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Checking Out The Smurfs 2 Video Game

Checking Out The Smurfs 2 Video Game

| July 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

If I had a dollar for every time my kids noticed a movie poster and asked a billion times if we could see the movie … well, I would be pretty rich. I really wish I could say yes every single time (but have you see ticket prices lately?? And the cost of popcorn?!?) Anyway, […]

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Organization for Kitchen Crafts with Rubbermaid All Access Organizers

Organization for Kitchen Crafts with Rubbermaid All Access Organizers

| July 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Home Depot & Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #AllAccessOrganizers  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. I am so tired of the mess. In my home office, craft supplies are stored in crates, shopping bags and containers. They are piled to […]

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Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls for Lunchboxes (and Project A+)

Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls for Lunchboxes (and Project A+)

| July 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

Pack your children’s lunchboxes with tasty Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls that will keep their bellies happy and full. This quick and easy recipe is a family favorite. Truth is that usually I put a lot of thought into the lunches that I send to school with the kids. Paige likes sandwiches but gets excited […]

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Planning a Summer Picnic — Including Perfect Summer Drinks

Planning a Summer Picnic — Including Perfect Summer Drinks

| July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Plan an unforgettable picnic with these summer picnic tips — perfect for turning the everyday into something awesome. “Hey, Mommy! Remember when we used to […]

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A Reason to Smile: Digging Into Fresh Ice Cream Flavors

A Reason to Smile: Digging Into Fresh Ice Cream Flavors

| July 20, 2013 | 12 Comments

July is National Ice Cream Month (did you know that?). Edy’s recently asked me to sample four new flavors and talk a little about them — and Operation Smile. This post has been sponsored by Edy’s but all opinions are, as always, my own. Did you know that it’s National Ice Cream Month? And tomorrow, […]

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Frozen Fruit Bars and the Brighter Side of Life

Frozen Fruit Bars and the Brighter Side of Life

| July 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

It was so hot today that you probably could have fried an egg on the sidewalk — seriously. Air conditioners in the house made it tolerable but it was still pretty sticky out. And with the air conditioning out in the cars? Awful. But when I picked the kids up from camp, they were all […]

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Summer Celebration with Minnie Mouse

Summer Celebration with Minnie Mouse

| July 10, 2013 | 12 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. Do you ever have a party just to … have a party? Celebrate the ordinary with a cake and decorations? After the year we’ve had, […]

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The Sweet Freedom of Summertime

The Sweet Freedom of Summertime

| July 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Thank you to Blue Bunny for sponsoring this fun summertime post. As the countdown to summer vacation began in our house in May, there was much anticipation and expectation. I’ve made no secret of the fact that this has been the hardest year of my children’s lives, and they’ve proven how resilient and strong they […]

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Healthy Drink: Easy Apple Strawberry Slushies

Healthy Drink: Easy Apple Strawberry Slushies

| June 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a fun healthy drink has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Do you ever have silly fun with the kids in your life? We do. Sometimes Shawn and I […]

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Sparkle, Sparkle: Trying Out Cascade Platinum Pacs

Sparkle, Sparkle: Trying Out Cascade Platinum Pacs

| June 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. A few months ago, I noticed that our dishes weren’t coming clean in the dishwasher. It would take two cycles to get them […]

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