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Conversation Heart Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Heart Vanilla Body Scrub

Valentine's Day is tomorrow so treat yourself to some pampering! This conversation heart vanilla sugar scrub is relaxing and festive! I love taking baths so when I discovered how to add holiday flare to my pampering products I thought it would be fun to share! Who doesn't love a bit of pampering? When it's a scrub that's easy to make it's even more enjoyable! It truly is rather simple to make and can last a few months! That's a lot of … [Read more...]

Celebrate Every Occasion with Customized Jewelry from Origami Owl

Customized Jewelry from Origami Owl

I'll be honest, I don't wear a lot of jewelry. There are a few companies that I will go crazy over though and Origami Owl is one of them. I wanted an Origami Owl necklace for a very long time. I bought my first necklace last year and I only bought the top piece of the locket and a chain and some charms. I was left without the back to put it all together. It sat in my drawer for way too long before I got to actually enjoy it. Do me a favor … [Read more...]

Help Yourself and Others with the “Hope” Project from SckoonCup

Hope from SckoonCup

I'm a big advocate of making small green changes. I'm an even bigger advocate if that small green change is also healthier for us as women! When it comes to menstrual products I have completely gotten rid of anything not reusable. I'm 100% using a menstrual cup and cloth pads and I've never been happier with my period. (Yes, that's possible.) ;) The SckoonCup is easy to use and is a product I trust. Sckoon Organics began in 2003 and they … [Read more...]

Bridge Of Spies – On Blu-ray Today (Perfect Date Night IN Movie!) PLUS Bonus Clips!

Bridge of Spies

It's being called "One of Spielberg's Finest Films". Bridge of Spies is out on Blu-Ray today, February 2 and it makes for a great date night IN movie! The film stars Tom Hanks and is a dramatic thriller you don't want to miss! About Bridge of Spies: A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies is “absolutely brilliant and totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times). James Donovan … [Read more...]

Snow White Available on Blu-Ray TODAY Plus Free Activity Sheets

Snow White

Snow White has been a movie I've loved since I was a little girl. Waiting for the release of the Blu-Ray seemed like torture but I was thrilled I got a chance to receive a preview copy! I got to sit down on our movie night this past weekend and watch one of my favorites with my kids. These moments are priceless and I tell you, they are times I will treasure forever. Snow White is available on Blu-Ray today, February 2 so make sure you go out and … [Read more...]

Delicious Dessert – Strawberry S’more Parfait Recipe

parfait dessert

I have a weakness. Sweets are something I crave often. When you say strawberries and chocolate in the same sentence I get a bit excited. It's a favorite of mine. This Strawberry S'more Parfait is out of this world! It's my new favorite dessert! Take a look and you'll see why I love this parfait recipe! Parfait Recipe You'll Need These Ingredients: Graham cracker: 16 graham crackers, finely crushed (2 cups) Chocolate Pudding: 2/3 C … [Read more...]

New Shakira Song “Try Everything,” Is An All-New Original Song from Zootopia

Zootopia and Shakira

What's just as exciting as news about a new Disney movie? Info on the music!!! Disney always has the best music in their movies and now I have news about the new song from Zootopia. International superstar Shakira is lending her Grammy®-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia! You can watch the brand new music video for Shakira's "Try Everything,” below:   The all-new original song from Zootopia, … [Read more...]

Free Printable Valentines Day Word Search

Free Valentine's Day Word Search printable

I am somewhat of a nerd. I love numbers, words, writing, word searches, etc. I thought it would be fun to start adding more printables to my site so here we go....this is a super fun Valentines Day word search that's perfect for some afternoon fun with the older kids! There are 24 words to be found on this word search all of which relate to Valentine's Day in one way or another! Be sure to click on the PDF version to get a nice … [Read more...]

Employee Recognition on a Budget – It Can Be Done

Employee Recognition Tips

The post is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having worked in corporate America for nearly twenty years, I've seen a lot of good and bad things when it comes to how employees are treated. One thing that's remained consistent is how the act of employee recognition positively impacts the company and the people working there. I've experienced working in a large corporation and a small … [Read more...]

How to Feel Energized without Caffeinated Drinks

How to feel energized

Do you ever have mornings where you are simply so tired that you just cannot get yourself out of bed?! I know I certainly do. You feel like you just need a good pick me up, like a cup of coffee or an energy drink. Unfortunately, these things are not great for your body and although they do give you energy and make you feel more awake, they can also do damage to your body, your teeth, and your health if they are used too often. Have you been … [Read more...]

Peaceful Parenting with the Exergen Lighted Thermometer

Exergen's Lighted Thermometer

Over the next several weeks I am going to be covering a few items that have made parenting more peaceful for my husband and I. Over the past nearly six years and three kids we've used a lot of products and I thought it would be fun to share some of the best we've come across! Topping my list is a good thermometer. It's priceless and a must-have! The newest lighted thermometer from Exergen has been my dream come true! We got our first Exergen … [Read more...]

Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Available Tues 1/19

Snow White

If you are a Disney fan (of course you are! Who isn't!?) you'll be delighted to hear that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be available Tuesday, January 19, 2016 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 2nd! Featuring In-Depth Brand New Bonus Material Including “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Iconography,” “@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First … [Read more...]

Candy Flavored Hot Cocoa

Butterfinger cocoa

The past several days here in Michigan have been VERY cold. Winter has definitely decided to show up. I've been on a soup kick. Well, really more of a comfort food kick. I haven't left the house in two days because I don't want to take the girls out in the cold. lol Yes, I'm THAT mama. Hot cocoa is a favorite of mine as I'm not really a coffee person. With all of the delicious sounding flavored coffees out there I HAD to try some flavored … [Read more...]

Green Your Period with Help from Lunette

Green Your Period with Lunette

The New Year is here. How many of you have resolutions to be more green? Have you ever considered greening your period? We women have to deal with a menstrual cycle each and every month so why not use green products that are actually healthier for us!? I recently received the Lunette menstrual cup for review. It's a great way to green your period! Green Your Period with Lunette The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual cup that … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Winning Your Morning

belVita at Meijer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of belVita for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Mornings around here are very busy. Not only are my husband and I trying to get up and get ready for work but we have three little ones to get up and get ready for school and daycare. I'll admit I've not been much of a morning person in years past but in recent weeks I've been really turning that around. Today I wanted to share five tips that I'm … [Read more...]

2016 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate

Rouge One

2015 was a great Disney year! With hits like Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens it seems it would be hard to top! I received the 2016 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures slate last night and let me tell you...Disney did what they are known for - they outdid themselves! Take a look at this lineup for 2016 and Disney! January 29, 2016 – The Finest Hours (Walt Disney Studios) #TheFinestHours A heroic action-thriller, … [Read more...]

Trying to Drink More Water? Check Out These Benefits!

Benefits to drinking water

Water is a really important part of our everyday life, after all our bodies are made up of 75% water! A lot of people don't drink the proper amount of water in a day because water is boring, or flavorless and they just do not like it all! I know with the new year comes new resolutions and a lot of people really want to be healthy and drink more water. I know it can be hard! I used to not be the biggest fan of water either, but I realized how … [Read more...]

One Question to Ask Children Today!

Putside Play with Love

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. One of the things I love about being a Stonyfield YoGetter is the wide range of topics that we get to cover. Stonyfield gives us some great opportunities and I am in love with the prompt they sent us to write about this month. All because the wonderful people at Stonyfield … [Read more...]

Celebrate Winter with the Gift of Handmade Jewelry

handmade jewelry

Handmade items are always a hit with me. I love seeing creativity at it's best. Jewelry is something I love but don't often buy for myself. It's just one of those extras I don't focus on. When I get the gift of jewelry though I am always delighted. Handmade jewelry is a plus! When I first saw the gorgeous creations from Sweet Charm Elegance my heart skipped a beat! First, you have to understand me with the color blue. I am drawn to it. Like … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Kid Friendly New Years Drinks

Kid Friendly Drinks

It's almost New Year's Eve and if you are like my husband and I you will be at home with the kids! We don't mind, we love it and we make it fun for them and us. We still celebrate, just in a different way. ;) If you haven't done so, you should check out our list of New Year's Eve activities with toddlers! It's lots of fun! This year I thought I'd share with you this Cotton Candy kid friendly New Years drink so you can have even more fun with it! … [Read more...]

Give an Epic Gift with the LeapFrog Epic Tablet

LeapFrog Epic Tablet

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. As a Mom I strive to find toys for my little ones that are not only fun but that help promote learning as well. There are so many toys on the market that focus strictly on imaginative play. It can be hard to find toys that encourage little ones to learn fun and exciting new things such … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Holiday Party Snacks!

Brownie Brittle Holiday Snack

When it comes to the holidays I always make sure we have plenty of snacks on hand. Not only because we have a ton of family around, but because hubby and the kids are home for two full weeks on Christmas break. I try to keep healthy snacks on hand for the kids, of course, but having a sweet treat is something hubby loves and the kids love as a special treat, too. One of our favorite snacks this year is Brownie Brittle. We were sent an amazing … [Read more...]