Finding the PERFECT Dog for Your Family – MEET TINK! #PredictablePurebreds

6 Month Old Purebred Labrador

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Kennel Club. All opinions are 100% mine. For years, I’ve lived with the fact that I’m probably just not a dog person. They’re certainly cute and mostly friendly, but I’ve never had quite the same draw to dogs as I have had with cats. That is, until I met TINK. This adorable and sweet purebred Labrador Retriever puppy instantly captured my … [Read more...]

THE Litter Box Odor Solution – Litter Genie from Target

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Litter Genie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #petparents There are two things I love in this life more than anything else and that is my family and my pets. I might even go as far to say that they're one in the same because my pets are part of my family, just in a much furrier form. Like my husband and kids, my … [Read more...]

Household Finances and the #BMOScavengerHunt Sweepstakes


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Budgeting and finances. Those are two words that will immediately give me the grumpy face, a loud sigh and slump in my chair. I’ve never been a fan of balancing checkbooks, managing financial accounts and especially not budgeting. Even though my husband and I maintain separate financial accounts, I tend to leave … [Read more...]

The Coolest Coffee Around! #DunkinMugUp

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Cool is so not a word I would ever use to describe myself. Quirky, weird, maybe even odd, those are more my thing. But even though I'm not so cool, I'd say my coffee is. I mean, seriously, how could my Dunkin' Donuts coffee not be cool when it comes in edgy flavors like chocolate glazed donut, blueberry muffin and jelly donut??? I'd say my coffee is even cooler because it gets to hang out in my awesome collection of coffee mugs. You see, I … [Read more...]

Endless Fun with #HPPrintables and the HP Envy 5530 Printer

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I have received a printer and supplies for my review and comments. Spring break just started for our kids and during this time, the weather is still pretty chilly. That means I've got three kids at home for the week and they're all looking for something fun to do. While we often fill our time with family friendly movies, baking and even some housework, we still have a lot of hours to fill. That's where the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Fight Litter Box Funk with Fresh Step® Extreme Odor Control Scented Litter #FreshStepExtreme

5 Tips for an Odor Free Litter Box

By now, I’m sure everyone knows I’m very much a ‘cat lady’. These furry friends are quite honestly my best friends and loved as much as my children! Most of the time, they’re loyal, sweet, cuddly, affectionate and friendly. But that doesn’t mean they come without faults. Fat Cat here, he’s my cuddler but he’s also the troublemaker of the house always knocking over laundry baskets so he can snooze in the clothes. The elusive Grey Baby … [Read more...]

College Bound Financial Tips and the #BMOScavengerHunt Sweepstakes


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Even though my son is only turning 13 this year, we’ve had a lot of discussions about his future and the possibility of college. While I believe college is the next stepping stone after high school, I don’t think it’s the only one. Personally, I only went through two semesters of college before I realized … [Read more...]

5 Minute Veggie Dinner Salad with the Magimix Food Processor

5 Minute Family Sized Veggie Dinner Salad with Magimix Food Processor

I was provided with a product sample to share my experiences. I have this quirky love for preparing dinner. Well, any meal really. Except for breakfast, that one always makes me feel like a crazed short order cook trying to time everything just right. But in general, my favorite part of the meal is preparing the food. I actually find it quite relaxing to slowly dice vegetables, sear meat and watch a pot as it begins to boil. I'd do it every … [Read more...]

Spring Flower Pot Cakes with Double Blooming Sugar Cookies #WiltonTreatTeam

Double Flower Cookie Pops with Cake Flower Pots #WiltonTreatTeam

I've never been much of a hobby person but there is one hobby that I've loved since I could reach the table and help my mom with in the kitchen. BAKING! I'm probably a little weird just for the simple fact that I actually love the process of baking more than eating the end result. And that's why I'm so happy to partner with my all-time favorite baking brand, Wilton, for another year of baking fun. I've been part of the Wilton Mom Brand Ambassador … [Read more...]

Wordish Wednesday | My Zelfs Addiction

My Zelfs Family

I suppose it's time to let the 'Zelf out of the bag' and share my quirky addiction. I adore Zelfs. There, I said it. Maybe adore isn't a strong enough word. More like, totally, completely and obsessively LOVE Zelfs. In a slightly crazy way. I started collecting these little elf-troll mix toys a couple of weeks ago and what started as two Zelfs that I thought were cute, turned into a massive family of Zelfs taking over my desk. I kinda have to … [Read more...]