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TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting  promoting the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #TruGreen #MC Don't judge. I'm about to show you pictures of my yard. Now, I'm going to give you another disclaimer (in addition to the one above the FTC makes me add): I'm renting. So, it's kind of hard to invest money into beautifying my yard, when it's not really "my" yard. But at the same time, driving up to … Read More>

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Grow Your Own Food with Scotts Gro-ables

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing my own food is pretty important to me. If I had my choice, my backyard would be set up with square foot gardens and I'd never have to buy product at the grocery store. Unfortunately, aside from being awesome at growing cherry tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, I struggle with other vegetables. Yellow squash? I get pretty flowers but that's about it. Strawberries? I don't even bother anymore and I've never tried any greens. … Read More>

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Theaters Today

  I have been waiting for Captain America: The Winter Soldier to come out for what feels like forever. After being on the set, meeting Chris Evans and getting to hold THE shield (yes, one actually used in the movie - not a prototype), it only seems appropriate that I be in the theater opening weekend. If you haven't heard about the movie then you haven't been reading my blog. Shame on you! But seriously, if by some slim chance you're saying to yourself, "Captain America has a movie??" … Read More>

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Perfectly Packed Lunches for Kids

Many thanks to Fruitshoot for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to share fun solutions for my kids' lunches! Perfectly packed lunches for kids can mean different things to different people. For me, it means my daughter has a variety of fruit and vegetables that she will actually eat.  She'll eat about any fruit, even those nasty honeydew melons but with veggies, she's a bit pickier. Lately she's been fascinated with rainbows. She draws them on all of her pictures and looks for them in … Read More>

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My Little Superhero

Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring this post about finding the superhero in yourself. #SuperHeroing By day she's known as Brecken. The kind of shy (until she gets to know you) 4-year old who loves all things blue and green. But as the sun begins to set, a change begins. She's no longer the kid who is being mopey because I've made her go for a walk, she becomes Forest Girl and has superhero powers. With a simple wave of her hand, she chops down trees and brush so the hikers can make it … Read More>

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Delivery Man Movie Themed Date Night Idea

I received a copy of the Delivery Man movie for review purposes. No other compensation was received.  All statements are mine and yours may differ. Additionally, this post contains affiliate links. When you live in Wichita, Kansas, sometimes you have to get creative with your date night ideas. And when you're trying to stick within a budget because you have a huge tax bill to pay, you have to be cheap and creative. I'm usually not either (well, sometimes I'm cheap but that's a whole 'nother … Read More>

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Cowtown Half Marathon

Sometimes I get really fabulous ideas and usually, they involve entry fees and training, as my +1 has quickly learned. :) I decided that since I turn 40 this year, I wanted to "run" the Pikes Peak Ascent in August. Only there was a small problem...I didn't have a qualifying time. It used to be that you could just sign up and do the race, but not anymore. Now, you have to have a qualifying run and for me that meant I needed a half-marathon under 2 hours and 25 minutes. So what did I do? I … Read More>

Food

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Perfectly Packed Lunches for Kids

Many thanks to Fruitshoot for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to share fun solutions for my kids' lunches! Perfectly packed lunches for kids can mean different things to different people. For … Read More>

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My Little Superhero

Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring this post about finding the superhero in yourself. #SuperHeroing By day she's known as Brecken. The kind of shy (until she gets to know you) 4-year old who … Read More>

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Game Day Snack Ideas with Mrs. T Pierogies

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for … Read More>

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Cowtown Half Marathon

Sometimes I get really fabulous ideas and usually, they involve entry fees and training, as my +1 has quickly learned. :) I decided that since I turn 40 this year, I wanted to "run" the Pikes Peak … Read More>

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Beginners Guide to Snowshoeing Gear

Last month I spent a weekend snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I had so many people ask me questions about preparing for my trip, that I thought I would dedicate a post to it. It may seem … Read More>

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Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

I completely blame this trip on my landlord. Yes, it's 100% his fault. 100% his fault that I had great time snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I'm going to digress a bit here, so bear … Read More>

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