Make Ahead Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie Recipe + $25 Save-A-Lot Gift Card Giveaway

I have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. I love the twinkle of the lights on the tree. I love scoring the perfect gift at a discount. I love having my family around me on Christmas morning. What I don't love is being torn in a million directions. There doesn't seem to be enough time in the … [Read more...]

Join Us For A NOLA Plantations Country Holiday Twitter Chat #NOPCHoliday

When thinking of Louisiana travel, the French Quarter of New Orleans is the first thing many people think of. But, you don't want your Louisiana visit to end within the city limits of New Orleans. Just a short drive outside the city you can walk through century old,  Southern plantations while … [Read more...]

DIY Festive Holiday Chip Boxes

#SweetnSaltyHoliday #CollectiveBias So many of our favorite holiday traditions involve food. I can probably think of a dozen right off the top of my head! Our first is our traditional Christmas Eve feast where everyone in the family gets to have their favorite foods, whether that's beef jerky, … [Read more...]

Maraschino Cherry Cookies Recipe

As I was writing up this Maraschino Cherry Cookies recipe I was thinking about the fact that Maraschino cherries seem to be one of those things that people either love or hate. While I am in the "love" category, my husband is definitely on the "hate" side. He's a big milkshake fan and when he orders … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Time Saving – Walmart Online Grocery Pickup

Did I really say in the title up there that you can skip the grocery shopping? Yes! During this last month of the year we are all super busy making preparations for the holidays, decorating our homes, dealing with 4th quarter business, baking Christmas cookies or attending gatherings with school, … [Read more...]

Plan an Angels Sing Movie Night + Reader Giveaway

I'm a huge fan of Christmas movies. Every year I start watching them starting the day after Thanksgiving. I try to see how many I can pack in before Christmas Eve, but then keep watching them all the way until New Year's Day. Last year one the movies that was new to me was Angels Sing. Angels … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels

One of the best parts of Christmas is the wonderful smells! There's gingerbread, peppermint, pine needles and so much more! How about giving the gift of good smells as a gift this year? That's exactly what you can do with this DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Labels. This awesome … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer Released

Doesn't it seem like a looooooong time since Guardians of the Galaxy came to the theaters? GOTG is definitely in my top 2 favorite MARVEL movies ever, so I'm excited that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 will be coming to theaters May 5, 2017! This brand new teaser trailer was just released today and … [Read more...]

Georg Jensen Replaces Models with REAL Role Models in New Campaign

How often do you stop and think about the images of women in the ads and films we see? So often they are a nameless pretty face, or a damsel in distress. Where are all the strong, smart, go-getter women? What we see on television is not at all a normal reality.  So many little girls around the world … [Read more...]

2017 Gift Card Bonus Offers – Restaurants and Retail

One of my favorite deals during the holiday season is Gift Card Bonus Offers! Many restaurants and stores offer a bonus when you buy a gift card. i.e. Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 reward card for yourself for free. So it’s a great time to not only buy gift cards for gifts, but to buy them for … [Read more...]




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