Super Simple Juice Box Mummies


Alleigh and Kaelyn’s Halloween parties are this week at school and I have volunteered to do a few things for each of their classes.  And why not share those creative things here on the blog?  For Alleigh’s party one of the things I volunteered to do was bring juice boxes.  But who just brings plain old juice boxes?  Not this mama.  And don’t start thinking “oh you are just being an over achiever.”  This was literally the simplest crafty project I could ever do and yet it adds a super cute element to their party that I know the kids … …..

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out of this World at Quicken Loans Arena through October 23rd 2016


Yesterday evening we had the opportunity to attend the opening night performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out of This World at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Through out the evening we experienced an intergalactic adventure that took us to many different planets before landing safely back on Earth.  But before the show even began we had a blast with the Starseeker’s Early Access which is free with all tickets. The girls had so much fun meeting many of the circus performers up close and getting their pictures taken with them too.  They participated in an … …..

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Striving for Mind-Body Balance with Nature Made®


This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. In the past year I have made some huge lifestyle changes.  I have drastically changed how I eat.  I’ve cut out all soda, tea, coffee, juice and only drink loads of water and a small glass of milk each day.  I have increased my exercise.  I have worked with my doctor to adjust my anxiety and depression prescription medications.  I have definitely seen vast changes in both my body and mind.  But one thing that I have wanted to start, but just hadn’t pushed … …..

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1 Plan. 4 Paws. All Covered. Affordable Pet Insurance From Healthy Paws.


In addition to my four girls I also have two fur children.  Both were rescued and hold a very special place in my heart.  We welcomed Kitty Nova into our home in August of 2015 and T-Rex joined us in January of 2016.  Just like my children have annual well doctor exams and visits when an emergency occurs I treat my animals with the exact same love and care.  The only difference is the humans in my house have health insurance which covers a great deal of our out of pocket expenses while I find myself footing some pretty hefty … …..

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The Greatest Show on Earth Rolls into Cleveland, Ohio October 20th-23rd 2016


In just a few short days The Greatest Show on Earth will be rolling into Cleveland and blasting off into outer space.  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out of This World will be performing at Quicken Loans Arena from October 20th through 23rd 2016.  And it’s not too late to get tickets! Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™.  Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of … …..

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Protect Little Lungs by Learning the Facts of RSV


This post was sponsored by AstraZeneca as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do  you know the leading cause of hospitalization for babies during their first year of life in the United States?  It’s a disease that can cause up to 125,000 infant hospitalizations and around 200 infant deaths per year.  Yet 1/3 of mothers have never heard of it.  Respiratory Syncytial Virus more commonly referred to as RSV.  I had heard the term before, but didn’t quite realize the seriousness of this disease until Willow, then 8 … …..

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Playtime Enrichment with Manhattan Toy’s Fall 2016 Collection {Giveaway}


Since our sweet 4-month-old boy is our last baby, we’re trying to soak in and savor every new milestone, skill, and smile he throws our way.  I think I could never tire of watching him learn his current skill of grabbing items of interest and inspecting them.  I love seeing his chubby little fingers grasping new objects and turning them over and around, with smiles and looks of awe.  Throughout this stage of discovery, toys that pique his interest and encourage exploration are important to keep around.  The Manhattan Toy Company is one company that I know I can rely … …..

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How to Make a Halloween Ghost From Trash Bags


I love making crafts, but sometimes before I know it I’ve spent a small fortune to make one of my ideas come to fruition.  That’s why I am so excited to share this adorable Halloween decoration I created.  I bet you already have every supply you’ll need somewhere in your home.  In fact the main supply is white 13 gallon kitchen trash bags!   In our home we always have Hefty Ultra Strong Drawstring Trash Bags on hand because I love their exceptional performance and low price.  Did you know they are now cheaper than Glad?! Let’s talk supplies.  Most … …..

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BOO a Special Dog this Halloween


This #BOOItForward & #PawfectBOO shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. I love surprises, but I love surprising others even more.  A super fun way to surprise friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, or even a stranger during October is to BOO them.  Now I don’t mean sneak up behind them, shout boo, and scare them silly!  When you BOO someone you deliver a fun bundle of Halloween treats to brighten their day and let them know how special they are to you.  BOOing is a wonderful way to pay it forward … …..

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Imagination Awaits with Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Treasure Mountain Train Adventure™


I never imagined when we first discussed having a big family that it would be a family of four boys.  Of course I now couldn’t imagine life any other way, but oh my, the adventures these boys can dream up and get into!  They seem to love any toy that they can pretend play with, but the more bells, whistles, and gadgets to explore, the better the toy fits them.  We love VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels line, and we recently had the opportunity to try out the new Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Treasure Mountain Train Adventure™, and it certainly … …..

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