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2015 Brings Fun and Healthy Toddler Meals and Snacks

YoKids Squeeze

I am part of the Stonyfield YoGetters group of bloggers and receive compensation and products as part of the program. My opinion is not influenced in any way. We truly do love Stonyfield's family of products and I love sharing how we use them. One of my resolutions for this year is to not only eat healthier myself, but make sure everyone in my family eats healthier. I have my work cut out for me though because I have a 2 and a 4 year old. If … [Read more...]

Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend” is at the Fox Theater Now – Feb 16!

Sesame Street Live Detroit

Disclosure: I received a four pack of tickets to attend the Sesame Street Live show in exchange for promoting the event. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.  Sesame Street is a lifelong favorite of mine. It's not only educational, but it's fun and they teach real life lessons. This year, Sesame Street Live celebrates 25 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit and I was delighted to have my family be a part of it! … [Read more...]

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium Opens THIS WEEK! Check Out Our Sneak Peek!

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium #SeaLifeMi

This past week my family and I got to take part in the media preview of the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium! It was incredibly exciting to be there and to be some of the first people to get a look inside. Sea Life Michigan opens THIS Thursday, January 29th and you do not want to miss out! The aquarium is an interactive, educational and fun place for families to visit and I'm excited that it's right here in Michigan and thankful that it's only 15 … [Read more...]

We’re Having Too Much Fun with the Pocket Avatars App #GetPocketAvatars

Pocket Avatars App #GetPocketAvatars #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetPocketAvatars #CollectiveBias Yes, you read that right...we are having too much fun with the Pocket Avatars app! It's so hard to put down! I started out wanting to use this app to have my kids have a fun, new way to communicate with family out of state and have done that, but I'm also now addicted to using it with my friends for fun! The … [Read more...]

How We Are Surviving Potty Training #PUBigKid

Success with Pull-Ups® #PUBigKid

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias We are currently working on potty training child #3 and our first girl. It is different this time around, but there are also some similarities. We've found that different things work with different kids and of course, they each potty train in their own time. My boys were both over three when they fully potty trained. … [Read more...]

Avengers: Age of Ultron – New Trailer

Did any of you watch the National Championship game last night!? (insert my cheerleader voice: GO BUCKEYES!!!) If you did, you may have seen the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron! It looks amazing, doesn't it? If you missed it, check it out below! You'll also find the details about this new movie scheduled to be in theaters May 1, 2015!   AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON MARVEL STUDIOS Genre: Action-Adventure Rating:  … [Read more...]

Monster Jam Madness in Detroit

Monster Trucks at Monster Jam

Disclosure: We received tickets to this event at no charge. All opinions are 100% honest and not influenced in any way.  I knew when I had a son that my life would now be ruled by cars, sports and all things boy. So the last four years have been filled with numerous different car/truck events, and I’ve learned to love all the same things he loves. So, I was just as excited to go to Monster Jam as he was. It just so happened to be my … [Read more...]

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium Opening January 29 (Giveaway)

Ocean Tunnel

Disclosure: Sea Life Michigan is providing our family with tickets to visit the aquarium. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I'm in love with sea life and visiting aquariums whenever I can. When I heard that there was an aquarium opening in Michigan this year I was beyond excited, for myself and my kids! My husband, being the teacher that he is who loves science and marine life, is also incredibly excited! In just … [Read more...]

Celebrating 25 Years – Sesame Street Live at the Fox Theatre

Sesame Street Live in Detroit

Can you believe Sesame Street Live is celebrating 25 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit? This year Sesame Street Live and the all new "Make a New Friend" show will be at the Fox Theatre January 23 through February 16! Check below for an awesome deal on tickets and a chance to win a family four pack of tickets! No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their … [Read more...]

Monster Jam in Detroit at Ford Field January 10!

Monster Jam at Ford Field

Monster Jam® is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet.  The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. The 2015 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement providing entertainment … [Read more...]

Easy New Year’s Resolutions with Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans from Walmart

Exercise goals #HappyNewMe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyNewMe #CollectiveBias It's that time of year again. I can't believe it's nearly January and 2014 is almost behind us. Wow, how it flew! I always find myself making resolutions at the end of December. It's a way for me to get in writing those goals I want to accomplish. I do need to get better at following those goals through the … [Read more...]

15 No Bake Desserts for Kid Friendly “Baking”

Kid Friendly No Bake Desserts

Well, the kids are out of school for Christmas break and you've got to find some fun holiday activities for them to do. One of my favorite things to do with my mom when I was young was baking. I wanted to put together a list of no bake desserts for kid friendly holiday baking fun! It's a great way to spend time together and get some holiday prepping out of the way! Here's a list of some awesome no bake desserts and lots of … [Read more...]

Carhartt Kids’ Styles are Perfect Holiday Gifts

Carhartt Horses

Getting the kids things they need for Christmas is always something I try hard to do. It's sometimes hard to not get them all fun toys and games, but when you have kids' styles like Carhartt has, it's easier to get them things they need! Yes, I said Carhartt! Carhartt has an incredible line of kids' clothing that includes outerwear, but doesn't end there. They recently sent us some of their girls line for toddlers to try out and let me tell … [Read more...]

Oreo Peppermint Cookies Recipe for the Holidays

oreo peppermint cookies

I love baking. I don't get time to do it often, but I absolutely love it! I recently went to a blogging event and there was a cookie contest and I told my oldest son that I was participating because I enjoyed baking, not because I was expecting to win. After all, I'm not a GREAT baker. He said, "watch, you'll win"....and he was right! I couldn't believe it, but my Oreo Peppermint cookies won the grand prize that night! So...I thought I'd share … [Read more...]

Shop at Best Buy for the Latest Cameras and Camcorders this Holiday #HintingSeason

Sony at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Are you shopping for the latest cameras and/or camcorders this holiday season? I know a few people who have cameras on their lists this year and let me tell you...Best Buy is the place to go! Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes … [Read more...]

Reasons We Love gDiapers

Why we love gDiapers

Cloth diapering has become a big part of my life. I've now been using cloth diapers for just over four years and I've had challenges and I've had many, many successes and much happiness. gDiapers recently sent us some gPants and inserts to help promote their holiday print and they are the sponsor of Santa's Little Helper giveaway event!  Over the years I've often mentioned that gDiapers are one of our favorite brands. We used their newborn … [Read more...]

Wind Power Solutions from Xcel Energy

Wind Power

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xcel Energy. The opinions and text are all mine. Wind power is beneficial for numerous reasons. What exactly is wind power you ask? It's the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, or sails to propel ships. Why would you want to use it? The Benefits of Wind Power Wind … [Read more...]

Finish Your Shopping with Holiday Gift Ideas from Best Buy

XBOX

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. This year, I don't think I have one friend who isn't looking for techy-type gifts for at least one person on their holiday list. I still have several people to buy for that want something that I'll happily be able to find right at my local Best Buy! Best Buy has awesome family gifts, gifts … [Read more...]

Pampering Baby for Christmas In a Whole New Way with aden + anais

organic crib sheet

It can sometimes be tough when trying to figure out what to get baby for Christmas. Depending on the age of the baby, he/she may not even be mobile and/or playing with toys yet. Since we have almost everything we need for baby Annie from her older sister, I decided a bit of baby pampering was in order...and I don't mean diapering! ;) aden + anais dreamland aden + anais recently sent me a crib sheet and some of their bath care products for … [Read more...]

Practical Gifts for Women from Carhartt

Carhartt Christmas Gifts

Sometimes we women like to be treated to the best, but also get a gift that's practical and needed. This year I've partnered with Carhartt to tell you about their amazing products for women that make incredible gifts. Living in Michigan, I definitely need a coat in the fall/winter. Did you know that Carhartt offers women's coats that aren't their typical work gear style? Don't get me wrong, I love some traditional Carhartt, but having something … [Read more...]

Sitara Collections make Perfect Gifts for the Ladies: Moms, Sisters, Friends and more!

Cascading Aqua Necklace

When asked what I want for Christmas, jewelry is always on top of my list. Although I don't have much, I love it! Jewelry seems to make me feel better about myself! It's an accessory that can make an outfit and can give confidence to the person wearing it. There are so many different kinds of jewelry that you can pretty much find something for anyone! When you are looking for gifts for the ladies on your list, you'll want to check out Sitara … [Read more...]

Looking for a Family Gift? Canon at Best Buy is the Answer! #HintingSeason

Canon at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories and more. Canon at Best Buy is a must this holiday season! We bought our DSLR camera almost two years ago now and I can't imagine life without it! I not only use it for blogging, but with three little ones we are … [Read more...]