Sparkup Magical Book Reader Review and Giveaway!


*Product was received. Opinions are my own. This post includes my Amazon affiliate link. I read to my kids often, but not often enough. They do read on their own, when they remember or I remember to tell them (I know, I know..), but mainly my kids just like ME reading to them. I can't always do that though. Would if there was a device that could read to your child, ANY illustrated book they own, in YOUR voice? There IS! Yep, it is called the Sparkup Magical Book Reader and we received one to review :) This is a new, educational toy that enables parents (grandparents, friends, etc.) to create personalized audio recordings of *any* illustrated children’s book, so that your children can listen, read along and feel connected with their loved ones, even when apart! Upon opening this up, I saw that ours came with two, prerecorded books! It also came complete with a hardcover preloaded demo book, instruction manual, one USB cable, and three AA batteries. So, everything you … [Read more...]

Superfast Southern: Comfort Food in 20 Minutes or Less (Giveaway)


*Product was received, opinions are mine. This post  includes my affiliate link to Amazon. During the Fall and Winter months, I really enjoy cooking! Something about colder weather that brings out the chef in me :) I received the Southern Living Superfast Southern: Comfort Food in 20 Minutes or Less! Cookbook and I am putting it to the test. With kids back to school and more time for me to organize meals, this cook book is my newest BFF! There are many great and easy meal ideas inside this cookbook. I love how easy most of them are to make. My kitchen will be smelling great in no time! Plus, being short on time is never an excuse to be short on flavor and this cookbook has some tasty meals in it! About The Cookbook: It’s the perfect solution for those busy moms and home cooks who know there’s nothing better than the comfort of a from-scratch, Southern meal. Didn’t think it would be possible to replicate that nostalgia and … [Read more...]

Getting Fit With The Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport smartphone! #MC #sponsored #SprintMom

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*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating I worked out every day, before the kids got out of school for the summer. Yep, I was on a roll and feeling great! But, having three kids home all summer long, leaves me NO time for ME. So, I slowly stopped working out and just played mom. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mommy! We had a great summer together, but now that the kids are back in school, I find myself rethinking the whole 'lost' workout routine I once had time to do!!! And, I want to start it up again! With the help of my new Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport Smartphone, I am planning a new workout routine to do every morning, right after I drop the kids off to school! I am so excited to get started! The new Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport makes it easier for me, by allowing me to keep track of my workouts, monitor my … [Read more...]

Gymboree Play Proof by Nanotex


*Product was received. Opinions are mine. Every parent knows, that back-to-school shopping can really take a toll on the pocket book. From school supplies (I swear the list gets longer each year!) to new shoes and clothes, my bank account is drained! When I buy my kids their school clothes, I want them to last. Sure kids grow, but goodness, I certainly want their school clothes to at least last the whole year! I don't have money to spend on clothes not living up to at least a year.. Gymboree Play Proof by Nanotex line of school uniforms are a perfect choice for long lasting clothes! They not only  resist wrinkles, release stains in the wash, breathe easy and look new with less washing, but they last!! They are priced right too, leaving me, with more money in my wallet to spend on other things. My boy received some super soft and comfy, Twill Shorts and long sleeved polo shirt. My girl received some really cute and comfy Ribbon Belt Twill Pants and white polo … [Read more...]

Keen Footwear: More Styles To Choose From!

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*Product received. Opinions are mine. My kids only get a new pair of shoes for school. It must last them the WHOLE school year. I don't have money to waste on shoes that don't last. I have always liked KEEN footwear for my kids. The shoes DO last and they are comfortable. Keen also has many styles to choose from, so you are going to find a style your kids love, promise! We received the KEEN Punky High Boot for my little girl. It is super cute, stylish and fits her comfortably. I love the little details in this boot. Colorful rainbow stitching, super soft and comfy boots and nice soles. These also have a zipper on the side, for easy on and off wear. The upper is made from suede leather and it is lined with a very soft jersery for extra comfort! I want a pair of these boots!! KEEN is known for durable and playful footwear that kids love as much as mom and dad, KEEN is giving active families more options to choose from this fall with a deeper line-up of hiking … [Read more...]

Going Back-To-School With PEEPS & COMPANY® #PEEPSONALITY (Giveaway)

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*Product received. Opinions are mine. This post includes my affiliate link. Going back-to-school can be hard on the kids and on parents! So much preparations go into getting everything ready and organized. Making sure all of the school supplies are purchased, new shoes, backpacks and socks too! Blah! I get a headache just thinking about it all.. So, making back-to-school fun, is something I am pretty good at :) This year, we are going back-to-school with  PEEPS & COMPANY®! I received a super cute package of Peeps goodies! The package included the following: PEEPS & COMPANY Pen 20 Count PEEPS Eraser Set PEEPS Coloring Case Art Set Chillin With My PEEPS Lunch Bag My kids and their friends certainly enjoyed the Peeps and they loved using the Peeps Coloring Case Art Set! That was a huge hit! Lots of creative minds that day! I had no clue that Peeps made so many products! I just recently also spotted that Peeps makes Peeps Halloween Pumpkin Treats!! … [Read more...]