Friday, September 24, 2021

Baby Shark's Big Show! - DVD Giveaway

Swim into Carnivore Cove with Baby Shark and his friends in the brand-new DVD release Baby Shark’s Big Show! Available now, this DVD follows the adventures of Baby Shark and his best friend William from Nickelodeon’s new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show, co-produced with SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong. Preschoolers and their families will have a jaw-sometime with Baby Shark and his friends as they become superheroes, face their fears, make a wish on a shooting starfish, and so much more! Featuring original catchy tunes and four bonus shorts, fans won’t want to miss Baby Shark’s Big Show!

Baby Shark’s Big Show is available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, for the suggested retail price of $10.99. 

Baby Shark’s Big Show episodes:

●Fish Friends Forever

●Baby Tooth

●Slobber Slug

●Super Shark

●William vs. Wild

●Legendary Loot

●Yup Day

●When You Wish Upon a fish

Special Features:

●A Crumb of a Clue

●The Bunny Slug

●Operation Cool Quest

●No Time for Timeouts

Baby Shark’s Big Show synopsis:

Join Baby Shark and his best bud William as they journey on fun-filled comedic adventures in their community of Carnivore Cove! See Baby Shark and friends enter a battle of the bands, find a lost tooth, hunt for legendary treasure, plus so much more. Every day is filled with jaw-some fun, new friends, family, and original catchy tunes!

Baby Shark’s Big Show fast facts:

Street Date: September 21, 2021

Running Time: 1 hr 34min

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Forever Purge Blu-ray Combo Pack - #TheForever Purge Review and Giveaway





The old rules of the Purge are broken as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with the annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. No one is safe. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks a wealthy Texas ranching family and their workers. Exposed by daylight, the two groups are forced to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos and the United States begins to disintegrate around them.

THE FOREVER PURGE stars Ana de la Reguera (Cowboys & Aliens), Tenoch Huerta (Days of Grace), Cassidy Freeman (“The Righteous Gemstones”), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games), with Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari) and Will Patton (Halloween). The film is directed by Everardo Valerio Gout (Days of Grace) and from the mind of Franchise-creator James DeMonaco.




COLLAPSING THE SYSTEM: BEHIND THE FOREVER PURGE - Go behind the scenes to witness the stunts, explosions, and chaos on the set of THE FOREVER PURGE.

CREEPTASTIC WARDROBE - A mostly daytime, never-ending Purge mixed with a western theme called for a whole new twist on Purge wardrobe and masks.


THE FOREVER PURGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.

4K Ultra HD delivers the ultimate movie watching experience. Featuring the combination of 4K resolution, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.  

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital copy.

Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can buy or rent instantly.

The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

My Review:

I really like horror movies and I've been a fan of The Purge franchise ever since it came out.  Although I don't wish it to happen in reality, I can envision the premise of being able to commit crime one night a year.  What makes The Forever Purge different than the previous four movies is that some people have decided to carry on The Purge for more than just 12 hours.  These people are on a mission to clean and purge people of different ethnicity and beliefs.  

This film is packed with a lot of action (mostly shooting) and makes you think.  What would happen if our government allowed The Purge one night a year?  What if we took it in our own hands to make The Purge last longer?  I feel there are some political and current event undertones within this movie that make it seem a little too real but it's still a good horror/action movie nonetheless.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Heck Of A Labor Day Weekend - 2021


obligatory selfie!

Just like most other weekends I'm off work, I spent Labor Day weekend at our campsite at Woodyz Acres Campground in Missouri.  The place and its people have become our second home and family.  Because the owners were busy with their daughter's birthday parties, me and another friend took over operations of Activity Directors.  The schedule was packed full!

The owners, Marty and Kasi, with their three girls.  They were dressed up for the middle child's birthday party.

Friday night was pretty low-key.  We just hung around, gabbed with friends, ate a ton of food, and rode the trails on our Side by Side.  Saturday was a whirlwind of activities.  Throughout the day were cornhole tournaments and scavenger hunts.  Tammy and I entertained the kids with a Cake Walk.  Later in the day was Candy Bar Bingo for the kids, followed by regular Bingo for the adults.  

Dalton and Jason calling the numbers for Bingo

Sunday was a Poker Run for kids and adults, a water balloon fight for the kids, and a "Pick A Duck for a Prize" game for the kids.  It was followed with Candy Bar Bingo, regular Bingo, and a movie for kids on the outdoor projector.  Sunday also included an outdoor church service on TV and a large inflatable water slide.

me posing for pics with vehicles made up to resemble those from the 'Cars' movie. (Yes, I'm wearing a tutu!)

I think it all went over well.  There wasn't much time to relax, considering I was busy with a bunch of stuff to do.  But, I have no complaints.  Now we're planning on how to make next year even bigger and better!

The water slide was wildly popular.

How did you celebrate Labor Day weekend?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Blue's Clues & You! Story Time with Blue - DVD Giveaway


Get ready to celebrate 25 years of Blue’s Clues with the special 2-disc DVD release of Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue! Available on September 14, 2021, this DVD is full of fun stories from Blue and her friends as they use their imagination, attend a pajama party, and discover Blue’s favorite part of bedtime. Also featuring a bonus disc with eight episodes from the original series, Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue will capture the hearts of both new and nostalgic fans of all ages!

 The Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue 2-disc special edition is available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on September 14, 2021, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

 Disc One - Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue:


Story Time with Blue

Blue’s Big Imagination

Pajama Party with Blue

Sleepy Singalong with Blue

Special Features:

Freeze Dance!

 Disc Two - Blue’s Clues: Blue’s Biggest Stories:


Blue’s Big Birthday

Treasure Hunt

Blue’s Pajama Party

Magenta Gets Glasses

Steve Goes to College

Blue Takes You to School

The Legend of the Blue Puppy

Blue’s Room Snacktime Play Date

Special Features:

Blue’s Memory Photos

Blue’s Room Shorts

Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue synopsis:

Are you ready for Story Time with Blue? Play Blue’s Clues to help figure out Blue’s favorite story. Then, imagine along with Josh and Blue, attend Blue’s first pajama party, and help Blue’s friends discover her favorite part of bedtime!

This special 2-DVD set also includes Blue’s Biggest Stories in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Blue’s Clues! Steve and Joe join Blue and all of her friends for more stories!

Blue’s Clues & You! Story Time with Blue fast facts:

Street Date: September 14, 2021

Disc One Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Disc Two Running Time: 4 hr 46 min

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Check It Out: #SaveAtSamsClub Giveaway

Win a $100 gift card to spend at Sam's Club! is giving away five $100 gift cards to spend at Sam's Club!

Giveaway ends on Thursday, September 16th at 11:59 PM ET.  Five (5) winners will receive a $100 gift card to spend at Sam's Club.


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Boss Baby: Family Business Blu-ray - #BossBabyFamilyBusiness Giveaway


The Boss Baby is back and reporting for business in DreamWorks Animation’s THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS, a hilarious sequel guaranteed to bring the whole family together for non-stop adventure and laughs. On August 31, 2021 The Boss Baby Family Business is available to own on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD on September 14, featuring an all-new short from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Building on the success of the first film, welcome back brothers Ted (Alec Baldwin) and Tim (James Marsden) as they’re introduced to a brand-new boss baby, Tim’s daughter Tina (Amy Sedaris), who is on a mission from BabyCorp. The entertainment extends beyond the film with all-new exclusive bonus features offering endless fun and sure to get the entire family into the ‘back-to-school’ mode.  These features include a brand-new animated short, deleted scene, gag reel, interactive Creative Experiment Labs, Boss Baby Art Class and more.

This family animation comedy also includes a star-studded voice cast featuring Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated, The Departed), James Marsden (Hairspray, X-Men Franchise), Amy Sedaris (Puss in Boots, Elf), Ariana Greenblatt (Love and Monsters), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Eva Longoria (‘Desperate Housewives’), James McGrath with Jimmy Kimmel (‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’) and Lisa Kudrow (‘Friends’, Booksmart) also returning. THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is directed by filmmaker Tom McGrath and is produced by Jeff Hermann.


In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Enter new boss baby Tina with a cutting-edge approach and can-do attitude that is determined to bring them together again...and inspire a new family business.


ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SHORT “PRECIOUS TEMPLETON: A PONY TALE” - In this original DreamWorks animated short, Precious Templeton has entered the Perfect Pony Pageant in hopes of winning top prize. Just as the winner is about to be announced, the crown jewels are stolen. What will they do now? Find out in this hilarious original short.


DELETED SCENE – “Time Out” with introduction by Director Tom McGrath.

NEVER GROW UP: THE BIG BABIES BEHIND THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS – Get behind the lens with cast and filmmakers as we uncover how The Boss Baby: Family Business came to life. Dive deeper into the inspirations for each character and see what it took to bring this animated feature to life.

“TOGETHER WE STAND” LYRIC VIDEO – Sing along with Tabitha as she performs “Together We Stand,” in this whimsical lyric video.

ROLL CALL – Meet the voices behind the babies as we take a cast roll call of The Boss Baby: Family Business.

Alec Baldwin – Boss Baby (Ted)

Amy Sedaris – Tina

James Marsden - Tim

CREATIVE EXPERIMENT LAB – Schools in Session! Join us in the creative experiment lab to become a scientist in your own home. Hosted by James Marsden (voice of Tim), we’ll teach you everything you need to know to pass science class with flying colors.

Potato Power

Volcano To Go

Plastic Fantastic

BOSS BABY ART CLASS: HOW TO DRAW – Ever wondered what it would be like to be an animator? Get a firsthand look at how to draw your favorite Boss Baby at home with this fun drawing tutorial. Hosted by Catherine Rader, one of the lead story animators of The Boss Baby: Family Business, you’ll see step by step how to bring this big baby to life.

Boss Baby (Ted)


Precious Templeton

FEATURE COMMENTARY – Feature Commentary with Director/Exec. Producer Tom McGrath, Producer Jeff Hermann and Production Designer Raymond Zibach.

Street Date: September 14, 2021

Rating: PG for rude humor, mild language and some action

Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish

Run Time: 01:47:05

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Check It Out: #SaveAtHSN Giveaway

Win a $100 e-gift cards to spend at HSN! is giving away five $100 e-gift cards to spend at HSN!

Giveaway ends on Friday, September 10th at 11:59 PM PT.  Five (5) winners will receive a $100 e-gift card to spend at HSN.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Baby Shower for Grandson-To-Be

Diamond Painting I crafted and my husband framed that we gifted to Nicole

Sometime in October I will be welcoming my second grandson into the world, Waylon Eric.  To celebrate, I held a low-key baby shower for mama-to-be.  My son was unable to attend because he was at work, but it was still a nice gathering.

Allyson and I planned the baby shower with a cactus/southwest theme.  Another friend recently had a shower in her honor and offered for us to use her decorations.  So, we scored on that front.  We also lucked out in that the venue didn't cost to use.  We used the annex building behind the church.

Nicole with a set of onesies she received

As far as food, we set up a nacho bar that included tortilla chips, cheeses, sauces, chopped burger, and beans.  Baby Mama didn't want a cake or cupcakes.  Her request was brownies and fruit salad.  Easy enough!

Logan was one of the few guys that attended and he won the jar of Hershey's kisses by guessing the closest amount in the jar.

The games were simple and quick.  We did a Baby Words Unscramble game, Match Baby Animals to their Mama game, and a Guess How Many Kisses in the Jar game.  Afterwards, Nicole opened her gifts.  

It was simple, yet fun.  And baby Waylon was graced with many gifts.  Can't wait till he gets here!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Manly Man Co Edible Gifts - Review and Giveaway

My husband isn't hard to buy for. He's not super picky and likes most anything given to him. I'll admit, though, that I'd personally rather gift him something that's unique or entertaining rather than another package of socks or shirt. A company that definitely fits his personality is Manly Man Co., with their collection of food gifts for men.  

One of Jason's favorite snacks is jerky, and he was super stoked to receive the Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet from Manly Man Co.  Each bouquet's "vase" is a Manly Man pint glass and is pre-arranged, sealed and packaged fresh with oxygen absorbers in a stylish branded box. The bouquet is delivered fully assembled.  There are four available flavors; Jason received Original.

The jerky is cut to resemble petals and stems, forming a jerky bouquet.  Rather than flowers, your man is getting an arrangement of jerky heaven.  The pint glass has the Manly Man Co. logo on front and can be kept and used as a drinking glass.  Jason claims it's "his" glass for "his" tea.

It didn't take long after presenting Jason with the beef jerky bouquet that he started snacking.  He was very impressed with the taste and texture of the beef jerky.  Because he didn't eat it all at once, he did put the remaining pieces in a resealable bag to keep them fresh until it was time to snack again.  Now that I know how impressed Jason was with the Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet, I'm going to shop Manly Man Co. in the future.  I like the various food gifts they offer and the way they are presented.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids - Review and Giveaway

by Alana Al-Hatlani

Ulysses Press

Hardcover; August 24, 2021 

ISBN: 978-1646041817

$17.95; 7 1/2 x 9 1/4; 128 pages


Calling all young Potterheads! Make magic in the kitchen with easy, friendly recipes designed for kid chefs and inspired by the Harry Potter series.

Introducing The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards [978-1646041817; $17.95; Ulysses Press; August 2021] by Alana Al-Hatlani, a new hardcover cookbook packed with 50 delicious recipes, easy step-by-step instructions, and spellbinding full-color photographs.

Perfect for any young fan of Harry Potter, The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids will have aspiring witches and wizards brewing potions, baking stellar treats, and cooking creative dishes in no time. From breakfast all the way to dessert, this book makes any meal or snack extra special (and educational!), with recipes like Rock Cakes, Granola Bars “Owl Food,” Pumpkin Soup, Magic Star Fruit Salad, Fish & Chips, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes, Acid Lollipops, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Beer and much more!

About the Author:

Alana Al-Hatlani is a baker by morning and food writer by night. Her writing has appeared in Saveur, Eater, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and the Independent. She is a cake-stand collector, a very competitive bowler, and Great British Bake-Off zealot. She started baking as soon as she could reach the counter with a step stool and hasn’t left the kitchen since. Alana holds a BA in journalism from New York University and a pastry degree from the Seattle Culinary Academy. To see more of her baking or writing, visit

My Review:

Being a blogger has given me the opportunity to review many cookbooks throughout the years.  A recent one that I'm excited to let you know about is The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids.  Harry Potter fans of all ages will find an assortment of delicious recipes that can be tied to the popular series.

This hardcover recipe book is filled with pictures and recipes in different categories, ranging from dinner and dessert to breakfast and lunch.  Additionally, there's a section with common recipe terms and proper ways to cook safely.  Some of the recipes are fairly easy and others are a little more advanced.  None of them seem to be overly extensive or hard for a kid to make.  Each recipe includes a colored picture of the finished product.  I think this cookbook is mostly geared towards tweens or young teens who need little to no supervision in the kitchen.  

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Lamp Angel Standard Electric Table Lamp - Review

I have plenty of overhead lighting in my home but haven't owned any lamps, until I received the Lamp Angel Standard Electric Table Lamp for review.  This tabletop lamp has been a great accent piece in my living room, both for lighting and for all its fun features.

Before using the lamp, you will need to do some quick and easy assembly.  A light bulb is included.   It's important to read the instructions because they give details on how to operate the color change function and how to prepare the lamp for emergency use.

One neat feature of this lamp is the color changing LED lights. Another is that you can schedule the light to turn on and off, with your smartphone. Plus, if there’s ever a power outage, the lamp stays on when power goes out.  Better yet, these lamps charge phones and tablets with no electricity. The patented technology means the LED lamp automatically switches on when the power goes out, providing 16-24 hours of light and charging power. 
how lamp looks when completely turned off

The Lamp Angel comes with a small remote that you can use to change the lights in the base.  You want red strobe lights?  There's a remote for that!  You want flashing blue lights?  The remote can do that too!  You want lights that go from one color to another in a slow fade?  Yep, grab the remote!

the lamp lit up with a blue hue

If you don't want to use the handy dandy remote, you can change the colors and light style by downloading an app on your Smartphone.  As long as the emergency switch is turned on at the side of the lamp, it will charge and the light will automatically come on if power is lost.  You can also charge your phone with or without electricity by using the USB power port.

If all of these features don't excite you, I'm not sure what will.  This is a next-level lamp!


inPOWERED Lights’ Lamp Angel

Price: $49.99

Available on Amazon 

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

My Recent Amazon Prime Purchases

I frequently read of bloggers who post their Amazon Prime Purchases.  I enjoy reading those posts because it gives me ideas of stuff I might want to buy for myself.  I've been using Amazon Prime quite a bit lately (16 orders in the past 3 months) and here are a few things I've purchased:

Cuisinart C55-12PCKSAM 12 Piece Color Knife Set with Blade Guards (6 knives and 6 knife covers)

I didn't necessarily need a new set of knives but the colors and designs caught my eye.  I'm very impressed with how well they cut through food and they're the knives I now reach for when I need to slice and dice.


My mother and I used to play this game quite a bit when I was a teenager.  It's one of my favorite card games and I recently purchased it to play during downtime while at camp.  I've taught a few other campground friends how to play, so now I can again enjoy the game that brings back fond memories.


I've been doing a lot of diamond painting kits these last few months.  I purchased this cactus themed one as a gift for a baby shower.  Once finished, my husband made a wooden frame so it could be hung in baby's bedroom.


I'm hosting a baby shower for my son and his lady later on today.  As one of the activities, I purchased these cardboard baby raffle cards.  Each one has a round scratch-off sticker on its diaper.  The person who reveals the poopy diaper is the winner of a prize.  I think it'll be fun.


I just received this package of nail glue in the mail yesterday.  I don't normally wear artificial nails but found some at the store that I liked.  I'm gonna find out just how well I can apply them, considering it's been a long time.  Wish me luck!

Do you have any recent Amazon Prime purchased you'd recommend?

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Mayonnaise Cookbook: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes Starring the World's Best Condiment - Review and Giveaway


Move over, Ketchup and Sriracha! It’s time to celebrate the greatest condiment of all-time: Mayonnaise!

Introducing The Mayonnaise Cookbook: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes Starring the World's Best Condiment [978-1646041954; $17.95; Ulysses Press; June 2021] by Erin Isaac, a full-color cookbook honoring mayo in its entirety, complete with instructions on how to make your own mayonnaise, pros and cons of the many mayo brands out there, and 50 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that feature mayonnaise as the star.

Mayonnaise is one of the most versatile yet divisive condiments. Some slather it on anything they can find, while others avoid eating it at all costs. Whether you love it or hate it, this cookbook is sure to turn any mayo skeptic into a believer and have every mayo enthusiast jumping for joy!

Ranging from appetizers, side dishes, salad dressing, desserts, and more, you’ll get a taste for just how delicious mayonnaise can be, with tasty recipes like Angel Eggs; Elote Street Corn; Lobster Roll; Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Burgers; Grilled Cheese; Bang Bang Shrimp; Mayo-Pesto Seared Steak; Chocolate-Mayo Cupcakes and much more!

“Mayonnaise, lovingly referred to as mayo, is the creamy white condiment that so many people like me just cannot get enough of. It is the most popular condiment in the United States, with sales greater than $2 billion annually, outselling even ketchup and barbecue sauce,” author Erin Isaac said. “Mayo is the most versatile condiment of them all and can be used for so much more than sandwiches. In this cookbook, you will find mayo in foods from crab cakes all the way to cupcakes!”

Slather it up with the first-ever cookbook guaranteed to turn you, your friends, and your family into major mayo connoisseurs!

About the Author:

Creativity comes in many forms, and for Erin Isaac, it touches on her greatest passion: cooking. Erin thrives in her roles as a recipe developer, food photographer, and founder of Slight Kitchen Werk by sharing her passion through her food and recipes. She has acquired her cooking skills from her grandmother, her parents, and more than a decade of experience. Erin is a multi-award winner for her innovative recipes at the Ohio State Fair. As a Cleveland, Ohio, native, these awards are some of her proudest accomplishments. 

Erin’s favorite cooking companions are her Infused Olive Oil (which is a product she developed and sells), music (preferably loud), and wine, preferably dry. When Erin is not in the kitchen, she loves to explore and travel. She enjoys trying new restaurants and taking cooking classes both locally and abroad, to learn about different cultures and cuisines, and to continuously perfect her craft. Erin is inspired by the many flavors of the world and uses these eclectic ingredients to re-create memorable recipes in her kitchen. Find her on Instagram (@SlightKitchenWerk) and Facebook (@SlightKitchenWerk).

My Review:

Of all condiments, mayonnaise is my favorite.  We go through our fair share in the household.  So, I was beyond excited when I learned there is a cookbook dedicated to all things mayo.  The Mayonnaise Cookbook has so many recipes that I'm stoked to try.

Other than the fact that the pages don't always lay flat, this cookbook is one of my favorite I've owned.  Not only does it have so many recipes (some I've made and more I plan on making) but it also full of tips, pointers, facts and strategies.  The cookbook is divided into different sections, with 50 recipes and illustrations to help you create a delicious appetizer, sandwich, or meal.  

We've cooked up a few of the recipes already, with plans to make more. The recipes do not require high-dollar ingredients.  As a bonus, there's a section with diagrams for volume, temperature, and weight conversions.  Also, there's a few hacks on ways to use mayo outside of the kitchen.  For instance, mayo works great as a cuticle softener.  You can even learn how to make your own mayo!

I'm not a cookbook collector, but I'm sure this is one I will keep and refer to often. There are loads of meals that I can't wait to still try.

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Shop Designer Hats at Tenth Street Hats - Review

Amiens hat 

I spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun and know how important it is to keep my head protected from UV rays.  That's why I usually wear a hat when spending time outdoors.  Not only that, a hat makes a fun fashion accessory.  Tenth Street Hats is a company that offers a large selection of hats in several styles.  In fact, they recently launched a Western Collection in May, featuring high-quality, hand-made western hats.

Although it is no longer available to purchase, I received the women's Amiens hat from Tenth Street Hats for review.  I've worn it several times the last few months, especially when I am camping.  The Amiens hat has a wide brim and fits comfortably on my head.  Made mostly of wool felt, this hat is noticeably crafted with great detail.

Even the inside of the hat is fancy, with gold fabric lining.

Tenth Street Hats has a 30-day, hassle-free return or exchange policy as well as a one-year, craftsmanship guarantee on their hats.  Men and woman are sure to find a hat that suits their style at Tenth Street Hats, from fedoras and floppy to captain and derby.

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