2016 Holiday Barbie Review

When I was a girl, my favorite Barbies were my Peaches ‘N Cream Barbie and my 1989 Holiday Barbie. They were beautiful in their stunning gowns, and they were my pride and joy. But while I played with my Peaches ‘N Cream Barbie regularly, my 1989 Holiday Barbie held a special place of honor – sealed in her box on the shelf. To this day my husband teases me about my Barbie who remained in the box, but I loved her just so and each year I looked forward to bringing her out and placing her on the shelf with my other Christmas decorations.

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Truffles

I used to be afraid of making truffles. I’ve always loved to eat them (who hasn’t?!), but making them sounded so complicated. Then last year, I tried making my own. What was I so afraid of? Truffles are an easy, no-bake dessert that people love. And there are about a million ways to make truffles. […]

New Year’s Eve Balloon Clock Countdown

How do you plan to ring in the new year? For the last several years we have taken turns with friends hosting a low-key celebration. It has become my favorite way to wind down the year. Every year I like to create a few simple decorations to make the evening special. For this year I […]

Reduce Baby’s Gas And Tummy Troubles With Philips Avent Bottle

This is a sponsored post for Philips Avent Bottle, but my search for the very best for my baby is my own.  It’s been five years since we’ve had a baby in this house, but the countdown is on! I’ll be 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow, so it is about to be baby time again. That […]

Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe To Celebrate The Secret Life Of Pets ~ Giveaway

My husband and I have always been movie junkies, so it is no surprise that our daughters’ favorite night of the week is family movie night. Every so often I like to mix things up and make family movie night extra special by eating on the floor, having a special treat or playing a game. […]

Out Of The Apple Orchard Orlando Premiere

This holiday season, Central Florida families are invited to enjoy a home-grown story as it takes the stage for the very first time. Local author, and my mother’s long-time friend, Yvonne David’s book Out of the Apple Orchard will make its debut as a play on December 19 at the Orlando Repertory Theatere. Inspired by Charles Dickens, […]

Free Child Ticket To LEGOLAND With Toys For Tots Donation

This is a sponsored post, but my excitement about the Free Child Ticket To LEGOLAND program is all my own.  ‘Tis the season for giving back and finding ways to entertain your kids, and thanks to a partnership between Legoland, Walmart and Coca-Cola I have an idea to help you both this holiday season. How […]

5 Ways To Get Kids To Snack Better

Meals are hard, it seems like snacks should be easy, but they aren’t. With so many choices, snacks can be just as overwhelming as meals. Plus so many snacks lack the wholesome ingredients that I want my kids to eat. It may be “just a snack,” but I want it to benefit their bodies too. But there are some easy things you can do to help kids snack better.

Joy Christmas Sign Craft Tutorial

It’s time to deck the halls, and I love adding new decorations to my Christmas decor. I especially love adding personal touches of homemade Christmas decor. Today I am going to share with you my newest decoration a DIY Joy Christmas Sign. This festive sign is as easy to make as it is cute. If you need […]

Printable Elf On The Shelf Hats For Family Photos

You guys, this made me giggle. For real. Giggling out loud to myself as I stood admiring our Elf on the Shelf’s newest antic. In fact, my husband came from the other room to see what was going on. These printable Elf on the Shelf hats are exactly what our Instagram Gallery Wall wall needed. HA!  […]

Fall Table Runner And Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Whether you are hosting a large gathering or small, I have some ideas to help you set the table with an easy fall table runner and Thanksgiving centerpiece. These Thanksgiving Centerpiece projects are sponsored by Waverly Inspirations. This month I took on two challenges by Waverly Inspirations, and you can see the first […]

ZonePerfect Bars: My Go-To Pregnancy Snack

I admit, I am one of those people who forgets to eat lunch — often. I just get so wrapped up in what I am doing, I don’t think about it. Mornings are my work time, and suddenly it’s time to pick up my daughter from school. Then from the moment I pick her up, it’s go, go, go — the afternoon has begun. And at some point, I realize I am hungry. Not just hungry but REALY hungry. And now that I am pregnant, oh boy am I hungry and lightheaded.

Elena Of Avalor Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas Book ~ Giveaway

This Christmas, celebrate the magic of the season with Disney’s newest princess, Elena of Avalor in the new book Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas. This post is sponsored by Disney, but my love for the princess (and Disney) is my own. If you have not yet met Disney’s newest princess Elena of Avalor, you are missing […]

Celebrate Fall With Outdoor Activities For The Family In Marion County

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB. All opinions are 100% mine. It seems like everyone I talk to lately tells me that this is their favorite time of year. The weather finally becomes a bit more mild, the views are a little more scenic, fall is always a […]

+130 Thanksgiving Coloring Pages For Kids

The big day is coming, and if your family is anything like mine you will need a little something to entertain the kids while you prep the big meal. Otherwise there will be little ones under foot while you try to get dinner on the table for everyone. Here’s an easy solution — Thanksgiving coloring […]