Dollar Store Craft: Four Leaf Button Clovers

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft to do with the kids? This cute Four Leaf Button Clovers craft my friend Katie came up with easy and fun to do with the family. You don’t have to be particularly crafty (even I can make this one) or spend a lot of money on supplies to create a little festive holiday decor with your kids to display around the house. Most of the materials used for this craft can be {Read More}

Buying Tillie Her First Cell Phone

Tillie’s getting her first cell phone this Christmas. Well, the first one that’s totally hers, that is. She’s 13 and it’s the one thing she really wants for Christmas this year. Mykl & I have agreed that she’s old enough, and have already started setting ground rules for her. (For anyone worried I’m spoiling the surprise, she already knows she’s getting it.) This isn’t her first phone. For the past year or so, she’s shared a cell phone with her {Read More}

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Sharing some great deals for bloggers this Black Friday. (and yes, I have included some affiliate links as well.) [tweet_box design=”default”]Updated: #CyberMonday deals for bloggers![/tweet_box] Blogger Tools & Subscription Deals 17hats – Invoicing, Bookkeeping, Timetracking, Contact Management, Workflows, and More! Save 50% on their 2-year plan, no code required. Valid Friday only. Get the 17hats deal now. 1Password from AgileBits – Create more secure passwords and actually remember them with ease with 1Password. They have versions for both PC and {Read More}

Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

As many of you know, I’m lactose intolerant. So I love it when I come across vegan baking recipes, since they are already dairy-free. Unlike my regular pie crust recipe, this vegan pie crust is dairy-free and egg-free. Best of all, it’s still nice and flaky! Vegan Pie Crust Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup coconut oil, chilled to a solid (fill your measuring cup with the oil and place in the freezer until solid) 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 {Read More}

Saving Time & Staying Safe With Mobile Banking

I finally jumped on the mobile banking bandwagon. When it comes to technology, I’m usually an early adopter of devices and social networks, but mobile banking was something I held off on. I started looking into mobile banking options at the beginning of the year when I opened a checking account for my content strategy consulting business. I love my credit union, so naturally I went to them to find out more about their business checking accounts. When compared with the {Read More}

Quick Tech Tip to Fall Asleep Faster

Like many people, I tend to lay awake in bed at the end of the night, scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook or checking my email one last time. I am a card-carrying blogger & part of the Verizon influencer team, after all. Or maybe I’m just addicted to social media. Maybe both. In an age where our mobile devices are almost always within arms’ reach, it’s hard to resist the temptation to check your cell phone one last time before {Read More}

Best Emerald Coast Area Activities For Families

Last month I spent a weekend in the Emerald Coast area of Florida for Brandcation, an annual blogging event that’s part girl’s weekend, part brand trip. It wasn’t my first time exploring the Emerald Coast area, and it definitely won’t be my last.  Next time, I plan to bring the whole family. During my first visit to the Emerald Coast area of Florida, I spent most of my time on the Harborwalk reveling in all the things I could do {Read More}

Minions on Wheels Giveaway: Dynacraft Folding Scooter

I’ve had Minions on the brain lately. Last week I shared my Tipsy Minion cocktail recipe, and now I’ve got a giveaway for y’all for one of Levi’s favorite outdoor toys: the Dynacraft foldable scooter. Dynacraft is a US company that’s been making bikes pretty much as long as I’ve been alive (we’ll call it 30+ years). They’ve got a new line of Minions bikes and scooters designed specifically for 5-8 year olds, featuring their classic well-made designs and bright, eye-catching colors.  {Read More}

I Didn’t Know I Had a Rainbow Baby

I was browsing Facebook yesterday and this gorgeous photo mentioning Rainbow Babies came up in my newsfeed. As many of you know, the whole reason I got into blogging in the first place was because I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy and wanted to connect with others going through conception and pregnancy struggles so I wouldn’t feel so alone. A big part of that was having a “safe” place to discuss the different highs and lows I went through, {Read More}

Cocktail Recipe: The Tipsy Minion

I confess, I don’t get the whole Minion thing. Sure, they’re cute, but they speak gibberish. Cocktails, on the other hand, are something I totally understand. That’s where the idea for the Tipsy Minion came from. If any parent can follow along with Minion-ese for an entire movie, they’ve definitely earned a shot or two. For an even better experience, enjoy a Tipsy Minion or two BEFORE the movie starts. The Tipsy Minion Ingredients 1 oz Hypnotiq 1 oz Blue Curaçao 1 {Read More}