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5 Reasons to Ditch the Flip Phone

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #SprintMom #Sponsored and #MC  This is an open letter to my dad....and why I think he needs to ditch his flip phone! Dear Dad, I know you refer to your flip phone as an overpriced pocket watch. I've seen you look at it confused, annoyed and even disgusted with it's limited … Read More>

International Delight

Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, that day has come. I have SIX country music stations programmed in my Subaru (most are satellite radio stations) and just a few weekends ago, I drank two cups of coffee in one day. Now that I'm old and drinking coffee, I need something equally fitting to eat with it. When I was a kid, and should NOT … Read More>

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Nutritional Supplements for Healthy Hair

Shedding. It's something my lab and I have in common. I used to complain about the amount of dog hair I would find in my house and then I realized, I tend to shed more than the dog. I thought this was normal, until I started to see the difference in my hair. Over the past few years, the number of "flyaways" that I have had increased and in general, my hair didn't feel as healthy as it did in my 30s, So instead of dealing with it, I did some research and discovered Hairfinity. Hairfinity is … Read More>

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Holiday Home Decorating Tips

Thank you to Bona for sponsoring today's post, Holiday Home Decorating Tips, and helping me make my hardwood floors shine! Three weeks ago, I did something really, really amazing. I bought a house. All by myself. After several years of renting, I'm finally a homeowner again and it feels wonderful, but also overwhelming. I'm no longer limited on the ways I can decorate my home, which means one thing...indecisiveness! Take for instance my living room fireplace. It's a pretty cool focal point … Read More>

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Easy Princess Costumes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias As hard as I try, my daughter still wants to be a princess when she grows up. I've tried telling her that being a princess isn't that glamorous of a job. There's a lot of grunt work that has to be done before you get to princess status and usually, there is someone trying to come between you and your prince. She doesn't seem to care though. Being 5 she has an … Read More>

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Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having an excuse to make most of the foods my family eats with pumpkin. My daughter and I usually make pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin bread together. We've even tried pumpkin soup and some day I'm going to get adventurous and try making my own pumpkin puree. In the meantime, we've added a new recipe to … Read More>

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Sleeping Beauty DVD Released from the Vault

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias Once upon a time there was a middle-age mom who thought she knew a lot about the various Disney Princesses. This mom grew up with classic movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. She watched them as a child and adored them. As she got older, her interests changed. Instead of playing princesses, she started playing … Read More>

Food

International Delight

Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, … Read More>

pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having … Read More>

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Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter … Read More>

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Tourist Attractions in Yellowstone National Park

I'm breaking the rules and for those of you who know me personally, that's not something I take lightly! Instead of posting about my #OutdoorGirl vacation in the order of events, I'm skipping around a … Read More>

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8 Things I Thought Would Never Happen on Vacation

If you would have told me 5 years ago that my ideal vacation would involve driving 4,000 miles, hiking 60 miles and sleeping in a tent with my boyfriend, I would have questioned your sanity. In fact, … 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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