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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. […]




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 […]




My Favorite Movies as a Kid

Favorite Classic Kids Movies on Netflix #StreamTeam

As a little kid I had about 75 VHS tapes in my room and I watched every single one of them hundreds of times. I’ve always loved movies and I love re watching all of the movies that I loved as a child. These are the movies that I always ask for on DVD when […]




Macy’s Holiday Window Display Unveil Philadelphia

Macy's Holiday Window Display Unveiling Philadelphia

It’s time for our family to get into the Christmas Holiday spirit. We’re planning to spend our Saturday with Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia as they debut their holiday window display. We’ll head in-store for a variety of family friendly activities, events, celebrity spottings and of course a visit from Santa himself.  Since the early 1870s, […]




St. Jude Day of Play with Carnival

St. Jude Day of Play with Carnival Cruise #sjblogtour

There are times I look at my children and wonder if they were put on this planet to just frustrate me. Then there are moments when I just want to hold them close and thank the universe for giving me so much in my life. These are the times I’m grateful for a happy and […]




Dyson Hot+Cool Fan Heater QVC Today’s Special Value

Dyson Hot+Cool Fan Heater QVC Today's Special Value

I’ve been making some not so subtle comments about the The Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool fan heater the past couple days. That’s because not only is it an amazing product that can efficiently and quickly heat or cool a room for the changing weather it also is Today’s Special Value on QVC for $299.99. #HotontheQ That’s […]




Potato, Mushroom & Sausage Bake Recipe

Potato, Mushroom & Sausage Bake Recipe #BringHillshireHome #ad

It’s takes a drastic weather change to come up with new meal ideas. The cool weather that crept up on us the past couple of weeks brought on thoughts of layered casseroles, hearty soups, warm breads and sinful desserts. This latest meal, Potato, Mushroom and Sausage Bake hit the spot on a particular windy and […]




Simple Gift Giving This Year

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With Christmas coming up in just 2 months the kids and I have been chatting about what they think they want and would be asking for. Recently on night sitting at the dinner table I asked that question and it took them way too long to answer. That means one thing, they have too much […]




Family Camping Trip Tips and Ideas

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There are some people that say this is the perfect weather for camping. The sunny days and crisp cool nights make for just right conditions for outdoor living. While I’m not completely onboard with sleeping outdoors I’m all for enjoying nature and the beauty of the world around us. While I prefer the kind of […]




Double Chocolate Candy Bar Milkshake #TruMooTreats

Double Chocolate Candy Bar Milkshake #TruMooTreats

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The candy is about to roll in. Trick or Treating is such a big deal with my  kids. It’s like a competition who can get the most candy. What they don’t seem to understand is they […]