Making memories with Color Me Mine

*I received free product/services in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are honest and my own.   Making lasting memories together is very important to our family.  Sometimes we do this in ordinary activities, and sometimes we do activities that are really out-of-the-box for us.  I am always on the hunt for new things … Continue Reading

10 tips for vacationing with kids

“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.” Spring is coming and that means our family traveling begins.  I love warm weather.  I love weekend trips.  I love the flowers blooming and heading on an adventure with my hubby and kiddos. Making memories with our kids through day … Continue Reading

How to host a holiday dinner without losing your mind!

I have received information and materials from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WinOverWinter #CollectiveBias) I love to host and have friends and family … Continue Reading

How to save BIG on Christmas gifts this year!

  I am always looking for ways to cut costs during this time of year.  The ugly truth is there are many years that we spent way more than we should have (or could afford) on gifts for our kids, family members and friends. You see the problem with having a giving heart is that … Continue Reading

4 Traditions that will bring your family closer this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is such an exciting time for our family mainly because of the traditions that we have created over the years.  Traditions bring so much more meaning to the holidays and bring families closer together.  There are 4 traditions that we do every year that help us really embrace the Thanksgiving holiday.  Most of these … Continue Reading

How far apart should I space out my kids? {Pros and Cons}

  I am a mom to 3 boys: ages 2, 8 and (newly 11).  I have had my children very close together (a little over 2 years apart) and farther apart (6 years).  Both of these scenarios have many pros and cons that I want to share with you, as you decide how far you … Continue Reading

The top 4 ways I effortlessly save us money

*This post contains affiliate links on which I will receive a commission when you click on and download the apps listed below.  See my disclosure statement for more information.   As a stay at home mom for many years, I have learned a lot of different ways to save our family large amounts of money.  … Continue Reading

Insanely Delicious Beef Empanadas

  This truly is one of my family’s favorite recipes.  Empanadas are so delicious and one of my favorite foods.  Whenever I make these they don’t last long.  They are the perfect combination of crunchy flaky goodness, yet still soft and gooey. This recipe tastes incredibly authentic! Whenever I make these for friends, they can’t … Continue Reading

5 things no one ever tells you about having a baby! (not for the weak stomach)

I’ve had 3 babies with very different personalities but, there are certain things that many women encounter in the whole experience that are similar.  There are some things that women just never tell you about having a baby.  I had many friends who had babies but, I don’t know if it’s part of this whole … Continue Reading