Saluting the Military with Red, White, & Blue Delight featuring Coffee-mate


In honor of our military heroes, Nestle Coffee-mate is proud to partner with Operation Homefront. Coffee-mate’s contribution helps Operation Homefront provide a wide range of support for military families. We all have ideas of what goes on as a soldier. Along with creating a patriotic twist of a family tradition in collaboration with #CollectiveBias, I wanted to be able to share a soldier's perspective to give you a personal look into what it was really like for "Rich*" (a family member). Let … [Continue]

Summer Fresh Egg Salad


This sponsored post is in collaboration with my partnership as a Great Day Farms blogger. Lunch is my often forgotten meal. Between getting the boys taken care of, working, and cleaning the house, I just forget to set down and eat! I have been trying to do better about eating though. During the summer, we need a simple and fresh meal during the hot days. When you use Great Days Farms 2-pack of hard-boiled eggs, you can make this lunch even easier. Garden fresh ingredients, fresh herbs/spices, … [Continue]

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Automatic Watches {Featured Guest @thetimebum}

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Father's Day is coming soon and you are probably scratching your head, trying to think of a gift. Sure, you could just buy him another tie, but I propose you buy him a watch instead. Not just any watch, but a mechanical automatic that uses no batteries and gets its power from his wrist. Something he will use and cherish for years to come. Don’t know an automatic watch from Adam? Never fear, The Time Bum is here to help. First, things first: what is an “automatic” watch and why would Dad want … [Continue]

Can’t wait to share with you our Explore Branson Trip!


Please note: This post is in collaboration with my sponsored Explore Branson trip. Itinerary has been received. Bags are backed. We are so ready to take our boys on this surprise vacation to Explore Branson, MO. We took the boys to Silver Dollar City 3 years ago so they were too young to remember it all  On the itinerary are attractions that hold great childhood memories for me like Silver Dollar City and White Water. Along with Branson attractions that are new to me like Showboat Branson … [Continue]

Monte Cristo: For the Love of grilled cheese & french toast #ad


This is a sponsored post in collaboration with my partnership as a Great Day Farms Blogger I don't know if it's just me, but I have been a bit of a lazy cook lately. Getting in a food rut really uninspires me. However, I don't always have the time to spend whipping up a gourmet like meal during the summer. Working at home and entertaining 3 kids can be quite the energy drain. With that being said, we should all keep some recipes on hand that require minimal effort and still make us proud to … [Continue]

10 Things about Me #SoFabCon14


I am getting ready to leave for SoFabCon. We have been challenged to create a "10 Things About Me" post. So here it is... This is me Here it is... 1. I have moved 7 times in the past 8 years  John works at Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise, National, & Alamo). We have to be willing to relocate for him to move up in the company. We have moved all over the midwest. I love the adventure of learning about new places. 2. Small town girl living in the City I grew up in a town of … [Continue]

May Flowers Giveaway: 16GB Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet PLUS a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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Are you ready to win? Do you want the newest technology and some money to buy apps and books and other special treats? Well look no further. Because when it rains, it pours, and our April Showers have brought you some AWESOME May Flowers in the form of a HUGE giveaway! We're giving one lucky winner their very own 16GB Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet (ARV: $229) PLUS a $100 Amazon Gift Card! That's $329 worth of prizes, and all you have to do is enter below.   This giveaway is brought to … [Continue]

Eggshell Mosaic Birdhouse & other garden uses for Great Day Farms eggs #ad


  There's something about Spring that brings out my green side. I am in gardening mode now and couldn't be happier digging in the dirt with my boys! I would love to share some ways to use your leftover Great Day Farms eggshells and packaging to create a fun & healthy garden! Use Great Day Farms eggshells, egg carton, and strawberry clamshell to create a mini greenhouse here Put them crushed in you garden or compost bin to add nutrients to your soil. Don't have a compost bin? Make … [Continue]

Mr. Coffee® Best Coffee Maker for my #CoffeeJourneys! Millstone® coffee recipe & Giveaway too! #CollectiveBias #ad


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias, Millstone® coffee, and Mr. Coffee® Some people like my husband consider coffee a necessity. I personally find it an indulgence. He's a "first thing in the morning must have my coffee" kind of person (love you John!). I wake up with a smile on my face sprinting to get my boys ready for school. I drink my coffee cold not because I always … [Continue]

Sharing Positivity with Bracelet Review and Giveaway #ad


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Teaching my kids to be good and caring people is what really matters to me! Constantly we discuss ways that we can do just that! As a family, we volunteer and do non-profit work to establish a positive foundation for them. I am so excited to tell you about how Positivity “Angels”  can share the Positivity with Alexa's Angels Bracelets! Check out Alexa's Angels for "Pass it on" Bundles and fundraising options too! About This … [Continue]