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Why Disneyland at Christmas is the Most Fun Ever

This year, I decided instead of THINGS for Christmas, I wanted my family to have TIME. So, instead of presents under the tree when we woke up on Christmas morning, there were plane tickets in stockings and packed bags already in the car. And I will definitely be doing it again. One of the big …

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Organize Your Life Using a Paper Planner

With the smart phones, tablets and laptops and available to us nowadays, you’d think the human race would have figured out a decent way to keep ourselves organized on a day-to-day basis. If your life is chaos and you feel like there’s no time to get everything done in a day, it might be time to organize your …

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50 Things To Keep In Mind For Next Christmas…

There are some things I forget about every single year when it comes to Christmas, but I’m determined to remember them for next year. I’m pretty sure they’re universal, too. Like that we all have someone in our family who tells inappropriate jokes around children. Or that grandma’s don’t always understand your sense of humor. …

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Did You Ever Wonder Why We Put Oranges In Christmas Stockings?

Every year from when I was little until even now, I’ve always gotten a stocking for Christmas from my parents. It had candy, of course, and some little toy (or usually a gift card now), and an orange. When I was younger the orange would always roll away (or be nudged with a petulant toe) …

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10 Tips That Make Moving Suck Less

From decluttering, to choosing an agent, to packing your entire life into portable containers, there are few things in life more stressful than moving. Whether you’ve accepted a job in a new city, just finished construction on your dream home or you’re dodging eviction, no matter what way you slice it, moving bites a dirty …

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100 Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Men…

Okay, folks. We are down to the wire. Christmas is literally around the corner and if you’re starting to feel that panic of realizing you left one of the men in your life off your Christmas list, don’t worry! We’ve got your back. With Amazon Prime you’ve Still Got Time. So, take a deep breath, …

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Oprah’s Favorite Things Are Here! (And I Have a Lot of Feelings About That.)

It’s Christmas time, and that means there’s an all new list of Oprah’s Favorite things for 2015. I have always loved Oprah’s Favorite Things in the past, but this year– This year I don’t really know what to think. I mean, she was the reason I tried Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Moisturizer all …

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A Cracked Heel Solution That Actually Works

Winter is typically the time we bundle up and wear layers upon layers. That includes covering our feet. For some of us that means we stop getting pedicures and stop taking care of our feet because who will really see them anyways, right? WRONG! You will see them, and let’s be real, cracked and dry feet …

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100 Things To Put In a Stocking That Aren’t Candy

Stocking Stuffers are something I always forget. I will have all of Christmas planned, handled, and totally ready to go– then, when I am putting out the gifts under the tree, I see them sitting there totally empty and I’ve got nothing to put in there! These stocking stuffers are awesome because there’s NO CANDY! Kids …

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10 Ways Marriage Is Like A Slow Cooker

Anyone who’s been in a romantic relationship has experienced it–that new-love rush, when you can’t get enough of each other and think you’ll feel that way forever. But then marriage, jobs and kids come along and you forget all the things you used to love about each other in the first place. Like cooking a …

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This Printable Christmas Planner Is Everything You’ll Need This Year

This Christmas while you’re decking the halls and planning for a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick, you should plan some time for yourself, too! I know, I know, you’re thinking there’s no way to have ‘me’ time during the holidays, but you’re wrong! In fact, this printable Christmas planner is everything you’ll need to plan …

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5 Personalized Holiday Items You Need to Order Now!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Tiny Prints through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Tiny Prints, all opinions are my own. So here’s the thing: it may be mid-October and you may think it’s too early to start thinking about the holidays but I am here …

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How I Got All My Christmas Shopping Done At Once

Here’s the thing– I LOVE giving gifts to all my friends, but with shopping for the kids, I don’t have time to worry about finding super cool presents to get for everyone else. So, I came up with the most foolproof plan I have ever come up with. It’s How I Got All My Christmas Shopping …

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5 Natural Products to Help You Feel Better

When sickness calls, the first thing on your mind is getting better as quickly as possible. That my friend, is entirely normal because NONE of us like being sick and nobody has the time to sit around being sick all day. So most of us rush to the nearest drug store to purchase a bunch of medication that …

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You’re The Reason Your Salmon Sucks

You’re the reason your salmon sucks. No, no, it’s true. Maybe you’ve even convinced yourself you hate salmon…a delicious meat…and that you can’t understand why anyone would want to eat it in the first place. And it’s all your fault that you feel this way. Unless you really just don’t like salmon. If you don’t, …

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How To Stay Comfortable When Getting Fit

This post brought to you by Sports Authority . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Totally The bomb. I will never forget the first time I went to the gym after having my daughter. The only thing I owned that even remotely resembled workout clothes was a T-shirt I painted her room …

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5 Reasons Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are My Favorite Way To Vacation

I love traveling so very much, but I also love all the comforts of home. That’s why all-inclusive resorts are my favorite way to vacation. My husband and I stayed at Sandals Montego Bay this weekend and it was glorious. (And glorious is not a word I just throw around, people. This place was off …

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15 Best Things to Pack for a Cruise with Kids

As part of my goal to see the world, I’ve been cruising. Packing for a regular vacation is tough, but packing for a cruise is extra special because you do so many different things.  Well, now that I have been on two cruises, (which makes me a total pro, right?) I know all the tricks …

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And Then My Phone Ran out of Memory Again

Here I am snapping along, taking pictures of my kid and her friends, instagramming my latest meal, making a movie of my cat playing with a yarn ball, when bam… Out of Memory. I bought the biggest phone they had, with the most storage available and still it’s not enough memory for my “must video …

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Loews Portofino Bay At Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

I have found the perfect place to stay when you visit Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Loews Portofino Bay (they invited my family to come out and spend a couple of nights to check it out.) So, this hotel has major swag. It’s clean, amazing looking, and just the right amount of people are there …

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Emergency Visitor Survival Kit

I am forever having visitors pop-in and, sometimes, they’re even invited! LOL! Friends of my daughter are frequent fliers, often without parental escort. And those little mouths?! ALWAYS HUNGRY! That means I need to be prepared for anything–boredom, snack or full-fledged lunch. Enter the Emergency Visitor Survival Kit, the way I stay sane when visitors …

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Refresh Your Look to Go Back to Work After Baby

When you’ve had a baby, a lot has changed. I mean, you’ve been off work for 3, 4 or even 6 weeks (LOVE the 6-weeks off!) and, hopefully, you didn’t even have to wear make-up once during that entire mini-baby-cation. But, chances are, you need to Refresh Your Look to Go Back to Work After Baby. …

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650+ Other Uses For Household Products

Call this the mega list. The big shebang. The whole enchilada, hold the nothing. From borax to baking soda, vodka to vinegar we’re bringing you 650+ Other Uses For Household Products. Strap-on your juice box ’cause this list is about to get REAL. 650+ Other Uses For Household Products Have you been making your own laundry soap? …

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How I’m Becoming a Shinier, Happier Version of Me

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OutshineSnacks #CollectiveBias This is it. My year. The year I embrace the F-Word and make it my own. That’s right, I’m talking about fitness and how this year I WILL become a shinier, happier version of me. One …

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20 Perfect Gifts for Graduating Seniors

This year I’ll be celebrating my twenty year high school reunion in the same month that my oldest nephew is graduating from high school. Talk about an emotional double-whammy! With both of those events in mind, I decided to write up a list of ‘twenty’ perfect gifts for graduates. Part of these are from my own memories …

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We Loved Universal Studios CityWalk in Orlando, Florida

One of my favorite things about the Universal Orlando theme parks was the Universal CityWalk. I love how you can see a show, eat an amazingly delicious meal, and spend a whole evening without ever leaving the walk! Special thanks goes to Universal for having us visit their CityWalk. We had a blast! I think …

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Fun Things To Do At Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

We spent spring break at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We had a lot of fun checking out the attractions, fun, and rides that Universal Studios has to offer just so I could tell you what the greatest stuff to do with your family is! Awesome Stuff To Do At Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. …

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25 Harry Potter Snacks

Here are 25 Harry Potter snacks you can make from home! 25 Harry Potter Snacks and Treats I’ve got my witchy priorities straight–I’m starting with Witches Broomstick Candies. Golden Snitch Pops would probably do a bang-up, sell-out job on Quiddich game days! Ok, so you want some meat? No burgers here, but order some Basilisk-dogs. Do it. Hissss. These Cheese …

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16 Super Secret Things You Probably Don’t Know About Harry Potter World

My family is full of hardcore Harry Potter fans, so when Universal Studios had us out to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, we jumped on it. We even found some super secret stuff that will make your trip to Universal Studios even more fun!   16 Super Cool Secrets …

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20 Things to Pack when Camping with Kids

Like every mom, I totally want my kids to experience everything–but in a safe, comfortable way. That’s why I feel it’s important for me to have everything I need on-the-go for my active kiddos. Especially when we’re hours from home on a weekend get-away in the woods. That’s when I make sure I have everything on this …

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25 Coolest iPhone 6 Cases

Ok, so my whole family always asks each year: “what do you want for Christmas?” or “what do you want for your birthday?” or mother’s day…or…you get the drift. I will tell you now, this year, I want one of these 25 Coolest iPhone 6 Cases! (this post contains affiliate links) There’s nothing worse than …

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Worth the Trip: 15 Family Tested Vacation Ideas

If you’ve got kids, chances are you have a family vacation coming up during a school break or summer vacation. Deciding what to do can be a daunting task. Here is a roundup of 15 great family vacation ideas tested by real families. This list covers some of the top destinations in the country. Other locations are a …

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10 Clever Uses for Baking Soda

So, it turns-out that baking soda has a million other uses besides just an additive into yummy cookies and cakes. These are my absolute favorite 10 Clever Uses for Baking Soda!   10 Clever Uses for Baking Soda: It’s amazing the number of things that can be done with this common and super-inexpensive household product. And …

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Multitasking Marathon! 30-Minutes+15 Tasks=Awesome

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias I feel like a multitasking Maven today. For reals. Normally, I’m so easily derailed it’s not even funny. But today–in 30-Minutes, I was able to accomplish 15-Super Critical Tasks! It was a Multitasking Marathon! There I was, trying …

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Keeping the Kid’s Phone Costs Low {with TracFone™}

Every time I got the cell phone bill, I was cringing–or those stupid texts saying “such-and-such number has gone over the data limit”. I mean, really, how many times did I yell at my kid for going over her limit?! No more, I say! No more! Now, I’m Keeping the Kid’s Phone Costs Low with …

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Customizing a Class Ring with Jostens!

This post brought to you by Jostens. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Totally The bomb. It seems like all the best things happen in high school. First loves, driving, and (my favorite) graduation. To celebrate the most awesome of ‘releases into the wild’ for my son (though he’s a little far …

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All-Natural Pregnancy Cleaning Hacks

Being pregnant is tough work by itself. But regular life (and the chores that chores that come with it) does not stop upon conception. Nope. Still gotta wipe down counter tops and toilets. While making a baby. Great. Oh, and avoid chemicals and whatnot so you don’t a) puke and b) get exposed to something …

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Simplifying My Life with Panasonic Link2Cell and Open Ear Headphones

I had no idea how crazy-messy my life had gotten. Like really, why did I have like fifteen cords running around my desk and three sets of speakers in my office and kitchen?  Every evening, that would stress me out…Not to even mention the fifty-four times I had to holler for my daughter to come to dinner! …

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10 Floor Cleaning Hacks I Can’t Live Without

There’s nothing I hate more than cleaning before a holiday party-or just cleaning in general. And cleaning the floors can be the worst chore of them all! I’m not kidding. My floor took notes from this floor-then they shared a cry-session. That’s why I hunted the internet-verse and found these 10 Floor Cleaning Hacks I Can’t …

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The Best Birthday Gift for Kids EVER!

Finding a gift for your own child’s birthday or special event is tough…even tougher if it’s not your kiddo, but someone else’s you’ve been invited to celebrate with.  OR, even worse, when you need to send a card to someone (particularly a kid), but don’t want to ship a whole big-giant gift. In comes the …

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10 Things You Should Send To Your College Student

College is in full swing, and I will never forget how it felt in October. Totally tired of dorm food, out of money to buy toiletries, and just craving things from home. If you have a family member, friend, or even fiance (like me! woohoo!) who is busting it in college somewhere, here are 10 things you …

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How To Make A Fancy Vase Using Skittles and a Soda Bottle (plus a bonus board game idea!) #VIPFruitFlavors

It’s no secret I love candy. Everyone jokes that I could pretty much eat only candy every single day and be totally fine with that. They’re probably right. (You know, except for the crazy belly ache!) Spring screams bright colors to me, and so does candy, so I figured why not make some teacher gifts …

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My Daughter is a TwirlyGirl

My daughter loves an adorable girls maxi dress like these. So, when TwirlyGirl sent us The Marvelous Maxi Dress to check out, she was so excited! The thing is, as she’s gotten older, it’s hard to convince her to wear them as much. She complains that they aren’t comfortable or that they don’t fit her …

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Her First Mobile Phone

My daughter needs her first mobile phone. Now that her parents aren’t together anymore, she needs a way to get in touch with me when she’s with her dad and her dad when she’s with me. The problem is, I want to save on my mobile phone bill, not add to it! So, I went …

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Need Christmas Present Ideas for the Best Gift for Your Daughter?

When it comes to my daughter, I always need Christmas present ideas. Her stocking is the hardest, so that’s why this year I am all about the fragrance gift sets from Walmart. And, since she’s in love with all things Taylor Swift, the Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift fragrance gift set was totally on the …

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He’s Getting Forza Motorsport 5 For His Xbox One!

It’s Christmas, baby and that means I get to buy presents for the totally amazing man in my life. He loves video games, and everyone is talking about Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One. It’s supposed to be the greatest thing in racing since actually getting into a car and driving it around a …

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Cool Gifts with Best Buy

It’s time to buy cool gifts for Christmas. In my house that translates to “It’s time to buy the cool tech gifts.” I like to go to a store look around, and buy them in person. I like to hold them in my hand and actually see how electronics work before I shell out all …

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Grammarly is Pretty Cool

I use Grammarly to check grammar online because it’s better than having my grandma proofread my erotic novels for me. I kid, I kid! I love having my grandma proofread those. 🙂 A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by Grammarly. They asked me to try out their service and write a review. So, …

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Just Read

It’s banned books week, and that makes both happy and sad. It makes me happy to know that we as a society care enough about reading and free speech to devote a whole week to the books others are trying to ban, but it makes me sad to know those people trying to ban books …

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Zoom Zoom!

Recently, I had the opportunity to drive the Mazda 3. First off let me say this isn’t just any small car. This thing has the zoom zoom.   I was a little worried about the pick-up in the car. Would it really go fast, was I going to mind driving it on and off the …

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Finally, I got the Swagger

See, the thing is, I drive a lot of vehicles. It’s part of the whole “being a blogger who likes to talk about super cool cars” gig. But none of them have ever actually felt like me– until I drove a Kia Sportage.   The Kia Sportage is a good looking car. It’s the car …

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