Farm Rich {Food} Review & Giveaway ~ (Closed)

Being a busy person, I’m drawn to quick foods.  And snack foods.  I’m a total grazer… I was on the go a lot when I was working so it’s just how I ate.  Now that I’m home I’m still busy, but in a different way.  I still don’t have time for extravagant


New Daily Deal Site: Living Deal

There are more and more deal sites coming up which means more accessible deals for you! Living Deal is brand new! Are you looking for daily deals from shopping, spa, gym, restaurant and other social functions? This site is for you!


August Follow Frenzy ~ $130 Cash or Amazon GC #Giveaway (Closed)

Welcome to Follow Frenzy August! hosted by Formula Mom & Tales from the Nursery! I’m pretty excited about being a part of this and bringing it to you once a month! This month you have a chance to win $130 paid via PayPal or Amazon gift code! Each entry is another chance


Continuing to #BagItForward With an Elmer’s Glue Crew Collection Box

For some, school has started already, for others, it will start soon! I know my nephew has his school supplies and my sister-in-law has classroom supplies thanks to my participation in the Bag It Forward Program with Elmer’s and Walmart. Now it’s time to take it a step further and make sure


Earn Free Swag With SwagBucks!

This post is brought to you by Swagbucks, but written by me! I’m sure you’ve heard of Swagbucks.com by now.  If you haven’t, then I’m happy to share something new with you!  If you have heard of them, but aren’t sure about signing up, maybe this information will help you decide.  Swagbucks.com provides you


Backup Your Computer With Carbonite

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ahh, the digital age!  Much of our lives has been digitized.  It’s part convenience and part preservation.  Don’t want to worry about losing papers or photos falling apart?  We scan things, upload things,


Gift Idea: Free 8×10 Canvas from Canvas People

Wouldn’t this make a great gift?  It’s never too early to think about the holidays, right? At least it’s after July… I think these look nice for scenery and landscape photos, but they are a unique way to display family photos too.  I want to get one but I need to get


Family Reunions, Horses & Breastfeeding

I’m still recovering and catching up from all the family stuff last week.  We had Brian’s grandma’s funeral last Wednesday and then we went out of town for several days for a family reunion.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, to be honest.  I knew it was relatives from his grandma’s side


Prepare for Back-to-School with a College Cold & Flu Kit!

  When I was in college, back to school preparations meant supplies, expensive textbooks, clothes, dorm gear, instant meals, laundry, and beer.  Thinking back, a Cold & Flu Kit would have been a good idea.  It’s easy to pass illnesses around in the dorms due to the tight quarters and lack of good


What’s Your Back to School Tradition?

Back to school is more than just shopping for school supplies and clothes, though I looked forward to those things when I was a little kid and in college.  The middle school and high school years resulted in a lot of anxiety. One tradition that stands out in my memory started with


Easy Dessert Recipe: Creamy Strawberry-Banana Jello

I’ve tweaked this recipe from Kraft Foods just a bit and it is a big hit at family gatherings.  I’m often asked to bring along my Jello, so I thought I’d share it with all of you!  It’s pretty easy.  Most of the prep time is just fridge time! Ingredients: 1 pk


So Big! Nine Month Well Baby Checkup

Rissa’s nine month appointment was a couple weeks ago.  I think I say this with each So Big! update, but I can NOT believe she is nine months old!  It was a relief not to have to get any shots this time.  Rissa spent most of the exam on my lap, which


Thoughts on Triberr: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I just need to ramble a bit today. Ever since I wrote my post about Triberr developing ways to judge content (because there aren’t enough rating services and programs already out there), I’ve been contemplating my involvement in it. I thought they weren’t going to move forward with the Quality Score aspect


Preparing Baby for the Dentist

Dental hygiene is so important. I admit, I don’t much like brushing several times a day, or scrubbing my tongue, or flossing… but I want to keep my teeth! I’ve been pretty lucky – less than 5 cavities ever. I them filled when I was in high school and my dad let


Get Organized With AboutOne (and a $500 AMEX GC Giveaway!) (Closed)

I used to be really good at keeping track of everything in my life.  You know, back when I was single and kidless.  I only had to keep track of ME!  Since getting married and now with a baby, it doesn’t take much for my system to get bypassed.  When you don’t


Monday Meet and Greet #4: Mother of Pearl It Is

One of the sweetest bloggers I know is our featured blogger this week!  Please take a moment to say hi! Your Name: Tree (aka Mother of Pearl) Where do you blog? Mother of Pearl It Is


Duckles Dance Sweepstakes Information & Dance Set #Giveaway (Closed)

I wish Rissa was a bit older so we could have some fun with this but she’s just starting to bop along to music.  She has to grow into her ballet and tap shoes!  But this is all about having fun and getting kids MOVING! No sitting around being bored! Get up,


Win Win DVD #Giveaway (Closed)

Did you catch my review of Win Win yesterday?  Today you can enter for your chance to win a copy! Win a DVD copy of Win Win available August 23rd Win Win comes to Blu- Ray and DVD from twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on August 23. Win Win is the story about a


Destination Ohio: Stay at the Kalahari Resort {Enter to win a free night too!}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalahari® Resorts for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Someday, we’d like to say we’ve visited every state.  I’ve made it to most of Wisconsin’s neighboring states and have yet to venture over to Ohio.  I know if I ever do,


On the Road With Baby

This is the longest trip away from home for Rissa yet. So far we’ve only done one overnight stay, this time we’re doing two nights away. I seriously can’t believe how much more I pack because of her! Stroller ERGObaby carrier Pack n Play 3 days worth of cloth diapers