Shop For Your Personalized Holiday Cards Early ~~ Christmas In July Event

Shopping online has certainly become quite trendy over the years, especially for Christmas gifts, decor, ornaments, and online Christmas cards. It’s so much easier to do your shopping online versus spending your time and energy fighting those holiday crowds.

Speaking of crowds, if you shop online and ahead of time, you won’t have to deal with them at all. Also, you will be able to shop in a much calmer fashion while browsing gifts for that special grandchild , mom, aunt, or sister.

In addition, if you are a grandparent that cares for her grandchildren on a daily basis, it may make better sense to do your shopping online. You would certainly have more time to devote to your grand blessings with less distractions. <3

Summer is the time of year that the big stores host their July super sales. So it’s essentially a win-win for the holiday shopper enthusiast to start early. Did you know that July started supporting the fact that Christmas is throughout the summer months for the southern hemisphere? That is the reason why we celebrate “Christmas in July” in the first place. So, let’s bring on the sales, coupon codes, fundraisers, and various other events. 🙂

I have done the work for you and, have found the perfect site to shop for cards and all your holiday stationery needs! As I browse the website,, I not only see online Christmas cards, I see a nice, crisp, clean web page.

When I do reviews, for websites, I usually look for contact information first. I certainly like what I see on this one. The phone and fax numbers are clearly shown, along with the address, and social network links. That’s something you don’t easily see (upfront) on a company website! 😉

I’m excited to share with you the various features of Basic Invite’s Site and Stationery! So sit tight, you don’t want to miss the supportive details; as they have MUCH more than Personalized Holiday Cards!


Basic Invite has an email/contact form on the site as well as a chat link.

Click on the chat link, and a window pops up…very easy to chat with support! 😉


I’ve even clicked around and played a little on the site, and found out that it’s quite simple to use in regards to designing stationery. Yes, you get to design your own here at Basic Invite! is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how YOU want it down to the smallest detail, BEFORE you order.


I can see why the site is referred to, Truly Custom Invitations


You get your share of Freebies! That’s right; you will get “Free Envelopes(standard white envelopes) with the following card types: Invitations, Announcements, Response Cards, Save the date Cards and Magnets, Shower Cards, Holiday Cards, and Thank You Cards.


Isn’t it fun discovering sweet freebies in a Christmas In July event??


Something I personally haven’t seen with various stationery companies is the wide array of colors in envelopes. 🙂 Over (30) different colors, I might add. ~~ With Basic Invite, You can make your invitations stand out even before their opened!!

Basic Invite also offers Free Wedding Websites. Their mobile-friendly websites make sharing all of the details of your wedding a breeze.

* You can choose from 100+ different font choices
* You can choose from over 160 color options per design element
* You can choose from over two hundred professionally designed templates as a starting point

Below are (3) of their Wedding Stickers

Basic Invite Basic Invite Basic Invite

To Top Off This Christmas In July event, you can also “Try Before You Buy” with Basic Invite! You can order Custom Samples. They are one of the (few) websites that allows their customers to order a printed sample of their invitations/cards so they can see how they print as well as their attractive quality.

That’s such a nice feature to enjoy before you actually place your final order! =)


Just a Few More So You Can Actually See The Beautiful Quality


If that’s not enough to knock your socks off, Basic Invite also offers exquisite business Christmas cards.


Currently offering 15% off with Coupon Code: 15FF51


You can visit Basic Invite on their social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Thank you for reading!! <3 <3 <3

Dick Punnett’s Talk-Along Book Series – Cherished By Children and Grandchildren

Teaching and entertaining children and grandchildren has continually been considered one of my preferred topics to write. Today I wanted to share with you some charming books that are sure to both educate and delight the youth of preschool to 7 years of age.

I’ll be honest; I was (briefly) confused when I found out that the books I wanted to discuss here were titled “The Talk-Along Book Series.” However, after receiving them and reading the full book, Name Lizzy’s Colors I completely understood. 😉

This book is so beautifully illustrated by Tom Dunnington, with brightly colored pages that ANY child, or grandchild would sure to be thoroughly entertained with every turning page. Also, Name Lizzy’s Colors was cleverly written and mastered with teaching in mind. Author Dick Punnett, has a special gift that encourages participation with three little dots that lead to rhyming answers on the next page; thus, came the name, “The Talk-Along Series.” Quite proficient with keeping little ones (drawn in) and enthused with the story.


The Talk-Along Book Series was originally published (in hard cover) in 1982 and consisted of five books; including the one mentioned above about a lizard misplaced to her environment and open to risk. The young children reading are asked to participate and supply a rhyming word to help keep Lizzy safe. Beautiful tale! <3

Dick has also written two other series of books which include, The Double Rhyme Book Series, and The Keepsake Coloring Story Books. However, The Talk-Along Series was the first reciprocal books recommended to schools. They were also best sellers due to the fact they were so academic with teaching things like vocabulary development, counting, adding, and colors, etc.

Dick Punnett's clever creativity and focus with this particular series was to make learning incredibly fun.


These adorable books are loved by Moms, Grandmothers, and teachers just as much as they are cherished by the kids. They make excellent gifts and are reasonably priced!


Directly From The Book… So Cute!!!! <3

I want you to know before we start,
Our story has a speaking part.
When you see the dots…
Try guessing the word.
That is the time for YOU to be heard.

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to write about such an impressive collection of books. Those are books that I’m quite certain will charm the socks off my two grandchildren for sure! Excited to offer the books to them. <3 <3

What truly impressed me was how the author himself, fully illustrated The Keepsake Coloring Book Series with his own drawings of pen and ink. Those paperbacks are particularly expressive and personally made for children as (just as the name says) keepsakes.

Dick Punnett was well known in the schools and gaining popularity now with the general public from all 15 books that he’s authored. Coming from upstate New York, he completed his studies at the Art Center School and Chouinard Art Institute and flourished into a writer/cartoonist for a Hollywood Animation Studio. It just goes to show that any books authored by him are sure to be favored by the kiddos. Dick resides in Ormond Beach, Florida.

You can find out more about Dick and his books on his website...


Punnett’s books are offered as both paperbacks and Kindle e-books on Amazon 


Full book review to follow, (on a later date), including a video review.

Books Received For The Review Are As Follows:

Name Lizzy’s Colors

Help Jumbo Escape
Count The Possums
Help Dress Priscilla
Name Patty’s Pets

All Books Are Sure To Please!…Just so you know. =)

Thank you for reading!! <3

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Personalized Ornaments For You Review

I simply LOVE this time of year!!! The holidays are so much fun with my grandchildren. <3

Even though I have plenty of ornaments and decorations, I always find myself in the Christmas department in whatever store I happen to be at. I’m always shopping for new decor for my tree/s. lol =)

This year – 2018, I was overjoyed to get a special email about a collaboration from Stephanie was so kind to offer me a $50 Gift Certificate to shop on their site for a return review about the personalized ornaments and their website.

Let me tell you…I had some fun shopping for those ornaments! <3

The website has a wide variety to choose from. I personally like their dog and cat ornaments. I especially like how they’ll add a paw print on the product for FREE! Those are adorable.

I promptly received the ornaments of my choosing. Speedy turn around for what I had ordered.


And hey…about the products themselves —

Excellent quality! When you hold these products in your hands, you can feel how sturdy they are.

They are also, larger than what I expected. That’s always a plus.

In addition, you can definitely tell that a lot of detail went into creating these adorable ornaments.

I WILL gladly be a return shopper!


The website is very well put together. has it all properly laid out for you.


The collection categories are on the left, and the top menu has all the essential linksAbout, Contact, FAQ, Shipping Info, and Their Blog.

In addition, the site has a lengthy category list. Everything from parents, grandparents, animals, graduation, birthday, baby, patriotic, occupation, religious, teacher, retirement, engagement, and many more.

I really love the Christmas Countdown at the top of the site, where it has days, hours, minutes and seconds. Charming idea!


I think the best feature that Personalized Ornaments For You has is remaining on-trend. The staff is consistently searching for all the new trends for their products and adding new themes to add to their Christmas Ornament Collection

Excellent website to shop for the holiday season!

Happy Holidays To You All! <3

Have fun shopping! =)

I was not compensated for this review, except for receiving the $50 gift certificate

Thank you for reading! And please, give Personalized Ornaments For You some love on their Facebook Page. <3


Website Review – Get Them Gifts – Solution For Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping


Ahh, the holidays are upon us once again!

I absolutely love doing website reviews…this is an excellent one. 🙂



Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? There are many people that gets things rolling very early and have all their gift giving complete and wrapped by now.

I wish I were one of these early birds that’s always one step ahead of all the rest.

There is an easy and hassle-free solution that I personally, just discovered! 🙂


You can handle all your holiday shopping needs with just a few simple clicks online! Yes! You don’t have to be one of those that are found waiting in a long check-out line 1 or 2 days before Christmas.

However, there ARE SOME that follow tradition and does all their gift giving searches on Christmas Eve. That’s not me…I don’t have the patience for that! All the good stuff is picked over by then, and you probably wouldn’t find the perfect gift for that special person on your list!

I say, “Don’t Chance It!”

For all those that DON’T have that kind of patience, I discovered the perfect solution that can get all your shopping done while in the privacy of your own home. I love the idea of shopping online!

This gem of a gift-giving website has a smart, clever Gift Guide that houses endless categories for finding that specific gift that you just can’t seem to find. Be smart this year, avoid frustration and shop online. You’ll be glad you did! 🙂


What’s Hot On The Site!

What happens on Christmas Eve usually? Children are often found snooping around when they can’t sleep from the holiday excitement! The living rooms all around the world are filled with the pitter patter of little feet, trying to get a glimpse of Santa!

Get Them Gifts has a special toy section that offers endless toys for all the special children and grandchildren on your list this year!

The owners of this site genuinely saw a need and created a simple solution for easy gift buying without all the HUMBUG!

Get your Gift Buying done early this year on Get Them Gifts!

Straight From The Site

Our database is simple and effective. One page, one button, and endless results.

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Review: Personal Creations – The Perfect Site For Confirmations and Baptism Gifts






I was invited to do a personal review of this charming website for personalized gifts. They have a generous supply of personalized religious items. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. To be honest, I fell in love with the site. They house everything from personalized picture frames, teddy bears, crosses to Bibles.


I was so delighted and fascinated with these exquisite items. I don’t have to visit a Hallmark store, or other gift store! I can relax and conveniently shop for items I can purchase for my grandchildren all from this one website.


And what a perfect time! We’re expecting our second grandchild in May. What perfect choices for our baby’s Baptism that will be coming up! I won’t have to wonder what to buy. In fact, I know exactly what I’m going to purchase. 😉




Below are just a few of the items displayed on the site



baby photo block


What grandparent would NOT love all these items?! How extraordinarily awesome.

I also found the items reasonably priced

Also See Coupons Available Here.

Do you have a first communion or baptism coming up? Hop on over to Personal Creations. They have everything you need regarding gift ideas.

Personal Creations also has special gifts For Her and For Him, for the home, and also a Clearance section. Be sure and get full details by visiting.



Visit Personalized Creations on Facebook and Twitter.


Be sure and visit their blog too! 🙂

* Request their catalog Here

* To sign up to receive their emails, simply look for the link toward the bottom of their website.


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Website Review For The Mobility Superstore. CO.UK





I was delighted to get the chance to do a review for The Mobility Superstore.CO.UK 🙂

The website offers various products for all types of independent living. In fact, their mission statement is “Caring For Those In Need.” The store features well over 6000 mobility aid products.


Each product has an in-depth description along with the appropriate measurements such as the BATH BENCH DERBY.

The The Mobility Superstore has carefully thought about the many needs of seniors that will enable them to live more independently.

The store is associated with Days Healthcare which is a member of the British Healthcare Trades Association. Their products are safeguarded to the highest standards of elderly care and living. Product categories range from kitchen and dinning, bathing, fall management, massage therapy, comfort and dressing, beds and accessories, walking aids, wheelchairs and much more.

From the Mobility Superstore’s philosophy, they provide:

* Great Choice
* Customer Care
* Value For Money

Their website is designed for a specialized, easy and secure online shopping experience

For updates on products and news, subscribe to their quarterly newsletter Here.

For Customer Service, contact

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Borrow Baby Couture Review – Baby Girls Clothing




You’re Going To LOVE This!!




I am always delighted to open up my inbox when I get review/giveaway requests! However, I was double delighted when I opened up this email. 🙂



How clever is this??? A website that lets you rent clothing for babies girls!
The first website ever of its kind…



The best part about it is the low pricing — Up to 80% off the retail price – Includes free shipping!


I have NO doubt – This website will be a sure fire success


Borrow Baby Couture is an excellent idea for birthday occasions, holidays, picture taking days, or for whatever you like. And you can get really creative with this for all the low prices. Dress your baby girl up WITHOUT the high cost of brand new designer clothing!



You will be shopping for various “search by designer” fashions. Borrow Baby Couture features Dior, Versace, Fendi, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Chloe, and so many other among the top designers. 🙂

Sizes – 9 Months to 4 Years
Currently showcasing their spring clearance saleThis features UP TO 80% OFF the retail price! You can’t get any better than that. 🙂


One excellent Idea would be to borrow an outfit for a Christmas card…that would be so cool!


Stop by this adorable website and pick out (top designer) clothing for your little girl TODAY. Holiday time is perfect for this!



I wanted to thank Borrow Baby Couture for giving me the chance of doing this awesome review! =)


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Healthy Website Review



I had the privilege of hearing from Healthy Hearing about doing a sponsored review about their wonderful website and its features. 🙂

It offers pertinent information on hearing loss patients of all ages as well as the appropriate treatment as well as reviews.

I can’t even begin to imagine not being able to hear. There are quite a few people in this world (from all ages) that are completely deaf. However, most people that are hard of hearing or almost completely deaf are naturally the elderly. And a lot of Grandparents for sure!

Speaking of the elderly, my father is 81 years old and he is extremely hard of hearing; so much that it’s nearly impossible to talk to him on the phone. You have to literally yell on the phone when you’re talking to him. At any rate, I wanted to share a heart-breaking story concerning my father in this review.

I took important time out of my busy days of working from home to make an abundance of phone calls as well as in-person visits to get my father a hearing aid (through the government) for the low price of $35. I ended up taking him (I think) for 4 visits just for evaluations, fittings, etc. (Keep in mind I live about an hour away from my Dad). We finally had the hearing aid. However, guess what? He would not wear it! That’s right. LOL He says he’s too nervous to mess with it. We’ve all attempted to help him work with it and I even made yet another appointment for the professionals to help him with it. Sadly, It did not work.

The Healthy Hearing website includes extraordinary studies, guidances and various briefings on many more than 4000 self sufficient hearing clinics. It’s essentially the largest directory on the net today.

The Reviews Provided By Real Patient Experiences

For Reviews Click HERE! 🙂

The website also has excellent article content consisting of; Types of Hearing Tests for Children, Playing Sports with Hearing Loss, Traveling With Your Hearing Aids, Healthy Hearing Provides Communication Strategies to Cope with Hearing Loss, and Financial Assistance: Let Them Hear Foundation.

Hearing Loss and Treatment
Hearing loss can profoundly impact the safety of everyday living. If an individual’s hearing loss is sever enough, it can prevent them from hearing danger signals. These signals consists of: danger warnings from your own car, railroad train crossings, police car sirens, bad weather alarms and the like.

There is a free guide that offers guidance information and various hearing loss resources on the Healthy Hearing website.

This free guide offers evaluations in the “Types of Treatment” area after you are seen by your professional health care provider. There may be medication, surgery, or a hearing aid required. There is also an option for implants.

The free guide goes into in-depth details concerning the severeness of hearing loss; the treatments of surgeries, medications, hearing aids and implants. It also covers frequently asked questions and answers.

Like anything else, early detection may save your hearing; however, left untreated, your hearing loss can become permanent. It is suggested to have evaluations as soon as possible.

Healthy Hearing Free Guide Offers Information, Resources for Hearing Loss

Click HERE for the free guide!

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Better hearing is not a destination, but a process. We hope that our educational resources improve your personal journey and/or the journey of a loved one.

We encourage and welcome your input so that we can continue to improve this process and help others. If you have any feedback, please feel free to contact us using our online form, or give us a call at (800)567-1692.


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Review and Giveaway – Boogie Wipes and Saline Soothers For Cold and Flu Season

Snot Your Average Wipe!
These wipes are made with natural saline and alcohol free

Introducing Boogie Wipes,  a nice alternative to the average everyday kleenex tissue…

My experience with the boogie wipes  was pleasant. I honestly could not believe how they effortlessly soothed my nose. They are extraordinarily super soft! And they leave you feeling fresh and clean.

I even used the fresh scent to wipe over my whole face. Awesome moisturizer! I really could not believe how soft they really were. Definitely much better than regular alternative tissues. Leaves the nose healthy and moisturized. 🙂

Something else I noticed with the wipes after use is how much easier it was to breathe. Especially using the minty menthol scent. Shear genius of the two Mothers from Oregon that invented these wipes! A huge plus with babies, toddlers, and all ages.

Just like a kleenex dispenser with a convenient plastic cover that clicks when you close it.

Comes In The Following Scents

Great Grape

Fresh Scent

Minty Menthol

Simply Unscented

The Fresh Scent Is My Favorite! 🙂

I will be purchasing some boogie wipes for my grandson for the flu season. 🙂

Recommended By Pediatricians!


Introducing Saline Soothers

The Saline Soothers Website

The cool menthal scent is awesome! If you have a bad cold or flu, these are much more effective than using vicks! They are definitely a big thumbs up!

My favorite of the Saline Soothers is cool menthol. In fact, I’m going to be purchasing some cool menthol. Since the flu season is here, I will be prepared for the worst. These wipes will make being sick a better experience for sure!

And for the people that suffer from allergies, these WONDERFUL SOOTHING WIPES simply cannot be beat!!

Comes in cool menthol, light lavender, and fragrance free
The Winner Will Receive —- Saline Soothers – (2) packs of 15-count wipes (cool menthol and fragrance free).  

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This giveaway will run until October 21st!!!

Thanks Tamena for sponsoring and all the coupons!!! 🙂

Winner of this giveaway is Darlene Demell…Congrats to you!

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Review – Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers

I was happy to oblige when Shari emailed me about a review, as she is an inspiration to all women, Mothers and Grandmothers. Shari has overcome many years of painful addiction May her website and testimony be a blessing to all. Thank you Shari for giving me this opportunity! 🙂

Encouragement to Moms AND Grandparents alike!

I’ve enjoyed reading through the pages of Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers, as it truly inspired me. I’m not sure if any of my readers know this, but I deal with depression every single day of my life. Yes, it’s true! Currently, it may be menopause making it worse. However, I originally inherited some of my Father’s characteristics. He’s faced anxiety and depression for about the last 40 years of his life.

Do I want pity…NO, not at all! I’m trying to tell you how Shari’s website was a blessing and an inspiration to me, as well as it was for many others. It was created with Moms, Grandmothers…and ALL women in mind that currently have broken spirits, loss of loved ones, depression, addictions, or anything else negative in their lives.

I especially enjoyed reading through the Blended Families series, starting with Part 1 🙂

A scripture and an excerpt from that page below:


Hang in there!

“For I know the plans I have for you.”declares the Lord,“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 19:11

None of us would ever choose the heartaches and ups and downs of a blended family and yet I would not change the growth that it has forced me to have. God knows every inch of our hearts. He chose me to be the stepmom to my stepkids just as surely as he chose me to be the mom to my biological kids.


Shari offers some awesome content, inspiration, and life experiences through her website Faith Filled Food For Everything from “health and fitness,” “parenting,” “laughter,” “food,” “women and recovery” and much more.

Shari also shares a page about Earning Extra Cash. Check that out a little later. 🙂


About Shari and a little from her experiences.

Shari Lynne is a happy stay at home mom to 7 children (3 of which are home still). She’s also blessed with 3 wonderful grandchildren, and thrilled to be caring for one of them every day. Life is filled with rewards! 🙂

However, life wasn’t always this joy-filled and happy for Shari. The pain and abuse started early on. Shari let the demons of drugs and alcohol into her life.

Shari began using alchohol and drugs at the tender age of 11. Wow, I can’t even imagine! Fast forward to 25 years old. I admire the courage she had to begin taking the steps to turning her life around. Shari began the healing process. What inspiration!

Through her recovery, she learned that not all pain is bad. Some of that pain she endured was good; it impacted her life in such a way that it impelled her to make a change. It has also molded her into the strong person she is today. 🙂

“But be encouraged because as many tears that were shed, there was greater laughter and joy that came from the freedom of healing! “

Some Excerpts From The Testimony Page


“I began to rebel. I started smoking, drinking and taking drugs when I was 11 years old. I started running away from home.”

“On so many occasions I just wanted to die. I was so dead inside. I had no hope. I continued drinking and taking drugs through out these years. I moved out the day I graduated.”

“Well I have been sober now for 27 years. By the Grace of God.”

“My prayer is that my recovery would give hope to the hopeless”


You can read the full story and testimony Here!

And Remember…

Be All That God Created You to Be No Matter the Season

May Faith Filled Food For Moms be a daily resting place where you find the ”Food”you need to be the best you can be. Let’s encourage one another and build each other up!

Awesome website Shari! 🙂

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