Stretch Your Holiday Shopping Budget with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Stretch your holiday budget with Chase Ultimate Rewards

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Stretching the holiday shopping budget is the name of the game during the merry month of December! We all want to give amazing gifts to our loved ones, but our bank accounts can only take so much before they cry “mercy!” I’m always looking for clever ways to make the most of my budget, especially now that Jacob is getting older. The older boys get, the more expensive their toys get! Anyone else notice that? I do the usual […] Read more »

Preparing Your Home for Holiday Guests #TweetFromTheSeat

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Getting your home ready for holiday guests doesn’t have to be a nightmare (although my mom kind of makes it out to be one!). Simple things really make all the difference. Your guests are coming to spend time with YOU and each other, not to go through your home doing a white-glove inspection. The holidays are all about engaging the senses, so focus on that and you’ll have a successful party. How? By […] Read more »

Confessions of Sylva Slasher Book Blast: Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway


Sylva Fleischer is a teenager who works as a necromancer for a living. Wanting to get away from raising the dead for police investigations and demanding grieving families for a while, she goes on a cruise for spring break. Her vacation from the dead is short-lived when passengers on the ship turn into flesh-eating zombies. These are not the same simple-minded harmless zombies she raises and can control, so Sylva and her friends are trapped on the Pacific Ocean. Their only escape comes from a guy Sylva thought was dead: Brandon. It just so happens to also be the anniversary […] Read more »

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Your Guy

Looking for stocking stuffer gift ideas for your guy that aren’t your typical cologne and underwear? Me too! I have a hard enough time trying to come up with gift ideas for guys, let alone cool ideas that are small enough to fit in a sock. Even if it is an oversized one! I’ve been on the hunt for some awesome stocking stuffers. I figured while I’m doing all this work, you should benefit from it! Plus I’m throwing in affiliate links, so hey, if you buy any of these, I’ll benefit too. Win-win, right? Read on, my pals! Stocking […] Read more »

Wizards of Seattle Series Now Available!


Inheritance Episode 1 of the Wizards of Seattle Serieseattle Series Jason wonders if his luck has finally turned around when he discovers he will inherit a luxurious home infused with ancient magic and a sizable fortune from a relative he’d never known existed. Of course, there’s a catch. His younger brother and his cousin will inherit equal parts of the inheritance and it is stipulated in the will that they must live together first before they gain possession of the estate. All three of them are potential White Knights with the rare ability to practice advanced white magic. They must […] Read more »

Minty Mochaccino Holiday Gifts in a Jar with Splenda #sweetswaps

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This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Did you know that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day? That’s WAY more than the recommended amount. During the holidays, you can imagine how much higher that number rises! I’ve been using SPLENDA® for years to sweeten my coffee, tea and just about everything else. I actually carry it […] Read more »

Spend the Holidays with M&Ms & Glad + Triple Chocolate Minty Bark Recipe #HolidayBaking

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This holiday season, head to Target and grab a bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms Why? You’re going to need them for my super yummy (if I do say so myself!) triple chocolate M&M bark recipe! While you’re there, pick up a package Target-exclusive Glad Holiday Packaging containers for more delicious M&M recipes! Each recipe on the Glad Holiday Packaging is designed so that you can store your goodies IN that package. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Easy […] Read more »

Give ‘Em Something Sweet with Natasha’s Just Brittle

Natashas Just Brittle Brittle

I received complimentary samples of Natasha’s Just Brittle. My opinions are my own. Looking for a little something sweet to put under the tree this year? Natasha’s Just Brittle isn’t your average brittle.  In fact, Natasha’s Just Brittle really isn’t “just brittle” at all, although I have to say, the brittle IS amazing! Natasha’s Just Brittle sent me a lovely gift bag of goodies to try out, including their Cookies & Cream Popcorn, Chocolate Dipped Cookies and, of course, some brittle. I got the cashew brittle, which was just spectacular! The Cookies & Cream Popcorn was such an unexpected surprise. […] Read more »

My Wish For Others: Bring Our Troops Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays Wish for Others

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One. All opinions are 100% mine. Last week, Jacob shared his #WishForOthers: for all the homeless animals to find their “furever” families for the holidays. This week, I want to share my wish (in addition to Jacob’s wish, because I’m passionate about that as well). If you’re a regular reader, you know that I come from a huge military family. I’m an ex-Navy wife, Navy niece, Navy cousin and Navy granddaughter. I’m also a Marine cousin (my darling cousin David decided to break tradition and go his own […] Read more »

Chill Out with a Hydraluxe Cool Case from Comfort Revolution


Hot flashes keeping you up at night? Feeling a little warm around the noggin? Even though I’m typically f-f-freezing my tush off during the winter from my neck down, lately I feel like someone dipped my head in a vat of lava. I think it’s from my new headache medicine. While the meds work like a charm, they make me a bit hot-headed. Not the mean kind (usually), but in the most literal sense. What’s a girl to do? I can’t give up my favorite pillow, especially since it’s been helping so much with my neck! Sal tried out the Comfort […] Read more »