Check out Coach Daddy’s In Six Words


Just a quick post here to let you know about a fun series of posts over at Eli Pacheo's blog "Coach Daddy" called  "Six Words." Every month, Eli compiles a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. He asks bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt. He asked me to participate and I was thrilled to get involved! November is Families Stories Month. What would the title of your … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Kitchen Remodel Even More Progess #WW


It's been just about a month and the kitchen is nearly finished. It was worth every minute of tripping over (and living out of) boxes and bins and doing dishes in the bathroom sink. I love the new granite counter tops, the soft close cabinets and my new stainless steel sink. There are nine drawers, and the cabinets all have pull outs. The extra space is wonderful and I am grateful for it. We are sticking with the same appliances for now. The last items are the island siding, some cabinet … {Read More}

Thumbprint Art & Thankful for Friends Netflix #Stream Team


  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's a great time to start thinking about what we are thankful for.  Two things that top the list for us are friends and family. Fortunately, both boys have a nice group of friends. James, who is in the marching band, has had the same group of band friends since the third grade! All of these friends got together over the weekend at a marching band "newbie" party at one friend's house. They are the youngest members of the band as seventh … {Read More}

Nature’s Own Bread Giveaway 3 Winners 4 Free Breads or Buns Each 12/15


November is National Peanut Butter Lover's month! How did I not know this? I would have to say Peanut Butter is one of my favorite foods in the entire world. My family loves it too. Nature's Own Bread is helping us to celebrate in a big way!  We received some Nature's Own Bagels and English Muffins for our sandwich creations. PLUS Nature's Own has provided me with coupons for free Nature's Own Breads or Buns to share with three lucky readers! That's four coupons each for three … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 11/22


Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways   Ends 11/29 -ADK Pack Works Market Basket and Packbasket Ends 12/8 - $25 Gift Card to Dunkin Donuts Ends 12/11 - Ban Refresh and Frizz Ease Prize Kit   If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link up! For your links, please use the blog name – prize – end date format and link to your giveaway post. Any other links will have to be deleted. Be sure to … {Read More}

Ban Total Refresh and Frizz Ease Shopping Survival Kit Giveaway 12/11


The frenzy of the ultimate shopping season kicks off this month with Black Friday! Are you ready to run around in the crowds while frantically checking off your holiday shopping list? If you are like me this means getting frizzy and overheated. If only we could be better prepared for such a dilemma!! Well, with this next giveaway, we can keep our cool because Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, and John Frieda Hair Care and Tools have got us covered. Toting these products in our hand bags … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Kitchen Remodel More Progress #WW


I can't wait for my new kitchen to be completed. It's been a challenge living out of bins, without a sink or dishwasher! It's like camping in your own home. This week the counter tops will go in and the sink and dishwasher will be installed. I am really looking forward to that. (I've been washing dishes in the bathroom sink!) Yep, that's our fridge behind me in the living room. This past week we painted the walls with Benjamin Moore color - Powell Buff. I was going to go with a different … {Read More}

How to Create a Great Bedtime Ritual


I could have used these tips for creating a great bedtime ritual when my two were little. I breast fed them both for about four to six months each. We ended up becoming  co-sleepers because  as a breast feeding mom, it was so convenient! Of course, I loved those days, snuggling with my boys. BUT, when they got a bit older, I used to wonder if we made a big mistake, because they didn't want to leave our room! I remember getting him out of the bed, but James still wanted to sleep on our floor on a … {Read More}

Deal Alert – BOGO Mrs. Cavanaugh’s 1 lb. Box of Chocolates #HolidayGiftGuide


  Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting. "It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'" Her … {Read More}

Dunkin Donuts $25 Gift Card Giveaway 12/8 #HolidayGiftGuide


Last Friday night, we sat outside in the freezing cold to watch James and the marching band, perform at half time at the high school football game. They were great as usual. In fact, these guys finished 1st in their division at the NESBA (New England Scholastic Band Association) finals, with a score of 96 out of 100!! So, while this is all very exciting, I would have to say the icing on the cake was my Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Dunkin Donuts. Boy did I love it!  Just ask Ryan, I was … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 11/15


Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 11/17 - George Stella’s The Complete Low Carb Cookbook Ends 11/18 - Smashbox CC Cream Ends 11/20- Charmazing Custom Charm Bracelet Giveaway Ends 11/19  - Candlewick Prize Pack of 4 Thanksgiving themed books Ends 11/29 -ADK Pack Works Market Basket and Packbasket If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link up! For your links, please use the blog name – … {Read More}

Vaseline’s Rapid Renewal Challenge! Tweet to Win a $30 Family Dollar Gift Card


This post is sponsored by Global Influence. All opinions are my own. Now that the temperature is dropping and the humidity levels too, our skin can get very dry. Vaseline, available at Family Dollar, is an affordable solution for dry skin. In fact, if you take the "Rapid Renewal Challenge" by using Vaseline daily on your dry skin, you will see and feel a healing difference in just 3 weeks! My Vaseline Rapid Renewal Challenge Now that I am a recess aide at my son's grade school, I am outside … {Read More}