Holiday Gift Guides, Threenager Mayhem, and the Frazzled Mama

I do believe my Keurig hates me right now. I have slept much too little this week, drank way too much coffee, and my accomplishments are waning. I have been in a rush to have Brainfoggles' 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway Extravaganza ready to kick off on November 1. I have some really cool stuff I can't wait to share with you guy, and I'm giving away stuff, too! Of course, this is also the week both of my kids got their flu shots and subsequently, high fevers. Sick kids and busy work days don't mix well. Class Halloween party food had to be made (we won't even touch base on that … [Read more...]

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How I Staged an Autumn Theme with Oriental Trading

I love exploring yard sales, but we don't see very many near my house in such a rural area, at least not community type yard sales. I jumped at the chance to participate in a community yard sale with some of my family this weekend. I find they are great ways to get some of the clutter out of my house while also doing a little networking for our vinyl designs and woodworking business. This particular community sale is setup more like a craft fair. There is a theme, and everyone decorates their yard. This year's theme was super easy, Autumn. I want to show you how I incorporated my handmade … [Read more...]

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Win $100 or $500 Gift Cards during Oriental Trading’s Instagram Contest

This is such a busy time of the year for many of us. School is letting out for the Summer, graduations are happening, and we're entering the Summer holidays. If your family is like mine that means there are lots of parties in the near future. This weekend we have my sister-in-law's college Graduation party and birthday party. Next weekend is Memorial Day, and the family will get together for another backyard bash. As we welcome June we will have my nephew's birthday and the following weekend my little Aubrey will turn 3 with her requested "Rocks N Rolls" party on Saturday and Father's Day … [Read more...]

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Easter and Spring Break Family Time

Did everyone enjoy their holiday weekend? We sure did! Our weekend was packed full of Easter festivities that left me super tired and ready to spend some Spring Break time relaxing at home with the kiddos. We're making the most of our Easter and Spring Break family time, so our days have been pretty jam packed. Saturday we had an Easter eve dinner with the in-laws, and the girls had a nice little indoor egg hunt since it was raining. Easter came with more rain, so we had our usual lunch with my mom's family, another indoor egg hunt, and dinner with my Dad and sister's family. We were … [Read more...]

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5 Candy Free Easter Basket Fillers

Easter is such a fun time with the kids. Although my kids know the Easter Bunny is not the reason we celebrate Easter, we still enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter morning. I know my kids will get plenty of candy from their grandparents throughout the day, and there will be plenty of candy filled Easter eggs. That's why I prefer candy free Easter basket fillers. I have put together a list of my 5 favorite candy free items that make great Easter basket fillers, especially if you have waited until the last minute to put a basket together like I have! Puzzles- What kid doesn't … [Read more...]

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