Why the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Rocked my World

Toyota Land Cruiser

Every now and then, I get a chance to borrow a car for a week in exchange for blogging about it and/or sharing my experience on social media. These are always great because the brands really want a sincere opinion…nobody is asking for a positive review, and I have free rein when it comes to… 

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Infused Water

13 Fruit-Infused Water Recipes

These infused water ideas should help you keep your water intake on track. Drinking plain water day in and day out can get so boring. Add some flavor to your water without adding all of the empty calories hidden in other beverages such as juice and soda. Every night I will prepare a jug of… 

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Free Christmas Event: Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington

One of the great things about Christmas in the Dallas area is that there is just so much fun stuff to do – there’s no excuse to be bored or miss out on any of the Christmas fun!  This year, I’m taking the family to the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, which we’ve never attended… 

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Gift of Lights

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

This post is brought to you by Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway. All opinions are my own…I can’t wait to share this with my local friends! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win admission and a gift card for dinner! So, guess what?… 

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Bacon Jalapeno Lit'l Smokies

Easy Party Food: Sweet Glaze Bacon Jalapeño Lit’l Smokies®

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hillshire Brands Company. All opinions are entirely my own. #joytothemeal It’s PARTY SEASON! I’m not kidding when I say that, either…the next few months are booked with parties, holiday events, and family get-togethers. It’s awesome, but it’s also a lot of work. And… 

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Top 10 Toys for Little Learners

Top 10 Toys for Little Learners

Educational toys are a dime a dozen. There are SO many toys out there claiming to teach our children, and what I’ve found is that most of them fall short. When it comes time to buy toys for my own kids, most toys fall into two categories: toys that entertain and toys that teach.  What I’m… 

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Printable Gift Tags

Free Printable Gift Tags: I’m Nuts About You!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orchard Valley Harvest . The opinions and text are all mine. The holidays are a time of excess. Right?! I mean, as I write this, my pants are waaaaay too tight thanks to waaaay too many treats, baked goods, and extra servings of side… 

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DIY Christmas Tree Crafts

18 Christmas Tree Crafts

These Christmas tree crafts will help you and the kids deck the halls. Christmas trees can be made with just about anything. All it take is a little creativity and some Christmas magic to get going. Use items such as buttons, craft sticks, and wine corks to make your Christmas tree masterpiece. Darth Vader Christmas… 

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Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Crock Pot Cranberry Sauce Recipes

These crock pot cranberry sauce recipes will help you steer clear of the canned cranberry sauce this year. I have never enjoyed eating canned cranberry sauce. It was always a dreaded side I would avidly avoid every year when I was growing up. After all, it tasted awful. Once I was introduced to fresh cranberry… 

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Best Star Wars Toys Pre-Schoolers

Best Star Wars Toys for Pre-Schoolers

Back when Jack was a baby, Charles bought a miniature lightsaber. Just the hilt, but it was made of metal, heavy, and basically a legit weapon. Which I suppose is the point, but remember…it was miniature. Maybe 5 inches long. So when Jack was actually old enough to hold it (and he was drawn to… 

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Natural Cough Remedies for Kids

Natural Cough Remedies for Kids and a New Natural Product You’ll Want to Know About

Thank you to Maty’s Healthy Products for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions are my own. It’s that time of year again…when viruses and allergies seem to multiply and attach themselves to every surface your kids touch. Then one morning they wake up with the dreaded cough (you know the one that sounds like there’s some… 

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