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Holiday Cheer at Busch Gardens® Tampa Christmas Town

Christmas in my family has always been big. We didn't grow up with much, but my mother worker her butt off to make sure that the winter holiday was a joyous one. I normally travel for the holidays to reconnect with distant relatives and spend the days surrounded by people I love. Because of many different things, traveling was not an option this year so my little family of four decided to make the most of our quiet Christmas at home. In order to still make this year memorable, we looked for things to do here in Tampa that would have the kids excited all month long. One of our favorite excursions was when we visited Busch Gardens® Tampa for … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gifts from Best Buy: Canon #HintingSeason

Christmas, man. Snuck up on us, eh? I'm going to be honest with you: I'm still sewing up a few gifts that need to be mailed. Yes, MAILED! I'm the worst ever when it comes to scheduling in time to craft all of my overly-ambitious goals for home made Christmas. I often find myself scrambling for the perfect gift last minute to make up for my short comings. Luckily I know just where to shop... Best Buy is the ultimate destination for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list. They have everything including the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced … [Read more...]

Christmas Savings at the Dollar Tree

The holiday seems like it's sneaking up, doesn't it? I'm scrambling to get sewing finished and gifts wrapped, not to mention having to actually mail things so they get to their destination in time for Christmas morning festivities. With working, school, and home life I'm actually very proud of my progress so far and I'm confident it'll all work out. And thanks to stores like the Dollar Tree I'm able to save money while making sure everything is in place. I had big plans to make a Santa inspired wreath from tulle and such, but alas I am also overly ambitious. As things began piling up I realized I was the only one without decorations on ym … [Read more...]

LG OLED is a great family gift from Best Buy this #HintingSeason

My husband asked me last night what it was I told him I needed for Christmas. I totally forgot what I originally told him, but tried to cover by listing expensive versions of appliances I already owned and it wouldn't fly. He had a valid argument: If I needed a KichenAid Mixer then he needed a new fancy television. For people who don't subscribe to cable, we watch a lot of TV. My man is a *huge* movie buff and quality of the picture means a lot to him. We currently have an average size LCD TV, but he wants bigger. I'm currently shopping around for a surprise to go under the tree, and I am hearing great things about the LG OLED at Best … [Read more...]

The Dollar Tree has all your Thanksgiving kid craft needs!

You know I like to recycle toilet paper rolls. In fact, throwing them away makes me feel really super guilty so I'm constantly trying to find ways to use them in various crafts and activities. I honestly was waiting for the time to come to do the following project because I knew it would be so easy for me and so fun for the kids all at the same time. It's pretty cheap too, considering that the Dollar Tree has all of the basic essentials you need for a day of basic crafting at home. Because we're Floridians and aren't used to winter (What's a winter?), we're cooped up inside fearful of the 50 degree weather that has cursed our land. This mama … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Spider Crafts for Halloween

For most people fall is all about festivals and hay rides and craft fairs. I'm all about that, too! In fact, October is my favorite month because it's like my annual kick off to happy. Sometimes we get rained out here in Florida, so I like to stay prepared with a box of craft supplies from the Dollar Tree. Today we laid out everything and just went to town. With Halloween on the agenda later this month, we decided some spooky spiders were necessary to decorate the windows. My daughter, Gaia, loves little spiders and they were really simple for her to use a number of skills during our little activity time. For the spider bodies we each … [Read more...]

Doctor On Demand Makes Life A Little Easier {+ $200 Target GC Giveaway!}

I am a member of the Disclaimer: I am a  member of the Blogging Mamas Network. This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Doctor On Demand. All stories and opinions are 100% my own. I am lucky enough to stay at home with my children during the day while my partner works to pay a majority of our bills. Every day I am grateful that I get t watch my kids grow and facilitate their life experiences myself. Part of being a stay-at-home-mom sometimes means you are used to toting the kids around everywhere with you. You adapt to never being alone and you don't get a whole lot of time off from the full-time responsibilities. When I get sick and … [Read more...]

My Favorite On-the-Go Snacks for Busy Moms!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  - See more at: http://attamama.com/2014/06/keeping-up-the-fun-with-5-hour-energy/#sthash.OW5DVWF7.dpuf Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. When it comes to food I often struggle with myself. I'm constantly on the line between "I'm hungry now lets eat out" and Suzie Homemaker's persona of "everything … [Read more...]

Keeping Up the Fun with 5-hour ENERGY®

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  Being a mom is hard work. There's the early wake up calls, the demand for food, the chores, the "I didn't really plan to clean poop off my walls today" incidents, and the frantic search to squeeze in some me time. I admittedly sacrifice sleep for "me time." Sometimes I reach for copious amounts of coffee trying to perfectly time the crash around nap time. Other times I need to stay alert and get things done. That's where 5-hour ENERGY® shots come in … [Read more...]

Summertime Sun Catcher Craft (inspired by The Dollar Tree)

Summer is out, and for me it's quite the adjustment having both kids all day long. My daughter is under some impression that every single day has to have either a field trip of huge, messy science experiment. She is so crazy! Luckily Florida summers have tons do rain so I can force her to sit inside and do arts and crafts instead. We had a big storm come through central Florida earlier this week, so we needed something to keep us busy most of the day. Luckily The Dollar Tree has tons of neat things to choose from. After just one inexpensive outing we were all set for our Summertime Sun Catcher craft. For this activity you will need the … [Read more...]