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Some of the Best Photo Christmas Cards and they are available with same day service! Good news for those of us who feel so far behind each year

Our Best Photo Christmas Cards Yet!

December is here and my stress level is already ratcheting up thanks to the hustle and bustle of the season. Notes come home from Sweet T's school several times per week announcing yet another holiday development that requires something from mama. Various groups I'm in that meet on a monthly basis all want to get together for a special Christmas … [Read More...]

Use these 5 tips to prevent holiday weight gain and make your New Year's resolution easier to keep!

How to indulge this holiday season, without the guilt – 5 tips!

This time of year it's seemingly impossible to avoid the temptation of treats. The grocery stores give out samples, offices have them set out within reach. My neighbor’s offer them aplenty and you'll even find them in my own kitchen. Bowls full of candy and mints, festive plates piled high with cookies and bars. Even pies! Follow these simple steps … [Read More...]

Disney Luggage for Adults! American Tourister Minnie Mouse Suitcase Review. They have Star Wars luggage too!

Disney Luggage for Adults! American Tourister Suitcase Review

American Tourister has a new line of luggage that Disney fans will be excited about: Disney luggage for adults and kids who love Disney as much as I do! Disney Luggage for Adults American Tourister's Disney Collection has some cute suitcases for women like this 28" Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Suitcase that I review below. American Tourister Disney … [Read More...]

Road Trip Checklist and 6 holiday travel tips for your road trip this year!

Road Trip Checklist for Holiday Travel

The holidays are here and we kicked off the season with a Thanksgiving holiday road trip to my in-laws home in Pensacola. Of course we made the short drive to the beach while we were there. 73 degrees is warm enough for a beach day, right? We're back home now where it's rainy and cold (boo) but you can have safe and pleasant holiday travels … [Read More...]

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Join me for the #SamsClubBaby Twitter Party Wed. Dec 2nd at 2pm ET

This is a sponsored post for Sam's Club Join me on Wednesday, December 2nd at 2pm ET for a fun Twitter Party all about baby! Getting out often may be difficult for a new mom, but being able to buy diapers, wipes and more in bulk means more time at home with baby. Join our Twitter Party to share stories and photos of your little angels, … [Read More...]

Some of the best crafts for 5 year olds are crafts and activities that they can do independently! Check out these fun crafts for kids that require minimal supervision and watch your child feel proud of his success!

Best Crafts for 5 Year Olds: Christmas gift ideas!

"Can we do a craft?" is something I hear every single day, often multiple times. At 5 years old, Sweet T has pretty much abandoned toys in favor of crafts, books, and games. While I'm all for creativity, It's not practical for me to sit beside her for hours each day while she crafts to her heart's content, so I often need crafts for 5 year olds … [Read More...]

Hot wheels track sets

Hot Wheels Review and a Giveaway! {Ends 12/7}

Christmas Ideas for Boys In my Travel Gifts for Men post I established how hard it sometimes is to buy gifts for men. Sometimes I feel the exact same way about little boys too. After all, I never was one myself and I don't have any brothers so...what are some good Christmas ideas for boys? As the mother of a son now, I need to know these things … [Read More...]

Christmas in Branson is a holiday experience you don't want to miss! Find out all about this popular Christmas destination with this travel guide that showcases Branson at Christmastime.

Christmas in Branson 2015

While people are just beginning to think about how they will deck the halls this Christmas, Christmas in Branson has already begun! The small city of just under 12,000 residents plays host to nearly 8 million people annually. The Christmas spirit is alive and well in this city which was named one of the top 25 destinations in the United States by … [Read More...]

Beautiful fall mantle perfect for Thanksgiving or autumn.

Fall Home Tour with Thanksgiving Decor

Last week I visited my friend Deanna (of Halloween Centerpiece fame) and was once again awed by her creativity. Her home looks like Hobby Lobby and Pinterest had a baby together; a beautiful, warm, cuddly one that sleeps through the night. What a welcoming, festive atmosphere! Let's take a fall home tour of her dining room and all its … [Read More...]

Pecan Apple RITZwiches holiday ritz cracker recipe for Thanksgiving

Holiday RITZ Crackers Recipe & Thanksgiving Dessert Table

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Delicious food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere are two key elements of good hospitality. If you're hosting Thanksgiving in your home this year, use this holiday RITZ crackers recipe and Thanksgiving dessert table ideas to … [Read More...]

Homemade Reindeer Ornament. Make this DIY Christmas ornament craft with your kids for some holiday fun.

Reindeer Crafts for Kids: Homemade Ornament

Christmastime's a comin' and that means getting to do some Christmas crafts with my kids. At ages 5 and 3, they love to do crafts but still need a bit of help with some of the steps (I'll let them use the hot glue gun on their 17th birthdays.) This Reindeer Crafts for Kids is perfect for little ones to create with help from mom, and what better way … [Read More...]

Best Gifts for Travelers: Travel Gift Ideas for men and people who love to travel

Travel Gifts for Men: Best Travel Gift Ideas for 2016!

Men are notoriously difficult to buy for. It seems like their wish lists items are complex, expensive or both. You can't just buy them a candle and some body wash and be done with it, right? And they say women are complicated. Humph. If you have a travelling man in your life, gift buying can be a lot easier.  Find some of the best travel gifts for … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving turkey crafts abound, so why not mix things up a little with a pilgrim hat instead? This pilgrim hat craft makes a cute table setting or thanksgiving craft for kids. Add some popcorn and they are tasty too!

Popcorn Pilgrim Hat Craft

Thanksgiving turkey crafts abound, so why not mix things up a little with a pilgrim hat instead? This pilgrim hat craft makes a cute Thanksgiving table setting or Thanksgiving craft for kids. Add some popcorn to make it tasty. For this pilgrim hat craft you will need: Black paper cups Exacto knife Black construction paper Gold ric … [Read More...]

Hilton Sandestin Review

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa: A Review and Some Tips!

We just returned from a glorious girl's trip to Destin, Florida. The beautiful gulf beach and the hospitality of the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa were just what two moms and their girls needed. Sweet T enjoyed fun with friends and so did I! If you're considering a family resort vacation, the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort … [Read More...]