A Child’s First Phone

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This post is sponsored by Tracfone, all opinions are my own. There was a day when my six year old boy walked over to his friend's house, just around the corner, by himself.  When it was time to come home, I texted my friend to send him home.  He didn't show up.  I walked around the entire neighborhood searching for him.  Finally I went home and he was there.  He had stopped at another friend's house which caused him to be late.  This was a … [Read more...]

A Dash and Dot Robot for Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner.  Have you finish shopping for your children?  My kids can look forward to a variety of presents that encourage different skill building activities.   I'm excited to see them discover what they get.  But one gift I'm really excited to give them is one that will definitely help develop their brain--a Dash and Dot Robot!   Watch this cool video and see just what the Dash and Dot Robot can do! We recently … [Read more...]

Our Downton Abbey Tea Party & Giveaway

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We had ourselves a little tea party last week.  And it was so much fun!  We were inspired by World Market's new line of Downton Abbey tea party stuff which is so cute, and since World Market threw a virtual tea party last Sunday, we decided it would be fun to do our own! My sister-in-law and I put this together.  She is kind of an herbal tea aficionado, since we don't drink 'real' tea in our religion. But we do enjoy peppermint and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peppermint Crack Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. And three times for the win...another version of crack.  Let's just get the record straight--it's crackers.  Crack for the crackers. Today's version (chocolate peppermint crack) is brought to you by M&M'S® and Glad Holiday Press 'n' Seal. I went to Target and got all my stuff-the M&M'S® White Chocolate Peppermint, the … [Read more...]

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Marquee Sign

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I love marquee signs--don't you? They are so fun and cheerful.  And so is Christmas, so why not combine the two?  Marquee signs are not as hard as they might seem.  And for an extra Christmasey effect, I candy-cane striped the board.  And now- here's how to make your own Christmas marquee sign. Supplies: 1 1x12x6 2 1x2x6 6 large craft store chipboard letters (3 H's, 3 O's) Round Christmas lights Drill Nail gun, strong craft … [Read more...]

Gift Idea for Under $20

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Do you have that person on your Christmas shopping list that you never know what to get?  I'm sharing an idea today that pretty much anyone can enjoy--a spa gift basket.  And it doesn't have to be filled with expensive soaps and lotions, this is a gift idea for under $20! First you start with an eye catching gift basket.  Instead of the traditional wicker basket, I used this super cute chicken wire basket from Better Homes and Gardens at … [Read more...]

Getting a Flu Shot

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'Tis the season of getting sick.  I feel like I've been struggling with some sort of sniffles/sore throat for the last month!  And especially when you have little kids around you, they bring home everything and just spread it around.  And last week my daughter was throwing up so much she ended up having to go to the hospital to get an IV.  I did not want anyone else to get that sick or get the flu, so I decided it was time for us all to get our … [Read more...]

LeapFrog Ultimate Giveaway!

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As a Leapfrog Ambassador, I've been fortunate to review many of the Leapfrog products--and now I'm lucky to give them away to you!  This giveaway is awesome!  I'm giving away a LeapPad3 + 5 cartridges, LeapTV + 3 titles and 2 LeapBands to one winner! If you haven't heard of the LeapTV or LeapBands, here is a review I did of them.  They are so much fun!  My kids don't get tired of them and the LeapTV is going to be coming out with tons of new … [Read more...]