New Beneful Recipes (PLUS! Get a free sample!) #FriendsofBeneful

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When I was out at the #FriendsofBeneful event in St. Louis a few months ago, Beneful shared with us both the packaging and formula for their new dry food recipes.  The new recipes have evolved with what we dog owners want to see in our dog's food and ingredients that we are familiar with. You may ...

Why should I get my HVAC Inspected? #HouseExperts

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 This post explaining why I should get my HVAC inspected is brought to you as part of our new#HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. It has been in the 90's and so humid here.  I don’t ever remember a summer that had this many days in the 90’s, and we have more coming ...

I Cruise, I Lose: Weight Loss Program Update

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I Cruise, I Lose: Weight Loss Program Update I was provided a free trial program by Jenny Craig that included being compensated with enrollment in the program, consultations, as well as food for the duration of the program. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.   Well, we’re 60 days into my Jenny Craig experience. I say ...

Beneful Dream Dog Park Project Program

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Dream Dog Park Project Earlier this spring, I was in St. Louis visiting our friends at Purina (specifically, Beneful), and was able to take part in a work day to spruce up the Frenchtown Dog Park while there. This was the unofficial kickoff off Beneful's sixth year of the Beneful Dream Dog Park Project program- where monies and ...

Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program Progress

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I was provided a free trial Jenny Craig program and meals. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own. I just completed week five of Jenny Craig. First of all, how did that go by so fast? I'm serious! I was kind of expecting the days to be long and drag by, thinking about food around ...

Cilantro Lime Marinade Recipe #SweetSwaps

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Summer is upon us and, of course, this means that grilling season is probably already happening on your patio, right? We all have our classic favorites like burgers and chops, of course, but sometimes I like to shake things up and create some bright, fresh flavors for family and friends. I really love to create ...

Weight Loss Program: Starting Jenny Craig

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I’ve been wanting to get back into being healthier and part of that meant finding a way to be held accountable for doing so. I’m at a lifetime-high weight (or was a week ago, I’ll know tomorrow what the change is if anything) and feeling horrible. I don’t want to sugar coat it (ironic phrase ...

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

I am excited to partner with American Express and Hilton for this sponsored opportunity to make my family travel goals and summer trip to Orlando happen. Most of us are happy to travel to different places.  Maybe you just love to travel back to your childhood hometown. Maybe you love to travel the world. One obstacle for many ...

Choosing the right fish tank for your family

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My son really wanted a pet of his own, and my lovely sister got him all set up for his birthday last year.  A cool 1 1/2 gallon tank and a date with Auntie Cindy to choose gravel, plants, decor and a Betta fish were his birthday surprise. He was over the moon. My sister ...