Bright World eBooks: Educational Apps for Kids

Bright World eBooks Ocean Forests

Today's post featuring educational apps for children is brought to you by a partnership with Bright World eBooks. All opinions are my own. When it comes to screen time, my girls definitely get their fair share. I've never been concerned with letting them use our iPads because I make sure that they're full of educational app for kids. Both of the girls have been navigating an iPad since they were 1... just about as good as I can! That's why I always like to check out new apps when they become available and I'm happy to share our newest favorite with you today. Bright World eBooks launched [just yesterday] their first app, in what I hope is a long list of apps, called Ocean Forests. Since Sophia is completely obsessed with everything science and animals, I knew she was going to love this app. It's a nonfiction, educational app for … [Read more...]

PERK Visors: Automotive Air Fresheners

Perk Visor Wrap

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. What do you like your car to smell like? Yes, I know, it's kind of an odd question to start out a blog post with, but last year I shared what I turned to when my car needed a little perk up. This year, I'm back again with a new product from PERK... visor wraps. The brand new, PERK Visor Wrap is the second automotive air freshener featuring PERK's patent-pending StediScent™ technology, which delivers consistent, high-quality fragrance for up to 30 days! I'm actually quite surprised that this is the first Visor Wrap I've ever seen - it's one of those ideas that you see and say "Why didn't I think of that?!" because it really brings freshness to a new level in your car... it's freshness elevated! A car's sun visor offers an … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Blending Pet Families

Blending Pet Families

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #1StopPetShop #CollectiveBias Over the past few months, I've shared that we moved into a new house and if you follow me on instagram, you've even seen glimpses of our new old house, built in 1920! I have big plans to show you all around the house, as soon as we get fully settled [by the way do you ever get fully settled after a big move?!]. Moving is a big change in anyone's lives, but we've been experiencing a couple of big lifestyle changes along with the regular stresses of moving. Not only did my family of four move into the new house, my parents have moved in with us! We were already living in the same town, but decided to sell both of our houses and move in together to share expenses and help my parents to be able to … [Read more...]

ReUse CLASSICO® Pasta Sauce Jars with reCAP®

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I've partnered with CLASSICO® and reCAP® to share how to reuse pasta sauce jars and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway coupons as a part of my participation. All opinions given here are fully my own. #CLASSICOMakeItYourOwn   Last week I received a beautiful shipment of products that had me so excited to spend a little time in the kitchen. We're huge fans of CLASSICO pasta sauce already, but I was excited to see some great new products, and especially recipe cards, in our CLASSICO box. In the box was also a few packages from reCAP. I almost always reuse our pasta sauce jars and mason jars, but sometimes I don't feel like I'm really utilizing them like I could. Sure, you can screw the lid back on some jars, but I knew there had to be a better option out there - there is and it's reCAP, but more on … [Read more...]

Shoes That are Made 2 Play from Stride Rite [plus EXCLUSIVE Stride Rite Coupon!]

Stride Rite Made 2 Play Collage

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When Sophia was small and just beginning to learn to walk, I knew I needed to purchase her shoes that would help support her little feet and aid in the milestone of taking her first steps and beyond. My Mom suggested Stride Rite to me because that's the shoes that she always put on me, including my first pair of shoes that I walked in over 30 years ago! From her first steps on, Sophia has been sporting Stride Rite shoes over the past 5 years. There's a few reasons that I always choose to purchase from Stride Rite - whether it's dress shoes or tennis shoes. The main reason is I love that when I go into a store, the employees are so helpful and always measure the girls' feet. I always think I know what size we need, but it's nice to … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Cup of Personal Comfort with Organic Tea from Rozhan Tea

Enjoying Cup of Tea

Today's cup of tea was brought to you by Rozhan Tea. All opinions are my own. Do you experience bloating, swelling, menstrual cramps every month with your period? I do and I have for as long as I can possibly remember. Every month, it never fails, that at least one day I want to just lay in bed and wallow in self pity for these very reasons. But I'm a Mom and I power through, somehow. This past month, however, my cup of tea helped me power through with little reason to wallow! Rozhan Tea contacted me about trying their organic teas, especially their Personal Comfort blend, and I enthusiastically said yes. A warm cup of tea always sounds nice... and one that can help with bloating? I'm ready to steep! Rozhan Tea Company is a privately-held woman owned company headquartered in Orange County, CA... As the demand for herbal organic … [Read more...]

Drink Eden – Fresh, Cold-Pressed Juices from Imperfectly Shaped Fruits & Veggies

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I've teamed up with DrinkEden.com to share their Kickstarter and naturally different products in today's post. Meet Eden. They’re a new environmentally friendly company that makes fresh, cold-pressed juices from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables. Why imperfect fruits and vegetables? Because despite how they look, they provide the same exact health benefits as perfectly shaped fruit. Eden’s core belief is that diversity and imperfections are not flaws to be corrected but traits to be celebrated. And they use their line of juices to fight aspects of our culture that threaten diversity, conservation, and overall health: Superficial Mindset Photoshop gives us flawless skin, perfect tans, and the ideal physique, but it also erases everything that makes us unique. Now more and more people think these digitally altered images … [Read more...]

4 Things You Should Know About Wearing Sunscreen from a Skin Cancer Survivor

Things You Should Know About Sunscreen

This post about 4 Things You Should Know About Sunscreen was inspired by a collaboration with Blue Lizard Sunscreen.  All opinions are my own. In case you haven't been a reader for long or it's your first time at SEBG, it’s appropriate for me to share that… I’m a Melanoma Survivor. In fact – at the end of this month, I will be celebrating my 6th birthday! Just 5 months after getting married, at the age of 26, I went to a Dermatologist for the first time for a skin screening. I had a mole on my lower leg that seemed to have been changing for a year or so and just felt that something wasn’t right. It wasn't, but thankfully I was. It came back as Melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine … [Read more...]

Natural Remedies for Health & Wellness with Well Scent

Easy Natural Remedies

This post about natural remedies for health and wellness was inspired by a collaboration with Well Scent.  All opinions are my own. It seems every blog that I read and every person on instagram that I follow has been talking essential oils lately.  It's definitely something that I've been getting into more myself as I look for more natural remedies and products to use in everyday routines.  One thing that slows my uses of essential oils is education.  I know oils are powerful and I just don't know where to start learning all about them... until now! When Well Scent reached out for a review of their products, I was not only ecstatic to add to my oil collection, but absolutely intrigued because the site offered something that I hadn't found before... background, information, and education on the products they offer. Well Scent is a … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning with Murchison-Hume Green Cleaning Products

MurchisonHume

This post was inspired by a collaboration with Murchison-Hume. I was sent complimentary products for review. All opinions are my own. Today I'm so excited to introduce you to a new-to-me brand that has totally taken over my bathrooms... and kitchen, and, well, every room in the house during the past couple of weeks.  You see, Murchison-Hume couldn't have come into our house at a better time.  We currently have our house up for sale [as we prepare to move in just ONE WEEK - yikes!], so in the midst of packing and chaotic nature of a household of four being moved, we've also been allowing potential buyers in to see our house. To be honest, it's been a bit of a stressful nightmare, but we're getting there.  It's virtually impossible to keep a house clean with two girls running around 12 hours a day - while trying to work from home AND … [Read more...]

Spring Shopping at Carter’s [+ Exclusive Coupon!]

Girls Walking

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. It's Spring Time... thank goodness all the snow is gone here in east Tennessee and the sun is shining!  Spring means so many things, but one thing it makes me excited for is sandal and bright clothes weather - for me and the girls.  While we were on a trip a few weeks ago, we headed into a Carter's store to do some Spring Shopping and I can't wait to show you what we chose! Carter's is one store that I always head to at the start of every season.  I just feel like you can't beat their prices for the quality that you get when you shop one of our favorite brands.  I also love that Carter's always seems to be right on point with the season's trendiest … [Read more...]

This is How I McCafé My Way

Coffee in the Morning

This post has been sponsored by Lunchbox.  All opinions are my own. My day always starts the same... roll over to see a cute, little girl staring at me, wondering why I'm not up yet because she's been up for hours [when in reality it's been like 5.75 seconds... the amount it took her to bolt out of bed and into my room].  I stumble to the living room to get her a drink because she's soooo thirsty, and I hit that little black button to make my favorite machine come to life and flash blue. Although I don't get to actually enjoy my cup of coffee for quite a few minutes later [usually after a re-heat in the microwave or two], I do enjoy that time.  I tend to enjoy it even more now that the mornings are a little warmer and I've been enjoying a few quiet moments outside, getting myself ready for the day. I've also been enjoying my … [Read more...]