Celebrating Family
  • 50 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas (That Are Not Candy)
  • 7 Vegetarian Holiday Main Dishes
  • Two Fun and Meaningful Ways to Reduce Christmas Present Overload
  • Candy Cane Cookies – A Christmas Tradition
  • The Successful Road Trip – Tips for Traveling With Kids

Olive Garden and MasterChef Junior – A Partnership You Can Taste

Olive Garden is a favorite dining destination in my family. My husband seems to be addicted to the bread sticks and Alfredo sauce, while my kiddos seem to love everything. I really enjoy the eggplant Parmesan as well as the fact that the kid's meals are large enough to satisfy my growing 12 year … [Read More...]

Eight Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

I simply love Thanksgiving. Family gathered together, food, football, stories, and of course the giving of thanks all make the day one to cherish. The fun times can get pretty crazy, especially if the kiddos are not engaged or involved in the preparations and celebration. Here are eight easy … [Read More...]

PlantBottle Technology – A Look at the Dasani Green Bottle Cap Water Bottle

This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company. Recycling has grown and changed quite a bit during my lifetime. I can remember when recycling was just about making money by collecting cans. Today there are seemingly endless recycling options but in my home I tend to focus on recycling … [Read More...]

Little Red-Haired Girl Chocolate Popcorn

I am a life-long Peanuts fan and I am so very excited about the new movie! To celebrate, I joined a fun group of bloggers to create Peanuts-inspired recipes and crafts. Each creation is based on a Peanuts character. I picked the Little Red-Haired Girl because I always found her character to be fun … [Read More...]

Coffee Your Way – #RemixYourCoffee (Plus a Giveaway)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Colder weather is finally here and one of my favorite ways to celebrate the chill in the air is with a … [Read More...]

Celebrating Shelter Dogs and How You Can Help – #PedigreeGives

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PedigreeGives #CollectiveBias Life is better with a dog. Who else loves you unconditionally and thinks you are the most fantastic person ever? The days in my life where I have not had a dog are … [Read More...]

Jord Wood Watches: A Unique Gift for Yourself or Someone You Love

Watches are making a big comeback and I am so glad! With more and more people carrying cell phones, fewer and fewer people have been wearing watches. In fact, I know many people, especially young people, who do not even own a watch. But as many try to reduce their smartphone use, that often … [Read More...]

Motherhood is Sweet

There really is no way to describe the love you can have for your children. Being a mom truly changes your life. In so many ways, motherhood makes your life harder, but there is a sweetness to it that eclipses the struggles. Deciding to become a mother is risky. It means you might have to give up on … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

Eight Classic Road Trip Games (Free Printable)

My family took a lot of road trips when I was growing up and we did not have portable DVD players, mobile phones, or handheld video games to keep us busy. My mom had to be creative to keep me and my sisters from destroying each other and annoying her … [Read More...]

Children’s Book Week

This week, May 4-10, is Children's Book Week.  In honor of its 96th anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to share this list of some of my favorite children's books. I posted this list a few years ago, but I think it is worth sharing again. … [Read More...]

Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron: Coloring Sheets Your Kids Will Love

The U.S. premiere of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is next week and I am so very excited. We have been on Avengers overload in my house. I think we have watched just about every iteration of Avengers available on Netflix and wherever else we find … [Read More...]

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Kid Friendly Crafts

Eight Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

I simply love Thanksgiving. Family gathered together, … [Read More...]

Pan Necklace Craft

Peter Pan is an old tale that generations have enjoyed. … [Read More...]

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