Wordless Wednesday: Lazy River

Lazy River Fun | SensiblySara.com

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Nestle Nesquik and Back-to-School Lunch Ideas #shop #FoodMadeSimple

Lunchbox Idea with Nesquik #shop | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #FoodMadeSimple In about a month, my kids will head back to school.  I'm not sure happened to our summer but I am not ready for the routine that comes with back to school.  James is ready - and has been since the first day of summer.  Colin will start kindergarten and he is not excited about the idea of something new. My kids are picky eaters, so packing lunches is the way to go.  The school lunches we make usually include Nestle Nesquik, fruit and/or veggies in some form and some version of a sandwich (or wrap). These pinwheels (or tortilla sushi rolls) are super easy to make.  On a tortilla, pile on your favorite foods (ham, turkey, cheese, spinach, cream cheese, whatever you want!), roll it up and cut it every 1/2" or so. Both of my boys like Nestle Nesquik because it's chocolate milk!  I like it because it's a … [Continue]

Summer Learning with Netflix #StreamTeam

Educational Netflix Shows - Big Kids

**Full Disclosure: As a member of the Stream Team, I was provided a Netflix subscription, ROKU 3 and an HDMI cable.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own. I enjoy learning - whether I am at a museum, library or at home watching documentaries - I am happy to be adding knowledge to my brain.  My husband and kids are much the same.  We enjoy learning new things because knowledge is power! Summer isn't just about staying up late to watch silly movies.  It's also about taking … [Continue]

Mommy and Me Monday: #DisneySMMoms Edition

Sara at Disney

Every week, my friend Krystyn (from Really, Are You Serious?) challenges moms to step out from behind the camera and capture a photo or two with their kids.  She says that moms are missing from photo albums - and she is RIGHT! Last week I was dared to post an image with 5 pictures of myself.  It was HARD!  I looked through all my images from May, June and July but didn't find a single photo of myself (with or without my kids!).  We went to Disneyland in April, so I was able to find a few … [Continue]

National Lollipop Day with a See’s Candies Review {and #Giveaway}

National Lollipop Day | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: I was given a gift card to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own. Once a month, my kids and I visit the LEGO store.  After they are done perusing all the LEGOs, I force my kids into See's Candies as my 'we did it!' treat.  See's Candies is one of my favorite candy stores.  I always buy at least three Scotchkisses (and they don't usually make it all the way home!). When I was if I wanted to review See's Candies, I couldn't … [Continue]

It’s time to put a STOP to Child Hunger! #ChildHunger

Child Hunger Ends Here Pin

**Full Disclosure: This sponsored discussion about childhood hunger is made possible by ConAgra foods and The Motherhood. I can't even imagine what it would be like just to be hungry - especially not as a child.  But more than one in five children in the U.S., including more than one in four Latino children, may not know where their next meal is coming from.  That’s nearly 16 million children, a number that could fill 8,000 playgrounds. But we can help put a STOP to child … [Continue]

2014 Toyota Sienna XLE {#Review}

Toyota Sienna | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: I test-drove the 2014 Toyota Sienna for seven days for review purposes.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.  I learned how to drive in my mom's minivan.  I didn't think I'd ever want to drive one again!  But when I was given the opportunity to check out the 2014 Toyota Sienna, I couldn't say no.  I wanted to see how far minivans have come in the last 15 years. I was pleasantly surprised by the Sienna and all of its really cool features!  But I … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Haircuts

Colin | SensiblySara.com

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VHS to DVD Transfer with YesVideo! {#Giveaway} #DivaMemories

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**Full Disclosure: This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and YesVideo.  I received the featured service free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a VHS tape or two that you can't watch anymore because you don't have a player for them?  I do - my wedding video and my high school graduation.  There are such special memories on those ancient media storage devices; throwing them out would be heart-breaking option. … [Continue]

Shark Tank Swag {#Giveaway} @CNBCPrimeTV #sharktankswag

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**Full Disclosure: I received a box of Shark Tank Swag in exchange for this giveaway.  No other compensation was exchanged but there may be affiliate links.  All opinions are my own. Do you watch (or have you watched Shark Tank?  I don't watch it as often as I'd like because I have to fight my husband and kids for the television.  But with CNBC now airing back-to-back episodes of Shark Tank on Tuesday nights at 8pm, I can get in at least one episode after bedtime! To promote Shark Tank … [Continue]

Share a Coke with your favorite people! #shop #ShareItForward

Coke Float #shop | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #ShareItForward At the end of a draining day, my 'me-time' treat is almost always an ice cold Coke.  It's delicious when I enjoy it by myself, but when I Share a Coke {float} with a friend it's a little better because of the conversation that comes with it! Last weekend I headed up to Walmart so I could check out the Share it Forward in-store demo … [Continue]

Kids in the Kitchen: Trix Treats

Kids in the Kitchen: Trix Treats | SensiblySara.com

I am a sucker for Rice Krispies Treats.  But when my local grocery store was OUT of Rice Krispies, I decided to buy Trix cereal.  A few days ago, I was ready to make the Trix Treats.  I asked the boys to help me make a treat.  James said no but Colin was willing to help as long as he could have some of what he made! Colin stirred and poured.  He was a great helper! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:51] Have you ever made Trix Treats? Did you have fun in the “kitchen” this week?  Did you try a new … [Continue]

Sweet Something and Shari’s Berries #RAOBerries

Heart Shaped Strawberry | SensiblySara.com

**Full Disclosure: This story is inspired by Shari’s Berries Sweet Something Campaign.  Having two boys kids can be rough.  The 'sweet something' moments can be hard to come by - especially if I am not looking for them. James usually wakes up smiling and full of (unending) energy.  He is ready to go the minute he opens his eyes.  He thinks he knows everything there is to know and no one else is ever correct.  (Surely he didn't get that from me!)  James doesn't show much affection but … [Continue]

2014 Chevy Traverse {#Review}

2014 Chevy Traverse

**Full Disclosure: I test-drove the 2014 Chevy Traverse for seven days for review purposes.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.  When the 2014 Chevy Traverse was dropped at my house, I thought, 'MAN!  This thing is bulky and cumbersome.'  But after driving it around for a few hours, I fell in love with the SUV. I was so in love with the Traverse that I didn't take time to photograph much of the vehicle, but I do have these shots of the center console and part of the … [Continue]