Enjoy McDonald’s McCafé packaged coffee at home! #McCafeAtHome #IC #Ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for McCafé packaged coffee. I received product samples as well as a monetary promotional incentive to thank me for my participation. Here in the Midwest, it’s starting to get suuuuper cold. Nothing wakes us up like a cup of hot toasty coffee. McCafé now offers […]

My new kitchen love – Black + Decker 6.5 Quart Multicooker

Can you believe that the holidays are already here? It feels like yesterday that it was last here. With Christmas right around the corner, we are starting to think about those family meals that we will be cooking. I don’t know about you, but the thought of 20 different pots and pans to make meals. […]

Check in at home with Arlo Smart Home Wireless Security Cameras #BBYConnectedHome #ad

Whether we are across town, running errands, out for date night or out of town for family travels, I’ve always wanted to have the ability to check in on our house and yard to know that everything is ok while we are away. We have been using a really cool high definition security camera set […]

Straighten your hair for less with Remington’s UV-Baked Ceramic Straightener

While I don’t have the longest hair, my hair is super thick and wavy. It’s crazy how my short hair has always been such a challenge to get and keep straight. I’ve tried so many straighteners in so many price ranges. Recently I was sent a ceramic flat iron that I have fallen in love […]

The Beardsman is here to tame those long & short beards @Rem4Men

Hubby is usually clean-shaven, but there are times that he likes to grow out a short beard. Maintaining it is the challenge. Thankfully we had the chance to try out a beard grooming kit. When I first thought of ‘beard grooming’, it made me think of full, long, thick beards, so I didn’t think that […]

Why do we love Jack’s Pizza? Let us count the ways. #RealCheeseRealLife #Ad

Warning: This post is about pizza and may cause instant hunger. All opinions, thoughts and images are 100% of our own. We are not responsible for constant drooling, hunger pains or tummy growling. We received product coupons and a promotional item to thank us for our participation. I cant express how much we love pizza […]

Spend less and still look like a million bucks with Paparazzi Jewelry {#Giveaway ends 10/11/15}

If you had asked me a could of years ago if I loved jewelry, I would probably say ‘sure, whatever’. Today? I can’t get enough. I have been introduced to Paparazzi Jewelry and I have to admit … I’m an addict. I love it so much! Why spend tons of money on beautiful jewelry when […]

Mapping my way to get school supplies #BackToSchool

Here we are – back to school season. Already. With all that’s been going on in our lives, we almost forgot to go Back to School shopping, so we went a couple of weekends ago for clothes, lunch goods and school supplies. My Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet powered with powerful Verizon 4G LTE service. […]

Healthy & tasty cooking with the George Foreman Contact Roaster

Ignore the fact that I’m doing the happy dance because school is back in session. Routines are getting back in place, and since I’m now working outside the home, I can now rest easy knowing that when I get home, I can get my family a hot dinner on the table in no time. We’ve […]

Alright ladies – it’s #TimeforTMI. Let’s get personal! #IC #sponsored #ad

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Monistat. I received a product and promotional item to thank me for my participation.”   Alright ladies, I’m about to get personal… like, TMI personal. Let’s face it, talking about vaginal can be a bit uncomfortable… just like a yeast infection can be uncomfortable. […]

Build some fun … Build-A-Scooter with Radio Flyer!

When you think about Radio Flyer, what do you think about? I used to think of it as tricycles for the little ones. When I found out that Radio Flyer had scooters for ages 3 – 7, I was pretty excited to check out what they had. Radio Flyer not only has scooters, but they […]

Mixin’ it up with Black and Decker Performance Fusion Blade Blender

When you think about one appliance that you don’t currently have, that you’d love to own, what comes to mind? I am sad to say that I have never, in my life, owned a blender, however I am happy to say that I do now! I have been making creations for the past couple of […]

Grill year round with the #GeorgeForemanGrill 15 Serving Indoor/Outdoor @GeorgeForemanCo Electric Grill

We live in the Midwest and while evenings these days are simply gorgeous and perfect to grill out in, the cost of refilling our tank for the grill has gotten a bit higher than we like. We have been using a new product that not only has pretty much replaced our expensive running gas grill, […]

Dairy Free Goodness from Blue Bunny! #Giveaway {CLOSED}

It’s not officially summer season, but school is out so it’s summer time for our family. With summer, comes bike rides, playing outside, visits to the pool and of course … ice cream! We had the chance to try out Blue Bunny’s Dairy-Free ice cream. I’ll be honest and say that when I used to hear […]

Happy kids. Happy family. Happy times at the Amazing Pizza Machine! @AmzPizzaMachine #FamilyFun #Omaha

We are huge fans of the Amazing Pizza Machine in Omaha. We’ve been there a few times as we are in town, but each time seems to get more fun and even more special. We love their food, we love the selection of the food and we love how much fun we can have as […]

My mom & daughter are huge parts of my @Dove #BeautyStory

When you say that someone is beautiful, how do you define that? Is it based off looks? Hair? How their makeup is? How someone treats others? Beauty is defined in so many ways. I am so proud to have the women in my life that I look up to, that I honor and that I […]

Family fun with @SimplyFun and #FamilyGameNight

We all have busy schedules, there’s no doubt about that. With my now working outside the home, as well as working on the blog at home, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school, sporting events, end of school year school events and taking care of the house and family, we tend to lose face with reality and […]

Summer fun kids’ attire from backyard to beach from @OshKoshBgosh #HelloSummerFun #IC ad

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. There’s only 7 days of school left. SEVEN. Where did this school year go? With the end of the school year coming to […]

I love my @iRobot from @BestBuy; let me count the ways! #iRobotatBestBuy

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been bossing around Rosie. Before you judge me, Rosie is my iRobot Roomba. LOL I have been thinking about getting a Roomba, but I didn’t know anything about them, if they really work like they say, are they worth the money, will I have to vacuum after it […]

All @Rayovac powered up for the New Year!

Here we are; the last day of 2014. Do you have any New years resolutions for 2015? I think a lot of us have health and fitness for our New Years resolution, but for me, one of my main ones is to pick up my Nikon more. I think I picked it up maybe a […]

etnies Kids Get for giving #get4giving Facebook giveaway!

When it comes to finding shoes for my kids, it seems to be a challenge. Either they’re too bulky, too thin, too heavy or aren’t made very well and fall apart earlier than they should. We had the chance to try out a brand of shoes that I haven’t heard of before called etnies. Just […]

Our very special Peanuts Family Christmas {Giveaway closed}

This holiday season, the Peanuts gang is celebrating 50 years on TV for A Charlie Brown Christmas. I grew up watching the Peanuts This Christmas is especially special for my family. We are traveling to spend it with my entire family, including my oldest daughter and her extended family. This year is definitely one for […]

Custom #Christmas Photo Gifts from CVS

How is it that this year is almost over with already? Are you still looking for that perfect gift to get that certain someone? CVS is here to help! Did you know that you can order custom photo gifts and pick up in store or have shipped directly to you or your gift recipient? CVS […]

Millstone Coffee Breakfast Blend Chocolate Brownies

A few weeks ago, I wrote how we tried Millstone Coffees, so this time, I thought I’d try baking with it. Baking? Yup! We were sent two more flavors of Millstone Coffees to try: Caramel Truffle THE SMOOTH, CREAMY CARAMEL FLAVOR AND WARM, BUTTERY FINISH MAKE THIS LIGHT ROAST A TANTALIZING TREAT ON ITS OWN […]

I’m a #ClearasilMom! Move over acne, hello clear skin! #sponsored #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influencer Central for Clearasil. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m excited to announce that I am #ClearasilMom through Influence Central. What exactly is this? Well, I was sent some Clearasil products to […]

Oh my gosh, #Santa Sent Me A Letter! #Christmas

This holiday is going to be a very special one in our home and in our lives. To make it even more special, what’s a better way than your child receiving a letter from Santa? I have thought about having one sent to my kids, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure what they were […]

Crystal Light presents Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Points! #MC #Sponsored #CrystalLightWM

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Last week, we went to Wal-Mart to check out their selection of Crystal Light. Have you ever tried Crystal […]

#GetGoing with Jif To Do Dippers #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I’m always on the go. Sometimes it’s just me, but a lot of times, it’s the whole family. This time of year, we always […]

@Kmart has #MoreThrills this Halloween!

I love to decorate the house for the holidays, but I’ve never put a whole lot of thoughts in to decorating for Halloween. Not sure why, because I love the fall holidays. I had the chance to work with Kmart and go visit a local store to see what all they had to offer. Our […]

#TryThisAtLowes #DIY Candy Corn Fall Centerpiece

I had a lot of fun this past week making some colorful DIY crafts for our table centerpiece out of spray paint and empty bottles. I used wine bottles from our housewarming party, but you can use pretty much any type of tall bottle that you’d like. I’ll have a few posts and one to […]

Using my @Verizon @Samsung #GalaxyNote tablet to plan for upcoming travels to #Disney & #NicheParent14 #VZWBuzz

I travel quite a bit for the blog for conferences and media events. Each trip, I create a new packing list with uPacking List and as something comes to mind that I should take with me, I add it on my list. What if I was to tell you that you can pack for a […]

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: #RainbowRocks movie review #MLPEG

Yesterday, Kambry & I were able to go see the very new My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks movie. I love watching movies with the kids and when I saw some of the trailers of what this movie was about, I was really excited to go watch it. I love what all My Little […]

Learning & Growing More. My visit to the @Verizon #VZWBuzz office

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure to visit the Verizon offices in Chicago, IL. I am a proud Verizon Ambassador, so this was an experience that I was excited to attend and be a part of along with my fellow and amazing VZWBuzz bloggers. While I was there, I met up with […]

Start your cool, Fall morning off with Millstone Coffee

We are pretty big coffee drinkers in our house. I never expected us to be, but with fall sneaking up on us, we are drinking it more and more. We love trying new and different flavors so when we were asked to try out Millstone Coffee, we were eager to try this new brand and […]

Don’t be left stranded without power – @Rayovac Portable Power Boost 800 Charger

A couple of years ago, my kids and I got stranded on a highway about 20 miles from town… at 2:00am. My car had no power, my phone battery was dying, so I wasn’t able to charge my phone and I feared I would lose power and no one would be able to find us. […]

#TGIBTS Fruit of the Loom Back to School #BackToSchool #BTS

How many of you have kids that have just started back to school or are about to start back? I’ll confess and say that this was totally me when back to school was approaching….. I love my family; don’t get me wrong. Hubby is a teacher and the kids are both of school age, so […]

Verizon – Connecting families together – My #VZWBuzz Mother & Daughter 14 year reunion!

Verizon is known for cell phones, devices, and service, but what would you say if I told you that Verizon (for our family), is also known for reconnecting loved ones? Well, it’s true. I will have our complete story soon, but I wanted to share with you all that my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 has […]

Gift ideas for the little ones from Hasbro – #HolidayGiftGuide

Christmas is just around the corner…. literally. There are 18 week left until Christmas, or broken down, there are 1280 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes, 39 seconds… 38… 37… 36. With back to school already happening, it’s time to start thinking ahead of the game. I’ll confess and tell you that I started my holiday […]

Guess what? #TrapperKeeperIsBack just in time for #BackToSchool {#Giveaway ends 8/21}

I can remember, so clearly, when I was getting ready for back to school when I was a kid in the 80’s and 90’s. There was one thing that I HAD to have.. Trapper Keeper! Who can remember their Trapper Keeper’s from elementary, junior high and high school? I had two. One had a kitten […]

Back to school lists & savings with my @Samsung #VZWBuzz #GalaxyNote3? Yup, and then some!

School starts when? Not like I’m counting down or anything….. I am SO ready! With this said, I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for those party celebrations preparations. How can a phone help you with shopping for school supplies? As they say, ‘there’s an app for that’. Here are just a few that […]

@Rayovac backs up their products with an amazing guarantee!

When you go to buy a product, does the item’s warranty play a factor in your buying decisions? It does me! I don’t like to buy a product that can’t back it up. I thought I would give a brand a try with a laptop. It seemed like it would do all that I wanted […]

@PaintGlider saved us time, energy, our backs AND money! #DIY #BearsRoom

I’ve been thinking of how to start this post for a product that I’m madly in LOVE with, so I decided to start it like this. Two months ago, this was half of my basement. Kinda gives a dungeon feel, huh? Here’s the back story. We decided a year and a half ago that we […]

Save time & Shout It Out! #Giveaway #ShoutItOut {Ends 7/16}

We live in a dirty world, in a dirty house. There’s no doubt about it. My kids are 9 and 6 and love to get dirty, so their clothes are always a challenge to get and stay clean. That’s where Shout is here to help, and we need help. this is my life. Welcome to […]

My #VZWBuzz @Verizon phone & tablet saved us during storms, hail & a tornado.

This month’s post for Verizon was originally planned to be something totally different from what I’m about to post to you all right now. I originally wanted to show you some amazing features that I recently learned, however I thought I would take a bit of a turn. Ready for it? It seems that my […]

Snack time with Stonyfield Organic Yogurt

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating. When it comes to snacks, my kids are quite different than most kids that I know. They’d rather have fruit or yogurt than sweets and candy. […]

My favorite @Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #TravelApps #VZWBuzz

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful. Here I am, in Atlanta Georgia, at Mom 2.0 Summit. This is my 4th year attending and this […]