5 Tips for Stress Free Travel

Airline Passengers in an International Airport

After you check out CheapOair or another site that informs you about travel and flight options, you’re going to want to start planning your trip. There is a lot to be done, even for a short trip, but one of the areas that you should focus on is reducing stress. Many people travel because they need a break or a vacation, but the trip actually ends up creating a lot of stress so that they feel like they need another {Read More}

Halloween Party Games for Kids

Halloween Games for Kids

Hosting a Halloween party for kids can be tough. You have to constantly keep them entertained and have very little down time. Down time means they will find ways to entertain themselves and that can be very bad. Fortunately, there are plenty of great Halloween party games for kids to keep them occupied. Both of these games can be put together quickly and inexpensively, so you do not have to have a lot of money or time to throw a {Read More}

Fab Fall Treat: RICE KRISPIES Scarecrow Pops

Rice Krispies Treats Scarecrow Pops

This recipe for Rice Krispie treats will yield 6 large pops from a 9 x 13 pan. You can adjust the size depending on how many you need. (Will make 12 regular sized squares). The recipe for the bars comes off a box of Rice Krispies cereal. The scarecrow pop was inspired by Pinterest. RICE KRISPIES SCARECROW POPS RICE KRISPIES INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter or margarine (I use butter) 1 ten oz bag regular-sized marshmallows ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract {Read More}

An Interview with Author Nicholas Sparks on the Best of Me Set #BestofMe

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I am so thankful to Relativity Media for inviting me to take the #BestofMe set visit and tour. Maria I was recently to a set visit for The Best of Me. This movie is adapted from the novel by Nicholas Sparks (that cutie in the photo above). Read our other articles here: The Best of Me Set Visit On the Best of Me Set with James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan Nicholas Sparks says that each of his books will have {Read More}

Get to Know the Blickenstaff’s Family Brand of Toys, Candy & Games #bringtraditionhome

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I am being compensated by Blickenstaff’s as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I love to patronize local toy stores. I always find a different selection than I would in those national stores. Smaller toy stores seem to carry different items and many toys that I enjoyed during my childhood. For me toys are a bit nostalgic but I also love a good toy that is both educational AND fun to play with. I spend a lot of time {Read More}

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4 Tips to Get the Most Money from Consignment Sales and Reselling Kids Items

4 Tips to get the most money from Consignment Sales and selling kids clothes

It’s important that your kids closet and and toy box grows with them, and that means constant cleaning and clearing out. You may not have considered it before, but re-selling kids clothes and toys is easy and is budget friendly way to shop for the next stage of growth. If you are considering re-selling, the good news is there are a lot more parents that are buying used in order to save cash themselves, but also find the exact pieces {Read More}

Travel with Kids: Storybook Tour of Europe

Storybook Tour of Europe

Traveling Europe with children and their favorite storybooks is a great way to get them involved in the trip and excited about what they are seeing and doing. With so many children’s authors coming from European countries there are a lot of opportunities for incorporating their favorite stories or the inspiration for them into your trip. It is easiest to either plan a trip around a favorite character, or plan stops in an already planned trip that will take you {Read More}

On the Best of Me Set with James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan #BestofMe

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I am so thankful to Relativity Media for inviting me to take the #BestofMe set visit and tour. We have discussed the Best of Me set visit and if you read the last two posts, then you know I loved this book. I am as equally excited to set the movie as well. Catch up on the first two posts: The Best of Me Set Visit An Interview with Author Nicholas Sparks on the Best of Me Set Back to {Read More}

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Did you know that school age kids get around 8-12 colds per year? These colds can last anywhere from 6 days to 2 weeks with symptoms like coughs, runny nose, etc. We know this first hand. This year my son had a cold that lasted over a week. Thankfully, we had just been sent some Dr. Cocoa to get him back on track. He was excited to try it. Sometimes, giving the medicine can be a struggle and my son {Read More}

Spicy Tuna Roll Sushi Salad with Success® Brown Rice #SuccessRice @SuccessRice AD

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Overwhelmed with the idea of coming up with quick and easy recipes ideas that aren’t bland? I face the same challenges. I am also challenged with picky eaters and I sometimes feel like a short order cook. In an effort to expand all of our palates, we are trying more fish. We cook Success® Rice 2-3 times per week so when a new recipe has rice, my kids are always interested in trying it. ABOUT SUCCESS® RICE Success® Rice is {Read More}

@Fandango Family Halloween Costume Contest {WIN $1000} #FandangoFamilyContestSpooky

Fandango Halloween Contest

We are movie lovers in this family. We see several movies each month and often meet other family members to see movies together. That is something that my family and my husband’s family loves to do. It was great that we had this in common! One of the fun things about Halloween is dressing up as your favorite movie character. This year, we are all going as Ghostbusters. Beginning today, families can share their movie-inspired costumes in Fandango Family’s “My {Read More}