Vote for the Mrs. Dash $5,000 Recipe Challenge Winner & My Guacamole Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Dash. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that Mrs. Dash now has 14 seasoning blends to help make your cooking needs even more spectacular?  Gone are the days of one spice for one dish, now there’s a spice for just about […]

Laundry Room Organization with #DuckShelfLiner

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. A few months ago I discovered Duck Brand's Shelf Liners.  They pretty much changed the way I organized shelves and cupboards because suddenly I was introduced to a product that was not only easy to […]

S’mores Milkshake #TruMoo

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Did someone say milk?  In these parts, we equate milk and summer with milkshakes.  It's how we roll.  TruMoo is our new favorite milk that starts with pure fresh, pure, low fat milk from your trusted […]

Creamy Fudgesicle Pops {recipe}

With summer FINALLY in full swing, we are loving popsicles in these parts. It’s hot ’round here and there’s nothing my kids love more on a sizzling day after a full day of swimming than homemade popsicles. This recipe for Creamy Fudgesicle Pops is a new favorite. I like them because they are easy, the […]

Keeping the Good Going on the Ice

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My All-Star Daughter keeps the good going on the Ice.  Keep Good Going (KGG) is based around the idea that we can perpetuated personal good and positively effect everyone in our life, including our family. […]

Chocolatey Puppy Chow Krispies {recipe} #easytomake

This is a sponsored post from Rice Krispies.  All opinions are my own.  Of course. Rice Krispies are our thing.  We love them in cereal, we love them popping on our tongues, and we REALLY love them made  into sweet treats.  Usually I just make the classic Rice Krispie treats with Rice Krispies, marshmallows and […]

Sending My Kids to College: The ScholarShare Solution

This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and ScholarShare. All opinions are my own. The thought of sending FIVE kids to college pretty much gives me heart palpitations.  {{Thank goodness Jeff is a little more calm and collected about this.}}  I need to make sure my kids get the best chance at a fabulous […]

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – Yourkidvid {win an iPad Mini}!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Yourkidvid. {link to video} There are 85 million moms in the US, but only one, {or a few, I suppose -families are complicated} is yours.  Do you know how you are going to show her she’s the best?  I have a suggestion, and it […]

Keeping The Good Going On the Ice

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My All-Star Daughter keeps the good going on the Ice.  Keep Good Going (KGG) is based around the idea that we can perpetuated personal good and positively effect everyone in our life, including our family. […]

BIZ® IS Better and Here’s Why!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that baseball season is in full swing I have more reason than ever to require a stocked laundry room shelf of BIZ® Stain & Odor Eliminator.  Biz cleans up to 80% better […]

Scoring Dodgers Tickets with ScoreBig

The Dodgers are our team.  We seriously love them.  Every single member of my family is a Dodgers fan, and that’s saying a lot since there are SEVEN of us!  Jeff tries to take the boys to as many games as he can during the season, but we’ve NEVER gone all together as a family. […]

Strawberry Milk Shake Recipe {#EasterIDeas}

With Easter right around the corner, I’m LOVING this Strawberry Milk Shake with Whipped Cream. It tastes sinfully delicious and since it’s pink, it’s the perfect festive Easter treat. Since it’s pretty healthy (just think of all the calcium and fresh fruit!!!) there’s no excuse not to make it all. the. time, right? {{snicker}} How […]

Clean Delivered Straight to My Door With ePantry! {review}

I have never been shy about admitting that I have a little thing about clean.  I wouldn’t say I’m compulsive, but I would say that I get uptight when my house is dirty.  When ePantry offered to let me try their service for free {they send me the cleaning products I wanted} I jumped at […]

Mediterranean Turkey Sub {recipe}

This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Oscar Mayer and One2One Network. Now that baseball season is in full swing I’ve turned to dinner options that are quick, filling, nutritious and full of flavor.  Lucky for me, Oscar Mayer introduced Deli Fresh BOLD flavors lunch meats in March. Deli Fresh BOLD lunch […]

Bisco Gets a Treat!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been three and a half years since Bisco became a part of our family.  I always used to scoff at people who talked about their dogs as if they were family members.  And now […]

Connections Happen When We #ShareTheTable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. I’m a firm believe that dinner time is family time.  It’s important for everyone to gather around the table and eat together.   Other activities can wait, or dinner time can be worked around them.  As my children […]

NEW Super Snack Pack® is this Mom’s Friend!

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. The New Super Snack Pack® is this busy mom’s friend. Now that Spring Baseball is in full swing, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going most of the time.  If my life wasn’t mapped out on my digital calendar, I’d seriously be […]

Saving Time in the AM with Quaker® Shakes

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Mornings are always a flurry of activity in my home.  Even though everyone is pretty independent, I still have to oversee the morning routine for the most point, and make sure the little-er ones don’t forget to brush their teeth, make their lunch […]

Spring Cleaning with DG!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s Spring Cleaning time which means it’s time to break out the elbow grease.  I’m a pretty tidy house cleaner, so my spring cleaning routine calls for deep cleaning areas of my house that need […]

Sparkling Smiles Made Simple with Waterpik®

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik. Traditional flossing has always been the bane of my existence.  I just plain don’t like to floss my teeth {even though I do}, and I never have.  So, training my FIVE children to love to floss their teeth has been a burden that […]

Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy LOVE

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honey Bunches of Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My family recently taste tested the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy flavors and we fell in LOVE.  Seriously.  And I quote:  “this is the best cereal ever”.  “I don’t think I’m […]

Bisco Gets a Girlfriend {ALPO®}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALPO® Brand Dog Food for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Bisco has found himself a girlfriend.  She lives 2 doors up and she's the cutest little thing ever.  He's got a little competition though.  Our neighbors have a few dogs and I'm afraid […]

Wake Up Your Space with PERK Vent Wrap Plus WIN 6 Months free! {giveaway}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently I had the opportunity to Wake up my space with PERK auto air fresheners.  PERK Vent Wrap is a new kind of vent air freshener that is super discreet with a patent-pending design that makes it virtually […]

Keep Your Drains Clear with DrainWig!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of  DrainWig. All opinions are 100% mine. Last night my daughters and I measured the combined length of our hair.  Between the three of us we have 66 inches of hair.  That’s kind of a lot.  And, it’s no wonder that Jeff has asked us […]

reFRESH this year with Pei Wei {new menu options}!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pei Wei Asian Diner for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Just in time for the New Year, Pei Wei Asian Diner has introduced a nationwide reFresh in the new year, complete with fresh new dishes, a fresh look and fresh small size entrée. Their […]

Making Memories with Photos for the New Year #LifeIsASpecialOccasion

The great thing about the New Year is that it’s the perfect time to create new memories.  One of my New Years Resolutions is to find ways to make joyful memories with my kids and husband in ways that we’ll all enjoy.  Gone are the days when I can get my kids to smile at the camera […]

Zubie in Action {new tech} plus EXCLUSIVE discount!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I just love new tech gear and I’ve started the New Year with new gear! My Zubie Key with accompanying Zubie smartphone app arrived just in time to herald in 2014!  Now, keeping at least one of my […]

#NewYearsClean with {MR. CLEAN® LIQUID MUSCLE™} + Top 10 Tips!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of MR. CLEAN®, all opinions are mine. I’m all about fabulous new cleaning products in the New Year {introducing MR. CLEAN® LIQUID MUSCLE™} , and apparently so is Julie Edelman aka The Accidental Housewife.  She accepted the challenge to help clean up Times Square with the help of the Mr. Clean brand […]

Traveling to Puerto Rico {to do list}

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 always start to “hanker” for a vacation right around the holidays.  Usually, by the end of December, I’m spent.  I need a vacation.  Whether or not I get one is negotiable, […]

Zubie to the Rescue {great gift idea}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We just purchased our first used vehicle in years.   We needed this particular vehicle and they stopped making them in 2005, so whether or not we wanted to go new or not was out of […]

Save Money While You Shop With MyPoints

These days I do most of my shopping on-line.  I just don’t have the time to shop at brick and mortar stores like I used to.  So, when I find a program that allows me to shop at the stores I already do {I’m not going to change my shopping habits}, AND rewards me for […]

Entertaining Tips for the Holidays {Glade®}

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Glade®, all opinions are mine. I have FIVE children, so whether or not I formally throw holiday parties , I entertain for the holidays. My kiddos expect a lot during the holiday season, just like I did, and my husband and I try not to disappoint.  We […]