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...]

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...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for Teens

Your kids may have just started their summer vacation but here in Georgia, kids will be going back to school in less than a month.  Their first day of school is August 5th and I have a lot to do before that day gets here.  With a few more camps, a vacation, and work to keep me busy, we are trying to fit back to school shopping in wherever we can.  If you thought that shopping with toddlers was fun, just wait til you start shopping with teens!  They seem to have their own set of problems when it comes to heading back to school.  I thought I … [Read more...]