Three-Hour Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Slow cooker chili is pretty much my main go-to, save-the-day meal in the winter months. I can't tell you how many times its mid-afternoon and I realize I don't know what I'm going to make for dinner. I'm not interested in making a stop to the store so I hit up my pantry and see what I can make from what I have on hand. One main staple item I always have are beans. BUSH’S® Savory Beans are … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Chinese New Year with This Fun Pig Paper Plate Craft & Ling Ling

Have you ever celebrated the Chinese New Year? Last week when the kids had a half day at school we went to have lunch at our favorite local Chinese restaurant and were sad to see a sign on their door stating they'd be closed for the next two weeks. I don't think our little local place ever closes so we were happy to see that they were off enjoying time with family but didn't know what to do … [Read more...]

Get The Best Unique Gift Ideas From UncommonGoods

Christmas is right around the corner and sometimes shopping can be so tricky, time-consuming, and stressful! There are always those few people on your shopping list that seem impossible to shop for. If you are shopping for teachers, a parent, grandparent, friends, or neighbors UncommonGoods is a great place to find unique items to fit your budget. They have gifts for everyone for men, women, and … [Read more...]

“Reindeer In Here” Box Set Is A New Magical Family Christmas Tradition

Christmas is right around the corner and my kids are so excited. Even though it isn't quite Thanksgiving I have already started to sneak out some Christmas decor. We have so many great family traditions around Christmas. I make sugar cookies with my kids and we take plates of them to neighbors. We have a certain hill we love to go sledding on after a good powdery snowfall. We also make my … [Read more...]

Disney Fancy Nancy Vol 1 *NOW* Available On DVD

My little girl loves all things that are pink, have ruffles, or glitter. She is constantly playing dress up and loves pretending with her dolls. We were both so excited when Fancy Nancy came to Disney Jr. Nancy also loves anything that is glittery and fancy like my little girl, so they are a match made in heaven. Now Disney has released Fancy Nancy Vol 1 on DVD so we can watch our favorite girl … [Read more...]

Ready-to-Read with DIY Bug Reading Pointers

I can't believe that Sawyer, my youngest, is already reading. It seems like just yesterday that I was teaching my oldest to read. I love when they first start learning and making the connections of all the words around them. When they can begin reading storefronts and street signs, everything starts changing for them. Learning how to read is different for everyone. Getting started can be tricky. … [Read more...]

Shop For Your Family’s Favorite Snacks At Walmart & Play “Collect to Win!”

One section of my kitchen that I am always restocking is my snack shelf. My kids are really busy. They are great students, work hard, and play hard. "Mom I'm hungry," is a phrase I hear often. I try to keep the pantry stocked with all of our favorite snacks and a few of our favorite cookies. I shop for all of our snacks at Walmart. Walmart has the best prices and I love that all of our favorite … [Read more...]

Mini Babybel Cheese is the Perfect Halloween Snack!

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that everywhere we turn there is chocolate or candy in sight and soon enough we'll have so much candy we won't know what to do with it all. Whenever I can I try to make choices that are fun and tasty but not full of sugar. Mini Babybel® is the perfect solution to that right now! They even come dressed in their favorite Halloween … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Pumpkin Muffins are Here! {Plus, VISA Gift Card Giveaway!}

For some reason, I always think I'm going to have time to catch up on things in the next season. Then that season rolls around and it seems like it's the busiest one yet. With fall we started the school routine back up and along with school comes all the other activities that go along with it from swim lessons to soccer practice. I often have healthy snacks prepared for in between to hold … [Read more...]