Five Tips for a Happy and Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving

Holidays are a lot of fun...the chaos of having all the aunts, uncles, cousins and friends over for a big meal is a memory that lasts a lifetime.  Along with all those people eating at your home comes a wide array of dietary restrictions.  My mother in law has Celiac disease and can't eat anything with gluten.  I have friends who are vegetarian, some with high blood pressure who need low salt options, and others who are lactose intolerant who avoid dairy products.  Navigating the array of dietary needs can sometimes be a bit intimidating! … [Read more...]

Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea: Make 3D Paper Hearts!

I don't do a lot of decorating in my house for Valentines Day but I do try and get into the spirit of the holiday in small ways.  While I am not running out to Target to buy heart covered shower curtains or Cupid decorated plates, I do like to find an easy Valentines Day craft or two just for fun.  A few weeks ago I purchased some (affiliate link--->>>)  Valentines Day scrapbook paper and have been trying to decide what to do with it.  I came across an easy Valentines Day craft idea on Pinterest that I thought would be simple enough … [Read more...]

Join the #UbyKotexSweeps Twitter Party!

Today, we are going to chat about something a little bit personal.  But, since most of us are all females here, I think we can handle it.  "That time of the month" can be a huge pain.  And I'm not just talking about the cramps and the headaches either.  Oh no...there are all sorts of aches, pains, hormonal imbalances, and other embarrassing moments that we have to suffer through every single month. Don't you want to chat all about your monthly misery with other women who can TOTALLY relate to your suffering?  Lets make our chat fun and … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

This is a herb garden discussion is part of a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the best ways to add flavor to your food is to include fresh herbs in your recipes.  However, fresh herbs are not cheap at the grocery store and once you buy them they go bad fairly quickly.  I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to grab the cilantro only to find that it is slightly slimy and no longer usable.  There goes another $1.00 right into the compost bin.  Growing your own herb … [Read more...]

Which Boar’s Head Sandwich Recipe will YOU choose in the #BHBoldestBracket?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boar’s Head Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Many years ago, my mother in law was diagnosed with Celiac disease.  Basically, she was diagnosed with a severe gluten allergy and was told that most sandwich meats were off limits forever.  Except a few of the Boar's Head sandwich meats...those were okay because many did not contain gluten. When she came to visit, I bought her Boar's Head sandwich meat and that was my first time ever trying them.  And I have been buying them … [Read more...]

Join Me For The #ThisisStyle Twitter Party!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and whether you have romantic plans with your spouse or are planning a casual date night with a new love interest you will want to look your best!  searsStyle offers a variety of the latest fashion trends so you can find the perfect outfit no matter what you have planned.   Please join me at the  #ThisisStyle Twitter Party where we’ll chat about how you plan to celebrate Valentine's Day and how to incorporate new spring fashion trends into your upcoming date night. After almost 20 years together, my … [Read more...]

New Winner Announcement

I had a few giveaways end recently. Winners have been notified via email and have 48 hours to get back to me with their information. Thankyou for following my blog and entering these contests! Target Gift Card winner is Darlene C RaceTrac $25 Gift Card winner is latoya Hamilton Beach Smoothie Maker winner is lataevea b … [Read more...]

Rent Textbooks with CampusBookRental and Support Operation Smiles

This post about how to rent textbooks is sponsored by CampusBookRentals but all opinions expressed here are my own. Every year my husband and I try to tuck away a small amount of money into a college fund for our kids.  College tuition is not cheap and I have less than 5 years before my first child heads off in search of higher learning.  While we have high hopes that they qualify for a scholarship, I am not keeping my fingers crossed.  Of course, looking at our pitifully small savings so far, we are going to have to be frugal when college … [Read more...]

Join me at the #APlusPlan Twitter Party!

Join me at the #APlusPlan Twitter Party! My kids are teens and just last summer we finally broke down and got them cell phones.  I am starting to cringe every time I see a phone bill come in. Cell phones are almost a necessity for teens to help stay connected but they aren't cheap.  There has to be a better way to keep your kids connected and not go broke, right? Right now, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores are offering a fantastic promotion that can help save on mobile phone bills! If you open a new Sprint account at Best Buy or Best Buy … [Read more...]

Join Me At the #FueledbyMM Twitter Party!

  Join Me At the #FueledbyMM Twitter Party!   Do you have a gamer in your family? Are their afternoons of gaming fun perhaps fueled by M&M’S®?  Whether or not you’ve discovered the essential combo of gaming and M&M’S® already or are just starting to realize they are a great gaming snack, we’re got the perfect Twitter party for you! Join us as we chat about gaming and gaming snacks and learn how to get a $10 Walmart eGift Card when you buy Forza 5 for Xbox One and M&M’S®! For my kids, spending an hour or two gaming … [Read more...]