Top Reasons to Travel to Puerto Rico

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been "bit by the travel bug" recently and Puerto Rico is on my list of Top Places to visit!  It's  a 5-star vacation destination filled with world-class attractions that appeal to […]

Must Try Video eCards by American Greetings

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of eCards from American Greetings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. American Greetings just rolled out a new addition to their new online card line that’s super fun and that you’ve got to try.  Have fun making a personalized video card and then surprise […]

Stay Connected with Zubie PLUS Exclusive Discount!

Zubie

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m already planning on getting away for Spring Break and I’m excited that this year I have the Zubie to help me stay connected to my car and my “crew”.  Zubie is an always-connected wireless service that monitors […]

International Delight Pin It Win!

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Nothing screams summer quite like ice cream, which might be one of the reasons I love summer so much!  :) I was recently introduced to International Delight’s THREE new Coldstone Creamery flavors!  Super Fun, right?  I love that International Delight’s flavors can be used for more than just flavoring coffee {since I don’t drink coffee}.   […]

2012-A Year in Review

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2012 was a year in which a specific shift in focus was made here on Seven Clown Circus.  My site was originally started as a personal blog about my five small children and the happenings in my family.  Over the years as they’ve grown and become more aware of the public nature of my blog […]

Tech Candy iPhone 4 Cases {blowout sale}

Tech Candy

I’m in love with my Tech Candy iPhone case  and have gotten so many compliments on it that I decided to pay it forward for the holiday season.   I pulled some strings and used my connections to score as many cases as I could at 50% off the retail price.  These are the perfect […]

Bloggy Boot Camp Day is Here! {2012}

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Looking for Wordful Wednesday?  It’s here! Today has been designated as Bloggy Boot Camp Day 2012.  It’s the day that the SITS Girls have set aside to “to celebrate two great years of education and networking for over 1,000 women.  It’s a day to kick off another year of connections, support and learning!”   {image BBC} […]

Bisco Turns One!

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Bisco turned one on November 25th.  It scares me a little bit that I know his birthday, to be quite honest.  I’m unsure if I have been able to remember his birthday because it’s almost the twins birthday or if I can just remember because I adore my dog more than I let on. My […]

Feel Better Friend ~ A New Facebook Application!

Feel Better Friend

Have you all heard of the new app, Feel Better Friend?  Feel Better Friend is a seriously fun and FREE new Facebook Application by the makers of Vicks VapoRub®. It’s a way to let your friends and family that are feeling under the weather know you are thinking of them.  How do they know?  Why […]

How to Tie a Tie

#5 figured out to tie his own tie out of necessity.  His brain dead mom {me} can’t remember how-to to save her life, so it’s a good thing he took matters into his own hands.  If you are like me and can’t remember how to tie a tie, this video might help.

Top 10 List of Smells from Childhood

Why do I get the feeling that my Top 1o List of Smells from Childhood is going to date me?  I love that smells can evoke memories, and here are a few of my own. What smells remind you of your childhood? Here we go: 10.Books:  The smell of new books always brings me back […]

Vicks VapoRub® VapoDad Revealed

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Last week we played a little guessing game.  I gave you clues about the identity of the first ever VapoDad and you all nailed it.  Nailed it.  Not one wrong guess.  Just as you suspected, the new Vicks VapoDad is Drew Brees.  His new commercial co-staring his son Baylen launched a few days ago.  Seriously, […]

Vicks VapoRub® VapoDad & {A Giveaway}

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I’m so excited to have been brought back this season as a Vick’s Blogger.  Especially since Vicks is doing something totally new and exciting in advertising with the big reveal happening in just a few days.  For the first time in VapoRub history, their ads will feature a VapoDad!  It’s about time.  :) I *just* […]

Jury Duty

I reported to Jury Duty for the first time ever (as in my life) a few weeks ago.  Somehow I’ve gotten really lucky and never started to get summoned until a few years ago.  Back then I had babies at home so I didn’t have to report.  Now that my kids are all in school […]

Making an Extraordinary Teacher’s Day Better

Hometown Teacher Surprise Event - $110 School Supplies Box

On behalf of the “A Day Made Better” cause for teachers, I surprised a teacher at my child’s school with a $110 worth of school supplies from OfficeMax!   Most of us remember an amazing teacher who made a real quantifiable difference. The one who taught us to think differently about the world or got […]

BlogHer ’11: Day One

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Let me start off by saying that I loved BlogHer ’11. My feet have never been so sore in my life, or my personal schedule so busy. I mean, I usually have a full calendar, but it’s with appointments/lessons/play dates for the kids not a full schedule of things that I need to do for […]

BlogHer 11

I’m assuming everyone is talking about BlogHer.  I mean, who wouldn’t be if they were there?  It was all kinds of verbs, but most importantly, it was fun. I totally want to tell you all about it, too.  Unfortunately I still have to wrap my brain around the trip and figure out how to post […]

The First Day of Bisco’s New Life

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  I just got home from dropping Bisco off at the Animal hospital. Today is the day that just might change his life forever. He’s getting neutered, and it just seems wrong.  Even the word sounds so, well, emasculating.  But, I guess that’s about correct, right? I just wish I didn’t feel guilty, and that […]

Two {$25} Super Cuts Gift Card Giveaway for Locks of Love

I’m excited to offer two of you a $25 Gift Card to Supercuts as a way to spread the word about the partnership between Supercuts, the Southern California radio station K-EARTH 101, and Paul Mitchell for Locks of Love Week, this week, from July 25-31. Locks of Love is an organization my family has donated to in the […]

WhoNu? Cookie Bundle Giveaway Plus a {$25} Walmart Gift Card!

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If someone had told me a week ago that a serving of cookies could be nutritious, I wouldn’t have believed them.  I’ve made plenty of cookies, I’ve bought many cookies, and none of them had the distinction of being nutritious.  Delicious?  Definitely.  But good for me?  Not so much. Last week, however an assortment of […]

A New Scent for Vicks VapoRub?

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I have this friend whose college class submitted the name for my favorite candy bar. What bar, you ask? A Watchmacallit. My friend will always have a special affinity  for  Whatchmacalit bars because she was instrumental in naming it.  I’ll always like the bar more than I would have because I know someone that helped name […]

A Favor, if you please…..and my 1,000th post!

I don’t do a whole lot of guest posting these days, but today’s an exception.  I’m over at my friend Nicole’s place (Moment’s That Define Life), and so I hope you’ll pop over.  I don’t talk much about my twins and their birth much these days, so for those of you that don’t know about […]

Ebates Birthday Bash – Enter to win $1200 & More

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Ever heard of Ebates?  Ebates offers shoppers discounts, coupons and/or cash back on merchandise from over 1200 stores.  Ebates is celebrating it’s 12th Birthday May 9th – May 17th, and you are invited to join in on the celebration! To celebrate their birthday, Ebates is giving one lucky Facebook fan $1200!  They’ll choose the winner from their […]

My Mom, On Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day will mark 28 Mother’s Days that I have been forced to acknowledge/celebrate without my mom. 28 years she’s been gone. It seems like an eternity.  I’ve forgotten so many things about her over the years.  Like how she smelled or exactly how her hands looked as she performed motherly tasks for me […]

My Poor Aching Muscles

Last year I went on a walk/run 3 days a week with a friend.  We’d run about 1.5 – 2 miles (before I had to stop because I thought I would DIE) and then we’d walk another 2 miles or so.  My friend moved, my motivation for exercise outside my home disappeared, and it has […]

The Tale of the Missing Puppy, Cont….

I know it wasn’t very nice of me to leave you hanging yesterday without the conclusion of the lost puppy story. However, I do have a good excuse.  I HAD to leave in the middle of my monologue, and it couldn’t be helped. For Real. Anyway, we got home, and I literally jumped out of […]

The Tale of the Missing Puppy, aka, my Tale of Woe

We decided to wrap up spring break with a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm with the kids. They were excited, I was excited, everyone was excited. Except, I couldn’t stop hem hawing over what to do with Bisco.  Bisco the dog.  (You can just start calling me the dog lady since he basically rules my […]

I’ve been supporting a dictator, and I didn’t even know it.

If the Wall Street Journal article published Friday, April 8th entitled Libya’s Widely Used Web Suffix Makes a Long Story Short is to believed (and it is), then I’ve  not only been inadvertently “visiting” Libya daily, but I’ve been sending my “peeps” there as well.   I am not happy. I most commonly use Bit.ly […]

Wordful Wednesday-Kids Bathroom Remodel/Update

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Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along! Ever since we purchased our home almost 2 years ago, my husband has been busy […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

In honor of my birthday, I thought I’d talk about my dad and me.  Or is it my dad and I? My dad and I have had a running competition since I was born, really, over who can one up whom on April Fool’s Day.  I suppose my dad didn’t think it was very funny […]

Vick’s Marketing Timeline

Vicks Products circa 1890's.

I’ve recently had my interest peaked in the marketing/advertising campaigns of well known companies over the last century. It started with a book I picked up in the used book store over the summer. It was published in the 1970′s and covered sixty years of celebrities and fashion gleaned from British Vogue. The book was […]