Is Your Child Smothering Your Dog

This post is sponsored by PawCulture™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share PawCulture but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. PawCulture is not responsible for the content of this article. We have a busy house full of energy every single day. Our many pets include Sophie our Siberian Husky, two rescue cats - Delilah and Toby, a hedgehog named Skittles, a fish and a frog! Just like our two daughters, they all have very Read More... {Read More...}

Washi Tape Football Soap Dispenser

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MegaGame #CollectiveBias We're having fun prepping for a Mega Game party and decorating with simple decorations that will make a big impact this week. The washi tape football soap dispenser is the quickest craft and a great way to dress up your guest bathroom for the party. We've also stocked the bathroom with Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls from Target Read More... {Read More...}

Recycled Mailer DIY Happy Mail Packaging

I recently learned about the Happiest Tee and can't wait for one of my favorite people to receive her gift this week. Although I would love to have the Happiest Tee for myself, when offered a complimentary shirt I chose to send it to a sweet friend because I know she'll adore it! The "Happiest in Nashville" sweatshirt is for a friend that moved out of state to open her own boutique. She's making so many friends and family proud and we are all so happy seeing her happiest in Nashville! Read More... {Read More...}

SEA LIFE Arizona Young Environmentalists Science Program

Last year our oldest daughter was invited to participate in the SEA LIFE Arizona Young Environmentalists science program. It's a great learning opportunity for children age 6-10 with hands on experiments, lectures and many behind the scenes views of the aquarium. She has a great love for the ocean and naturally thrived in the program; she is excited to participate in the Young Environmentalists 2017! They are currently accepting applications through January 29th to participate in this year's Read More... {Read More...}

Homemade Big Game Chicken Strips Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KetchupWithFrenchs #CollectiveBias  The Big Game is coming and we are starting to prepare for a fun celebration with friends. I'm turning to finger foods my family enjoys to add to our celebration menu and our homemade big game chicken strips recipe with ingredients from Walmart is a great addition. There are so many ways to bread homemade chicken strips but the secret ingredient in Read More... {Read More...}

Money Tree Plant Housewarming Gift

Many years ago we were given a money tree plant as a housewarming gift. The unique gift was our first house plant together and a beautiful symbol of the many years of happiness we would share in our new home. This week we attended a housewarming party for friends and instead of bringing the usual bottle of wine, we gave them a money tree plant. The pachira aquatica has a history of bringing health, wealth and happiness and makes an excellent housewarming gift. The money tree plant housewarming Read More... {Read More...}

10 must try experiences at Out of Africa Wildlife Park

We've been visiting the Out of Africa Wildlife Park for many years and have seen it grow with rescued animals and employees passionate about education and conservation. Just last week, the same day our family visited the park, I read about Li:bi the orphaned mountain lion being cared for by the park. Visiting means we are helping support the rescued animals too. The park receives no municipal, state, or federal funding so your visit is a direct contribution to helping maintain the safe Read More... {Read More...}

Jenny Craig on the go Wellness

Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. -- Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig! Looking at the past 10 years it's easy to see how much my weight has fluctuated. I've gained and lost about 40 pounds more than 5 times. And as you would expect, every time I lose I swear I won't gain it back. But I do. I always do. I love food. A LOT. I have done many quick diets over the years resulting in weight loss but doing nothing for my ability to keep the weight off after achieving my Read More... {Read More...}

Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe

I prepare most meals in our house and am always up against time and busy schedules. When I make waffles, I intentionally make a double batch so we have leftovers for waffle breakfast sandwiches the next day. They're quick and delicious making the sandwiches a perfect breakfast for busy mornings before school. Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe  Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/4 C cheddar cheese 1/2 C milk bacon waffles  Waffle tip: if you don't have leftover homemade waffles, Read More... {Read More...}

The most important skill to teach your children for self defense

Last week my oldest daughter and I attended a self defense workshop at Ivivva Scottsdale taught by personal trainer Dan Huper. Dan is a skilled mixed martial artist and instructor at the Spartan Nation Combatives and Fitness gym. Ivivva offers workshops for girls every week with varying topics for health and wellness. The classes are for girls eight and older and their caretaker. Our self defense workshop had excellent tips for our young daughters while reintroducing some skills I haven't Read More... {Read More...}