Simplifying Date Night


Date Night- So important, so hard to actually carry out. At least for us-with two that are only 7 and 4 getting time to ourselves is almost nonexistent. There is the arranging a sitter, making plans, and then getting out the door. It can also cost an arm and a leg to finance after you [...]

Elf on the Shelf Dunk Tank


Guys... it is almost "That time of the year". You know.. time to dust off the old Elf on the Shelf and start brainstorming clever ideas for him to perform. While he is tons of fun and gives the kids something to look forward to everyday sometimes it is tiring coming up with cute ideas. But, [...]

Thank a Vet Today


This post brought to you by DAV. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. 22 Million.  That's a REALLY big number.  Every day I think we need to be thankful for our nation's 22 million veterans, but with Veterans Day in just a couple of days I'm reminded just how [...]

Celebrating The American Game Players

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This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are 100% my own. When I was a teenager, we lived across the street from a bowling alley. My parents were in a bowling league, and they played or practiced several times a week. While they were doing their bowling thing, my sister and I would be [...]

When Baby Spits Up


I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby's diet or if you have concerns related to your baby's digestive health. [...]

Cranberry Pecan Pinwheels


When the holiday season hits I am always looking for ways to make my life a little bit easier. There is a lot of shopping, prepping, cleaning, and decorating to be done.  So when I need a bread, easy appetizer, or side dish I head over to Walmart  where I pick up table decor, etc...and [...]

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

I love to cook and I love cooking gadgets, baking sheets, and cookware.  What I don't love is getting something new for the kitchen only to have it get damaged within a short time.  Most things for the kitchen are pretty durable but things can happen.  I recently received a set of  Farberware purECOok Nonstick Ceramic [...]

Little Charmers Craft Idea: DIY Play Mat

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My kids leave a trail of toys from their bedroom through the living room and yes even in the kitchen. Does this sound familiar to you? Tell me I am not alone on this one please. I have tried threatening to throw toys away, hiding the toys, living with it, and just about every other [...]

How to Create a Popcorn Bar

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This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn A fun and affordable family night out at the movies is no farther away than your own backyard. With a sheet, projector, your favorite DVD, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn and a few toppings, you can transform even your driveway into a theater that the whole family will love [...]

Oreo Cookie Butter

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Do you know what I love?  Chocolate.  I do.  Oreos? Yes, please. But I also love to SHARE the chocolate and (usually) the Oreos. We've already expressed our love for homemade cookie butter, but now we've taken that and kicked things up a notch, adding in some oreo fun.  The only problem is deciding what [...]