What's your 2018 word of the year? Pick a word that will keep you focused all year long. My word is: QUALITY because time, friends, content, and life should only be the very best quality. Sometimes setting a list of goals can throw your life off balance. We tend to
Are you looking for the best unique cat gifts? Well, this crazy cat lady totally has you covered. My 3 fur babies test and approve all of the gifts I give them and they highly recommend them to your fur babies. These are our favorite cat gifts – some we
Thank you to Upthere for sponsoring this post. I wish a service like Upthere was provided when I was a kid. although, I probably wouldn't have accepted it. Let me explain... I've always been the photographer in my family. I remember being a kid and taking photos of absolutely everything.
Let's face it. Sometimes, life gets the best of us. We aren't the perfect women, wives, mothers, or children. It's so easy to let our responsibilities take center stage. We are so focused on making sure everything is so perfect, that we lack balance on the family front. Quality family time is
The smell of pine always awakens my happiest memories. I think of the years that I went searching for the perfect Christmas tree. I still remember when I decided that an artificial tree would replace the real thing. It's much easier in Florida, when all of the real trees are overpriced
Before I tell you anything else, I must let you know that I am the future Mrs. Claus. I have always cherished the feeling that Christmas gives me. I spend the entire year waiting for Christmas because it's always been such a special time for my family. We gather together,
For as far back as I remember, I fought for love. I wasn't particularly raised to accept everyone for who they are. I was never taught that race, religion, and differences didn't matter. I wasn't told to look at a person's heart, but I always have. It's truly something I
Written By: Lucy Tanner Although the warm summer weather will apparently last well into the autumn this year, we all know that wintry chills will sweep the nation eventually. Needless to say, you’re probably going to spend more time indoors when those conditions come around. So we thought we’d bite
I have quite the obsession with scaring the hell out of my boyfriend. I hide in any little crevice I can just so I can jump out and spook him. There have been times when I've waited a half hour to scare him. Hey – you've gotta keep things interesting right? I'm sure this isn't the kind of "interesting" that most couples would think of. Maybe you're thinking that I'm a bit cruel. Well, maybe I am but he has picked up on this little hobby of mine and joined right in. It's safe to say that it's kind of our thing now. I personally get pure satisfaction out of scaring him and here's why.
In 1967 the US Supreme Court made a decision between the Lovings vs Virginia, which struck down all US State Laws banning interracial marriage – mainly between non-whites and whites. This is a day to remember and a day that should be celebrated until the end of time. I know that it's easy to get wrapped up in all of the hate, but we truly are a loving nation and we should remember where we came from. I couldn't imagine a life that wouldn't allow me to be with the one that I love.
Friends have a strong positive effect in your life. For example, research shows that having a bunch of good friends increases longevity even more than connecting with relatives and family. Deeply connecting with others actually reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Let me set the scene. It's date night. Every week or month you have a specific night dedicated to keeping the romance alive with your partner/spouse. Most of you would look at me funny if I said that you should go on a weekly date with your significant other. You would say that you can't afford it. You would say that you don't have time. You have to pay for dinner and the activity. You have to pay for gas and a babysitter. That's if you can find one. The expenses rack up and sometimes, while important, the idea of a date night just seems out farfetched. There are ways to have cute lazy dates in your home without spending a ton of money. Now does that sound like something that's within your reach?
What should you get your man for the next holiday? You could give him a traditionally wrapped gift, but that's too simple. You could make him a gift basket, but let's face it, most men just don't appreciate the time and thought put into gift baskets. It's time that we think outside the box and inside the crate. Yes, I said crate. Why not give him something that will immediately have him intrigued. Skip the gift wrap, bags, and baskets. Give him a themed crate that's packed full of unexpected goodies. Give him a Gift Crate.
I've never considered myself a feminist. I believe in fair, respectable, and equal rights for everyone – men and women of every race and religion. As much as I hate to believe it, women are objectified every single day. I've been there before. I deal with it on a regular basis. Let's discuss women objectification.
It's a stylish flask for the champions, the business men, and the serious drinkers. It's a flask for the man that only accepts the best of the best and knows that he's worth it.
Dear 2015 Me,It's been a whirlwind of a year. Honestly, that's nothing new. Every year is a rollercoaster. I blame my wild, crazy, unapologetic emotions for that. Every year I look back and I see how far I've come, how much I've matured. Sometimes I look back to months ago and wonder what the hell I was thinking.
The imagination is a wonderful thing. I sure can work up some crazy scenarios in my mind and as a child, I was, even more, creative. I love stretching my mind just to see where it can take me. Playing brain games or games that require creativity are my favorite. Even as an adult, I learn better through play. It's no wonder why I love RiddleCube The Game.
I'm never too old for a good activity book. I guess some people grow out of these things, but not me. Seriously, I almost considered keeping a Frozen activity book recently. Give me anything Disney and you will have to pry it from my hands. Take my love for Disney, multiply it by 10, and you have the Disney-loving children. Getting kids something they will love for Christmas is fun, but getting them something that they will love and can learn from is even more exciting. What better way to teach them than through play? I am speaking of the Disney Imagicademy Activity Books for kids. They are kinda the "it thing" right now and I completely understand why.
Kids have imaginations like no other. You can give most kids a box and they will turn it into a rocket ship, a boat, and a home for their toys. I love watching them turn something so ordinary into something extraordinary. When I was a kid, I'd turn an empty room into a magical wonderland. It's that very idea that led PlaSmart to create smart mats.
A few months ago I met with some of the Disney Dreamers. I met with Directors and the Imagineers behind some of Disney's most iconic films and products. Everyone that I spoke with was just like you and I – they had a dream and a spark in their eyes. The only different is that they let their imaginations run wild and they ran right along with them. It's important that we allow our children to do the same. Wonderforge agrees and that's why they created the Disney Imagicademy Storymation Studio Stop Motion Movie Kit.