Are You Living Your American Dream

the face of the american family

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

cascade platinum pacs

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

cake donuts with raspberry compote

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...]

Be A Cyber Smart Parent: Internet Safety For Teens #CyberSafe

Internet Safety For Teens

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating in this campaign and sharing my thoughts on Internet safety for teens. I remember the day I received a Facebook friend request, from my 9-year old nephew. At first I thought someone had created an account in his name, after all, he was only 9-years old. After confirming with his dad that it was actually my nephew and he really … [Read more...]

Cascade #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest

Cascade Platinum Pacs

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. Remember last week I talked about being a Cascade #MyPlatinum ambassador and having the opportunity to try out the new Platinum Pacs? Well, I finally did get a chance to use them. My friend Emily will probably kill me but the picture on the left is of her dishwasher BEFORE I ran it through a wash cycle. … [Read more...]

Cascade #MyPlatinum Ambassador

Cascade Platinum Pacs

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample of Cascade Platinum Pacs to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I have a little confession. I rewash dishes. Often. Sometimes it's not by choice. Sometimes there are stuck on bits of food that just won't come off the first time through the dishwasher. So I stick them in there again for a second round. Other times, I'm too lazy to unload the … [Read more...]