4 Must-Have Apps for the Bargain Traveler

I love to travel, but I don’t always enjoy budgeting for it! Vacations can be very expensive, but if you put a little effort into saving money you can plan an amazing vacation for pennies on the dollar. One of the beauties of smartphones is the bevy of apps available, including several must-haves for the bargain traveler. Read the entire post on the SCJohnson.com blog: 4 Must-Have Apps for the Bargain Traveler Note: I receive compensation from SCJ for my {Read More}

How to Stay Organized During the Holidays

How To Stay Organized During The Holidays

The holiday season is a chaotic time for many people. There are more parties to attend and shopping to do! All that on top of your regular activities and you could be left feeling overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to help you stay organized and minimize that chaotic feeling. Make a calendar – This is the most important tip for staying on track during the next couple of months. Knowing when things are happening will not only keep you {Read More}

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 Amazon.com’s flexible rental program, you can keep your textbooks for a semester. Yes, all semester long and when it comes time to {Read More}

Winston & Roxee Rose The Miniature Schnauzers

Winston & Roxee Rose - Miniature Schnauzers

I had grand ideas of putting up a great blog post today – but this happened. We brought home Ms. Roxee Rose on Saturday – it is kind of like it was when I brought home Ava. Sleepless nights and running interference between big brother and little sister – just the four-footed variety.

Amazing Arizona Sunset Pictures – Wordless Wednesday

Chandler, Arizona Sunset - July 14, 2014

Photos taken in my backyard with a Canon 7D and a 10-22mm lens Another post you may like: Photographing an Arizona Monsoon Storm

Enter To Win a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer


#SummerDreams KitchenAid Decision Sweepstakes Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa Mom High performance meets designer style with the KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection 5qt 325 Watt Stand Mixer. Finished in a smart, jewel-toned color, this tilt-head Artisan Stand Mixer boasts 10 speeds and a 325-watt motor that keeps up with you in the kitchen. Whip up everything from homemade cookies to mashed potatoes in the mixer’s glass bowl, which includes a spout and measurement markings for convenient pouring {Read More}

PureSpa Hot Tub Giveaway – Ends 7/3


Sponsored post – thoughts and opinions are mine. I was not compensated for this post. I love hot tubs, I really do. I’m not much of a swimming pool fan, but if there’s a hot tub around I’m good to go. I live in Arizona and a good 8-9 months of the year are hot tub weather (in the summers the temps don’t dip below 85 at night) and although we don’t yet have a hot tub, it is on {Read More}