40 Weeks movie follows 15 moms through pregnancy #40WeeksMovie

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Being pregnant is one of the coolest, weirdest, amazing, awe inspiring, scary, blissful, terrifying things that a human being can experience. It's like nothing else and really, there isn't much that can prepare you for it.  When you think about it, it SHOULD be that way.  We are growing tiny human beings, after all!  I've ...

Help for really dry skin #Vaseline

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have such dry, scaly skin in cold weather months.  I actually refer to it as elephant skin (and I'm not sure why because I've not actually rubbed an elephant's skin ever!).  I hate it.  It's embarrassing ...

Getting kids to have healthy habits

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You know the saying "You get more flies with sugar than vinegar?" Of course you do. Well, guess what? It works with children too! When it comes to getting my children to do something, I have a few options. I can scream until I'm blue in the face (done that)… Threaten punishment and loss of privileges (happens more often than ...

Get more for your money at Kmart #MoreChristmas #KClub

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I'm conflicted about Black Friday shopping. I love to get the great deals, whenever I can, but don’t much care for the crowded shopping centers, long lines, and large doses of pure and utter madness that I’ve come to associate with this shopping day. But... then, sometimes the pure and utter madness is fun. And yet... ...

Cork Angel Ornament

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Do you love crafting your own holiday ornaments? If so, this cork angel ornament is the perfect project for you to try. You can make your own cork angel ornament using just a cork and a few other easy to find supplies. As you can see, the end result is too sweet to miss. Take ...

American Heritage Chocolate Recipes #ChocolateHistory

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Last week, I had a REALLY fun day down in NYC in Times Square with my friend Julie.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun and I love to see my blogging pals! All in all a great day.  Plus, it was full of chocolate.  Specifically, American Heritage Chocolate (a newer favorite) and M&Ms chocolates ...

Sloppy Joes Stuffed Peppers #McSkilletSauce

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McCormick®’s Skillet Sauces® launched recently, and as part of that launch, they asked bloggers like myself to give the sauces a try and share a recipe post about them.  We've tried two of the flavors at this point- the Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce and Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce, and I'm planning to use ...

Date Night at Outback #OutbackBestMates

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Outback Steakhouse is on a mission to help couples steak out more time for one another by declaring itself the Official Sponsor of Date Night and offering a special weekend deal they can’t refuse.  Naturally, we couldn't refuse, because we LOVE Outback Steak (and the Ahi Tuna appetizer) so after 3 nights scheduled and delayed, ...

Preserving digital memories #LyveMinds

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I am going to admit here and now I'm horrible about printing our photos.  Going back since our oldest was born? I could easily guess we have over 10,000 photos I have not printed.  I'm pretty sure we wouldn't print all of them, but I've printed almost NONE of them.  It's not deliberate- but as ...

Getting stains out of clothes

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We are a sports family, through and through. My children absolutely love to participate in sports and activities. Although it does take a lot of ripping and running on my Husband and I's part, we love them being able to participate in the activities they love as well. You know what DOESN'T love all of their ...