Building Our Boxtroll for the #BuildABoxtrollSweeps


Remember earlier when I told you about the fun #BuildABoxtrollSweeps? Well my family decided to take the challenge and build a Boxtroll. These are the supplies we gathered to get our troll off the ground. You can just look around your house for things you have on hand to build your own Boxtroll.   We got the kids together and asked what the Boxtroll should look like. My daughter wanted to come up with his face. She drew it and colored it and was in charge of putting it together. … [Read more...]

Facebook Flash $10 Starbucks Gift Card WINNER

Thank you to everyone who participated in the $10 Starbuck gift card Facebook flash giveaway! The winner was drawn on woo and the winner is:   Angelica Cassandra Dimeo   You have 24 hours to claim your prize! Please message me on Facebook, or email me at   Thanks again! … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot® Cuisine provides ingredients for a full life


#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Crock-Pot® Cuisine. This could include Crock-Pot® Cuisine providing me with content, product, access or other forms of payment.     Life is busy! With school, piano lessons, church activities, play dates, trying out different sports and activities to see if we want to begin other classes, life is busy! I was so happy when Crock-Pot® slow cooker approached me to work with them to spread the word about how … [Read more...]

R.L. Stein’s Mostly Ghostly: Have you Met my Ghoulfriend? + Giveaway


Back in the 90's (yes I mean the 1990's... that dates me!) R.L. Stein's Goosebump series was very popular. The books were everywhere and there was a corresponding TV series. I watched them every once in a while and thought they were fun. I didn't like scary things, but these weren't that scary so I was able to watch. Fast forward several decades to me getting an email for R.L Stein's Mostly Ghostly: Have you met my GhoulFriend? I laughed as I remembered the "old days" and decided to help promote … [Read more...]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Activities

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Are you getting excited to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? It's coming to theaters October 10th, so not too much longer to wait now! In the meantime, have fun with the Cooper's with these activity sheets and a yummy recipe! {Click on the picture for the full size PDF for clear printing!}               Here is the trailer in case you haven't seen it yet: Like ALEXANDER on … [Read more...]

Toy Story of Terror

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  My kids LOVE all the Toy Story movies so when I was asked if I would be interested in viewing Toy Story of Terror and sharing it with my audience, I said a big YES! This cute movie features the short film Toy Story of Terror as well as 3 other fun favorites. About Toy Story of Terror: What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find … [Read more...]

Boogie Wipes Giveaway

Boogie Wipes Giveaway

Back 2 School with Boogie Wipes Giveaway   This yer as you head back to school be sure to give Boogie Wipes to your child's teacher. I know it probably isn't on the list, but Boogie Wipes are a saline wipes that dissolves mucus caused by common colds, allergies, and of course anything else that makes a Boogie filled nose! Sounds important, right? Boogie Wipes are extra soft and come in a variety of scents.  Our personal favorite is the Great Grape, but they also have Fresh Scent, … [Read more...]

First Look at Marvel’s Ant Man

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My husband is a HUGE Marvel fan so the other day when I received this photo and little bit of information about Ant Man he was tripping all over himself to get to the computer screen to see this. All the while I'm quietly (or maybe not so quietly) thinking why did they make a super hero called Ant Man? What heroic qualities do ants have? I guess I have a lot to learn! lol For everyone interested in the details here is the press release featuring actors, locations and such: MARVEL STUDIOS … [Read more...]

eMeals NEW 30 Minute Meal Plan

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Are you a Mom on the move? A person on the go? Do you barely have time for dinner, let a lone a nice sit down dinner with the family? Well I have GREAT news for you! eMeals has a NEW plan just for you! The new 30 Minute meal plan. eMeals can now optimize your few minutes you have for dinner with the amazing 30 Minute Meal Plan! Also, don't forget about eMeals Back to School sale. Get 20% off your order with code SCHOOL. Don't be stressed with coming up with nightly meals, get the 30 minute … [Read more...]

Macy’s $5000 Gift Card Giveaway


This post may contain affiliate links. What a great time to enter to win a gift card to Macy's! Do you still have some Back to School shopping? Macy's is giving away one hundred (100!!) $50 gift cards to make a total of $5000 in gift cards! This giveaway runs Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00 AM ET to Thursday, August 21st at 9:00 PM ET.   Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Macy’s deal page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds


I found these delicious Baked Potato Rounds and they come from Mommy I'm Hungry. Loaded Baked Potato Rounds 4 large baking potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1/4 cup melted butter salt and pepper to taste 2 TBL crushed garlic (I use WAY more than that:)) 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped green onions sour cream (we dip ours in ranch) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush both side of potato slices with butter ( I … [Read more...]

Otterbox Agility Tablet System Giveaway


Agility Tablet System by Otterbox Back to School time is upon us and Otterbox has came up with the perfect solution to protect iPads!! They have a revolutionary system in place that allows the user a customized experience but it also works as a complete system to protect your technology.   The Agility Tablet System allows students as well as adults to use the tablets your way!! We all have a preferred way to work and with Otterbox on the job the Agility Tablet System is the perfect Back To … [Read more...]

PC SpeedBoost Mission Giveaway

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I'm always looking for ways to improve my computer's performance. I invited to learn more about PC SpeedBoost and enter this great giveaway. There are 2 prizes to win and 2 to give to a friend! About our Sponsor PC SpeedBoost is a product of Boost Software. Boost Software is a Boston-based, solution software company. One little virus can slow your computer to a crawl. It doesn’t take long. You can have just gotten your computer and all of a sudden it is slowing way down. What do … [Read more...]

Happiness is Family Travel


  I'm so happy (see what I did there!) to team up with HappyFamily to talk about what makes me happy. For our family, happiness is traveling together. We have been blessed to travel the world, see different cultures and meet new people. I have enjoyed our family travel experiences so far and look forward to a lifetime of traveling with my favorite people! This summer had a family first. We took a huge road trip to Springfield, IL, Columbus, OH, Hershey, PA, Niagara Falls, NY, … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Back to School Contest

WIN Me! & Kohl’s Back to School Pinterest Contest Are you kids already back to school, or headed there soon? Could you use $250 to spend on Back to School clothes?? I think that would definitely help ease the burden of all the back to school purchases required! Keep reading to see how you can win! Blogging Mom of 4, and Kohl's have joined together to bring you this BTS Pinterest Contest! Prizes 2 winners will be chosen. Each will receive a $250 … [Read more...]