Check out our new Toilet Paper Birdfeeder my 3 year old made from ItsySparks!

itsy sparks birdfeeder

I'm smitten with the idea of the monthly subscriptions that are available to consumers.  For kids, most of these subscriptions offer craft ideas, with everything you need, right inside the box....and one of the companies who makes these boxes, ItsySparks, contacted me about doing a review of their ItsyKit for little ones. Our April kit ...

VIPRE Internet Security (Still) Gives Me Peace of Mind

vipre is installed

This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine.   I shared with you a few months ago that I'd downloaded VIPRE Internet Security onto the laptop I inherited from my dad.  It's been a blessing to have- that's the laptop I let the kids play on, and I really REALLY like the peace of mind ...

So many brands, designers and options at Sears #MoreatSears

michael kors sears

This post brought to you by Sears. All opinions are 100% mine.   Don't you just hate when you go to the store, find something you just LOVE, and then realize after searching that there are none left in your size?  Even with a search for extra stock in the back of the store, often times, you're ...

Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Pie Recipe

girl scout cookie ice cream pie recipe

I heard the absolute strangest thing the other day.  "We have too many Girl Scout cookies left." Um, say what now?  There's 2 things I can't wrap my head around there, my friends.  First: that whole "too many" in relation to Girl Scout cookies. Secondly: "left" as in leftover?  As in, not all consumed? After I picked ...

The time I gave up nothing to be with my everything…for love #ForAllYouLove

J&J Campaign Manifesto

When I was little, and well into my teen years I hurled angry, hurtful words at my dad.  "You aren't my FATHER" I would scream, when he'd try to parent me.  And worse.  As I grew older and matured, though, I started to see clearly and understand.  My dad was my father.  He is my ...

Make Every Day a Big Day Starting with Breakfast #PCBigDay

frosted mini wheats big day

Schools' ending, summer's almost here....and kids will be free to play, to camp, climb, crawl, kick, swim and all kinds of other fun things for the summer. Scholastic and Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats have created a "Big Day" campaign where they challenge parents and kids alike to make every day a "Big Day."  Sounds easy ...

My Mother’s Day Plans include unplugging it all #SocialBlackout

social black out mothers day

It's Mother's Day weekend and as much as I love you all, dear friends, I won't be online much.  Especially not on Sunday, Mother's Day itself.  Why is that?  I want to unplug, unwind and just chill.  All day.  I won't lie, it will be hard, because I've always got my phone right there, or ...

Granola Bars with Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch #HoneyBunchesGreek

easy granola bar recipe

Today's featured recipe for Granola Bars made with Honey Bunches of Oats with Greek Yogurt is brought to you by our friends at Honey Bunches of Oats.  We've been doing a lot of granola bars lately and I decided to take a recipe a friend shared with me and change it up to include this ...

Turkey Meatballs with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

turkey meatballs with red pepper sauce recipe

My dear friend Jenni's Turkey Meatballs with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe is (as always) a pretty easy to follow recipe.  I like to make a double or triple batch and freeze the extras for a later date.  (I love to cook once, eat thrice!)   Turkey Meatballs: 1 lb ground turkey 1 finely chopped onion (small) 1 small apple, peeled & grated 3T ...

I can’t believe this is Walgreens #BosWag #CBias

walgreens flagship downtown crossing

I was invited to the opening of the Walgreens flagship store opening by Collective Bias®.  I was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias ™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric  All Opinions are my own. About a month ago I received an email telling me that there was going to be a Flagship store grand opening ...