2021 - My WAHM Plan

Do you suffer from headaches or Migraines? Green light lamp may help

My daughter has suffered from cluster headaches and the occasional migraine for years. It’s hard to watch someone you love suffer knowing there wasn’t many non-pharmaceutical relief options available. My daughter had done some research on green light therapy and put green LED’s in her room which offered some help. I was delighted to be asked to review the new Allay Lamp recently. If you or someone you love suffers from headaches or migraines, read on about the use of green light and the company making this innovative lamp.



Green Light Help!


Allay green light lamp for headache/migraine help

Cute and Eco-Friendly glassware you didn't know you wanted

Happy October my friends! Are you ready for all the seasonal goodness that Autumn brings? I sure am. One of my favorite things to do when the seasons change is switching out my dishes and glassware along with my home decor  I love using fun seasonal coffee mugs, festive dinner and serving plates and of course my glassware gets an update too. I was delighted when I was asked if I’d like to learn more about Neutrall, a woman led, Austin TX. Based company making cute and eco-friendly glassware you didn’t know you wanted until you saw them.



Cute and Eco-Friendly glassware: 



Cute and eco-friendly juice glasses

Cast iron skillet butter topped drop biscuits

Happy Fall my friends! I simply adore this season for so many reasons. The crisp mornings, being able to turn off the AC and open up all the windows in my home to welcome in all that fresh air goodness, settling into a more home-centric routine, and of course- baking! I’ve already started my baking season off on the right foot by baking up a batch of tasty cast iron skillet butter-topped drop biscuits and I wanted to share the recipe with you. These were some of the easiest biscuits I’ve ever made.


Biscuit Goodness:



Cast iron skillet butter topped drop biscuits

Cauldron Cake Recipe & more in The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids

Being a Potterhead who raised two Potterhead’s, I simply had to say yes to the invitation to review and giveaway this cool cookbook. While The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for kids is not associated with or authorized/approved by J.K. Rowling, her publisher, or Warner Bros. I think you and your kids will find the 50 magically simple, spellbinding recipes a delight this time of year. I’m sharing the Cauldron Cake recipe with you today, more about this delightful cookbook and a giveaway!



The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for kids

Coraline In Theaters One Night Only August 24th + Blu-ray/DVD giveaway

I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since Coraline was released. I can well remember how the movie trailer ads drew my girls in and how I as a mom of a then 6- and 10-year-old decided they were too young to watch Coraline. I’m glad I stood my ground because I later heard from some parents that the movie was too suspenseful for the younger kids. Now that I’ve got full-on adult daughters, I was only too happy to receive a copy of Coraline for my family to enjoy and your family can too! Read on for the giveaway details.


Newly Restored!


 

Coraline Blu-Ray/DVD Movie

Norman The Interested Cat Book Series Teaches Friendship Lessons

 

Hello and happy Friday my friends! I am so excited to be sharing this whimsical set of books with you today, just as kiddos head back to school. I was so excited to receive this special invitation to read the Norman The Interested Cat Book Series by Cheryl Cage. It’s a set of 4 hardbound books that teach kids  important lessons on friendship, feelings and more. Read on to learn all about Norman and his friends and how you can win this set for your home library.


Meet Norman and Friends!


Norman The Interested Cat books

My thanks to Cheryl Cage, Author, for sending me complimentary copies of this series for today's post and giveaway. All opinions and love of children's books are my own. 



Book One: Norman the Interested in Everything Cat:



Book 1 Norman the Interested Cat


"See where Norman’s adventures started in Norman the (Interested in Everything) Cat! In his very first book, Norman visits friends and introduces you to some of his favorite hobbies with his charming spirit of curiosity. Norman wants to make sure you know that it’s fun to be yourself, and that the best friendships are built on kindness, understanding, and authenticity." 



Book Two: Norman the Cat Interested in Keeping Friends Healthy: 

 

 

Book 2 Norman The Cat Interested in keeping friends healthy

"Norman teaches Jake the importance of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. They both learn they can still have fun together while staying healthy!"



 

Book Three: Norman the Interested Cat: Happy Clothes:





Book 3 Norman the Interested Cat Happy Clothes

"In Norman's newest adventure, he is excited to see what clothes his friends will choose to wear to the big birthday celebration! They find themselves celebrating individuality and building self-confidence along the way."



Book Four Norman the Interested Cat: Audie Finds Her Smile:



Book 4 Norman the Interested Cat Audie finds her smile


"Norman helps his good friend Audie work through her hurt feelings when she is picked last for a ball game. Little ones will learn that expressing their emotions is a great way to handle any problems life throws at them!"



My Thoughts:

I simply adore these books! I love how Norman is friendly, happy fellow. Someone who thinks of his friends and wants to help and be helped. I don’t want to pick a favorite book from this series, because they are all so good- but wen pressed by a family member, I chose Happy Clothes because who doesn’t love getting dressed up to help a friend celebrate their birthday!




Bert and Jake celebrate in their happy clothes


The Takeaway:

Norman The Interested Cat Book Series will make a perfect addition to your children’s home library, or perhaps a teachers classroom. I’m gifting these to my daughter who is starting her first year of teaching as a kindergarten teacher. I think her students will adore Norman and friends.



Learn More:

I invite you to learn more about the author Cheryl Cage, her muse Norman, the talented illustrator Dennis Caldwell https://www.normantheinterestedcat.com/books. You’ll also find free coloring pages, free shipping on all book purchases, a teacher’s hub and lots more there. Be sure to follow Norman the Interested Cat on Instagram too. 



Win It:


Norman the Interested Cat Book Series (4)



Thanks to today’s sponsor, Cheryl Cage, one lucky reader will win Norman The Interested Cat Book Series, which consists of all four hardbound books shown above and a coloring book. 



Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 


Terms:


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel.



Good Luck!




a Rafflecopter giveaway


Please share in comments: Who will  you share these book with if you win?

When Last We Spoke Movie Review and Giveaway

The dog days of summer are upon us and while some are enjoying their last bit of summer by taking road trips and vacations, here in my town, school starts back tomorrow! If you are feeling a little frazzled from all the busyness this season brings, I’ve got a perfect way to relax and take a trip back in time as well. When last we Spoke movie is a wholesome and charming story set in a small southern town that I think is perfect for a family movie night.


Great Family Movie!


When last we Spoke Movie

Micro Food Gardening & Tiny Plants Books Giveaway

 I can’t believe we are in the middle of July already. With the sultry summer days upon us, adding more plants outside may not sound appealing, but these two books can help. The first book, Micro Food Gardening will show you how to plant tiny plants that will grow and thrive in small spaces like windowsills and front porches or stoops. The second book, Tiny Plants, will welcome you into the world of miniature house plants that will thrive in small spaces too. Read on to learn how to enter the giveaway for these two small, but mighty gardening book resources.


Two Books Giveaway!



Micro Food Gardening and Tiny Plants Books

Serve Company in Style Shop Macy’s 4th of July Sale

Happy Summer friends! Doesn’t it feel good to see friends and family again and welcome them into our homes? I can’t wait to have our first bonfire and cookout of the season, but before I welcome company, I’m going to do a little shopping for some new cooking and serving goodies at the Macy’s 4th of July sale. Check out my shopping suggestions below and see if something sparks your interest.




4th of July sale at Macys.com

Get All the Storage Spaces in Your Home Organized

Happy Friday dear readers! Have you missed me as much as I've missed you? I took some  much needed time off to recharge my batteries so I could come back refreshed and ready to share all kinds of fun and creative ideas with you. I'm not "officially" back until Monday, so today I'm sharing a guest post from organization expert with Modular Closets, Marty Basher. I hope you enjoy her insightful ideas and tips on how to get all the storage spaces in your home organized during National Homeowners Month. Even if you aren't a home owner yet, this will help you get your space organized. 


Let's Get Organized!



Get storage spaces in your home organized

Weekend Gardeners Ease Back Pain with a Free Salonpas Patch

Hello June and hello summer gardening chores! From pulling weeds, to mowing, to trimming trees, my husband and I are working outside to spruce up our landscape most every weekend now.  I love living this semi-rural lifestyle, but trust me when I say, there is a lot of hard work and upkeep involved and more often than not, our hard work has us both saying we have a backache by the end of the day. Thankfully, we’d discovered the benefits of using Salonpas products years ago, so when I was asked if I would help spread the word about Salonpas Day where they give away free patches I happily agreed! Read on to see how you can ease back pain with a free Salonpas patch this month!



Our Freshly Mowed Backyard!



our freshly mowed backyard

A Conversation With Author Peggy Trotter & $25 Amazon GC Giveaway!

 If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you've noticed my love of books and giveaways, so imagine my delight when I was asked to share both with you today, my birthday! It seemed like a fantastic way to celebrate my special day by giving you something too. After all, if it weren't for you, my wonderful readers, I wouldn't also be celebrating my blogs ten year anniversary this year! So, thank you again, and now I'm going to share a conversation with author Peggy Trotter talking about her newest book, The Misfit Bride,  plus share details on a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway along with other book swag!


The Misfit Bride!


The Misfit Bride by Peggy Trotter

The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook Giveaway

My family and I love shopping at our local Aldi grocery store. No other grocery offers me the same quality produce, meat, and dairy, plus a wide and varied selection of organic products all at affordable process. I can’t sing the praises of this store enough, so I was delighted when I was asked if I’d like to receive a copy of The Unofficial ALDI®  Cookbook to review and host a giveaway. Read on to learn about Aldi and enter the giveaway.


Aldi Store

May the 4th be with you: Monthly Star Wars Mystery Box

What’s your favorite Star Wars movie? When I’m asked this question, usually on May 4th, I reply I can’t choose a favorite and I stand by that. I love so many of the Star Wars characters, from both the new movies and the classics! Imagine my delight when I learned that Cratejoy has a Star Wars monthly subscription box! I’m geeking out over here and thought I’d share this cool find too.


Cratejoy Star Wars Mystery Box
Source: Cratejoy

Getting Saucy with Holic Foods Sauces Recipe and Giveaway

It would only take you a minute in our kitchen to know foodies live here. Our cabinets are full of seasonings, varieties of salts and peppers, dried herbs and so on. If you look in our fridge and pantry, you’ll find lots of condiments and sauces sorted (usually) by cuisine. My husband and I love to cook! Imagine my delight when an email about Holic Foods Sauces landed in my inbox. Yes, of course I would love to try their sauces and host a giveaway! Today, we are getting saucy with Holic Foods Sauces, sharing one of their favorite recipes and hosting a giveaway for a box of their sauces!


Getting Saucy!



Holic Sauces Trio
My thanks to Holic Foods Sauces for sending me a complimentary box of your products to facilitate today’s post and giveaway. No further compensation given. All opinions are my own.

5 Lovely Mother’s Day Gift Ideas You’ll love to give and Receive

 

Around this time each year, my husband and daughters start asking for gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Each year I might give them hints, but I don’t come right out and tell them to buy me something, because I want to be surprised! This weekend when I was asked again what I want for Mother’s Day, I decided to create a lovely Mother’s Day gift ideas I’d love to give and receive post in case you need a little inspiration as well or have family members asking what you’d like to  receive.


Lovely Mother's Day Gift Ideas





 

Celebrating Earth Day with Nature’s Path Sunrise Vanilla Yogurt Bowls

Happy Earth day! Over the years, I’ve written several blog posts to share how my family honors our earth by showcasing what we are planting or events we’ll be attending. There are many resources available on the EarthDay.org site and I hope you’ll visit and find a way to plug in and help where you are. This year, I’m focusing on shining a light of food resources and farms that are doing their part to help stop food scarcity. One such company is Nature’s Path Organic Foods, so I made Sunrise vanilla yogurt bowls to celebrate Earth day and to share a little more about Nature’s Path and their recent annual Gardens for Good Program. 



Nature’s Path Sunrise Vanilla Yogurt Bowls


Shrek 20th Anniversary in Movie Theaters Nationwide Apr. 25, 28 & 29

Happy Monday friends! I hope you are having lovely spring weather in your area like we are enjoying here in Nashville. April is always so pretty here with all the trees and flowers blooming. My only wish is that time would slow down! April seems to be flying by. Speaking of time flying by, can you believe it's been 20 years since we were first introduced to Shrek and his merry band of friends? I know I was blown away when I read that, so I just had to share this fun 20th anniversary release of Shrek in theaters this month! Read on for all the details.  


Shrek 20th Anniversary in Movie Theaters Nationwide Apr. 25, 28 & 29


Quick & Easy Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

As the days grow longer and warmer, my idea of a perfect lunch is evolving. I’m wanting lots of fruits and veggies and a heart grained bread for a sandwich or as a side to soup just feels too heavy now that spring has officially arrived. Recently, I found the answer when I was asked if I’d like to try Atoria’s Family Bakery mini flatbread with whole grain and flax seeds. I made a quick and easy grilled chicken flatbread sandwich that was so good, I wanted to share it with you in case you are wanting a lighter lunch as well.


Lunch is Served!


Quick & Easy Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich


My thanks to Atoria's Family Bakery for the complimentary flatbread showcased in today's post. No other compensation given. All opinions are my own.

Satisfy your Sweet, Salty cravings with Sweet Chaos Popcorn & Giveaway

It happens to all of us. We need a snack, but we can’t put our finger on what we are craving. Some people head to the fridge for something cold and crispy, while others, like my husband will always look for something crunchy and salty. If he can get a little sweet mixed in so much the better, so imagine our delight when Sweet Chaos popcorn sent us a big box of their flavored popcorn. And because they are so sweet, they are hosting a giveaway for a variety bundle of popcorn so you can satisfy your sweet salty cravings with Sweet Chaos popcorn too.


Cravings Satisfied!



Sweet Chaos Popcorn & Giveaway

My Thanks to Sweet Chaos Popcorn for the complimentary products showcased in today's post and for hosting a giveaway. No other compensation given. All opinions and love of good popcorn are my own.

Go Shop, Play, Win! Monopoly game at Albertson’s

We are a family that loves playing board games and the classic, Monopoly is in our rotation. If you love Monopoly, but don’t have the time to set up and play the traditional board game, don’t worry, you can now play online and win some awesome prizes too. Thanks to today’s sponsor, Albertson’s, I’m sharing how you can play the Shop, Play, Win! Monopoly game at Albertson’s and enter a $100 gift card giveaway!



Monopoly:



#GoShopPlayWin Monopoly Game

Grow Your Own Spices No Matter Where You Live Book Review & Giveaway

February with it’s cold, dreary winter days always makes me yearn for spring. I know I’m not alone in this need for warmer temperatures to arrive and wipe away the last bit of winter, but we have a few more weeks to wait until spring shows up. Now is the perfect time to start your gardening plans if you haven’t already. I’ve got three books to share with you in the next few weeks that will help with that. Today’s book review and giveaway is all about Spices and how you can grow them no matter where you live.


Grow Your Own Spices at Home!


Grow your own spices book

Share love and positivity through crafting with your teen

The last two weeks have been especially hard on my teen daughter. She has been sick, she’s on a hybrid in person/online school program so she can’t interact with her friends, the weather is nasty so she can’t enjoy her normal outdoor activities AND she’s supposed to commit to a college. That’s a lot to take on! We were chatting one day after school recently that we missed the fun, carefree days of elementary school. This time of year, we’d be focusing our efforts on designing a cool Valentine’s box for the class party. Like a light being turned on, we thought, what is stopping us from doing this now? We gathered up supplies to make a quick Valentine’s box. It’s an easy way to share love and positivity through crafting with your teen.


Happy Valentine’s Day!



Valentine's Box Crafting Time with Teen

Sesame Street release Elmo's World: Things Elmo Loves DVD Giveaway

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to be hosting my first giveaway of 2021! I have a question for you- what do elephants, drawing, grandparents, and chickens have in common? They’re all things Elmo loves! We are an Elmo loving family here, so when I was asked if I’d like to host a giveaway for Elmo’s new DVD from Shout Kids and Sesame Workshop I immediately said yes. Who wouldn’t want to spread joy and cheer far and near with everyone’s favorite furry red monster?


Sesame Street release Elmo's World: Things Elmo Loves DVD Giveaway

Gourmet Nuts and Cookies make perfect Game Day Snacks

 Are there NFL football fans in your family? My husband and I are fans of the game and always root on the home team, which for us is the Tennessee Titans. Our Titans did so well this year, that it was a sad moment when we lost last Sunday’s game. At least we have the Superbowl on February 7th to look forward to. We’ll be tuning in to and partaking in all the game day fun even if our team isn’t playing. To us, and most fans, it’s just not game day if you don’t have food and snacks! Thanks to today’s sponsor, Sugar Plum Chocolates, I’ll be serving up gourmet nuts and cookies which make perfect game day snacks.


Snack Tins for the Win!



Gourmet Nuts and Cookies make perfect Game Day Snacks

Quickly heat small spaces with a portable tower heater

Happy New Year friends! I hope this first week of 2021 is going well for you. Here at my home, remote learning is in full swing for my daughters. My husband is back to work, and I’m back in my home office full time. I’ve got so many fun posts to share with you this year starting with a great product from my friends at NewAir. They were kind enough to send me a complimentary portable tower heater that we’ve already put to work this winter. If you need to quickly heat small spaces, this portable tower heater may be perfect for you.


Quickly heat small spaces with a portable tower heater