When Influenster contacted me and asked if I would like to test and review the Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum from Cindy Crawford I was definitely intrigued. I mean I’ve seen those same infomercials that you have where celebrities and regular people talk about how amazing these products are and how amazing their skin looks. (more…)
I am so blessed to have so many friends scattered all around the country thanks to working online for over 10 years. Some of these friends are definitely among the people I feel the closest to on this planet, and yet I have never met them face-to-face. This is a phenomenon that will seem odd to anyone who doesn’t spend as much time communicating with other women online as I have over the years! (more…)
Do you know a sure fire way to tell if a recipe is going to be an amazing recipe? When the recipe is only written down because your mother copied down each ingredient as HER mother put them into a bowl just so she could make her favorite cookies for herself after she was married. This recipe is my grandmother’s oatmeal cookie recipe, and it truly is like no other oatmeal cookie I have ever had. They’re not chewy, they don’t have raisins in them. They are soft, and tender, and full of cinnamon deliciousness. My family has been known to fight over the last one in the cookie jar! (more…)
It’s that time again, time for the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! This time around our theme is “Those Crazy Stressful Holidays”. Sure the holidays are a magic time of year, but they’re also S-T-R-E-S-S-F-U-L! Especially for us moms! Between the time crunch (Who voted for Thanksgiving to be so late this year??) and the financial stress the holidays bring, there’s in-laws (out-laws?), school programs, crazy shoppers at the stores and way, way, more! We want to take a moment and unwind, LOBS style! Link up your favorite holiday related post–tips, tricks, recipes, gift ideas, funny holiday stories, we want to see it all! (more…)
Ask any woman, or teenage girl, and they’ll tell you that there are at least a couple of days out of every month where they are either making everyone around them miserable, or they’re feeling miserable because of hormones. I’ve often said that I think we can blame hormones for almost anything that’s out of whack in our lives…got pimples, hormones. Bad hair day, probably hormones. Gaining weight, hormones! Headache? Hormones! Cramps? Hormones! (more…)
As any blogger will tell you we are regularly fielding emails and calls from companies and brands who want us to blog about their product in exchange for something. The Bouqs company recently contacted me about reviewing their services and to be perfectly honest I thought “Free flowers? I’m in!”. I am, after all, a girl and as a girl I enjoy receiving flowers. I’m also an old married lady which means I haven’t actually had flowers delivered to me in quite awhile! (more…)
In the last few weeks I’ve stumbled on some interesting apps and I thought it would make a fun post to share some of them with all of you! If you’ve run across any interesting apps please be sure to comment and let me know! (more…)
I have had the privilege and responsibility of working remotely (aka working from home) for the last 10 years. A few years ago when I was looking to make a position change it seemed like everyone and their brother was open to the idea of hiring remote employees. Suddenly the tide seems to have shifted, whether that’s a result of the very public shift by the CEO of Yahoo! to eliminate remote employees, the economy, or something else, I cannot say. I can say that I wholeheartedly believe that in the right position, a remote employee may be the best decision you ever made for your business. (more…)
I read somewhere that today is the only time all year long we actually look forward to Monday morning! CyberMonday has become the hottest shopping day of the year–no fighting crowdsd, no waiting in line and with the ease of downloadable gifts like e-books there’s no need for wrapping paper! (more…)
Disclosure: I received a credit towards making my own holiday cards in exchange for this review, but all opinions are mine and are honest, they were not swayed by the compensation in any way.
I love sending photo cards for the holidays! I love receiving photo cards for the holidays! I have a couple of pet peeves with them though, I don’t like the cards that everyone makes at the corner drug store–you know the ones I mean don’t you? The ones that you receive by the dozens that all look almost identical? They’re usually a long postcard shape and have absolutely no creativity at all. I refuse to make them. Last year I ordered my cards online and I was happy with them, but I wasn’t over the moon happy…ya know? (more…)
As you’re celebrating your family Thanksgiving today, or maybe you’re taking a quick moment to yourself and catching up on some blogs, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about our holiday traditions.
I love hearing about other family traditions. Is there something you do every single Thanksgiving? Something you look forward to? I want to hear it! (more…)
If you’re the parent of a teen girl then you already know that they are bombarded every minute of every day with images and messages to be provocative, sexy, promiscuous and more. In a world where Miley Cyrus is on the cover of half the magazines in the news rack and on every music awards show moms like me are looking for a healthy way to counteract the media’s influence on our daughter’s.
This week’s link party theme is all about having thankful hearts, get ready to link up your favorite Thanksgiving themed post or just a post about something that makes your heart thankful! I, for one, am very thankful for my fantastic co-hosts and all my blogging friends I have made in the last year. You all make my life feel so full! (more…)
I’ve recently been very blessed to reconnect with a dear friend I had lost touch with. This friend was one of those women that within 5 minutes of meeting each other we felt like sisters. We spoke every single day for years, and years and then life just got in the way. We both had some difficult roads to navigate and unfortunately we were too lost in our own struggles to help each other. This friend is someone I am so glad to have back in my life! We are talking/texting almost daily again, she now lives in the same town as me and I cannot wait until we get to meet for lunch again soon! (more…)
We do love labels, don’t we? Or rather sometimes I think we have a love/hate relationship with them. Especially when it comes to our children. We label them athletes, we label them gifted & talented, we label them ADD, we label them honor roll, we label them gamers.
I try hard to believe that God has a plan for my life and that I’m on the Path He has chosen for me so everything will work out just as it has been planned. Some days, like yesterday, that is deeply difficult for me to do. (more…)
It’s amazing as I get older how much I crave the routine that I used to shun as a younger woman. I used to be all about the random craziness of life, no plan, just go with the flow! I bragged about writing entire books without a plot planned out or an outline. Fly by the seat of my pants was my motto, and I loved it!
Books for your best friend
Christmas is coming, and if you’re looking for a special present for your bookworm BFF, what could be better than pre-loading a Kindle with some great titles? Here are my top five choices for the best in e-books this year… (more…)
Not just any kind of hungry, or the kind of hungry that happens when you’re in blogging nirvana and accidentally forget to eat lunch. I mean the kind of hungry where you’re not sure where your next meal will come from exactly, or the kind of hungry where there was dinner, but you let your children eat first and didn’t get enough to eat yourself? (more…)
When Jenivieve first contacted me earlier this week I was thrilled with the idea of partnering with Nap Time Startups. I am a huge believer in the power of moms, and what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it! I immediately suggested that she write a guest post so I could share her mission, and experience with all my blogging, and mom friends! (more…)