Frozen Foods to get us thru the hectic days of summer

This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whatever happened to lazy days of summer? I remember the days I packed up the three kids and dragged the large swim bag to the pool for the day. This summer I am not sure I have even been in the water at our pool. The kids all off in different directions and activities our mornings especially are more hectic than school year. Having frozen food options for breakfast and even lunch has been my lifesaver his summer. There are actually many benefits of frozen foods


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Detecting odors in your home–Taking the NoseBlind test with Febreze

This review and giveaway about detecting odors in your home was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Most likely you are desensitized to the odors in your own home. Unless your child has forgotten to take out the garbage or your dog had an accident in the house, you rarely notice any smells that may not be appealing to guests.  We are all guilty of walking into another persons house and recognizing a musty or heavy spice scent then talking about it to our spouse on the way home.  Well, now it is time to take the Noseblind test with Febreze and see just what people are smelling in your house since we might be noseblind to our own odors we smell everyday.


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Family Movie Night Snacks featuring Chex Mix Popped

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. The hot days of summer are a great excuse to cool off indoors and take a break from the heat .  Why not organize a family movie night.  However,  movie nights / afternoons are not complete without snacks, usually of the salty variety are a must at our house.


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Easy Asian Inspired Meals with WorldFoods Sauces

For this post about Easy Asian Inspired Meals I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Medai Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.



Do you love the flavors and tastes of Asian influenced foods but intimidated banal the ingredients involved in making the dishes at home? You can now easily create these flavorful dishes at home in literally minutes with

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Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe with a Twist

I have been going to the same Blueberry farm since my daughter was in a baby Bjorn, she is now 12 years old.  There is something about picking fruit from a bush that makes it so much better.  I did think that having 3 grown kids with me would make the process go quicker, but it seems as they get older they have become less interested.  I only brought home 5 pounds of blueberries this year so I will have to make a trip out again.  I searched for a quick and easy recipe for our first night with our bounty, and found this Easy Blueberry Crisp Recipe that has an ingredient I would have never guessed.

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Heating things up in Kitchen and Craft Rooms FridayFrenzy 7/18

Temperatures are soaring and so are our creative juices, well maybe not so much. Maybe the lazy juices here. I am not sure where the hours of the days are going, not coming up with too much in the kitchen lately, definitely not crafting? How about you are you heating things up in the kitchen or craft room at your house?

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What makes you Sparkle? #SparkleWithDasani

This post about what makes you sparkleis sponsored byMarkerly andDasani.  All the opinions expressed are 100% my own.  We drink a lot of water at our house but can get bored with plain old flat water.  Iam thrilled to see thatDasani came out with the new sparkling waters.  These are especially fun to serve at parties or to the kids for a special treat.   Sparkling Drinks makes them think that they are grown up with all the bubbles.

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Speaking of sparkle, I was asked to share what I thought makes me sparkle.  I actually don’t feel I can pinpoint it to one single thing.  Each of my kids provide me with a different reason to be a proud and sparkling parent.  I have picked up tennis recently and do feel energized when I get ready to get on the courts.  My marriage also makes me sparkle as I feel we have a great relationship and still like to “date” each other when we get the chance to break free of the kids.  If you have not guessed the addition of our dog Chloe, also makes me so happy and I adore the years we will have together. [Read more...]

How to instantly Blur Fine Lines and Wrinkles with L’Oreal


This post on How to instantly Blur fine lines and wrinkles is sponsored by SheSpeaks and L’Oreal. When I turned 40 for the 3rd time this year I realized I am starting to see more of the skin damage I did as a teenager.  You know putting baby oil on your bodies, sitting out in the sun for hours.  What was SPF in the 80′s maybe a 15 at most.  Unfortunately outside of cosmetic surgeries and procedures you can not reverse too much of this.  However I found a product that can blur fine lines and wrinkles, and dark spots too.  It is L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation. Blur-out-wrinkles-fine-lines

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Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes Using Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles

This post about quick and easy desserts was made possible with the promotional items provided by POST. My kids eat cereal several times a week and not just for breakfast.  When I pull out a box of a special cereal they go wild.  Well when they got home from camp this year, I had more than a few boxes waiting for them but a team challenge.  Would they be Team Cocoa or Team Fruity.  We had to come up with some quick and easy desserts using cereal too.

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Semi-Homemade Summer Cocktail Party Recipes

I have come to a point that if I do not put something on my calendar I usually forget about it.  Not to mention there are times that something is on my calendar and I still miss it.  Anyway although my husband had told me a few weeks ago that we were hosting a cocktail party for his co-workers I really sort of forgot about it until the week before.  Not a big deal but I was in Turks and Caicos so I could not really prepare anything.  I decided to find some semi-homemade Summer Cocktail Party Recipes to make prep, entertaining and clean up a breeze.


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