Unwrapping the Lumia 635

Sometimes it seems our family is behind the times when it comes to our kids and gadgets.  My children have never had an electronic device of their own, not a cell phone, a gaming device, or even an MP3 player.  This year though, my daughter received a Nokia Lumia 635 for Christmas.  We'd recently decided she ...

Double Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe #ComeBackNew

chocolate-tiramisu

It's finally here. Well, live.  The recipe that we made that is our closest approximation at home of the fabulous and amazing Chocolate Tiramisu at Sabatini's Restaurant on the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. This chocolate tiramisu recipe has the same flavors, but it's in a mini trifle form, because trifles are fun and mini trifles ...

Garth Brooks loves moms #GarthLovesMom

Garth-Mom-Hero

Sigh... I already loved me some Garth Brooks having been introduced to his talents in high school (I cannot even tell you how many times we watched his videos on VHS) whoot! That man has some energy and soul that shows through in his voice with every song he sings from a gut wrenching ballad to ...

DIY Cranberry Body Scrub

Cranberry-body-scrub

Listen, I love a good scrub.  Maybe too much.  Being able to make my own at home? I love it.Knowing exactly what's going into things I'm putting onto my biggest organ, my skin, and having control?  Fantastic.  So if you like to indulge in the bath/shower, or want to spoil a friend with a sweet ...

Ribbon Christmas Tree

ribbon christmas tree

I love to add something special to my gift wrapping.  Sometimes it is a simple piece of pine or berries, other times I tie a little ornament on, but this year I've made a simple Ribbon Christmas Tree for my packages.  Well, actually I made lots of them for my holiday gift giving.  They are ...

What Is Your Holiday Decorating Style? #BestDressedHome

what-is-holiday-decorating-style

Kmart And Sears Want To Know: What Is Your Holiday Decorating Style? ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa la la la la la la la la!"  What does jolly look like in (or out of) your home? Have you decorated for Christmas yet? While some people are procrastinators, others have had their decorations up since ...

Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

gift-ideas-beer-lovers

This post brought to you by Great Clubs. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Five Great Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers Are you a beer drinker? Beer is a beverage that can be enjoyed by everyone from the president of your company to the plumber who is fixing your kitchen sink. ...

Tips to Surviving the Holidays with a Baby #TisTheSqueezin

surviving-holidays-baby

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tips to Surviving the Holidays with a Baby Being a parent can be so overwhelming, especially when it happens for the first time. Kids do not come with an instruction book, so when they ...