Don’t Forget Family Time During This Hectic Holiday Season

With just a little over a week until Thanksgiving, I am reminded that my life is going to get a little crazy until the end of the year.  With 4 kids in various activities, presents to buy, holiday baking, and family get-togethers to plan, I can easily spend the next 6 weeks running around frazzled instead of spending… Keep Reading »

Frugal Christmas Gifts for Teachers

I am always on the lookout for ideas for frugal Christmas gifts for the kids’ teachers.  I love giving handmade gifts so when I came across an adorable crocheted snowman gift bag pattern from Crochet Sal on Etsy a few years ago, I bought it with the intention of making gift bags up for the teachers. I use… Keep Reading » Flyers Review and Giveaway

I love to make custom printables, but can be such a drain on printer ink! So increasingly I am turning to services like for my custom printing needs. I just found out that one of their printing services is custom flyers.   Available in multiple sizes, these high quality flyers can be printed on either Shiny UV… Keep Reading »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD Giveaway

We are a family of huge Harry Potter fans!  The last Harry Potter movie was our family’s must-see movie of the summer.  So I am so excited to share that the long-anticipated conclusion to the series, [amazon_link id=”B001UV4XIS” target=”_blank” ]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2[/amazon_link], came out on DVD today (Nov. 11, 2011).  Now you can… Keep Reading »

PersonalizedFree Personalized Christmas Ornament Review and Giveaway

The weekend after Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree.  Putting up the Christmas tree each year takes us on a walk down memory lane because most of our ornaments represent special occasions or important events in our lives.  Our kids each have their own box (or boxes in the case of my oldest daughter) of special ornaments… Keep Reading »

The Promise of Deer Run by Elaine Marie Cooper – Blog Tour

I love historical Christian fiction. So I was excited to get a chance to participate in the blog tour for the new book [amazon_link id=”1462037968″ target=”_blank” ]The Promise of Deer Run[/amazon_link] by Elaine Marie Cooper. The second book in the Deer Run series, the story is set 7 years after the Revolutionary War and explores a little bit… Keep Reading »

Dustin Maher’s Fit Moms for Life Review and Giveaway

Since I have a nutrition degree, I have a pretty firm grasp on the fact that controlling your diet and getting regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.  However, as a busy mom of 4, I struggle with exercise.  So when I was contacted about reviewing Dustin Maher’s Fit Moms for Life program, I… Keep Reading »