Dec 132014
 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jostens. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the rites of passage when I was younger was receiving your class ring.  I’ve come to learn that the tradition of how and when kids receive their ring varies widely by state to state (and likely even school to school).  The constant, though, is that it was still kind of a big deal.

As a lot of school-related traditions have changed or faded over the years but class rings haven’t been one of them.  I think part of it is because you can make it a really personal thing – chose the stone, the style, the activities you want highlighted, everything.  I received mine as an 8th grade graduation present, which was awesome: I had 4 years of school to wear it.

Here are 3 tips on how to choose a class ring. One is to consider your school's traditions - like this ring ceremony Austin had.

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Dec 042014
 

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Yesterday I had a fun package waiting on my doorstep when I got home from shopping.  It was my Tiny Prints Christmas cards order!  I almost opened the box before I even went inside, I was so excited to look them over.

Tiny Prints Christmas Cards for 2014

I’ve been ordering Tiny Prints Christmas cards for the last three or four years.  The quality has always been awesome.  I love them so much, I even trusted Bubbles’ birth announcements to Tiny Prints and received a number of comments on how gorgeous the cards were. Continue reading »

Dec 022014
 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Old Wisconsin® and Irish Spring® and Speed Stick® GEAR™. All opinions are 100% mine.

Shopping for stocking stuffers for guys has always been harder for me than shopping for stocking stuffers for the gals.  Growing up with two younger brothers, you would think I have ideas in spades.  And while I do have some, I inevitably end up with more items for the girls on my list than the guys.

Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Millennial Guys

I’ve shared a master list of over 125 stocking stuffer ideas for all ages before.  But if you’re specifically trying to find some things for millennial guys, then here are a few of my easy stocking stuffer ideas. Continue reading »

Nov 182014
 

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I don’t post a lot of shopping deals throughout the years, but ’tis the season, right?  I know everyone tries to stretch their shopping dollar this time of year especially, so I wanted to share a few of the best sales going on or coming up that I know of.

Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection
This is one awesome deal, so don’t miss out!  Today and tomorrow ONLY with our exclusive promo code TPSAVE30FS you’ll get 30% off SITE-WIDE plus free shipping on your purchases at Tiny Prints!  I’ll be sharing with you the process of ordering cards in the near future, but if you already have your photos ready, don’t miss out on this!  If you need an extra day, tomorrow you can use code 30SALENOV to still save 25% off site-wide, which is also great. Continue reading »

Oct 202014
 

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

We have been on-the-go quite a bit lately.  Road trips, day trips, shopping, corn mazes and pumpkin patch visits.  And while it’s a lot of fun, preparing and packing for excursions that include a 3-year-old can definitely take a little bit of pre-planning.

On-the-Go Energy with Jif To Go Dippers #GetGoing

I have a “Preschooler Bag” (anyone have a better name for a diaper bag for preschoolers?  I’d love to hear it) that I like to keep stocked with whatever we might need: wipes, sunscreen, an extra outfit, books, crayons, small toys, etc.  And let’s not forget the snacks.  Snacks can make or break an outing, especially if any of your family members have a tendency to get “hangry”. Continue reading »