A Romantic Gift Basket to Spice Up the Holidays

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This romantic gift basket shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #YoursandMine Do you find it difficult to make time for your marriage during the holidays? With two kids, a birthday, and Christmas, it can be virtually impossible for us to even plan a single date night in December! I hate that our relationship gets … [Read more...]

15 Snowman Crafts

Snowman Crafts

Snowman crafts are a fun and festive way to celebrate the winter season. Unlike Santa decorations, these crafts can be made and left out for decor until January or February. We are big fans of snowmen in our house, and love doing snowman crafts to add to the pieces we already own! Below are 15 snowman craft ideas that can help you decorate your home for the upcoming season! 15 Snowman … [Read more...]

Bring Santa in your Home with Portable North Pole

Portable North Pole Review

Sawyer is getting older and is now understanding the story of Santa Claus, that he comes to bring gifts, and that he has two lists: naughty and nice. He is also developing quite the attitude and stubbornness (I have to admit, he comes by it honestly....), so I thought it was time Sawyer heard from the jolly old man himself. I am a Portable North Pole Ambassador and was compensated for this post. … [Read more...]

Rudolph is turning 50! {Review & Giveaway}

Rudolph Book

Can you believe that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is turning 50 this holiday season? I knew he had been around for a long time, but I didn't realize he was heading into his fifth decade! In celebration of his birthday, Silver Dolphin Books recently sent me two copies of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Special Edition Pop-Up Book to read to my boys. The second copy went to Tiffany, my … [Read more...]

How We Do a Laid-back Christmas Morning in 5 Easy Steps

5 Steps to a Laid-Back Christmas Morning

With the holidays so crazy busy and hectic, Christmas morning should totally be the opposite. We strive for a day of relaxation and calmness in our house on Christmas. If nothing else, we at least want to keep the kids happy. The following are five simple steps to a laid-back Christmas morning like we have here! This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Duracell 1. Sleep until the kids wake … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Spoiling Your Children This Christmas

Avoid Spoiling Your Kids

The holidays are a fun time to give your children the items on their wish list. Other than birthdays, Christmas is usually the day they get lots of new toys and other items. Too many new things, however, can really spoil children. There are a few ways you can prevent the spoiling and have more grateful kids at the holidays! 1. Set a budget for their gifts. Allowing yourself to spend … [Read more...]

How are you Participating in Giving Tuesday?


As we head into the busy holiday season, it seems like we have so much to do. Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday shopping....the list goes on and on. But what about Giving Tuesday? Are you planning that day into your schedule? The dictionary defines giving as "to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation." So much of the 'giving' during the holidays is to family and … [Read more...]

5 Kid-Friendly Christmas Eve Traditions


Christmas Eve is one of the most magical nights of the year for children as they eagerly await the arrival of Santa.  With this anticipation filling their hearts and minds, planning a fun Christmas Eve can help the time seem to pass more quickly!  Here are 5 kid-friendly Christmas Eve traditions you can incorporate that your children will look forward to year after year. #1- Act out the … [Read more...]

Spread Holiday Cheer with BIC Mark-It™ Merry Marking Ideas

BIC Mark-It Challenge

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. The holidays should be about spending time with those you love, family and friends. It's also a great time to spread cheer and happiness. No one should feel along during this season! It only takes a moment of your time to make the day of someone you love...or even the day of a perfect stranger! In providing a … [Read more...]