4 Alternative Uses for Phone Sleeve Wallets

One of the most popular smartphone accessories out there right now is the adhesive cell phone sleeve wallet. It is a small sleeve of plastic, rubber or leather that is stuck on (via an adhesive) to the back of your phone. Monet is one popular brand of which I got complimentary sample. It is one […]

Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas

Easter Basket stuffer ideas that aren’t candy! The Easter Bunny these days is at a loss! With the rising rates of food allergies and nutritional concerns, the Easter Bunny is often discouraged from filling baskets with candy. So these are great alternatives. They are some of the newest products on the market and perfect sizes […]

Six No Candy Easter Hunt Egg Filler Ideas

If you love having Easter Egg Hunts for the Kids but need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. These are some totally different easter egg hunt ideas. If you need something other than candy to fill the balls of plastic, here are some no candy Easter Egg Filler ideas! Glow in the Dark […]

Valentine’s Day Budget Friendly Gift Ideas

There is nothing like being stumped on what to give your boyfriend, partner, husband, fiancee, etc. for Valentine’s Day. It has to be meaningful (read…no gift card to Italian restaurant) but not over the top (read…no trip to Italy for Italian meal.) Frankly, the same can be applied for women. Men can be stumped. Flowers […]

Alternative Gift Ideas for Christmas

At this time of year, it can be really hard to figure out what to give for gifts to grown ups. Perfume – been there done that. Weekend getaway? Out of your budget. Thus, you are in desperate need for alternative gift ideas for Christmas. Maybe even gift ideas for hard to buy people. Either […]

Healthy Gifts for the Health Guru

Everyone has a friend or family member that is a health enthusiast, or fitness guru. Maybe that is you! Sometimes, it is hard to think what to gift them for the holidays or birthdays. Alternatively, you may want to skip the standard gift certificate to the local sporting goods store. Dr. Bradley Weiss, from Performance […]

Best Candy to Give Out for Halloween

It was fun to hear about a poll that Jet.com did recently. The site asked its users to pick their favorite candy to eat and to give out at Halloween. (I wonder if they could find out how much candy to buy. That is always my dilemma!) So, what candy do kids and adults most […]

Mermaid Party Ideas (And Waves to Save)

We decided to have a pool party for my daughter’s birthday. Since it is the summer, it is a great option and perfect for the extended family of mixed gender and ages! After I decided where to have it, I needed to decide on a theme. (I love party themes.) So I decided that a […]

5 Unique Ways to Get Disney Character Autographs

Most of us use autograph books to collect signatures from the various Disney Characters on our Disney vacations. It’s fun to get pictures taken with Disney Princesses or Mickey Mouse. However, getting autographs are a big part of the experience too. Yet, there are unique ways to get Disney character autographs other than via an […]

Disney Trip Surprise and Reveal! #DisneySMMC

We were super lucky to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for a week. We, of course, needed to surprise the kids with the trip to Disney. How fun is that! I event recently wrote a post about ways to surprise your kids […]

Seven Ways to Surprise Your Kids with a Trip to Disney

There is nothing better than going to Disney World, Disneyland {insert Disney Park/Boat of choice}. The only thing that might be a close second is surprising your kids with said trip to Disney. There are lots of ways to do it, and almost all require some pre-planning to make it epic. However, you’ll already be […]

Happy Noon Year! New Year’s Eve Ideas For Kids

As parents, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is not as glamorous, fun or fabulous as it used to be. However, it can be. Plan some fun with the kids, and bring back the spirit of this holiday. New Year’s Eve Ideas for Kids Cute idea to help kids celebrate New Year’s Eve is […]

Six Ways to Save Money on Birthday Gifts

When the round of birthday invites start showing up in your kids’ backpacks or in your mailbox, it can cause dread; for your calendar and your wallet. The kids jump for joy to have pizza, cake and fun. We jump to make a birthday gift appear without breaking the bank. The number one tip I […]

Alternatives for Halloween Candy

Sweet treats? Lolliops? It is one of the reasons that Halloween is my favorite time of the year. Access to tons of chocolate? (Yes, please!) However, not everyone likes (or should have chocolate). Whether it is concern about food allergies or the issue of the general consumption of sugar, you may want to give out […]

Fall Trends 2016: Four Outfits to Wear

Fall is upon us and it is time to look at the fall fashion trends for 2016. To make it more interesting, I challenged myself to pair the most popular fall 2016 fashion trends with one pair of shoes: the new KED Metallic slip on sneakers. Some of the most popular (and wearable) fall fashions […]

Food Art with Apples: Creative Snacks for Kids

Apples are a typical lunch and snack staple in the fall. Between Apple Crafts, Apple Picking and Apple eating, there are apples everywhere! While it is simple to toss an apple in the kiddos’ lunch box, being creative with apples may be a must to get the kids to keep eating them throughout the fall […]

Top Ten Travel Toys

Traveling with kids this summer! We have all heard the dreaded “are we there yet” and with a few simple toys, we can avoid most of this. Think games, small toys, easy to carry (and stow) activities or playsets. Each pick here also was selected because it works in the car, the restaurant along the […]

15 Egg-cellent Easter Basket Alternatives

Keep the kids healthy this Easter and all year long with the perfect non-candy alternatives in the Easter Basket. These are some egg-cellent Easter basket ideas and options to consider! 1. VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals ($5.99+) These are perfectly sized for Easter baskets and little hands with dogs, chickens, pigs and cows, to name a […]

Alternative to Perfume

Unique Valentines Day Gift Idea Valentines Day is just around the corner and you are probably realizing that you might have to get a gift (or two) for the heart day. If you are thinking along the lines of perfume, what about fragrance that enhances love and the heart? Or, more specifically, your love’s heart […]

Star Wars The Force Awakens Inspired Outfits

Are you excited about Star Wars The Force Awakens movie? The United States premiere just took place and celebrities lined the red carpet in Star Wars costumes. However, I’m not one to dress up in a costume, but I am a mega fan, so what is a girl to do? So I came up with […]

Toy Tuesday: LeapFrog Line Up!

There are a lot of LeapFrog products out there. These are my current top favorite LeapFrog Products for the holidays and for birthday gifts throughout the year: LeapFrog TV, LeapPad Platinum or Epic, The LeapFrog Word Whammer, The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven, and the LeapFrog Build and Discover Tool Box. You can see my whole […]

Tech Gifts for Crafty People

The 2015 holiday season is upon us and one of the toughest gifts I have to shop for, are the gifts for my crafty friends and family. I always like to take it up a notch and give them something to make their crafting unique, and often, that turns to tech. Here are my top […]

Five Cute Halloween Gifts for Babies

Whether it is their first halloween or their second, babies love to get their spook on, so play it up this October with these super adorable Halloween themed items and gifts for your little boo. First up is these Halloween pacifiers. Simple and inexpensive cuteness or coolness to show off at the playdate. (Zazzle, $12) […]

Four Fun Halloween Gifts for Ghouls

Halloween is a great time for spells, spooks and spoofs. Most kids love Halloween, but why should the kiddos have all the fun? October is a great time to have fun with the frightful season. I mean, hey, we feel like zombies during school drop off on a Monday morning so why not play that […]

Alternative to Flowers: Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for a Mother’s Day Gift or even a gift for Mom anytime of year, but tired of giving flowers or a spa gift certificate? Here are five alternative gifts that aren’t your traditional jewelry or brunch.   Alternative to Flowers Flowers are great but within a week, they are dead as a doornail. Give […]