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Learn & #SeeMuchMore with the VSP Designer Sunglasses #Giveaway! {Ends 9/24}

With back to school in full force, we have all remembered the school supplies, new shoes, socks, underwear, backpack, physicals & well checks, but what about their eyes? I remember every year, as a child, I’d go have my yearly check up for my eyes. Not a lot of parents remember or think to have [...]

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#TGIBTS Fruit of the Loom Back to School {#Giveaway} #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 [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: I got you babe! #MoreThrills at @Kmart

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#Halloween Safety from @Rayovac

Do you plan on taking the kids trick or treating this year? Do you go out on Hallowen or does your town have a specific date that you go out? We have a designated day for the younger crowd called the Ghost Walk. This is where the town’s companies get together and hand out candy [...]

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#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 [...]

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#BreastCancerAwareness Month – Did you schedule your mammogram yet? #HanesForGood

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Have you scheduled your mammogram? I’ll admit that I’ve never had one before, up until yesterday. I never really thought about Breast Cancer before, except for being there for loved ones that have been through Breast Cancer treatments. As I’m getting older, it’s making me realize that it [...]

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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 [...]

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Wear it. Mount it. Love it. Have fun with #GoProAtBestBuy with @BestBuy 

Do you like to take action shots, or even selfie action shots? I do, but it’s hard to capture those awesome and active moments because your arm can just go so far out. I’ve been looking in to getting a GoPro for when we travel, to help capture just those moments. Do you have a [...]

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#WW Wordless Wednesday: Happy 7th Birthday Kambry!

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#GetGoing with the Jif To Go Dippers photo contest #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. We are huge fans of Jif in our home. There are so many snacks that you can make with Jif, and if you’re like me… eat [...]

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Daily routines & studies with my #VZWBuzz Galaxy Tablet

For a couple of months now, I have been doing a daily bible study. I have never thought of myself as a religious one, but there comes a time in life where you just want to find some inner peace with yourself and your surroundings. Each morning, I have been going to the gym and [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Colorful Friendship with @CarolinaCraziness at #TheColorRun

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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 [...]

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Learn & #SeeMuchMore with the VSP Designer Sunglasses #Giveaway! {Ends 9/24}

With back to school in full force, we have all remembered the school supplies, new shoes, socks, underwear, backpack, physicals & well checks, but what about their eyes? I remember every year, as a child, I’d go have my yearly check up for my eyes. Not a lot of parents remember or think to have [...]

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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. [...]

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#TGIBTS Fruit of the Loom Back to School {#Giveaway} #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 [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: The Heart Remembers – My 14 year reunion with my daughter

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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 [...]

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Beef. It’s what’s for Labor Day #CrockPot meals. #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. This weekend is the Labor Day holiday weekend. What is Labor Day? Labor Day is a public holiday or day of festivities held in [...]

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Saving time for mom when the kids are grounded from TV & electronics in their rooms

I’ve seen where people use tiny padlocks to put on the ends of plugs when the kids are grounded from something electronic in their rooms, so I thought is try something different and cheaper. The little people are grounded from their TV’s and all gaming this week. Instead of wasting time to take them out [...]

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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 [...]

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Enjoy a #Staycation in Des Moines, Iowa at @EmbassySuites (Our family fun weekend!)

We were asked by Embassy Suites if our family would like to experience a family staycation. I’ve never really been on a staycation, so we were eager to check it out and have a family fun time! We chose to visit Des Moines, Iowa since it’s relatively close for us to drive to. We loaded [...]

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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 [...]

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Quadruple your closet space! Save closet space with soda can (pop tops) #Organizing #ClosetOrganizing

We just moved to a new house a couple of months ago. While we’ve increased the size of our bedrooms and the fact that we actually HAVE closets is a huge plus, we are still lacking on space. We wouldn’t have to be searching for space if I wouldn’t forget that I already bought clothes [...]

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Sending love from home – #Military Care Packages

Our soldiers do so much for us, so why not send them a small token of our appreciation? I’ve been wondering what to send overseas to our guys and gals, so here’s what I’ve come up with for my first couple of shipments. Magazines and crossword puzzles are also a must. Some locations don’t have [...]

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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 [...]

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@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 [...]

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@DiscoverBoating – Summer fun on the river! #Ambassador! #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.  We haven’t been able to get out on the river this summer like we wanted to because of all our rain that we’ve had. Here in the Midwest, [...]

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Our basement #DIY progress! You won’t wanna miss this!

I wanted to share some of my progress with our new house! We bought our new house in April of this year; which was just a couple of months ago. We bought this house because we saw so much potential in this half finished huge basement. This is only a quarter of what the basement [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Happy Birthday America! How we celebrate with @Rayovac

Does your family have any Fourth of July traditions? Do you travel for the holiday? Every now and then we will travel to the inlaws and watch the town’s fireworks. When we travel, all of the kids’ devices are powered with Rayovac Batteries, which are proudly made right here in the good ol’ USA. Not [...]

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Pick Up The Values with valuable printable coupons! {@pickupthevalues #Savings}

Do you like savings? I think it’s safe to say that we all love to save money anywhere that we can. I am proud to share that I am a “Pick Up the Values” blog ambassador with Kimberly-Clark and have been learning more about savings on products that we already use in our home like [...]

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Our local Post Alpha-Bits Little Free Library {@LtlFreeLibrary #LittleFreeLibrary}

With it being summertime, are your kids still reading? My little ones love to read, even in the summertime. We were asked by Post Alpha-Bits if we would like to help promote literacy locally, and worldwide, so of course, I jumped at the opportunity! Little Free Library Little Free Library began in 2009 and has [...]

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I’m a @DiscoverBoating #Ambassador! #MC #Sponsored

I’m very proud and honored to announce that I’m an Ambassador for Discover Boating! Summer is in full force and we love every minute of it! We are huge river rats in the summer, so I wanted to share my excitement with you, and share some of our favorite memories on the river. We live [...]

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Internet Safety Awareness with BGCA #CyberSafe #CyberTribe #Sponsored #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How old are your kids and do you trust them (or others) while they are on the computer and online? My kids are 8 and 6 and I have [...]

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Getting fit with the @Samsung #GalaxyNote3 #VZWBuzz #Fitness

I’ve been on a mission. Not only to get fit and healthy, but I’ve been training for a 5K. I know, I know… shocking, isn’t it? I am going to be running in The Color Run in September, so I thought I’d start working on my running before hand. While I have been going to [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Move over Bob the Builder!

We are building up a few walls. Soon, our 3 bedroom home will become a 5 bedroom with an office, family room and gym! Before: (this is just the ‘unfinished’ right part of our basement) Currently: Stay tuned. It’s getting good! Tweet

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Getting Fit with #FitBit Flex! #Fitness #Weightloss

How many steps in a day do you think you need to take in order to be active and lose weight? Well, any steps in a day are great verses sitting on your butt all day, right? Right! My daily goal is 10,000 steps each and every day. There are days that I will almost [...]