Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome 2016

2015 brought the Anderson household many ups and downs and I am sure 2016 will be the same. In 2015 the Lord blessed us with a house, me a job and many other things that our family needed. There are some BIG blessings coming to us in the 2016 year as well. I have learned that when you wait for the Lord and quit trying to make things happen he will truly bless with much more then you could ever imagine!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Top 10 List: America's Favorite Holiday Comfort Foods

It's my favorite time of the year! I love having friends and family over to enjoy delicious meals and fellowship together. 
Preparing holiday meals is an extremely important tradition in my family -- it has been since I was a little girl. During the holiday season, we'd always make tons of cookies and candies for our extended family. I used to love the smell of everything baking in the oven. I still do. 
I recently partnered with Del Monte (the makers of premium canned vegetables and so much more) to share with you some fun stats on what Americans love to eat during the holidays. They just published their Del Monte Comfort Food Index, which ranked the Top 10 Holiday Comfort Foods.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Love, Cookie

I just love when I get food to test, so you can imagine my excitement when a box of cookies came to my door. Bug healthier than most and my husband were the first one with their hands in the cookie box.

  Baker Maid is a family owned company based in New Orleans that is known for their cakes and cookies. Their newest brand is Love, Cookie. Love, Cookie comes in 8 different varieties making it easy or maybe hard to choose your favorite cookie.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Amazing DIY holiday ideas, tips, tools and more for your furry family members

Happy Howlidays! 
I love the holiday season — the cold weather, the yummy food, and of course, all of the festivities! You know who else loves them too? My dogs, Daisy & Ginger. I'm thinking it may be because of all the extra lovin' and gifts he gets from the family.
It turns out that I'm not the only pet mama to spoil her pup during this time of year.  That's why I love this super cute website called from Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo's Kitchen).  They really know how to celebrate the holidays with your pup!
On, check out some of the fun doggy do-it-yourself ideas they've dreamed up:

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Numi Organic Tea: Tea by Mood


 Like most mom's, I have a pretty hectic schedule. Sometimes all I want is to relax with a nice cup of tea. Well, I have yet to ever have that happen. If I'm lucky, I might get a cup of tea while I'm chasing kids or making supper. Tea by Mood has 8 different tea flavors so you should definately find a tea to fit the mood. Tea by mood is organic, non-GMO  and Fair Trade Certified Tea. Tea by Mood comes with 8 different teas totaling 40 tea bags.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Santa Sent Me A Letter #Giveaway

With my kids getting older they are starting to not believe in Santa and well I am just not ready for my kids to grow up. I love the fun and excitement that Santa brings to the Holiday season for kids. This year each of my kids will be receiving a personalized letter from Santa this year. Each one of the letters are personalized to each child and also note the reason for the season being our Lord Jesus Christ. 

There are several different letter options you can choose from so you get what is just right for you and your family. 

#TheStorkOTC and Giveaway

New Clinical Study Demonstrates Stork OTC Home Conception Kit is More Effective At Delivering Sperm to The Cervix Than Natural Intercourse When Trying to Get Pregnant.  The Stork OTC is a promising option for women and couples having trouble getting pregnant--a safe, and easy-to-use way to optimize chances for conception, at home. 

The first and only conception assistance device to meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s strict requirements and be cleared for over-the-counter sales, without a prescription, The Stork OTC is the product of years of meticulous design and testing.

When Mr A. and I were trying to conceive it seemed like nothing would work. We tracked my ovulation and tested his sperm count and everything was "working" but we were not getting pregnant. I truly feel that had we had the The Stork OTC kit we would have been able to conceive quicker and easier. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thirty -one and World Vision team up #GivingTuesday

In the midst of the retail frenzy that follows Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by focusing on charitable giving. On Dec. 1, 2015 – the 4th annual #GivingTuesday – World Vision will partner with Thirty-One Gifts to help charitable donations make twice the impact.

On #GivingTuesday, every donation made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online ( to World Vision will be matched by Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company offering totes, purses and more – with a donation of one of their products, such as a tote bag or blanket, up to a total of $1MM worth of products for women and girls in need around the world. 

Tips for Planning a Family Ski Trip

As the weather gets chillier and the school holidays approach, lots of families are excitedly looking forward to hitting the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re a lifelong skier and are looking forward to teaching your kids for the first time, or you’re all beginners excited to play in the snow, it’s great fun for all. We all know that travelling with kids can be challenging, especially when they’re young - so here’s some tips for a fuss-free holiday.

Tips for Cruising with Children

How to Keep the Children Entertained on a Cruise

A cruise is a great way see more of the world in a short space of time. When travelling with kids, though, it can sometimes be difficult to keep the journey in-between stops entertaining. Fortunately, there are many trips centered around those that are bringing young children along with them, with a wide-range of on-board activities. Here’s just a few of the things you should look out for to make sure you get the most out of your family vacation.