Beauty and Fashion - Celebrating Family

These Boots Were Made for Hiking – Timberland at KicksUSA

I love going on hikes and taking walks outdoors. Not much matches the feeling of a breeze on my face, the sun on my back, and a trail before me. In Arizona we can hike nearly year-round and we have a variety of hiking trails and mountains at our disposal. I prefer to wear hiking […]

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 translates into using a […]

Burt’s Bees Natural Products – Plus 5 Ways to Make a Guest Feel at Home

Many thanks to Datarank and Burt’s Bees for their sponsorship of this post. Women spend a lot of time and concern over what we put into our bodies. Nutritionally savvy women try to avoid preservatives, artificial sweeteners, HFCS, and dyes. Where many of us miss the mark is with what we put onto our bodies. […]

Carter’s Fall Style: New Sizes, Styles, and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Carter’s. All opinions are 100% my own. Moms love Carter’s. I know I used to love dressing my babies up in Carter’s clothes because they were comfy, cute, and affordable. Even though my children have changed since those days, Carter’s is still known for their cute baby […]

More Than Beauty Sleep: My #AveenoDailyChallenge Story

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. My biggest health challenge over the past year or so has been getting enough sleep. My husband spent a lot of months in a war zone […]

Should Women Over 40 Have Long Hair? #YearTil40

I cut my hair short once. Even though it was for a good cause, I got a lot of grief from people who loved my long hair. I am still growing it out and it seems to be taking longer. My hair just doesn’t grow as fast as it used to. It isn’t as soft […]

Listerine 21-Day Challenge Results (and Getting Your Kids to Brush)

Disclosure: I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Last month I shared that I was participating in the LISTERINE® 21-Day […]

Do These Shoes Make Me Look Old? #YearTil40

Back when I was a teenager my favorite shoes were Converse All Stars. I love basic shoes and appreciate a classic. I also love that they can be a little offbeat and unique. But once I hit my 30s I stopped wearing my favorite shoes because I felt like I was trying to cling to […]

Back-to-school Physicals at Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

Back-to-school time really adds to the to-do list around here and one of the things on that list is a sports physical for my son. Luckily I got the chance to visit our local Walgreens Healthcare Clinic as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®. Walgreens has been revamping their stores and in many locations […]

Firmoo.com – Ordering Quality Glasses Online

Firmoo.com recently contacted me with the claim that they made ordering quality glasses online both easy and affordable. They let me pick out a couple pairs of prescription sunglasses for me to try out and review for Celebrating Family readers. I picked out the two pairs you see in the picture above. When I got the glasses in […]

Abbreviate an Embarrassing Problem with Abreva (Giveaway – 01/09)

I can still remember my first cold sore. I was so embarrassed and I was sure that the whole world could see it and that it was the topic of conversation for everyone in my school. Over twenty years later and I am still dealing with an occasional cold sore. I only get about one cold sore a year, but it almost always comes at a stressful time […]

Barbie Fashion Show at My House

Having a daughter really changed my life. Even though I was obviously a little girl myself once, I am perpetually surprised at how much my daughter already cares about fashion and  style. What she wears really matters to her and she enjoys dressing up.  In our family we are big on modesty and emphasizing inner beauty, but this mom has to […]