My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Poster- This Mama Loves

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 movie comes to theaters March 25! I'm looking forward to this one- when the first movie came out in 2002 (I wasn't even married yet- whoa!!) I loved it.  Romantic comedies are my favorite kind of movie. My absolute favorite. I love to laugh and have warm fuzzies. Plus, a ...

Speed Queen Washer Dryer #Giveaway #SpeedQueenHome #LaundryDayLove

Speed Queen Washer Dryer Giveaway This Mama Loves

Last summer, we visited Ripon, Wisconsin and got to tour the factory where Speed Queen laundry machines are made.  Then we were elated to have our very own machines brought to the house and set up by a small business near our home, and my laundry time has been much happier. We've shared some fun ...

#MangiaMoment Event in Napa + Giveaway

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Last fall, we had a lot of fun sharing tips for simplifying date night at home.  Apparently you all like simplifying things as much as we do because I am heading out to San Francisco this Friday through Sunday to join Bertolli for their 150th Anniversary Mania Moments event with some new and old blog friends! ...

Star Wars for Pets: Welcome to the Bark Side

Star Wars for Pets: Welcome to the Bark Side- This Mama Loves

Star Wars for Pets: Welcome to the Bark Side...these aren't the pets you've been looking for.  I'm pretty excited to share that Petco has invited me to be part of their Petco Community Ambassador program for the next few months.  We have lots of pets in our house- and are actually in the process of making ...

Wishes and Star Darlings, Disney’s new Tween series

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This post is sponsored by Disney Press.  Do you remember the first time you made a wish? It might have been at a birthday, after you blew out some birthday candles.  Maybe it was the first star you saw at night. Many of us have been making wishes in many forms for centuries- and the brand-new ...

New Year, New Tech iMac + Kate Spade Giveaway‏

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I have a super fun surprise for two of my fabulous readers- I can't even wait! A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you a fabulous giveaway you can't resist! We're giving one precious follower a grand prize of a brand spanking new 21.5" iMac and the second prize winner will receive a ...

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Wintertime Tips for Easing Eczema

Winter is here even if the snow isn't.  Actually, it is finally snowing out today.  The weather has been really strange here for this time of year.  We'll have days of bitter cold and wind with blowing snow followed by days on end of rain and mild temps and then a return of the cold ...

The Sisters Movie comes December 18th

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Let your freak flag fly I've seen this EVERYWHERE since I started hearing about the Sisters movie (in theaters December 18th).   Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house.  ...

Family Holiday Tradition: Memory Tablecloth

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I am a sappy, sentimental girl. I had cameos from both of my grandmothers on my wedding flowers, my sister Debbie's china, my mom's wedding ring, and on and on. I love traditions and history and family, and when I find things that combine these loves, I get, well, sappy and often teary eyed. I ...

My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway 2015

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It’s time for another holiday edition of the “Our Favorite Things giveaway.”Here’s the scoop. I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers and we’re ALL giving away a prize pack of our own very favorite things! This is one of my favorite posts to do- you enter to win some of my favorite things I picked to ...