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

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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...]

College Isn’t Free But Upromise and its Bonus Savings Month Can Help

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Around this time almost 13 years ago, I was graduating from high school a semester early. Before that day, I had big plans of attending a very expensive university and making a career for myself. It wasn’t until I realized my parents weren’t able to save money for me to attend college. Every penny I had earned at … [Read more...]

Buying A New Home & the BMO Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s that time again! Another week of surprises in the BMO Harris Bank Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes on Facebook. This week, the topic is focused on buying a new home. I don’t know about you but for my husband and I, buying our first house was the most stressful financial decision we’ve ever made. It all … [Read more...]

New at Best Buy | Dyson DC65 Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review #DysonatBestBuy

Dyson DC65 Animal Vacuum Review

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Over the years, cleaning has become quite the job for me. Being a work-from-home-mom, it actually IS my job. And one of my tools of the trade is the best vacuum cleaner I can get my hands on. There's only one that cleans better than any other vacuum across carpets and hard floors and that's a DYSON! After … [Read more...]