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BHG Bedrooms

My Stroll Through Better Homes and Gardens

August has been filled with much excitement and many firsts in the way of my career and my personal life. For my career, I'd say I took a step forward with a new relationship with Better Homes … [Read More...]

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How to Dress Your Boy: Finding the Right Brands for Your Son’s Unique Style

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review When I go shopping for my little girl, I can find tons of … [Read More...]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Still Time to Catch Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

As we are approaching a new school year, please do not miss the greatest summer blockbuster hit of 2014. For the novice Marvel enthusiast, Guardians of the Galaxy is in the same universe as … [Read More...]

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5 Things I Lost When I Became “MOM” (And Why I’m Surprisingly Glad I Did)

Whether it's sleep, a rockin' bod, money or bladder control, we all lose a bit of ourselves when we take on the title of "mom". But thanks to a fresh perspective and my sponsors at Poise those losses … [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...]

MIRACLE WHIP Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

“One Last Taste of Summer” with MIRACLE WHIP Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip for Labor Day

Wow your guests this Labor Day with this yummy dip recipe from my sponsors at MIRACLE WHIP and read how it brings back some fun summer memories for me.   This year my family and I took … [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...]

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My Kind of Travel

Postcard from London

Cheerios From London: Energy to Tour the “Inns” and “Oats” of England’s Crown Jewels

AIRMAIL delivery brought to you from London and on behalf of Cheerios & Health.com. Read my London postcard to you and hear about how I need a ton of energy to tour and experience all that London has to offer! If you have been following my blog, you may know that I am currently enjoying a … [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 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...]

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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

BHG Bedrooms

My Stroll Through Better Homes and Gardens

August has been filled with much excitement and many firsts in the way of my career and my personal life. For my career, I'd say I took a step forward with a new relationship with Better Homes and Gardens, in the BHG Live Better Blogger Network. I am proud to be a member of the network and to … [Read More...]

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How to Dress Your Boy: Finding the Right Brands for Your Son’s Unique Style

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review When I go shopping for my little girl, I can find tons of adorable things to buy for her. However, when it comes to shopping for my growing guy, it's a totally … [Read More...]

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5 Things I Lost When I Became “MOM” (And Why I’m Surprisingly Glad I Did)

Whether it's sleep, a rockin' bod, money or bladder control, we all lose a bit of ourselves when we take on the title of "mom". But thanks to a fresh perspective and my sponsors at Poise those losses have become big time gains! Like most ladies, when I became a mom my life changed in so … [Read More...]

Easy Kid Craft: DIY Derby Track

Easy Kids Craft: DIY Derby Track Inspired by The Boxtrolls and Special Sweepstakes

Learn how to make this easy DIY Derby Track with your kids, and read how I was inspired by my sponsors at Focus Films and "The Boxtrolls" to run a family Derby Race! To top it off, they are running an awesome sweepstakes for an all-expense paid trip for 4 to the L.A. movie premier of The Boxtrolls! … [Read More...]

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DIY

Homemade Chalkboard Paint

3 Secrets to Painting Built-in Furniture + Homemade Chalkboard Paint

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine.   My "baby" girl is not such a "baby" anymore. She is growing up so fast, and we thought it was … [Read More...]

Easy Kid Craft: DIY Derby Track

Easy Kids Craft: DIY Derby Track Inspired by The Boxtrolls and Special Sweepstakes

Learn how to make this easy DIY Derby Track with your kids, and read how I was inspired by my sponsors at Focus Films and "The Boxtrolls" to run a family Derby Race! To top it off, they are running an … [Read More...]

Printable Get Well Gift Tags

Easy Get Well Soon Gift with Free Printable Gift Tag

This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine.   Last winter I came down with a terrible cold. It was the type where my nose just would not stop running. It was … [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...]

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Movies & Entertainment

Guardians of the Galaxy

Still Time to Catch Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

As we are approaching a new school year, please do not miss the greatest summer blockbuster hit of 2014. For the novice Marvel enthusiast, Guardians of the Galaxy is in the same universe as … [Read More...]

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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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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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