Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Directions for Valentines Day

Chocolate and strawberries are synonymous with romance... the two together are a symphony of flavor. Unfortunately, they can sometimes be incredibly expensive to buy. I have found a quick (and delicious) way to make them that won’t break the bank. Chocolate Covered Strawberries Directions for Valentines Day You will need: Strawberries Chocolate Chips (semisweet or dark, your choice) Cupcake Papers possibly cooking … [Read more...]

Collage.com Sherpa Fleece Photo Blanket

Sample received. All opinions are my own. It is COLD outside! At a temperature of -33 Fahrenheit all  anyone wants to do is stay inside where it is warm and cozy, and what better way to do that then wrapped up in a warm cozy blanket with the kids watching your favorite show with them. Collage.com  sent me a stunning 60x80 Sherpa Fleece photo blanket. The front of the  blanket is a custom photo, you can add 1 image or create a … [Read more...]

Love2Learn Elmo

Every child loves Elmo! I was sent the Love2Learn Elmo and as an adult I was looking forward to learning and playing with this Elmo for a review. Recommended age is 18 months - 4 years, but I would say it's pretty flexible depending on your child. From learning colors, numbers, animals, manners, to brushing their teeth, sharing, or even potty training Elmo is there to encourage your child in real time. Customize your Elmo with the free app to … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Hit The Ground Running After A Move

5 Ways To Hit The Ground Running After A Move If you’re moving to a new city, especially for a new job or after a breakup, you may be overwhelmed by how you’re going to manage it all. Whether you’re moving within the state or to another state, you need to be as organized as possible so that you can begin at full speed shortly after you get there. When you’re moving for a job, the timeline can be particularly nerve-wracking. You not only have … [Read more...]

25 Valentines Day Crafts and Gifts

25 Valentines Day Crafts and Gifts Our family was slow about putting the Christmas decorations away this year. I think maybe because it is still so snowy and frigid out, it still feels like Christmas. So in honor of putting away the tree, we’ve put together 25 fun Valentines Day crafts and gifts for you to create with your littles while trapped inside under this Polar Vortex. If you happen to dive in a create one (or two, or three) we'd love … [Read more...]

Hidden Kisses | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Hidden Kisses | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe With Valentines Day right around the corner, I thought I would dig through my recipe box and see what I could find. I ran across this recipe that I had clipped from a magazine probably 20+ years ago... and never made. So I gave it a chance... it combines chocolate chip cookies and Hershey’s Kisses... how could you go wrong, right? The ingredients are super simple... 1 bag (9 oz) Hershey’s … [Read more...]

5 Tips When Planning For A Cruise Vacation

One of the best modern vacation inventions has surely been the cruise—the ultimate solution to navigating your way through multiple holiday destinations. What makes the cruise so great is the sheer size and available activities on today’s ocean liners, which have everything you could ask for, from cinemas, clubs, and spas, to surfing pools, golf ranges, and climbing walls. So if you’re thinking of planning a holiday, here are 5 tips and reasons … [Read more...]

Red Hot Popcorn Recipe

Red Hot Popcorn Recipe Our family has had a addiction to cinnamon popcorn for years now. Mine started when my Dad would get tins of Topsy's popcorn delivered to the house for Christmas. It so incredibly delicious, but can get expensive when purchasing for six. This red hot popcorn recipe helps meet the craving without breaking the bank... plus you can use those adorable heart red hots for Valentine’s Day! Print 5.0 from 9 reviews … [Read more...]

10 Black Eyed Pea Recipes For The New Years Day

10 Black Eyed Pea Recipes For The New Years Day If you are celebrating New Years in the southeast or have a family history from that area, chances are you will be partaking in black eyed peas in some form or another. These flavorful legumes are said to bring luck and prosperity throughout the coming year when they are the first food eaten on New Year’s Day.  On our search for a delicious option we ran across many that I thought you might … [Read more...]