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NILLA Cookie Bites Recipe

Easy No Bake Christmas Cookies: ‘NILLA Holiday Cookie Bites Recipe

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is make cookies! Unfortunately, I (along with every other mom) am also so busy around this time of the year. That’s why I love when I discover an simple treats to serve at holiday parties, take to Lucas’ school events, or give out as […]

Corn Bread Pudding Recipe

Semi-Homemade Thanksgiving Side Dishes & Desserts Ideas #HolidayExperts

As you know, we have been hosting Thanksgiving at our house for several years now. We have a huge family! We typically have 20-30 family members join us for Thanksgiving dinner. That’s a lot of cooking! In the beginning, I used to insist on making everything from scratch. Now many years and turkeys later, I […]


Create Meaningful Moments with Your Kids: Build an Adventure

Lucas turned 7 years old this year. I can hardly believe it. What I’ve realized over the years as a parent is that time is but an instant. It is fleeting and there is never enough of it. As a mom, I only have a few years to make an impact on Lucas and Amelia. […]

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Radio Control Heli Beast Giveaway

Lucas loves all things RC and was super excited when we received the Heli Beast from Silverlit to test out. It’s basically a remote control helicopter that walks and really flies. The boys (Lucas and Mike) had a lot of fun testing it out as you can see from the video below! The one area […]


The Beatrix Girls Dolls Giveaway

Meet Lark, Ainsley, Brayden and Chantal.   They are the rockin’ musicians also known as…The Beatrix Girls. The Beatrix Girls are an accomplished pop band with real music that girls are sure to adore. Each member of the band sings, plays a different instrument and even writes the songs.   They’ve achieved the pop-star success […]


Quick Crowd-Pleasing Thanksgiving Appetizer: Apple Pie Dip Recipe

I’m a big believer in appetizers being simple and quick to prepare – especially on Thanksgiving when I am already spending several days before cooking and cleaning and getting everything just right in preparation for the big day. So today I wanted to share with you a to.die.for appetizer that is easy and quick to prepare, […]


Join Us for the Kellogg’s #NiteBites Twitter Party TONIGHT!

Join Kellogg’s as we chat #NiteBites and the Full Moon tonight at 6pm ET! Put those cravings to bed with an evening bowl of Kellogg’s cereal and milk goodness. It’s a smarter way to get your nom-nom on while binge watching your fave shows and scarfing down tweets — satisfying without the guilt of naughtier […]


(VIDEO) Little Scholar Tablet for Kids Review & #Giveaway

I swear babies come out of the womb knowing how to use smartphones and tablets these days. Amelia has already shown interest in our iPhones and is perfectly adept at “swiping” and going through apps. She is 18 months old. Totally blows me away. The thing is that if she is going to use a […]

Thanksgiving Dishes

Five Dishes On Our Thanksgiving Table

We have been hosting Thanksgiving for our family for almost a decade now. While it is definitely a lot of work, it is also one of our favorite holidays to host. We have family from both mine and Mike’s side of the family join us. There’s typically 30+ people, including kids. Mike and I spend […]


Fall Treat: Pumpkin Pie Spiced Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow Recipe

Have you ever had muddy buddies – aka puppy chow? Every holiday season, we are guilty of whipping up an embarrassing number of batches of peppermint muddy buddies. They are slightly addictive. Ok, not slightly. Highly, highly addictive. We have been known to make a batch late at night because wejusthavetohavethemnow. This year I thought […]