5 Festive Feel-Good Christmas Stories for Grown-Ups

Christmas stories grown ups

When it comes to mysteries and romance, I usually like mine with a heavy side of paranormal, mayhem and madness. The exception? Christmas fiction! I am a complete and utter sucker for a good Christmas romance. Take a look at my TIVO right now and you’ll see at least half a dozen Hallmark Christmas movies already lined up to start watching after Thanksgiving (I have a weird rule, no Christmas movies before the turkey). There’s just something about the magic of the holiday season that calls out to me to put down the thrillers and pick up something a little more, […] Read more »

For the Love of Moccasins: Showing Off My #Payless #Solestyle

Moccasins Love Payless

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Furry, slip-on moccasins that you can wear at home AND out shopping? Whoa. I’m so excited! Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was waxing poetic about boots at Payless and mentioned that I’d be heading back to see what other great finds jumped out at me? Well, the Woman’s Flurry Moc definitely jumped, screamed and begged to be picked! I saw those babies before I even walked in the store, all lined up in a pretty display of dreamy softness. “Must Have,” […] Read more »

6 Weeks Turned Coop Into An AvoDerm Customer for Life #AvoDermNatural

Cooper Avo

This post is sponsored by Avoderm® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Avoderm Revolving Menu but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Avoderm is not responsible for the content of this article. If you recall, Cooper has been trialing the AvoDerm® Revolving Menu for the last six weeks. Need a quick refresher? AvoDerm Revolving Menu is a terrific grain-free, limited ingredient food featuring meat protein as the first ingredient and California-grown avocados as a source of antioxidants and other nutrients. While Cooper’s trial has come to an end, our […] Read more »

Say So Long to Nasty, Stuffy, Smelly Indoor Air This Winter With Venta Airwasher Aromatherapy!

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Back in May, I told you about the Venta Airwasher, a revolutionary way to clean the air in your home. If you don’t remember that post (hey, I’m not mad, I can’t remember what I had for breakfast!), check out my Venta review to get caught up. I know people use that word “revolutionary” a lot when it comes to products. Everything is revolutionary these days. But the Venta Airwasher really is a unique and awesome way to get your air clean. It literally washes the air, then sends it back out all nice, fresh and humidified. Now, they’ve upped the coolness […] Read more »

Empower Your Daughter with Girls Can! Crate + Giveaway


With the holidays fast approaching I’ve seen a ton of new subscription boxes out. My sister gets a box that delivers full meals for her family a couple times a month, while a friend of mine gets a box of makeup products delivered every month. Yet another one of my mommy friends gets awesome baby gear in her subscription box. It’s like Christmas every month with these things! Girls Can! Crate: Empowering Young Girls Every Month The Girls Can! Crate is a unique subscription box developed by Big Little Ones LLC. This company is an all-female start up committed to […] Read more »

Don’t Let Turkeypocalypse Stop Your Family Fun on Thanksgiving

Saying things get messy during the holidays is an understatement. I bet it’s the same way in your house too. I think it’s like that in houses all across America on Thanksgiving. We’re all facing our own Turkeypocalypse.

It happens to all of us! That moment when we realize that every casserole and side dish, every serving spoon and gravy boat led to one disastrous moment: a complete and utter invasion of dirty dishes. Oh, and let’s not forget the other messes! Saying things get messy is an understatement. I bet it’s the same way in your house too. I think it’s like that in houses all across America on Thanksgiving. We’re all facing our own Turkeypocalypse. Read more »

Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where The Whole Family Can Be a Kid! #Chuckecheese


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. All opinions are 100% mine. I remember the first time I took Jacob to Chuck E. Cheese’s, back in 2008. He wasn’t quite 3 yet, so he spent most of his time in the “little kid zone.” He was totally fascinated with the giant singing animatronic band members. I couldn’t pull him away! He insisted that he get his picture taken with all the characters. Look how little he was! Over the years, Chuck E. Cheese’s has changed a bit (always for the better, they’re constantly updating […] Read more »

Celebrate 10 Days of Wildness with Nat Geo WILD’s Thanksgiving Lineup!

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Looking for something exciting to watch with the family after the big Thanksgiving feast, but not really feeling the love for football? Nat Geo WILD has you covered with 10 whole days of awesomeness, kicking off on Thanksgiving! From Big Cats to intimate views of Yellowstone, prepare to “ooh,” “awwww,” and maybe even “OMG, eek!” during Nat Geo WILD’s 10 Days of Thanksgiving!  Nat Geo WILD’s 10 Days of Thanksgiving Lineup *As a Nat Geo WILD Blogger, I receive complimentary gifts from time to time along with information to share about Nat Geo’s programming. I am under no obligation to post and all […] Read more »

My Friend Teddy: Your Child’s New Interactive Best Friend

My Friend Teddy

When I was little, some of my favorite toys were those that were so life like and realistic. I was envious of a friend who had a Teddy Ruxpin doll because it could talk to her and that seemed pretty magical. If you’re a child of the 80’s, you may remember Teddy Ruxpin, too. With the help of technology, toy manufacturers are able to do so much these days when it comes to interactive toys for kids. They’ve come a long way from using cassette tapes and black and white screens. Tablets and downloadable apps are so child friendly, making […] Read more »

Dino Hunterz Crossbow by Zing Toys: Perfect Gift Idea for Jurassic World Fans!

Dino Hunterz Crossbow

Bow and arrow toys seem to be popular this year. I guess it’s no surprise, as they are used in quite a few videos games, movies and TV shows. I know my son has become familiar with them while playing Minecraft and Terraria. Dino Hunterz Crossbow by Zing The Dino Hunterz Crossbow by Zing is one of the newest archery toys you will find in stores this holiday season. Zing aims to produce high quality action toys for kids that encourages them to stay active through play. They have a full line of action toys for kids ranging from bow […] Read more »