JCPenney’s #ThatsMyKid Back to School Style

JCPenney That's My Kid

I love that my kid loves his character shirts. You wanna know? It's because they show you immediately who he is and what he likes. It's like a welcome mat into his mind. You see, just from this picture I can see that he loves LEGO bricks, and that smile shows me he's happy (or he thinks I'm weird since I was behind the camera). He's a fun guy, he's approachable, he's cool. Thanks to JCPenney, ... [ Read More ]

11 Years Strong

11 Years Strong - Happy Anniversary

Taking a step back in time, the following are partial entries from my diary from 2003. Yes, I still have it... June 13, 2003 "... Jess is gonna try to hook me up w/ Kris's friend Ian. He's really cute and sounds funny." August 6th, 2003 "On Sunday, Jessika took me to the movies with her boyfriend Kris and his friend Ian came. Dear Lord is Ian cute! OMG!... me and Ian talked online for a ... [ Read More ]

Bringing The Salon Home With Conair


As a mom of three who runs her own business, I don't get much "free time" that I can use to run to the salon for a couple of hours of pampering. Unfortunately, it just doesn't happen. Most of my pampering and extra self-care is done at home, when the kids are in the bed. I'm a girly-girl, so I LOVE playing with my hair, trying out new products, washing my face, all of it. Conair lets you bring the ... [ Read More ]

Tanger Outlets and Bridgit Mendler #KidStyle Fashion Camp and Tour Recap

Bridgit Mendler VIP

  Over the weekend, my sister-in-law and I had a fun girl's day at Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville, Ohio to check out the KidStyle Fashion Camp and Tour featuring Bridgit Mendler. Oh, yea, and we met Bridgit! After seeing her in Lemonade Mouth and Good Luck, Charlie, it was very cool to meet her. She was a busy girl with a line of VIP meet and greets, the concert, a Q&A with the ... [ Read More ]

4 Budget Friendly Weekend Ideas for You and Your Family

4 Budget Friendly Weekend Ideas for You and Your Family

  This post is brought to your by contributing writer, Jenna. After a week's worth of hard work, there is nothing I enjoy more than spending the weekend with my family. While I'd love to take more trips or check out those pricey new restaurants downtown, I've learned a thing or two about how to have fun with the family while not breaking the bank. In fact, I've learned over the years that ... [ Read More ]

How to Create a Memorable Birthday Party for Your Children

How to Create a Memorable Birthday Party for Your Children

This post is courtesy of contributing writer, Jenna. Birthday parties are very special to children (I don’t have to tell you that). It’s one of the few events they’re looking forward to throughout the year. When the big day comes and all that happens is unwrapping presents and eating cake it’s easy to forget (just think of a past birthday where not much went on – it was fun but somewhat ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frozen Ice Pop

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frozen Pop

  The summer's not over yet! Use up the last of those delicious red strawberries and leftover chocolate bars to make these cool and refreshing Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frozen Pops! These are super easy, so let the kids help! 1/2 bar of Hershey Chocolate bar 1/2 cup of strawberries 1 cup of heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup fo sugar 1/4 cup of OJ First start by adding everything ... [ Read More ]