Social Good with Johnson & Johnson #SelflessSelfie Photo Donation #JNJ #sponsored

This Social Good post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed are my own. Today is the first day of school for my children.  My son is in 8th grade this year and is starting his third year in middle school.  My daughter, however, is just starting 6th grade and this is her very FIRST day of middle school.  She is nervous about going to a new school, making new friends and having new teachers.  Middle school is not always easy for kids but I am keeping my fingers crossed that things go smoothly.  … [Read more...]

Crushing Book Tour and Excerpt

Clear and beautiful, the night was made for a walk on the beach. I loved the sound of the ocean, and most nights I fell asleep with my balcony doors open. A bit of a breeze blew, but even though it was still winter, it was only a little chilly. We found a small sand dune and sat down to watch the puppy running at the waves and barking. Gage was looking out over the water. He looked relaxed, but I could barely keep my knees from bouncing. I really had to focus to keep myself calm. I breathed deep. “So why didn’t you tell me who you were … [Read more...]

Never Forget Trash Day Again with The Chore Buddy!

This post has been brought to you by The Chore Buddy but all opinions expressed are my own. Picture this:  It is 6:00 AM and I am sitting in my recliner with a much needed cup of coffee just trying to keep my eyes open.  It is dark, quiet, and the children (thankfully) have another hour before they have to get up for school.  The husband left quite some time ago and now it is just me, my iPad and my caffeine.  Then, the shrill sound of the phone breaks the quiet morning peacefulness.  Now the bird is squawking, the kids are waking up and I … [Read more...]

The Guilty Innocent Book Review

The Guilty Innocent is Book 2 in the 'Knights of the Darkness Chronicles'. While I have not read the first book in the series yet, the author give a great intro that gets the reader caught up to what has happened so far. In The Guilty Innocent, Natasha's best friend has been murdered and Darian, one of her very sexy and powerful vampire friends, has been framed for the murder.  It is up to Natasha, Xavier (Darian's boyfriend), and a few of their associates to figure out why and by whom.  Unfortunately, they only have 7 days before … [Read more...]

Problogger: Blog Your Way to a Six Figure Income (book review)

I have been blogging for several years now but I am always trying to learn, grow, and become better at it.  When I started blogging, I knew that it had the potential to earn me money, I just really wasn't sure how to go about being successful at it.  Thankfully, I had friends and mentors to show me the ropes but when I got the chance to review ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income I was quite excited! I am nowhere NEAR a six figure income, despite my hard work so I was curious to see what the real professionals … [Read more...]

Leather Handbags From Cuore & Pelle Offer Practical Elegance

A purse is one of those things that most girls just can't live without.  Where else would I keep that emergency flashlight, the bag of coupons, my kid's tooth that fell out at the mall or any of the other ten thousand weird things that I apparently need to carry around with me? Oh, I am supposed to keep my compact and makeup in there?  Yeah, not so much! I have too much other stuff in there to worry about girly things like eyeliner!  However, just because the contents of my purse are disgustingly practical, it doesn't mean I want to get stuck … [Read more...]

Duct Tape Crafts: Tape It & Make It Book Review

When my children were little, they were always very into arts and crafts projects.  Now that my daughter is almost 11 her love of creativity has inspired her to take up duct tape crafts.  If you are not familiar with the duct tape crafts craze, there are actually a TON of things you can make with duct tape!  My son made a duct tape wallet that is actually quite sturdy and one of my daughter's favorite duct tape crafts is creating flowers that sit on top of pencils.  The kids even made duct tape flip flops last summer!  So, if you want to … [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...]

Holiday Slow Cooker Cookbook Review

I just put in my order for a Turkey at Whole Foods and have been slowly stocking up on cranberries and potatoes!  I am looking forward to Thanksgiving full of sweet potato casserole and deliciously moist stuffing!  The holidays are a hectic time of year for cooking and socializing and it is nice to find recipes that take care of themselves in terms of cooking!  The slow cooker is an easy way to prepare an assortment of dishes for holiday entertaining so that you can actually visit with your guests instead of slaving away over a hot stove!  I … [Read more...]

FRAAS Fairisle Infinity Scarf helps you stay warm in style!

The cool weather has finally arrived and I have started digging around my closet for a few warmer items of clothes.  While some winter styles can be rather frumpy looking there really is no reason why moms can't stay warm AND look fashionable at the same time.  One popular fashion trend for this fall is the addition of an attractive scarf to an otherwise simple outfit. A scarf is an easy way to add a splash of color to your outfit without adding in a  ton of other accessories.  The FRAAS Fairisle Infinity Scarf is extremely attractive and … [Read more...]