I Didn’t Realize I Had A Large Family Until…

My husband and I have five kids.  It honestly doesn't feel like that many to me.  Growing up, I always wanted to have a dozen!  Honestly, I still do.  Sadly, neither pregnancy nor delivery has come easy to me though.  I've had five miscarriages along the way and four of our five kiddos were born via c-section.  The one VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) I managed did not go well and we almost lost our baby as well as me.  But with that said, it's ironic how family Read more [...]

CanvasDiscount.com Review, Discount, & Giveaway

I received product from CanvasDiscount.com to facilitate this post.  As always, all opinions are my own. A year ago, we added on to our home.  Since then, I've been slowly (think turtle speed....) arranging furniture and decorating.  One area that has been bothering me from the beginning is a long wall in the new game room.  It's directly off the living room and is easily seen from our main living area.  At over 12 feet long, I just didn't know what to hang on it that would Read more [...]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021 | Gift Ideas For Dad

Emily Reviews writers were sent product samples for inclusion in this gift guide. There are affiliate links in this post. All opinions are our own. Father's Day Gift Guide 2021 | Gift Ideas For DadOld Man Liver American Whiskey is american-made and offers an oaky, smoky taste with a bit of spice. Ryan quite enjoyed the flavor. It's smooth yet distinct - and powerful, at 10-higher proof than Jack Daniels. So, you can drink less and get the same impact. If the man in your life enjoys a good Read more [...]

Fuller House – The Fifth & Final Season (Avail. On DVD + Digital on June 8, 2021!) + Giveaway!

I received Fuller House - The Fifth & Final Season from Warner Brothers to facilitate this post.  As always, all opinions are my own. If you grew up in the 90s, watching Full House was probably a weekly affair.  I know I used to look forward to the TGIF programming where Full House was the most popular show in the lineup at our house.  So now as an adult, to see some of my old favorites rebooting is a dream come true.  Today, I wanted to share that you can now own the fifth Read more [...]

5 Ways To Show Your Appreciation To Teachers + Smart Toys & Games Giveaway!

I partnered with Smart Toys & Games to facilitate this '5 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Teachers' post.  As always, all opinions are my own.5 Ways To Show Your Appreciation To Teachers The last year has been hard on EVERYONE!  One of our best friends is a teacher for upper elementary and he said it's been especially rough.  Trying to juggle the chaos of switching from distance learning, to hybrid, to full-time in person and the constant unknown was hard.  In a matter Read more [...]