Christmas In The City

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Last weekend, our family headed back up to NYC for the day. It was a fundraising trip for our kids' Science Olympiad team. Let me tell you, it is a great way to go, because you don't need to worry about driving to and from the city. I am not big on driving as it is, and after watching some people drive, I could never make it in the city if I had to drive. In any case, I wasn't sure how the day ... read more

The Purpose Of My Blog

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It's hard to believe that the end of the year is rapidly approaching. Last minute Christmas preparations are in full swing, and I am feeling the pressure to get it all done. Work has been busy, and more than a bit stressful. And it is kind of getting to me. One of the things that has suffered lately because of work is my blogging motivation and inspiration. That is really not any fun at ... read more

Children’s Books To Celebrate Hanukkah

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Hi all! I am back with another entry in my holiday book suggestions list for 2014. It is hard to believe that Christmas is only 9 days away. But there is still time to find the perfect present for your favorite book lover. Today I am sharing some great children's books to celebrate Hanukkah. Whether you are giving them for a gift, or if you are teaching your kids about Hanukkah, you will be sure ... read more

Weekly Menu Plan: December 15th

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Wow! I totally cannot believe that December is half over already! Where has this year gone? I guess I am overly sensitive because in 3 days, I will have a 16 year-old. How did that happen? It seems like it was just yesterday that my first baby boy made his entrance in the world, after a little encouragement(READ: induction). Oh vey! Menu planning has been a little easier this week. My work ... read more

Let It Snow…….Heck No! #TrueBlogging

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Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. Oh HECK no! Winter has not even officially begun yet, and I am SO over it! I think I have mentioned many, many times before that I am a lover of sunshine! And warmth. And no snow! I am sitting on the sofa blogging, and it is flurrying outside. Again. Have I mentioned, enough? I swear if this winter is like last winter, I am moving to Florida. I am ... read more

Christmas Teas

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I love this time of year, everything is warm and cozy and people want to spend time with friends and family. One thing I enjoy doing is finding different Christmas Teas in the stores and online. Besides drinking tea you can also plan and attend Christmas Tea parties or have a tea party for two.  There are many stores where you can purchase these holiday teas and they come is such pretty ... read more

The Freedom To Be Spontaneous During The Holiday Season

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheMoodStrikes #CollectiveBias   One of my biggest challenges during the busy retail holiday season is balancing work life with home life. When I am at work, I am totally consumed with the needs and wants of my customers. By the time I get home from work, I just want to crash on the ... read more

$100 Walmart Giveaway with Boogie Wipes and Kandoo

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I'm teaming up with Boogie Wipes and Kandoo to spread the word about two great products - and to offer you a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card! Whether you're looking to fill stockings or just want to stock up for cold and flu season, these two products will have your kids begging to blow their noses and wash their hands - and they're on Rollback at Walmart now! Head to your nearest ... read more

Holiday Book Suggestions For Frozen Fans

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When one is talking about books for Christmas for the kids in your life, suggestions for your favorite Frozen fans is definitely at the top of your list. You can't walk through any bookstore without having tons of Frozen available to view. Since I am blogging about holiday book suggestions, I am sticking with sharing the most popular books for Frozen fans. Now, I will preface this post with the ... read more