Yup, it’s true – @Rayovac Indestructible Flashlights are Indestructible

We travel a lot and the kids are quite imaginative with their indoor and outdoor camping adventures, so when we were asked to check out Rayovac’s indestructible flashlights. Let’s just say that my son…. Well… he thoroughly enjoyed himself. He was a tad bit excited… can you tell? We took one of the flashlights outside […]

Face to face, yet hundreds of miles away #HPFamilyTime

I cannot begin to express how much we are loving our HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO. At first, I was afraid to let my 5 & 8 year old’s near it for fear they would break it… that changed pretty quickly. They love the touch screen feature. It’s almost like they can navigate around faster […]

Rayovac 7 Hour Power is a lifesaver!

I’ve been stranded a time of two (ok, so it’s more than I can count) without power. My devices are a priority when I travel, and when there’s not an outlet around, I tend to spaz out a bit. Ok, so I go in full blown freak out mode. While it’s nice to have a […]

Networking & more with the HP ENVY 23-d150xt TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC #HPFamilyTime

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about setting up my new HP ENVY 23-d150xt TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC. It was super easy to get set up, so now I’ve been setting it up to video chat with loved ones, movie streaming, games for the kids and more. What? A computer can be used for […]

Cool off this summer with #Popsicle (#Ambassador)

There’s no doubt that this summer is leading to be a hot one. How are you staying cool? We have been playing outside in the sprinkler, splashing in the pool and cooling off with some cold Popsicle ice cream treats. We went to the store to see what they had. My son was giddy with […]

Setting up my HP ENVY 23-d150xt TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC

For the last month, I and my parents have been enjoying keeping in contact with each other through the miles. We live in SW Iowa and they live in west Texas, so any chance we can see or chat with each other, the better. I have a few posts to show you how we keep […]

Rayovac gave us Instant Power during a tornado & power outage! {New Power Packs!}

Last week, the kids and I were stranded right smack dab in the middle of the El Reno, Oklahoma tornadoes. Scared doesn’t even begin to describe the thoughts and feelings that were flowing through my body and through my kids’ minds. When we were alerted to evacuate our hotel rooms and head immediately to the […]

Easy and fun movie making with Magisto #MagistoMoms

My electronics are a huge part of my day-to-day life, as well as when I travel. I take a lot of pictures and videos. When I say a lot… I mean a LOT. I can’t even begin to think of the number of pictures and videos that I take of my kids on a daily […]

Coin Cell Safety & New Rayovac Battery Packaging

Having two young kids in the house, we are constantly reminded about child safety and to ensure that they are safe in every aspect in our home. When you think about the little ones running around the house and putting things in their mouths, we rarely think about what’s inside those items. My youngest used […]

I organized our chaos with Fellowes Banker Stackable Boxes #GetOrganized #BankersBox

When I was asked to be an Ambassador for Fellowes to get organized, I was beyond excited to see how the Banker BoxStackable Storage boxes could help us out. I was originally going to organize our seasonal clothes and my office, however I ended up on a entirely different path. I decided to organize the […]

Febreze Ultimate Holiday Memory

Do you have an ultimate holiday memory that you think about often? We have so many from my childhood, and since we started our family. Memories are priceless gifts. I had so many fond childhood memories from decorating the tree together, to my first Cabbage Patch Kid and matching slippers. Do you have any favorite […]

Cottonelle “Name It” Contest

If you’ve been keeping up with the ‘Name it’ Page on Cottonelle’s Facebook page, you might have had a few giggles at what names have been submitted so far. I have to admit that these are my three of favorite names submitted to date. Swipe ‘n Wipe Double Duty Booty Clean Sweep We have been […]

Longer shelf life: Rayovac Ready Power

With the holidays quickly approaching, are you prepared to power those toys and techy tools? One can never have too many Rayovac batteries, so once Christmas comes and goes, it’s ok to be overstocked on power. I’d rather have too many batteries to power Christmas, than not enough. ((I found this idea on Pinterest. We […]

Trick-Or-Treating with Rayovac Glow Stick

Can you believe that Halloween is just a few days away? Where has this year gone? We usually go on to the town square and let the kids trick-or-treat with the local businesses, then on Halloween night, we take the kids around the neighborhood as well. Last year, the kids each carried a Rayovac Rayovac […]

I have a religious fridge. No, really.

A few years ago, we received a Frigidaire Gallery stainless steel fridge from Mom Central. While we have had a few random issues with the fridge that are now resolved, this error had us all thinking. I blame it on my husband. He caused this error. His reply: Well, all I did was lean against […]

I took a Skype Seven-Day Challenge!

We live in the Midwest and while we like living here, we are pretty far away from both of our families and friends, so we do what we can to keep in touch and keep our families close in contact. I have been working with Mom Central and Skype to do a Skype Seven-Day Challenge […]

$50 for $25 Brookstone Groupon Deal!

You won’t want to miss this fab deal! I travel a lot through airports and most of the airports I fly through have a Brookstone store. This amazing deal is $25 for a $50 voucher code to use online OR in a store. Click here to purchase and to view more about this deal! Tweet

Up to date flight updates with my @Verizon xyboard #VZWSS

I have been a traveling fool lately. I love to travel, but most of all, I love to fly. I have just about every travel app that one can think of on my Verizon Wireless xyboard with 4Glte. My air travel apps are Travel organizing Trip It Airlines American Airlines United Airlines Delta Airlines Gate […]

VTech InnoTab 2 Learning Tablet for Kids *Love it!*

My kids are just like mommy… they love technology. We travel a lot, and the kids love to have things to keep them entertained, but they also love educational tools while on the go and at home. We had the chance to check out the VTech InnoTab 2. We have the first version of the […]

Rayovac Disney Magical Memories Sweepstakes

When I was kid, my dream was always to go to a Disney Park. Once I got older, that dream still was there. Now that I have kids, one thing that I told myself was that I would like to be able to visit a Disney park without the kids for my first time. Why? […]

Travel in style with Brookstone’s Dash 20″ Upright Wheeled Luggage

I travel a lot. OK, so I travel a whooooole lot. I cannot begin to tell you how many suitcases that I have, yet I don’t like any of them. The main reason is because they are too heavy, too bulky, my ‘carry-on’ won’t fit in the overhead bin or they are just plain ugly. […]

Rayovac saved our Blackout

A couple of weeks ago, we were hit by a pretty hefty storm. First it rained, then it down poured, followed by hail, then before we knew it, our power was out…. for 10 hours. We have been preparing a safety cabinet with batteries, flashlights, candles and other emergency needs. The main thing that we […]

How Verizon is taking a stand against Domestic Violence with HopeLine

If you were to meet any Domestic Violence survivor, not one of them will tell you that they were proud to be in an abusive relationship. I am one of those people. Most domestic violence victims hide if they are currently in that abusive relationship, or they will keep it to themselves if they were […]

Traveling with our Verizon xyboard

We have been on the go all summer. When we travel, we travel with just about any toy, book and electronic that we can to keep the kids entertained on road trips. While we’ve been reviewing  the Motorola xyboard powered by Verizon’s 4G service, we thought we’d download a few things that would allow us […]

I use Skype at home and on the go

We traveled a lot this summer; more than we have traveled any other summer. We were on the road for a week throughout Texas, then a week in North Iowa, then hubby and I went to Cancun and now I’m about to head to NYC for BlogHer in just a few short days. When it […]

Made in the USA – Independence Day with Rayovac

Do you have any family traditions for the Fourth of July? Do you travel during the July 4th holiday? We don’t really have any new family traditions, but we do love travel to the family’s house and go to the river walk, find a cool spot and watch the town’s fireworks along with the air […]

Family Fun Day at Six Flags Over Texas!

We are in route for a family fun day today at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.  The kids still have no idea where we’re going or what we’re doing. They think we’re heading to a playground to play and have a picnic. We are taking another family with us and we will be venturing […]

I love keeping in touch with Skype!

How do you keep in touch with your loved ones, family and friends? For me, the internet is my biggest way to keep everyone in touch with our family, and everyone can watch the kids grow up like they are here with us. My son loves to read to grandma and Kambry loves to show […]

Father’s Day gift ideas from Rayovac!

Father’s Day is right around the corner. What are you going to get the father figure in your life? I am so excited to be able to visit with my dad later this month and have a post-Father’s Day celebration with him. I’m so excited to see him! I’m a daddy’s girl, can you tell? […]

Favorite Apps for Android & Motorola xyBoard

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I was a Verizon Midwest Savvy Saver and I received a Verizon powered Motorola xyboard to test out and explore all options that it has. I will go in to even more details with it on the go as we travel at the end of the month, […]

Our new favorite snack! Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!

At the beginning of May, we were asked to swap out our regular snacks for Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!. Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn has several advantages over other snacks; it is: 100 percent whole grain A good source of fiber Low in fat Zero grams of trans fat Six cups of Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! […]

Our Healthy Snacking Challenge with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop

We have been on a Healthy Snacking Challenge with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop. When I say we, I mean hubby and I. We are on a health, fitness and weightloss mission together. While he is running, watching what he eats and exercising more, I am dong the same. We both like to snack, but we don’t […]

I’m a Verizon Midwest Savvy Saver Ambassador + my new toy!!!

I am so proud and excited to announce that I am a Verizon Midwest Savvy Saver Ambassador! I was asked to meet with everyone last weekend in Chicago, but my God Daughter (& niece) had her graduation, ceremony and celebration, so I had to miss the event. Even though I missed the event, I did […]

Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Healthy Snacking Challenge

Hubby and I are both on a health, fitness and weightloss kick to get and stay healthy. Some people think that if they go on a diet, that all the snacking needs to stop. That is far from the truth. Snacking is encouraged so that one doesn’t overindulge during mealtime. One snack that hubby and […]

I’m a Skype Ambassador! {Mom You Rock!

I am SO excited to announce that I was chosen to be a Skype Ambassador though Mom Central!! I never was much of a video chat person, until we moved hours away from all of our family and friends. We are a good 14 hours from my parents and 5 hours from the in-laws. I […]

Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Test Drive – Our thoughts

For a few weeks now, our family has taken a challenge and switched our regular every day oral care products in trade for Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control. I know that I have said this before, but I am proud to say that I am in my thirties and I have never had […]

Rayovac’s Teachers Bring Science to Life Contest

When I was growing up and in school, my teachers were such inspirational people that I looked up to. I would have to say that my favorite teacher was my English teacher in the 10th grade. Not only did she teach her students about English and writing, but she was always there to lend an […]

Gift ideas for mom from Microsoft

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Do you have anything on your Mother’s Day wish list, or do you know what you are going to get the mother figure in your life? Microsoft has so many ideas to help get you started! For Mother’s Day, a Windows PC coupled with a Microsoft Hardware mouse […]

Rayovac’s new Advanced High Energy Alkaline batteries

We go through so many batteries in our house. So. Many. I cannot even begin to count how many times we are refilling the kids’ games with rechargables, replacing the Alkaline in our flashlights and how many batteries I keep as spares for my Nikon flash. I am so excited to announce to you that […]

Rayovac’s New Look, New You Sweepstakes – Grand Prize $500 Kohl’s Shopping Spree!

Valentine’s Day has come and pass and before we know it, Spring and Summer will be here where we will be breaking out the summer clothes. With the new seasons, I like to create a new look. Rayovac is here with an amazing contest where they are giving away a $500 Kohl’s Shopping Spree! Are […]

Happy 106th Birthday Rayovac!

Today is Rayovac’s 106th birthday and in celebration to their birthday, I wanted to share with you how Rayovac has powered our lives. For us, every day is pretty much a celebration when we count how many things that Rayovac does power in our home. Toys Remotes Gaming Cameras Flash Electronic learning books Flameless candles […]

Microsoft Touch Mouse

I have a laptop and while it has a touch pad for the mouse, I don’t like to use it. In a simple term, it just annoys me. I have to have an actual mouse. I tend to work faster with using a mouse. I had the chance to replace my current mouse with a […]

Melting Snowmen Cookies & Snowball Fight Oversized Cookie Holiday Treats

I was inspired by this post to do something different when it comes to holiday baking. Introducing my Wilton created melting snowmen fight cookies Melting Snowmen Cookies & Snowball Fight I used Wilton’s Giant Round Cookie Pan to create the large chocolate chip cookie. I took 3 balls of sugar cookie dough and made uneven […]

LeapFrog Holiday Gifts & Amazing Giveaway! {Closed}

We are HUGE LeapFrog fans in our house. What is a better way to share our love for such fun learning products than to offer a fabulous giveaway for one lucky winner? Yup – I said it – one of EACH! We are giving away one of each. Click on each to read our reviews […]

Power your holiday with Rayovac Batteries – Great holiday gift!

Can you believe that Christmas is just next week? While we love to see the little ones open their toys, how often do you think about putting batteries in them before they are wrapped? A couple of years ago, I remember wrapping a toy for my son, and when he opened it, he was sooo […]

Wilton Holiday Treats & Treat Giving

I love to bake, decorate and make homemade candy.  I would say that my love for homemade candy has increased so much over the past few months. It’s so easy to do and the possibilities are endless for what you can create. Wilton has some fun holiday products that will make treat-giving fun this holiday […]