Knowing When Your Family is Complete #Essure

Something that I have struggled with the past several years is the question of “Is my family complete?” Is it? Honestly I don’t know but lately I have been leaning towards yes. But it pains me a little to say that. It pains me because I love babies. I love my babies. I love the feel of being pregnant. I love knowing that I am nurturing this life inside of me. I love breast feeding. I love raising children. I {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday – Son of a Joker with LINKY #ww #WordlessWednesday

The Count Vampire Face Painiting kit

This year my husband was in charge of the face painting. I handled the hair glitter for the girls. I gave him the package which had a picture on it. The picture was similar to this: But then my husband went a different route. Really I am not sure what route he went. Scary, maybe? Something happened once I handed the facepainting supplies and pictures over to my husband. Below is the end result. My kid looks like he could {Read More}

Join Me at the @Sears 125th Birthday Twitter Party 11/1/11 8-9:30 EST @SearsDeals #SearsChat

Sears Big 125 Birthday Bash

For 125 years, Sears has consistently stood behind its products and services and offered the brands our customers want and trust. Today – from Craftsman to Kenmore…the Kardashian Kollection to UK Style by French Connection – Sears continues to bring you the top brands and fashion names you love. And whether it’s through our stores, or Sears Mobile, Sears lets you shop for anything, anytime, anywhere. Do you remember flipping through the Sears catalog as a child? I do. {Read More}

Spotlight on St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Arch


Part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the St. Louis Arch is located directly over the Museum of Westward Expansion in downtown St. Louis. Also called the Gateway Arch, it was built to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase and pay tribute to President Jefferson, the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and others that contributed to western exploration. At 630 feet tall, the arch is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. It has a base that is 630 feet {Read More}

Fisher-Price Little People® Animal Sounds Zoo Review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We were recently set the the Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Zoo to review. When I opened the package at my house, my daughter started screaming and jumping up & down. I figured that it was going to be a hit. The toy was very easy to put together right out of the box. She was off and playing {Read More}

#Defiants 4x4s Review – Might, Mini, Motorized Fun! @Defiants4x4s

Defiants 4x4s Blue Truck

I am a toy lover. I always have been. Having kids was a fabulous bonus to this toy obsession. What is interesting is that I married someone who feels the same way. He loves discovering new toys as much as I do! Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t spend hours playing with toys like my children do, but I do love a good toy. I love toys that are fun. I also love toys that are nostalgic and remind {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday – Anniversary Flowers with LINKY #ww #WordlessWednesday


Last Friday, we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. My husband did a fabulous job this year. He sent me flowers for three days up until our anniversary. His plan was to give me a small bouquet of flowers the first day, a larger one the next day and then two dozen roses on our anniversary. The flower delivery service messed that up a little but the flowers are all beautiful! Happy Anniversary Jason! For more inspiring photos, check out: The {Read More}

Not Your Everyday Hero – Grainne Owen of Coaches Curing Kids Cancer

Curing Kids Cancer Coaches Gifts

When I set out to write this post, I wanted to highlight some mothers that I really considered heroes. Mothering and indeed all of parenting is heroic. However, I believe that it is in the face of adversity that we can become defined as human beings. That this is when our true character comes out. A hero that I would like to share with you is Grainne Owen of Curing Kids Cancer. I met Grainne a few weeks ago at an event {Read More}

Lands’ End Women’s Fair Isle Button Gloves & Hat Review

Lands' End Women's Fair Isle Button Gloves 1

Lands’ End is committed to quality and designing Outerwear for the entire family that will last season after season. This year, the Lands’ End Outerwear collection features fashionable and functional down vests, coats, jackets and parkas, as well as stylish Luxe Wool coats and their famous Squall Jacket and Parka. My entire family wears outerwear from Lands’ End and a lot of the clothing as well. In fact, my husband is getting a brand new coat for Christmas this year {Read More}

Puppes Vs. Babies – The Ultimate Showdown

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puppies vs. Babies for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. What do you find cuter? Puppies? Babies? Can’t Decide? All of the above? None of the above? From now until November 23, 2011, you can vote online in a contest designed for people to decide who is cuter, Puppies vs. Babies? Click here to visit the Puppies vs. Babies online contest and vote yourself to settle this debate once and for {Read More}

Sunkist S’alternative – Sunkist® Lemon Seafood Paella Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunkist S’alternative for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I grew up in  a house where we did not use salt. My parents didn’t cook with salt and they didn’t put it on the table. As a result, to this day, I use salt sparingly. Especially when I cook. I love using any sort of alternative for salt. Have you heard about the Sunkist S’alternative? The S’alternative is when {Read More}

Sam’s Club Holiday Chats @SamsClub #SimpleSavings

Sams Club Savings Made Simple

Sam’s Club wants to help Members make the most of their Membership this holiday season with a series of Twitter chats dedicated to Healthy Living Made Simple and Simplifying the Holiday Season. WHO @SamsClub and special guests WHAT Holiday Themed Chats WHERE Twitter with the #SimpleSavings hashtag WHEN Wednesday evenings at 5pm PT See the schedule below for more details about each chat Want to join in on the conversation? Be sure to use #SimpleSavings while you chat and you {Read More}