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For all things you use around the house! From food, to beauty items, to gift guides – Home Life has it all. This category even includes coupons and savings tips! Truly the “lifestyle” section of Mama’s Geeky!

Food & Drink January 16, 2018

Keto Diet & Intermittent Fasting Two Week Update: Struggles, Favorite Recipes, & More | #Keto

As you might know already, I started the Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting two weeks ago. I have succeeded with no cheating – plus a 30 minute workout (21 day fix) 6 days a week. My weight at the start was 174 pounds (I hate admitting that). Which is significantly more than I care to be. My first goal is 155 (healthy weight according to BMI) and my overall goal is 140. I am happy to say that after 2 weeks of hard work and delicious fatty foods (a total perk to Keto!), I now weigh in at…

Pets, Travel, Vehicles January 4, 2018

Pineapples, Puppies, & Superheroes: The Story of Two Friends & One Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid | #NiroRoadTrip

When Kia asked me to take a California road trip in their brand new 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid for a couple of days, I didn’t even have to think about it. The icing on the cake? I would be doing it with one of my best friends – Shelley from A Magical Mess. I have known her for a few years now and can honestly say she is one of my favorite humans on the face of the Earth. She is also just like me – Type A personality. So of course we had multiple documents detailing what we wanted to do with our trip before we even left our homes. But it wasn’t until the morning of our trip that we came up with our full theme – Pineapples, Puppies, & Superheroes.

Food & Drink January 2, 2018

Starting the Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting to Shed The Extra Pounds | #KetoDiet #Keto

One day about a month ago I looked in the mirror and was disgusted. A while back I lost a lot of weight, and was looking and feeling great. Well, life happened and I put back on a lot of those pounds (luckily not all of them). Some of my friends had recently lost a lot of weight on the Keto Diet (high fat, medium protien, low to no carbs), so I decided to do some research. My husband is a science guy, and doesn’t believe anything unless it is proven. And so he decided to do his own research. We both came to the same conclusion – Keto was for us.

Beauty & Fashion, FanGirl Friday, Giveaways, Shopping & Gift Guides December 22, 2017

5 T-Shirts Every Geek Needs (and where to find them!) | #GeekCulture #GeekClothing

One of my favorite things to collect as a geek is T-Shirts. There are just so many out there depicting my favorite TV Show, movie, and video game characters. GameStop and ThinkGeek are my favorite stores to go to so that I can load up on new apparel. Here is a list of five of my favorite shirts I picked up there recently. Be sure to check out your local store and see what you can find.

Home Life December 21, 2017

Biz: The Laundry Booster That Doesn’t Cut Corners & That Everyone Needs

As you know, I have two young daughters, two dogs, and a husband – so I know a thing or two about clothing stains. My husband is always doing projects and working outside or in our dirty basement. Our girls have three boy cousins and they all enjoy to wrestling and playing in the dirt. Our dogs, well, they are dogs. So they get into messes all of the time. So I deal with stains a lot and I have been looking for a laundry booster that I can trust to help remove stains and keep our clothes fresh and stain-free. That is where Biz comes in.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Giveaways, Shopping & Gift Guides December 15, 2017

10 Board Games that Every Geek Needs to Play (at least once!) | #Gaming #BoardGames

As you know, I am a big gamer. But I don’t limit myself to video games. I love playing board games as well. Especially with my family and friends. I am an uber geek, and there are so many board games that are themed for my favorite geek shows and games! Here are 10 of my favorites that I think EVERY geek should play – at least once!

Marvel, Shopping & Gift Guides December 14, 2017

10 Things Every Mom Who Loves Marvel Needs in Her Life | #Marvel #MarvelGifts

As I am sure you know by now, I am a HUGE Marvel fan. I am also a mom of two little girls. I know I am not the only one out there. So if you have a Marvel Mom in your life, here are 10 things that she needs in her life. Talk about amazing gift ideas – you are sure to make her jump up and down with happiness if you pick her up any of these MARVELous items.

Home Life December 12, 2017

Roto-Rooter Helps with Clog Prevention and Sewer Maintenance | #HomeownerTips

If there is something that I have learned from being a home owner, it is that preventative maintenance is key. Just like with a car, or even with your own body, one of the best ways to prevent issues from coming up, is to take care of it routinely. Thanks to Roto-Rooter, I can now easily do routine maintenance on my pipes and septic, so that I don’t have to worry about issues arising in the future. Roto-Rooter products have more active ingredients than any other product in the market and the right viscosity to provide the fastest and best-in-category performance, but are safe for all types of pipes and septic systems.

Disney, Gaming, Giveaways, Movies, Shopping & Gift Guides December 7, 2017

10 Must Have Star Wars Gifts that Mega Fans Will Geek Out Over! Plus A Chance to Win a Life Size BB-8! | #StarWars #TheLastJedi #Giveaway

With the latest film, The Last Jedi, hitting theaters, Star Wars is on everyone’s minds. We ALL have at least one mega Star Wars fan on our shopping list this year, and if you are like me, you might be one of them. There are so many Star Wars items out there, that it can be difficult to weed out the must haves for huge fans. Don’t worry though, GameStop has you covered. With a huge selection of toys, games and even kitchen gear, you can make your Star Wars fan a VERY happy Jedi this Christmas!

Food & Drink, Kids December 2, 2017

3 Ways to Add Welch’s Christmas Fruit Snacks to Your Holiday Celebrations!

Something that I don’t think anyone outgrows, is fruit snacks. My husband and I still love snacking on them, and of course, so do our young daughters. They are snacks for school lunches and snacks for home. We try to include them in just about everything we do – including celebrating holidays. This Christmas season, here are a few ways you can include Welch’s Christmas themed fruit snacks in your plans.

Disney, Disney Planning, Food & Drink, Travel December 1, 2017

The 5 Best Quick Service & Sit Down Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World | #DisneyDining #Disney

My family and I spend quite a bit of time at The Most Magical Place on Earth – Walt Disney World. Our friends and family know this, and I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked for tips and tricks when visiting. I have written about a lot of this on my site, so be sure to browse my Disney Planning section – but something I have been asked about a lot recently is Disney Dining. I decided to finally sit down and write about my favorite 10 restaurants – 5 quick service and 5 sit down service.

Beauty & Fashion, Coupons & Savings, Shopping & Gift Guides November 28, 2017

5 Must Get Holiday Gifts for the Women in Your Life – And Give Back While Doing It! | #GiftIdeas

I have many women in my life that I shop for – my mom, my sister, my in-laws, and of course, my BFFs. This time of year, I am always looking to support companies that give back. And that is just what My Gift Stop does. They not only offer luxury goods at an affordable price, they are dedicated to giving back to society! My Gift Stop does this by donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. They have great gift ideas for just about anyone in your life including name brand sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and more. Here are my 5 must haves!

Home Life November 14, 2017

Trust Dryel with Your At-Home Dry Cleaning: Won’t Shrink, Stretch, or Fade! | #Dryel

Between all four of us, my family surprisingly has a lot of clothes that should be dry cleaned. But honestly – who has time for that? Until I learned about Dryel, the chances of my actually paying attention to the tags on my clothing was pretty slim to none. There was no way that I could squeeze in going to the dry cleaners to my already busy schedule. With Dryel, I can take care of our clothes the way I should, without having to worry about them stretching, shrinking, or fading.