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Christmas Card Display

During December, I often hear my husband whispering to the kids, "Make sure you turn the Christmas lights on before Mommy gets up. She likes to walk out and see it lit up!" Ahhh, yes, this man definitely knows me! You know what else usually gets lit up during the holiday season?? The electric … [Read More...]

Monkey Bread Recipe

There are few things that can get my kids up faster on a weekend morning than the smell of this monkey bread recipe baking! It's a simple, shortcut recipe that's been around for awhile and nothing new really. But it's such a holiday tradition in our house, that I want to share it … [Read More...]

FREE Necklace!

This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are 100% mine and I wear their stuff all the time! Last spring, I was introduced to the girls who run Cents of Style at a conference, and I just fell in love with their spunk, enthusiasm, and well... their style!! I was thrilled to … [Read More...]

Thankful Banner

I've always been fascinated by time capsules. Looking back and seeing what was important to us at various times in our lives. Seeing a little kid's scrawl and watching it mature over time. Such a poignant glimpse into daily lives. Quick somebody tell me a joke before I start crying! Gah! … [Read More...]

Candle Centerpiece

This candle centerpiece is one of those wonderful projects that came together so quickly, and for so little money, but looks just gorgeous! It's like a crafty goodness trifecta. Around the holidays, I love bringing more natural elements into my decorations. If you've followed me for even … [Read More...]

Preparing Your Home for Winter

I know we're all trying to pretend like winter isn't closing in on us, but I'm here to make you face the facts. Now is the time to start preparing your home for winter before the first big cold front hits and you're caught freezing! I've shared before about some of the fast and inexpensive things … [Read More...]

DIY Chalkboard Centerpiece

Our holiday meals are pretty much always served buffet style. I mean, when you're hosting 30-40 people, sitting at a table is usually out of the question, amiright?! So our food gets spread out on counters, sideboards and sometimes even tables (gasp!). Which also means that I never really get the … [Read More...]

DIY Deer Artwork

Is it normal to walk up your stairs and chuckle? To catch a glance at a wall in your living room and snort? This "Oh Deer" artwork I made last spring is still one of my favorite pieces in my living room because PLAY ON WORDS, people!! Ahhh, a play on words is just wonderful. And, yet, I … [Read More...]

Hershey’s Toffee Fudge Bars

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It's been 20 years now since I moved out of my parents' house, and the only time I really get a strong urge to move back is during the holiday season. To be a kid, sitting at the … [Read More...]

Peach Banana Smoothie

Please tell me I'm not the only one who walks into my house after a day of errands to find a half-eaten apple on a plate that has quite obviously been sitting there all day. Or a kitchen counter mess of fruit peels, stray juice puddles and a knife that makes my heart stop beating for a second. When … [Read More...]

Prepping Your Vehicle for Travel

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire. All opinions are 100% mine. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I'm sure you've noticed that I've been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. Roadtrip traveling that equals A LOT of time spent in my van! In … [Read More...]

Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos

This post was made possible by iConnect and Kalahari. I was provided with an overnight stay to facilitate my review and compensation, but all opinions are 100% mine. It's officially been 1 week since we've returned from Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos and you should be glad you don't live in my … [Read More...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip for Halloween

Pretty positive there could not be an easier recipe out there than this Mint Chocolate Chip Dip for Halloween. You know what's even better than an easy recipe?? One that also tastes good! And I'm not just talking about the candy that was used to decorate this funny monster. We all know … [Read More...]

Travel Tips to Stay Organized

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you ever visited Yellowstone National Park?? Me either, but stayed tuned till the end of the post for your chance to Win a Yellowstone National Park Adventure ! And then I can be super … [Read More...]

Energy Efficiency

Project Envolve is a program sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities. I am a Project Envolve Ambassador and have been provided with complimentary products and/or payment in exchange for sharing these ideas. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. I've spent the last almost 2 years on this blog … [Read More...]