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Free Huggies Natural Care Plus Diapers and Wipes

Free Diapers! Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes at Costco

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. In my … [Read More...]

Fresh Guard Removable Dental Appliance Cleaner

Fresh Invisalign Trays and Retainers with Fresh Guard

I had my teeth straightened with removable braces about 4 years ago, and have been faithful wearing my retainers ever since. Fortunately, I only have to wear them at night. I never thought I would be … [Read More...]

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Kick Back at the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash

This post brought to you by Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. There are some evenings, after a long day, where nothing sounds better than relaxing on the patio with good friends and … [Read More...]

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Dasani Wants to Know: What Makes You Sparkle?

I would say I am fairly adventurous and like to be on the go. I definitely enjoy a nice relaxing evening in; either playing video games with my kids, or snuggled up on the couch watching a movie. … [Read More...]

Bites

Mexican Polenta Pie

Mexican Polenta Pie

I have been without my kiddos since Tuesday, and with so many different things I can do with the time alone, I chose to clean out my inbox. My email can get a bit insane. As of yesterday I had over … [Read More...]

Patriotic Berrylicious Fudge

Patriotic Berrylicious Fudge

Every 4th of July my family likes to try a new dessert with a patriotic twist. Last year we made the American Flag Cake and the year before we made a flag fruit platter. This year, we opted for fudge, … [Read More...]

American Flag Cake

American Flag Cake

While Flag Cakes are fairly popular for the 4th of July, I think they really could be served anytime of year. Is there really any bad time to celebrate freedom, and our country? I think not. Besides, … [Read More...]

Tropical Paradise Crunch

DOLE Fruit in Jars with Greek Yogurt: A Day-Dream Reality!

I've been on a very strict weight loss program for the past 4 months which consists of pre-packaged high protein foods, and cooking my own massive amounts of veggies and 8 oz of lean protein per day. … [Read More...]

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My Kind of Travel

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...]

Revolution Foods Pizza

Good Food, Good Friends and Good Fun at Yuba City’s Feather River Parkway

Yesterday we took our first outing of the summer to the Feather River Parkway in Yuba City, CA. See how a fun day out with friends was made into a healthy summer picnic with the new Revolution Foods grab & go meal kits that I received for review. Summer has just began, but here in … [Read More...]

Hotel Diva Suite

Big City Adventure and Personality Hotels: Hotel Diva

I was provided a complimentary stay at Hotel Diva in San Francisco, so I could experience Personality Hotels firsthand. All opinions expressed are my own.   A trip to "The City" is always a welcome adventure. We're fortunate to live only 2 hours from San Francisco and for us country lovin … [Read More...]

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Product Reviews

Fresh Guard Removable Dental Appliance Cleaner

Fresh Invisalign Trays and Retainers with Fresh Guard

I had my teeth straightened with removable braces about 4 years ago, and have been faithful wearing my retainers ever since. Fortunately, I only have to wear them at night. I never thought I would be … [Read More...]

Cortizone-10 for Your Summer Itch

Cortizone-10 For Your Summer Itch

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cortizone-10. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for … [Read More...]

Whimsy & Wonder Tea Set

Make Believe with Whimsy & Wonder

  This Spring, I was invited to attend the Time To Play Magazine Spring Showcase, a media event highlighting the best in play, including the season’s must-have movie toys, top outdoor … [Read More...]

LLZ by LockerLookz Locker Decor

Dress Up Your Locker with LLZ by LockerLookz Locker Decorations

The new school year is going to be upon us before we know it! Have you started preparing? So much to do to get ready for school. New school supplies, clothes,  shoes, etc. If you have a child … [Read More...]

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Tips & Ramblings

Slimfast Snack Bars

Tackling Mental and Physical Health Goals with Slimfast 14-Day Slimdown

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV".   Summer is half over and I am just one month away from my trip to London, Edinburgh and … [Read More...]

How to Cut Watermelon the EASY WAY!

Staying Summertime Simple with Easy No-Fuss Watermelon Cutting Technique and Water Party

Learn how I had a few friends over for a fun and simple summertime party and a technique for easy watermelon cutting. Also learn how my sponsors at Banana Boat can keep you protected for all your outdoor summertime bashes! I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central … [Read More...]

Mommy and her Birthday Girl

LadyBug Party from Birthday Express + Party Tips

Do you panic over Birthday Parties for your children? I sure can! I can throw an adult party without giving it much thought, but when it comes to a party for children, I go into panic mode. I love doing it, but planning to make it perfect and go off without a hitch is a bit stressful. My … [Read More...]

Ballerina

Sharing Moments of Growth with my Kids and Planning for the Future

As a ScholarShare ambassador I have been asked to share precious moments with my kids and how I'm planning for the future with the ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. All opinions expressed are my own. My babies are growing so fast and some days I just wish I could hit the pause button. Sure … [Read More...]

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DIY

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...]

DIY Hooded Towel

Diy Hooded Towel and Baby Shower Gift Ideas

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Movies & Entertainment

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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Free Viewing of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story by Disney

As a fan of all things Disney, one must be familiar with Vinylmation. In case you aren't familiar, these are 1.5", 3", and 9" vinyl collectibles sold at Disney theme parks, … [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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