American Girl Doll Giveaway (Grace Thomas and her book)

American Girl Giveaway – Grace Thomas 2015 AG Doll [Giveaway]

If you have a young girl in your home, chances are you have heard all about Grace Thomas, American Girl’s 2015 Girl of the Year. (Thankfully my girls haven’t gotten into the whole American Girl thing, because WOW, they are pricey! And with five daughters I’d have to take out a loan to be able to purchase the dolls.) Thankfully you can enter to WIN Grace below! Grace loves to bake with friends and invent new recipes. She …

KateAmerican Girl Giveaway – Grace Thomas 2015 AG Doll [Giveaway]
Five Strategies to Stop Chronic Supermom Syndrome (CSS)

Five Strategies to Stop Chronic Supermom Syndrome (CSS)

CSS tricks you into believing you can do it all (read my story here). But it’s just not possible. You can fake it for a while, but eventually something will fall through the cracks—typically, your health and family. The human body can only withstand so much lack of sleep and increased stress before it starts to melt down. After months and months of my Supermom schedule my normally low blood pressure was borderline high, my memory …

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Cheap and Easy LastMinute Classroom Valentine Printables

Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Valentine Printables

I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS seem to wait until the last minute to pick up classroom Valentine’s for my kids. You know how it goes, you see them in the stores and think “There’s still time to pick up something. I’ll buy them next time.” Then BOOM! it’s the night before the party and you really don’t want to run out at 10pm to pick up a box of pricey Valentine’s from the limited options at …

KateCheap and Easy Last-Minute Valentine Printables
Five Tips to Protect Yourself from Theft [review JLeer jeans giveaway]

Five Tips to Protect Yourself from Theft [review JLeer jeans giveaway]

Disclosure: I was provided a pair of JLeer jeans in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own. A friend recently had her purse stolen while shopping. She turned away from her cart for just a few seconds to put something back on the shelf, and when she turned around it was gone. Less than 5 seconds is all it took for her life to be turned upside down. Everything was in there. Her …

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Tasty Tuesday - Fresh Mozzarella and Sausage Frittata [recipe]

Tasty Tuesday – Fresh Mozzarella and Sausage Frittata [recipe]

It’s really tough to find something that my whole family will eat for breakfast. One hates bacon (if she didn’t look just like me I’d question her parentage), one doesn’t like most cheeses (ditto), one doesn’t like pancakes, several don’t like oatmeal… but they all love this frittata. It’s simple to make and you can easily substitute ingredients to customize it for each person… make it vegetarian, fill it full of meat, add roasted peppers, …

KateTasty Tuesday – Fresh Mozzarella and Sausage Frittata [recipe]
Tasty Tuesday - Spicy Sexy Sipping Chocolate

Tasty Tuesday – Spicy Sexy Sipping Chocolate

Disclosure: I received a sample of the EZY Chef Milk Frother to review in this post, but the recipe, thoughts and opinions are my own. In our house we have a love affair with hot chocolate. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. I’m not a big fan of the taste of powdered hot chocolate mix, but it’s convenient and the kids like it. So I used to buy several …

KateTasty Tuesday – Spicy Sexy Sipping Chocolate
I’ve Got The Answer to Your Holiday Anxiety and Apprehension

I’ve Got The Answer to Your Holiday Anxiety and Apprehension: BJ’s Wholesale Club [giveaway]

Disclosure: I was fortunate enough to be invited to a small blogger event at the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Pineville, NC, where we toured the store, sampled some of their yummy food and treats, and was provided with a small budget to do a 10 minute “Secret Santa” shopping spree for one of my fellow bloggers. (That was fun!) But all opinions in this post are my own. I woke up yesterday morning full of anxiety. I couldn’t pinpoint why …

KateI’ve Got The Answer to Your Holiday Anxiety and Apprehension: BJ’s Wholesale Club [giveaway]
Margarita Monday - Cranberry Margarita [recipe]

Margarita Monday – Cranberry Margarita [recipe]

Today for Margarita Monday I present a yummy Cranberry Margarita. Just in time for Christmas! So tasty. Loved the not-too-tart flavor. I used Ocean Spray diet cranberry juice with lime, but you can substitute 100% cranberry juice or even Cran-grape or Cran-apple juice if you like! Print Cranberry Margarita Author: Kate Kelly – My Mommy Brain Recipe type: Adult Beverage Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 2 large margaritas   Recipe adapted from Shawnda Horn, …

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Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes

Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes [music]

Disclosure: I participated in the Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own. While putting up our Christmas Tree over the weekend, my family and I listened to Holiday Wishes, a Christmas album recorded by Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel. You probably know her as Elsa in Disney’s global box-office smash Frozen, in which she sings the film’s …

KateIdina Menzel Holiday Wishes [music]