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One Question to Ask Children Today!

Putside Play with Love

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. One of the things I love about being a Stonyfield YoGetter is the wide range of topics that we get to cover. Stonyfield gives us some great opportunities and I am in love with the prompt they sent us to write about this month. All because the wonderful people at Stonyfield … [Read more...]

Celebrate Winter with the Gift of Handmade Jewelry

handmade jewelry

Handmade items are always a hit with me. I love seeing creativity at it's best. Jewelry is something I love but don't often buy for myself. It's just one of those extras I don't focus on. When I get the gift of jewelry though I am always delighted. Handmade jewelry is a plus! When I first saw the gorgeous creations from Sweet Charm Elegance my heart skipped a beat! First, you have to understand me with the color blue. I am drawn to it. Like … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Kid Friendly New Years Drinks

Kid Friendly Drinks

It's almost New Year's Eve and if you are like my husband and I you will be at home with the kids! We don't mind, we love it and we make it fun for them and us. We still celebrate, just in a different way. ;) If you haven't done so, you should check out our list of New Year's Eve activities with toddlers! It's lots of fun! This year I thought I'd share with you this Cotton Candy kid friendly New Years drink so you can have even more fun with it! … [Read more...]

Give an Epic Gift with the LeapFrog Epic Tablet

LeapFrog Epic Tablet

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. As a Mom I strive to find toys for my little ones that are not only fun but that help promote learning as well. There are so many toys on the market that focus strictly on imaginative play. It can be hard to find toys that encourage little ones to learn fun and exciting new things such … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Holiday Party Snacks!

Brownie Brittle Holiday Snack

When it comes to the holidays I always make sure we have plenty of snacks on hand. Not only because we have a ton of family around, but because hubby and the kids are home for two full weeks on Christmas break. I try to keep healthy snacks on hand for the kids, of course, but having a sweet treat is something hubby loves and the kids love as a special treat, too. One of our favorite snacks this year is Brownie Brittle. We were sent an amazing … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Sure Your House is Ready for Winter

Air filters

Can you believe today is the first day of winter? Here in Michigan we've experienced extremely warm weather compared to the usual over the past several weeks. We've only had one snowfall and the rest of the time we've seen temps between 40-60 degrees.  Normally by this time in December we've had several snowfalls, the temps remain below 30 degree and the kids have been sick a few times. It's been a rare month or so, for sure. Now that winter … [Read more...]

More Super Hero Action with DC Comics + Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Christmas break starts Monday and my kids are excited for lots of free time! LA is at the age where he loves super hero action and he's going to love watching the latest DC Kids animated series! Have you heard about it? If your kids are looking for as much superhero action as possible in one place during the holiday break, DC Kids is their answer! It will keep them entertained and give them something fun to watch during their free time over the … [Read more...]

Share Your Favorite Book and The UPS Store will Donate to Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

This post is sponsored by The UPS Store. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I am thrilled to bring you information about the #ReadItForward campaign! Reading has been something I've loved since I was a kid. Sharing books with my kids is something I would consider magical. I love seeing their faces and their imaginations shine when my husband and I read books to them. This year I was thrilled when I heard that The … [Read more...]

Give a Gift that Gives Back with Bears for Humanity

Annie Bear

Ever since I was a little kid I can remember having a love for stuffed animals. I would line them up, one by one, in my bed while waiting for my dad to come in and tuck me in for the night. Each animal was just as special to me as the next and each had their own unique story. Christmas, Easter, birthdays; I had a bear for each. In my eyes these stuffed toys, my bears especially, were a sign of security and love and I slept with them well into my … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Gift Idea for Dads

Give the gift of Philips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftOfPhilips #CollectiveBias Why is it that dads are so hard to buy for when it comes to gifts? Am I the only one who finds this to be true? My dad, my husband's dad and even my husband -- they are all difficult to buy for. I stress about what to get them for Christmas most years. It seems like the older they get the less they need and … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Imagination with the Pet Portrait Studio

the gift of imagination

When I was a child I can remember how often I entertained myself by putting ordinary every day objects together to build new and exciting structures. Back then, boxes especially were my favorites as they were easy to stack together and fun to crawl through when my house or building was complete. These days, using your imagination to build has evolved from simple every day objects or building blocks, lego's ect. and now there is an endless supply … [Read more...]

There’s Still Time! Don’t Forget the Family Holiday Portraits and Gifts!

Family Portraits

Family portraits are something I treasure. I love having pictures taken of the kids, our family and I even love taking photos of everyone myself. I enjoy getting photos done to have them to look back on years down the road. It's fun to see the changes over the years. I guess you could say I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to photos. I was thrilled when I was recently offered a holiday portrait session and photos from Portrait Innovations in … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Books! Great gift ideas for Children & A Giveaway!

No Yeti Yet

I've partnered with Media Masters Publicity to bring you this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. Books have been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I love to read and now that I have little ones, I love to read to them. We read a few times during the day and every night at bedtime. The kids always love hearing the story and the love talking about it. Often times they will remember parts of the book and want to "read" pages to … [Read more...]

Saving Time and Eating Great with Marie Callender’s Pot Pies!

Easy holiday dinners with Marie Callender's

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease #CollectiveBias With the cooler temps and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I can't get enough of quick and easy meals to help save some time in the evenings. I am always short on time in the evenings and the holidays are adding more things that need to get done in a short amount of time. Are you with me? It happens … [Read more...]