Helping During The Holidays With Goodwill #DonateStuffCreateJobs

The holidays are a time of love, joy and pure magic for most of us. But if we are really being honest, there are a lot of people who struggle through the holidays. While everyone is celebrating, cooking, gathering with friends and shopping – there are those out there who are struggling to find jobs and keep the lights on. So in a time of giving – a time that is a joy for some and a struggle for others – how do you help? It’s simple. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill®, you create … [Read more...]

I See Me! Personalized Christmas SingAlong Book #OMHoliday16

Personalized gifts are my favorite to receive and give. Another favorite item of mine? Books. Being able to give a personalized book to people is perfect. The great folks at I See Me! have a fun Christmas book that is perfect for the stocking this year. I See Me! has been making great personalized children’s books since May 2000. They are so popular that they are even purchased by celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields, and Courteney Cox! I love I See Me!’s mission: Our mission is … [Read more...]

Surprise Your Child With a PackageFromSanta.com!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! With the wonderful Christmas season, comes the magic of Santa. Riley recently received a PackageFromSanta.com package, that she absolutely loved! I am excited to share her unboxing video and more details so you can share this fun with your kids! With PackageFromSanta.com you can surprise your child with a fun package and more from Santa! There are three great packages to choose from.  PackageFromSanta.com is … [Read more...]

Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake Holiday Double Feature Giveaway (Ends 12/4) #OMHoliday16 #HolidayMagic

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season, besides spending time with family and friends, is watching holiday movies. The fun Holiday Double Feature DVD pack shown above is perfect! It includes two great movies - Santa's Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake. These are both films that my family and I enjoyed, and we are sure you will, too! In Santa’s Apprentice, starring Julie Gayet (My Best Friend, Select Hotel), Jean-Pierre Marielle (The Da Vinci Code), Max Cullen (The Great Gatsby, … [Read more...]

Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas Lineup

It’s the time of year, December will be just around the corner and with that comes the desire to watch Christmas movie favorites. Freeform is fantastic for feeding your Christmas movies addiction because they have their 25 Days of Christmas lineup ready to announce.  This December long marathon of Christmas movies has been going strong for 20 years! Today I am sharing Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas lineup as a means to help you get your DVR ready or schedule cleared so that you can sit down … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Cats Healthy & Happy During The Holidays #CLUMPandSEAL

This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL™ available at PetSmart®, but Optimistic Mommy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Arm & Hammer and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. The holidays are upon us, and we are preparing to have our family and friends over for the festivities. While you are preparing, … [Read more...]

Turkey Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs Recipe + Turkey Twitter Party!

This post is in partnership with Ohio Poultry Association. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! Can you believe it - next week is Thanksgiving! This year has absolutely flown by. There are many things I love about Thanksgiving, including visiting family and friends, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and of course turkey! I have partnered with the Ohio Poultry Association again this year to share a delicious recipe with you, some fun info about turkeys, and to let you know about a fun Twitter … [Read more...]

Preparing Your House For Thanksgiving Guests

Thanksgiving can be a beautiful time of warmth and love. Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress-free day with your family. Some preparations for holiday guests take only a few minutes; some take a lot longer. My advice: start preparing your home for the holidays now. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year. Prioritize The day before guests arrive is no time to pull apart junk drawers and clean out … [Read more...]