Snacking on the Go – An Unexpected Flavorful Surprise

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Lately, snacking on the go has been at an all time high between sporting events, working, traveling, and my recent foot surgery.  I've upped my snacking slightly out of a bit of necessity and convenience. Why am I snacking so much? My 'always painting, always multi tasking, always creating, always driving' persona has had to take a step back slightly to heal from my foot surgery, so 'slowing down' is an unfamiliar and unexpected territory for myself, my family, and for those who know me.  Surprisingly, slowing down has been refreshing (aside from post-operative pain) to settle … [Read more...]

PURELL 30 Day Challenge Follow Up

We have been using our PURELL products like they're going out of style!  It has been great.  I established a rule right from the start that all kiddos need to PURELL their hands upon entry from our back door (which is where they primarily come in from as we enter there from school). It has been working like it's always been the way. My family has joined in the PURELL 30 Day Challenge (and you can too by clicking that link back there!), it's not too late to sign up!  Be sure to head on over there and enter!! We have using it at least 3 times a day and the boys love it much more than going to the sink, turning the water on, pumping soap into their hands, rubbing their hands together, … [Read more...]

What to do with my Shower Door

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been looking at this builder's grade shower door since we moved in and have threatened to remove it and replace it with a curtain. This is the boys' bathroom... They never have had a bath in this tub because it hurt me too much to bend over and lean on the metal tracks, which is why I wanted to remove them.  We have a bathtub in our master bath that doesn't have any 'barriers' so we use that tub instead.  I was also worried about them hurting themselves by slipping when they got in or out the tub.  But now that they're grown up and shower on their own, it's not such a big deal for … [Read more...]

What’s my Dog’s DNA?

We recently rescued a beautiful St Bernard dog, Beethoven, from our local Humane Society. He looks like a St Bernard.  He eats like a St Bernard.  He acts like a St Bernard.  He must be a St Bernard. Well, I was approached by Wisdom Panel to have Beethoven's DNA tested. They provided me with the kit of which I have since sent in and am anxiously awaiting to know what it showed.  It takes a couple of weeks upon their receipt of the sample to get the results  (I will update you when I receive the report) The kit consisted of 2 little brushes to obtain my dog's DNA from the inside of his cheek.  All the information of what I needed to do was right there on the box and so easy to … [Read more...]

Wine of the Month $50 Giveaway!

Ohhhhhh ... yes please..... FREE money for wine!!!! 50 BUCKS for you to use towards your order of wine and/or accessories from Wineofthemonthclub.com See what I have to say about this lovely wine gift I received from Wine of the Month Club!!! You can buy gifts for someone or for yourself.  There are lots of wine accessories to choose from! I'm always looking for a deal, they have an UP TO 60% off wines page as well! You could use the gift card towards throwing your own wine party!  Here's a Wine Party Kit and a video of what comes in the box! If you are located in these states and 21 or older, you can enter (they only ship to these states) Washington, Oregon, California, … [Read more...]

Family Pajamas GIVEAWAY!!!

Be sure to check back weekly to see what giveaway is up next! This is a relatively new tradition to my family and I.  Getting matching family pajamas every fall for the holiday season. We love having them and although the boys grow out of them generally by the next year, I get to wear mine till they get holes in them *wink* They'll get there one day too, I'm sure.  In any case, we got our family pajamas through Sleepyheads.com this year! We got our package and all of us changed out of our daytime clothes in to our PJs, I think it was only 7pm??  Cracked me up. The even funnier thing is that these are the 'Frozen' line of pajamas, although the boys like the movie; the song "Let it … [Read more...]