Teen Fashion: Encourage your child’s individuality with JCPenney! #ThatsMyKid

This post about teen fashion has been sponsored by JCPenney but all opinions expressed here are my own. Some days I look at my 12 year old daughter and wonder how in the world I was lucky enough to be blessed with such an amazing child.  From the time she was young she somehow managed to strike a balance between "down to earth" and "creatively dreamy".  She is the girl who would go camping with her brother's Boy Scout pack and catch frogs...then come home and paint her nails.  She was always the first one to the top of the mountain … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Sneakers to Alleviate Foot Pain

This post about finding the right sneakers to alleviate foot pain has not been sponsored in any way. I just wanted to share my recent shopping experience with my readers. In the last few years I have suffered from an assortment of aches and pains, none of which the doctors can find any actual cause for.  My most recent trip to the doctor was a visit with the Podiatrist for foot pain that would not go away.  After Xrays and assorted stretching exercises, the podiatrist could still not give me a reason for my foot pain.  Just add it to the … [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...]

Coastal.com can help fit glasses into your busy schedule

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coastal.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Up until a couple of years ago I had absolutely perfect vision.  Then I hit 40 and everything started falling apart on me, including my eyes.  I found myself squinting, holding things farther away or closer to my face, and asking my kids to read things to me. Yup, getting old is no fun!  So, I headed to the eye doctor for an exam.  After she gave me a prescription for some eyeglasses I started looking at the selection and the prices … [Read more...]

How to Dip Dye Your Hair Using Kool Aid

I was forced to learn how to dip dye your hair using Kool aid.  Why?  Because I am the mother of an 11-year-old girl who thinks I am the meanest mom in the entire world. I will not let her go to the salon and get her hair dyed!  Many of her friends are dying their hair...which honestly floors me completely because they are only 11!  Usually, they just get a strip of hair done or just the tips but I am too paranoid about the health risks associated with hair dye to let her get it done.  In an effort to find a 'happy … [Read more...]

Jewelry Gifts and Great Deals at Giando Massi

I am a fairly practical sort of girl but I still want to look good and feel great when I am out and about.  I try to find clothing, accessories and jewelry that are high quality and versatile.  That way, they last a long time and can be mixed and matched with a number of different outfits.  A universal little black dress and delicate gold chain can be worn a number of different places.  And a pair of dressy jeans, boots and chunky bracelet look just as good at the grocery store as they do at the pub on a Friday night.  Jewelry gifts are always … [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...]

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...]

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...]