Fighting the weight loss battle

Fighting The Weight Loss Battle

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. Growing up, I was skinny. After puberty hit, I put on some weight, but remained slender. However, like many others, as the years went by, the weight began to accumulate. By the time I got married in 2001, I was 20 pounds heavier than my recommended weight. […]

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Celebrate the Season with Holiday Decor

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to pull out your boxes of decorations and add a festive touch to your home. From the front door to the dining table, and everything in between, celebrate the season with touches of class and whimsy. Not sure how to spruce up your space? Then read on for […]

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Help Passports with Purpose Feed Families and Win

For the second year in a row, I am honored to support and work with Passports with Purpose to help those in need around the globe. Started in 2008, Passports with Purpose is the annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser that brings travel bloggers from all over the world together to leverage their social media platforms and […]

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Holiday Savings & Coupons Giveaway

Sponsored by Your Life After 25 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time where we can all go shopping without guilt in the name of “holiday spirit.” The No. 1 thing about the holidays in most people’s mind is their family–even those family members that drive you crazy–you enjoy them that much […]


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Carnival Dining Continues to Amaze

Ever since Carnival Cruise Lines implemented its new Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program in 2011, the cruise line has continued to roll out new dining options as each ship undergoes renovation. So when the invitation came to visit the Carnival Sunshine, I eagerly accepted so I could have a firsthand look at the ship’s […]

Have Luggage, Will Travel

Have Luggage, Will Travel Giveaway

#SummerDreams Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc. Summer is just around the corner, and, if you’re like me, you are ready to hit the road! Wouldn’t packing your bags be more enjoyable with this five-piece set of Tag Coronado II Spinner Luggage PLUS a $150 Old […]

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Get Your Backyard Ready for Fall Entertaining

For many of us, fall is a great time to head outside to enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures. In fact, we can’t wait to relax with friends or host a cookout. But is your backyard ready for guests? If you’re looking for more ways to dress up your backyard beyond just raking the […]

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Going Green the Easy Way

I try to do my part to help the environment. I turn off the water while brushing my teeth. I try to recycle as much as I can. I even stop (occasionally) to pick up litter on the side of my street as I drive through my neighborhood to my house. But, sometimes, I don’t […]


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Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2014

With the increasing popularity of wedding shows on TV, more and more brides are seeking ways to create a “beyond your wildest dreams” nuptial experience. And it goes beyond just the ceremony and reception, extending to pre- and post-wedding events such as rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches and everything in between. “We have noticed an […]

Men's Wedding Rings

Three Questions To Ask When Selecting Men’s Wedding Rings

This is a sponsored post from shaneco. Although they receive much less attention than their counterparts across the altar, men’s wedding rings are a significant and central part of a marriage ceremony as much as the woman’s ring. Tradition and custom are deeply engrained in many people’s understanding of marriage etiquette, of course, and there […]

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Mabel’s Labels Review

Like most parents, I struggle to keep all of my kids’ stuff together for school and extracurricular activities. It seems like there is just so much: gym shoes, lunchboxes, homework folders, dance bags and soccer gear, to name a few. And it never fails that we leave something behind or mistakenly take home someone else’s […]

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Kickin’ It Up at UFC Gym Perimeter

Like most parents, I’m always looking for fun ways to get my kids up and active for a little while. Not only does it bode well for their health, but it’s good for me if they burn up some of their endless energy. Recently, my kids had the opportunity to participate in a kids class […]