May 122015
 

This post and gum health tips are brought to you by Sverve. All opinions and words are my own.

Recently I read a startling statistic: about half of Americans age 30 and older have gum disease.  Considering that gum health plays an important role in your overall health, that’s kind of a scary number.  Gum disease has been associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, as well as having a low-weight baby or premature birth.  And if you already have any of those conditions, it can make it harder to control the disease.

The ABCs of Gum Health

With Ashley being Type 1 the word diabetes always grabs my attention when I’m reading.  And now that Sam & Abby (as well as two other cousins that recently announced) are pregnant, anything pregnancy-related tends to catch my eye, too, so this is something that really stood out to me. Continue reading »

May 082015
 

A few weeks ago I shared with you a Mom-to-Be Mother’s Day gift idea as a way to share the announcement that my sister-in-law Abby and my brother Sam are pregnant with their first baby.  I am so excited that I’m going to be an Auntie, as I have a lot of great memories of doing fun things with my aunts.

Classic Egg Salad Sandwiches - this egg salad recipe is easy and delicious.

To extend the fun, over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing lots of baby and baby shower fun.  Baby shower recipes, crafts, DIY gifts and decorations, must have baby items and more.  Follow along with hashtag #BabyCBabyShower on Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss any of the fun. Continue reading »

May 052015
 

This shop and washi tape crafts vase tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Opinions are mine, but the fun can be yours. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias

We are so thankful that the weather is progressively getting better and better.  We move from snow in March (let’s not think about any more of that) to a very, very, very rainy April.  But that old adage is true – April showers have brought May flowers, and with them the opportunity for a lot more outside fun.

Easy Kids Washi Tape Crafts: Washi Tape Vases

It’s been in the 80s for the last few days and according to the forecast that’s going to hold for the rest of the week, too.  Some days are even supposed to peek into the 90s.  But because this is Louisville, I know that we could wake up tomorrow and it’s 20 degrees out, so I wanted us to get out and have some fun in case the weatherman was wrong. Continue reading »

May 032015
 

This techie mom 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. All drooling over the bag is my own.

While I don’t consider myself a real fashionista (maybe when my days include less crawling under bushes for lost golf balls or baseballs and more afternoon massages?) I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for shoes and bags (well, and earrings).  And while my bags (and shoes) are more function than flair these days, I do like them to be at least somewhat stylish.

Function & Fashion for the Techie Mom - Modal Concept Tote Bag

As a blogger and all-around techie mom, when I leave the house my devices usually leave with me.  My phone and a car charger are the bare minimum and depending on where I’m headed I may even have my laptop with me.  But I still need space for juice boxes, coloring books, and fruit snacks, too. Continue reading »

Apr 302015
 

Bubbles celebrated her 4th birthday back in February.  I had big plans of sharing the entire thing with you at that time, but we were all sick both prior to and following her birthday, so sharing the details kind of slid to the back burner.

One Bowl Elsa Doll Cake Tutorial for a Frozen Birthday Party

As she’s getting older now and definitely has her own opinion on things, I let her choose her own party theme this year.  We looked at some different options online and in the stores, and in the end she (unsurprisingly) chose a Frozen theme.  And once we had decided on Frozen, I knew I wanted to try my hand at an Elsa cake. Continue reading »