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Bounce Off Board Game Adds to the Family Fun

January 6, 2017 By · No Comments

Disclosure: I bought this game, we love it. The links in this post are affiliate, if you click them I might make a few pennies. A few pennies add up and then I can buy more board games. hehe

Family Fun Night: Bounce Off the Board Game

We are a Board Game Loving family. Why? Simple! It’s a TON of fun, plus you get to spend time with your kids. What better excuse to go out and buy board games? Every Friday I pull out a board game and we play it for a few hours. After a few hours we settle in the living room and watch a movie together.

Little A got Bounce Off Board Game for Christmas. Honestly I had never heard of it but the three older ones talked non-stop about it when we were looking through store catalogs and flipping through Amazon. The only time I had heard of a game like this was ummm….Beer Pong. No, I never played that game and that isn’t this game.

Bounce Off Board Game


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40 by 40 Bucket List

January 1, 2017 By · No Comments

40 by 40

2017 is a year of many things for different people. Last year I chose the word “GROWTH” for my word for the year. This year it is looking more like “FEARLESS” will be my word. As I approach 40 I want to be happy about the number, not fearful. Currently I want to be able to state I have done something more than just being a wife and a mom. But in life, opportunities that came I was too scared to do, or worse I wouldn’t even consider because of some fear I had. I no longer want to NOT do things. Here is my 40 by 40 Bucket List. I’d love to see your bucket list.

  1. Go river rafting
  2. Take my kids camping
  3. Go fishing
  4. Visit some of the local farms (Kelsay Farms/Watermann’s Family Farm)
  5. Lose 60lbs
  6. Enter my first 5K walk
  7.  Have a garden that actually has fruits and/or Vegetables.
  8. Join a softball team
  9. Learn to swim
  10. Learn to ski
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20 Amazing Christmas Cookie Recipes

December 23, 2016 By · 4 Comments

amazing christmas cookies

Christmas is just days away, now is the time to bake up those Amazing Christmas cookies and make those holiday memories. Every year I love baking cookies with the kids. Watching them pick which cookie we will make, stir in the ingredients and lay them on the tray. Finally, peeking through the door to watch them plump up. The excitement in their eyes and the mess on their faces from mixing everything is enough to make me smile. In case you need a few amazing Christmas Cookie recipes I’ve gathered up a list. Have fun! Happy Memory Making!

1. Dark Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies from 5 Minutes for Mom.
2. The Ultimate Christmas Cookie from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
3. Melting Snowman Chewy Sugar Christmas Cookie recipe from Jenn’s Blah Blah blog
4. hot cocoa cookies Christmas Cookie Recipes from The Gracious Wife
5. Red velvet Christmas Cookie Sandwiches from B-Inspired Mama
6. Confetti Christmas Cookies from Lip Gloss and Crayons
7. Christmas Cookies Sweet Creations from A Helicopter Mom
8. Soft Gluten-free Sugar Cookies from Frugal Farm Wife
9. Lofthouse Reindeer Christmas Cookies from She Saved
10. Christmas Lights Cookies from Fireflies and Mudpies

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Grinch Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

December 22, 2016 By · 1 Comment

Grinch Cake Mix Cookies with tiny Mint Hearts!

Nicoli and I wanted to make cookies one day and had recently heard of cake mix cookies at story hour. I decided to go to the store and see what we could create. We saw lots of cake mixes to choose from and in the same aisle was all the Christmas stuff and someone walked by with a sour attitude and I immediately thought about Grinch. We’d make Grinch Cake Mix Cookies!

grinch cookies

Aren’t those Grinch Cake Mix Cookies cute? I’m the type of mom that loves to tie baking into something to read or watch. These cookies would go nicely with a hot chocolate, curled up in the living room watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Don’t you think so?

Ingredients for Grinch Cake Mix Cookies:

  • Cake Mix
  • food coloring (green)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • powdered sugar
  • Andis mints

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Holiday Cash Giveaway: $130 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Giveaway

November 11, 2016 By · 2 Comments

That’s right, it’s another giveaway! This giveaway is for a whopping $130 Amazon Gift Card OR Paypal for the Holidays. Thanksgiving is in a few short weeks which means Christmas is just around the corner. Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Do you have all those Christmas wish lists or your Thanksgiving Turkey in your freezer? This could definitely help out.


My son recently went off to boot camp, which means this year our family is celebrating Thanksgiving Day with an actual TURKEY. We haven’t had turkey in about 10 years due to the fact he’s allergic to the bird. Yes, I said that. He’s allergic to turkey. So since he will be busy doing push-ups and sit-ups we will be chowing down on something we haven’t had in a VERY long time. Which means

I need some cash for turkey and all the fixings. hehe. This would be the perfect giveaway for me to enter, but sadly since I wanted to be so nice and offer it up to one person I will not be joining. I’ve teamed up with everyone on the rafflecopter for one lucky winner. So make sure to follow EVERYONE. You never know which will lead to the winner.

Oh for those of you wondering….Christmas is just 44 more days! So get ready for the big man to come. As for me, I’m counting down because that’s when I get to see my son.

One Wish List Item from each of my kids:

BalletGirl 16, is all about make up, boys and work these days so it wasn’t a surprise to see she wanted brushes. Not just brushes but NICE brushes. NAKED is a collection that I love so I can totally understand this. BabyGirl 13yr is more of my Goth girl. She loves all things Nightmare Before Christmas and Hot Topics. She already found a jacket she swears up and down she will wear every single day of winter if she got it. haha.

Little A (9yr) has finally started reading books and while they are related to video games nothing makes me happier than seeing him want to read something. Woo hoo!  Nicoli (3yr) has been all about Peppa Pig and PJ Masks so when he saw the plush version of one of his favorite shows he started asking.

SoccerBoy: Harry Potter Chess Set.

So what’s on your list? Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below. You don’t want to miss out on free money do you?

$130 Amazon Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway starts November 11 at midnight EST and ends November 26 at midnight EST. USA, 18+. One winner will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email they provide. The winner has 48 hours to respond or new winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced on the rafflecopter after they have responded.

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