Halloween Pumpkin Spice Caramel Crunchies Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Caramel Pretzel Pumpkins #WiltonTreatTeam

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday of the year. As a kid, I loved it because I got to dress up and make myself sick on all of the trick-or-treat candy. Now as an adult, I love it because of all the fun treats I get to bake for my kids. Wilton is helping inspire some of my goodies this year because of all the new Halloween themed products they're coming out with, especially the pumpkin spiced candy melts. They're so easy to use for … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Finally, a Cell Phone Plan for Large Families – Sprint Family Share Pack #ItsANewDayForData

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine. As little as a year ago, I wasn't giving much thought to our family cell phone needs. However, all three of our children are in school now and I'm thinking a lot more about how we can communicate outside of the home. I would never have considered cell phones as a good option because up until now, cell phone plans with unlimited talk/text and … [Read more...]

Dora and Friends: Into the City! on Nickelodeon

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon’s Dora and Friends: Into the City!. All opinions are 100% mine. This month, Dora the Explorer is going on an all new adventure into the city with a new group of friends! Preschoolers everywhere are going to be in for a surprise as Dora brings along Alana, Emma, Naiya, Kate and Pablo into the city of Playa Verde. There they will use an ancient magical charm bracelet and Map App to … [Read more...]

After School Snacking Made Easy With Campbell’s SpaghettiOs® MicrOs™

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This blog post is part of a compensated program with Campbell Soup Company. Opinions expressed are my own. Back to school season is in full swing and our kids are enjoying their first week of the new school year. While I find that mornings are hectic and busy, it's the afternoons that give us the most challenges. Our kids often come home tired, a bit cranky and ready to eat! While I have a decent stash of healthy snacks, I'm always looking for … [Read more...]

Mess-Free Kid Crafting Fun with Beados!

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Product provided. When it comes to crafts and kids, I tend to avoid the whole mess as much as possible. In general, I find crafting to be expensive, messy and somehow always involves me with fingers glued together (don't ask). But then I got my hands on a new crafting toy from Moose Toys that actually makes the whole experience enjoyable. Maybe it's because my daughters are getting older (and slightly less messy) or maybe it's because this is a … [Read more...]