Santa Video In Your Home (and Contest!)

Santa Video

A couple of years ago one of my daughters (who was about 8 at the time) started expressing some doubt over the existence of Santa Clause. Naturally my husband and I were in a panic because we didn’t know what to do. It was pretty clear that she was still wanting to believe, so we [...]

Personalized Coloring Books

Personalized Coloring Books

My daughters have names that are not exactly unique but are also not popular enough that we tend to find merchandise in stores with their names on them. Because of that, I am always on the lookout for things online that I can order. Recently I was introduced to Frecklebox. They specialize in personalized gifts [...]

Finding Cheap Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Find Cheap Ugly Christmas Sweaters

It’s ugly Christmas sweater time! There are some AMAZING sweaters at places like Tipsy Elves (as seen on Shark Tank). They have them in just about every pattern you could want. And of course there are the Ugly NFL Sweaters that I wrote about recently. I have to admit that the “ugly Christmas sweater” everyone [...]

Showing Off My Daughter

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What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t use my blog to brag about my kids at least a little bit? Last week was the school talent show and my older daughter, Jillian, sang a song from Wicked with her best friend Sam. I was so proud of them! They choreographed and practiced [...]

Why I Am in Denial About the Snow

In Denial of Snow

Supposedly it snowed here in Indiana yesterday. Apparently it was enough to stick for at least a few days. I’m trying to deny that it happened, but not for the reasons that you might think. I don’t care that it is colder outside. I actually kind of like snow, at least in small doses. It [...]

What Is That NFL Camouflage Stuff?

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When I was watching football on Sunday I kept seeing players and coaches wearing NFL gear that looked like it was camouflage. I was really confused…wondering if it was some kind of hunting season motif. Turns out that it was for NFL Salute to Service Month. For every point scored during the NFL’s 32 designated [...]

Rediscovering Tea (And How It Helps Me Sleep)

rediscovering-tea

For the last couple of years I have gone in spurts where I drink a lot of hot tea for awhile and then none at all. I’ve read about all of the health benefits, and I love to make it loose leaf with my Teavana Perfect Teamaker. But then I get lazy and quit drinking [...]

What Do You Think About This Racy Homepage?

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Today I was going through my normal list of Daily Deals looking for things that I want to promote. After so many years in online marketing, I usually do not get distracted by images on pages. I know right where the deals are and I head straight to them. Today’s Torrid homepage caught me completely [...]

Trust Me, You Need Burn Cream #BurnsHappen

First Degree Burn Cream

If only I had First Degree Advanced Burn Cream in my medicine cabinet a month ago, I likely would have saved myself 1) scars on my belly, and 2) a doctor bill. I feel stupid even telling the story, but it might save you some pain and money in the future. Let me rewind. One [...]

Ray Rice Isn’t the Story, Domestic Abuse Is

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All the world is talking about Ray Rice right now. The attention is on him, the NFL, the local police, everyone who might have seen the video, TMZ, etc. Let’s now take Ray Rice out of the equation and use this as an opportunity to maybe reach some people who need to be reached. This [...]