Five ways to stay productive during your down time

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Juggling work, socializing and bringing up a family means that I’m often left with little spare time on my hands. When I finally do find a minute or two to put my feet up, I can feel at a complete loss as to what to do with myself. A long soak in the tub or […]

Cocktail Hour: The Secret Crush Martini

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     3 oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka ½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice 3-4 fresh crushed basil leaves 1 cup ice Place crushed basil leaves, lemon juice, and Sobieski Cytron Vodka in a shaker, add ice and shake together for 10 seconds. Serve chilled in a cocktail glass.

#Win a Year’s Supply of Beneful Dog Food & Treats

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Has your dog lost interest in the dog food he used to love or dog food in general? Our dog Spinna is generally a very happy dog and he loves to eat and ironically there have been times I wondered if he ever gets bored with the food he eats. With some foods he seem […]

Spring is Here So Lets Get Our Garden Started with Gro-ables


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to start a little herb garden.  I live in an apartment so there is not a lot of growing big things but herbs […]

Confetti Easter Eggs


  Confetti Eggs It is not often that I feel the need to start a DIY post with a history/culture lesson but for this one I do. I think the history of these fun little confetti eggs is worth sharing. What follows came from Wikipedia. Cascarones or confetti eggs are festive, hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti or small toys. They are […]

16 Easter Sweet Treats For You and Your Kids!


Easter is always a fun holiday for kids!  There are so many bright colors and so many fun crafts and treats you can make with bunnies and chicks!  I love Easter and getting to bake some delicious homemade treats!  This year I thought it would be fun to round up 16 of my favorite Sweet […]

I Grow Connections #GroSomethingGreater

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up, my mom was always the expert gardener of the neighborhood. Every summer we would spend the twilight hours each evening in the garden; pruning, weeding, and watering. My mom’s garden brought a huge bounty of vegetables […]

3 Tips to bring Serenity to those Toddler years

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Toddlerhood. An age of adorableness, charm, and tantrums. Taming the “Terrible Twos” can be incredibly frustrating, for parents and toddlers alike. Some days, it can seem like almost anything would be easier than having your child listen to you and cooperate. From a toddler’s perspective, it’s easy to see why they’re easily frustrated: they can’t […]

Catch It All now at Best Buy #CatchItAll


It’s the most wonderful time of the year—March Madness. I’ve got my brackets filled out, I’ve done my trash talking, and now I’m ready to sit down and enjoy endless college basketball. It can be a little overwhelming to stay on top of all of the games and the damage they are doing to their […]