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TIPS FOR TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF THANKSGIVING with Mommy’s Time Out Wine!

TIPS FOR TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF THANKSGIVING with Mommy’s Time Out Wine!

    Whether Mommy is helping out with a school project on Pilgrims, arguing with the in-laws on who’s hosting on Thanksgiving Day, or planning the perfect menu to impress her picky sister-in-law, Thanksgiving can be a thankless job. So, the makers of Mommy’s Time Out Wine have a few suggestions for taking […]

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe : Quick, Easy Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe : Quick, Easy Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

To truly pet-proof your home, start by getting down on the floor to see the world the way your pet sees it. This allows you to spot potential hazards that you might not notice from your vantage point.        Treat your Pet like you would […]

No Family around for the Holiday? Try a Friendsgiving instead!

No Family around for the Holiday? Try a Friendsgiving instead!

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The holidays are here, but you have no family around, what do you do? Friendsgiving! I am all about family and the holidays but some of us can’t always make it for the holiday on the holiday. Being a transient New Yorker we have become really good friends with our neighbors who have become our family away from home. During times like the holidays or special events through the year, a Friendsgiving is exactly what you need. This takes all planning you would have with your family with your friends without all the family related hoopla that comes with it Here are some five tips you can use to get your Friendsgiving together!!! Make a holiday with your “Family”!!

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 Don’t make your theme difficult: If you want to make the traditional dishes served at a Thanksgiving feast then do it, but I am all about bringing a different taste to the group. Make your gathering easy by doing a potluck style meal. Everyone will be happy, plus cooking does not fall on one person.

 Delegate: After your theme is set the plan of who will be bringing what. There is nothing like doing this type of party, and you have three rice dishes. Plan who will bring what to help you have more of a coordinated meal. This goes for drinks as well. Don’t wait until the day before the party to get this together.

Keep your invite list open: You want to make sure you have a good group of people that will carry your party and make good conversation with your other guest. Send e-vites or Facebook event notices to give your friends time to respond and help out with the planning.

 Let your friends help: Give your friends jobs. Let them help out as much as necessary. For example, you can do this with clean up or set up jobs. In the end, it is all about togetherness and coming together.

 Enjoy your planning: Love all you have done to put this amazing party together with your friends. You can always start by planning the next gathering!!!

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Disclaimer: This review is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. See my disclosure/ privacy policy.

CBD Products : 5 Reasons Why You  Should Take It And The Benefits You Will Receive!

CBD Products : 5 Reasons Why You Should Take It And The Benefits You Will Receive!

THIS BLOG POST IS SPONSORED BY MEDSBIOTECH. I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, BUT MY OPINION ON THE TOPIC. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. PLEASE SEE MY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT CBD has become a normal conversation amongst adults of all ages. Since it does have properties […]

Help Your Fur Babies With CBD Pets Products!

Help Your Fur Babies With CBD Pets Products!

  THIS BLOG POST IS SPONSORED BY MediPets. I am not a medical professional, but my opinion on the topic. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. PLEASE SEE MY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Let’s talk about the versatility of CBD products! We know that CBD products are there […]


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Parents Bring the Vegas Experience to you with Confetti Casino!

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After a long day being after the kids, working or hours spent tackling life’s to-do lists, we’re all looking for the best way to de-stress and relax. In other words, as parents, all need our “me” time. Usually, for me, this might mean cuddling up […]

As the Kids Will Play, So Can The Parents On The Weekends At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

As the Kids Will Play, So Can The Parents On The Weekends At Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

The festival officially kicked off  May 27th but you have a few  weekends left until July 1 to enjoy amazing food selections and savory drink specials, the Food and Wine Festival has to offer to  Busch Gardens goers Don’t miss out on all the fun and […]

MilSpouses: Practice Self-Love This Year With SpouseLink!

MilSpouses: Practice Self-Love This Year With SpouseLink!

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.  This post is a collaboration between  SpouseLink on behalf of FitFabFun.This promotion is in no way sponsored by Facebook or FabFitFun. See my disclosure/ privacy policy.   It’s no secret that MilSpouses are used to putting others first. Whether it’s your […]

Get Excited to See 12 Strong Coming soon to Theaters on Jan 19!!! See my Review and Score Tickets to Take a Friend Giveaway!

Get Excited to See 12 Strong Coming soon to Theaters on Jan 19!!! See my Review and Score Tickets to Take a Friend Giveaway!

This post is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures. I received information to facilitate me on my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation in RWM http://media.thereviewwire.com/   Time for another action-packed […]

Review of the VA Beach Philly Pretzel Factory!

Review of the VA Beach Philly Pretzel Factory!

We love to try different places in an around our local area! When The Philly Pretzel Factory, the kids, approached us and I got in the car to drive out to Virginia Beach for a family fun food date! Who does not love pretzels right? […]