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Are You Ready for Some Holiday Shopping?

November 26, 2014
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Are you planning on heading out to the stores to take advantage of the amazing deals? Or are you planning on staying in your pi’s all day and taking care of all of your shopping online? Or are you planning on burying your head under a pillow and just wishing the whole shopping season was […]

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10 Great Gifts for Imaginative Kids!

November 25, 2014
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I love toys that gets kids up and moving and encourages them to use their imagination at the same time! So when seeking out toys for this year’s holiday gift guide series, I knew that I wanted to build a whole list of toys that promote activity and imagination… so here are 10 Great Gifts […]

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5 Great Tech Gift Ideas for Kids! {with a Giveaway!}

November 18, 2014
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It almost doesn’t matter how old your kids are- tech gifts are pretty much on every child’s holiday wish list this year. My older kids are drooling over the Apple Watch that is due to come out in early 2015 and have decided to ask for money for Christmas so they can be ready to […]

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There Was Nothing Better Than Baking With a Light Bulb!

November 14, 2014
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The best gift I ever received as a kid was my olive green Easy Bake Oven. Oh, how I loved mixing the ingredients in that red plastic bowl, dabbing a little Crisco onto a paper towel to grease the metal pan and carefully popping the pan into the oven to bake. I loved watching my […]

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Creative Kids! {Plus a Giveaway!}

November 11, 2014
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There are so many great gifts out there this holiday season for the child who loves to be creative- be it through crafting, building, or just dreaming while reading. Earlier this fall I attended the Time to Play Magazine’s Holiday Showcase where I had the chance to check out the latest toy offerings for this […]

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Create Cooler Texts! (Zap Video Message Maker)

September 12, 2014
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When I was asked by my friends over at VolunteerSpot to try out a new video messaging app by ZapVM- I was excited to give it a try. It’s a free app that your download to your iPhone that accesses your photos and allows you to add a voiceover to a slideshow of your images […]

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Creating a Beautiful Smile for Life with Invisalign Teen

August 28, 2014
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This post was sponsored by Invisalign Teen®. All always, all opinions expressed here are my own. I’ll never forget being in high school and going with my Mom to the orthodontists for an evaluation, and being told I needed to get braces on my teeth to straighten them. And that I would need to keep them […]

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The Perfect Hostess Gift! {#SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox}

August 6, 2014
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Recently we were invited by good friends to come and spend a long weekend with them at their house up to New Hampshire. They live in a beautiful area- filled with lakes for swimming, fishing and paddling, hiking trails, bike paths, and the promise of lots of time for all of the kids to hang […]

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Things We’re Lovin’ This Summer! (#summerlovin)

July 17, 2014
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“Summer lovin’… had me a blast…… Summer lovin’…. happened so fast”…. Okay- it’s not THAT kind of a summer lovin’ post…. but I can’t resist a good “Grease” reference now and again…. But seriously- there are some things that the kids and I are absolutely lovin’ this summer. Now -in full disclosure- some of the […]

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Enjoying the Summer Bounty!

July 16, 2014
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all my own. We barely recognized our veggie garden after returning home from two weeks of family road trips! It was literally bursting with vibrant green goodness, plants spilling over the sides of the raised containers onto the […]

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