How To Make A Get Well Bag

get well gift bag  My dad was the oldest of 8 kids. He was the strongest of them all.  He was always there whenever any of his brothers or sisters needed him, no matter the circumstances. Sadly, when my dad passed in January out of all of those siblings there is only one of them  left. That would be my Uncle Billy. Uncle Billy has always been my favorite uncle. I can still recall memories of going to Boston Red Soxs games with my dad, my uncle and my cousin Billy. I loved spending time with him. Just Read more [...]

The Importance of Networking

importance of networkingRecently I had the chance to attend a networking event for Carolina Blogging. It was the first event that I have ever attended for blogging. I have always been a little anxious when it comes to new things and meeting others in the same profession as myself can be a little overwhelming. As the event was several hours away I decided to make it a girls weekend and brought my two oldest daughters along for the ride so to speak. My friend Liz who lives in SC met us there on Saturday. All I can say Read more [...]

Changes They Are A Coming

camera coatsDisclosure: I received a camera bag for this review. But the fact that I love it is all me.    Have you noticed that this blog looks a little different? Well I have been toying with the idea of making in the words of one of my friends less busy but in my words a little cleaner. It still needs a lot of work like my header image but don't worry that will be coming soon. But I absolutely  love this look. Although we are reluctant to change sometimes change is what we need and to get out Read more [...]

Home Matters Linky Party #34

HMLP - Featured Image for PartyWelcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. Home Matters Linky Party #34! We are so happy to see you again this week--the last week of April! We can't wait to see what special links you will be sharing. Join the fun and bring a friend with you to the party. We love meeting new people. Unfortunately, Sharlee had to bow out of co-hosting a week early, but she will still be partying with us, and may return to co-host again Read more [...]

Turn Your Bathtime Into A Spa Experience

bathtime spa experienceCreating this spa experience was started when I was given the chance to review these product. All opinions are 100% mine.    I have gone to the point of no return. My skin gets very scaly almost like a snake during the summer and winter seasons. I mean you can’t help but see the ashy of it. I have been trying to find something to help control the mess that is my skin. And I think I have found just the solution. It is Dial’s New Miracle Oil Body Wash. I was asked to try some through Read more [...]

How to Create An Office On The Go

office on the goI received some yummi pouches to create this fabulous post. My opinions have not been paid for and are exactly that mine.    Now that Mikaela has started soccer training I give up my Saturday mornings to drive her to and from training as well as waiting while she is training. To make the most of my time, I created an office on the go so I can work while she is training. My mobile office is my tote bag, several yummi pouches as well as bottles of water (or if I forget to refill) Read more [...]

A Night I Rather Forget

night to forgetI think I have to preface this post with this. We normally have a great time at Railhawks games. The staff and the team are totally awesome. This post is totally about the fans on this particular night.  First I will have to say that a good time was not had by all last Saturday night at the Carolina Railhawks game. I should have known that the downpour we drove into would have set the tone for the game. We arrived early and stopped by the restroom to grab some paper towels to wipe off our rain Read more [...]

Become a #SidelineHero With This Soccer Sideline Kit

powerade soccer sideline kitThis shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SidelineHero #CollectiveBias   Never did I think that when oldest daughter expressed interest in playing soccer that it would turn into such a joyful time for our family. Maddie played 4 years of high school soccer one year of that with her younger sister, Mikaela. Now Mikaela is almost to end of her high school playing years as she is a junior. So as you can imagine we have spent a lot Read more [...]

Blurb Makes Publishing Your Memories Easy

blurb**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs' Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig. She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was Read more [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Fun Wraps

fun wrapsDisclosure: I received complimentary samples for this post. However the fact that my daughter loved them is real.  A couple of weeks ago, my soccer playing and might I also add soccer loving daughter Mikaela collided with another player during a game. She came out of the game complaining that her shoulder was bothering her. Of course that was during the first half, by the second half she was ready to go back in. But the results wasn’t so pretty. At the end of the game she was still complaining Read more [...]

Home Matters Linky Party #33

HMLP - Featured Image for PartyWelcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. We had so much fun here last week - LOVING all the spring (and even some summer) posts! There are 10 of us here throwing a party for all of YOU - check out who's involved below! ... Lorelai at Life With Lorelai Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests... Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Read more [...]

Get Your Mornings Started Right With Organic India

organic indiaDisclosure: I received a sample of products from Organic India through #MomsMeet. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was provided. I am not a big breakfast person however I have found that I need a little something to get me to lunch. And now that I am starting to watch what I eat to get some of this excess weight off I realize that I need to have something in the morning so that I don’t pig out the rest of the day. Most breakfast items contain tons of sugar so I am always looking Read more [...]

New to Maven Check Out This Awesome Deal

spring fling box(Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.) Photo is representative of the products included, however actual colors and bonus products may vary based on stock availability. Spring has arrived and fingers and toes are calling out for bright, fun colors! Julep has a new Maven subscriber welcome box offer that is perfect for the occasion. Fun brights and a top-notch beauty bonus make up the Spring Brights Welcome Box and it's free for new Maven subscribers (a $62 value). As a Julep Maven subscriber, Read more [...]

Blankets Perfect for Swaddling

eleventh avenue***This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Get ready to wrap your baby in the most adorable and softest fabric around! Eleventh Avenue just launched their exclusive brand of swaddle blankets called Captain SillyPants! These are the perfect swaddles to help your baby make the transition from womb to world, with a sense of safety, comfort… and style, of course! Captain SillyPants Swaddles are offered exclusively at Eleventh Read more [...]

Making Easy Meals Tastier with Nello Sauce

nellos sauceI recently became an ambassador for Nello's Pasta Sauce. I will be receiving sauce to create my easy meals. My love for this sauce is all my own. I think I have claimed the title of Queen of the Easy meal, especially when soccer season comes around. Some days I just want to throw in the towel and order a pizza, but I always feel so bad after I do because pizza is one my weaknesses and I tend to over indulge just like I did last night. But here is a very easy recipe for spaghetti and meatballs. The Read more [...]

How To Shop For Prom Dresses On A Shoestring Budget

None of these dresses were over $25.00. The cost starting from top row left to right free from friend, $25 at a flea market, and $25.00 online. 
Bottom- free from a friend, $10 at a thrift store and $20 bought while on vacation in Mexico.Being a mom of three girls can be quite fun. Especially now that prom season has rolled around think of all the prom dresses I will have to buy in my lifetime especially if they are asked to more than one prom. My oldest daughter attended 4 proms. Yep four whopping proms but one of those was the 8th grade prom. Now she has gone on to college, it is my middle daughter's turn. Imagine my surprise one day when I got her car keys at one of her soccer games to grab something out of her car to find this Read more [...]

Home Matters Linky Party #32

HMLP - Featured Image for Party (1)Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I love what you have been sharing so far so keep sharing. Home Matters Linky Party #32! It's the second party of April, and we are happy you're here to enjoy it along with us! Keep on scrolling to see who else is participating with us! ... Lorelai at Life With Lorelai Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Read more [...]

Hotel Transylvania 2 Coming Soon To Theaters

hotelThe Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind the closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny Read more [...]

Free Spring Brights Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

julep(Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.) Spring has arrived and fingers and toes are calling out for bright, fun colors! Julep has a new Maven subscriber welcome box offer that is perfect for the occasion. Fun brights and a top-notch beauty bonus make up the Spring Brights Welcome Box and it's free for new Maven subscribers (a $62 value). I joined a few months back and am totally excited when I get my box each month. When the box hits our mailbox, I get bonding time with my youngest daughter Read more [...]

Free Allegra Sample

allegraIt seems like this year allergies have already hit me pretty hard. I have never suffered from them before but this year oh man. It has just hit spring and I am suffering from the headaches and stuffy nose from allergies. I am grabbing this free sample since I have never had allergies before I don't want to spend a lot of money on something that won't work for me. That is what is great about free samples. You get to try the product without investing tons of money into it. All that you are investing Read more [...]