Get Crafty with Michael’s #TrickYourPumpkin Sweeps! + Thumbtack Spider Craft Pumpkin

michaels #trickyourpumpkin

Thank you to Michaels for sponsoring today's discussion about the #TrickYourPumpkin Sweepstakes! All opinions expressed are my own.  Pumpkins. Big pumpkins, little pumpkins, real pumpkins, fake pumpkins. It seems like pumpkins are scattered everywhere this time of year. I trip over half a dozen just trying to get up my front steps! But...I wouldn't have it any other way because I love to decorate with pumpkins in the fall. Michaels wants … [Read more...]

Cover Boo-Boos with Style! Isaac Mizrahi designer BAND-AID® BRAND Bandages #StuckOnIsaac

Bandaids by Isaac Mizrahi

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BAND-AID® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. A little cut or scrape has never been very glamorous. Until now. BAND-AID® BRAND teamed up with famous fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi to design bandages to cover boo-boos with style! You can find the new designs at Walgreens. Isaac Mizrahi BAND-AID® BRAND designs are inspired by past and present Isaac Mizrahi collections. … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: Reality Shock! (Book) Holiday Price + Giveaway

Reality Shock Book

We received a copy of the Ripleys Believe It Or Not Reality Shock! book for our review. All opinions expressed are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links.  Ripley's Believe It Or Not never ceases to amaze me with their annual book of wacky facts! But I guess Ripley's would not be Ripley's if they weren't able to entertain the world with zany stories and incredibly true facts and figures. This year's addition to the bestselling book … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Drinking Water + Contigo Water Bottle Giveaway #ContigoBestInOne

5 Reasons to Drink More Water

I received Contigo Cortland water bottles for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. #ContigoBestInOne I am really terrible when it comes to drinking enough water. I don't think I have ever made it to the daily recommended intake of 64 ounces. On the other hand, my husband and kids are like camels when it comes to water. They are constantly refilling their water cups and bottles. I have to challenge myself to try to drink more … [Read more...]

5 Morning Must-Haves for a Fresh Start to my Day + Cottonelle Coupon

Cottonelle tissue

Thank you to Cottonelle for sponsoring today's discussion about my morning must-haves.  Is it just me, or is it harder than ever to get out of bed lately? The sun isn't rising as early as it used to, so it is still dark when my alarm clock goes off. And fall temperatures mean cold mornings here in the mountains. I have a few things that help me get a fresh start to my day. I like having a morning bathroom routine that I can do even if I'm … [Read more...]

Party Snacks: Easy Cheese Ball Recipe + Halloween Oreos #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias  A cheese ball is a crowd-pleasing party snack. I brought this cheeseball to a recent party and was informed I would need to bring it to every party here on out! I guess that is one sure sign that people really, really enjoyed eating my cheese ball and Wheat Thins. Wheat Thins are a perfect match for … [Read more...]

Easy Snacks on the Go: NEW! Jif To Go Dippers #GetGoing #MC

Jif Chocolate Silk #GetGoing

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I like to find good snacks for my kids that are easy for me to carry in my bag for snacking on the go. We recently discovered Jif To Go Dippers, an all-in-one portable snack. Each snack is a small (single serving) container of pretzels topped with a small … [Read more...]

Donate Kids’ Fall Essentials to Needy Families! #SIMPLEGiving at Walmart Ends 10/28

Fall Kids' Essentials_Social Media Post

Over 16 million American children live in poverty. This means that in addition to being hungry, millions of children lack other basic items they need to thrive. Their families need our help. There is an awesome Champions For Kids program going on RIGHT NOW called #SIMPLEGiving Fall Kids' Essentials. You can get involved TODAY by donating at your local Walmart. Thank you to Champions For Kids for sponsoring this blog post on the #SIMPLEGiving … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Ideas: Chicken, Broccoli & Cheddar Mac n Cheese Recipe

healthy dinner ideas mac n cheese

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC #PastaFits How often does your family eat pasta? We have pasta pretty often at my house. Easy pasta dinners are perfect for our busy weeknight schedule. To celebrate National Pasta Month, I have … [Read more...]