Oct 302014
 

I have received this product from MGA as part of their toy tester program. All thoughts and words are my own.

Let me state the obvious for just a moment: kids grow really fast.  I was swapping out the summer shoes for our fall and winter ones today and I noticed how much bigger Bubbles’ shoes are this year versus the size they were last year at this time.  She’s growing so fast!

Little Tikes Trike: 4-in-1 Sports Edition

It always makes me a little sad when I change out the seasons or upgrade the size of our kid gear.  Not just because it marks the passage of time – though that does make me sniffle some – but because most of what we clean out still has a lot of life left to it. Continue reading »

Oct 292014
 

This BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe is part of the Sverve #SmokehouseBBQ campaign. Recipe and thoughts are my own.

We just found out that the weather on Halloween is supposed to be pretty rotten.  And by rotten, I mean it’s going to be in the 40s with a 70% chance of rain.  There may be a very soggy Elsa by the end of the night.

Smokey BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese with Bacon

So before we head out to trick or treat, I’ll be making sure that everyone eats a hot, filling dinner. One of my go-to meals is homemade mac & cheese. It’s Bubbles-approved, and everyone else that has tried it, loves it. I have a few different variations, like my Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, and this one for my Smokey BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese with Bacon.  Because everything’s better with bacon, right? Continue reading »

Oct 262014
 

This hair tips for busy moms post is sponsored by Global Influence. All words and opinions are my own.

While I was growing up, my Mom was a stay-at-home Mom.  Before my brothers and I were born, though, she had a career as a stylist.  As a young teen, I remember sitting under one of those salon-style dryers in the comfort of our own home, feeling pretty cool.

Hair Tips for Busy Moms

Having a stylist Mom meant there was very little reason to go to a salon, as I had my own personal hair-care expert under the same roof.  She shared a lot of hair tips and tricks with me over the years, and many of them that were applicable to an on-the-go teen are equally as applicable to my life now as a busy mom.  Now I want to share them with you! Continue reading »

Oct 252014
 

As a huge (huge) Marvel fan, I’m really excited to share with you the teaser trailer and poster for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Mark your calendars and block off your weekend, the epic adventure will arrive in theaters on May 1st, 2015!

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Poster Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 

Decorating for any holiday can get a little overwhelming.  Do you buy things after the season when they’re on sale, then store and hope you remember where you put them next year?  Do you try and make everything leading up to the holiday?  And what about last-minute parties or guests for whom you want your house to look spooky?

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decoration Ideas

There are a few last-minute Halloween decoration ideas that will help you pull everything together easily and stress-free.  Many of them are inexpensive, too, like my DIY Halloween candy dish. Continue reading »