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4 Stylish Tips to Stay Mum-Fashionable

Kids, eh? You love them – but they never give you time to look gorgeous. When you do finally book the babysitter and reserve a table at a fancy restaurant, fitting in with the latest fashion trends feels like trying to time travel to the future. When you’ve got sprogs grabbing onto your legs, keeping […]

DIY Patriotic Cake Plate

DIY Patriotic Cake Plate

Get ready for your Memorial Day festivities when you give this patriotic cake plate craft a try! You only $2 worth of Dollar Tree materials to get started, and the end result is the perfect cake plate for your holiday cupcakes, cakes, and other desserts. Here is how you can started! Supplies needed: Patriotic Dinner […]

Great Ways to Show Dad You Appreciate Him This Father’s Day

Dads, husbands, grandpas, brothers, and uncles…they all play a pivotal role in your life and the lives of your children. Whether they make sure you have clothes on your back, food in your stomach, or have been there to offer words of encouragement along the way, the bond you share with these individuals is like […]

Showbiz Players - The Addams Family

Showbiz Players Performing The Addams Family May 29-June 7!

If you’re in the Covington/Cincinnati area any time between May 29th and June 27th, I have a fun musical comedy that you should check out!  Showbiz Players is performing The Addams Family at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky! Showbiz Players was established in 1986 as a theatre company committed to providing a creative outlet for […]

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Join Us For #TheStorkOTC Twitter Chat 5/19 at 1pm EST!

This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. If you have ever struggled to start a family or know someone who has, I highly suggest joining us for #TheStorkOTC Twitter mini chat Tuesday, May 19th at 1pm EST.  It is focused on fertility and conception […]

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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Sweet Spring Picture Frame

Sweet Spring Picture Frame

Are you in need of some spring home décor? Get ready for spring fast when you craft this sweet spring picture frame. Using dollar store supplies you can make your own, perfect for decorating on a dime or for gifting. Take a look below at how you can get busy crafting your own. Supplies Needed: […]

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Craft Room Reveal!

Disclosure: Stamp-n-Storage is providing their products for a craft room makeover, but all opinions are 100% my own. Today is the big day!  The day that I reveal my finished craft room!  I’m so excited to finally share this project with you.  You’ve seen my planning, you’ve seen my progress… now let’s get on to […]

DIY Spring Centerpiece

DIY Spring Centerpiece

This DIY spring centerpiece makes the perfect frugal décor piece. Making your own costs just pennies, and they are so easy to craft you make one in just minutes. The best part is, you don’t even need to be super crafty or use real flowers. In fact, just about everything you see here can be […]

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New Poster For MARVEL’S ANT-MAN!

After seeing Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON last week, I became even more pumped for the release of Marvel’s ANT-MAN!  Today I have a brand new poster to share with you from the upcoming movie coming out July 17, 2015! In case you missed the trailer for this must-see movie (or if you just want […]

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 […]

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Fusion Life Brands Pressure Cooker #Giveaway (Ends 5/27)

Fusion Life Brands Pressure Cooker #Giveaway (Ends 5/27)

Welcome To The Power Pressure Cooker XL by Fusion Life Brands Giveaway Sponsored By:  Fusion Life Brands Hosted By:  Mom Blog Society & Life With My Two Kids Review can be read here. I highly suggest getting The Power Pressure Cooker XL, it’s amazing! Please enter for your chance to win on the Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter […]

Blast Zone Magic Castle ($350 Value) #Giveaway (Ends 5/21)

Blast Zone Magic Castle ($350 Value) #Giveaway (Ends 5/21)

Having your own personal bouncy house can be exciting and fun for you and your kids. Blast Zone offers personal and commercial inflatable bounce houses and water slides at an affordable price. No more renting for birthdays and holiday events, you can now own your own personal bounce house exclusively from Blast Zone!   It’s […]

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 […]

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