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Easy Princess Costumes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias As hard as I try, my daughter still wants to be a princess when she grows up. I've tried telling her that being a princess isn't that glamorous of a job. There's a lot of grunt work that has to be done before you get to princess status and usually, there is someone trying to come between you and your prince. She doesn't seem to care though. Being 5 she has an … Read More>

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Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having an excuse to make most of the foods my family eats with pumpkin. My daughter and I usually make pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin bread together. We've even tried pumpkin soup and some day I'm going to get adventurous and try making my own pumpkin puree. In the meantime, we've added a new recipe to … Read More>

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Sleeping Beauty DVD Released from the Vault

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias Once upon a time there was a middle-age mom who thought she knew a lot about the various Disney Princesses. This mom grew up with classic movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. She watched them as a child and adored them. As she got older, her interests changed. Instead of playing princesses, she started playing … Read More>

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Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter up from school. Even though we'll be short on daylight, we're long on activities which leaves me little time to fix dinner. Instead of going through the drive through at Freddy's, I've been on the hunt for Easy Weeknight Meals. Aside from leftovers, nothing gets easier than … Read More>

Captain American cookie cake

Captain America Cookie Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs My nephew is turning 11 next month. His dad and I have talked about what to do for his birthday and of course, the aunt in me wants to plan his party. While my brother isn't completely sold on the Captain America idea, yet, I thought I would show him how simple it would be to make a a Captain American cookie cake. Making a Captain America cookie cake is … Read More>

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Tips for Getting Your Child to take Medicine

Ever notice how incredibly stealth and strong a child becomes when it's time to take medicine? Just as you grab the bottle from the medicine cabinet, those little boogers disappear into thin air. Then, once you find them (because we all know they can't keep quiet), you try to convince them to at least try the medicine. They look at you like you're crazy because the last time you gave them medicine it tasted like....medicine. So instead of negotiating you resort to sheer physical strength, only … Read More>

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How To Implement A Token Reward System

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SparklySavings What comes around goes around. I truly believe in that. As a kid, I was a bit shy but I was also a bit mouthy. Back then I liked to think of my comebacks and know-it-all attitude as witty, but really I was just being a bratty kid. Now that I'm a parent, I'm getting a taste of what I was like as a child. My daughter is just like me. She's shy but once she … Read More>

Food

pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having … Read More>

easy weeknight meal with manwhich

Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter … Read More>

Captain American cookie cake

Captain America Cookie Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs My nephew is turning 11 next month. His dad and I have talked … Read More>

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Travel

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Tourist Attractions in Yellowstone National Park

I'm breaking the rules and for those of you who know me personally, that's not something I take lightly! Instead of posting about my #OutdoorGirl vacation in the order of events, I'm skipping around a … Read More>

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8 Things I Thought Would Never Happen on Vacation

If you would have told me 5 years ago that my ideal vacation would involve driving 4,000 miles, hiking 60 miles and sleeping in a tent with my boyfriend, I would have questioned your sanity. In fact, … Read More>

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Cowtown Half Marathon

Sometimes I get really fabulous ideas and usually, they involve entry fees and training, as my +1 has quickly learned. :) I decided that since I turn 40 this year, I wanted to "run" the Pikes Peak … Read More>

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