Running with Walgreens Balance Reward for Healthy Choices


Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RewardHealthyChoices #CollectiveBias Back to school time requires routine and keeping healthy essentials available. This year is a year filled with "1st"s! My oldest is starting middle school and my youngest is starting kindergarten. The thing about having 3 kids is that balancing their needs is important. Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices™ helps us keep track of our choices and even earn money for those choices!   Dylan is just like me. Sending him to middle school terrifies me since he is such a sensitive soul. We decided that we would encourage Dylan's love of running  (my husband & I are both runners). Teaching kids to have a support system and finding people with similar interests is important. I played sports as a kid but was not good. I might have been interested if I felt like I had any chance at getting better. Honestly I found … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes for Complete Nutrition & Indulgence with EAS Complete Protein


Please Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PowerInProtein #CollectiveBias Getting older hasn't been as easy I thought it would be. I think the hardest part of getting older has been the mental part. Dealing with the daily routine of 3 kids along with the death of parents and taking care of our surviving parents can take a toll on us. I have worked hard to replace my skinny physique with a stronger body that is able to be challenged. However I have dealt with the changes that come with motherhood and getting older. The secret to long-lasting solutions don't come in the form of a pill; However, there are certain products found at places where we regularly  shop Walmart that help us achieve more complete nutrition. EAS Complete Protein is something that makes complete nutrition easier. Making healthy choices for complete nutrition is important but don't forget to treat yourself too. Gingerbread Protein Pancakes … [Read more...]

Freshen up your Bathroom: Environmentally Friendly with Scott Naturals Tube Free Toilet Paper {DIY Mint Mojito Bath Salt}


Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #ScottTubeFree #CollectiveBias Reducing our waste is very important to our household. We have been recycling and composting for as long as my boys can remember. Before the boys, I always made an effort when convenient. However everything changed when I had kids. I just want to teach them to be good people. I want them to be productive people working toward the greater good. I am always telling the boys that their actions speak louder than words and I want mine to also! It's interesting that we have been teaching kids what is recycle, compost, or trash in the kitchen yet missing the mark in the bathroom. I have been searching at Target for Scott Naturals new Tube Free toilet paper to help us feel that gap to be less wasteful. How do you green your bathroom? When I heard about Scott Naturals Tube Free, I was intrigued. Scott has been the brand of toilet … [Read more...]

DIY Apple Glass Cleaner


DIY is my favorite way to save money & control the chemicals coming into the home. This apple glass cleaner made out of apple cider vinegar is a pleasant way to wipe up those adorable kid smears that are on the bottom half off all our windows & glass doors! Pour the apple cider vinegar and rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. We used a recycled detangler bottle. ~~~~~ Now add in the water. Place on spray top. Slightly shake to mix ingredients.  ~~~~~ This is what our mirrors usually look like with 3 kids... ~~~~~ When using the apple glass cleaner, fine spray misting works best to avoid streaks and easier wiping.  ~~~~~~ Apple Glass cleaner works wonders! Lucky for us ingredients are usually in the cabinet too!   Print DIY Apple Glass Cleaner Author: Natalie Z.   Here's an easy glass cleaner to limit cleaners with dangerous ingredients. Ingredients ⅛ cup each of apple cider vinegar & rubbing alcohol 1 cup water Instructions … [Read more...]

Shabby Apple for versatile vintage fashion


Please note: This post was compensated with featured product. Fashion is all about representing your personality. Mine's is one of a kind! I love wearing vintage and vintage-inspired looks. I feel like I am living in the wrong fashion era. I am determined to make my style shine through no matter what I am doing. Shabby apple has some great options for me to do just that! Shabby apple has so many great options. They even have some great deals as well! I have a hard time shopping for myself. I tend to go shopping and come home with stuff for my boys! When I do shop for myself though, I don't necessarily look for the lowest price. I look for the best quality for the money! I am a thrift store shopper. However I find that it is really easy to come home with something that isn't quite what you thought it was. ~~~~~ What else guides you to pick clothing items that you will actually get life out of? We have talked about using quality rather than price as a guide for long-lasting style … [Read more...]

DIY Inside Out “I’m Feeling” Suncatcher #InsideOutEmotions


Please Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias Before I was a blogger, I was a behavioral therapist and drug/alcohol counselor for teens who taught them self esteem.  It can be tricky to get kids of all ages to express themselves appropriately. Art and pretend play are some of our favorite ways to focus and express ourselves! We are so excited to go see Inside Out this weekend! In the meantime, we picked up some Inside Out plush toys that are Walmart exclusives and some of the supplies for the "I'm Feeling" suncatcher. Join us as we create our suncatcher to help us communicate our emotions in a safe and fun way for kids! Part of being a grown-up comes from years of learning to adapt and handle situations that come our way. However we sometimes forget what it is like to deal with certain feelings from a child's point of view. Kids can have a hard time listening when they … [Read more...]

Parrot Island Waterpark Coupon

Please note: This post is in collaboration with a sponsored travel opportunity Get ready to enjoy a fun filled summer lounging in the 500 ft. long lazy river "Crocodile Creek" or have some fun on one of the four fast and wild water slides. With a huge wave pool, a children's play area and an activity pool with basketball goals and a water walk. Come and meet your old friends and make some new ones this summer at Parrot Island Waterpark! Save $5 with Coupon at Parrot Island Waterpark! {click here} … [Read more...]

SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Gummies Coupon

Please note: This is post is part of collaboration with a sponsored opportunity SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Gummies Lose 3X the Weight* With Bio Pure Green TeaTM Stimulant Free Amazing Mixed Berry Flavor SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Gummies are sweet and juicy mixed berry flavored and are all-natural and free of artificial colors. In fact, they are such a treat you won't believe they are actually helping you lose weight! SLIMQUICK Pure is a ground-breaking formula that's designed to help women lose 3 time the weight in 13 weeks. It's exclusive natural extract is so potent, it makes SLIMQUICK Pure the most effective female weight loss supplement. SLIMQUICK Pure has isolated the fat burning components in green tea that speed up your metabolism better than any unhealthy chemical ingredient. SLIMQUICK Pure with BioPure Green Tea allows for three times the absorption of fat burning agents called catechins, and you can lose three times the weight. Guaranteed. That's right, … [Read more...]

Legoland Discovery Center Deal


Please note: This post is in collaboration with US Family Guide in exchange for admission to provide personal review. My boys almost love LEGO! We have passed the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City and never have the extra time to stop. We are leaving for Miami Beach in a few weeks. We decided that LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is the perfect halfway stop to let the boys get some energy & creativity out! With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover's dream! Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment. Come ride Merlin's Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don't forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Let the kids run free in our Soft Play area, and don't forget to check out one of our four 4D movies! It's the ultimate place for LEGO fans '" young and old!   We love LEGO in our household! We actually … [Read more...]

Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City


Please note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with US Family Guides. As always, I have provided my honest opinion and original pictures. We celebrated our first day of summer at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City! Waterparks are so much fun to make the summer heat tolerable. There are always certain attractions we look for when choosing a waterpark like wave pool and attractions that we can all enjoy from age 5-33. If case you don't know each Schlitterbahn location has a claim to fame attraction that makes them stand out like Kansas City's Schlitterbahn has Verrückt {World's Tallest Waterslide}! Upon entering the park, we are greeted by sculptures that look like a giant sandcastle. I actually had to call everyone back to wait for me! One of my favorite parts of Schlitterbahn Kansas City is the natural landscaping all around the park. We even spotted some bunnies and geese during our day at Schlitterbahn!  ~~~~~We decided to start with this attraction. To be honest, … [Read more...]