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Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Weekend & Holiday Gift Ideas #BNDiscovery

Last night I attended an exclusive preview of Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Weekend happing November 21 – 23rd. Being a teeny-bopper at heart, I was especially excited to learn what Nick Jonas had to do with Barnes & Noble. I heard rumblings of some sort of something, so I drove to Aurora, Colorado to meet […]

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BNDiscovery Minecraft

Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Weekend & Holiday Gift Ideas #BNDiscovery

Last night I attended an exclusive preview of Barnes & Noble’s Discovery Weekend happing November 21 – 23rd. Being a teeny-bopper at heart, I was especially excited to learn what Nick Jonas had to do with Barnes & Noble. I heard rumblings of some sort of something, so I drove to Aurora, Colorado to meet […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Anything-But-Basic Biscotti

I bought myself an early Christmas present. My husband hates that I do this, but it happens every year. I find something I really want, tell him to put it on his list, and then go out and buy it myself because I CAN’T WAIT! I’ve been wanting an espresso machine of my very own, […]

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Curing the Gimmies: Giving Kids the Gift of Charity

  Every year around this time, there’s a nasty virus that goes around. It affects nearly every kid, it’s highly contagious, and even though many adults are immune, some of them still catch it. Symptoms include whining, complaining, and even tantrums. The dreaded Gimmies.  “Gimme a light-up Razor scooter!” “Gimme more Skylanders!” “Gimme a new […]

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The New #LeapTV is Great for Special Needs Kids!

We are huge LeapFrog fans in this house. I love the educational qualities, but also love how easy they are for Brady to use. With his autism and other disabilities, video games are usually challenging. He struggles with hand eye coordination and understanding the concept of a lot of the games out there. He also […]

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Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

I have a special affinity for “vintage” recipes. Especially those intended to use up pantry staples, rather than rely on expensive things like eggs, butter, and cream. And even though I LOVE cakes, I really don’t like baking them too often because of the work involved. All the dishes–yuck!  This is a classic Southern recipe […]

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Fashion Friday How to Wear It: Fall Trends Edition!

We’re officially well into fall now, with icy weather approaching! So after being spoiled with a few extra weeks of warm temps, I think I can safely break out the boots, sweaters, and jackets.  I’m really excited about this year’s fashion trends. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a handful of fashion shows and events, […]

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Cut Your Party Prep Time with Walmart’s Delivery Service #PartyToGo

Just before Halloween my neighbors and I got the kids together to let them paint pumpkins and I decided it would be fun to make it a fun party/get-together for us moms as well. Since it was kind of last minute and I was super busy with the kids and various meetings and events. I […]

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Help Change the Face of Child Hunger #ShareAMeal

It’s about to get heavy here on the blog. 1 in 5 children are unaware where their next meal is coming from. One. In. Five. That’s not in a third world country either. That’s on American soil. Rural towns, busy cities, sleep suburbs. 16 million kids struggle with hungry. Let me say that again too. […]

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Daffodils For Heather: Why We Need to Talk About the S Word

  When I was in the eighth grade and my little sister was in sixth, I’d wait by my locker at the end of the day for her and her friend, Heather-a bubbly, dark-haired girl with a contagious smile-to finish making their daily social rounds so that we could leave. Those two girls were positively attached […]

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Suave Family Perks at WalMart (& a #Giveaway!)

Do you know how hard it is to get boys to bathe? I have three boys. A moody teen, a hyper tween and a Kindergartener. The amount of filth they can acquire in a single day is unfathomable, unless you also have three boys and then you feel my pain. *fist bumps*  Most of the bath […]