Kicking Off the Summer With Banana Boat® #bestsummerever #ad #IC (& Giveaway Ends 7/10)

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Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Banana Boat®. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Warm weather in Chicago is something we do not take for granted and when the sun is out we have to take advantage […]

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The Young Scientists Club is the The Magic School Bus™ Growing Crazy Crystals (& Giveaway Ends 6/29)

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Disclosure: I received the product below to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. Now that school is out I have been looking for activities that can both entertain and engage my kids. The Young Scientists Club are makers of kits perfect for introducing kids to science in a fun and engaging manner. The […]

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Getting Fit With Jawbone’s Newest Devices @BestBuy @Jawbone

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Disclosure:  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. While I am no fitness expert, honestly “fitness” is not even part of my vocabulary, I do appreciate technology. Not all technology is geared towards having you sit on your […]

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Fun Casino Games for Adults #ad #DoubleDownCasino

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DoubleDown Casino. All opinions are 100% mine. My parents have always been huge gamblers, from card games with friends to the casino they love the excitement of winning and risk taking. I have never been a gambler, I’m too cheap they say, but I […]

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Helping Kids With Good Oral Health Habits From My Bright Smile #MyBrightSmileApp #AppsForMoms #KidsApps

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. So far half a billion school kids around the world have benefitted from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program. Now the award winning program has launched the educational app: “My Bright Smile.” My Bright Smile is an app that […]

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#CreateTheNext this summer at Digital Media Academy

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. Founded at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is ranked as one of the ten best summer camps in the world. As a mom that is something I like to hear. WHO: Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer […]

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Summer Fun with Nerf Guns & Duracell Batteries #TRUPowerUpFun (& $50 Toys R Us GC Giveaway Ends 6/29)

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Disclosure: I received the products below in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. Summer for us is all about being outside. Here in Chicago we have to take advantage of all the nice weather we get so when its nice outside we head outside.  One of their favorite things to do outside is battle with […]

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3 Giveaways Ending TONIGHT June 12th & 15 More to Enter!


Click on the Image to Enter Giveaway that ENDS TONIGHT! $50 Babies R Us GC and Summer Prize Pack (Ends 6/12) Book “Spot A Lot! Vehicle Adventure” or “Totally Brain-Bending Puzzles” (Ends 6/12) DVD “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”(Ends 6/12) DVD “Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters” – 5 Winners (Ends 6/15) […]

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Recipe: Zucchini Double Chocolate Muffins

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INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Flour 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 3/4 tsp Baking Soda 1/4 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1 cup Chocolate Chips 2 Eggs 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil 1 cup Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 1 1/2 cup raw grated Zucchini DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 Put liners in a […]

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