New Special K Snack Bars Provide All Day Options for Healthy Snacks

New Special K Snack Bars

If you are a busy mom like me, it can be hard to find the time for a healthy snack. I'm always running around between schools, errands, carpools, sports and dance classes. In the midst of this chaos, I often have to eat on the go. I was excited to try the new Special K Snack Bars to see if they would fit the bill for my healthy snacking needs. The new flavors are really delicious. I love them all, but I think Berry Bliss and Salted Caramel Chocolate are my two favorites. I love that these Continue Reading...

Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

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Vacation travel and visiting family often involves a lengthy drive. We often need to travel at least 3 hours to our closest relative. Here are some family road trip survival tips: Safety First The most important thing before a road trip is to make sure your car is in good condition. This includes having the car checked at your local mechanic or gas station. Ensure that the oil and filter are changed; the tires are well inflated; and the windshield wipers are replaced (if needed). We were Continue Reading...

No Sugar Mini Banana Date Scones

Mini Banana Date Scones

No Sugar Mini Banana Date Scones In my quest to reduce sugar from my diet, I am trying new recipes. I started this recipe as a no sugar muffin. Using whole wheat flour made for a denser consistency so I'm calling these mini-scones instead. They are terrific with a morning cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness of the banana and dates really make sugar an unnecessary additive. Just adding a bit of cinnamon made for a very tasty treat to satisfy my sweet tooth. Print No Sugar Banana Date Scone Continue Reading...

Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits

Drinks and Cocktails to Warm Your Spirits for Winter

Winter is such a great time to enjoy warm drinks and festive cocktails. The colder days of the year call for warm drinks and this recipe collection is filled with them. What are your favorites? I've included drinks like caramel apple cider, mulled wine, cranberry mojitos and many more. Enjoy! Check out Drinks and Cocktails to Warm Your Spirits for Winter by Jenn Mitchell at Foodie.com Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits Continue Reading...

Gameband: The Perfect Gift For My Minecraft Super Fan

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Gameband: The Perfect Gift For My Minecraft Super Fan #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias Like millions of kids around the world, my kids love Minecraft. If you have not heard of Minecraft, it's a video game that allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. My kids are both fans, but my son is a SUPER FAN! My son was absolutely THRILLED to give the new Gameband by Now Computing a Continue Reading...

Creating Holiday Memories with Joe Boxer from Kmart

Creating Holiday Memories with Joe Boxer Pajamas

I'm Sharing our stories about Creating Holiday Memories thanks to sponsorship from Joe Boxer & Kmart. My family LOVES hanging around in our pajamas. As a blogger, my PJs are often my "work clothes." Shhhh! Don't tell anyone. Every year, we decorate the tree in our pajamas. My kids will often spend most of Christmas day in their pajamas as well. Each year, we create new holiday memories. Our holiday pajamas are always part of these special moments. Here are a few pajama photos from years past Continue Reading...

Great Christmas Crafts for Kids

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Christmas Crafts for Kids Christmas break often at least a few days before the actually holiday. My kids start complaining that they are bored after about the first 2 hours. Here are some great Christmas Craft Ideas to keep the kids occupied (without electronics) while creating fun decorations for your home or gifts for others. Candy Cane Reindeer Are these not the cutest? They are so simple to make with candy canes, string and eyes and pom-poms from your local craft store. Pasta Continue Reading...

Mommy & Me Polka Dot Holiday Nails with Piggy Paint

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My daughter and I love doing our nails. She likes to do mine and I'll do hers. We decided to create polka dot holiday nails for our upcoming holiday events. We were really excited to hear about a brand of nail polish called Piggy Paint. It is specially formulated from natural ingredients with no toxic chemicals. Nails dry to a hard, durable finish without any harsh smell. We stopped by our local Walmart to pick up some Piggy Paint. We found it in the "tween" section of the nail polish Continue Reading...

Create a “Special Memories” Gift for the Extra Special People in Your Life

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For the holiday season, why not create an extra special gift for the special people in your life. For our family, my kids and I really wanted to create something extra special for my husband. Throughout the past year, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty. I struggled with a recurring illness that left my husband to play the roll of both mom and dad. He took on this challenge without complaint and kept everything in our lives running smoothly. We thought it would be a fun idea to Continue Reading...

Panda Takes the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge

Panda Takes the Purina One 28 Day Challenge

We adopted our furry bundle of joy a little less than 2 years ago. With her black and white coloring, the shelter named her Panda. When Panda came home, she instantly became a beloved member of our family. We all love to play, cuddle, run, hike, and tug with her. We do our best to keep her happy, safe and healthy. This includes selecting dog food that we feel is safe and helps promote her good health. We decided to have Panda try the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge (#OneSmartDifference for #Co Continue Reading...

Day to Night Holiday Fashion with Monroe & Main

Day to Night Fashion with Monroe & Main

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.  As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Two of the things I enjoy most this time of year is holiday decorating and holiday parties. Monroe and Main offers terrific holiday fashions that can take you from day to night. The main item for my holiday day-to-night look is this lovely Glimmer Babydoll top. The red color with just a bit of sparkle is not too dressy Continue Reading...