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Baby #4 is a………..

Baby #4 is a………..
September 13, 2014
Ever since I found out we were expecting baby #4  I couldn't wait for September to come! I knew I would start feeling better and we would find out the gender of the baby!!! When we had our ultrasound I was beyond shocked to see with my own eyes the gender of the baby.... Read More

Make a Natural Difference with Smucker’s *No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies* Giveaway! #NaturalDifference

Make a Natural Difference with Smucker’s *No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies* Giveaway! #NaturalDifference
September 10, 2014
*This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated by Smuckers to share information about Make a Natural Difference. My family loves to travel. Whenever my husband has a chance to take a few days off work we always are making plans to visit some kind of national mo... Read More

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School
September 3, 2014
*This post is compensated through Foodie. Check out Yummy Paleo Desserts by Amanda Acuña at Foodie.com Earlier this year I started switching a lot of my diet to Paleo, Some meals my kids are excited to try others not so much. It's ok if they say no but I do try to ge... Read More

Pregnancy Update: Week 15

Pregnancy Update: Week 15
September 2, 2014
In all honesty I feel like I have been pregnant forever!!! I  have had the worst morning sickness I have ever had and as soon as I started feeling better from the constant nausea I started having headaches! This past week I have had to deal with the lovely Sciatic Ner... Read More

Our Week in Pics (week 125 – 127)

Our Week in Pics (week 125 – 127)
August 23, 2014
The beginning of the month.. ok the first two weeks the girls spent most of the time with their Grandparents and friends out and about having fun. Week 125 - Aug. 2-8 Week 126 Aug 9-15 Week 127 Aug. 16-22 ... Read More

Our Week in Pics: Weeks 119 – 124

Our Week in Pics: Weeks 119 – 124
August 1, 2014
Week 119 (June 21st-27th) Week 120 (June 28th-July 4th) Week 121 (July 5th-11th) Week 122 (July 12th-18th) Week 123 (July 19th-25th) Week 124 (July 26th-Aug. 1st) An entire month! I have been really sick this past month with morning sickness but my older girls ha... Read More

How are you Savoring Summer? #SavorSummer

How are you Savoring Summer? #SavorSummer
August 1, 2014
*A product was provided. This post is sponsored by Dixie. This summer has been full of lots of adventures for my kids! I am extremely lucky to have family that lives close by that love to get out doors and take the kids on fun adventures. This summer Samantha wake ... Read More

Giveaways

California Online Driver’s Ed igottadrive.com *$50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway ends Sept 25th* #DivasDrive

California Online Driver’s Ed igottadrive.com *$50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway ends Sept 25th* #DivasDrive
September 11, 2014
I was pleased to see that California offers an online Driver's Ed course and we were able to partner with  Double Duty Divas and igottadrive.com. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. It is crazy to think that in just a... Read More

Make a Natural Difference with Smucker’s *No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies* Giveaway! #NaturalDifference

Make a Natural Difference with Smucker’s *No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies* Giveaway! #NaturalDifference
September 10, 2014
*This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated by Smuckers to share information about Make a Natural Difference. My family loves to travel. Whenever my husband has a chance to take a few days off work we always are making plans to visit some kind of national mo... Read More

Enfagrow for Toddler Nutrition *Giveaway ends Sept. 24th* #ENFAGROW

Enfagrow for Toddler Nutrition *Giveaway ends Sept. 24th* #ENFAGROW
September 8, 2014
*Toddler nutrition is very important to me. Sometimes I feel my toddler is not getting all the nutrients she needs due to her picky eating. That’s why I was thrilled at the opportunity to try out Enfagrow for toddlers as a part of this sponsored post program. We have ... Read More

Pampers #BabyGotMoves *Giveaway ends Sept. 19th*

Pampers #BabyGotMoves *Giveaway ends Sept. 19th*
September 5, 2014
*This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. All of my girls love to dance, but we all get a huge kick out of watching Shelby dance! She copies ... Read More

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch *Giveaway ends Sept. 12th*

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch *Giveaway ends Sept. 12th*
August 28, 2014
*The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. For the past few weeks my two younger girls have been having a lot of fun playing with the new VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch.  As you now my family loves VTech Toys and we love... Read More

Summer Fun and Travels

UV Safety for Young Eyes

UV Safety for Young Eyes
June 27, 2014
Last week I had the opportunity to join in an educational webinar to learn about UV Safety for Y... Read More

Summer Travels: Skippy Singles

Summer Travels: Skippy Singles
June 25, 2014
With Summer Vacation here families are planning lots of vacations or mini road trips. My family ... Read More

Michael’s Passport to Imagination

Michael’s Passport to Imagination
June 24, 2014
Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Yes? Then why not join Micha... Read More

Summer Travels: Mabels Labels

Summer Travels: Mabels Labels
June 21, 2014
Mabels Labels are perfect for the traveling families or kids going off to camp this summer. Mabe... Read More

Healthy Living

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School
September 3, 2014
*This post is compensated through Foodie. Check out Yummy Paleo Desserts by Amanda Acuña at Foo... Read More

Using FertaMax – Surprise!!!

Using FertaMax – Surprise!!!
July 23, 2014
*A product was provided, as well as compensation as a paid ambassador with TBI. All opinions are my ... Read More

Why every couple who plans to get pregnant within the next year should start taking FertaMax

Why every couple who plans to get pregnant within the next year should start taking FertaMax
June 24, 2014
*A product was provided, as well as compensation as a paid ambassador with TBI. All opinions are my ... Read More

Fitness Week: Wink Shapewear Tummy Tucker Tank

Fitness Week: Wink Shapewear Tummy Tucker Tank
June 23, 2014
Getting healthy and fit starts somewhere. Sometimes it's when you look in the mirror and realize... Read More

Food & Recipes

Food Huggers

Food Huggers
June 3, 2014
Food Huggers are easy to use, just pop your leftover fruits or vegetables into a Food Hugger and save it until you need it next. The patent pending design flexes to wrap snugly around leftovers of... Read More

Flaxseed and Coconut Flour Crusted Chicken #CarringtonAllGoodApril

Flaxseed and Coconut Flour Crusted Chicken #CarringtonAllGoodApril
April 19, 2014
*A product was provided. Carrington Co. is a natural and organic food company founded in 1999 providing tea, flax, chia, hemp, coconut oil and other natural food products to the health conscience c... Read More

SPLENDA® Sweet Swaps – 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies #SweetSwaps

SPLENDA® Sweet Swaps – 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies #SweetSwaps
March 12, 2014
I recently was talking about the fun SPLENDA® Sweet Swaps. Just about anywhere you love sugar, you’ll love SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener! The SPLENDA® Brand is dishing out 365 ways to swap sugar for... Read More

Eggs and Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Stuffed Biscuits #JDCrumbles

Eggs and Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Stuffed Biscuits #JDCrumbles
March 9, 2014
*A product was provided. My kids love fun breafast items and I thought how fun would it be to make a stuffed biscuit for breakfast?!  I came up with a super easy breakfast (or dinner) recipe that... Read More

Easy Potato Skins by Hormel Foods

Easy Potato Skins by Hormel Foods
February 8, 2014
*A product was provided as part of the Hormel Extended Family Blogger Network. I love finding tasty treats that are easy to make on our busy days. Lately I love having a warm after school snack f... Read More

Cloth Diaper

GroVia Newborn AIO Cloth Diapers *New Style*

GroVia Newborn AIO Cloth Diapers *New Style*
March 21, 2014
*A product was provided. Finding the right diaper for your newborn can be triccky. There are s many options but if you are like me than you want the easiest way right? I love newborn AIO (all in ... Read More

Rock-a-Bums Cloth Diapers *Giveaway closed*

Rock-a-Bums Cloth Diapers  *Giveaway closed*
September 8, 2013
I am always on the lookout for a great Cloth Diaper that  will work for our busy lifestyle. I was really interested in the  Rock A Bums 5-in-1 Cloth Diaper. Especially because of all the feature... Read More

TushMates Cloth Diapers *Giveaway closed*

TushMates Cloth Diapers *Giveaway closed*
August 3, 2013
When I first saw TushMate Cloth Diapers they looked really interesting to me. A One-Fits-All™ system sounded quite interesting! The One-Fits-All™ system provides ultimate flexibility and mu... Read More

We love Gro-Via Cloth Diapers

We love Gro-Via Cloth Diapers
July 2, 2013
When I first started my cloth diaper stash I was told to tey out a few different brands before buying a ton of one kind. I love this suggestion and I tell other moms to test out different clot... Read More