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Do you ever stop and think about what you would do if you won the lottery?  My husband and I always talk about the things we would buy or the places we would go if we won.  It's so fun to hang onto that hope of coming up on a large sum of money, but the reality is that your odds of winning a big life changing prize is 1 in 176 million.  That's just crazy!

Everywhere we look these days, there's some company offering us ways to save money, earn money or win money.  We dive deeper into these opportunities because, let's admit it, we could all use an extra buck.  While our ideas of what to spend this extra money on might differ, we would all most likely use it to make someone happy.

TJX Recalls Foldable Lounge Chairs Due to Risk of Injury; Sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Stores

Recall Date: May 25, 2016
Recall Number: 16-174 
TJX Recalls Foldable Lounge Chairs Due to Risk of Injury; Sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Stores
Recall Summary

Name of Product: Foldable lounge chairs

Hazard: The chairs can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall and injury hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled foldable chairs and return them to any T.J. Maxx or Marshalls store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: T.J. Maxx at 800-926-6299 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tjmaxx.com then click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page or Marshalls toll-free at 888-627-7425 or online at www.marshallsonline.com and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page. 

Recall Details

Units: About 5,200

Description: This recall involves T.J. Maxx and Marshalls foldable weatherproof lounge chairs.  The chairs are made of an acacia wood frame and striped fabric in two styles:  a natural oiled wood frame with red and white stripe fabric or a white gloss frame with blue and white stripe fabric. The chairs measure about 30 inches high by 42 inches long when unfolded.  The style number is printed on the hang tag attached to the chair.  “MADE IN VIETNAM” is printed on a label on the bottom of the chair frames.  The following chairs are being recalled:

Chair Description
TJ Maxx  Style Number
Marshalls Style Number
Natural Oil Frame with Red and White Stripe Fabric
White Gloss Frame with Blue and White Stripe Fabric

Incidents/Injuries: TJX has received 15 reports of injuries from collapsing chairs. Injuries included back and tailbone injuries, one report of a fractured finger, three reports of stitches to fingers and reports of cut, bruised or swollen fingers.   

Sold at: T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide during March 2016 for about $40.

Importer: The TJX Companies Inc., of Framingham, Mass. 

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Things That Work-At-Home-Moms Say - From a Mommy Blogger's Perspective

Things That Work-At-Home-Moms Say - From a Mommy Blogger's Perspective

I first began blogging in 2012 when my first daughter was one year old.  By that time, we had a pretty solid nap schedule down - two two-hour naps each day - I could do anything I wanted (as long as it was at home).  I thought blogging would be a really fun way to try new products and meet new friends, but I mostly just wanted to feel important in a "business" type of way.  

I went from working a full time desk job to becoming a stay-at-home-mom in a matter of just a few months.  This was almost like a culture shock in a sense because I now had all this free time on my hands and not a clue what to do with it.

When I worked my desk job I remember thinking that I couldn't wait to get home so I could do "X, Y and Z."  Once I was home permanently, I felt the need to fill my time up with other things while the baby napped.

Bramble Box - Kids Subscription Box - Giveaway

Last year I featured a fun subscription box brand for kids called Bramble Box.  Bramble Box offers themed activity kits for kids to help their creativity and imagination run wild.  In case you missed it, you can find my article here.

Bramble Box Updates

Since my last article, Bramble Box has changed things up a bit.  First of all, they just won the Parents' Choice Recommended award!!  Also, rather than sending out randomly selected activity boxes for kids, upon signing up you will now have the option to choose your desired box themes.  This is perfect if you have a particularly picky child or are looking for something more age or gender appropriate.  This month they are also introducing a welcome pack with a sticker book, crayons and glue to use with the Bramble Box kits.  Each kit will contain a sticker for your child to collect. 

Single Bramble Boxes

If you aren't ready to dive into the subscription box program just yet. you can also purchase single boxes from previous months for less than $30.


You can visit http://www.brambleboxprops.com to learn more about how their subscription program works and how you can get your hands on exciting activity kits for your kids this summer.


In honor of Bramble Box's new update, we've partnered with them to offer our readers a giveaway!  Enter to win the Bramble Box theme of your choice using the Rafflecopter form below.  We will choose one winner after 5/29/16.  Good luck!

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phil and teds Recalls Dash Strollers Due to Risk of Injury

Recall Date: May 18, 2016

Recall Number: 16-163

phil&teds Recalls Dash Strollers Due to Risk of Injury

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In case you missed it, today we partnered with the designers from JOEY et CHLOE for a little mother-daughter photoshoot.