2014 What-Were-They-Thinking Gift Guide

Every year, we (like you) get hundreds of product pitches. The PR machine kicks into high gear around early October, and that's when we BlogHer staffers start sending the best ones around for everyone to enjoy. And by best, I mean, WTF?...more
I probably wouldn't buy it for a gift but if I was on a road trip and wanted just a single glass ... more

Do You Love Candy? Make These 6 Fudge Recipes

My husband and I rarely eat dessert but if you opened our pantry you'd find yourself facing a whole shelf of candy. We rarely eat it but if we ever get a late-night craving for Skittles, Nerds, jelly beans or Swedish Fish, we're covered. Don't get me started on the chocolate we have in the house. Luckily all of these things double as ingredients for fun desserts. If you think the only thing that could make fudge better is candy, check out these six fudge recipes. ...more
Denise You should! more

10 Great Gift Suggestions for Book Lovers

You would think that people who love books would be easy to shop for but that's not always the case. They love to read but do you always know which books they've read or that they want to read? Probably not. Gift cards for bookstores are always appreciated by a book lover (really!) but sometimes you want to go beyond the gift card. Here are some suggestions for the book lover in your life that are (mostly) not books. ...more
SarahHalop They are such nifty things. I'm glad you love yours. :) more

Celeb Trend Alert: Are You Mad for Plaid?

Beyonce, Sarah Hyland, Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian are rocking tartan plaids....more
I really love those red plaid heels. So much. more

#NaBloPoMo - I AM A PEN COLLECTOR

Today, I want to talk about some of favorite type of pens to use in my planner, during homeschooling or even for my Bible study.  Over the years, I have always been a person who loves to collect writing utensils.  I suppose I get it honest, since my mother also loves to collect pens....more
I really need to try the Frixion pens. I've been meaning to for a long time but I never remember ... more

Easy Starbucks-Inspired Red Cup Lattes You Can Make at Home

It's a very special time of the year. No, I'm not talking about the holidays. I'm talking about Starbucks red cup season! Alas, they are only here for a limited time and it's a busy time of year. It's not always possible for me to pop out to a Starbucks when I get a craving. Luckily, the internet has those moments covered. I was able to find speciality coffee recipes for all of our seasonal favorites. Click, brew, and enjoy! ...more
Melissa Ford Maybe you could try this without the ... more

My November Stitch Fix: A Total Turkey?

It seems like it’s been a super long time since my last Fix in October, doesn’t it? I guess this past month has been so busy that it just FEELS like a lot of time has passed, but it’s really only been a month + a week....more
I am kind of jealous of your cords. I can't wear them because zomg cat fur magnet. more

Road Trip Sanity Saving Audiobooks

Do you love audiobooks?  Have you introduced the concept of listening to stories to your kids?  Are you about to travel for the holidays? Need another sanity saver for the car? It may be just the time to gather up some stories to listen to.  About a year ago, we put an old jam box in Big D’s room.  At first he listened to some short story cd’s that we owned then we switched to longer audiobooks.  Now he listens to an audiobook in his room for an hour each day plus we listen to audiobooks in the car....more
You made Ninja Detective sound so good I reserved it at my library and then went looking to see ... more

Costco Is A Sport. Are You Ready for Game Day?

I love sports. I've been involved in them since I was very little. I played for fun, played for college, coached for fun, coached as a profession, but I'm here to talk about a different sport: Costco....more
Years ago we saw an interview with a guy who was considered a Costco Pro. Like he bought ... more

I am now a List Maker

My husband is super type A. He researches topics and makes lists constantly. If he says he wants to buy something big, it means a 6 month research project is about to happen. In a way, it is nice because we are usually well informed and get great deals. It can also be annoying because when I want something I want it now. During his research he makes pro/con lists, list on brands, lists on needs/wants, lists about everything....more
Heh. We love lists here. You'll fit right in. ;-) more