6 Things to Buy for Cold & Flu Season

6 things to buy for cold & flu season

Cold & flu season is wrecking havoc all over the country this year. So many people are being hospitalized, or at the least, stuck in bed with the sniffles, body aches, fevers, and all the other usual symptoms. In our home, we have battled with sinus infections, ear infections, and the common cold. Nothing too major, but when it hits, everyone passes it around and we all feel like … [Read more...]

How to Lose Weight as a Couple…and Stay Sane while Doing it!

How to Lose Weight as Couple..and stay sane while doing it!

Many couples claim that the best way to lose weight is to do it with their partner -- after all, who better than the person you already share a lifestyle with?  At the same time, so many couples cite weight loss by one partner as a source of problems in their relationship. Since weight loss is easier with a partner, and because it can also be a source of change within in a relationship, it … [Read more...]

Balance – My Word for 2015

Balance for 2015

For a few years now, I have seen others choosing a word to sum up their upcoming year and sharing it on social media. To me, this seems too much like a superstition, or a new year's resolution I'm sure to fail. This year, however, I decided that I wanted to have a word to live by, in all aspects of my life. It's worth a try, right? For 2015, it didn't take long for me to decide what word … [Read more...]

Winter Driving Tips to Keep your Family Safe

5 Winter Driving Tips to Keep your Family Safe

Many families find themselves traveling great distances in the winter season, especially right at the holidays. It is important that you do all you can to keep yourself, your partner, and your kids safe during these travels. Read on for 5 winter driving tips that will keep you and your family safe during the snow, ice, and other inclement weather! Eyes on the prize! Be sure to keep your … [Read more...]

Protecting your Identity with the Fellowes M-12C Shredder


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Fellowes Brands. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. With the holidays here, lots of shopping is being done. Credit cards are being used, so statements are arriving in the mail. Many stores can run your check and hand it right back to you, … [Read more...]

Teaching Our Kids to Give Back is our #RedKettleReason

Salvation Army #RedKettleReason

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My 4 year old is getting to the age where he understands a lot about the holidays. He knows we get together with family, exchange gifts, put up our Christmas tree, and drive around looking at the lights. It's time for us to really start driving home … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Prepare your Home for Cold & Flu Prevention

Change Your Filtrete Air Filter

With cold and flu season upon us, parents everywhere probably wish they could wrap their kids up in a protective, germ-free bubble. With an 11 month old in our home, I really wish this were possible! Especially with a 4 year old who hasn't gotten all of the ways to prevent spreading germs down pat just yet. In order to keep my family from feeling under the weather, there are a few ways I'm … [Read more...]

Holiday Bookmarks with the Silhouette Portrait

Silhouette's Black Friday Deals

Before I became a blogger, I never considered myself a crafty person. Being exposed to so many crafty photos, projects, and tutorials, however, has given me the urge to start making things myself! When Silhouette agreed to send me a Portrait to try out, I was definitely excited. I have heard all about these machines, and knew you can do LOTS of fun crafts with them. I'm looking forward to … [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...]