What’s Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

Fast Life with Ty

Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. This time of year is always so busy. My family lives much closer than my husband’s so typically we celebrate here. This year, we’ll be packing up and heading to New Mexico to spend the Holidays…

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How to Make Money Blogging With IZEA


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been blogging for almost five years and while I am sometimes still surprised that this has actually turned into a career for me, I am what many in the blogging circle deem a “successful blogger.” Sure, the…

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Easy Cheesy Rice Balls Recipe

Arancini Rice Balls Recipe

Aside from travel, food is my thing. I think it’s mostly because each new bite takes you on a bit of an adventure. Can’t make it to Chicago for St. Patty’s Day and watch the river go green? The next best thing is to grab yourself a real Chi-Town hot dog and take a bite….

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Orange Cranberry Bread Recipe

Orange Cranberry Bread Recipe #SweetSwaps

Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them! I love the holidays. I love the twinkling lights, the parties,the excitement of…

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Microsoft Has Something for Everyone! #WindowsChampions


The holidays are here, and tech is on everyone’s wish list. This season, it’s all about connectivity, productivity, and gaming, and Microsoft products have you covered on all fronts. Microsoft Products Have Something for Everyone When you think of Microsoft products, you almost certainly think of operating systems, tablets, and smart phones. What you may…

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The Ultimate Guide to Gifts for Tech-Lovers

The Ultimate Guide to Gifts  for Tech-Lovers at the Microsoft Store

This is a going to be a great holiday season for tech lovers! No, I mean a really great season! We’ve come a long way from the days of floppy discs, boomboxes and cassette tapes, haven’t we? Remember waking up super early to check all those shiny wrapped packages, just hoping that the really big…

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Power Your Holidays With Duracell


This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Duracell. When I was younger, we opened Christmas presents from Santa first thing in the morning on Christmas Day. The gifts were always wrapped in colorful paper – though we didn’t hesitate to tear into the packages, anxious to see what was inside. I might date myself here, but…

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White Chocolate Chip Cherry Shortbread Cookies Recipe

White Chocolate Chip Cherry Shortbread Cookies

How many holiday parties have you been to so far this winter? Holiday party season is in full swing, with office parties and family gatherings happening in full force! I love a good excuse to make a batch of cookies, and lucky me – my family LOVES cookies! This White Chocolate Chip Cherry Shortbread Cookies…

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Never Miss a Moment With Cameras at Best Buy

DI Multi Sony a6000

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. This season, cameras and camcorders are all the rage for holiday gifts, and Best Buy has all the latest brands at great, Best Buy prices. With brands like Nikon, Sony, and…

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Get Your Despicable Me™ Toys at Walmart!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to gift giving for kids, the holiday trends always follow hit movies. This year is no different. We’ve all seen the wildly popular Despicable Me™ movies, right? What was your favorite part of the Despicable…

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5 Gifts for Dog Lovers

5 Gifts for Dog Lovers

This post contains affiliate links. I received media samples in exchange for promotional coverage. It’s no secret that I’m an animal lover. They are a endless source of laughter, entertainment, and provide companionship like none other. My cats like to help me pack and love sitting on my keyboard reminding me it’s time to take…

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What Brings You Joy?


I received compensation for my work on this post. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Recently I was asked by SOYJOY what brings me joy. Today I had the pleasure of hiking through the rainforests of Costa Rica. I visited a working pineapple farm and was able to experience…

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Homemade Christmas Tree Meringue Recipe

Christmas Tree Meringue

With Christmas just a few short weeks away – wait, is it really that time already?! – it’s time to start thinking about what kinds of goodies we will be serving at our holiday parties and family dinners. I love to bake cookies for my family and friends, but every once in a while, we…

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