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“This post was sponsored by Redbox as part of a program with Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review” With every passing year, so many more important people come into my life and around Christmas time I want to show everyone I love and appreciate how much I love and appreciate them! […]

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My boys both wanted to be Harry Potter for Halloween this year and I wanted to make something they could wear for more than just one night so we thought of a Hogwarts Letterman’s type jacket for them. I used: A cricut to cut out the letters or scissors to do it by hand Freezer Paper […]

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I’m a little in shock that it’s almost Christmas… Again! It seems like every holiday season is busier than the last. With older kids and more activities, I have less time than ever to shop for the gifts on my ever growing list. And as much as I love the holidays, the fact that Christmas is imminent […]

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We are a game family – always have been and once we started having kids we decided we were going to be a technology free family, at least as far as phone/tablet games and other gaming systems go. Fast forward 10 years and we have four busy boys. With no screen time to keep them busy, we find […]

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We’ve been loyal American Express cardholders for a few years now. We started out with a few credit cards and have cut back to only this one because of its fantastic customer service and benefits. We get plenty of cash back every year and now we enjoy the new Amex Offers program. First off, Amex Offers […]

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Well…that may be a bit dramatic…but I did cut off a good chunk of my left index finger. Completely OFF. I was cutting fabric for a quilt, like I’ve done dozens, maybe even hundreds of times. I must have looked up for a split second – my blade slipped up over the ruler and took […]

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My friend created catchy versions of three well known kids songs.  I’ve shown them to my boys ages 6, 4, and 2 and they all love to watch them and ask to watch them over and over.  The best part is that the songs don’t get old quickly like kids music usually does. The first […]

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I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this Almay-sponsored video series, ‘Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty.’ In this video, find out how you can get Kate’s Weekend Wear Look!”

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Almay is sponsoring a new video series, “Different Occasions. Different Looks. Always Pretty” and BlogHer asked me to share it with you! Watch this first video to find out how you can get Kate’s Date Night Look.

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Seriously Pinterest??? How about showing me a birthday cake I can actually make.  Sheesh. This is how I do birthday cakes: I cut a template with my Cricut using plain white cardstock – Gus wanted a doggy cake so I found one in the Create a Critter cart and cut it out to fit the […]

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