DIY Cat Lovie

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #IAMSVisibleDifference #IAMSCat #CollectiveBias We have two cats with opposite personalities. I adopted our cat Delilah 10 years ago when I found her in a box at my work office. She weighed less than a pound and was the cutest and most sweet little kitten. Before she was a year old she had positioned herself as boss in the house Read More... {Read More...}

Interactive Digital Play with WowWee CHiP and COJI

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This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  The way our children play is so different than the days we spent playing outside with friends after school. With new technology developing everyday, my daughter has a growing list of gifts on her holiday list. Between the devices we already have at home and the many she would love to add to her collection, it's not an easy task to differentiate between educational opportunities and those that Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for visiting Pizzeria Bianco “the best pizza in America” Phoenix

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When you think of the best pizza in America, you're probably not thinking of a restaurant in Arizona. That is unless you have tasted a brick oven pizza at Pizzeria Bianco in downtown Phoenix. It began in the back corner of a grocery store in 1988 and has grown to the small brick restaurant where Friday and Saturday nights see hour long waits for tables. The New York Times called the pizza “perhaps the best in America” and Rachael Ray declared Pizzeria Bianco the winner Read More... {Read More...}

Evil Queen’s Punch Recipe

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If you love Disney Villains like our family, there's not a more iconic image than the Evil Queen preparing Snow White's poison apple. During my live segment on Arizona Midday last year celebrating with a Disney Descendants party, I made bubbly lime green Evil Queen's punch and have had many requests for the recipe ever since. The quick two ingredient Evil Queen's Punch recipe is perfect to celebrate your favorite Villain or to debut during a Halloween party! Evil Queen's Punch Read More... {Read More...}

Chocolate Strawberry Breakfast Energy Bowl Recipe

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CarnationBreakfastEssentials #CollectiveBias #sponsored Every busy morning should start with well planned breakfasts, packed lunches, and happy children. Obviously we can't guarantee our children will wake up ready to start the day with a smile, but we can guarantee our home is well stocked with easy and nutritious breakfast options. Carnation Breakfast Essentials® have been Read More... {Read More...}

Kauai Beach Villas Hawaii Family Vacation Giveaway

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Several months ago we visited beautiful Kauai, Hawaii and had the most amazing week long family vacation. We travel often and have visited Hawaii several times but this visit was surely our best. We went ziplining, snorkeling, boating, exploring beaches and even hula'd at a Luau. In just one short week our family fell in love with the Hawaiian island of Kauai. During our final day with time to explore Kauai, we visited the Kauai Beach Villas. We are so happy we did because we are planning a Read More... {Read More...}

Gifts for Creative Kids – Bunchems Alive

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With two daughters and a love for arts and crafts, everyday there is a messy project covering our kitchen table. Glue, paint and glitter spills are common so you can imagine my excitement to find a project for creative kids that doesn't make a mess. A toy that allows creativity to happen over and over again without the need to purchase additional supplies is the perfect gift for creative kids! Bunchems Alive, the 2016 Toy of the Year for Activities, takes a whole new spin on creativity Read More... {Read More...}

Double Lovey Baby Gift

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareABear #CollectiveBias  When you finally find a way to get your sweet new baby to love their own space and sleep somewhere other than in your arms, it's a magical moment. For me, that magical moment came when my oldest daughter was six months old. I had six months of snuggling her soft newborn goodness all day long. Every nap was done while either sleeping on top of me or in a Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Lunch Box Organization

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias Our morning routine feels quite chaotic and I've been making an effort to add organization to help the process of getting everyone ready for work and school. Easy lunch box organization with Horizon™ products purchased at Walmart have helped our morning routine immensely. My daughters are off to school everyday with a great packed lunch and I'm off to Read More... {Read More...}

Yard Renovation: Six Week Pool Timeline

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Last year we intended on selling our home and building another. We spent months living in an immaculate and staged house ready for potential buyers to stop in for a home tour everyday. The process was challenging with children and working from home. While the thought of our next home was certainly enticing, we decided to reevaluate and make a list of everything we loved about our current home. In doing that we also made the list of everything we were excited about in a new home. With so Read More... {Read More...}