Day 2 #MerryBlogmas

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...

Netflix StreamTeam which family dynamic do you most relate to?

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...

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...

Shop with Groupon Coupons!

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...

Spa Day - Save with Groupon

Pay Less for Health & Beauty Services from Groupon! #ad

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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!

Disclosure:  I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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...

Stream & Scream with Netflix this Halloween

Stream and Scream with Netflix this Halloween!

As the fall weather rolls in, my family bundles up on the couches with our blankets and watch the roaring fire while we stream Netflix.  As a family, we have family movie nights at least once a week. And, with Halloween right around the corner, the weather getting cooler, I can safely assume we will be kicking back watching Netflix this weekend in preparation for the spooky holiday.  Netflix is sharing some of their popular … Continue Reading...

16 must have free photography apps

16 Must-Have FREE Photography Apps

If you love your iPhone like I do, you use it for everything.  I am admitting here today that I am in fact, an app addict.  Downloading apps for anything and everything, I have become a go-to app person in my home.  More times than not, I’ll respond to any conversation with, “There’s an app for that”.  Today I am going to share with you just a tasting of my favorite photography apps.

My Favorite

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Shopping for Fall Fashion at Goodwill

A Beginners Guide To Goodwill Shopping For Fall Fashion

As part of my “self-discovery”,  I thought I would start focusing on finding some great deals for fall fashion.  My wallet is empty most days so I decided to see what I could find at my local GoodWill.

I knew finding something that fit into my fall criteria would be hit or miss.  Long sleeves and I don’t mesh well because I am almost always hotter than the sun.  I don’t like tight clothing because … Continue Reading...

56 Chili Recipes Guaranteed to Warm Your Soul

56 Incredible Chili Recipes Guaranteed to Warm Your Soul

As soon as the fall season hits, my mind goes into full on crockpot mode.  There is nothing greater than dumping ingredients into a pot and have it magically turn into a fully cooked meal.  I love when you return home, open the door, and instantly get a whiff of that amazing aroma that makes your nose hairs dance.  When I think of fall, I also think of my chili recipe.  Chili recipes are … Continue Reading...