Things I Love : November, 2014
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Random things that I loved this month… I usually work on blog stuff in the mornings. Even the weekend. So it was a really nice change of pace when my son found our mini donut baker in the garage and all but demanded we make them immediately. So we did.  And they loved them. And…

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Best Pencil Sharpener Ever
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Ok. You guys might think this post is crazy. Like, Sharon, you can’t possibly love a pencil sharpener this much. But it’s legit. My love is real. So much so that I want to share my love of an inanimate object with you. So much so that I sought Classroom Friendly Supplies out to do…

Quick and Easy Dinners
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I’m pretty much ridiculously stressed out right now. And this totally affects how I feed myself and my family. So I’ve decided to share the recipes for the quick and easy dinners that I have been making that are still tasty but really easy to make. On the nights where we have extra activities like…

Upcycled Milk Jug Planters
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Every time my kids finish a container of milk my head spins. Those containers have got to be good for other things. I know they can be recycled but they can be so much more useful than that. So I decided to make some of the plastic milk jugs in to planters. And I decided…

Halloween Treats for a Great Cause
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Halloween is usually all about the treats and tricks. But this year I’ve picked up some sweets that actually benefit a great cause. From now until October 31, 2014 Wendy’s is selling these awesome coupon books for free Jr. Frosty’s. Each book costs only a $1.00 and .90 cents from each book goes straight to the…

Healthy Habits for a Better Future – Got Milk?
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I love to talk to my kids about the future. I’m really big in to them knowing that they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up. And while there may not be an established career path based on what they turn out to be passionate about, they can absolutely create a…

Keeping Kids Safe and Positive Online #ShareAwesome
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I live an online life. And by default, so do my kids. When we do something awesome, it generally ends up on Instagram. Or Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest, or some combination of one or more of the social media channels.. For instance, last week we got to attend a special McDonald’s event. You guys,…

Keratin Treatments are the Best
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This post was brought to you by the makers of ZICO Coconut Water.  I received compensation to write this post through the #CrackLifeOpen program. All opinions expressed are my own.  Most campaigns that bloggers participate in are geared towards promoting a product or service. Very few actually encourage you to make positive life changes.  I…

Pancake Mountain Dance Party with The Bots
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A few weeks ago my family did something super awesome. We headed to Los Angeles to be part of a super fun Pancake Mountain Dance Party featuring The Bots. You probably aren’t familiar with Pancake Mountain but you totally should be. Now being created in conjunction with PBS Digital Studios, Pancake Mountain is the coolest…

DIY Family Reminder Chalkboard
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*This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts® via Blueprint Social.  All opinions, thoughts, craft errors, chalk hands and paint stained floor are my own. I am a list maker. I literally write everything down so I don’t forget it.  But the problem is, I’m also a stacker/straightener.  Do you know what that is? It’s…