Cranberry Pomegranate Sparkling Punch Recipe #SparklingHolidays

Cranberry Pomegranate Sparkling Punch This Christmas is a special one for my husband’s family. For the first time in many years all his siblings and their families will be here in Utah together…for Christmas. Even his younger brother flew with his wife and three young children from Australia. While the reason for the great gathering is… [read more]

Beyond the Mug and Apron – Custom Photo Gifts and Prints from Minted

Disclosure: I will receive a gift card thank you from Minted.com in exchange for letting you all know about their cool custom art gift ideas. Also, the links below are affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase through these links. Thank you! Last spring The Husband and I went to New Orleans… [read more]

Just Dance 2016 for Endless Family Fun and Fitness – #HolidayGiftGuide

“Mom! It’s Just Dance! Please, can we get it, please!!!” This came from my 5 year old and 8 year old sons just last week as we walked through a store. Generally, asking mom to buy things when we are out shopping is frowned upon. In keeping with living frugally, we try to stick to… [read more]

Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I received samples of the featured items to facilitate this gift guide. This blog post contains affiliate links. A big THANK YOU if you choose to shop through these links! Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents I love buying baby gifts! I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t. Even though my… [read more]

25 Awesome Gifts for Kids! – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I received samples of featured items to facilitate this post. Affiliate links are present. Should you purchase through my links I will receive a small commission and you’ll receive a big THANK YOU from me! 25 Awesome Gifts For Kids The countdown to Christmas is on! We are keeping our Christmas fairly low key this… [read more]

25 Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas for Her – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. A big THANK YOU should you choose to purchase through my links! I’m not sure who is more difficult to shop for, the woman or the man. But I can say, my husband has a really difficult time shopping for me. In this list of stocking stuffers and Gift… [read more]

Give the Gift of Pley LEGO Rental – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: I was provided a Pley LEGO rental subscription in exchange for this blog post. My boys love to play with LEGOs. Unfortunately, we only have a few LEGO sets because the big sets my son always asks for are just so expensive! We have bought him a few sets, but our general rule for gifts… [read more]

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies Recipe

I decided to get my Christmas cookie baking on a little early this year. I found this recipe for Peppermint Meltaway Cookies in Taste of Home magazine that I had to try! Now, y’all know I’m not much of a baker. I know, I know. I say that every time I post a dessert recipe. But… [read more]

Ideal Family Friendly Compact Grand Piano from Casio – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: A sample was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions are honest and are my own. Making music isn’t only fun, but it’s also a way for families to learn, grow and create great musical memories together. Casio’s new Compact Grand Piano  CGP-700 is a family-friendly piano that adds flexibility and fun to keep kids… [read more]

Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast – #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. A big THANK YOU if you chose to shop from these links. Stocking Suffers and Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiasts Our family loves the outdoors! One of the reasons we were so excited to move back to Utah is because it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Here is… [read more]

The Gift of Memories, Photo Gifts from Collage.com – Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We are finally getting family pictures done again! I’m so excited! I suppose you’ll think it hasn’t been that long since we had our pictures done. The picture on my “About me” page was just taken last year. But no, I mean family pictures taken by a professional photographer, not a crazy mom who dresses her kids… [read more]

De-Junk Halloween! Better for You Halloween Treat Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Thanks so much to Annie’s Homegrown, Nutiva, and Bitsy’s Brainfood for the delicious samples at ShiftCon and beyond! I have to admit, I’m not always a think ahead kind of person. I can never think far enough ahead to order special Halloween candy for my kids online. There is one week left until halloween and… [read more]

DIY Upcycled Halloween Village Luminaries Craft

It is that time when Pinterest comes alive with great seasonal crafts. A few weeks ago I thought it would be fun to have a little crafting night with my sister and sister-in-law. I searched Pinterest for some great Halloween Craft Idea “Pinspiration”. I’m a little picky when it comes to crafts though. I don’t… [read more]

Heavenly 4th of July S’mores Pie Recipe #LetsMakeSmores

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored Y’all, I don’t bake. And when I do, it doesn’t always turn out so well. (And when it does turn out well, I’m so excited about it that I usually blog it.) I’m not a… [read more]