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This post is brought to you by Energizer®. All opinions are my own. There is nothing I love more than seeing everyone open their gifts on Christmas morning. It is one of my favorite holidays and every year I try to make it the best it can be. Many people have traditions they do every year on or around Christmas but they are some other important things that may get forgotten this time of year. Things as in not presents but necessary items that may help make Christmas more memorable or still going. This list can help us parents be…

I am all about making life easier anyway that I can. When I got a chance to try out TP-Link’s new line of Smart Home products I was excited to turn my plain home into a smart home. I mean why not as the products are there to do all the work and help us out from our busy lives. Keeping things simple and easy can create less stress and more time to spend with family or anything else. TP-Link’s Smart Home products are so smart that you have to check them out for yourself. The products are complete with…

Disclosure: I am a member of the Sears Squad and was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I am one that starts holiday shopping early and gets done before Thanksgiving. I know you probably all hate me right now but it works for me as I don’t like to be stressed out during the holiday season going from store to store in crowds. Remember that saying, “The early bird gets the worm”?  That is one true saying especially if you get a jump-start on your holiday shopping and not be last-minute when everything is gone. If…

Let’s face it with a family of 5, trash in our house is overwhelming. Sometimes, I wonder where the heck it all came from. By the time I gather the trash from all rooms on trash day, I turn around and there is more staring me in the face. It’s time to take a handle on trash days by making sure the trash bag can stand the amounts of trash we have. If only we had the help of WWE Wrestler John Cena but since he is on the other side of the map we will take the next best…

So you get a call from company saying they want to stop over in a few hours and your house looks like a tornado went through it. Trust me I have been there but don’t panic because I am sharing some quick cleaning tips to help you get your house looking good before the guests arrive. Quick Cleaning Tips Throw Loose Articles in Baskets Gather all of your laundry baskets and throw any loose articles into the baskets to sort out later. Find a spot to store them such as a closet, under the bed, basement, etc. so they are…

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid my mom worked as a shoe saleswoman for 16 years and always made sure we had the perfect shoe fit growing up. Of course, as a kid I never really understood all the finger pressing, measuring, etc. she did to our feet before we tried on our shoes. Kids just want to put the shoes on and go but there are some really important tips to consider when finding the right shoes. If a shoe doesn’t fit correctly it can…

Let’s face we are all busy nowadays from the kids to work to home. Some days I feel like the to do list never ends and usually by the middle of the day I am exhausted. It’s important to take the time to recharge from a busy day and you can do so with these 5 tips. Ways to Recharge from a Busy Day Exercise. It doesn’t have to be a full workout. A 10 minute power walk around the block can make you feel more energized and ready to keep going. Power Nap. A power nap of 20 minutes…

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.” Back to School clothes shopping can get expensive especially if kids have outgrown their previous clothes. We need to make our dollars stretch as far as we can when it comes to back to school time. One way to do that is by mix and matching school outfits by using a few pieces to create several outfits. Use these tips to help create more outfits for back to school. How to Mix & Match Back to School Outfits Jeans…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateWithHP #CollectiveBias It’s almost college move in day and you may be wondering what are the essentials you need to complete your dorm room. While it may seem like you need a lot for campus living, I promise that these items are the basics to get you through those college years. I have created a Dorm Room Checklist of everything you need so you are prepared for move in day. Kitchen Microwave Mini refrigerator Microwaveable cookware & dishes Coffeemaker Coffee cups Insulated travel…

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are my own. In less than a month it will be time for the kids to go back to school. This year I want to be prepared for when they do go back by getting my house and back to school items ready so it can be less stressful. I am using products from P&G Household Needs from Costco to help me get prepared. To get what I need to prepare my home, I head to Costco and stock up on…