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  • freshHow To Save a Ton of Money On Your Next Vacation
    This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Howard Johnson Hotels. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Summer is in full swing and I couldn’…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • freshHow to Style Camo Pants
    This post about how to style camo pants is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. The days are long but the years are short — no truer statement has ever been said! I…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:01am -
  • freshSeedling. ~ Unique Arts, Crafts, Games, Toys, & Gifts {+ Giveaway}
    My kids love to craft and do artsy projects.  Whether making slime, painting, or building, they enjoy creating.  Almost every week, we load up and head over to my cousin’s house where we do group crafts and projects.  They just can’t get enoug…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • WIN My First Cubby from Little Partners!
    Do you want some help with organization when you’re trying to get out the door with kids? Who doesn’t?! Amber at Viva Veltoro recently shared 6 tips that help her family get out of the house on time, along with a look at Little Partners’ My Fir…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • 5 Ways Moms Can Relax During Back to School Chaos
    I received products from Gurunanda to facilitate this post.  Back to school shopping. Signing papers. Making lunches. Getting to school on time. The back to school season is dreaded by moms around the country because of the chaos that ensues in thei…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 2:40am -
  • Buffalo Chicken & Pasta Bake {Recipe}
    Do you ever get stuck in a food rut?  I know I do but my family is of little to no help.  Whenever I ask them what I should make, it never fails.  The answer is ALWAYS spaghetti!  I really shouldn’t complain as their request is a simple one. …
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:41pm -
  • Find Out If You Won the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight!
    Thanks for participating in the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight giveaway! The lucky winner is “Cam N Beccy Mosser”. Congratulations! Please send me a private message on Facebook with your shipping info (full name, address, and phone number) so I can…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:22pm -
  • What’s For Dinner ~ Easy Homemade Lasagna Recipe
    I honestly love cooking for my family.  This wasn’t always the case though.  Making meals seemed like more of a chore when it was just my husband and I but, with more mouths now, I love it!  Seeing a full table with happy faces just makes meal t…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 3:41pm -
  • Educating Your Summer with Learning Resources {+Giveway}
    Learning Resources provided an Alphabet Acorns Activity Set and a Pretend & Play ATM at no cost to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own. Our summer schedule is generally relaxed.  Aside from a few camps and scheduled activities, we keep t…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • 8 Ways To Ease The Back-To-School Transition {+ $50 JCPenney GC Giveaway!}
    This post is sponsored by HICKIES.  All opinions are my own. The changes that happen when August melts into September can be really hard.  The ease of summer days are gone and the hectic school schedules, sports practices, and after school activiti…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:08pm -

Baby Giveaways Galore

  • Snowshoeing Mount Liberty and Mount Flume, NH. {4000 Footers}
    On Saturday, March 18th 2017, Monica and I went snowshoeing Mount Liberty and Mount Flume in New Hampshire. These two mountains were #21 and #22 on our list to complete all 48 mountains over 4000...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 24 Mar 17, 11:13am -
  • Weekly Fitness Report {13/02/17}
    I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 13 Feb 17, 3:07pm -
  • Encourage Child Readers with an Online Log
    Books are hugely important to me. I am an avid reader and my dream is for my sons to love books as much as I do. I read to my boys as often as I can. If they ask me to read to them, I stop whatever I...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 10 Feb 17, 1:38pm -
  • Weekly Fitness Report {06/02/17}
    I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 6 Feb 17, 3:53pm -
  • Weekly Fitness Report {30/01/17}
    I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 30 Jan 17, 12:35pm -
  • Hiking Mount Jackson, NH in Winter (4000 Footers)
    On Sunday, January 22nd 2017, Monica and I headed out to complete our 20th mountain over 4000 feet in New Hampshire. We started hiking the mountains during the summer of 2014. So we have been working...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 27 Jan 17, 12:28pm -
  • Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game REVIEW #LearningResources
    The holidays are right around the corner and if you are still in need of gift ideas, check out the Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game from www.learningresources.com.   Product Description New for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:32pm -
  • Hiking Mount Hancock and South Hancock, NH {4000 Footers}
    My hiking partner, Monica, and I have been steadily working through the list of 48 mountains over 4000 feet in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For the last three years we have done a hike of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 28 Nov 16, 2:46pm -
  • Alphabet Felt Learning Activity for Kids
        I bring my four-year-old son to a local play group twice a week. They have many toys and crafts for the kids to play with freely. One of the activities is a felt board with felt...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full l…
    - 2 Nov 16, 11:08am -
  • Button Bats – Craft for Kids
    My mother gave me a huge box full of buttons a while ago and I have been excited to try out some new crafts with my kids. This week in anticipation of Halloween we created Button Bats craft for kids....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 21 Oct 16, 10:55am -

Oh So Savvy Mom

  • Spiced Plum Jam Recipe – Sweet and So Delicious!
    Hope you love this Spiced Plum Jam Recipe as much as I do! This post contains affiliate links. Should you choose to purchase through any of these links, just know…you’re awesome.  Until this summer, I never understood the work that comes with ha…
    - 12 Sep 16, 4:12am -
  • Smartphone Savings that Will Also Save Your Sanity – ZTE Grand X Max 2 at Cricket Wireless
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZTE Grand X Max 2 for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know I just recently switched to android? It’s true. Some say that I’ve gone to the dark side. I say that at last I’ve seen the…
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:05pm -
  • 20 Tasty Low Carb Lunch Recipes!
    Back to school time always seems like a great time to start things fresh. With the recent health issues I’ve been having, it has become even more important that I eat well. While I think in general my diet is pretty good–I don’t eat very much i…
    - 29 Aug 16, 8:51pm -
  • Our Epic Summer Summary – Yellowstone, Beaver Mountain Lodge, and More!
    Long time no see! This summer has been crazy and brutal and wonderful all at the same time. I started out the summer with some annoying health issues. The kind you have when your body is telling you it simply cannot maintain the kind pace you’ve be…
    - 24 Aug 16, 6:57pm -
  • Empowering Kids by Teaching Them to Make their Own School Lunch
    Thank you to Sprout’s and Box Tops for sponsoring this conversation! Happy New School Year! We have had such an amazing summer! I’m not sure I’ve ever packed so much fun into two months before. But..(you knew it was coming, right?) I need some…
    - 15 Aug 16, 5:15pm -
  • I’m Thrilled to be a Generation Graco Blogger! #ExtendTheTrip
    Thanks so much to Graco for sponsoring this announcement! I’m kind of in love with baby gear. Just ask my sisters or my sisters-in-law…or you can just rifle through all the baby gear reviews on my site. LOL I can’t help myself though. I grew u…
    - 29 Jul 16, 7:53pm -
  • Creamy Berry Probiotic Kefir Pops Recipe!
    A big thank you to Smucker’s for sponsoring today’s Probiotic Kefir Pops recipe! My boys have been eating these like crazy this summer! I started making milk kefir for my family a couple years ago. Kefir is a fairly unique probiotic drink. Made f…
    - 17 Jul 16, 12:16pm -
  • Disneyland Tickets Discount! 3 Days Left!
    I know, I know, I’m totally out of my regular schedule with this blog post, but I couldn’t pass up telling you about this sale. Discount Disneyland Tickets! With the price of Disneyland tickets increasing almost as fast as the temperatures in Sou…
    - 24 Jun 16, 4:34pm -
  • Enjoying a Family Vacation in the Algarve
    Summer is finally here and the task has fallen upon you to organize your family vacation, with all the tribulations that it brings! You like a good old fashioned road trip, but the kids aren’t up for all that time in the car. Why not try something…
    - 21 Jun 16, 3:30pm -
  • Easy Product Swaps for a Healthier Life

    - 17 Jun 16, 12:09am -

Ahh Mazing Reviews

Mommy Living the Life of Riley

  • Understanding the Dermaroller (Micro-Needling) Skincare Technique
    If you have skin problems that seem like they will plague you forever, don't give up hope yet. Maybe you’ve tried aesthetic lasers and other laser procedures and you simply haven't found the right treatment yet. One treatment that you could try is…
    - 15 Sep 15, 5:16am -
  • Your Dream Vacation is Within Your Reach
    If you love vacations, it’s worth getting membership in a vacation club such as Royal Holiday to get a wide variety of destinations at affordable prices. When you become a member of a vacation club, you’ll have access to hotels, resorts and cruis…
    - 24 Nov 14, 8:26am -
  • Four Ways to Show Your Love of Vintage at Home
    Thanks to the popularity of the television series "Mad Men," more people now have an interest in mid-century modern and vintage designs than ever before. While these pieces lost popularity during the 1980s and 1990s, its sudden resurgence led to high…
    - 28 Aug 14, 6:11pm -
  • Custom Foam Cushions for Your Home
    Custom foam cushions can do more than serve one piece of furniture in the home. A homeowner who uses their foam cushions the right way can make every part of their home a comfortable place to rest, relax and rejoice in peace.On FurnitureMost furnitur…
    - 19 Aug 14, 7:56am -
  • The Many Benefits of Patios and Pergolas
    Australian residents who want to have patios, pergolas or other outdoor structures installed in their yards will find it beneficial to work with a company that will design and build the structure. Patioliving.com.au is one of the companies in Austral…
    - 22 May 14, 6:14pm -
  • How Best to Choose a Reputable Insurance Company
    In order to better meet their needs, consumers would be well-advised to reevaluate their insurance coverage and company yearly. The reasons for this are that life situations change, and with them insurance needs also change. Many people tend to go wi…
    - 15 Jan 14, 5:53am -
  • Finding the Best Online Canadian Pharmacy is Easy
    As online shopping becomes more and more popular, so does shopping for medication through online pharmacies. Fortunately, it is relatively simple to acquire your medication through a pharmacy via the Internet, and the advantages gained include the fo…
    - 14 Dec 13, 9:22am -
  • Make Sure to Include The Gift of Lights & Snow at TMS in Your Family’s Holiday Celebrations!
    The Gift of Lights & Snow at TMS is one of the most visited holiday parks in North Texas, featuring a drive-thru holiday spectacular light show with over two million LED lights and 600 unique holiday displays across 1.7 miles at Texas Motor Speedway.…
    - 16 Nov 13, 3:59pm -
  • Get a Jump Start on Your New Year’s Health Goals with Sprint, Moto X and Fitbit Flex #SprintMom
    Disclosure:  I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review.   Now that school is in full swing and the holiday rush is creeping in, life couldn't be any bu…
    - 15 Nov 13, 7:33pm -
  • Give the Gift of Healthy Cooking with a T-fal OptiGrill
    Now that Riley is getting older, I am much more concerned with how healthy we, as a family, are eating.  Meat is a great source of protein and so we include a serving of meat every day in Riley's diet.  Of course, preparation is key in determining…
    - 9 Nov 13, 3:57am -

Mom of Two Little Monkeys

  • How to Make Color Tinted Glass Jars – Vases, Decorative & More!
    SharesMy mother can’t throw away glass jars. So there is a whole shelf in our cup cabinet dedicated to empty jars. It may sound silly but they really have come in handy to have around. For instance, when storing left over soup it takes up much less…
    - 27 Feb 15, 3:42pm -
  • 15 High Protein Dinner Recipes – Getting Lean & Losing Weight
    SharesHigh protein dinner recipes are a must when trying to fuel your body with it’s needed protein requirements. A few months ago, I started lifting weights in addition to my cardio routine and found that getting protein in was one of the hardest…
    - 26 Feb 15, 10:38pm -
  • Easy Tips for Birthday Party Planning on a Budget
    SharesBirthdays are such a special time in a child’s life, they create so many wonderful memories. But when times are tough, it can be stressful to keep your spending in line. If you are birthday party planning on a budget, look no further!  With…
    - 26 Feb 15, 4:04am -
  • Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier Giveaway! {$115 Value}
    SharesThis post is sponsored by Babies “R” Us. All thoughts are my own. The end of a long cold winter can only mean one thing.. Baby season is right around the corner! Shopping for a new baby can be daunting, specially with so many baby products…
    - 23 Feb 15, 11:00am -
  • How the Surface Pro 3 Saved My Sanity While Traveling
    SharesLast month I had the opportunity to take the kids on an all expense paid trip to Florida. Alone. My husband had to work, and was therefore unavailable to travel with me. Since I was determined not to let my kids miss out on this opportunity, I…
    - 22 Feb 15, 9:08pm -
  • Disney Crafts for Children – Savings Jar

    - 19 Feb 15, 3:33pm -
  • Just Between Friends Lees Summit Sales Event Feb 20-22
    Shares This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Just Between Friends of Lee’s Summit all opinions are my own.  What are your plans next weekend? If you are in the Lee’s Summit area, plan to stop by the Just Between Friends of Lee’s…
    - 15 Feb 15, 3:26am -
  • WW Smoothie Mix Recipe – Berries, Vanilla & Protein!
    SharesI’m a big fan of the ww smoothie mix, chocolate and vanilla, and often make them for an afternoon treat or a quick breakfast on the run. They are really delicious, don’t have a nasty aftertaste and they give you 10 grams of protein for the…
    - 11 Feb 15, 8:44pm -
  • Easy Tips to Plan Ahead for a Busy Tomorrow
    SharesWe aren’t really a family of morning people. Many mornings, getting the kids up can be a complete drag! It’s amazing how quickly a normal morning can escalate into a complete disaster when chaos meets grumpiness.  And, as most people reali…
    - 10 Feb 15, 4:12am -
  • What’s Coming in February to Netflix!
    SharesWith two kids that love to be active and on the go, cold weather and it’s sister (flu season), sometimes leave me scrambling for ideas. My son has found himself home sick from school numerous times this year due to illness. When one child is…
    - 7 Feb 15, 3:32am -

Frugal and Fun Mom

  • Check Out The Newly Renovated Tampa Area Bonefish Grill! {Giveaway}
    The following post “Check Out The Newly Renovated Tampa Area Bonefish Grill!” is sponsored, and opinions expressed are that of my own. Do you enjoy a calm and relaxing meal at a fine dining establishment? Hubby and I do, so when it is time…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:52pm -
  • DESCENDANTS 2 DVD Available August 15th With Necklace Set! {Giveaway}
    A special thank you goes out to Disney Home Entertainment for providing my family with a DESCENDANTS 2 DVD as well as press materials, opinions expressed are that of my own! DESCENDANTS 2 DVD Available August 15th Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bo…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 8:38pm -
  • Free NASCAR Acceleration Nation App and $400 Gift Card Giveaway!
    The following post is sponsored and opinions expressed are that of my own. Do you have kids that are passionate about cars, or love to race vehicles in video games? If so, NASCAR has an entertaining and educational way for kids to learn about c…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 6:33pm -
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers Coloring Sheets and Start Your Engines DVD out August 15th!
    A special thank you goes out to Disney Home Entertainment for providing my family with a Mickey and the Roadster Racers Start Your Engines DVD as well as press materials, and opinions expressed are that of my own! Are your kiddos fans of Mick…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 5:25pm -
  • Barbie Cruisin’ Corvette R/C Review with Video!
    Are you starting to brainstorm for upcoming birthdays or holiday gifts? If so, today I am sharing  2 great products from Toy State that are a lot of fun as well as affordable. A special thank you goes out to Toy State for providing my fami…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 8:21pm -
  • DIY Yard Games Made From Plastic Bottles!
    Vacation might be coming to an end but we still have over a month of the summer season. I intend to have my family enjoy this time as much we can, whether heading outdoors to play or via a weekend road trip. Now I have to say that this summer,…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 8:20pm -
  • LEGO Batman Party Supplies and Goody Bag Idea!
    Ever since my little guy saw the LEGO® Batman™ Movie, he has been obsessing about this Super Hero. Whether playing LEGO Dimensions, reenacting a scene from the film, or stopping to look at the toys as we shop, this caped crusader he has been…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 8:42pm -
  • Pony Ears Headband Craft and My Little Pony Equestria Girls Magical Movie Night DVD!
    Celebrate My Little Pony Equestria Girls Magical Movie Night coming to DVD on August 8, 2017 with an easy Pony Ears Headband Craft! A special thank you goes out to Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios for sending my family a My…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Jul 17, 5:51pm -
  • Places You Will Find Me Eating ZonePerfect Revitalize Bars For Mental Focus!
    I have been compensated by ZonePerfect® for this post; however I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #Ad #ZonePerfectRevitalize This summer, I am not only doing a variety of activities to help stimulate my kiddos’ brains, bu…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:17pm -
  • Timed Scavenger Hunt Game, Plus The Boss Baby Is Now Out On Blu-Ray!
    A special thank you goes our to Fox Home Entertainment Insiders for sponsoring our family movie night as well as providing my family with with a copy of The Boss Baby Blu-Ray DVD! Be ready to laugh because THE BOSS BABY SPECIAL EDITION is out…
    - 22 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 6:44pm -