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Top Ten Reasons Why Cookie Exchanges are THE WORST!!

Now, as most of y’all know I am often called a Pollyanna thanks to my glass is half full positive outlook on life. However there is one thing in this world that quickly turns this Pollyanna into a Negative Nelly and that is a good old-fashioned cookie exchange!  Shocking, but true! I have participated in my fair share and even organized a few and let me tell you, now I understand what they mean by a labor of love. Except for in this case, unlike actual labor where you totally forget…


Added by Kat Tom on November 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Caravanning with Young Kids

Having a successful caravan trip with young kids comes down to planning, every, single, time. Your planning and the kids involvement should begin well before you set off on the road. While planning your itinerary get the kids involved. Ask them what kinds of things they’d like to see and do and plan in accordance. Of course, you might have something even better in mind, but it will help your kids get excited about the trip and ease any anxiety they may be dealing with at the thought of…


Added by Kirsten Tanner on August 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

That time I got burnt by a sparkler

As the Fourth of July arrives, I am filled with childhood memories of summer: going to camp and catching fireflies, of riding bikes and when Dad fired up the grill because it was too hot for Mom to use the oven every night. I can even remember the one summer there was a lunar eclipse and I was allowed to stay up and watch it.…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 3, 2015 at 6:43am — 2 Comments

100th Post! Top 5 Easy D.I.Y. Beauty Gift Ideas.


Christmas is almost here, two days and all of our hard work and sleepless nights will be rewarded with happy, smiling family members.

Ahhh we can finally breathe a sigh of relief and rest a bit. But that is not for two more days and if you are anything…


Added by Hope Brissette on December 23, 2014 at 7:12pm — 2 Comments

Word of the Year: afflicted

It's almost 2015, and it's all I can do NOT to think about the things I want to work on in hhc new year. I've already chosen my word for the new year, have you?
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Added by Rebecca borrero on December 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Still Plenty Of Time To Shop Startups!!!

This is such a fun post because it combines several components I’m very passionate about….FASHION, TECHNOLOGY, SHOPPING and ENTREPRENEURSHIP!

Women 2.0 put a list together of 21 gift ideas born of female-owned startups. This is right up the Idea Mama’s alley!!!!!

21 Gift Ideas That Technology Made Possible

There were several that really…


Added by Kristen Luciani on December 12, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Non-Toy Ideas for Gifts

Every year I say the same thing, "don't overdo it, Krystal!". What do I end up doing? You guessed it. Don't we all though? You're walking through the store and those little voices go off in your head as you near the toy aisle of just how much this would make your daughter light up. Or how much fun your son would have building this with his dad. The list goes on. We're always finding ways to justify overdoing it for our kids. And why not? They're our kids! Non-Toy gift ideas for the kids this holiday season. Treat the family to something more than just something to play with at home and get everyone involved. Since we want to always…


Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 10, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Meet the December Mommy Master: Helping YOU with Holiday Shopping!

Mommy Master of the Month

Congratulations to Missy DePew, a Mompreneur who created MOMZY , a social shopping website and mobile app for moms.  

Learn more from Missy below:

I’m a mom most importantly to Ally, 14 and Ryan,11. I’m a TV Producer and…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on December 9, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Busch Gardens - Christmas Town Experience

This would be our second visit to Busch Gardens this year, and I was excited because it's "Christmas Town" time! According to the weather forecast, there was only a 10% chance of rain, so I knew that meant 90% chance of rain. I was happy when we arrived because there was only a drizzle off and on...but that changed around mid day.

We arrived at…


Added by Ronda on December 8, 2014 at 1:27am — No Comments

Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe Video

Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 5, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Real Technique Brush Set Holiday Giveaway!!

The Holidays are in full force, can you feel all the Holiday cheer? 


I absolutely love the lights, decorations, family time and presents. 

This is a perfect time to reflect on the past year.  Spend time with family and friends while sharing a warm cup of cocoa or tea, spiked or unspiked, this is a time…


Added by Hope Brissette on December 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Bullet Proof Red Lip Tutorial plus my Thanksgiving Look.

I thought that I would share with you my Thanksgiving look this year.  …


Added by Hope Brissette on November 30, 2014 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

Bullet Proof Red Lip Tutorial plus my Thanksgiving Look.

I thought that I would share with you my Thanksgiving look this year.  …


Added by Hope Brissette on November 30, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Holiday Must Haves!

Holiday Must Haves

To me, today is my "official" start to the holidays! I am so excited!

Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Shopping on Friday. Oh and getting my house all decked out for Christmas...

Christmas is in a month!

I have been waiting for…


Added by Amber Watson on November 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Think I Found My Solemate

I love wearing ridiculously high heels.  You know, the kind that make you cringe in anguish with each step taken after a short while of wear.  Regrettably, as I age, my threshold because shorter and shorter. 

The pain is never a deterrent for me.  Nope, I suffer willingly. I ignore the toe-crushing sensations and the scorching agony that begins in the balls of my feet and shoots up my calves. I suck it up. At barely 5'3, I NEED the shoes. They give me a commanding presence.…


Added by Kristen Luciani on November 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Falling in Love by Philosophy

Giveaway Ends on November 17th. for the Old Factory Candle gift set. Remember you can enter everyday till then.  Follow the link at the end of this post to enter. …

falling in love, spray fragrance


Added by Hope Brissette on November 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Joy of Mother's Day Through The Eyes of a Thirty-Something Mum

Mother's day comes with many happy moments, but the most heart-warming part of the holidays always seems to be the opening of the presents. Oh well, preparation and receiving presents has their good sides, too, but let's face it, all the thrill around the whole arrangement is not to the taste of everyone. In fact, I am one of the people who actually likes being involved in planning, but there is nothing I enjoy more than a warm cup of milk & cocoa near the fireplace with sweet…


Added by Joanna Johnson on August 21, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Everglades Holiday Park Experience (Home of the Gator Boys!)

I was as excited as my husband and kids, anticipating this trip. When we got to the park, everything went smoothly. We picked up our tickets and went to the covered area waiting for our ticket number to be called for the airboat tour. There were a lot of people there, but the wait for the airboat tour was only about 10 minutes.

I know from seeing…


Added by Ronda on August 4, 2014 at 2:11am — No Comments

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