5 Tips for Cruising with Kids #ComeBackNew

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Cruising with kids is a great family travel experience! Many cruise lines offer activities for adults as well as children, so it's not likely you will be on a trip where you hear "I'm bored!" However, there are some things to consider if you will be bringing little ones with you. Read on to learn several ...

Daisy Scouts: Respect Myself and Others (and Frozen)

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This week at our Daisy Girl Scout meeting, we worked on the petal for Respect Myself and Others. The folks at Cakes.com had sent me a bunch of Frozen cake goodies- edible toppers, rings, blue edible glitter, and more, and since we are super lucky in our little troop of Daisies to have no food allergies, ...

Lower Holiday Stress with Marie Callender’s #HolidaySecrets #sponsored

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When it comes to the holidays, our to-do list seems to grow by a mile. The transition from the kids starting school to the holidays seems like it has about a day and a half in between the two! As much fun as it is to entertain, bake, cook, shop and wrap during the holidays, ...

Double Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe #ComeBackNew

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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 ...

DIY Cranberry Body Scrub

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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 ...

Nokia Lumia 830 Can Make Your Holiday Brighter #MoreLumia #Cortana

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Five Ways the Nokia Lumia 830 Can Make Your Holiday Brighter   Is it okay if I admit I am freaking out just a little because Christmas is officially this week!? So much to do and so little time! I think that is the anthem of pretty much any busy mom on the planet right now! I ...

What Is Your Holiday Decorating Style? #BestDressedHome

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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

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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

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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 ...

Make Your Holiday Shopping Count: Show You Care With We-Care

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Make Your Holiday Shopping Count: Show You Care With We-Care   When the time allows, which is not often, I love to settle in and watch a little TV. Hey! It is cheap entertainment, right?! For 30 minutes or even a few hours, I get to lose myself in my favorite shows. If you like to keep ...