Hostess Gifts For the Holidays

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Whether you’re stopping in for dinner or spending a week in a friend or relative’s home a hostess (or host) gift can go a long way in saying thank you. So, tally up who you’ll be seeing this season and prep your gifts ahead of time. Here’s a good place to start for ideas! Polygon […]

Step2 Thomas the Train Up & Down Roller Coaster Review

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Thomas the Train is huge with the toddler and preschool crowd! That’s why we just had to get a closer look at the Step2 Thomas the Tank Up & Down Roller Coaster for you! This is a toy that needs some space but will keep 2-5 year olds busy, busy, busy. This “roller coaster” can be set up […]

National Costume Swap Day

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Just a few weeks until all the little goblins and ghouls come knocking at our doors! And in preparation, October 12th is officially National Costume Swap Day. So … set your sewing machine aside, mamas, and find a swap near you! You’ll save yourself time and money. And if that doesn’t make you excited for […]

Father’s Day Gifts For the Culinary Man

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My husband’s birthday is at the end of May so I don’t change gears to Father’s Day preparation until after Memorial Day. Kind of a quick turnaround as I usually try to plan way ahead for holidays, but it is what it is. Due to the speed I have to organize Father’s Day with I […]

Gifts Mama Would Love For … Mother’s Day

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Outside of the traditional massage and pedicure (and who doesn’t love those!) I’ve been dreaming of a gift or two for Mother’s Day. Of course, the greatest gift of all are the two munchkins who made me a mama, but since my husband usually comes through royally with a little token of their appreciation here’s […]

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 3

Britax Giveaway

Congrats to the winners: Britax Baby Carrier – #6774 – Rachel E. Britax Convertible Car Seat - Entry #927 – Megan A. On the third day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me… Britax Convertible Car Seat (of my choice!) & a Britax Baby Carrier Today we are choosing TWO winners! Woot! Woot! One winner will […]

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Balls

So much holiday baking to do – so little time! Today I’m sharing a super yummy (and easy!) recipe for the holidays. Rice Krispie treats are not only for kids. If you make them like we are today, it becomes a fabulous holiday dessert that not only kids will love but adults will too! We are mixing up […]

DIY Ribbon Wreath Craft

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite crafts with you all. I don’t consider myself very crafty but I have one execption. Ribbon wreaths. These wreaths are fairly easy to make but they are a little time consuming. Each wreath will cost about $20-$40 depending on the size […]

12 Weeks of Holidays: Week Two – Bringing Baby Home with Club MomMe (Giveaway)

12 Weeks of Giveaways

*Congrats to the winner – entry #1432 – Jennifer B. We are teaming up with Club MomMe for Week 2 of their “12 Weeks of Holidays” giveaway. This giveaway is all about bringing home da’ baby! All the details are below! And yes, this is a one winner takes all situation! Woot! Woot!     […]

Creating Fourth of July Traditions in Your Family

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Growing up, my family would go to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. No matter what the weather looked like or the amount of traffic that would meet us as we drove our huge minivan into the “big city,” we saw fireworks every year until I was about 18. Towards the end, it came […]