Get a personalize message from Santa at the Portable North Pole!

Santa Claus Portable North Pole

This is a sponsored post. I love finding ways to make Christmas magical for my kids. When Sebby was younger, I made him a special video from Santa from the Portable North Pole. Since 2008 there have been 100 million videos made! And this year, you can make your own Portable North Pole video from […]

Surprise Holiday Bread with Baker’s Secret


This post is sponsored by Baker’s Secret. Ah holiday baking. We have a love hate relationship. I love to do it, but I sometimes I really hate the work involved. I tend to overcommit myself to baking and that’s no good because it means shortcuts. By shortcuts I mean going to the grocery store bakery. […]

Holiday Craft: Candy Cane Reindeer

candy cane reindeer

I’ve been making these candy cane reindeers for as long as I can remember. They are simple. inexpensive and fun to make! A quick stop at your local Jo-Anns or Walmart will get you everything you need  to make candy cane reindeer for a few dollars. There are a few affiliate links in this post. […]

Holiday Craft: Advent Calendar Tins

Holiday Craft Advent Calendar Tins ~ The Maven of Social Media®

You know that moment in the crafting world when the idea you had in your head works perfectly? You know how it NEVER happens. Well it did. I made it happen. Last year my mom ordered the kids some pre-filled advent calendars off of Amazon. While they were a lot of fun, the parts were […]

50 Ideas for the Elf on the Shelf #elfontheshelf

50 Ideas for the Elf on the Shelf It’s that time of year again! It’s time for elf shenanigans! Are you as excited as I am? I may be re-visiting my list from two years ago and I’ll be definitely be coming up with some new ideas. Make sure you follow me on Instagram to […]

Shopping at RadioShack for the Holidays

Shopping at RadioShack - The Maven of Social Media

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for RadioShack. I received a gift card to facilitate a shopping trip and promotional item as a thank you for participating. I have memories of going shopping at RadioShack with my Grandpa Julie. Getting lost in the aisle of transistor radios, walkie talkies, […]