Closetmaid saved the day (in the closet)

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In doing our  bathroom makeover, we had to rob the girls' closet of some space, in order to install some built in shelving for much-needed bathroom storage.  While their closet is a fairly good sized one for a child's bedroom, it also has to house all of the clothing for both of my girls, and ...

We did the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Hartford, CT

making strides walkers

A few weeks ago, I told you I was planning to take part in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Hartford, CT.  Well, that's exactly what we did this past Sunday, the kids and I.  It was a very powerful and moving experience, to say the least.  I wasn't sure if I should ...

Come Join Me for The Little Chefs Project Cook-Along 10/24

chef boyardee pizza toppings

One of my family's favorite things to do together is cook...bake...even make playdoh together. My kids love to make things "from scrap" and have all loved taking part, even as little one year olds barely able to stand on a chair to hold a spoon.  It's not always perfect, and it's definitely always messy, and ...

Meow Mix Tender Centers (Plus an adorable kitty song)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meow Mix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Last winter, we lost our kitty Raistlin after almost 15 years.  Raistlin was a funny kitty- she'd eat Meow Mix Seafood Middles and only Meow Mix Seafood Middles....when it came to actual cat food.  She'd ...

Spider Man Mega Bloks

spiderman megabloks

My son is kind of obsessed with superheros. As are most of his friends.  The current focus of the superhero obsession is Spider-Man.  We eat, sleep and breathe Spidey.  My son has literally worn two Spidey costumes until they fell apart, and is fast doing the same with a third.  I don't mind- especially when ...

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Secret of the Wings on BluRay DVD Combo Pack 10/23

secret of the wings

Tink and her fairy pals are back and venturing out further than ever before- over the river to the Winter Woods- in The Secret of the Wings!  There's a lot of excitement as usual but when Tink can't bear to not see the Winter Woods, she finds her wings sparkling, glowing...and she finds herself in ...

Operation Christmas Child #OCCGiving

operation christmas child helper

Years ago, before I was married, I learned of an program called Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit organization that inspires millions of people like you and me to pack a shoe box- a simple, basic shoe box- for children in developing countries around the world. When you think about it, a ...

FREE ZinePak® with a Purchase of a Dove Bundle (Walmart GC Giveaway 4 winners)

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Being a mom of two girls, and a woman who struggled with self-esteem for much of my life, I know how important it is to help build my girls' self-esteem.  I have long loved the Dove campaigns for more acceptance, and celebration of women without being perfect- and I'm glad that they have decided to ...

50 Shades of….International Delight!? #50shadesofID

international delight coffee

I don't do much without having had my coffee first these days.  Lately, my little treat has been some International Delight in my coffee.  I'm loving all of the fun flavors, and the variety they bring to my coffee.  So delicious.  Maybe too delicious. One thing i love to do when I have some coffee is ...