Category Archives: My Life in General….

Amazing Race Party Printables Review




If you have never seen the amazing race you are really missing out on some fun! You follow along as teams of 2 travel all over looking for clues! It is a lot of fun to watch, and now you can play along J

If you have kids like mine they start planning their next birthday after everyone has left from this one. Coming up with great idea after idea year after year can be a hard thing to deal with. The Amazing Race theme is a great idea and with fun activities that older children and adults can both enjoy. This would be perfect for a teenager party since you could have them driving all over town for the clues!

If you want to have fun at your next party then Party Games Plus is the place to start!! They have Amazing Race party ideas that you can check out. I was sent the set of printables and I was so impressed ~ they even included water bottle labels! How fun. They have high quality imagining and you could even print some of them on sticker paper or better yet laminate them and have several times the fun!

You receive everything in the picture above for only $12.99 (tell me the last time one of your kids birthday supplies only cost $12.99???)

We will be using these again for my daughter’s 15th birthday in November. We will be hiding clues around the neighborhood for the kids to find!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Farmer’s Market & Herb Garden


Had a lot of fun at the Farmer’s Market in Suwanee. Picked up some honey and some blackberries~~Made some yummy jam and some left over to freeze!

And then it was off to home depot to get the things to make my herb garden…cause all dishes taste better with fresh herbs…..I have cilantro, flat leaf parsley, basil, dill, rosemary and then mint by itself because it has a tendency to spread!


Another House Party


If you have not signed up on house party you do not now what you are missing. I was chosen a few months ago to have a Capri sun party and the kids has a blast. This time I was picked to have a Philly Cooking Creme party! It is a party in a box, recipes, goody bags, coupons and a brand new 10″ green pan skillet! So you need to head to the website and sign up. You could be having the next awesome party!!!!

Chex Mix Party



I am super excited I was picked to host a My Get Together Party from General Mills!! I was given everything (from FREE) needed for a great party, Chex Mix, bowls, plates, napkins, & Coupons!! I will just add a few little things plus add some dessert (cause it wouldn’t be a party without one). Do you enjoy getting together??  Check out Pssst….. from General Mills!

Boo to You Bash!!

Limited Edition for Halloween - Blood Orange Slush Drink Mix
I was trying to think about a Giveaway I could have…. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. To me it really kicks off the Holiday Season. October 1st – January 3rd is my FAVORITE time! The weather is cooler the leaves make that really neat rustling sound. Once again can  say I LOVE IT. OK back to Halloween, I enjoy decorating and dressing up with my kids. We make “spooky” recipes and crazy costumes. We have a mini party every year. We buy decorations at the dollar store and even pick up some dry ice at the grocery store for a neat effect. Many memories have been built at Halloween I wouldn’t change anything.
So to help you celebrate with us I am giving away a Tastefully Simple “blood” Orange Slush Drink Mix. It has 2 recipes on it, “leaded” and “unleaded”. I am making mine for me and the kids so no alcohol will be in mine but feel free to mix your’s up

Here’s how to enter:

1. Visit Tastefully Simple and leave a comment letting us know which product makes your mouth water.  (This is mandatory).

2. Subscribe to my free daily newsletter or if you already are that counts too! Just leave a separate comment letting me know!

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You can leave up to 5 separate comments (1 for each of the 5 ways above). If you leave one comment saying you do all 5 things, unfortunately it only counts as one entry!

This Giveaway ends on October 2nd @ 9pm

Surprise Me!! Secret Santa Gift Exchange


After reading one of my new favorite blogs Simply Stacie I came across her post for a Secret Santa gift exchange!! I thought what fun! I love giving secret gifts but really don’t have the opportunity to socialize a lot so what a perfect way for me to give someone a gift without the dressing up and paying fo a dinner out!! 🙂

This is what Simply Stacie has on her blog:



Surprise Me! Secret Santa Gift Exchange is a gift exchange/swap for bloggers. Each participating blog will be a Secret Santa & also receive a gift from a Secret Santa. There are No Sponsors for this event, it’s just like one big office party. After you receive your gift you can tell everyone all about it on your blog.    

$15 gift(s) + shipping = $20.00    

Each Secret Santa will spend $15 on their gift. This can be one item or multiple items that total $15.  We want everyone to enjoy the swap and their gift so we have added category choices  for you to choose from on the sign up. This way it helps the Secret Santa have an idea of what you like and so that everyone enjoys their gifts.    

Sign up will be open for 2 weeks and will end on Wednesday October 6th.    

If you are interested in participating in the Secret Santa Gift Exchange simply fill out the form and we will add you to the list.    

After you sign up snag the button and let your readers know that you are participating & that they can too!  After sign up closes we will notify everyone by email to let you know :    

  • Who to ship to
  • What gift idea they like
  • When to ship by
  • Where to ship gift to..

We will email you updates, shipping deadlines and all other information needed after the list is closed.    

No one will know who is who’s Secret Santa is so shhh…it’s top secret     


Isn’t that neat, I can’t wait to get my secret santa a gift and I am even excited about going to the mailbox and getting my gift!! For a sneak peek of some of the blogs participating check this out