Perfect Summer Entertaining with Charmin


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All content and thoughts are my own. When the temperatures get hotter and the days get longer, my house turns into party central. Our summers […]

Berry-Yogurt Popsicles

berry yogurt popsicles

Popsicles are typically just flavored sugar water, however, they don’t have to be. It’s possible to make something simple, nutritious and just as refreshing and satisfying as the original.  I have these on hand most of the summer, using a variety of berries as they come in season. In this recipe I used raspberries and […]

Fourth of July Recipe Round-Up

lemon blueberry bread pudding

Can you believe it’s already July?? This summer has been flying by and I don’t see any signs of it slowing down. While we still have many warm months ahead of us, I can’t help but feel like I need to get a move on arranging some of my favorite summer activities. What better way […]

DIY Patriotic Pinwheel Corsage

patriotic corsage

It’s that time of year again – the time to show your patriotic colors and celebrate our Independence!  This holiday corsage takes the traditional pinwheel and transforms it into a showy brooch, perfect for a picnic or get-together.  Use vintage fabrics and trims for a piece even Martha Washington couldn’t resist! Materials *2 colors of […]

Get the Most Money on Your Used Car Trade In

Young Couple Signing a Contract  in Car Showroom.

When it comes to buying a used car, every penny counts. Maximize your budget by getting the most money you can for trading in your old car—all it takes is these five steps. 1. Know the value. It pays to do your homework before hitting the car dealership. Search online for a used car value […]

Extra Costs of Used Car Maintenance

Average Costs of Used Car Maintenance

Just because you’ve signed the papers on a new used car doesn’t mean you’re done spending money. All cars come with additional ownership fees, but used car pricing can get a little tricky, as these cars are more susceptible to maintenance issues and unpredictability. Here are some extra used car maintenance costs to consider to […]

Must-Have Safety Features in Used Family Cars

Family Sitting In Trunk Of Car

It’s a common timeline—your family begins to grow and suddenly your current small car doesn’t cut it. It’s time to upgrade to a family car, but the costs of a new car and the costs of having a baby make used cars a great option. Keep your growing family safe in a used car by […]

A Single Woman’s Guide to Used Car Shopping

Average Costs of Used Car Maintenance

It’s a common idea that a woman shopping for a car by herself can get taken advantage of, but just because you’re a female doesn’t mean you can’t get a great deal on a used car. Don’t fall victim to female stereotypes at the dealership; instead, use these seven tips to get a great deal: […]

Easy Ways to Perk Up a Used Car

Easy Ways to Perk Up a Used Car

Just because you bought a used car doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a musty old smell and unsightly seat cushions. It doesn’t take much to perk up and add personality to a used car—here are five budget-friendly ways to make it happen: 1. Clean it. Spend an afternoon deep cleaning your car or take it […]

5 Ways to Treat the Best Mom in the World

5 ways to treat the best mom in the world

It is only when we become a parent ourselves that we start to realize how much we owe our moms. You don’t have to wait until a special occasion either to show them how much you care. Of course, it could be for a milestone birthday, anniversary or special occasion but often it is hard to think of the […]

4th of July Cookout Essentials

4th of July Cookout essentials

  One of the best things about summer is the opportunity to grill out, eat your meals al fresco, and kick back with a few friends over cocktails. 4th of July is on its way. What’s more American than celebrating with a classic cookout?   It’s a great excuse for everyone to take time out […]

Thursday Giveaway Link Up Party

Thursday giveaway Linky

Welcome to Cocktails with Mom’s ….Thursday Giveaway Link Up Party! Do you have a Giveaway going on? Feel free to join in on the party! Share with us your Fabulous Giveaways and enter a few while you’re at it. Be sure to come back next Thursday, same time same place. Feel free to leave me […]