Oct 232016
The Walking Dead Game List for Fans of the Hit Show

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, you’ll love The Walking Dead game list I put together! My husband and I are huge fans of The Walking Dead. We’ve been watching it since the very beginning, and we look forward to Sunday night every week. We have a lot of friends and family who are also fans of the show, so we thought it would be fun to host a The Walking Dead game night. Doesn’t that sound like tons of fun? I think so! There are actually quite a few different Walking Dead games out there to choose from. I love how they have revamped some of my favorite classic games into Walking Dead games. Take a look at the list below, grab your friends and family, and host a fun Walking Dead themed game night! This post contains affiliate links.  The Walking Dead TV Board Game – Fight your way through zombie-infested Atlanta with your fellow [CONTINUE READING…]

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Oct 212016
Tiny Prints | 10 FREE Holiday Cards & 25% Off!

Tiny Prints wants to help you get ready for the holidays! Read on to snag some great deals on holiday cards, and so much more.   Can you believe October is almost over already? I am so not ready for winter yet, but it’s just around the corner. Eeeek! They are even predicting we will see snow in northern Maine at the beginning of next week! With December fast approaching, I have had Christmas shopping on my mind a lot lately. I’m trying to get myself organized, plan out my shopping list, and look around to find the best deals. To be honest, I don’t really have a lot of money right now, and I am going to have to be very frugal with buying gifts and holiday cards this year so I don’t completely blow my budget. This post contains affiliate links.  While searching for great deals online, I saw that Tiny Prints is [CONTINUE READING…]

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Oct 182016
White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Wheat Thin Cookies

Yesterday, on a whim, I made White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Wheat Thin Cookies, and they were fantastic! My husband tried them when he came home from work, and he said “You have to take this bag away from me, or I’m going to eat them all.” They are seriously addictive! I’ve noticed over the last few years, that people seem to go absolutely crazy over chocolate dipped goodies at Christmas parties. These kinds of treats are usually gobbled up quicker than cookies, pies and that sort of thing. It’s not really a big surprise to me, though, because who doesn’t love some chocolate?! I’ve had Christmas baking on my mind lately, so yesterday I thought I would experiment a little bit with the whole chocolate dipping thing. I had a big box of Wheat Thins on hand, along with some peanut butter, white chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips. I spread a little bit of peanut butter [CONTINUE READING…]

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Oct 132016
Pumpkin Spice Banana Oatmeal

It seems most people either love everything pumpkin spice or hate it with a passion. There’s always a war about it in my Facebook feed around this time every year, and people get very opinionated. I don’t really partake in the ongoing war, but I honestly could enjoy it all year round. I have even been known to make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast smack in the middle of summer, that’s just how much I love it. It’s a cool fall day here in Maine today, so this morning I made a Pumpkin Spice Banana Oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods because t’s quick, easy, hearty and so versatile. You can pretty much add anything you want to it, and make it sweet, or even savory. Yes, savory oatmeal is definitely a thing, and it’s amazing. I’ll share some of my savory oatmeal recipes with you another time. Today, I added some banana to my oatmeal. I [CONTINUE READING…]

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Oct 122016
10 Awesome Gift Ideas for Foodies

Looking for great gift ideas for foodies? I am a self-proclaimed foodie, and I have about a million things on my own wishlist. I absolutely love everything about food. I watch all the cooking shows, I try new foods on a regular basis, and I cook and experiment in the kitchen whenever I can. Food is a huge part of my life! It’s no surprise that foodies love getting gifts that are related to food. It’s literally all we ever think about. Our ears perk up whenever we hear someone mention food, we check out a restaurant’s menu before we even step foot inside of it, and we are always dreaming about what our next meal will be. If you have a foodie friend, you’ll definitely want to check out these great gift ideas for foodies. They are guaranteed to be blown away by anything on this list, and you will be their hero! This post contains affiliate links.  [CONTINUE READING…]

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Oct 112016
6 Kitchen Tools That Make Baking Cookies a Breeze

The holiday season is upon us, and I am so excited to start baking cookies! I find baking cookies to be so relaxing and enjoyable. I bake cookies for my family to eat, to bring to Christmas gatherings, and I also love baking cookies to give away as Christmas gifts. They are always a huge hit! View my list of 50 Gift-Worthy Christmas Cookies for some inspiration! I know Christmas is still a few months away, but you can start baking cookies now, and freeze them until you need them. I like to bake several batches several weeks before Christmas to save me time later on when things get super busy. Learn how to freeze cookies here. After baking cookies for several years, I have found that there are a few kitchen tools that make baking cookies so much easier. These 6 specific tools save a lot of time, and just keep things running smoothly in the [CONTINUE READING…]

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Oct 082016
20 Great Toys for Teaching the Alphabet

Teaching the alphabet to your kids doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. When you have the right tools, teaching the alphabet can actually be easy and fun! This post contains affiliate links. Fun ways to teach your children the alphabet include reading engaging alphabet themed books, introducing them to fun learning apps like ABC Mouse, or watching educational YouTube videos. It’s never too early to start teaching the alphabet to your kids, either. My son, Logan, started singing the entire alphabet song at just 17 months old! Kids really do love to learn when they are having fun doing it. There are several toys that are great for teaching the alphabet to your kids, too. They will love playing with these for hours, and they’ll be learning at the same time. It’s a win-win! ABC-123 Abacus – The ABC-123 Abacus is a timeless toy that features 36 colorful double-sided tiles. The wooden frame includes all the letters of the alphabet and [CONTINUE READING…]

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Sep 272016
Halloween Costumes for Toddlers with Sensory Sensitivity

Halloween is almost here, and I have been thinking about costumes for my kids. My 3 year old daughter, Kayleigh, has sensory sensitivity, so she does not like to wear certain fabrics, or any kind of heavy costume that does not allow her to move freely, and she will not wear face paint. This year, she has requested to be a pumpkin for Halloween. I want her to be able to dress up for Halloween, but still be comfortable, so I spent quite a while searching the web for Halloween Costumes for Toddlers with Sensory Sensitivity. Surprisingly, there were quite a lot of great hoodies that would make perfect Halloween costumes for toddlers with sensory sensitivity. If your toddler has sensory sensitivity, and does not want to wear a normal Halloween costume, check out these great sensory-friendly costume ideas I found below. This post contains affiliate links.  Astronaut – Pair this hoodie with these cute galaxy joggers! Big [CONTINUE READING…]

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Sep 162016
10 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Gift Ideas

My three year old daughter, Kayleigh, is absolutely obsessed with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. It’s a show she will watch over and over again, and never grow tired of. I love that Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood teaches a lot of very valuable lessons, like learning how to share, trying new foods, taking care of pets, welcoming a new sibling, using the potty, and so much more. Every episode includes catchy songs that help kids easily remember the lessons they are taught. I was born in the early 80’s, so of course, I also love the nostalgic feel of the show. I was a huge fan of the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television show, and I think Fred Rogers would be incredibly proud of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve decided to start my shopping a little early, and on my list is some Daniel Tiger merchandise, of course! I am so excited to get some [CONTINUE READING…]

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Sep 142016
Orchard Fruit Medley Parfait for Babies Learning to Chew

I have two toddlers, so I have been through the whole teaching baby to eat real food thing twice now. I’m the biggest worrier in the world, so of course, teaching my babies how to chew solid food was completely nerve-racking for me. One thing that did make it easier was Gerber Lil’ Bits. Gerber Lil’ Bits are great because they expose baby to new tastes and textures, without being too much for them to handle. I love that it’s a really slow and gentle way to teach baby how to chew. I also just love the cute little containers they come in that are easy to reseal and stack in the refrigerator. My son, Logan, is now 18 months old, but he still loves to eat Gerber Lil’ Bits as a fun treat. With fall upon us, I decided to pick up a pack of the Orchard Fruit Medley flavor and make him a tasty parfait. [CONTINUE READING…]

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