Is Getting Two Puppies at the Same Time a Bad Idea?

When I hired a dog trainer, he said that 9 out of 10 trainers would discourage anyone from getting two puppies at the same time. However, many breeders/dog agents think it is fine to get two puppies at the same time and be raising two puppies at once. So who is right? Our Own Tale […]

Best Bubbleezz Squishy Smoothie Recipe

If you have a lot of squishies, you know each squishy is a cute, cool and calming fidget collectible. However, there is another one to add to your squishy collection now – Bubbleezz by Orb Toys. In honor of the launch, I am sharing a great smoothie recipe without milk (or without any dairy like […]

How Much Money to Spend on a Birthday Gift

Once you get that “{Your child’s name} has been invited to {friend’s name} birthday party!}”  – the big question looms – “How Much to Spend on the Birthday Gift” for said friend? I often wonder how much of a ‘friend’ this person is to my child too. Are the besties? Does this child even say […]

How to Host a Kentucky Derby Party

Most folks don’t think of having a Kentucky Derby Party. However, it is a fun theme that also kicks off spring! It is also unique enough that you probably won’t have to compete with another event. The Kentucky Derby is always held on the first Saturday in May. So here is how to celebrate the […]

A Marvelous Mocktail Mint Julep Recipe

I always think Mint Juleps are so classy. Perfect for late spring and early summer cocktails. There are a lot of Mint Julep recipes out there. (This site has my favorite, including a Mint Tulip option.) However, if you want a Mint Julep without alcohol, then here is a simple Mocktail Mint Julep recipe to […]

DIY of the Week: Pet Picture Blanket

It can be hard when a pet passes on. However, what I didn’t realize is how hard it can be on other pets that are still living. When my oldest dog passed recently, my other dog was clearly depressed. They had snuggled and slept together all the time and when the older dog didn’t come […]

Boogie Board Blackboard Review & Uses

The Blackboard by Boogie Board made it to my ‘best list’ for getting organized in the new year. You can see that post here. In this post, however, I’m sharing why you might want to get one for your kids. Benefits of the Blackboard The Blackboard by Boogie Board can be a great teaching tool […]

Five Finds to Get You Organized

I always spend January trying to get organized after the hectic holidays. In addition, I always look for new ideas or organization products to reach that goal. So I wanted to share my five finds to help you get organized in 2018. Organization Products Keeping Track of To Dos I’ve fallen in love with the […]

Five Ideas for Used Coffee Grounds

We recently got into the cold brew craze, and started cold brewing at home. However, with a lot of coffee grounds left over, I wondered how to reuse coffee grounds. I came up with five beneficial ways on how to use used coffee grounds. Cold Brew Maker Our family are not hot coffee drinkers, but […]

Most Popular Halloween Candy by State

Halloween is here and so are the sweet treats we hand out on Halloween night. (In my case, unfortunately nibble on before, during and after too.) A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the best candy to give out at Halloween. Jet.com had a poll where it asked its visitors about what candy they […]

How to Make Your Own Fruit Snacks

My kids love fruit snacks but rather than buy them, I thought it would be fun to make them! It can also make great gifts when you place in cute little boxes. Bonus? It is so easy to make! So here is how to make fruit snacks with this simple recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups of […]

Mushroom Blue Cheese Appetizer

With some key entertaining holidays coming up, I thought I would share a unique appetizer recipe that is great for kids and adults, and is easy to make – which is why it is perfect for Charlene Chronicles’ weekly #makeitmonday post! Crispy Mushroom Blue Cheese Appetizer Serves 2-4 people so up the amounts for more guests […]

Top Meal Prep Subscription Box Services

Not into takeout? Want healthy meals, but someone to do all prep work? Want tasty meals, but into buying all these spices to use them once? I used to love a local services called Healthy Habits Kitchen, but they closed in 2015. So I wanted to find a Meal Prep Subscription Box Service. There are […]

Inspired Bites Cookbook by TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel

Despite a life online, I still admire and enjoy hardcover books, and that admiration extends to my beloved cookbooks. A new one I discovered, and subsequently enjoyed a complimentary copy, is called Inspired Bite: Unexpected Idea for Entertaining, from Pinch Food Design and published by Abrams Books. The authors of the Inspired Bites Cookbook are […]

How to Remove Permanent Marker

While the word permanent may seem daunting, there are ways to remove permanent marker. Here is how to remove permanent marker from walls, carpet, clothing wood, and even dry erase boards. If the kids get their hands on a permanent marker, thinking it’s a regular marker, then don’t despair. While you want permanent markers to […]

Cuisinart Panini Maker & Hamilton Blender

And so kicks off my month of giveaways. Otherwise known as my Spooktacular Sweepstakes! This month of October will feature tons of products. Some not new, but notable. Some new and noteworthy. And others just plain ol’ fabulous! First up are two items – the Hamilton Beach Blender and the Cuisinart Panini Maker Press and […]

Keyboard Labels and Modern Labels for Parents

There are a lot of label brands for kids camp, school, and more. Some that I mentioned here. Yet, what about us Moms? Yes, we can label our gym bags, tennis rackets or supplies with our name on it, but aren’t we kind-of past the “This is {insert my name here}?” So what options do […]

8 {Natural} Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good

After being a part of a paid campaign about Healthy Babies, I wanted to get back to my roots with natural cleaning solutions. Part of that is natural ways to make my house smell good too. I’ve found that you need three things to do that: baking soda, white vinegar and essential oils. Stock up […]

How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

  Here is how to make a Leprechaun Trap so the kids can see if they can trap a Leprechaun on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a couple of ideas, but anything they can think up and imagine is always a great thing too. Leprechaun Trap Items Just find empty coffee containers, […]

Sweet Memories to Remember

While Valentines’s Day is loaded with sweets, it reminds me of some sweet moments in my life. Meeting my husband, getting married, giving birth to my children, and the everyday little moments I have with my kids – the first smile from my baby or a hug from my toddler. One of my sweet memories, […]

2012: A Transformation, a Renewal and a Promise

2012 Year in Review I cannot believe the year 2013 is upon me. While I didn’t take much stock in the world ending on 12/21/12, it is nice to know we are still around. Apparently, however, that date was an interesting one. As I understand it (which is rather sketchy) the Sun aligned with the Milky […]

Hallmark Card Showers

Like I mentioned in a previous post, when you are pregnant the second time around, you don’t get a baby shower. While I did host a baby gender reveal party, all the awesome gifts were given to charity or as a giveaway during our #pinkorblue Twitter party. So needless to say, I was so happy to […]

California Raisin Energy Bar Recipe

Last week at Blissdom, I got a chance to workout with, and interview, celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters. That post is coming soon, but the event was sponsored by California Raisins and they had super-delish raisin bars we grabbed post-workout. California Raisins has more recipes (as well as a huge contest that you might want […]