Create Your Own Advent Calendar (It’s easier than you think!)

Advent Calendar

Celebrating the advent is an amazing way to celebrate the holiday season with your family.  It helps keep you organized, helps kids count down the days and if you lay it out in time, really keeps the season on track. I'm going to share with you some advent ideas and techniques used by a friend of mine.  She has four kids, all younger than school age!  Let's call her ...

Holiday Gift Guide

I think I say this every year, but this year I'm in awe...I cannot believe it's time to write this post....and this year I'm feeling like it's time to take it back to our roots....focusing on quality gifts that are clutter free, unique, and just down right awesome.  Here's what I'm crushing on this holiday season. Please note I received samples of some of these goodies to be able to write ...

Four Paws Up for Santa Snacks This Holiday

This post is sponsored by BLUE Santa Snacks® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. This post is sponsored by BLUE Santa Snacks® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about Blue Buffalo Santa Snack, but we only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers Blue Buffalo is not responsible for the content of this article. My dogs are ...

What To Do With Halloween Candy (Besides Eat It)

What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

If you're like me, you over bought on candy for those trick or treaters.  I ate some...than I ate some more.....and by now I'm sick of it.  The candy is sitting there in its adorable little fall themed packages taunting me.  It must leave.  What can you do with it?  Read on to find out... Freeze It For Baking If you like to bake, freeze the candy.  You can use it in milkshakes, cookies ...

5 Ways To Spoil Your Dog (Even When You Have No Time) #Petcurean #NourishForLife

The past year has been the busiest of my life.  Honestly, I'm not sure where it went.  And my poor doggies have felt that business.  So recently I set out to find some ways to show them some love, even on the busiest of days.  Now, I'm sharing those ideas with you!  Take you pup for a ride.  While it's not advisable to leave your dog in the car, use your judgement on this one.  My dog ...

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

No Scaredy-Cats Allowed Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let's face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these 10 easy tips. 1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. All forms of chocolate -- especially baking or dark chocolate -- can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms of ...

Candy Alternatives For Halloween

Candy Alternatives

Candy used to be a real treat for kids.  However, now its everywhere!  Halloween has become over whelmed with candy and honestly, we just have too much sugar, food coloring and processed foods in our diet.  Make a small change this Halloween by giving out treat OTHER than candy. Here are two dozen ideas to get the inspiration going! Edible Ideas 1.  Fruit Leathers.  I love the ones by Stretch ...

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 ...