Summer is here, and that means it’s time to finally make an attempt at relaxation! For families looking for an unexpected, off-the-beaten-path vacation spot, look no further than the great centennial state of Colorado! Normally billed as a place to only go during the winter for skiing, with its incredibly geographically diverse landscape of … [Read More...]
Make your own cat toys! All it takes is a couple of wine corks and a few other items you probably have around the house.
Homemade Cat Toys
To make your own cat toys you will need
E6000 epoxy glue
Trimmings like feathers, pipe cleaners, jute, raffia, etc.
Start by steaming the wine corks for a few minutes to soften … [Read More...]
Remember earlier this summer when we talked about Potty Training Tips? Which Potty Personality did your child turn out to have?
Let's take it on the road now with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership and discuss some tips for potty training while traveling, since I know lots of you have trips planned for the rest of the summer.
When traveling with … [Read More...]
I saw a tote bag on Amazon recently that just said "Random Crap." How fun, funny, and fitting, right? I mean that's exactly what usually winds up in my reusable tote bags: a bunch of random crap. I didn't feel like paying for a bag when I really just wanted the witty sentiment so I decided to make my own Random Crap bag. Here's how you can … [Read More...]
About 6 months ago I pierced my nose. This is relevant to my story, I swear. Anyhow, with a new hole punched in my face, I found myself noticing all the other people walking around with extra holes in their faces. SOLIDARITY. One of whom was the barista in my local coffee shop. She’s young, early 20’s, and super adorable. I complimented her when … [Read More...]
Day 8 on Paleo and I'm craving meat like crazy (which is better than craving junk food, right?) Enter the meat clearance at Kroger and my eduction on how to cook New York strip steak. This skillet method works amazingly well for chuck-eye steak so I decided to give it a go with a couple of discounted New York strips...with delicious results!
How … [Read More...]
Sweet T and Gus invited two friends over this week for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles playdate! We headed over to Target to find everything we needed for a bodacious playdate. Keep reading for two free TMNT printables too and to find out how you can win a Fandango and Target gift card!
It's been in the triple digits each most days here, so … [Read More...]
I have been meaning to try Blue Apron fresh food delivery service for some time now so when Blue Apron reached out and asked me to review a box, I was eager to do so! Learn about my experience and keep reading for a breakdown of the benefits to help you decide if a Blue Apron subscription is right for you (and if you decided that it is, you can get … [Read More...]
Knowing you will be flying with a toddler can create a lot anxiety before your trip, especially if this is your first time flying with a child this age. While traveling by car or train may seem more appealing with littles, it’s often not an option. The fantastic news is that flying with a toddler doesn’t have to be a nightmare, for you or anyone … [Read More...]
This week my babysitter took my kids to the zoo, while I worked from a coffee shop in town. My daughters are 6 and 9. They are capable, bright, and incredibly active. The zoo was the perfect place for them to run off some energy, be entertained, maybe even pet a goat. My oldest daughter wanted the babysitter to take a picture of a peacock preening … [Read More...]
Let's hear it for dads! They give us so much of their time, love, and attention, right? I know I've learned so many things from my own father and it's fun to watch Sweet T and Gus learn from Hubs. He has at least twice the patience as I do!
This Father’s Day, Embassy Suites by Hilton wants to express their gratitude and appreciation for dads … [Read More...]
10 Tips for Potty Training
As soon as your child hits the ripe old age of two years you start to envision a world without diapers and wipes. It’s easy to get caught up in potty training stories from other parents who had their child completely out of diapers at age two. I was one of them since my older daughter Sweet T potty trained in one day … [Read More...]
These easy, bite-sized desserts combine two of everyone's favorite flavors: bacon and chocolate!
Chocolate Maple Bacon Truffles
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tub Betty Crocker maple bacon frosting OR
1 tub vanilla frosting with 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 Tablespoon milk
3 Tablespoons solid shortening
1 cup Ghirardelli semi … [Read More...]
Care all day, every day for your skin during the summer when days are longer and there are more hours of daylight. During the #CVSLoveYourSkin chat, we'll be talking summer skin care tips with Dr. Mona Gohara, Associate Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology!
Join the conversation!
When - Tuesday, June 14 … [Read More...]