Holiday Gift Guide For Her

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One week left until Christmas! If you are in a cold sweat like I am, trying to cross gifts off your list ... or if you have no idea what that hard-to-buy-for-person wants, I have some gift giving ideas for you! These are some of my favorite products and they are definitely on my Christmas wish list (hint, hint Topher). … [Read more...]

On The Front Porch

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I've got something fun for you guys today! Porch.com contacted me a few weeks ago, asking if I would do an interview with them in their new On the Front Porch series! Porch.com is a home network that allows you to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage your home for free. On their site you can you research professionals, and read lots of fun posts about everything from how to decorate to making your home more energy efficient. … [Read more...]

Quick Cleanup During the Holidays

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias I've mentioned many times how much I love Christmas:  the sparkly lights, the cozy nights by the fire, and getting together with friends and family. One thing that I don't like is the panic I feel when someone calls you at the last minute and wants to pop over -- as in "I'll be there in 5 minutes" short notice. As soon as I put down the phone, … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffers for Your Pets

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SimplyHealthy Every year, one of our big Christmas traditions has always been hanging our stockings. Topher and I did it when it was just us. Then the unnamed child came along, and I made one for her also. As you all know our fur babies are part of the family, so of course, they have stockings that Santa fills every year as well. Since we have three pups, filling … [Read more...]

Cleaning up Messes with Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EurekaPower #CollectiveBias Does getting your house clean for the holidays stress you out? It definitely stresses me out. Our house is full of so many different kinds of messes:  teenager messes, pet messes, crafting messes, DIY messes, the list goes on and on. During the holidays, we have a lot of company ... especially unexpected company, so it's important we have those messes … [Read more...]

Why We Love Just Dance 2015

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  Does your family have any of the Just Dance editions? Ours has every one of them! We originally bought them years ago for my daughter to have when her friends came over. I figured it would be one of those things that she would play with for a few weeks and then be over it. Surprisingly, throughout the years, she and her friends have continued to love them. Teenagers, as you know, are OK not being very active, and they sometimes want to just sit around either watching movies or … [Read more...]

Halloween Dog Treat Goodie Bags

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Halloween is known for being fun for the entire family. The kiddos love getting dressed up and getting all of the candy, and the parents love seeing them in their cute costumes and taking them door to door. Someone that often gets overlooked is the pups. When my daughter was younger, we always took our dog, Gracie, out Trick-or-Treating with her, and each year my … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Family Safe with GE Link Bulbs (and a giveaway)

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  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GELink #CollectiveBias Isn't technology great? Look at all of the new, techie products out there now that 20 years ago we wouldn't have dreamed of! A portable phone so small it can fit in your pocket? DVR's that can "guess" what shows you like? Cars that can sense a collision? And lights you can turn on and off from the Internet? Things sure have changed since I was a … [Read more...]

With a Heavy Heart…

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Almost 21 years ago, I was at our local Humane Society -- which back then was a really run down, scary place. I was in the cat section, walking by the rows of cats when a tiny paw reached through the cage and touched my shoulder. I looked in and saw a tiny little ball of brown fluff, with the sweetest pleading eyes you have ever seen. I hadn't stopped by there to adopt a furbaby.  I was actually there with my boyfriend at the time, killing a few minutes before we went to a movie. Being … [Read more...]

Changing the Way We Snack With Skinnygirl Popcorn

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinnygirlSnacks #CollectiveBias We live in a small town. One thing about most small towns ... they are big on football, and our town is no exception. Every Friday night, everyone bundles up and heads to the stadium. After the game, the unnamed child usually has a group of kids over to our house to watch movies. Of course being teenagers, when they get here they are hungry. The girls … [Read more...]