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Up Close and Personal with Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Coupon!

  Okay - it's time to talk about bums. I know you've heard it on TV recently, but now you're going to hear it from me. Yes, it's personal, but sometimes you have to get personal to be … [Read More...]

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Delicious Cooking with Blue Apron: Roasted Poblano & Quinoa Sopes

I am genuinely in love! Before you get too excited let me explain. Planning and preparing mealtime is not always my expertise. I am not a bad cook, and I love trying new recipes, but I am not the best … [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 … [Read More...]

goodbye burned popcorn

Escaping with a Movie and a Solution to Burned Popcorn

I have many loves and things I enjoy doing. I love to try new things and explore new places, but I feel that no matter what is going on in my life, I will always have a love of movie watching. It's … [Read More...]

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Delicious Cooking with Blue Apron: Roasted Poblano & Quinoa Sopes

I am genuinely in love! Before you get too excited let me explain. Planning and preparing mealtime is not always my expertise. I am not a bad cook, and I love trying new recipes, but I am not the best … [Read More...]

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...]

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My Kind of Travel

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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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...]

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Product Reviews

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Delicious Cooking with Blue Apron: Roasted Poblano & Quinoa Sopes

I am genuinely in love! Before you get too excited let me explain. Planning and preparing mealtime is not always my expertise. I am not a bad cook, and I love trying new recipes, but I am not the best … [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...]

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...]

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Tips & Ramblings

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...]

goodbye burned popcorn

Escaping with a Movie and a Solution to Burned Popcorn

I have many loves and things I enjoy doing. I love to try new things and explore new places, but I feel that no matter what is going on in my life, I will always have a love of movie watching. It's easy, it's comforting, and it's just plain relaxing. There is something about escaping for a … [Read More...]

McDonald's Happy Meal

Why I Enjoy Relaxing at McDonald’s

Every mom needs a break once in a while! Even if it means sharing lunch with some girlfriends and having some grown-up conversation while watching the kids play in the McDonald's playplace; it's something to lift mom's spirits. That little bit of change in scenery and chit chat can really do wonders … [Read More...]

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...]

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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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