Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This…

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Oh yes…this week has been a doozy.  Connor was sent home from school with fever a couple of weeks ago & a sore throat.  Last night he woke up at 2 am and threw up all in his bed.  UGH!!!  I can basically do anything but throw up.  I mean let’s get real Moms…even if it’s your own kid it’s hard to take.

Nobody wants that business up in their house and I try to zap it before it reaches all of us. It’s also a good idea to stock up on medicines for your kiddos because the flu and strep throat are among us folks!  The minute I see the symptoms I start to fight them right away.

Also, if you have a health savings account remember to spend that money before the year ends!  You can stock up and fill your medicine cabinet for the winter.  I’m the worst about letting things expire and I definitely don’t want that when it comes to treating sickness in our household.

My medicine cabinet has these go-to meds in there at all times:

  • Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough
  • Children’s Robitussin ® DM Day/Night Pack
  • Children’s Advil® Suspension

This Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack is formulated just for kids.  The non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.

Have you been stricken with sickness yet this season?  If so, go check out the Sick Just Got Real website & Facebook page for more information and tips to keep your home germ free.


Celebrate the Holidays with Little Bites + Enter to WIN!!!

This post is sponsored by Little Bites.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hey Y’all!  How’s the holiday season going for everyone?  It’s been crazy busy around our house.  I was going to do a Christmas tour of our home, does anyone do those anymore?  Still, I love seeing everyone’s Christmas decor!

I can’t believe we have already reached the end of 2017!  We just celebrated Thanksgiving right?  Maybe it’s me, or the 80 degree weather we’ve been having in Texas, but I’m all messed up for the holidays!  I can’t decide to bust out my sweaters or keep my t-shirts out.

Okay, so now that we’ve gotten through Thanksgiving & the Christmas festivities have begun….let’s talk CHRISTMAS FOOD!

I am so glad it’s officially eggnog latte season, and you know what goes great with an eggnog latte???  A warm Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Butter Cookie Muffin! I did say I warm them up, because they are really good that way, but I also pack them in Connor’s lunch or for an after school snack.

These little muffins are so easy to pack and grab on the go!

Little Bites are pretty much a staple in our house.  Every time we go to the grocery store we pick up a few boxes.  Connor’s school also collects Little Bites wrappers for cash donations to his school.  They will also donate to a non-profit or charitable organization of your choice.

Little Bites have less than 200 calories per pouch, Little Bites® Butter Cookie Muffins never contain high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat.  That’s a win/win snack in my opinion!  They aren’t just for your kiddos either, they are great for holiday gatherings and Moms who enjoy an eggnog latte...just saying.

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Making Memories at The Gaylord Texan ICE!

Christmas festivities are in full swing and every year for the past five years we’ve made it a family tradition to visit ICE! at the Gaylord Texan.  It’s one of our favorite things to as a family.  Every year they have a new theme and this year it was “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  It’s so neat to see all the ice sculpted into these beautiful figures and colors.  It’s been a rather warm fall here in Texas…so walking into a 9 degree atmosphere is quite shocking!

The atrium at the Gaylord is gorgeous in itself, even if you don’t do anything else there.  Just walking around will put you in the Christmas spirit!

There is so much to see…I’ll give you a little sneak peek of what we saw this year!

The Ice Bar

Connor looooooves the ice slide!  

There is snow tubing too.  Where else can you do these things in Texas?

I live for these family moments and as everyone knows time is fleeting.  Your kids grow up before you know it and in the blink of an eye everything changes.  Experiences like this don’t always happen…it takes planning, money, and time.  I’m thankful for companies Vanguard who help families invest in their future.  Investing doesn’t have to be a sacrifice now so you can live later, you can have it both ways – the security of planning ahead and the gratification of living a fuller life today. Make those special moments count, because you can’t get them back.

With Vanguard clients experience things that truly matter – whether that’s date night, spending time with your kids, or enjoying your passions.  Clients think long-term, tune out the noise, and keep investment costs low, but that’s not all. They laugh and make time for date nights with their partners. They spend time with their kids, and they believe they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.

Thanks to market research firm Kelton Global, we know for a fact (with statistical significance) that Vanguard clients experience these things more often than clients of other investment firms.

Did you know Vanguard clients spend 6 more hours per week, on average, with their kids compared with clients of other investment firms?

WHAT FUN HOLIDAY ADVENTURES ARE YOU PLANNING WITH YOUR FAMILY???

Learn more about Vanguard here & check out this fun video of our day at ICE!

 

The Where Investors Belong survey was conducted by market research firm Kelton Global in 2016. It polled 1,000 Vanguard clients and compared them with 1,000 clients of other investment firms. All differences between Vanguard clients and clients of other investment firms are statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. The parental stat refers to clients with children of any age who provided the number of hours per week they typically spend with their children or who, compared to other people they may know, believe to be more involved in their child’s life. . The experiences of these Vanguard clients may not be representative of the experience of other Vanguard clients and aren’t a guarantee of future investment performance or success.

Christmas Home Makeover with At Home Stores

 
This post is sponsored my At Home.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tis’ the season and if you know me I’ve had my tree up for WEEKS now!  I basically turn into Buddy the Elf during the holidays…I just can’t help myself!  It’s my favorite time of year and I love to decorate!

We moved into our house at the end of last year, so we didn’t have much time to do decorations.  This year I wanted to add some festive fun to the house…I mean why should you watch a Hallmark Christmas movie without the ambiance of Christmas and twinkling lights around you?  YOU SHOULDN’T!!!

My go-to place for all things Christmas decor is At HomeIf you’ve ever been to an At Home store then sister you know what I’m talking about right?  I could basically spend hours in there going up and down the isles.  At Home has thousands of holiday items available at everyday low prices, items that are perfect for a refresh of your indoor mantel, guest room, kitchen and more. And don’t forget the outdoor spaces: entryways, porches and yard. At Home is the one-stop-shop to decorate your whole house – from an entire room makeover to smaller refreshes for every season, on any budget.

Here’s what I did this year to get our home in the Christmas spirit and I’m super excited to share with you!

Gingerbread house– This one lights up and changes colors….even better!  There is a great collections gingerbread houses at At Home stores (not just this one) but so much more.

Mantle Decor– From light up Christmas trees, candles, or nutcrackers….At Home has it all.  No matter if your theme is “Winter Wonderland”, “Classic Red & White”, or “Woodland Christmas”.

That one special ornament- I saw this cute little camper and had to get it!

Entryway – Our entryway was so boring…so to at some holiday pizzazz I added nutcrackers, this huge Noel sign, candy canes, and my favorite…this BEAUTIFUL wreath.

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Check out this video of our Christmas decorating extravaganza with At Home!

 


Enchant- Christmas in Arlington, TX

Last weekend my family and I attended Enchant in Arlington, TX.  I’m officially in the Christmas spirit now & you can be too!

What is Enchant you ask?

“Enchant is a world of Christmas wonder.  Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make at Enchant will last well beyond the holiday season. Whether you’re navigating through the world’s largest light maze, gliding around the ice-skating pond, waltzing through the Christmas marketplace, or sharing hot cocoa with your loved ones, you’ll find enchantment around every corner.”

It may still be 80 degrees in Texas, but we can still get in the holiday spirit.  I’ve shared with all of you how much I have loved attending the Christkindl Market in years past.  Now the market is included along with this beautiful light display.

The ice skating rink

Christkindl Market

There are also lots of food trucks at Enchant & plenty to choose from!

Where else are you going to ice skate in DFW???

See the entire scene from the center bridge.

VIP Lounge

Entrance to search for all of Santa’s reindeer.

We found all of the reindeer! YAY!  Each person gets a scratch off card and when you find a reindeer you scratch it off with a special coin.

Sooooo pretty and you can take some great pictures there too!  Check out my Instagram for some more fun pics and videos.

If you are planning on attending, book your tickets soon because they sell out fast!

Get a 20% discount with code: SANTA

Purchase tickets at: EnchantChristmas.com
Valid days/ dates: Nov 26-30, Dec 3-7, Dec 10
Valid Ticket Types: Adult, Kids, Senior, Military/EMS
Offer: 20% off base price!