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Parenting After 40

After fostering for 2 years, I became a forever mom to Morgan and Mason at 42.  I always wanted kids, but I never thought that I would end up here at this point in my life.  At 45, I’m still single and enjoying my crazy, fun filled life with toddlers and infants.  But hey, they […]

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Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.

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Getting Healthy

I am on a path to a healthy life style and while not completely there, I’m working through it slowly but surely.  For me, this means cutting out my sugary sodas and substituting with water and tea.  It also means cooking at home more and eating high protein, low carb, no sugar foods that follow […]

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I love getting things to review in the mail and helping to spread the word about things that I use and own. As a regular Amazon and online purchaser, I am a big believer in the power of reviews. Very rarely do I buy something without reading the reviews first. All of my reviews are […]

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Latest Posts

Nine Super-Useful Tips to Help Make Your Kid’s Birthday Party Low-Key Low-Carb

September 17, 2017 | 61 Comments

Nine Super-Useful Tips to Help Make Your Kid’s Birthday Party Low-Key Low-Carb Kids. Love. Carbs. If you’ve ever tried to onboard your family to a low-carb plan after eating a more traditional Western diet, you already know that just about every meal that is a meal to kids is loaded with carbs. I’ve put together […]

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8 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for a 1-Year Old

September 8, 2017 | 14 Comments

This past weekend my foster daughter turned 1, so I decided to throw her a little party and share her special day with some family and friends. I didn’t want to go to crazy because money is tight with my surgery coming up but I still wanted the day to be special and it was […]

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Don’t miss Grandparent’s Day – We’ve got the perfect gift!

September 7, 2017 | No Comments

Send grandma and grandpa a GrandBox. The perfect gift for Grandparent’s Day or just to show them how much they are loved!  Let’s face it, grandparent’s probably have everything they need so get them something that means something rather than something that will just sit in the box collecting dust. GrandBox is a monthly subscription […]

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Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop – Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

September 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

I’ve partnered with Review Wire Media to bring you this fun Hello Autumn Giveaway Hop with tons of great prizes. This prize is for $20 in Paypal Cash or a $20 Amazon Gift Card. If you love cooler nights, bonfires, pumpkin patches and all things fall, then you definitely need to join us for this […]

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Daith Piercings for Migraine Prevention

September 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

I got my 1st Daith piercing two years ago on my birthday because I had heard that it might aid in the prevention of migraines.  I was skeptical of course, but I went in to it thinking that even if it didn’t work at least I would have a cute piercing.  Fast forward two years, […]

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“Pumpkin Patches & Wins” Giveaway Hop signups end 9/1

September 3, 2017 | No Comments

Interested in getting more traffic for your blog. Join us at the “Pumpkin Patches & Wins” Giveaway Hop. This hop is hosted by The Hopping Bloggers founders: Women and Their Pretties & Mama’s Geeky. Please read thoroughly and sign up using the linky on the sign up page Sign Ups End: September 15, 2017 (9/1/17) […]

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15 Fun Halloween Foods

September 1, 2017 | No Comments

Fall is just around the corner and that means falling leaves, bonfires, hot chocolate, hayrides and Halloween. It’s my favorite time of year for a few reasons. Now that I have kids of my own that elevates to a whole new level. Finding the perfect costume, taking them trick or treating and just enjoying the […]

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Official Teaser Video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

September 1, 2017 | No Comments

We are celebrating “Force Friday” with a look at this official teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. For information on how to “Find The Force”, go to my previous post about a new Augmented Reality event that starts today or go […]

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“Find The Force” with this Augmented Reality Event starting Sept 1st

August 26, 2017 | 12 Comments

Star Wars Fans Invited to “Find the Force” As Unprecedented Augmented Reality Event Sweeps the Globe for “Force Friday II”   Fans to reveal a new The Last Jedi character via social media New product line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi launches globally at 12:01 AM September 1 More than 20,000 retail locations worldwide will […]

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Channel your STEM Superpower for a chance to win a trip to the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok

August 26, 2017 | No Comments

MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE   Calling on Girls ages 15-18 (Grades 10-12) to Channel Their Superpowers of STEM for Good and Get a Chance to Win a Trip to the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK and a Mentorship presented by Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Synchrony Bank   Link […]

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