Gift Giving with Love just feels GOOD!

It’s that time of year when I LOVE finding the perfect gifts for my family and friends. I’ll spend hours looking for something with a WOW factor. It’s my chance to think and determine what needs to be given and to make sure it fits with the person. Gift giving is way more fun than receiving them! I have found some wonderful options at Minted. A gift no matter how small is your chance to make a statement that you care about someone. A small or big universal way to show interest, appreciation, gratitude and a chance to strengthen a special bond with someone. It comes in so many shapes, sizes and forms. As beautifully written by Mother Teresa, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” As we approach the holidays, the gifts have been ordered and the shipments … [Read more...]

Personalized Gifts for Girls!

Whether you are looking ahead to the Holidays or just want to get a special treat for the girl in your life, these gifts will show them that you care & that you really put some thought into your selection. They are perfect for the Teen, College and/or Sorority Girl or your long-time Best Friend. You can’t go wrong getting this for your girlfriend to boys, just saying! Stella & Dot Combo This combo necklace is HOT right now & such a nice way of expressing individual style while staying on trend. Stella & Dot has several variations and many charms to choose from that would show that you are truly in tune with your Best Girl(friend) when you chose this as your next gift! Silver Keychain Monogrammed Silver Keychains have been my “go to” gifts for new drivers since my … [Read more...]

Fresh From Florida – Watermelon Fizz

(Sponsored) This post is sponsored by Fresh From Florida – but all thoughts and opinions and experiences are my own. Fresh From Florida – Watermelon Fizz   Are you looking for something just a bit different than the standard summer beverages? Something easy to make but with “wow” factor? I’ve got just the thing – Watermelon Fizz I found this recipe on the Fresh From Florida website. If you are looking for new great ways to use all that delicious produce you are buying at the grocery or farmers market, be sure to check it out. Tons of different ideas and easy to search by the ingredient – all with Florida produced items in mind. Florida produces much more than the citrus we all automatically think of, and it’s long growing season means that shoppers all over the country … [Read more...]

Get Cozy with Starbucks Hot Cocoa Keurig K-Cups

(Sponsored) This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. Living in Florida, it honestly doesn't get too terribly cold here. I know you all in the north get super low temps, and you'll  probably laugh when I tell you what "cold" is to me. Yesterday we woke up to a frigid 40 degrees, and it didn't get any warmer than 65 degrees all day. When it's that cold in Florida you'll see everyone in scarves, down jackets and fur-lined boots. Folks who have retired from the north, or who didn't grow up here, will probably be wearing shorts and flip flops in our "cold" weather. I'm not kidding. On days like this my kids enjoy coming home from school and fixing a nice … [Read more...]

Mom’s Dream Kitchen Makeover

(Sponsored) This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions are my own. When I was growing up, I was an only child. Well, I have half siblings, but, unfortunately, we didn't become close until I was an adult. So, when I got married, I knew I wanted a large family. Three to four kids was what I dreamed of. The overachiever that I am had FIVE kids. I have a very modest sized kitchen. I don't know the exact square footage, but I will say that when I'm cooking dinner I would prefer for the kids to NOT be in the kitchen. If one of the kids is getting a drink from the refrigerator and I need to grab the butter, they're in my way. If one of the kids is coming inside from playing outside and needs to wash their hands and I need to rinse the veggies, they're in my way. You can only imagine … [Read more...]

8 Easy Kitchen Hacks for Busy Moms

This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions are my own. It's the holidays, it's the end of the year, and the kids are home for Winter Break. What will all of us busy moms do to stay merry and bright?? How will we remain sane until they go back to school in 2016?? I have 8 Kitchen Hacks that will, at least, keep our kitchen more organized and tidy while the kids are home non-stop for two weeks. /1/ Want to make a quick and easy breakfast using only your waffle maker?? Try making cinnamon rolls or hash browns in your waffle maker! Easy clean and no piles of dirty dishes. /2/ Next time you bake brownies, use a plastic knife to cut brownies and never have a gooey-gooey, crumby mess again. It works, I promise. image via /3/ The kids will surely be in and out of the … [Read more...]