We have a whole bunch of ideas for Christmas decorating here on the blog, and I’m back with another! This is a simple, yet elegant way to put a finishing touch on your holiday decorations. Hey, you can even use this idea to make a quick centerpiece for your dining room table! That always seems to be the one thing I forget when preparing my house for my Christmas dinner. The centerpiece. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and I love it!

Hello, my name is Jess and I’m a secret celeb-gossip addict.
Wow, I never thought I’d come out and say that! I’ve spent years “jokingly” checking out celebrity gossip blogs and fashion mags but now that I’ve decided to share this with you, I think its official. Emily and I were on the fence about adding a celebrity section to the site (mainly because we didn’t want to look like the crazy people we are), but we’re taking it slow and giving it a shot!

Having a cold when you’re pregnant is tough. You can’t take many over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms, and you’re already tired as can be! I remember having a cold when I was about 6 months pregnant. It was awful. My doctor said I could take 2 doses of Zicam a day, but that really wasn’t enough to get the full benefits of zinc. But what’s worse than being pregnant with a cold, is having a baby or toddler with a cold! At least, in my opinion. I hate to see my kiddo suffering through a cold without many options for relief.

Do you have your Christmas Tree up yet?  Some people (like my husband and his family) put their trees up the day after Thanksgiving.  Some other people (like me and my family) put their trees up kind of as an afterthought and whenever they feel like dragging all the decorations out.  It’s been interesting for my husband and I to meld our two worlds and completely different ways of doing things together – but it’s been fun! 

Welcome to Jess T.’s Tech Tuesday, where all your geek are belong to us!

There are a lot of camera apps. You can do just about anything with your photos on-the-go! But what’s really lacking for the iPhone is something neat for video. That’s where the Dot comes in. Check out this quick overview… I’ll wait here.

If you own a MadPax Backpack already, I am willing to bet you $5 that you hear “where did you get that?” at least 3 times a day! This is no exaggeration and there is good reason for being asked. These packs rock like no one’s business. These amazingly functional packs are the perfect school accessory. Oh, who am I kidding? They are great for adults too! From the mighty bite to the full pack, these backpacks are the ultimate accessory in style, functionality and creativity!