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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!

Giveaways, Kids, Shopping & Gift Guides March 21, 2018

24 Easter Gift Ideas for Kids (That Aren’t Candy!) | #Easter #EasterGiftGuide

If you have kids, then you know shopping for some holidays can be a pain. There are so many gift ideas that are candy, but is that really what is the best for them? The short answer is no. Don’t me wrong, I am not judging anyone who gives their kids candy (heck, I do it!), but we try to fill their Easter baskets with as little candy as possible. This year, we did a lot of shopping around and here are ten great Easter gifts for kids – that are not candy!

Home Life, Kids, Movies March 19, 2018

Why My Mother/Daughter Bond Is So Strong With Both My Girls

There is no bond quite like the one between mother and child. The moment I birthed my children, I knew that. But did I know that the whole time I was pregnant? Nope. I was terrified – I mean, TERRIFIED – that I would not love my children the way so many mothers do. I was afraid that I would not know how to take care of them, and I was afraid that I would be a bad mom.

Home Life March 13, 2018

5 Tips To Get Back On Track When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

Let me start this off by saying this post is not sponsored in any way. Recently I have been feeling extremely overwhelmed. A variety things have been happening in my life which have put a lot on my plate at once. It got to the point where I was so stressed out about my to-do list that I didn’t even know where to start. I was literally staring at my list and my computer for an hour. Barely moving. Doing nothing. That is when I realized I needed to change something or I could potentially be stuck in a rut for a very long time. If you are ever in the same situation, here are some tips that helped me dig my way out.

Disney, Disney Planning, Food & Drink February 28, 2018

How To (Mostly) Stay on the Keto Diet at Walt Disney World | #Keto #Disney

As you likely know by now, I have changed my way of eating to a Keto lifestyle. It has been about two months know and I feel better than ever. I knew going in to this that I would be spending nearly two weeks (12 days) at the most magical place on Earth, Walt Disney World. Being Disney Vacation Club members allowed us to be able to escape this snowy, frigid, and downright depressing winter, and enjoy some fun in the sun. It is no secret that Disney is our favorite vacation spot – I mean, it is why we joined the DVC. But there are temptations everywhere for someone trying to cut out carbs – here is how I survived my extended Disney vacation on Keto!

Disney, Kids, Movies, Pets, Printables February 26, 2018

Lady and The Tramp Joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection | #LadyandtheTramp #DogReviews

One of my all time favorite Disney movies is Lady and the Tramp. I have seen it more times than I can count and was thrilled to hear that it joined the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. Every member of the family will treasure this timeless tale – loaded with three versions of the film, classic bonus material and three all-new features -when it heads home on February 27th. Lady and the Tramp is the sixth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, and The Lion King.

Disney, Disney Planning, Food & Drink February 22, 2018

If You Love Good Food & Winnie The Pooh – The Crystal Palace Breakfast at Walt Disney World is A Must! | #Disney

If you haven’t figured out that we are a Disney family by now, there is probably no hope for you. Ha, just kidding. But honestly, we are Disney Vacation Club members and love going “home” two or three times a year. We have several must dos when we go, which includes rides, character meet and greets, and of course, restaurants. One that the entire family looks forward to every visit is breakfast at The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom.

DIY, Home Life February 21, 2018

An Easy Way To Keep An Old House Draft Free with #BlindSpotz

As I have mentioned before, I live in a very old house. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. There is tons of character and charm – and I wouldn’t change it for the world. But because we live in such an old house, there are some issues that we have learned to just deal with. One of those is drafts. So many drafts. Thanks to BlindSpotz, we no longer have to deal with them – we can fix them! – because we know just where they are.

Food & Drink, Giveaways, Marvel, Movies February 20, 2018

Thor: Ragna-ROCK Candy Cupcakes Recipe + Submit Your Thor Recipes for A Chance to WIN! | #ContestOfChampions #TessaCOC

As you probably know already, I am a HUGE Marvel fan! One of the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe films is Thor: Ragnarok – and it is one of my favorites! I was lucky enough to walk to red carpet at the LA premiere and trust me, this movie is amazing. You probably already know this, but I interviewed some of the cast and filmmakers as well, so be sure to check those out! Thor: Ragnarok is finally coming to digital release TODAY (February 20th), and in order to celebrate, I have come up with a fun and delicious recipe for you. I brainstormed with Amy over at As The Bunny Hops for this one while we were discussing our #CountdownToInfinityWar fun.

Collectibles & Subscriptions, Giveaways, Kids, Movies, Shopping & Gift Guides, Tech February 3, 2018

Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Whole Family That Aren’t Candy

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and so it is time to start brain storming about gifts. Candy and flowers seem to be the go-to for just about anyone, but does everyone really like that? For me personally, I am on a diet so candy is a no go, and flowers die too quickly in my mind. I put together some items that would make great gifts for the whole family.

Food & Drink February 1, 2018

One Month Keto Diet Update: 5 Dinner Recipes + 1 Dessert Recipe – Plus a Weight Update! | #Keto

I started the Keto way of eating a month ago now. As you might know already, my last update was at the two week mark. I had lost 10 pounds, going from 174 to 164. With most diets, it gets harder to lose as time goes on. Which makes sense since you start to have less to lose. Well, after one full month of Keto eating (January 1st to February 1st), I now weigh in at 159. That is 5 pounds in 2 weeks, and 15 pounds in one month – which is pretty good. I stuck to Keto eating and working out almost daily. However, in the interest of honesty, I did “cheat” a little bit (I had a vodka, water, and MIO drink a couple of times – which is Keto approved and didn’t kick me out of Ketosis).