My favorite finds

I absolutely love Christmas! One of the best things about this season is giving. Especially when you see the smiles on your friends and families faces when they open their gifts! The coolest thing about trying new products and being in the influencer world is sharing. I have found some for awesome gift ideas for you to A. Buy for yourself or B. Give or C. Both!!

I have created a wish list of what I think every mama would love. These are time and money savers. I have put some self care items that make life just a little more manageable and enjoyable! These are not sponsored ads just really great finds I have enjoyed and or want!

Money saver- coffee at home!

cuisinart coffee center

Time saver!

Self care!

Time Saver!

Self care!


Low sugar shortbread cookie

MOMS!! The holidays are here and so is the sugar filled treats. I have the perfect low sugar cookie. Shortbread of course. 1/4 a cup of powdered sugar for the entire recipe! Score!! I also like using stencil that don’t cover the entire cookie with frosting. Check out this easy recipe!


2 1/2 cups of sugar

1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 sticks of melted butter

1tlbsp almond extract

Mix ingredients together

Cut cookies into desired shapes

Bake at 375 for 12-14 min.

Frost and enjoy!


Cranberry Bliss

I get so excited when Christmas season rolls around. I don’t know about you but I do not turn down a slice of cranberry bliss if offered. Diet or not!! Who counts calories during the holiday anyways lol! So about the take on cranberry bliss from Starbucks…

Items needed

You will need a cast iron skillet to bake the giant cookie in.


Shortbread cookie

2 sticks of butter

2 1/2 cups flower

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 Tlb almond extract

Mix together

Spray pan

Press cookie mix into pie shape in pan

Place in the oven at 375 for 12-14 min depending on oven.

Spread 8oz of cream cheese over cooked cookie once it is out of the oven.

Spread candied cranberries (from Kroger deli)

Sprinkle chopped almonds over top.

Serve and enjoy! ♥️


5th Year Anniversary

Below is an easy tutorial for this flower arrangement!

Special Blog to me from my hubby

Five years ago today I got to marry the woman of my dreams (yes I have hijacked my wife’s blog today)! Every day since my love for her has grown in depth and understanding and our friendship has grown with equal pace.

It sounds cliche but I would marry my wife all over again every day. Thank you for being such a strong woman, wonderful mother, and amazing wife. You make me a better person every day and I am blessed to be your husband!

Wiley (your hairy bear)

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We had the best time making this slime together as a family!

I would definitely make sure an adult is present to mix ingredients. I also would not make with small children who are not old enough to understand not to eat slime. I actually made this with my older teens for their kindergarten brother. Again use your own best judgement.

Have fun and slime away!

Recipe we used listed below.

Enjoy friends