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What To Look for When Choosing a Guitar Teacher

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Have you ever thought how awesome it would be to learn the guitar? Of course you have! We all have at one point or another because music is such a huge part of our lives. Being able to play a guitar would allow us to gain a deeper meaning and appreciation for music and we could jam out and play some of our favorite songs. So what do we do? We picked up an affordable guitar down at one of the … [Continue Reading...]

Top Three Picks for Must See Family Movies in 2015

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When we’re not having family movie night at home, you can usually find us at the nearest movie theater checking out the latest flicks. Aside from being able to watch the magic happen on the big screen, you also get to create new moments together. My kids and I especially enjoy the extra butter popcorn and extra large slurpees that we drink until our tongues turn colors. We often like to wait a few … [Continue Reading...]

Hen’s #Giveaway Linky

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Hey strangers! I'm still on a semi-break but I love looking at everyone's giveaway listings - so here's a new one for you to link up on the rest of 2014! I'll put up a new one in January as well and keep the listings updated :D I hope you're all having a wonderful winter - freezing rain is making things interesting around here! See you all soon! Please add the giveaway end date to your … [Continue Reading...]

Family Activities: Educational Travel Will Thrill Your Children


Traveling with kids on fun and educational trips can create family memories that last a lifetime. These excursions can be either a local trip or travels to an exotic destination. A local trip might be a day in the park while travel to another country might be a visit to one of the great cities of the world like London, Paris, or Moscow. Children love these trips because everything is … [Continue Reading...]

Online Furniture Shopping made easy with Sauder Experience


When we bought our new TV last year, I had also planned to purchase a new entertainment center. Almost a year later, and we still had our TV sitting on the old base from our projection television. We just could not find an entertainment center that met our needs, fit the budget and had the quality I was looking for. So, I was pleasantly surprised, when I started browsing the Sauder website and … [Continue Reading...]

Happily Ever After with Meow Mix® & Fresh Step® #WalmartLovesCats


This post brought to you by Fresh Step and Meow Mix. All opinions are 100% mine. Steve has really enjoyed his Meow Mix® Tender Centers Salmon & Turkey Flavors with Vitality Bursts. Wanna know how I'm absolutely sure? Because my Snarfling Hog managed to eat an entire 13.5 pound bag of cat food in less than 4 weeks. That's in addition to his twice a week container of Meow Mix®Tender Favorites … [Continue Reading...]

Kaeng Raeng 3-Day Detox Cleanse Review

Kaeng Raeng 3-Day Detox

This post brought to you by Kaeng Raeng. All opinions are 100% mine. I wasn't sure what to expect from using a detox system. For one thing, I just 'knew' I'd probably spend the three days miserable and starving. I was really worried that I wouldn't have the willpower to complete my first day, let alone three! It turned out to be a better experience than I had … [Continue Reading...]

Tomisms: Funny things my son posts on Facebook #1


So, as  a mom of older kids, I don't get to share adorable photos of them blowing spit bubbles and running around with chubby cheeks and pigtails. I do however have two amazing and funny human beings hanging around that I'm lucky enough to call my children -- one in middle school and one who just finished his first year of college and is currently in his room screaming into his Xbox headset -- … [Continue Reading...]