I’ve Got The Answer to Your Holiday Anxiety and Apprehension: BJ’s Wholesale Club [giveaway]

Disclosure: I was fortunate enough to be invited to a small blogger event at the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Pineville, NC, where we toured the store, sampled some of their yummy food and treats, and was provided with a small budget to do a 10 minute “Secret Santa” shopping spree for one of my fellow bloggers. (That was fun!) But all opinions in this post are my own. I woke up yesterday morning full of anxiety. I couldn’t pinpoint why until I looked at the calendar and realized I had only 5 days until our game night house party, I haven’t planned anything for Christmas dinner yet and there are only 10 more shopping days until Christmas! (Not to mention I have a stack of Christmas Cards I haven’t finished–I DID get a few mailed …

Summertime Blues

  Growing up, I spent a lot of time outdoors.  Especially during the summer months. My brothers and I were outside for as many hours as possible each day, playing with all the other neighborhood kids. Food Advertising by We took swimming lessons in the morning and then spent the rest of the day at the community pool, by ourselves, just like all of our friends. My mom dropped us off and picked us up when we were ready to leave (usually when the pool closed for the day). We had a couple of dollars each to pick up something (candy) from the snack bar when we got hungry. After we installed a pool in our backyard everyone would come over to our house first thing in the morning to swim for pretty much …