DIY Upcycled Christmas Centerpiece

Upcycled Christmas Centerpiece

I love finding little treasures at thrift/second-hand stores! Often times you can find great items that are just perfect for getting crafty with and doing “upcycle” projects. I recently went shopping at our local Savers (after taking a few bags of stuff from the great pre-Christmas toy purge to donate). As part of a partnership […]

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Disney’s Into the Woods DIY Ornament

DIY Disney Ornament

The latest from Disney is the film version of an acclaimed Broadway musical, Into The Woods! As a lover of musical theater (and former drama geek & high school thespian myself), I’m super excited about this one! And…the excitement is even greater for me as I am in LA for the #IntoTheWoodsEvent, where (among other […]

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25+ Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”… and a particularly special time of year to do crafts with kids! I have fond memories of making Christmas crafts with my mom & grandma (like my favorite candy cane reindeer) growing up and still have some of the crafty items on our tree. Sometimes those handmade […]

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15+ Delicious Winter Drinks & Cocktails

Winter Drinks & Cocktail Recipes

Some of my very favorite drinks are absolutely perfect this time of year – things like hot apple cider, hot cocoa, chai tea lattes, maybe a splash of Irish Cream in your coffee! YUM! I love sitting with something warm by the glow of the Christmas tree lights (and would LOVE to sit by the […]

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I’m Headed Into the Woods and to LA…

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…”But careful not to lose the way. Into the woods, Who knows what may be lurking on the journey? Into the woods to get the thing that makes it worth the journeying.” I’m incredibly excited about the journey I’m headed on this week as Disney invited me to attend the #IntoTheWoodsEvent and #ABCFamilyEvent in LA!! […]

The Marvel Experience – Family 4 Pack Phoenix Giveaway!!

Marvel Experience

Do you have Marvel fans? Super Hero fans of all ages are going to love the all-new Marvel Experience and the awesome giveaway below! And, those of us here in Arizona are especially lucky as this fun experience kicks off in Phoenix! In case you haven’t heard about the experience yet, here’s some details from […]

Fitness Gift Basket Idea

Fitness Gift Basket Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Let’s face it, there are many of us who all have goals, resolutions (or whatever you’d like to call it) to be healthier…lose weight…or workout more…or any number of things in that healthy & […]

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Peppermint S’mores

Peppermint S'mores

Oh my goodness, all…Peppermint S’mores!!! These are SO good! So SOOO good! We’re big peppermint fans here (even the littlest one at just 2 years old), so it’s a staple flavor in our holiday treats – like peppermint brownies, chocolate peppermint trifle, peppermint chocolate cream pie, peppermint shortbread cookies, peppermint bark. Mmmmmmm!! We had such […]

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Smart STEM Gifts for Tweens & Teens

Smart STEM Gifts for Tweens & Teens

As a former science teacher, I’m a big fan of anything STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related! My boys love investigating, exploring, and building – it’s no surprise that LEGOs are a big favorite right now. But, in this rapidly evolving age of technology, it probably comes as no surprise that they are also […]

No-Bake Christmas Treats: Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S®. All opinions are 100% mine. Peppermint is one of the many things I love about the holiday season, definitely one of the flavors I look forward to! So I love making all kinds of peppermint treats! Couple years ago, another favorite […]

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Easy DIY String Art Christmas Tree

DIY String Art Decorative Christmas Tree

I’ve got a super easy project for you today that adds such a festive touch to any room!  As a Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas blog­ger, our December challenge was all about holiday decor. From my trips to Lowe’s (both the store and the corporate headquarters last month – which was amazing), it’s clear that there is […]

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Paint Night Out Gift Idea

Paint Night Gift Idea

This post brought to you by Groupon Gift Shop. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mom Endeavors. Have you done a “Paint Nite”? Or…have you ever even heard of paint night? The actual name varies by company & location, but the premise of all of them is simple…you go to the venue […]

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Easy No-Bake Christmas Tree Dessert

Edible Christmas Tree

How about an easy, edible Christmas tree and snowballs for a festive dessert?! This would look so pretty on your Christmas party table as a centerpiece or just a fun themed Christmas treat!! I love making themed edible crafts and fun foods for holidays and parties. So, when Hostess challenged me to create a beautiful […]

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Deliciously awesome #OREOCookieBalls $1000 Sweepstakes!!

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Whether you’re planning to do some fun holiday baking or just need a simple, yet versatile recipe for treating family and friends during the holidays, you’ll find all kinds of delicious and WONDERFILLED inspiration on the #OREOCookieBalls Recipe Board on Pinterest. In fact, I just shared a super fun idea – an OREO Cookie Balls […]

Toy Organization Ideas and Toy Purge Tips

toy purge & organization ideas

Are you ready for the influx of new items about to come into the house?  With all the new presents the family gets during the holiday season, now is the perfect time to clear out space by donating all the toys, clothes and other miscellaneous household items you might not be using anymore. Earlier this […]

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Meaningful Holiday Tips – 15+ Handmade Gift Ideas Under $10!

DIY Gifts Under $10!

Last month I shared some holiday tips for creating a meaningful holiday within your means because money is definitely a big stressor for many this time of year. Setting a budget (you can download a helpful planner here) certainly helps keep you on the right track! But, there are other things to consider too! This […]

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Orange Cranberry Edible Holiday Wreath

Edible Christmas Wreath

Need a fun fruit platter idea for Christmas morning or a healthier display for a holiday party? This edible orange cranberry wreath is easy to put together and perfect for any Christmas food spreads! Oranges are one of our favorite fruits during the holiday season (while citrus is in season). And, even though we have […]

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Special Gift Idea – Family Photoshoot Experience

Photoshoot Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine. ‘Tis the season for getting family photos taken, Christmas cards, holiday shopping, and gift giving! We decided to combine almost all of that into one special family photoshoot experience recently! Mr. Mom Endeavors and I met […]

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Downton Abbey Fans – Join us for the #DoTheDownton Virtual Tea Party!

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Hi friends! Do you love Downton Abbey? I do! I studied abroad at Oxford during college and have a fond place in my heart for all things British! So, if you’re like me and enjoy a good Downton Abbey evening, you’ll want to join me for the EPIC #DoTheDownton Virtual Tea Party hosted by Cost […]

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Dessert Trifle

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Trifle

There’s been a lot of tasty holiday recipes this week! First, the OREO Cookie Balls Christmas Tree, then some ginger snap cookies (+ over 40 more cookie exchange recipe ideas) and now today I’ve teamed up with another great group of bloggers again to bring you more holiday sweets and some tasty savory eats! Basically, […]

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Old-Fashioned Ginger Snap Cookies

Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps Recipe

Mmmmm! This post is full of all kinds of delicious treats! Not only am I sharing some delicious ginger snap cookies with you, but I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite food blogging friends to bring you a virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange party of sorts! YUM! And, too bad the smell of these ginger […]

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