10 Netflix Shows and Documentaries to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

10 Netflix Shows and Documentaries to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. I don’t know about you, but the second summer starts on that very last second of the very last day of school, I secretly become Mel Gibson in Braveheart screaming “FREEEDOMMMM!!!” because SUMMER and POOL PARTIES and SLEEPING LATE and general summertime awesomeness. Except, summer brain [...]

Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents

Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents title

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Easy breakfasts that can be made in bulk make me insanely happy. Do you know how easy it is to bulk cook breakfasts once a week for your family, store the remainder in the fridge and freezer, and know your kids can eat healthy, nutritious meals all [...]

Wayfair Daily Sales Awesomeness

My Wayfair Daily Sales Picks

Because I believe everyone and everything is always a work in progress, I include my home and home’s decor into that philosophy, too. I geek out at home decor sales, always shopping for something new and fun for “this area” or “that area” of my home, or maybe reorganizing to help making our home life [...]

11 Netflix Titles for Mom Time

11 Netflix Titles for Mom Time

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. School’s out, summer is here, the kids are staying up later, sleeping later, responsibilities can sometimes go by the wayside and you’re seeming a little more frazzled. But, shh! They just fell asleep, or are tucked in tight into their beds on their way to dreamland. [...]

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast title

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Eggs and toast are such a perfect breakfast staple. They’re our default, our ‘go-to’ breakfast, especially if you’re like me and love a good runny egg with a little buttered toast to mop it up with. Mmm! But I wasn’t always a runny egg fan. In fact, I [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W24} #happinessis

play doh fun

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

12 Musicals for Kids on Netflix #StreamTeam

12 Musicals for Kids on Netflix

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Movie musicals were MY thing when I was a child. I still love them, and thoroughly enjoy the fact that Disney continually puts out quality kid movies with musical numbers still deeply embedded within the story. Does your family enjoy musicals, too? Are you still toe-tapping [...]

Microsoft Store Summer Camps #WindowsChampions

Microsoft Summer Camps

I am a compensated Windows ambassador. Very excited to share that Microsoft is offering free summer camps for kids again this year! The following summer programs offered are part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which is dedicated to connecting young people with opportunities for education, entrepreneurship and employment. YouthSpark Microsoft is excited to announce a partnership [...]

I’m a Tommee Mommee! #tommeetippee

Our Tommee Tippee Favorite Products

I’m excited to share with you that I’m now a Tommee Tippee Ambassador called a Tommee Mommee! I’m going to be sharing with you some fun products, news, and giveaways, woohoo! If you aren’t familiar with Tommee Tippee baby and toddler products, I’d like to share with you some of our favorites! Truly Spill Proof [...]

Breakfast Omelet Roll

Breakfast Omelet Roll

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) It’s no secret how much I love eggs. I always loved eggs as a child, my mom making me a steamy pile of scrambled egg yumminess for breakfast that I’d devour in 2.4 seconds flat before school or on the weekends. But my true love of eggs [...]

Braided Breakfast Bake

Braided Breakfast Bake

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) There’s something so special about preparing and baking a casserole-type breakfast to your family, something so hearty and happy. I can’t put it into words, I just know deep down in my momma bones that it fills me with joy to cut into it and serve it [...]

Easy Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

easy cheesy sausage egg sandwich

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) My son had a sleepover the other night. I always love making big breakfasts when the kids have sleepovers, but it wasn’t until I reached into our deep freezer did I realize.. no hash browns, no bacon (the bulk box was in there, just empty), and no [...]

Sausage Cheese Biscuits Heart-Shaped

sausage cheese biscuits heart-shaped

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) We have a home and garden store nearby our house that’s relocating to a new building further away (boo!) so they marked their entire store down 30% or more (yay!). I came across this adorable mini heart-shaped cake pop pan and I simply HAD TO HAVE IT [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W1} #happinessis

playdate at the park 70-degrees January

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you [...]

5 Reasons Why Verizon Rocks My Socks #vzwse #vzwvoices

Verizon can you hear me now

The following post is sponsored by Verizon Wireless. I’m not ashamed to proclaim my undying love for Verizon. Whenever I’ve had issues in the past with my phones, I’ve never faced a problem they couldn’t handle. I know some folks think bigger companies have lost their customer service way, but I disagree in this case, [...]

Verizon Edge Program #vzwse #vzwvoices

Verizon Edge Program

The following post is sponsored by Verizon Wireless. Are you tired of waiting two full years before upgrading your phone? Me, too! A lot can happen in two years, (especially with eleventy-billion kids like me who like playing with my phone ALLTHETIME). Mobile phone insurance has been invaluable in our household (and I’ve used it [...]

Whirlwind Trip to LA

that's a wrap!

Yesterday, I had an amazing opportunity with three other Nintendo Ambassadors to participate in a photo shoot and interview for an upcoming project for the Wii Fit U, also including a celebrity trainer. (You may or may not have caught her announcing she was filming with us, too). Right now, I don’t have much to [...]

Verizon Introduces ISIS Mobile Wallet #VZWVoices #VZWSE

ISIS mobile wallet

The following post is sponsored by Verizon Wireless. ISIS Mobile Wallet™ is a new way Verizon customers can have all of their wallet information stored with you on-the-go, without actually having to carry your pesky wallet! This includes credit cards, loyalty cards, as well as special deals and offers, too! The merchant just needs to be [...]

From Books to Movies – Kids’ Books Brought to Life on Netflix #StreamTeam

charlottes web

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. We love the library, and my children are obsessed with reading. So much so, it’s a struggle to get them up and going OUT to play because they’re so engrossed with their books (ahem, Super M). That’s why it excites me to see so many children’s [...]

Verizon Hopeline Donation Program #VZWHopeline #VZWSE #VZWVoices

HopeLine from Verizon logo

Every time we’ve upgraded our cellular devices, we’ve kept our old phones. I think there’s only been one occasion where my phone was so broken, it wasn’t kept, because I begged them to take it and give me a new one. Otherwise, we’ve got phones clogging up junk drawers and kid buckets here. The kids [...]

Wii Fit U Free Download & 31 Day Trial #WiiFitU #NintendoEnthused

Wii Fit U Fit Meter

I am a Nintendo Ambassador and I’ve been sent samples to use and review, but my excitedly awesome opinion of Nintendo and its products are all my own. Woofreakinghoo! I am SO excited to be telling you about the new Wii Fit U available starting today for download on the Wii Fit U Eshop! You [...]

Super Mario Party Ideas – How to Throw a Fun Mario Party

best mario party ever

On a sunny Sunday in April, we threw a HUGE Mario Party at our house. We invited over a gaggle of friends to nosh on some fantastic Whole Foods catering and enjoy playing some wonderful new games on Nintendo’s new Wii U game system. I think the only thing missing from the party was a [...]

Bucket List Item Crossed Off: SeaWorld San Antonio Aquatica Stingray Interaction

stingrays at aquatica

A couple weeks ago, we got the chance to cross off a bucket list item with the kind SeaWorld folks – we did the Stingray Interaction! Ahh! It was SO! FREAKING! AWESOME! They were quite squishy feeling, brushing along your legs like they did. They were excited to see us, swirling around, splashing in the [...]

Reebok DMX Sky Review #livewithfire

reebok dmx sky

I am pretty faithful to the running shoes I already have, as I was fitted for them (and I recommend every runner be fitted for their running shoes initially), but I have always been a longtime lover of the Reebok brand. When I was younger working in retail and restaurants, anytime I could wear sneakers [...]

The Story of Our First Home Purchase

first house

This post is brought to you by Genworth and Brandfluential. When the orders finally came down to leave Fort Polk, we couldn’t have been more excited. Finally, after three long years stuck in the woods, secluded from civilization, we were leaving! Hooray! I swear, my husband practically showed anyone who he came across that he [...]

The Post Where I Praise Wipes and Talk About Butts #spon

baby butt

Baby poo-splosions are not my favorite. There’s a lot of things that I love about having babies, but those are not one of them. Baby V is particularly impressive at catching me quite off guard, especially when she’s just been dressed, bathed, or both. Imagine her fresh out of the bath, lotioned up nice and [...]

Holiday Travel and Shopper Safety #lifelock

purse safety

I love LOVE the holidays. Between the holiday decorations, family visiting, and scrumptious food, it is most definitely my most favorite time of year. I am dreading taking it all down, packing away the holiday decor and spirit with the excess wrapping paper and proceeding on with the new year with this holiday in the [...]