Is it time for holiday cocktails? Yes, yes it is!

Is it time for holiday cocktails?

It's time to eat, drink and be merry with these holiday cocktails! Don't worry, I won't tell anyone if you're NOT having a party! Holiday Cocktails 1. Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa | Honey and … [Read more...]

More than just milk.

Smith Brothers Farms Truck

Most of you probably don't know I grew up surrounded by dairy farms. That my first experiences with milk were not from the grocery store. Things have changed since then, and while I no longer live … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Amazon 25 Days of Christmas 2014 TV and Movie Schedule

Monday, December 1 (4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) (5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) … [Read more...]

No time to cook Easter dinner? Try HoneyBaked Ham!

HoneyBaked Ham Bellevue #HoneyBakedEaster #sponsored

It seems over the past few holidays when I've had a lot of cooking to do, one of the kids brings home something from school and I get sick. It doesn't seem fair. Granted, I'm just cooking for our … [Read more...]

Win a $75 Christmas centerpiece from Teleflora!

christmas centerpiece

You're in holiday planning mode: meals, Black Friday shopping, table assignments so Aunt Bertha and Aunt Sarah don't sit next to each other but what about how the table looks? No worries! Teleflora … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Ornaments for gifts

Christmas Ornaments for gifts

I'm big on holiday traditions. Whether it's baking mountains of cookies, putting the tree up the week of Thanksgiving, christmas jammies or buying my kids Christmas ornaments for gifts each year so … [Read more...]

Do you have battery operated toys on your holiday wish list?

Sponsored: Duracell and Battery Operated Toys #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Duracell. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Now … [Read more...]

Pumpkin carving time with family!

Pumpkin Carving Time

My mom took the train out earlier this month to help watch the older kids while I attended the ABC Kids Expo with Edison. We wanted to plan some family activities while she was here, and since it's … [Read more...]

The Maven’s Lucky Mint Brownies

brownies

While I do love brownies from scratch (and I promise that isn't as hard as it sounds) sometimes just embellishing your favorite boxed mix is all you need to make a fun and tasty dessert for St … [Read more...]

And so it begins, 25 days of Elf on the Shelf #elfontheshelf

Elf on the Shelf

We bit the bullet, it's our first year with Elf on the Shelf. It's double trouble at our house, with TWO elves to deal with. What will happen over the next 25 days? Will the elves be naughty or … [Read more...]

Holly Jolly Jubilee 2012 Giveaway Hop #HJJubilee12

Holidays means hop time! You're probably making your list and checking it twice, so why not let some of your favorite bloggers cross some things off your shopping list. :) Enter to win $125+ in prizes … [Read more...]