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Birthday Party Ideas for Tween Boys

It’s that time of year again at our house! We’ve got birthdays coming up and need to figure out some fun ways to celebrate. With soon-to-be 11 and 12-year-olds, coming up with a birthday party idea that is “cool” enough to satisfy is becoming a bigger challenge every year. Character themed parties have phased out, […]

Motivation Tips for Tough Winter Months

  Finding motivation in winter can be difficult – even impossible at times. Less daylight, cold temperatures, and holiday stress can work against us to make it hard to find the energy and initiative to be productive. In fact, I had to fight to find the focus to write this post! Many people find their mood […]

Intel® Optane™ Memory: Get the Speed, Keep the Capacity! #IntelINCROWD

Just in time for the holiday, THE IN-CROWD HUB is featuring Intel® Optane™ memory: Get the Speed, Keep the Capacity! Technology gets smarter and smarter and the latest memory development from Intel® is no exception! This new class of memory accelerates performance without sacrificing storage capacity. Over time, Optane™ memory will learn your personal computing […]

Christmas Breakfast Recipe Roundup

  The holiday season is full of amazing traditions. Over the years, we’ve adopted so many things that simply make it feel like Christmas. From our big day of baking with my life-long besties and their kids to smaller things like Santa filling our tree with candy canes as he delivers the gifts, all of […]

Last-minute Holiday DIY Gift – Peppermint-Lavender Foot Soak Ornament

  I love giving thoughtful gifts for the holidays. Sometimes though, time gets away from me and I need something quick and easy that I can throw together in just minutes. This peppermint-lavender foot soak can be made with inexpensive ingredients and presented in a variety of different containers for a thoughtful, handmade holiday gift. For […]

Simple al fresco Italian Sausage Skillet Recipe

This post is sponsored by al fresco. All opinions are our own. At our house, we have had one of the craziest weeks on record. The holiday season has been hitting us full-force with holiday parties, school concerts, and a general feeling of “how am I going to get all of this done?!” And of […]

Keeping the Magic Alive with Package From Santa

This sponsored post is in partnership with Package From Santa. All opinions are our own. The magic of Christmas is something that I have enjoyed for my entire life. I couldn’t wait until I could share the joy and excitement of the holidays with my own children, creating the belief that magical things happened while […]

Free and Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is watching my kids’ faces light up as they find a much-coveted item under the Christmas tree. No, the season is not all about the gifts, but the excitement and joy on their faces is something that makes the holiday brighter. Some years, though, finances may […]