Date Night at Brio Tuscan Grille


This year my husband and I are making a concerted effort to go on more dates. Raising five  kids doesn’t leave us much time to focus on our relationship or at least that’s the way it was in the past. We adore our kids and love focusing on our family but we need to focus on us too. If my husband and I don’t have a strong relationship then the family will fall apart. So even though it can be really hard to get a moment alone we are making it happen.

This past week we carved out a few hours of alone time and snuck off to Brio Tuscan Grille at Polaris Fashion Place to try the new “A Variety of Flavors” promotion.

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Buy A Gift Card And Earn 4x Fuel Points at Kroger #Kroger4xFuel


I love my Kroger Fuel Perks without them my gas expense would be way higher. As a loyal Kroger customer I am constantly earning Fuel Points to help me save at the pump and I love that. My recent discovery of Kroger ClickList has me earning Fuel Points in a whole new way (from my car). I don’t even have to go inside Kroger to earn my Fuel Points. Even though I am enjoying not getting out of my car Kroger has an offer going on right now that is enticing me to brave these cold temperatures and go inside… 4x Kroger Fuel Points with gift card purchase.

We do a lot of our shopping on Amazon, we buy our Amazon gift cards at Kroger that way we earn Fuel Perks from our purchases. Right now is the time to stock up our Amazon account and since you can just load up the account with gift cards everything works great.

Spring break is coming, are you traveling? Save money on your travels by planning ahead and purchasing gift cards for restaurants and shops where you will be stopping.

Do you have any gifts to buy? Weddings, graduations and teach gifts all happen in the spring so pick up a few gift cards now and save them to purchase gifts for these events.

Gift cards are also a great way to stick to a budget. Simply purchase the amount you are budgeting to spend and when the gift card is gone you are done shopping.

So many reasons to buy gift cards and now is the time to do it!

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Have You Tried LipSense the Lipstick That Stays?


A few weeks ago I was discussing lipstick and my ongoing issues with it. On one hand I love how lipstick looks, a bold lip can really make an outfit pop. On the other hand I hate how messy it can be. Lipstick comes off on everything from my glass to my cheek. That was when Tiffany reached out and asked me if I wanted to try out LipSense. I had heard about LipSense and was very intrigued by the idea of a lipstick that stays all day long. Not only does it stay but it doesn’t come off on anything.

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Pampers Proudly Honors Military Families with Operation Shower

Photo by Sassy Mouth Photo

Have you ever heard of Operation Shower? I don’t remember how I heard about them but I do remember coming across an article about them a few years ago, and being blown away by the amazing thing they do. Operation Shower throws baby showers for moms who are either in the military themselves or have a military spouse. Operation Shower was founded in 2007 by LeAnn Morrissey when she had the idea to send a “baby shower in a box” to four expectant military moms whose partners were deployed at the time. From there it grew into this wonderful outreach program that touches so many lives each year.

As you know I am a Pampers mom, they are my favorite diaper, hands down. I only put Pampers diapers on my kids and I buy them for every new baby I know. Just this past week I bought Pampers diapers and wipes for a family at school who welcomed a new baby boy and next week I am taking some to my adorable new nephew. Every baby should be in Pampers! It is no surprise to me that Pampers has gotten involved with Operation Shower, they care so much about expectant moms and babies making this a perfect fit. Pampers has donated Baby Dry diapers to all Operation Shower events through June, that is diapers for 320 expectant moms!! Continue Reading

Teaching a Few Old School Skills to My Girls

The other day I heard a mom mention that she paid $24 to have her daughters uniform hemmed, that is a crime!!! But the reality is that basic homemaking skills are not being passed on and things like cooking, sewing and more are lost skills. I want my girls to be able to do things for themselves and not have to pay an insane price for hemmed skirts or throw out a shirt when a button falls off. My grandmother and my mom both taught me to sew, I have since let that skill lapse and regret it. I can hem pants and sew buttons but for more complicated things I need to brush up my skills. My girls have already started learning by using some learn to sew kits and ar emakign gret progress. Now that they have a basic idea of stitches we have moved on to stamped cross stitch tea towels, next up things like buttons and hems.


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