A Tale of Swarming Bees | #Beekeeping #Honeybees #Bees


A Tale of Swarming Bees | #Beekeeping #Honeybees #Bees I have seen the result of a bee swarm before, but I had never had the pleasure of actually witnessing the swarm itself. About three weeks ago my daughter and I were headed home after an early morning dance practice. As we drove up the hill Emma gasped, “What the heck is that?!”. At first I thought it was a cloud of mosquitos or something, but then we got closer. I walked to the … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky


Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) The FIRST in First Aid Puracyn Wound & Skin Care | Summer Firsts Facebook #GIVEAWAY | ends 7/24 | #PuracynFirst Little … [Read more...]

Avoid Summer Brain Drain with Netflix | #StreamTeam


Avoid Summer Brain Drain with Netflix | #StreamTeam My kids both hit summer running... literally. They are out the door the minute the sun is up. That is, until it reaches the low 90’s and above, or we have a dreary rainy day. Then it’s straight to the television. To avoid pointless viewing, I love to put titles like the ones below into their watch list to help avoid summer brain drain. Hopefully some of these might spark a little … [Read more...]

Copycat Kit Kat Bars Recipe


Copycat KitKat Bars Recipe Sometimes the crazy for a candy bar hits so strongly... you start tossing stuff together. Kit Kat bars are one of my favorites. I love to pick them apart a layer at a time. Between the crunch, the filling and the chocolate it’s a match made in heaven. This homemade version hits the spot when you are in that desperate place and they are super easy to make! INGREDIENTS 1 pkg Vanilla Creme Wafer … [Read more...]

Sunscreen Bands Monitor Your Kids Sun Exposure | $50VISA #GIVEAWAY | ends 8/1


Sunscreen Bands Monitor Your Kids Sun Exposure In the United States, 1 in 5 children will develop skin cancer. Did that get your attention? I have 4 children, so what does this mean for my family? To me, these are just unacceptable statistics. Just under two years ago we went through a skin cancer scare with my Dad. He spent his entire life worshipping the sun. Shirtless, deep tan and on the water was his lifestyle. We found the spot … [Read more...]

Sphero | Our Ready For Any Adventure Smart Toy


Sphero Our family enjoys a good family game night. With children ranging in age from almost 6 to 22, sometimes it can be hard to agree on a game to play. We were offered the chance to try out Sphero, an interactive robot toy for kids 8 and up, to incorporate into our family game night. Just looking at him, I had no idea how a robotic ball could please everyone in our house, but I was willing to give it a try. Sphero is a revolutionary … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Disney Jumping Beans Planes Fire and Rescue | Movie Ticket Promotion | #MagicAtPlay #FireAndRescue #Sponsored


Kohl's Disney Jumping Beans Planes Fire and Rescue I participated in an Ambassador campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl's. I received promotional items and product samples as a thank you for participating. Planes: Fire and Rescue movie will be released in theaters nationwide on July 18th 2014.  If you are planning to go, or even if you're not, Kohl’s has a full line of Jumping Beans Disney Planes Fire and Rescue clothes to … [Read more...]

Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray Review | #GIVEAWAY | ends 7/29

Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray Review

Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray Review Samples provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own I was recently sent Skindinavia Makeup Oil Control Primer Spray, which is perfect since I have oily skin. Normally, I use a cream primer that I smooth on with my fingers.  This was my first time using  a spray-on primer, so I was rather skeptical. But, it works! It works really well! It uses what Skindinavia calls  Temperature Control … [Read more...]

TEN Windows 8 Travel Apps For Planning and Experiencing Your Vacation | #WindowsChampions


Windows 8 Travel Apps For Planning and Experiencing Your Vacation | #WindowsChampions I am writing this post as part of the Windows Champions ambassador program. All opinions are my own. Planning a family vacation can be incredibly stressful. Everyone has agreed they want or need a vacation, they’ve agreed to a specified date window, but nobody can seem to agree on where to go or what to do! I’ve done a little digging and found 10 incredibly … [Read more...]

Pack the Perfect Purse | From Diaper Bag to Purse | #PoisewithSAM #ad


Pack the Perfect Purse | From Diaper Bag to Purse This post is part of a sponsored program for Socialstars #PoisewithSAM . I finally made it back into the world of most adult woman. I started carrying a purse... again. I have been carrying a diaper bag, or kids bag, for nearly 8 years.  It seemed strange to me to when I no longer needed a bag for diapers, wipes, toys, sippy cups, and my things. I was left with “my things” and nowhere … [Read more...]