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HOw to be a Diaper Snob without Breaking the Bank

Save on Huggies Diapers and Wipes and Learn How To Be A Diaper Snob Without Breaking the Bank

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating I try to … [Read More...]

DIY Homework Organization Station

DIY Homework Organization Station

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents … [Read More...]

Ways to Feel Young and Flirty after Thirty

Ways to Feel Young and Flirty After Turning Thirty

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Silk'n Blue. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for … [Read More...]

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Crafting Up Some Cousin-time Fun With the Build A Boxtroll Sweepstakes

See how I have a fun morning activity planned for my kids and their cousins and how it could even help them win trip to LA thanks to my sponsors at Focus Films and The Boxtrolls Tomorrow morning I … [Read More...]

Bites

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Eat Like Your Cat: Simple Recipe for Rachael Ray’s Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to … [Read More...]

Simple Bento Box Lunch Idea

Simple Bento Box Lunch Ideas and Recipe

"This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone." Have you heard? Bento Box lunches are all the craze! Boy have I seen some amazing … [Read More...]

Italian Basted Eggs on Ciabatta

Italian Basted Eggs on Ciabatta

Breakfast is one of those meals that is often easy to prepare, but frequently overlooked. I miss breakfast all too often, and because of lack of time, I make my kids turn to cereal due to the ease of … [Read More...]

Greek Potato Salad

No Hassle Greek Potato Salad

 Barbecue season is still in full swing here in Northern California, which means more potato salads, jell-o, hamburgers and ribs. After all, what is a barbecue without potato salad? I feel like … [Read More...]

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My Kind of Travel

2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul – A Car with Spunk and Pizzazz

  This spring I had a Close Encounter of the Kia Soul kind when I was visited by this spunky Alien Green vehicle. It was a blast to drive! I was amazed by the roomy cabin, offering oodles of space and storage. After a very stressful winter, I was beyond ecstatic to get invited to the Disney … [Read More...]

5 Little Extras to Make Your Camping Trip

5 Little Extras to Make Your Next Camping Trip Extra Magical

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. We just got back from our annual family camping trip! It's always so much fun to get … [Read More...]

Soaring NV

Soaring Through Carson Valley

With my love for travel comes the occasional complications. I have a zest for trying new things and exploring new areas, but my kids don't always share this sentiment. I am working very hard to get my kids out of their shell, and their comfort zone, so they will desire to try new experiences. Until … [Read More...]

Exploring Fairy Falls

A “Fairy Good” Family Hike to Fairy Falls

Read about the hike that my family and I took to Fairy Falls in Yuba County, California and how my sponsors at Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care Solution told me about a great product that we will take on the journey with us, next time we go. This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that … [Read More...]

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Product Reviews

Prickly Beard Phase

Beard Burn Protection with the Gillette Flexball Razor

Well, this is a new adventure for me. Been out of the dating business for 12 years and there's lots of new experiences in store for me. One thing I've encountered is beards! Facial hair growth is much … [Read More...]

Animal Jam

Animal Jam Brings the Outdoors to Life Online

When I was a kid, my parents had a subscription to National Geographic. It was a banner day when I got home from school to find the latest edition of National Geographic and I could explore the world … [Read More...]

2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul – A Car with Spunk and Pizzazz

  This spring I had a Close Encounter of the Kia Soul kind when I was visited by this spunky Alien Green vehicle. It was a blast to drive! I was amazed by the roomy cabin, offering oodles of … [Read More...]

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Summer Fun Means Pool Time and Clear Water with HTH Pool Products

Summer is here and that means POOL TIME. I always look forward to the opening of swimming pool season. There's nothing more gratifying to me than the sound of enjoyment in my backyard pool. But with … [Read More...]

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Tips & Ramblings

HOw to be a Diaper Snob without Breaking the Bank

Save on Huggies Diapers and Wipes and Learn How To Be A Diaper Snob Without Breaking the Bank

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating I try to be pretty penny-wise when it comes to buying products for my family, but I have to admit that when … [Read More...]

DIY Homework Organization Station

DIY Homework Organization Station

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. It's back to school time, which means back to schedules, routines and homework. In our home, … [Read More...]

Ways to Feel Young and Flirty after Thirty

Ways to Feel Young and Flirty After Turning Thirty

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Silk'n Blue. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” This year marked a big year for me... The BIG 3-0. I'm not going to lie; I was dreading … [Read More...]

Sam's Club Chocolate Aisle

My Chocolate Stash of Hugs: Dove® Fruit Whole-Cranberry

My oldest son knows me well, and has grown to be so wise and intuitive. He senses when I'm having a rough day, and he also knows just what might comfort me: hugs and chocolate. If I can't have one then I'll settle for the other. When kids are all in bed and I'm feeling lonely and just need a hug, I … [Read More...]

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DIY

DIY Homework Organization Station

DIY Homework Organization Station

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents … [Read More...]

DIY Homemade Furniture Polish

My Growing DIY Guy and Homemade Furniture Polish Recipe

A few Saturdays ago my little girl was taking a nap and my son was playing quietly so I thought I would get a small DIY project started. My kitchen has been driving me crazy since we moved in and … [Read More...]

DIY Painted Pillowcase

Easy DIY Painted Pillowcase

With Spring seems to come energy and creativity; for me anyway. I love clearing out the home of unwanted debris, and revamping with new, fun and fresh decor pieces. Of course, the most affordable way … [Read More...]

DIY Easter Bunny Candy Pouches

DIY Easter Bunny Candy Pouch

With the 31 grandchildren my parents have, gift giving can get quite expensive.  Numerous holidays and celebrations throughout the year can mount the gift giving to an unmanageable task. My mom … [Read More...]

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Movies & Entertainment

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Outlander – the Best Selling Book Comes to STARZ

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Time Warner Cable. The opinions and text are all mine. The long awaited Outlander series on STARZ is finally here and my dreams have … [Read More...]

The Boxtrolls

4 Things to Learn from a Box and All New The Boxtrolls Trailer

This is a sponsored post on behalf of SocialMoms and Focus Features. While compensation will be received, all opinions expressed are my own.  Ever since the first teaser trailer for The … [Read More...]

Saving Mr Banks Blu-ray

Saving Mr. Banks Comes to Blu-ray: Catch a Glimpse Into the Real Walt Disney

Just last week, Saving Mr. Banks was released on Blu-ray and DVD! I was given a copy of the combo pack for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. Just say the word "Disney" and … [Read More...]

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The Single Moms Club Giveaway: In Theaters Now! #MC Sponsored

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Lionsgate. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation.” I look forward … [Read More...]

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My Story of Infant Loss

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Celebrating an Angel’s 5th Birthday at the Cemetery

Yesterday, May 29, 2013, marked my little angel's 5th birthday. I truly cannot believe it has been 5 years since I gave birth to a little girl with one of the most amazing spirits ever! In case you … [Read More...]

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Giving Birth After Infant Loss

Giving Birth After Infant Loss My last post on infant loss discussed the decision to get pregnant after losing a baby. If you haven't already, you can read from the beginning of my story (<--click … [Read More...]

Pregnancy After Child Loss

It has been a while since I have talked about my story of losing Gianna. I thought it was time to add to it with my pregnancy after child loss. Just a reminder that this is a continuation of my story … [Read More...]

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Getting Pregnant After Infant Loss

It has been quite some time since my last post about baby Gianna. Some people have said they feel like my story is incomplete, so I thought it was time I added to my story with the decision of getting … [Read More...]

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