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Heartbreak and the Holidays

Heartbreak and the Holidays Losing MacLean swamped me again last night. We were driving aimlessly with our kids Zachie and Zoe, looking for Christmas light displays. Like most parents who have lost children, my life is separated into “Life with MacLean” and “Life without MacLean.” As we drove, we kept up our annoying Collard commentary […]

“I Need HOW Many Lights?” A Guide To Decorating Your Christmas Tree

(Image credit: Pexels) “I Need HOW Many Lights?” A Guide To Decorating Your Christmas Tree. I know I’m not the only frustrated Martha Stewart wanna-be who’s done the Decorating Walk Of Shame to the store at midnight, buying 16 more packages of lights for the tree because I ran out halfway through.  And you can’t […]

Giveaway! bean bliss All-Natural Skin Care Variety Gift Bag

Giveaway! bean bliss All-Natural Skin Care Variety Gift Bag. You! A lovely gift bag of bean bliss heavenly smelling skincare! Taneasha’s giving away a mini body balm variety pack. (I’m still clutching my delicious candy cane lip balm, this stuff has changed my life.) just stop by her Facebook page or Instagram page – or […]

Todd & Erin’s Shop Locally Guide – bean bliss All-natural Skin Care

Todd & Erin’s Shop Locally Guide – bean bliss All-natural Skin Care. I must admit I have a terrible weakness for skin care products that smell good enough to eat … and frankly, some of the bean bliss goodies smell so glorious that my eight-year-old Zoe buried her nose in my neck. “What IS that?” […]

Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday Guide – Utah DIY Wedding

Todd & Erin’s “Shop Locally” Holiday List – Utah DIY Wedding. Meet Kathy Cushman, entrepreneurial Queen, and owner of Utah DIY Wedding. I’ve been to Kathy’s weddings before, and the woman is amazing. She’s created Utah’s largest wedding decor rental inventory. I’m not kidding: 3000 sq ft showroom 20+ backdrops 1200 inventory items You can […]

Controlling Christmas Expectations: Free Printable “I Want” Tags

(Image credit: Bruce Mars) Controlling Christmas Expectations: Free Printable “I Want” Tags I’ve battled expectations from my eight-year-old Zoe, (and thank you, parents of classmates who give bikes for Easter and an Xbox for getting a flu shot!) and this is the time every year we start really, really controlling what she watches. Every kid’s […]

Todd & Erin’s Shop Locally Holiday Guide – Rogliano’s Italian Dressing

(Image credit: williamlind) The Todd & Erin “Shop Locally” Holiday Guide – Rogliano’s Italian Dressing. I have a 6’6 mountain of a brother that’s a hard-core carnivore. He was “Keto-friendly” before there was such a thing. So I buy him a case of Rogliano’s Italian Dressing every year for his Christmas gift. Aside from being […]