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Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

My best friend always jokes that she is the cook and I am the baker between the two of us. It's true - I LOVE BAKING! I love it even more now that LA and Addy are old enough to "help". The holidays bring it out even more. To me, holidays aren't complete without family baking time. This year we'll be making these Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies and putting them into gift baskets for our neighbors. They are amazing and in my opinion, baked items … [Read more...]

Double Dip on Savings at Kroger BEFORE Black Friday #KrogerGC4xFuel

Savings at Kroger

Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. This year seems to have flown by. I cannot believe we are only a month away from Christmas and this week is Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Over the years our Christmas gift list of those to buy for seems to have quadrupled! With a family of six and extended family to buy for we are always on the look out for ways to save money. … [Read more...]

TINKERTOYS – The Perfect Classic Toys for Christmas!


Do you remember playing with TINKERTOY® toys when you were small? TINKERTOY® was created in 1913 after inventor Charles Pajeau observed children playing with pencils and empty spools of thread. They've been around for a long time and I know I have loved them since I was a child. If you are looking for the perfect classic toys for Christmas, keep reading! As a K'NEX blogger, I was sent their TINKERTOY® 150 piece essentials set for review. … [Read more...]

The Perfect DIY Gift Full of Memories #SaveYourMemories

Save your memories with scrapbooking

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SaveYourMemories #CollectiveBias My mom is such a difficult person to buy for when it comes to birthday or Christmas gifts. She seems to have everything she wants and when I ask her what she wants for Christmas it's always the same answer: "I just want everyone home for Christmas so we can have a nice dinner together." My mom is also big … [Read more...]

Loving Fall Thanks to prAna and Stonyfield #JustBeYou

Stonyfield Layers in Oh My Yog #JustBeYou

As a Stonyfield Yo-Getter I received items from Stonyfield and prAna in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Fall is here in Michigan and although it's been very, very mild thus far we have had some chilly days. I love the cooler temps and watching the leaves change colors. It's also great chance for me to be me and enjoy some cozy attire! Being comfortable is always a priority. When I … [Read more...]

WaterWipes are a Great Option for Chemical Free Baby Wipes


This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. With three kids five years old and younger we use baby wipes all the time. Really, we do. We use them not only for diaper changes, but we use them to clean messes, clean faces, clean hands, wipe the baby gate off, in the car, at the mall and so much more! I don't think we could survive … [Read more...]

Twist it Up! A New Way to Serve and Enjoy Green Bean Casserole #ThisIsMyTwist

Twice Baked Green Bean Casserole Potatoes #ThisIsMyTwist

This post on serving green bean casserole with a twist is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #ThisIsMyTwist Creating a new twist on one of my favorite dishes, green bean casserole, was really fun for me. So fun, in fact, that I couldn't stop there. As I was deciding what ingredients to add to my twisted green bean casserole I got another idea...an entirely new way to serve it! Twice baked green … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Release of Inside Out

Inside Out Character Toys

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias It's finally here!!! Inside Out was released Tuesday and we headed straight to Walmart that morning to grab the DVD and you should, too if you haven't yet! I had been waiting for the release of this movie since I visited Pixar and learned all about it back in March. The Joy I felt at that time told me that … [Read more...]

Disney Pixar and MomCo Partner to Celebrate The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur and Momco partnership

Most of you are probably familiar with The MomCo mobile app that helps connect moms with other moms in their community based on proximity and commonalities for all the friendship support they need. Through the app, moms can interact with one another by sharing pictures, asking questions, and getting the support they need. Moms can also arrange playdates, keep current with events in their community, and save money through exclusive deals. I have … [Read more...]

Not Your Mom’s Casserole – Green Bean Casserole with a Twist

Twist the green bean casserole

This post about a twist on green bean casserole is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #ThisIsMyTwist My family has been making green bean casserole for the holidays since I can remember. My mom makes the same recipe, year after year. Don't get me wrong, mom's green bean casserole is delicious... but this year I wanted to add a twist and make it a bit different. I've been playing around in the … [Read more...]

Educational Must Have Gifts from LeapFrog

Number Lovin' Oven

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Educational gifts have always been something I have been an advocate for since my now 19 year old was very young. Any time someone wants to buy my kids something fun I ask them to consider fun and educational items. Education is a priority in our house and it's so important to me … [Read more...]

Springfield Dolls – A Great Choice for the Little Girl on Your List


Can you believe Christmas is less than two months away? Last week I started making my gift list and let me tell you, it's scary. lol Sometimes gift buying can be stressful so over the next month and a half I'll be bringing you some holiday gift ideas of products I've personally checked out to help you with your list! My 2015 Holiday Gift Guide is getting kicked off with a wonderful product for the little girl on your list: Springfield … [Read more...]

Costume Fun with the Fanta Freaky Foto Booth


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fanta Freaky Foto Booth. All opinions are 100% mine. There's just something about this time of year. The cooler temps, the changing leaves, the holiday decor: these are all reasons I love fall. When you have little ones, it's hard to not be excited with the fun of Halloween. They look forward to their costumes and the trick-or-treating so much that it kind of rubs off on me. I'm not one to … [Read more...]

Three Classic Fairytales – Our Disney Live Review

Cinderella and the prince

Feld Entertainment provided me with tickets to the show in exchange for posting about the show. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. We had a Disney day! I LOVE Disney shows and we missed Disney on Ice last week so I was super excited to get some Disney in and go to the show today! Today's show was one I have never experienced: Disney Live! It was a great show featuring three classic fairytales: Snow White, … [Read more...]

My Shoe Addiction Continues. My Latest Love – Jambu Shoes

Jambu Shoes

With the holidays slowly but steadily creeping up on us it's time to start making that list. You know the one, the one we all dread going over each year, your Christmas gift list. Now, normally I like to get a head start by getting my shopping started in early August but this year my intentions seemed to slip through the cracks and now we're already midway through October! I'm writing lists like crazy and scouting out potential buys just to try … [Read more...]

Loving the Quality from Pediped’s Fall Collection

Pediped Kenadi

Over the years I've developed a fondness for fashionable footwear. I've mentioned my shoe obsession many times. Strappy sandals, glitzy flipflops, chunky wedges and ballet flats, I've got a pair of just about everything you can imagine and love them all equally. Unfortunately for me my feet have paid the price for my trendy choices; I now suffer from the occasional aches and pains associated with less than stellar support. Although I regret my … [Read more...]

Gear Up for Cold and Flu Season with Boogie Wipes #NannyNoseBest

Cold and flu season is here whether we like it or not. My girls have been sick twice in the past three weeks. It's not been fun. One must have item in this house for cold and flu season is Boogie Wipes. They work amazingly well and keep the kids from ending up in tears because of sore noses! Check out the #NannyNoseBest video and enter the contest hosted by Boogie Wipes!   After you've checked out the video enter for a chance to win … [Read more...]

Our Dog Story & How You Can Help Animals in Need #PedigreeGives

Pedigree Adult Dry Dog Food

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PedigreeGives #CollectiveBias When I met my husband he was a bachelor with a kid dog. I had always been a dog lover and, in fact, I had a dog, too. I can't recall a time I've not had a dog actually. Growing up he and I both had dogs in our homes and once we moved out of our parents' homes we got our own dogs. We've both had a passion for and … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts 10/19!

The Force Awakens Trailer

Where are my Star Wars fans!?! Did you hear that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will be making it's debut tomorrow during halftime on ESPN's "MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"!? Here's the information I received today with this exciting news: Poster Revealed Today to Kick Off Countdown to Trailer Release Tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Go on Sale Everywhere Following the Trailer Launch SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (October 18, … [Read more...]

Kindergarten Learning Made Fun with LeapFrog

Leap Pad Platinum

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I'm so excited to be part of the LeapFrog Ambassador program! We've been a LeapFrog family since my now 19 year old was small! We are in the sixth week of school here and LA is loving kindergarten. We have been working with him daily on his alphabet sounds. Just in time for back to … [Read more...]

Portrait Innovations is Hosting a FREE Halloween Portrait Event!

Halloween Contest

Halloween "season" is in full swing and Portrait Innovations has a treat for you - a free portrait session at your nearest studio on Monday, October 26th from  4-6pm! My kids got their costumes last weekend and they've been wearing them almost daily! Of course, I waited years to have a little girl and my little Addy wants to be Iron Man! No frilly princess-y type stuff here. LOL I'm pretty sure she's determined to be just like her big … [Read more...]

Disney/Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team – First Clip Now Available!!

Sanjay's Super Team

Disney short films are always amazing and that's why I am excited to see Sanjay's Super Team! The first clip from the short film has just been released as well as some pictures! Check them out below: My son watched the clip about 7 times! He's already drawn to it! I can't wait to take him to the theater to see The Good Dinosaur and watch this, too! DETAILS ABOUT SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM DISNEY•PIXAR Genre: … [Read more...]