Your Halloween Budget Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

Halloween Budget

This year Halloween doesn't have to bust your budget.  According to MSN Money, Americans spend $7 Billion on Halloween.  Most of that goes unused, uneaten and become clutter.  This year, spend your money and time wisely.  Here are some tips to get you moving in the right direction. Do you have a way that you save money on Halloween?  Share it with us in the comments below! Costumes •Since most ...

October Roundup

So fall is here and while it's not traditional, I love to do a round of cleaning in my home.  It's the perfect time of year to purge, clean, and get your home in shape for the long winter ahead.  After all, as the days get shorter and colder, you're going to be spending more and more time indoors.   This month I'm crushing on products that are helping me keep my home fresh and clean....and feel ...

Fall Faves

Fall Faves

Well, it's here.  Fall. It's hard to believe.  It sure snuck up on me.  BUT, it's my favorite season.  I always think of that line in You've Got Mail.....where Tom Hanks references a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.  Honestly, I'd love getting that gift.  Anyway, here's what I'm crushing on right now. Please note I received samples of some of these products to facilitate these reviews.  My ...

Tips for Minimizing Stress During Holiday Travel with Kids

Labor Day weekend is a few days away, and the Holidays will be here before we know it, which for many families means making plans to travel by planes, trains, and cars. Please see below for tips from parenting expert Sarah Baldwin M.S.Ed., that will help make the trip easier and more enjoyable for kids and their parents. Sarah is an early childhood educator, author and owner of Bella Luna ...

One Year Wonders

I can't believe my little is almost a year old.  I also can't believe the amount of STUFF we've gone through already.  There is SO.  MUCH.  STUFF.  We have donated and handed me down so many bags and boxes and I still feel like there's so much.  I will say, I thought I had a good handle on what I would use and love, but as he grew older, even our tried and true favorites changed.  So what are we ...

Stay Coola This Summer

I never go anywhere without sunblock.  Usually I have multiple bottles of it in multiple locations.  I really prefer a natural and organic option that’s not sticky and goes on via spray.  Yes, I know I’m fussy and this is hard to find.  But you don’t have to, because I found it for you.  COOLA has an amazing line of spray sunscreens that protect you from the sun’s harmful rays and keep you looking ...

Summer’s Favorite Things

Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to write these reviews.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.  These are the items I'm actually using in my home right now. Tricky Ticks Connecticut is notorious for ticks.  Sadly, it's one of the things we're most famous for.  So with over an acre of property and two dogs, ticks are a big concern for me. ...

Save $2 On Luvs

Luvs

“This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.” Being a parent is hard work.  It's also expensive.  We've teamed up to save you $2 on the diaper trusted by experienced parents. Luvs Luvs is a diaper that's made to keep up with your busy life.  They come in sizes newborn through six, with ...

Mom, Dad and Grad Gift Guide

It's that time of year again...the time of year when you need to find a lot of really special gifts, and fast.  I'm here to give you some creative ideas to mix things up.  I too struggle with finding amazing gifts, year after year, and I love it when I find something extra special. Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. My options are ...

What To Keep & What To Toss, Mom Edition

What To Keep and What To Toss

About 9 months ago my life changed forever.  After Silas arrived, things were never the same again. I know every set of parents say that and prior to becoming a parent, you will never really understand. Even in the way Silas arrived, (an emergency C-section) I was already being taught that plans change, and my idea of "control" was going to be different going forward. Now, I love being a ...