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Applying and Wearing Makeup

Many women are baffled about the process of choosing, applying and wearing facial makeup. Tradition suggests that this type of facial adornment is natural to women – that they practice it as young girls and then progress to a point where the process is innately a part of their lives as women. This is not… Read More »



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. With all of us shopping for the holidays, budgeting can be a real challenge. But, it can be done. There are different strategies you can use like taking advantage of store sales or comparison… Read More »



7-UP Cranberry Spritzer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper Snapple Group for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The holidays are here and with it come parties and family gatherings! What’s your favorite family drink to make? Mine? Mine is my favorite Cranberry Spritzer recipe and uses our favorite drink! 7-UP!… Read More »



Fleischmann’s® Beginners Regular Pizza Crust recipe

Pizza Crust

When I was younger, my Aunt tried to teach me to make bread from scratch. I refused though because I was terrified of working with the yeast. It seemed to me at that age that if you messed it up that you’d end up with a big mess and as a teenage cook? I was… Read More »



Menu Planning Monday Week of 12/15

Menu Planning Monday

 Menu Planning Monday Week of 12/15 This week we have a planned day of eating out as a belated birthday dinner for myself since baby girl decided to end out last night out abruptly with a nice planned diaper….. Yes the life of a parent! Monday – Eating out Tuesday – Breakfast : Eggs, English Muffins, Bacon Wednesday… Read More »



8 Tips to Saving Money when Wrapping Gifts

8 Tips to Saving Money when Wrapping Gifts

8 Tips to Saving Money when Wrapping Gifts   Once you’ve spent a load of money on holiday gifts, it’s time to think about wrapping them. Have you considered the supplies you need, and how much they can cost? Don’t worry though – there is no need to break the bank on hiding the presents… Read More »



7-Eleven Supports our US Military Veterans

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 7-Eleven Franchising for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re all familiar with 7-Eleven and most of us are big fans of their Slurpee drinks! I know I am! Did you know though that 7-Eleven is a big supporter of our U.S. veterans? Well, they… Read More »



Sara Lee®’s Delightful Breads #45DelightfulPeople

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®. Sara Lee®’s Delightful Breads As many of you know I recently had baby #4 and I have the ‘baby belly flab’. I swear it looks like im still preggo! I hate that feeling. So I made a vow to change my lifestyle,… Read More »



Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value Ends 12/22

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Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value Ends 12/22 Looking for a great gift for yourself this holiday season? How would a new HP touchscreen Laptop work? Maybe you would give it to your spouse or even a friend! Such a  great gift! This HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop provides all of the benefits… Read More »



5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Fraud this Holiday Season

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Fraud this Holiday Season

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Fraud this Holiday Season  While Christmas may be the most “wonderful time of the year,” it’s also the best time of the year for scammers and thieves. With more people shopping online every year, it’s a great way for them to steal your credit card numbers, your identity and… Read More »