Fun Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Looking for gift ideas for teen girls?  I'm right there with you!  With Christmas right around the corner, I find myself scrambling for ideas on what to get my daughter this year.  She isn't a little kid any more.  As sad as it sounds, there will be no more Littlest Pet Shops, baby dolls, coloring books or Light Brights under the tree.  I am now the proud mother of teenagers and they are a little bit more difficult to shop for.  If you are trying to decide what to get that teen girl on your gift list this holiday … [Read more...]

Stock Up on Stylish Winter Clothes from Athleta!

This post about stylish winter clothes has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. For the last week, I have been up in New England visiting family.  Georgia doesn't usually have hard winters so my winter clothes selection is pretty limited.  There have already been snow flurries up in Vermont so I am a bit chilly! I really wish I had some stylish winter clothes and may buy a few new outfits when I get home.  My 10 year old sweaters are a bit frumpy. If you want to upgrade your wardrobe, I highly recommend checking out the winter … [Read more...]

Workout Gift Ideas for Fitness Enthusiasts

The holidays are coming and that means we need to start thinking about the perfect gift for friends and family members.  I try very hard to choose gifts that the recipient will actually use in their everyday life. I have a ton of people in my life that are trying get healthier. With this in mind,  I have started looking for workout gift ideas for fitness enthusiasts that may be well received.   Have a health nut or workout warrior in your life? Get them something to make their workout safer, healthier, and a lot more enjoyable!  And … [Read more...]

Back to School Teen Shopping Tips for Less Stress and More Fashion!

Gone are the days when I could go out to the store and leave my kids home with dad while I shopped for their clothes.  Back to school shopping used to mean that my husband spent a couple hours playing with the kids and I headed to the mall for some peace and quiet.  Yes, when you have small children, malls are considered QUIET places! If you are blessed with teens like I am, you have probably learned that they are not as easy to shop for as smaller children. So, in an effort to keep the peace in my house I have come up with a few shopping … [Read more...]

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 and My Gift Stop Contest!

These Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 have been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. These fashion tips for women over 40 will have you feeling fabulous instead of old and frumpy! Just because I have hit 40 and kept on going doesn't mean I want to stop putting some thought into my appearance.  I admit, the last couple of months I have slacked off on the whole 'taking care of me' thing.  I've spent too many days in yoga pants and can't tell you the last time I got a haircut.  Well, that is going to change this month, I can promise you … [Read more...]

Buy Online Shoes But Read These Shoe Shopping Tips First!

This post about how to buy online shoes has been sponsored by 4EurSole. All opinions expressed here are my own. I received compensation and product for sharing these shoe shopping tips with you.  While I enjoy shoe shopping, I am very picky about the shoes I buy.  I tend to buy high-quality shoes that I know will last.  My preference is for practical shoes rather than something that will only match with one outfit.  I have no need for a pair of cherry red heels but a pair of black boots will be worn regularly for years.  I have started to … [Read more...]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers for Teens That Will Be A Hit This Year

This discussion about beauty stocking stuffers for teens has been sponsored by Olay and Braun at Walmart. All opinions are my own. Gone are the days of getting my kids Pokémon cards for their Christmas stockings. I have teenagers now, and it has gotten harder to find stocking stuffers that they will really use. I could load their stockings with candy but there are enough sweets around this house in December without me buying them more. If you are hunting for stocking stuffers for teens this year, I thought I would share a few that might be a … [Read more...]

Cool Gifts for Teens That You Will Want to Keep For Yourself!

The holidays are coming and not only do I have Christmas gifts to buy but both of my kids were born in November and December!  I am always on the lookout for cool gifts for teens and this year I have found a few that I totally want to keep for myself!  I thought I would share my finds with you in case your own teens are hard to shop for.  Check out my post about gifts for techies  if your teenager is a huge technology fanatic like mine are. If they are photography buffs, check out my macrophotography post using the Olloclip lens for my … [Read more...]

Practical Purse Essentials List So You Are Prepared For Every Emergency!

When my kids were young and I had a diaper bag to carry around, it was easy to bring everything I could possibly need along with me at all times.  My must have purse essentials list included things like snacks, toys, wipes, spare clothes, and just about everything but the kitchen sink.  Now that my kids are older, I have had to narrow down my definition of purse essentials to only what fits into an average sized handbag. And since I hate huge purses, my handbag tends to be small! It isn't always easy to narrow down what goes in your purse. … [Read more...]

How to Care for Boots so They Last Longer

Fall is almost here and I will soon be breaking out the jeans and boots.  I honestly can't wait because I have a pair of boots that I absolutely LOVE and, well, they look ridiculous with shorts!  If you have a pair of boots that you really treasure, learn how to care for boots properly so that they last a really long time. A good pair of boots is NOT a cheap investment.  You don't want to spend money on a pair that will fall apart in a year.  Buy high-quality boots and take good care of them and you will be wearing them for years to … [Read more...]