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Ice Cream Tastes Like Happiness…

This post is brought to you by Dreyer’s and The Motherhood. I was provided with product coupons and compensated for my time, but all opinions are mine.

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing.” – Unknown… There are a few things in life that truly bring me happiness: My family. My friends. Anything sparkly. And ice cream. Good ice cream brings a smile to your face, no matter what type of day you’ve had. And whether you eat it right out of the carton, or fancy it up with sprinkles and syrups, having the best ingredients and flavor combos is a must.

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Spring Celebrations Worth Remembering

Big thank you to Tiny Prints for trusting me to share my story about baby shower invitations and other spring event invitations. I received a thank you gift for my participation in this campaign – but as forever and always, all opinions are 100% mine….

Spring is in full swing – and summer is approaching quickly too. And that means… It’s the time of year for parties, events, and celebrations! Whether you’re celebrating endings {graduation} or new beginnings {weddings and baby showers} – one thing you’ll need for sure this time of year is invitations and announcements to kick off all of the fun!

Spring celebrations - invitations for weddings and baby showers [Read more…]


How to Prep for Your Big Football Party on a Budget

When it comes to to football, and the big game of the season – what’s your favorite part?… Sure, for some it might be the thrill of the game, rooting for your favorite team, and the excitement of all that football tossin’ action. But for me, the fun comes from great friends, great food, and those awesomely great commercials! {Have you checked out this sweet sneak peek of the new Lone Ranger film commercial, which will debut during the pregame show? I can’t WAIT to see this!!}

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How to Put Together the Perfect Wine Gift Basket

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine.” Aquinas, St. Thomas… Now, is that a quote for moms, or what? How many days of chaos could be drained away by draining a lovely glass of wine during a bubble bath, and getting a full nights sleep? {Ah…. it sounds nice just typing it….} So, what better gift for the women in your life this holiday season than a gorgeous wine gift basket, right? Or, why not get one for yourself – either to enjoy during holiday entertaining, or to relax after crazy days of shopping, baking, and wrapping? Keep reading to get some tips to putting together the perfect pick for anyone on your list this year…

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How to choose a wine like you choose music on Pandora…

How do you find the best wine? You could read reviews, but who says that those critics writing the reviews have the same taste as you do? They might hate a wine, give it a terrible rating – but it might end up being your absolute favorite. My friends and I all have very different tastes in wine… When we went on a wine tour last winter, at almost every stop we all had totally, crazily different opinions on which ones rocked, and which ones we did not want to try again. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds phrases like, “smooth finish,” or “hints of plum,” to not really be all that helpful, right? So, how do you find not just the BEST wine – but the best wine for YOU?

How to choose the best wine at the store [Read more…]