Burt’s Bees Renewal Line 28DayFaceCleanse

Burt's Bees Renewal

So, in a few weeks, I'm turning 41.  While I had a baby face for most of my life, having kids put me on a fast track to looking my age.  I'm kind of wanting to slow that process down, and while exercising, drinking lots of water and eating healthier options does help, it's not ...

Where to Camp in Alaska

Where to Camp in Alaska

Alaska has an amazing network of camping options for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you are tent camping or RVing it through this incredibly beautiful state, Alaska’s campground don’t disappoint. Alaska is an ideal location for campers, as they tend to have camping options right on the water or in the middle of a forest. Most ...

4 Tips to Keep Your Pet Happy and Nourished

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Like with many of the millions of pet owners worldwide, I want my pet to be as happy and well fed as possible. This can be a tricky balance, especially if you have finicky cats who live most of their life indoors. Just like people, cats can go a little stir crazy if you keep ...

Treat yourself with your tax return #TreatYourself #StraightTalkTesters

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It’s tax time- and that means for many of us, TAX RETURNS! Not always easy to know what to do with $3229 (the average US tax refund amount). Our friends at Straight Talk know how important it is to families to get the most bang for their buck and optimize those returns...they sent me a ...

Pineapple Orange Ginger Infused Water Recipe

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Living healthier means drinking a lot of water.  While I don't mind, I do often get bored of plain old water.  So having flavor ideas that won't add calories and/or offer great flavor are a BIG bonus for me.  This pineapple orange ginger infused water recipe gives me great flavor without added calories and tastes ...

Shortcuts for Moms #Motts

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mott’s via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mott’s.   As parents, we all have our shortcuts we take, for good and for bad.  Our confessionals can be the cause of many a laughter-filled gathering.  I’ll even ...

Celebrating the American Worker

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When school is back in swing and my kids are just getting settled in their routine, Labor Day rolls around. For the kids, this means a day off from school while for adults, it has a different meaning. This is a day we are able to show the workforce how much we appreciate them. By ...

Panda Express Chinese Spare Ribs

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This post brought to you by Panda Express. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Just in time for spring and summer fun, Panda Express just introduced their Chinese Spare Ribs. For a limited time they are launching a new premium rib entree: Chinese Spare Ribs. These Chinese Spare Ribs are slow cooked for ...

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

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I get really bored with our breakfast options on weekdays. Cereal, oatmeal, yogurt with granola, fruit, waffles.  Day in, day out. For whatever reason, none of the kids or I like having eggs during the week for breakfast. We always, always always have blueberries on hand because we have 2 huge bushes that produce gallons ...