How to Put Together the Best Holiday Cards
November 14, 2018

How to Put Together the Best Holiday Cards

This is a Sponsored Post for Basic Invite. However, all opinions are my own. The Holidays are coming up fast and I am scrambling to get the family pictures together.  My boys are not easy when it comes to taking pictures.  Bribery helps. It is what it is. However, there is something else to consider when putting together Holiday cards. How do I put it together? What kind of card will I get? Do I want to go retro holiday cards this year or elegant Christmas cards? Us moms like to go all out. Last year we lived in Deerfield Beach, and knowing it would be our last Christmas holiday there, I decided to do beach photos. This year we live in Phoenix.  I'm thinking Christmas cactus instead of a Christmas …

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Jason's Deli in Scottsdale
November 11, 2018

Jason's Deli in Scottsdale

I was hosted by Jason's Deli for this post. However, all opinions are my own. Everyone loves a good sandwich.  I've been to a few delis in my time. It's been hit and miss with me.  For me, it's all about the quality of the food.  If the quality is not there, I walk out disappointed. That's why I was excited to try out Jason's Deli in Scottsdale.  When I take my kids out to eat, I want them to eat healthy. Jason's Deli wouldn't serve your family anything they wouldn't make their family and stands by serving wholesome ingredients. In 2005, they became the first national chain restaurant to remove partially hydrogenated oil – a source of artificial trans fat.  There is no processed MSG, no high-fructose …

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Wyndham Sedona
November 1, 2018

Wyndham Sedona

I received a complimentary stay to facilitate this article.  All opinions are my own. I grew up in the Phoenix area and recently moved back after a 24 year hiatus in Florida.  I've been to Sedona a few times and decided to take my family to see it. When looking for hotels, we gravitate towards family-friendly hotels and have stayed at the Wyndham in Disney Springs and the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, so it was a no-brainer to check out the Wyndham Sedona. Check in is easy.  There are cookies at the front desk.  Need I say more? Rooms Wyndham Sedona offers one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom deluxe suites that comfortably sleep four to eight guests and range from 558 - 1,224 square feet. We had a one-bedroom suite which featured …

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DIY Essential Oil Sprays with Goddess Garden
October 31, 2018

DIY Essential Oil Sprays with Goddess Garden

This is a sponsored post for Goddess Garden, however, all opinions are my own. I recently went to Sedona and experienced the magnificent red rock.  Sedona is also known to be a mystical place where you can crystal shop and vortex hunt.   When I went I took my Essential Oils with me for inspiration for a DIY project. Essential Oils and crystals go hand in hand. Their benefits are so amazing, from aiding in sleeping, anxiety, breathing and can give you a mental boost.  Pairing them up and adding the crystal to the Essential Oils helps raise your vibration. Every day, when I turn on the hot water for my shower, I spray Eucalyptus Oil before I get in.  I've been doing this for at least 2 …

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Why Inclusive Playgrounds Help with My Kid's Social Skills
October 29, 2018

Why Inclusive Playgrounds Help with My Kid's Social Skills

This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I have boys.  Busy, active, social, athletic and rambunctious boys.  They love being outside and they love playgrounds.  They also like interacting with others. Before I had children, I never understood my friends who had kids that were always outside.  They never stayed home.  It wasn't until I had children that I understood.  My boys especially like playing at inclusive playgrounds. Inclusive playgrounds have the equipment that help them develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills.  By being outside it gives them an opportunity to grow, have fun, and make new friends.  This is where they learned most of their …

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5 Awesome Learning Toys for a 7 Year-Old
October 27, 2018

5 Awesome Learning Toys for a 7 Year-Old

I received some of these items to facilitate this article. All opinions are my own.  Some links are affiliate links which means that if you click on something and purchase it, I will receive commission. Something shifts when a boy turns 7-years old. The cuddles are less frequent, the kisses fade away and the hormones kick in. Their needs change and their play needs change too.  When he was younger we used play for learning.  Now he is learning for play. It's the end of an era for us.  No more Sesame Street, no more Super Hero costume obsession.  He is opinionated and sure of his needs.  My boy is growing up. So, I had to think about what to get him for his Birthday.  He …

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5 Ways to Create the Spa Experience in Your Bathtub
October 18, 2018

5 Ways to Create the Spa Experience in Your Bathtub

This post was sponsored by Neutrogena as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Boy, has it been a long time since I went to a spa.  Seriously, I think we can all agree that most of us moms get to go to a spa either on vacation or when it's Mother's Day.  I still haven't redeemed my Mother's Day spa gift certificate from four years ago!  There's never enough time in the day.  There are lunches to be packed, laundry to be done, dinner to be made, pick-ups, drop-offs and the list goes on.  Oh yes, and work. But I am no stranger to creating the spa experience at home.  If I can't get to …

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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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