The Annual Easter Family Pictures #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  We almost missed the annual Easter family pictures. And that would have been a shame. We’ve been doing a picture in our Sunday-best every Easter morning for as long as I can remember. We had no time to spare before church (Easter egg hunt, Easter baskets, and cooking Easter dinner before we left was […]

Scholastic and EVEREADY® Team Up & You Get Free BOOKS!


  This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of the coolest things about books is that they do SO MUCH. They transport you to a different time and place. They help you forget your troubles. They teach. They calm. And they don’t require batteries. It doesn’t matter if you’re 5 […]

I’m Heading to LA for the #MillionDollarArmEvent #ABCTVEvent #StarWarsRebelsEvent


  Yes, my upcoming Disney press trip definitely wins the award for #tripwiththemosthashtags. I’m excited to share the news that I will be flying out to LA in just over a week to attend the RED CARPET premiere of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm along with a group of 24 other fabulous bloggers. It shouldn’t surprise […]

Greek Yogurt Berry Trifle


In case you missed it, I did a taste off between two brands of 100 calorie Greek Yogurts this week. While this bonus recipe is not a required part of my paid #TasteOff campaign, I will be sharing my campaign links, so I want to be upfront and clear and all that. The “recipe” for […]

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Maryland Blogger Tour


  It’s days like these when I absolutely love my job. Earlier this month, I was invited to a blogger event at a local Papa Murphy’s Pizza. They did a thorough bahind-the-scenes tour (think elementary school field trip) and sent us home with lots of pizza. Although I was compensated for my time, all thoughts […]

2014 Easter Egg Hunt #WW

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  7 kids. Hundreds of eggs. Enough chocolate and jelly beans to feed the entire city. Tons and tons of cousin fun! We love our annual cousin Easter egg hunt! Do you do an Easter Egg hunt with your kids? How many eggs do you end up filling? An InLinkz Link-up

Greek Yogurt Blind #TasteOff – Which Brand Would You Choose?

Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt tasteoff

  This Greek yogurt blind taste test and post are sponsored by Yoplait. All thoughts and taste test results are my own (and my family’s). I am a yogurt fan. If I have yogurt in the house, I will probably grab some for a snack just about every day. When Greek yogurts became popular, though, […]

How to Teach Kids Smart Money Habits – Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

  These tips on how to teach kids smart money habits and giveaway of Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze’s new book, Smart Money Smart Kids is sponsored but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Preparing and teaching – have I done enough? In a few weeks, my oldest daughter will graduate from high school. […]

Pumpkin Strawberry Doughnuts Recipe

pumpkin strawberry donuts

This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Think pumpkin is just for the Fall and pumpkin pies? Think again!  Think pumpkin can't be enjoyed year-round? Pumpkin Can! Not only is pumpkin delicious ANY time of the year (for much more than your typical holiday pie) but pumpkin literally is a superfood that […]

Sunny Chipotle Chicken Sandwich #DeliFreshBOLD

sunny chipotle chicken sandwich #delifreshbold

This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Oscar Mayer and One2One Network, but as always, all opinions are my own. I received Deli Fresh BOLD coupons and other related items from Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods. When I eat a sandwich, I want something bold…not something boring. This past week, I made a […]