Nov 262014
 

I’ve been a Black Friday shopper for about two decades now (wow, let’s not talk about how old I am!).  I’ll be honest, finding awesome sales and scoring great buys gets my blood pumping a little bit.  So when Microsoft offered to sponsor a post so I could share their tech Black Friday deals with you, I was definitely excited to do so.

Black Friday Deals all week in Microsoft Stores and online

If you have any tech on your list for the holidays, then you’re definitely going to want to pop into your local Microsoft store or check out the Microsoft online store.  Because this week?  This week, the deals are epic. Continue reading »

Nov 252014
 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I have the time, I love giving personalized, handmade, or DIY gifts for the holidays.  When I have the time being the key phrase there.  With as busy as it gets this time of year, I just don’t always get the chance.

DIY Coffee Lover Gifts: "You're the Cream to my Coffee" #BICMerryMarking

If you’d like to do something a little personal this year without a lot of time commitment then I have some cute ideas from BIC for you.  They are spreading joy this season with BIC’s Month of Merry Marking using BIC® Mark-It™ permanent markers and just a few other supplies.  They’re really easy projects that have a personal touch, making them great gift options. Continue reading »

Nov 242014
 

Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

Growing up, before starting to have visions of sugarplums and noshing on candy canes while having a chat with Santa, a highly-anticipated seasonal occurrence was the arrival of the Hickory Farms gift basket.  Each year without fail, one was delivered to our house from one of the business contacts that worked with my Dad’s company.

Create holiday traditions with Hickory Farms' Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler

I know it might not sound all that interesting for a kid, but it was always fun to open the box and sort through all the different items in each basket.  Sausages, cheeses, nuts, sauces, crackers, even those little mint candies – there was something for everyone.  Fortunately in my family everyone reached for a different selection from the box or basket, so everyone was able to enjoy their favorite. Continue reading »

Nov 212014
 

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

One of the things I love about the holidays is all the adorable outfits and festive jammies that start popping up in the stores.  I’ll confess that I really enjoy shopping for cute clothes for Bubbles.  And fortunately she loves to shop right along with me.

OshKosh B'gosh

With their quality and fit, OshKosh B’gosh has always been one of my favorite places to order from.  Recently they opened a new store within driving distance, so one rainy day a couple of weeks ago, Bubbles and I took the opportunity to drive over and check it out.  It was a lot of fun to get to actually go through the clothes racks and have her try on a bunch of different things versus just ordering off the site. Continue reading »

Nov 202014
 

I received LeapFrog LeapTV products in order to facilitate my review. All words and opinions are my own.

Technology is becoming more kid-friendly by the day. And when I want the latest and greatest in tech for kids, I look to LeapFrog. We’ve long been a fan of their products and with the new release of the LeapFrog LeapTV, they’ve given their best offering to date.

Kids can learn and have fun - all while staying active - with the new LeapFrog LeapTV Game System

Bubbles loves to play along with whatever Mommy and Daddy are doing, but let’s be real – the gaming systems out there right now are designed for adults, not kids. Even if there are family-friendly games, the controllers are designed with dexterity in mind, not learning. And though I can button-mash with the best of them, letting kids play a game that way just leads to their frustration. Continue reading »