Archives for August 2016

Tips to get kids reading without a fight & a giveaway…

I had assumed that as long as I introduced my kids to books at an early age that they would adopt my love of reading. Unfortunately, it did not go as planned as I had no idea how real the struggle really was to get kids reading, ha! I mean, don't get me wrong, they 'like' to read and the love when we read to them, but if given the opportunity to CHOOSE to read, they choose not to. Finally, after years of struggling to get kids reading, I have … [Read more...]

Hand-Crafted Gourmet Popcorn for Back-to-School!

Love hand-crafted gourmet popcorn? We are a popcorn family. I mean, my love of popcorn was passed down from my dad to me and now I have passed down my love to my kids. You see, popcorn is one of those snacks that can be salty, sweet, or both and always has the perfect crunch. So, when the folks at contacted me about their hand-crafted gourmet popcorn, you can bet I was all in! To help get me acquainted with their gourmet popcorn … [Read more...]

Living Green – Teaming Up with Tom’s of Maine in Time for Back to School + a Giveaway!!!

  Living green is more than just recycling, although that's part of it. Living green is a mindset. It's recognizing why we're recycling as opposed to doing it just because we should. As I grow older, I look around, and I see what the thoughtless actions of we as a race are having on our planet. I live in Florida. It's gorgeous. In fact, I know I'm biased, but I would venture to say that it's THE most beautiful state in the country. But I … [Read more...]

Is Your Picky Eater Getting the Nutrients He Needs? #PediaSure #Sidekicks #ForPickyEaters

Do you deal with a picky eater? Ugh, before having kids I was one of those people who swore I would serve one meal to our family and that my kids would eat that one meal. I was certain that as long as I made sure to introduce all types of food to the kids as little ones that they would grow up with a broad pallet. Boy, was I wrong! I believe it started when I was pregnant with Little Man and couldn't eat any meat... I mean, any meat at all! Then … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Kids Love Summer Citrus from South Africa’s Easy Peelers & a Giveaway

I don't know about your kids, but my kids love fruit. My Baby Miss actually chooses fruit over sugary snacks any day and I can't say that I blame her. This is why when Summer Citrus from South Africa reached out to partner with us, I jumped at the chance! You see, Summer Citrus from South Africa was established in 1999 saw the need for sweet, summer citrus in the United States when our citrus is “out of season” and felt compelled to lend a … [Read more...]

Perfect Lunchbox Ideas & a “Life of The Lunchbox” Prize Package Giveaway

School is back in session which means it is time to start thinking about ways to keep it exciting for the kids. I mean, they have a whole bunch of new school supplies, and of course, new clothes, but how do we keep the day-to-day school life exciting? Well, how about putting together the perfect lunchbox? I mean, nothing so extravagant, as we don't need any more stress in our lives, but even the littlest things can really make your little one's … [Read more...]

Clifford the Big Red Dog Collection at Kohl’s #KohlsCares

One of the reasons I love shopping at Kohl's is because of their Kohl's Cares program. You have to give props when a store as big as Kohl's sells an assortment of fun items and then gives 100% of the net profit of those items to benefit children's health initiatives nationwide! My kids love walking into the Kohl's to see what the newest Kohl's Cares collection is for the season and this season is a big one... what is it? Well, it is none other … [Read more...]

DIY Plumbing – Things You can do Yourself to Save Money

DIY plumbing is a great way to help save a little money on household maintenance and repairs. Wait! Tackle your husband before he starts ripping out the piping! Whew. Disaster averted. The operative word in DIY plumbing is "DIY". This means "do it yourself". Which means that your husband should only do things that he can ACTUALLY do. We know this, it's just a matter of making him see the light. DIY Plumbing He Can Actually Do We love our … [Read more...]

Get building then racing with K’NEX + a Giveaway

My kids have been going a bit stir crazy this week as it has been raining non-stop. To some, that is not a big deal and most kids know what to do, but mine are born and raised here in Texas where it hardly ever rains. Ha! The first day of rain was great as they got their rain gear on and headed outside to play, but by day three, I heard those dreaded words, "Mom, I'm bored!" Not only that, but the fighting between them is driving me mad. So, the … [Read more...]

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