Oct 152014
 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Growing up in Maine, there were always plenty of adventurous winter activities in which to participate.  Skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating parties, ice fishing.  You name it, we were outside doing it.

Take Your GoPro HERO Camera to the Ski Lifts! #GoProatBestBuy

There were always some awesome moves being showed off on the mountain, or cool things we would have loved to capture while out riding a trail (hello, bears).  But that was before smartphones, and most of the time you didn’t really even want to bring a camera, as they weren’t designed to take the beating of an active lifestyle.  So when GoPro cameras came out, I thought “hey, it’s about time!”. Continue reading »

Oct 142014
 

This DIY Halloween Candy Dish post is sponsored by the Sverve #smokehousebbq campaign. All thoughts and words are my own.

Over the weekend I dug out my Halloween decorations and started to transform our house.  I actually couldn’t believe we’re already only three weeks away from Halloween!  I feel a little behind the ball on getting everything all set up.

DIY Halloween Candy Dish - Made from a terracotta pot! Easy craft for under $5 #SmokehouseBBQ

As I started to lay things out – the table runner, silly spider, ghost in a jar, pumpkins, you name it – I realized I was a little short on candy dishes.  Then I remembered the candy dish that I had made when I was younger as a gift for my Gram.  It was an easy project using terracotta pots, which I knew I had in my craft closet. Continue reading »

Oct 132014
 

This post on saving on my vegetable soup recipe with the Walmart Savings Catcher is sponsored by Crowdtap. All thoughts and words are my own. #WMTSavingsCatcher

We’ve had a pretty serious cold snap here the last few days, and it’s been frequently accompanied by rain.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of something hot.  Something like vegetable soup.

Vegetable Soup Recipe #WMTSavingsCatcher

My husband is a fan of soups in general and requests them frequently.  The other day as I was heading out the door to pick up groceries, my husband suggested that I also get the things I’d need to make vegetable soup.  I took a mental inventory of what we already had in the pantry and fridge, then added the rest of the ingredients to the shopping app on my phone. Continue reading »

Oct 122014
 

This DIY MistleToes gift post is brought to you by DataRank and Burt’s Bees. All words, projects, and opinions are my own.

I’m getting a little bit giddy.  Christmas, which is my absolute favorite time of year, is getting closer by the day.  In fact, there are only a little over 73 days until the big day arrives.

DIY Pamper Your MistleToes Gift and Free Printable Tag

I like to work on my shopping list throughout the year, especially if I’m doing any handmade gifts, like the DIY whisk gift I shared last year.  This year I have a number of people to whom I would like to gift the gift of pampering.  So I thought I would put together these cute DIY MistleToes gifts. Continue reading »

Oct 112014
 

Now that Bubbles is older, I feel confident in taking her to see movies at the theater.  She loves the experience of the big chairs and the big screen, and even if she doesn’t always catch every joke or nuance, she likes laughing along with everyone else.  And if she also gets to order some popcorn, she’s in seventh heaven.

The Cooper Family Surviving Another Day inin Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, #VeryBadDay

When I received the invite for us to attend a screening this past week for Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day I suspected that it would be a good choice for the whole family.  It is, after all, based on the children’s book of the same title.  Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was a book I remember enjoying as a kid, and so I was interested to see how it would translate to the big screen. Continue reading »