Thursday, November 30, 2017

Coobie Bra Review and Giveaway

A few weeks I ago I shared how to get 30% off your Coobie order. In that post I said to watch for my new upcoming review.  I recently received a new Coobie bra to try out, and the exciting thing is, I am having a GIVEAWAY where you can win one of your own too. 

I really do love these bras! I got my first one in April of 2014. I currently have them in several different colors, and wear them almost exclusively.  There are many reasons why they are my favorite got to bra.  They are seamless, and very comfortable, and I am all about comfort. Because they fit like a sports bra, I feel supported no matter what I am doing.  When it is time to clean them, they have removable pads for easy washing.  They come is two sizes, so you do not have to worry about choosing the just the  right size.  One size fits 32A-36D.  This is the size I own, which you can see in the picture above.  I tend to vary on size a little bit depending on my weight, and it has always fit.  Full size fits 32A-42DD. There is a FAQ page on the Coobie website, if you have any specific questions about the bra, that I do not answer in this post.

The 30% off deal on Coobie Seamless bra is still available! Go to  Use code: USFG to get the discount! 

Now for the GIVEAWAY.. I have been given TWO bras to giveaway so there will be TWO WINNERS.  The winners will have a choice between the Scoopneck, V Neck with Lace, Nursing Bra, Comfort Bra, and Classic Lace Bralette.  The colors will be selected by random by Cobbie  (I have multiple colors and I love them all)  

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Unicorn Lovers Gift Guide

Meet Fluffy.  She is the inspiration for this post.  I adopted her earlier this month, when I found her on sale a few weeks before Thanksgiving.   If you follow me on Facebook, or Instagram, you probably already know I really like unicorns.  I frequently share unicorn themed recipes, and crafts, and I was recently even a unicorn for Halloween. 

With the popularity of all things unicorn in the stores and on social media, I know I am not alone with my love of unicorns.   If you have someone in your life who also loves unicorn here are some of my favorite things I have found online, and would personally love under my own Christmas tree. 
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Game Review

game reviews, family games, party games

Disclosure: I am an US Family Guide Blogger.  I received this game to review for my readers.  All opinions are 100% mine.  

This past week I received the game Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition to play with my family.  We knew the perfect time to try it out was over Thanksgiving when we would be eating dinner with friends.   I played the game with my friend who is a nurse, and three apprehensive, grumpy teenagers.  

We had all seen the first version of the game on TV,  but none of us have played it before.  When I opened the game we found a lot of colorful game pieces.  

We followed the directions, and washed the mouthpieces we had chosen to use.  My friend the nurse made sure we kept things sanitary.  She had just gotten over a cold, and joked that if we did not prepare the game properly, we would have to call it "How to Catch a Cold" game.  They are top rack dishwasher safe, which seems like a great way to clean them before and after playing.  

 I have a very small mouth.  As hard as I tried I could not get the mouthpiece in my mouth, that is when I realized that there were TWO sizes, large and small.  I had been trying to use the large adult size, but luckily the smaller child size fit. 

I have to admit when you are wearing the mouthpieces you look pretty ridiculous. (though that that is part of the fun of it)  My daughter would not let me take a picture  of her wearing it, and my son hid behind the box.   My friend's son was  brave and allowed me to use him as the model in my photos.  

In the game you go around the table, and roll a die with arrows on it.  Depending on how it lands, it will show you who you are challenging   You the pick up a Throwdown card, and follow the directions it tells you to do.  The instructions say you can not pass on a Throwdown.  Some of the challenges are very difficult, so I made the executive decision to allow passing, so my players would stay in the game.  

We noticed that this game is for ages 8 and up.  Some of the cards may be too hard for younger players. On one of the cards you had to sing a song with the mouthpiece in.  The teens we played with were ages 16, 17 and 18, and not one of them knew who Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Neil Diamond on the were.  I even sang the songs associated with them without the guard, still clueless. They did redeem themselves with knowing PRINCE, and Elvis Presley though.. (I'm a 80's kid, who loves Prince)   

You use different props (and add some of your own)  Here Noah shows demonstrates one of the games with the straw. 

If you find the challenges are too hard, you can still  play the original version by using the phrases deck.  

If you are not a fan of looking silly, and trying new things this may not be the game for you.  However, if you were a fan of the first game, you will probably love this one too.   It is a great game for parties and large groups.  

Want a game of your own, you can find it here--->
Use the code  15WYM  to get 15% off.  (good through Dec 31, 2017) 

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Dare to Share #289

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

Have you been having a good Thanksgiving week? I have been spending the last few days with family, and doing special things with my daughter. This week we have been Black Friday shopping, seen the movie Coco (which was awesome btw!) and went to our town's holiday parade.  This weekend we will decorate the tree and maybe do a little bit of baking, and crafting.  What fun things have you been doing?  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dare to Share #288

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  

This week I shared my recipe for Quick and Easy Pepperoni Pizza Squash

I also shared how you can save 30% on Coobie Bras.  They are my favorite bras, and soon there will be a review and a giveaway.. 

This week my co-host Kim from Everyday Parties has a great Justice League Party printable this week, and other fun ideas.  

Now it is time for this week's party.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quick and Easy Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Squash

 I love this time of year when you can often find squash on sale at the grocery store.  One of our favorites to eat is spaghetti squash. I recently wanted to try something new when making squash for my family.  I had spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, and a few kinds of cheese on hand, so I I decided to try my own version of Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Squash. 

I don't know about you, but I think the worse part of making squash is cutting it. It always takes a lot of effort.  In the end though, once it is finally done, I am glad that powered through it.  When the squash was cut in half lengthwise, I cleaned out the seeds.  

There are a couple of different ways you can bake squash. You can cook it in the oven, but I find it works just as well in the microwave.  When I cook it in the microwave, I only do one half at a time.  First I rubbed  a little bit of butter on the squash, and turned it face down in a microwave safe pan. I then set the microwave for 8 minutes.  It's okay it if sits a minute or two when done, because it will be very HOT. 

Using two forks, I shred the squash until it looked like spaghetti.  I then added the other ingredients.  I don't have exact measurements of what I used, I just added what looked good to me.  I sprinkled in a decent amount of Parmesan cheese, and some garlic salt.  I then mixed it all together, and added a little bit more Parm.  

On top of the squash and cheese mixture, I poured a layer of spaghetti sauce.  The cheese on top can be any type of cheese you prefer.  On the day I made this, I used cheddar, because it is one of our favorite cheeses, and what I had in the refrigerator.  

Before putting it back in the microwave, I added slices of pepperoni on top.  I then put the squash back in for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes to heat up the sauce and melt the cheese.  When it was done, I sprinkled a little bit more Parmesan. (We love our cheese!) 

This was a pretty big squash so it was big enough to feed 2 to 3 people.  It was a tasty meal, and one we will eat again!  

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

30% off your Coobie Bra Order - I LOVE these bras!

Pictured: Scoopneck (available in both one size and full size) 

As you may already know I am a US Family Guide blogger. They just asked me if I could share a special deal on Coobie Seamless Bras, and I excitedly said YES! I personally have a few of these bras, and I LOVE them.  They are the most comfortable bras that I own.  

Currently you can receive 30% off you entire order at  when you use the coupon code USFG. 

They are perfect for everyday wear, and comes in 7+ styles and 70+ colors/patterns.  It has adjustable straps and removeable pads (great for washing!). Their versatile one size fits 32A-36D, and their full size fits 38A-42DD. 

Here are some of the styles they offer..  

Pictured: Vneck (available in both one size and full size)  

Pictured: Bralette (available in S, M, and L) 

pictured: Comfort Bra (available in S, M, L and XL) 

Pictured: Nursing  (available in one size and full size) 

To find out more about these amazing bras, visit

Be watching for a new  review of these amazing bras in the near future! 
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Dare to Share #287

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!! 

I have been blogging for several years, and for the past few months or so, I took a bit of a break.  I had gotten to the point where I was just not feeling very creative, and I need a break to recharge. It seems to have worked.  I am excited to post again, and have several posts and parties in the works.   Earlier this week, I shared about the Lapis Lazuli Cosplay from Steven Universe I helped my daughter to create.  It was a lot of fun, and she looked really cute blue.  

I shared about an upcoming review  I am going to be doing on the game Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown, and gave a coupon code for 15% off  

Yesterday, I made a new recipe for dinner, and I am in the process of posting it.  It was really good, and I will be making it again.  Today I got some really fun items mail.  I received supplies for two upcoming parties, a gingerbread house making party, and a Woodland themed Christmas Party. I will be sharing some of these items on Instagram  and Facebook this weekend.  

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my post about a fluffy new addition that followed me home from the store, and several other unicorn themed finds.  

My co-host Kim from Everyday Parties (formally known as Kandy Kreations) shares this week how to make this cute Turkey Thanksgiving tray and other Thanksgiving posts over at her blog. Please stop over and check it out.   

Now it is time for this week's party..  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Save on Watch Your Mouth Throwdown- A 2017 Top Holiday Toy

Disclosure: I am a US Family Guide Blogger.  I will be reviewing this game to try out with my family and review for my readers.  

Have you tried the game Watch Ya' Mouth yet? I have to admit, I have not. I have seen it many times though, and the people playing it always seem to have a lot of fun.  I have seen celebrities play it on talk shows, and they always break out into fits of laughter.  

This year there is a new version to the game,  Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition.  Instead of just trying to say phrases, players will now go head to head with hilarious and challenging tasks.   With the holidays coming up in the next few week, it looks like the perfect game to play when all the relatives are in town.   Multigenerations can all join in on the fun! 

It is already looking to be a must have game. Throwdown Edition has already been awarded Top Holiday Toy of 2017 by Toy Insider, and on the 2017 Amazon Holiday Toy List.  

Would you like to save some money on the game? By being one of my readers you can save 15% on Amazon with the coupon code  15WYM using this link 

If you already have this game, I would love to hear what you think about it.  I will be posting our experience with playing the game soon!! 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How to make a Lapis Lazuli Cosplay (at the last minute)

DIY Cosplay, Steven Universe, Lapis Lazuli

Recently we had a big anime convention in our area.  My daughter and her friends decided to dress up as several of the characters from the show Steven Universe. She chose to go  as Lapis Lazuli.  She waited a bit to long before she ordered her outfit, which was the blue dress that Lapis normally wears. She found out late evening two days before the convention that there was some miscommunication on her part, and that her dress was not going to arrive in time.   She had to come up with Plan B, and put something together quickly.  Luckily her character also wears a baseball outfit on the show.  The day before the convention we went shopping, and found all of the pieces that we would need to make a Lapis Lazuli costume at the last minute.  

Disclosure: Links in this post are affiliate links.  If you decide to purchase something it does not affect your cost, but I will get a small commission from Amazon. 

We were able to find many of the items at local stores in the area.  The shorts, white tennis shoes, and white hat were at Walmart.  If you are not able to find any, here are links to the shoes, and hat on Amazon.  

We had trouble finding a white baseball shirt with blue sleeves, so we made one.  We bought our white tee from the dollar store, and blue fabric paint.  We found the paint at Michaels and used a coupon, but if you don't have one nearby, I linked the one we used.  She painted the tee shirt sleeves, the hat rim, the shoes, and the socks. (more on the socks in a minute) 

While her paint job on the shoes was not perfect, you could not tell when they were on her feet.  

You may notice in her picture above that her face and body are light blue.  For her face she used Snazaroo  in turquoise.  Instead of using the body paint on her arms and legs too,  she went with another option   We bought two pairs of white tights from Target, and a bottle of Rit Dye in Teal.  She dyed both pairs of tights, using the directions on the package.  She wore one of the tights on her legs, and made the other pair for her arms into gloves. (pictured above) They look kind of weird here, but they did look nice once her fingers were in them.  The stitches would have looked prettier if she used a sewing machine, but instead she stitched them by hand.   First she  traced her hands onto paper, and made a cardboard pattern. She made sure to leave a little bit of space between each finger to allow for the stitching once the pattern was in place.  She then turned the tights inside out, and cut the very end of the toes with fabric scissors. She placed the cardboard pattern inside the tights,and began sewing around it. When finished, she carefully removed the cardboard. Once she had a fit she liked, she trimmed the excess fabric between the fingers, and turned the tights right side out.  We had also  picked up a pack of fake fingernails at the dollar store.  She painted them with dark blue nail polish and when dry, hot glued them onto each of the glove fingers. She attached them while she was wearing the gloves to get them in the correct location. 

Now about the knee socks that were supposed to be part of the costume.  Since we still had her batch of Rit dye made up, she dyed the socks blue.  The socks of the costume are supposed to be  a darker blue than the skin color, but even with coloring them twice, they were not dark enough. It was too late to go out and buy another bottle of dye in a darker color, so she thought she would  use fabric paint and paint them.  In theory that was a good idea, in reality, it did not work out so well because the paint did not dry in time.  The socks were still too damp to wear as they were leaving for the convention.  We were very happy with how well her cosplay turned out, and even buying everything last minute it did not cost a lot to make.  

Once there, she had a great time! 

I still have not see the pictures with all of the gems, but I did love these two pics from the convention. 

While I was looking for the items we used, I found a few more things that any Steven Universe fan would live to have. 

There are many more items from the show available on Amazon.   I see several things that I think I might get my own daughter this Christmas.  

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Dare to Share #286

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?!  I have been blogging for many years, and you probably noticed the last few months that I took a bit of a break. When you do something for a long time, sometimes you just need some time to off to get your creative juices going again.  I am now ready to come back with lots of new ideas, new parties, new recipes, and new tips.  

Tonight my daughter is in the middle of a project that we are going to share on the blog. If you have teenagers, like Steven Universe, and/or cosplay, you will be interested in  this upcoming post.  Today we bought the supplies to make costume that will be part of a group of characters.  I love how it is all coming together, and how inexpensive we were able to find the supplies.    In addition to more costume ideas, I have to upcoming Christmas party posts, several new Christmas crafts, and much more... 

Now though, it is time for this week's party.. 

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


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