Spending Time With The Girls | Printable Candy Bar Wrappers

I have partnered with Dove to spread the #SpeakBeautiful message about building self-esteem in girls. All opinions expressed are my own. Remember my niece, Brooklyn? She and her little sister love any excuse to wear a costume - especially Halloween! Last year, they were Katniss and Maleficent (you can probably guess which one is which from the photo.) As of yesterday, they were still deciding what to wear this October 31st, but they … [Read more...]

Daylight Savings Time ENDS Soon (Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries)

Daylight Savings Time ends soon! It's officially over on Sunday, November 6 at 2am. Don't forget to SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK one hour. I have partnered with Energizer® to spread the word about the Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries program - now in its 29th year of keeping families and homes safe. I think the Autumn time change is the best because it adds a whole extra hour to our weekend. YAY! How will you spend your extra hour? I hope … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Decorations: Glowing Eyes in the Bushes (Cheap & Easy!)

Some of the best outdoor DIY Halloween decorations we have ever had are easy to make and practically free. See how to use cheap glow sticks and empty toilet paper rolls to make glowing eyes in the bushes! This is a great idea for last minute Halloween decor.  Start saving cardboard rolls for Halloween toilet paper roll crafts like spooky glowing eyes. The more, the scarier! We like to stick these in the bushes outside our front door. Once … [Read more...]

DIY Owl Costume | Easy To Make Halloween Costumes

My 5-year-old loves to pretend he's an owl. So it was not a big surprise when he announced a couple weeks ago that he wanted to dress up like an owl for Halloween. Not just any owl - an owl with blue feathers. (Blue is his favorite color.) I knew I was going to have to make an owl costume for him if it was going to have blue feathers. I looked around at different DIY Owl Costume ideas and came up with a no sew version that is actually pretty … [Read more...]

Meet the Oven of Your Dreams: LG ProBake Double Oven at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. An LG ProBake double oven takes all the hassle out of holiday cooking. It's the oven of your dreams, with two racks to give you twice the cooking ability. You'll be able to spend less time in the kitchen and more time having fun with your holiday guests. Plus, it's a convection oven just like the ones … [Read more...]

Home Matters Linky Party #109

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. Home Matters Linky Party #109! ... And so it begins...the barrage of holidays from Halloween to New Year's! It is always such a fun and festive time of year, and we know you will find loads of inspiration to get you through. Thanks for stopping by Home Matters and partying with us! … [Read more...]

Build Self Esteem with DOVE | BeYouTiful Printable Wall Art

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. My sister and I were both pregnant with our first children at the same time. Our due dates were just days apart. She ended up having a baby girl, and I had a baby boy. My niece and my son are nearly the exact same age. Over the past thirteen years, my niece has become the closest thing to a daughter I will ever have. I love her so much, and am so proud of the beautiful young woman she … [Read more...]

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Favorite Fall and Holiday Breads)

A classic pumpkin bread recipe made with canned pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. The recipe bakes two 8x4 loaves and freezes beautifully.  My mom is in town visiting and baked this pumpkin bread recipe for our family. My boys love my copycat Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread recipe, so I was curious to see if they would eat a pumpkin bread without chocolate chips in it. Well, they not only ate my mom's pumpkin bread sans chocolate, … [Read more...]

Chicken Noodle Soup in Bread Bowls (Quick and Easy!)

A hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup is comfort food at its best. It's the perfect way to warm up on the inside when it's cold outside. It's also my go-to meal whenever someone in the family has a cold or isn't feeling well. It's almost magical how chicken noodle soup can help you feel so much better. I have partnered with Acorn Influence for today's sponsored blog post. As always, the opinions shared are my own.  I'm pretty picky when … [Read more...]