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10 Smart Snacking Tips for Kids

10 Smart Snacking Tips for Kids 0

Growing up my sister and I went to school with carrots and raisin as snacks in our lunch, while the other kids had chips or Twinkies. At the time we thought it was the worst, but now I know that they were really on to something. I grew up into an adult who doesn’t like(…)

How to Make a Water Bead Diffuser

How to Make a Water Bead Diffuser 0

I like to have air fresheners in my house, but I can’t always find a fragrance that I like. Or, often times the smell is too strong so I set out the make my own air freshener with a few of the essential oils that I have on hand. I found several diffusers on Amazon,(…)

Saving Time & Money with the Walgreens Paperless Coupon App

Saving Time & Money with the Walgreens Paperless Coupon App 0

The Summer is by far our busiest time of the year. We have several birthdays to celebrate, kids’ camps, playdates, sports, and, of course, out of town friends and family visiting. Most of these Summer guests we rarely see, so it’s always nice to be able to spend time with them but I can’t(…)

Sparkling Iced Tea with Keurig Brew Over Ice

Sparkling Iced Tea with Keurig Brew Over Ice 1

Growing up we often made sun tea by filling up a pitcher, adding tea bags and leaving it outside all day to brew. Then we put the pitcher in the fridge and my Dad would drink the iced tea nearly everyday. Today there are thankfully easier and faster ways to make iced tea!(…)

zulily and Freckles+Kitty Sale & Contest!

zulily and Freckles+Kitty Sale & Contest! 1

I normally post my Deal of the Day specials on social media, but this one deserves a full post! Freckles+Kitty is a children’s clothing company out of California offering their adorable outfits on sale today through Saturday (7/17 – 7/19) on zulily. You can save up to 65% on their  signature blend of materials creates a snuggly-soft feel that’s ideal(…)

12 Tips For A Successful Playdate

12 Tips For A Successful Playdate 2

When I was a kid, playdates were not “a thing.” We went outside during the day, played with the kids in the neighborhood, rode our bikes, jumped rope, and then when the street lights turned on we went inside. Does that sound about right to you? Well, things are different these days. There are mom’s groups and pre-school classes, park playdates and music class(…)

How to Make a Chipboard Key Holder

How to Make a Chipboard Key Holder 0

It’s easy to transform a plain piece of chipboard into a lovely piece of home decor in minutes with a little paint, some glue and a piece of pretty paper!

20 Useful Kitchen Gadgets

20 Useful Kitchen Gadgets 0

It’s no secret that cooking is not one of my favorite things to do. I love to bake, but cook? Forget it. Maybe I just like eating sweets more! Whatever the reason, since I do have to cook I’m always excited to find new kitchen gadgets that make my time in the kitchen easier. So,(…)

4th of July BBQ Menu: Bacon Potato Salad

4th of July BBQ Menu: Bacon Potato Salad 0

Ready for great food and good times on Independence Day? Get inspired with eMeals’ FREE Fourth of July Menu. This menu includes: Easy Baby Back Ribs Bacon Potato Salad Marinated Slaw Crunch-Topped Squash Casserole Watermelon Salad Berry-Topped Thunder Cake It is FREE with any eMeals subscription purchase, so check out 1 of their 60 meal(…)

30 Seasonal Summer Fruit Recipes

30 Seasonal Summer Fruit Recipes 0

What do you think of when you Summer comes around? Is it the warm weather, or maybe parties outside. I think the best part about Summer is the delicious fruits that are in season! We love to plan our meals around what is available(…)

Essential Summer Pasta Salad

Essential Summer Pasta Salad 0

Summer is officially here, and I have a great recipe pasta salad to share with you today. This salad is yummy, affordable, and easy to make! With the addition of Basil essential oil, this salad is not only delicious but good for your health. For the salad: 1 (16oz) pkg. bow-tie pasta 2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered 7(…)

KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection Mixer Giveaway {07/14}

KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection Mixer Giveaway {07/14} 5

#SummerDreams KitchenAid Decision Sweepstakes Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa Mom High performance meets designer style with the KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection 5qt 325 Watt Stand Mixer. Finished in a smart, jewel-toned color, this tilt-head Artisan Stand Mixer boasts 10 speeds and a 325-watt motor that keeps up with you in the(…)

Celebrating Extraordinary Moments Everyday

Celebrating Extraordinary Moments Everyday 0

Becoming a mother changed me. I didn’t think that it would, and I thought I knew what to expect but I didn’t. I grew up in a large family and I have two sisters that are several years younger so I experienced what it was like to care for babies, or at least I thought I(…)

30% off EVERYTHING at Silhouette!

30% off EVERYTHING at Silhouette! 0

Yep, you read that right! Not only are there two great machine bundles for this month’s sale but you can also get 30% off all supplies in the Silhouette Shop! If you don’t have a machine yet, you can take advantage of these great machine bundles: Use code LOVEBUGS to purchase the Silhouette CAMEO® introductory bundle for $269.99 which includes: Silhouette CAMEO®(…)