I am guilty of focusing on only what is right in front of me, which is common for busy parents, isn’t it? I sometimes forget about the service members who are dedicating their time and lives to protect our country. Hundreds of thousands of service members will remain on duty, away from home, this holiday season. So how do we give to those who are giving their all for our country? The USO Wishbook is a great place to start if you want to support troops around the world!View Post
When I was a kid, Christmas was IT for me. I thought of Christmas all throughout the year, wanted to decorate early (and make my wish list, of course!) I loved Christmas. There is something about having kids, however, that always takes things to a new level. My boys love Christmas time, and while they are not always eager to listen to Christmas music, they love decorating, making Christmas cookies, going to Christmas parties, buying and wrapping gifts and of course, opening gifts on Christmas morning. View Post
Want an Easy Recipe? BBQ Sheet Pan Nachos is here!
‘Tis the season for EASY RECIPES, am I right? While we all likely have a long to do list, we still need to eat. I love easy to make bbq recipes at this time of year, and I also love creating recipes so we do not get tired of the same old thing, night after night. I created this recipe for EASY BBQ Sheet Pan Nachos, made with Curly’s Pulled Pork and they are out of this world delicious!View Post
Are you ready for 2020? I know, it is just a calendar formality, but in just a few short weeks, it will be a NEW DECADE! Just like a new year inspires people to get back in shape and work on their health and wellbeing, a new decade is a super good reason to focus on YOU and find the best probiotic of 2020 for taking care of you and your body!View Post
As a child, I was never a *true* fan of Disney. I know, that is both tragic and sad, but I was in love with other things and did not truly become a Disney fan until adulthood. Sure, I watched “The Little Mermaid” in the theater and had seen Disney World advertised on TV, but never knew what I was missing. This allowed me to explore the World of Disney as an adult, and it was a magical experience when we finally took our family to Disney World…twice! And while we don’t have any active plans on when we might return to the happiest place on earth, the Disney love is all around! (I’m excited about Frozen 2 while the men of the house can’t wait for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.) But, if you have a Disney lover on your shopping list this holiday season, what do you get for them?
The Best New Cookbooks of 2019 contains affiliate links. Some of these books have been gifted.
The Best New Cookbooks of 2019 – Cookbook Gift Guide
As someone who LOVES to cook, I am always adding new cookbooks to my Amazon wish list. I really do geek out when I see a new cookbook recommended to me or better yet, when I see a blogger that I follow release a new cookbook. While I do not actually use cookbooks as much as I should, I love flipping through and seeing all the gorgeous pictures of delicious food! If you are looking for gift ideas for someone who likes to cook, or gift ideas for someone on a keto diet, paleo diet, or a lover of the Instant Pot or air fryer, here are the top new cookbooks for 2019!
Fitness Motivation Quotes Printables and Ideas To Keep You Moving was brought to you by Best Buy. All opinions are mine. Contains affiliate links.
As much as I hate to admit it, I have never been big on exercise. I love playing basketball and soccer with the boys, going for a bike ride, or just a walk with the little one to the park, but as much as I want to, I just never seem to have enough motivation to start exercising regularly.
As I get older though, I am realizing how important it is to stay active, and I am trying hard not to take these years for granted. It is so important to keep our bodies healthy and active, but what is the best fitness motivation?
The holidays are officially here! It seems unreal that Thanksgiving is almost here, but it’s true! It is definitely one of my favorite holidays because well….the food is delicious! I am looking forward to the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and all the other delicious sides, but also the yummy appetizers to eat before the big meal. These festive holiday appetizers would be perfect for snacking while the turkey cooks or those Christmas parties that will be happening soon. Ever wonder what is a good dish to take to a holiday party? Take a look and pick a few favorites before you head to the grocery store. These recipes are sure to wow your crowd!View Post
If you have spent any amount of time with my family, you know that my kids LOVE sports of any kind. Our house and yard look like the local YMCA on some days. What I love about buying gifts for sports kids is that if they use the basketball or soccer ball you gave them last year as much as my boys do, they will likely need another by the time the next holiday rolls around! My youngest has literally asked for a new soccer ball each and every year since he could talk!
So what do you get a sports fanatic, anyway? What to get someone who loves sports? Scroll down to see my top suggestions for sports gifts for kids and teens!
What are the best gifts for sports kids in 2019?
What are some ideas for ornaments for kids to make?
One of my fondest memories as a child is making Christmas ornaments. Whether it was at school or at home, there was something so special about making ornaments that I could put on our family tree. My sweet mother even saved most of these ornaments over the years and even though some are quite embarrassing, I do treasure them! It was very popular to make ornaments with pictures and those are fun to look back on now. How do you make ornaments with pictures? There are so many options and some are in this list!
I love making ornaments with the kids, so I have collected some of the greatest ornaments for kids to make. If you start now, you will be able to make all of these by Christmas!View Post