Dressing Infants & Toddlers On a Budget With Garanimals from Walmart

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Before I had my first baby, a little over 13 years ago, I got all kinds of advice from my parents, other parents and friends. Most of the advice was about the cost of diapers, formula and how "life would never be the same". They weren't lying but they sure weren't telling the whole truth either. It was until our third child came along that I really started to discover what one of the biggest costs of raising a child is. And that would be … [Read more...]

Feel the Freedom to Clean How You Want with the Libman Freedom Mop

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I grew up in a home that had about 90% of the flooring covered in carpet. I can't complain, it was pretty soft and comfy on the feet, especially during the winter. But it was also a daily chore for my parents to keep clean with the constant vacuuming and of course the no shoes in the house rule that was enforced like you wouldn't believe. So when my husband and I bought our home, we decided that we'd put hard flooring down for the main areas of … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Cats & RSVP for the #FreshStepTarget Twitter Party Happening on 10/8

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This post brought to you by Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Food Family & Finds. With 3 cats in our home, we are becoming quite the experts on what it takes to make a cat happy. They all have their own unique personalities and quirks but they do have one thing in common and that's how particular they are about their "bathroom" space.  Over the years we've gone through adjustments … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Holiday Meal Prep with Appliances from Best Buy #HolidayPrep

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Even though I absolutely love the winter holidays, they're also the biggest stress inducers during what should be such a joyous time. I'd say that much of that is my own fault, being the perfectionist that I am. However, there are a lot of things about preparing for the holidays that brings on a little madness for everyone, like finding the time to shop, buying gifts, crowded stores, house guests, the list goes on an on. Fortunately, there are so … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Dog Parents During National Walk Your Dog Week

5 Dog Walking Tips for National Walk Your Dog Week

Growing up, I never had any pets. They were strictly forbidden in our house because my parents couldn't stand the thought of animal hair in the house. Well, I take that back, for awhile we had an aquarium full of fish but they're about as fun to play with as a pet rock. Despite my lack of pet exposure for 18 years, I've always been an animal lover. I have a unique bond with cats especially that just comes naturally. Dogs on the other hand, … [Read more...]

TNT Introduces On the Menu – New Competitive Cooking Show So Good You CAN Taste It #OnTheMenu

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These days there are quite a few competitive cooking and baking shows on television. I know, I pretty much watch them all, being the cooking and baking lover that I am. However, there's a new one coming to the TNT television channel that is unlike any other you've ever seen. Premiering TONIGHT (10/03/2014) at 8/7c on TNT, you'll be able to watch a brand new culinary competition called On The Menu. What makes this show a must-watch? … [Read more...]

What’s So Great About the Fresh Step® Lightweight Extreme Cat Litter? #FreshStepCats

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. All opinions are 100% mine. In our house, we have 2-1/2 bathrooms. Technically, there's only 2 but since we're home to 3 of the most picky cats ever, we converted our hallway linen to "the cat room". Just looking at the photo below, you'll see how carefully guarded this kitty space is. Us fur-free parents are only allowed in there to clean up after their … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Car & Family Safe During Cooper Tire’s Fall Reward Event

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Car and Family Safe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There are many things in my life that are near and dear to my heart but above all else is my family. There's nothing I wouldn't do to keep my husband and my children safe. While there are a lot of ways my family can come to harm, one of my biggest worries is while we're driving. I may not be able to control other drivers on the road but I can … [Read more...]