Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks Review and Giveaway

I am always on the quest for healthy snacks for my kids.  My two youngest are still in elementary school and they need a snack for school each day.  I don’t just want to send any snack with them, I want something that’s good for them and portable.  So when I learned about Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks,… Keep Reading »

Chasing Mona Lisa Book Review and Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to read Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey. Normally when reading for pleasure, I stick to Christian romance but the summary of this story had me intrigued. About Chasing Mona Lisa: It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich… Keep Reading »

The Shadow of Your Smile by Susan May Warren – Book Review

I recently had the chance to read The Shadow of Your Smile by Susan May Warren and loved it! It was beautifully written and tugged at my heart in ways that I wouldn’t have anticipated.  I am definitely going to be reading more of her books in the future. But before I get to my thoughts about the… Keep Reading »

Help for Busy Moms – GoalForIt.com

I have a confession to make…  Although I have the best of intentions, my kids don’t help around the house as much as they should.  Although I dream of having an immaculate house with kids who remember to pick their towels off the floor and make their beds each morning, the reality is I end up doing those… Keep Reading »

Make a Cute Doll Mailbox | American Girl Doll Crafts

Valentine’s Day is in just 2 weeks, so I have been busy making some Valentine-themed American Girl Doll crafts for my daughters. Today I want to share with you an adorable doll mailbox that you can fill with printable Valentines. You can easily find tin mailboxes this time of year at your local discount or dollar store in… Keep Reading »

Visiting the Mall of America Lego Store

My son and husband are both huge Lego fanatics.  So of course when we visited the Mall of America on our vacation last week, we had to stop in at the Lego store.  My son is still wondering how he can get a job putting those huge creations together.  Can you major in Lego engineering in college?!!  Here… Keep Reading »

Visiting the Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthplace

We recently returned home from spending Christmas with my husband’s parents in Wisconsin.  Our big plan for the week was to visit the Mall of America (more on that later) so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on other activities.  We had a pretty small budget for this vacation, so I spent the past few… Keep Reading »

Merry Christmas!

“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!   Luke 2:10-11 In the midst of all the gifts and wonderful food that this day brings, I hope you remember to reflect on the fact… Keep Reading »

Make Your Own Chocolate Kit Review

I don’t mind admitting that I am a huge chocoholic.  My daughters love chocolate almost as much as I do.  So when I recently had the chance to review one of Glee Gum’s Make Your Own Candy Kits, of course, I chose the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to spend… Keep Reading »