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Grilling in the dark is no problem with the BBQ light from Cave Tools

8PM and the Grillin’ is Fine….

Food and Drink, Reviews and Giveaways By May 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

No More Grilling in the Dark! While the Boss may be Dancin’ in the Dark, right now the Rooster is grillin’ in the dark LIKE a boss and not having a single issue with the “is it really done??” conundrum that can come with late night grilling. Let’s face it, in an ideal world we’d have dinner over and done…

College is expensive. College Ave Student Loans is helping make the burden a lot easier!

The Only Thing More Painful than Labor is Paying for College

Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By May 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Finding Student Loans that Fit Your Needs My Facebook wall has aged over the years. The images and stories of 5th grade dances and “graduation” ceremonies are slowly being replaced by prom shots and misty-eyed stories of high school graduations and college acceptances. Parents are proud, kids are eager. Each awaiting the next huge chapter in their lives. Once your…

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

7 Stories. 1 Rumor – Seven Ways We Lie – a Review

Entertainment, Reviews and Giveaways By April 17, 2016 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

7 different stories about the same rumor gone afloat, all in one book. Riley Redgate released her first Young Adult novel in early March that reads the name “Seven Ways We Lie”. The book title relates to the seven deadly sins, which each main character owns to one of them. The book follows the group of 7 students, some who’ve…

TIA Girl Club monthly subscription box for tween girls and we're giving one away!

TIA Girl Club Monthly Box for Tweens AND a Giveaway!

Reviews and Giveaways, Tweens By April 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

Introducing the TIA Girl Monthly Subscription Box Okay, okay.. I totally teased you guys with TIA Girl Club Box before I left on vacation and then totally left you hanging. Please forgive me.. I promise it won’t happen again!! As the mom to 3 girls, I know how important it is to surround them with empowering messages and positive female…


Catfishing is Not What You Think it Is

Entertainment, Reviews and Giveaways By March 14, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Identity Crisis – a Book Review Ah catfishing, the term means to lure someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona. It is a no-good waste of time and it’s a form of cyberbullying. There’s a TV show based on sleuthing out the catfisher (Catfished on MTV) and even a movie called Cyberbully where the victim is…

Win 2 tickets to the Junior League Tour of Fine Spaces

Win 2 Tickets to the 11th Annual Tour of Fine Spaces Event

Around the Triad, Reviews and Giveaways By March 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

That Honey-Do List is About to Get Full For the 11th year, the Junior League of Winston-Salem is hosting its Tour of Fine Spaces here in Winston! This is your chance to get a look-see into some of the most amazing homes in our area and see what the latest and hottest trends in decorating are.  Or, if you’re like me,…

Making Apple Smoked Piggy Pops with Cave Tool Smoker Box

Let’s Make Apple Smoked Piggy Pops on the Grill!

Kristens Kitchen, Reviews and Giveaways By March 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Making Apple Smoked Piggy Pops with Cave Tool Smoker Box One of the big drawbacks of winter is that we do not grill out nearly as much as we do in the warmer weather. Now that it’s March, we’re slowly getting back into grilling out at least once, if not twice, a week. Pretty soon we’ll be back at it at…

Hiding in Plain Sight - a romance suspense from Angela Evans

Hiding In Plain Sight – A Book Review

Entertainment, Reviews and Giveaways By February 29, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Hiding In Plain Sight by Angela Evans Being a teen is tough, but being a teen in a new town is one of the hardest things ever. Kierra Centerand was 17 years old and for the first time in a long time, she was HAPPY! She’d just left a party where she’d laughed, danced and made out with the quarterback,…

Valentine's Day Giveaway from Simply Janelle Designs

Jonas Update from SnOMG Central and a Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Kristens Kitchen, Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By January 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , 17 Comments

Surviving Winter Storm Jonas in NC I’m on my 3rd day in a row of not leaving the house thanks to Snowstorm Jonas. Well, 75% of it is because of Jonas… the other 25% is that I just don’t want to. I went to the store on Thursday and blew my budget on enough groceries to last us til next…

Win two tickets to LEGO KidFest in Charlotte, NC!

Win Two Tickets to LEGO KidsFest in Charlotte

Parenting, Reviews and Giveaways By December 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

We are BIG LEGO fans in this house. Used to be it was building things but over the past couple of years, that’s morphed into two of our girls being on their school’s robotics team which is under the First LEGO© League group. We’ve even had a few state championships and in January will be heading for another one with…