Gamer’s Choice Giveaway


Gamer’s Choice Giveaway​ One lucky winner will receive a Xbox One or PS4 {winner’s choice}. Organized by: Iowa Mom. Do you have a video game lover amongst your family or friends who would absolutely love an Xbox One or PS4 for the holidays?  Then don’t miss out on your chance to enter to win and […]

Outlook Baby Must Haves Giveaway

Outlook Baby Giveaway

  Whether you are expecting your first or fourth child, you know there will be things you will need to help you make it through those early months with ease. Outlook has everything your baby needs to make those newborn months easier. New moms often need those little things the most. Things that add just […]

My New Baby Wish List

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Expecting?  There are so many products on the market that are supposedly designed to help make the job of parenting easier.  We do our best to choose quality over quantity, because baby products are subjected to a lot of hard use.  While that’s not always possible, we’ve found over the years that our money was well […]

Jay Companies Hostess Set Giveaway

hostess sets giveaway

  Sponsored by Jay Companies Brought to you by Mom Powered Media Are you looking to set your table with some spectacular place settings for the upcoming holidays?  One lucky winner will receive a beautiful hostess set giveaway package that will complete your holiday tablescape, and is sure to make you smile.  A gorgeous beverage dispenser […]

Family Christian: Children’s Nativity Set Review and Gift Guide

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Disclosure:  I received a nativity for review purposes, and this post contains affiliate links.  I may earn a small commission if you purchase an item after clicking on a link within this post. Children’s Nativity Review There’s still time to find some great gifts and fabulous deals at Family Christian.  Our children were too old […]

Simple Advent Wreath


Our simple Advent wreath. Yes, it’s exactly that.  It isn’t much, but then it didn’t really need to be. For years, I struggled to find “the perfect Advent wreath.” When I finally gave in to the spirit of Advent and stopped searching for perfection,  a beautiful thing happened, I realized that I had enough. Advent […]

Makeup That Stays Put: e.l.f. Primer


 e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer I’ve admitted on more than one occasion that I consider myself a novice when it comes to makeup.  I lead a fairly busy and active lifestyle, so melting or flaking makeup is not on my list of acceptable product qualities. I love e.l.f.’s eyelid primer so much, that I’ve even gifted it […]

Orange Cranberry Quick Bread


Orange Cranberry Quick Bread Looking for a new fall favorite?  This orange cranberry quick bread is moist, and bursting with citrus and cranberry flavor, that won’t overpower the non-cranberry lovers in your life.  My husband, who supposedly despises cranberries, ate multiple thick slices!  The four year old also really enjoyed the bread.  It keeps well, […]

Refinishing A Coffee Table

refinishing a coffee table

Refinishing A Coffee Table Refinishing a coffee table wasn’t very high on my list of priorities, until I took a really close look at this coffee table.  It was purchased at Crate and Barrel as a wedding gift 10+ years ago.  Many dogs, and three kids later, the coffee table had seen a lot of […]

Local Eats.

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Local Eats Instead of National Chains Hubby and I decided that we would make the leap and start avoiding most of the huge chains after more than one, “So, what do you want to eat?”  It’s been interesting!  We’ve been adventurous, and found lots of new restaurants that we had never been to in the […]



I love thrifting.  Most of the clothes and shoes in my closet, and many of those in my family’s are from thrift stores.  When I was young, I knew to always check the clearance racks before perusing the remainder of the sales floor to snag the best deals.  As an adult, I keep a mental […]

Why We Savor The Fall


Savoring the Fall, Instead of Rushing to Christmas Our family doesn’t decorate our home for Christmas, listen to Christmas carols, create holiday wish lists, or generally focus on Christmas, until after Thanksgiving.  Despite every single store’s desperate pleas for us to focus on Christmas in the fall, we stand strong. Fall is an absolutely amazing time of year.  Sunsets come […]

$1,000 Disney Gift Card Giveaway


One winner will receive a $1,000 Disney Gift Card. We’ve visited Disneyland three times as a family, usually with one of the kids on the under 3 pass.  On our most recent trip, our children thoroughly enjoyed the Star Wars Experience.  Our two eldest were chosen to participate, and they were so happy to battle […]

Cariloha Softest Night’s Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes


Welcome to the Cariloha Softest Night’s Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes Sponsored by Cariloha Organized by Budget Earth Co-Hosted by Monica Rants, Raves, & Reviews   Want to make bedtime as amazing as possible? Make snuggling in bed that much more relaxing with super soft bamboo sheets from Cariloha! What makes these sheets so amazing? For one, […]

Gymboree 40% Off Sale


Disclosure:  The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.  This posting is sponsored by Gymboree. Gymboree 40% Off Sale Some of my favorites from the current Gymboree lines are: The Easy Cardigan for layering on a cool morning, […]

My home is overrun with soccer….

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The Top Reasons Soccer Sometimes Makes Me Crazy {From the soccer mom’s point of view} The smell.  My car reeks like something died in it after practice.  When my kids come off the field, they are covered in turf grass, mud, and sloppy sweaty.  This is all transferred to my vehicle, and I am often […]

How Changing Seasons Affect Pet Skin, Coat, and Nails

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Pet Care:  Taking Care of Your Pet’s Skin, Coat, and Nails Through Changing Seasons Changing seasons affect more than just the temperature outside. As the mercury rises and falls, changes in air pressure and humidity can impact pets’ skin, coat, and nail quality. Follow these guidelines to help keep your dogs and cats looking and feeling […]

DIY: Fall Topiary Project


DIY: Fall Topiary Project My DIY fall topiary project began with a pair of these raggedy prelit  topiaries.  The one on the left was as I found it, and the right I had begun to fluff up and unwind the extra lights. Having spied the pair of them at Goodwill for $9.96 each and plugged them in to […]

ELPH Band and $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway


Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween. Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Sponsored by: ELPH Band The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent […]

Review: Gearapalooza 2014 Atlanta


  Review: Gearapalooza Atlanta 2014 Gearapalooza is an annual event showcasing the latest and greatest baby gear, and this year the tour visited 12 cities.  Lucky for me, my favorite local baby and kids store New Baby Products was the host location for Atlanta.  Tickets for this year’s event were about $53ish and $110ish.  I […]