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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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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 […]

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Carter’s Hosts Pajama Donation Drive in Atlanta

Give the Gift of Sweet Dreams to At-Risk Children in Need this Winter. It’s something small that you don’t think about as being important but lots of children live in such poverty that they are homeless. Help children in need by donating warm pajamas at your local Carter’s stores.  For the fifth year, Atlanta-based Carter’s […]

Gifts for Kids that Give All Year Long

Gifts for Kids that Give All Year Round

I’ve heard from many people, especially grandparents that they are always looking for a gift that they can give the children in their lives that they will enjoy all year round. This is the perfect list to help with that. All the gifts featured in this gift guide hold tons of fun or can be […]

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Gift Giving that Gives Back – Charity Gift Guide

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, It’s time for Giving Tuesday. I love giving gifts. I probably spend far too much money each year because I go out of my way sending cards, and gifts to everyone in my life. But this year I starting buying gifts that also helped provide those […]

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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 […]

5 Fun New Christmas Books That Aren't Traditional

5 Fun New Christmas Books That Aren’t Traditional

It’s time to break out the Christmas books to spark the excitement in my littles ones leading up to the big day! We read books every night so I get excited when add the holiday books into the rotation. This year we’ve added to our collection of the classics and added in some new and […]

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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A #DisneyKids Party Fit For A Princess

I was provided with the supplies to host a Disney Kids party. All opinions are my own. My little girl turned 7 this month and we had a super fun Disney Kids party to celebrate it. I threw it with Krystyn from Really Are You Serious. We set a big table and with a princess […]

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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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Groceries Delivered to Your Door from Elephant Grocers

  I wouldn’t say that I’m lazy but I don’t like grocery shopping with my kids, so sometimes I wait until the weekends to go out. The fact that we generally eat organic or all natural makes it even harder because I have to drive a lot further than the regular stores. So when Elephant […]

Howlin’ Halloween Treat Bags for Dogs – Free Printable

Howlin’ Halloween Treat Bags for Dogs – Free Printable

Post sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. Halloween is a time where little ghosts and princesses ring your doorbell, making your dogs go crazy, while the kids go into a sugar coma by the end of the night. But we forget about their super cute companions that walk the streets with them […]

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DIY Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead

DIY Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead

What is a Day of the Dead celebration without Sugar Skulls!? I saw my first sugar skull in Cancun last month. The proper name for a Sugar Skull is calavera and it can be made from sugar cane, chocolate or clay. Sugar and chocolate sounds way more appealing though. They are given as a gift to the […]

Book of Life La Muerte Sugar Skull Day of the Dead Make Up Tutorial

Day of the Dead – Book of Life La Muerte Make-up Tutorial

This post brought to you by Tulip® Body Art® and Blueprint Social.  I’ve been looking forward the Day of the Dead since August. Seriously, months. I knew I wanted to focus on it and visit the celebration that they have at the Atlanta History Center that they put on each year. Then I saw that The […]

Paper Mexican Marigold Flower Head Piece Craft

Paper Mexican Marigold Flower Headpiece Craft

Ever since I returned from Mexico I’ve been reading a lot about the culture and the Dia de Muertos or Day of the Dead. It’s a day that coincides with All Hallows Eve and it takes place over three days. It’s a day for honoring the dead with alters, sugar skulls, marigolds and gifts of […]

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NICU Baby Dreams

As a mother of a NICU baby, my heart melted when I saw these adorable and sweet pictures that the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta took of these babies and their bright futures. They spend their days dreaming as they heal. The NICU nurses know that tubes, wires and beeping can be scary so they make […]

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Let’s Buy White… Said No Mother Ever

My mother the artist, she brings out the colorful, artsy side of my children. When they visit with her I make sure to pack extra clothes. One time my mother encouraged them to color of the walls in a place that she was staying to make the walls more fun. Needless to say it took […]

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Blog Forward Recharge

This is a letter to myself for the Blog Forward challenge from Zone Perfect. Although they have sent me product, all views are my own. As always.  Boy this year went by fast, it’s hard to believe that Fall is now here! But it’s time to look back at my Blog Forward goals that I made […]

5 Awesome Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

5 Awesome Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

This post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences . All opinions are 100% mine. Date night gets harder when you become a parent so it’s a good idea to come up with fun date nights that you can have at home after your kids are in bed or maybe they stayed the night at […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Surprise Rice Krispies Treats

I love Fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. It’s not hot but not yet cold. We break out the sweaters, scarves, and boots. But the best part of Fall is all things pumpkin! I made these Rice Krispies treats last year when I found a host of Pumpkin flavored treats to mix together […]

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Healthy Habits Booklets from the Girl Scouts and Together Counts

I’m participating in a campaign with mom it Forward on behalf of the Girl Scouts and Together Counts, all opinions are my own. I’d like to think that my daughter lives a healthy lifestyle but to be honest it’s because I’m there to make sure she makes the right choices. There have been times when […]

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First Day of 1st Grade

This kid is growing up too fast and this summer flew by too fast. It was like a blink of the eye and they are already heading back to school. JaMonkey was super excited to go back to school though. She always has a blast at school and being with her friends. I can’t wait […]

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For the Love of Dog

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of K9 Advantix® II. The opinions and text are all mine. I was walking through the mall one day when I stopped in to look at the pets in the pet store. There he was, with his floppy ears and his tongue poking out of […]

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My Water Babies

This post is brought to you on behalf of Dixie® Consumer Products. My kids love being in the water. Since we bought one of those molded pools with the slide built in, I haven’t been able to keep them out of the yard. I find them sneaking into it with all of their clothes on and I’m […]

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Cool Dad’s Gift – Superman Hall of Heroes

My husband garnered the nickname Super Cooper in his office before we met. It’s a name that has stuck with him and even morphed into the Superman himself. His hair, the glasses. He even wears his Superman shirt under his work clothes so that his coworkers can see it when he puffs his chest out. […]

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My Time on the Test Track

A few weeks ago Cooper Tires brought me and few other bloggers out to San Antonio Texas to test our skills and knowledge of tires on the road. I can’t tell you how excited I was to go out there and drive the way I’ve always wanted to without being arrested. It was a pure […]

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

 I love finding unique Father’s day gifts. Men are simple creatures really, you can tell them they are going fishing all day and they would be happy. Sometimes this makes buying gifts interesting.  Here is a list of “guy approved” gifts that any Dad would love to have.  My husband likes making his own home-brew, […]


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