Top Three Vacation Ideas for the Holiday Season

Going on vacation over the holiday season can be a stressful experience, even if you are the most zen-like of individuals. Long hours in the car, delays at the airport and even lost luggage can wreck your vacation plans before you have even starting relaxing. So why not explore different holiday options this festive season? In fact, you don’t even need to go abroad to have a relaxing and different kind of break with your family and loved ones. Here in the US, there are miles of national parks, cute small towns and sites of history that are just waiting for you to explore and enjoy – even when the weather gets colder. So don’t splash out on a package tour or cruise, when there’s hours of fun to be had much nearer to home. There’s nothing more romantic than exploring the seaside or enjoying some retail therapy and the Christmas holiday lights in one of the country’s larger cities. Even if you are more of a sun chaser, don’t despair, head to California or one of the southern states to … [Read more...]

2015 Mom Buzz Media Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

This event is hosted by Mom Buzz Media and their network of super spectacular bloggers! Welcome to our very first Annual Holiday Gift Guide :100 Blog Hop Event! Our hard-working bloggers have searched high and they have searched low to find you the BEST and the most UNIQUE gift ideas for 2015. ATTENTION GIFT GUIDE ADDICTS CLICK HERE to be taken to the list of blogs. Start with any blog you choose and simply click the picture. It will take you to that blog where you can view their gift guide. When you are done, simply click the next one. Thank you to our Co-Hosts: Simply Sherryl Rude Mommy and Michelle Unwrapped We were lucky to snag a few absolutely amazing sponsors along the way! Please take a moment and read about each of them below! Then scroll to the bottom of this post for the giveaway where you could be one of several lucky winners! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAMILOOP The Familoop team helps parents to protect kids online … [Read more...]

Minted.com + You = Holidays

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. I've always wanted to send out Christmas cards. I always thought it was cool to get them in the mail when I was younger. Jake's almost 18 and we've sent out cards a grand total of...zero times!  I take most of the blame, I'm lazy and tend to procrastinate and then it's just too late to even consider sending out cards. To my defense, they used to be a lot harder to make and send out. The other reason I haven't is that I've always liked the cards that have a family photo on them and both Richard and Jake breathe fire at me when I try to take their pictures. Jake's perfectly fine with taking a million selfies, but a family photo? Nope, he wants nothing to do with it. Of course, you can do non-photo cards, but I never got around to those either. What can I say? We're just … [Read more...]

Holiday Prep Made Easier With Best Buy Appliances

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. The Holidays can be a circus in the kitchen. Making sure everything is prepped and popped into the oven at the right time. Different temperatures for this and that. Keeping hands out of the foods until it's time to eat. All this while managing to keep things clean and tend to any guests that you have. It's enough to drive you bonkers! I love having my family over, but I don't want to freak out about the whole ordeal so when I find anything that makes the process easier, I'm happy! Sometimes we go with the classic route and do turkey with all the fixings and other years we opt for non-traditional meals like chili and soups. Whatever is on our menu, I would adore having appliances that work with me instead of against me. Appliances I would love to have in my kitchen include the Frigidaire FGIF3061NF can boil water in two minutes. This … [Read more...]