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Making Lives Easier, #NeverRunOut with HP Instant Ink

I was recently contacted to check out #NeverRunOut with HP Instant Ink and share with YOU my lovely readers. I had never heard of HP Instant Ink before so was rather curious about this program. As a blogger, mother and military wife I go through a lot of paper and ink. Homework assignments, editorial calenders, menu planning, the list never ends of the things I am printing. It never fails that I run out of ink at the most inappropriate times. This leaves me having to run to the store and 9 … [Read more...]

How to Set a Holiday Budget ~ Homemaker Monday

Maybe you keep talking about doing a holiday budget but just never get around to it. Budgets are lot of work, right? Well, you can keep it simple, but it is important to set a budget for holiday spending and stick to it. Here are some helpful tips that so you can start and keep a holiday budget this year.   If you can, take into consideration how much you traditionally spend at the holidays. Do you usually set a dollar amount per person? Think about whether or not your financial … [Read more...]

Tips For A Safe Halloween ~ Homemaker Monday

I’m sure you and your kids are excited for Halloween and trick or treating. As parents we want the kids to have fun and be safe when out trick or treating. Here are some tips that will help ensure an enjoyable and safe Halloween night.   Many costumes come with masks, but these are really not safe for little ones. Try to use a costume without a mask. You can have hats or other head covering, capes or hoods, but the kids need to be able to see to walk down the street … [Read more...]

October 2015 Disney In-Home Releases

What an exciting month for Disney in-home releases. A great childhood classic and a brand new movie. We are going to have some great movie nights in our house this month. ALADDIN: DIAMOND EDITION Available on Digital HD, September 29 & Blu-ray Combo Pack, October 13 Climb aboard for a magical carpet ride with nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure, and Academy Award®–winning music that will make your heart soar(1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Packing Tips for Travelling

Living away from family for 5 years we travelled a lot. But only 1 year of that time involved travelling with one child who was under 1 and it was only a 2 hour drive to our destination. That was easy and I never put much thought into it. Our familymoon to Walt Disney World was our first big family trip. Our first time on a plane as a family, first time out of country as a family and the first time we would not have access to a vehicle at our destination. For all these reasons I stressed … [Read more...]

Too Much Turkey ~ Wordless Wednesday

Monday was Thanksgiving up here in Canada. A friend of ours invited us over for Thanksgiving. I have a cold so took some meds before going over. Well let's just say cold meds + turkey = I am a lousy guest. … [Read more...]

How I Quit Smoking

I had a dirty habit. I was a smoker. I was a smoker for 20 years. My husband was a smoker for 25 years. We enjoyed it. It was our break. It was OUR time kid free to spend time together since we smoked outside. It was a break from work. An excuse to sit outside for a few moments. It was our sanity saver and our "blankie" when our anxiety would strike in a crowd. However, it was also taking us away from our children. Smoking kills. We all know that. Smoking also majorly affects your health. I … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Halloween Decoration Ideas ~ Homemaker Monday

Do you love decorating for Halloween? If you have younger children around you want to decorate, but don’t want anything too scary. Or maybe you don’t want to scare away little kids that are trick or treating at your house.   There are lots of cool family friendly Halloween decoration ideas that are family and kid friendly. Just modify any Halloween decorations by making faces funny instead of scary (think smiling Jack-O-Lanterns instead of ones with scary teeth!)   One cute idea … [Read more...]

Like Father, Like Son

It has been some time since I shared a good old fashion blog post. Not worrying about SEO, perfect pictures, pinterest worthy etc. Sometimes we get caught up in the business of blogging and forget about why we started. So I am setting a goal to make at least every Friday a good old fashion old school blog post. The moment Little Brother was born there was no doubt Tobei was his father. Tobei has very strong genes and Little Brother was born looking just like his dad. However that is not … [Read more...]

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

We are coming to the end of our coverage on our familymoon to Walt Disney World. We covered the parks, Downtown Disney and the famous Chef Mickey's. All that is left is where did we lie our heads at night? Let me introduce you to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.   We arrived pretty late at night, in fact it was past the kids bedtime. Our shuttle from the airport dropped us off right at the check in building. We were greeted by smiling faces and our check in process … [Read more...]