A Clean Kitchen is a Happy Kitchen


I'm happy to team up with Dawn and Double Duty Divas to share this content. All opinions are my own. A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen! In the evenings when I'm making dinner I often find that the food in my frying pan doesn't just stay in my frying pan. Often times, when the food gets hot enough grease, fat, little food particles and more start flying out of the pan. Sometimes when I'm making sauces or boiling water things great really crazy and spill over. These messes are such a pain … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffer – My Magical Mermaid


I know different people have different stocking traditions. Our traditions involve an orange in the toe of the stocking, lots of candy and some fun gifts. The presents in our stockings are usually things my kids will need with other gifts like batteries or toy accessories. I also like to wrap little toys as well. The My Magical Mermaid doll is the perfect stocking stuffer. This cute doll is about 6 inches tall and does some really fun things. With the latest aquatic and … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffers – Elmer’s Early Learners


It's obvious that I'm starting to think about holiday gifts. Elmer's thought it would be fun to feature some of their Early Learners products on my site as great stocking stuffer ideas and I totally agree. These Elmer's product are specifically designed for young children. These glue products are so perfect for my Kindergarten son who is struggling with his pencil grip. With their triangular body to help enforce proper pencil grip I see a lot of fun craft projects in his future using the … [Read more...]

Turkey Bacon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

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  As many of you know, I LOVE eMeals! eMeals is a meal planning service that sends you a weekly list of recipes including side dishes with a completed grocery list. Not only does eMeals get you organized, but they can help you eat healthier, save money and have more time with your family. Right now eMeals is offering a 2 week free trail so you can give it a shot and fall in love! If you love it you can stick with it and choose from over 60 meal plans! Check it out now! In the mean … [Read more...]

Prepared With Poise


Thanks to Poise for sponsoring todays conversation. All opinions are completely my own. Sometimes I need to cover some sensitive topics on the blog. Things that happen to a lot of us but we don't like to talk about. Today let's chat about light bladder leakage. 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leakage (LBL) so it is a huge problem. Even though the problem is huge and potentially very embarrassing, there is a micro solution to the problem. Poise Microliners are thin and instantly … [Read more...]

LISTERINE: The Oral Health Heros at Our House

Listerine - The Oral Health Hero at Our House with mouth wash, floss and breath strips

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. In the past year, oral health has had an increased focus at our house and some of the things that have helped us to do that are these products from LISTERINE. Whenever I think of LISTERINE I always think of mouth wash but they also offer other oral health care products that I really like. Floss There are … [Read more...]

Sitara Collections $100 Gift Card Giveaway


I'm so excited for the first giveaway of the Holiday Gift Guide!! Plus, who doesn't love to win jewelry or other hand crafted accessories! This is a great giveaway with a HUGE prize so learn more about Sitara Collections and enter to win. This would make a great prize for yourself or gift for someone else. The holidays are right around the corner and it's time to think of great gifts to get your friends and family (and pick out something nice for yourself too!). Wouldn't it be great to win a … [Read more...]

Flutterbye Fairy – A Hot Holiday Toy


I received a product for review and compensation for this post. All opinions are mine own. Remember when I told you about the #ChosenByKids toy tester events at Walmart? We went to that event and it was a lot of fun, mostly because it seemed like no one else in the store cared it was happening so we had the toys to ourselves. Demonstrated at the event were Doh Vinci, Flutterbye Fairies, Kinetic Sand and Little Live Pets. The lady running the event was most interested in the Doh Vinci … [Read more...]

Review:Legoland Discovery Center Boston

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 We prepped our children for what we called "THE BEST DAY EVER!"  We didn't tell them where we were going or what we are doing but I will tell you this.  It really was "THE BEST DAY EVER! in both their eyes and ours.  Why you ask? because we spent over 5 amazing hours at Legoland Discovery Center Boston!  Legoland Discovery Center Boston is located at the amazing Assembly Row in Somerville, MA. I don't even know where to start with the fun and excitement we enjoyed throughout the day.  Our 4 … [Read more...]

Kiwi Crate – A Creatively Fun Gift


I am excited to be working with Kiwi Crate on my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. When it comes to gift giving I prefer to give my kids things that offer an experience. Toys are fun but it seems the enjoyment is short-lived. If I give my kids an experience then there are memories built, often times fun for the whole family and a better value all around. Kiwi Crate is a fabulous subscription service that offers "crates" of crafts and fun for kids of various ages. My … [Read more...]

Efficient Organization in Compact Folders


I am so happy to feature the Duo and Trio Binders in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. I can't imagine anything more fantastic than having my life and home organized. Which makes me super excited that these Duo and Trio organizers arrived at my home! These folders/binders have tons of features to help keep you organized for any number of occasions. Duo 2 in 1 Organizer   This awesome organizer features a 7 pocket folder that you get to through by unhooking … [Read more...]

5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Princess


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you have a young girl at home that is anything like mine, she would love nothing more than to be a princess. This got me thinking that it would be very fun to have a princess makeover and transform my daughter into a princess by helping her learn the qualities of a princess (in my opinion). Inspired by a plethora of #DisneyBeauties, I decided to base my steps to becoming a princess … [Read more...]

For the Love of Frozen

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This sponsored content has been brought to you by Walmart.com. It seems that Frozen mania is everywhere! People have their own versions and parody's of "Let it Go" that are flooding YouTube and my Facebook feed. Disney loves Frozen so much they are ripping out a classic ride at Epcot to replace it with a Frozen ride. It's everywhere! So, how do you feel about Frozen? I am torn. Part of me liked the movie and thought it was really cute but the other part of me is sick of all the hype and … [Read more...]

I See Me! Personalized Gifts


Disclosure: I'm very happy to partner with I See Me! for my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are 100% my own. This unique gift is brought especially to you by our friends at internationally award-winning publisher Chronicle Books. There is something very magical about personalized books. When you think of a book, you assume it has been mass-produced and there are thousands of copies floating around the world. With personalized books, and even personalized gifts, they are unique. There is … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Pumpkin Craft


I am always up for a fun project- especially one that is fun, simple and quick!  I had one of these mini wooden crates lying around and thought I would make a little pumpkin/candy dish out of it.  Heres what you need.  A wooden crate- any size would do.  In fact a large one could be made into a pumpkin with its bottom on the surface and using a side or both sides as the pumpkin.  Since I had a small one I decided to use it on its side instead of its base.  I have seen these for really cheap … [Read more...]