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Sale Alert!! Tea Collection Has a Sale on a Sale!

It's a fabulous sale alert! Starting today, June 30th through Sunday, July 7th, Tea Collection is offering an additional 40% off sale items with promo code SAVE40. Stock up on comfortable and durable clothes for the new school year or the next family vacation. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping! … [Read more...]

Work Your Toddler’s Brain with a Shapes Memory Game #DIY

Supplies for Memory Shapes

Outside of recycling our packaging of food products, we are always looking for ways to use them around the house. Our cardboard products have mostly been recycled, but now that my teacher hubby is at home with the kids during the summer we've been using them for art projects! Recently, we used the boxes from our favorite Earth's Best Sesame Street Snacks to make an easy and fun Shapes Memory Game! Ok, well it's not exactly a memory game...it's … [Read more...]

Animating Disney’s Planes with Ethan Hurd #DisneyPlanesEvent

Asst Animation Director

When you were little, chances are you dreamed of growing up doing an amazingly fun job such as creating the cartoons you loved to watch. Now that we are adults, how many actually pursued that career? I was recently given the honor of attending the Disney Planes event where I was able to take part in a question and answer session with assistant animation director, Ethan Hurd. Ethan attended school at the California Institute of Arts and now has an … [Read more...]

Disney Planes – New Character Posters Now Available! #DisneyPlanesEvent

Disney Planes Character

Four new character posters for Disney’s PLANES are now available! This movie is OUT OF THIS WORLD and I cannot wait for LA to see it! He is going to love, love, love it...as I am sure every toddler in America will! :) Check out these fun new character posters! Disney's Planes OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane … [Read more...]

Fruit Yogurt Smoothies with DHA Perfect for Summer Toddler Snacking

Fruit Smoothie with DHA

Have you seen the new Fruit Yogurt Smoothies from Earth's Best that contain 17 mg of Omega-3 DHA fatty acids, which is critical for baby's brain and eye development? Available in three flavors, these fruit yogurt smoothies are sure to please! Apple Apricot, Mango Banana, and Peach Pear are the tasty varieties available to satisfy your toddler's summer snacking needs! These smoothies are available in stage two, meaning they are great for … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore! Link Up and Enter!

It's time for green giveaways!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I both love sharing these GREEN Giveaways with you weekly! If you are hosting some green giveaways, you can link up those giveaways, but you can also enter to win some great green stuff! Please link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and be sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post … [Read more...]

Summer Toddler Snacks from Earth’s Best

Earth's Best Puffs

It can be tough to keep toddlers interested in snacks or meals. Sometimes they get set on specific items and only want to eat those things. It can be difficult to find the perfect balance and variety in their daily menu. This summer we are working on introducing new and healthy items, while at the same time keeping some of our toddler's favorite snacks a part of their diets. We are on-the-go a lot more in the warmer months so we always look … [Read more...]

Disney’s Frozen – New Trailer and Images Now Available! #DisneyFrozen

Disney's Frozen

Disney has yet another fascinating movie coming soon! Frozen is set to hit theaters November 27th! (perfect Thanksgiving weekend movie!!) Check out these amazing photos and the trailer...just enough to tease us all! ;) The Frozen Trailer (teaser!)   The Frozen Details OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy … [Read more...]

Go Back to School with Monsters in Monsters University! #MonstersUPremiere

Monsters U Premiere

Disclosure: I was provided with a trip to Hollywood to attend the Monsters University premiere in exchange for my honest opinion on this and various topics that will be covered in the coming weeks. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Going back to school doesn't seem like the most appealing thing in the world, especially during the summer. Monsters University is your reason to go back to school this summer and trust … [Read more...]

My Top Five Moments at the Monsters University Premiere

Monsters University Blue Carpet

Disclosure: I was provided with a trip to Hollywood to attend the Monsters University premiere in exchange for my honest opinion on this and various topics that will be covered in the coming weeks. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Wow! I can't believe it's over already! It seemed like it took forever to get here and when I was actually in California, time just flew! It was amazing! Now, I get to tell you in more … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Green Giveaways Galore is Here!

It's Tuesday again! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I both get excited about sharing these GREEN Giveaways with you weekly! If you are hosting some giveaways, you can link up those giveaways, but you can also enter to win some great green stuff! Please link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and be sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post … [Read more...]

Unlimited Plans from Walmart Family Mobile Keep Us Happy and Save us Money

Family Mobile Unlimited Plans

It's been just about a month since we started using our T-Mobile My Touch phone with the Walmart Family Mobile Plan. If you remember my post last month, I mentioned how we were really need to cut back on our budget and how we were looking for a cheap wireless plan. We needed to find ways to save money but I still needed a unlimited plans for us and reliable cell phone provider for everyone in our family that uses a mobile phone. We started … [Read more...]

Your Eyes are at Risk! Take Steps to Protect Them from UV Rays

I wrote this review while participating in an influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of HealthyWomen and VISTAKON® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for taking the time to participate. For most people, it is common knowledge that skin needs to be protected from the sun's dangerous UV rays. Did you also know that your eyes are at risk of damage from UV … [Read more...]

My Dishes are Spotless with Cascade Platinum Pacs #MyPlatinum #Sponsored

Cascade Pacs

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. We run the dishwasher almost daily here. In fact, I've seen articles saying that you use LESS water using a dishwasher than washing dishes by hand. I loved sharing that with hubby! ;) I always load our dishwasher … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day from Monsters University and MOGM #MonstersUPremiere

Monsters University Wishes

You all should know by now that I'll be leaving in the morning for LA for see the premiere of Monsters University! Well, they wanted to wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father's Day!  I am thankful to have today to spend with my amazing husband and father of my children! I hope you are all blessed with a fabulous day! Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there...and to the women reading this, please tell the men in your lives … [Read more...]

I Just Tried Rite Aid’s Tugaboos Diapers, Have You Tried Them?

Rite Aid diapers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid. I've mentioned before that our family only uses cloth diapers part time. Because of our work schedules and daycare, it just works out better for us to not use cloth on days that I work outside of the home. There's typically one brand of disposable diapers that we use but I was recently challenged to make a change and try Rite Aid's Tugaboos diapers. I had never tried Rite Aid's … [Read more...]

Three Things Thursday Reveals Three More Things About Me!

It's Thursday again!! This week seems to have gone so slow yet again so fast! Have you ever felt like that? Thursday means it's time for me to give up three more pieces of information about myself! Are you ready? If you've not been around for a few weeks, you'll notice we've changed it up just a bit and instead of us giving three answers to each of the three questions...we are just sharing three things about ourselves. We hope you are enjoying … [Read more...]

Be Green and Make Green with Your College Textbooks

Campus Book Rentals

I've been talking a lot about Monsters University and my excitement for the premiere of this movie. Truth is, it's taking me back to my college days and stirring up all sorts of memories, which is always fun! One not so fun thing I remember is the expense of college textbooks. They were crazy expensive so I can only imagine how much they are now, some 13ish years later! I'm so glad there are options these days to help college students, not only … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for the Monsters University Premiere! #MonstersUPremiere

Monsters U Clutch

So, it's less than a week away. I can't believe it! I know it's going to go so fast once that plane lands in LA and I am going to savor every moment! I know some of you are very excited about following my journey to the Monsters University premiere and I sincerely thank you for that! I wanted to give you some more details about the plans!! Details on What I'll be Doing (ok, SOME Details!) I fly out of my local airport Monday morning and will … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Hearing Trains

Cousins

We were at my mama's house this past weekend and my niece was there, too. She is three weeks younger than LA and seeing her with LA and Addy is just precious. They all have a blast and when they heard a train they ran to the door to watch for it! (They can normally see trains in the far back left of this picture when they pass.) I had to snap their picture, they looked too cute! <3 … [Read more...]

Tuesday Means It’s Time for Green Giveaways Galore!

It's time for another week of green giveaways! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I both love everything green so we get excited about sharing these GREEN Giveaways with you weekly! If you are hosting some giveaways, you can link up those giveaways, but you can also enter to win some great green stuff! Please link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and be sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel … [Read more...]

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Hits the Stage Aug 23, 24 & 25 (Detroit Area)

If you give a mouse a cookie

If you have a toddler or young child, chances are you've heard of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"! This production is coming to the Detroit area! Read all about it in the press release below and then enter to win a family four pack of tickets!! As an elementary school teacher, my husband is very familiar with this book and says this should be a great production! I know I am excited to take our little ones! FAMILY FAVORITE TALE IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE … [Read more...]