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Hello (echo), Anybody there?

Oh hi there, Did you notice it has been pretty quiet over here lately? Did you wonder if I fell off the face of the earth? I promise you I have not and I am here. Since the holidays life has been pretty crazy busy. First was family in town for Christmas, then moving day came and things still didn't slow down. Little Brother is now in … [Read more...]

14 Tips for Staying Positive ~ Homemaker Monday

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The world we live in can be a negative place. The news is always bad and most people are caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. Staying positive in a negative environment, or around negative people, can be a challenge. Here are 14 simple tips for keeping your spirit upbeat. Hang around positive people: If possible, surround yourself … [Read more...]

Moving Day!

Moving Day

About a year ago we found out that our 1950's renovated units were going to be getting makeovers. To have a chance of moving into a new unit you had to put your name into a lottery system. Tobei and I figured why not, and entered our names. Many months passed and we had started to forget we had done it then on November 28th our phone rang. We won a … [Read more...]

Braun and Febreeze Team Up To Battle Cold Season

Febreeze Air Purifier

I know a lot of people are fond of saying Tis the Season: Tis the Season to be Jolly, Tis the Season for everything to break all at once, Tis the Season for unwanted out of town visitors but around these parts we like to say Tis the season of the creeping crud. You know what I'm talking about..coughing fits, congestion, running noses, fevers and … [Read more...]

How To Cut Your Spending By Making Meal Plans

How to cut spending making meal plans

There are tons of ways to cut your spending this year, and one of the best ways to do it is by making meal plans! Making meal plans is a more efficient way to grocery shop, cook, and eat your food. It’s extremely easy to cut your spending by making meal plans, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll free up a good chunk of change that can go … [Read more...]

Into The Woods Review

Into the Woods Review

As I was not able to personally attend the screening of Into The Woods I had my friend Todd go in my place. Todd is a huge movie buff who is also a great movie review writer. I hope you enjoy this review. I recently got the opportunity to see a pre-screening of Disney's new live-action musical, Into The Woods. To set the scene, director Rob … [Read more...]

5 Christmas Tradition Ideas

Christmas Tradition Ideas

Christmas is approaching faster than ever and it’s time to start thinking about all of the family traditions! If you have a new family and want to start setting Christmas traditions or you just want to add in a new Christmas tradition or two, this is the perfect time to start! These Christmas tradition ideas will surely help you think of some new … [Read more...]

Big Fish Games Launches 3 New Exciting Games

Big Fish Games

With all the responsibilities that come with being an adult and parent there are days when I seriously crave the ability to turn back the clock to when I was a young adult without children. When I was able to spend the day doing mindless things that didn't include changing diapers, paying bills or keeping my house clean. I often think to myself how … [Read more...]

Orlando Stroller Rentals Review

Cinderellas Castle Magic Kingdom

Tobei and I got married in May and decided to hold off on our honeymoon. For 2 years Big Brother has been asking to go to Walt Disney World. Being the family people we are we turned our honeymoon into what we dubbed our familymoon, and headed off to Walt Disney World for 2 weeks at the end of October. I had a lot planned and had decided we would … [Read more...]

5 Ideas To Make Your Kids Play Outside This Winter

5 simple and free ideas to get the kids playing outside this winter.

In this era of technology, it is getting more and more difficult to get our kids to stay active and play outdoors. I will admit that it is easier during the summer because of the warmer temperature and popular sports that kids love to play (like soccer and baseball). However, I would like for them to enjoy spending time outside during the winter as … [Read more...]