Despicable Me 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack-Must Have this Holiday Season {#DM2}

Are you and your family familiar with Minions yet?  I am sure you have seen the first Despicable Me right? You are probably already in love with those hilarious Minions and Gru’s sweet family.  My family loved the first Despicable Me so when Despicable Me 2 came out I knew we had to see it ASAP.  My husband and I were laughing just as hard as Hayden was as we watched Despicable me 2. Gru has … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole {#Giveaway} #CountryCrockCasserole

Thanksgiving is so close! It is so close that I can pretty much smell the turkey, homemade rolls, and pumpkin pie.  Yum-my.  I am so excited to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family.  We live states away from our extended families so being able to celebrate a holiday with them is a really big deal for us. Country Crock sent me another great kit for their Casserole Club.  Again I was asked to … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Book Round-up

My family LOVES books.  My mom is a first grade teacher so when I was a kid we were always encouraged to read good books.  That love of books has carried over to me as the mom now, and it is so fun to find great books for my kids.  I truly believe reading often to your kids promotes good language, reading, and writing skills.  Both of my kids already love the time we spend sitting and reading … [Read more...]

Baby Einstein Musical Motions Activity Jumper {Review}

Halli has been crawling for about a month now and she is starting to pull herself to stand.  I love this age, she is really curious and wants to explore everything.  This fun stage of exploring makes it hard to get things done without having to run over and keep her from climbing a side table, the ottoman, or trying to get somewhere she shouldn't.  I need to get things done like the dishes, but … [Read more...]

Alpha-Bits Cereal {Review) & Thanksgiving Activity and Snack

At our house we love reading.  Ever since Hayden was a little baby we would read.  We read during play time, we read before naps or bed time, and we even read during bath time with fun tub books.  I think because we started to read lots of books early and often Hayden now has his own appreciation for good books.  He is almost 5  and has been starting to sound out words and trying spell!  I about … [Read more...]

“Room on the Broom” DVD & Book {Review} & SPOOK-taular #Giveaway

Is everyone ready for Halloween?! Can you believe it is only a few weeks away?  I think Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays.  Especially with kids.  All the spooky decorations, fun Halloween themed crafts and treats, and getting to dress up!  Plus hello...lots of chocolate and candy! Halloween is so much fun.  At my house we go all out at the holidays, and I always try to add fun seasonal … [Read more...]

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books {Review}

The holiday season is right around the corner!  Can you believe it?!  I like to get a jump on my holiday shopping now because I do not love shopping  packed stores, fighting crowds, searching for toys in unorganized chaos, grumpy or stressed out store workers, trying to park and all that.  Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like people fighting each other over the “must have” toy for the year.  … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness: My Story {Megan}

I was so naïve.  I was so unaware of how common miscarriage was.  I knew a few people that had miscarried and I was sad for them, but I couldn’t imagine what that loss was like.  I never thought it would happen to me.  1 in 4 women miscarry, and in between Hayden and Halli I would be the 1.  I have been running the idea of sharing my story for months.  What to share, what to leave out?  Do I … [Read more...]

Honey Lime Enchiladas #Recipe

I am addicted to reading food blogs.  I love them.  I love finding great food blogs that always have tried and true recipes.  Recipes that don't require weird ingredients, that are always delicious, and can please my 4 year old.  Is that too much to ask?  Mels Kitchen Cafe is one of my favorites.  I use multiple of her recipes in our weekly dinner rotations.  One of my family's favorite meals is … [Read more...]