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Babycakes Cake Pop Maker Review

  I’ve been wanting to bake more, quite possibly because I’m home.  While working full-time with a commute it certainly was harder to get motivated about cooking and baking.  Although, Rissa keeps me busy too so it can be hard...


What’s On Your Sandwich? #CBias

What’s On Your Sandwich? #CBias

I recently went shopping for lunch meat at Walmart’s Supercenter.  I’m thinking we do need to start grocery shopping at Walmart more often.  It’s crazy how much cheaper stuff is there than our grocery stores nearby.  I mean, I...


Behind the Blog: When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Behind the Blog: When Things Don’t Go as Planned

I just have to share this quick.  Blogging is not only my fun, my hobby, and well.. my job now, but it is also my therapy.  That’s how I keep sane, if you can believe that.  Yet, blogging can...


Christmas in July Giveaway Hop $175 Prize Pack (Closed)

** This post will remain at the top until this giveaway event is over.  Please scroll down for other new posts! ** Welcome to Christmas in July Giveaway Blog Hop Event is brought to you by Just Married with Coupons, Matter of Cents and Money $aving Michele.  From July 25...


Funny Old Ads: Medical Remedies of Yesteryear: Burnham’s Clam Bouillon for Sick Children

As Darcy has mentioned a few times, I dabble in family history AKA genealogy. Part of that research sometimes requires me to browse old newspapers. Fortunately, Google has a bunch of them online already. While searching through some of...


Cloth Diaper Deals: Get GroVia on Gilt!

Cloth Diaper Deals: Get GroVia on Gilt!

From previous reviews (unsponsored and sponsored) you know we love GroVia’s hybrid cloth diapering system.  And on markdown? Yes please! Get GroVia on Gilt! This summer, fashionistas who try to strut the best styles are finding the best deals on Gilt...


#Giveaway Gala (7/24)

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five...


$20 for $40 Worth of The Juno Company DVDs, CDs, or Downloads

$20 for $40 Worth of The Juno Company DVDs, CDs, or Downloads

We have The Day the Music Stopped on my iPhone as a story app.  Rissa loves watching the puppet cut scenes and this helped keep her entertained on a few long car rides! Buy $40 worth of DVDs, CDs, or Downloads...


Weekly Winners (7/18-7/24) and a New Page!

Weekly Winners (7/18-7/24) and a New Page!

Winner! Mother-ease Wizard EasyStuff had 841 entries! Congrats to Nina!* New Winners Page This will be the last winner announcement post. I’m going to switch to a winner’s PAGE that will be updated as I go along rather than publishing a post. That...


The Naked Reader Book Club (Adult)

The Naked Reader Book Club (Adult)

Okay, if you don’t think a book club called The Naked Reader is anything but adult, I’m curious what you thought it was! But yes, the following post will contain links and information of an adult nature so take...


Sponsor Spotlight: Dawneedooville ~ Handmade Creations #ChristmasInJuly

I know a lot of you enjoy supporting moms and their handmade shops.  Personalized handmade crafts are so fun to gift to family and friends.  You can usually find an item that better matches their personalty.  My only problem...


Sponsor Spotlight: Cents Less Deals #ChristmasInJuly

Just about everyone is trying to save and stretch their money.  Incomes have become less disposable and more and more people are finding ways to be more frugal.  I’m one of them, but admittedly, am not the best at...


Keep in Touch With the Kids With TracFone 3

Keep in Touch With the Kids With TracFone 3

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s becoming more and more common for families to ditch the landlines and just use cell phones.  We haven’t had a...


Sell Your Old Gadgets for Cash Through uSell

Sell Your Old Gadgets for Cash Through uSell

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of uSell for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We are a techie gadget loving family.  We have become more stingy with what we buy because we don’t have the...


A New Breakthrough! A Tooth!

A New Breakthrough! A Tooth!

It’s finally here.  My baby has her first tooth! She won’t let me take a picture of it.  She clamps her mouth shut and pushes away my hands.  Doesn’t she know that I need it for the blog?! The teething is...


Mid-Summer Moolah ~ $410 Cash #Giveaway (WW) Closed

*This post will remain at the top until 7/30, scroll down for new posts!* Welcome to Mid-Summer Moolah! hosted by Formula Mom As the heat of mid-summer takes over, wouldn’t you like to win some cash (or Amazon gift code) to buy...


Amy Adele ~ Personalized Cards & Stationary Review #ChristmasInJuly

It’s that time of year… time to start planning for my daughter’s first birthday party!  I know it’s not until October, but geez, time is already flyin’ by fast.  Oh, and it’s time to start thinking about the holidays...


A Gift for Baby {Book Review}

All my “plans” about how I planned to parent my baby have not gone, well, as planned.  I discovered something interesting about myself.  I found out I gravitated toward the attachment or natural parenting style.  I really didn’t know...


12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Sign Ups Now Open!

The 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop will be hosted by Tales From the Nursery, Formula Mom, Matter of Cents, and Mama on a Green Mission. Yes, we love events around here. And although I know the Trick or Treat Hop will be fun...


Donating School Supplies Bought at Walmart #bagitforward

When I was little, I used to love shopping for school supplies. Heck, even in my college days I liked getting my supplies. Great deals, useful stuff, and it all symbolized I was about to learn something new. Yes, I...