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 »

Nov 272016
 

Christmas tree decorating traditions are some of my most favorite holiday traditions.  From hiking out with my Dad and brothers to cut the family Christmas tree to some of the new traditions I’ve adopted since marrying there are plenty of tree decorating memories to make me smile.

5 Christmas Tree Decorating Traditions that you can easily try with your own family.

In the past Bubbles has looked at the Christmas tree with awe and wanted to touch each ornament as it was hung.  This year she was even more excited to participate in decorating process.  Thank you to Hallmark for sending us new ornaments to compliment our Christmas tree decorating traditions. 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 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 202015
 

This shop and my DIY menu board have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #V8EnergyBoost #CollectiveBias

The past few days have been a little hectic.  Between visitors, work, the rainy weather, groundskeeping, cooking, cleaning, and scheduling a family night out to the movies, my head has been spinning just a tiny bit.  I don’t know that we are any “busier” now than when Bubbles was a baby, but it’s a different kind of busy that takes a little more planning.

Make your days less hectic with an easy DIY Menu Board for family meal planning

The older Bubbles gets, the more hectic I know it will get, too.  We’re already looking into some tumbling classes or a soccer league for her and those practices have to be accounted for in our daily ebb and flow.  I can tell that to keep up, I’m going to need two things: a lot more energy and a better scheduling system. Continue reading »