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Create an Artist Travel Case from an Old VHS 20

Create an Artist Travel Case from an Old VHS I saw something like this online, but it was more for storing paintbrushes, etc.  I figured it would be fun to make an artist travel case for the kids when you’re out on the road, and they get bored.  Who doesn’t have old VHS tapes laying around, that you really don’t even use anymore?  If you don’t, […]

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Have Some Fun With a Back To School Cake! 22

Have Some Fun With a Back to School Cake I had created a post like this years ago, and figured it was time to update it.  This is always something that I love making for the teachers each year and letting them have some extra supplies, and be ready for the school year.  All of our amazing school staff are made to spend too much of […]


Things That Bring Back Memories: Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine #MondayMemories 14

For this “Things That Bring Back Memories” post, I am going to change this up a bit.  I usually stick to TV, music and film, but figured that there are a lot of other things that bring back memories for many of us, so it would be fun to look at them to.  The thing I’m going to pick today is the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine from […]

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I Love You Just Because (Book Review)

Thank you FlyByPromotions & Thomas Nelson for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! I Love You Just Because #FlyBy Book Review I got the “I Love You Just Because” book from FlyByPromotions to read with my family.  I have always loved these types of books when my son was younger.  Even now that he’s a bit too old to read […]


All Things Bright and Beautiful (Book Review & Giveaway) 3

Thank you #FlyBy for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! All Things Bright and Beautiful #AllThingsBrightandBeautiful #FlyBy (Book Review & Giveaway) I received the All Things Bright and Beautiful book from FlyByPromotions and thought it looked adorable. I know that my son is too old for this book, but I always love getting them to review. I get to read a […]

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Get The Ball Rolling…Soccer Ball, That Is! 5

*This post was sponsored by USFamilyGuide and British Soccer Camp. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.* British Soccer Camp THE NUMBER ONE SOCCER CAMP IN USA AND CANADA!!! I wanted to update this blog post with the info “after the camp.”  My son is a bit too old, but we have a neighbor who has a son that loves soccer and […]


Have You Heard of the Monkey Mat? 20

Thank you USFamily Guide and Monkey Mat for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! Have You Heard of the Monkey Mat? Monkey Mat, AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK, allows you to make your space, any place! Originally inspired by an unexpected six-hour layover at the airport (constant cringing while two babies crawled all over dirty floors!), and also by overall […]

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The Life We Never Expected (Book Review & Giveaway)

Thank you #FlyBy for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! The Life We Never Expected (Book Review & Giveaway) #LifeWeNeverExpected #FlyBy I received the The Life We Never Expected book from FlyByPromotions and thought it sounded like a great read.  The subtitle says “Hopeful reflections on the challenges of parenting children with special needs.”  I have so many friends, and have […]


Would a Worm Go on a Walk? (Book Review & Giveaway) 18

Thank you #FlyBy for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! Would a Worm Go on a Walk? #WormOnAWalk #FlyBy (Book Review & Giveaway) I received the Would a Worm Go on a Walk book from FlyByPromotions and thought it looked adorable. I know that my son is too old for this book, but I always love getting them to review. […]

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Experience SEA LIFE in the Desert! (Tempe, AZ) 12

*This post was sponsored by SeaLife and USFamilyGuide. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.* Experience SEA LIFE in the Desert! (Tempe, AZ) Have you heard about the new attraction in the desert of Arizona? It’s an aquarium – can you believe it?!?! How many times do we hear about people visiting the ocean, and talking about all of the amazing things that […]


Go On An Adventure With The Aetherlight 5

Thank you Ravû Collective for partnering with me on this Aetherlight blog post! Go On An Adventure With The Aetherlight Computer/iPhone/Android App I recently got to play the brand new action adventure video game, The Aetherlight, and post my review here on my blog. Though the game is designed for pre-teens, I even thought it was fun. You get to use problem solving skills and […]

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The League and the Lantern (Book Review) 22

Thank you FlyByPromotions for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! The League and the Lantern Book Review #TheLeagueAndTheLantern #FlyBy [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”David Alan Johnson (Co-creator of Steven Spielberg s High Incident)” link=”” color=”#2B65EC” class=”” size=”20″]The League and the Lantern is fun! Great characters, unexpected humor and clever twists! It s got hit written all over it![/perfectpullquote] I heard about this new […]


Read A Book, Help An Animal – With ASPCA & Studio Fun 21

Thank you Mom’s Meet for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! Read A Book, Help An Animal With ASPCA & Studio Fun International #momsmeet #studiofun Did you hear that Studio Fun International, a Reader’s Digest company, has teamed up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the first animal welfare organization in North America […]

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Let Label Daddy Help You Get Ready For Camp 4

Thank you USFG & Label Daddy for partnering with me on this blog post!Let Label Daddy Help You Get Ready For Camp#LabelDaddy #USFG #CampUPDATE: I finally received my Label Daddy package with my “Return Address Labels” and my “Spice Jar Labels.”  The quality was amazing.  They were easy to get off of the sheet and stuck on the needed area really well.  Color was beautiful, […]


Things That Bring Back Memories – Voltron #MondayMemories 4

For this week’s “Things That Bring Back Memories” post, I am going to pick something in the topic of “TELEVISION” and go with Voltron : Defender of the Universe.  This was a show was one that always reminded me of the Transformers toys.  It was a show that I loved!! I was one of those girls that didn’t care about Barbie, and especially wanted nothing to do […]

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DC Super Hero Girls – Because Girls Are Heroes! 14

*I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.* DC Super Hero Girls – Because Girls Are Heroes! “If your kids are looking for action-packed girl power, look no further than DC Super Hero Girls. DC Entertainment’s latest animated series features a dynamic group of Super Heroes on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities […]


8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids (Review & Giveaway) 1

Thank you FlyByPromotions for partnering with me on this blog post & the great giveaway! 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids“I love my child, but parenting is hard.” #8SimpleTools #FlyByI heard about the 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids book from FlyByPromotions, and couldn’t wait to read it. I replied to the email, just to make sure that it was okay for me to […]

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Things That Bring Back Memories – Kid’s Incorporated #MondayMemories 4

For this week’s “Things That Bring Back Memories” post, I am going to pick something in the topic of “TELEVISION” and go with Kid’s Incorporated.  This was a show that had a lot of singing and dancing – it also produced a lot of the stars that are still around today. Being that it was back in the 80’s, there were so many kids that were […]


Celebrate With “The Legend of the Easter Robin” 3

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.* Celebrate With “The Legend of the Easter Robin” #EasterRobin #FlyBy I received “The Legend of the Easter Robin” by FlyBy Promotions and thought that it would be adorable. My son is older now, but I still love to read books […]

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Living In a Septic Situation

Living In a Septic Situation   As most of you know, I live in the White Mountains of AZ and we have been having septic tank problems for years. We are having septic failure across the majority of the neighborhood. Failure so great, that leech lines are bubbling up into some of the back yards, and running down the easements. Green slime can be found […]