How do you get kids to eat veggies? Give them choices. Sort of. #ILikeVeggies #CG

Beautiful girl with fresh vegetables

Today, 9 out of 10 people in the United States do not get the proper amount of vegetables, according to The State Of The Plate report. That is not good! We do not live in a democracy in our house. It is more of a dictatorship with my husband and I trying to overthrow each other (just kidding). But make no mistake my husband and I are in charge. However like many parents do we have come to realize that {Read More}

Dove Beauty Bar | Get Ready for Elasticity, Moisture, and Radiant Skin

Dove Beauty Bar

I am somewhat of a beauty product lover. I try all kinds of things and am always on the lookout for new items to try. I love trying things as soon as they come out and sharing my thoughts on social media. This is something that I have done for years. I also have dry skin so it is imperative that any product I use have the ability to retain or add moisture to my skin. Most importantly, products absolutely {Read More}

Change the Time, Change Your Batteries {GIVEAWAY} #PoweringSafety @EnergizerBunny AD

Energizer Prize Pack

Did you know that you are twice as likely to survive a fire in a home with working smoke detectors? 3 out of 5 fatal fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms. And 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Those are scary statistics. Seriously. Energizer wants to remind everyone about the importance of changing your batteries when you change your clocks this year. Energizer®, in partnership with the {Read More}

Celebrate the Holidays in Style with Minted

Minted Picture Christmas Card

I am somewhat of a snob when it comes to my Christmas cards. I spend hours looking for the perfect card after having just spent hours finding or taking the perfect photo of our family. I love creating personalized cards every year to send out to family and friends. I enjoy putting a message on them about our family and sending them out as much as I enjoy receiving them. I have a bulletin board in our kitchen nook that {Read More}

Help Pedigree Help Dogs in Need ~ October is Pet Adopt Month #PedigreeGives #shop

Pedigree Treats

That is Buckley. We rescued Buckley and he changed our lives. Buckley then made us want to have children and take the next step. We loved him that much and we felt like we could do this parenting thing. Buckley was an amazing dog and we were so lucky to have him for 13 years and we were just as thrilled when we became parents. Our children (once we had them) grew to love Buckley as much we did. I {Read More}

Get Miranda Lambert Platinum Points with Crystal Light #CrystalLightWM #RanFan

As a Miranda Lambert fan, we are really excited about her new album, “Platinum.” If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, you definitely should. I should also mention that I am a huge fan of Crystal Light and they have teamed up with Miranda Lambert to promote her new album. They have created a new program called Platinum Points, and it’s very simple to use. Simply create an account with Platinum Points, buy participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products at {Read More}

Clorox MyUltimateCare Bleach Keeps Whites Very White #CloroxCare #ad

Clorox UltimateCare Bleach

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am pretty particular about my white clothing. I take excellent care of it. I wash and then air dry on our drying rack. In fact, I am particular about all of the whites in our family. My son’s clothing also takes a beating. For years I avoided buying him anything in white but there are still things that ended up {Read More}

Cast a Spell with TruMoo Orange Scream Milk this Halloween @TruMooMilk #ad

TruMoo Paranormal Pudding

I have to admit, everyone in my family loves an ice cold glass of TruMoo chocolate milk! It really is delicious. One of my favorite things here in Atlanta is the Frosted Orange at the Varsity. TruMoo Orange Scream milk tastes EXACTLY like the Frosted Orange but I don’t even have to leave my home. TruMoo Orange Scream tastes just like a delicious orange creamsicle. And the recipes that you can make with TruMoo Orange Scream can make anything taste {Read More}

Share Awesome with the National PTA and LifeLock #ShareAwesome #CG

A man using a smartphone (close up)

  As a digital family, we seem to use digital technology in almost every aspect of our lives. We learn from it with various apps and computer programs. We use it to communicate with each other. We have fun gaming with each other and we even shop online together. We definitely utilize technology to the fullest extent. We also share a lot of our moments digitally. It is how we stay in touch with family and friends when we aren’t {Read More}

Celebrate Halloween with Disney Junior #JuniorCelebrates #CollectiveBias #shop

Walmart Disney Junior 2

My youngest daughter loves Disney Junior. She has been planning her Halloween costume for months. We were excited to head to Walmart to purchase her the most perfect Halloween costume ever, Sofia the First. Sofia the First is my daughter’s favorite show. I mean she literally wants to be Sofia the First because she loves her that much. She is so excited to go as Sofia the First this Halloween that she has been wearing the costume for a week. {Read More}

Get to Know the Blickenstaff’s Family Brand of Toys, Candy & Games #bringtraditionhome

blickenstaffs #bringtraditionhome

I am being compensated by Blickenstaff’s as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I love to patronize local toy stores. I always find a different selection than I would in those national stores. Smaller toy stores seem to carry different items and many toys that I enjoyed during my childhood. For me toys are a bit nostalgic but I also love a good toy that is both educational AND fun to play with. I spend a lot of time {Read More}

Save on Big Brands at Target – Spend $40, Get a $10 Gift Card | $50 Target Gift Card {GIVEAWAY} #BigBrandBux #AD

Target Save Big on Big Brands

Save big on the brands you trust, all under one roof. How great is that? As an avid Target shopper, I pretty much know all of the sales that go on and I make plans every month to use them to my advantage. I pay close attention to the deals with gift cards especially when it is for buying the products that I love and would buy anyway. Even better when I can combine them with coupons for a truly {Read More}