Build-A-Bear Valentine’s Giveaway and $150 Visa Gift Card – ends 2/9

My kids absolutely love Build-A-Bear and I'm actually headed there this weekend to take my kids to check these out! I think it would be a great present and experience for them to have for Valentine's Day! I know they would just love it. Every year, Feb. 14 marks the search – or sometimes scramble – for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Whether you plan in advance or do a last-minute dash, stepping outside the traditional gift of flowers with … [Read more...]

Woolite®: INSTAclean Pet Stain Remover Review #ad

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Woolite®. All opinions are those of our own. Alright y'all this is a product that I just HAVE to brag about. It truly works and is AMAZING. We have kids. We have pets. We have husbands or significant others. Let's face it, they are ALL messy!!! Whether it's spilling wine on the carpet, coffee, motor oil, dropping your foundation, your kid dropping their plate of spaghetti, there's so many messes that get … [Read more...]

Best App for Moms: Merck Manual Consumer App #MerckManualApp

This is sponsored post on behalf of Merck. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own. Most of my readers are moms (or dads) and as you all know I'm a mom to two girls. Sometimes my kids have weird symptoms (I mean really, what kid doesn't?) and half the time I'm stumped on what's going on with them. I tend to turn to Google, even for myself when I have issues, and really, we all know that isn't that great of an idea because it seems like … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Reasons to Use Walmart Grocery – Shop Online and Pickup at Store #lifechanging

I tested out Walmart’s Online Grocery service mentioned in this post, and received grocery shopping funds from Walmart in order to do so. All opinions are those of our own. We all know we are busy creatures. Running around from here to there, you finally get home and realize you forgot to go grocery shopping. I don't know about you, but loading up the kids and heading to the grocery store is the last thing that I want to do after a busy hectic … [Read more...]

You Can’t Have Christmas without Bingo

This is a guest post by one of our contributors. As a mom, I love coming up with new Christmas traditions to have with my kids. We have quite a few like going out in our pajamas to see Christmas lights all across town, sending out Christmas cards, giving our neighbors Christmas treats, baking Christmas cookies, and opening up a gift of pajamas and a book on Christmas Eve. There is one new thing that we have added into our Christmas tradition … [Read more...]

Shop or Donate with Goodwill – #DonateStuffCreateJobs

This is a social good post on behalf of Bloggin Mamas! Are you ready for Christmas? Just kidding. Or maybe not? Some people are wonderful at organizing, list creating, and shopping throughout the year. Others still haven’t started – and may not start for another few weeks! We love you either way. I promise. So, if you haven’t started shopping, or still have some left to do – I have the perfect place for you to start – or finish. Goodwill. … [Read more...]

Adoption is so Important for our Children – AdoptUSKids

This is a social good post on behalf of the AdCouncil. We were not compensated for this posting. When you think about children what is the first thing that comes to mind? Smiling, laughing, hugs, happiness? Those are all great words to describe the way that kids make us feel. They make us feel loved, appreciated and needed. But what about those kids who have never had that return experience of being loved, nurtured, needed and appreciated? … [Read more...]

How To Keep Warm in the Winter (Without Freezing your Wallet)

This is a guest post from one of our contributors.  Can you believe that we are almost in December? This year has flown by (though in truth, every year seems to fly by). Now, the leaves are changing color and the air is growing chilly, and this means two things: the rest of this year will be a whirlwind of school events and holiday parties, and the electric bill is about to start climbing. Of course, it is important to keep the house warm … [Read more...]

Carter’s Sweet Dreams for Giving Tuesday – #GivingTuesday

Did you know that today (November 29th) is #GivingTuesday? I have part­nered with Bloggin' Mamas and Carter’s to pro­mote Giv­ing Tues­day, a pro-social move­ment that encour­ages man­u­fac­tur­ers and oth­er par­tic­i­pants to sup­port char­i­ta­ble giv­ing on the first Tues­day after Thanks­giv­ing. This year marks Carter’s first Pajama Program for Giving Tuesday. For every Carter’s paja­ma pur­chased online today at www.Carters.com or at one … [Read more...]

Kenmore Elite Washer & Dryer Bundle Giveaway – Ends 11/30 #ad

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Shop Your Way. All opinions are thoughts of our own. I'm sure you all know how much laundry us moms and dads do...I don't know about you, but I do laundry daily. With two girls and myself, having laundry daily is inevitable. It's exhausting, as I'm sure you know, but I have good news for you though because laundry day could just get more awesome. Shop Your Way is giving away a Kenmore Elite Washer and Dryer … [Read more...]

Recipes

Game Day Recipe: Make Your Own Italian Sub Boats #OEPBigGame

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart/Old El Paso. All opinions are those of our own. Game Day is just around the corner and I recently was perusing around Walmart looking for ideas for recipes for the Big Game. I'm a huge fan of Old El Paso products, and I have used them for years. Of course using them for the normal things like tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and more, I came up with an idea to make Italian Sub Boats with the Whole Wheat … [Read More...]

Game Day Recipe: Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos #GameDayTraditions

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of SheSpeaks/P&G Products. All opinions are those of our own. It's no surprise that the BIG GAME is right around the corner, and we all KNOW that that means...FOOD! Oh and I guess FOOTBALL too :) I don't know about you, but as the woman in the house, I'm more excited about the food! We always seem to have a big get together for the game with a great turn out and my number one requested dish is and … [Read More...]

Recipe: Cranberry Orange Glazed Pork Chops #SmithfieldPork

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Smithfield at Walmart. All opinions are those of our own. I don't know about you, but it's always so hard for me to come up with really GREAT pork chop recipes. Sure you can bread them and bake them, Cook them up with some gravy, but bleh...those are the days of the past. I've been experimenting with different types of EASY but fun pork chop recipes and so far my family have really loved what I have came up … [Read More...]