The 2018 Office Secret Santa Gift Guide

The holidays are an exciting time, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. Many people also do gift exchanges through their place of work, whether it be White Elephant, Secret Santa, or something similar. But – thinking of gift ideas for co-workers can sometimes be difficult, especially if you don’t know them well. How do you know where to start looking? And where can you find good gifts without spending too much? Luckily there are some great ideas … [Read more...]

Getting Prepared For Thanksgiving

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here?! How crazy is that! 2018 is just flying by. Today I am sharing with you some great tips for preparing that Thanksgiving turkey thanks to my friends at the Ohio Poultry Association. I am from Ohio and I am proud to say we rank 9th overall national for turkey farming. About 95% of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving, as with tradition, and November is an extremely busy time for Ohio turkey farmers. Ohio turkey farmers provide exceptional care … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Hound Safe This Halloween

Veterinary calls during Halloween week increase by 12%, according to Pet Poison Helpline. This is because the bags of sweets, chocolates and tasty treats that fill the nation’s homes during this time of the year are dangerous if consumed by dogs. Therefore, when you’re planning fun family activities this Halloween, make sure the entire family know and understand the items which pose a risk to your beloved pooch. Trick or Treaters While trick or treating is a fun and enjoyable activity for your … [Read more...]

5 Non-Candy Easter Gifts For Kids + Giveaway

Every year we have the same dilemma...what to buy the kids for Easter. While there are many different types of Easter Candy available (all that are very delicious) I always like to have a few non-candy gifts to add to the kids Easter Baskets. SmitCo sells a ton of products for kids. So I wanted to highlight a few of their kid jewelry options they have available so you can add a few non- candy gifts to your Easter Baskets. They also have fun journals available too! Stretch Butterfly Necklace, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]