Archives for June 2016

How the Osmo game system keeps kids learning while having fun all Summer #TechToys

I will admit that at when school was coming to an end I had all these great ideas in mind on how I would keep the education going all Summer long with learning activities. I was sure that my kids would be the ones who would enter their next grades further along than where they were the last day of school. And then Summer hit and life got crazy busy. Yes, they read every day, and yes, I try to do other learning activities with them, but truth be … [Read more...]

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Are you a member of our secret giveaways group? Are you interested in our secret giveaways? Do you wonder why you don't know what is going on, on Adventures of 8? Well, let me tell you... if you follow only via FB then you are not seeing my posts since FB keeps changing their algorithms... Follow via Twitter only, well, then we probably get lost in your twitter feed. The ONLY way to really stay up-to-date on our daily reviews, info, and … [Read more...]

Our #Swampathon Shrek Movie Marathon

As you all know, we are HUGE Shrek fans... I mean, huge! So when we were given the chance to host a Swampathon Shrek Movie Marathon, we put on our green ears and jumped at the chance to have a day filled with laughter and non-stop fun.  Here are six steps to throwing the best Swampathon SHREK Movie Marathon... Food - This was easy for us, because my kids love pasta, so we through together some Swamp Pasta... How did we get green pasta, … [Read more...]

Savor the moment with a Sara Lee Snacks Peanut Butter Crème Filled Cakes Prize Package Giveaway

Though some feel Summer is a time for relaxation, our Summers are filled with soccer, swim, and non-stop fun.  All three kids have swim team practice every single morning and Little Man has soccer four nights a week, so I feel it is important to take time every day to just savor the moment. It is also the perfect time to make fun memories, so the other day after morning swim team I surprised the kids with a fun picnic with the NEW Sara Lee Snacks … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to stay at the Schlitterbahn Resort in New Braunfels

Have you ever stayed at a Schlitterbahn resort? Well, if you follow my blog then you know it is one of our most favorite places to stay when booking our family vacations. So, as you are busy planning your Summer vacation it is important to find something that will be fun for the WHOLE family. Here are 5 Reasons you should book your stay at Schlitterbahn Resort in New Braunfels!  Water park admission is included -  for every Schlitterbahn … [Read more...]

5 Ways to keep dogs safe & happy all Summer long

Five ways you can keep dogs safe and happy all Summer long! As Summer is upon us it is very important that we go out of our way to keep dogs safe and happy. You see, Summer can be dangerous, especially if you live in a hot climate like we do. Most days stay above 90 degrees here in Texas and we have to be sure we work hard to keep our Precious safe and hydrated. I hope these five tips help you! 1. Always have water handy - During the Summer … [Read more...]

How to throw a Drazil Kids Tea Party & an Ultimate #teapartygiveaway

I don't know about you, but I try to keep things exciting throughout the Summer. I mean, if I don't keep things fresh and fun, there tends to be fighting and arguments. Thankfully, I have teamed up with Drazil Kids Tea to offer my kids a fun Kids Tea Party! Here are my tips for throwing the most epic kids tea party! It all starts with the right tea for your kids - Drazil Kids Tea is the perfect choice because it is made … [Read more...]

#AD Grilled Chicken Parmesan Recipe

*Disclosure - This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThinSlicedChicken #CollectiveBias   The other day I was on my way home from a very long day of swim team practice, lugging kids around, and a ton of errands when it hit me that I had no idea what I was making for dinner. I had gone to the grocery a day or so before, but everything I had purchased was frozen, so I called … [Read more...]

The benefits of honey & a #Way2GoHoney Prize Pkg {$80 Value} #shoppri

Learn about the benefits of honey and grab this discount of 15% OFF ALL PRI products… Plus FREE SHIPPING at with discount code: Honey15   The other night, as I was preparing dinner, I watched as my Little Man walked into the kitchen, opened the cabinet, grabbed the Manuka Honey, put some on a spoon and put that spoonful of honey in his mouth. He looked at me, smiled, and walked away. You see, Little Man has been taught about … [Read more...]

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