My new kitchen love – Black + Decker 6.5 Quart Multicooker

Can you believe that the holidays are already here? It feels like yesterday that it was last here. With Christmas right around the corner, we are starting to think about those family meals that we will be cooking. I don’t know about you, but the thought of 20 different pots and pans to make meals. […]

Check in at home with Arlo Smart Home Wireless Security Cameras #BBYConnectedHome #ad

Whether we are across town, running errands, out for date night or out of town for family travels, I’ve always wanted to have the ability to check in on our house and yard to know that everything is ok while we are away. We have been using a really cool high definition security camera set […]

Straighten your hair for less with Remington’s UV-Baked Ceramic Straightener

While I don’t have the longest hair, my hair is super thick and wavy. It’s crazy how my short hair has always been such a challenge to get and keep straight. I’ve tried so many straighteners in so many price ranges. Recently I was sent a ceramic flat iron that I have fallen in love […]

The Beardsman is here to tame those long & short beards @Rem4Men

Hubby is usually clean-shaven, but there are times that he likes to grow out a short beard. Maintaining it is the challenge. Thankfully we had the chance to try out a beard grooming kit. When I first thought of ‘beard grooming’, it made me think of full, long, thick beards, so I didn’t think that […]

Spend less and still look like a million bucks with Paparazzi Jewelry {#Giveaway ends 10/11/15}

If you had asked me a could of years ago if I loved jewelry, I would probably say ‘sure, whatever’. Today? I can’t get enough. I have been introduced to Paparazzi Jewelry and I have to admit … I’m an addict. I love it so much! Why spend tons of money on beautiful jewelry when […]

Mapping my way to get school supplies #BackToSchool

Here we are – back to school season. Already. With all that’s been going on in our lives, we almost forgot to go Back to School shopping, so we went a couple of weekends ago for clothes, lunch goods and school supplies. My Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet powered with powerful Verizon 4G LTE service. […]

Healthy & tasty cooking with the George Foreman Contact Roaster

Ignore the fact that I’m doing the happy dance because school is back in session. Routines are getting back in place, and since I’m now working outside the home, I can now rest easy knowing that when I get home, I can get my family a hot dinner on the table in no time. We’ve […]

Build some fun … Build-A-Scooter with Radio Flyer!

When you think about Radio Flyer, what do you think about? I used to think of it as tricycles for the little ones. When I found out that Radio Flyer had scooters for ages 3 – 7, I was pretty excited to check out what they had. Radio Flyer not only has scooters, but they […]

Mixin’ it up with Black and Decker Performance Fusion Blade Blender

When you think about one appliance that you don’t currently have, that you’d love to own, what comes to mind? I am sad to say that I have never, in my life, owned a blender, however I am happy to say that I do now! I have been making creations for the past couple of […]

Grill year round with the #GeorgeForemanGrill 15 Serving Indoor/Outdoor @GeorgeForemanCo Electric Grill

We live in the Midwest and while evenings these days are simply gorgeous and perfect to grill out in, the cost of refilling our tank for the grill has gotten a bit higher than we like. We have been using a new product that not only has pretty much replaced our expensive running gas grill, […]

Family fun with @SimplyFun and #FamilyGameNight

We all have busy schedules, there’s no doubt about that. With my now working outside the home, as well as working on the blog at home, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school, sporting events, end of school year school events and taking care of the house and family, we tend to lose face with reality and […]

@BestBuy’s new AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop #AMDFX

School may be just about over with for this school year, but it’s never too early to start shopping for next school year. Best Buy is here to help with the new HP – ENVY Touchsmart 15/6 Touch-screen laptop. It’s like a tablet and laptop all in one. Hey, it’s a tabtop! HP – ENVY […]

Budget Friendly #BabyShower Gift Basket Idea

We have a few friends and family members that are expecting. Giving baby gifts can get expensive and you may end up getting something(s) that mom really won’t use or doesn’t need. I am a huge fan of gift baskets with newborn needs because face it, any new mom would love to get things that […]

I love my @iRobot from @BestBuy; let me count the ways! #iRobotatBestBuy

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been bossing around Rosie. Before you judge me, Rosie is my iRobot Roomba. LOL I have been thinking about getting a Roomba, but I didn’t know anything about them, if they really work like they say, are they worth the money, will I have to vacuum after it […]

Custom #Christmas Photo Gifts from CVS

How is it that this year is almost over with already? Are you still looking for that perfect gift to get that certain someone? CVS is here to help! Did you know that you can order custom photo gifts and pick up in store or have shipped directly to you or your gift recipient? CVS […]

Mega hands on tech at the new @Verizon Destination store in Chicago #VZWBuzz

I was fortunate and lucky enough to be one of the very first people to see the new Verizon Destination Store in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Those that know me, can only imagine what my face looked like when I walked in those doors. I felt like a kid in a candy store; […]

Oh my gosh, #Santa Sent Me A Letter! #Christmas

This holiday is going to be a very special one in our home and in our lives. To make it even more special, what’s a better way than your child receiving a letter from Santa? I have thought about having one sent to my kids, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure what they were […]

Wear it. Mount it. Love it. Have fun with #GoProAtBestBuy with @BestBuy 

Do you like to take action shots, or even selfie action shots? I do, but it’s hard to capture those awesome and active moments because your arm can just go so far out. I’ve been looking in to getting a GoPro for when we travel, to help capture just those moments. Do you have a […]

Learning & Growing More. My visit to the @Verizon #VZWBuzz office

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure to visit the Verizon offices in Chicago, IL. I am a proud Verizon Ambassador, so this was an experience that I was excited to attend and be a part of along with my fellow and amazing VZWBuzz bloggers. While I was there, I met up with […]

Don’t be left stranded without power – @Rayovac Portable Power Boost 800 Charger

A couple of years ago, my kids and I got stranded on a highway about 20 miles from town… at 2:00am. My car had no power, my phone battery was dying, so I wasn’t able to charge my phone and I feared I would lose power and no one would be able to find us. […]

Gift ideas for the little ones from Hasbro – #HolidayGiftGuide

Christmas is just around the corner…. literally. There are 18 week left until Christmas, or broken down, there are 1280 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes, 39 seconds… 38… 37… 36. With back to school already happening, it’s time to start thinking ahead of the game. I’ll confess and tell you that I started my holiday […]

Guess what? #TrapperKeeperIsBack just in time for #BackToSchool {#Giveaway ends 8/21}

I can remember, so clearly, when I was getting ready for back to school when I was a kid in the 80’s and 90’s. There was one thing that I HAD to have.. Trapper Keeper! Who can remember their Trapper Keeper’s from elementary, junior high and high school? I had two. One had a kitten […]

Back to school lists & savings with my @Samsung #VZWBuzz #GalaxyNote3? Yup, and then some!

School starts when? Not like I’m counting down or anything….. I am SO ready! With this said, I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for those party celebrations preparations. How can a phone help you with shopping for school supplies? As they say, ‘there’s an app for that’. Here are just a few that […]

Getting fit with the @Samsung #GalaxyNote3 #VZWBuzz #Fitness

I’ve been on a mission. Not only to get fit and healthy, but I’ve been training for a 5K. I know, I know… shocking, isn’t it? I am going to be running in The Color Run in September, so I thought I’d start working on my running before hand. While I have been going to […]

Getting Fit with #FitBit Flex! #Fitness #Weightloss

How many steps in a day do you think you need to take in order to be active and lose weight? Well, any steps in a day are great verses sitting on your butt all day, right? Right! My daily goal is 10,000 steps each and every day. There are days that I will almost […]

World’s First Apple USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

There are so many times that I’ve picked up my iPhone, used an online storage app and searched for a document, information, PDF, music for a flight or simply an image. With my iPhone, I don’t like to keep a lot of things ON it, so I can keep space freed up for other things. […]

My favorite @Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #TravelApps #VZWBuzz

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful. Here I am, in Atlanta Georgia, at Mom 2.0 Summit. This is my 4th year attending and this […]

Portable Power, the size of a key. Literally! #Nomad

I am on the go a lot. Like… a LOT. When I travel, I don’t like to take my charging cable with me because it just causes one big tangled and jumbled mess in my purse or bag. I saw a product not too long ago that peaked my interest called ChargeKey. Long story short, […]

Exploring the great outdoors with Rayovac’s Virtually Indestructible Spotlight

There are times in our days and nights where we are finding ourselves using a flashlight for so many things from around the house, to on the go. What if I was to tell you that there is a flashlight that you can use anywhere, including under water? Well, Rayovac has a BRAND NEW Virtually […]

How my @Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has helped me with our move #VZWBuzz

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful. We are moving in 1 day and 16 hours… not that we are counting down or anything. We […]

Using our @FellowesInc Powershred 73Ci Shredder keep identity safe #IDSafetySeason

This post was created in partnership with Fellowes. All opinions are my own. Since the start of 2014, I have been using a pretty powerful and awesome tool in our home to help keep us safe from identity theft; a shredder. Sounds kinda weird, doesn’t it? How can a shredder help keep us safe? Well, […]

Please ‘note’ this…. with a Galaxy Note 3, that is. #VZWBuzz

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful. For a couple of weeks now, I have been playing around with a new gadget; Verizon’s Galaxy Note […]

How we stay powered & organized with our favorite @Rayovac batteries

I never realized how many items in our house are powered by batteries until I set out to make a list of things that were powered by Rayovac. My kids have several battery powered toys, electronics, as well as the living room has several all in itself. Our TV remote Our xBox remote that we […]

Protect your iPad Mini with Protective Cases from Tech 21

Whether I’m at home or on the go, I always have my iPad mini with me. It’s thin so I’m always afraid it will snap in half, crack or get a ding in it from all the things that I have in my bag. I was able to try out a case from Tech 21 […]

Start 2014 off safely with the @FellowesInc Powershred 73Ci Shredder #IDSafetySeason

This post was created in partnership with Fellowes. All opinions are my own. When it comes to safety for your family, there are so many aspects to look at. Safety includes things from seatbelts in your car, locking your door at night and even health insurance. Not everyone thinks about protecting yourself and your family […]

Organizing more & more with my Brother P-touch PT H-100 Label Maker #Ptouch25 #Sponsored #MC

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am always looking for things to organize in the house. It seems that every time I turn around, there’s something new calling my […]

The @Sprint LG G2 has blown me away! #SprintMom #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review. When I am in the market for a phone, I do some pretty in depth research. First off, what do I want from a cell phone? Do I want to be able to game from […]

Love being #Organized with the Brother #Ptouch25 Label Maker! #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. Last month, I posted about getting the Brother P-touch PT-H100 Label Maker and how giddy that I was to get it and get things labeled and […]

Perfect #ChristmasGift for her! Sassy and Classy Doll! #DollieAndMe

I have a little girl that loves to get dirty, but she also is a girly girl that has an amazing imagination and loves her babies. I’ve been looking around for a doll for her, but I really didn’t like the thought of spending over $100 on one doll, let alone one single gift for […]

Warm start to the day with Lipton tea K-Cups – #Lipton #Keurig #Giveaway {Ends 12/28}

When you think about Keurig, do you automatically think about coffee? I’ll admit that I did… that is, up until Lipton sent me some of their K-Cups. They sent me some pretty awesome flavors that I haven’t tried before, even as a regular teabag. Lipton K-Cup •Lipton REFRESH: This crisp and refreshing iced sweet tea […]

Getting organized with the Brother P-touch PT-H100 #MC #Ptouch25 #sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. For those that know me, know how I love to label and organize things. Everything in my house has a place, but not everything […]

My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas now on DVD

My daughter is at that age where she is getting in to so many new things. Her personality is really expanding every day. She loves so many different things, but one of her absolute favorites is My Little Pony. I grew up playing with and admiring My Little Pony. On October 8th, My Little Pony: A Very […]

In love with my @EvesAddiction Mother’s Ring! #Giveaway Ends 11/6/13

When it comes to my family, I adore them and love to carry them with me any way that I can. For as long as I can think, I’ve wanted a mother’s ring. For me, wearing a piece of my loves with me everywhere that I go makes my heart smile constantly. I had the […]

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising on DVD/BluRay Combo 10/8/13

My kids both love Transformers. My daughter may be a girly girl, but she can’t even pass up Transformers when it’s on.We are excited to share with you that there’s a new TRANSFORMERS PRIME DVD with BluRay Combo that your little ones won’t want to miss out on. This could be an awesome holiday stocking stuffer! […]

Save money with haircuts with Wahl Lithium Ion Clippers

In today’s economy, we are all trying to cut funds and budget as much as we possibly can. Hubby has been cutting his own hair for years, however he hasn’t had the right type of clipper. When Tucker was starting to get older and need hair cuts more often, we looked in to several types […]

At home & on the go with the Motorola MBP34 Video Baby Monitor

You don’t have to be a new parent to a newborn to need and to use a baby monitor, especially a video baby monitor. While my kids are older now, we did use baby monitors when they were babies, but we still use baby monitors, as well as video baby monitors in our house. We […]