Asics Trounce Running Shoe Review

Asics Trounce Review: Comfortable and Supportive

I recently received a fun package in the mail from JD Sports. By fun, I mean… FUN. They sent me the new Asics Gel Trounce running shoes to try out, and I love them! Asics Trounce Review They’re very supportive–great for running. I took our puppy on a 3 mile walk the day after I received them–my first time wearing them–and didn’t get blisters. That says a lot to me. They’re comfortable and solid, and I swear I can feel…

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Our review of the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

Our review of the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

This post is brought to you on behalf of Mom Central Consulting and Rug Doctor. All opinions are my own.  Can you see anything wrong with this picture?   If you asked me, I’d say this: Pens and markers on the carpet. Now, we don’t leave these on the carpet. Our dog, Grace, finds them and brings them here. She doesn’t take them anywhere else in the house–just here. And then she chews them. We often find her walking around…

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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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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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The best portable battery chargers for your phones and tablets

The Best Portable Battery Chargers

In a few short weeks my family will be heading to Disneyland for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference! We are beyond excited to be included in this prestigious event and I’m looking forward to some fun family time, the opportunity to sit in and listen to a few amazing speakers, and a chance to hug all of my blogging friends. Whenever I head out away from an outlet, I have a portable charger on hand. While writing at iPhone…

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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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Disney's FROZEN

Disney’s FROZEN Movie And A Snowman Treat!

Disney’s new animated movie FROZEN opened this week! Here’s a clip if you haven’t heard of the movie yet: Walt Disney Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff…

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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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The Best Family Game Apps!

Heads Up Is A Fun Family Game App!

Hey there! Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m sharing our favorite new family game app that you can play with an iPhone or iPad–it’s called Heads Up! I’m thinking of sharing some apps that are great for tweens and teens here every month, so let me know if this is something that interests you, and if you have any great apps you would like me to feature! Have you played Heads Up yet?…

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Fresh Picked Mini Apple Pie Recipe

Fresh Picked Mini Apple Pie Recipe #HolidayBaking

This post is sponsored by Baker’s Secret. We went to the local apple orchard last weekend and picked until we couldn’t pick anymore. We made these mini apple pies as an alternative to making an entire apple pie–because I can’t be trusted around an entire apple pie. Try them out, and let me know what you think! You’ll need: 4 medium sized apples Refrigerated pie crusts 1/2 C milk 2 T brown Sugar 1/2 C oats 2 t cinnamon Large…

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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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Frozen Margarita and Guacamole Recipe

Piedra Azul Frozen Margarita Recipe And Guacamole Recipe

This post is sponsored by Piedra Azul Tequila and Gaby Dalkin, author of Absolutely Avocados  Did you know that September 16th is National Guacamole Day? It’s a pretty important day in our house, because we love avocados! We especially loved looking through Gaby Dalkin’s book, Absolutely Avocados. We learned about avocados (did you know there are over 100 varities?) and found some great new recipes! We entertain often and fresh guacamole is the easiest side for us to make–fresh ingredients, quick prep and lots…

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