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Mom, I’m Home: How to Deal with Your Nest Suddenly Being Full Again

You’ve spent the last 18 years or more loving, nurturing, and providing for your children. You made sure they had three square meals a day, a roof over their heads, and clothes on their back. You spent your last to put them through college so that they could make something of themselves. You should be […]

Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party

Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party #17 #BestOfTheBlogosphere

Welcome back! We’re happy you’re here. It’s our seventeenth week searching for the best posts on the Internet. We’re having fun, hope you are too! My favorite post last week was this Pizza Night Swap from Keepin’ It Real.  I love pizza, but it definitely has a lot of calories.  With just 2 WW points, it […]

Best Baby Shower Games #BestBabyShower | Optimistic Mommy

Best Baby Shower Games #BestBabyShower

Finding out a new baby is arriving is always so exciting! Whether it is yours, a friend’s, a family member’s or a co-workers it is definitely time for excitement (and lots of oohs and that’s so cute!) This week on Moms Check In we are all about the perfect baby shower. This is a list […]

Kindle Fire HD7 #Giveaway (Ends 5/19)

Kindle Fire HD7 #Giveaway (Ends 5/19)

  Enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire HD7!!! Powerful, full-featured 7-inch Fire HD tablet—fast quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, and five color choices Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz — 2x the speed and over 3x the graphics performance of previous generation Fire HD for quicker […]

DIY Fabric Wall Hanging

DIY Fabric Wall Hanging

Do you have pieces of scrap fabric around just begging to be used? Take a look at this DIY fabric wall hanging and see how simple it can be to create some instant art. Using just some scrap fabric and a knitting hoop, you can make your own fabric wall hanging perfect for brightening up […]

Recipes & Food

Slow Cooker Queso Dip from Optimistic Mommy

Slow Cooker Queso Dip

I am a huge dip lover.  From Skyline dip, to ranch dip, I love ’em all.  They are simple to make usually and are easy to tote to a party.  In celebration of Cinco de Mayo coming up, I am excited to share this easy and delicious queso dip with you all! Another one of […]

Paddington Cupcakes #Paddington #MovieNight | Optimistic Mommy

Paddington Cupcakes #Paddington #MovieNight

Disclosure: I partnered with BSM Media and Starz for this post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! Did you get a chance to see the movie Paddington in theaters?  If not, it will be coming out on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital this Friday April 17, 2015!  I can’t wait to have a fun […]

pecan crusted chicken

Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a go-to meal for my family. They’re tasty and easy. I love to make these spicy pecan crusted chicken tenders on the weekends as an extra special treat. They have a great flavor and just enough heat, and they’re baked so there’s no oil or extra fat either. Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders […]

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Optimistic Mommy's Craft Room Makeover: In Progress

Craft Room Makeover: Progress + Exclusive Contest

Disclosure: Stamp-n-Storage is providing their products for a craft room makeover, but all opinions are 100% my own. My craft room makeover is coming along nicely!  I’m excited to share with you a few in progress photos ahead of the big reveal in a couple weeks! So at the last minute before we started putting […]


The Best Sewing Advice for Beginners

Sewing can be a great skill to have. Not only can you make your own clothes, you can make cushions, curtains, gifts…just about anything you can imagine! Getting started with this hobby can be difficult, especially when there’s so much to remember. These tips will help you get started so that you can become a […]

Optimistic Mommy Craft Room Makeover - Planning

Craft Room Makeover Announcement + Exclusive Contest!

Disclosure: Stamp-n-Storage is providing their products for a craft room makeover, but all opinions are 100% my own. I have some very exciting news to share with you today!  I am partnering with Stamp-n-Storage for a craft room makeover!  I will be transforming an extra bedroom in our home into a craft room of my […]

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Coloring Sheets! #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Coloring Sheets #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

To get you excited and ready for the release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON next Friday, May 1st – I have some fun coloring sheets to share with you all! My husband and I will be having some coloring time with my daughter this weekend!  We can’t wait to see this movie!  I’ll be seeing an advanced […]


New JURASSIC WORLD Trailer Released! #JurassicWorld

I have exciting news – a new trailer for JURASSIC WORLD has been released!  Check it out below and let me know your thoughts in the comments. June 12, 2015 cannot come fast enough!  Here are some new posters that debuted this weekend, as well: Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #TheForceAwakens #StarWarsVII

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS New Teaser Trailer Available! #StarWars

Who else is excited for the release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS this December?! I have a brand new teaser trailer to share with you all today! It was released today in Anaheim, California by J.J. Abrams (writer/director/producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (producer) for the kick off of Star Wars Celebration. They had surprise special […]

Marvel's Ant-Man

NEW Trailer For Marvel’s ANT-MAN! #AntMan

If you’re excited for the release of Marvel’s ANT-MAN, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas on July 17, 2015 – you are going to be excited to see what I have to share with you today! Marvel has released a brand new trailer for the movie. You can view it here: What did […]

FROZEN FEVER Review + FROZEN 2 Announcement! #FrozenFever | Optimistic Mommy

FROZEN FEVER Review + FROZEN 2 Announcement! #FrozenFever

Disclosure: I received free tickets to prescreen CINDERELLA and FROZEN FEVER.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own. Earlier today I shared my review of Disney’s Cinderella.  Now I am sharing my review of the short film, Frozen Fever, that was shown before the feature film.  Plus, I have some very exciting Frozen 2 news!  In Frozen […]

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$75 PayPal/Walmart/PayPal Gift Card #Giveaway (Ends 4/21)

$75 PayPal/Walmart/PayPal Gift Card #Giveaway (Ends 4/21)

Help It’s Free At Last celebrate hitting 75,000 Followers on Twitter ~ Winners choice of Paypal or Amazon! It’s Free At Last has hit a blogger milestone ~ 75,000 Twitter Followers. To help celebrate, we are giving away one $75 Walmart, Paypal or Amazon Gift Card (prize will be winners choice*).   Simply follow the […]

Unplayable Lie Giveaway

$300 Cobra Bio Cell Driver & Unplayable Lie #Giveaway (Ends 6/7)

It’s Free At Last and Reader Spoils is excited to be hosting a giveaway featuring author David Myles Robinson and showcasing his newest release, Unplayable Lie! More about “Unplayable Lie” by David Myles Robinson: When Eddie Bennett began playing golf as a way to bond with his father, he quickly displayed a rare talent for […]

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