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2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Big Guy

Lifestyle By May 29, 2016 Tags: , , , 8 Comments

Gift Ideas for the Big Guy’s Father’s Day! FYI…. this post may include affiliate links and if you buy using those links, it is at no extra cost to you! 3 weeks and counting, friends!! Lucky for the guys out there, we girls typically plan this stuff pretty far in advance. BUT! Just in case you’re struggling, I’ve pulled together…

College is expensive. College Ave Student Loans is helping make the burden a lot easier!

The Only Thing More Painful than Labor is Paying for College

Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By May 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Finding Student Loans that Fit Your Needs My Facebook wall has aged over the years. The images and stories of 5th grade dances and “graduation” ceremonies are slowly being replaced by prom shots and misty-eyed stories of high school graduations and college acceptances. Parents are proud, kids are eager. Each awaiting the next huge chapter in their lives. Once your…

Thinking about taking a cruise with your teens or tweens? Make sure you read this first!

Do Cruises with Teens Make a Good Vacation?

Lifestyle, Parenting By April 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

Vacationing with Teens and Tweens: Our Spring Break Cruise on Royal Caribbean Okay.. I have to get one thing out in the open before I start… I was in NO way compensated for this review. No free wifi, no free drinks, nothing. This trip was 100% funded by me and the big guy. What you’re reading here is a completely…

Wondering what the health benefits of a standing desk are?

How A Desk Accessory Changed My Life

Blogging, Lifestyle By March 31, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Angela and I met a few years ago in a professional group and while we weren’t in the group together for very long, our paths would cross again thanks to the ConvergeSouth conference – which she’s now a part of as well!! We both have teen daughters and whenever we’re together, somehow the topic always turns to the joys and…

How to Throw a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

How to Have a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

Lifestyle, Teens By February 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

Sweet 16 Birthday Parties Remember when your baby turned 1 and you had the biggest bash ever? Complete with smash cake (yes, millennial moms, we originated that idea 😉 ) and all the Winnie the Pooh decorations you could find. You probably spent a fair amount of money because it was the FIRST! birthday and your baby deserved that! Then…

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Jonas Update from SnOMG Central and a Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Kristens Kitchen, Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By January 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , 17 Comments

Surviving Winter Storm Jonas in NC I’m on my 3rd day in a row of not leaving the house thanks to Snowstorm Jonas. Well, 75% of it is because of Jonas… the other 25% is that I just don’t want to. I went to the store on Thursday and blew my budget on enough groceries to last us til next…

Where to find ugly christmas sweaters

3 Places Find the Most Amazing Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Lifestyle, Reviews and Giveaways By December 20, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

All Hail the Ugly Christmas Sweaters If you’re over the age of 35, there’s a really good chance your grandma or great-aunt Loyce gave you ugly Christmas sweaters. But she didn’t mean for it to be ugly – she honest to God thought it was beautiful and that you would be thrilled to the moon to wear it. You weren’t…