Preserve Your Child’s Memories with Blinkbuggy

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When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add borders and stickers, adhere the pictures to the pages, add a sheet protector and then bind in album?  Yeah – old school scrapbooking.  In fact, my stepmom […]

Easy Peeps Cupcakes from Wilton

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As a mom with a big family and who works full-time from home, I still enjoy baking and decorating, but often times look for recipe ideas that are both yummy, quick and easy.  Not to mention ideas that are kid-friendly!  Recently, our kids and I created Easy PEEPS Cupcakes made with Wilton supplies. I anxiously […]

How to Keep Good Going


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Keep Good Going is about the idea of perpetuating the personal good that positively affects everyone in your life (your family).  It’s the good you want to pass onto others you care about – […]

Fitness Blogger Meet & Tweet

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Last year, I was invited to attend Fit Blog LA.  Let me tell you – I had so much fun!  Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I also had the opportunity to learn about health and fitness and take home some pretty awesome goodies with me! The Meet & Tweet […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 17) – Sycamore Crest Trail

Wk 17 – Sycamore Crest Trail

  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]

Brush Your Teeth…or They’ll Rot and Fall Out!

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This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. When I was a kid, I brushed my teeth on a regular basis for the most part.  I especially brushed them thoroughly when it was time to go to the dentist […]

I’m Excited to be a Part of the Netflix Stream Team!!

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My family and I love to watch Netflix at home!  In fact, we don’t have cable – only streaming capabilities, Blu-ray and DVD.  When I was invited to become a part of the Netflix Stream Team, I jumped at the opportunity!  I share with my family and friends constantly about the shows we find and […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 15) – Irish Hills/ Mariposa Trail

Week 15 - Irish Hills

Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]

Spring Cleaning Our Home with Modere

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‘Tis the season for Spring Cleaning, right?  I don’t know about you, but cleaning is not one of my strong features.  I like it when the house or laundry or dishes are clean – it’s just the process of getting to that point.  Modere makes it easy and effective to get a clean home. Modere […]

How to Use the New Video Embed Feature with YesVideo

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Last year, I had the opportunity to be a YesVideo Blogger.  It was so awesome learning about the company and their services and even getting a hands on experiences of them myself!  I remember when we had the opportunity to share our videos on Facebook.  That was pretty cool, but I wanted to be able […]

Panasonic JetForce Bagless Vacuum

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I will be the first to admit that cleaning is definitely not my favorite thing in life to do.  However, I will also admit that I love a freshly vacuumed floor – especially where I can see the vacuum marks.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  It’s like when I see those, I KNOW […]

Sponsored Post: Treat Sore Throats with Chloraseptic Spray

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Let me blunt – sore throats stink!  With a sore throat, it’s uncomfortable to swallow and to talk.  When sore throats happen, I want relief – stat!  When you can’t wait to get rid of a sore throat, you look for a name you trust for fast, effective relief: Chloraseptic®. So what are the symptoms of […]

12 Ways to Make Money Blogging

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I started blogging in July of 2008 and I still can’t believe it’s been almost 6 years!  What started out as a hobby has now turned into my full-time career and I still love it as much as I did when I started.  I never thought I would actually be able to make money from […]

Wedding Wednesday: Kohl’s Wedding Registry + Wedding Gifts

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I love to shop at Kohl’s!  Usually I shop for clothes or shoes at Kohl’s, but recently I had the opportunity to check out their Housewares and Bedding Department.  I even put together a Wedding Registry List for Frank and I.  And do you know what?  I did a lot of it from my home […]

How to Make a Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day – Craft for Kids

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St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun for kids – filled with green clothes and jewelry, shamrocks, gold coins, rainbows and Leprechauns!  What’s more fun is when our kids get creative while making crafts!  My son, Dallen, created his very own Leprechaun for St. Paddy’s Day (with mommy’s help of course – hee […]