PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker

PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker Review and #Giveaway

I received a PowerSound II personalized Bluetooth speaker to help me write this post. Powerstick.com is also providing a personalized PowerSound II to one of my readers! I recently was approached by the folks at PowerStick to check out one of their Bluetooth speakers. Honestly my first thought was, “another Bluetooth speaker?” I review a lot of them for iPhoneLife and didn’t need another one. But then I clicked on the video they sent me–it’s catchy, and it showed that the PowerSound II…

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Celebrate summer with grilled pizza (and Drumsticks!)

Celebrate Summer with Grilled Pizza #SummerGoodies

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  Summer is here, and we are celebrating every way that we can. We love summer because we can enjoy the sunshine a little longer, eat dinner a little later, and spend more time together as a family. Last week, we grilled pizza with the boys and then surprised them with their favorite–NESTLÉ®…

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Reebok ONE Cushion: A Review

Meeting My Goals With the Help of Reebok ONE

The following post is is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok I really, really can’t complain about the running path near my home. I have this view to look at, the weather is perfect 95% of the time, and I have amazing shoes to run in. The Reebok ONE Cushion: Shoes designed with performance in mind. I love how breathable they are–there is mesh throughout the design, not just in the toe area. While the shoe is flexible,…

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3 Uses for a Magic Eraser

3 Uses for a Magic Eraser #PGBestForMe #Giveaway

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and P&G It’s spring time, and that means that we’re all doing some spring cleaning in our homes! Today I’m sharing my uses for a Magic Eraser and bringing you a giveaway to win a P&G gift box worth $70! 1. Remove hard water spots: I use Magic Erasers to remove the water spots on my granite countertops. I tend to always have a buildup of hard water spots right below the handle for…

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My advice for Moms: Get in the picture!

My advice for moms? Get in front of the camera!

We received a letter in the mail the other day letting us know that high school registration was right around the corner for the class of 2018. How is is almost 2018? How is it that this little boy who used to snuggle with his puppy and bury his head in his favorite soft blanket is registering for high school next month? It really does happen “just like that.” I’m so thankful for the pictures and videos I have to…

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Need For Speed: A Parent's Review

Need For Speed: A Parent Review

We had the opportunity to see the movie Need For Speed before it opened in theaters today. My husband and I took Michael (13) and we all loved it! Here’s a trailer to catch you up:   Need For Speed: A Parent Review Need For Speed is a fast-action movie about illegal street racing. The movie was shot without the use of any computer-generated special effects, which makes it a rare gem. The movie is based off a video game,…

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2014 Toyota Highlander Review

2014 Toyota Highlander Review

I recently reviewed the 2014 Toyota Highlander for a week and to be honest… fell in love. The 2nd row of captain’s chairs makes it easy to get to the back row. We also loved the fold-down table between the chairs. There was plenty of room in the back seat for little (and big) legs. I drove a few friends to dinner one night and everyone was comfortable in both the front and back seats. Running errands was a breeze!…

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New Air Portable AC Unit Review and Giveaway

Keeping Cool In Arizona With Our NewAir Portable AC Unit AC-12100E #Giveaway

This post is sponsored by NewAir It’s 81 degrees in Tucson today. Tomorrow is supposed to be 88. I’m not trying to make my East Coast readers angry, I promise. I just want you to be thinking ahead to summer! Here in Arizona, warm weather is abundant. We sneak into the cool shade as much as we can, and are very thankful for our air conditioners. We recently added a home gym to our garage. Living about 40 minutes away…

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Tips for using a Philips Air Fryer

Tips For Using The Philips Air Fryer

I received a Philips Air Fryer to facilitate this review. Image courtesy Philips.com We have been playing with our new Philips Air Fryer, and let me tell you–it is FUN! We own a small traditional fryer but have only used it once. We have used the air fryer 3-4 times a week since receiving it about a month ago-I love that it doesn’t need oil, and gets the food brown and crispy in just a few minutes! The air fryer…

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Hallmark Get Carded Challenge

Take The Get Carded Challenge With Hallmark!

I was recently able to take part in the Hallmark Get Carded challenge, sending out 7 cards in 7 days! You might know that I don’t mix well with “real” mail. I never make it to the post office, or even the mailbox, on time.  I don’t know why it’s so difficult for me to remember important occasions, but it is. I’ll take total responsibility for my severe slacking. This is why I’m even happier to announce that when Hallmark…

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How the Polar Loop helps me rethink my day

How Polar Loop Helps Me Rethink My Day #RethinkYourDay #Fitfluential

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Polar. For the last year I have been working from home. It’s awesome. I make my own schedule, can stay in my pajamas all day if I choose to, and I never have to leave my house. Yeah, that last one is actually not so awesome. Though I don’t fit into most of my clothes from last year, I didn’t really pinpoint the exact cause until this past week….

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Samsung Tab 3 10.1 Android Tablet Review

My Supertool: The Samsung Tab 3 Android Tablet #IntelTablets

I recently went to Best Buy and checked out their tablet selection. My laptop is getting a little old and slow, and I’d love to have something lightweight to take on road trips with me. The boys in blue (shirts) showed me around and pointed me towards one tablet in particular: the Samsung Tab 3 Android tablet, which runs off of a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Z2560 running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. What the heck does that mean? I asked my Best…

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Buick Encore: A Busy Mom's Review

Buick Encore Review

This vehicle was loaned to us for the purpose of a review. As always, all opinions are my own.  We test drove the 2014 Buick Encore for one week and loved having the luxury feel of a Buick in a smaller crossover vehicle. Perhaps the best thing about the Encore for our family was the gas money that we saved while driving it! The four-wheel drive model Encore offers an estimated 25 MPG (city) and 33 MPG (highway). With a standard…

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Protein Packed Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Recipe #DairyFree, #GlutenFree

Protein Packed Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Recipe #HolidayBaking

This post is sponsored by Baker’s Secret. Also, there are affiliate links in this post. Baked oatmeal is the best thing to have with coffee, in my opinion. It’s not, however, the best thing for my daily caloric intake. Especially the baked peanut butter banana oatmeal recipe I’m sharing today. I decided that if I wanted to keep eating baked oatmeal for breakfast, I had to find a way to make it a little healthier. Adding protein powder and substituting…

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Tackling My Bucket List With The Ford C-Max

Tackling My Bucket List With The Ford C-Max #CMaxDrive

Drive the California coastline. Check. See the Golden Gate Bridge. Check. Road trip with a girlfriend? Check. Check. Drive a… Ford C-Max? Check. I didn’t even know it was on my bucket list, but driving a Ford C-Max Hybrid down the California coastline was definitely bucket list-worthy. Have you driven a C-Max Hybrid yet? It’s fun. No, seriously. It’s a fun car to drive! The LCD cluster-panel gives you real time feedback on your driving, including grading your stops with the…

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Spooky DIY Halloween Wreath With Decoupage

Spooky DIY Halloween Wreath #MSHalloween

For more craft tutorials, recipes and tips & tricks, subscribe to my newsletter! Halloween is right around the corner–we are buying extra candy for little visitors and planning our costumes. We made this fun DIY Halloween wreath with Martha Stewart Decoupage last week and I’m excited to share it with you! Spooky DIY Halloween Wreath You can begin by purchasing a burlap wreath or using my burlap wreath tutorial to make one yourself. Supplies: All supplies were purchased at Michael’s 8-10 wooden…

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