Personalized Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Free Personalized Valentine's Day Cards

I fell in love with Frecklebox a couple of months ago when I was shopping for Christmas gifts for my nieces. They absolutely loved the personalized coloring books that I sent them! This month Frecklebox is offering free coloring pages and cards for Valentine’s Day. You simply pick the design you want, enter the child’s [...]

What Growing Up Looks Like

Growing Up: From Baby Dolls to Lip Gloss

Today was the first full day that the kids have been gone since December 19. That’s 21 days. 21 days that I have gotten to hang out with them, argue with them, make cookies with them, play games with them, watch movies with them, argue a little more with them, and enjoy them. I’ve been [...]

Jabra Headphones at Best Buy Get You Ready to Run

Jabra Headphones from Best Buy

A lot of people start exercising more in January because of New Year’s Resolutions. For me, I start officially training for the Indy Mini Marathon every January. It’s the biggest half marathon race in the country and I am lucky enough to have it in my backyard. I don’t really consider myself a runner, but [...]

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


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?


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 [...]