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...]

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...]

Shop These Best Buy Deals this Holiday #bbyHoliday13

This discussion about Best Buy Deals has been sponsored.  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. The other day my husband and I rearranged our office and thus needed a new cable to run from the cable box to the computer.  Husband says "Why don't you go to (insert Best Buy competitor here) and buy once since it is close?".  I told him in no uncertain terms that I would be going to Best Buy for my supplies because they have people there that … [Read more...]

My Black Friday Wish List and a $100 Khols GC Giveaway

This black Friday wish list and Giveaway has been sponsored by but all opinions expressed are my own. Black Friday is one day of the year that I refuse to actually step foot in a store.  I have never been a huge fan of crowds but I AM a huge fan of saving money. Just because I am hanging around the house in fuzzy slippers and relaxing with family doesn't mean I can't find some great deals on the hottest must have items of the season.  I can find some great black friday deals just by browsing the internet and using coupon codes … [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...]