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Easy DIY Gift Idea for Dads

Give the gift of Philips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftOfPhilips #CollectiveBias Why is it that dads are so hard to buy for when it comes to gifts? Am I the only one who finds this to be true? My dad, my husband's dad and even my husband -- they are all difficult to buy for. I stress about what to get them for Christmas most years. It seems like the older they get the less they need and … [Read more...]

Saving Time and Eating Great with Marie Callender’s Pot Pies!

Easy holiday dinners with Marie Callender's

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease #CollectiveBias With the cooler temps and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I can't get enough of quick and easy meals to help save some time in the evenings. I am always short on time in the evenings and the holidays are adding more things that need to get done in a short amount of time. Are you with me? It happens … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Release of Inside Out

Inside Out Character Toys

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias It's finally here!!! Inside Out was released Tuesday and we headed straight to Walmart that morning to grab the DVD and you should, too if you haven't yet! I had been waiting for the release of this movie since I visited Pixar and learned all about it back in March. The Joy I felt at that time told me that … [Read more...]

Making Sure We Have Ways to Connect Amidst Our Busy Schedules

Goodie Basket to Set the Mood

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias Fall technically arrives in less than two weeks but we are full swing back into our fall routine since school started here this week. LA started kindergarten and hubby went back to work. The first week back is always a huge adjustment for all of us. The kids are used to being at home with daddy, daddy is … [Read more...]

Five Easy Meals with Rotisserie Chicken

easy BBQ chicken from rotisserie chicken

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias We have one week left until school starts here. My husband is back at work this week so it's back to busy schedules. I'm already feeling it two days into the routine we are accustomed to 9 months out of the year. I'm so tired and the thought of going home after work and cooking is too much some days. We NEED … [Read more...]

New Pampers Premium Care Diapers #MothersPromise

Pampers Premium Care at Walmart #motherspromise

We recently got to try the new Pampers Premium Care diapers thanks to SheSpeaks and Pampers. They sent us a nice package to try the diapers before they were available in stores, however, all opinions are 100% my own, as always. We received the box of diapers shown above as well as a nice kit with a journal for mamas to write things down for baby! There is also a nice clutch to toss into my purse on quick trips out! Pampers Premium Care … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast and Snacks with Quaker #QuakerTime

Quaker Fun Mix #QuakerTime #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias Kindergarten...I can't believe my little guy will be starting school in just about a month! He's so excited. I am, too, but I'm also a bit sad. I'm sure you other mamas understand that. We've been working on getting some ideas for breakfast and snacks. Right now he's use to eating breakfast at daycare and eating … [Read more...]

Back to School Prep with Kellogg’s and Scholastic!

Reading for #Back2SchoolReady

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias Ahhh....back to school time! The time of year that gets our routines back on track and gets the kids on their way to learning all they can! My husband (elementary school teacher) has lost count of the times he has heard "I haven't read a book since school let out!" from his students upon returning to class … [Read more...]

Weekend Getaway Tips for Traveling with Toddlers #Tips4Trips

Tips for traveling with toddlers #Tips4Travel #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Living in metro Detroit there are many, many things within driving distance for us. We really enjoy weekend getaways and are lucky to live within driving distance of Niagara Falls, Chicago, Cincinnati, Traverse City, Mackinac Island and more! We also have family that lives in Ohio and we often make weekend … [Read more...]

Updating Our Nursery with Help from Disney Baby #MagicBabyMoments

Disney Baby Ariel Crib Bedding #MagicBabyMoments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias We've had the same nursery decor for five years now. When I was pregnant with LA we decided to do a gender neutral theme because we knew we wanted more children. I've always been a big fan of Disney. When my oldest son was born 19 years ago he had a Winnie the Pooh nursery. When I was pregnant with LA I … [Read more...]

Minions Cards from Walmart and a Fun DIY Project #SendSmiles

Minion Art from Cards

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Can you believe LA will be 5 years old next month? He'll be starting school in the fall. It's such a big year for him! He's turned into quite the Minions fan so when we were at Walmart the other day I was thrilled to find some Minions cards! There's a whole display right on the end of one of the card aisles! I love … [Read more...]

Messy Memories and Help from PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes #PurellWipes

Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes #PurellWipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurellWipes #CollectiveBias Three little children 4 and under makes for a very busy household. We love being parents and although sometimes it does get frustrating we have to look back on moments and laugh. Sometimes there's nothing more you can do about a situation BUT laugh. This spring, as I'm doing some easy spring cleaning around the … [Read more...]

Small Changes Can Make Everyday Earth Day – EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Do I live a 100% green life? No. My goal in going green is to make small changes, to inspire others to make small changes and together we can all make a big difference. Every April, since it is Earth Month, I reevaluate my green choices and make new goals of small things I can change. For my household, it's … [Read more...]

Spice Up Game Time with and Easy Salsa Recipe and Delimex #DelimexFiesta

Delimex Products paired with quick and easy salsa. #DelimexFiesta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias It's March!! It's time to get creative and find lots of snacks and quick meals for the guys as they sit for hours and hours watching basketball! Does that happen in your house? My husband and my oldest son are glued to the television, and I can't lie, I enjoy it too! However, with the time we spend watching … [Read more...]

Spring is Almost Here! Don’t Forget to Freshen Up Your Car! #FebrezeCar

Febreze Car Freshener #FebrezeCar

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Spring is near and it's time for spring cleaning galore around here! One thing I really need to work on is cleaning out the cars because when the weather is cold I don't dare go outside to take even a few minutes to clean them. Am I the only one? No? I didn't think so! ;) You need to freshen up your car, too? Our Car Fresh … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Save Money for Spring Break #MarchIntoSavings

Ways to Save Money #MarchIntoSavings #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarchIntoSavings #CollectiveBias Spring Break isn't far away and if you have a trip planned, or will be planning a last minute one you'll want to read this! We all could use some extra spending money for vacation so I've put together some tips for ways to save money for spring break! I recently wrote about my upcoming trip to San Francisco … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Go Green and Make a Difference

Easy Ways to Go Green

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Did you resolve to be more green in 2015? Is the thought of making green changes in your busy life a bit overwhelming? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can still make a difference! Together, small change by small change, we can all make a big difference for our planet! There a small changes you can make … [Read more...]

What’s Your Tax Return Status? Get the Max Out of Your Tax #MaxYourTax

Practical Ways to Spend your tax refund #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias Saving money is something that is important to my husband and myself. With three little ones in daycare right now we have to cut corners wherever we can. This time of year, especially, I am reevaluating our budget to see where I can make changes. Why this time of year you ask? It's tax time! We get a bit of extra … [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...]

Have a Stress Free Holiday with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

Staying stress free with Walmart Family Mobile #Thankful4Savings #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This year we've added one more person to our family. Annie was born early in the year and I've really discovered just how important planning is to prevent stress when I have a family of six. With the holidays soon arriving, I've been planning like crazy just to make sure there is no unwanted stress that can easily come with the holidays. This … [Read more...]

Send Greetings with Creative Card Ideas from the Hallmark Value Section at Walmart

Creative Card Ideas #ValueCards #Shop

Our home has been incredibly busy over the past month. Back to school has been crazy! You all know we have three going "back to school" this year and with LA starting preschool/pre-k, I wanted to take some time out from the craziness and enjoy some family time with a celebration to make back to school a big deal! With the variety of back to school ages in our home (hubby as a teacher, oldest son as a college student and youngest as a pre-k … [Read more...]

Cheap Wireless Plans and a New Phone Make the Perfect Gift for College Students

Unlimited Talk Text and Web in Cheap Wireless plans #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I can't believe it's back to school time, already. The summer was barely here and now it's gone already! I've mentioned before that we have two nieces returning to college as well as a nephew and our oldest son starting college. I wanted to do something special for each of them but with there being four of them I couldn't spend a fortune … [Read more...]