Dec 092016
 

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

Let’s be honest, teens are sometimes hard to shop for.  They’re too old for “toys” and unless you really know their style, clothes can be a dicey call.

Gift giving made easy - hot tech for teens including the Microsoft Surface Pro

It’s hard to go wrong with tech gifts though.  Whether for play, social, study, or work, something that plugs in or comes with a charger is sure to please. Continue reading »

May 252016
 

National Donut day is coming up!  Donuts always had a big role in family celebrations when I was growing up, as cake-style donuts were one of my Gram’s specialties.

3 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day!

So I can’t let a holiday like National Donut Day pass by without participating.  And thankfully Entenmann’s wanted to help us party in style, too, with a fun National Donut Day party pack they sent us. Continue reading »

Nov 302015
 

Baking cookies and other treats has long been one of my favorite holiday activities.  My Gram always turned it into a real occasion, filling her kitchen with dozens of different bars, squares, cookies, drops, brownies, and fudge.  She would put a few of each sweet on a platter or in a box and deliver them to friends and family all over town.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups recipe to share during the holidays

While my Gram personally delivered most of her treats, some of them were done as an anonymous drop off.  It’s a fun and easy way to add a little joy to someone’s day and it’s also a great way to teach kids the spirit of giving. Continue reading »

Nov 182015
 

It’s always around this time of year that I start to get the itch to go somewhere.  Whether it’s up north to connect with family for the holidays, out west to take in some beautiful scenery, or back south to soak up some rays and reminisce, I just get the travel bug.

Snow for Christmas is nice, snow before Thanksgiving is just messy

That photo was taken exactly one year ago yesterday.  Now, I’m a huge fan of a white Christmas but a white Thanksgiving is not something I need.  With as hard as it’s currently raining and as cold as it’s been getting at night, all I can think is with just a small drop in temperature we’d be getting a massive snow storm today, too. Continue reading »

May 282015
 

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

Father’s Day is coming up and this year I have my eye on sporting goods for hubs.  He loves to fish and camp and just be outside in general, and Bubbles has become increasingly interested in those things, too.  I thought it would be appropriate for her gifts for Daddy to be things they can do together.

If sporting goods are on your list, too, Cabela’s has lots of great options.  They’ve even put together a “Tents & Tackles” gift guide for you to make it extra-easy.

Find all your sporting goods at Cabela's, like this 8 person tent

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