Jun 152015
 

As my sister-in-law Abby’s October due date gets closer, I get more excited.  I can’t wait to meet my new nephew Jayce!  There’s been plenty of planning with an upcoming shower and working on the nursery, but I’m also doing a little planning for Abby for “after”.

After Labor New Mom Gift Basket

Let’s be honest, labor is exhausting.  I know Sam and the rest of the family will give her plenty of support but when she gets home from the hospital she’s going to feel a lot different than the day she goes in.  I’m working on putting together a list of freezer meals that she can store away now, and I also put together this New Mom Gift Basket that I will have waiting for her when she gets home. Continue reading »

Apr 142015
 

This shop and my mommy to be gift basket post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BestMomsDayEver #CollectiveBias

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and for someone I know, it’s a very special one.  I’m so excited to share that my sister-in-law and my brother are pregnant with their first child!  So this Mother’s Day will be her very first one.

Mommy to Be Gift Basket Ideas for Mother's Day #BestMomsDayEver

Next month I’ll have a whole lot of baby fun, but to kick off this special time in their lives I wanted to put together a Mother to Be gift basket for Mother’s Day for her.  I’ve filled it with some things I think she’ll need throughout her pregnancy, as well as a few cute gifts I found that I thought she’d appreciate. Continue reading »

Mar 302015
 

This Irish Spring shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySignatureMove #CollectiveBias

A few months back, Austin made it official: he swore in for the service.  He leaves in a couple of months for basic and following directly that some additional training for paratroopers.  Yes, he wants to jump out of planes and helicopters.  I’m more one of those “Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” people, but it’s something about which he’s very excited.

Swearing In

The Army has a tag line associated with them: Army Strong.  While I’m sure that it refers to their mental and physical prowess, I’m confident that it could also refer to something else: the smell of a soldier and his laundry after PT. Continue reading »

Feb 252015
 

This Pass the Puffs get well soon gift basket ideas post is sponsored by One2One Network. All words and opinions are my own.

This winter has been a particularly rough one for the flu and colds. I knew it was really bad when I received an email saying that there was a high flu warning for the Louisville and Cincinnati area. It’s definitely put me on high alert as to ways to avoid getting sick in the first place.

Make cold & flu season a little easier with these easy Get Well Soon Gift Basket ideas, like cough drops and Puffs Plus Lotion #PassThePuffs

But it’s not possible to always avoid getting sick. In fact, I’ve actually been feeling pretty run down for quite a few weeks. There’s rarely been a day when my desk wasn’t covered in tissues, cough drops, and a glass of orange juice. Continue reading »

Dec 182014
 

Hickory Farms Signature Chocolate is a partnered post.

You may remember a few weeks ago when I shared how when I was younger Hickory Farms had often been part of our holiday traditions.  Even though our Signature Pantry Planner box is pretty much gone now, I’ll be picking up another gift box for our trip to the in-laws on Christmas Eve.  Tradition is tradition, after all, right?

When you’re considering your own family’s Christmas traditions this year I encourage you to make donations of time or money one of them.  This is an especially hard time of year for those who already struggle; they could definitely benefit from a little Christmas magic.  Plus giving back makes you feel good so it’s a win-win situation. Continue reading »