BELLAMI 6 in 1 Complete Curler Set Review

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I am the first to admit that I can be a bit lazy when it comes to my hair. I wear it very long, so it tends to find itself pulled back into a ponytail much more often than I really like. Lately, I have been trying to switch it up a bit and actually wear a style. My cousin really got me into curling my hair. I always loved how my hair looked pin straight, and until about 6 {Read More}

Bowling!

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Just wanted to give share with you guys … My kids love bowling, and I just found out about a website that gives your kids free bowling games all summer long! Register at KidsBowlFree.com and each child you sign up will get 2 free games a day all summer long. This doesn’t include the shoe rental fee, just the games. You simply print out the pass before you head into the bowling ally and you’ll be good to go. So {Read More}

The Last Day of School and 1 Year Work Anniversary

I cannot believe that today was the last day of school for my kids. It feels like this year flew by. I had such a hard time on E’s first day of kindergarten and now he is officially a 1st grader — crazy! And V is a 4th grader. That seems impossible to me. My kids have learned so much this year. I feel like that is completely cliche, but it is so true. E started school not being about {Read More}

Just a Little Update

Hey all. I feel like it has been a long time … a very long time … since I have written a personal post. Or any post for that matter. Life has been crazy. Honestly – that is a bit of an understatement. There have been a lot of big changes that have happened in my life in the past year and a half, and for the most part, they were not the positive, happy kind. I am currently going {Read More}

Keeping Your Kids Engaged in Summer Arts

With summer here, many parents are wondering just how to keep their children engaged and occupied while they are at home. While trips to the pool and days spent playing outside can keep your child out of your hair, they don’t necessarily keep a child engaged and learning. If you are looking for something different to enroll your child in this summer, consider looking at the fine arts. Most lessons or camps are fairly priced and children get to work {Read More}

Create A Beautiful Fresh Flower Arrangement

There’s nothing better than a fresh flower arrangement to add beauty to your home. Whether you create a small vase of flowers on a side table, or a large stunning centerpiece on your dining room table, fresh flowers are a great way to bring natural color and scent into any room. Healthy Environment Fresh flower arrangements need a healthy environment to survive. Cut flowers need clean air to thrive and last their longest. Polluted air will quickly diminish the life {Read More}

Tax Deductions Can Be Helpful

Taxes are often a complicated issue, and no one wants to end up owing a high amount or paying penalties. There are a few ways to reduce tax liability. Tax deductions can reduce the amount of taxable income, and this could mean a possible refund when taxes are filed. Consider Itemizing While itemizing taxes is not as simple as taking a standard deduction, the extra forms can be worth the small hassle. Itemizing provides more of an opportunity for claiming {Read More}

Awesome Fashions From Oshkosh for the Holidays #GIVEHAPPY #MC

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{I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.} I have said it before and I’ll say it again — I love Oshkosh B’gosh clothes. And so do my kids. The fit is spot on, and the quality can’t be beat. Any time the kids need new clothes, the first place I check out is {Read More}

Coping with a Loved Ones Addiction

Unfortunately, substance abuse is something that I know a lot about. Having had many friends and loved ones that have suffered from addiction over the years, I have been forced to learn as much about the topic as I possibly could. Contrary to many stereotypes, anyone can suffer from substance abuse. Many of the friends that I have seen go through it were what is considered privileged, “upper-class” kids … and for some reason, being of that social standing leads {Read More}

Minimize Drafts in Your Home Before Winter Arrives

When we think of winter, we have the classic images of huddling by the fireplace and getting cozy with a hot cup of cocoa in our warm, relaxing homes. In an ideal world, this is exactly how things would unfold. Unfortunately, winter is a battle against nature and the elements as much as anything, and our home is our first and only line of defense. And while it usually gets the job done, there a few issues that seem to {Read More}