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Shattering the Myths About Drugs & Alcohol

Shattering the Myths About Drugs & Alcohol

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse. All opinions are 100% mine. Last night I woke from a nightmare. One of my children casually let me know that a sibling was doing drugs. Thankfully, I knew it was a dream. Said child lectures me on…

A Simpler Season

A Simpler Season

Plan now for a great holiday season. With a little planning and forethought, it can be a simpler season full of great joy. The holiday season will be quickly upon us. With Halloween in less than two weeks, I know that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years will practically spring themselves on us. If I don’t…

Medicine Cabinet Spring Cleaning

Medicine Cabinet Spring Cleaning

The arrival of spring means that germs start to wake up after their long winter’s nap. Cut them off at the pass with a thorough spring cleaning and restocking of the medicine cabinet. This post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. While I live in a pretty temperate climate, I still…

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

The following content is sponsored by Suave and Lunchbox: I grew up with the special Christmas tradition of waking up to a stuffed stocking. Granny had knit my Santa stocking by hand when I was a baby. I still have it, 42 Christmases later. My mom has knit FishPapa and the kids each their own special Santa…

More Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffers

More Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffers

Consider stocking stuffers that are used up or gobbled down instead of making a mess. This giveaway from Funky Monkey is now closed. Congrats to the winners: Sullivan-3@, Lee.Privette@,  magpie512@. A few years ago I finally wisened up and stopped putting twaddle in the Christmas stockings. One July as I was scraping up bits of…

Put Together a Spa Gift Basket

Put Together a Spa Gift Basket

Put together a spa gift basket as a fun holiday gift.  After a long day in the kitchen on Thursday, I treated myself to an at-home spa treatment. It’s nothing too fancy: a soak in a hot tub, a facial (mud + moisturizer), and new paint on my toes. It feels luxurious, but it’s frugal…

Putting Together a Basic Holiday Outfit

Putting Together a Basic Holiday Outfit

  As you know, I am not a fashionista. Not yet, anyway. But, I am determined not to let my frumpiness get the best of me. Now that I have cleaned out my closet and streamlined a few things, I feel so much better getting ready in the morning. My kids are almost big enough…