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Make Your Feast a Little Bit Lighter

Make Your Feast a Little Bit Lighter With Edible Arrangements

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! Is it just me, or is it crazy tat this week is Thanksgiving already?  The holidays seem to come around faster and faster each year.  I know that many of us are trying to watch what we eat because of our […]

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I #FeelBeautifulFor My Daughter

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own!   It is so important to make sure that our children feel beautiful.  Personally, I know how easy it is to get stuck in that insecurity of not feeling pretty or good enough for society.  That is why I have made […]

November 7-9, 2014 we had the wonderful experience to go to the World Pet Association's Aquatic Experience in Chicago, Illinois. From freshwater to saltwater, they had everything for fish lovers! #OMTravels | Optimistic Mommy

World Pet Association’s Aquatic Experience Chicago #OMTravels

Disclosure: I received media passes to attend Aquatic Experience.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! A couple weeks ago I got the wonderful chance to visit Chicago.  The World Pet Association was having their Aquatic Experience at the Schaumburg Convention Center.  Fortunately my husband was able to get off work, so we went […]

If you are hosting the Thanksgiving festivities this year, these Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings should be on your to do list! These napkin rings can be made in just minutes and for pennies each. | Optimistic Mommy

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings

Are you hosting the Thanksgiving festivities this year? If so, these Thanksgiving turkey napkin rings need to be on your to do list. You can craft your own Thanksgiving turkey napkin rings just like the ones you see here in just minutes and for just pennies each. Here is how you can get started! Trust […]

Make this super cute Thanksgiving Turkey Keepsake Box that is perfect for keeping recipes, photos and other keepsakes in it. It is easy to make! | Optimistic Mommy

Thanksgiving Turkey Keepsake Box

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so why not get into the spirit with some Thanksgiving crafting? Take a peek below at how to craft your own Thanksgiving turkey keepsake box, perfect for keeping your recipes, photos, and other keepsakes in. It is so easy to make your own, so keep reading to see how you can […]

Recipes & Food

Make Your Feast a Little Bit Lighter

Make Your Feast a Little Bit Lighter With Edible Arrangements

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! Is it just me, or is it crazy tat this week is Thanksgiving already?  The holidays seem to come around faster and faster each year.  I know that many of us are trying to watch what we eat because of our […]

Crystal Light & Miranda Lambert - Platinum Points Program #CrystalLightWM | Optimistic Mommy

Crystal Light & Miranda Lambert – Platinum Points Program #CrystalLightWM

Since I am attempting to lose weight, I have been looking for lower/no calorie drink options.  One of my new loves has become Crystal Light.  If you are a fan of them, too, do you happen to know about Crystal Light’s partnership with Miranda Lambert for their Platinum Points program?  Let me tell you a […]

Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns | Optimistic Mommy

Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe + Walmart Samplings #TabascoHellmanns

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. Whether you are “home-gating” for a football or, my favorite, a hockey game, you cannot forget about the delicious food! Food is the main part of any sports party, right?  If you are looking to switch it up, I have a yummy Creamy Chipotle […]

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If you are hosting the Thanksgiving festivities this year, these Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings should be on your to do list! These napkin rings can be made in just minutes and for pennies each. | Optimistic Mommy

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings

Are you hosting the Thanksgiving festivities this year? If so, these Thanksgiving turkey napkin rings need to be on your to do list. You can craft your own Thanksgiving turkey napkin rings just like the ones you see here in just minutes and for just pennies each. Here is how you can get started! Trust […]

Make this super cute Thanksgiving Turkey Keepsake Box that is perfect for keeping recipes, photos and other keepsakes in it. It is easy to make! | Optimistic Mommy

Thanksgiving Turkey Keepsake Box

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so why not get into the spirit with some Thanksgiving crafting? Take a peek below at how to craft your own Thanksgiving turkey keepsake box, perfect for keeping your recipes, photos, and other keepsakes in. It is so easy to make your own, so keep reading to see how you can […]

Bright Stanley Book Activity: Tote Bag | Optimistic Mommy

Bright Stanley Book Activity: Tote Bag

Do your children love the adventures of Bright Stanley? If so, why not craft this simple and inexpensive Bright Stanley tote bag? Using supplies from your local dollar store, you can make your own Bright Stanley tote bag, perfect for carrying all sorts of shiny treasures, just like Stanley! Take a peek below at how […]

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway (Ends 11/30)

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway (Ends 11/30)

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Hosted by: Xtreme Qpon Rude Mommy Giveaway Goddess and Mom Buzz Media And a special thanks to our CoHosts: Joyful Gifts by Julie, Mommy Makes Time, Keystrokes by Kimberly and Work Money Fun The holiday season is all about giving, although the recieving part is pretty fun […]

Holmes Whole House Smart Humidifier #Giveaway (Ends 11/24)

Holmes Whole House Smart Humidifier #Giveaway (Ends 11/24)

Welcome to the Holmes Whole House Smart Humidifier Giveaway! Sponsored by Holmes Hosted by Game On Mom Read Game On Mom’s full Holmes Whole House Smart Humidifier review to find out why it’s the best and easiest humidifier you can get. As the name suggests, it’s a single humidifier that will keep your entire house […]

Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener #Giveaway (Ends 11/23)

***Welcome To The Classroom Friendly Supplies Giveaway*** Hosted By: It’s Free At Last Sponsored By: Classroom Friendly Supplies The pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies is great for a teacher or anyone at home who uses pencils often. It has lots of great features, including: Sturdy Metal Frame – Approximately 3″x3″x5″ Portable Or Mounts On […]

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MELT by Selene Castrovilla Blog Tour – Review

Happy Book Birthday to Selene Castrovilla’s MELT! Many thanks to all of the wonderful readers and bloggers that are participating in the Release Day Launch today. Check out the book’s details and teaser, and be sure to enter the giveaway below! MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard […]

LeapFrog LeapBand Review | Optimistic Mommy

LeapFrog LeapBand Review + Giveaway (Ends 11/05)

  With Christmas time right around the corner (how crazy?!), I am sure that you are thinking about gifts to give your child.  I have a great one to tell you about – the LeapFrog LeapBand!  Designed for children ages 4-7, your child will never realize that they are getting exercise while having fun powering […]

Riley's Personalized Tote Bag From Zoey's Personalized Gifts - I've Got You Under My Spell | Optimistic Mommy

Personalized Trick or Treat Bags Review (+Giveaway)

I don’t know about you, but I love things that are personalized.  It’s so much fun to have something with your name on it.  That’s why I was happy to stumble across Zoey’s Attic Personalized Gifts!  They were kind enough to send over two fun Halloween totes for us to review.  And as soon as […]

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