Sun Tail Mermaid’s monofins *Holiday Gift Guide*


Make your little girls dream come true! Sun Tail Mermaid has created the world’s best swimmable mermaid tails and mermaid flippers. Their mermaid tails are soft, comfortable, and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. They are made of high quality swimsuit fabric with 4-way stretch.

Sun Tail Mermaid’s monofins are extremely comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.

10% discount – Receive a 10% discount on your order at Sun Tail Mermaid by using coupon code: BestGiftEver
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Shuckles Corn Maze at Fiddle Dee Farms


Shuckles Corn Maze at Fiddle Dee Farms!!!!!

Plan your visit now. They are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until November 4th!

Shuckle’s Corn Maze at Fiddle Dee Farms, a 30 minute drive from Nashville and a short drive from just about anywhere in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky!
Get directions to Shuckles HERE

Fiddle Dee Farms is my favorite Fall time tradition. The whole family has a blast each time we visit.

There is so much to do at Fiddle Dee Farms, so make sure you plan to stay the whole day.

The corn maze is our favorite! This was our first year we actually made it all the way through 😀

After our journey through the maze it was time to play. The games are unbelievably creative and all man made. Pure fun! To name a few, there was Human Foosball, water pumps and rubber ducky racing,  pumpkin bowling, pumpkin skeeball and so much more!

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The kiddos favorite is always the Play Fort and Super Slide!



The petting farm is a load of fun. With your Shuckles bucks you can get food to feed the animals. They have goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens.

The day we went was rainy, so we did not get to do the Hay Ride unfortunately.  But, we did get to go inside and get faces painted and eat some delicious fried food under the pavilion.

Fried Pickles and Fried PB&J 😛


Lastly, we went pumpkin shopping. Shuckles has a great selection of pumpkins! Even a few uniquely odd ones. My favorite 🙂

BBQ Spatula with Bottle Opener *Cave Tools Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

Cave tools was kind enough to send me a Stainless Steel BBQ Spatula in return for my honest review.


My husband is the barbecuer. I do not even know how to grill if I am being completely honest with you but I knew that this spatula from Cave Tools was going to be something special. My feeling was confirmed when I asked my husband if he would be interested in it and he said yes before I even got the question out. It’s crazy how grilling tools can be so exciting for a man. I was pregnant this whole summer so my husband got to do a whole lot of grilling because this mama was pretty exhausted daily.

When I had our precious baby girl the hubby took on even more dinners and got a whole lot of use out of his new stainless steel BBQ spatula. On beautiful summer days I got to relax by the pool with our babies while the hubs got his grill on.


His favorite thing was the bottle opener on the spatula itself. I don’t really think you can make a spatula more manlier then adding a bottle opener to it. Hahaha. My husband always cracks open a cold one when he goes outside to fire up the grill.


He also love sturdiness of the spatula. He said it holds very good in the hand and he loved the effortless Burger flips he got to do.

It even has a serrated blade to make any cuts in meat. He stated that he knows that this spatula is going to last him a very long time and he is very happy about that and I am very happy because it is dishwasher safe and easy to clean.

You can purchase your own Stainless Steel BBQ Spatula on the Cave Tools website HERE!! Or on Amazon here!

Plus you get a great deal! 15% Off if you use code SPATULA15 at checkout 🙂


Squishy Mat: The Dream Changing Mat *Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.


What are Squishy Mats?

Squishy Mats are portable, easy to clean, and contain almost one inch of Memory Foam —  creating a soft spot for all your precious cargo. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Built in handle for ease of storage and travel.

BUT in my own personal opinion, a Squishy Mat is a baby’s best friend and a mamas ideal changing mat. I have now three babies and two out of the three absolutely dreaded the public restroom diaper change station. I can’t really blame them because I think I would freak out and cry hysterically if I was laid on a floating hard piece of plastic. But alas comes the squishy mat. It is portable and fits in the diaper bag without any effort or fuss. It is easy to unfold and just as easy to fold back up again and Velcro shut. Memory foam for babies is completely a dream. I mean, after spending nine months in a squishy comfy womb and then coming out into the real world, that’s hard enough. They don’t need to be laid on a hard floor or changing table for that matter and make an uncomfortable time like diaper changing even more uncomfortable. My sweet baby girl does not cry for any diaper changes anymore.


I actually get smiles when I lay her down on the squishy mat. When I first received the mat (as you can see in the pictures below) my sweet girl actually napped on the mat I laid her down and she fell right asleep instantly.


You can purchase your own Squishy Mat HERE

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Kidorable Rainboots *Review and Giveaway* US Only-Ends 7/23

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

Alright, F.D.T.D.C. readers, ready for ANOTHER awesome review AND GIVEAWAY??

Of course I am already a subscriber to Kidorable emails, and so when I see a new email from them a wave of excitement always rushes over me. I can’t help it! I LOVE new Kidorable news!

I am usually expecting to see new products or a new character/design that is available. But this time I learned that Kidorable now has a BLOG with very interesting posts and even Parenting Forums you can sign up to participate in.

I wasn’t sure what to expect before I checked it out, but let me tell you, the second I started reading the blog, I was hooked! I really do enjoy reading blogs about parenting. They not only lend some great advice, but they are COMPLETELY relatable! From posts on how to deal with your children’s fears, to dealing with bullies. There is some great information for us parents to read up on no matter what age our babies are.

My personal favorite post is this one titled ” What Kind of Beautiful Day Is It? ” Mainly because it promotes positivity. I am a very optimistic person and my parenting reflects that as well. My husband and I tell our kids to wake up every day and tell themselves that “Today is going to be a great day.” Starting the day with a positive mind set is key.

No matter how positive we are though, kids are kids, and they will always have a fear we have to help them conquer together. A HUGE THANK YOU to Kidorable for making my sons fear of thunderstorms a fun fear to conquer.

A fear…Fun??? Huh??? Why yes! Anything is fun with the cutest pair of rain boots on 😉

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Kidorable has enough styles to please any child! My daughter is a crazy cat lady, so her choice was simple. She went with the Lucky Cat rain boot. My son loves anything rough and tough, so he chose the Shark rain boots which are Kidorables newest character addition.

My daughter had the same fear of storms that my son is going through. But it seemed like after I told my daughter about all the good rain does for us she seemed to be less frightened. My son on the other hand is not so convinced by my nature stories. SO, my next plan was to show him the fun that can be made during a rain storm.

Life Isn’t About Waiting For The Storm To Pass.. 

It’s Learning To Dance In The Rain.


So we played. Boy did we play! We played in the rain, and even when it was done. By the time we went inside we were soaked, but the puddles were almost all dried up.

Both of my kids had a BLAST and the BEST part was, once we got inside the first thing my son said to us was “I can’t wait until it storms again!!”  and since this day he has not woken up crying when hearing the rain or thunder in the middle of the night. He does ask every time to go jump in the puddles though 🙂

Kidorable products are not only extremely kid friendly and totally adorable, they are also parent friendly and easy to wash and keep clean. The kiddos had more rain in their boots than the sidewalk had on it. I was a little worried that their boots may get stinky from being so soaked inside. I was surprised to find how simple they were for me to hand wash. The inserts came out easily and I washed them and the boots with mild detergent and warm water and dried them in front of the fan. When they were all dried they looked and still smelt brand new!

I think you can tell how much we ADORE Kidorable products and we HIGHLY recommend them.

Kidorable would LOVE to have you as fan too, and so they are offering a lucky subscriber the chance to WIN an UMBRELLA of your choice.  There are so many great choices! Which would your little one choose? Let me know in the comments below!!

Enter the giveaway by using the giveaway tools entry form below please.


Salad Spinner & Large Serving Bowl Set *Review*


Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.

Cave tools was kind enough to send me a salad spinner in return for my honest review.

I know there has to be others like me…. my biggest flaw (that I will admit) is I am a procrastinator like no other. So when along comes a tool that makes any chore a little bit easier I jump all over the chance to try it out!

And again if you’re like me you’ll put off washing the fruits and vegetables right when you get home from the grocery store like I do and you’ll wait until someone asks to eat the strawberries…or the grapes and other berries to wash it off…right? I can’t be the only one.

Before this bowl I used to just put my fruit or salad into a strainer and rinse it off in there and then shake it off with some napkins on top and that’s how I dried it. Now since receiving this bowl I was so excited to effortlessly wash my fruit that I actually washed it as soon as I got home from the grocery store! I know, crazy!

I simply ran my strawberries under water and then put the strainer into the serving bowl, easily snapped the lid on and spun it until I saw the bowl get water splashes all around it. When I opened the lid and looked at my juicy, clean strawberries I couldn’t believe how simple this bowl made my cleaning process!


Although I have not used it yet for a homemade salad (I’m lazy and mostly buy my salads pre-packaged) I know this spinning bowl will be excellent when I do decide to wash some leafy greens. It has already been put to use so many times for cleaning fruits. I LOVE IT!

I know you guys would love it too, so I’ll give you a couple links you could go to for easy purchasing. AND I’ll also share with you a discount code 😉 Awesome, huh?

You can buy this Salad Spinner on Amazon 

OR by simply going to the Cave Tools  Website and purchasing straight from them.

If you enter the coupon code ” SALAD15 ” you will receive 15% off of your purchase. That is one AMAZING deal if you ask me. I know you will not regret it. I am so thankful to have this simple tool in my kitchen.

Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite fruits and veggies that you’d be happy to wash off using the spinning bowl 🙂

**GIVEAWAY**Monster Jam is coming to Nashville for ONE NIGHT @ Nissan Stadium Saturday JUNE 24th (family 4pk tickets)

Monster Jam is coming to Nashville one day only, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.


Monster Jam will roar into Nissan Stadium bringing more unbelievable thrills to fans by challenging the most renowned Monster Jam competitors in its 25-year history. Only those Monster Jam athletes, highly proficient in scaling their extraordinary driving skills, will push the limits and optimize all types of racing and obstacle courses.
Monster Jam Teams
Grave Digger driven by Adam Anderson
Max-D driven by Tom Meents
El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner
Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow
Great Clips Mohawk Warrior driven by Bryce Kenny
Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk
Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson
Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly
Gas Monkey Garage driven by BJ Johnson
VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell
Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims
Hooked driven by Bryan Wright
Mutant driven by Todd LeDuc.
More trucks/ drivers to be announced; trucks & drivers subject to change.
Pit Party
The Pit Party, Saturday, June 24, begins at 2:30 p.m., giving fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. Fans can pick up their FREE Pit Pass at participating Metro PCS locations starting June 5. Must have valid ticket with pit pass for entry.
Nissan Stadium
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37203
Ticket Information 
Tickets are available on and start at $20.
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MONSTER JAM Ticket Giveaway:

Monster Jam is coming to the Nissan Stadium for ONE night ONLY on Saturday June 24th and we have ONE family 4-pack of tickets to give away thanks to Monster Jam and Feld Entertainment!

This giveaway will remain open until Monday June 19th at 7am CST.  The winner must confirm by email within 24 hours or their tickets will be forfeited and given to another entrant. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below!





We’re Back!!! 

I know, I know, my blog looks neglected.. I haven’t forgot about any of my faithful followers, it’s just that I decided last year to take a break from reviews and blogging. I was a busy bride-to-be planning the wedding of my dreams.

We got married on a beautiful fall day in our hometown of Michigan on October 2, 2016. The day was everything I ever hoped for. Our ceremony was planned to be outdoors, so when I woke up to rain and chilly winds that morning I was a little worried, but a couple hours before our ceremony the sun peeked through and dried everything up. It turned warm outside and it was (I’m not exaggerating) THE MOST PERFECT DAY EVER!!!!!!!!

Although planning my wedding was probably the most stressful thing I have EVER done,  I am so thankful that my family and friends stuck through it with me and helped me with everything.




After all that excitement I am glad to back! One more cherry to add on top of this delicious Sundae is….WE’RE EXPECTING our 3rd baby in August!!! Yayyy!!!!

Nashville, Tennessee, Lucky Ladd Farms



Located minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee, Lucky Ladd Farms is 60 acres of fun owned by Jason and Amy Ladd. Today the Ladd Family is excited to provide a wholesome source of family entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.

SEPT 9 – SEPT 10 = Open Friday-Saturday from 10am-5pm
SEPT 14 – SEPT 30 = Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sunday from 12pm-5pm
OCT 1 – OCT 30 = Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm, Sunday from 12pm-5pm

FALL FAMILY FUN SAVINGS! – Present coupon and receive $2.00 off General Admission, weekdays (Wednesday-Friday) at Lucky Ladd Farms. Nashville area Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Tennessee’s largest AG-Venture Farm Park. Fun for all ages.

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Monster Jam is comin to Nashville!



Monster Jam® Heading to Bridgestone Arena with #MoreMonsterJam Action than Ever Seen Before!

Nashville, Tenn. – The widely popular Monster Jam® tour is heading to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 9-10 for an explosive new points-paying endurance showdown, featuring more of what the Monster Jam fans have been asking to see -#MoreMonsterJam!
Unlike any other Monster Jam show seen before, this exclusive showcase of endurance will feature the best Monster Jam truck line-up ever highlighted by more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies and more action… #MoreMonsterJam! Fans will also be treated to competition vehicles such as thrilling Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during aggressive head-to-head racing action.
Headlining the tour will be eight of Monster Jam’s fiercest athletes, which will represent each Monster Jam race team of Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters, and Monster Jam ATVs, competing against one another to earn valuable points during each new event discipline. These athletes will be contending for a bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® held at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on March 17-19.

Monster Jam Teams
Grave Digger®: Morgan Kane
Max-D®: Colton Eichelberger
Scooby-DooSM: Bailey Shea
El Toro Loco®: Kayla Blood
Monster Energy: Coty Saucier
ZombieSM: Travis Groth
New Earth AuthoritySM: Tyler Groth
Monster Mutt® Rottweiler: Daron Basl

Show Times
Saturday, 2:00 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM
Pit Party both days from 12:00-1:00 PM with valid ticket for that event.

Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Ticket Information
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, tickets will be available at or by calling 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations, including Kroger Grocery Stores, or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office. All seats are reserved. And you can still Save 50% on Kids’ tickets. For Group Sales, call 866-248-8740.

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