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Happy Thanksgiving to all of YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things, including each and every one of you who read my blog! It's a great weekend to see a movie, too! Frozen is now in theaters, make sure you go see it!! ;) “Frozen” hit theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your … [Read more...]

Looking to Save Money? Check out Zact at Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

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. Have you already cut landlines and replaced them with smartphones, but are getting annoyed with the high monthly bills that come with your smartphones? Are you looking for ways to lower not only your own bill, but your teen's monthly bill? Looking for a great holiday gift? Let me tell you about … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 28 Weeks Pregnant

28 weeks pregnant - that means I am officially in the THIRD trimester!!!! Wow. I can hardly believe we'll be meeting baby in about 12 weeks! This past week was another rough one, but I'm counting my blessings this week instead of complaining a ton. 28 Weeks Pregnant About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) By this week, your baby weighs 2 1/4 pounds (about the size of a large eggplant) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 25

I think I did much better this past week in terms of not eating out as much. I'm also super excited about the meal planning this week because there isn't much of it with the holiday! That means less thinking, planning, shopping and cooking! I get a legitimate lazy week! haha! Last week... Monday: It's after dinner Monday so I can admit again that we didn't cook. #Fail - admitting last week this was a fail. Tuesday: Chili - #Fail....well, … [Read more...]

A Healthier Version of Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole for the Holidays

Loaded Potato Casserole

It's time for the holiday cooking to begin! I love this time of year: the family, the food, the meaning, and yes...the cooking! We have a ton of recipes in our family that come out around the holidays and Stonyfield recently challenged us YoGetters to create a healthier version of a holiday recipe! How fun is that!? Loaded cheesy potatoes is one thing my mom always makes the weekend of Thanksgiving, if not on Thanksgiving day. It's one of our … [Read more...]

Our Modern Furniture from La-Z-Boy (New Metro Detroit Locations!)

After La-Z-Boy

Disclosure: I am partnering with La-Z-Boy on coverage of their new locations and have been provided the two items mentioned below. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. I'm sure some of you remember my post about my partnership with La-Z-Boy. Here in the metro Detroit area they've been busy opening new locations! First, there was the new location in Sterling Heights. Next, was a location in Novi....and soon, they'll … [Read more...]

Movie Concessions for 533 – A Fun Infographic #DeliveryManMovie

Delivery Man concessions

These days taking a family of 4-5 to a movie can be expensive when you think movie concessions and tickets. With the release of Delivery Man yesterday I thought I'd share a fun infographic with my you all! I've mentioned before that I fell in love with Delivery Man when I saw it in July at a special screening. I've been waiting for this weekend to come so all of you can see it, too! To celebrate, we're going to have some fun! I was an accounting … [Read more...]

Save Money and Make Money with College Book Rentals

Are you or someone you know taking college classes? If so, I'm pretty sure you know just how expensive college books are. When I was in college I remember spending hundreds of dollars each semester on books and sometimes over a hundred dollars on just one college book. It's crazy expensive! I have partnered with CampusBookRentals.com before and I want to tell you about them again along with another program they offer. Who doesn't want to save … [Read more...]

Delivery Man in Theaters November 22 – Don’t Miss It!! #DeliveryManMovie

Delivery Man Tweet

When I was in Chicago for BlogHer this past July I attended a special screening of Delivery Man. Disney hosted this special screening and I was so excited to go not only to see my friend Marshall (from the Monsters University premiere in June), but also to see this movie that looked so amazing. I had seen a few trailers and it really looked like a movie I would enjoy. It looked like it had laughter and lessons, a great combo for a film. I went … [Read more...]

Thanks Mama Has Eco-Friendly Gifts for Baby (Giveaway)

Eco-Friendly Gift for Baby

Having little ones around, we are always on the look out for exciting new eco-friendly gifts for baby. This holiday season we are hoping to not only give our own children eco-friendly gifts, but also our nieces and nephews. Thanks Mama is a fabulous store that has some great ideas for eoc-friendly gift giving this holiday season! Eco-Friendly Gifts for Baby from Thanks Mama I partnered with Thanks Mama for a review of the new bumGenius … [Read more...]

Natracare is the Answer for Organic Feminine Products

Organic items have definitely caught my eye over the past few years. I try to remove as many chemicals from our personal products and household items as I can. There are things I struggle with and things I've not changed yet, but I believe every small change matters. There are a few things that I had not changed yet that I recently got the chance to review so I was excited to try our Natracare's organic feminine products. Natracare sent me some … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 18

I had a bit of a better week. Let's get right into it and see how we did... Last week... Monday: Since it's Tuesday when I am writing this, I'll admit it was a failure. I had planned on Lasagna Roll Ups but when we got home from work we noticed the kids had pink eye. We had to get them something to eat and take them to urgent care to get medicine. There was no time to cook. :( #FAIL Tuesday: Lasagna Roll Ups (still have the ingredients … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 27 Weeks Pregnant

27 weeks pregnant. Wow. This week was a bit rough...again. I didn't feel well much of the week but there were some fun times, too! 27 Weeks Pregnant About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her … [Read more...]

Joovy’s Caboose Too – A Dream for Parents of Twins or Two Close In Age!

Caboose Too

When LA was born in 2010 my husband and I knew we wanted more kids and soon. We are both getting "older" when it comes to having kids so we wanted to have our little ones close together. Plus, our oldest one was like an only child and he always wanted siblings growing up so we wanted to make sure LA had siblings close to his age. LA and Addy are 19 months apart and Addy will be 24 months older than baby when she arrives. We definitely need a … [Read more...]

Our Fun at the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Dragons Circus

Ringling Bros Clowns

Last night we had so much fun at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Dragons circus! This is an absolute must-see show and is, indeed, the greatest show on earth! We enjoyed everything about the show and in fact, we took nearly 600 photos! Whoa, right!? It took forever to go through and pick which ones I would share because I really wanted to show you everything! But, I narrowed it down so take a look at the highlights from our circus … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 26 Weeks Pregnant

This past week flew by! I can't even really remember what we did all week! I was off of work for four days straight but not feeling tthe greatest so nothing really got done around here. More about that below. 26 weeks pregnant, already!? Can you believe how fast this is going? Baby will be blessing us with her presence before we know it! 26 Weeks Pregnant About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) The network of nerves in your baby's ears is … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 11 (A Tuesday Edition)

Sorry this is a day late. We ended up having to take the little ones to urgent care last night as both have pink eye and today they've been sick with cold/flu symptoms. It's been a rather crazy busy weekend and start to the week. I have to admit I am pretty ashamed to even post this week. In my defense though, I was sick for several days. Not REALLY sick, but the no energy and weak, achy feeling kind of sick. I failed big time this past week. … [Read more...]

Holiday Style Made Easy with Osh Kosh B’gosh #MC #OshKoshBgosh

Osh Kosh B'gosh

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating. We love dressing the little ones in coordinating outfits for things like holidays and family photos. Recently we went shopping at our local Osh Kosh B'gosh store to find some new things for winter and we came home with some great deals! In fact, I plan on going … [Read more...]

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with the Sealy Sweet Pea Nursing & Maternity Pillow

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide with Mama on a Green Mission! The first item up for suggestion is for those expectant mamas in your life! Or, if you are pregnant be sure to add this to your wish list! I have found the most amazing maternity pillow that will give pregnant mamas a better night's sleep and you'll definitely want to take note! I'm about half way through my 25th week of being pregnant with baby A. I've had lots of "tossing … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Halloween

Halloween2013

Well, I didn't get around to posting a Wordless Wednesday last week so you get to see the Halloween picture this week! :) We knew the weather was going to be bad. It was rainy and windy so we did not take them our door to door. Not to mention I had to work and didn't get home til 6pm. BUT, we knew they had a party planned at daycare so we wanted to get them some costumes to wear and enjoy. I heard of a $5 costume sale at Old Navy the week … [Read more...]

Let Equal Exchange Add a Little Fair Trade into Your Fundraising

Equal Exchange Logo

Are you looking for great ways to raise money for your child's school, your church, your sports team or any other group? Equal Exchange is a worker-owned coop dedicated to quality Fair Trade and Organic products that supports small farmers. Every year they run a holiday program to add a little Fair Trade flair into fundraising! Their delicious goods make unique fundraising gifts that people will love, all while supporting small farmers around the … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – November 4

Last week was an improvement, I think. Although I didn't hit the goal of 100% sticking to the menu I am happy that it went better! Any improvement is good at this point! :) Last week... Monday: Taco Casserole (left over from Sunday) - this did happen! Although I was a bit hesitant about it because it had Doritos in the casserole so I was sure they'd be soggy and nasty...it wasn't too bad! :) Tuesday: Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pizza - This … [Read more...]