L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrubs at Walmart
October 17, 2018

L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrubs at Walmart

This post was sponsored by L’Oreal Paris as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I am an exfoliating pro.  I exfoliate at least three times a week.  It's so important to slough away those dead skin cells. It helps allow the other products you put on your skin to work better, like serums and oils. It allows them to get deeper into the skin and do what they are meant to do instead of sitting on top of dead skin. When looking for a skin scrub, I like to find something natural that is not abrasive on the skin. At least once a week I try to do something that unclogs my pores, like …

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5 Essentials to having a Successful Indoor Birthday Party
October 15, 2018

5 Essentials to having a Successful Indoor Birthday Party

Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this article.  As always, all opinions are my own.  There are also affiliate links, which means that if you click on a link and purchase something, I will make a commission. We have always had our Birthday parties at parks or indoor venues.  Birthdays are such a big deal to my boys.  We actually celebrate for a whole week. Since moving to Phoenix, we have a big house with a yard, something we did not have in Florida, so my son wanted to have a Birthday party at home. Yes, this would take preparation but it was really exciting too to have friends and family at our home.  There were a few things to think of though; …

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I Don't want Crystals, I want Pistols!
October 10, 2018

I Don't want Crystals, I want Pistols!

It's one of those days.  You know, Fall Break kind of days.  The kids usually ask, "what are we going to do today?" when they get in the car after school.  At that point I say, well, "I think we will take a Disney cruise, stop off at the candy shop, maybe go to Legoland and end the day with Universal Studios.  Because boys, I'm here to entertain YOU! Uh, no. I have all the tools for them to play.  I have arts and crafts galore.  We have a back yard and stuff to do in the back yard.  They have a blogger mom.  It's non stop entertainment because of that in itself. There's always stuff to do. Until you have 10 days of nonstop free time.  Then suddenly …

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Teddy Graham Outdoor Discoveries Sweepstakes
October 9, 2018

Teddy Graham Outdoor Discoveries Sweepstakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AdventuresWithTeddy #CollectiveBias Do you and your kids love to get outside and explore the world around you? Teddy Graham Outdoor Discoveries, now available at Walmart, are the perfect treat to share with your family! Teddy Graham Discoveries are urging you to get outside and then enter this great sweepstakes for a chance to win all sorts of prizes, including Walmart gift cards and Teddy Grahams Outdoor Discoveries Adventure Kits. No Purchase Necessary. The #AdventuresWithTeddy #Sweepstakes begins on 9/25/18 at 12:00:00 AM ET and ends on 10/19/18 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Legal residents of the 50 US/DC only, 18+. Void where prohibited. By participating, you agree to Official Rules at http://cbi.as/a2g94

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Collect To Win at Walmart with Family Size RITZ, OREOs, and CHIPS Ahoy!
October 4, 2018

Collect To Win at Walmart with Family Size RITZ, OREOs, and CHIPS Ahoy!

This post was sponsored by NABISCO as part of an Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I never dreamed I would be buying family size anything, especially snacks.  I always thought my family would be my dog, 2 cats and myself.  That's until I met my husband.  We didn't even discuss kids when we got married, which is kind of scary and funny at the same time.  It's a good thing we agreed to two kids.  Or did we? Now we  have a little family. You know boys though; they've got big appetites for sure! At least my two do. So, whenever we have a chance to buy in bulk or get family size snacks, we do it. Walmart is …

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4 Back to School Essentials that are Not on the School's List
September 19, 2018

4 Back to School Essentials that are Not on the School's List

I received these products to facilitate this article.  However, all opinions are my own.  Some of these items might have affiliate links which  means if you click on something and purchase it, I will receive commission. Back to school came slowly this year.  With a big cross country move from Florida to Arizona, it just seemed like it was never going to start.    Note to self:  Prepare for hot, indoor summers in Phoenix from now on.  Maybe I should install a pool inside my house before next summer? And an indoor bounce house?  Arizona heat is at a whole different level.  "Ahhhhh, but it's a dry heat.  It's different," the Floridians say.  Basically it comes down to this;  either you can sweat profusely during …

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Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party
September 18, 2018

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party

This was a hosted event that guest blogger Casey Stone Philbrick of Hunting for Rubies attended. OMG! Disney on Ice presents “Mickey’s Search Party” - BLEW ME AWAY! As a mom, there are things we do with and for our kids, that are for the kids. They aren’t really for us. Like taking our kids to birthday parties or soccer games on the weekend. We all have fun, but it’s not my idea of a day at the spa, or a hike in nature...or just about any chance to explore somewhere new.   And, that is how I feel about Disney on Ice. I would much rather be at the real deal, Walt Disney World. Disney on Ice is totally a cute show. My kids definitely love it. But, …

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Save on RITZ Crackers with 2 Ibotta Deals at Walmart
September 11, 2018

Save on RITZ Crackers with 2 Ibotta Deals at Walmart

This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Back to school is here and we are getting new ideas for lunchboxes and snacks.  My kids love RITZ crackers and their favorite thing to do is make little sandwiches with the Fresh Stacks.  This time we tried fig sandwiches with honey.  These Fresh Stack fig sandwiches are so delicious and refreshing. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy them. Besides making our kid's bellies happy with delicious snacks, us moms like to save money.  I shop at Walmart regularly for savings but ibotta offers give us bonus savings.  We like that! Walmart has two great RITZ ibotta offers!  Save $.75 …

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Four Desk Accessories for Back to School
September 9, 2018

Four Desk Accessories for Back to School

This is a Sponsored Post.  However, all opinions are my own.  There are also affiliate links in this post which means that if you click on them and purchase something, I will receive commission. It’s back to school time in many American households, and Cost Plus World Market has the desk accessories your kids need to start the school year in style. These four decorative touches are so cute, you might want to buy yourself a second set for the home office. Use code SAVEBIG10 to save 10% off your World Market purchase. Prickly Pals Cactus Erasers A whimsical addition to your desk, these three colorful cacti remove all your kids’ pencil mistakes. They can even take them apart and put them back together.   Pom Pom Paper Clips These mini …

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What to Take on a Cross Country Road Trip with Kids Under 6
August 3, 2018

What to Take on a Cross Country Road Trip with Kids Under 6

I received some of these items complimentary to facilitate this article.  There are also affiliate links in this post.  I only write about products that I like.  All opinions are my own. We had been getting ready for this road trip for a year.  After living in Florida for 24 years, we decided to make a change and move back to Arizona, where I grew up.  Florida has been my home though, a place where I grew up as a person and blossomed into a young woman, got married and had children. As we were preparing for the trip, I realized that I had never been on a road trip longer than a day.  Even a day trip, maybe four hours.  In those situations, you …

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