Dryel Helps Me Save Time and Gives Me Freedom

 This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dryel.

This past year has proven to me that we can get work done in our pajamas!  If you have sat at a Zoom meeting with pajama bottoms on and a dressy top, you are my people!  You now have the freedom NOT to have to wear office attire all day long.  Just pop on that Zoom for an hour and you are good to go for the day!

I like to be able to work in my loungewear, don't you?  And when I am ready to put on that dressy top and MAYBE add a blazer, I know that it will be fresh and clean because I keep my Dryel kit with all my laundry products.  I don't have time to actually go to the dry cleaners to take and pick up dry cleaning.  Why should I, I have Dryel at home.

Now that I am working from home, I have the freedom to wear what I want.  I can dress to the nines or I can put on my favorite sweatpants.  The choice is mine.  I like having the freedom to wear what I want when I want.  This has been very liberating to me.

I have rotated about ten pieces of my business attire for the past six months.  Having Dryel at home has saved me so much time. Once a month, I just launder them according to the instructions and I am good to go.  I was constantly having to either do laundry or take my clothing to the dry cleaners.  Now, I know I don't have to do that any longer.  I have time to do the things that I want to do.

I love to garden and living in a warmer climate affords me the opportunity to do it year-round.  Having the time and the freedom to do so has become so very important to me.  I can easily change from work clothes to my gardening clothes.

Dryel has helped me save time and given me the freedom to wear what I want when I want to.


Yardwork and Everyday Tasks Made Easy with Hose Reel Carts

On days where the sun is shining and the weather is warm, you may be the type of person who loves getting outside to get yardwork done. With a wall-mounted garden hose reel, you’re more than likely to be limited by mobility. Say you’re trying to water a garden or flower beds on one side of your house. It can be a hassle to drag your garden house from one side to the other! Plus, you may not have a hose reel on that part of the house, forcing you to drag the hose back over to the right side of your home. Luckily, there is a great solution that will increase your watering, washing, and filling abilities. A hose cart is a mobile reel that can be transported anywhere you need it to go. What types of things can you expect to be made easier? Here are a few everyday tasks that hose reel carts make easy and efficient!

1. Plant Maintenance

If you’re a gardener or love to keep flowers and other plants on your patio, a hose reel cart can really come in handy! They allow you to wheel your hose wherever you need it on your property. This will be a major change if you’re used to lugging your hose from faucet to faucet. The reel cart will also keep your hose out of mud, wet grass, leaves, gravel, and more than could cause damage or force you to spend additional time cleaning up before reeling it back in. Water your fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers, and whatever else you enjoy growing with ease when you use a hose reel cart. The cart will also allow you to water new grass if you’re seeding areas of your yard that need TLC without dragging the house overtop the growing grass.

2. Car Washing

How many times have you been washing your car and, when going to the opposite side, the hose gets trapped under a wheel or becomes twisted? You may have even tripped on the hose a time or two! While washing vehicles, a hose reel cart will do a great job of keeping the hose wound up and out of the way. These allow you to use just enough hose for your needs and keeps the remaining length neatly wrapped on the reel. After you’re finished washing your car, it’s quick and easy to wind the hose back up instead of manually wrapping it onto a wall-mounted hose reel.

3. Home Exterior Maintenance

Keeping your home looking presentable and up to your standards is important. The base of your home may be susceptible to splashed mud and grime after heavy rainstorms. A hose reel cart will provide the mobility you need to spray down the sides of your home to keep it looking nice. It will also be useful when spraying off the patio or driveway, filling up your pool for the summer season, cleaning out gutters, and more. Best of all, a hose reel cart isn’t permanent, so you can wheel it out of sight when you’re finished with your outdoor tasks for the day. If you don’t like the look of a wall-mounted hose reel, this is the perfect choice for you!

4. Large Dog and Animal Care

If you own a dog that is a big too large for your bathtub or you simply don’t prefer bathing your pets inside at all, a hose reel cart can help make outdoor bathing manageable and efficient. Instead of pulling the entire hose out to give your dog a bath, a hose reel cart will keep the mess at bay so you can quickly bathe your pup and get your hose put back with no issue. They’re also great for washing horses and other larger animals if you own farming property. Hose carts keep stalls as organized as possible, which is a win-win for you and the animal. No dragging your hose through mud! Instead, you can simply rinse off the cart’s wheels and place it in storage.

These are just a few of the many ways in which a hose reel cart can benefit you. When shopping for one to add to your home, choose one that is made of high-quality materials like aluminum and brass. Try to avoid plastic reels, as they will not offer the value you deserve. If you’re used to using a wall-mounted hose reel or haven’t really had a reel at all, you will absolutely love the ease and functionality that these carts bring to your everyday life.


Valentine's Day Gift Guide

 Welcome to our Valentine's Day Gift Guide! We have partnered with some of the best brands to bring you gift-giving ideas for your loved ones this Valentine's Day.

Make sure to bookmark this page, as we are updating right up until Valentine's Day!  You can click on any of the links in this post to purchase.

Doughp is serving up nostalgia in every box with ready to eat (or bake!) cookie dough. With nationwide shipping, getting ridiculously tasty cookie dough delivered to your front door has never been easier! You can dig into our crowd-pleasing flavors like “Fairy Dust” rainbow sprinkle or “Ride or Die” chocolate chip -- or choose your favorite flavors in our Build Your Own Pack option! Best of all, Doughp gives back with every spoonful. Through their #Doughp4Hope initiative, they give back to the community by donating a portion of every purchase to a nonprofit providing affordable mental health care & substance abuse treatment. Say "be mine" to your Valentine or Galentine this year (or heck, treat yourself!) and give a really Doughp gift with Doughp’s Legit Cookie Dough! sells products featuring custom artwork of YOUR pet that are designed by our talented artists and based on your photo. With free revisions and a 100% guarantee that you will be happy with the artwork, customers get to approve every design before we print their product. Plus, every purchase helps homeless pets!

Internationally recognized as the world’s warmest socks, Heat Holders® socks are over 7x warmer than regular cotton socks and 3x warmer than ordinary thermal socks. Heat Holders® are specially developed with cashmere-like acrylic yarn which provides high-performance insulation against the cold with superior moisture breathing abilities. Available in 3 different warmth profiles— Originals, Lites & Ultra Lites, they are like thermostats for your feet!

With Heat Holders®, you can give the perfect gift of warmth! Heat Holders® hats, gloves, or socks make for a fun and thoughtful stocking stuffer, or the perfect holiday gift for a loved one, friend, or colleague.

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Looking for a sustainably made backpack?  We have this beauty right here from My Shitty Backpack.  You read that correctly!  Made from 45% hemp and 55% cotton, this washable backpack features a key holder and 4 pockets with a strong magnetic closure.  This just became my favorite backpack!  Great for anyone on your gift list! Use code REV15 at check out for a 15% discount.  Code expires on 2/22/21

I am in LOVE with this super cute burgundy clutch from GnL Accessories. The lace-up front adds an edgy vibe and the fabric is cork based.  Whether you are going out for brunch or some late-night clubbing, this clutch is perfect.  Check out all the other bags on the website.

With so many couples unable to celebrate Valentine’s Day outside of their homes this year, why not try something new for dinner at home? Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is delivering the perfect Valentine’s Day date night dinner right to your doorstep with its Mason’s At Home Kit!
The fresh-shipped meal kits are shipped cold overnight and include everything you’ll need to build the perfect authentic lobster roll at home: fresh Maine lobster meat, split-top rolls, Kate’s homemade butter, mayonnaise, a lemon, and Mason’s Special Seasoning. Mason's At-Home Kits are offered in four and eight packs, with the option to upgrade to full meal kits, which includes the fresh Maine lobster roll kit, plus chips and homemade whoopie pies. For those who want to create their own lobster dishes, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls also offers lobster meat by the pound for purchase.

Looking for another great date night idea?  I have you covered! Good Ranchers is an online meat subscription box company Not only is this a great gift and super affordable (about 40% cheaper than competitors like Butcher's Box), it's a great way to plan a date night at home to celebrate Valentine's Day There are four boxes to choose from, and all the meat is locally sourced and the highest quality. So you could use this as a great idea for a gift (you can choose to get the box once, every four weeks, or every six weeks), plus use the gift to grill and make a great date night at home.  Use code BLOGGER25 for $25 off your first order.

I am in LOVE with my water filter pitcher! With all of us consuming so much water, I use my tap and fill up my pitcher. I love knowing my water has been filtered. BONUS: You do not even have to remove the lid to refill.  Great for at home or at your workplace!

We have the perfect gifting idea for the upcoming Valentine’s Day - the first-ever, authentic Neapolitan heart-shaped Pizza shipped directly from Naples, Italy to the US - Talia di Napoli (heart-shaped pizza will be available for purchase in mid-Jan. 2021). Whether it’s for a romantic dinner at home or a seasonal gift for loved ones, Talia pizza is an excellent choice. The heart-shaped Pizza is a limited edition pizza Talia created to celebrate the special day.

Why is Talia pizza a perfect gift (or food choice) for Valentine's Day

What’s better than a heart-shaped gift to express your love? 

Talia creates a fine dining experience at home. Just simply set up the table, pair Talia pizza with your favorite wine, or make some pasta to create a romantic all-Italian dinner. You can even add your own toppings to customize the pizza - the perfect way to make your valentine fall in love with your cooking!

Talia pizzas give the lovebirds the convenience to fully enjoy authentic Italian flavors without traveling abroad. We bring the authentic Neapolitan pizza directly to your table.

Talia sources the best ingredients. Talia uses top-quality local ingredients to ensure the premium taste and flavor of the pizzas. All ingredients, including cheese, tomatoes, and even water, are all-natural ingredients from Southern Italy with no preservatives, no additives, and no GMOs. We also offer gluten-free options for consumers.

Talia pizzas are comparable to freshly made pizzas in restaurants because all pizzas are flash-frozen and put to “sleep” using a state-of-the-art, patented cryogenic chamber within seconds of coming out of the oven and can “wake up” flavorful in your home.

Grab these GORGEOUS velvet and sequin joggers from 3Wishes.  They come in royal, white, and rose. Pair these with your fave top and a pair of boots for your Galentine's Day party or your sweetheart on Valentine's day.   The fabric is beautiful and I can't wait to wear these glammed out joggers!  They also carry a huge line of lingerie perfect for Valentine's Day.

 These duffel bags from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts are THE perfect gift for the guy or gal on your list.  The quality is amazing and you can have your name or initials embroidered on the bag.  Great for trips away, Valentine's Day weekend, or a hike.

We also received this spa set from Bridesmaids Gift Boutique for our Valentine's Day Gift Guide.  You do not have to be a bridesmaid to shop here, the selection is amazing.  Find something PERFECT for your girl for Valentine's Day!


FlowerFix, a new online flower shop, has created a Valentine’s Flower Shop with 32 diverse options of bouquets featuring different flower varieties, colors and designs. There is bound to be one that’s perfect for every loved one. But they also offer wreath and flower bouquet subscriptions!

Here are three highlights in the Shop:
A natural favorite for love birds is the Perfect Pair Red Rose Bouquet and Petals boasting 25 red roses and a bag of petals, or 50 red roses and two bags of petals for the true romantic.

The Love Bug White and Peach Flower Bouquet, recently featured on the Tamron Hall Show, is a stunning display of 31 total stems including light purple garden roses, light pink dianthus solomio, red roses, and pink garden roses.

Presenting a lovely, harmonious color palette, the 4EVER Pink and Purple Flower Bouquet impress with 27 flower stems of peach gerber daisies, pink gerber daisy, hypericum berries, lavender roses, pink roses, pink spray roses & eucalyptus greenery.

TOA Waters provides premium bubble baths for the rugged individual. They are not your typical rose-petal, pinky-up scented bubble bath company. Prepare to hike through a forest or swim in the Red Sea - all in the comfort of your tub.

Their bubble baths are bursting gender stereotypes, one bubble at a time. Men no longer have to worry about what indulging in a bubble bath will do to their image. And women, whoever said that flowery scents and a side of glitter are all that is appropriate for you?

These bubble baths are enriched with whole milk, B-vitamins, calcium, and much more. Best ingredients = "touch-me-now" skin.

The signature scents include elements like cedarwood, oakmoss, smooth spices, citrus, and dark cocoa. Plus, our small business products are proudly made in the USA.

With stresses at an all-time high (post elections, a pandemic, etc), a nice warm bubble bath is exactly what the doctor ordered to ease stresses and soothe your mind. Plus, they’re super romantic for you and your loved one this Valentine’s Day, even for the most difficult shopper.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – so before you get to the pillow talk, let’s actually talk about the pillows.

Did you know traditional pillows are filled with some not-so-dreamy materials? These can include synthetic fabrics that emit hazardous chemicals (read: PFAS, flame retardants, formaldehyde, and synthetic pesticides) that not only put your health at risk but aren’t so environmentally-friendly, either.

Spread the love this Valentine’s by gifting you and yours with a healthier night’s sleep. Naturepedic’s Certified Organic 2-in-1 Adjustable Latex Pillow features an innovative 2-in-1 adjustable design for truly personalized comfort. The customizable design includes adjustable organic fill to make the pillow as firm or as soft as you desire. The outer encasement features two distinct feels on each side: a quilted side with a fluffy-cloud-like feel, and a smooth side that stretches to conform to the unique shape of your head and neck.

Better yet, it only uses GOTS-certified organic, MADE SAFE certified nontoxic materials such as organic cotton fabric, PLA batting (made from non-GMO sugarcane to wick moisture while adding additional fluff), and organic latex, made from the sap of a rubber tree!

Will better pillows lead to better pillow talk + a better night’s sleep? You tell us!

Perfect for sports, travel, school, family outings or any occasion, safeHands is the most extensively tested and leading alcohol-free hand sanitizer on the market today. And with the flu season and Covid-19 peaking worldwide, safeHands is offering a special 25% introductory online discount with promo code “LAUNCH25” at checkout.

Founded by doctors, safeHands main active ingredient, Benzalkonium Chloride, kills 99.99% of most common germs, including MRSA and C. diff and E. coli E. faecium. safeHands moisturizes the skin while it sanitizes, even on sensitive skin. It is non-flammable and there are no long-term effects from frequent daily use.

Lekkco Belgian Dark Chocolate Spread is nut-free, vegan, and non-GMO. It also contains 30% less sugar than traditional hazelnut chocolate spreads. It’s versatile and can be enjoyed on its own or used as a dip for fruit, and incorporated into many other recipes.
With The Lekkco Belgian Dark Chocolate Spread Variety 4-Pack, you’ll be able to taste a palate of all-natural flavors including original Belgian Dark Chocolate, decadent Caramel & Sea Salt, rich Coconut, and refreshing Caribbean Banana.
The Lekkco Belgian Dark Chocolate Spread Variety 4-Pack is available for purchase at for $32 + shipping. Select flavors of Lekkco are also available at Kroger stores nationwide and

KURU Footwear is a 10-year-old DTC shoe company with one mission: resolving foot pain. We received a pair of Kinetic Women's Shoes for our Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

Every shoe wthey build contains their patented KURUSOLE which is engineered to eliminate foot pain for our customers. And the technology works incredibly well! I was a customer before I ever started working with KURU. We offer styles perfect for travel and outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, hunting, and more - as well as styles for fitness, casual wear, the office, and more. With a shoe for every occasion, KURU makes it convenient to recover and heal without slowing down.


Science Is Fun With Greg Landry’s Self-paced Online Homeschool Science Classes And Labs

I received compensation and classes in exchange for this post. All views and opinions are my own.

I am always looking for different ways to teach my child since he has autism.  While he has some deficits in different areas, he has always had a love for science.  He receives services from my local school district, along with what resources I can find online.

I found an excellent self-paced online homeschool science classes and labs course.  It has been GREAT for my son, Zach.  He can work at his own pace and we can start and stop the videos, as needed.  Being able to self-pace is KEY to my child and this course is perfect for him.

Learning should be  FUN!  And, this course is definitely FUN!  And beyond the fun, is actual learning.  And even better than that, CREDIT for the courses are available. 

Greg Landry College Prep Science is the way to go for my student.  I want my child to learn and achieve.  And to do so at his own pace. 

The classes are fun and informative and always start with a prayer(we all need a little prayer).  Homeschooling parents should check this out and during this time of so many kids at home, this is the perfect time to enroll.  Or, if your child needs more or even wants more science education, this is perfect.

Professor Landry is an email away if you have any questions.  Whether you are studying the metric system or the digestive system, the professor teaches in a clear and concise manner.  I am so glad I am able to homeschool my child with assurances that he is getting the right course material and have his teacher an email away.  You should definitely check this course out!


COVID-19 has caused a major impact on our daily lives. While the world at large may have shut down due to this destructive virus, many of us have been left behind in the chaos, just trying to grab a piece of our old life back.

Many companies stepped in to help, spending millions of dollars to support those in need. Can you believe that some people are still holding on to hope thanks to help that came from… diamonds?

Diamonds That Care, a socially responsible jewelry brand, has been pioneering ways to give back to the communities and families drastically affected by the coronavirus. This jewelry company alone has created multiple strategies in order to donate to charities for COVID-19 and provide financial and emotional support to families of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers who lost their lives.

One way Diamonds That Care have shown their support during this difficult time is by partnering with Feeding America, a charity that provides food for families in need of financial and emotional aid.

According to Feeding America, during COVID-19 over 35 million people, including 11 million children, experienced food insecurity. As the virus has spread, the number of families and children living in food-insecure households has increased to over 54 million, which includes nearly 18 million children – and counting. The coronavirus has caused hardship for on millions of families across the country and around the world, leading to a lack of fundamental resources in their homes.

Diamonds That Care is donating 10% of all sales from the I Care collection, featured exclusively at Brilliant Earth, to Feeding America’s Covid Response Fund. This means that you, too, can join in the fight to support those who need it most during these challenging times: by purchasing a diamond from the I Care collection created by Diamonds That Care.

But Feeding America’s hungry is not the only way Diamonds That Care is making an impact. In collaboration with a world renowned jewelry designer, Anna Hu, and Christie’s auction house, Diamonds That Care raised funds to provide financial and emotional support to the families of frontline healthcare workers who lost their lives in the fight to save ours. This collaboration raised $338,781 from the sale of three rare diamond jewelry pieces designed by Anna Hu. Proceeds from the auction were donated to The Brave Heart fund, a foundation that provides financial care and comfort to families of frontline workers and volunteers.

In hopes to make the world a little bit brighter during this time of need, Diamonds That Care continues to show their compassion by providing essential services and supplies to people who need it the most. Covid-19 may have brought dark times with it, but Diamonds That Care is doing its best to bring back some light.

Who would have thought diamonds could have such a powerful impact on the everyday lives of people affected by the pandemic?

Article republished with permission from Influencive.

The War with Grandpa

 Thanks to our friends at Universal for this copy of The War with Grandpa.

 Kids will soon be on Christmas break so why not treat them to a new movie? The War with Grandpa is sure to bring lots of laughter and fun.  Grab your family and your popcorn and let's watch.

Ring in the holiday season and get ready to laugh-out-loud with an all-out prank battle the whole family can enjoy, in the hilarious comedy, THE WAR WITH GRANDPA, now available to own for the first time on Digital on December 15, 2020 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on December 22, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Robert Kimmel Smith’s multi-award-winning beloved children’s book of the same name, the film follows a series of escalating shenanigans that ensue when a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, The Irishman, Meet the Parents franchise) moves in with his daughter, forcing his grandson (Oakes Fegley, The Goldfinch, This Is Where I Leave You) to begrudgingly give up his bedroom. Packed with heart and hysterical hijinks from start to finish, THE WAR WITH GRANDPA is the perfect “family-friendly comedy” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) everyone can enjoy during the holiday and beyond.

Sixth-grader Peter (Fegley) is pretty much your average kid—he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (De Niro) moves in with Peter's family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won't go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.

Enter to win your very own copy of The War with Grandpa using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway for US  residents only. Any social media accounts without a profile picture are ineligible to win.  If you need help with a profile picture, please contact me and I will be glad to help you @TrendyCyndie on Twitter.

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Keep those Ugly Christmas Sweaters Clean and Fresh with Dryel

 This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dryel. 

I am no stranger to Dryel at-home dry cleaner, but I am one of their newest Brand Ambassadors.  I will be sharing my dryel stories throughout the coming year, so make sure you are subscribed to my email list.  

With the holidays in full swing, we are pulling out Ugly Christmas sweaters!  But, they have been packed away since last year and probably need a quick freshening up.  And we all know what happens when you put your fave weather in the washer, right?  Well, we have dryel to the rescue.  You can have your ugly Christmas sweater ready to go in 30 minutes!  So, if the party is tonight, you will have time. 

And, we all know we will wear it to more than one party, so instead of handwashing and waiting for it to dry, you can use Dryel!  If you have any stains, you can use the Stain Pen to treat those, but be sure and test on a hidden area.  Then, just put your sweater( or up to 5 total garments) in the included garment bag and one Dryer Activated cleaning cloth and toss in the dryer for 15- 30 minutes.  Hang it up to help any wrinkles fall out or spray with the Odor and Wrinkle Releaser. You are ready for that party tonight!  

Make sure to toss the Dryel Dryer Activated cleaning cloth, but keep the Dryel  Fabric Protection bag.  You can reuse it up to 30 times.

You can purchase Dryel at most mass retailers, nationwide drug stores, and on Amazon.  


Get the Best Deals at Home Depot with Slickdeals

This is a sponsored post for our friends at Slickdeals.

How many of you are Home Depot Shoppers?  I know it is one of my most favorite places to shop.  Home Depot has expanded from being just a place to buy tools and home improvement DIY.  They sell items like bedding, luggage,-- you can even buy restaurant gift cards at Home Depot. I love shopping at Home Depot year-round.  I always get the best deals from Home Depot because I follow Slickdeals.  They ALWAYS have the best deal information, Home Depot coupons, codes, free shipping events, and upcoming sales information.  I always check with before I make any purchase because if there is a deal going on, it's going to be on Slickdeals!

I recently bought an upscale outdoor wicker dining set for my patio from Home Depot at 75% off because I saw the deal on Slickdeals.  I had my eye on the dining set for a while, but it was too pricey for my savvy budget.  Not only did I get a great deal, but I also got the dining set delivered right to my front door for free. Slickdeals is always there saving me money on my purchases!  

Right now, I am waiting on Christmas decor to be marked down at Home Depot.  And by marked down, I mean at least by 70%.  I can buy next year's decor at a fraction of the price,  I also have my eye on organizational items so I can get organized for the upcoming year.  I am always needing those nice heavy-duty totes or an additional shelving unit for my garage that you can find at Home Depot.

Don't forget about rebates at Home Depot!  The refrigerator I recently purchased had a HUGE rebate which  I probably would not have bought had I not seen that it was eligible for a rebate, thanks to Slickdeals!  

If you are ready to save some money on your purchases at Home Depot, then you MUST check out Slicksdeals before you complete your purchase.  They are going to help you save money and get the best deals!


Getting your vehicle ready for a road trip

 More and more people are taking road trips during the pandemic.  That means we will be in our vehicles much more.  I think that is a great way to take a trip.  But, what do you do to get your car ready?

Oil Change

 I follow my parent's advice on this and get the oil changed before taking any long run trip. It just makes sense.  Fresh oil and a new filter assure your engine will be running smoothly.


You need to check the tread and the air pressure in all tires.  If the tread is low, go ahead and buy new tires.  And, on the day you leave, go around and check the air pressure manually with a tire gauge to ensure your tires are properly inflated.

Fluid Levels

Check the levels in your transmission fluid.  Check your engine coolant.  Check your windshield washer fluid level.  There is nothing like going down the road and you realize you have no windshield washer fluid to clean your windshield

Clean your vehicle

Wash the outside of your vehicle and clean and vacuum the inside.  Don't forget the trunk!  It feels so much better when your vehicle is clean and you can see what space you have for luggage, coolers, and comfort items.  I always take a blanket and pillow! 

Fuel it up

I always go the night before and fill my car up. That way, we are ready to go the next morning and not have the unnecessary stop for gas! 

Check your trunk

Make sure you have a spare tire and jack.  I also always take a small tool kit for minor repairs, along with a flashlight and jumper cables. I also keep a full first aid kit in my trunk and a small one inside of the car.

Being fully prepared for your road trip assures you won't have to worry about any surprises.  And, if you do have any surprises, you have what you need to make this a great road trip for your entire family!

When is the last time you went on a road trip?  Where did you go?


Fast & Furious Spy Racers Sahara streaming on Netflix December 26


Get ready for the Netflix Original Series, Fast & Furious Spy Racers Sahara, streaming on December 26th.  I am sure this will make it to the #1 spot on Netflix!  Make sure to mark your calendars for this one.

From Universal and DreamWorks Animation, the season three trailer for the hit Netflix original series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers follows the crew on a mission in the Sahara.

Inspired by Universal’s blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a secret government agency to take down nefarious crime organizations across the globe. 

This season, when the menacing Cleve Kelso and his experimental storm satellites take down Ms. Nowhere and Gary during an operation in North Africa, Echo steps up as de facto leader, much to Tony's chagrin, and the Spy Racers embark on a dangerous mission across the Sahara. Will they be able to save their crew or will Kelso and his league of villains be too powerful for the Spy Racers to survive in the harsh desert? 

Watch the trailer below!


BFF: Best Friends For... Parties Of Course!

There is a common misconception that adult parties have to be either completely “bowtie and little black dress” formal, or a roller coaster of cocktails and free spirits that will keep you lying down in bed for the rest of the weekend. In truth, parties can be fun and exciting at all age, and there’s nothing that says that you can’t have amazing game parties as an adult. After all, why should all the fun be reserved to kids? Unfortunately, most adults fall into the trap of formal gatherings and not knowing any better. So maybe you could use this year to start a new trend in town: Create the perfect socialite adult party.  

A toast to a great party!

Get Your Preps Ready

Approach a party like any big project: Sit down and get down to the planning. Make a list of friends to invite, and think about what you want to serve your guests. Savory Shrimp Sliders are, for instance, always a hit at a buffet party, assuming you invite a manageable number of friends! But you can also prepare a pick and mix buffet, with a lot of fresh vegetables, sauces, and a few healthy proteins and leave it to each guest to prepare their plate. For smaller parties, with only a handful of guests, you can get a nice stew ready or a big dish of homemade lasagna that will please everyone! Make sure to have your food planned a few days before the party is due.

What Kind Of Party?

It’s always difficult to decide on a theme, or a good reason if you prefer, for the party. However, you will find plenty of ideas if you take the time to make a list of things you, your friends, and relatives enjoy: From birthday parties to baby showers, there are a lot of occasions throughout the year to come together and have fun. If nothing fits, what is stopping you from throwing a party just for fun?

After The Party

Don’t let the happy memories die once the party is over! Keeping track of your parties via elegant and exciting pictures will definitely attract you a lot of attention on your favorite social media platforms, and especially Instagram and Facebook. Remember: The more you spread the word about the party, the more friends will want to join you next time! Also, it’s good to make your guests feel wanted, with the use of personalized cards to invite them and thank them for their visit.

Make It A New Habit

Finally, parties are special, but they don’t have to be rare: Can you have enough of a good thing? You could start growing a group of friends to organize adult parties with. From a Hollywood themed party to follow the Oscars ceremony to a celebration of love, you will find plenty of occasions to get together and have fun throughout the year. And why not get an agenda ready with a couple of trusted friends to share the organization of a new form of adult fun?

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