WEEKLY MANTRA

RECENT READS

  • Charity Gifts That Give Back

Giving Gifts that Give Back

The holidays remind me of how fortunate we are in our home. We have a warm and safe place to live, food to fill our bellies, and everyone’s health is good (knock on wood). Not all days are perfect and I do get flashes of “what if” fears but I am grateful every day for what I have in my life. The holidays also remind me that not everyone is as fortunate. […]

  • Contest Disney Infinity 2 ToyBox Starter Pack Giveaway

Win a Disney Infinity: Toy Box Starter Pack (2.0 Edition)

As my kids get older Santa has started leaving us family gifts under the tree. Of course everyone still receives their own gifts but the family gift is something we can all enjoy together, usually a new movie or video game. The new Disney Infinity 2.0 is one of those such family gift items. If you’re looking for some family fun this holiday we have just the thing. […]

  • My Style Etsy Christmas Wish List

My Style. Etsy Christmas Wish List

Since Christmas is just around the corner everyone has started asking what is on my gift wish lis. My answer is usually just a gift card so I can get exactly what I want for myself but sometimes it’s nice to receive an actual gift. I want a gift that I know no one else will have, something that has a bit of my personallity. That’s what makes Etsy’s shops so perfect and one of my favourite online shopping sites. So for those gift givers looking to get me something a little different this year checkout these nine items on my Etsy Christmas Wish List all under $30. […]

  • AmexUNSTAGED Taylor Swift Exerpience

American Express Gives Taylor Swift Fans a Unique Interactive Experience

Music is a big part of how American Express rewards its Cardmembers with programs like Front of the Line, which just celebrated its twenty-fifth year and American Express UNSTAGED, a partnership with Vevo and Youtube to showcase some of best talent the music industry has to offer. Their latest initiative with Taylor Swift takes that experience to a whole new level. […]

  • Keeping The Kids’ Christmas Gifts a Secret

Keeping The Kids’ Christmas Gifts a Secret

I know a few people who like to wait right up until the deadline to try and take advantage of last minute holiday sales but that idea just stresses me out. I would much rather spend the month of December watching holiday movies, baking or rather eating Christmas cookies and just about anything but shopping for gifts. The tricky part about shopping early is keeping those gifts a secret from the kids. […]

  • Luxury Advent Calendars as Christmas Gifts

7 Luxury Advent Calendars as Christmas Gifts

I love Christmas but I love the lead-up even more, filling the days with festive fun. Who needs a gift on Christmas Day when you can enjoy the gift of the holidays every day in December? […]

THIS WEEK’S BEST READS FOR MOM FROM ACROSS THE WEB

Eat: 
Salted Caramel Pie Slice Cookies

Live: 
21 Questions Your Daughter Needs You to Ask

Love: 
6 Ways To Enhance Intimacy

Muse: 
How to Take a Selfie With Your Children

Nest: 
Design Your Own Bookshelf Lining

Party: 
Lalaloopsy Party

Make: 
DIY Button Bookmark

Travel: 
America’s Coolest Waterparks

Play: 
Build a Scarecrow Play Dough

Parent: 
51 Things You Can Do To Bless Your Kids