Free Valentine’s Day Be Mine Printable Color Page


If you have kids (or students), then color pages are a fun way to enjoy getting in a little creative time.  I don’t use them very often in my library, but usually around the holidays I give them one to put a little fun in the lesson.  They love them and constantly beg for more.  I’m so excited to be able to offer you this free printable Valentine’s Day coloring … [Read more...]

Celebrate Pets with Animal Themed Movies on Netflix #StreamTeam


I’m a cat person.  There’s nothing I love more than cuddling on the couch with our cats on a cold winter day.  Clyde and Pearl keep me on my toes (literally, thanks to Clyde’s 4 AM feeding requests) and they bring so much fun and joy to our home.  When my son was old enough to watch movies, one of our very favorites was Milo and Otis.  We watched this … [Read more...]

Get Game Day Ready with LTD Commodities- Review & $50 Gift Card Giveaway


It’s almost time for football’s biggest game day and LTD Commodities has everything you need to get game day ready! If your family is like ours and you gather with other family and friends to watch the big game, then you know that the food plays a big part in making this event so special. Thanks to a review opportunity from LTD Commodities, our family will be game day ready … [Read more...]

How To Get Rid of Dry Facial Skin


It doesn’t matter how cold it is in the winter or how hot it is in the summer, I always have dry facial skin.  I cannot tell you how many products I have tried (budget and very high end) to get rid of this problem.  I can tell you I have spent a small fortune with absolutely no results that were able to be maintained.  My problem areas were around my eyes, nose, and mouth.  I … [Read more...]

Keep Medications Locked Away Safely with LOCKMED #Giveaway

lockmed lockbox

Keeping our medications away and out of reach from our son has always been a big priority in my house.  He’s never expressed any interest in medicine and hates taking even a tiny does of cough syrup, but I would be fooling myself if I thought it might always be this way.  I can certainly hope he never experiments with prescription drugs, but these statistics from the LOCKMED … [Read more...]

School Reading Fair Projects 2014

brownie and pearl reading fair

December was a very busy month for me at work, so I am just now getting a chance to share a few of the reading fair projects from this school year.  The participation this year was just super and the students and their parents really enjoyed working together to create some fabulous boards that would entice anyone to want to read the books they chose for creating their … [Read more...]

Happy 2015!


It seems like I blinked and 2014 is gone!  It’s been a good year for our little family.  We rang in the new year exactly like we did last year…on the couch watching all of the New Year’s Eve shows on TV and trying to stay awake until midnight.  My husband and I laugh every year about how differently we celebrate New Year’s Eve now compared to when we were much younger, but we … [Read more...]

Ring In the New Year with Netflix- Giveaway #StreamTeam


One activity our family really enjoyed in 2014 was catching up on movies and shows we love through Netflix Streaming.  Over the holidays we gorged ourselves on Christmas movies and really enjoyed the quality time we spent together doing so.  One exciting new series that has come to Netflix for the kids is All Hail King Julien, and my son has already watched each of the first … [Read more...]

Betty Crocker Holiday Gift Box Giveaway #GetYourBettyOn


One of my favorite Christmas traditions while growing up was baking Christmas cookies and making candies with my mom.  There were three specific old family recipes that we whipped up every year and we still do.   It’s a special time I look forward to spending with my mom and, although we try to include my son, more often than not he’s only interested in being our … [Read more...]

The Elf on the Shelf- Kippy is Here


So, yeah.  This happened.  Apparently our homemade Elf on the Shelf just wasn’t going to cut it this year.  The other night I was informed by my son (through tears, might I add) that he and one other child in his class were the only ones who didn’t have a real Elf on the Shelf.  Naturally, this melted my heart and I had to put in a special call to … [Read more...]