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Five Teacher Friendly Valentine’s Day Party Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

Being that my husband is an elementary school teacher, I get to hear all of the stories about his class. It's quite fun and even entertaining sometimes, but I also get to hear his frustrations. With classroom parties there can be great fun but also trouble. I hear from my husband often about the treats that are brought in and how many times they cause problems in the classroom or with certain students. There are many things that should be … [Read more...]

Oreo Peppermint Cookies Recipe for the Holidays

oreo peppermint cookies

I love baking. I don't get time to do it often, but I absolutely love it! I recently went to a blogging event and there was a cookie contest and I told my oldest son that I was participating because I enjoyed baking, not because I was expecting to win. After all, I'm not a GREAT baker. He said, "watch, you'll win"....and he was right! I couldn't believe it, but my Oreo Peppermint cookies won the grand prize that night! So...I thought I'd share … [Read more...]

Finish Your Shopping with Holiday Gift Ideas from Best Buy

XBOX

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. This year, I don't think I have one friend who isn't looking for techy-type gifts for at least one person on their holiday list. I still have several people to buy for that want something that I'll happily be able to find right at my local Best Buy! Best Buy has awesome family gifts, gifts … [Read more...]

Looking for a Family Gift? Canon at Best Buy is the Answer! #HintingSeason

Canon at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories and more. Canon at Best Buy is a must this holiday season! We bought our DSLR camera almost two years ago now and I can't imagine life without it! I not only use it for blogging, but with three little ones we are … [Read more...]

Shopping for Christmas Cards? Here’s an Amazing Offer from Tiny Prints!

Christmas Card Sale

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Did you know that this Sunday is the busiest holiday card shopping day of the year? It is...but you don't have to wait until Sunday to take advantage of an amazing offer from Tiny Prints. For 24 hours only, you can get 40% off your order of ANY size plus get free shipping! Here's how to take advantage of this offer: 1. Go to Tiny Prints and select from hundreds of holiday cards. 2. … [Read more...]

Our Holiday Traditions Enriched with Hallmark Northpole #NorthpoleFun

Holiday Traditions with Hallmark Northpole #NorthpoleFun

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Thank you, #CollectiveBias, for making this partnership possible.  Now that our little ones are getting old enough to understand what Christmas is all about and get excited about the season, I've really been working to create awesome traditions that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Christmas is my favorite time of year and … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Pet Gifts This Christmas! #SimplyHealthy #CBias

Pets Gifts in Healthy Living Made Simple #ad #shop #SimplyHealthy

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Thank you, #CollectiveBias, for making this partnership possible.  Ahhh, the holiday season! It's here! It seems to have arrived much quicker than it should have. Now it's time to prepare for everything: family gatherings, meal preparations, entertaining children when they are out of school, and the gifting we plan to do. … [Read more...]

Chuggington Snow Rescue on DVD 12/9 (Activity Sheets)

My toddlers LOVE trains. And when it comes to Chuggington? They get super excited! Guess what? On December 9th, Chuggington Snow Rescue is traveling home to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum! This all new winter collection is a must-have for your little conductor this holiday season! Chuggington Snow Rescue Activities:     If your little ones loves Chuggington, watch these Chuggington Snow Rescue clips … [Read more...]

The LG OLED is Available at Best Buy – The Holiday Shopping Destination this Christmas #HintingSeason

LG OLED at Best Buy #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My husband LOVES watching television. I'm sure most women can say that, right? He's always drooling over the latest and greatest televisions when we visit Best Buy. Did you know that the new LG OLED is now available at our favorite holiday shopping destination? Yes, Best Buy is carrying it and my hubby … [Read more...]

Have a Stress Free Holiday with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

Staying stress free with Walmart Family Mobile #Thankful4Savings #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This year we've added one more person to our family. Annie was born early in the year and I've really discovered just how important planning is to prevent stress when I have a family of six. With the holidays soon arriving, I've been planning like crazy just to make sure there is no unwanted stress that can easily come with the holidays. This … [Read more...]

First Birthdays and a Stroll Down Memory Lane #MyMemoryLane

With Annie being our last baby this year has been full of firsts for her and lasts for us. It's bittersweet to say the least. I recently came across a box of old VHS tapes in the basement and realized we no longer even have a VHS player in the house! How on earth would I even be able to watch them to see if I wanted to keep them? I came across one particular one that was actually labeled and I was anxious to see again! It was from ZZ's first … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Baymax and MOGM! #BigHero6 #MeetBaymax

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! It's a cold and rainy day here in Michigan but I took the kids to an indoor event earlier today. We also took them Trick-or-Treating last weekend so they've had their fill and won't be going out tonight. We are, instead, having a family movie and pizza night! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Halloween and hope your little ones are enjoying the day! (If you've not heard about Baymax and Big Hero 6, read about it … [Read more...]

Holiday Shopping Awaits You at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Oakland County

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books Michigan

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card in exchange for my time in visiting the store and writing about my experience. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. It's that time of year again...holiday shopping is fast approaching! A few weeks ago I visited Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Oakland County for some holiday shopping ideas. This particular location is in Rochester Hills actually, so pretty convenient of a … [Read more...]

Festive Fourth of July Dessert with Firecracker Bites

Firecracker Dessert

We were at the grocery store this past Sunday morning getting things for a family cookout and I saw some recipe cards that caught my eye. I love trying new recipes, especially desserts! This recipe was perfect for the Fourth of July, it was cute and festive and looked so delicious! Firecracker bites were not only delicious but they were easy to make! The recipe card I found at the store is a Kraft Foods recipe and it only includes 7 … [Read more...]

Ten Fabulous Summer Side Dishes for BBQs

Side Dishes for Summer BBQs

I'm always looking for new side dishes to make with meals and especially for holiday gatherings! With Memorial Day coming I wanted to find some new things to make to start the summer! Here are ten fabulous findings of summer side dishes for BBQs! 10 Fabulous Summer Side Dishes for BBQs and/or Holidays Memorial Day is almost here, which means the beginning of summer! When I think summer, I think lots of lighter foods and salads! I had to look up … [Read more...]

Traditional New Year’s Day Foods

New Year's Traditional Foods

Growing up it was always a tradition to eat sauerkraut and kielbasa on New Year's Day. When I married my husband I remember him telling me the New Year's tradition in their family was black eyed peas. I am intriqued by culture and tradition so I wanted to look into this tradition that varies all over the world even more. I love the traditions I found so I wanted to share some with you! There are so many traditions around the world but here … [Read more...]

Celebrate with New Year’s Eve Toddler Activities

New Year's Even Toddler Activities

With two toddlers and a baby on the way, hubby and I won't be going out for New Year's Eve! Instead we'll be enjoying the day at home with our New Year's Eve toddler activities and cherishing the family time! Many people don't know what they can do with toddlers or young children to celebrate New Year's but there are lots of things to fill your day with excitement without having to go out to a party! 1) Art & Crafts I love doing arts and … [Read more...]

Christmas Traditions to Start with Toddlers (It’s not too late!)

Christmas Eve Activity Box

Christmas traditions are fun to start and keep! When the kids are toddlers, it's the perfect time to start traditions! You aren't too late, here are some great Christmas Traditions you can start, even at the last minute! Now that my little ones are getting old enough to really understand some parts of the Christmas season I wanted to start some fun, memorable traditions with our family. Every kid deserves fun family memories of their … [Read more...]

A Gift Every Toddler Could Use this Holiday – Pediped Has the Answer!

Pediped Giselle

As fun as it is buying toys for the little ones, we also have to (or should) think practically and buy them things they could really use. I LOVE giving shoes as a gift because they are always needed with the way kids grow so fast! One of our favorite brands year round is pediped® and I was thrilled to receive a pair of pedipeds® for Addy for review this holiday season! They really do make the perfect toddler gift! One reason I love … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights will Last Longer with LightKeeper Pro (Giveaway)

LightKeeper Pro

It's that time of year, the time when we are all excited about the decorations and the baking and the holiday spirit. What we don't expect, or appreciate, is when something goes wrong. Like those times that you realize you forgot someone on your Christmas list, or that part of a strand of Christmas lights decides to stop working at the wrong time? This year we were introduced to the LightKeeper Pro when they sent us one for review and I can see … [Read more...]

Warm Up This Winter with Caza Trail Coffee #MC

Caza Trail Coffee

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sturm Foods, Inc. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. We just got our first big snow of the year here in Michigan this weekend. Hubby, the coffee drinker in our household while I'm pregnant, was outside clearing not only our driveway and sidewalks, but he also did two of our elderly neighbors' driveways and sidewalks. I had the … [Read more...]

Spoil Mama with Organic Body Care from Moksa Organics this Holiday

Moksa Organics

I've worked with Moksa Organics previously and if you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen me post a few times with products I've ordered from them. I LOVE Moksa Organics. It really is body care that pampers and nurtures skin! I recently received another order from Moksa Organics with some organic body care products that I ordered and they sent me some hand soap for review, too! I couldn't do a holiday guide and not include Moksa … [Read more...]