Christmas Movies, Songs & Books

Christmas Movies, Songs & Books For The Whole Family

Let’s talk Christmas movies, songs &  books! As you’ve learned, I love holiday decorations and I think I might like holiday movies, music, and books almost as much. Ok, maybe a little less, but I still love certain movies, songs and yes, even some Christmas themed books. The day after Thanksgiving is when I go into full-on holiday mode and could probably watch the Hallmark channels holiday movies all day long! My family does not … Continue Reading...

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Here is my little 2016 Holiday gift guide for kids. There are 6-holiday gifts that I am sharing that I think are super fun for girls or boys, little ones or big ones. These gifts will allow kids to use their imagination in more ways than one. They can get creative, explore with STEM and get some eye-hand coordination going. I tried to find a little something different for kids.  Don’t forget to check out … Continue Reading...

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I love Christmas decorations and you should too!

I love, like love-love, Christmas decorations and I am not afraid to admit that. Yes, I am that person who if I could, would leave my holiday lights on outside all year round.  The more twinkling lights the better!  Seeing them in just about every room brings me happiness and joy!  Christmas decorations bring me joy.  When I had my parents over for my birthday last week my mom made a comment “I didn’t know … Continue Reading...

Gifts for the Sport Enthusiast

Gifts for the Sport Enthusiast in your life

Buying gifts for the sport enthusiast is almost next to impossible, don’t you think?  I think that family member or friend is always super hard to buy for?  They either have just about everything within that sport that it makes it impossible to find something they don’t already have, or you just haven’t found the right gift that suits them best.  I had to do some digging but I think I found some really neat … Continue Reading...

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10 Holiday Bucket List Ideas You Will Love!

Do you like creating lists? How about bucket lists? Do you have one? What about a holiday bucket list? Have one of those? I have always admired those who are list makers. That, however, is just not me. I struggle with making lists. I have every intention of crossing things off my lists, but one thing leads to another, and before I know it my time is up and my list is still pages long! … Continue Reading...

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Family Dynamics and Traditions: #StreamTeam

When it comes to family dynamics and traditions it makes me laugh because we don’t have very many traditions as a family because we are far from traditional.  I recently asked my children if they warn their friends or if they have a descriptive word that best suits our family and if so, what is it?  I had already figured out what each of the kids would say, but I wanted to hear it from them … Continue Reading...

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How do you get into the Holiday spirit?

How do you get into the holiday spirit when sometimes you just aren’t feeling it?  It’s that time of year.  Thanksgiving is over and it was a quick transition into the craziness of the holiday season.  So, how do you make that festive switch?  I took to the streets to ask a few kids what gets them into the holiday spirit.  Ok, well not really the streets, I just walked into my family room and … Continue Reading...

12 Days of Blogmas and a Giveaway

12 Days of Blogmas is on it’s way!

Have you heard?  The 12 Days of Blogmas is almost here!  Yes, you read that correctly, I said Blogmas.  You might be asking yourself what on Earth that is, right?  To put it simply, it’s a super fun time where a group of bloggers get together and share fun posts during the first 12 days of the holiday season.  Thanksgiving is *almost officially over, which means, it’s time to start watching ELF!  No, (well maybe…it’s … Continue Reading...

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Woman Behind The Work: Jessica Peresta

Today I got to learn more about the amazing, Jessica from The Domestic Musician!  Jessica is a wife to an amazing man and mom to 3 little boys. She is a former public school elementary music teacher and piano lesson instructor who is turning her love for teaching music into online teaching.  She would like every child to have an opportunity to learn music through lessons (traditional or online), home music education, and in … Continue Reading...

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Shopping with Groupon Coupons is a thing!

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Wait, what?  Groupon Coupons is a thing?  Was I the only one that didn’t know Groupon had coupons?  How did I not know this?  With the way things are, I am always looking to save money any way I can; sales, discounts, coupon codes, coupons from the Sunday paper, printable coupons, you name it!  When I discovered that Groupon also has coupons, the skies opened … Continue Reading...

3 Gifts For the Guy in Your Life

3 gifts for the guy in your life for the holidays

Gifts for the guy in your life? Thinking about that, does it make you panic and think you have no idea what to give the guy in your life? I always try to find things that he will like and when I saw these three items it instantly made me think of comfort. Comfort is something that we sometimes take for granted but I want to find products that will remind my guy of that … Continue Reading...

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Woman Behind The Work: Liba Lurie

I am kicking off the Woman Behind The Work series by introducing you to a wonderful woman who is also a psychologist and mother of four!  Liba Lurie is the founder of Motherhood In the Making.  She helps moms who feel overwhelmed and out of balance to regain their sense of calm, confidence, and connection to themselves and their kids.  Prior to becoming a working mom, Liba was living in Australia, having babies and … Continue Reading...

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Thanksgiving has always been a fun holiday for me, because I host the holiday festivities and because it’s a holiday that reminds you of what is really important in life.  I wanted to make a Thanksgiving craft that I can look back at and be reminded of what I was, personally thankful for.  Of course, include the kids in this project and have them share their thoughts of gratitude too.  Start a new tradition!  Every … Continue Reading...

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Oh, Groupon, how I love thee.  Today I spent some much needed “girl” time with my daughter.  We had a rough week with school and work, so I thought I would seize this opportunity to be together.  After getting up and shaving our legs we headed to the local nail salon for a much-needed pedicure!  But first, I … Continue Reading...

Save Money & Energy with ENERGY STAR® Sound Bars & Dryers!

Save Money & Energy with ENERGY STAR® Sound Bars & Dryers!

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When you have a tight budget you start to look for long lasting ways to save money.  You don’t think that saving every penny matters, but soon you realize that every penny does matter!  So, that’s why I like looking for products with the ENERGY STAR® label.  My favorite … Continue Reading...