#ForWhatMattersMost This Holiday Season

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I have received information about the TYLENOL® For What Matters Most™ campaign from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. When you think of Christmas, or whatever it is your family celebrates this time of year, what stands out to you? What traditions do you hold so dear that you would never go a … [Read more...]

Take the Tech Timeout Challenge this Holiday


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Forester’s Tech Timeout through Sverve. Regardless, all opinions are still 100% my own. Everyone’s heard the stories. When I grew up there was one telephone in the house. It was in the kitchen, and you shared a party line with the neighbors. If you went out to dinner, or just went outside, you were unreachable. Today everyone has a smartphone attached to … [Read more...]

Reasons To Take Part In The Great American Milk Drive

Reasons to take part in The Great American Milk Drive

We all know the Christmas is coming, but do you know how you’re going to help a family in need?  Maybe you have heard of The Great American Milk Drive?  If not, it’s kind of cool, and I am excited to share it with you because it’s a great way that we can all give back without leaving your chair.  What is The Great American Milk Drive? If you follow me, you have likely read my post about ending … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why We Love Family Game Night!

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We are a real close knit family and do just about everything together. We love Family game night, there's nothing better than being able to drop everything about the day, turn off the telly, put away all the technical devices and having a blast spending quality time together as a family. Board games are a favorite in our home its a major plus when you get one that the whole family can enjoy. We … [Read more...]

The Top 4 Best Selling Holiday Gifts For 2014 From Ideavillage!

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Every year I look forward to our holiday gift guide and this year I have the top 4 best-selling  holiday gifts for 2014 from ideavillage and I know your going to love each one! I so enjoy sharing with all of you our wonderful, personal, holiday favorite stories, idea's and recipes, along with the best-selling innovative products out on the market today. We all love to save money especially … [Read more...]

So, Where Do You Find A Great Stocking Stuffer?

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If you are anything like our family then hanging & stuffing the stockings are the main event on Christmas eve!! So, where do you find a great stocking stuffer? The answer my friends is simple, The Container Store!! Who would have thought The Container Store would be your "go to" place for all your stocking stuffing needs and more? Well they are!! As you know, stockings, when properly stuffed, … [Read more...]

Bring Back Game Night with The Game Chef #Gift Guide


Make time to share the laughs, with Long Story Short by The Game Chef. Bring Back Game Night with The Game Chef #Gift Guide When our daughter was growing up, we had family game night every Friday night.  Actually, we called it our sleepover night because it was the night we all grabbed our sleeping bags and fell asleep watching a movie.  However, it wasn't the movie that made the … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Present … Ever


This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Walmart and a campaign for Sverve. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. My childhood was absolutely amazing! Now, I can tell you that when I was a child I certainly didn’t feel that way but now that I am an adult and I am able to look back, without a doubt, it was amazing. In fact, I don’t think it is possible that anyone … [Read more...]



Who of you has ever been all decked out, ready to go to that party you have been looking forward to only to carelessly spill wine or coffee down the front of yourself?  I’m sure it has happened to us all at one time or another,   An Australian Company called Threadsmiths has invented your basic T Shirt that repels all water based liquids.  YUP! That’s right. Totally stain … [Read more...]

Reasons Family Time Is Important and Nonnegotiable

Reasons Family Time Is Important and Nonnegotiable

I am participating in this campaign as a member of  The Niche Parent Network & Conference in partnership with Mrs. Fields. All opinions are my own. If there is anything I look forward to every single week, it’s our family time.  Typically, we will get together right after my husband gets home from work, make and make a game plan for dinner, and whether we’re going to watch a movie, … [Read more...]

Help Schoola Help Our Schools #schoolasavings

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This is a sponsored post, all opinions are our own.  We LOVE Schoola! I don’t know if you read my post -Why Parents Should Be Involved with Their Child’s Education.  If you didn’t have a chance, be sure to swing by and read it!  Being involved with our children, their education, and life is extremely important.  I count my blessings every single day because I am finally able … [Read more...]

Smithfield Garlic and Herb Pork Stir-Fry Recipe


I’m a big fan of my husband’s cooking. Not because I don’t like to cook, but because I’m pretty terrible at it (kinda). Boil water? Check. Hot Dogs? Check. Spaghetti? It’s a stretch. Anything more complicated? Hahahahahaha. Not a chance. Family meals like Thanksgiving? I’m usually banned from the kitchen altogether to prevent me from ruining the meal. But I’m trying to learn, when my family lets … [Read more...]

11 Reasons To Love Springfree Trampolines Springless Trampoline!

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I'm going to be honest, before I was asked to be a Springfree Trampoline Ambassador I had no idea there was a springless trampoline!  There sure is, and Springfree Trampolines are AWESOME!  I cannot tell you how happy not only happy the kids were for their recent trampoline upgrade, but my husband and I are trilled to know our kids are jumping on the worlds safest trampoline. … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Parents To Get Ready For Back To School

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This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions, and love for Walmart and Hello Kitty are my own. Soon the kids be heading back to school, but first parents have to get the kids back in their school routine, go back to school shopping, and get back in a routine themselves.. Getting back in school mode isn't always easy - for parents!  It's not always easy to get yourself, much less the … [Read more...]

25 College Dorm Room Ideas

25 College Dorm Room Ideas

I cannot believe we are already talking about going back to school, and college dorm room ideas, but we are, and my niece will be leaving for college this year.  She is so excited, nervous, and excited, lol.  My poor sister-n-law is a mess, but she has been doing a great job focusing on things her daughter is going to need for dorm room life.  25 College Dorm Room Ideas Dorm … [Read more...]

How To Raise Money For Kids Soccer Teams

How To Raise Money For Youth Soccer Teams

Children from all over the world love to play soccer.  It's a great sport for both their physical and emotional wellbeing will benefit from playing the sport.  I played soccer as a child, and now I get to watch my children play soccer.  From watching my kids practice to helping them raise money for kid's soccer I am happy I can be part of it.  Speaking of raising money for … [Read more...]

Train Safety: Meet The Train Your Brain Mascot, Brainy

Train Safety: Meet The Train Your Brain Mascot, Brainy

Train safety is a bigger issue than you might think. Did you know that about every three hours in the United States, someone is hit by a train? What a startling statistic! The good news is that railroad companies such as Norfolk Southern are trying to shrink startling statistics like these. They’ve implemented a public safety campaign, titled “Train Your Brain,” to train the general public to … [Read more...]

Tips for Picking Out the Best Games for Your Family Game Night


Family game night is something that I honestly plan on instilling for 2015. You might ask why I don't start now and the fact remains that I still have one that is not quite old enough and trying to juggle a toddler while trying to play games is something that I just do not do well. I do think that 2015 is going to be an amazing new year for us filled with lots of fun thanks to innovative companies … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Active All Summer Long


Summer time is one of the hardest time as a stay at home mom in my opinion. While it is the most challenging time, it is also my absolute favorite time because it means that I am going to get to spend all of my time with my amazing children. The toughest challenge that I have is with keeping them active. Let's face it in this iPad, video game, and phone obsessed world children are just not as … [Read more...]

6 Things We Love About Zazzle.com!

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What an awesome time of the year this is for me. As you know two very special events are in the month of June, school graduation & Father’s day. If your family is a big as mine then you have a couple of children that will be stepping forward in life through graduation and a couple of dad’s that deserve to be acknowledged for all they do. I love to shop that’s a given, but when I have two or … [Read more...]