Easy Dinner Solutions with Jimmy Dean® Frozen Entrees (& $50GC Giveaway!) #ShineAnytime

Jimmy Dean Delights Entrees

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Jimmy Dean®. My husband’s job is at it again – derailing our normal family schedule. The other night, he endured his first “staff duty” here. Staff duty is a 24-hour shift where he and another soldier help to watch over the barracks, which means spending the night at the […]

Let’s Go Outside and Play, Mom and Dad! {Giveaway} #QuakerPlayMaker

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Quaker Fuel Up to Play 60. We’re a pretty active family. You’re always going to see pictures and tales of our kids’ in sports, and our various adventures in bike riding, family walks, playing on the trampoline, and always having fun with the kids. It’s just part […]

#FavBabyFirsts with Tammin Sursok and JOHNSON’S Baby {Giveaway}

Giftable First Touch Set

I’m a JOHNSON’S Baby ambassador. What were your favorite baby firsts with your children? Those first words are unforgettable, aren’t they? That first “mama” or “dada” or their first time crawling or walking – just breathtaking. Those memories get etched into your mama-brain for eternity. Last week, I had an opportunity to interview actress Tammin […]

Enter to Win the Tommee Tippee Fiesta Fun Time Collection of Bottles

Tommee Tippee Fiesta Fun Giveaway

Aren’t they ADORABLE? This special 6-pack of bottles is currently available on Amazon.com and the 5-pack version of these bottles will be available in Target stores and Target.com sometime this month. So so fun, aren’t they? Who says bottles can’t be fun AND functional? These BPA-free baby bottles are bright and colorful with an easy-latch-on […]

Angel Soft® Facial Tissue Soft Packs Travel Wherever, Whenever. Because Boogers Happen.

Angel Soft Tissues in the purse

This post is sponsored by Angel Soft® facial tissue, but the allergies and booger-talk is all mine. I posted this image on Instagram yesterday. I couldn’t resist taking this picture while on my morning walk taking the kids to school. Back to school time living here means I get to walk them to and from school daily, because […]

American Girl Doll Handcrafted Wardrobe Giveaway

American Girl Doll Handcrafted Wardrobe Giveaway

You’ve been waiting for it and the time has arrived for our third American Girl Doll Handcrafted Wardrobe Giveaway. This time the contributors have outdone themselves and created an incredible summer wardrobe. You are going to love it!! This fabulous giveaway is brought to you by the following co-hosts, sponsors, & contributors~ 1. Diana of […]

Fun 80’s Shows to Show the Kids (& Netflix Giveaway) #StreamTeam

80's Classics to Watch and Share with Your Kids

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Do you remember your favorite shows from when you were a kid? I used to remember sitting on my parent’s checkered-print couch in the crook of my mom’s arm watching Dallas, or Bosom Buddies, or Night Rider. Gosh, just saying those names brings me right back […]

American Girl Doll Dress Giveaway (Group BlogHop)

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I am SUPER EXCITED to announce that I’m participating in a giveaway “BlogHop” with 12 other bloggers, woohoo! We are each giving away something for an American Girl Doll. If your child got one for Christmas like mine did, you’ll want to check out all our giveaways! After you enter my giveaway below, be sure […]

American Girl Doll Valentine’s Giveaway

American Girl Valentines Giveaway

I participated in an American Girl Doll & Wardrobe giveaway back in October, and we it was SO fun, we did it again! (We’ve decided to make it a series!) This second giveaway has a Valentine’s theme and is brought to you by the following co-hosts, sponsors, & contributors (including yours truly!)

Graco Infant Car Seat Giveaway

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Who needs an infant carseat? This group giveaway is brought to you by: Simply Budgeted That Bald Chick Southern Kissed Southern Girl Reviews Crazy Adventures in Parenting Oy Vey a Day Think Talk Blog Moving Through Life Car seat details: Keep your child safe and comfortable with the Graco SnugRide Classic Connect, created to protect rear-facing […]

Crazy Adventuring with the Stokke® Scoot™ Stroller and GIVEAWAY!

Stokke Scoot Giveaway

Stay tuned to win one of these AWESOME Stokke® Scoot™ strollers! But first, read my review of this delightful stroller we were given to try out during this busy sports season. I’m eager to share with you just how handy stroller it’ been to have for our busy family! ♫We go walking, and running, and […]

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Halloween Treats & Goodies from Pinterest

Happy Halloween Giveaway $100 Gift Card ends October 30th

If you’re anything like me, you’re gearing up for the big ghoulish day by decorating, baking, and plotting costumes for the kids (and yourselves), am I right? You might be scouring Pinterest (just like I am), searching for something fun, and I hope you are! I’ve teamed up with some AWESOME bloggers for this Pinterest-inspired […]

Free Summer Camps, Training, & Workshops at Microsoft Stores + $100 Gift Card Giveaway #GoMicrosoft

Microsoft Windows 8 PC

After seeing a ton of the amazing commercials out there for the new Windows phones and Surface, curiosity got the best of me, I really wanted to see what all the hoopla is about. I may or may not have jumped at the chance when invited by The Motherhood to check out the new Microsoft […]

Here Comes Santa (Baby)

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Her first meeting with Santa was (mostly) magical, but because she still wasn’t feeling well. (You can see in the picture she doesn’t seem herself.) We went to the hospital for all their ear infection “re-checks” (which turned out to be ear infection re-prescriptions), and Santa had a nice set-up right there in the main […]

The Story About My Stolen Credit Card

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Once upon a time, there used to be gas attendants who would pump our gas and wash our windshields for us, checking our oil levels while taking cash payments with ease, or running credit cards for payment without incident. We would sit in the comfort of our vehicles, warm, dry, comforted knowing the attendants were […]

Weight Loss Update & Summertime Tips #grabaspoon

my weight loss update june 2012

When I went in for my four-week postpartum check, I was happy to find I’d lost a lot of the baby weight, but having been inactive towards the end of my pregnancy, I knew I had a long ways to go. Couple that with the stressful move and lots of fast-food eating that did me […]

The Road Trip Accident Story and My Soon-To-Be Teenage Driver

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It was summer 2007, and our (then) family of seven had traveled to the Tampa/Orlando area visiting my brother and his family and every area theme park known to man. Our Toyota Sienna was only a half-year-old and this was our first official family vacation we’d taken with it. Our intention was to spend half […]

Win a FRIDGE! Join Me and Whirlpool for A Water Filtration Twitter Party 7/26 7:30 EST #FilterFresh

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Who wants to win a new fridge?! Ahh, I feel like Oprah! Stay tuned, details on how to win are below. Living a (mostly) all-natural and organic lifestyle isn’t just limited with food, cleaning solutions and personal care products, but it also involves water, too. Tap water nowadays contains chlorine (to control bacterial growth), lead […]

Cooking Up Holiday Fun with the Constructive Playthings Classic Wood Kitchen Set Review and Giveaway

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Alright friends. Sit up straight in your chairs, now. You’re gonna have a chance to win one of these, just as soon as I stop oohing over the cuteness that is this Classic Wood Kitchen Set by Constructive Playthings. It’s so sweet, my teeth hurt just looking at it. True story.   (I apologize for […]

Eat Clean with Asian Noodle Bowls and Nakano Rice Vinegar

eat clean noodle bowls

Do you like Asian food? We eat something Asian-inspired at least once a week here, preparing anything from stir fry, to wontons, and much more. (Can you tell we love it?) Our newest favorite dish combines chicken strips with soba noodles, soy sauce, peanuts and Nakano Rice Vinegar to make a lovely meal. This recipe […]

Our Family’s #SonicareChallenge

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My family is one of eight families taking part in the Sonicare Challenge. I couldn’t be happier with the results I’ve been seeing.   Or more ashamed. (Let me explain) Before this challenge, I knew I wasn’t doing the best at taking care of my teeth. I am quite aware that I am overdue at […]

Back to School – Interactive USA Map by Constructive Playthings (Giveaway!)

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When we travel anywhere on vacation, we travel by car. In fact, at this very moment, we’re on our biggest road-trip adventure yet! That’s why I felt it was a no-brainer to pick this Interactive USA Map from Constructive Playthings for my kids to use while we’re stuck in the car for hours. My intention […]

Children’s Stainless Cookware Set Made of Awesome by Constructive Playthings (Giveaway!)

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Never before, in the history of ever, have I opened up a kids toy and cried. Okay, I didn’t cry exactly, but I was misty. I was feelin’ the vapors and the quivering lip was working overtime, I tell ya. When I saw how amazing and shiny and adorable and pint-sized and OHMYGODTHECUTE this All-Play […]

Nintendo Wii and Netflix Party (and Giveaway!)

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 I’ve grown up worshipping Nintendo all my life, owning every game system they ever created. I mean, who doesn’t have fond memories of playing Tetris all hours of the night and saving the princess in Zelda as a kid? Working with them as a Brand Ambassador is pretty much the awesomest “job” ever, if you […]

Land of Nod Holiday Lovin’

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The Land of Nod is that type of store, you know, the one that makes parents salivate. Seriously. When they contacted me to ask if I might want to host a giveaway here and review one of their toys, the drool began. I won’t lie, the day the package arrived, I wore a bib. I […]

HugaMonkey Babywearing Giveaway

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I missed out on the opportunity to wear Baby Dude at BlogHer and show everyone our new HugaMonkey sling, but we’re making up for lost time, because I also have one to giveaway to one of you! To win: Leave a comment here about your favorite part of babywearing. If you’ve posted about it, leave […]

Win a Poken! – (ended)

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Once upon a time there was a mom, who would open up her wallet, scouring around in there for hopefully for a pen and scrap of paper to write on. An occasion would arise, needing to jot down a phone number, email, or website onto some random something to hand to a fellow mommy, parent, […]