The Best Things You Can Do With Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Image Credit   “Oooooh thank you, it’s beautiful, how did you ever know?” is the mantra of the gift receiver, whatever the gift. Even when it’s your third winter onesie this year, and it’s just going to join the sad pile of unwanted gifts as soon as you leave, you’re still too polite to say anything. It doesn’t seem to matter that everyone would prefer gift cards or cash, the unspoken rule is that people must have gifts to unwrap on Christmas morning, even if that gift is going to … [Read more...]

Maine Blueberry Gingerbread #GRAINHoliday

I received samples to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Food Glorious Food! Tis the season for some good eats and since everyone will be stuffing their faces, why don't you make some treats a little bit healthier by using whole wheat flour instead of white! That's the challenge I was given by taking part in the Hodgson Mill “Have a GRAIN Holiday” Baking Contest! Idecided to incorporate my home state into the contest by making Maine Blueberry Gingerbread! Hodgson Mill … [Read more...]

Meeting Santa – Wordless Wednesday

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Christmas With Pinypon Giveaway – Ends 12/11

I received the products mentioned in the post in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.     Last year for Christmas my daughter received a bunch of Pinypon toys and she absolutely loved them. She has no idea that this Christmas she will be getting the Pinypon mother load!   Pinypon, for those of you that are wondering are a series of mini dolls who are completely interchangeable. You can swap everything, Pinypon dresses, accessories, … [Read more...]

Now Accepting Holiday Gift Guide Submissions!

The Holiday’s will be upon us once again! As always it is the Season of Giving and sharing with friends and loved ones. For the 2013 Holiday Gift Giving Season, we here at Musing Mainiac are creating a guide with the hottest, most sought after and best gifts on everybody's list!   This year we will be giving our readers a handy guide of the best gifts around.  We would love to include your product on the guide. Our gift guide will be publicized to over 5000 plus facebook fans, 12,000 … [Read more...]

Ornaments & More Giveaway – Ends 6/30

                It is never to early in my book, to start thinking about the holidays. I hate feeling rushed after Thanksgiving and if you don't at least somewhat prepare ahead of time then you are inevitably stressed trying to find the perfect gift, food or ornament. When Ornaments & More approached me earlier this month, I did not scoff at the thought of a Christmas themed post in June, in fact I jumped for joy! Every … [Read more...]

BJ’s Giant Gingerbread Men Kits

  One of the many holiday traditions in my house is making gingerbread houses and decorating them. This year we switched it up a bit and instead decorated giant gingerbread men from BJ's instead! I have to admit that I actually prefer the gingerbread men over the houses. I find that the perfectionist in me rears it's ugly head when it comes to gingerbread houses. I want them to look perfect and that's not going to happen when you have 3 munchkins trying to help you. The … [Read more...]

Our Family Has A Little Elf Magic

  We have been experiencing a little Elf Magic in my house this Christmas time. My son Rowan, wrote a letter to Santa to see if he  could send an Elf to live with us. A few days later Santa granted his request. The kids left out crackers and Ice water for the Elf because those are it's favorite snacks. The next morning they woke up to find our new friend sound asleep on our table, still clutching a cracker! Lying next to our peacefully sleeping friend was a little jar of … [Read more...]