100+ Writing Prompts & Blog Post Ideas for September

Break through writers block and stock your editorial calendar full of great content with these 100+ writing prompts & blog post ideas for September!

So sorry, guys, I skipped August! It was a crazy month! I’m back, though, with loads of great writing prompts & blog post ideas for September! I know it’s another crazy month, since it’s back to school season for most of us. I’ll get right to it! The end of September is Banned Books Week, I shared extra prompts for that since it’s such an important week to me! If you’re not a blogger, use these as writing prompts for school papers or to get your own creative writing juices flowing for your personal works! Writing Prompts & Blog Post […] Read more »

Nominate Your Amazing School for Tyson Project A+™ at Walmart!

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This post is brought to you by Tyson®. All opinions are my own. Want to help make a huge difference for your school with just a click of a button? Nominate them for a chance to win $1,000 worth of extra Tyson Project A+™ labels! Remember last week I told you all about how Tyson® was making it easy to feed your family AND give back to your school? Well, this just gives you a chance to really step up those efforts. You can nominate your school once a day, then share your nomination on social media to get your whole community […] Read more »

Get Your Finicky Dog Digging In With Purina #AlpoMealHelpers

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina at Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Dealing with a finicky pooch who snubs his food? Just want to add a little more excitement to dinner? Alpo Meal Helpers, available at Dollar General, are a great solution! Today I’m sharing my dog’s reactions to their first sampling experience, plus I’ll tell you how you can win your own Alpo Prize Pack with a $100 Dollar General Gift Card! If you ever looked at my dog Cooper, you wouldn’t think he’s exactly finicky about food. He […] Read more »

Pound Cake & Peaches Sundae Recipe with Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice-Cream

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers. All opinions are 100% mine. Who’s feeling peachy today? I know I am! I just indulged in a supremely delicious Pound Cake & Peaches sundae that I made all by myself. Well, with help from Breyers and Chef Antonia Lofaso. Still, I pulled it off myself, which is something to be pretty proud of, don’t you think? Here’s a secret: the recipe is insanely easy, yet it really looks makes you look like you’re a super chef or something! Here’s another secret: Breyers now sources milk and cream from […] Read more »

7 Oh My Go-rgeous Fall Beauty Trends You’ll Actually WANT to Try

Grab your favorite pen and get ready to take notes so you can try out these gorgeous 2015 fall beauty trends!

I’ve been keeping up with the 2015 Fall beauty trends a lot lately. Between my work and my great love for all things in the makeup & beauty product industry, I feel like I search Bing at least once a day for what’s hot and what’s not. I’ll be honest, some of the upcoming 2015 Fall beauty trends make me want to gag. Fortunately, they’re mostly runway looks. No one will ever implement them in the real world. Some upcoming beauty trends, though, are, well, beautiful! They’re fun and funky, flirty and pretty. A few are practical, a few are […] Read more »

School Lunch Supplies for Picky Eaters: Thinking Outside the Box! #WishIHadAWetOnes

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We are down to the wire with back to school shopping! Jacob starts on Monday and I’m STILL not ready! I finally have all the basics: pencils, folders, backpack, shoes. Now, though, it’s time to start thinking lunch! Since I have the pickiest eater on the planet, this is the hardest part of all. Jake eats lunch at about half the time. The other half, I pack for him. I also have to pack him a snack every day. Since Jacob isn’t a big sandwich person- he only like PB&F(luff), and peanuts are off limits because of kids with allergies- […] Read more »

Satisfy Your Hunger When Life Gets Hectic With ZonePerfect®

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Last week I shared my ZonePerfect® shopping experience at Target and how easy it is to grab a delicious snack on the go at one of my favorite stores. Today, I’ll tell you what makes it such a perfect snack!   Did you know that this was my LAST week to sleep in before school starts? Monday is Jake’s first day of 5th grade and I’m running around like a crazy person. I thought I had everything on his list, but of course, there are still things to do. He needs a haircut, a new lunchbox and some odds and […] Read more »

Box Tops For Education: Helping Close the Gap Between What Schools Get & What They Need

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Have you started collecting Box Tops for Education yet? If not, now is as good a time as any to start! Jacob goes back to school in a few days. The PTO always sends the first letter about Box Tops home with their welcome packet, to remind us how beneficial they are to the school. I’m going to be honest, I’ve been such a slacker at sending them in. I buy SO many things with Box Tops. I even clip them! Then I stick them in a drawer and forget about them. This year I’m vowing to do better! Why […] Read more »

Toss the Tube on National Toilet Paper Day!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that today is National Toilet Paper Day? Yep, it sure is! Think about it: toilet paper was a MAJOR invention! It definitely makes our lives a whole lot more comfortable and cleaner. I shudder to think where we’d be without it! Yet ever since it was invented, there really haven’t been a whole lot of major changes to it. Sure, it’s gotten softer and cushier over the years, but for the most part, it’s pretty much been […] Read more »

Look Your Best on Your First Day at College with Schick at Walmart #SchickSummerSelfie

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This post is brought to you by Schick®. All opinions are my own. Heading off to college is one of the most exciting times in your teens’ life. I remember it well, even though it’s been a smidge more time than I care to admit! It doesn’t matter if they’re staying in a dorm at a local school or a campus across the country, keeping up with beauty rituals away from home requires a whole lot of planning and list-making. That’s the hard part. The fun part? Shopping for everything on those lists! No really, it IS fun! Shop Schick at Walmart If […] Read more »