, out of this world.  If you are a date person, you have to try these, even if you aren’t, you should still try them.  I am not, and thought that they were delish!  Even my 21 year old, daughter, tried them.  We didn’t tell her what it was, and she thought it was great, and asked for more.

For some people, there’s nothing quite like the original. Made up of a perfect marriage of premium Arabian dates enrobed in silky smooth cacao rich milk chocolate and pitted with a crunchy and flavour packed almond, this is the Chocodate that started it all.

For those who love chocolate in all flavours and colours, we have a special assorted range for your enjoyment! Savour the complexity of the dark Chocodate, indulge in the light playfulness of the white Chocodate and relish the taste of the silky smooth milk chocolate Chocodate.
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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.


Lugz, The Best Shoes Around

Posted on July 20, 2018 in 2018 Back To School Gift Guide

I recently received a pair of Lugz, and I have to tell you that these tennis shoes are the best!  I didn’t even have to put insoles in them, like I do almost every pair I get.  I love them, and I think you should try them out, too.  My 21 year old, daughter, is jealous, and asked me when she’s getting her pair.

I love the color, and the feel of this shoe, called the Changeover II.  They are super comfy, and are long lasting.  I had a pair of Lugz, once before, and they lasted 3 years.  I loved them, and had to get me another pair.

These sneakers are perfect for everyday wear, or just occasional wear.  You will love them, just as much as I do.  The insole is cushioned, to give you some relaxed feel, and the tongue and collar are padded, so you don’t even feel the laces on the shoes.

I wore this pair, of sneakers, to my cousin’s wedding.  They didn’t even know they were sneakers.  The color of them helped, and the style is out of this world.  Yes, I keep them clean, I don’t want them getting the slightest bit dirty.  I wash them, every time I bring them in, and take them off.

These Lugz are the perfect Back To School Sneaker.  Your child will be able to have Gym Class in style, and comfort.

Through July 23, they are Buy One Get One Half Off.  That’s one heck of a deal, oh and did I mention FREE SHIPPING?  Just enter code:  BOGO4JULY at checkout

The Men’s Changeover II is a classic sneaker that provides a stylish athletic look perfect for everyday wear. This sneaker features folded edge upper construction, a padded tongue and collar and a cushioned insole for added support and comfort.

Watch for a Giveaway coming up soon.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.


150 Best Toaster Oven Recipes ~ You need this book

Posted on July 19, 2018 in 2018 Back To School Gift Guide recipes

I love the 150 Best Toaster Oven Recipes cookbook, by Linda Stephen.  It’s got so many great recipes for my Toaster Oven.  I love trying new recipes, so this book has really brought some new recipes to light.  This book is brand new, just coming out.  And, already my family loves it.

I made Oatmean Cinnamon French Toast in the Toaster oven the other day.  It was so delicious, and crispy.  My 7 year old loved it.  My next thing to try is the Meatloaf.  Yes, a meatloaf, in a toaster oven.  I can’t wait to make more and more.  Less clean up, because not so many pots and pans.

Check out these tidbits:

  • Toaster ovens are capable of making full meals – functioning both a toaster and a full-size oven while using way less space and way less energy
  • Wide-ranging recipes to allow the space and energy-saving toaster over to be used for so much more than just toasting
  • 150 easy and delicious recipes specifically designed for the toaster oven and brand-new “basics” section
  • Perfect for students, singles, and the elderly – all popular markets for the appliance
  • Toaster oven sales are up 80% since 2000; in 2016, approximately 8.1 million toaster ovens were sold across retail channels in the United States
  • 150 recipes including 25+ new market-demanded basic recipes that are easy to prepare, with clear instructions

This cookbook will keep you busy for a long time.  Especially if you have a Toaster Oven.  I loved my toaster oven, and now I love it more.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.


She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Posted on July 19, 2018 in Netflix


DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix Reveal 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, set for November 16 

Executive produced by Noelle Stevenson and Chuck Austen, the series stars Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Marcus Scribner, AJ Michalka, Lorraine Toussaint, Lauren Ash, Sandra Oh and more

DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix today unveiled a first look of the highly-anticipated Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princess of Power, as well as the fall premiere date of November 16.

The images reveal several main characters from the upcoming series, including Adora and the titular She-Ra voiced by Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Glimmer voiced by Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Bow voiced by Marcus Scribner (black-ish), and Catra voiced by AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs). Another image reveals Bright Moon Castle, the capital of Etheria and home-base to the Rebellion.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.

From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.

Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.


DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Now Streaming On Netflix!

Posted on July 19, 2018 in Netflix

Get your pranks and whoopie cushions ready because DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants is now streaming on Netflix! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series is based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey that have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide. Pilkey himself has praised the show saying “I binge-watched all of the episodes in one afternoon…I couldn’t help myself. Peter Hastings has totally captured the craziness and heart of the Captain Underpants multiverse and I hope everybody will love the show as much as I do. I can’t wait to watch it all again!!!”. The series provides an entire new experience with new storylines, crazier adventures, wilder pranks and never-seen-before villains. To celebrate this exciting premiere, we have three new clips to share (with additional links and materials below) that highlight our two best friends, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who continue to share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp.


In the hilarious new series, each 22-minute episode is divided into short “chapters.” Along with a seemingly unstoppable villain, each stand-alone adventure contains an original comic created by George and Harold, and, just like Pilkey’s books, boasts an inventive visual style that might inspire viewers to create something themselves. In the span of one episode, they might see everything from puppets to live-action moments interspersed with the 2-D animation.


The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants stars both established and emerging voice talent including Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings,” “Stranger Things“, “The Goonies”) as the series’ narrator, Academy-Award winner Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate,” “Married”) as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp, as well as young actors Jay Gragnani and Ramone Hamilton who voice best pals, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. The series features a great additional cast including David Koechner (“Anchorman”) as Mr. Meaner, Tress MacNeille (“The Simpsons”, “VeggieTales in the House”) as Ms. Hurd and Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers”) as Melvin’s mom along with more!


Captain Underpants Blank Comic

Captain Underpants Mad Lib

captain underpants maze

Captain Underpants Tic Tac Toot (Tic Tac Toe)


Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Arrives To Homes Digitally on Sept. 14 and on Blu-ray Sept. 25

Posted on July 19, 2018 in Movies

Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Ron Howard—the creator of unforgettable films, such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “Parenthood” and “Splash”—is an action-packed journey that explores Han’s first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The film takes viewers on a ride showing Han’s adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson). “Solo: A Star Wars Story” bonus material takes fans behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and screenwriters Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan (writer of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi). Special features include a revealing feature on Chewie and his enduring friendship with Han; a close-up look at the original version of the Millennium Falcon and Han’s first time piloting the infamous ship; the creation of the film’s otherworldly settings and pulse-pounding action sequences; and eight never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes. Watch instantly on Sept. 14th as the Millennium Falcon sets course digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere, and bring the adventure home on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 25.


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I love My Mighty Magnet

Posted on July 18, 2018 in 2018 Back To School Gift Guide 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide

My 21 year old, daughter, and I, love My Mighty Magnet.  The refrigerator was a mess, with all of our pictures, but now, with My Mighty Magnet, it’s all organized.  And, instead of all over the fridge, it’s in my office.

My Mighty Magnet comes in a multiple of designs.  You will love each and every one.  I am having a hard time deciding which one I want next.  My daughter already picked hers, but when I’m ordering one, I might as well order more than 1.  The designs are so cute/cool, that you cannot have just one.  I already have the clear gems My Mighty Magnet.

So easy to use, and you can place the magnet anywhere on the wire.  It doesn’t have to be in a specific place.  This really saves up room, when you want to compact things.  I’ve never been more pleased than I am with My Might Magnet.

With my daughter, Sarah, going away to college, this is perfect for her dorm room.  With 9 magnets, she can put her to-do list up, pictures of family/friends, and on and on.  This will make a lot of stuff seem like nothing, in one small space.  But, special nothings.

I really need to get on the ball, and order some more.

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Now On Blu-Ray & DVD: I Feel Pretty

Posted on July 18, 2018 in 2018 Summer Fun Gift Guide Movies

I Feel Pretty is a laugh-out-loud comedy.  We had a ball, watching last night.  My 21 year old loved it, too.  She said she nearly peed her pants with all the hilarity that was involved.  We really got some kicks out of this film.  Amy Schumer is a wonderful actress, with lots of comedy experience.  I will watch this film again, and again.  It’ll never lose the funniness of it.

Michelle Williams is another great actress, and was so good, in this film.  This movie is “fiercely entertaining” said Dustin Putman, The Film File.  And, he’s dead on.  I don’t normally watch movies, because I cannot sit still for 2 hours, but this was really worth watching.

Here’s a little about the movie:

Amy Schumer stars as Renee, a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis. After suffering a fall, she wakes up believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? This hilarious and relatable comedy also stars Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant and Emily Ratajkowski, and is being hailed by critics as ‘funny and emotionally revealing’ (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times).

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.



GoTrax Hoverboard Giveaway

Posted on July 17, 2018 in Giveaways



Welcome to the GoTrax Hoverfly Eco Hoverboard Giveaway!!

First off, a huge huge thanks to GoTrax for sponsoring this giveaway, and offering up such a fun prize!

This event is hosted by: Lil’ Blog and More, Michigan Saving and More, and Southern Mom Loves.

And the event is co-hosted by:  Enter Online Sweeps.

If you have been wanting a hoverboard for a while, now is a great time to get one, from GoTrax. For Prime Day, GoTrax is offering 15% off of all GoTrax electrice rideables on Amazon – And the offer is valid through July 21st! To get this deal, you can shop HERE, and input the code: 15mommyworks, at check out, to score some great savings!


GoTrax and all of the wonderful bloggers joined in, are so happy to offer up this fun summer prize!

The GoTrax Hoverfly Eco Hoverboard is SO MUCH FUN! It looks intimidating, but it doesn’t take long, to start learning how to zip around on it. The price starts at $179.99, which, for a hoverboard, is an awesome deal. Even with the great price, this hoverboard is top of the line (Seriously, they have great reviews!) It’s so quick and easy to charge, and I am expecting years of fun with mine. If you are in the market for a new ride-on, GoTrax is the company to check out!


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Giveaway: Rocket Insect Trap

Posted on July 15, 2018 in Giveaways

Rocket Insect Trap Giveaway

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The Rocket Insect Trap isn’t just your ordinary bug zapper at night. This new

revolutionary trap kills Flies, Wasps, Hornets, Mosquito’s and more. The Rocket

can be safely used Indoor and Outdoors without any Zap, No Chemicals or Mess.


Attracts all types of bugs using UV bulb

Traps bugs using a quiet fan to suck into chamber

Rated IPX4 for both outdoor and indoor use

Detachable collection tray for easy clean-up

8,000h average UV-A bulb life

Hang or Stand, includes detachable legs

Bird Safe

This large bug zapper is made with a Glow housing that amplifies the light output by the bug attracting BLB bulb. You can use this by resting on table or flat surface indoors or by hang by the included chain from patio, balcony or overhang. Can also be used in grass and dirt areas by staking into the ground with the (4) included ground spikes. No zapping – No noise – No electric shock – Can be used outdoors by installing the 4 legs or use indoors without the legs. IPX4 waterproof class. ABS fireproof plastic construction. We also include a chain for hanging outdoors. Can be used indoors without the legs. This item is effective and very quiet. Not like annoying bug zappers that are constantly making noise. This trap works by attracting the bugs by a high quality BLB bulb with the best luring efficiency to flying insects. When bugs fly toward the light then they get sucked into insect tray until they dehydrate and die. Glow housing gives large area for bugs to be attracted. You won’t go wrong with this powerful yet quiet bug trap.

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