Christmas Fashion Traditions and Holiday Savings at Sears #MoreMerry

This Christmas fashion post has been sponsored.  I am a Sears blogger and all opinions are my own. In my house, Christmas is all about traditions.  There are certain things we do every, single year and my children do not respond well to change!  I have suggested a few changes to our holiday traditions now that they are older and have been met with very vocal resistance!  I do NOT mess with our Christmas traditions and several of those revolve around clothing! Christmas Eve is church...that is a mandatory in our house. And even though … [Read more...]

J.Crew Partners with Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling Program

This post about denim recycling has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. While I enjoy getting dressed up in fancy clothes every once in a while, most of my wardrobe is made up of denim.  Jeans and a cotton shirt is pretty much my go to outfit every day unless I'm really having a rough morning and don't make it out of the yoga pants.  That I slept in...not that I actually did yoga in!  Between me, the husband and the teens we could probably outfit a small nation with the number of pairs of denim jeans we have bought … [Read more...]

Cotton Fashion Event Announces Celebrity Host Lineup!

This post about Cotton's Fashion Event has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. When you think fashion, what immediately comes to mind?  High heals?  Huge price tags?  Maybe a few outfits that really shouldn't be worn to pick up the kids from preschool?  Fashion means different things to different people.  Quite often, fashion means silk, leather, lace and a whole lot of bling.  But, have you ever considered the idea that COTTON can be fashionable?  Simple makes up a huge portion of our every daily wardrobe … [Read more...]

Hair Care Tips for Thick, Wavy Hair #AvedaNaturallyStraight

These hair care tips have been sponsored by SheSpeaks and Aveda but all opinions expressed here are my own. When my daughter was little she had the cutest little curls and I was so sad when I had to cut them off.  Then, for years, she had stick straight hair.  She had it styled in an adorable little bob that flounced when she ran and it was incredibly shiny and straight.  Then she hit about age 10 and her hair started going wild.  I have no idea what inspired these hair changes but now at almost 13 her hair is thick, wavy, slightly frizzy … [Read more...]

This weekend’s nail art project!

I have never been much into painting my fingernails.  Seems like every time I put on a coat of nail polish I end up with my hands in the dishwater or digging up things in the garden.  Inevitably my nail polish would get chipped within hours of putting it on my nails.  Needless to say, I haven't experimented with nail art yet!  Seems like a lot of work for a few hours worth of sparkly nails.  Now, my daughter on the other hand LOVES painting her nails.  She would happily paint her nails a different color every single day of the week if she had … [Read more...]

Marraige is an adventure so create a wedding registry that is ready for it! #TargetWedding

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. When my husband and I got married, we were pretty much poor starving graduate students.  Our furniture was a miss matched collection of whatever I found at yard sales and none of our dinner dishes matched.  We were lucky if we could find a dish in the cabinet that didn't have a crack in it, much less anything that was stylish and attractive.  When we set up our wedding registry we had our eyes on things that were practical.  Salt and pepper shakers may seem … [Read more...]

Teen Fashion: Encourage your child’s individuality with JCPenney! #ThatsMyKid

This post about teen fashion has been sponsored by JCPenney but all opinions expressed here are my own. Some days I look at my 12 year old daughter and wonder how in the world I was lucky enough to be blessed with such an amazing child.  From the time she was young she somehow managed to strike a balance between "down to earth" and "creatively dreamy".  She is the girl who would go camping with her brother's Boy Scout pack and catch frogs...then come home and paint her nails.  She was always the first one to the top of the mountain … [Read more...]

Dog Training Tips and a Twitter Party for Pet Appreciation Week #PSP4Pets

These dog training tips have been sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed here are my own. Back in my life before I had HUMAN children I was totally devoted to my canine kids.  My husband and I were active in many different dog sports including flyball, agility, obedience training, and disc dog competitions.  We had two shepherds, a large truck and our weekends were spent traveling from one dog trial to another.  It was an amazing amount of fun, for both dogs and humans!  Then, my husband and I had our … [Read more...]

Celebrate @Kmart Layaway with a New Dance Craze! #KmartLayawayDance

This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own This weekend, I was taking my daughter and a friend of hers to the movies and they were in the back seat of the car giggling.  Since teenage girls giggle quite a bit I didn't think much of it but eventually my curiosity won out.  When I turned to ask them what was so funny they showed me a short video clip of her friend dancing to a music video.  The music was hip and upbeat and she was clearly having a blast...they laughed over that dance video for quite a … [Read more...]

Boost Your Holiday Budget with the @ShopYourWay #PersonalShopper Program!

This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. Last week I was on the hunt for Christmas Pajamas for my kids.  Yes, they are teens but they still love our tradition of getting funky jammies from Santa on Christmas eve!  I spent hours looking at websites trying to find something cute yet affordable, which is not easy when your kids wear adult sized clothes!  Of course, wouldn't you know that I found the perfect Christmas pajamas on the Kmart website?  Cute, inexpensive and delivery took only a few days!  Kmart … [Read more...]