Mess-Free Kid Crafting Fun with Beados!

Beados Bunny Drying

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...]

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...]

Peek Inside the All New 2013 Barbie Dreamhouse

2013 Barbie Dreamhouse

I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received monetary compensation and product to facilitate my post, but all opinions stated are my own. After all her travels, Barbie realized that Malibu is where her heart is and has decided to stay there in a newly renovated Dreamhouse!  The newly renovated Dreamhouse is three-stories, has 6 rooms and two elevators. And of course her new Barbie’s Dreamhouse features a few luxe … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping at Gordmans

fox backpack from gordmans

We're now two weeks away from the first day of school for two of our three kids. Our oldest son, Matt, is entering his first year of Middle School. This is a pretty exciting time for him but I'm sure it also comes with a few fears. While he's dreading the early mornings and extra packed academic schedule, there are a few new things we're helping him get excited about. First, he gets a locker this year. We've been taking him shopping to find … [Read more...]

Back to School Looks for Less for Boys at Kohls

comfy outfit for boys

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We're exactly 26 days away from the first day of school for our kids. When it comes to school supply lists, gear and clothes, that's not a lot of time to get ready. Rather than procrastinate, we're hitting the stores early this year and hoping to find everything we need in as few shopping trips as possible. … [Read more...]

Back to School Mishaps & Tips for an Organized School Year #BacktoSchoolwithBSK


There are just about 5 weeks (37 days, but who's counting) of summer break left for our three kids. While they may not be looking forward to getting up bright and early for school, I'm looking forward to a little peace and quiet. But before that happens, I have to pull out the school supply lists and get the kids all prepped and ready for a new school year. My hope is to get a little more organized than last year. Had I taken the time to print … [Read more...]

Make it a Family Movie Night with #TeenBeachMovie


*I received Disney Channel “Teen Beach Movie” products in exchange for a post about the film. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Summer is a time for outdoor play but when the nights get unbearable hot and swarming with biting bugs, we take our fun inside. Family movie nights are a great way to get the family together around a big bowl of popcorn and spend some quality time together. And since I'm the picky one, I love watching movies from … [Read more...]

Gift Idea for Girls | Polly Pocket Fun on the Wall and in the Water


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Polly Pocket. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. With my daughter's 6th birthday just a week away I'm scrambling to get ideas for birthday gifts for her. She's over all the little girl stuff! And I know how much she loves imaginative play which is why we're looking at Polly Pocket toys. She's finally at … [Read more...]

Summer Sun Protective Tips for the Eyes


*I wrote this review while participating in an influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of HealthyWomen and VISTAKON® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for taking the time to participate. As a kid my mom always gave me the line, "don't look at the sun, you'll go blind!" So of course what exactly does a curious kid like myself go and do? I look  at the … [Read more...]

Put Your Best Face Forward for Graduation Day

Graduation Day

*I was provided with tips and products from Clean & Clear It's been 12 years since I've thought about Graduation Day. Honestly, I didn't even go to my own high school graduation ceremony. By the time my peers were walking across the stage I had graduated a semester early, enrolled at the local community college and walked down the aisle with my husband. I had no interest in being center stage, even if it was among 300 other classmates. But … [Read more...]