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...]

Love and Healing with Seal 7

{Sponsored} Music Review And the smooth rich sounds of R&B legend Seal is back, with a new album titled a simple Seal 7 (his seventh studio album)! It’s been a long time since we heard new music from our velvet-voiced soul singer. After a very public split with Heidi Klum, all the emotions of love are alive in his new album. The music is filled with everything that defines love – hope, sadness, excitement, chance and more. Once again he joins forces with the music producer Trevor Horn – the man behind some of Seals greatest hits and some of my personal favorites such as “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose.” A lucky 7 for Seal? He is an open book singing about heartache (The Big Love Has Died) to new passions (Life on the Dance Floor) and does so with the smooth sounds that … [Read more...]

New Music from Andrea Bocelli “Cinema”

(Sponsored) New Music Review, "Cinema".  A fresh perspective to timeless music. Andreas Bocelli’s new album, “Cinema”, is a masterful compilation of some of the greatest hits from classical films and musicals. The album includes Bocelli’s stunning renditions from works like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Evita”, “Dr. Zhivago”, “West Side Story”, and many more. Many of these iconic tracks are truly made unique by Bocelli’s smooth, sweet-sounding voice. I found that one does not need to be a lover of classical music to enjoy this album, as anyone can appreciate the sheer musical quality and raw beauty behind Bocelli’s passion and skill when performing these epic pieces. Demonstrating his identity as an international artist, Bocelli records songs in English, Spanish, Italian, French, … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Potholders – perfect for using and gifting!

( Sponsored) We are so excited to announce the launch of the Little House on the Prairie @AndoverFabrics and a fabulous giveaway. #littlehousemoment #LHOTPFabric What we're making, Easy Potholders – perfect for using and gifting! I recently received a pack of 5 fat quarters from Andover Fabric’s Little House on The Prairie line. These are just the kind of fabrics to get you excited about starting a new quilt project. I loved the combination of colors and patterns. I’ll admit sometimes when I am shopping for quilt fabric I get overwhelmed trying to find the right mixture of lights and darks – so when all of that was done for me I was thrilled! The Little House on the Prairie books were one of the first series I read growing up and, of course, I’ve seen almost every episode … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags for Kids

Halloween is only a couple of weeks away. It is certainly time to start thinking of what your kids will carry that night to collect all of their treats. Plan early so you don't just hurriedly hand them a plastic grocery bag. Send them out with something CUTE. Today I've gathered 5 DIY Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag ideas that you can easily make for {or with} your kids! /1/ Hand Print Ghosts Candy Bag - There's something about a hand print {or a foot print} craft that gets me every time. This bag is no different. Your child will love smearing wet paint all over his hand and then pressing it to the bag to create his very own ghosts. Then, you can personalize it for even more fun! /2/ Little Monster Trick-or-Treat Tote - With only a few pieces of felt and a little time, you can have a … [Read more...]