Use the Flipp app to read all current circulars!

Flipp - An App for Ads |

**Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.   I enjoy flipping through Black Friday ads.  It's fun to see what I might want to purchase.  The last few years, I've relied on websites to view Black Friday ads early.  The problem with those sites is that they load very slowly.  This year, I am using Flipp to preview the ads!  Not just Black Friday ads, though.  I can flip through any ad that pops up for my zipcode. When you open the app, you can sort all the flyers into categories: featured, alphabetical or latest.  If you click on the three lines next to the Flipp logo (top left corner of the app), you'll see a list of options:     Flipp will show you just the ads that contain the category of your choice. Let's go back to the home screen with all the flyers.  Click on whichever ad you like.  When you pull the screen up and down, you'll go from ad to ad.  If you pull your screen left or right, you'll see each page in … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Photo Outtakes

Sara + Larry |

Have you taken your holiday photos yet?   … [Continue]

Double your savings when you buy gift cards at Albertsons! #Alb2xdip

Gift Cards at Albertsons |

**Full Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Tatu Digital Media.  All opinions are my own. My sister has an Albertsons and I shop there every time I visit her.  I usually purchase a gift card so I can use it the next time I go up to see her. It's fun to look around a different grocery store for foods and accessories I don't see at home.  My sister's Albertsons carries a large selection of cookware and toys which is quite a change from my grocer. Did you know that Albertsons has a … [Continue]

Holiday Gift Guide: Merino Baby Sleep Sack

Merino Baby Sleep Sack Collage |

**Full Disclosure: I received the Merino Baby Sleep Sack in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. My kids are too old for sleep sacks and they weren't really a 'thing' when James and Colin were young enough to use them.  That doesn't mean a sleep sack isn't a fantastic Christmas gift option for the baby in your life.  I can't wait to gift this Merino baby sleep sack to a friend who is fostering to adopt a sweet week-old baby, Pixie. About Merino:  Merino Kids is an … [Continue]

Holiday Gift Guide: CHARM IT! Charm Bracelets for Girls {at GapKids}

CHARM IT! charm bracelet available at GapKids |

**Full Disclosure: I received a CHARM IT! charm bracelet in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. I've had a charm bracelet since I was in middle school and I adore it!  I am always looking for more (new & unique) charms to add to my bracelet.  In March of this year, I was able to pass my love of charms to my niece when I gave her her very first CHARM IT! (charm bracelets for girls).  It was really fun to see how excited she was!  I think she has about 10 charms now and I … [Continue]

Kids in the Kitchen: Re-purposing Leftover Beef Tips

Kids in the Kitchen - Making Rice |

Colin is always so much more excited about helping me in the kitchen.  Even on days I don't ask for help, he offers.  It's so nice to see Colin enjoy cooking and, even better, spending time with me! I've been making these (amazing!) slow cooker beef tips about once every other week.  We always have enough for a second meal, though.  So a few weeks ago, I started making the rice base for the meal.  Colin poked his head in the kitchen and asked to help.  Who am I to say no?! He measured out … [Continue]

Exploring US History with the Kids

Photo Credit: The Healthy Habit Lady

**Full Disclosure: This is a partnered post. Exploring US History with the Kids Where do we come from? How have things changed? Why did people used to do weird things? It’s no surprise that kids find history interesting and have so many questions to ask moms! To help young imaginations flourish, here are a few ideas for great US attractions for children who love history and parents who are tired from trying to give them all the answers. New York Historical Society New York … [Continue]

Gift Idea! LG OLED TV at Best Buy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

Best Buy Holiday Tree 2014

**Full Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  All opinions are my own. With Christmas less than 35 days away, I am starting to freak out a little bit!  My husband and I know what we are buying the boys but haven't actually purchased it just yet.  This year we are buying one big family gift (a game system), rather than lots of little things that don't get used.  My husband is … [Continue]

Let HoneyBaked Make Thanksgiving Easy! #HoneyBakedHoliday #ad

Easy Thanksgiving Dinner |

**Full Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HoneyBaked Ham.  All opinions (and love of HoneyBaked!) are my own. I love Thanksgiving because I get to spend tons of quality time with my family while I'm surrounded by an abundance of food.  But, as you probably know, it can be stressful.  Especially when you are responsible for preparing the big meal. HoneyBaked has a large selection of delicious options to help you (and I) create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.  I stopped in at … [Continue]

Corn Bread Soufflé #Recipe

Corn Bread Soufflé |

Almost every year for the last 5 years, we have hosted Air Force Trainees for Thanksgiving.  It's such a nice way for my family to give back to those that are serving our country.  Corn Bread Soufflé is always a side dish for our meal.  I think every airmen we've hosted has asked for the recipe. My mom got this recipe from a neighbor when I was a kid.  She's made Corn Bread Soufflé at least twice a year (Thanksgiving and Easter) since then.  Not only is this one-dish recipe is delicious and … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: Downtown San Antonio

Park Sign with the Moon |


Turkey-Shaped Egg Salad Sandwiches with GoldRich #GoldrichYolk

Turkey-Shaped Egg Salad Sandwich |

**Full Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Goldrich Eggs.  The opinions and ideas included are my own.  #GoldrichYolk We are an egg-loving family.  I make an egg-based breakfast for dinner at least once a week.  And my kids would eat eggs every day for every meal, if I let them! With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I wanted to come up with a creative {weekend} lunch idea to celebrate the holiday.  After vetoing several of my own ideas, I settled on making Turkey-Shaped Egg … [Continue]

Get a Better Clean with the Eureka Suction Seal 2.0 Vacuum #ad #EurekaPower

Eureka Suction Seal 2.0 #ad |

**Full Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #EurekaPower I have messy kids.  Who doesn't, right?  But with carpet in our dining room, our messes seem to spread farther and never end.  Cleaning at least once a week wasn't even touching the disaster that lives under my table.  I can vacuum and less than five seconds later find crumbs again.  That's why putting the Eureka Suction Seal 2.0 to the test was an … [Continue]

Individual Leftover Pies #ad #TasteTheSeason

Individual Leftover Pies

**Full Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #TasteTheSeason Do you ever look at your Thanksgiving leftovers and think 'What am I going to do with all this extra food?!'  I do it after every holiday.  So much leftover meat and so many sides but no one wants to take leftovers home with them.  I have the solution for us you!  Individual Leftover Pies are a great way to use up the leftovers … [Continue]