Never Be Powerless Again with Duracell Powermat Universal Batteries [#SpringSweeping #Giveaway - US/CAN]

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I was provided with products to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning. But we're not ready to start cleanin' until we're done sweepin'! Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below, and just maybe the Grand Prize of a Shark® Lift Away Vacuum, from Brylane Home, will get someone in the Spring Cleaning mood! You can enter the Grand Prize here. Where would we be without cell phones, tablets, technology?  I swear to you even if I'm just running a few miles to the store, I feel like my phone must … [Read more...]

Decrease Chances of Online Theft with Norton by Symantec

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This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Theft.  Credit Card Fraud.  Identity Theft.  It's one of those things that you think will never happen to you. Until it does. I share a lot of information online, a lot more than I realized I did.  I shop online, I am active on Facebook and other social medias.  I write a blog for goodness sakes - and work with a lot of companies regularly.  But I still thought I was protected.  I hardly ever click on links that I don't know where they lead.  I never open emails that look suspicious.  I thought I was doing everything I should to protect myself from theft. Until it happened. Just this weekend I got a call from a credit card company that there was suspicious activity on one … [Read more...]

6 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Live Green-er.

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This article is sponsored by Direct Energy. #DESmartHome Spring is a fabulous time to start thinking of new ways to go green.  I don't know if it's the warmer weather, the buds on the trees, or just all the green that starts sprouting, but Spring is definitely an awakening to so many people to learn new ways to be more eco friendly.  Today I was inspired to write a post to share 6 super duper easy ways to make small changes in your lifestyle to live more green! 1.  Harness the power of the Sun.  Whether you're drying cloth diapers or just your everyday clothes, harness the power of the sun's abilities to dry [with no energy use] and bleach!  If you don't have a permanent clothesline in your backyard, you can use a folding drying rack like I have. Your clothes will smell fresher and you'll feel better about leaving your … [Read more...]

Go Green with American Greetings Video eCards

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of eCards from American Greetings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It seems that sending Greeting Cards is a lost art.  On the green side, I don't purchase cards often unless they're for a super special occassion and I know the recipient will cherish and keep them.  But, I do realize that they mean so much to people - a little reminder that someone is thinking about you. That is why I am totally loving the new American Greetings eCards! Now it's super easy to send a friend or family member a personalized eCard from American Greetings.  I ALWAYS forget friends' birthdays until the day of - which it's totally too late to send a card through snail mail.  This service is perfect, green, and fun!  The best part about these cards is you can send them to your friend or family … [Read more...]

Introducing the SwaddleClub from SwaddleDesigns

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I was provided with product to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own. SwaddleClub Although I no longer have itty bitty babies to swaddle of my own, I am still totally in love with swaddle blankets.  I know, it's a bit of an odd obsession, but I can't resist swooning over their softness and adorable prints.  And if you invite me to your Baby Shower, you can about bet that you'll be getting some sort of swaddles from me! The lucky recipient of these amazingly, beautiful muslin swaddle blankets will be my husband's aunt.  She's expecting her first baby boy and I just had to spoil the little man with an adorable set from SwaddleDesigns! This set of Muslin Swaddles from SwaddleDesigns are boutique quality and gorgeous!  I received a set of 4 100% Cotton Muslin Swaddles in the Sterling Print - which is a perfect, unisex … [Read more...]

MOMables Makes Packing Lunches Easy

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"MOMMMMM... What's for Lunch?" I hear this question way more times than I should.  And it's mainly because I'm always, always struggling with waiting too late to prepare lunch because I don't want to make the same sandwich again and then the girls are way too hungry to wait for something else so they get the avoided sandwich again.  Whew.  That sentence is as long as making lunch sometimes feels! Now, you may know that I enjoy partaking in the act of packing bento lunches for Sophia when she goes to preschool twice a week, but I admit that she doesn't get those served every day.  They're pretty easy, but I like to keep school lunch a little extra special, with the boxes and picks.  So, that's why the "What's for Lunch" question always throws me for a loop at home! Today I am introducing you to a subscription service that will make … [Read more...]

Online Preschool Programs at Home with EmbarK12

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of K12, the leader in online education for grades K-12 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been thrilled with the opportunity to try out an online and in-home learning program with Sophia over the past couple of weeks. The EmbarK12 Program is a fabulous option for parents of children, ages 3-6, who are looking for programs to get ready for Kindergarten at home! Kindergarten readiness programs by K12. Try a sample activity today. Although Sophia goes to preschool, she only goes twice a week and thrives off of structured learning activites there and at home.  But honestly, between writing for my blogs, keeping up with housework and tending to two children, I struggle with having activities planned for her every day that she's home.  That's why I've been loving … [Read more...]

The Ingo Money App – Saves Time, Gas, and My Sanity

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This post is sponsored by Ingo Money. All opinions are my own. Here we are starting off the 2nd month of the New Year and I'm talking New Years Resolutions.  How many of you made them?  I did not.  I didn't technically outwardly declare any type of resolution, but don't we all inwardly strive to do a little better with the start of something new? I definitely want to be healthier - eat better, exercise more.  I want to be a better Mom - run around the yard with the girls instead of worrying about the weeds in the flowers.  I want to live a little green-er, as we know small steps lead to big changes. I have taken a lot of small steps over the past 3 years after founding So Easy Being Green.  I guess you could say that you all drive me to live a green-er life for sure.  So, what will I take on this year!? Technology … [Read more...]

How I’m Sharing and Preserving our Magical Moments at Disney with Tweekaboo

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Our recent Disney trip was amazing.  AH-mazing.  I'm really hoping it wasn't a once in a lifetime type of trip because I'm already dying to go back.  We really just had the best time ever.  Honestly, I don't know who enjoyed it more - me or the girls! One thing that I know we have to do is talk about this trip a lot with the girls.  They are both really young - 3.5 and 2 - so I know it's going to be super hard for them to remember everything we got to experience.  I know that talking about our trip and looking at pictures will help preserve those memories even more. One of the ways that I'm preserving both the pictures AND the memories of our Disney trip is with the tweekaboo app! It turns out, that while we were at Disney, I used my iPhone to take more pictures than our camera.  It takes great pictures and is much more … [Read more...]

Kidoodle.TV – Educational and Entertainment Media for Kids

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I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Kidoodle.TV. I received a promotional item and a free trial as a thank you for participating. I've recently been on a major search for what tablet to purchase for my girls for Christmas this year.  Since our back-of-the-headrest DVD player gave out, I decided that investing in another tablet so they could each have one when traveling was the best option for us.  But which tablet was best?  I've had a look around at the major ones and ultimately decided on another iPad, but hate the lack of parental controls on most apps... except for one - Kidoodle.TV! This app, along with my understanding of the Apple ios already, made up my mind to invest in another iPad for the girls.  I am loving Kidoodle.TV as much as my girls are! First, let me tell you a … [Read more...]

#HPFamilyTime Giveaway – HP Chromebook & All-in-One Printer – US Only

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Welcome to the #HPFamilyTime Giveaway hosted by Viva Veltoro and Blogging Mamas and generously sponsored by HP! Recently, Ruth fromViva Viva Veltoro had the fantastic opportunity to receive an HP Holiday Bundle to help bring creativity and joy to the hectic holiday season. Ruth received an HP ENVY17 Special Edition Notebook, an HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer, ink, and a Snapfish Gift Card and soon started creating cheerful holiday greetings and fun crafts with her new HP products. That's just the beginning of this crafty adventure though! With the launch of the new Blogging Mamas website, be on the look out for even more DIYs, tutorials, and crafts, sure to delight the whole family all year round! HP wants to spread holiday cheer to our readers too! They're giving away another HP Holiday Bundle, including an HP Chromebook 14 AND an … [Read more...]

Because Every Moment Matters – Capture and Preserve It with Tweekaboo

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  This blog post is part of a paid Tweekaboo Ambassadorship. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite new apps on my iPhone!  If you caught the giveaway yesterday, you may already know a bit about the tweekaboo app, but today you're getting all the details! Tweekaboo is a free iPhone app that works in a few different ways. Preserve pictures and videos from your iPhone with dates, captions, and descriptions. Share pictures between loved ones - as long as they have tweekaboo app Preserve memories in book form - by taking all your tweekaboo pictures and turning them into a Tweekabook! I honestly can't wait to turn our tweekaboo photos into a book!  That's one of my favorite features of this app because, I mean, what a special way to save … [Read more...]