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Just Desserts: Coffee-mate Dulce de Leche Tarts

One of my favorite things in life is a morning cup of coffee.  In fact it has really become a necessity for me.  I just don’t feel right before I have had my coffee.  So, when Coffee-mate offered to let me try out their newest flavors of Coffee-mate, I knew I would be a happy camper because I do like a little cream in my coffee.   But, when I found out what the new flavors were: Abuelita® Mexican Chocolate and La Lechera® Dulce de Leche, I knew I didn’t just want to have them in my coffee, I wanted to use them to play in the kitchen and make awesome new desserts: Coffee-mate Dulce de Leche Tarts. Continue Reading

Nest Building

Entryway Preview and Rug Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received a rug in exchange for an honest review of the product.  All opinions in the post are my own.

We are in the midst of some remodeling projects around our home, but they are going much, much slower than anticipated (sounds like most remodels, huh?)  But we have to wait for the workers to be available around my husband’s building schedule (read more and ask questions here), so patience is being worked out.

So, I was so surprised and excited when I received an invitation from Mohawk Home to select a rug for my home in exchange for an honest review.  It was like my little reward for all my patience!  I got to shop through all their rugs and pick one just right for our home. Continue Reading

Growing Up

Tiggly Shapes for Tots: a Review and GIVEAWAY!

NOTE: I received this product as a giveaway and I liked it so much I am sharing a review.  I was not compensated for this post and I am sharing my honest opinion.

Modern-day technology is moving so much faster than I am prepared for.  My husband and I have the age-old “When I was a kid” conversation so often in regards to technology.  And he is much more prepared for the advances than I am.  He is the computer nerd in the family and I am the one who barely scrapes by (even as the writer of this blog).

I tend to be the parent who says no to technology of most kinds except as a treat or something special.  We limit the screen time our oldest has (thankfully our youngest is just not interested in any screens yet…yes, she is mine!).  And I am kind of dead set against her playing a lot of games on screens.

BUT (!) I am amazed at how innovative and intuitive some of the games on the market are.  I don’t have a lot of experience with apps and things for kids, so I am just a mom speaking from the limited exposure I have had to these things. Continue Reading