Liza

Nov 282017
 

Last year I shared with you my partnership with PackageFromSanta.com where we unboxed a very special treat sent from the North Pole directly to Bubbles. It was truly one of the highlights of the holiday season for her – one she stills talks about to this day.

Kids can receive a Package From Santa surprise - a personalized package from Santa full of Christmas magic mailed directly to them!

As we removed each Package From Santa item, I watched her excitement grow. There was everything you could imagine: a cookie from Mrs. Claus, reindeer food, hot cocoa, a swatch from Santa’s suit, and a letter from the big man himself. We still have a bit of the reindeer food left, and Bubbles is looking forward to spreading it again this year. Continue reading »

Nov 172017
 

If your kiddos are a fan of PBS KIDS shows, then be sure to bookmark or pin this post. I have the 2017 PBS KIDS Christmas Programming schedule for you!

2017 PBS Kids Christmas Programming

Bubbles is excited about many of these shows, but especially the Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas. While she’s always loved anything to do with animals, this year she’s really ramped up her interest in the Wild Kratts show, so we’re glad to see it’s back again this year. Continue reading »

Oct 242017
 

Carving pumpkins has been a family tradition since Bubbles was just little. She loves to look through pumpkin carving stencils and choosing just the right design for that year’s pumpkin. She cleaned out all the seeds and pulp, then hubs and I would do the transfer and carving.

Family Pumpkin Carving Party + Pumpkin Carving StencilsThis post contains affiliate links.

This year my sister-in-law, Kate, invited us all up for a family pumpkin carving party. Bubbles thought long and hard about her pumpkin carving stencils choices and finally decided on a dinosaur.  Or as she constantly reminds me – “Mama, it’s not just a dinosaur, it’s a velociraptor.” Certain things are very important when you’re six. Continue reading »

Oct 232017
 

This shop and my tips for winter prep has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WeatherProven #CollectiveBias

When we started discussing the possibility of a move to Maine, the major point of conversation was the winter weather. While my husband does prefer cooler temps over being hot, he wasn’t entirely sure that he would be able to get on board with -30°F temps.

Complete Newbie's Guide on How to Winter Prep Your Car for Extreme Weather

Yep, you read that right. It gets cold in northern Maine. Really, really cold. And snowy. And icy. Let’s just say it: winter in Maine can be a mess.
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Sep 242017
 

How we view and use media of any type has changed so much over the years. I’m reminded of that every time my daughter is confused by older technology or shocked by the lack of tech in my childhood (“wait, you didn’t watch videos on the computer when you were a kid? why is that TV a big box, I thought they were all flat?”).

Just say " show my photos " and Alexa will display your Prime Photos on your Amazon Fire TV

Everything is significantly easier to use now. Entertainment is portable, cameras fit in our pockets and don’t require film, and your phone can act as a TV. Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and stepping up my tech game with cool products and services.
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