How Menu Planning Makes Me a Better Mom

Menu planning is something that is either met with cheers or groans, right?  Some weeks, I feel SO motivated.  Then others, I feel like I am in survival mode and I don’t think about dinner until 3PM, when I am on the way to pick up the kids from school.  I often start the New Year with intentions of creating 52 weeks of menus.  Notice, I didn’t say amazing and creative menus…..I just want to get out a menu every {Read More}

Ten Menu Planning Printables

When it comes to menu planning, I am a pen and paper kind of girl.  Well actually, it’s more like a marker and my chalkboard menu I created shortly after we moved into our new house.  Regardless, it is handwritten and in the kitchen for everyone to see.  This helps answer the “What are we having for dinner?” question before it is even asked.  And if a couple of weeks go by and I haven’t changed it, then one of {Read More}

Five Ways to Make Your Weekly Menu Planning Go Smoothly

It’s the new year, and we are all off and running on our goals, buzz words, and intentions for the new year.  That looks like different things for different people.  And for me, it is being more organized in the kitchen.  I took that goal, and narrowed it down to my menu planning.  Instead of scouring Pinterest at 3PM on a weekday trying to decide what is for dinner that evening, I am doing my best to be ahead of {Read More}

Photo Christmas Cards from Shutterfly

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  I received product as compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.   In 2009, after we had our daughter, I created our first photo Christmas card on Shutterfly.  Up until that point, I had bought regular Christmas cards at the store and sent them to friends and family every year.  In 2009, I discovered how easy, affordable, and fun it could be to put together a few photos on a card and send {Read More}

Five Perfect Personalized Christmas Gifts

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  I received product as compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.   I LOVE giving personalized Christmas gifts.  I think that taking the time to put something together with a monogram, photo, or other personal touch makes a gift extra special.    But, I don’t always have time to craft something with my own hands, or add a monogram to a gift.  As much as I love my Silhouette Cameo, and {Read More}

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

We absolutely LOVE Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort in the moderate category.  This resort has a special place in our hearts, as it is the resort we enjoyed on our first Walt Disney World trip when the twins were 5.  It was going to be a “once in a lifetime” Disney trip….well, that didn’t work out so well, because we went back almost every year since then!  Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort {Read More}

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Yesterday, as part of the 31-Days of Disney, I shattered some advantages to staying on site at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  Looking back on some past Disney trips, our family has stayed at a different resort each time, and we have enjoyed two resorts twice.  I am going to share each of those resorts, and what we loved about them, with you this week.  First, we are starting with Disney’s Beach Club Resort!

Five Lint Traps in Your Home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StickItToLint #CollectiveBias Did you know that there are more lint traps in your home than just the one in your dryer?  If your home is similar to mine, there is lint, hair, glitter, and dust in odd places.  Thanks to Scotch-Brite™ Brand, I can easily pick up lint, and other yuckies, in various areas of my home.  Today, I am going to share with {Read More}

Five Advantages to Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort

Port Orleans Riverside, Coronado Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Grand Floridian, Saratoga Springs, Caribbean Beach….this is a list of the Walt Disney World Resorts we have stayed at on our past trips….except Caribbean Beach which we will be enjoying on a trip later this month.  We stay at a different Disney Resort each trip, and so far, we have experienced some amazing ones!  Each unique in their own, and we love them each for different reasons.  Aside from the {Read More}

Walt Disney World or Disney Cruise Line?

As you can see from the 31-Days of Disney posts I’ve been writing, we have experienced both the Disney Parks and the Disney Cruise Line.  Shortly after we arrived at our stateroom on the Disney Dream, my husband said, “This is amazing.  I don’t care if we never step foot in the parks again…this is the way we are doing Disney from now on.”  Wow!  That certainly tells you his view, doesn’t it?  But, I want to break it down {Read More}