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Earth Day Changes – 3 Ways to Go Green in the Bathroom

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Earth Day is quickly approaching. Every year I have people ask me what are some things they can do to be more green. I love giving suggestions on making small changes because those are the ones people are likely to stick with. As busy as we have become in our every day lives it's hard to add new habits. Things that don't take much effort and are easy to add to our daily routines get my vote, too. Over the past 7 years I've made small changes one … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Basket Gifts from Kroger + 4 Times the Fuel Points! #Kroger4Xpts

Kroger Fuel Points

Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. It's back! You know I love a deal and today I've got one to share! Today through 4/18 get 4x Fuel Points on hundreds of gift cards with your Kroger digital coupons!! I love stocking up on gift cards when this special deal is offered! It's the perfect time to not only grab some gift cards for those Easter baskets, but also spring … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

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Getting a good breakfast is so important. We all know this but how often do we put it off? We think it takes too long to cook, we don't feel hungry or we just don't even think about it. Today, I'm reminding you just how important this meal is with this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax. Do you ever add flaxseed to your recipes? It's a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lignans and Dietary Fiber. When faced … [Read more...]

Tips for Photographing Children & Spring Photos with Portrait Innovations

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This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. I've learned these tips for photographing children while working with Portrait Innovations. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. When it comes to photos you could say I'm a bit obsessed. Every detail about the photos has to be perfect. I worry about it from the moment I make the appointment until the moment the session is over. Finding just the right outfits and … [Read more...]

A Special Look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

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In honor of advance tickets now being on sale for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I wanted to share a brand new special look at the film as well as a few character posters! Are you as excited for this one as we are?   Here are some amazing new posters, too! (Click on the image for full size, printable … [Read more...]

Great News!! YoBaby Yogurt now has Probiotics!

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This post is done in partnership with Stonyfield. YoBaby Yogurt is a favorite of ours and all opinions are 100% my own. We've had four kids in the past 7 years. Trying to get them all started on a healthy eating pattern has been a goal of mine. One thing I have come to love as a first food is Stonyfield's YoBaby® Yogurt. It's organic and it's made with whole milk. Not only that, but it's recommended by pediatricians. Now, it's even better … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley – Easy and Fresh with Busch’s!

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley

Typically you'll find me doing my weekly grocery shopping on weekends. My husband is off of work and it gives this mama a bit of alone time. It's funny how we enjoy errands like the grocery store when we have little ones, isn't it!? Last week I purposely waited until Wednesday to do my shopping because I knew the soft opening for the Busch's Fresh Food Market in Canton was being held. We love supporting local Michigan businesses and Busch's is a … [Read more...]

Strength Has No Gender and Neither Does My Career!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StrengthHasNoGender #CollectiveBias Strength Has No Gender™ Gender should not be something that interferes in the workplace. We all know that. Does it happen? Of course it does, unfortunately. I started my career in the technical support world about 16 years ago. It was something that, in a way, chose me. I went to school for accounting … [Read more...]

New Recipe! Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty! That's right! Who doesn't enjoy that!? It's one of my favorite combinations and these Sweet and Salty cookies are going to knock your socks off! They are that good! It's an easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings! Yum! Sweet and Salty Cookie Ingredients The ingredients are simple. In fact, these may be items you already have in your pantry. Here's what you'll need: French Vanilla cake mix 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil … [Read more...]

Earn 4x the Fuel Rewards Just in Time for Spring Break! #Kroger4xFuel

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Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. Finding ways to save money is exciting to me! It's almost a challenge to come up with ways to save. With spring break coming up and my husband being off of work that week we will likely travel throughout the metro area visiting various places for family fun. We like to do a staycation or a semi-local trip for a few days during … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Start Your Day Out with More

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This post is sponsored by Stonyfield, all opinions are 100% my own. When you get to that point in your life where you are ready to make healthier choices it can be tough. Healthier eating, for me, was something that was a huge adjustment. I ate healthy when I was a teen and all through my first pregnancy. After I stopped nursing my oldest son it went downhill. I'm not sure what happened. What I am sure of it it's hard to get back on track but I … [Read more...]

Transitioning Classes at Goldfish Swim School

Transitioning Classes at Goldfish Swim School

"Three kids in swimming lessons, it must be rough when one transitions to a new class!" Someone actually said that to me recently when we were discussing swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School. I can see where they might think that. Coordinating classes for three little ones could be a nightmare at the wrong school. Changing classes, even with one child, may seen a bit nerve wrecking to many. That's why today I thought I would discuss our … [Read more...]

Extend Your Healthy Lifestyle and Go Green in the Laundry Room

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Going green is something you can do at so many levels. You get to pick and choose what green things you do in your home and in your life. I've often stated that if we all just do a few small things, together we can make a huge difference. When it comes to our personal lives and making sure we chose healthy options for our bodies things may seem a bit overwhelming. It doesn't have to be that way! Rebel Green recently sent me some items to try out … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss LEGO Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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That's right! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is celebrating LEGO Batman Movie Days! We were invited to attend earlier this week and the kids had so much fun! I mean really, LEGOLAND and Batman? Yes, please! My kids adore both so for them this was an amazing treat! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan is hosting LEGO Batman Movie Days events this weekend, February 25-26. There will be fun build activities, a LEGO Batman meet and greet, … [Read more...]

SEA LIFE Michigan Welcomes New Sea Turtle, Carr

Sea Life Michigan Sea Turtle

My kids love visiting SEA LIFE Michigan at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. It's not far from home but it truly feels like we are millions of miles away when gazing in to the ocean tanks. When we heard they would be welcoming a new sea turtle we were so excited to go see him. Carr, the newest animal at SEA LIFE Michigan came with his own story. Sadly, Carr was injured in a boat collision that resulted in a deformed carapace and … [Read more...]

NEW! Organic Whole Milk Smoothies from Stonyfield

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Being part of the Stonyfield blogging team has been one of my favorite things about blogging. I'm proud to be a part of this team of amazing people. I love introducing you to new, amazing products from Stonyfield. I believe in this company and their ways so sharing their stuff is always enjoyable! Their newest products are organic whole milk smoothies that are DE-LI-CIOUS! They recently sent some right to our door for my family to experience so … [Read more...]

Is My Child Ready for Swimming Lessons?

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This is a question I found myself asking for far too long. I always knew I wanted my children to learn to swim. I love being in water and swimming so of course I want them to experience this love but my main reason was something else. Simply put, it was for their safety. I want my children to be able to survive if a moment ever arises that they fall into a pool or any body of water. We live around a lot of lakes and in the summer time most people … [Read more...]

Great Ways to Upcycle Mason Jars

Ways to upcycle mason jars

Great ways to Upcycle Mason Jars Giving something old a new use is something I enjoy doing. Almost every single household has some form of mason jar sitting around, collecting dust. Why not change it in a couple small ways and create some great new uses for those old jars? Here are some great ways to upcycle mason jars. Make a Terrarium Terrariums are a lot of fun and very low maintenance. All you need is gravel, sand, soil, a plant, and a … [Read more...]

5 Indoor Family Activities to Ease the Freeze (Free Printables)

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Winter is here in full force! Granted, we live in Michigan but these single digit temps make me want to hibernate. It's literally been TOO cold to go outside. With four little ones someone is always wanting to go outside and on days with below zero wind chills it's just not an option. We have a pretty big list of indoor family activities for these cold days to try our best to keep the kids entertained and prevent them from longing to play … [Read more...]

What to Expect at Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School

This post about what to expect at Goldfish Swim School is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. As a parent it's hard to fully prepare for the unknown. When you start something new with your child/children you want to be as prepared as possible. We've been attending classes at Goldfish Swim School with our three children for about two months now. I thought it would be helpful to bring you this information … [Read more...]

Celebrate NYE with these White Chocolate Golden Oreo Glitter Truffles

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If you are like us, parents with littles, you may find yourself staying home this New Year's Eve. My husband and I do nearly every year but we put together a small party at home for the family. The kids love helping me in the kitchen and these golden Oreo truffles are fun to make and taste great. These would be perfect for any gathering outside of home, too! They are sparkly and perfect for a New Year's celebration! Yields: 2 … [Read more...]

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies featuring Barlean’s

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Thank you, Barleans, for sponsoring this post featuring delicious Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. All opinions are my own. This year we moved into our new house. Just three months ago actually. We've only met a few neighbors but a couple of the neighbors we have met have been very pleasant. When Barlean's challenged those of us on their blogger team to get creative in the kitchen and use their new Butter Flavored Coconut Oil in place of … [Read more...]