Calming the Christmas Antsy Pants with Northpole Gifts #NorthpoleFun

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This shop about Hallmark Northpole gifts has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NorthpoleFun #CollectiveBias  ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…the kids were going BANANAS. You know how it goes. The weeks leading up to Christmas are busy and hectic and by Dec…. [read more]

The year was 1986… #PeeweesPlayhouse

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This post was brought to you by Shout Factory who provided a media sample to facilitate my review. It was 1986. I was a Long Island girl with important things on my mind, like Duran Duran, purple eyeshadow and Stiff Stuff hairspray. Looming overheard? A move to Central Pennsylvania right before the start of my freshman… [read more]

Friday Night is Family Night! #HossomeBurgerFest

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Ever since my husband and I started dating, Friday night has been restaurant night. Fancy, casual, bar atmosphere, whatever happened to strike our Friday fancy…as long as it didn’t require me cooking. Of course, when our kids came along, we had to find some new, family-friendly restaurant choices (which isn’t always easy.) But two things have not… [read more]

Why Kitchen Toys are the Best Toys! (and Free Recipe Card Printable for Kids)

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This shop about the Target Toy Emporium has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Just when I thought I couldn’t love Target anymore, they’ve introduced their new Toy Emporium. Be still my toy-lovin’ heart. What’s the Target Toy Emporium? Only the BEST place to get all the… [read more]

A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

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Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always… [read more]