It’s Time to Come Clean and Talk About a NEW Bathroom Routine with Cottonelle!

#LetsTalkBums with Cottonelle Wet and Dry

Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today's discussion. There are very few things that go on in my life that I'm unwilling to talk about. That short list includes religion, politics and intimate moments where my husband is concerned. Since becoming a mom, the privacy I once knew and loved has vanished. There comes a point where your life becomes all about baby vomit, dirty diapers, crazy poo paintings on the wall (ask if you dare) and all the … [Read more...]

The Day They All Grew Up and Left Me


For the past 30 minutes or so, I've been sitting at my desk, staring at the walls, glancing out the window and even twiddling my thumbs a bit. I've been doing this off and on for last week or so. When I'm not sitting here wondering what I should be doing, I'm cleaning, tending to the dog and trying to think of other things to occupy my time. What's funny is, a month ago I couldn't wait for my days to be filled with silence and the freedom to … [Read more...]

Giant Rice Krispies Treat Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween #WiltonTreatTeam

Giant Rice Krispies Treat Jack O Lantern #WiltonTreatTeam

I know it's only September, but I can't help but share my excitement about Halloween. I'm so ready for all that comes with this fun holiday ... the cookies, candies, cakes, costumes, decorations, s'mores by the fire ... you get the idea. It's just too much fun to not start digging into my box of Wilton Halloween products. One of my favorite products is the Jack-O-Lantern cake pan with flutes. While it may only be useful during the Halloween … [Read more...]

A Fresh Take on Family Meals with 15 Meatless Dinner Recipes

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Check out Meatless Meals Made In Minutes by Cat Davis at Dinner time in our home can be a real struggle. We've got five people with very different likes and dislikes when it comes to food. There's my husband, the manly meat eater that gets grumpy if there isn't a big hunk of beef or chicken on his dinner plate. My son, he's the complete opposite and chooses to be a vegetarian. My daughters are fairly easy going and will eat almost … [Read more...]

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Caramel Crunchies Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Caramel Pretzel Pumpkins #WiltonTreatTeam

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday of the year. As a kid, I loved it because I got to dress up and make myself sick on all of the trick-or-treat candy. Now as an adult, I love it because of all the fun treats I get to bake for my kids. Wilton is helping inspire some of my goodies this year because of all the new Halloween themed products they're coming out with, especially the pumpkin spiced candy melts. They're so easy to use for … [Read more...]

Stay Connected for Work, School & Play with Acer C720P Chromebook #IntelChrome


Work Anywhere While I had zero plans of doing any work whatsoever during our recent vacation, life doesn't always go the way you plan. Fortunately, I did manage to plan ahead and made just enough space inside our over-packed minivan to fit my compact Acer C720P Chromebook. It's a good thing I did because the Chromebook came in very handy when I had a few work deadlines pop up that I hadn't planned on. Since the Chromebook starts up in as … [Read more...]

Upcycled DIY Halloween & Fall Flower Vase #IDelight

DIY Fall Leaves Halloween Vase

I don't know about you but I'm pretty darn excited about the falling temperatures and Autumn quickly approaching. Pretty soon the leaves will be changing and we'll head out to our favorite pumpkin patch to cut some carving pumpkins to decorate our front porch with. Until then, I've begun decorating our living room with all sorts of fun Halloween and Fall themed goodies. One of our newest additions is this flowers and leaves bouquet that I used … [Read more...]

Indulge and Discover the Italian cuisine at Vivo Italian Kitchen at Universal CityWalk


During our recent trip to Florida , we spent a few days at Universal Orlando along with a bunch of other bloggers and their families as part of the Mom It Forward Family Forward retreat. This exciting trip was made possible in part thanks to the generous Family Forward sponsors, including the VIVO Italian Kitchen restaurant that provided our family with a delicious dinner. This brand new restaurant is located at Universal CityWalk, just a … [Read more...]