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  • freshDIY Jeepers Creepers Glowing Peepers!
    Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy and how to #FindYourHealthy. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Win BIG with the BJ’s Bundles of Joy Sweepstakes!
    This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. As a woman in her early 30’s, I’m at that stage in life where it seems at any given time, I know a handful of moms who are pregnant or just recently had a baby. As a baby enthusiast, I’m loving i…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • My New Canning Romance – It’s Easier Than You Think!
    As a little girl I remember watching my aunts can. They would sit around snapping beans, peeling fruit, and talking about life together as they worked. I’ve always admired them. I respected the way they cared for their families and always got the s…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • The Home Security Measures We Took Steps We Took For Our Family’s Safety
    I first moved to the area when I was 8 years old. At the time, the city was quiet and not much happened. (This is before the internet became part of everyday life, mind you.) Small events were usually what you read about in the newspaper. Life moved…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • 5 Tips For a No-Cry Toddler Bed Transition
    This post with tips for a no-cry toddler bed transition is sponsored by SealyBaby and contains affiliate links.  It’s hard for me to believe, but my little guy is already 19 months old. He’s doing SO much these days: running, putting together si…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:52pm -
  • Arlo Pro Wireless Security Camera
    The housing development where we live has a Facebook page where residents can discuss community events, etc. Recently we’ve taken notice of residents sharing about thefts, vandalism, and other small crimes taking place with increasing frequency. We…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Graco Modes 3 Lite LX Click Connect Stroller Travel System
    Disclosure: I received the item pictured above at no cost to facilitate this review.  When I was waiting to welcome my first little one to the family, the number one need item on my needs list was a travel system. Not only did I want an infant carse…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Win a Chicco NextFit iX Convertible Car Seat!
    Most of us spend the majority of our time in cars getting to where we need to go. Because children are our most precious cargo it’s important to keep them safe in the car. Did you know many parents aren’t using the correct car seat for their litt…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:55pm -
  • Three Easy STEM Activities For Kids
    Now that we are a homeschooling family, I’m always searching for activities to make learning and discovery fun and captivating. I concentrate on finding supplemental materials that allow my kids to set down the books and use their hands for one-on-…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat featuring TrueShield Technology
    I was provided a Graco Extend2Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat at no cost to facilitate a review.   All opinions are my own. When we had our first child,  we were overwhelmed with information about choosing a car seat. Since then, we have been through several…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:00am -

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 -

Frugal and Fun Mom

  • freshSmoked Sausage and Bell Peppers Recipe Inspired By Hunger Action Month!
    The following Smoked Sausage and Bell Peppers Recipe post is sponsored by Bar-S and opinions expressed are that of my own. Are you looking to feel inspired this week at dinner time? Well I have 2 ways to help you do this through a Smoked Saus…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:46am -
  • FREE PJ Masks Time To Be A Hero App!
    I am a PJ Masks Official Blogger. A special thank you goes out to PJ Masks for sending my family a copy of the PJ Masks Time To Be A Hero DVD as well as press materials! Opinions expressed are that of my own. If you have a house full of PJ Mas…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 2:51pm -
  • P. King Duckling: Seize The Day DVD Plus Activity Book!
    Attention Disney Junior fans!!! P. King Duckling and his pals are coming to DVD in the U.S. and Canada on September 12, 2017, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with UYoung. A special thank you goes out to Shout! Kids in collaboration with U…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 2:47pm -
  • How To Make A First Day of School Photo Frame Magnet!
    HERE IS A TUTORIAL ON “HOW TO MAKE A FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PHOTO FRAME MAGNET” AS WELL AS HOW I MADE LUNCH TIME SPECIAL FOR MY LITTLE ONE. When your preschooler goes off to school, it can be quite the transition for both a little one and MOM.…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 5:11pm -
  • Homemade Pencil Holder To Organize Tools For School!
    Now that the kids are back to school, hopefully you have finished up all of your supply shopping and have these eager students organized in the classroom. However the work doesn’t stop there, so a simple way I am keeping my kiddos ready at ho…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • The Lion King Blu-ray Hakuna Matata Popcorn Mix and Activity Pages!
    A special thank you goes out to Disney Home Entertainment for providing my family with The Lion King Blu-ray Combo Pack from The Signature Collection as well as press materials, opinions expressed are that of my own! The Lion King is roaring to…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 9:21pm -
  • 6 Bonus Features in Disneynature Born In China Blu-ray Combo Pack!
    A special thank you goes out to Disney Home Entertainment for providing my family with a Disneynature Born In China Blu-ray Combo Pack as well as press materials, opinions expressed are that of my own! Want to introduce your family to places wh…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 5:08pm -
  • Skin Care Tips For Families In The Sun!
    This post was sponsored by La Roche-Posay as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With it still being warm out, my family is spending a lot of time in the sun! Whether hanging out at the pool,…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Aug 17, 8:39pm -
  • Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three Blu-ray!
    A special thank you goes out to Disney Home Entertainment for providing my family with a Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three Blu-ray as well as press materials, opinions expressed are that of my own! Have you been keeping up with Star Wars…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Aug 17, 7:47pm -
  • Ways To Start Saving Money On Your Energy Bill!
    A special thank you goes out to FPL for sponsoring this post “Ways To Start Saving Money on Your Energy Bill”, opinions expressed are that of my own. WITH SUMMER STILL HEATING UP, IT IS IMPORTANT NOW MORE THAN EVER FOR FLORIDA FAMILIES TO T…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 4:03pm -