PBS Kids Peg + Cat Out of this World DVD

I love PBS Kids shows. They entertain my kids plus teach them all sorts of skills, without them really realizing they are learning. We have partnered with PBS Kids to add several PBS Kids DVDs to our collection, including the newly released Peg + Cat: Out of this World. The Peg + Cat animated series is geared towards children ages 3 to 5 years old, and focuses on foundational math concepts and skills. It's so smart that my 6-year-old … [Read more...]

DIY Tabletop Fire Bowl (It’s a Great S’mores Maker, Too!)

S'mores are a huge part of the summer season at my house. We have a fire pit in the backyard where the kids love to toast marshmallows. They ask to do it almost every day. I'm always putting them off because building a fire every single day is not worth the hassle just for a few s'mores. (Sorry, I hope my opinion doesn't offend any diehard s'mores lovers! Bear with me for a minute, I did find a way we can eat s'mores just about anytime we want -- … [Read more...]

Fruit Shoot Fruit Juice Drink is Made For Adventures

Many thanks to Fruit Shoot™ for sponsoring today's story and encouraging me to enjoy a family adventure! My kids love to play outside all day long in the summertime. It seems like they only come inside when they are hungry or thirsty. I keep food and drink handy so they can have something and get back to playing without missing a beat. We recently discovered how much my kids love to grab and go Fruit Shoot™ fruit juice drink. Fruit Shoot™ … [Read more...]

How To Get Rid of Bad Breath With CloSYS

Everyone wants to have a healthy mouth with fresh breath. The way we take care of our mouths has everything to do with it. Sensitive teeth, canker sores, and bad breath are common issues that can be solved by using CloSYS. I received CloSYS products in exchange for sharing my honest opinions with you. Read on to find out how to get rid of bad breath with CloSYS. CloSYS oral health care products kill the germs and bacteria that cause bad breath … [Read more...]

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #AlwaysDelicious #CollectiveBias There is nothing as refreshing as a glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot day. At least that's what I thought before I tried Frosted Lemonade! I recently got creative in the kitchen and combined two of my family's summer favorites: Simply Lemonade® with Raspberry and ice cream to make frosted … [Read more...]

DIY Mopping Solution (Works great on tile, laminate and wood floors!)

It can be a pain to figure out how to clean tile floors. My house has tile flooring and laminate flooring, so I mop quite a bit to keep the floors clean. You know how I love to make homemade cleaners - you could probably say it's a hobby of mine - and I have finally found an awesome DIY mopping solution recipe! It is easy to make with common household ingredients, including my favorite natural cleaner: vinegar! You can use this mop solution … [Read more...]

Homemade Deodorant with 3 Simple Pantry Ingredients

This is one of my favorite natural deodorant recipes because it's simple to make from pantry ingredients and most importantly, because it works! I know everyone's body chemistry is different, but for me, this deodorant keeps body odor away all day long without me having to re-apply every few hours. There's an optional ingredient: your favorite essential oil. I usually don't add essential oils, but the last time I made this deodorant recipe I … [Read more...]

DIY Lotion Bars and Lip Balm (It’s Easier Than You May Think!)

DIY Lotion Bars made with coconut oil are a fun beauty product to make at home. It was SO EASY and fast - I was done with the "making and mixing" part within half an hour. Lotion bars need to set and harden up a bit before use, which takes a few hours. My skin loves the softening effects of this coconut oil and cocoa butter blend. If you prefer shea butter to cocoa butter, simply substitute the same amount in the recipe. The basic recipe … [Read more...]

Our San Diego Weekend (A Whirlwind of Sun and Fun!)

My husband and I recently went for a long San Diego weekend without our four kids. It was so much fun! San Diego is one of our favorite cities to visit, with or without the entire family. We stayed in the historic Gaslamp District, which was a first for both of us. One big benefit of staying in a downtown hotel is that we could walk or bike to so many places in the area. It was nice not to have to spend a lot of time driving around in traffic. … [Read more...]