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...]

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...]

Six Tips to More Family Time on Busy Weekday Mornings

More Family Time on Busy Mornings

When families are getting themselves and everything else ready for school or work, the mornings can easily become hectic. It may seem like the only moment you see your family on busy mornings is when they are flying out the door. Fortunately, there are ways you can combat the craziness and have more family time, even on busy mornings! 1. Do as much as possible the night before. Make … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Turn Dinner Time into Fun Family Time #sharethetable

Barilla #SharetheTable Initiative

This post is brought to you by Barilla. All opinions are mine.   James and I have always felt that dinner time is one of the most important times of the day for families. Before we had kids, we knew we wanted to have the meal around the dining room table so we could all enjoy it together. We got ourselves in the habit by doing dinner at the table, just the two of us. Busy schedules don't allow … [Read more...]

Funding Rainy Days with Savings from Walgreens Paperless Coupons

Saving Money with Walgreens Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Though I know how to use coupons fairly well, it seems I never have time to clip, sort, and use them all. I forget them at home, they expire before I know it, or the shelves in my stores are cleared of the items I want. I'm then left with lots of clipped paper that goes to the … [Read more...]

Making an #IceCreamRun at Walgreens!

An #IceCreamRun at Walgreens

Do your childhood summer include waiting for the ice cream truck to come by your neighborhood? We never lived anywhere that had such a perk. However, there's been one that comes down the street we live on now for the past few years. Most of the time though, we don't wait for the ice cream truck. We love cooling off with treats from the freezer after a long summer day - and when we want our ice … [Read more...]