Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Blogging Challenge ~ Hometown Tourist

Lots of people like to take trips and become tourists.  Walking around new areas, seeing new sites and people. It is a lot of fun.  But have you ever done it in your own neighborhood?  Just take a day and see your town from a tourist point of view.  What would you do? Where would you go? Would you try that new diner that you've been meaning to try? Go down to the new park? Meet some new people at a new coffee shop? What would it be?

Me, I'm from a small rural/agriculture town so unless it is cows and corn/wheat fields there isn't much to see around me.  

But, I do live near a very important place that is part of our history.  

Hubby and I decided to do a little tour of Historic Sackets Harbor yesterday.   If anyone knows history, then they understand that Sackets Harbor played a significant role in the War of 1812. The town was founded in 1801 by Augustus Sackett.

We swung down by the Battlefield.

And were lucky enough to see that they had a re-enactment going on at the time.

We walked around the path of the Battlefield.

And saw some history on the way out.

Not to forget, the beautiful views of Lake Ontario.

Also, if you head a few miles out of Sackets Harbor you will come across a place to visit, especially if you have younger children who love farms and animals.  This establishment is owned by the Robbins family who have been in farming for many many years.  You can tour a dairy, feed some animals, go on a hay ride and more.  If you are ever in the area, check them out.

So, this was my day yesterday, acting like a tourist!

Now it is your turn. 


Zim's Max-Arnica Review & Giveaway

Zim's Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On

We have actually used other Zim's products in the past (and continue to do so) and were quite pleased with the results.

For our current review, we were sent a bottle of the Zim's Max-Arnica roll-on.  

This product is 100% all natural.  

"Zim's Max-Arnica combines Arnica Montana, a flowering plant used for pain relief, with soothing aloe.  Simply rub a small amount of Zim's Max-Arnica on the affected area for temporary relief.  The roll-on applicator makes it easy, and there's no mess."

This product will temporarily help with minor bruises or strains, as well as pain and stiffness.

Let me tell you how handy this product has become in the past week.  The kiddo is riding her "big bike" now and that means lots of bumps, bruises and soreness.  Her poor legs have taken a beating from the pedals and I have been applying it to her bruises.  

The roll-on applicator makes it easy to apply.  So easy, that she can do it as well, it makes absolutely no mess.  The scent is not over-powering and I have found it to be rather pleasant.  Not a medicine type smell to it. 

Another thing that is nice: the size!!! Going hiking, biking, road-tripping? Easy to just pop it in your purse, backpack, etc.  It is convenient to take with you.  

Zim's Max-Arnica is produced by Perfect Products, Inc.  They are based out of North Lima, OH and carry many many over the counter products that can help you with all your daily needs, from pain relief to skin care, for both young and old.  Zim's was founded over 60 years ago when they created their flagship product "Zim's Max Crack Creme" to help cement workers heal their dry, cracked hands and feet. 

For more information about them and their company and products offered you can call: 800-319-2225 or visit them at their website: 

These nice folks have also offered our readers a chance to win a bottle for themselves.  Two of you will win.  To enter, just check out the rules below and enter via the rafflecopter form below.

DISCLAIMER: I received a sample of the Zim's Max-Arnica product to try at home, for an honest review, free of charge.  All text written above (except for quoted text) are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. 

Official Rules:

Giveaway is open to residents of the Continental USA who are 18+
Giveaway will end on August 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm est. 
Please only one entrant per household.
Two winners will be chosen.  Winner will need to respond to winning email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
All winner's will have their product shipped to them from the sponsor.  Please allow 4-8 weeks for shipment of your prize.

Good luck!!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Coloring For Moms and Moms-To-Be Review

If you haven't noticed, adult coloring books have become a rage.

I love to color.  Should I admit that as an adult? 

Probably not.  

But, I have been known to break out the crayons and coloring book with the kiddo.

Comes in handy when one of us, or even both of us is under the weather.

Adult coloring books take coloring to a whole new level.

Tiny circles, little lines, small small things to color, lol.

I had the chance to do a review of the book:

Color For Moms and Moms-To-Be

This book will be available for sale on July 19, 2016 and is from DoubleDay Books For Young Readers.
Cost: $9.99
All Ages (yes, not just for adults).

This book is truly unique.
Pictures are very detailed.
A good way to unwind after a long stressful day.

Did I mention that they are really detailed?

What is nice about this book is: small enough to toss in your purse, diaper bag, backpack, etc.  Just don't forget your coloring pencils (crayons won't work). 

Being that it is reasonably priced, would be perfect as a gift for that special someone. 

The picture I am about to show you is my first attempt at an adult coloring book.
I don't have very steady hands.
This one took me quite a bit of time to finish.
Truthfully, if I had to grade myself on it I would only give me a 4 out of 10.
But, the kiddo loved it. 
Told me how pretty it is.

Did it relax me?
Not really.
But, I could see myself getting lost in coloring these pictures and an afternoon slipping by.

You all should really check these out.


Will be available for sale on July 19, 2016 and is $9.99.

I received this book, free of charge, in return for a review on our blog. All opinions stated are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.

Many thanks to Ms. McGinty for allowing us to participate in this review.


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