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...]

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...]

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few ideas.   When I was little, I remember my parents (okay, probably my MOM!) getting me a small gift for Valentines Day every year.  Usually, it was just a small box of chocolates or a nick knack of sorts along with a card.  No matter what the gift was, it left me feeling special and I knew that I was loved.  I have always gotten my children a small gift on Valentines Day, although it is getting … [Read more...]

Earn Cash Back Shopping Online and Give to Charity with Giving Assistant!

This post about how to earn cash back shopping online has been sponsored by Giving Assistant but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Once upon a time, I lived in a rather small town.  I could go into my favorite retailer and buy the items I needed without much hassle.  In and out without a bunch of fuss. Now, however, I live in a major metropolitan area.  Great, right?  More stores to choose from!  However, shopping has become a major source of stress in my life.  Do you know how much traffic there is … [Read more...]

Consignment Sale Tips from a Veteran Shopper

With summer quickly passing by, these consignment sale tips will come in handy as the school year approaches.  After traveling for the last two weeks, the last thing I want to think about is back to school shopping but I have no choice.  My kids start school again in only a few weeks. When my husband and I moved to the Atlanta area 17 years ago I was 7 months pregnant with my first child.  My husband was fresh out of graduate school, we had no family or friends here and  I was unemployed.  In other words...we were broke and about to become even … [Read more...]

Back to School Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Back to school season is upon us and moms are stressed out.  There are shoes to buy and school supply lists to analyze.  We battle crowds, listen to toddlers whine and threaten teenagers with bodily harm if they choose one more outfit that doesn't meet school dress code requirements.  Back to school survival requires an awful lot of patience and a whole lot of planning.  As a mom who has gone through the whole back to school thing a number of times already, I thought I would share a few tips to help make your back to school shopping a little … [Read more...]

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...]

Gift Ideas for Teen Girls and Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #HolidayFragrance

This post about gift ideas for teen girls is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.. 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...]