National Preparedness Month and a Twitter Party #PoweringSafety

ENR_LED 2in1 w Light Fusion

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?  According to a recent Energizer survey, 36% of American households have experienced a power outage in the past year, which can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days yet only 38 percent of American households keep an emergency kit at home for severe weather.  After our winter this year, we have created an emergency kit for severe … [Read more...]

The Best Of Me ~ In Theaters October 17th


Have you ever wondered what happened to your high school sweetheart?  The newest Nicholas Sparks film The Best of Me is coming to theaters soon and I couldn't be more excited.  What can I say, I love a good chick flick! Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves … [Read more...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party ~ Part 2 The Food

TMNT Fruit Tray

I promised part 2 and part 3 of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Birthday Party way too long ago.  Seeing as it as been 5 months since my son's birthday, I thought it was time to reveal the food… finally!!!  (I hope you have already read my Part 1 The Decorations) Of course any TMNT Party has to have pizza, but I needed some sides and some treats to go along with it.  I came up with two fun sides … [Read more...]

GONE GIRL – In Theaters October 3rd


I am very excited for the newest Ben Affleck movie.  My husband tried to get me to read this book a long time ago, but I kinda brushed him off.  Now I am wishing I read when he asked me to.  Luckily we do have the book to read before the movie comes out.  Its about time I went and saw a "good who done it" type of movie and this one is proving to be a good one! Directed by David Fincher and based … [Read more...]

Get 15% Off Gift Cards from TwoSmiles!


I love getting gift cards as gifts.  With a gift card, I can pick out exactly what I want, and I can be picky.  I know that a lot of my family and friends feel the same way and so I usually give gift cards away too.  Now I can get them from select retailers at a 15% discount using just in time for some holiday gift giving! How it Works: allows you to print your … [Read more...]

Disneynature Bears Now on DVD and Blu-ray!


My husband and I love watching documentaries, good documentaries.  We have hoped that our kids would be interested in them too, but up until now they haven't shown much interest.  That all changed when Disneynatures's BEARS arrived on our doorstep a couple of weeks ago. Both Jonah and Caroline were excited to watch Bears on our Friday Family Movie Night. Here is a short synopsis of the … [Read more...]

Umi Children’s Shoes New Fall Styles are Here! #Giveaway

umi fall styles

  I love fall fashion.  It is my favorite time of the year, comfy sweaters, leggings, boots, what more could you ask for.  My very favorite fashion items for fall are shoes.  I'm sure that isn't news to any of my readers.  Every season I love finding the perfect shoes for my kids, and that always includes Umi Children's Shoes.  Each and every pair of Umi shoes I have owned has looked … [Read more...]

Keeping Our Best Friends Healthy with Banfield Pet Hospital #Giveaway


Disclosure:  Banfield Pet Hospital provided me with the information, Optimum Wellness Plan and giveaway.   Meet Brady. This is my eight year old puggle.  He may be lazy, the world's biggest bed hog and unfortunately have the worst dog breath manageable but he's ours, all ours and he really is just the sweetest dog possible.  I had never owned a dog before Brady.  To be honest, I rescued … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Child Adjusted to Kindergarten

How to get your chid adjusted to kindergarten

This post is sponsored by Playtex. All opinions are mine!  When I taught kindergarten a few years ago, I would be asked time and time again by parents on how to get their child adjusted to kindergarten.  After all, it is a LOT different than preschool.  My son just started kindergarten and I am now experiencing what these parents were talking about.  A lot of these tips can be applied for all … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Its Been Awhile!

Big Girl Bed

It has been awhile since I have done a Wordless Wednesday.  Its catch-up time! Jonah started kindergarten in the class across the hall from me.  I am so happy to see him in the hallways every day.  He makes works so much more fun! We have been shopping the summer clearance sales for our trip to Antigua in October! And my little girl has graduated from her crib into a "Big girl … [Read more...]

Kat Hodson