The Gift Any Mother Will Treasure


Mother’s Day 2016 is going to be a totally different holiday for me. It will be my 5th Mother’s Day as a mom, but my first without my mom. My mother passed away last summer after a valiant 8 year battle with cancer. When she passed away I was shocked at the lack of pictures of her. She was always … Continue reading

DIY Bow Holder


When my first daughter was born I was so excited to go shopping. I love shopping for boys clothes, but there are so many more options out there for girls. Mostly I was excited for the accessories! Bows!! I finally got to buy bows! The funny thing was my oldest daughter didn’t have any hair until she was about 3. … Continue reading

Flavored Butter and Fresh Bread Neighbor Gift Idea


Every year I spend days and days baking cookies and gifts for friends and neighbors. This year I wanted to try something new. This gift is easy to throw together, is super affordable, and it is made possible with my two favorite kitchen appliances. I received compensation and samples for this post, all ideas are my own. Have you ever … Continue reading

Last Minute Entertainment Gifts for Kids & Giveaway


Ah!! Can you believe there are only 12 days until Christmas!? How are you doing with your shopping? I am getting there, but it seems like I am always in need of some fun entertainment items for my kids. We love curing up with good books and movies this time of year. I just snatched these up for my kids … Continue reading

DIY Personalized Umbrella – Easy Gift in Minutes

Umbrella Personalized Gift

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s nice to be able to give a gift to a friend or coworker when they are feeling down just to show them that they are in your thoughts and remind them that someone cares. When those moments come about – like a … Continue reading

24 Book Countdown to Christmas

Book Countdown

My favorite holiday tradition is our book advent. I know many of our readers have this same tradition, but if not, basically your just wrap 24 or 25 of your favorite holiday stories up. Each night let your kids unwrap one book and read it together as a family. We prefer to read ours by the twinkling lights of the … Continue reading

Oatmeal Cookie Hand Scrub Recipe

Oatmeal Hand Scrub

The ingredients in this delicious and decadent oatmeal cookie hand scrub will leave your work worn hands soft and smooth. The scent creates an aroma therapy experience that cant help but leave you with a smile on your face (and a cookie craving or two). A perfect fall scent that makes a great back to school gift for teacher. Each … Continue reading

Creative Play for the Ultimate Sports Lover + Giveaway

creative play

My little toddler is completely smitten with all things related to sports. His favorite daily activities include hitting balls (or anything for that matter) with his plastic bat, jumping on his trampoline while shooting basketballs into his hoop, tossing balls around the backyard (and AT the dog), balancing on his football while watching his shows, etc. Not only does this … Continue reading

2014 Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

Stocking Stuffers

Wrapping up gifts under the tree is so much fun, but don’t forget about filling up that stocking! I love to find small gifts that will make my family smile! No matter who is on your shopping list, young or old,  there is something here that is sure to make their day! We received a variety of samples and/or compensation … Continue reading