My Advice for a Successful Relationship

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I am sure if you have been following this site you know I am married. I know collective sigh from all the single guys. Kidding! I have been with my husband for over 18 years now. I can't imagine my life without him. I do however think relationships take work. They take a lot of work even if you are with the perfect person it still takes work. It is one of the secrets to a happy marriage.  I am often asked how do you make it work? How do you have a successful relationship? I think beyond ...

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Have a Smart Home with Hive #BuzzAboutHive


Disclosure: I am being compensated by Hive for this campaign and being part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Have you always dreamed of having a state of the art automated home? Where you can control lights, locks, electronics, appliances and other connected devices from anywhere using an app. Imagine no need to rush back home because you forgot to turn off appliances. You can have peace of mind because you'll know what's happening to your home even if you're away because you have ...

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Back to Balance – Getting Ready for a 10K Race

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  Finding a way to get my healthy eating and activity levels back to balance has always been hard for me. We all get off track whether it is the holidays or a family crisis, there are times in life when we just don't take care of ourselves as well as we should. For me from past experiences I know what does and doesn't work. Having a goal to get healthy is too vague and doesn't give me anything concrete to work towards. Instead I know that I need a hard deadline and a very clear ...

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Burlington Stores Annual Coat Drive

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Burlington Stores Annual Coat Drive Do you know what the difference between being alive and living life? I think some people forget the component that creates the difference is really compassion and the willingness to give of oneself. I support companies that offer people the opportunity to give. I love that Burlington Stores is willing to provide people who donate a coat 10% off their entire purchase with their annual "Warm Coats and Warm Hearts" coat drive. You simply head over to the ...

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Tips To Make Holiday Family Traditions More Special


Family traditions matter because it is how we build a strong bond with our family. It brings people together and is a great way to bridge the gap between generations and make its bond stronger. My childhood memories are filled with fond memories of helping my parents decorate the house for Christmas. We bought Christmas tree together and had lots of fun decorating it, then we will end the day with a warm cup of hot chocolate and cookies. Celebrating holidays isn't also complete without going to ...

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Holiday Shopping on a Budget

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.    I will tell you a big huge secret every year my husband doesn’t buy me any presents. I mean none. Yet, I get amazing gifts. I bet you are thinking why are they still married? Is he a thief? Does he re-gift? How does she get awesome presents from her favorite stores? Does he have a job she doesn’t know about? How does he take the money he has and make it work for him? How does he ...

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The Best Gifts For Photographers On Your List


When it's time to shop for gifts for photographers on your list, you can't go wrong with a Canon digital camera, camera accessories or even great new lenses.  Whether you are buying a new DSLR or great accessories for the photographer sticking with a brand that exemplifies quality is best.  Since we know the value and quality of Canon, it was easy to say yes to this sponsored post on behalf of Best Buy for Canon. Photography is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. I love having the ability to ...

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Tips For Finding The Best Camcorder For Your Family


As I plan for gift giving, I have struggled to find the best camcorder for our family.  Being able to take videos of the kids around the holidays is so important!  These are cherished memories for years to come, and these tips are just what I needed to make the choice that gave my family the best camcorder for our needs. Tips For Finding The Best Camcorder For Your Family Whether you are upgrading as a gift to yourself during the holiday season, or looking for the best camcorder to take on ...

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How The Gameband For Your Minecraft World Works


As my son ages, it is getting harder and harder to earn my coolness points but when my guy snapped this Gameband for his Minecraft world onto his wrist and exclaimed "This is freaking awesome" I knew I just became the coolest mom on the block. At least for today. I had already completed the registration and set up so when he pushed the button and that LED screen lit up so did his face. The LED screen on the Gameband displays an animation, the time, the date, and available free space. All of ...

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Minnie Mouse Combination Shower Head Review + A Giveaway!

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Minnie Mouse Combination Shower Head Review + A Giveaway! Shower time is one of my daughters favorite times of the day and so when I was given the chance to try the Minnie Mouse Combination Shower Head from Oxygenics I knew my daughter would be really excited! We are (as I'm sure most people are) big Disney fans and the Minnie Mouse Combination Shower Head helps us show our love for the mouse, ha!  ...

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