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The Big $10 Sale Happening NOW at Kate Quinn Organics!

Kate Quinn Organics Sale

You all know I love this sale! It happens a few times a year and I love getting some things for my girls at this sale! Kate Quinn Organics has some of the cutest clothing I've seen! I love their unique styles and the fact that the clothing is organic! The big $10 sale has started! This sale offers some amazing deals and again, only happens a few times a year! Don't miss your chance to get some deals on some quality, safe clothing for your … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Recycling with Homemade Earth Crayons

teaching kids about recycling

My kids are still fairly young at 5, 4 and 2. They are not, however, too young to learn about recycling and how important it is to our Earth. April is Earth Month and it's the perfect time teaching kids about recycling. My kids have been somewhat familiar with it for a while now since we have been recycling items in our home for years. We all know there's always more to learn and teaching them the hows and whys behind the action is something we … [Read more...]

All About Our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate

Disney Kids decorations

I received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own. My kids are falling more and more in love with Disney every day. When we were recently selected to host a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate they were ecstatic. I ended up wishing I had not told them before we received the box because every day that the delivery guy didn't show up they were disappointed. Finally, when that day came … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Now Open – Our Sneak Peek!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

Disclosure: I was provided with a sneak peek of LEGOLAND Discovery Center in exchange for coverage. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Thursday we were lucky enough to be among the people that got a sneak peek of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. LA had a half day of school so I was lucky enough to be able to arrange my work schedule where I could pick him up and have a … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Grand Opening Date and Tickets on Sale!

Leogland Michigan

Everyone in my family is beyond excited about the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan opening! My kids can't wait, I can't wait, my husband is excited and even wants to take his class on a field trip! It's going to be an amazing place and we are so thankful it's close by! I am SO excited to finally share with you that LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will officially open to the public on March 25!  About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center … [Read more...]

Toddler Snacks Made Easy with OXO, Stonyfield and Fruit

Happy toddler snacks

Finding snacks that my kids want and that I feel good giving to them can be challenging. Even being on child number 4, I still struggle at times with finding healthy snacks. Recently, I was sent some products from Stonyfield and OXO to helpout with snack time and they made it a bit easier! My girls love yogurt and strawberries. I decided to make some teething bites for Annie because her two year molars are coming in and I can tell she's not … [Read more...]

Tax Organization with DYMO and Blogger Tax Deductions

DYMO Label Writer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DymoandDone #CollectiveBias Tax season is a very busy time of year for me. My degree is in accounting and in past years I've worked doing taxes for companies. In recent years I limit it and just do taxes for clients I've been working with for several years and/or family and friends. Even with limiting it, I find it takes a lot of my time and … [Read more...]

Conversation Heart Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Heart Vanilla Body Scrub

Valentine's Day is tomorrow so treat yourself to some pampering! This conversation heart vanilla sugar scrub is relaxing and festive! I love taking baths so when I discovered how to add holiday flare to my pampering products I thought it would be fun to share! Who doesn't love a bit of pampering? When it's a scrub that's easy to make it's even more enjoyable! It truly is rather simple to make and can last a few months! That's a lot of … [Read more...]

Celebrate Every Occasion with Customized Jewelry from Origami Owl

Customized Jewelry from Origami Owl

I'll be honest, I don't wear a lot of jewelry. There are a few companies that I will go crazy over though and Origami Owl is one of them. I wanted an Origami Owl necklace for a very long time. I bought my first necklace last year and I only bought the top piece of the locket and a chain and some charms. I was left without the back to put it all together. It sat in my drawer for way too long before I got to actually enjoy it. Do me a favor … [Read more...]

Help Yourself and Others with the “Hope” Project from SckoonCup

Hope from SckoonCup

I'm a big advocate of making small green changes. I'm an even bigger advocate if that small green change is also healthier for us as women! When it comes to menstrual products I have completely gotten rid of anything not reusable. I'm 100% using a menstrual cup and cloth pads and I've never been happier with my period. (Yes, that's possible.) ;) The SckoonCup is easy to use and is a product I trust. Sckoon Organics began in 2003 and they … [Read more...]

Bridge Of Spies – On Blu-ray Today (Perfect Date Night IN Movie!) PLUS Bonus Clips!

Bridge of Spies

It's being called "One of Spielberg's Finest Films". Bridge of Spies is out on Blu-Ray today, February 2 and it makes for a great date night IN movie! The film stars Tom Hanks and is a dramatic thriller you don't want to miss! About Bridge of Spies: A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies is “absolutely brilliant and totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times). James Donovan (Tom … [Read more...]

Snow White Available on Blu-Ray TODAY Plus Free Activity Sheets

Snow White

Snow White has been a movie I've loved since I was a little girl. Waiting for the release of the Blu-Ray seemed like torture but I was thrilled I got a chance to receive a preview copy! I got to sit down on our movie night this past weekend and watch one of my favorites with my kids. These moments are priceless and I tell you, they are times I will treasure forever. Snow White is available on Blu-Ray today, February 2 so make sure you go out and … [Read more...]

Delicious Dessert – Strawberry S’more Parfait Recipe

parfait dessert

I have a weakness. Sweets are something I crave often. When you say strawberries and chocolate in the same sentence I get a bit excited. It's a favorite of mine. This Strawberry S'more Parfait is out of this world! It's my new favorite dessert! Take a look and you'll see why I love this parfait recipe! Parfait Recipe You'll Need These Ingredients: Graham cracker: 16 graham crackers, finely crushed (2 cups) Chocolate Pudding: 2/3 C … [Read more...]

New Shakira Song “Try Everything,” Is An All-New Original Song from Zootopia

Zootopia and Shakira

What's just as exciting as news about a new Disney movie? Info on the music!!! Disney always has the best music in their movies and now I have news about the new song from Zootopia. International superstar Shakira is lending her Grammy®-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia! You can watch the brand new music video for Shakira's "Try Everything,” below:   The all-new original song from Zootopia, “Try … [Read more...]

Free Printable Valentines Day Word Search

Free Valentine's Day Word Search printable

I am somewhat of a nerd. I love numbers, words, writing, word searches, etc. I thought it would be fun to start adding more printables to my site so here we go....this is a super fun Valentines Day word search that's perfect for some afternoon fun with the older kids! There are 24 words to be found on this word search all of which relate to Valentine's Day in one way or another! Be sure to click on the PDF version to get a nice … [Read more...]

Employee Recognition on a Budget – It Can Be Done

Employee Recognition Tips

The post is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having worked in corporate America for nearly twenty years, I've seen a lot of good and bad things when it comes to how employees are treated. One thing that's remained consistent is how the act of employee recognition positively impacts the company and the people working there. I've experienced working in a large corporation and a small … [Read more...]

How to Feel Energized without Caffeinated Drinks

How to feel energized

Do you ever have mornings where you are simply so tired that you just cannot get yourself out of bed?! I know I certainly do. You feel like you just need a good pick me up, like a cup of coffee or an energy drink. Unfortunately, these things are not great for your body and although they do give you energy and make you feel more awake, they can also do damage to your body, your teeth, and your health if they are used too often. Have you been … [Read more...]

Peaceful Parenting with the Exergen Lighted Thermometer

Exergen's Lighted Thermometer

Over the next several weeks I am going to be covering a few items that have made parenting more peaceful for my husband and I. Over the past nearly six years and three kids we've used a lot of products and I thought it would be fun to share some of the best we've come across! Topping my list is a good thermometer. It's priceless and a must-have! The newest lighted thermometer from Exergen has been my dream come true! We got our first Exergen … [Read more...]

Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Available Tues 1/19

Snow White

If you are a Disney fan (of course you are! Who isn't!?) you'll be delighted to hear that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be available Tuesday, January 19, 2016 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 2nd! Featuring In-Depth Brand New Bonus Material Including “In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Iconography,” “@DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess,” “The Fairest … [Read more...]

Candy Flavored Hot Cocoa

Butterfinger cocoa

The past several days here in Michigan have been VERY cold. Winter has definitely decided to show up. I've been on a soup kick. Well, really more of a comfort food kick. I haven't left the house in two days because I don't want to take the girls out in the cold. lol Yes, I'm THAT mama. Hot cocoa is a favorite of mine as I'm not really a coffee person. With all of the delicious sounding flavored coffees out there I HAD to try some flavored … [Read more...]

Green Your Period with Help from Lunette

Green Your Period with Lunette

The New Year is here. How many of you have resolutions to be more green? Have you ever considered greening your period? We women have to deal with a menstrual cycle each and every month so why not use green products that are actually healthier for us!? I recently received the Lunette menstrual cup for review. It's a great way to green your period! Green Your Period with Lunette The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual cup that … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Winning Your Morning

belVita at Meijer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of belVita for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Mornings around here are very busy. Not only are my husband and I trying to get up and get ready for work but we have three little ones to get up and get ready for school and daycare. I'll admit I've not been much of a morning person in years past but in recent weeks I've been really turning that around. Today I wanted to share five tips that I'm … [Read more...]