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 ...

Magellan eXplorist GC Geocaching GPS

Magellan eXplorist GC GPS

Thank you to Magellan for sending us the eXplorist GC GPS to use while geocaching.  The GPS is great and has begun my family on a new and active hobby.  In the three weeks since we recieved the Magellan eXplorist GC GPS we have discovered trails and parks that we did not know existed.   ...

Play-Doh from sea to shining sea – #win some goodies from in between! (Giveaway)

play-doh states of america

Play-Doh has been running an ongoing nationwide social media campaign called the “Play-Doh States of America,” where their 1.1 million Facebook fans have gotten the chance to vote on their favorite landmarks throughout all 50 states.  They emailed me earlier this week to ask me if I'd share the image of the States of America, ...

Polly Pocket Zipline Adventure Pool to the rescue!

polly pocket zipline adventure pool

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign with  Mom Central Consulting for Polly Pocket toys. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   It's summer, it's hot, my kids want to swim all day long.  We have a pool here at the house and we're doing 6 weeks ...

Maple Sugar Toast with Fruit = Easy Summer Breakfast #CookwithSpreads

maple toast for breakfast!

This is a sponsored post about Maple Sugar Toast written by me on behalf of Unilever. Since discovering the different ways you can cook with spreads, I'm finding I'm reaching for this in the fridge when I'm cooking more an more...my kids have even invented their own recipe using a spread! We have a new favorite ...

Movie Date Night with pizzeria! from DiGiorno #DiGiornoPizzeria

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This is a sponsored post about the new pizzeria! by DiGiorno through by affiliation with SheSpeaks.  Sometimes the best date nights happen just 100% by accident.  We had the best date night ever last week and we didn't even leave home, weren't doing anything in particular. It was a busy day and we did a ...

Quiet cleaning with the Bissell CleanView Deluxe Bagless Vacuum #cleanview #ad

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This review of the Bissell CleanView Deluxe bagless vacuum with One Pass Technology is brought to you by our friends at Bissell through my affilliation with Mom It Forward.  We have a yellow lab mix and a kitten who both seem to feel like leaving pieces of their fur on every surface in our house is ...

Beating bedwetting blues for #BetterNights with GoodNites #pmedia #ad

goodnites bed mats are discreet #betternights

This shop for bedwetting supplies is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and GoodNites, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BetterNights  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. I was a bedwetter until the 4th grade. I've told you that before.  I remember my mom trying all kinds of things.  My body just wasn't ...

Disney*Pixar’s MONSTERS UNIVERSITY June 21st

Disney Pixar's Monster University

Last night we were guests at a special premiere showing of Disney*Pixar's MONSTERS UNIVERSITY.  My husband, 8 year old and I all were so excited to see the movie and it did not disappoint.  The main characters, Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are back and full of all their usual fun.  MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is the prequel to ...

Free, private video Websites with ProudOn TV #POTVFamily #ad

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This is a sponsored post about  ProudOn TV,  a free, private video website where you can share your personal family experiences. I've long looked for a simple way to share personalvideos with loved ones near and far without having to use social media. Sometimes, the memories are private and aren't for public eyes, or others eyes. ...