Back to School 2018, College Bound, Education, Gift Guides, Kids, Parenting, Reviews, School

Back To School Guide 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Back to School Guide

Back to School Guide 2018

“An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest” – Benjamin Franklin

They are heading back to school! Fun in the sun and vacations are coming to an end! Are you prepared? Do you have a buy list to complete still? Have the kids style and sizes changed? Is one off to college and you have no clue what you may be forgetting to buy or discuss with them? I hope I can help you out with topics, reviews and some fun below!

*If you are a brand, contact Erin at erinnsluka(at)gmail(dot)com to get your product featured!

Keep checking back as there are more posts added several days a week through summer and fall!


Fashion, Gift Guides, Mother's Day, Reviews

Mama’s Jewelry NANA “Infinity Love” all White Mother & Child Necklace – Review

I have partnered with Mama’s Jewelry with US Family Guide for feature


Did Mom or Wife appreciate their Mother’s Day gift? You are not done yet, you still have birthdays, the holidays and perhaps a ‘just because’ gift to go this next year! Perhaps you have a grad or daughter that deserves something special. No matter who you are shopping for, if they like jewelry they will love a personalized piece from Mama’s Jewelry and prices start at only $69!

Mama's Jewelry NANA "Infinity Love" all White Mother & Child Necklace - Review

I am one of 4 siblings so with my Mom’s birthstone and the 4 of us we all fit in the 5 stone, NANA “Infinity Love” all White Mother & Child Pendant/Necklace. It arrived fast and very well placed in the little black box. The stones look great and seem very secure in the pendant. It hangs on an adjustable box chain and comes in sterling silver, 10k or 14k gold.

Connect with Mama’s Jewelry at their website and on Facebook. And shipping is free!

College Bound, Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Home, Reviews

BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp – Review

I have partnered with BenQ for this feature

BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp - Review

If you spend any amount of time on a computer you will want to keep reading this! This BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading lamp is a champ and so beneficial when you have to both read paper and screen. These tasks take a toll on your eyes and this lamp is not only very slick in its features but made to help those busy eyes of yours. Let me explain how!

The bar hangs easily atop your monitor so there is no screen glare and you save desktop space. It simply powers with a USB cord you can insert into your computer back or USB bar.

It also has a built-in ambient light sensor which means it automatically adjusts the dimmer to your area lighting. However, if you need you can manually adjust with a tap of a button. Then on top of dimming you get a cool and warm light option depending on your focus needs.

The BenQ ScreenBar has an asymmetrical optical design that only illuminates the desk and ensures zero reflective glare off the screen rather than bouncing from the screen to eyes. I love it and never really knew how beneficial such a lamp can be until I owned one. All of my work around my desk has just the right amount of light at any time a day without me giving much thought to it. Having no glare and proper lighting does something fantastic for my focus.

Connect with BenQ Visit the BenQ website and find them on Facebook and Twitter

Buy It: You can get your BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp on Amazon!

Education, Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Reviews, School

We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

I have partnered with GIANTmicrobes for feature. Samples were sent and opinions are my own

We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

Can you believe another school year has come and gone? Now we begin to celebrate summer and Father’s Day as well as thanking our teachers for spending nearly 6 hours a day with our children. We are celebrating with GIANTmicrobes and it has been a hit!

Anthony wanted to gift his 4th grade teacher and his Health/PE teacher the Heart GIANTmicrobes from the 2-pack Heartfelt box for Teacher Appreciation Week last week. This meant we opened the box and got 2 gifts in 1! It was perfect in a year he did a lot of science in class and also for his health teacher. They thought the gift was so clever!

Each GIANTmicrobe comes with its own card with a bit of education and a connection to how relative it can be to your giftee. It’s the first thing Anthony grabs and reads on these fun plush!


The gift packs are really the way to go because the box designs are so adorable and they make great collections for your Teacher’s classroom or even dad’s office. No matter who or what you are celebrating you will have fun finding the right gift that will make for a great conversation piece with GIANTmicrobes.

Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Home

Gifts Ideas for Graduation and Father’s Day with 5amily

I have partnered with 5amily and sample was sent for feature. Opinions are my own

Gifts Ideas for Graduation and Father’s Day with 5amily

Gifts Ideas for Graduation and Father's Day with 5amily

Let me start by saying that when I was contacted by 5amily to browse mugs and choose one to feature I think it took me just over a day! It was so fun to browse the mugs and ultimately I chose the one above. With 3 boys I could not resist this mug!

With several celebrations coming up from Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduations 5amily has excellent gift ideas that are so much fun. If you have a Dad or Grandpa to shop for you can find mugs, tees, bags and even cell phone cases and plenty of quotes to choose from or personalize and add their name!

For Graduates, shop their many profession categories and find them gifts with fun quotes like I have featured. With many majors to choose from you can find the perfect gift. I chose a “mom’ mug and it arrived with flawless features. It has washed well in the dishwasher and it feels like a quality mug.

Head on over now and have as much fun as I did shopping gifts at!


Earth Friendly, Gift Guides, Mother's Day

Shop for Sustainable Products at EarthHero

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Shop for Sustainable Products at EarthHero

Whether you are shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a graduation or for your own home we strive to find the best gifts. What is better than gifts that are eco-friendly and sustainable? We work hard to have the homes we have and raise the families we always dreamed of and the best products deserve to be a part of our everyday lives. EarthHero is your online shop for sustainable products.

Find clothing, accessories, baby and kids products, travel, home, office, sports, outdoors, auto products, technology, pets, beauty and more! A category for everyone with nothing but the purest products. I took a journey into EarthHero and chose a few Bambu products I think make great gifts for upcoming Mother’s day. Take a look….

Striped Organic Cotton Kitchen Towel

This is a modern looking hickory towel that is truly absorbent and durable. It is made with 100% organic cotton and looks good with any kitchen decor. It is machine washable and is only $11.99 at EarthHero/KitchenTowel

Denim Hemp Kitchen Towel

Like the Striped Organic Cotton Kitchen Towel, this one is as durable and absorbent. Hem material has mildew resistant fibers, naturally. It is made from a blend of organic cotton and renewable hemp. It is soft and really is a great towel to display in the kitchen. It also retails for $11.99 at EarthHero/HempTowel

Denim Hemp Cooking Apron

I work in the middle school kitchen locally and love finding fun aprons to wear. This apron matches the Denim Hemp Towel I just showed above so it makes a fun gift set together. It is a full-size apron that was grown without pesticides or fertilizers, and was dyed with natural indigo that fades over time. I love the pocket sizes and the neck strap is adjustable. It retails for only $27.99 at EarthHero/DenimApron