10 Things You May Not Know About Ironing With Starch

10 Things You May Not Know About Ironing With Starch

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   I'm sure that my Grandma Betty would be disappointed to know … [Read More...]

2015 Kia Optima Review

2015 Kia Optima Review

  Kia sent me 2015 Optima SX to review for a week. Just one week....although I would have loved to have kept it longer. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Stock photos of the Kia Optima are courtesy of Kia. The more cars I drive, the more I feel like I notice about each of the cars - all of those little details that set a car … [Read More...]

Teenager: Uninterrupted {The First 6 Weeks With Invisalign Teen} #InvisalignMom

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  I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and Necco is receiving her treatment for free I can't believe that Necco is already over a month into her Invisalign treatment. I snapped this picture on Day 1, right after we got home from the orthodontist. Her Invisalign aligners were a new thing that day...they felt a little … [Read More...]

Mexican Tortellini Salad #PinterestRemakes

Mexican tortellini salad

  Around here, summertime cooking tends to be very different than school year cooking. The kids have swim team practice most days until 6:15 pm, and the time I have to get dinner ready and feed the family is even shorter than when they're in school. Not to mention the fact that the afternoon and early evening are the hottest times in the … [Read More...]

Wendella Boat Tour of Chicago’s Architecture #PSF

Wendella Chicago's Original Architecture Tour

  When I was in Chicago a little over a week ago for my sister's wedding, my family took a little tourist break. Here are a few of the photos I took with my phone of Chicago's Original Architecture Tour® with Wendella. About Chicago's Original Architecture Tour®: Departing from the Wendella Dock at Trump Tower, an expert tour guide … [Read More...]

Summer Essentials: What To Keep In The Car #ChevyTraverse #MomLife

Summer Essentials: What To Keep in the Car

  This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse. School is out. The kids are beyond thrilled. And moms everywhere are worried. What are we going to do all summer long to keep the kids entertained, engaged, productive, and happy? The secret to a happy summer around our house (for parents and kids alike) is finding the perfect … [Read More...]

The Demigods of Olympus: An Interactive Adventure #ReadRiordan

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  Calling all Percy Jackson fans (old, new, and undiscovered)! I am thrilled to be a part of the Percy Pack Ambassadorship as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief this summer. Promotional products have been received in exchange for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are my own. … [Read More...]

Peaches and Cream Icebox Pie with Gingersnap Crust #Pyrex100

Peaches and Cream Icebox Pie Recipe

  This story and recipe for Peaches and Cream Icebox Pie is part of the #Pyrex100 campaign, sponsored by Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. When I was a teen, I learned how to make apple pie at a workshop through my church youth group. I became so enamored by homemade pies (and … [Read More...]

On-The-Go Snacking Tips for Summertime

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  This post about on-the-go snacks for the summer is sponsored by Target but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Summertime around here means being on the go all the time. Our summertime schedule may be different than our school year schedule…but in our case, different does not mean easier. We just trade textbooks and backpacks and … [Read More...]

Love With Food: Smart Snacking Made Easy

Love with Food Smart Snacking Made Easy

  This post about smart snacking is sponsored by Love With Food. I received 2 sample boxes from Love With Food to try out with my family but all opinions are my own. I'll readily admit....I am a fan of snacking. I love trying new things to snack on throughout the day and to pack in my kids' lunches, especially when those snacks are … [Read More...]

Thank you! $40 Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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  With summer fully upon us, I have a feeling that most of us are spending more time pool-side and less time surfing the web. I appreciate each one of you that visit me each day, pin my recipes, subscribe to my newsletter or my RSS feed, or visit me on my social networks. I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you for all that you … [Read More...]

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