stocking stuffers

Stocking Stuffers | Gift Ideas for Ages Birth-3 Years Old

Stocking stuffers can be fun finds for babies and toddlers. Not sure what to get your baby or toddler as a stocking stuffer? No worries, you’ve come to the right place. You can find at least 2-3 items from this list that will make shopping easier. The list below contains my mommy approved items and

CrabPot Tree: See How We Decorated Our Home

My CrabPot Tree is Up

A CrabPot Tree is bright and beautiful christmas decoration to add indoors/or outdoors. When I saw the advertisements for the CrabPot Christmas Trees I was super excited to give them a try. I wanted to put the tree outside our home to brighten our yard. The company sent me a 3 foot tree to review at no cost and give my honest opinion.

The CrabPot tree arrived in a triangular shaped box.  One of the huge selling points is that the tree folds flat for storage. Since we are still moving into our home and finding a place for everything, having decoration that will be easy to store away was appealing to me.

The set-up was extremely easy. The tree came with ties all around and I simply untied it and unfolded the tree and stood it up. To my surprise it had a cord. It was my oversight because I thought it would be solar powered. Unfortunately I don’t have outlets outside, therefore I can’t put it outdoors. Below is a picture of the tree unboxed and set-up in my living room.
I obviously couldn’t leave it there because we were planning to place a larger real Christmas tree there for our gifts.

crabpot tree

I really liked it and wanted to display it . After much thinking, I decided to allow my daughter to move it in her bedroom.

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Surviving the Holidays | How to Cope With Depression During The Holidays

Holidays can be a difficult time for many people. Those that have lost loved ones, the homeless, the poor, the sick, and the lonely find this time of the year the roughest. Sometimes we forget that people around us are silently suffering through what should be the happiest time of the year. Holidays are filled with

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Afternoon Date

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Afternoon Date with Hubby

Ballet is a romantic sport for the dreamy-eyed girl like myself. Spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker was a treat for my husband and I to attend after a busy weekend. We attended the 3 p.m show on Sunday, December 6th in Rosemont, IL.  The theater was draped in holiday