Venta Airwasher Home Humidifier and Air Purifier

My family lives in a dry desert climate. We have pets. We deal with allergies and dry skin. Any one of those things is a great reason to get a home humidifer and air purifier. If you have children, pets, allergies, and/or dry skin, you'll definitely want to learn what a Venta Airwasher can do for your home and family. I received a Venta Airwasher LW45 for my honest thoughts and opinions on how it has improved things at my house. A Venta … [Read more...]

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Are you looking for a fun family activity? Have a fondue party! Fondue parties are a fun way to enjoy a night in with friends and family. Everyone always has a lot of fun dipping foods into the community fondue pot. Use the chocolate fondue recipe below - it's one of my family's favorites. A fondue pot makes it easy to keep the chocolate fondue warm for long periods of time. However, if you don't have a fondue pot, don't worry - you can make … [Read more...]

It’s Cuteness Overload at Kitten Bowl 2016!

I've partnered with Hallmark Channel to let you know it's time to get ready for some seriously cute cat action! Kitten Bowl III is taking place Sunday on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT. We can't get enough of baby animals at my house, so my family will definitely be tuning in to watch the Kitten Bowl together. I've checked out the teams and I can tell you that the cuteness factor is OFF THE CHARTS this season. Honestly, I can't decide which … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Kids Craft: Heart-Shaped Pencil Toppers

This Valentine's Day kids craft is a fun way to decorate your pencils. My kids are helping me make these heart-shaped pencil toppers and put them on pencils to give to their friends on V-day. We found our Valentine-themed pencils at the dollar store, but any pencil will work. You can also use any color pipe cleaners, but I love using the sparkly glitter chenille stems. What You'll Need: Pencils Pipe Cleaners (one per pencil) Hot Glue … [Read more...]

What To Do in New Orleans For the Weekend

Everyone should visit New Orleans at least once in their lifetime. My brief late December visit to this unique Southern city put it right back on my travel list for places to visit AGAIN. I left so much unexplored, undone and uneaten. The food alone is enough reason to go back to New Orleans! We had time for one weekend in New Orleans, so I wanted to make the most of it. Before I planned our trip, I wrote out a list of 5 New Orleans … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake may not be your typical winter dessert, but let me tell you, it sure is nice to enjoy a taste of summer in January. One of my kids special requested that I make strawberry shortcake for our Valentine's Day dessert, so of course I couldn't refuse! This easy Strawberry Shortcake is no bake (thanks to store bought pound cake.) I'll show you how to make every serving extra special using a heart-shaped cookie cutter - but … [Read more...]

DIY Lip Scrub (Dark Chocolate and Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe)

This delicious DIY Lip Scrub inspired by this Pin is sweet enough to eat! Raid your pantry for the simple ingredients in this homemade lip scrub recipe. You'll need sugar, dark cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla and almond oil. Perfect for your lips, you can also use this as an all over body scrub. It only takes about five minutes to make, so it's easy treat yourself to a chocolate-scented at home spa experience. Dark Chocolate Sugar Scrub … [Read more...]

WATCH: Killing Fields on Discovery Channel (Q&A with Detective Lori Morgan)

I have been hooked on Discovery Channel's new series Killing Fields since the first episode aired on January 5. True crime fans, you have got to see this show. You'll get pulled into watching this active homicide investigation taking place in REAL TIME. Did you watch Making a Murderer? Do you listen to Serial podcast? Me too! So add Killing Fields to your list. The show is unscripted and the storyline is compelling. I can't wait for the next … [Read more...]

Chocolate and Caramel Popcorn Recipe (Easy To Make with Milk Duds!)

This Chocolate and Caramel popcorn is guaranteed to become one of your favorite at-home movie snacks. It's easy to make and satisfies your cravings for something salty AND something sweet. Get ready, because you are going to wonder why you have never thought about making popcorn this way before. Combine two of your favorite movie theater treats - popcorn and Milk Duds candy to make a delicious gourmet popcorn concoction. … [Read more...]