Teaching children the importance of giving back #GivingTuesday

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When my friends at The Motherhood asked if I'd write a post about #GivingTuesday and share a little about how I go about teaching children the importance of giving back, I had to agree.  How could I not? Giving back to others and paying things forward is something we place a lot of emphasis on ...

Preorder Despicable Me 2 and save $3!

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Pre order your blu-ray copy of  Despicable Me 2 and buy two (8oz or more) bags of specially marked Cheetos® (below) and you will get  $3 off!  Those crazy minions are back and sillier than ever. Sillier, like even my husband laughed out loud throughout the ...

Decorating a Hanukkah Cake

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This is a fairly simple tutorial for decorating a Hanukkah cake and is a good cake to try for those just learning to work with fondant. This is what I used: 2 - 8” round cakes (completely cooled then frozen for approximately 30 minutes) 9” cardboard cake base Prepared buttercream frosting (in white) Prepared fondant frosting (in white & two ...

Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy for PC and Mac

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Her Interactive is thrilled to announce the launch of the 29th edition of the award winning series with Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy for PC and Mac.  We all remember Nancy Drew from the books we read as children, right? Well, Nancy Drew has since joined us in the 21st century with a game made for super ...

What kind of gentleman are you? Walmart GC #Giveaway 2 winners

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By definition, a gentleman can be defined (as per Merriam-Webster's site) as: gen·tle·man  noun, often attributive \ˈjen-təl-mən, ˈje-nəl-, in rapid speech also ˈjen-tə-mən, ˈje-nə-\ : a man who treats other people in a proper and polite way : a man of high social status There are some who feel that being a gentleman is a thing of the past.  I think it's alive and well, and ...

DIY Gift Idea: Peppermint Milk Bath Recipe

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I love to take a nice hot bath- and one of the things I like most is having scented water that helps soften my skin.  This peppermint bath milk  recipe is a perfect  holiday soak for yourself or to gift to a friend!  Items Needed: Sealable Jar or Clear Christmas Ornament 1 Cup Powdered Milk 1 peppermint Tea Bag Directions: Empty ...

Playing like a girl and loving it #PlayLikeaGirl #FioSFootballGirl

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My girls both love to play soccer.  My littlest one can't be on a team until she's in Kindergarten next year, but my older one is loving soccer so much she's already asked to play soccer in the spring and fall from now on.  I love seeing girls being active and competitive.  My friend's daughter ...

Blue Ice Crystal Candle Holder for Hannukah and Winter DIY Craft

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Since the holidays are here (and snow is coming next week, pout pout) --- Thanksgiving and Hanukkah start in less than a week- I wanted to share something a little more seasonally festive than not.  So here is a blue ice crystal candle holder great for winter and for Hanukkah!   Candles are always good to have ...

My Black Friday Wish List- Photography Style ($500 Amazon Giveaway)

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Coupons.com asked me to come up with my Black Friday Wishlist again.  So I went BIG this time.  And, well, PINK.  In a dream world, I'd scoop up a full-frame Canon camera next week so I can enjoy the benefits that has to offer, pick up a PINK DSLR (because they MAKE a pink DSLR) ...

What’s important when choosing cat food? #HillsPet (#Giveaway 20 winners)

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 What's important when choosing cat food? Why does it matter?  I'm pretty sure if you are reading this, you know why it matters.  Embracing a pet into our homes is embracing a new family member.  We have to take care of them and do our best to keep them healthy and strong.  That includes their food. ...