SwimWays and Operation Smile – Our Pool Party With a Purpose

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Disclosure:  I received a few products in exchange for sharing this information. SwimWays has partnered with a great partner this year called Operation Smile.  Who is Operation Smile?  They are an international children’s medical charity whose mission is to heal children’s smiles.  Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial […]

Hot New Books in June From Parragon Books {Review}

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Disclosure:  I recevived the products below to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. So last month I got the chance to check out some hot new books from Parragon Books.  I received some picture books for my youngest and some fun activity books for my boys! Who is Parragon Books? Parragon is one […]

“Day Out With Thomas 2014: The Thrill of the Ride Tour” is Coming to Union, IL! #dayoutwiththomas #dowt #ThomasTime (& Giveaway Ends 8/1)

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My family has gone now the last three years and even though my boys don’t really play with their trains anymore, they said of course they wanted to go again this year!  Really this is an event for the whole family and I admit I enjoy it!  You can check out my Day Out With Thomas […]

3 Giveaways ENDING TONIGHT & 7 More to Enter!


Click on the Image to Enter Giveaway that ENDS TONIGHT! Pirate’s Booty $50 Value Prize Pack (Ends 7/14) K’NEX Cosmic Quest Building Set (Ends 7/14) Goldfish Swim School Lessons {St. Charles, IL} (Ends 7/14)   Charm IT! Bracelet and choice of 3 charms (Ends 7/18) Win a Dove Prize Pack or One of Five $50 Walmart […]

Rio 2 Activity Sheets @FHEInsiders #Rio2Insiders


Rio 2 Arrives on Blu-ray / DVD on July 15 Studio:  Fox Home Entertainment The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar®nominee Jesse […]

What Features Will I Miss on the 2014 Toyota Sienna? #SiennaDiaries

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Disclosure:  I received this car to review for three months as part of the Toyota Sienna Diaries campaign. It is coming to an end where I will have to return the wonderful 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan that has become a staple in our household.  After driving my old minivan the other day for a quick […]

How Did My 3 Months of Nutrisystem Go? #Sponsored #NsNation

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Disclosure:  I received this program and meals in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. So honestly when I first signed up for Nutrisystem I was worried about the food.  Would I like it?  Would it fill me up?  Could I survive three months on it?  The way Nutrisystem works is you get pre-packaged foods for breakfest, […]

No More “FOUP” with Tasteful Selections Potatoes {Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe}

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Disclosure:  I received compensation in exchange for creating and sharing my honest opinion and this recipe. Potatoes to me are such a versatile food.  They can be boiled, mashed, baked, grilled, roasted, diced, you name it you can pretty much do it.  Well Tasteful Selections are a brand of potatoes that come in several varieties […]

Denny’s + Atari = American Classic Partnership #DennysDiners

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Disclosure:  I am a Denny’s ambassador and will receive compensation and products in exchange for sharing this information and my honest opinion. When I first read that Denny’s was partnering with Atari, I wasn’t sure how they could partner together.  Then I thought about how Denny’s is America’s iconic family diner and Atari® is one of the world’s most […]