Nana's Snowball Cookies
December 9, 2016

Nana's Snowball Cookies

  Every single Christmas, since I can remember, my mother made these snowballs.  She made them for her friends, people at church, coworkers, and of course, us.  They were such a big hit, people still talk about them.  I always thought that they were complicated to make because they are so delicious.  So I never asked for the recipe.  Plus, I knew she was going to make them, haha. Now, 30+ years later, if you asked my mother if she thought she would be baking her Snowballs for grand kids, she would fall over. It just wasn't in the cards. It wasn't really even discussed when I got married.  But then the big 40 hit me and I wondered if there was more to life than a dog on …

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Why I am Grateful for Having a Miscarriage
November 30, 2016

Why I am Grateful for Having a Miscarriage

  I never thought these words would ever come out of my mouth.  EVER. I am grateful that I had a miscarriage. It's been almost seven years.  It was around Thanksgiving and we went to Disney to celebrate the three-month pregnancy.  After all, my doctor warned me that I might not be able to have children.  He said with having endometriosis and being 39 years-old, my chances were slim. It took about eight months to get pregnant and we were excited. But when we were at Disney, I went to the bathroom and saw a little blood on my underwear, I panicked. It was the weekend and I talked to the nurse.  When I went in on Monday there was a faint heartbeat so I was relieved. But then the weekend …

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How to do CityWalk™ and Universal Orlando™ in One Day
November 29, 2016

How to do CityWalk™ and Universal Orlando™ in One Day

We knew Universal Orlando Resort.™ was going to be a long day for us considering we had two theme parks and Citywalk™ to check out.  With two boys under five-years-old, we had to have a plan.  We took into consideration a few things: First, it was October and they were having Halloween Horror Nights. Both boys  do not like big, animated characters walking around, especially if they are scary.  So, we knew that we were not going to be participating in that.  Because Universal Studios would be closing early for Halloween Horror Nights, we decided to do that theme park first. We also had to consider where we wanted to eat because we wanted to experience a restaurant in Citywalk™ but knew the kids would be too tired …

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Getting Ready for the Holiday Season with OshKosh B'gosh
November 27, 2016

Getting Ready for the Holiday Season with OshKosh B'gosh

In Florida, we look forward to any change in the weather towards the holiday season, even if it's just a few degrees.  We are grateful not to be stuck inside.  For some people, snow signifies the holiday season but for us, it's in the spirit of being surrounded by family, eating, shopping and kids' laughter. We don't buy a lot of winter wear but when we do, it's well thought out.  Sometimes a cardigan can just be worn by itself.  But it's also a great add on to take to the movie theater or the mall as it can get chilly in those places. My boys loved these OshKosh B'gosh Space Dye Shawl Collar Cardigans. They can be worn alone as seen here but would also look …

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5 Items Every New Mommy Needs
November 26, 2016

5 Items Every New Mommy Needs

We all know that feeling as parents, the moment we walked into the baby store to pick out a stroller. It's exciting. It's scary. It's overwhelming. It's... necessary. Here's my story: I researched online. I asked my friends. I went on Facebook groups, and by the time we got to the store I was frazzled by so much information going on in my head. We talked to an associate and tried about 4 different strollers, weighing out the pros and cons, the weight, the height (we are tall), and the price. We left even more overwhelmed than when we came. Then, to add insult to injury, we went to another retailer and did the same thing! Two more times! Boy, do I wish I had just one place …

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How to Make a Decadent Mexican Hot Chocolate
November 21, 2016

How to Make a Decadent Mexican Hot Chocolate

  The weather is cooling down and fall really feels like it's here in Florida!  This is the perfect time for warm drinks, especially hot chocolate.  There's something about hot chocolate that enhances the Holiday season. Most of us have a Keurig now so we have the convenience of making a cup of hot chocolate without all the fuss.  But what if we want the decadence? Here's an easy recipe for making decadent Mexican Hot Chocolate. First, we need the most important ingredient for our recipe, Brooklyn Bean Mexican Hot Cocoa Single Serve K-cups. This hot chocolate is a spicy, sweet, creamy Mexican chocolate flavored hot cocoa made with real cocoa and milk. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:1] Easy, breezy, and decadent! This is surely the most decadent Mexican Hot Chocolate!  It's a great time of …

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5 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Wear Red for the Holidays
November 20, 2016

5 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Wear Red for the Holidays

I received products from Giorgio Armani Beauty to facilitate this article.  All opinions are mine. Why are so many women afraid to wear red?  What is it about the color that scares them or makes them think it's not for them? "It's just not my color," they say. "I can't do red." "It doesn't look good on me." "I've tried every shade but it never looks good on me." This is what I heard when I was working in cosmetics, especially around the Holidays. Or I got the opposite reaction. They would come up to my beauty counter, with all the determination in the world, declaring that they wanted to find the "perfect red."   So this shows that there is more depth to a red lipstick than first meets the …

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Pumpkin Spiced Cookies That Are Good For You?
November 19, 2016

Pumpkin Spiced Cookies That Are Good For You?

I received product to facilitate this article.  All opinions are mine. Tis' the season of everything pumpkin!  Everywhere I look, I am bombarded with pumpkin flavored bread, sweets, coffees, and desserts. I love cookies and sweets.  This time of year is definitely the hardest for me when it comes to excising self control.  But being on the Smart For Life program has taught me that it's all about smart decisions.  I try to stick as close to my diet as possible knowing that a cupcake doesn't taste as good as I feel when I'm on track.  But I do need to indulge! If you like pumpkin, satisfy your cravings with organic, all natural, gluten free Smart For Life Pumpkin Spiced Cookies.   They are preservative-free, and have 60% organic …

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4 Reasons to Visit the BOATHOUSE® in Disney Springs.™
November 16, 2016

4 Reasons to Visit the BOATHOUSE® in Disney Springs.™

I received a complimentary dining experience to facilitate this article.  All opinions are my own. We are the typical Florida family who likes to frequent the theme parks at least once a year.  But we have requirements for ourselves too.  It's not all about the kids as this trip is an escape from our busy lives also. We always stay close to Disney Springs™ to have access to it whenever we want.  In the last year, they have made some major renovations which gives us even more reason to visit! One of the things we enjoy the most when visiting Disney Springs™ is discovering restaurants. We found one that blew us away and have made it our number one priority to visit every time we go to Disney …

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How to Get Your Kids To Eat Healthy Snacks
November 14, 2016

How to Get Your Kids To Eat Healthy Snacks

    I received this item for free in exchange for my opinion.  All opinions are mine.  I don't know how many times I have purchased snacks for the kids only to have them try one and throw the rest away.  When it's someone else's snacks though, it’s a different story, so I buy it, they eat one and then they don't like it anymore.  It's an endless battle!       It's also not cheap, especially if you are buying healthy snacks.  But I found a way around that!  It's called GREAT Snack Box.       What's awesome is that if my kids do fall in love with something, I can go back to their site and find it and purchase it in bulk.     Kids like choices. They like crunchy stuff, sweet stuff, salt …

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