Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving online card

Just like that, it's already Thanksgiving. I feel like we've somehow hit that fast forward button on 2014. Birthdays flew by. Holidays flew by. And here we are. November 27, 2014. How is that even possible? The busiest time of the year for my family is right around the corner and to be quite honest, I'm terrified. Every year I say I'm going to be … [Read more...]

A Family Tradition

gymboree christmas jammies a christmas tradition

This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Visa/Gymboree to buy my products and use its Visa Checkout online payment service, but as always, all thoughts and opinions reflected here are my own. Before having children I never put too much thought into family traditions. I knew and had memories of things that my parents did with us every … [Read more...]

How to Save Time During Thanksgiving Day Clean Up

how to save time during thanksgiving day clean up

I love the holidays. The time I get to spend with family and friends is good for my soul and keeps me grounded during the busy holiday season. But what I don't love is the holiday clean up. The countless pots and pans, the overflowing sink of plates and utensils. After indulging in a delicious Thanksgiving meal, who wants to spend hours cleaning … [Read more...]

How I’m Helping My Picky Eater Through Thanksgiving

how im helping my picky eater through thanksgiving

What's your favorite Thanksgiving food? Mine is my mom's creamed corn. You really have to be patient and let the heavy cream slowly simmer into sugary, creamy perfection. It's worth the wait. But if you ask my daughter that same question, "What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?", her answer would simply be "Nothing." Not turkey, not mashed … [Read more...]

Family Play Date in The Woodlands

boys on rocks at woodlands waterway

This is a partnered post with Gymboree. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Living fairly close to a big city provides plenty of options for fun family outings. We are blessed to live in an area where there is so much to do right in our backyard. Just north of Houston, The Woodlands is growing and becoming a hot spot for families. … [Read more...]

50 Years of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer + Giveaway

50 Years of Rudolph

This is a partnered post with Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. On the first day of Christmas, we will be decking the halls with hand-made embroidered decorations. On the second day of Christmas, we will be belting out our favorite holiday tunes (Michael Buble' is incredible). On the third day … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #HeartMyHair Twitter Party

#HeartMyHair-Twitter-Party-11-25-1pmEST

PHOTO CREDIT: Great Contradictions Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know I do and I'm so excited to co-host a Twitter Party next week about hairstyles! On November 25, 2014 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HeartMyHair Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new Conair Curl Secret and the Infiniti Pro 3Q hair dryer, and giving you a … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Main Dishes for Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Mashed potatoes, yams, green beans -- I can't wait until Thanksgiving to gobble up all of the side dishes. But it's the turkey that's the star of the show. For vegetarians, Thanksgiving can be slightly lacking. What do you serve those who refrain from meat on days like Thanksgiving? One year my mother purchased my siblings and myself a tofu … [Read more...]

The 40 Weeks Movie

37 weeks pregnant belly picture

Pregnancy. An extraordinary experience that is extremely hard for me to put into words. A period of time in my life where my body wasn't just my own. 9 months full of anticipation...and worry. 40 weeks that forever changed me. 160 weeks of my life devoted to growing little human beings. Morning sickness. Weight gain. Stretch marks. … [Read more...]

Suave Kids Giveaway (Closed)

messy babies at first birthday

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Kids are crazy little creatures, aren't they? They make the biggest messes known to mankind and create more chaos than the mall on Black Friday, but no matter what, you can't help but love 'em! I find being a mom is by far the hardest job I've ever had. It's long hours, no … [Read more...]