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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Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana Scottsdale
July 25, 2018

Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana Scottsdale

Thank you to Pomo Pizzaria for hosting me to facilitate this article. When was the last time you went to an Italian restaurant? I mean a real Italian restaurant. Not a NY style Italian that really serves American food with Italian names. I'm talking about an Italian restaurant where almost the majority of the ingredients come from Italy. And again, not some commercial European business importing low quality Italian olive oil. I mean high-end Italian ingredients sourced for their quality and authenticity, regardless of their cost. So now that I've set the ground rules, I will ask you again… when was the last time you went to an Italian restaurant? The answer for the great majority of you is going to be never. Sure, we’ve all had …

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Why It's Not Too Late to Make the Switch to Mineral Sunscreen
July 17, 2018

Why It's Not Too Late to Make the Switch to Mineral Sunscreen

This is a Sponsored Post for Goddess Garden.  However, all opinions are my own.  It's been six years now, since I have dived into the world of organic sunscreen.  It was a little scary for me as I didn't know anything about it.  When I worked in the cosmetics industry in big retailers, we were always educated on the effects of the sun and how it damages the skin, but the traditional sunscreens I sold were packed with synthetic chemicals which were never talked about, like oxybenzone, a common chemical sunscreen that was named allergen of the year in 2014. Unfortunately, and fortunately I didn't get the importance of organic, mineral sunscreen until I had children. But it's never too late to make the switch from …

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The First-Ever Monster Jam Dirt Show is Coming to the BB&T Center
July 17, 2018

The First-Ever Monster Jam Dirt Show is Coming to the BB&T Center

I received complimentary tickets to facilitate this post. However, all opinions are my own. I've got some exciting news for my South Florida peeps! The first-ever Monster Jam dirt show at BB&T Center is coming into town from August 11-12!  It's an incredible family‐friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels.  Monster Jam is taking their show to the next level, combining spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition, and featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world including El Toro Loco, FTI Torque, Grave Digger, Ice Cream Man and XTermigator.  It's going to be insane! We are so excited to see these twelve‐feet‐tall, ten‐thousand‐pound machines!  Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger‐than‐life beasts …

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How to Entertain with Wheat and Gluten Free Snacks
July 15, 2018

How to Entertain with Wheat and Gluten Free Snacks

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® Nut-Thins and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My kids and I are snackaholics.  We love snacking, especially on crispy, crunchy foods, like crackers and chips.  However, these don't always sit well with us.  I have noticed my kids having blotchy skin and breakouts after eating gluten.  I also don't feel good eating wheat, so I have eliminated it for the most part. Of course, my kids just want a tasty snack.  They don't take into consideration whether it is gluten free or not.  It's up to me to find that out and make sure it meets their little picky standards. Children don't understand the benefits of a wheat and gluten free snack.  They care about flavor, yet …

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Why Fresh Produce is Essential for Canning
July 11, 2018

Why Fresh Produce is Essential for Canning

This is a Sponsored Post for Ball with Everywhere Agency.  However, all opinions are my own. I love preserving food and canning. Whether it be making jam, meal prepping, or simply storing beans and pasta.  It is a no-brainer for a busy mom like myself.  But what's the point in canning if you're not using the freshest ingredients? Why would you can and preserve something that is not at its freshest? And where do you find the freshest ingredients? I have purchased my fruits and veggies from grocery stores and either scrubbed them or purchased organic only to be disappointed by the quality. So, I started going to Farmers Markets. I like to learn about where the produce is locally grown, and get to know the people.   …

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