Magic Jinn Interactive Guessing Game #Giveaway

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We received a MAGIC JINN interactive guessing game for review. We're spending hours each day at the swim and tennis club we joined- the kids are in lessons but not always at the same time.  I like to have a bag of tricks, so to speak, with me, so that if there's down time, the ...

Get BeautyFully Connected at Walgreens #bfconnected #beauty #giveaway

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This Walgreens giveaway is sponsored by our friends at Lunchbox. Walgreens and Unilever have paired up to create the BeautyFully Connected site, which includes helpful beauty tips from brands like Caress, Vaseline, Motions, and Dove. We consumers can visit the site and gain helpful beauty tips- from other women just like us! From June 30-July 27, ...

Rethink varicose veins #rethinkvaricose (Giveaway)

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This is a sponsored post about varicose veins on behalf of The Motherhood. More than 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year. If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with ...

Sparkle on every day with Glaceau fruitwater #sparklingtruth #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me about getting your sparkle on every day on behalf of Glaceau fruitwater®.  Sometimes, life throws us curveballs.  With 3 kids close in age, we have a lot of curveballs.  Like having to tell one of my kids- not for the first time- Please don't lick the lobster tanks. ...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pretzels and Avocado Recipe

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Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in our family, and sometimes, no matter how much we love the classics, it's fun to change things up a bit.  Part of my Ambassadorship with Avocados from Mexico was a promise to create an avocado recipe each month over the summer, and today I'm sharing a new one ...

Family camping with Bear Grylls #GetOutAlive

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This is a sponsored giveaway post about being ready for anything - including family camping- with Bear Grylls.  If you haven't yet heard of Bear Grylls, well, you clearly aren't watching much on the Discovery Channel.  My husband has enjoyed Bear Grylls' Man Vs. Wild for several seasons, and I would be lying if I ...

Family Movie Nights & Summer Viewing with #NetflixFamilies #ad

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This is a sponsored post about family movie nights written by me on behalf of Netflix. We aren't big TV watchers during the summer months.  We spend most of our time outdoors.  But we do still like to have our family movie nights, no matter what time of year it is.  Netflix is usually where ...

My first blogging conference was a blast #blogherfood #afmpitcrew #iloveavocados

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Last month I attended the BlogHer Food Conference in Austin Texas.  I've not been to a blogging conference before- I did get one day squeezed in last summer in NYC at BlogHer but honestly, there wasn't much "conference" in my day and it was such a blur I don't remember.  This year, Avocados from Mexico ...

Swimming Pool Safety PSA #PoolSafely

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Today I'm going to talk a little about swimming pool safety.  Part of owning a swimming pool includes safety, and there are some things that folks often overlook or just don't think much about.  Safety isn't just about watching swimmers, not swimming alone, or not swimming while intoxicated (nor supervising swimmers while intoxicated).  Swimming pool ...

Shop at Kroger and earn points on gas purchases!

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This is a sponsored post about how to earn points on gas purchases at Kroger stores! Up to $1 off per gallon on fuel purchases at Kroger and 10¢ per gallon at participating Shell Stations. http://www.kroger.com/fuel/Pages/A1.aspx 3 easy ways to earn fuel points in Kroger stores every day: Shop for Groceries (normal exclusions apply): $1 in Groceries = 1 fuel ...