Win A Sol Republic Bluetooth Speaker DECK [Review & Giveaway]

Enter to Win a Sol Republic DECK

Disclaimer: I received a Sol Republic DECK for review purposes, this did not influence my review. For more information read the Privacy & Disclosure Policy. If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker for your tween or teen, this is the review and giveaway for you. I recently had the opportunity to test out the Sol Republic Motorola DECK, a wireless speaker that uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your mobile phone, portable MP3 player or any other compatible {Read More}

Happy 13th Birthday Alex


On this date in 2001, I became a mom. I wanted to wish my sweet, loving, smart and handsome young man, Alex, a Happy 13th Birthday! Love you sunshine.

Iceland Vacation: Planning a 15th Anniversary Getaway

Iceland Vacation - Blue Lagoon

My 15th anniversary getaway vacation planning continues – this week I’m focusing on Iceland. When I asked my husband where he’d like to go for our anniversary in October 2015, he jokingly said Iceland. But, I think he might have been on to something – an Iceland vacation may be the perfect way to celebrate 15 years together. About Iceland As of January 2014, the population in Iceland is 325,000 and while the language of the country is Icelandic, English {Read More}

Ava’s First Day of School – 5th Grade

First Day of School 2014-2015

Ava started her first day of 5th grade today. She is attending a local performing arts school for children in grades 5 through 12, so she’s officially considered a middle school student. This is her ‘serious student’ look. She’s over the moon about the new school though, let’s hope she’s as excited when I pick her up this afternoon as she was when I dropped her off this morning!

Enter to Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card – Don’t Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes

Don't Buy It Rent It Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Don’t Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes Organized by: Mom Powered Media With special co-hosting blogs: Purple Monster Coupons, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman and Barbara’s Beat. MPM is excited to share a way to help you save money on those high priced college textbooks. Rent your textbooks this year and save up to 80%. With’s flexible rental program, you can keep your textbooks for a semester. Yes, all semester long and when it comes time to {Read More}

20 Backpacks for Less Than $20 Each

20 Backpacks for Under $20

Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be a budget buster. If you take a little time and do your research, you can find pencils for pennies, notebooks for less than a quarter and $1 binders. While you can usually find great deals on classroom supplies, it is harder to find a good-priced backpack. So, I decided to scour the deals on Amazon to find 20 backpacks for less than $20 each. Which is your favorite? This content uses referral links, please {Read More}

Australia and New Zealand Vacation Planning

Australia & New Zealand Vacation Planning

My husband and I may spend our 15th anniversary in Australia and New Zealand. Our anniversary isn’t until October 2015, but I’m starting my research now. In my first post of this #TravelTuesday series, I looked into a Bali vacation. Last week I compared Tahiti and Fiji vacations. Today, I’m focusing on Australia and New Zealand vacation planning. If we choose Australia/New Zealand as our ultimate 15th anniversary getaway, we plan on visiting both destinations during the trip and so {Read More}