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Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

The stress is kicking in. I haven’t done enough prep to be ready for the holidays. I didn’t bake enough cookies, I didn’t make enough gifts, I didn’t assemble enough handmade ornaments. I DID however make another  HUGE batch of Chex Mix. This time I went with a Sweet and Spicy version that would be […]




How Do You #GiveBack

How To #GiveBack for the Holidays

Each holiday season I think about our kid’s holiday wishlists and immediately get overwhelmed. This year I didn’t let that happen because I stated early on that we’re doing a simpler Christmas.  This is an punishment for them. It was a way to open their eyes to see what was really needed in their lives. […]




NRG Energy & Lincoln Financial Field

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia Eagles and NRG Energy Partnership for sustainable energy

For my 40th birthday I experienced a first; I attended my first NFL football game. Rob and I were able to attend the Philadelphia Eagles vs Tennessee Titans at Lincoln Financial Field on November 23rd. Philadelphia fans are notorious for being aggressive and rowdy especially to opposing teams so we were a tad nervous walking […]




Bean Bag Chair from One Step Ahead

Bean Bag Chairs

What’s on your child’s wishlist this holiday season? There are so many choices this year ranging from technology and gaming to creative play and fashion. Having three children with a wide ranges of age makes shopping enjoyable. Shae is still at the stage where she asks for fun items that are just for her. Last […]




Decorating for the Holidays with ProPlants #HolidayDecor

Decorating for the Holidays with ProPlants #HolidayDecor

Holiday Decorating can be done in many different ways. Each year we pull out 5 big totes of things we’ve collected over the years and each year we change up where things go and how they are paired up with existing decor. This usually means lots of things tucked away until after the holidays but […]




Doctor Up Store Bought Ingredients

Doctor Up Store Bought Ingredients

Creating meals and desserts from scratch might be the the best way to nourish your family but who really has time to home cook every single meal. Even though I work from home, meal plan and enjoy cooking and baking I can’t prepare everything for a meal homemade. When I can I do but when […]




Made the Switch to Droid Turbo #VZWBuzz

Droid Turbo #VZWBuzz Influencer #Droid #Motorola

As a self declared Samsung smart phone lover I’m shyly saying I’ve made the switch to the Droid Turbo. I said it. I even said it out loud. Six years ago I went from a dumb phone to a Blackberry. It was great for email and text but as my blog grew I needed more […]




Family Friendly Washington DC with Embassy Suites

Family Friendly Washington DC , family travel

Being parents of 3 kids makes it hard to squeeze in a getaway.  Rob and I are lucky enough to get some date nights here and there but when it comes to spending a romantic weekend those plans are far and few between. So when the Embassy Suites reached out and invited us for a […]




Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Are you tired of hearing me talk about handmade holidays yet. There’s something about creating gifts and decor that suit perfectly one’s taste that really appeals to me. Each year the kids and I make ornaments, cards and decorations not just for our home but to share with the grandparents and other family.  I still […]




Coconut Almond Cranberry Granola Recipe

Coconut Almond Cranberry Granola Recipe

With the influx of holiday goodies coming up I’m trying to get ahead of the game and stock the house with healthy meal and snack options as well as cute & inexpensive handmade gifts for neighbors, teachers and friends. Breakfast is a great way to start so we made this Coconut, Cranberry and Almond Granola. […]