Endless Fun with #HPPrintables and the HP Envy 5530 Printer

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I have received a printer and supplies for my review and comments. Spring break just started for our kids and during this time, the weather is still pretty chilly. That means I've got three kids at home for the week and they're all looking for something fun to do. While we often fill our time with family friendly movies, baking and even some housework, we still have a lot of hours to fill. That's where the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer … [Read more...]

Lucky Lime Leprechaun Party Punch Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Lucky Lime Leprechaun Sherbet Party Punch Recipe for St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day isn't a big holiday for our family. None of us are Irish or have any idea what the holiday is actually about. My history of this holiday involves my grade school classroom covered in paper foot prints, desks knocked over and the classroom "trashed" by those pesky Leprechauns. We don't do corned beef (that stuff looks raw), we don't drink alcohol but I can certainly appreciate a potato or two. So our holiday usually involves some … [Read more...]

Photos and Ideas from Emma’s Little Mermaid 5th Birthday Party

Ariel and Friends Character Ice Cream Cake

Forgive me now. What you're about to experience is photograph overload and it's not just because I'm a snap happy mommy with a camera but because I LOVE celebrating birthday parties. So long as it isn't my own. On February 24th, my "baby" Emma celebrated her 5th birthday. She may give me the stink eye when I call her that but she really will always be the baby in this house whether she likes it or not. It's a special place in the whole birth … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Fight Litter Box Funk with Fresh Step® Extreme Odor Control Scented Litter #FreshStepExtreme

5 Tips for an Odor Free Litter Box

By now, I’m sure everyone knows I’m very much a ‘cat lady’. These furry friends are quite honestly my best friends and loved as much as my children! Most of the time, they’re loyal, sweet, cuddly, affectionate and friendly. But that doesn’t mean they come without faults. Fat Cat here, he’s my cuddler but he’s also the troublemaker of the house always knocking over laundry baskets so he can snooze in the clothes. The elusive Grey Baby … [Read more...]

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Alfredo Sauce Recipe with Silk Almondmilk #SilkLove #MyBloom

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Alfredo Made with Silk Almondmilk #SilkLove #MyBloom

As far back as I can remember, I've absolutely loved and even craved the taste of dairy products. This wouldn't be a problem except my body didn't love them back. For years I assumed I suffered with lactose intolerance because of the constant tummy aches, bloating and list of other symptoms you'd probably rather not know about. It wasn't until a few years ago that I actually came to discover my issue is actually a milk allergy, or "whey" protein … [Read more...]

College Bound Financial Tips and the #BMOScavengerHunt Sweepstakes


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Even though my son is only turning 13 this year, we’ve had a lot of discussions about his future and the possibility of college. While I believe college is the next stepping stone after high school, I don’t think it’s the only one. Personally, I only went through two semesters of college before I realized … [Read more...]

5 Minute Veggie Dinner Salad with the Magimix Food Processor

5 Minute Family Sized Veggie Dinner Salad with Magimix Food Processor

I was provided with a product sample to share my experiences. I have this quirky love for preparing dinner. Well, any meal really. Except for breakfast, that one always makes me feel like a crazed short order cook trying to time everything just right. But in general, my favorite part of the meal is preparing the food. I actually find it quite relaxing to slowly dice vegetables, sear meat and watch a pot as it begins to boil. I'd do it every … [Read more...]

Spring Flower Pot Cakes with Double Blooming Sugar Cookies #WiltonTreatTeam

Double Flower Cookie Pops with Cake Flower Pots #WiltonTreatTeam

I've never been much of a hobby person but there is one hobby that I've loved since I could reach the table and help my mom with in the kitchen. BAKING! I'm probably a little weird just for the simple fact that I actually love the process of baking more than eating the end result. And that's why I'm so happy to partner with my all-time favorite baking brand, Wilton, for another year of baking fun. I've been part of the Wilton Mom Brand Ambassador … [Read more...]