JORD Wood Watch giveaway

Last week I celebrated my birthday with a special treat for myself. Spending the day with my family was wonderful but I was most excited by the complimentary JORD wood watch I received at the start of the week. I have been eying the beautiful women's watches for quite awhile and couldn't be happier with my new Fieldcrest Zebrawood & Maple watch. As a busy mom, I'm more often running errands with baby sister tagging along than I am dressed up for business meetings. The Read More... {Read More...}

Pork Rice Bowl

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Between after school activities, homework and family fun, our weeknight dinnertime usually looks pretty chaotic in our home. Preparing balanced meals requires a plan and usually a lot of prep time but I've found some easy ways to make it possible during even the most busiest weeks. We have two daughters with very different eating preferences. Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Work Friendly Rice Heating Pad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #StopPainNow #CollectiveBias For over 20 years my mom has worked at the post office in the small town where I grew up. She's a town favorite and makes so many people happy everyday with her beautiful attitude, friendly smile and patience with every customer. Although she would never boast, sometimes customers stop in just to get a friendly hello. All those customers would never know she suffers from Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Stained Glass Dog Food Bowl

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #DineWithCesar #TreatWithCesar #CollectiveBias Our dog Sophie, a beautiful Siberian Husky, has been a very picky eater from the time we brought her home as a puppy. Now, at nine years old, her eating preferences have not changed and we have tried every suggestion to convince her to eat dry dog food. Mix ins like baby food, shredded chicken and shredded cheese are her Read More... {Read More...}

Five Easy Ways to Wear Green

Remembering elementary school and the necessary green to be worn on St. Patrick's Day had me on a mission to find the easiest ways to wear green this year. My eight year old daughter had so much fun deciding what to wear to celebrate with the complimentary items we received from Oriental Trading. The inexpensive accessories with fast shipping are perfect for classroom parties, family events and dressing up. Five easy ways to wear green will make your St. Patrick's Day morning fun and Read More... {Read More...}

Sun Devil Rewards: log in, go have fun, redeem rewards

This post was sponsored by Sun Devil Rewards but all opinions are my own. #SunDevilRewards Spending time on my college campus with my daughters was a wonderful experience. My eight year old daughter is just beginning to ask questions about life on campus so I couldn't be more excited to share the university where I have so many fond memories. I graduated from Arizona State University over 10 years ago and until this weekend, my daughters hadn't seen the beautiful campus in Tempe I Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Shamrock Nails

I have so many great memories of celebrating St. Patrick's Day as an adult but now as a parent, I love this holiday because I get to watch my daughter's excitement each year building a leprechaun trap. Although we've never actually caught a leprechaun, over the years he has left many trinkets to prove he visited our home and outsmarted our trap. This year I partnered with Oriental Trading to make sure we are well prepared for our favorite green holiday. As usual all opinions are mine Read More... {Read More...}

Learning about stem cell storage with Cord Blood Registry ®, CBR ® Lab Tour 2016

Standing inside such a technologically advanced newborn stem cell storage facility was an incredible experience, and rare learning opportunity. An invitation to the #MyStemCellsLiveatCBR Lab Tour 2016 meant we would tour the Cord Blood Registry facility and learn about the amazing process. Our daughter, one-year-old Bianca, visited the facility with me and posed in front of her very own stem cell storage unit, which was unforgettable. A newborn’s blood from the umbilical cord contains Read More... {Read More...}

National Hot Rod Association Arizona Nationals 2/24-26, 2017 ticket giveaway

For three days, the National Hot Rod Association® is hosting their annual dual in the desert event. The NHRA Arizona Nationals will take place at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona this Friday to Sunday, February 24 - 26, 2017. In a partnership with the Encore Agency, we are giving away four general admission tickets to the action packed event. Winner can select to attend either Saturday or Sunday. Children under 12 attend for free with no ticket required. Weekend Read More... {Read More...}

Family Fun at the Zoo with TEDDY SOFT BAKES Filled Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #2Good2Bear #CollectiveBias The weather couldn't have been more perfect this week to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. We had family fun at the zoo and I enjoyed watching my daughters share their special sister bond exploring together. Our oldest daughter was six years old when her baby sister was born. She quickly transitioned from an only child to an amazing big sister. It's days Read More... {Read More...}