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Turn Your Child’s Art into a Stuffed Animal – Budsies Review

Budsies are the perfect gift to transform the imagination of your child’s art into a huggable stuffed animal keepsake.  Kids are creative. They make the best, most imaginative masterpieces. I wish I could hold on to everything but there isn’t enough room in my house. So when Budsies asked me to try out their amazing service […]

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Donate to Charity with Coinstar

This post is brought to you by Coinstar.  We don’t use cash a lot but when we do, we always save our change for the kids. They both have savings accounts that we deposit their piggy banks into. My little one doesn’t really collect like the other one does. JaMonkey has piggy banks in different […]

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All Hail King Julien – Netflix Original

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam Last weekend Netflix invited us to experience their newest Netflix Originals show for kids. We all remember the silly King Julien from Madagascar, well this show is all about him and the other lemurs on the island. It’s called All Hail King Julien and it is now […]

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Getting Crafty with the Kids during the Holidays

Finding fun ways to spend time with the kids during the holidays without breaking the bank can sometimes be a challenge. If your children get bored they will quickly let you know, which may lead to conflict. Here are a few cool stationery projects you can complete with your children to help you connect and […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Tech Lover at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Everyone has a little tech geek living inside them. We all secretly want the latest and greatest electronics. I know I’ve been eyeing a few things myself this year. Best Buy […]

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Bringing Back Old Holiday Memories

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glade®. The opinions and text are all mine. I have a photographic memory but I don’t always remember everything but there are some scents that can trigger a flood of memories. I used to go to a lot of overnight camps when I was […]

Homemade Snowman Marshmallow Straws

Homemade Snowmen Marshmallow Straws

This post is brought to you by the Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen I’ve not tried my hand at homemade marshmallows because I thought is was hard but I was surprised at just how easy it is. I made marshmallow frosting for our Disney Kids party last month and it was yummy, but supper sticky because of […]

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New Disney Apps for Kids and Parents

My kids go through phases of playing certain apps until they feel like they have mastered them. Disney produces apps that my kids can’t get enough of. They put your favorite characters together with fun games that also educate. This month Disney released two new apps, for the kids there is Mickey’s Magical Math World and […]

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Digital Christmas Shopping

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. You all know by now I’m a tech geek but I wanted to share with you the ways that I have been planning and shopping for Christmas […]

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Giving Your Baby Sweet Dreams and a Safe Nest

Thank you Jessica for sharing these tips. Most infant fatalities and accidents occur within the home, a fact which stresses many parents significantly. Fortunately, simple prevention and precautions can help eliminate many risks. Here are some key steps to take to keep your baby safe at night while sleeping.  No Stuffed Animals, Blankets, or Pillows […]

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Shop Local at White Rabbit Cottage in Marietta

There is something about locally owned, boutique shops that hold so much charm and friendly people it just pulls you into them. I’ve been driving past this shop for a couple of years now and every time I tell myself that I am going to go in one day and see what they had inside. […]

Festive Cocktails for Winter

Festive Cocktails for Winter

This collection was curated on Foodie.com.  I’m not much of a drinker but I like to indulge in a cocktail every once in awhile. Winter holds some of the prettiest and most festive cocktails. With flavors like cranberry, apple and candy canes, you can’t go wrong.  One of my favorites is the warm mulled wines […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my. Third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners. This holiday season I’ve been […]

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Blown Away by the Huawei Ascend Mate2

I’ve tried a lot of smartphones in my time. I’m a total tech geek and can list off lots of reasons why I love or hate a device. So I’m always happy to test out a new one and see if I might be missing out on something. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of […]

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JOHNSON’S More Hands, More Hearts #GivingTuesday

I participated in a campaign with The Motherhood to share the charity work JOHNSON’S is doing for #GivingTuesday Babies remind me of cuddling and snuggly naps on my chest. When it’s cold, you get twice as many. All babies need someone to snuggle. But they need lots of other things as well to stay happy […]

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Home for The Holidays Streaming

I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team, all opinions are my own.  This Thanksgiving my girls had the entire week off from school. In between decorating for the holidays, we hosted Thanksgiving at my house. So in order to get the kids excited about the start of the holidays and out from under my […]

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adult

Stocking Suffer Ideas for Adults – Gift Guide

I think Stocking stuffers are one of my favorite gifts during Christmas. I don’t have to wrap anything and I can fit a lot of smaller items inside. I’ve made a list of some of my favorite Stocking Stuffer ideas for adults that I think you’ll like. You can sort the stocking stuffers by gifts […]

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How Genetic Testing Changed My Life

I was provided a JScreen test to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve always worried about my genetic makeup a little in the back of my mind. Breast cancer runs in my family along with some others that I need to look out for later in life. So I’ve been wanting to […]

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It’s Time To #GiveHappy

My girls love the little ways that I #GiveHappy. One of my favorite things to do is to surprise them with our special trips. Being a blogger near a big city like Atlanta, I get invited to attend some fun things with my family. So I wait until we are leaving to tell them where […]

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Making ONE Difference When Caring for Older Dogs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OneSmartDifference #CollectiveBias As my sweet boys start to get up there in age and start to show more signs of their old age I’ve decided to take the 28 Day Challenge to see if it would help make a difference […]

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Festive Thanksgiving Appetizers Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.  I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year so I’ve been looking for yummy appetizers for people to munch on while dinner finishes cooking in the oven. It will keep everyone out of the kitchen to allow me time to get everything completed and I won’t be stepping around anyone. […]

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Pillows Pull a Room Together

This post is brought to you by Wayfair. I received product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I’ve never been good at decorating. Since Pinterest rolled out I’ve been picking up a thing or two on pulling a room together. When I started doing my office makeover, I started with the […]

Marshmallow Apple Treats

Marshmallow Apple Treats

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen. Get your kids into the kitchen to make this fun edible craft for their teachers or just a simple Thanksgiving treat. They are simple to make and fun to eat. Not to mention that look so cute. You can see a step by step […]

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VIDEO: NERF Rebelle Agent Bow and Arrows Review

Hasbro recently sent over the new NERF Rebelle Agent Bow and Arrows for us to try out and it is now my daughters new favorite toy. She turns 7 this month so and we are always trying to get her outside to play more. Now she’s out there all the time making targets and practicing […]

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Mockingjay Book Club Gathering

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Having to wait a whole year for the new Mockingjay Part 1 movie is killing me. I was disappointed that they broke the movie into two parts only […]

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Digital Thanksgiving Planning

I’m excited that I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving this year but every time I think about it I get that little panicked feeling in my chest. I’m thankful that my family doesn’t judge me by the amount of stuff cluttering into the corners of my house. Despite how hard I try to organize my life, it’s […]

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No More Husband Roll Overs

For the last 8 years I’ve suffered through sleeping next to my husband.  Wait….let me rephrase that. I’m finally getting a full nights sleep without my husband rolling over me or elbowing me in the face! There, that sounds a little better. When I moved in with my husband I discovered that he sleeps in […]

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Maty’s Natural and Effective Health Products

There has been an increased concern about children’s medications over the last few years. It seems like new warnings and guidelines are coming out all the time about the side effects these medications can have on younger children. According to the Center for Disease Control thousands of children under the age of 12 go to emergency […]

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Junk to Terrarium – Recycled Craft

My daughters became an avid recycler in the last few years. We always have a collection of boxes and plastic it seems. It’s our own little junkyard until it makes it to the recycling centers. So it was time to use some of the pieces we have for another project. We made a terrarium for […]

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Best Buy Intel Experiene

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free This weekend I went to the biggest Best Buy I think I’ve ever been in. It had technology experience stations throughout the store included the new Intel experience were you can […]


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