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I’m Speaking My Cat’s Love Language with Fancy Feast® Broths

Cat Waiting for Fancy Feast Broths

Today I want to formally introduce you to my cat, Roxy.  We talked a little about her last week and I'm excited for you to see her a little more today!  Roxy was my first baby - she was a stray that I found as a Senior in High School and she blended into my family perfectly then and still does now.  However, she takes more of a back seat these days, but she's pretty happy that way. You see - Roxy is an older [I whispered so she wouldn't hear] and bigger, or shall we say fluffier, cat who doesn't get excited over much these days.  Oh, but I know one thing that gets this 13 year old kitty cat excited, which just happens to be why I was thrilled at the opportunity to try out Fancy Feast® Broths as a part of this sponsored post program. I talk a lot about how we're taking small steps to green our whole family and just how that's … [Read more...]

Kids + Electronics + SIMPLR™ = No More Worries for this Mom [+ $150 Amazon GC Giveaway - 30 Winners!]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™. There is one thing that's certain as a parent of two young toddlers - things will get broke.  Actually things will get broken, spilled on, dropped, sat on, and dunked in toilets.  I know there's plenty of ways to ruin everything in your house, but you get the idea.  I can't tell you how many things I've just chalked up to "It happens with kids." A few items that I don't want to add to that column are our price-y electronics.  Sure, I know they are just stuff, but they're stuff that we've invested quite a bit of money in so I try to take precaution.  We have covers on our iPhones and iPads, rules that they are only to be used sitting down, and rules of now food or drink near them, but hey, I know I can get a little lax on those rules sometimes. Which is why I'm … [Read more...]

Using Your Keurig in the Summer: Raspberry Sweet Iced Tea and a Guilt-Free Frozen Banana Ice Cream

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp I L-O-V-E my Keurig.  It's the one Kitchen Appliance that I simply could not live without.  It's what I would take with me to a deserted island and what I almost packed for our vacation [and what I'll totally pack next time because I missed it that much].  But just in case you thought Keurig's were only good for a hot cup of coffee - think again!  Today I'm sharing two fabulous ways that you can enjoy your Keurig in the hot, Summer months - with a delicious guilt-free Mocha Peanut Butter Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe AND the fact that you're always only 30 seconds away from sipping a cool, refreshing Raspberry Sweet Iced Tea! One reason that I love my Keurig so much is that I can make anyone … [Read more...]

Ultimate Online Baby Shower Flash Giveaway Winner

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Ultimate Online Baby Shower. Our Flash Giveaway Winner was... Tina Tapia! Tina, please send me a private message on Facebook to claim your prize! Don't forget!  There's still time to enter to win 1 of 2 Ultimate Online Baby Shower Gift Baskets worth over $400 each! Enter to win these fabulous baskets here:  http://bit.ly/UOBSsebg Winner will be announced once the giveaway ends TOMORROW at 5pm EST! … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Ultimate Only Baby Shower – RSVP to Win! #UOBS

Updated UOBS RSVP

We had so much fun throwing the Ultimate Online Baby Shower last year that we're doing it again - bigger AND better!  Ready to attend?  I'm extending the invite to you now!  There are 3 Main Components to the Ultimate Online Baby Shower:  RSVP Gift Baskets [2 Winners], Flash Giveaways, and Sampling Events.  Let's examine them all so you'll be ready to for everything the Ultimate Online Baby Shower offers! RSVP You do NOT want to miss out on the RSVP Prize - 2 Winners will each receive a Gift Basket worth over $400 featuring some of the best baby brands.  Here's what's in the basket: One (1) Colief Infant Drops One (1) Born Free 5oz Bottle One (1) HABA Plush Baby Vegetable Set One (1) Milkin’ Cookies Variety Pack One (1) Hyland’s Baby Cold Tablets One (1) Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Tiny Cold Syrup One (1) Daddy & … [Read more...]

Beauty Tips for Southern Ladies Graced with ALLERGY FACE®

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. I don't know when it happened, but as some point my seasonal allergies became yearly allergies.  I feel like I never get a good break with the runny nose, watery and puffy eyes, and the constant drainage.  I know, I know.  A blog post with a beautiful picture of a flower at the top shouldn't start out talking about drainage, but unfortunately those beautiful flowers are exactly what cause those symptoms for me. Last month when we were driving back from the Beach, we all laughed because I swear the minute we crossed the Tennessee state line, I started sneezing! I have just faced that living in east Tennessee means I'm going to be continually dealing with allergies, but luckily with a little help from Zyrtec® and tips from celebrity makeup artist, Jamie Greenberg, I won't … [Read more...]

How to Save Time and Money by Switching to Paperless Coupons

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This shop, on paperless coupons, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias I have a confession to make - I'm frugal, but I am the world's worst coupon-er.  The worst.  I tried it, I really did.  I went every Sunday and bought a couple of newspapers for a few months.  I really tried to follow the coupon blogs and match up with their ideas and triple savers.  I tried to buy a cute-sy binder and lug it with me to the store every day.  I tried... and failed miserably. I loathed the time I wasted driving to a store to buy a newspaper and I loathed the time it took to meticulously cut out all those coupons that I hardly ever used because I didn't need the items.  And I dusted my hands of the coupon craze and went about my business of not saving money … [Read more...]

Deliciously Simple French Toast [made with Almondmilk]

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Before I share this delicious and simple French Toast recipe with you, I want to share with you just how we became family that loves Silk Almondmilk. When Sophia was diagnosed with a dairy allergy in January of this year, we were all in shock. Here we were with a 3 1/2 year old that consumes dairy every single day and we were all of a sudden supposed to stop that?! I was overwhelmed with just how much dairy was in almost every single food she consumed. I was nervous that as a pretty picky toddler she would struggle to replace her dairy favorites with dairy alternatives. One of the first brands we tried was Silk. I knew their reputation and I was happy that I could find their products right in the main grocery store where we … [Read more...]

Sweet Tea in a Mason Jar: It’s a Southern Breeze Thing

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Mason Jar

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. It's no secret that I'm a Southern Girl.  I've shared with you time and time again that I love living in east Tennessee - at the foot of the mountains in the South. There are so many, many things to love about living in the South - the friendly neighbors, the slow pace of living, but one thing that tops just about everyone's list that are both natives and transplants is... the food.  I can talk to you about Southern and Fried Foods all day long, but there's one thing that you'll almost always see on the table next to any good Southern meal, oh you know what I'm talking about... Tea! Not just any tea, mind you.  Sweet Iced Tea.  If you go to a restaurant and ask for unsweetened Tea, sure you'll get it, but if you order "Tea", it'll come sweet because … [Read more...]

A Spoonful of Sugar: DIY Tea Towel

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This DIY Tea Towel project and shop are part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PaintYourWay http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV While doing some craft shopping at Michael's the other day, I spotted a new-to-me product from one of my favorite crafty brands - Sharpie.  Listen, I love all things Sharpie and when you spot a Sharpie Paint Marker, well, your crafty side stands at attention!  My mind started reeling - what could I do with this mega marker pen?!  It turns out, it was more like what could I not do... The Sharpie Marker Pens come in both an Oil Based Marker and a Water Base.  The Oil base being great for Wood and Glass projects and the Water base being great for Paper and Windows.  So really, infinite possibilities with the numerous … [Read more...]

Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue Gear Lands at Kohl’s

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. #MagicAtPlay Are your kids gearing up for the Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue like Sophia and Moreaya?!  They loved the first movie and get so excited when they see a preview anywhere! Although there are a still a couple more weeks until Planes: Fire and Rescue hits theaters, the adorable Disney Gear has already hit Kohl's shelves and can be found at Kohls.com!  Now, not only can your little ones look totally fly [oh yeah, I'm that punny] in their Jumping Beans Planes clothes, but they can go to the premiere dressed to the nines in their Planes gear too! … [Read more...]

Greatest Gifts for Grads from Best Buy

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. It's the month of Graduation and all things celebratory for those who are moving out and on to life a little more independently!  I remember the excitement and nervousness that I felt when I moved into my own apartment.  I had attended a community college for a couple of years, so at the age of 19, it was time to start shopping for all the apartment necessities! Best Buy has all Grads covered: from the dorm room, to the kitchen in a one bedroom apartment!  Check out some of my favorite Gifts for the Graduate who is moving out on their own below. The Ninja Blender is the perfect gift for any grad!  Priced at just under $100, it's really a device that they'll wonder how they ever lived without!  I … [Read more...]