16 Valentines Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)
January 8, 2019

16 Valentines Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)

Valentines Day is coming up and when you have kids, you have a budget. When you have more than one child, you budget even more. So, now that both my boys are old enough to participate in Valentines Day and gift giving, I needed to come up with some ideas for cute valentines day gifts. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make cute valentines gifts for the whole class. Here are 10 Valentines Gifts under $20 for Preschool-12th grade. They are easy and cheap! I found some great items at Family Dollar and Target. All of these added up to less than $20 for the whole class. Check it out HERE. Free Printable Superhero Valentines by ArtsyFartsymama.com DIY Gumball Machine Valentines by JinxyKids.com “Love is a Battlefield” …

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4 Essentials to Kick off the New Year with Healthy Habits
January 3, 2019

4 Essentials to Kick off the New Year with Healthy Habits

This post was sponsored by Proctor & Gamble as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. January 1st came and went and within hours my goals and habits changed.  I learned so much from last year and I always start the new year off with new goals.  This year is different.  I know many of us say that, but I've watched people close to me get sick from not taking care of themselves.  I don't want this to happen to me or my kids. At 47 years-old with two boys under 7, there's never a better time than now! It's time to develop healthier habits, for myself and for my family. It's called taking preventative measures to proactively stay …

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5 Easy Keto Weight Loss Shakes
January 1, 2019

5 Easy Keto Weight Loss Shakes

Well, here we are again.  Another year has flown by and I need to do something about my weight.  It's my own fault.  It all starts around Halloween.  The candy kills me! Then I'm off to the races until Jan 1.  It's called sugar addiction and it's not pretty.  But awareness is key, right? I love the Keto diet.  And I'm back, stronger than ever! I always feel so good after detoxing off sugar and carbs. Eating clean just gives me so much energy. But I still have a sweet tooth and crave sugary drinks.  So, I make protein shakes with cocoa powder and other stuff.  I love shakes but I like to try different things and mix it up sometimes with berries and sometimes with peanut …

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26 Easy DIY Valentines Day Gifts
December 29, 2018

26 Easy DIY Valentines Day Gifts

It all started with How to Make Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Starters with Recycled Crayons. That was my first time really trying a Valentines DIY gift for my son's classmates. Now I want to make my own Valentines Day Gifts for people.  Candy doesn't cut it anymore.  I guess this is what happens when you become a mother, right? I used to be happy with chocolates and roses.  Now I just want to craft with my kids. Motherhood.  It's awesome. From making simple soaps, printable crafts, mugs, lip balms, body butters, Valentines Day Cards and essential oil face sprays.  The list is endless. So, here are 26 Easy DIY Valentines Day Gifts for anyone to try, not just DIY'ers. Easy and Fun You Rock Valentine Kids Paintable Craft by ConfessionsofaDisneyaholicMom DIY …

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5 Accessible Destinations to Visit in Costa Rica
December 24, 2018

5 Accessible Destinations to Visit in Costa Rica

This trip was made possible through Il Viaggio Travel and Family Travel Association. However, all opinions are my own. I recently spent six days in Costa Rica enjoying everything the country has to offer through Costa Rica Family Holidays and Family Travel Association. We could not have truly enjoyed these beautiful sites without our amazing tour guide Luis Diego Soto from Il Viaggio Travel. Visiting these amazing locations, I could not help but think about the people in my life that may have passed up an opportunity like this because of their accessibility issues. They may have denied themselves of the experience of a lifetime by assuming that these places were not accessible for them. Everyone should have the right to travel and experience …

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Bringing Back Holiday Traditions with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
December 18, 2018

Bringing Back Holiday Traditions with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It's the Holiday season, which means Holiday parties, cookie making, wrapping gifts, gift giving and Holiday Traditions.  My kids love Holiday Traditions like picking the chocolate out of the Advent Calendar and finding Christmas pajamas on their bed Christmas morning.  But the one thing they really enjoy is reading Holiday Books and watching Holiday movies.  Every year we enjoy this family tradition and I dig out the books and movies at the bottom of the Holiday box stashed in the garage. We all gather on the couch and read.  The anticipation of the next page or next scene coupled with the …

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5 Holiday Gifts All Mommies Want
December 14, 2018

5 Holiday Gifts All Mommies Want

I received some of these products to facilitate this article, however, all opinions are my own.  There may also be affiliate links in this post which means that it you click on a link and purchase something, I will receive commission. Us mommies spend so much time giving to everyone else.  We work especially hard during the Holidays, going to school functions, setting up Holiday parties, wrapping gifts, shopping for gifts, and setting up Holiday cards. 6873363d2de01f1da3fb4b70bd5b7073a61be2d116ed8bfe4b Does anyone really ever ask what we want? My husband maybe, but he knows me.  What about the people that don’t know us so well?  What do we give to mommies for the Holiday? I am speaking from my experience and I am not speaking for every woman out there.  I am …

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14 Keto Recipes for the Holidays
December 12, 2018

14 Keto Recipes for the Holidays

It's that time of year again! It's all about indulging.  Holiday food is a must.  There's no getting around it. We all have a Holiday recipe weakness, right?  Whether it's egg nog, or pie, green bean casserole or our Aunt's famous cranberry cake.  We all have that something that we can't stay away from.   Being on Keto should not be complicated! There are so many great festive Holiday dishes to choose from.  Here's a list of Keto friendly Holiday dishes that I'm sure will get your tastes buds going.  Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Butter Gravy {Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto} Find the recipe on Recipes From A Pantry Crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts + Video Tutorial {Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Vegan} Find the recipe from …

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5 Awesome Vegan Holiday Beauty Gifts
December 12, 2018

5 Awesome Vegan Holiday Beauty Gifts

  I received these products to facilitate this article, however, all opinions are my own.  There may also be affiliate links in this post which means that it you click on a link and purchase something, I will receive commission. Last year I wrote about my My Top 5 Cruelty Free and Vegan Beauty Products. This year for my Holiday Gift Guide, I am still very loyal to at least 3 of those items.  Those are Bella Organics, EO Products, and Red Apple Lipstick.  I have just been introduced to no b.s. and MyChelle Lip Tints. Check them out! no b.s. no b.s. is beauty without the bad stuff; skincare with clean ingredients, like Tea Tree Oil,  Rose Hip, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Jojoba Oil, …

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Toy Holiday Gift Guide for 2018
December 10, 2018

Toy Holiday Gift Guide for 2018

I was provided products to facilitate this article. However, all opinions are my own. There may be affiliate links in this post which means that if you click on something and purchase it, I will receive a commission. It's that time of year again, and us parents have the fun task of going over lists for Santa. I'm ready for my Toy Holiday Gift Guide for 2018.  But before I put it together, I have my boys circle what they want in a catalog and then I usually get one item off the list.  I've been doing this for years, so there are no expectations.  I don't want them to be spoiled either.  Although my youngest pointed out to me this year that last year he …

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