Breaking Up Isn’t Hard To Do

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Thank you to Viva Vantage and Walmart for sponsoring this post. They've taught me that breaking up really isn't hard to do! There comes a point in your life when you decide that enough is enough. That you no longer have to settle for second best and that sometimes, you have to go through a lot of bad apples to get that perfect, shiny one. Well, I've gone through my share bad apples and I'm happy to say that I'm getting rid of something that just isn't pulling it's weight anymore. I've weighed … [Read more...]

Reducing The Stress of Everyday Life

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Thanks to Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring post and helping me reduce the stress of everyday life! It's 10:22 pm on a Friday night and I'm finally sitting down. Friday's are supposed to be my "day off" but they are anything but that. Friday is one of the most hectic days of my week and I don't even step foot in my real office. Instead of watching day time talk shows (LOVE Steve Harvey) and eating bon bons (what exactly are these anyway), I'm going through my to-do list. By the time noon rolls … [Read more...]

I Am Not A Housekeeper

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I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own. High school memories rock, don't they? As I sat down to type this post, I recalled the day that one of my classmates asked where my mom worked. Thinking it was an innocent question I answered and said "Maytag" since half the town was employed by them. At that point she snidely said, "ohhhh, does she clean the Maytag mansion?" Um no. I knew where she was going with that so I played along. Instead of getting ticked off, I … [Read more...]

Are You Living Your American Dream

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I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MassMutual. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. If you would have asked me 20 years ago what my American dream was, I would have told you the ability to travel whenever I wanted and not live paycheck to paycheck. Back then I was a broke college student with a car payment and student loans who moved every 6-12 months when my lease was up. Fast forward to today and my idea of the American … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Go Green with Green Works

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Green Works. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.” In a ideal world I think most of us would live as green as possible.   We all want the best for our families.  The sad reality is, we don't live in an ideal world.  Living a more natural, organic lifestyle can be very expensive.  There are many families that have the desire to make changes but simply put, … [Read more...]

Connecting Family With The Best Wireless Plan from Walmart Family Mobile

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When I turned 39 on July 1st one of the goals I set for myself was to pay off debt. When I looked at my budget the first area I knew I had cut expenses was with my wireless service. I was paying over $130 for an unlimited talk, text and web plan which seemed absolutely ridiculous! I wanted the ability to stay connected with my family and friends but I wanted to do that at an affordable cost and luckily for me, I found the best wireless plan for the money, the Walmart Family Mobile … [Read more...]

Cascade #MyPlatinum Pacs

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. It's been over four weeks since I first started using the Cascade Platinum Pacs and I only need one word to described how I feel about them. Hooked. That's right, I am completely hooked on these pacs and will never use a different brand again. There were a few days that I was being a bit lazy (ok, maybe … [Read more...]

The Best Wireless Plan With Unlimited Talk, Text and Web

Best Wireless Plan

Today is my birthday. I'm in my last year of my 30s and that means I have a TON of goals I want to accomplish before I turn the big 40. One of those goals is paying off all my debt. With student loans from over a decade ago, I decided to take a hard long look at my budget and cut my expenses. The one area I knew I could save a bunch of money was my with my wireless phone plan. After doing some research to find the best wireless plan with unlimited talk, text and web, I settled on the Walmart … [Read more...]

Never Let Them Know You Have Pets with Air Wick National Park Scents

Air Wick National Parks Collection

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Air Wick. I received product samples of Air Wick National Park Scents to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As the owner of two dogs who shed constantly, I'm always looking for ways to get rid of pet smells! You've heard the phrase, "never let them see you sweat," well my philosophy is never let them know you have pets! Seriously, who wants to walk into a house that smells like dog? … [Read more...]

Cake Doughnuts with Raspberry Compote and Caramel #MyPlatinum

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade where I had the opportunity to make Gail Simmons' raspberry compote sauce and drizzle it over some yummy doughnuts! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a Cascade #MyPlatinum ambassador I have to do a LOT of hard work,  I have to cook yummy recipes created by the amazing Gail Simmons and then write about them. Woe is me.  Because I'm a … [Read more...]