Snacking Smart: Tips for Healthy Party Eats

Whether you’re a long-term artist who takes pride in your creations, or an amateur creating simply for the love of it, you intensely value the personal touch in everything you do. It’s no different when you’re planning a fun get-together, but you might be stumped for tasty food that’s easy to prepare. Thankfully, crafting unique, […]

Our Trip to Kriser’s Natural Pet Store

Spinna loves riding in the car. It doesn’t matter where we end up, he just loves to ride. He also loves going to the pet store so we decided to bring him along for a little adventure to visit Kriser’s Natural Pet Store this past weekend. Boy, was it an experience. From the moment I […]

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Sending Out Custom Stationery with Basic Invite

Sending out personalized cards to my family and friends is something I really enjoy.  I love receiving them too! I remember back in the days when cards were generic and standard looking with very few options.  Today; however, we have many options  to send out the perfect card or invitation with a personal touch.  Whether […]

Box Tops for Education: An Easy Way to save Money For Schools

Want to raise money for your child’s school? Most of us do, we just don’t have the time or money to do spare. That’s why the Box Tops For Education program is so important. Schools across the country are experiencing significant budget cuts and need every opportunity they can to raise money. Money collected from […]

6 Tips For Successful Carpooling

Carpooling can be a great option for many parents, because everyone gets to share the responsibilities of dropping off and picking up children without having to give up a large chunk of their time every day. Here are 6 great tips for all carpooling parents: Everyone who is part of the carpool should know each […]

25 Fun Family Activities For Fall

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year with the changing colors. It’s a time for the weather to cool down, a time to prepare for the coming winter, and a time for being thankful. There are so many fun things you can do as a family during this time of year. Try some of […]

Mexican Grilled Chicken Wrap Sandwich Recipe

This post is sponsored on behalf of Herdez Instant Refried Beans. All ideas and opinions are my own. School started today for my kids which means weeknights are about to become quite hectic. Between after school activities, jobs, homework, and numerous other juggles, there will be little time or energy left by the time dinner […]

The Value of a Box Top: How My School Turns Box Tops Into Money

Who would have ever guessed that a little piece of paperboard would be worth so much? For the students at my school, they’re worth all the gold in the world, and to the teachers of my school, they’re worth much needed new equipment like ipads or updated playground equipment.  Box Tops have made a huge […]

Sports Moms: 3 Simple Tips To Stay Organized

Moms all over the world have one thing in common and that is that they are all sports moms in one way or another. Whether you have one child or multiple children playing sports, you could probably all use a tip or two on how to survive all of the practices, games, meets and everything […]

Fun and Expensive Fall Date Night Ideas

Do you know a great babysitter? Call her up and hire her to watch the kids while you and your significant, head out for a date night with your significant other. Here are several fun and inexpensive ideas for you to try. Traditional Fall Dates These date nights aren’t anything new, but they are fun. […]

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Family Time: 10 Ways To Fill Your Days For Free

Summer is a really fun time for parents and kids alike, and while there’s nothing better than spending your days lounging around, occasionally you want to get out and actually do something. But, what if you don’t want to spend a lot of money? No problem, here are 10 ways to fill your days totally […]

Spicy BBQ Taco Bowl (Texas Style!)

You’ve all heard the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas”, right? And, while that may be true, it’s also true that everything is tastier in Texas too! Texas is much more than the country plains and thick accents that most (those who aren’t from the South) think. Texas has a unique culture made of a melting […]

5 Secrets to a Happy Dog

I am a #PurinaPartner and brand ambassador for Beneful. However, all opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. You know it when you see it. There’s no denying it. The sparkle in the eyes, the lapping tongues and wagging tails all indicate a […]

8 Free Family Activities in Houston

With its sweet hospitality, warm weather, and variety of activities, Houston is a great place for a family vacation, no matter where you live. Traveling with a family can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great experiences and attractions. Here are eight things you can do with your family […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Phone

It seems like kids these days are constantly connected to their phones—I often say the best way to get my  kids attention when they’re sitting in the next room is to text them, because they’ll likely respond to that before responding to me saying their name. A phone can be a great thing, but it […]

Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies

Moist. Chocolately. Fudgy Goodness! That’s how I’d describe these Chocolate Fudge Cosmic Brownies. Growing up, my mom always made sure we had some type of homemade treat on hand. She loved baking and I guess it was passed on to me. There was a time, you’d always find me in the kitchen baking something up. […]

Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle

Here’s to a fun and sophisticated summer! We like to keep it classy around here, and we suspect you do too. And that level of sophisticated fun is reflected in the creation of our Blackberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail & Cherry Minisicle. We have taken the high quality of elit by Stoli and paired it (quite […]

Frugal Tip: Stock Up and Save

My inspiration for creating a family stockpile came in the middle of the night. I made a midnight dash to the bathroom to realize at the worst time possible that we were out of toilet paper—definitely not an ideal situation. Ever since that unfortunate incident, I’ve kept a stockpile of household items on hand. The […]

Getting Spring Ready with #PetSmartGrooming

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws ® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons , but we only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. Spring is finally here and I […]

Summer Treats: Not Your Father’s Root Beer Chocolate Float

There’s nothing more I love than a sunny summer day with family and friends. My favorite way to spend a summer weekend is to take an early morning walk in the park, then lounge around the pool in the afternoon. Typically, as the night winds down, we barbeque some food on the patio and spend […]

Weekday Meal: Pita Pocket Tacos

At my house, things start to get crazy around 3 p.m. A tornado hits as my kids come home from school, drop their things everywhere, and head straight to the kitchen for a snack before they tackle their homework.  After that, we usually have a chat about their days and then I’m focusing on what’s […]

Quick and Easy Savory mini cheese balls

Appetizers are a must-have for any get-together. I especially like those that are fun, festive, easy to make, and of course taste good! We just got back from visiting family for the holidays and, as usual, our get-together included food, family, laughs and appetizers! Since I don’t get the chance to see them often, I […]

Mix it up with Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers!

This post has been sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s and all opinions are my own I’m always looking for ways to keep my dog healthy and happy. After all, our lab mix Spinna is the fourth member of our family! I had heard about raw feeding and all the benefits it can have for dogs […]

Family-Friendly Movie Night Dinner: Hot Dog Tacos

This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Like for a lot of families, Fridays are movie night—but at our house we put a little twist on it. We like to take turns choosing the snacks and what to eat. This time around, it was the boys’ turn to decide. Tonight, the boys wanted to try something […]

Move Life Forward with Unstuck Life Courses

This blog post is brought to you by Unstuck Life Courses and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Have you ever felt like you were just stuck stagnant? Like no matter what you do, or how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get ahead. One step forward and two steps back. If you […]

Quick Tips To Reducing and Paying Off Your Debt

Student loans, car payments, credit cards, medical expenses, whatever. Bottom line is most of have some kind of debt. And like most, you would love to pay down it down or get rid of it altogether. Not quite sure of the best way to do it or where to start? No worries, you’re not alone. […]