Creating a Holiday Gift Basket for Mom #HappyAllTheWay #shop


A few years ago I created a holiday gift basket full of Mom’s favorite products and gave it to her for Christmas. It was one of those gifts that just kept giving. Throughout the year when she ran low on a product, she would simply pull another one from her basket. It was not only a creative gift just for her, but it was also a money-saving one!

Yesterday while flipping through the Walgreens Happy and Healthy Gift Guide, which is full of gifting solutions for the entire family, I found several items on sale that I knew would be perfect for mom’s gift basket. 

Walgreens happy healthy #shop #cbias #HappyAllTheWay

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Workout Gear That Rocks – Get the Look #ThisisStyle #shop




As a new administrator I have found myself working longer hours and this has made it difficult to workout. The pounds have stacked up, and now it is close to the end of the year and once again my New Year’s resolution, to get in shape has gone down the drain, but not for long. Last week I challenged my oldest sister to a friendly weight loss competition, and she accepted the terms. I am motivated and back on track, especially with a $200 prize up for grabs! But first it is important to get the look I want to achieve, make sure that it is comfortable, and fall fashion forward. 

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My go-to Freshen Up Kit #FreshNSexy Sponsored

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Playtex.

I’m breaking out of my barrier here to broach a topic most committed couples know quite well. Like most men, my husband  is ready anytime, anywhere, but not me. If I’m not clean, it’s not happening. Yep, I’m a clean freak even in the bedroom. 😉

Many couples can relate to the expression, “there’s just not enough time in the day.” Especially if they are parents to little ones. I find it difficult to take time for myself, let alone time for the two of us.

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Snapple Half and Half + a Fun Kids Craft #Snapple5050

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This Independence Day was spent poolside at my Dad’s. They have a beautifully landscaped pool area that’s just begging to be used, throw in a BBQ master (aka my Dad), a bunch of family and friends, and you’ve got quite the celebration! While grabbing a few things at Wal-Mart for the fun family day I spotted Snapple’s all-new Half ‘n Half beverages, which are half iced tea and half lemonade. 

Snapple half&half

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Healthy Eating Habits Start at Home #JennieO4kids

Children learn by example. Healthy eating habits start at home and that’s why I provide healthy meals for my family. If a child grows up never incorporating healthy foods into their diet they are more inclined to become overweight and struggle with health issues. By forming this habit early, children will be more likely to choose a healthier lifestyle than those who don’t know any better.

Most of the time I take the boys with me to the grocery store. At this young age, everything is fun and there’s always a lesson to be learned. On our recent trip to Wal-Mart  I picked up Jennie-O turkey sausage.

Jennie O at Walmart

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