Win $250 with the Inspire Every Bite Contest from Dare Crackers!

I love crackers. I think they make the perfect snack, an easy lunch or dinner option for the girls and a perfect party food! My oldest daughter has been preparing several breakfasts and lunches per week for her sisters for the past couple of months, and crackers and cheese -- with a side of apples…

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My Advice for First-Time Homebuyers

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This post is sponsored by Lennar, the leading builder of quality new homes across the nation. At Lennar, Everything's Included, offering the best value at an incredible price. Their homes demonstrate customer commitment by showcasing outstanding new construction and homebuilding excellence. Lennar asked me to share with you my tips for first-time homebuyers. Twelve years…

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Pin It to Win It for a $500 Shopping Spree to Refresh Your Home!

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What would you do with a $500 shopping spree to Havertys? How about a spring refresh of your family room or, even better, your master bedroom? With Havertys Pin It to Win It contest, you could win $500 to spend on your home by pinning your favorite Havertys pieces on Pinterest. I'm dreaming of a…

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DiVOGA Cork Collection from OfficeMax

Today I'm sharing the third of our Mother's Day gift ideas and giveaways: This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Emily ([email protected])! Whether you're looking to update a full office or just looking for a way to dress up your bill-paying station, the DiVOGA Cork Collection is a cute and trendy line of office…

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Why You Should Let the AKC Help You Find Your Next Family Dog

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Kennel Club for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. For years, my husband said no, absolutely not, no way, no how to a puppy. But after watching our girls bond with the cat that had started as a stray and become a member…

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The Power of a Smile {And How You Can Help Children Around the World Find Theirs!}

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{Me, at 7 years old. I've always loved to smile!} It's recognized around the world. Wearing one can change the way you feel about yourself, your circumstances and even other people. It spreads joy. It transcends language barriers and makes people feel welcome. And it builds a bond with strangers, neighbors, friends and those you…

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Card Cubby Store Card Organizer

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Carmen ([email protected]), Destiny ([email protected]), Janice([email protected]), Amy ([email protected]), Melanie ([email protected])! Loyalty cards, gift cards, punch cards and more! If your wallet is overflowing with various store cards, and you're missing out on opportunities to save money because you can't find them when you need them, the Card Cubby…

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Family Dinners Made Easy {And a Chance to Win a Trip to Italy!}

This post is brought to you by Ragu, but all opinions are 100% mine: We have not done a great job of eating dinner as a family since Jackson was born. The girls all eat together, but since I often have to have something different than everybody else (because I'm dairy free while Jackson is…

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Create Beautiful Photo Books Right from Facebook with My Kodak Moments

'Tis the season for photo gifts! I love photo gifts for our parents and grandparents, but I've honestly never put together a photo book before because I find the process of selecting photos, choosing layouts and adding captions a bit overwhelming and tedious. That's where the My Kodak Moments app on Facebook comes in. This…

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Start Your Day Better with a Wake-Up Light!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Philips, but all opinions and experiences are 100% mine: It wasn't until we spent 9 months living in my parent's basement that I realized how much light affects me. I'd never experienced "typical" seasonal affective disorder during the winter, but looking back, it's clear that I fell…

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