Best Toys for Kids – Christmas 2015

Science Set for Girls

This is a sponsored post. All opinion are my own – I attended a cool event to see all of these toys firsthand, and I chose my favorite toys to showcase in the list below. Christmas is coming, you guys! Woohoo! For some of us, this means we’ve already got Christmas shopping underway (I’ve bought one… 

Read More »

How Bloggers Make Money

How Bloggers Make Money (and how to best monetize YOUR blog)

This is my second post in a new series about “Blogging for Business,” which is basically where I’m going to give you alllll my secrets for turning your blog into a business and/or using your blog to support a business.  Today let’s talk about how bloggers make money and how you can put these practices into… 

Read More »

Toddler dancewear

Where to Find Toddler Dancewear on a Budget

Do you have a little ballerina in your life? When Claire started taking ballet, I as so excited to buy her a little leotard and tights and ballet shoes. It turned out that my petite child with her miniature feet (she’s four-years-old and just barely outgrowing her size 6 shoes!) was super hard to shop… 

Read More »

Snoopy Eggs

Snoopy Hard-Boiled Eggs Make Healthy Party Snacks!

This post is sponsored by Lonestar Eggs. All opinions are my own. September 29th was my dog’s birthday. Snoopy, our beloved Beagle/Border Collie/Something Else rescue dog, turned two! So of course I wanted to throw him a party, but…that seemed like a lot of work. So instead, I came up with some healthy party snacks… 

Read More »


10 Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

For me, fall means lots of excuses to craft, pumpkin candles for months, and comfort food. I wish it didn’t, but…it does. I wish I could find healthy comfort food, but I don’t even know if that’s a real thing. I think healthy comfort food is kind of like a trick. HOW CAN I BE COMFORTED… 

Read More »

Where is Pidge? by Michelle Staubach Grimes

Kids and Adults Alike will Love “Where is Pidge?” by Michelle Staubach Grimes

I received a copy of Where is Pidge? by Michelle Staubach Grimes I so could share the book and how it’s promoting literacy. I’ve got an autographed copy to send to a lucky reader, too! The only thing better than a great children’s book is a great children’s book written by a local author working… 

Read More »

Dark Rising

Dark Rising: Book Two of the Archangel Prophecies

I received a copy of the book Dark Rising by Monica McGurk. I also have a copy to send one lucky reader! This post contains affiliate links. About a year ago, I shared a review of the new book, Dark Hope, by Monica McGurk. It was Book One of the Archangel Prophesies, and it too… 

Read More »

Have a Nice Bite!

Printable “Have a Nice Bite!” Treat Bag Labels

When I was a kid, I’d go to my Gramma Polly’s house the week before Halloween and help her stuff treat bags to hand out to all of the trick-or-treaters. In my mind, I did this every year and stuffed tons of bags. In reality, I probably helped her a few times and judging by… 

Read More »

LeapPad Platinum

The New LeapPad Platinum Tablet for Kids

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. Raise you hand if you love LeapFrog! :::hand raised::: Everyone in our family loves LeapFrog, and our LeapPad tablet for kids… 

Read More »

Easy Fall DIY Centerpieces

Easy DIY Centerpieces for Fall

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeForFall #CollectiveBias Last year, I had the cutest centerpiece on my table. It was a big jar full of little pumpkins and cinnamon sticks, and it smelled amazing – I could smell it from the moment I’d walk… 

Read More »

First Day of School

Capturing Everyday Moments with the Lumix G7

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #4KPhoto #4KFun Eeek! Summer is over and all of a sudden we have schedules. Schedules! Places to be. Things to do. Commitments. Library books to return. Soccer… 

Read More »