Nov 262016
16 Fun Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids

My kids are both showing a lot of interest in Christmas this year, so I’ve been researching fun advent calendar ideas for kids. I never had an advent calendar when I was a kid, but I always thought it looked like so much fun. If you’re not familiar with advent calendars, they are calendars containing small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day of Advent (the 24 days leading up to Christmas). There are some really creative advent calendars available now, so if you’re looking for fun advent calendar ideas for kids, you’ll want to check these out! They are a really great way to get your kids excited for Christmas. They will love opening a door on their advent calendar and finding a surprise each day! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post. LEGO Star Wars [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 252016
Save 40% Off Your Tiny Prints Order + FREE SHIPPING!

Happy Black Friday, everyone! Are you excited to snag some great deals?! I’ve been on the lookout myself, and I just couldn’t pass up sharing this one I found with you! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you click on a link in this post and make a purchase. From 11/25-11/27, you can save a whopping 40% off your Tiny Prints order, plus get free shipping! How awesome is that?! Black Friday Sale! Save 40% Off Your Order Plus Free Shipping! I love shopping at Tiny Prints for holiday cards and photo gifts for friends and family. Photo gifts are such an excellent gift idea! For the past few years, I have made my Mom and Mother-in-Law photo books of my kids for Christmas, as well as photo mugs, calendars and more. They are always a huge hit. Grandmas LOVE photo gifts!! Check out the awesome selection of gift ideas at Tiny Prints, [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 172016
10 Cranberry Desserts to Crave

Cranberry is such a wonderful fall and winter flavor. I look forward to that fresh, tart flavor every year. Most people only think about canned cranberry around the holidays, but there are so many awesome cranberry desserts that can be made, too. Cranberries are not only flavorful, but they are really good for you too. They are loaded with antioxidants that can help with your heart, brain and skin. That’s a great reason to add more of them into your diet, right? Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming right up, and I can’t wait to try making some of these delicious cranberry desserts. I’m sure they will be a huge hit with my family, and it will be fun to try something new! Cranberry Cheesecake – From Gate to Plate Chocolate Orange Cranberry Fudge – Beyond Frosting Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Sunny Sweet Days Sweet & Scrumptious Cranberry Bread – Busy Being Jennifer Low Sugar Cranberry Coconut Macaroons [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 162016
Quick & Easy Recipes for Game Day

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ClubTysonFFL It’s football season again, and I’m so excited to share a couple of quick and easy game day recipes with you! My friends and family love football, and we are from New England, so I bet you can easily guess who our favorite team is. When I have company over to watch the game, I don’t want to spend the whole time in the kitchen slaving over the stove. I have two toddlers, so I am already busy enough tending to them, without adding extra work. I want to be able to relax, watch the game, and spend some quality time with my friends and family. I keep our game day gatherings pretty low key. I don’t go all [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 152016
Get Ready for the Holidays with Carter's

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s halfway through November! Can you believe that?! Are you ready for the holidays yet? I just finished up most of my Christmas shopping for the kids, and only need to pick up a few stocking stuffer items now. It feels so good to be almost done and not have that lingering over my head. While I was doing my Christmas shopping, I hit up Carter’s for a cute holiday outfit and a pair of festive holiday pajamas for my 1 year old son, Logan. They have so many fantastic outfits to choose from in their Holiday Shop! This kid, I tell you, he is such a boy. He is on the go constantly, climbing up everything, playing in the dirt, running around the house and yard. He never stops. If there is trouble around, he will find it. I love [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 112016
Nostalgic Gift Ideas for Children of the 80's

Nostalgic gift ideas are on my mind this holiday season! I think giving someone a flashback to the things they loved in their childhood is such a great way to put a smile on their face. I was born in 1981, so I am just loving all of this 80’s stuff that is coming back in style right now. Everywhere I look, there are things that remind me of my childhood. The Goldbergs (an 80’s version of The Wonder Years) has quickly become one of my favorite TV shows, and I can’t believe that I’m buying my daughter My Little Pony stuff, and my son was a Ninja Turtle for Halloween. It’s so crazy to see stuff from your childhood become popular again 30 years later. While I love buying stuff for my kids, I secretly have my eye on a few 80’s things for myself, and my husband, who was born in 83. We both [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 102016
Save on Stylish Holiday Outfits from OshKosh B'gosh

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. The holiday season is upon us, and I am so excited! I love getting together with my family to celebrate Christmas. We swap gifts, eat to our heart’s content, share laughter and smiles, and create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Our holidays have become even more exciting over the last few years, as my sisters and I have added 5 kids to our family, with another one on the way! Having all those little kids running around certainly makes for some great photo opportunities. I love capturing their smiling faces as they all play with each other and partake in our family traditions. I like to dress my kids up in holiday attire for our family Christmas gatherings, and OshKosh B’gosh always has a wonderful selection of festive holiday fashion to choose from. I [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 042016
A Magnetic Dollhouse Your Child Can Build Over and Over Again

We received Malia’s House  from Build & Imagine at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% our own. This post contains affiliate links, and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post.  Did you know that Build & Imagine has a magnetic dollhouse that your child can build over and over again? Sounds really cool, right?! I had planned to get my 3.5 year old daughter, Kayleigh, a traditional, already built, wooden dollhouse for Christmas this year, but when I heard there was a magnetic dollhouse that she could build by herself, over and over again, I jumped at the chance to get it for her. Kayleigh has such a wild and vivid imagination. She has lots of dolls and figurines and just loves to act out stories while playing with them. She will sit at the table, or on the floor, and do this [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 022016
Naan Mexican Breakfast Pizza Recipe

I absolutely love Mexican food. I really think I could eat tacos and quesadillas every day of the week and be completely satisfied. There’s just something so amazing about that flavorful combination of salsa and melted cheeses, don’t you think? This morning, I was craving Mexican food before I even had my morning coffee, so I decided to use the Naan bread I had on hand to make a Mexican breakfast pizza. If you’ve never had a breakfast pizza before, you totally should. It’s hearty and satisfying, and a great way to start off the day. I love that you can put anything you want on it too! For this Mexican pizza, I used scrambled eggs, a medium salsa, shredded Monterey Jack/Colby cheese and topped it off with one of my favorite garnishes – green onions. It was so delicious! The thing I love most about this pizza is how quick and easy it is to [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 022016
50 Must-Have Thanksgiving Desserts

Can you believe November is here already?! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I am getting so excited for all of my favorite foods – turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, green bean casserole, and of course, all of the delicious Thanksgiving desserts! No matter how full you are after eating Thanksgiving dinner, you can’t help but find just a little more room in your belly for your favorite Thanksgiving desserts. Isn’t it funny how that works? My family always brews up a big pot of coffee and indulges in a beautiful selection of Thanksgiving desserts. I am so excited to see what everyone is going to make this year! I’ve been thinking about what I am going to bring for my Thanksgiving dessert, and I found so many awesome recipes while browsing on Pinterest. I put together a list of 50 of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts, including dumplings, pies, brownies, bread pudding, cookies, fudge, cake and so [CONTINUE READING…]

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