Travel and products reviews from a Wisconsin dad and sons.
In our family, we have three younger boys, an adult age daughter, a mom and dad, aunt and grandma who all provide their honest opinions about the products, services and destinations we review at Our Family Review blog.
There’s lots of ways to celebrate the holidays and everyone is different. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, the Chinese New Year, Diwali or other wintertime holidays, we all need some great gift ideas to celebrate our love for each other this 2019.
***DEC 12, 2019 UPDATE*** We’re happy to share that Cynthia R is the winner of this giveaway!!
Wondering what perfect gifts to give your wife, son, daughter or husband?
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Squared Moosh-Moosh and the Moosh-Moosh Flashlight
Cuddle up with these snuggly pillow friends available in a huge variety like Crush the Shark or Archie the owl from the Moosh-Moosh Spooky Series collection. Many of the Moosh-Moosh plushies are available as Sequins and in varying sizes. My kids and I all have different Moosh-Moosh pillows which we snuggle in bed are while watching a movie. These pillow friends are extremely affordable too from $5.99 for the Clip-on size to $14.99 for the Large size Moosh-Moosh plushies.
Each year, thanks to Mom Sweeny, our family has the opportunity to visit what’s described as “heaven on Earth”, Sanibel Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sanibel is a magical place in nature with beaches, birds and sunsets. Imagine walking on a shell covered shore with warm air and birds flying above. This past week Mom Sweeny visited our beloved Sanibel Island, FL for a Fall vacation in October! Below are highlights from this trip to Heaven down South, USA.
For so many, Fall is a favorite time of year. With images of snuggling up to a cozy fire with a hot pumpkin spice apple cider after a day at the corn maze, raking Fall leaves, or spooky trail hike. Autumn is cozy and wonderful! Gifts may not be the first thing that come to mind however, there’s lots to get excited about and the gifts below do not even include candy! This roundup of the 15 best spooky themed Halloween gifts are for home decoration or to surprise your Halloween-loving buddy.
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Warm up on the front porch or on a backpacking trip with the “ultralight” Solo Stove Lite is the perfect Fall gift for the lover of the great outdoors in your life. Solo Stove offers free shipping plus free returns (store returns only after 30 days) excluding Hawaii and Alaska in the United States. The Solo Stove Lite, like its name, is actually light and perfect for two people to cozy up while on a hike or picnic in the chilly Autumn air.
Get cozy with this handmade “100 percent That Witch” sweater from Etsy.com seller ImPressedClothing. Available in four stylish colors and five adult sizes from small to XXL. This item is made of a “50/50 cotton poly blend, is super soft and cozy” and ships in 3-5 days from California, USA.
Available in 9 different spooky characters, Moosh-Moosh plushies are super cuddly friends that are not only cute but at $14.99 each are a bargain! Shop the Moosh-Moosh website for these Spooky plushies or check out the other cuddly friends like Ash The Dragon Sequin Faced or Drac The Dragon from the Series 1 collection of Moosh-Moosh Plushies.
This summer, our big family vacation is at Lake Mitchel near Cadillac, Michigan at a beautiful lake house called “Lake Mitchel Retreat” which we rented via Airbnb.
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Our road trip to the lake house was three hours from Wisconsin to Grandma’s house in Chicagoland where we stayed overnight then another five hours from Illinois, through Indiana into Michigan.
We arrived, unpacked and made our way to the water where we discovered the lake house property includes a pier, 3 stand-up paddle boards, a peddle boat, a fire pit, many lawn chairs and other fun activities for our family to use. Read More »
Are you wanting an inexpensive rustic weekend cabin with a covered front porch?
Tucked away in the woods of Southwestern Wisconsin is a nook of four cabins, at Black Hawk Lake Recreation Area. Highland and Cobb, WI are the towns closest to the Black Hawk Lake and the park office has ice, bait, firewood (including kindling) and more. Look for the store at the turn for the park road which has a great selection of camping, fishing, hunting and adult party supplies!
The great find at Black Hawk Lake Rec Area are the four rustic cabins. The favorite (photos below) is Cabin #4 however Cabin #3 has an amazing view. The privacy and forest cover cannot be beat at Cabin #4 but the kicker is these cabins are all inexpensive at $70 (plus fees) per night. Check the Black Hawk Lake website for seasonal cabin pricing discounts and for more photos.
Unique gifts which are meaningful and well received require knowing a person well so buying gifts which people actually want is not easy. This Father’s Day, make gift giving easy with one or more of these awesome gift ideas which a dad really wants to open.
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Across the Board is a St. Louis, USA based board game company that produces all kinds of unique wooden games using premium materials. This Baseball Game has slightly different rules than at the ball park using dice, metal pegs and a dry erase scoreboard. Play Ball! Read More »
Are you wanting to buy Easter gifts the kids will love?
Toy trends have taken some interesting turns with popularity in product categories including slime, poop and everything unicorn! This Easter, fill your kids’ baskets with some non-candy gifts with a unicorn twist! After scouring for the best unicorn Easter gifts, let’s obsess over these magical horses with their cuteness and enchantment to fill that obligatory Springtime gift basket with these top unicorn gift ideas from online retailers like Etsy, Amazon, Wish, Kohls and more—Enjoy!
This summer, we’re headed to Lake Cadillac in Cadillac Lake, Michigan for a sunny family vacation with the whole gang! Our Airbnb lakefront vacation home has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 4 season solarium facing Lake Cadillac, pier with boats and much more. Part of the adventure of heading to a new community for a vacation, has always been planning ahead by reaching out to the local Chamber of Commerce and visitors bureau to get area info packets and hopefully a map!
I get excited about an upcoming travel destination by looking at Instagram’s huge collection of local influencers. Let’s enjoy the beauty and fun of Michigan with a best-of list of 10 favorite Michigan based influencers popular on Instagram.