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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareMemories #CollectiveBias It’s hard to believe we’ve been homeowners for the nearly eight years.  We have an adorable little bungalow that’s a smidge too small for our six person family, but it’s cozy and the location is perfect.  I’ve always wanted to utilize our backyard more, but it has always been a hassle to try to keep the kiddos back there and the lack of privacy was a bit frustrating.  And so this year I decided it was time to take the plunge, … …..

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An #OxiClean Washer is the 1st Step to Clean Laundry


I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here! I’ve been a mom for 5 years now, and a cloth-diapering mom for almost just as long. So not only have I relied heavily on my washing machine to wash my clothes for my family of 5, but I also rely on it twice a week for diaper laundry. With all of the time my washer and I have spent together, it’s pretty safe to say that we have become quite close in recent years. With that, I’ve also learned that … …..

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Keep Your Family Totally Taken Care Of With Healthy Essentials from Walgreens this Summer


A few months ago I shared my experience taking the Listerine 21 Day Challenge.  I’m happy to report that the challenge did turn into a habit and I’m still swishing away.  I did choose to switch to Listerine Total Care Zero because it is alcohol free, but still contains six unique benefits in one bottle.  Swishing twice a day with Listerine Total Care Zero helps prevent cavities, restores enamel, strengthens teeth, kills bad breath germs, cleans the whole mouth, and freshens breath. I also decided it was time to expand my oldest daughter’s oral care habits to include rinsing with … …..

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Get Free Poise Samples & #RecycleYourPeriodPad


Alright ladies… do you dread sneezing or even avoid laughing because you might tinkle in your panties?  It’s nothing to be embarrassed about and further more it’s important to know that you are not alone.  In fact one in three women experience light bladder leakage (LBL) – those little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing, and exercise.  You might be wondering why we have to deal with LBL in the first place and unfortunately there is no single answer.  LBL can be caused by many different factors including physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy … …..

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The Moment I Learned I Was Going To Be A Mom…


Today I will be celebrating my seventh Mother’s Day.  It’s so hard to believe that I have a daughter who is now seven years old.  It seems like just yesterday I was holding her for the first time and peering into those vibrant blue eyes.  I hold all of those precious memories close to my heart, but there is one memory that started it all in August of 2007. Dustin and I were married on June 1st 2007 and soon after decided we wanted to start our family.  I had always known I wanted to be a mom but due … …..

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Maya The Bee Movie Now Available on DVD


Over the last year or so, our family has made a commitment to spend time together. Although that sounds pretty basic, in today’s world it’s a little bit harder than most would think. With school schedules, sports, outside activities, and opposite work schedules between my husband and I, we have found that we do have to be intentional in finding time to just be together. Plus, we’re always on the lookout for fun, new, and cost-effective activities. One of our favorite cost effective and easy activities is family movie night… and lucky for us, we had the perfect chance to … …..

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AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop, Perfection for Gamers on the Go


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. I know it’s been a little while since I’ve touched base here on the blog.  Life has been rather chaotic with the school year winding down, my oldest daughter participating in swimming and soccer, organizing the building of a privacy fence around our backyard, and joining my parents on a family vacation.  To say I’ve been busy is an understatement and I’m sure you’d agree with a glance at my Instagram feed.  It seems like I am never home and so our desk top computer has … …..

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Make Every Day Earth Day, Starting at the Bathroom Sink with Tom’s of Maine {Plus Mason Jar Storage Rack Tutorial}


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Earth Day falls on April 22nd this year, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate all month long.  In fact it is so important that we begin making every day Earth Day.  This is the only Earth we have and I want to do what I can to protect it for future generations.  For that reason our family has begun taking steps to live a greener lifestyle.  One of my favorite ways we have chosen to be a tad greener is … …..

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Creative Indoor Pirate Fun with Pacific Play Tents {Giveaway}


Every day we get a little more excited that the summer sun is getting closer and closer (literally… we celebrate a few degree increase daily!). My boys love to play outside and we’re just about done with what feels to be the everlasting winter.  Luckily, we’re not the only ones that feel this way, and we’ve found the perfect solution for the winter that seems to be straight out of Frozen (yeah, I’m a bit dramatic, but COME ON SUMMER!).  This is where Pacific Play Tents has come in just in the nick of time to save us from the … …..

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Spring Into Carter’s with a 20% Off Coupon


 I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. A few days ago my four year old, Kaelyn, looked out the living room window and asked “If the calendar says it’s spring why is it snowing outside??”  I couldn’t help but chuckle and told her that the weather in Ohio doesn’t quite coincide with the seasons on the calendar, hehe.  All of my girls are thrilled that there is now more daylight to spend outdoors playing, but they really wish … …..

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