Celebrate Earth Day with ClimateStore and Give #10ForSolar


This post was written in a collaboration with ClimateStore as a part of their Ambassador program.  All opinions are my own. It's no surprise that I'm talking so much about Earth Day this week as it's coming up fast... tomorrow in fact! And today I want to share an amazing initiative with ClimateStore and how they're celebrating Earth Day for a full week! ClimateStore Inc. is pleased to announce that it’s partnering with the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) on Earth Day to provide renewable energy to communities in need. To maximize the project’s positive impact, ClimateStore is extending Earth Day to a full week, so that 10% of proceeds from all purchases made on ClimateStore.com from April 19 – 25, 2015 will be donated to SELF. SELF provides renewable energy to developing countries, which improves quality of life in those … [Read more...]

The Only Things Certain in Life are Death, Taxes… and Insurance [Keep It Simple with TurboTax]

Only Things Certain in Life

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and TurboTax, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TurboTaxACA http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV It's mid-February which means Spring is just around the corner... that also means April 15th is right around the corner!  I would guess that my mailbox isn't the only one that is received W2's and 1099's and maybe even 1098 forms if you're heading back to school or have a child in college.  Tax time... it's a love it or leave it attitude for most and that usually depends on how big of a refund you expect to get! This year, though, it seems that people have more questions than in years past - I know I did.  With the new Affordable Health Care Act you may be a bit confused at how that affects your filing this year too.  But fear not because TurboTax … [Read more...]

Let Doctor On Demand Help During Flu Season [+ Exclusive Coupon Code for Free Call]


This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of the Doctor On Demand App.  All opinions are my own. This year's flu season is particularly severe. Our whole family just got over the flu a few weeks ago and it was not fun.  We decided to treat our symptoms at home after seeing on the news that hospitals were urging people with flu-like symptoms to avoid the ER, since our symptoms started on the weekend.  Luckily, we all recovered well, but I was well aware that it could get serious and fast - which is why I was glad I had a doctor just a smartphone away. With Doctor On Demand, you can treat the flu from home using your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, by having a Video Visit with a Board Certified physician. Doctor on Demand physicians can diagnose, treat, and even write prescriptions for the flu and nearly any other … [Read more...]

Tech Gifts to Finish Your List at 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. Last week I shared with you some great cameras that are available Best Buy this Holiday season and today I'm back with even more tech gifts to help you finish your Christmas List!  With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here's why they should be on yours: Xbox One is the place for games.  My hubby has rekindled a love for his Xbox 360 and I've been listening as he drops hints about Xbox One.  If you're like me, and know nothing really about game consoles, you might be thinking... What is Xbox One? Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call … [Read more...]

Learning to Read with Rosetta Stone Kids

Rosetta Stone Kids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rosetta Stone. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating. It's hard to believe that it's already time for Sophia to start learning how to read.  I turned to Rob the other day and said "You realize we don't have babies anymore."  I've always considered myself a "New Mom", but now that I'm getting ready to be a Mom to a 3 and 4.5 year old... well, I guess that description doesn't get applied to me anymore! When Sophia comes home from Preschool every day, I ask her what she did that day and listen to her stories about everything that happened that morning.  I always ask her what center she played in and her answer is always the Art Center.  My girl loves Arts and Crafts, that's for sure!  I inquire about the other centers and … [Read more...]

Cameras with WiFi Available at Best Buy Just In Time for the Holidays

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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.  #CamerasatBestBuy A few years ago Rob and I decided to invest in a nice camera.  It was right around the Holidays and actually Sophia's first Christmas so we wanted to be sure and have plenty of photographs to document the special Holiday.  Four years later and we're still using that camera because we did our homework and made sure that we bought a camera that was worth the price tag it carried. If you're in the market for a new camera, especially in time for the Holidays, Best Buy should be your ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories.  When I'm shopping for a piece of equipment, I go to the experts and this is the expert arena for the … [Read more...]

A Professional Selfie? Sure You Can a with GoPro 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. All of us have posted a selfie or two before, right?  Well, now it's time to make those selfies a little more professional - and it's possible with the amazing new cameras from Best Buy. Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life. Best Buy has a ton of options to choose from in GoPro cameras.  Here's the lowdown on 3 of the most popular … [Read more...]

Kids + Electronics + SIMPLR™ = No More Worries for this Mom


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...]

Want a Perfect Bag of Popcorn Every Time? There’s an App for That!

Perfect Bag of Popcorn

This conversation about the Perfect Bag of Popcorn was inspired by a collaboration with Pop Secret.  All opinions are my own. Does your family love popcorn as much as my family does?  Well, I know you don't know HOW much we love popcorn, but I'm going to tell you all about our enjoyment of a delicious smelling bag of popcorn today! You know how they say there's an app for everything - well, I'm beginning to think they are right!  Now, thanks to the Perfect Pop App by Pop Secret, you will always have the perfect bag of popcorn for your afternoon snack or movie nights in! Everybody's popcorn preferences may be a little different, but this combo will make the whole family smile - even Dad when he has to watch FROZEN again for the 358,725th time! Ingredients for a Perfectly Popped Bag of Popcorn Favorite Pop Secret … [Read more...]

Doctor On Demand: A Doctor That’s Always a Phone Call Away

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This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of the Doctor On Demand App.  All opinions are my own. I count myself lucky that my family is pretty healthy in general.  I hardly ever have the need to visit a doctor and occasionally have to take the girls in for sick visits, but I still count myself lucky.  On those occurrences that we do have to make a doctor's office visit, I'm usually completely stressed out - waiting and worrying how long it will take to actually get an appointment, taking 2 kids into an office where so many germs are floating around, dealing with 1 or 2 sick kids in public when all they want is to be held by Mom at home, and don't even get me started on the worry about how much it will cost. But what about those times that they're sick on the weekends?  Holidays?  Vacations?  Moreaya actually ran a super high fever … [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...]

All Your Holiday Photos in One Everalbum


This conversation about preserving holiday photos was inspired by a collaboration with Everalbum.  All opinions expressed are my own. Since today is a great American Holiday, I thought we should talk about preserving Holiday Photos! - If you're like me, and most people in this digital age, you have pictures everywhere.  I have printed pictures in a box in the top of the girls' closet waiting to be put into an album [they've been waiting for about 3 years], pictures on my iPhone that I just can't bear to delete, pictures on an external hard drive that need to be organized, and probably a few more places that I don't even remember! Even worse - I back up my iPhone pictures, which is where I take the most pictures, but then I'm scared that my computer might break and I'll lose all of my pictures that I backed up.  Photographs are … [Read more...]