Back To School Tips With Healthy Essentials

Johnson & Johnson Healthy Essentials

We are three weeks into the school year, which means we are finally starting to settle into a routine. It takes a lot to get us (me) out of bed and moving in the morning, and we need all the help we can get to shave a few extra seconds off our morning routine. Because […]

New Eric Carle Gymboree Play Clothes & PJs

The World Of Eric Carle Gymboree

The playful stories and beautiful illustrations of Eric Carle have been a staple in children’s literature for decades. And now Eric Carle’s familiar characters and illustrations can be found on the new line of play clothes and pajamas at Gymboree.  Eric Carle Gymboree Play Clothes The new line of Eric Carle Gymboree clothes is now available in stores […]

My New Love: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

I get excited when I get to review a new phone because I am a total phone junkie, and I love checking out the latest and the greatest. But I was positively giddy when I received the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport from Sprint. Why? Because for the last two years my primary phone has been the […]

A Tour And Inspiration From Better Homes And Gardens Headquarters

Better Homes Gardens Bedroom

I have been given many wonderful opportunities through my blog, met amazing people and done some really neat things. But when Better Homes and Gardens asked me to join their team of bloggers to showcase its line of home products I was beside myself with excitement. Not only to I get to do some redecorating with BHG […]

Jamin’ Tunes With The HEOS By Denon Wireless Sound System

Denon HEOS Sound System

At any given moment there is music playing somewhere in our house. From a CD player in the nursery, to an iPod docked in the kitchen, we love jamin’ to some tunes. So the whole family was excited to check out our newest toy — a HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system. So what exactly […]

New And Improved Spill Proof Sippy Cups From Playtex

Playtex Anywhere Sippy Cup

Sippy cups have been a staple in this house for the last six years, and I don’t see them going anywhere any time soon. Even my six year old still drinks out of a sippy cup from time to time. Sure, she is perfectly capable of drinking out of a cup and she does so when […]

Laundry Essentials For Back To School

Dorm Room Laundry Gift Basket

This post brought to you by Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most useful gifts I received when I headed off to college was a laundry tub filled with everything I needed to tackle my laundry. Practical and oh-so-useful. In fact, I still have that laundry tub and still […]

Take Five For Health With Superior Source Vitamins + Giveaway

Superior Source Vitamins C D B12

Let me take a wild guess. You probably don’t always get completely balanced meals, and you probably don’t get a full eight-hours of sleep each night, do you? Me neither. But I don’t have time to be sick or feel run down, do you? To help stay healthy and active, I rely on vitamins to […]

The Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Vibe Review

Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Vibe

Have you ever dropped your phone in the toilet, sink, a puddle of water? I have, and I have been lucky not to have lost any devices to water damage (knock on wood). But this klutzy is constantly paranoid that the next time I drop my phone in the toilet I won’t be so lucky.  […]

Samsung Galaxy Android Camera Review

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 Android

I take a lot of pictures – a lot. My camera is basically attached to me at all times. But I constantly battle between using my “good” camera and using my cell so I share the image instantly. I often take the same picture twice just so I can share it, and have it on my […]

Eliminate The Wait With Dine-In Order Ahead At BJ’s Restaurant

BJ's Pizookie

One of our favorite places to eat when we visit dad at work is BJ’s Restaurant. We don’t have on our side of town, so it is a treat. But lunchtime is busy, and when we visit dad for lunch the girls insist on visiting dad’s office, so it is always a time crunch.

Easy Playdate Ideas With A Taste Of Nature

Taste of Nature Organic Bars

It’s hard to believe we are already one month into summer. Hard and a little sad. I always head into summer with big plans to do all of these things, but slowly the lazy days of summer pass me by and I forget to do of my fun plans. Sigh. Three weeks into summer, I […]

Fruit & Veggie Smoothie At Home Without A Blender!

DOLE Nutrition Plus Fruit & Veggie Shakers POWER Smoothies

On a hot summer day, there is nothing more refreshing than a smoothie. But I admit to being blender lazy. I don’t mind making smoothies, but gah cleaning the blender. I am so lazy.  In fact, I am so lazy I would rather put everyone in the car and go get a smoothie from a […]

Do Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Work? YES!

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Review

I love to play with new makeup. I don’t want to even think about how many different lip glosses I own. But when it comes to mascara, I am very picky. I can’t stand mascara that doesn’t stay put, and it must look natural but also make a big difference. I have thin eyelashes with […]

If You Need Me This Summer, I’ll Be Outside

Pier 1 Lantern

In the summer, we spend a lot of time on our back porch and in the pool. Most afternoons you will find me sitting in the shade while my girls are in the pool. Then in the evenings, we like to grill and eat outside. And on the weekends, we love to host friends and family to join us […]