9 Vacation Packing Hacks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. In a very short time, my husband and I are traveling without the kids for the very first time on a press trip. Normally, we travel together as a family, although on our last trip, we had [...]

hhgregg Salutes Everyday Heroes #MaytagSalutes #sweeps #HHGhero


 Do you know one thing that's super important, that we should all do on a regular basis?  Honor our everyday heroes. We should.  Those who serve in our military, to protect the rights and freedoms that we so often take for granted- we need to honor and salute them regularly.  It's not just the individual [...]

How to purify the air in your home


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes® Smart Air Purifier. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you suffer from allergies? Half of my household does and it can get pretty bad for them. One issue we have is the need to keep the windows closed then the weather is not [...]

Sweet & Salty Popcorn Cake + Unplugged family time


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer is almost here, school is almost out and it's the perfect time to start spending more quality time with the family after school. This weekend we took full advantage of having a [...]

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

salisbury steak and onions

This dish is a delicious stand by that has been a family favorite for years with a bit of an update. Well, maybe YOU have already been making it this way and I am new to the bandwagon but hey, I love my slow cooker! They turn out tender, delicious, and full of flavor - [...]

6 Reasons Vacation Rentals Are Better Than Hotels


When my family and I were planning our annual Spring Break trip, I had the chore of choosing where we would be staying. A friend recommended we chose a vacation rental instead of a hotel. Because we always stay in a hotel, I had no idea about what a vacation rental was or how it [...]

Dollar Store DIY: Flower Flip Flops


Are your feet ready for flip flops? If so, head over to the dollar store and snag a pair (or 10). You will be amazed at with a few supplies what exactly you can do to it! Take a peek below at these fun spring flip flops you can make yourself, just in time for [...]

Chex Party Mix Snack Bar


Who doesn't love Chex Party Mix? In our family, it's made a few times a year, especially at the holidays.  So delicious and there's pretty much something in there for everyone...although truth be told, if you are sharing some with me, you'll notice the pretzels vanish pretty quickly.  I can't confirm nor deny that it's [...]

Mom clicks her way to a simpler day


A few weeks ago, I wrote about the clicks that help to get us through our day.  Seatbelts clicking, car seat buckles, doors closing, bells ringing, doors locking, they are all part of our routines, whether we think about them or not. Check out the cool infographic Lysol made compiling some of the clicks that [...]

Saving on prescriptions


I have 3 medications I take every day. Every day,  year round.  Right now, the dog is on 2 medications daily, and two of our kids have inhalers for when they have colds. One might say we frequent the pharmacy.  I try to stay with the same pharmacy for our refills, because I like the [...]