My Radio Shack last minute gift list #GiftSmart

My Radio Shack Last Minute Gift List #GiftSmart

This post is sponsored by Radio Shack and Find Your Influence. Gift choices are mine, of course. Last minute gifts are stressful–not only do you have to quickly decide what to get, you have to find somewhere to purchase it too! A lot of the stress goes away when shopping at a one-stop store like Radio Shack, where you can find gifts for people of all ages.   Shopping for gifts this year was a little tough–tweens and teens want…

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5 things you must do before making money with your blog

5 things to do before making money with a blog

This post is sponsored by Find Your Influence In my book, using brand to blogger networks is one of the suggestions I give to bloggers who want to earn money or products. It’s a great way to be discovered by your favorite brands and begin creating your community. One of the brand to blogger networks I work with is Find Your Influence. A lot of bloggers think they’re not big enough to join these networks, but that’s not true! Depending on the…

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Westward Look Resort in Tucson

Westward Look Resort in Tucson: Our weekend away!

My husband and I recently enjoyed a weekend staycation at the Westward Look resort in Tucson. While resorts are typically busiest during the summer, our fall/winter getaway was awesome! The Westward Look is a Wyndam property located in North Tucson. Resort offerings include a spa, tennis, horseback riding, hiking and biking, and four specialty gardens. Dining options include two restaurants, Gold and Lookout, and a breakfast cafe. We spent time on the patio at Lookout listening to all of the fun…

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Surface Pro 3 is a laptop and tablet in one! #Intel2in1

Loving our Surface Pro 3 #Intel2in1

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my site and Intel. This includes Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. For the last few weeks we have been playing with (and loving) our Surface Pro 3 that Intel sent to us. It’s a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop that’s perfect for our family room. We use the touchscreen laptop for the boys’ homework assignments, quick Googling and price checking while we’re watching TV, and lately, lots of Christmas…

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Being thankful with Heart of Haiti

Taking Time to be Thankful: Heart of Haiti

I am a  member of the Everywhere Society and they provided me with this product for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. We’re in the middle of it–the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a few days away and winter holidays are right around the corner. Right now I’m focusing on the amazing year I’ve had and setting goals for next year. Today, though, I’m taking time to be thankful for all that I have. I am thankful for my…

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How to sync your Disney Movies Anywhere account with your mobile device

How To Sync Disney Movies Anywhere With Your Device

If you’ve been hanging onto digital movie codes and would like to sync them to your Android or Apple mobile device, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’m sharing how to sync Disney Movies Anywhere with your device. Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a place to store your Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collection. Syncing all of your devices (yes, Android and Apple) with DMA is easy to do, and for a limited time you can get a…

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5 reasons why you need Cox Contour service!

5 Reasons You Need Cox Contour Service #TVJustForMe #CoxContour

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. We recently added the Cox Contour package to our cable services, and we are so bummed that we didn’t do this earlier!   We had no idea what we were missing….

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Target has all of your back to school needs!

Head to Target for All of Your Back To School Needs #BTSWithTarget

Whether your child is in elementary school or high school, wears street clothes or uniforms, or likes super stylish or super sporty, Target has everything you need for back to school. Jack’s favorite place to buy clothes is Target because they carry the Shaun White line of apparel. Their colorful skinny jeans fit him perfectly, and there’s always a fun selection of t-shirts to choose from. During the summer, Jack is all about wearing basketball shorts and t-shirts. It’s his…

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Printable Tween Cell Phone Contract

Pantech Vybe and Printable Tween Cell Phone Contract

This post is sponsored by Pantech. As always, all opinions and ideas are my own!  Michael received his first cell phone when he was 10 years old. It wasn’t a necessity, like it is for most kids that age. He wasn’t walking home or staying by himself at home after school. He wanted one more than we had ever seen him want something, and we decided that it was good for our family for different reasons: he could text and…

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Target Backpacks and Lunch Kits for Back to School

Target Backpacks and Lunch Kits #BTSWithTarget

  Have you heard? Every little thing is a really big deal at Target! The kids are back to school here in Tucson, and we were able to grab every supply we needed at our local Target store. They had a huge selection of backpacks and lunch kits for kids of all ages. We loved this bright one from the High Sierra GRIP QUAKE line, which is a slim profile backpack designed to appeal to teenage boys: We loved that there really was something…

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My 5 favorite apps to save money

My 5 Favorite Apps To Save Money #my360independence

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One 360. I’m not a coupon user. There, I’ve said it. I’ve clipped coupons in the past and they were always forgotten on my kitchen counter. I meant well, but in the end I’d just wasted the time it took me to cut them out. One of my very favorite things about smartphones is how easy it is to download coupons and deals–literally the click of a button. I can…

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Let's be an example for our teens and put down our phones. Nothing is worth it.

Let’s be an example for our teen drivers. #DecideToDrive

In just 18 short months, Michael will be able to get his learner’s permit for driving. While this makes me nervous, what really scares me is the state of other drivers “out there.” It seems that most of the people I see while driving are busy–too busy. Applying makeup, staring (literally) at their phone while texting or surfing the internet, eating lunch. The Virginia Transportation Institute reported that teen drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be involved…

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3 Summer Pool Cleaning Tips

Summer Pool Cleaning Tips from #CloroxPool

Clorox Pool & Spa has sponsored this post giving you summer pool cleaning tips to make your life easier this summer.  Summer is here and it’s officially pool season! We have been in our pool almost every day since early May. Every year around this time my husband and I look at each other and agree that we are so thankful we decided to put a pool in our backyard when we did–the kids have a blast swimming every year, and…

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Massage Envy Spa Gift Card

Which type of massage will Dad want? #Massage4DadsDay

  Aftershave? Neck tie? Power tools? No… What Dad’s really want for Father’s Day is a little bit of pampering. A massage, maybe? In addition to relaxing, massages can benefit Dad’s health! It has been said that massage can lower blood pressure, increase circulation, and decrease levels of cortisol–a stress hormone. This Father’s Day, wake Dad up with breakfast in bed and then kick him out of the house and have him head to Massage Envy Spa. My most recent…

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5 Ways to thank military members #ChevySalutes

5 Ways To Show Appreciation for Military Members #ChevySalutes

Compensation for this post was provided by Chevrolet via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Military families sacrifice so much every day, and showing them we’re a thankful country is important. In addition to months spent away from their families, the military is expected to be on call all day, every day for their ‘regular” jobs. They can be called in at any time, made to stay as long as needed, and often miss important events that we…

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How do I use #AmazonCart?

How to use #AmazonCart to Shop on Twitter #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias. We live fairly far out of the city of Tucson, so “running to the store” isn’t a phrase we often use. We save our trips and run several errands at once, and if we forget something then we go without. Amazon Prime has changed a lot of this for us in the last few…

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