Saturday, July 21, 2018

10 Signs That Your Roof May Need to be Replaced - How Roofing Dearborn Can Help

The summer is a great time to do regular maintenance on your home. Sometimes the repair that is needed isn't easily visible and you may need the help of a professional.

The roof on your home or business may be showing signs of wear and a need for repair and it's easy to spot.

Start by looking for these top 10 signs of roof damage.  First, the shingles on the roof may be curling at the edges. If they are moisture can get in and seep further into the roof structure.

Second, if the shingles are cracking then you could possibly have cracked damage further into the roof insulation layers.

Third, if you see missing shingles from the roof, then you need to call a professional, immediately!

In the Dearborn Michigan area, the licensed, bonded and insured professionals at Roofing Dearborn can help with a free written quote and estimate for any type of roof repair you may need.

Read the rest of the top 10 signs your roof may need to be replaced here:

 Roofing Dearborn can be reached at (319) 209-6350
Contact them today to schedule an inspection of your roof and insurance claims are welcome!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wine Wednesday with a video review of Livingston

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednesday - around here, that means it's Wine Wednesday! In other news we are also one day closer to the back to school grind. Ugh.

Today I have a review for you of a wine that was gifted to me. It came from Total Wine and is available in mass retailers as well. I'm not sure of the cost though I'm pretty sure that it's under $10, which is the criteria for a review.

 So enjoy this video and if you haven't subscribed to the YouTube channel, please do!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Who Needs Road Trip Games For Entertainment? Goliath Games Got Whatcha Need!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh July is half way over and the new school year is less than 2 weeks away! We aren't ready! We have 2 more road trips coming up, just lil jaunts and we want to savor every second of it before we get back into the grind of commuting to school again. Ugh!

I just received samples from Goliath Games of some fun family games that can be played on a road trip, in the RV and while at the camp site!  I'm interested in anything that will get my cub off of his device!

When the box arrived we tore it open to find some fun choices for entertainment and making a long road trip feel shorter.  There is a stretch of road on the 40 for us that feels like forever, even though it really is only 2 hours worth of driving.

Thank you Goliath Games for the samples which include from left to right in the photo, iTop, Flippn Chips, Magnetic Games, Charades for Kids and Color Smash.

All of these can be played on the road and are great for storing in the RV for times when you get to the campsite and want something to play at the picnic tables.

My son was most intrigued by the battery powered top and the chinese checkers aspects of the Magnetic Games which actually has multiple choices in the one blue box! He was saying that the charades was like Pictionary - to which I said, that charades came first! We haven't tried the Color Smash yet and we are saving for the beach next week!

You can find Goliath Games on Amazon here

Here is a bit more about Goliath Games and these choices:

These games were made with the travelling family in mind and are extremely portable. They are the perfect size to be thrown into a camping bag, simply leave room for plenty of s’mores ingredients.

               Charades for Kids-Travel is designed for kids of all ages to play and enjoy. Each of the 150 charade clue cards includes a word and a picture so even the youngest of children can play. This classic game is a family favorite sure to bring smiles to everyone around the campfire.
               Create a new family tradition this camping trip with iTop, spin it to win it. iTop is an incredibly sophisticated spinning top that can keep track of the number of spins spun. Have a friendly family competition to see who can spin the highest score and unlock the most hidden challenges. Who will be the ultimate iTop master?
               Take a break from hiking with Color Smash, the fun, fast card game of color coordination and fast reflexes. Color Smash includes 113 colorful slap cards, each one featuring a different color and word combo. Family members take turns laying out their slap cards, until there is a splat with the correct color word on it then SLAP! Be the first player to collect the most cards to win.
               6-In-1 Travel Magnetic Games has something everyone will love including Checkers, Chess, Backgammon, Parcheesi, Chinese Checkers, and Snakes and Ladders. It is the perfect travel companion as the built-in storage drawer holds everything your family needs. Let siblings take turns selecting their favorite game this camping trip.  
               Enjoy a family picnic with Flip’n Chips, the refreshing memory game. Shake up the game then pour out the fun, as family members take turns flipping chips over to match the colors and shapes. The first players to match seven chips wins. 
               These travel games are the key to unlocking the ultimate family camping trip. Bring the family closer together this summer with a camping getaway full of games, fun and laughter. These games can be found at all major retailers. iTop will be available August 2018.
About Goliath
Goliath® is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is an international manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Wahu®, Rocket Fishing Rod®, Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch™, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gooey Looey™, and Catch the Fox™.
The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy® and JAX® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, and Elephanta® in New Zealand. Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visit

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Skin Resuce with Ola Hawaiian Body Products -Sugar Polish

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Oh how I love a Monday! I get so much accomplished on a Monday! This summer barely has 2 weeks left in it for us!
Yes, the summer weather and months continue but for us, school goes back the first week of August.

We have been in the pool, in the desert, on the road, and then some. My skin is dry to begin with now add the chlorine from the pool and of course, sunshine!

I just received samples of the new sugar polishes from Ola Tropical Apothecary, in the scents Rainforest and Pikake-note about this scent, it's basically gardenia. Oh my goodness, gardenia is my most favorite fragrance!

These are handmade with natural and organic ingredients! The scent is from essential oils and lasts on the skin after washing. The coconut oil that is the base for the scrub feels great on dry pool baked skin.

I've been using the Pikake over the weekend and it's already helping my dry feet and hands to be softer. The other scent I have is Rainforest - and that tub of goodness is a reader giveaway on my Instagram - so get in on it using this link!

Hawaiian Body Products demonstrates an environmentally conscious business model that is committed to preserving land, people and culture. Robin and Chris ensure that these values are what drive their business, making sure that every step is done with integrity and respect.  Being close to the source is important to create synergy with local farmers and the community.

There is so much to the story of how this company began! Read more about it here.

 I love supporting a family business that is environment conscious.  Ola Tropical Apothecary offers a full range of body products, see more on their website!

You can find these products on the website, at salons and spas or, if you would like to buy wholesale and use in your own establishment, contact them with this web form here.

 In case you are curious what's in the body polish:

Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Maui Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Hawaiian Honey (Mel mellis), Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Alcohol extracts of Banana (Musa sapientum), Mamaki Leaf (Pipturus albidus), Olena Root (Circuma longa), Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis), Ginger Root (Zingiber officinal), Noni Fruit (Morinda citrifolia), Taro Root (Colocascia esculenta), and Potassium Sorbate; Expeller Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Coconut Milk Powder (Cocos nucifera), Natural and Fragrance Blend, Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Macadamia Nut oil (Ternifolia), Organic Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma cacao), Aloe Vera Butter (Aloe barbadensis), Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate (Cocos nucifera), Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccanus), Organic Aloe Vera Powder (Aloe barbadensis).

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Build-a-Bear Pay Your Age Promotion

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Quick post to jump in on a Thursday, which is unscheduled- to support the many moms who wanted to do something wonderful, make a great memory for their kids and get a prized Build-a-Bear bear today and had a different experience.

Mom - good for you! Build-a-Bear, good for you for trying to do something great for your fans and sorry it went sideways.

Don't know what I'm talking about, let me fill you in. Today, July 12th, Build-a-Bear ran a store promotion, that you could build a bear of your choice, for your age.

For those of you who are mom shaming the many moms and families standing in very long lines, in the heat and inclement weather, thank you for thinking of your kids joy!   To the moms who took their kids out of school to go get a bear for the price of their age, thank you for making a life memory for them!

For those with the hate, shame, and over all verbal online beating for the moms wanting to get a bear, the shame is actually on you. Obviously, you haven't been to Build-a-Bear!  The quote that I read that made me want to log on and write about my own experience was

"So stupid! Just go tomorrow and pay full price! Problem solved"

That was the straw.

So my experience with Build-a-Bear, which we have lovingly in our household termed "Build-a-Billion" is because of the price. The stuffed animal my son got is and was amazing! The experience from the Build-a-Bear staff was above par! Oh how she took such loving time and care with my son creating Roy Meower seen below.

Everything in the store was magical. From selecting the stuffed animal skin, to the stuffing and her having him help put the fluff in and then the heart. Oh my gosh. Made me cry in the store!  If you haven't been, this is a spoiler alert!

The Build-a-Bear care bear builder had my son hold the stuffed red heart in his hands and warm it up while singing a little song to start it beating.

Then Roy Meower went on to be sewed up and we we picked an outfit for him.  Oh it was fun and my son was very happy with his new stuffed animal, a tiger, named Roy Meower. 

Oh. Then I had to pay. He was given a $25 gift card to spend at Build-a-Bear, and I was adding it up as we went along in the process and the little bits of loving care and attention were adding up! Fast!

Grand total at the end of this magical give birth to a personalized stuffed animal experience was $75 dollars. $74.97 to be exact. Was it worth it? Yes. Absolutely. Would I do it again. No.

Yes, there was a discount bin of animals to choose from - but they were funky and girly and my son would have none of that. Then I could have asked my son to not do the stuffed heart, more fluff, an outfit and so on - though - this is about the experience. And we got it, we just paid for it.

So today as I'm reading the mean spirited mom shaming attacks at these families wanting a bit of joy and magic for the price of their age, $4, or $7, $18 dollars - I say you good for you! You made a memory just not the one you were expecting.

I'm really hoping that Build-a-Bear does right by the people in line and offer them a voucher, one that is time and date stamped, signed by the manager guaranteeing that they can come back next week and exchange for the same deal, a bear for the price of their age.

Today has been a social media nightmare for Build-a-Bear BUT it doesn't have to stay that way!  Just think of how over the next few weeks the social feed can be filled with happy smiling faces hugging a bear they just created, for the price of their age, when they came back to the store to see that yes, a business and a brand can keep their word and their promise!  Talk about customers for life!

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