Chef Boyardee House Party Recap #ChefBoyardeeParty

Chef Boyardee

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that we recently held a Chef Boyardee House Party in our home. I tweeted a few times during the party. We had about 15 people over (mostly kids) and we made a few recipes from the Ready Set Eat website featuring some of the Chef Boyardee products. Honestly, before this House Party, I had no idea that recipes even existed for these Chef Boyardee products. There were so many recipes {Read More}

Celebrate Halloween with Rayovac Flashlights & a $1 Coupon

Halloween 2010

All year long my kids look forward to Halloween. They seriously begin planning the next Halloween on the way home from Trick or Treating. I love their enthusiasm. Here are some past Halloween costumes. This was last year: Previous years: There is one thing that every Halloween has in common in my family. We are out pretty much most of the night. We are out for at least three hours.We trek some serious mileage. My kids are fanatics! Every year, {Read More}

A Day Made Better with OfficeMax

OfficeMax A Day Made Better Logo - Orange

One of the best benefits of being a blogger is being able to give back. I started this blog to write and then one of the side benefits was all of the philanthropic opportunities that have come my way. I feel like Oprah sometimes but of course, on a much smaller scale. Ever since my children began attending public school several years ago, I have made it my mission to see what I could provide for the classroom so the {Read More}

Office Work

Frequently in my current position I am called upon to create forms. We need forms for every single project that comes across my desk and I am the one tasked with creating, maintaining and making certain these forms are filled out properly. In fact, this happens on almost a daily basis. I need forms for some reason or another and many of these forms I use to track campaigns that I am working on. Almost every single form that I {Read More}

Boy Scouts of America

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boy Scouts of America for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Scouting was a huge part of my life growing up. I was a Girl Scout through seventh grade. There are so many positive benefits of scouts that I cannot even begin to cover them all. I absolutely could not wait until my son was the age where he could join Boy Scouts. The second he started school, my {Read More}

Kid Friendly Red Apple Banana Smoothie Recipe with Omega-3 & DHA #HorizonDHA

Horizon DHA Not All DHA is the same

Smoothies are something that I have long had a love affair with. I just love them. There are so many options and flavors available that I could really have one every single day of the week and not ever get sick of them. I was very excited that my children grew to love smoothies as much as I do. This made healthy eating so much more fun. One ingredient that is important to me as a mother is DHA. Vitamins {Read More}

When Twitter Hashtag Promotion Marketing Goes Bad #HeresTheBeef

Here's the Beef Twitter Promoted Hashtag

I see a lot of these hashtag promotions on Twitter these days where some company or person paid to promote their specific hashtag. Today I saw that Wendy’s was promoting their #HerestheBeef hashtag. Now I remember these commercials from growing up. If you were living in the 80’s, then you most likely remember that cute little old lady, Clara crying out “Where’s the Beef?” I loved those commercials so I naturally wanted to see what the Tweets were about. Although I {Read More}

#DontFretTheSweat Chat Recap Plus Win a Vera Bradley Bag Gift Pack from Unilever #Giveaway

Vera Bradley Bag Giveaway from Unilever

Tween Academy continued with the second of four classes on September 28, 2011, and the topic of the week was tween hygiene.  Moms arrived at the Unilever-sponsored class in TheMotherhood ready to exchange ideas and stories for cleaning up their kids’ act. “Can’t wait to hear about all of your experiences! I made sure to put on a ton of deodorant,” joked Deborah at VodkaMom. Rosalind Wiseman, parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, led {Read More}

The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack & Subway $25 Gift Card #Giveaway

Disney The-Lion-King-3D-Blu-ray

Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into homes for the first time ever in breathtaking Blu-rayTM high definition and Blu-ray 3DTM! The Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winning film’s highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October 4 in celebration of the epic animated movie’s Diamond Edition release. From August 15 through October 30 every purchase of a SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ Meal will include a FREE {Read More}

A History of St. Louis for Travelers

St. Louis Missouri

Founded in 1764 by Auguste Chouteau and Pierre Laclède, St. Louis became a principal port on the Mississippi River after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 when the United States, under President Jefferson, bought it along with an additional 828,000 square miles west of the Mississippi River from the French. In May of 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their western expedition from the city. When the Louisiana Territory split in 1812, the city became the capital of the Missouri {Read More}