Visit Walmart this Saturday for Some Great Fun Including FREE Photos with Santa!

December 4, 2014

Your local Walmart may be hosting some great holiday fun for y’all this weekend! Walmarts around the country are having their largest-ever in-store Holiday Event featuring free pictures with Santa, a test-drive of the hottest holiday toys and gadgets, as well as holiday food sampling and recipes. Where are these holiday events taking place? Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San […]

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Save up to 50% at Tiny Prints TODAY ONLY!!

December 4, 2014

Hey early birds…you’re about to get a great deal on holiday cards. From 7:00am to 11:00am (eastern time) TODAY ONLY, Tiny Prints is making their already awesome Cyber Week deal even more awesome. Through the end of today, you can get 40% off all holiday cards using the code CYBER40. If your order is more than […]

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How to Fight Dry Skin this Winter

December 3, 2014

With cold weather usually comes dry, flaky skin and chapped lips. But, you can battle dry skin and imperfections with just one product – Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel – and avoid trips to multiple beauty or drugstores as the weather gets colder. First of all, it’s uber important to drink lots and lots of water. I […]

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Fill the Truck at Walmart {#GivingTuesday}

December 2, 2014

For over 40 years Walmart has been an essential partner of The Salvation Army. With our help and the help of our own local communities, Walmart will collect hundreds of thousands of toys for children in need. How you can Help Fill the Truck You have the opportunity to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the trucks […]

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Kids CWIST for Kids

December 2, 2014

I was happy to be introduced to the Kids CWIST For Kids initiative this holiday season. In honor of #GivingTuesday they want to help parents and their kids get back into the giving spirit for the holidays, so they are providing a way for us to do something for other kids this holiday season, instilling a love of […]

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Give the Gift of an Indoor Garden {AeroGarden Review Part 1}

December 1, 2014

My parents have a beautiful garden, full of everything from fruit trees to cherry tomatoes and pickling cucumbers. I, however, did not inherit their green thumbs. I have tried to keep flowers and plants alive, and even planted an herb garden, but I have no luck with any thing that grows in dirt. Fortunately our […]

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A Few of our Favorite Things – A Holiday Gift Guide

November 30, 2014

1. Monkey Pod Games starting at $3 Monkey Pod has created a huge variety of wooden brainteasers, puzzles, and family games. All  beautiful hand made puzzles and games are both fun and educational! These games can be used for a great family night, some of which build mathematical awareness as well as social and analytical […]

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Create Beautiful Gift Baskets with Mainstays from Walmart

November 29, 2014

Themed gift baskets are always a huge hit for any special occasion, but the Holidays seem to just call for special ways in which you can bless any one on your list with items that are perfect just for them. It’s pretty easy to pull together a few things that look great together all tied […]

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Beauty Gift Sets Make Great Gifts

November 29, 2014

One of my favorite things about having a girl is being able to talk about all things girly with her. Julia is very much a girly girl when it comes to primping and makeup and hair and nails and smelling pretty. She and I often discuss how true beauty comes from the inside and that a little […]

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Stay Warm In Style

November 28, 2014

I hate to be cold and if there is one thing I may never get used to here in Texas it is the fluctuating weather this time of year. I kid you not, it can be 75 degrees one day and 40 degrees the next, but the most fun is when it goes up or […]

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Give Thanks and Give Back. Learning to Give in the Midst of Abundance.

November 25, 2014

Just a couple days ago, one of my boys came to me complaining about how bored he was during this week-long break from school, and how he had nothing fun to do. Mind you, we have a house full of toys, gadgets, and books. It’s beautiful outside and he and his brothers have bikes, scooters, […]

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#GirlsCan. Don’t ever say we can’t.

November 24, 2014

I witnessed first-hand on my trip to India how women are being empowered to do things only men once had. Breaking down barriers in a third-world country seems like a much more challenging task than doing so right here at home. But, even here it’s a challenge. And, that’s why Walmart and CoverGirl are getting […]

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VeggieTales In The House {New to Netflix}

November 23, 2014

Bob and Larry were always favorites in our house, especially with my twins. I can’t even tell you how many times my little guys watched them and the rest of the VeggieTales cast on Lord of the Beans, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, or just about any other VeggieTales movie. Larry’s Silly Songs often played while we were […]

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Virgin Mobile Custom {Exclusive to Walmart} Review

November 11, 2014

Josh has been able to try a few different phones recently and he says his new LG Unify is the best! He just recently changed schools, and on this new phone he has plenty of data and text messages to be able to keep in touch with his friends from his old school without having to worry about going […]

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What Parents & Teens Need to Know About Cyberbullying

November 11, 2014

Julia and her best friend, Melody, are trying to move on after their first hand experience with how awful being the victims of a cyberbully can be. While they are doing well and thriving in their new school, making new friends, and doing everything normal teenage girls love to do, they still have moments of fear and […]

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Trying to make sense of it all…

November 8, 2014

I have seen a whole lot of ugly this year. One thing after another. Things that may not seem to be much when standing alone. But, together? It’s almost too much. I’m trying to make sense of it all. But, perhaps I’m not supposed to make sense of it at all. Perhaps I’m just to be […]

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It’s Time for the Holidays! Shop Smart at Walmart and Save

November 2, 2014

It’s time to switch out your wreath, friends! With Halloween behind us, and the Holidays approaching quickly, Walmart is there to make your shopping and planning easier and more affordable.   Holiday Savings and Easy Shopping Start Now Walmart has over 7 million items – one million more than last holiday season – ready for you online. Deals […]

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Hey, Austin friends! Chef Johnny Iuzzini will be in town for a Holiday Entertaining Cooking Demo!

October 30, 2014

I am so incredibly excited to spend an evening at Macy’s next week with Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini, and I’d love for you to join us, too! Come on out to Macy’s The Domain (Home Department, Level 2) next Thursday, November 6th, at 6pm to see this fabulous Chef in action! He will show us how to prepare […]

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USA Kids Insulated Sippy Cups {Review}

October 29, 2014

With Timmy being four years old now, he really doesn’t use a sippy cup a whole lot any more, but when he does it’s imperative for me that it stays leak-free and that he thinks it’s a “cool cup”. Well, USA Kids Insulated Sippy Cups are new and exclusive to Walmart and we had a chance to […]

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Make a Difference #ShareAMeal

October 27, 2014

I shared a bit the other day about how Project Sunlight has teamed up with Feeding America to fight child hunger. But, I was inspired to do something more than just bring awareness. I know there are many ways to help in my community, but I took a look at Project Sunlight’s list of 8 Ways […]

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#ShareAMeal with Project Sunlight

October 24, 2014

It’s mind boggling to me that right here in America, there are 16 million children struggling with hunger – that’s the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago combined! Hunger’s youngest victims are often invisible in the United States, but he reality is, hunger in America has no boundaries – rural, urban and suburban – and […]

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Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult {Book Review}

October 14, 2014

I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult. Her books always seem to touch on the untouchable; the conversation no one wants to have, the situation in which no one wants to find themselves. She always sparks something in me to learn all I can about the underlying topic about that which she is writing. […]

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