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 ...

Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe #ILoveAvocados #AFMPitCrew

chocolate avocado brownies

This recipe for chocolate avocado brownies is sponsored as part of my Ambassadorship with Avocados from Mexico. Opinions are my own.  I love brownies. They love me too.  It's a long, rocky road for us (and another brownie flavor I can't seem to say no to) and it usually ends with the brownie being devoured ...

I’m co-authoring the Be Out There ebook! #BeOutThere

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This post announcing my participation in the creation of the Be Out There e-book is part of an ongoing relationship with The Motherhood and the National Wildlife Federation.  We'll be talking a lot about getting families and kids outdoors and ways to make it fun so that kids WANT to Be Out There. The launch of the ...

I’m an Avocados from Mexico Pit Crew Ambassador #AFMPitCrew

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This post about my partnership with Avocados from Mexico is part of an ongoing series that I will be sharing over the next several months. Late last year, I decided I really wanted to focus more on recipes and being more adventurous in the kitchen. I've had many new opportunities and challenges along ...

Why on earth do I need life insurance?

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Why on earth do *I* need life insurance, when I've been a stay home mom for just about 8 years now? I haven't been a source of income for our family, so why would life insurance be something we need? Thanks to my Ambassadorship with Genworth, who sponsors this series of posts,  I've been learning ...

It’s time to replace our compost bin #DigIn

compost bin made with pallets

This is the first  sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot as part of a series about outdoor DIY projects  in the yard.  We have composted for almost 8 years now, since moving to our current home.  For years, we've just used pallets to kind of frame an area  for the compost ...

Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers for Moms on the Move! #HuggiesTester

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Spring is in the air and our family is on the move everyday! We love to take advantage of the beautiful weather to get up and out of the house. Whether it be exploring a new park, shopping, or just playing at a friends house, we are constantly on the go. With a toddler Oil ...

Huggies Designer Wipes Tub – Function Meets Fashion #HuggiesTester

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I am so excited to be an Official Huggies Tester and share with you an exciting new product!!!  Huggies Wipes Designer Tubs are a fun and fashionable way to store your baby wipes.  These tubs are the ultimate in Function Meets Fashion and one of my top picks.   Just because we are moms and often accumulate a lot of "stuff" in ...

Apples and Waffle Sticks with Honey Yogurt Dip Recipe #EggoWaffleOff

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This is it- the final recipe for the Week of Waffles I'm sharing as a Chief Waffle Officer.  It's been a fun (and filling!) week- and I'm ending mine on a sweet and simple note.  This recipe is for apples and Eggo waffle sticks with honey yogurt dip. I make this honey yogurt dip using local ...