Stay Connected for Work, School & Play with Acer C720P Chromebook #IntelChrome

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Work Anywhere While I had zero plans of doing any work whatsoever during our recent vacation, life doesn't always go the way you plan. Fortunately, I did manage to plan ahead and made just enough space inside our over-packed minivan to fit my compact Acer C720P Chromebook. It's a good thing I did because the Chromebook came in very handy when I had a few work deadlines pop up that I hadn't planned on. Since the Chromebook starts up in as … [Read more...]

Upcycled DIY Halloween & Fall Flower Vase #IDelight

DIY Fall Leaves Halloween Vase

I don't know about you but I'm pretty darn excited about the falling temperatures and Autumn quickly approaching. Pretty soon the leaves will be changing and we'll head out to our favorite pumpkin patch to cut some carving pumpkins to decorate our front porch with. Until then, I've begun decorating our living room with all sorts of fun Halloween and Fall themed goodies. One of our newest additions is this flowers and leaves bouquet that I used … [Read more...]

Indulge and Discover the Italian cuisine at Vivo Italian Kitchen at Universal CityWalk

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During our recent trip to Florida , we spent a few days at Universal Orlando along with a bunch of other bloggers and their families as part of the Mom It Forward Family Forward retreat. This exciting trip was made possible in part thanks to the generous Family Forward sponsors, including the VIVO Italian Kitchen restaurant that provided our family with a delicious dinner. This brand new restaurant is located at Universal CityWalk, just a … [Read more...]

Truvia Brown Sugar Sticky Chips with Pumpkin Dip Recipe

Brown Sugar Sticky Chips and Pumpkin Dip Recipe

It's hard to believe that when we set off for our end of summer vacation just a few short weeks ago that we'd come home to such a drastic change in weather. One day we're seeking out air conditioning to get relief from the sweltering heat and the next we're cuddled up on the couch under a thick blanket just trying to stay warm. Don't get me wrong, that's not a complaint. Fall is actually my favorite season of the entire year. It brings beautiful … [Read more...]

Anna and Elsa Frozen Makeovers from the Disney World Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

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It was this time a week ago that our family was experiencing our second day of Disney World when we were making our way to the back of Cinderella's castle to take our daughters to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for their scheduled appointments. We were trudging through another soggy, rainy day and thankful for the cool, dry relief that the boutique offered. Who can't appreciate that when it never ever seems to stop raining in Orlando? After we … [Read more...]

Sharing a Sweet Future with Truvia

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It was just about this time a little over 10 years ago that our little family of three had our first experience with hunger. I was at home raising our son while my husband worked long hours for very low wages. We found ourselves living paycheck to paycheck, often with barely enough money to buy groceries until his next paycheck came. During that time, we found ourselves skipping meals because we just couldn't afford to eat three times a day. It … [Read more...]

Going to Universal Orlando? Here’s Why Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is THE Place to Stay #FamilyForward

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel #FamilyForward

Just a few short weeks ago, my family set off in the minivan for a 3 part family vacation. The first leg of our trip was a 4 night stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. We traveled there along with many other blogger families to attend the Mom It Forward Family Forward Orlando Adventure.  A team of generous sponsors made the cost of our trip too affordable to pass up and I'm so glad we didn't. We had a pretty rough start to … [Read more...]

S’MORES Poke Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

SMORES Poke Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

September is one of my absolute favorites months of the year for two reasons. First, the temperatures finally start dropping back down to a comfortable level and second, I appreciate time with my kids more on the weekends now that they're back in school. We use both of these things to our advantage with family picnics on the weekends and after dinner time together around the fire pit. The cooler weather allows us to break out the ingredients for … [Read more...]

Strip Steak n’ Eggs with Confetti Pepper Hash Recipe #CertifiedAngusBeef

Steak and Eggs with Confetti Hash Recipe

Now that our kids are back in school, I find myself with less time to spend in the kitchen. As a busy mom always on the go, I prefer to cook weeknight meals that not only satisfy my kids' appetites but also take less time to prepare, cook, serve and clean-up. One of my favorite kind of meals to prepare is one that can be done all on the stove in under 30 minutes. A simple, but delicious steak and potatoes meal is quick to cook and it's one … [Read more...]

5 Things Every Disney Cars Kids’ Bedroom Needs

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. When the Disney Cars movie first came to the big screen, my son was about 5 years old. I remember his excitement over seeing his favorite thing to play with come to life. And honestly, it was the first "boy movie" that even I got a little excited over. And now here we are, eight years later, and Cars has since grown up along with us with the Cars 2 … [Read more...]