Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Makaboo Blankets

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The product featured in this post is part of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. To see more gifts worth giving this holiday season for mom, dad, tweens, toddlers and more, be sure to visit the Holiday Gift Guide. While hunting down holiday gifts for little ones this year, I ran into the sweetest online gift shop that offers personalized baby products. Makaboo, a high-end boutique based in St. Louis, MO offers a beautiful selection of infant and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Invisible Glass

invisitble glass cleaning kit

The product featured in this post is part of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. To see more gifts worth giving this holiday season for mom, dad, tweens, toddlers and more, be sure to visit the Holiday Gift Guide. Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner was developed with two simple objectives: superior cleaning power and “invisible” clarity. Invisible Glass is engineered with a multi-component formula that is more powerful than other glass cleaners. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Thrill Rides & Dating

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For the first time in nearly 10 years my husband and Iwent on a real date, one that involved time alone for us, away from the kids and it was all about having fun. And boy did we I have some fun. My totally wonderful parents took on the task of watching our three kids while we drove to Six Flags St. Louis and spent the day scaring the hell out of ourselves on roller coasters. We rode nearly every roller coaster there, with the exception of Mr. … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack

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The product featured in this post is part of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. To see more gifts worth giving this holiday season for mom, dad, tweens, toddlers and more, be sure to visit the Holiday Gift Guide. They’re back! Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios present the critically-acclaimed, global box office smash Toy Story 3, an exciting, heart-warming story filled with humor, adventure and surprises, that reunites … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Scentsy Buddy

scentsy buddy giveaway

The product featured in this post is part of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. To see more gifts worth giving this holiday season for mom, dad, tweens, toddlers and more, be sure to visit the Holiday Gift Guide. New from Scentsy, the makers of the original Scentsy warmer, comes a plush toy that not only makes a soft, huggable friend but smells great too. Each of the six Scentsy Buddy animals has zipper enclosure in the back to insert a unique … [Read more...]

How to Steam and Puree a Pumpkin

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Now that Halloween is officially behind us, it's time to think about Thanksgiving and all of the sweet treats you might be thinking about baking this month. At the top of the list of Thanksgiving favorites is pumpkin pie! There are probably a million and some odd recipes for pumpkin pie, but if "canned pumpkin" is on the ingredient list, you need to keep looking. Any good pumpkin pie starts with a delicious pumpkin, that doesn't fit into a … [Read more...]

Halloween Trick – Make a Flash-O-Lantern

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Halloween is just a few days away and I'm pretty excited, probably even more so than my kids are. There are so many fun activities planned for Halloween weekend and at the top of the list of my favorites is carving the pumpkins. Every year we each pick out our own pumpkin to carve and light them up on Halloween night for the trick-or-treaters. While candlelit pumpkins make for a beautiful display, they also can be a hazard for your home. Often … [Read more...]

Total Gym, Total Mom Challenge – Week 6/7 Update

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The last two weeks have been extremely rough for a number of reasons. My schedule, family activities and all of the little things in between have really knocked me off course with my workouts with the Total Gym. It's a sad truth, but I've fallen back into the role of putting everyone's needs before my own and my dedication to fitness has taken a back seat. But I'm not giving up, I'm a fighter and I'm going to continue to fight for myself, … [Read more...]

Yoplait Frozen Smoothies & KitchenAid Blender Giveaway

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I often talk a lot about the sweet eats we're baking in the kitchen but I think it's also important to share the healthy things we involve in our diet. As someone who doesn't eat a lot of fresh fruit, at least as not as much as I should, I do enjoy buying frozen fruit for the simple fact that it's already prepared, like the Yoplait Smoothie packages. When I've got all three of my kids chasing my heels, I need to be able to prepare drinks and … [Read more...]

Mommy’s Robot Helper – Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Review

mint microfiber dirty cloths

Two adults plus three kids plus two cats plus all of the little boys my son brings over equals a lot of foot traffic through my house. Between the dirty shoes that people forget to take off at the door and the cats shedding, we get a lot dirt and pet hair throughout the house. I spend countless hours each week sweeping, vacuuming and mopping the messes my family and friends leave behind for me. When I was introduced to the Mint Automatic Floor … [Read more...]