Monster Jam Rolls Into Cleveland, Ohio Valentine’s Weekend {Plus Ticket Giveaway!}

Monster Jam Party in the Pits

Next weekend Monster Jam will be rolling into Cleveland, Ohio.  It’s become a Harper family tradition to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the world’s most famous 1,500 horse power trucks instead of chocolates or flowers.  Trust me that attending a Monster Jam event is a million times more fun than waiting for hours to be sat at a restaurant on Valentine’s weekend. The line up of trucks for Cleveland is awesome too.  Including Alien Invasion driven by Chad Tingler, Dragon driven by Scott Liddycoat, Grave Digger driven by Carl Van Horn, Monster Mutt Rottweiler driven by Rod Schmidt, Mohawk Warrior driven … …..


Kick Off 2016 with Energy Savings


With the new year upon us I have been wanting to make some positive changes in myself, my family, and our home. Recently I wrote a post sharing how I have taken control of my health. Those were some big changes that have taken lots of self control and determination to maintain. Today I want to talk about little things we can teach our children to help conserve energy in our homes. Flip the switch. When leaving a room remind the kids to turn off the lights. During the day encourage them to pull back the curtains to utilize the … …..

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Taking Control of my Health

new years even

It’s been a little over a month since I posted.  But the good news is I’m back and I have some fun posts just around the corner. Before we get to those I wanted to share what kept me away for so long. My time away was due in part to a few different things.  I needed a little break to spend time with my family especially during the holidays.  We also had a few colds make their way through our family which is always a fun time with two adults and four kiddos in a tiny cozy house.  And … …..

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#HowWeFamily – It’s Not About Who You Love But How


I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. One of the great things about the holidays is that it brings family together.  Many of my extended family members live over an hour or so away and I don’t get to see them on a regular basis through out the year.  It’s nice to get to spend time with them, eat yummy food, play board games, laugh together, and exchange a gift or two.  To celebrate all families and how they come together during the holidays TYLENOL® has created … …..

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Surviving the Holidays with a Little Mover

Huggies Little Movers Christmas

Having four little ones has definitely brought the magic back to Christmas for me.  As soon as Thanksgiving is over I can’t wait to get all of our Christmas decorations out to transform our home for the holidays.  Of course the most important of all the decorations is the Christmas tree.  Every year we visit a tree farm where we select the perfect Christmas tree, watch the hubby cut it down, and indulge in hot cocoa before tying it to the roof of the Expedition and heading home.  I then spend many hours stringing popcorn and cranberries to hang on … …..

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It’s Not Too Late for Christmas Photos at Portrait Innovations

Portrait Innovations Christmas Pajamas

Have you checked the grandparents off your Christmas shopping list yet?  If you haven’t there’s nothing to worry about because I know exactly what they want and there’s still time to get it in time for the holidays.  All they want is to see the precious mugs of their grandchildren – perhaps their mug on a mug, but more on that later.  And so if you want to capture your little one’s smiling face or even the whole family in time for Christmas gifts there is only one place to go.  Portrait Innovations. A few weeks ago our family was … …..

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Add a Personal Touch to Gift Cards This Holiday Season Home Page

This #eHolidays shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I don’t mean to send anyone into a panic, but Christmas is only 21 days away.  Three weeks.  That’s it.  I’ve been trying to wrap up my Christmas shopping and for a few of those people I knew that a gift card would be the best option.  In fact research has shown that gift cards now take first place in gift giving from millennials with nearly 50% of consumers choosing them over physical gifts of the same value**.  Even though gift cards seem … …..

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#SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker {Plus $20 PayPal Giveaway}

Betty Crocker Spread Cheer with Sign

One of my favorite movies to watch during the holidays is definitely Elf.  I can’t help but smile every time Buddy says “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”  I’m definitely not a singer, but that isn’t stopping me from spreading Christmas cheer.  I found another way everyone can spread cheer during the holidays regardless if they can carry a tune or not.  Cookies!  Who doesn’t love cookies?!  And the best part is you don’t even have to be talented in the kitchen because Betty Crocker has you covered. Last week Willow and … …..

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The Perfect Christmas Gift with GuruNanda Oils and Diffuser


A sample was provided for my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I love Christmas and giving gifts, but I always find that struggle of wanting to get really good gifts that someone will enjoy without ruining my budget.  Because when it’s all said and done, I definitely want to be able to pay my bills and not gain any debt while blessing others.  For me, gift exchanges and meaningful gifts on a smaller budget require thinking outside the box, and sometimes, a pleasant surprise find in the store.  Well this Christmas, there’s a very pleasant and … …..

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Learning Social Skills Through Live, Interactive Guided Play with Captain McFinn


This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. I love helping my boys learn new skills, but  especially love when I get to see them grasp new concepts outside of strictly education.  For instance, Reese is currently learning life and social skills in his preschool class, like manners, hand washing, and preparing simple snacks.  I love seeing him grow as a person, especially when that growth tends to lead into new friendships and relationships for him. It’s so fun … …..

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