Throwback Thursday #NetflixKids #StreamTeam {Plus #Giveaway}

Throwback Thursday Netflix Titles

**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. Throwback Thursday ... I usually only post those photos on my personal Facebook page.  But let me share a few #TBT photos with you: And while we are on the topic of Throwback Thursday, let's talk about one of my favorites shows as a kid: 'Saved By The Bell'.  A few weeks ago, I found it on Netflix and immediately turned it on.  My kidlets said it was awful, but then I caught them watching.  They were sucked in and it was just as good as I remember it being! Check out these classics: 1. Saved by the Bell 2. The Baby-Sitters Club 3. Family Ties 4. Jem and the Holograms 5. The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries 6. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends 7. Transformers What was your favorite show? a Rafflecopter giveaway   GOOD LUCK! Only one person per household/IP address may enter. This … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday

Baby Hands |

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Windows Surface 2 Tablet: Pros & Cons #WindowsChampions

Windows Surface 2 |

**Full Disclosure: As part of the Windows Champions blogger program, I will be loaned two devices (with Windows 8.1) for the next year.  I will also have the opportunity to learn more about Windows and Microsoft.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. A 2-in-1 device - both computer and tablet.  So portable and convenient.  I've said it before, but I ADORE my Windows Surface 2 Tablet! The Windows Surface 2 Tablet is such an easy touch screen device to use.  I can have multiple apps running … [Continue]

Toy Ideas for Easter Baskets {Plus #Giveaway}

VTech Toys - Perfect for Easter |

**Full Disclosure: The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. Have you ever thought about how much candy the Easter Bunny brings your kids?  Wouldn't items from a list of toy ideas for Easter baskets be better choices?  I am a candy lover, so I wouldn't be able to stop candy all together but toys assist in learning & imaginary play and those are good things. I am saving these VTech toys for Colin's Easter basket, so I can only tell … [Continue]

Champions for Kids #SIMPLEGiving puts emphasis on oral care!

Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving Banner

**Full Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood.  All opinions are my own. Like most parents, I want my kids to be thoughtful, compassionate, well-rounded humans.  But James and Colin won't learn it just by hearing what to do.  My husband and I need to show them how to care for others through hands-on experiences. While there are many great opportunities available, many of them have an age restriction.  Giving to Champions for Kids is … [Continue]

My healthy home: homemade bubbles #WalgreensOlogy #shop

Homemade Bubbles #shop |

**Full Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  #WalgreensOlogy Colin's allergies are outrageous.  We have to be really careful about which products we use and how often we use them.  I want him to think of our house as 'my healthy home' - a place where he knows that he is safe.  Using products that are allergen-free is one way of making him … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday

Bluebonnet & a Bee |

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Run or Dye San Antonio 5K

Run or Dye San Antonio - May 3rd

**Full Disclosure: I will receive compensation and admission to this event in exchange for this promotional post. Run or Dye, the world's most colorful 5K, is headed to Blue Bonnet Palace on May 3, 2014!  Bring your friends & family for the color-blasted 5K!  You'll be showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer.  Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate … [Continue]

Disney-themed apparel by Jumping Beans at Kohl’s #MagicAtPlay

Kohl's Jumping Beans #MagicAtPlay |

**Full Disclosure: I was given a gift card to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own. Introducing 'Magic at Play' - a one-of-a kind collaboration between Disney and Kohl's.  The spirit of Disney and its beloved characters blends with playfulness and practicality in Disney apparel by Jumping Beans which is designed to inspire fun and imagination.  The first of these Disney apparel by Jumping Beans selections is available exclusively at Kohl's and … [Continue]

Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Bowls

Chocolate Bowls for Easter |

**Full Disclosure:  This post is brought to you by Imperial Sugar.  All opinions are my own. Easter is still a few weeks away, but the kids and I have been experimenting with dessert Easter recipes that we might want to go with our meal.  I think Imperial Sugar's Chocolate Bowls are the winner.  It's such a super simple idea, but you can personalize it in a zillion ways. 1.  Blow up the balloons - but keep them rather small as this will be the size of your bowl.  (We used water balloons … [Continue]

DIY Tablet Case: Microsoft Surface #WindowsChampions

DIY Tablet Case |

**Full Disclosure: As part of the Windows Champions blogger program, I will be loaned two devices (with Windows 8.1) for the next year.  I will also have the opportunity to learn more about Windows and Microsoft.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. I ADORE my Microsoft Surface (more on that soon) but just carrying it in my bag was scratching up the backside so I wanted a case that was cute and functional.  With my mom's help, I made a DIY tablet case - envelope style - for the Surface!  No … [Continue]

Kitchen Messes and the Clorox Ick Awards #ad #ickies

Clorox #ickies Awards Ad

**Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox. Everyday moments – true, spontaneous and imperfect - are the best part of my day.  But some of these moments are downright icky, and Clorox is here to help you laugh about the messes.  At least once a week, my kids help me make something in the kitchen.  As you can imagine, a giant mess is left in the wake so I am grateful for Clorox products! Recently my boys were helping me make cupcakes from scratch.  I let … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday

Bee Close-Up |

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HoneyBaked Ham – Perfect for Easter Meals! #ad #HoneyBakedEaster

HoneyBaked Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin |

**Full Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase HoneyBaked Ham & sides.  All opinions are my own. Ham is the main course staple for Easter meals in my home.  It is delicious and makes great leftovers.  But preparing a ham takes time and energy, right?  Not when you head over to The HoneyBaked Ham Company and pick up the size you want! With Easter just a few weeks away, I wanted to beat the rush so I headed over to the HoneyBaked Ham location closest to my house (IH-10 West) and … [Continue]