hhgregg Salutes Everyday Heroes #MaytagSalutes #sweeps #HHGhero

 Do you know one thing that’s super important, that we should all do on a regular basis?  Honor our everyday heroes. We should.  Those who serve in our military, to protect the rights and freedoms that we so often take for granted- we need to honor and salute them regularly.  It’s not just the individual who sacrifices to go to the military- with training and in times of conflict, there is a separation from loved ones, for weeks, months, even years on end. Those families are sacrificing along with their loved ones.
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My own cousin, who’s just 4 months older than me, is one of our nation’s heroes. She went over to serve in Iraq for 18 months- a single mom, leaving her sweet little girl to protect OUR rights.  She’s been home several years, and in that time, has managed to become quite successful in a career that brings her around the world AND she’s raised that sweet little girl to be an amazing young woman …she’s added a son to her family.  All on her own.  She’s a homeowner, she’s a marathon runner, and quite frankly, my hero because she always, always always has a smile on her face no matter what.
She’s also smart, funny, beautiful and a great listener.  Also, she finds ME funny, so that’s another mark in her favor. Mostly, she just inspires me to strive to do more. She’s done so much on her own, and is so strong, but still makes time for others.
 Which brings me to why I’m talking about my everyday hero.  From 5/1 through 5/31, hhgregg and Maytag brand are giving away $45,000 in Maytag brand appliances. Yes, you read that right. $45,000 in appliances.

Every day, they’ll randomly select one winner to receive one of the following Maytag brand prizes:

4.3 Cu. Ft. Bravos® HE Top-Load Washer and 7 Cu. Ft. Bravos® Dryer

36” 25 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator

30” Stainless Steel Smoothtop Electric or Gas Range

24” Stainless Steel Dishwasher

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At the end of the sweepstakes, they’ll award the following grand prizes:

A Maytag brand Kitchen Suite featuring a refrigerator, oven range, dishwasher and a microwave:

4.5 Cu. Ft. Slate Maxima® Front-Load Steam Washer and a 7.4 Cu. Ft. Slate Maxima® Steam Electric Dryer

4.3 Cu. Ft. Bravos® HE Top-Load Washer and 7 Cu. Ft. Bravos® Dryer (This grand prize will go to SEVEN winners!!)

Non-winning daily entries do not roll over, so the more you enter, the better your chances!

BONUS!!! If you enter “LOVES” in the sweepstakes entry form – the blogger with the most redeemed will win a special prize for the hero they’ve nominated!  Please help me support one of my Everyday Heroes! 


Each person can enter to win up to 4 times a day. Here are the 4 ways to enter (and don’t forget to enter “LOVES” in the entry form!! (Your entries do NOT roll over from day to day, so be sure to get your entries in each day!)

Facebook: http://hhgre.gg/1cKRH5w

Website: http://hhgre.gg/1dt2JND

Mobile: http://www.hhgregg.com/maytag

Bonus Video Share: http://hhgre.gg/1OFzMP6

Users can share the video on Twitter using #MaytagSalutes and #sweeps to earn one entry per day into the grand prize and daily prize sweepstakes


Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by hhgregg & the Maytag Brand via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of hhgregg & the Maytag Brand or Momtrends. Don’t forget, if you enter “LOVES” when you fill out the entry form, my hero will win a special prize.  

Do You Know When Your Child Needs An Eye Exam?

As a parent, we have so many things we have to think about and remember when it comes to our kids. Sometimes we get so focused on the day to day activities, we do not always remember to follow through on other issues. When we have a healthy child, this is especially true for many parents.  Thank you to ThinkAboutYourEyes.com and MomitForward.com for including me in this sponsored campaign about children’s eye exams.

Do You Know When Your Child Needs An Eye Exam?


We take for granted our kids are healthy until something happens that changes that whole idea. You probably take your children to their pediatrician once a year for their annual well check visit, right? Do you know your child needs an eye exam as part of their healthy checkup schedule? According to a National survey, only 2 in 5 or 40% of parents think their child needs an eye exam as part of their healthy checkup schedule. Interestingly enough, this is about half as many who think the same about an annual trip to the dentist (81%) or pediatrician (78%) are essential.

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Not real glasses, but she hopes to one day “need” them…these belong to her stuffed animals.

If you have a child under the age of 6, they are more likely to miss out. I was surprised to learn that according to the American Optometric Association (AOA), more than a third of parents have ever taken their child to the eye doctor. Mine all went at one for the first time, and have had at least a checkup each since then.  My brother was born with Hyperplastic Vitreous and my mom always stressed how important eye exams are for kids. Because many parents are in the dark about when to take their child to see an eye doctor, 24% of them will wait until their child shows symptoms before seeking help.

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I was absolutely shocked to learn 84% of parents say they would not see an eye doctor when their child started complaining about their vision. What is actually recommended by the AOA is that parents need to take children who do not wear contacts or glasses to the eye doctor every two years. If you are unsure of where to find an eye doctor for your child, you can visit the Think About Your Eyes website. Another area of eye care parents should be aware of is protecting their children’s eyes from harmful UV rays. When you are out in the sun, your child should have their eyes protected. You can learn more about this issue on the Vision Council website.

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Currently, Think About Your Eyes is offering a fantastic giveaway to one of my readers which includes a phenomenal gift package valued at $286. You can win:

Eye Care Essentials:

* Chelsea Morgan sunglasses from VisionWorks ($139)* Computer glasses from Chemistrie ($65)* Lens care kit from Hilco ($50)* Eyeglass case* Eyeglass holders* Cleaner and cloth

Eye health kit from Alcon ($32): * Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops* Systane Balance Lubricant Eye Drops* Systane Lid Wipes (for makeup removal)* Zaditor Eye Drops (allergy)



Camp Invention Summer Camps #thinkmakecreate #giveaway

Summer is coming really fast and many of us are planning the kids’ activities for those many weeks off.  My kids are typically with me all day, but we do like to do some camp time for them just for a change of scenery and some different fun.  This year, the kids are super excited that they will be attending a local Camp Invention in a nearby town… all three love figuring out how things work and how to put things together, so this week of camp that focuses ON the inventive mind is going to be a week full of fun for each of them.  STEM activities and skills are very *hot* in the education world right now and I’m so excited that we have this opportunity for the kids to STEM their little hearts out for five full days at this invention summer camp as part of my Ambassadorship with Camp Invention.

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children in grades one through six to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s great inventors.

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This year’s program theme is  “Illuminate™;” which will encourage students to explore their inventiveness through an innovation laboratory, investigation of circuits and taking on a nature-inspired design challenge. As they build and make discoveries, they will have a chance to invent a prototype from scratch and explore math from a new angle when they create origami flight models during team-building exercises.


I cannot even imagine having the chance to go to a camp that focused on all kinds of cool ways to take apart- and put together- inventions of this level at any elementary age level.  I love that Camp Invention exists so that kids can spend time doing activities they love with other kids who share that passion. Kids who have an inventive mind- that is, kids who show an interest in learning how things work and who like to take things apart- those are the kids who will likely be into this awesome camp concept.  While at the camp, kids can get their geek on, while learning collaboration, persistence, communication and goal-setting skills… building their self-esteem and opening doors for them to explore.


The Camp Invention program annually impacts more than 112,000 children at 1,200 plus sites across the nation. Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community. To find a camp in your local community, visit our Camp Finder or for additional information, visit www.campinvention.org.

New in 2015, Camp Invention, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors Competition and the USPTO will establish a nationwide call to action to inspire innovation in America. This movement is called Innovation Echo and challenges everyone to join together and think creatively, offer ideas and solve problems so that we can continue to change the world for the better. Innovation Echo will be integrated into the 2015 Illuminate™ curriculum as a take home project for Camp Invention in 2015 that will keep Campers motivated to innovate throughout the summer. They will work closely with their parents to come up with ways to create solutions for the 2015 challenge, Tomorrow’s Brightest Days – Solutions for Energy Conservation, and share their ideas on Camp Invention social media properties. The winning idea will be awarded a spot in the 2016 Innovation Echo showcase next May inWashington, D.C.


Got a STEM kid at your house?  Check out Camp Invention. If you register before May 12 using SPRING for a code, you’ll save $15 off the registration rate (rates start at $220 for a week).


One lucky reader will win a week’s tuition for a Camp Invention at the location of their choice (based on available spots)! Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below.



This is a sponsored post through my Ambassadorship with Camp Invention. Opinions are my own.

Get What You Wish For With #MomsWeek #giveaway

Have you ever wanted to be showered in gifts or do the same for a friend? Well, you may get what you wish for with an exciting event starting today! Not only can you send samples to a friend, you can wish for samples for yourself and you can win a gift basket to end all gift baskets! Now this is a contest I can get excited about, don’t you? The “RSVP to Win” Contest is a gift basket giveaway that you will need to RSVP for Mom’s Week for your chance to win this amazing gift basket. This gift basket will be filled with goodies from a ton of sponsored sampling brands. The contest is hosted on the Sampler page starting today, Wednesday April 29th. Not only will you RSVP for the gift basket contest, you will also get access to the official Mom’s Week calendar where you will find special links to each giveaway and sampling event located behind each logo on the calendar. Please note you can only RSVP once, and can do so on a tab installed on the Sampler Facebook Page. Thanks to Sampler App and  Acorn Influencers for inviting me to take part in this sponsored promotion of #MomsWeek

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After the RSVP phase, comes the next super fun phase: The “Wish for It” phase. This is where you will receive exclusive access to the calendar and will have a chance to go and “Wish For” product samples you would like to receive. You will be able to share on 4 different social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Wishing will notify all of the your friends that a brand is participating in Mom’s Week and will tease you with their offer. If you buddy up with your friends, you can also receive the offer for yourself as well. Sampling Events where you can send a free sample to a friend are from Monday May 4th– Friday May 8th.

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Here are the brands who are participating as of today:

Skoy Cloth: This eco-friendly company put the fun in cleaning! With colorful and thirsty cloths made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. These cloths are also 100% biodegradable when properly composted.

Grab Green: This team, which is made of eco-responsible  parents, offers cleaning products made of natural ingredients. This line of laundry products consist of toxin-free formulas that get down and dirty with the best of the messes!

Charlie’s Soap: If you want to keep your house fresh and clean but are concerned about being planet friendly? Then Charlie’s Soap is what you are looking for. They offer the highest quality biodegradable, environmentally safe and hypo-allergenic detergents.

Montagne Jeunesse: The folks over at Montagne Jeunesse has a new name! They are now called 7th Heaven and they have been bringing you natural and cruelty free beauty products for 30 years!
Epicor: Do you find yourself getting sick a lot? Then you need to check out the Epicor products! This unique formula of dried fermentate (a specialty ingredient made with natural baker’s yeast) has been shown to support a strong, healthy immune system.

Renew Alliance: Using a process called “hydrolysis” to break down the collagen molecule into very small pieces, ‘hydrolyzed collagen’ is made. Because it has a very low molecular weight and can be rapidly and efficiently absorbed when consumed, you get skin and eye care products that fight free radicals and reduce the signs of aging in your skin.

Soapbox: Want a great bar of soap that can change the life of a child? That is what Soapbox soaps is all about. With every bar of soap sold, a child in need gets a bar of soap, clean water or a vitamin supplement.

New England Naturals: For 30 years, New England Naturals have been making delicious granola and cereals, which were sold in bulk. Now you can enjoy such flavors as Blueberry Harvest Granola, Cranberry Almond Granola Clusters or All Natural Banana Walnut. Yum!

Genesis Today: From traveling the world, Genesis Today brings you superfoods, which are exceptional plants and fruits packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential nutrients that support overall health and well being.

Basq: Got stretch marks? Not if you use the products from Basq, which offers the most advanced skin care system for fighting and fixing stretch marks. Celebrities like Poppy Montgomery love using the products from Basq!

EZ Melts: Hate taking pills? EX Melts is to the rescue! EZ Melts are a full line of fast melting dietary supplements that are specially formulated to melt in the mouth quickly without the need for water.

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Kiss My Face: The KISS products have been around the green marketplace for 30 years. They offer over 200 bath and body products sold in over 19 countries worldwide

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Four Steps To Choosing the Right Mother’s Day Gift #Shopswell #Giveaway

Mother’s Day is coming.  Super soon.  (Just so you know, it’s also my birthday this year…sometimes that’s kind of fun). Most of us either want to celebrate being a mom, or celebrate our own moms.  But how do you find the right gift? If you don’t have suggestions from the mom in your life but want to get her a gift….


Four Steps To Choosing the Right Mother’s Day Gift

Make it Memorable:

Don’t disappoint mom and give her a gift she may buy for herself. My mom was known to buy fresh flowers for the house or a nice bottle of wine. Take a risk and buy her something like a full body massage, personalized jewelry or a framed photo with all the kids. For me, I’m good with taking photos and awful at printing them. I’ve wanted a cute little printer for just photos forever….

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Make It Meaningful:

I must admit, I have had a few Mother’s Days when I got a bottom of the barrel card or wilted roses. I knew these were last minute and it took no effort to choose them. Do some research and find out what your mom would really like. What is her favorite perfume, or band (buy her tickets to their show) or secret indulgence (decadent triple chocolate cake) or a vintage scarf or broach.

Know Her Stats:

Make sure you know mom’s favorite color, size, flower, hobby or other pertinent information before you head out to do her shopping.

Rely On Reviews:

One thing I will do when shopping for gifts is to see what other people are saying about it. Finding a great deal doesn’t hurt either! With Shopswell, you get all of that and more.


What I love about Shopswell is not only am I saving money, but I also get the help from a community of other Shopswell shoppers. Shopswell combines cost saving technology, reviews and recommendations from a quality and shopping savvy community. You can also see authentic videos in a simple interface that empowers your best shopping experience ever.

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I do not have a lot of time or money to waste when it comes to shopping for the right product. Whether it is something for me, my family or a gift for someone, I want the right product at the right price, and I get that on Shopswell. It also makes my online shopping quicker and easier than ever. I can:

  • Track pricing to save money and time.
  • Find the right product for you, right now.
  • Get recommendations, and share yours too.
  • Discover fun quality products that entertain and delight.
  • Benefit from community reviewed and curated products.

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Instead of those annoying ads popping up from advertisers, Shopswell offers authentic recommendations and reviews from people who understand how to match the unique tastes and needs of shoppers with products they have real experience with.  No matter what you are shopping for, Shopswell offers you get price tracking on the right products with recommendations from a community of shoppers who are just like me!

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Our friends at Shopswell have realized how many people like me are out there, who want help finding the right gifts for the right prices and how to track those. I’m loving this service- both for my Mother’s Day/Birthday wishlist for me, but also to keep a close eye on gifts for family and friends!

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Shopswell loves shopping so much and they understand how online shopping is great, they want to give away an Amazon Prime Membership!! Enter below! (If already a member, winner to receive a $99 Gift Card)

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Shopswell, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

So many times: I Wish I had a Wet Ones

Times that I “Wish I had a Wet Ones” on hand….they are many…

…when my kids touched animals at the zoo

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when I touched animals at the zoo

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when my son picked up a sick bird

when I pet a llama

when my husband pulled a huge slug off my dog’s back

when I removed a tick from the cat

when my son sneezed in a museum

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when we went to the kids museum on a school field trip day

as the kids got done climbing in a restaurant play area

when my daughter touched door handles in the hospital

on a plane

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at the beach

on a boat

when the kids want to get the free cookie at the grocery store

picking the kids up from a playdate

when the kids pick up trash on a walk

changing a messy diaper on the go with no place to wash hands…

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chocolate anytime, anyplace…

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…there are so many times I’ve said “I Wish I had a Wet Ones” and fortunately, many of those times, I’ve had a Wet Ones to use.  Not always.  Life happens, messes happen, and it’s always good to have Wet Ones on hand for just in case. This post is brought to you by our friends at Wet Ones… who understand that whenever sidewalk chalk is involved, we need something close by to wash little (and not so little) hands!


Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes are the 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes and kill 99.99% of bacteria when soap and water aren’t available.

Wet Ones Wipes are hypoallergenic and contain aloe and lanolin so they’re easy on skin for even the littlest of hands.

Wet Ones come in convenient sizes that can be used in and out of the home like discreetly tucked away into purses, brought onto airplanes, or used whenever a sink is out of reach.

40 count canister, which is designed to fit into a standard car cup holder

15 and 20ct travel packs

24 count box of individually wrapped single wipes

Wet Ones are available in mass retailers, grocery and drug stores nationwide.  For more information, visit www.wetones.com.

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Right, now, when you purchase a Wet Ones product (excluding travel and trial sizes), if you snap a photo of your receipt, you can get a FREE kid’s Six Flags ticket with purchase of a full price general admission ticket weekdays (up to $51.99 value) or $10 off one (1) full price general admission ticket weekends.

How it Works:

Consumers must take these steps to redeem the offer:

Purchase a Wet Ones product (excluding travel and trial sizes)

Snap a photo of the receipt

Text WETONES to 811811 for submission instructions

Alternate options are to email image of receipt to receipts@wetonessixflags.com or upload image of the receipt to sixflagswetones.com

Once receipt upload is verified, consumers will be taken to the registration page on www.sixflagswetones.com to provide their information to receive their free ticket voucher via a personalized email (to avoid duplications)

On the registration page, consumers will also have a chance to enter to win the ‘Wish I Were a Six Flags VIP’ trip, which will allow the winners to choose which park they would like visit!

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 One reader will win a 4-pack of Six Flags tickets (valid only for 2015 operating season)! Don’t forget to pack some Wet Ones!


This post is sponsored by Wet Ones.  Opinions are my own.

Sponsored Video: Country Crock – #WhenWeBake #Giveaway

The Country Crock® “So Much Good Happens When We Bake” campaign celebrates family togetherness in the kitchen and around the dinner table. We actually do a lot of baking as a family- every Saturday morning, we make pancakes “from scrap” as the kids say. The kids love to bake- breads, biscuits, cookies, muffins, cakes… they love helping and they love creating.  We consider ourselves pretty lucky that they do enjoy being part of the cooking and baking process- and it truly is a wonderful way to bond and connect with one another. Time spent in the kitchen is more about than just making cookies (or anything), it’s about the time we get as a family and the values we can share – such as patience, togetherness and sharing. These are values inherent to the Country Crock® brand.


One of the best things we’ve ever been blessed to receive since I started this blog was this bunny head cookie cutter.  It may look like just a cookie cutter to you, but our friends at Country Crock sent a bunny drawing my 5 year old did off to a 3d printer and included this amazing little cookie cutter from her drawing.  I can’t even tell you how much I want to make these for friends and family with kids’ artwork.  Not even just my own.  Her little face when she saw that cutter was simply amazing.

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She is over the moon.  When I was away for work this weekend, my husband sent me this photo of her cookie creations with her cutter!




You can make your favorite family recipes – and discover new ones – with Country Crock®.

Country Crock® is a versatile buttery spread that makes home-baked cookies chewy and delicious, and can be used in the kitchen whether you’re cooking, baking, sautéing or topping your favorite dishes. Visit www.CountryCrock.com/recipes for recipes and meal inspiration. Country Crock® has less saturated fat than butter and contain 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVO).


Country Crock® knows so much good happens when families bake together, and that’s why they brought a unique, family-fun opportunity to the NYC Tri-State area to surprise moms just in time for Mother’s Day with special cookie cutters created by their special kitchen helpers … their kids! The cookie cutters were created on-site by a 3-D printer, and inspired by the drawings kids created while at the store. The families were able to take their one-of-a-kind cookie cutter home to create even more special memories together.(http://www.unileversweepsrules.com/countrycrockbaking)


With the help of a friendly grocery store, Country Crock was able to share with unsuspecting families the good that happens, when we bake. All that was needed were a few colored pencils, the modern magic of a 3D printer, and the reminder that watching a child’s imagination come to life is one of the special joys of baking together. Don’t miss the original film in the #WhenWeBake series at WhenWeBake.com.


One reader will win a Country Crock #WhenWeBake prize pack valued at $200 to enjoy some baking time with their own family!



This post has been sponsored by Country Crock®, but all thoughts are our own.

Celebrate Spring Snoopy Style

Happy Spring!! It finally is starting to look a little bit like spring may make an arrival here in Connecticut soon. Most of the snow is even melted at long last…

Snoopy = Spring! Celebrate the end of cold weather (if you had any—looking at you, Californians!) with a perfect Peanuts springtime package. The goodie basket includes a variety of treats to welcome the warm weather—and a few Easter items that will put a Spring in your step all the way until next year!  You’ll enjoy: a Hallmark Snoopy Flutterby Plush available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, Peanuts Band-Aids,  Nestle’s Chocolate Easter Beagle, Peanuts Board Game from Wonder Forge,   “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” interactive book (with sound and music) from Running Press, Fantagraphics “Batter Up, Charlie Brown” baseball-themed book, and  Snoopy and Belle collectible toys from Schleich.


PS: Your kids can also spring into Spring “head first,” with these fun Spring-themed brain teasers starring the Peanuts gang, created by Young Minds Inspired. Click the worksheets to download the pdf files!



Enter to win  a Hallmark Snoopy Flutterby Plush available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, Peanuts Band-Aids,  Nestle’s Chocolate Easter Beagle, Peanuts Board Game from Wonder Forge,   “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” interactive book (with sound and music) from Running Press, Fantagraphics “Batter Up, Charlie Brown” baseball-themed book, and  Snoopy and Belle collectible toys from Schleich.!

Thanks to our friends at Peanuts for sending us the fun springtime Snoopy goodies :)

Premium Denim at Affordable Prices

When it comes to spring, I always think of a time of newness and renewal. Because we had such a rough winter this year, the idea of the warm sunshine on my face and seeing those daffodils peeking from the ground makes me very happy. Another thing about spring is you get to put away those winter clothes and bring out your warm weather wardrobe. When I am transitioning my closet from one season to the next, I usually donate or toss the pieces I do not or cannot wear any longer. I also do this for the kids and my husband’s closet. This means we all get to add a few new pieces to our closet, and that is always a good thing! I mean, who doesn’t want some new clothes to show off when the weather changes?

Premium Denim at Affordable Prices

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For the guys in my life, I was so excited to learn Kmart had the new Adam Levine Denim Collection. This menswear collection launched in the Fall of 2013 and is available exclusively in 500 select Kmart locations as well as on kmart.com. You can also find the line on ShopYourWay.com, which is where I love to shop because it is easy and I earn points which can be redeemed on future purchases! This collection has great fabrics and designs, which Adam and his partner, Project Runway designer alum Kevin Christiana, have put together for today’s young man.This premium denim line is perfect a sophisticated yet simple, casual man with an edge, which describes my son-in-law perfectly.


The Adam Levine Denim Collection includes a skinny, slim leg, straight leg and boot cut fits, which all give off a cool and classic vibe for everyday wear. For Mike, he chose the Adam Levine Men’s Patriot Straight Leg Jeans in Raw Indigo, which retail for just $24.99 a pair. He paired these with the Adam Levine NYC Skyline Tee, which sells for $12.99, but is currently on clearance for just $7.79. To bring the whole look together, Mike chose the Adam Levine Black Lace-Up Sneaker, which were only $21.99, which surprised me because they are so well made and look fantastic! Mike was able to choose an entire outfit for well under $60, which you hardly ever find anymore, at least for such stylish clothes that look so amazing, fit so well and are made so well.

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The Premium Denim line features authentic vintage denim in a wide range of colors and washes (including raw with selvage trim, dark indigo rinse, bleached indigo and many more) at an accessible price point under $40. If you are looking for some great looking outerwear for those chilly spring nights, the line also consists of amazing outerwear, wovens, knits, underwear and accessories including hats, scarves, socks, belts, sunglasses, shoes and bags. With prices from $14.99-$69.99 for apparel and $9.99-$16.99 for accessories, you can fit this line into just about any budget.

What piece do you like best from the Adam Levine Denim Collection?

One reader will win a $50 Kmart Gift Card!

This post is brought to you by our friends at Kmart through our participation in the Kmart KClub Blogger Program.

Four Cool Ways to Celebrate College Graduation

Attending college is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things you can do in your life. If you go straight to college from high school, you are already used to getting up early, cramming for those exams and taking them every semester. If you have a break from going to high school and then going to college, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of going to class and juggling your course load. Once you graduate, you want to celebrate that accomplishment, right?

Here are just 4 ways to celebrate college graduation:

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Take A Trip:

After 4+ years in college, you deserve a break! Take a trip to a place you have always wanted to go but did not have the time. Think big! Go for a European vacation. There are a ton of great deals you can take advantage of.

Sign Up For A Career Related Activity:

Now that you have studied hard for the career of your choice, you will be ready to get a job in your chosen field. Attend a conference, buy a business related journal or get a membership to an elite organization.

Spoil Yourself:

After all that hard work, your stress levels are probably through the roof. Why not sign up for a spa weekend to get your batteries recharged.

Show Off Your Diploma:

That piece of paper will be one of your most prized possessions. To keep it safe and show everyone your amazing feat, get yourself a nice diploma frame from Church Hill Classics.


My niece is graduating from college with a double major and we are so proud of her. I wanted to get her a really special gift that I knew she may not think to get herself. I knew getting her a diploma frame from a professional company like Church Hill Classics, she would really treasure it. Now she will have those valuable pieces of paper preserved forever and they are showcased in a lovely frame made especially for her diplomas.


All the frames from Church Hill Classics are handcrafted in the USA, and they offer a huge selection of custom frame styles for more than 1,500 colleges and universities. You can choose a frame that features a unique, color-enameled medallion from your school seal, your school’s athletic logo, a pretty photo of your campus, foil embossing of the school name and/or seal and there can even be an opening for your tassel. The attention to detail is key when you are investing in a frame for your diploma- and Church Hill makes sure to create a quality, lasting piece for you or your graduate that is made to last.

I kind of want to get one for myself.  I would probably need to dig up my diploma from Plymouth State College though!


Currently, Church Hill Classics is offering one of my readers a diploma frame valued at up to $200! Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below!


Disclosure: This post is part of the blogger program by Church Hill Classics and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.