Category: Family

CenturyLink Price For Life – Improve Family Time And Your Budget

Post Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions are all mine.   Back-To-School time feels like the beginning of the new year more than the traditional January 1st. It’s truly a new beginning!   Every fall, I like to start the season fresh and one way I do

Time For A $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Summer vacations are just around the corner and you can find just about any item you’ll need for your days of relaxation, or excitement, on Amazon. Last summer caring for family members took precedence over escaping to the desert, mountain or beach. (All healed now! Yay!!!)  Hopefully, we’ll be able to get a much-needed break and

Enter To Win A Big Screen TV From Beesavy!

Who is ready for summer? After the cold winter we had – and many are still experiencing – I’m ready for some sunshine, some vacations and some time relaxing in the garden. Summer’s also one of the most expensive times of the year, so I’m always looking for ways to save some money. A favorite

5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend

  Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a brief summary of what they would say. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend: “You

$1000 Spring Break Giveaway!

 Heeeerrree we go!  2 lucky winners will receive $500 to spend as they please in this Spring Break Giveaway!  If you were to be so lucky, how would you spend your winning’s?  Is there a Spring Break destination in mind? Or, summer vacation planning in the works?  Two summer’s ago my family drove to Victoria,

7 Ways To Be More Optimistic

We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky, feeling sluggish thanks to a one-hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone.

Win A Hamswan F60 Waterproof HD Action Camera!

  I’m so happy to be co-hosting this giveaway!  With Spring Break looming and summer vacations on the horizon wouldn’t it be great to have a waterproof camera to capture memorable moments without the worry of ruining your camera if it falls into the pool, lake, river – where ever your fun times take you. Enter

Spring Fling Family Game Night Giveaway!

Ends 3/31Welcome to the Spring Fling Gift Guide Family Game Night Giveaway!   A tried and true way to get your family together and create memories is by having a family game night.  It’s through trial-and-error that I’ve found games that keep the focus of “competition” to a minimum (which creates way toooooo much anxiety

5 Ways To Safeguard Kids’ Devices From Predators

New apps pop up almost every day, and *bam* every single one of your kid¹s friends and classmates are using this bright and shiny new toy and… you find out, so is your child. The app looks age appropriate and harmless to you, however predators find ways to infiltrate and exploit. Yes, you check your child’s phone, computer

If You Want 2017 To Be Your Year…

  What do you think of these ideas?   I’m honestly feeling that 2017 requires us all to be fierce and to be brave.  Let’s help each other!  We are ALL human beings.  Thank goodness we’re not all of the same mind.  How boring would that be?  VERY! Remember… hate is a learned emotion.  With

Enter This Thanksgiving Giveaway Today!

  ‘Tis the season to gather friends and family around the table (or t.v. trays – whatever works) and enjoy each others company over delicious food.  Now, this food costs money so wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra to help your budget? Sure it would!  Enter this Thanksgiving Giveaway today for your

10 Halloween Etiquette Tips And Tricks

  It’s time for scary costumes, carving pumpkins, candy and trick or treating.  As Halloween approaches, there are somethings parents and children need to remember.  10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks: –        Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic or religious group or someone with a serious illness, poverty or other hardship,

Age Appropriate Chores For Kids

  It’s wise to start teaching children to help around the house with assigned chores when they’re young.  It doesn’t need to be perceived as a punishment, taking care of the home you live in is a blessing!  Think about it, you have a home.  Show your children that cleaning is taking pride in your

Enter To Win Playful PJs For Chilly Nights!

Let’s have some fun!  Enter to win playful PJs for the soon-to-come chilly nights.  So cute!!!  Good luck!   Welcome to the Character Onesie Wardrobe Giveaway Event!   Sponsored by: Richard Leeds International Organized by: Southern Mom Loves   With Fall coming, we thought you could use some fun new PJs! These character onesies from Richard Leeds International

Peace Of Mind Tips In September

No review this time.  No giveaway to share.  I’m just checking in with you.  How are you?  Really?  It was an  interesting/stressful summer for our family and, with the beginning of the school year, the “interesting” twists keep on comin’!  I try to plan, I try to stay positive however, the anxiety (and annoyance) creeps in

Yes! $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Not only would a lovely gift card from Target be great, how about a program that helps you lower prices at Target as well?  Sign me up!  Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower parents to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues

8 Of The Most Exciting PLAYFul Trends for 2016

    Summer is full of activity. There are ways to spend a bundle on outdoor events and activities but that’s not what I’m about.  I’m “Frugal Ann”, always looking for ways to play and have fun without spending a lot (or any!) dollars and cents. There’s an organization dedicated to reminding us the importance of

5 Easy Ways to Safeguard Kids’ Tech Devices from Predators

  New apps pop up almost every day, and instantly every single one of your kid¹s friends and classmates are using this bright and shiny new toy and, you find out, so is your kid. The app looks age appropriate and harmless, but predators find ways to infiltrate and exploit. Yes, you check your child’s phone, computer or

Take The Pledge With Me! Take Back Your Drive!

I wish I could write words to make this the ultimate post to end the action of texting while driving. I wish I could find the right combination of words to make those drivers that feel their text message is more important then someone’s life – perhaps their own –  a text that just can’t wait that they

Sam The Cat Decorates His Christmas Tree – Video

We had a cat adopt US over the Summer. I went out to the patio, sat down for breakfast and *boom* there are two green eyes staring at me from the end of the table.  I saw how incredibly thin he was and couldn’t resist feeding him. (Ms. Tender Heart here!) This little guy was

Trick or Treating Safety Tips!

  For those of us who have quite a few All Hallows’ Eve spooky nights under our parent/guardian belt the following tips will seem obvious.  But, for those just starting out, or those that need reminders, the following should help you on your way to a safe – and fun! – night of Trick or

Let's Stay Healthy At The Beach! Water, Sunscreen and Proper Cover

  Every summer, millions of people will make their way to the beach. There is no denying the fact that the beach is one of the country’s favorite vacation destinations. However, it is important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying the warm water and abundance of sunshine. Here are some tips for staying healthy

9 Easy and Affordable Mother's Day Ideas

Not only can money not buy happiness it also isn’t needed for the perfect gift.  Really!  With the following clever ideas I’m sure you can create a lovely gift for Mother’s Day that will bring a smile to her face and joy to her heart. Gift chore coupons*. Create a handmade coupon book for your

Easy and Efficient Ways To Get Fit

You can make excuses all you like but honestly, there’s no denying it, when you exercise – get the blood flowing and your heart pumping – your mood lifts and your day feels better. I put off exercise for about 3 months, and my mood really took a hit. I’ve stayed committed for 5 months

Beach Health: Water, Comfortable Clothing and Sunscreen

Every summer, millions of people will make their way to the beach. There is no denying the fact that the beach is one of the country’s favorite vacation destinations. However, it is important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying the warm water and abundance of sunshine. Here are some tips for staying healthy at

New Kitchen Style With Wall Art Decals from DecDecals

Recently I came across a new site DECDECALS that showcases an easy way to add flair to your walls.  DECDECALS designs vinyl gave me an idea on how to spruce up my kitchen walls quickly with no painting.  Yay!  (See what the designs offerings here.) Vinyl wall art stickers are the latest idea in home decorating that