Archives for December 2011

New Years Ideas for Kids

There are lots of fun things to do today – this last day of 2012. Here are some festive ideas that you can whip up with hours to spare! …………………………………………………………………………… New Year’s Eve Hats: To make a cone-shaped hat, cut a 14 inch diameter semicircle from a large piece of poster board. Roll it into […]

New Year’s Goals

(Not Resolutions) To be honest, I kinda loathe the whole ‘New Year’s Resolution’ thing. Maybe because the term is overused. Or maybe because many resolutions are way to lofty (and doomed for failure.) I also hate all of the weight loss pressures too. I’ve noticed the recent influx of weight loss commercials, the Living Social deal […]

Festive New Years Eve Drink Recipes

(Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic) Whether you are going out for New Year’s Eve or staying in, here are some fun New Years Eve drink recipes to kick off the New Year. One classy option at a New Year’s Eve soiree is chilled champagne with a splash of raspberry liqueur – otherwise known as a Kir Royale. […]

Smilebox Giveaway for Lasting Smiles

For the last day of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, I wanted to close the “giveaway galore” with something that is lasting. Something that can give well beyond the holiday season. That helps you capture holiday memories and all the memories you’ll have in 2012. The perfect answer was a year-long premium subscription to […]

Toy Giveaway (Lots of Toys)

The Holidays are fast approaching. Too fast actually and I needed to step away from the computer to actually shop and wrap. Not as fun, I have to say. But you may think this 10th and 11th giveaway as part of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways are fun though. As I organized my holiday […]

Tips to Stay Healthy

Whether you are traveling this holiday season, spending a lot of time at the mall or just have little ones a home, tis’ the season to sneeze. Many of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways posts have been about various gift ideas, and how to have a fun and relaxing Holiday season. But what if […]

Big News

Yes, I am pregnant. There I said it. Why come out of the closet now? Well, I cannot hide it anymore with it being my second pregnancy and all. I look like I have already swallowed a basketball. <Sigh> I’m sure you want some of the details right? Well, this whole pregnancy thing was a […]

Eating Healthy During the Holidays

While blog posts this time of year are on toys, how to have stress-free holidays, and what to buy your grandmother, it is important to touch upon another issue many of us face: high calorie foods and how to keep the pounds off with all the eggnog. The first tip is to exercise. Easier said […]

Bloggers Aren’t Journalists

When news broke last week about the Blogger having to pay out 2.5 million dollars in a lawsuit, you can just imagine the online buzz that ensued. It stemmed from a case where a federal judge said the Blogger would have to be working for a mainstream media organization in order to qualify for protections […]

Five Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodie Friends

I don’t know about you, but I have several ‘foodies’ on my holiday list. You know the ones. They love to cook, eat out and discuss cuisine. They cook with truffle oil and prosciutto. Being friends with those people, I now know what those two ingredients are, but I never use them because I have […]

Happy Holidays HEXBUGS

As part of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, my fifth giveaway is such that, if you are a Mom, it may seem a bit creepy. But your kids? They will love the “buzz”. Okay, what am I talking about? Anything HEXBUG. (Which, if you don’t know what they are, you’ll be happy to know […]

Birthday Thoughts and Thanks

My birthday was this week, but ever since becoming a Mom, I view my birthday differently. I still think about cake and presents (I am older, not dead), but the first thought I have on my birthday is my own Mother and her joy of the birth of her first child and only girl. Was […]

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

So are you getting stressed out yet about your holiday shopping? Especially shopping for the people on your list that you just don’t know what to get for them? The best thing to think about for those hard-to-buy for people on your list is not to think about what object to get, but what service […]

Valid Reasons Why Mom Bloggers Should Work for Free

There have been many blog posts this week (MomCrunch and Momfluential to name two) about Mom Bloggers, Mommy Bloggers, Bloggers who are Moms, who blog for free, why that is just a horrible thing, and why we do it. First, let me be clear that no one should ever use the term Mommy Blogger. Why? […]

Holiday Comforts

{Note} This #clevercomforts post is #spon (sponsored) by Tempur-Pedic, the brand millions of owners trust to deliver their best night’s sleep every night. Enjoy our Buy 2, get 1 free pillow offer now and give the gift of custom comfort to someone you love. We have all seen the studies and articles proving that the […]

Lovable Labels Holiday Giveaway

For the second day of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, I have a giveaway that is a bit more practical. It’s around this time of year when you get new clothes for the kids or realize they have lost their mittens (again). So whether you have a little one in day care, have kids […]