Happy National Dog Week 9/18-24! #FriendsofBeneful #NationalDogWeek

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Happy National Dog Week! Dogs with a loving family are happy dogs- and they have a way of bringing that happiness right into the family home. Many have done studies through the years and research shows that having a pet can be a great way to reduce stress and offer relief from loneliness. Brownie makes our ...

After 3 months on Jenny Craig #JennyCraigMoment

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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. I've been on Jenny Craig for 12 weeks now. In that 12 weeks, I've lost 29 lbs*.  Yep, ...

Planning for New Siding for Your Home #HouseExperts

Planning for New Siding for Your Home

This post talking about Planning for New Siding for Your Home is brought to you as part of our new#HouseExperts partnership with Sears. Opinions are my own. A few weeks ago we showed how much of a difference that just painting our old aluminum siding made, but we realize it’s definitely a short term fix. It looks great ...

Back to School Breakfast Buffet Ideas + Happy National Pancake Month!

Back to School Breakfast Buffet

Back to School BreakFEAST Buffet Nothing helps you wake up earlier than a breakFEAST buffet waiting for you. Parents and caregivers, the idea of having a kid-free breakfast after a long summer vacation right when the kids head back to school might also help wake you up earlier. This Back to School Breakfast Buffet isn’t just ...

4 Home Improvements that Make Your Home Work Smarter

4 Home Improvements that Make Your Home Work Smarter

This post with home improvements that make your home work smarter is brought to you by our friends at Sears As part of the #HouseExperts program. Our home was built in the late 60’s, early 70’s.  It’s your typical ranch style home and while there were many updates to it over the years before we become the ...

Birthday Pancake Cake: A birthday breakfast the kids can make for someone!

Birthday Pancake Cake Recipe & Instructions- This Mama Loves

Birthday Pancake Cake Right now we are in the middle of what I call birthday season in my family. The kids have birthdays 1-2-3 all in a row, in about 7 weeks time. It gets a little crazy.  The kids have always made ME breakfast on Mother's Day and/or my birthday, as well as for my ...

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

Why Should I Get My HVAC inspected- This Mama Loves

 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

I Cruise, I Lose: Weight Loss Program Update- This Mama Loves

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

Dream Dog Park Project- This Mama Loves Blog

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 ...