Magic Jinn Interactive Guessing Game #Giveaway

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We received a MAGIC JINN interactive guessing game for review. We're spending hours each day at the swim and tennis club we joined- the kids are in lessons but not always at the same time.  I like to have a bag of tricks, so to speak, with me, so that if there's down time, the ...

Rethink varicose veins #rethinkvaricose (Giveaway)

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This is a sponsored post about varicose veins on behalf of The Motherhood. More than 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year. If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with ...

Sparkle on every day with Glaceau fruitwater #sparklingtruth #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me about getting your sparkle on every day on behalf of Glaceau fruitwater®.  Sometimes, life throws us curveballs.  With 3 kids close in age, we have a lot of curveballs.  Like having to tell one of my kids- not for the first time- Please don't lick the lobster tanks. ...

Food Should Taste Good Chips

Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips

We buy Food Should Taste Good chips as a treat.  We don't eat a lot of chips so when we do we want them to be great.  Food Should Taste Good sent me a sampling of their chips made with real ingredients.  The chips did not last long in this house.  The multigrain chips are ...

Family Movie Nights & Summer Viewing with #NetflixFamilies #ad

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This is a sponsored post about family movie nights written by me on behalf of Netflix. We aren't big TV watchers during the summer months.  We spend most of our time outdoors.  But we do still like to have our family movie nights, no matter what time of year it is.  Netflix is usually where ...

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)

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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!

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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

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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 ...