Caramel Hot Chocolate

Caramel Hot Chocolate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The cold weather arrived this week.  It's the kind of cold where you want to curl up with a piping hot cup of hot chocolate and stay in your pajamas all day long.  The cold weather also means cold and flu season at school so I'm constantly washing … Read More...

Gifts for Her: Pedicure in a Jar

Gifts for Her Pedicure in a Jar

I seriously have a thing for Gifts in Jars.  I don't know what it is about them, but I just love them.  They always look so cute in the jar and it's easy to create a cute gift tag to put on it.  In order to help you complete your list for Gifts for Her, since we already helped you complete your Preschooler list with our Preschooler Stocking … Read More...

Holiday Mixed Drinks

Holiday Mixed Drinks

My family and I recently traveled down to Virginia to spend time with his siblings before his brother was deployed with his new bride to Japan for 3 years.  We had an amazing time and enjoyed every second that we had with them.  While we were there we spent a great deal of time down in Papa's Pub.  My father-in-law is definitely a mixologist in the … Read More...

Peppermint Red Velvet Cake Pops

Peppermint Red Velvet Cake Pops

I am so excited that the holidays are right around the corner.  I actually feel somewhat prepared this year with my Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers figured out already and tickets booked to a Christmas Spectacular at Radio City in NYC.  I've always wanted to take Riley to see the Rockettes, but I thought she was the perfect age this year.  In … Read More...

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

Rich and chocolaty with crunchy almonds, but no flour (making them naturally gluten free), whether you need are looking for an after school snack or planning your Christmas cookie platter, you have to whip up a batch of these easy Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies. Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies   I know in my time here contributing … Read More...

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Sewing Tips for Beginners by The Seasoned Homemaker

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?!  I've started my gift list and I'm doing my best to make something handmade for everyone on my list.   Just keep in mind that something handmade can also mean the handmade gift tag that I include because I by no means am superwoman.  One area in which I falter greatly is sewing.  I just … Read More...

Laundry Tips

Laundry Tips for Busy Families

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There are some jobs in our household that fall on my shoulders and others that definitely fall on my husband's.  You might remember from our Family Cleaning Tips that my husband is responsible for the vacuuming, while I'm in charge of the laundry. … Read More...

Turkey Mason Jar Gift

Turkey Mason Jar Gift

I am so excited about this easy Turkey Mason Jar Gift because it's the perfect craft to put together with the kiddos and it is so versatile.  Plus, you can make sure to use it for my Turkey Popcorn Mix as a perfect Thanksgiving favor or gift that the kids and adults will all love. Turkey Mason Jar Gift You'll need {these are all affiliate … Read More...

Gratitude Crafts for Kids

Gratitude Crafts for Kids

There are so many things that we are thankful for, but the first thing that comes to mind is FAMILY.  We are very fortunate to have been blessed with two beautiful and smart little girls that bring joy to every aspect of our life.  They challenge me as a mother everyday to strive to do better for them and they teach me so much about the strength … Read More...

Melted Snowman Popcorn

Melted Snowman Popcorn in Mason Jar

I cannot get enough of all our fun popcorn recipes right now.  Popcorn is a huge hit in our house and once you add in some candy and cover it with chocolate then you're bound to have two girls and husband waiting feverishly until they can sneak a bite or two.  We had so much fun creating our Turkey Popcorn for Riley's preschool teachers that I only … Read More...


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