Sensory Slime for Valentine’s Day {Fun Crafts with Mom}


Valentine's Day Sensory Slime is the perfect afternoon craft for little hands. Kids love digging in and trying to find the hidden gems!  We *finally* got snow here in Western Massachusetts. I say finally because until last week my grass was still green. That's not that common around here as the past few years have brought on some huge storms. The kids were looking for something fun to do so in … [Read more...]

Managing Migraines & Finding Help


“I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating.” Have you ever suffered from a migraine? If you have you know how debilitating one can be and want the facts on managing migraines so try your best from getting another. Did you know that an estimated 14.8 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches bad enough to … [Read more...]

Healthy Recipe Options to Be Successful During Your Super Bowl Party


The NFL Playoffs are in full swing, which means the Super Bowl will be here before we know it! Whether or not you're a football fan, we all know one interest everyone has surrounding the game… the FOOD.  Football food tends to be notoriously unhealthy, but I say… WHHYYYYY? Plan ahead, and you can still enjoy yourself without killing your healthy goals! Here are some healthy recipe options to be … [Read more...]

Tic Toc Croc Pirate Crocodile Cupcakes!


My favorite part of Sawyer's pirate birthday party last March were his Tic Toc Croc Pirate Crocodile Cupcakes that were a last minute thought that came together effortlessly. In the past I've made some pretty elaborate cakes like my Mickey Mouse birthday cake but this year I had really spent some time on other projects and it became the night before the party and I still had nothing. I had seen a … [Read more...]

Burt’s Bees Lipstick Loves You Back!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine. I really love make up. I like playing around with new techniques to apply it, and new make up looks. Sometimes I think about going to beauty school after my kids are all in school. Then I can learn how to be a esthetician or make up artist. This winter I have really tried to be brave and wear more … [Read more...]

Sawyer’s Fun Pirate Themed Birthday Party


I was just recently asked about Sawyer's party and how I made something and I referred her to my blog and I quickly realized I never finished sharing all the details! So I thought before another birthday year passes I would share with you all the fabulous ideas we had to make this such a great party! I knew from the start that I wanted a Pirate Party. I found & bought these Jack pirate … [Read more...]

No Yeti Yet Book Review & Giveaway


Now that it is cold, windy, and freezing outside I have started to switch out our Fall books for winter ones. Winter is a hard season for me to find books for that aren't holiday related. We are going to move to Denver in the next few weeks and I really wanted to find all the best winter snow books I could find. My kids are so excited to live where they can build snowmen and go exploring in the … [Read more...]

Jumpstart Your January for a Healthier 2016


HI! I’m Jess: mommy of 2, military wife, lover of food, fitness, doggies, beach days, craft beer, New England sports, and general positivity! I’m also a Health & Fitness Coach, which less than 2 years ago is something I NEVER would have thought I’d be saying. I used to HATE working out. I can’t count how many gyms I've joined only to fizzle out embarrassingly fast. And my go-to meals since … [Read more...]

Beauty Products To Help Keep My Lips Healthy and Soft This Winter


My lips are always the first thing to dry out in the winter. I always have to make sure I have chap stick, lip stick, lip balm, or anything on me at all times to try to keep my lips hydrated. Dry, cracking lips are not something I want to deal with this winter. Especially with all the holiday parties I have coming up! Here are some of my new favorite beauty products that have helped keep my lips … [Read more...]