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VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. For months and months my daughter told me she wanted a Frozen birthday party. She told me exactly what she would wear (Elsa's dress), what we would eat and who would be invited. Then, one hot summer day she decided she wanted a Rock Star birthday party. I procrastinated planning the party because I knew she was going to change her mind. Only she didn't. Instead, she tricked me and it was a Rock … Read More>

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Boomer Sooner Game Day Food: Red Velvet Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamJellO #CollectiveBias My boss is a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan. He has football season tickets and makes it to most of the home games and a few of the away ones. As much as I like giving him a hard time about his choice in teams, I have to admit that Oklahoma football games are a lot of fun to watch. I haven't been to one in years but this year, that changes as he gave me tickets to the … Read More>

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Maximizing My Time with TMobile Free Data

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TabletTrio #CollectiveBias I'm a scheduler. If it's not on my calendar, then it probably won't happen. With a full-time career, a part-time home based business and an active 5-year old, if I don't maximize my time wisely, nothing gets done. Groceries don't get purchased (we've been out of bread for over a week), the dog doesn't get walked (OK, that's not entirely the calendar's fault) … Read More>

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Functional Furniture from Sauder

Sometimes, when I don't want to do the things I have to do (like paying bills, updating my budget or work work), I rearrange furniture. Yes, I have a problem.I believe this started when I was about 12 years old. In my teeny tiny bedroom I had a twin bed and a chest of drawers. There weren't a lot of different ways I could arrange my room but you better believe every 4-5 months, my bed would be against a different wall. Now that I have my own house, I don't move furniture...as much. Every now … Read More>

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Breaking Up Isn’t Hard To Do

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>

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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 bit. Technically I should be telling you about my backcountry camping experience but I'm going to come back to that later. For now, I'm drooling over the pictures I took while being a tourist in Yellowstone National Park. OK, maybe drooling is not the appropriate word. After all, the only time I … Read More>

Hazelnut Pumpkin Poke Cake

Next week is a big week in our household. Not only does my daughter start kindergarten but she also turns five and we're NOT having a Frozen birthday party! Seriously, that is a huge deal. Like most parents, for the past 8 months or so, all I've heard is my daughter belt out Let It Go and tell me when things are Anna green and Elsa blue. She even went as far to proclaim blue as her new favorite color and asked me to repaint her room (ummm...no). To do something special for her first week … Read More>

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Hazelnut Pumpkin Poke Cake

Next week is a big week in our household. Not only does my daughter start kindergarten but she also turns five and we're NOT having a Frozen birthday party! Seriously, that is a huge deal. Like most … Read More>

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The Secret to Perfect Popcorn

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post and preventing burned popcorn everywhere... I have a goal. It may be a lofty one but it's a goal I hope to achieve. When I turned 40, one thing I wanted … Read More>

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Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier … 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>

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Best Places To Eat In Chicago

There are several reasons I moved to Chicago: Michigan Avenue (a girl has to shop), The Cubs (because everyone loves an underdog) and the food scene.  From the my first visit to Chicago many years … Read More>

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