Creative Dog Halloween Costumes #DGPetCostumes

This post about Dog Halloween Costumes for pets is brought to you by Dollar General. The content and opinions expressed below are that of close to home.

Do you dress your dog up for Halloween?  Maybe you never thought of a creative dog Halloween costume.  I recently visited Dollar General online and realized they have a whole section of creative dog costumes as well as other great Halloween ideas sponsored by  Nestle®.  Who knows Halloween better than a company that makes chocolate.

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Have you tried Silk CashewMilk?

This post about cashew milk brought to you by Silk. The content and opinions expressed below are that of close to home.

If you head to the dairy section of your grocery store, you will no longer see only different fat content dairy milk.  Now you have so many choices from soy to nut milks.  Our family has recently experimented with Silk Almond milks. But now they have come out with Silk Cashewmilk.  This has my attention as I LOVE LOVE cashews so I can only imagine how creamy this cashew milk might be.

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ChuckIt LightPlay Dog Toys and Giveaway

Chloe was provided a promotianal The days are getting shorter which means there is less time for you and your dog to play outside after work. Well maybe there is with this new line of Chuckit LIGHTPLAY toys. Outside of the cooler temps you no longer have the it’s too dark excuse.

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Friday Frenzy Oct 24th Edition

I can not believe it is Oct 24th and Halloween is next week already. Soon we will be hit with Thanksgiving dishes and Holiday shopping. Where does the time go? Are your gremlins ready to hit the streets next week? Is you house all filled with Halloween decorations? Or maybe your kitchen is just filled with comfort food recipes. Either way we want to see what you are busy brewing up on Friday Frenzy.

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Oreo Cheesecake Cake Recipe

There is no doubt my daughter inherited my sweet tooth, which I can thank my dad for.  Last year she could not decide between a cheesecake and a red velvet cake so we made this amazing REd Velvet Cheesecake Cake.  This year she wanted the same, but being the food blogger I am I said how about the concept just different ingredients.  Thus emerged our Oreo Cheesecake Cake Recipe.  Two layers of chocolate cake, this time from a box, and a middle layer of Oreo cheesecake, smothered in a Oreo Cream cheese frosting. DECADENT.


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Bananas Foster Pudding Pie Recipe

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Can you just say OMG right now. My family has never been so excited about a blog recipe as they were for this submission of the Bananas Foster Pudding Pie Recipe for the Chiquita Banana Cooking  Lab Contest.     This is a super fun contest that has weekly winners so you don’t have to wait very long to see if you have been picked.

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Quick Seafood Recipe for the Family– Grain Free Recipe

This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. The content and opinions expressed below are that of close to home.

Serving your family healthy meals during the week can be difficult. Serving them grain free recipes can also be a chore. I am sharing this quick seafood recipe inspired by the new @PurinaBeyond Grain Free Cat food. If you are going to eat well, don’t your animals too. The Beyond Grain free has white fish and eggs to fulfill the high protein diet of cats. Like people cats can have sensitive stomachs so creating a grain free recipe is sure to make your cat and your kids purr in happiness.

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Holiday Entertaining Tips and Ideas


Now that Halloween is past us, many of us will be gearing up for Holiday Entertaining.  I have collected a few Holiday Entertaining must haves to make this season of hosting parties less stressful.  No matter what the size of the event, the most important part is having a plan.  Whether it is a menu, caterer, or party games for kids,  everyone will have more fun if you are organized from the beginning.   You will soon be the hostess with the mostess.

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Packing Tips for Traveling With Kids

This post about packing tips for traveling with kids is brought to you by Atlantic Luggage. The content and opinions expressed below are that of close to home.

Get packing and Enter to win a family trip with Atlantic Luggage Sweepstakes. Maybe I will get lucky and win, but I wish we could travel more as a family but with three kids plane tickets can become expensive. Not to mention the luggage fee the airlines are now charging. Having durable luggage that is the right size to use as carry on is the key to keeping travel costs down, not to mention avoiding the nightmares of lost luggage. vacation-suitcase-illustration-stuffed-ready-32071945 [Read more...]

Do you use TeenSafe plus Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Now that I officially have a teenager, finding ways to monitor them is so important. I was recently introduced to TeenSafe an app that allows a parent to view text messages and deleted text messages, monitor your teen’s iPhone Location, Review web browsing,bookmarks and search history and Monitor contacts and call logs. I know from my kids on the computer they think they can just delete their history and I wont know where they have been.

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