Delicious Recipes for a Girls’ Night In!

Girls' Night In Recipes

A girls’ night in is one of my favorite things! Hanging out with friends in the comfort of someone’s home is sometimes a much needed break to all the craziness of life (and motherhood). A group of my friends and I often like to get together for “crafty” girls’ nights in! There’s always a mix […]

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The Honest Company – $500 Giveaway!!

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I’m so excited to be sharing this AWESOME $500 giveaway for The Honest Company with you!! There’s a lot of fun that could be had doing a little shopping spree with a gift certificate like that! So, be sure to read all the details below and get entered to win! The Honest Company has certainly […]

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland – 2014 Recap #DisneySMMoms

Disney Social Media Moms 2014 Recap

I’m so excited to share some of the fun from our recent time at the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!! This was the conference’s first-ever time at the Disneyland Resort and the first trip back to Disneyland for our boys since the Cars Land grand opening trip. Last year, we were honored to attend […]

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Mother’s Day Ideas from Minted

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Do you have gifts picked out already? Personalized gifts are always a great option and some of my favorite to receive! So, as part of this month’s Social Circus (this is a sponsored post), I’m showcasing some of the great products available from Minted! Look at all of that lovely […]

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Colorful Deviled Easter Eggs

Colorful Deviled Easter Eggs

Looking for a little added colorful fun for Easter? These colorful deviled Easter eggs were a HUGE hit last year! Deviled eggs (& great grandma’s potato salad) are a family Easter meal tradition for us. And, dying the eggs made it even more fun! Really, making these isn’t too much different than when you dye […]

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Disneynature’s BEARS – Printable Activity Sheets & Educational Resources

Disneynature BEARS - Printable Activitiy Sheets & Educational Resources

With Earth Day almost upon us, Disneynature has released it’s latest nature documentary, BEARS.  Big Brother and I had a fabulous at the last release, Chimpanzee, and were definitely looking forward to BEARS. As a former biology teacher, I LOVE the Disneynature films. The cinematography is always stunning. Plus, I love how the films are […]

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10 Great Easter Books for Kids

Easter Books for Kids

I can’t believe Easter is upon us! Somehow, the whole season snuck up on me this year! I still need to get Easter baskets ready! One thing I love including in the boys’ Easter baskets are fun spring/Easter-themed books! So, our contributor Anna, from Learn Like A Mom, is here to share 10 great Easter […]

HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Savings & Earth Day Tips #Moms4JNJConsumer #ad

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Earth Day is almost upon us! And, although it’s important to really make “Earth Day” an everyday thing, having a “holiday” to remember certainly helps prompt some discussion. For example, are you recycling in your bathroom? Did you know that there are lots of items in there that can be recycled? In most places, items […]

Circus Animal Cupcakes

Circus Animal Cupcakes

Circus animal cookies are such a classic! Their pink & white frosting with brightly colored sprinkles are so fun! And, definitely perfect for a circus-themed treat! As part of the #SocialCircus campaign, I’m sharing a few fun circus-themed ideas this month! Wouldn’t these circus animal cupcakes be perfect for a circus-themed baby shower or birthday […]

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Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats

Pink Chocolate Dipped Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats

I love springtime!! Between the gorgeous weather, flowers blooming, pretty colors, and Easter, it’s just such a nice season! So, for our #12bloggers post this month, we’re focusing on spring treats! I often think of Easter themes when I think of spring, so I’m sharing some easy & fun Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice […]

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Disney Clothes for Kids at Kohl’s #MagicAtPlay {Gift Card Giveaway}

Mickey Shirts from Kohl's

Thanks to Kohl’s & Disney Consumer Products for sponsoring this post & giveaway! We’re headed to Disneyland very soon for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, so I was super excited to find out that Kohl’s has partnered with Disney on a whole new line of Mickey & Minnie Jumping Beans clothes! Kohl’s is one […]

Cute Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Circus Peanut Carrots

With spring and Easter upon us, there is just something so perfect about using carrots for decor, crafts, and fun foods! Obviously, using real carrots (like I did in these carrot muffins) is the healthy way to go. But, sometimes sweet treats are just more fun! So, with these cupcakes (inspired by a version seen […]

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Easy DIY Star Wars Fleece Blankets

DIY Star Wars Fleece Blanket

The oldest two boys just celebrated their 7th & 4th birthdays…and we leave for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disneyland quite soon. The boys are HUGE Star Wars fans, so I thought some fun Star Wars blankets would be perfect for their birthdays (and something cozy for our Disney road trip)! There are […]

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Urbini Touri Lightweight Stoller – Travel System Review

Urbini Touri Stroller

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating. Seven years ago (I can’t believe it was already that long), we shopped around for a baby travel system that seemed great & functional. […]

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Decorated Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy Centerpiece {HERSHEY’S Giveaway!}

Chocolate Candy Easter Centerpiece

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Global Influence, products provided by HERSHEY’S! What’s your favorite Easter tradition(s)? Easter Sunrise Services? New Easter dresses? Decorating Easter eggs? Easter baskets? All the fun Easter candy? Decorating Easter eggs is one of my favorite family Easter traditions. We always do some egg dying the day […]

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Disney Frozen Party Food Menu

Disney FROZEN Party Food Ideas

Our FROZEN birthday party recap post was already so long that I decided that our fun FROZEN party menu needed its own post. Making fun themed foods for parties is one of my favorite parts of party planning. Often times, with just a few clever names of regular old food items, you can have a […]

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Covered Kiddie Car Parking Garage – Outdoor Toy Organization

Covered Kid Car Parking Garage

As a one of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas bloggers, one of the options for this month’s theme was outdoor organization. With little ones in the house, toys are one thing that could always use some organizing. The boys have a fun selection of outdoor toys & cars, but we didn’t have a good place for […]

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Sing Into Spring with Disney Music {Walt Disney Records Giveaway!!}

Disney Music CD's

Thanks to Walt Disney Records for sponsoring this post! We’ll be headed to Disneyland soon for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, so we were so excited to receive these fun Disney Music CDs! This winter and spring, it seems like just about everyone with kids has been listening to the FROZEN soundtrack quite frequently. […]

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy: 20+ Fun Foods, Activities, & Coloring Pages!

Disney's The Pirate Fairy Fun Foods, Activities, and Printables

There’s a new Disney Fairy movie out (as of April 1, 2014) – The Pirate Fairy! From the world of “Peter Pan”, the movie has Tinkerbell and her fairy friends (including Zarina a dust-keeper fairy), a band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (who we come to now as a certain infamous […]

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Social Circus – HUGE $3500 Giveaway!!

Social Circus Baby Products Giveaway

This post is part of a compensated #SocialCircus campaign.  Oh my goodness, all…We are kicking off April in a BIG way with a HUGE baby related giveaway! We’re talking $3500 in amazing prizes! I’ve teamed up with Project Nursery, Savvy Sassy Moms, and a handful of other fabulous bloggers to host this awesome giveaway and […]

New Finish Power & Free Dishwasher Detergent #CleanItForward

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Thanks to Finish for sponsoring this post. Last year, we put Finish Quantum dishwashing detergent to the test. I explained then that I was hugely skeptical of it working for us. We let dirty dishes sit all day and put those crusty dishes in the dishwasher with no pre-rinsing or washing. We have an old […]