Create Excitement While Learning, Make Memories Accessible, Sweeten the Day the Nut-Free Way and a GIVEAWAY

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That title is a mouthful, isn't it? Going back to school is a time of transition for families but it's also a time of excitement for kids as they get ready to learn new things, make new memories and spend time with friends.  Think of this post as a helpful guide to get back into the mojo {plus there's a FREE PTPA Back to School must have Guide available for viewing and download below}.  I'll be sharing some new … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Homework Helper Apps

Favorite and free homework helper apps for kids. #homework #apps #school #kids #HTCRemix #VZWBuzz

Our Favorite Homework Helper Apps It's time for school and all that entails, desk work, homework, learning, understanding, growing.....all so important, but sometimes it can be overwhelming.  When kids need help with their school it can be frustrating but thankfully, there are FREE apps to help with their learning and encourage them to learn more!  We use the HTC Remix and HTC One for the majority of … [Read more...]

Healthy Lunch Ideas and a Giveaway #RockTheLunchBox

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Rock the Lunch Box with Healthy Lunch Ideas  #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Annie's Homegrown. This could include Annie's providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment. Healthy lunch ideas can be daunting.  It seems so much easier to just grab something on the go or something that's quick but that's not what's best for kids {or adults}. … [Read more...]

The SIMPLR™ Way to Protect Your Stuff and a $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

The best protection gizmo and gadget protection plan I know of ~ The SIMPLR plan AD #SIMPLRplan

The Smart and SIMPLR™ Way to Protect Your Stuff I always love when I find out about a new product or service that's not only awesome but USEFUL! Today I want to share what I learned about how easy it is to protect your stuff with SIMPLR™ and not only will you learn something to make your life easier but you can also enter to win a $150.00 Amazon Gift Card.   There will be 30 ~ yes 30 winners!  Gadgets … [Read more...]

Back to School Organizing

Organize and display with a Library with drawers. It's the perfect combination of functionality and style. #spon

Back to School Organizing I love to be organized but unfortunately sometimes I don't even know how or where to begin. It seems overwhelming at times. One of the many areas of my life that needs to be organized are all of the books and supplies our family uses for school. I'm a homeschooler and we usually just keep all the books and supplies in bins and boxes in the dining room {talk about an unsightly mess}~ until … [Read more...]

How To Teach an Old Dinosaur a New Trick with Fruit Shoot #StuntHunt

Teach an Old Dinosaur a New Trick

Ever since my boys were little one of my favorite things to watch them do was play ~ crazy and wild or quiet and imaginative their playing always makes me smile.  I only have one left that's in the kids active adventure stage {the older ones are JUST CRAZY and WILD}.  My youngest usually makes movies ~ all kinds of movies ~ with his toys but for this post he, Spike, a ball and Fruit Shoot were the … [Read more...]

Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Kefir

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Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Lifeway Kefir I have never made a Bolognese Sauce before....ever.  It sounded intimidating to me but in an effort to be bolder I decided to give it a go.  Not only was I going to make a homemade bolognese sauce with {mostly} fresh ingredients but I wanted to beef it up with some probiotic cultures.  I was on two courses of antibiotics recently for total of … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Start Your Path to Financial Independence

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What does Financial Independence mean to you?    Let me share with you some of my story. There was a time in my life when I worked three jobs.  Between the three I made a 'good' living but I wasn't living 'good' {I know that's supposed to be well but good fit better :) }.  My family is the most important thing to me and I hardly ever saw them.  I worked, worked some more, slept 4 to 5 hours a … [Read more...]

How to Get Yard Work Done – #Refuel2Go with SNICKERS®

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. One Mother's Story of How to Get Yard Work Done Keep This On Hand SNICKERS® and Dr Pepper  I was doing some shopping for #CollectiveBias the other day at Walmart ~ it was an in-and-out trip.  I got to the register and realized … [Read more...]

Closet Organization – 3 Simple Steps from #PGeveryday

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Raise those hands if you're like me and are trying to Get and Keep a More Organized Home. Closet Organization is high on my list of ways to keep my home running smoothly.  A few weeks ago I organized my closet and my two youngest son's closets and next on my list is the hall closet.  We have a small house and limited storage space so it is really important that the process is efficient. I found this … [Read more...]