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The time we dumped turkey brine all over the basement…and other NickMom funnies

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client.Today I'm going to share with you a little story from last year's Thanksgiving Day ordeal and what NOT to do when brining your turkey...as well as a little NickMom humor as the story progresses! Last year was my first year doing Thanksgiving at my house. My husband and I prepared for months...we (let's be honest...I) started scouring Craigslist for a an expandable kitchen table I could makeover before the big holiday. I bought chalk paint and spent hours making over … [Read more...]

Easy Get Well Gift with Kleenex

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KleenexTarget  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcOIt's cold and flu season and my family got hit hard early this year. I've been coughing for weeks now, my poor son is stuffed up and congested, and we're taking medicine like it's going out of business. When my family is sick, we like to hunker down on, make a "sick bed" on the couch, watch movies, make popcorn and just suffer together...in style LOL. Grilled cheese and Mrs. Grass' soup (the one with the EXTRA noodles!) are meals of choice along with hot tea … [Read more...]

I Mustache You if You’ve Entered to Win!? #DunkinMugUp

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It's Movember, November! You know what that means, right?! Another month to enter to win Dunkin' Donuts' Mug Up Contest!!! Remember the Trick or Treat theme from last month? It's now been replaced with Mustache Themed mugs in celebration of Movember! Fun, right?! I have JUST the mug for this contest too!Each month, all of you are invited to “Mug Up” and upload a photo of yourself with themed mug of the month for a chance to win an amazing prize, which consists a year’s worth of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, a $250 VISA® gift card and a Dunkin’ Donuts gallon coffee mug. So awesome, right? And fun too! You can visit the Dunkin' Donuts website … [Read more...]

Gold Glitter Mod Podge Christmas Vase

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This post is brought to you by Plaid Crafts. All opinions are 100% my own.It feels so strange to already be crafting for Christmas, but I have to admit I kind of love it. Christmas crafting is so much fun and there are so many different things you can you do, so I was really excited when I got the idea to make this Gold Glitter Mod Podge Christmas vase. When you walk through stores now, you'll see gorgeous candles and vases and Christmas decor for sale and all I can think is...I can make that! And if I can, you can too. I grew up mod podging things to glass with my grandmother. My mom and I were actually joking today about how we were mod … [Read more...]

Personalizing Your Christmas….

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For as long as I can remember, even into adulthood, Christmas has always been the same way for our family. We are very traditional in how we do things and it's transferred from my childhood into my adulthood and carried on into my own family's traditions.For example...would you believe that every year we STILL go as a family to take a photo with Santa? No joke. You have five grown adults and one child cramming into a Santa photo yearly. Don't believe me, here's some proof:Oh yes, we even sit on Santa's lap. My dad is all excited that this year we'll be able to document my pregnancy with our little girl in our Christmas photo, but … [Read more...]

O’ Christmas Tree 3D Faux Pallet Art

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Even though I still think it's a little early for Christmas, I have started crafting for some great guest posts this week. If you didn't see, I was over at I Heart Nap Time on Monday sharing a Christmas Light Garland and TODAY I'm so happy to be at Design Dazzle. I'm sharing this Christmas Tree 3D Faux Pallet Art! Stop by Design Dazzle and see how I made this...not hard at all! :) … [Read more...]

15 Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial + 10 other tablescape ideas

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It's the FIRST Wednesday of the month, which means it's BLOG HOP TIME! Are you ready for some AWESOME Thanksgiving tablescape ideas today!? We're sharing 12 Thanksgiving Table Scape ideas that anyone can make! I'm going to share my post first and you can see my what my blogging friends have been up to, as well! Click on the collage at the bottom to be directed to their ideas!Have you ever had your tablescape set up, but needed a centerpiece or vase and just couldn't find something you liked that matched? Or just didn't have time? Well, I have a quick and easy solution for you!Last year I picked up this great Thanksgiving stuff from … [Read more...]

When I found out I was pregnant….

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Do you remember the day you found out you were pregnant? I’m on my second pregnancy now and I can remember each day I found out like it was yesterday. With my son, in 2009 we were trying, so it wasn’t a HUGE shock to find out we were pregnant, but there was still that “WHAT THE HECK…” feeling when I confirmed what I already knew.Knowing that there is a little tiny being inside of you is pure joy, as well as pure terror for the first time mother. I was shocked, excited, overwhelmed, scared…a whole range of emotions ran through me those first few hours, but the nice thing was that there was no doubt in my head I was pregnant. I could FEEL … [Read more...]