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The Cheapest Wireless Plans at Walmart

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #FamilyMobile #CollectiveBias  I actually know people who look forward to tax time. They can't wait to get their W-2's from their employers so they can figure out how much their tax return will be and what they can buy with it. I, unfortunately, do not fall in that category this year. Instead, I'm dishing out … Read More>

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The Single Moms Club Movie {and Giveaway}

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting(#MC) for Lionsgate and The Single Moms Club movie. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation. Raising a child is not an easy task and it's even harder when you're doing that solo. When I had my daughter, I never thought I would become a single mom. It didn't really hit me that my support system had dwindled in half until I had to fill out the emergency contact section on my daughter's … Read More>

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On The Set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I'm usually not one for surprises. In fact, I don't like them. I have a few control issues (OK, a lot of control issues) and knowing there is a surprise makes me all jittery inside. So when I received my itinerary for the Iron Man 3 premiere last April, seeing the world "surprise" did not sit well with me, and no, the word "special" before surprise did not make it better. It turns out all surprises are not bad. In fact, this surprise rocked, in the biggest of ways. In fact, it was so good … Read More>


Disney’s Oscar Winning FROZEN Crosses 1 Billion at the Box Office

My daughter has seen Disney's Frozen in the theaters four times. She and friends can recite nearly all the lines in the movie to perfection, even correcting me at times. Everything is about Elsa and Anna. Everything. She even changed her favorite color from pink to blue and wants all her clothes to be "Elsa Blue". With influence like that, it was no surprise to me that Frozen reached 1 billion dollars in box office sales. And it was only fitting that it happened the day the movie won two … Read More>

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Are You Living Your American Dream

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>

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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 kind of simple at first but depending on the length of the hike, the conditions and of course, YOUR conditioning, you want to be prepared. Snowshoes First and foremost, you need snowshoes. You can rent them, borrow them from a friend or venture out to your local outdoor store and purchase a … Read More>

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A Simple Start to a Healthier Me

I wrote this blog post as part of a movement by Weight Watchers to encourage people to remember that loving yourself starts with taking care of your health everyday. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #LoveHealthyMe #wwsponsored Reality kicked in a few weeks ago and it kicked me hard. In fact, I was kicked and sucker punched and I didn't like it one bit. No one likes to hear the news that your friend has died from a massive heart … Read More>


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Take the Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Disclosure: I want to thank Yoplait for sponsoring this #Tasteoff, giving me the opportunity to express my honest opinion. Here is a known truth about me that I even wrote on my About Me … Read More>

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Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

One recipe that always brings me back to my childhood during Christmastime is peanut butter blossoms. The delicious peanut buttery cookie and the soft, slightly melted chocolate on top. It's one of … Read More>

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Poutine Pizza with Shredded Hashbrowns

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. There is a good … Read More>




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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kuipers Family Farm. East 9th Street received product &/or compensation in exchange for this post. Regardless, statements are 100% mine and yours … Read More>

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Fall Festival Coupons & Deals

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of US Family Guide in promotion of their fall festival coupons and deals. I know many of my readers are planning trips to their local pumpkin patches and … Read More>

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Mother Daughter Bonding Time at Disney On Ice

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Disney On Ice. East 9th Street received tickets in exchange for promotion. Regardless, statements are 100% mine and yours may be … Read More>