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...]

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...]

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...]

Affordable Fashion for Everyone at Modnique

This post about affordable fashion has been sponsored by Modnique and Splash Creative Media but all opinions expressed are my own. Christmas is coming soon and a week after that is my daughter's 12th birthday.  I have discovered that my daughter is a mini fashionista and the only things on her list of 'wants' this year are clothes, shoes, makeup and bling.  I was more into frogs and climbing trees at her age but she has a style all her own and is eager to express herself in a unique way. While I am all for her expressing her uniqueness, I … [Read more...]

You Can Be Better Together with the Target Wedding Registry! #TargetWedding

This this Target Wedding Registry discussion has been sponsored by Target and Social Chorus but all opinions expressed here are my own. I was recently approached by Target to help spread the word about this season's Target wedding registry theme: Be Yourself, Together.  They asked me to interpret their wedding theme of “Be Yourself, Together" and tell my readers what this theme means to me.  Part of this challenge was to choose two very different Target products that, when gifted together, add up to something better.  The Target Wedding … [Read more...]

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts and a Novica #Giveaway #spon

This post about unique mother's day gifts is sponsored by Novica but all opinions expressed are my own. Mother's Day is fast approaching and I have been struggling to figure out what to get my mom this year.  My mom has gotten to the point in life where she doesn't really NEED anything.  She is a collector of just about everything.  She has enough lotions, cookbooks, kitchen towels, and everything else to last til hell freezes over.  What do you buy a woman who doesn't really need anything?  Something UNIQUE that you know she doesn't already … [Read more...]

Gifts for Coffee Lovers: How about a Craft Coffee Subscription and 10% off code?

My husband and I are huge coffee drinkers and there is such a huge difference between GOOD coffee and not so good coffee!  In my opinion, if you are going to drink cheap coffee you might as well just not bother with it at all.  When my family asks what I want for Christmas I usually suggest things like expensive, whole bean coffee, artisan mugs, chocolate covered coffee beans and other gifts for coffee lovers.  We like practical gifts that will be used up and not create clutter so coffee is a great gift idea for us.  If you have a coffee lover … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts and Easy Shopping from Novica and a $40 GC #Giveaway!

My time is very limited this month, as I'm sure most of you understand!  With so little spare time on my hands in the next few weeks I am planning on doing a bit of my shopping online.  While it is always nice to browse the stores to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, that takes a lot of TIME.  Just because Great Aunt Matilda wants a hand blown glass vase for Christmas doesn't mean I am going to find it in any of the 15 stores I stop into next weekend.  Well, with Novica's new online gift finder, unique gifts are much easier to find!  … [Read more...]

Gifts for Girls That She Will Actually Use

When my daughter was younger, Christmas shopping was easy. Dolls, doll clothes, craft supplies, toys, more dolls and doll accessories were all abundant under the Christmas tree. As she has gotten older, we have had to make a few adjustments to our holiday shopping. As they get older, gifts for girls get harder to find!  I want Christmas morning to be fun for my daughter but I also don't want to waste money on gifts that are not going to be used the whole year through.  By making smart choices for your daughter this holiday you will … [Read more...]