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New Year’s Resolution Success with Kohl’s


Note: I received gift cards from Kohl’s to facilitate my post. All opinions are honest and my own. I have a confession to make. I’m pretty unoriginal with my New Year’s resolutions. But, so far, I’m also pretty successful at keeping my resolution this year – so I guess in that way I’m fairly unique! […]

DIY Reclaimed Wood Wall


Note: We received wood from Reclaimed Lumber Products to facilitate our project. All opinions in this post are honest and are our own. We love - love – the house we’re in now. It was a relatively new build when we bought it in 2013, and almost all of it suits our taste really well. However, if […]

Favorite Car Features for Parents

We all have “extras” we want in a vehicle, but parents come to the table with a specific needs and challenges. Vehicle manufacturers have taken note, and there are several features parents especially love to have included in their car – here’s the first: 1. Built in sunshades. No one likes using those suction-cup screens that […]

Buying Winter Tires: What to Keep in Mind

  With all sorts of winter weather potentially right around the corner at any point this season, it’s a good idea to be prepared with winter tires so you’re ready to face whatever is thrown your way on your trips to work, errands, or longer trips out of town. If you live in a region […]

Create a Car Emergency Kit Five Items that Should be in your Car’s Emergency Kit

I’m a planner, and I like to be prepared. When it comes to being on the road, particularly for long road trips, it can be crucial that you have a proper emergency kit stashed away in your trunk. It’s  easy enough to put together, and you’ll sure be glad you did – better to have […]

Five Things to Check Out when Buying a Used Vehicle

Our current vehicle was bought used, and the experience was a good reminder of what to pay attention to when shopping. We ended up being really happy with our purchase, but it’s crucial to shop smart. I’ve got five tips for things to make sure and check out when you’re buying a used vehicle, and here’s […]

NewAir WCD-110SS Review


Note: We received a water cooler to facilitate this post. We were not compensated monetarily, and all opinions are honest and our own.  With five people in our family, we go through a lot of water pretty quickly. Add our normal consumption to the fact that I’m also trying to drink at least 64 ounces […]

Five Tips for Safe Winter-Weather Driving


Whether icy weather has reached your neck of the woods yet or not, it’s probably only a matter of time before you find yourself navigating some slick roadways. One of the biggest hazards of driving in winter weather is drivers who don’t know how to handle the ice, so equip yourself with knowledge and be […]

Embassy Suites is a Win-Win for Families!


Note: We received a stay at the Embassy Suites in Atlanta to help facilitate this post. All opinions are honest and are our own.  We took a road trip from Texas to Florida to Georgia this past summer, and it was a blast. Did I mention we traveled with a nearly two-year-old? She and our […]

My One Word for 2015

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Each year I select a word to be my emphasis for the coming year. It’s a great alternative to resolutions because it can be a broader concept that applies to various aspects of life, and a single word is easy to come back to throughout the year. My word for 2015? Focus. This means several things […]