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review… The House in the Night.


I’ve decided to begin a new category – reviews. I enjoy posting about my customer service experiences, but, hey – let’s face it – I haven’t been getting out much. So, this way I can share with you all of my favorite (or least favorite) products. Anything that catches my fancy or something that I REALLY advise you not to use/buy – stuff for mommies, kids, dads, pets, grandparents, friends, etc…

So, that all being said. Here’s my first review. A bedtime book that has become my go-to.

The House in the Night
Susan Marie Swanson (Author)
Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$9.35 at

This book is absolutely beautiful. The illustrations, the words, and even the paper stock. It just feels nice. It is written in a way that makes you read it as if you are a professional storyteller. No matter your style, it just flows. With the fabulous illustrations and the simple, yet descriptive text, you are immediately transported into this comforting, warm, loving home.

It’s short and sweet. Perfect for an “okay-this-is-the-last” book.

Anyone else have this book? If so, do you give it high ratings?


pronounced Fa-Yeh!


Fage. I love this yogurt. I was so excited to see that they are carrying the 0% fat option at Costco, although I do prefer the fat-full one for my little guy. (Costco=my favorite big box store, btw.)

Here are the (shortened) benefits, as listed on the container:

1. Greek Strained Yogurt is totally natural and free of artificial additives and preservatives.

2. It contains live active yogurt cultures, which remain active until the expiration date and offer positive health benefits.

3. It’s gluten free.

4. It can be used in cooking pasta dishes or preparing spreads, sauces, smoothies, and desserts as an alternative to cream and mayonnaise.

I love it because one serving has ~20 grams of protein. And, if you are looking for a low-fat substitute for sour cream. Look no further. In fact, many people don’t like this yogurt because they say it tastes exactly like sour cream.

So, in the words of Dr. Seuss, “You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may.”



D’s birthday was a few weeks ago and what do you get for someone who has just about everything? A Fatboy, of course.

This obviously was something that I really wanted, too. Win-win.

This is one of the most comfortable, oversized, bean bag chair on the market. If you are looking for something for your media room/living room/play room – this is a perfect addition. It comes in a ton of fun colors.

And after a breakfast at Cracker Barrel, what else could be better than a sleeping baby, the Carolina game on the flat screen, and some serious relaxing on the Fatboy?