Christmas Prime Rib

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Each year our family buys a share of a cow. Once delivered we have a variety of cuts and the one we all get most excited about is the rib eye roast that turns into prime rib. It stays tucked safely in the freezer until Christmas week and then becomes the star of our holiday… Read More

Toys That Boys Want Too!

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I am so sick of hearing the question “Don’t you worry about that making your son girly?” The answer is NO. No matter what he plays with, it will always be no. No, I don’t care that people think it’s weird that I let my son play with my old Beauty and The Beast puppets,… Read More

The 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book: A Peasant’s Commentary

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. Nothing puts the Jesus Christ in Christmas quite like the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. My mom and I have a yearly ritual of… Read More

Disney Holidays At The Disneyland Resort

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Boy, do we have a treat for you today! I recently attended a holiday event at Disneyland and am so excited to share the whole inside scoop with you! Disneyland is amazing all year round, but it somehow steps it even even further during the holidays. There are so many extra fun and festive things… Read More

Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. There are some people who have wonderful holidays in the company of loved ones, everyone gets along, the turkey comes out perfectly kissed… Read More

Where To Order Holiday Cards

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The calendar has turned – HELLO NOVEMBER! – and the stores are filling up with holiday supplies. Wrapping paper, Christmas trees, toy sales, poinsettias and more, seem to be everywhere! All this has sparked my holiday to do list and on the very top is holiday cards! Truly, of all the holiday activities, this is… Read More

15 Steps on How to Survive the Holidays

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A lot of people have traditions that their family follows for the holidays. Some tell stories, some gather around food, and some people… well, some people are like my family. We celebrate holidays in the most fantastic way possible: running around like maniacs and, of course, laughing our butts off at each other. Here are… Read More

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. No dammit, not Christmas. Halloween! Get out your scary masks, gooey eyeballs, and vampire bats because Halloween is where it’s at.  I love… Read More

Fisher Price Disney Princess Garden Tea Party Playset Review

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So many holiday toys yet so little time! But which ones are right for your child? Today our Baby Gizmo Littles are taking a look at the Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Garden Tea Party. This playset is for ages 1-5 but we think the sweet spot is 2 and 3 year olds. It’s a… Read More

How Was Your Mother’s Day?

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In a world of technology it’s so easy to get a sneak peek into other family’s lives. Facebook status updates and Instagram photos pop up with the press of a button. Especially around the holidays! Everyone wants to share their highlights, get a few likes and relish in the happy moments. Sometimes it even sparks… Read More

Hostess Gifts For the Holidays

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Whether you’re stopping in for dinner or spending a week in a friend or relative’s home a hostess (or host) gift can go a long way in saying thank you. So, tally up who you’ll be seeing this season and prep your gifts ahead of time. Here’s a good place to start for ideas! Polygon… Read More

Step2 Thomas the Train Up & Down Roller Coaster Review

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Thomas the Train is huge with the toddler and preschool crowd! That’s why we just had to get a closer look at the Step2 Thomas the Tank Up & Down Roller Coaster for you! This is a toy that needs some space but will keep 2-5 year olds busy, busy, busy. This “roller coaster” can be set up… Read More

National Costume Swap Day

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Just a few weeks until all the little goblins and ghouls come knocking at our doors! And in preparation, October 12th is officially National Costume Swap Day. So … set your sewing machine aside, mamas, and find a swap near you! You’ll save yourself time and money. And if that doesn’t make you excited for… Read More

Father’s Day Gifts For the Culinary Man

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My husband’s birthday is at the end of May so I don’t change gears to Father’s Day preparation until after Memorial Day. Kind of a quick turnaround as I usually try to plan way ahead for holidays, but it is what it is. Due to the speed I have to organize Father’s Day with I… Read More

Gifts Mama Would Love For … Mother’s Day

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Outside of the traditional massage and pedicure (and who doesn’t love those!) I’ve been dreaming of a gift or two for Mother’s Day. Of course, the greatest gift of all are the two munchkins who made me a mama, but since my husband usually comes through royally with a little token of their appreciation here’s… Read More

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 3

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Congrats to the winners: Britax Baby Carrier – #6774 – Rachel E. Britax Convertible Car Seat – Entry #927 – Megan A. On the third day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me… Britax Convertible Car Seat (of my choice!) & a Britax Baby Carrier Today we are choosing TWO winners! Woot! Woot! One winner will… Read More

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Balls

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So much holiday baking to do – so little time! Today I’m sharing a super yummy (and easy!) recipe for the holidays. Rice Krispie treats are not only for kids. If you make them like we are today, it becomes a fabulous holiday dessert that not only kids will love but adults will too! We are mixing up… Read More

DIY Ribbon Wreath Craft

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite crafts with you all. I don’t consider myself very crafty but I have one execption. Ribbon wreaths. These wreaths are fairly easy to make but they are a little time consuming. Each wreath will cost about $20-$40 depending on the size… Read More

12 Weeks of Holidays: Week Two – Bringing Baby Home with Club MomMe (Giveaway)

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*Congrats to the winner – entry #1432 – Jennifer B. We are teaming up with Club MomMe for Week 2 of their “12 Weeks of Holidays” giveaway. This giveaway is all about bringing home da’ baby! All the details are below! And yes, this is a one winner takes all situation! Woot! Woot!    … Read More

Creating Fourth of July Traditions in Your Family

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Growing up, my family would go to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. No matter what the weather looked like or the amount of traffic that would meet us as we drove our huge minivan into the “big city,” we saw fireworks every year until I was about 18. Towards the end, it came… Read More