Tips for Hanging Out From Morris the Cat + Q&A with the Star Kitty Himself!


This post is brought to you by 9Lives. All opinions are my own. Morris the Cat is probably the world’s most famous kitty ever. Known for his role in over 50 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today, he’s THE face of “charmingly choosy” kitties. Morris gained even greater fame when he became an advo-cat for kitty adoptions with his “Million Cat Rescue” initiative, and just this year, he took a trip to South by Southwest as a feline technology correspondent. It seems like Morris is one insanely busy kitty, always on the go! He still manages […] Read more »

No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Got a craving for cheesecake but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen? Make this yummy no-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake dip recipe in just ten minutes!

Happy National Cheesecake Day! What a fantastic holiday! I absolutely love cheesecake, but I’m not the best at making it. I can pull off a simple no-bake deal, but I wanted to do something a little more interesting for this post. If you’re a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, remember in Dead Man’s Party when Cordelia says “I’m the dip”? Well, that’s me! As in, that’s what I bring to this cheesecake party! No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Dip Recipe Cheesecake dip is awesome because it’s super simple to make. You really can’t mess it up. Seriously, if I can make it, so […] Read more »

Get Sparkling Clean Dishes + Amazing Deals with Finish Jet Dry Offers

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Washing dishes can either be one of the easiest household chores or a total nightmare. It really all depends on your dishwasher. Years ago, I was the dishwasher! When we moved into this house, I was thrilled that it came with a working unit! No more standing over the sink for an hour scrubbing! Alas, the house also came with cruddy water. Not unsafe, just not good. It’s hard, sulfur well water. We can’t drink it and it tends to make our dishes look less-than-sparkling unless we use really good dishwasher detergent. Finish® is always one of our go-to brands […] Read more »

What Do You Need to Know Before Bringing Home a Snake? #ReptileCare

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This post is sponsored by petMD Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. Many moons ago, when I brought home my iguana Clyde, we didn’t know all that much about reptile care. In fact, we knew exactly what we were told at the pet store. With no internet back then and no access to experts, I went off that one conversation for the entire four years […] Read more »

Must-Have Beauty Staples for Your College Dorm Life

Look great day or night at college with these dorm living must-have beauty staples! Pare down your huge makeup collection to just a few essentials that work for every occasion.

Today I’m going to share some of my favorite college dorm room beauty staples. Heading off to college is an exciting time. It’s all a bit nerve-wracking. I remember when I did it. I was so nervous, especially about sharing a bathroom with like a million other people! Okay, a million is exaggerating. Still, it feels that way! Then there’s your dorm room. You know those tiny houses that are all the rage right now? Prepare to live in one for the next four years! If you’re used to having a cabinet full of beauty supplies and sprawling out across […] Read more »

We Got Carried Away with Summer Reading + Giveaway #SummerReading

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This post is brought to you by Scholastic and ENERGIZER® Batteries. All opinions are my own. As you know, Jacob has been participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading challenge this year. He does it every year. I think it’s a great way to encourage kids to read, especially since they have such fun rewards throughout the season. Jacob’s been unlocking cool extras, like bonus stories from some of the hottest children’s authors. I’ve been checking out all the amazing resources for parents. Throughout the month of July, we participated in some fun challenges with Scholastic! I shared them on my social […] Read more »

Touch of Betrayal Promo Blast + Book Giveaway


For fans of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent comes the second novella in the scintillating SIN & HONEY series featuring the Bible’s most powerful and seductive women… So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me the secret of your great strength.”—Judges 16:6 Delilah would do anything to escape her past. Falling for Samson only got in the way. Taryn Scarlett’s lush reimagining of Samson and Delilah uncovers the hidden truth behind the girl who became the most infamous seductress in history. Delilah has come to the quiet valley of Sorek to start a new life, but when a man blackmails her […] Read more »

Breathtaking Inspirational Quotes about Magic

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Since it’s my birthday, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite inspirational quotes about magic. I’ve always believed in the mystical, magical and arcane, but I’m not really even talking about THAT kind of magic, per se. I’m talking about the magic of everyday life. A perfectly red rose, a rain storm that cools you down just when you think you’ll go bonkers from the heat, the way we can manage to form meaningful connections with the right people out billions of people on the planet. Maybe those things are science or coincidence, but to me, it’s all part […] Read more »

House Calls in the Digital Age with Amwell #momsloveamwell

Stop self-diagnosing and give yourself peace of mind anytime. Enroll with Amwell and bring back the house calls! Don't forget to use your coupon code HASHTAGFREE for a free visit.

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Ever wish you lived back in the Little House on the Prairie Days when doctors still made house calls? I sure do. I barely have time to walk down the hill to bring up my garbage before the next trash day, let alone sit in a doctor’s office for hours waiting for an appointment. I have a regular doctor that I see for medical issues, but he has really funky office hours. I also kind of need a […] Read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Summer Treats without the Burn #Nexium24HR

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This post is brought to you by Nexium 24HR and the Smiley 360 Blogger program. All opinions are my own. Want to hear something funny? I still remember the first time I got heartburn. I was pregnant with Jacob and almost 30 years old. Up until then, I’d never experienced it. I thought something was really wrong with me! While that may have been the first time, it was far from the last. Ever since I was pregnant- now a little over ten years ago- I’ve had frequent heartburn. I suppose I should be thankful, I skated through the first […] Read more »