The Lakeside Collection Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway 12/11 #HolidayGiftGuide


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all are having a wonderful day with your families. I am thankful for my friends, my family, our good health, but I have to tell you, I am also thankful that I am not hosting Thanksgiving Dinner! I hosted last year and it was a lot of work. My hat […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]